Summer Reading
--Sunday, June 1, 2014
For more information about the English department's summer reading program click here.
Rebroadcast of 2014 Graduation Webcast
--Saturday, June 7, 2014
The High School Cube rebroadcast of the LHS Graduation webcast is available to view here.

School News

LHS Summer Hours

LHS will begin summer office hours the week of June 9th. LHS will be open from 7:30am to 4:00pm Monday through Thursday. LHS will be closed Fridays through August 8th. LHS will be closed July 4th and July 7th. 


Summer Reading

For more information about the English department's summer reading program, click here.


How to Request a Schedule Change

Call 847-327-7000 to make an appointment to speak with the counselor on duty.  Walk-ins are welcome, but will have to wait until scheduled appointments are complete. A counselor will be on duty T & Th beginning June 17th and TWTh beginning  July 8th to process limited discretionary schedule changes and register new students. Course selection decisions are limited to what is available. Many classes are already closed. All counselors will be on duty August 12-14. Schedule changes will not be considered after Thursday, August 14th. 

Information on Registration

The initial mailing will go home on June 19th and will contain directions to complete the registration process for the 2014-2015 school year. The LHS web store will be opened for business on Friday, June 20th at 8:00a.m. .  All students should complete registration and pay basic fees by July 24th. All incoming freshman are required to demonstrate residency within LHS attendance boundaries. For more information on registration and freshman residency verification visit this link.

http://lhswildcats.org/content/registration

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DM2OVCfZZA&feature=youtu.

The final mailing (student’s schedules, ID cards, locker and bus information, etc…) will be sent home August 5th to those families who completed the registration process by July 24th

New Student Registration

If you have just moved to Libertyville and you would like to register your student, please call 847-327-7000 to schedule an appointment to meet with the counselor on duty. For information about the registration process of new students visit this link.

http://lhswildcats.org/content/new-and-prospective-students

Important Dates to Remember
  1. Freshmen Orientation- August 13th . Watch for the save the date flyer!
  2. New / Transfer student orientation- August 14th
  3. Fall sports start- August 13th
  4. 1st day of classes- August 20th Late Start schedule

 

Important Message for Seniors and Their Parents

We want to take this time to say “Thank You” for your understanding and patience with regard to our parking sticker sale re-boot on June 19.

At LHS, we take senior parking seriously, especially given that for the past decade, we have been faced with the challenge of having more senior students than parking spaces. 

To that end, prior to selling stickers each year, LHS conducts a series of beta tests to assure that our system is working properly, is able to handle the buyer load, is safe and secure, and easy to navigate.

Although things on the LHS end ran as planned and tested, there was an issue on our service provider's end that went awry and ultimately impacted the process on our end. Because this issue was beyond our control, LHS immediately stopped the process of parking sticker sales. 

For everyone’s convenience, and for the sake of a level playing field, LHS engaged in a 100% re-boot of this process, so that all seniors would have an equal opportunity to purchase a parking sticker.

As always, we thank you again for your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused you. 

GO CATS!
Asbestos Abatement Notification

An Asbestos Abatement Project will begin at LHS on June 20th and will be completed by July 11th.  Please click here for more information. 

Rebroadcast of 2014 Graduation Webcast

The High School Cube rebroadcast of Libertyville High School graduation is available by clicking on this link.

DVD copies of the ceremony are available for purchase via the LHS website under LHS Graduation 2014
 


Attention Juniors: Sign up for your senior yearbook/portrait sitting

In order to appear in the 2014-2015 yearbook, all juniors must have their photo taken by Visual Image Photography (VIP). If your student missed the April 8th and April 9th sign up dates at LHS, please make an appointment online at http://studio.il.vipis.com/ or over the phone at 847-499-9300 or 888-975-4676.


VIP Senior Portrait Information


D128 High Schools Rank Among the Most Challenging in State and Nation

The Washington Post has released its annual list of America's Most Challenging High Schools. LHS and VHHS rank 550th and 883rd respectively among the 2,025 high schools on the list. Fewer than 10 percent of high schools in the nation made the list.

Among Illinois high schools, LHS and VHHS rank 15th and 25th. Only 65 of the 682 public high schools and 146 non-public high schools in Illinois were named to the Washington Post list.

America's Most Challenging High Schools ranks schools through an index formula that's a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year. A ratio of 1.000 means the school had as many tests as graduates.

