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
Libertyville Homecoming Information
--Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Girls Golf Team Wins Lake County Invite
--Tuesday, September 2, 2014
The LHS girls golf team won the Lake County Invite on Monday, Aug. 25. -More
LHS Students and Staff Selected for All-State Musical
--Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Several LHS students have been selected among the best theatre students in the state. As a result, they will perform in the All-State production of “Pippin" at the 40th Annual Illinois High School Theatre Festival at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Jan. 8-10, 2015. -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

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.

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

Homecoming Parade - 2014​

Calling all LHS reunions, local businesses and organizations!  We invite the community businesses, organizations and LHS reunions to be a part of our 2014 Homecoming Parade on Saturday, October 11th at 9:30 am. The parade route will begin at the Metra Station and head South on Milwaukee, ​West on Route 176 and end at Libertyville High School. If you are interested in participating in this wonderful LHS tradition, please complete the application through the link below. Official confirmation with the line-up will be sent to your organization no later than one week prior to the event.  Please call 847-327-7003 with questions.


Yearbook Retake Pictures

Retake pictures will be October 16 during lunch hours in the studio theater.

Parents can visit www.vipis.com for questions regarding photos.
 


Senior Tributes Information and Submission

In the 2015 yearbook, the Nautilus staff would like to continue the tradition of including senior tributes. We are excited for the chance to acknowledge your child’s success in graduating. However, in order to achieve our goal, we invite you, the parents and guardians, to send in to the Nautilus staff your child’s baby picture as well as a brief message of encouragement, love, and hopeful wishes. We are only offering this chance to the parents and guardians of the 2015 senior class, so we hope you take advantage of this opportunity.

Senior Tribute Information

Senior Tribute Online Submission

Girls Golf Team Wins Lake County Invite

The LHS girls golf team won the Lake County Invite on Monday, Aug. 25. Fifteen Lake County high schools competed at Bonnie Brook Golf Club and LHS came in first by shooting a 341. Simone Mikaelian won the individual championship by shooting a 77, and Megan Sturonas won the fifth-place medal by shooting an 83.

Pictured after winning the invite are Maggie Piazzi, Simone Mikaelian, Sara Keefe, Coach Greg Pedersen, Reilly Burnetti and Megan Sturonas.

LHS Students and Staff Selected for All-State Musical


Several LHS students have been selected among the best theatre students in the state. As a result, they will perform in the All-State production of “Pippin" at the 40th Annual Illinois High School Theatre Festival at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Jan. 8-10, 2015.


The following LHS students were selected for pit orchestra (pictured from far left):
Brian Weiss 
Rebecca Townsend
Jane Recker 

Kevin Holly (pictured at far right) was selected to be the production's Lighting Designer by his peers.

Produced by the Illinois Theatre Association, the Illinois High School Theatre Festival (IHSTF) is the largest and oldest non-competitive high school theatre festival in the world. 

The three-day Festival takes place every year in early January, and switches locations between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Illinois State University. Over 4,000 students, teachers, university representatives, exhibitors, and volunteers come together to put on over 25 different high school productions and over 150 workshops.

Other highlights include college/university auditions for high school seniors, professional development for teachers and the All-State Production, featuring student cast, crew, and orchestra members from across the state. 
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

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

Tomorrow
  • Senior Class Meeting
    3 September, 2014 (8:00am)
    Auditorium
  • Late Start
    3 September, 2014 (all day)
  • Canned Food Drive Begins
    3 September, 2014 (all day)
This Week
  • 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)
This Month
  • BOE Committee Meetings
    8 September, 2014 (all day)
  • Open House
    9 September, 2014 (7:00pm)
  • Parent Cats Meeting
    10 September, 2014 (all day)
  • Parent Cats Meeting
    10 September, 2014 (all day)
  • Late Start
    10 September, 2014 (all day)
  • Football Game Away - Lake Zurich
    12 September, 2014 (7:30pm)
  • Community Ed Fall Classes Begin
    15 September, 2014 (all day)
  • Faculty Recital
    17 September, 2014 (7:30pm)
    Auditorium
  • Late Start
    17 September, 2014 (all day)