Book Fair
--Wednesday, August 27, 2014
A Book Fair will be held the evening of Open House, Tuesday, September 9, in the cafeteria. The novels students need to purchase for their English classes will be on sale. The proceeds from this fundraiser help support Writers Week.
Red Ribbon Kuz Classic 5K
--Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Please join Libertyville High School's club, "Athletes Committed to Excellence" for the 22nd Annual Red Ribbon Kuz Classic 5K Race/Walk and Fun Run on Sunday September 28th at 10:00 a.m. Register by September 21st to qualify for great raffle prizes. -More
North Suburban Conference NCAA Eligibility Workshop
--Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Student-athletes and their parents/guardians in all high school grades who aspire to play college sports are invited to attend this event, which provides insight on NCAA academic requirements and recruiting information. Warren Township High School, O’Plaine Campus Auditorium ~ September 10, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
CHOICES: A Regional Post-Secondary Planning Night
--Thursday, August 21, 2014
A Regional Post-Secondary Planning Night Tuesday, October 21, 2014 6-9:00 PM Postsecondary planning evening for college-bound students with an IEP or 504 Plan

School News

Makeup Yearbook Pictures

Any students who missed taking a yearbook photo should stop down to the studio theater on August 28th during lunch hours.

Retake pictures will be October 16 during lunch hours in the studio theater.
 
Parents can visit www.vipis.com for questions regarding photos.
 


Book Fair

A Book Fair will be held the evening of Open House, Tuesday, September 9, in the cafeteria. The novels students need to purchase for their English classes will be on sale. The proceeds from this fundraiser help support Writers Week.

Senior Tributes

Start looking for a baby picture of your senior, because the yearbook staff will soon be requesting them for senior tributes in the yearbook. More information will be sent home and placed on the school website next week. Tributes will include a picture of your student, a brief message, and will cost $47. They will be due by Friday, September 12th

Red Ribbon Kuz Classic 5K

Please join Libertyville High School's club, "Athletes Committed to Excellence" for the 22nd Annual Red Ribbon Kuz Classic 5K Race/Walk and Fun Run on Sunday September 28th at 10:00 a.m. Each year Athletes Committed to Excellence hosts the run in support of drug and alcohol free programs at Libertyville and for the annual ACE scholarship that rewards those student athletes who stay drug and alcohol free for their entire 4 years at LHS.  

The 5K Race/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run all begin and end in the LHS football stadium. In addition, to the run ACE will provide food and drink to all runners, along with a balloon artist, magician, music, and fellowship to help support healthy lifestyles for students at LHS.  

To register simply click the link below and it takes you through an easy on line registration form with payment.  Register by midnight on Sunday, September 21st to qualify for great raffle prizes.  You can also walk up and register on race day. Any questions contact ACE Sponsor, Sean Ferrell at LHS via email at sean.ferrell@d128.org or by phone at 847-327-7033

North Suburban Conference NCAA Eligibility Workshop

Student-athletes and their parents/guardians in all high school grades who aspire to play college sports are invited to attend this event, which provides insight on NCAA academic requirements and recruiting information.

Click this link for the flyer: 
2014 NSC NCAA Workship Flyer

Warren Township High School
O’Plaine Campus Auditorium
September 10,  7:00-8:30 p.m.

CHOICES: A Regional Post-Secondary Planning Night

A Regional Post-Secondary Planning Night

Vernon Hills High School
145 North Lakeview Parkway
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
6:00 - 9:00 PM

Postsecondary planning evening for college-bound students with an IEP or 504 Plan.

Sponsored by:
Highland Park High School
Adlai E. Stevenson High School
Deerfield High School
Evanston Township High School
Glenbrook High Schools
Libertyville/Vernon Hills High Schools
Maine Township High Schools
New Trier Township High Schools
Niles Township High Schools
Lake Forest High School

For additional information, please contact
 Liz Wietrzak @ liz.wietrzak@d128.org or 847.932.2078
http://www.postsecondarychoices.org

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

D128 Transcript Changes

For more information regarding the recent transcript changes, please click here.

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

Today
  • Late Start
    27 August, 2014 (all day)
Tomorrow
  • Makeup Yearbook Pictures
    28 August, 2014 (all day)
    Studio Theater
This Week
  • Musical Auditions
    26 August, 2014 (all day)
  • Football Game Away - Palatine
    29 August, 2014 (7:30pm)
  • Girls Crosstown Volleyball Invite
    29 August, 2014 (all day)
Other
  • Labor Day-Schools/Offices Closed
    1 September, 2014 (all day)
  • Labor Day - School/Offices Closed
    1 September, 2014 (all day)
  • Senior Class Meeting
    3 September, 2014 (8:00am)
    Main Gym
  • Canned Food Drive Begins
    3 September, 2014 (all day)
  • Late Start
    3 September, 2014 (all day)
  • Senior Parent College Meeting
    4 September, 2014 (7:00pm)
    Studio Theatre
  • Football Game Home - Lake Forest Academy, Senior/Parent Night
    5 September, 2014 (7:00pm)
  • Girls Volleyball Sophomore Invite
    6 September, 2014 (all day)
  • BOE Committee Meetings
    8 September, 2014 (all day)
  • Open House
    9 September, 2014 (7:00pm)