Advanced Placement Exam Registration 2016
--Friday, February 5, 2016
AP Exam Registration Dates: Now through March 11, 2016. -More
February 5th ~ Boys Basketball vs. Zion-Benton
--Thursday, February 4, 2016
Come out and support the boys Wildcat Basketball team Friday, February 5th at home. Sophs/FroshA @ 5:30pm followed by Varsity/FroshB @ 7pm. The Varsity game will stream live beginning at 7:00 pm courtesy of Wildcat Productions!
February 9th ~ Illinois Youth Survey
--Thursday, February 4, 2016
On February 9, 2016, all LHS students will take the Illinois Youth Survey. Please see the following letter from the University of Illinois, Center for Prevention Research and Development, for further details. Please note that the survey is anonymous; however, parents may elect for their child not to take the survey. Click here for the introduction letter, Illinois Youth Survey letter and denial form should a parent not wish to have their child complete the survey.
February 12th-13th ~ LHS Winter Play
--Thursday, February 4, 2016
LHS Winter Play ~ Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie will be performed on February 12th and 13th at the Butler Lake Auditorium at 7:30pm. -More
February 20th ~ Turnabout ~ Out of this World!
--Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Turnabout Tickets are now available to purchase online. -More
LHS Athletes of the Week
--Friday, February 5, 2016
Congratulations to the LHS Athletes of the Week! -More
January Students of the Month
--Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Congratulations to the January Students of the Month: Olivia Cherry, Marek Fackert, Anna Wolski, Aliya Haddon, Lauren Brennan, Alex Caronis, Brandon Brown, Tobias Cruz, Derrick Joseph and Carson Degner December Student of the Month video.
LHS Graduation 2016
--Monday, November 9, 2015
Congratulations Class of 2016! LHS Graduation Ceremony will take place at the Sears Centre Arena on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.-More

School News

Advanced Placement Exam Registration 2016

AP Exam Registration Dates: Now through March 11, 2016 ($55 late fee from March 12 - March 17-2016).
The cost of each exam is $92.

Register online (http://lhswildcats.org/apregistration), by mail, or in person in room 1103.
Mailing with registration material was sent to AP students February 4.

Required Pre-administration session: Wednesday, 4/13/16  7:30 AM - Main gym.

Test Dates: May 2, 2016 to May 13, 2016.

Link to the LetterAP Bulletin and Registration Form.

February 5th ~ Boys Basketball vs. Zion-Benton

Come out and support the boys Wildcat Basketball team as they host Zion-Benton on Friday, February 5th. Sophs/FroshA @ 5:30pm followed by Varsity/FroshB @ 7pm. The Varsity game will stream live beginning at 7:00 pm courtesy of Wildcat Productions! 

February 9th ~ Illinois Youth Survey

On February 9, 2016, all LHS students will take the Illinois Youth Survey. Please see the following letter from the University of Illinois, Center for Prevention Research and Development, for further details. Please note that the survey is anonymous; however, parents may elect for their child not to take the survey. Click here for the Introduction letter, Illinois Youth Survey letter and denial form should a parent not wish to have their child complete the survey. 

February 12th-13th ~ LHS Winter Play

The LHS Fine and Performing Arts Department will present Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie on February 12th and 13th at 7:30 p.m. in the Butler Lake Auditorium. Tickets are $4 for students and $5 for adults, and can be purchased at the box office or at www.seatyourself.biz/lhs.

Witness for the Prosecution tells the story of Leonard Vole who is arrested for the murder of Emily French, a wealthy older woman. Unaware that he was a married man, Miss French made him her principal heir, casting suspicion on Leonard. When his wife, Romaine, agrees to testify, she does so not in Leonard's defense but as a witness for the prosecution.


February 20th ~ Turnabout ~ Out of this World!

Turnabout Tickets are now available to purchase online. Visit this link to purchase couples tickets and single tickets. Once you click on your choice, you will find instructions. 

If you are bringing a non-LHS guest, print out this guest form. Guest requests must be submitted for approval to the Dean/Team Leader prior to purchasing dance tickets. Once approved, guests will receive a guest pass that MUST be brought to the dance with their ID.

Visit this link to pre-order Turnabout pictures through VIPIS. 

LHS Athletes of the Week

Congratulations to the
LHS Athletes of the Week

Nellie Richardson, Competitive Dance. Nellie Richardson is a 3-year Varsity Dance Team member. Nellie is a strong leader at the Varsity level through her attitude and sportsmanship. Nellie's positive attitude is contagious. Nellie was pushed to do an elite level of technical skills throughout the competitive season and she excelled in every performance. The Competitive Dance Team placed 3rd at the IHSA State Competition last Saturday.
 
Will Johnson, Wrestling. Will earned his second All-Conference spot by finishing second in the Conference Tournament at 145 last weekend.  He won an overtime match in the first round and had a semifinal pin to reach the finals. The wrestling team will be in action tomorrow at Deerfield for the IHSA Regionals.