To read more about the rankings, visit the following links:

Illinois rankings

National rankings

LHS/VHHS Named to 2014 Best High School List


LHS and VHHS Receive Silver and Gold Medals in 2014 Best High Schools Rankings.

U.S.News & World Report released its 2014 Best High Schools rankings this week. Once again, Vernon Hills High School and Libertyville High Schools received impressive rankings, receiving a gold medal and silver medal respectively. In the national rankings, 500 high schools earned gold medals, 1,519 took home silver and 2,688 were awarded bronze.

The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 19,400 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.

For 2014, District 128's high schools were ranked as follows:

VHHS
National Rank -- 457 (Gold Medal)
State Rank -- 17
STEM -- 80

LHS
National Rank -- 609 (Silver Medal)
State Rank -- 25

It is worth noting that by taking the 16 charter schools and 18 magnet schools out of the rankings and comparing VHHS and LHS only to Illinois public schools, the schools rank 12th and 20th among the 674 Illinois public high schools.

In addition to its impressive state and national ranking, VHHS was also ranked 80th among the nation’s top STEM schools. U.S. News looked at the top 500 public high schools – those that earned a gold medal in our Best High Schools rankings – to identify the best in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

The Best High Schools rankings, which are available online only, are produced in conjunction with the American Institutes for Research, one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. To view the complete national rankings, visit: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/national-rankings. For the state rankings, visithttp://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools

Dist. 128 Statement Regarding Brainerd Property

The Community High School District 128 (D128) Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Prentiss Lea respect and appreciate the sustained efforts of the Brainerd Preservation Committee in recent years to raise sufficient funds to re-purpose the Brainerd building into a multi-use community center. The committee, supporters and volunteers are to be commended for their efforts. District 128 was honored to work with the committee through a creative lease agreement with the Village of Libertyville to provide an opportunity to make their vision a reality.

As a result of the Tuesday, March 18 Brainerd referendum vote, D128 will move forward with planning to re-purpose the Brainerd property to meet D128 and Libertyville High School (LHS) needs. One of the most significant needs at LHS continues to be additional green space for athletic related activities. As such, the Brainerd Building and Jackson Gym will be demolished in the future to provide open acreage for additional green space. A final decision for specific green space use on the property will be part of a broader district capital needs discussion. Although parking is always an issue at Libertyville High School, existing parking at the Brainerd property will likely not be substantially expanded, but rather, reconfigured to maximize green space use. A small portion of the property will be allocated to provide a remembrance to the historical significance of the Brainerd Building and Jackson Gym.

LHS 50th Class Reunion

    

The Libertyville High School Class of 1964 will be celebrating its 50th Class Reunion on Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11, 2014.  Click here for more information.

Dedicate an LHS Auditorium Seat

The Fine Arts Support Team of LHS (FAST) invites you to dedicate an LHS auditorium seat remembering, honoring & celebrating:

-Involvement in the Art, Band, Choral, Dance, Orchestra & Theater Programs,

- An LHS alum or faculty member,

- A graduating senior, or

- Anyone who’s been positively impacted by LHS

Auditorium seats can be dedicated with a tax-deductible gift of $100 or more. Your donation will advance our mission to further the interests of LHS students involved in the Fine Arts Programs.

With your donation FAST will:

• Inscribe a message of your choosing on 1” x 3” brass plaque

• Install the plaque on a seat armrest in the LHS auditorium

• Notify you when & where the placard is installed

To order, fill in the information in this form.

Upcoming

This Month
  • Band Camp
    4 August, 2014 (all day)
  • Buildings Closed
    8 August, 2014 (all day)
  • Buildings Closed
    8 August, 2014 (all day)
  • College Crash Course - Seniors
    11 August, 2014 (9:00am)
  • Football Practices Start
    11 August, 2014 (all day)
  • 10 month employees return
    11 August, 2014 (all day)
  • BOE Committee Meetings
    11 August, 2014 (all day)
  • 10 Month Employees Return - Summer Hours End
    11 August, 2014 (all day)
  • Link Crew Training
    11 August, 2014 (all day)
    West Gym
  • Freshman Orientation
    13 August, 2014 (7:45am)
    Main Gym
  • Fall Sports Practices Begin
    13 August, 2014 (all day)
  • New Staff Orientation
    13 August, 2014 (all day)
  • New Staff Orientation
    14 August, 2014 (all day)
  • New Staff Orientation
    15 August, 2014 (all day)
  • Picture Day Football, Cheers, Poms & Boys Golf
    16 August, 2014 (all day)