Monday, April 22, 2013
Incoming sixth graders will learn Spanish rather than choose between the two languages.
Spanish will be the only foreign language offered to incoming sixth graders at Caruso and Shepard Middle Schools in next year, according to a report from Superintendent Renee Goier at Monday’s Deerfield Public Schools District 109 Board of Education meeting. In the past, students have had the choice of taking French or Spanish in middle school. After teachers and staff met with the Deerfield High School language department, they decided to offer only Spanish for the coming term and take that time to study the impact of the change. Earlier: 109 Celebrates Student Achievers, Outgoing Board Members “That year will include a thorough review of the impact of the move, and determine if it is best for students and staff to focus resources on one …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Michael Lubelfeld tells Patch his ideas on education as he prepares to become District 109’s new superintendent July 1.
An education preparing Deerfield’s children to be productive members of a work force requiring tasks not yet envisioned let alone taught is the mission Michael Lubelfeld has given himself as the incoming superintendent of Deerfield Public Schools District 109. An eight-year Deerfield resident while he worked as a superintendent in Norridge and an administrator in other suburbs including Highland Park, Lubelfeld is no stranger to the community or the expectations it has for its youth. Earlier: Deerfield Resident, 109 Parent To Head District “We have to prepare our children for their future, not our past, at all levels of the (educational) spectrum,” Lubelfeld told Patch Tuesday. He is referring to all students from the smartest to those in …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Deerfield Public Schools District 109 Board of Education also formally approves contract of new superintendent.
An approximate $15 million proposal to air condition all six schools in Deerfield Public Schools District 109 was unanimously approved Monday by the Board of Education at its regularly scheduled meeting. In other action, the Board approved the contract of the District’s new superintendent, Michael Lubelfeld. His appointment was announced Wednesday. Earlier: Deerfield Resident, 109 Parent to Head District Starting with the two-story buildings, the air conditioning installation will be done over the next two summers, according to a report from Board member Steve Schwartz. Though the overall cost turned out to be more than originally anticipated, other necessary work will be added to the project making the cost more palatable. “If you take …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
John Russillo blogs on new District 109 Superintendent Michael Lubelfeld.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Mike Lubelfeld will take helm July 1 after retirement of Renee Goier.
Village resident and Deerfield Public Schools District 109 parent Michael Lubelfeld will become superintendent of the town’s elementary and middle schools July 1 replacing retiring Superintendent Renee Goier, according to a news release from the District. “This is one of the most exciting things, to get to serve my own community,” Lubelfeld said. “Having the opportunity to serve my own community does not come along often and it is an absolute privilege to have the chance to (participate) as a parent, community member and institutional educator.” Earlier: Update: Superintendent Search To Ramp Up A 20-year educator, Lubelfeld is no stranger to the North Shore having served as principal of Elm Place School in Highland Park. He comes to …