Remington ​Price, Fencing.  Remi is​ a senior at LHS and a member of the LHS-VHHS fencing team, brought home the Gold Medal in the Men's Epee event at the Illinois State High School Fencing Championship this weekend at Glenbrook South High School.  Rem​i​ also won the Gold Medal in the JV Fencing Championship the week before.  Rem​i​ just learned to fence last year when he joined the team so he's made incredible progress as an athlete and fencer in two short years
 
Justin Vieth​, Hockey.  Last Saturday, Justin​ scored 5 goals in the game against D155 at Fan Appreciation Night. The Icecats won the game by a score of 8-3.  On Sunday, Justin had 1 goal and 2 assists as the team defeated CHFS by a score of 7-3.  ​The Icecats will be in action again on Monday vs. the Lakers in Pleasant Prairie, WI.
 
GO CATS!!   
College Signing Day at LHS

Congratulations to the following Wildcat student athletes who signed commitment letters to continue their sports at the college level:

*Emma Davellis Aurora University, Bowling
Ben Kimpler Miami University, Football
Riley Lees Northwestern University, Football
*Nick Schurr Robert Morris University
Lucas Uransel North Dakota State University, College of Science, Football
Walker Hare Rochester Instititue of Technology, Lacrosse
Brandon Boulger Milwaukee School of Engineering, LaCrosse
Kyle Smith Southern Virginia University, Lacrosse
Courtney Daugerdas Ohio University, Soccer
Nate Edmunds Butler University, Soccer
Kevin Reilly Dayton University, Soccer
Jamie Stevens Tufts University, Softball
*Macey Neubauer Miami University, Swimming
*Allison Watson Loyola University, Volleyball

*Not pictured

LHS­/VHHS fencers dominate at 2016 JV Championships

LHS/­VHHS fencers dominated at the 2016 JV Championships winning three gold medals, three bronze medals and two 8th place medals. LHS/­VHHS brought home more gold medals than any other school in the Great Lakes High School Fencing Conference.  LHS Senior Remington Price of the Libertyville-Vernon Hills High School fencing team, the Thundercats, brought home the Gold Medal in the Men’s Epee event at the Illinois State High School Fencing Championship last weekend at Glenbrook South High School. Remy also won the Gold Medal in the JV Fencing Championship the week before. Even more interesting is that Remy just learned to fence last year, and has made incredible progress as an athlete and fencer in a short time.

Forrest Cotterman, also from LHS, won the Bronze medal in Men’s Epee.  LHS’s Dylan Boyle, won the JV Championship in Men’s Saber, while Lia Pelech, from VHHS, won the JV Championship in Women’s saber.  Jessica Nudelman, also from VHHS, won the bronze medal in Women’s Epee.  Also winning medals were Marty Brannaman from LHS who won the 8th place medal in Men’s Foil and Jack Liang, from LHS, who won an 8th place medal in Men’s Saber.  Congratulations fencers on another Championship!   

LHS Mu Alpha Theta Welcomes 15 New Members

The LHS chapter of Mu Alpha Theta inducted 15 new members on Monday, Jan. 25. Chapter sponsor Rick Brenner administered the oath and inductees received an official certificate of membership from chapter president Emilia Ruzicka. Parents and new members, as well as junior members, attended the induction ceremony, which was followed by cake and mathematical celebrations.

New inductees include Megha Adya, Sarah Arora, Spencer Baumruk,Nicole Dorcy, Luke Ekdahl, Kenji Mulhall, Nikhil Patel, Jillian Ruff, Fabienne Schlicht, Hannah Smith, David Stone, Mynn-l Tan, Rebecca Townsend, Nora Tucker, and Preston Wrolstad.
Mu Alpha Theta meets twice a month after school and new members are always welcome.

Mu Alpha Theta is the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society with over 108,000 student members in in more than 2,200 schools. The organization is dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students.


LHS Dance Team Finishes 3rd in State

Congratulations to the LHS dance team. They finished in third place at the IHSA state competition. They had their best performance of the year today, congratulations to Coach Dugan and Coach Evans.

 More information can be found at IHSA State 2016 Competitive Dance

Check out the LHS Dance promo video!


Course Selection for 2016-17

Course selection for the 2016-17 school year occurs in January and February. Please see the following link for more information about course selection and registration for the upcoming school year.

Course Selection website click here. This site contains the online curriculum guide and a video and document library dedicated to course selection.

 

Juniors will meet with their counselors beginning January 6th. Juniors will receive a pass from their counselor indicating when their appointment is.

Sophomores will meet with their counselor the week of January 25th through their English classes. They will receive information about their course selection appointment the week of January 19th.

Freshmen will meet with their counselor the week of February 1st through their Health or PE class. They will receive information about their course selection appointment the week of January 25th.

8th graders will receive course recommendations by the end of January. They will follow a mail-in course request process. Course requests should be returned to LHS no later than February 12th. Counselors will be available at the middle schools the week of February 8th for optional appointments. Please refer to document and video library on the Course Selection website for information on how to make an appointment with a counselor and other course selection information.

 

LHS Spring Sports Start Dates

It is almost time for the start of the spring sports season at LHS!

