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  • Adler Park students learn anything can create music Feb 24, 2015 4:45 PM
    The foursome from Be The Groove slapped their chests, clapped their hands and stomped their feet as part of a rhythmic performance for Adler Park School students on Tuesday.

  • Libertyville schools get a jump on celebrating Valentine’s Day Feb 13, 2015 4:59 PM
    Valentine’s Day falls on Saturday this year, but that didn’t stop schools in Libertyville Elementary District 70 from continuing their tradition of Friday-afternoon parties to celebrate the event.

  • Libertyville shares $2.3 million TIF rebate Feb 11, 2015 5:08 PM
    For the fourth consecutive year, the village of Libertyville will rebate 70 percent of the property tax revenue generated in the downtown area tax increment financing district to various taxing bodies. This year's total rebate amount is about $2.2 million.

  • Libertyville’s Highland Middle School hosts 10 Chinese exchange students Feb 10, 2015 8:58 PM
    Sledding, American history and making friends have been on the agenda for a group of Chinese exchange students since they arrived at Highland Middle School in Libertyville this week. The 10 Chinese students are part of a special international exchange program from an elite middle school in Wuzi, China. The girls will attend seventh grade classes at Highland every school day through Feb. 27.

  • Libertyville students get a glimpse of career options Jan 30, 2015 8:39 PM
    Rockland Elementary School’s 13th annual Career Day gave students something to think about what they want to be when the grow up, including being a hip-hop dancer and a zookeeper.

  • Butterfield School students are archaeologists for a day in Libertyville Jan 16, 2015 4:49 PM
    Second-graders at Butterfield Elementary School in Libertyville had a chance to handle fossils and bones during an in-school field trip Friday.

  • Nao the robot impresses students at Adler Park School in Libertyville Jan 14, 2015 12:39 PM
    Students at Adler Park Elementary School got a chance to meet the future recently in the form of a state-of-the-art humanoid robot named Nao.

  • Hands-on activities help teach Adler Park School students about science, technology, engineering and math Jan 12, 2015 4:53 PM
    Adler Park Elementary School students rushed from one hands-on activity to another, building, creating and discovering as they participated in STEM Museum Monday in the school gym in Libertyville.

  • Rockland fifth-grader recognized for DAR essay Dec 19, 2014 12:06 PM
    Board of Education President Maryann Ovassapian and Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher presented Rockland fifth-grader Kate Gerber with a plaque during a Monday night board meeting honoring her for a DAR essay she wrote.

  • Highland Middle School students show off their dance moves for parents, classmates Dec 18, 2014 12:08 PM
    Highland Middle School students showed off their dance moves for parents and classmates in the school’s gymnasium Thursday in Libertyville. The dances they learned were part of their physical education curriculum.

  • Two Libertyville District 70 school buildings are now solar-powered to save electricity costs Dec 2, 2014 11:42 AM
    Libertyville Elementary District 70 will take a slice out of its electric bills in the months ahead now that the largest two of its five schools are topped with solar panels.

  • Libertyville police search for missing man who is believed to be distraught Dec 2, 2014 5:22 PM
    Police continued the search Tuesday evening for a 30-year-old Libertyville man who went missing from his home after telling people he intended to hurt himself, authorities said Tuesday. The missing man has not threatened to harm anyone other than himself, said Libertvyille police Lt. Bill Kinast.

  • Libertyville students stack up to a world record Nov 13, 2014 4:56 PM
    Students at Butterfield School in Libertyville were stacking up a storm Thursday as they participated in the 9th annual World Sport Stacking Association “Stack Up,” and tried to pile their way into the history books. The students were joining an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most people sport stacking in multiple locations.

  • Libertyville third-graders get special visit on grandparents day Oct 30, 2014 4:10 PM
    Students in third grade classes at Rockland Elementary School in Libertyville had a special visit Thursday with their grandparents.

  • Libertyville schools harnessing solar power Oct 22, 2014 5:05 PM
    Work continued this week to install solar panels expected to save thousands of dollars in energy costs at a pair of Libertyville schools. The panels are expected to produce enough power to cover about a third of each building’s energy needs.

  • Rockland Elementary School students read to break record Oct 21, 2014 7:44 PM
    Danya Sundh’s Elementary Instructional Program class at Rockland Elementary School in Libertyville read "Bunny Cakes" to try to break the world record for the largest number of people reading the same book on the same day, and as a way to promote literacy.

  • Meet cup stacking extraordinaire from Libertyville Oct 3, 2014 3:06 PM
    Libertyville fifth grader Trevor Jean is continuing the family legacy of championship cup stacking at Butterfield Elementary School in Libertyville. His oldest brother was a member of the original cup stacking club and his other brother was school champion four years ago. Trevor is currently as fast as anyone in the school.

  • Lake County boasts two National Blue Ribbon school winners Oct 1, 2014 6:59 PM
    Rockland public school in Libertyville and Prince of Peace Catholic School in Lake Villa have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made the announcement Tuesday. Schools are named based on overall academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps. "National Blue Ribbon Schools are models of consistent excellence and a resource for other schools and districts," Duncan said.

  • Kindergartners hitch ride on Libertyville fire truck Sep 23, 2014 5:01 PM
    Nineteen children from Kristi Patterson’s Butterfield Elementary School kindergarten class were given a rare thrill Tuesday, when they hitched a ride on a fire truck.

  • When mayor presents fireworks’ cost, Libertyville kindergartners say no Sep 15, 2014 7:32 PM
    If it were up to the Butterfield School kindergarten students, Libertyville wouldn’t have fireworks next year. Libertyville Mayor Terry Weppler visited the students’ classroom Monday to talk about his role in the community and present them with a tough choice: Would the fireworks show go on if they knew what it cost in terms of their weekly allowances?

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