PSAE Testing - Wednesday 4/23/14 and Thursday 4/24/14
--Tuesday, April 22, 2014
All Juniors attend - Testing starts at 7:30 AM both Wednesday and Thursday -More
Libertyville Theatre Presents GODSPELL
--Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Libertyville High School presents Godspell on April 24th @ 7:30 PM and April 26th @ 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM. -More
Advanced Placement Exam Information
--Tuesday, April 15, 2014
AP Exam Dates: May 5 - May 16. Required Pre-administration session Wednesday, April 16th. -More
Prom 2014 - Saturday, May 17th
--Tuesday, April 22, 2014
LHS Graduation 2014
--Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Sears Centre Arena ~ June 6, 2014 -More
LHS March Students of the Month
--Friday, April 4, 2014
Congratulations to the following LHS students who were named March Students of the Month: Courtney Daugerdas, Sarah Pirih, Lauren Brennan, Kirsten Reid, Taylor Skie, Alex Pagura, Tim Miller, Parijat Tripathi, Riley Lees, Joe Gattone and Ethan Urbanski.
Highland Park High School’s Film Society to host North Shore High School Film Festival.
--Thursday, April 3, 2014
All High School students are eligible to submit 3-10 minute short films. Categories include Best Directing, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, and Judge's Choice Award/Most Creative. -More
District 128 Art Students Receive National Honors
--Tuesday, March 18, 2014
On March 17, District 128 Seniors Kelly Brant (LHS) and Krista Erlandson (LHS) won National Silver Medals for their photographs submitted to the 2014 National Scholastic Art & Writing Competition. -More

School News

PSAE Testing - Wednesday 4/23/14 and Thursday 4/24/14

Wednesday:  
All Juniors attend - Testing starts at 7:30 AM.  
Freshmen, Sophomores and Seniors do not attend school on Wednesday.
 
Thursday::
Juniors - testing starts at 7:30 AM.  
Freshmen, Sophomores and Seniors start at 10:30 AM.
 
See the bell schedule:
 

PSAE Parent Letter

PSAE Student Letter with Room Assignment

Libertyille Track & Field Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

Stop by the Vernon Hills Chick-fil-A on Wednesday, April 23rd between 5:30 and 8:00 pm to help raise money for Libertyville Track & Field. Based upon the evening sales, Chick Fil A will donate 15% of the proceeds from that nights food sale to the LHS Track Team. If the food sales go over $1000.00 they will increase the amount donated to 20%. Please present this flyer at the counter or the drive thru so the sales get credited correctly.

 

Libertyville Theatre Presents GODSPELL

Libertyville High School presents Godspell on Thursday, April 24th @ 7:30 PM and Saturday, April 26th @ 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM.  Advanced tickets can be purchased by clicking here

(Due to a production conflict, the Friday, April 25th performance of Godspell is cancelled and rescheduled for Thursday, April 24th. Your tickets will be honored on that night or exchanged for one of the Saturday performances. We apologize for any inconvenience.)


Advanced Placement Exam Information

Required Pre-administration session:

Wednesday, April 16th at 7:30 AM - Main Gym

Test Dates: May 5, 2014 to May 16, 2014

Parent Letter

Your guide to the AP program. 

Prom 2014 - Saturday, May 17th

Prom is Saturday, May 17th, and tickets are on sale until Friday, May 2nd. Download your ticket application, fill out, and bring in when purchasing tickets. Remember, tickets should be purchased in groups of 10 so that we can make table assignments. For more information, please reference the information sheet


LHS Graduation 2014

 

Congratulations Class of 2014! 
LHS Graduation Ceremony
Sears Centre Arena
June 6, 2014

Graduation Packet Information 
(updated 3/28)

Graduation Practice

Graduation DVD Information


Cap and Gown Info!  Purchase your cap and gown by calling Herff Jones at 815-756-4743 or visit www.herffjonesIL.com

 

Host an Exchange Student?

The Libertyville Sunrise Rotary is looking to sponsor an exchange student for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year. This year LHS worked with Rotary to host a student from Mexico and we also had two LHS students who spent the year abroad.

This is an exciting opportunity, so give me a call if you are interested and I will be happy to answer your questions!

Regards

Ole Stevens
Director of Student Services
Libertyville High School
847-327-7012
ole.stevens@d128.org
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 March Students of the Month

Congratulations to the following LHS students who were named March Students of the Month:

Courtney Daugerdas, Sarah Pirih, Lauren Brennan, Kirsten Reid, Taylor Skie,
Alex Pagura, Tim Miller, Parijat Tripathi, Riley Lees, Joe Gattone and Ethan Urbanski.


Highland Park High School’s Film Society to host North Shore High School Film Festival.