Starting dates and times:
Boys Track & Field/Girls Track & Field - Monday, Jan. 25
Boys Gymnastics - Monday, Feb. 15
Baseball, Softball, Boys Lacrosse/Girls Lacrosse, Girls Soccer, Boys Tennis, Boys Water Polo/Girls Water Polo - Monday, Feb. 29
Boys Volleyball - Monday, March 7

***Each sport has a pre-season meeting with information about the first day of practice/tryouts. If a student did not attend the meeting, please contact the head coach. The coaches contact information can be found at http://lhswildcats.org/content/staff-directory.

Physical Examinations:
All athletes should have a current physical (within the last 395 days) on file with the athletic office prior to the first day of tryout/practice.

Athletic Schedules:
The LHS Athletic schedules are available online at http://lhswildcats.org/athleticschedule. You can also sign-up for notifications and/or subscribe to the calendar. More information is found on the LHS Athletic website - http://lhswildcats.org/athletics or at http://lhswildcats.org/…/…/n213/rschool_directions_-_lhs.pdf


January Students of the Month

Front row:  Olivia Cherry, Marek Fackert, Anna Wolski, Aliya Haddon, Lauren Brennan

Back row:  Alex Caronis, Brandon Brown, Tobias Cruz, Derrick Joseph, Carson Degner

January Student of the Month Video

LHS Graduation 2016

Congratulations Class of 2016! 
LHS Graduation Ceremony
Sears Centre Arena
Friday, June 3, 2016 ~ 7:00 P.M.

More Information to follow.

Seniors ~ Cap & Gown and Graduation Announcement brochures are available in the Main Office. You can also order online at Herff Jones. For questions, contact Herff Jones at 815-756-4743.

D128 January 29 ePawPrints

Visit this link to read this week's edition of ePawPrints.

D128 Named Third Best School District in Illinois

Community High School District No. 128 was named the third best school district in Illinois for 2016 by the education website niche.com.  See the full results here.

Wake Up Wildcats for LHS Clubs or Sports

Are you an LHS school club or sport interested in having a segment in Wakeup Widcats?  If yes, please complete the form here.  Please note, we film one week in advance of the video.  You will need to take this into consideration when completing the form.  Thank you!  (Note: this form is not intended for the use of any outside organization, business or other...)

LHS Monitoring Flu-like Illnesses

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.  No names or identifying/personal information will be shared.

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 Alisa Wasserman, in the Health Office at 847-327-7016.

District 128 Board of Education Approves $4 Million Tax Abatement for 2015

The Community High School District 128 Board of Education has voted to abate, or not collect, $4 million (4.97%) in property taxes this year. Following months of financial analysis and discussion, the Board voted to approve the 2015 abatement at its Nov. 16 meeting.

Over the five-year period from 2011-2015, the D128 Board has abated, or not collected, $18.6 million less in property taxes than allowed under Illinois Property Tax Extension Limitation Legislation (PTELL), which includes Bond and Interest abatements of $15.8 million and a $2.8 million reduction in the Operating Fund Levy in 2014. Like all public school districts, D128 receives the largest amount of its operating revenue through property taxes. D128 Superintendent Prentiss Lea stated, "We are not aware of any other Illinois property taxing body that has abated, or not collected, as much property tax over a similar period as the D128 Board has abated."

The D128 Board, administration and staff are thankful for the tremendous local support of the district and its two world-class high schools and also realize the burden of property tax on constituents. D128 Board President Pat Groody noted, "Balancing the needs of all of our constituents is at the heart of everything we do. The generous support provided by our taxpayers has been key to the success of building the strong programs we offer in D128. Using reserves in place of incremental tax revenue to pay down our debt provides some measure of tax relief and is the prudent thing to do in this economic environment."

LHS Spirit Store Hours

Spirit Store Hours
Wednesday and Friday
12:30 - 3:30pm

LHS Athletic History Touchscreen and Website

An exciting new addition to LHS this school year is the LHS Athletic History touchscreen. With a touch of the screen, users can view the accomplishments of LHS athletic teams, All-State athletes, and Newsom Award winners. The touchscreen is located in the LHS front foyer. The information is also accessible online.

Thanks to LHS Athletic Director Briant Kelly and Coach Dale Eggert for their work in making this project possible!

LHS Showcase Video

Watch our first-ever school showcase video here courtesy of Wildcat Productions!

Wildcat Productions DVDs Available on Webstore

LHS Wildcat Producations  DVDs are now available at the LHS Webstore

Upcoming Events

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Boys Basketball vs. Zion-Benton @7:00 PM
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Feb
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ACT Testing - LHS
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Feb
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VanderCook Day of Percussion @VanderCook College of Music, Chicago, IL 60616, United States
Percussion Ensemble performance at Day of Percussion
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Feb
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BOE Committee Meetings
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Feb
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Late Start
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Feb
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College Technology Workshop for Parents @7:00 PM @Studio Theater
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Feb
11
Parent Cats @7:00 PM
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Feb
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Parent Cats @7:00 PM
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Feb
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Winter Play
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Boys Basketball vs. Lake Zurich @7:00 PM
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NSC Boys Swimming & Diving at VHHS @VHHS