Football Focus 2014

Articles filed under Libertyville District 70

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  • 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?

  • District 70 holds preschool screenings Aug 15, 2014 3:23 PM
    Libertyville Public Schools District 70 will be providing preschool screening for all 3 to 5 year old children who reside in District 70 on September 19th. This screening will take place at Adler Park School, 1740 North Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville. At this time vision and hearing, speech and language, concept development, and fine and gross motor skills will be assessed. Parents should schedule an appointment by calling Peggi at (847) 247-2694, on either Tuesday, August 26, or Wednesday, August 27, between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.

  • Technology growing in school; parents play a role in monitoring it Aug 12, 2014 1:52 PM
    Children have been arriving to their elementary schools with computer skills for years. First it was because they grew up playing on their parents’ desktops. Later, it was laptops. Now, it is the touch screen of a smartphone or tablet.

  • School districts 70, 68 expand sharing program Jul 22, 2014 5:28 PM
    Libertyville Elementary District 70 and neighboring Oak Grove District 68 are expanding a shared management services agreement to include an art teacher.

  • Libertyville’s Joanne Boehm remembered for community work Jul 7, 2014 5:14 PM
    Longtime Libertyville resident Joanne Boehm is being remembered as a community volunteer, a dedicated church parishioner and a patron of the arts. She died July 4. She was 78.

  • District 70 sees savings, teaching opportunities with big solar projects Jun 4, 2014 11:49 AM
    Butterfield and Highland schools in Libertyville District 70 will be outfitted with arrays of solar panels in a $3.2 million project. The Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation will provide $1.8 million in grants and District 70 will front the rest for the work to be done this summer.

  • Contract extended in District 70: Jun 4, 2014 5:48 PM
    Teacher contracts in Libertyville Elementary District 70 have been extended through 2018 with a minimal increase in base pay, officials said.

  • Field Day was fun day at Adler Park School Jun 3, 2014 5:38 PM
    Adler Park School students enjoyed a beautiful spring day competing in a variety of athletic games during Field Day at the Libertyville elementary school. Students rotated among various stations to participate in games including pizza box relays, potato hockey relays, three-legged races and ring warrior.

  • Grant, relationship with authorities adds up to increased security at Libertyville schools May 23, 2014 4:18 PM
    Libertyville District 70 will use a $59,000 state grant to add video cameras and other safety features to increase security. A stronger relationship with local police also is part of continuing security upgrades. "We started a relationship with local police and fire even before Sandy Hook and now we've beefed it up," said Superintendent Guy Schumacher.

  • Libertyville students learn from Florida marine biologist May 19, 2014 5:14 PM
    Fourth grade students at Butterfield School in Libertyville learning about ecosystems and marine life had some expert help Monday from 1,200 miles away. Marine biologist Keith Fischer, who works with the Fish and Wildlife Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida, video-chatted with about 100 Butterfield students eager to learn about sea life.

  • Libertyville schools reach Destination Imagination Global Finals May 16, 2014 1:31 PM
    On Tuesday, May 21, a record number six teams representing all five schools within Libertyville Elementary District 70 and a group from Libertyville High School will demonstrate their teamwork, creativity and problem solving skills at the Destination Imagination Global Finals.

  • Rockland students tape principal, two teachers to a wall for fundraising reward Apr 30, 2014 12:35 PM
    It is every student's dream to duct-tape their gym teacher or principal to a wall, and 150 Rockland School students got their chance Tuesday as a reward for raising $7,217.46 for the American Heart Association.

  • Reading time offers choices for Libertyville first graders Apr 28, 2014 5:48 PM
    First-graders at Butterfield School in Libertyville lay on the floor, sat in a big chair and hid under desks during reading time Monday morning. No, they weren’t trying to escape boredom. Their casual positioning was all part of their teacher’s plan.

  • Whales spring to life for students at Butterfield School in Libertyville Apr 14, 2014 2:08 PM
    Butterfield Elementary School students got an underwater lesson Monday as marine explorers Wayne and Karen Brown explained the world of whales during “The Ocean Adventure” presentation. The students learned about varieties of whales, whales’ eating habits, parts of a whale, swimming habits of whales and raising young whales.

  • Libertyville students help birds of prey Apr 4, 2014 7:48 PM
    Students at Rockland School in Libertyville built birdhouses and visited with a peregrine falcon Friday as part of an educational program to help birds of prey.

  • Libertyville fifth-grader wins state poster contest Mar 25, 2014 12:32 PM
    Liv Bertaud, a 10-year-old fifth-grader at Copeland Manor School in Libertyville, took first place is a statewide arts education poster contest. The winners recently were honored by the State Board of Education at the Governor's Mansion in Springfield.

  • Cook Park Library hosts opening of ArtEffects D70 Art Show Mar 12, 2014 9:45 PM
    ArtEffects D70 Art Show opening reception was held Wednesday night with 125 pieces on display. The Libertyville Elementary District 70 show is on display through April 4 at the Cook Park Library in Libertyville.

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