Do you enjoy producing short films? Highland Park High School’s Film Society is hosting a North Shore High School Film Festival.This event will take place on Sunday, May 18th at Landmark’s Renaissance Cinema (Address: 1850 2nd St #110, Highland Park, IL 60035) from 10:00 AM- 11:15 AM. All High School students are eligible to submit 3-10 minute short films. Categories include Best Directing, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, and Judge's Choice Award/Most Creative.

Click here for more Information on the Film Festival.



District 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.

District 128 Art Students Receive National Honors

On March 17, District 128 Seniors Kelly Brant (LHS) and Krista Erlandson (LHS) won National Silver Medals for their photographs submitted to the 2014 National Scholastic Art & Writing Competition. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the longest running and most prestigious scholarship competition, as well as the largest source of scholarships, for creative teenagers in grades 7-12 in the United States. This year, tens of thousands of pieces from across the country were judged regionally, and Gold Medal winners from the regional level were judged on the national level in 16 different art media categories (http://www.artandwriting.org/).

Kelly's piece, "Longing," and Krista's piece, "Who Is Who," were entered in the Photography category. The Scholastic National Silver Medal is one of the highest levels of achievement on the national level. Kelly and Krista have both earned monetary scholarships for their submissions, and have been invited to receive their medals at an Awards Ceremony at Carnegie Hall on June 6, 2014. Congratulations ladies!

Congratulations to ALL of our District 128 artists who participated this year in submitting their artwork for judging in this large-scale competition.  Many of our artists were recognized at the regional level in February, and we are proud of you all!

LHS Seniors earn scholarships at IHSA Regional Art Exhibition

On Saturday March 8, the Illinois High School Regional Art Exhibition welcomed the work of 90 high school senior portfolio winners at Gallery 400 in downtown Chicago.

In attendance were Libertyville High School Seniors Kelly Brant and Alyssa Tazzioli, who were recognized as recipients of three of these photography scholarships.  Kelly received a full tuition renewable waiver for her freshman year at Illinois State University, which is where she will attend this coming fall semester. Alyssa Tazzioli received two scholarship offers, one from University of Wisconsin at Madison and one from Illinois State University.  She is still processing her college decision.  Congratulations to our Libertyville senior art students on their much deserved art scholarships!





Dist. 128 Students recognized at VIP's Student Photography Art Show

On Saturday March 8, Vernon Hills and Libertyville High School photography students gathered with student artists from 10 other Chicago-area high schools at the Visual Image Photography (VIP)'s Fifth Annual Student Photography Art Show in Wheeling, IL.  Schools participating this year included Vernon Hills, Libertyville, Belividere North, Belvidere, Buffalo Grove, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Lake Zurich, Oak Park River Forest, Richmond Burton, Stevenson, Vernon Hills, and Wheeling.  


Congratulations to our District 128 winners! Prizes were awarded for first, second, and third place, people's choice, as well as 10 honorable mentions.  Of the ten honorable mentions, four student works were from District 128.  All winners received generous gift certificates, and several of our students won raffle prizes, including camera gear!

1st placeRachel Jacobson from Vernon Hills High School

Honorable mentions:
Casey Hilb from Vernon Hills High School
Evon Yao from Vernon Hills High school
Emily Moroz from Libertyville High School
Rosie Lynch from Libertyville High School

Pictures from the event will be posted at studio.il.vipis.com with the password openhouse. 
50% of all the money that collected from picture sales will be donated to the Vernon Hills High School's photography department in honor of our 1st place winner!  Please take a look and support your D128 fine arts department!

Thanks to all of the students and their families and friends for joining us and helping us promote these talented emerging artists!

Cilck here to see a few of the artists and some of the pictures that will be posted on VIP's website.

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.

D128 Announces Adjustments to School Calendar

After review of the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) student attendance day requirements and the District 128 calendar, as expected at this point, D128 must add one student attendance day to be in compliance with the minimum number of state-required student attendance days. This is necessary due to the inclement weather that led to the closing of LHS and VHHS for four days this winter.

Following a review of calendar adjustment options to meet state-required student attendance days, D128 has revised the calendar as noted below:

Original Calendar

Monday, June 2nd    Final Exam Day 1
Tuesday, June 3rd Final Exam Day 2
Wednesday, June 4th Final Exam Day 3
Thursday, June 5th  Teacher Grading Day (VHHS Graduation)
Friday, June 6th Institute Day (LHS Graduation)

Adjusted Calendar

Monday, June 2nd Regular Student Attendance Day
Tuesday, June 3rd Final Exam Day 1
Wednesday, June 4th Final Exam Day 2
Thursday, June 5th Final Exam Day 3 (VHHS Graduation)
Friday, June 6th   Teacher Grading Day (LHS Graduation)

Please note that the dates of LHS and VHHS graduations remain unchanged.

LHS and VHHS Named to 2014 Best High School List


LHS and VHHS were once again named to the U.S.News and World Report Best High Schools list for 2014. Among the 667 Illinois high schools reviewed, only 138 made the rankings. In Illinois, VHHS ranks 19th and received Gold Medal status, while LHS ranks #20 and received Silver Medal status. In the national rankings, VHHS ranked 485th and LHS 503rd among the 21,035 high schools in the rankings. 

The rankings are based on student/teacher ratio, college readiness, math proficiency and reading proficiency. To read the complete list of ranking, visit: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/illinois/rankings

LHS Seniors named Illinois State Scholars

Congratulations to the 141 LHS seniors who have been named State Scholars for their outstanding academic achievement. For a list of names, click here.

LHS and the Lake County Health Department working together to track flu-like illnesses

District 128 is working with the Lake County Health Department this flu season, to help track flu-like symptoms.  This will be important information as the county and state monitor the occurrence of flu and similar illnesses.  Parents can help us by reporting these symptoms as they notify the school of a student’s illness/absence. 

If your student has a fever over 100, and has a cough and/or sore throat, please report this with your attendance call in the morning.  Please remember, students should stay home until they are fever-free for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medications (Tylenol, Motrin, Advil, etc.).  

If you have any questions, please contact our nurses, Cameron Traut and Lisa Quenan, in the Health Office at 847-327-7016.

District 128 awarded the SchoolSearch 2013 Bright A+ Award for academic excellence in education

District 128 has been awarded the SchoolSearch 2013 Bright A+ Award for academic excellence in education. Out of 866 Illinois school districts, District 128 is one of only 60 Illinois school districts to earn the SchoolSearch Bright A+ Award. School districts that are academically among the Top 5% of all Illinois school districts receive this award.  This is the 15th consecutive year in a row that District 128 has earned the SchoolSearch Bright A+ Award.  

District 128 Mobile Application: D128 Mobile

The Android version for Google smart phones and tablets is available on Google Play. Users of all other smart phones may access the app at m.d128.org

 "Our students and parents are increasingly more mobile," explained District 128 Communications Director Mary Todoric. "They are no longer tied to a computer for their information needs, and we are now able to put the information they need in the palm of their hand 24-7."

The components of D128 Mobile are:

Directory: Quickly look up a teacher, call his voice mail extension or send him an email, and save his contact information to your personal contacts.

School icons: Parents and students can get updated news, videos and find events for sports, plays, concerts, and even find out what on the lunch menu for the week.

Important #s: Need to call in an absence, speak to someone in the athletic office or main office? This icon will give you the numbers to call.

Social: If you're one of the millions who check Facebook and Twitter accounts several times throughout the day, this icon will takes you directly to your favorite social sites and any up-to-the-minute news and photos coming from both high schools.

Events: Look up and add important school dates, sporting events, concerts and other student activities directly to your personal calendar.

PS Portal: Students and parents can check on their daily assignments and grades as soon as teachers have published them.

Images: Enjoy photos from the latest events at LHS and VHHS.

Videos: Stream videos from LHS and VHHS events right to your phone.

Links: Access mobile pages to some great District 128 resources.

District 128 Director of Information Technology Mick Torres noted, "District 128 believes that important school communications should be dynamic and digital. We further recognize that small, portable technologies such as laptops, smart phones and tablet PCs (iPads) are quickly emerging as the technology by which our stakeholders prefer to receive and interact with their information."

 As with any mobile application, D128 Mobile will continue to evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of its users. Updates will be available for download via the app stores. 

 "We look forward to receiving feedback from our parents, students and staff," noted Todoric. "We want our app to be THE resource for our staff and families, and look forward to many exciting additions to it in the future."

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

Today
  • PSAE - Day 1
    23 April, 2014 (all day)
Tomorrow
  • Graduation Speaker Auditions
    24 April, 2014 (all day)
  • PSAE - Day 2 Modified Late Start
    24 April, 2014 (all day)
  • Progress Report #3
    24 April, 2014 (all day)
  • Spring Play
    24 April, 2014 (all day)
This Week
  • Student of the Month
    25 April, 2014 (2:00pm)
  • Spring Play
    26 April, 2014 (all day)
This Month
  • College Q&A for Sophomore Parents - Sarah and Scott
    29 April, 2014 (6:30pm)
    Studio Theatre
  • Spring Band
    30 April, 2014 (all day)
  • Wellness Testing
    30 April, 2014 (all day)
Other
  • PSAE Makeup Day 1
    7 May, 2014 (all day)
  • Spring Choir Concert
    7 May, 2014 (all day)
  • Dance III Curricular Recital
    8 May, 2014 (all day)
    Auditorium
  • Blood Drive
    8 May, 2014 (all day)
    Main Gym
  • PSAE Makeup Day 2
    8 May, 2014 (all day)