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Join us for the final LHS orchestra concert of the year Thursday, May 21st at 7:30 pm in the Auditorium. Music will include Beethoven's Symphony No.5 Finale, Copland's Hoe Down, Saint-Saens Violin Concerto featuring Senior Concerto Soloist Lucia Zhang, Stamitz Viola Concerto featuring Senior Concerto Soloist Megan Yeung and more music by Shostakovich, Puccini, Coldplay and Daft Punk. We will also honor our seniors for four years of service to the department. Tickets are $3 for adults and $1 for students and seniors.
Due to the resignation of Board Member William Ratzer, the Board of Education of Community High School District 128 is accepting letters of interest and applications for an appointment to fill the vacant seat on the Board of Education. The duration of this appointment is until the next school board election on April 4, 2017. The Board intends to seat the new member no later than the June 22, 2015 regular Board meeting.
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years or older, a resident of Illinois and District 128 for at least one year, and a registered voter. Information regarding the application process appears below.
Required application materials must be completed, submitted and received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 29.
Visit this link: Board Candidacy Application
Please join us on Thursday May 21st, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the LHS Main Gym for the Annual All-Student Art Show, featuring Advanced Placement Studio as well as artwork representing every student enrolled in a visual art course at LHS this school year. There will also be a Silent Auction during the opening reception, with work for sale created by LHS students and faculty. This event is open to the public! The show will also be on display from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm on Friday May 22nd. We look forward to seeing you at our celebration of student accomplishments in art this year!
Congratulations to LHS Senior Ankur Rastogi and VHHS Senior Justin Yim on being named to the Daily Herald 2014-15 Lake County Academic Team. Congratulations also go to LHS Senior Maya D'Souza and VHHS Senior Steven Zhang on being named Academic Team Honorable Mentions. Read more about these outstanding students at the following links:
Visual Image Photography (VIP) is the official photographer of Libertyville High School and is honored to be a part of your senior experience. In order to appear in the yearbook, all seniors must have their photo taken by VIP. Photographs submitted from other studios will NOT be accepted into the yearbook. Visit the link below for information on how to schedule your portrait sitting.
Last week LHS hosted the program below and we strongly encourage you to watch it. The goal of this program was to educate parents on the following:
trends for teenage alcohol and drug use and how these substances affect the teenage brain
how the legal system addresses teenage drug and alcohol use and their parents support or tacit support of their use
Please watch these two videos and talk with other parents in your community.
Parents, Teens, Parties and the Law.
Click Here - Part I: Drug & Alcohol Trends and the Effects on the Teenage Brain
Maura Mooney LCSW, CADC Social Worker from Northshore University Health System talks about current drug and alcohol trends and the latest research on how substances affect the teenage brain.
Click Here - Part II: Legal Panel Reviews Landmark Deerfield Case
The Honorable Judge Christopher Stride, defense attorney Elliot Pinsel and Lake County assistant state’s attorney Ari Fisz talk about their experiences as they presided over the landmark Deerfield case where parents were held responsible for allowing alcohol at their home with tragic consequences.
Why should you watch these videos?
If you are the parent of a senior you should watch this because:
It is the season of prom, graduation parties and the “senior summer” before everyone heads off to college. This is a celebratory time of year where even the best of kids and parents can make decisions that have long term consequences. Seniors come back in the fall as college students who want to push the boundaries farther than ever before. Are you ready for that?
If you are the parent of a junior you should watch this because:
Alcohol and marijuana use from junior year to senior year increases significantly as seniors try to assert their independence with risk taking behavior.
If you are the parent of a freshman or a sophomore you should watch this because:
9th graders come into high school as novices- they survived their first year of high school and now they are ready to begin to assert their independence. We see a significant jump in risk taking behavior between 9th grade and 10th grade.
Watch these videos if you want answers to questions like:
How does marijuana or alcohol use affect the teenage brain?
What are the legal consequences of supporting teenage alcohol parties?
There is a growing national trend to legalize marijuana. How does this trend affect how we should guide our teenagers?
Congratulations to LHS Athletes of the Week...
Quade Kayle, Max Roberts, Keith Wilson and Pat Quinn, Boys Track & Field. At the Prospect High School Track Invite, the 4x400 meter relay team took second place with a time 3:21.71. With that time they set a new school record for the 4x400 relay. Keith Wilson took first place in the triple jump and Max Roberts took first place in the 300 meter intermediate hurdles. The Conference Track Meet is this Thursday at Lakes - good luck!
Congratulations to the following students who were named LHS May Students of the Month.
Front row: Sean Ferraro, Ramon Cervantes, Mary Wilterdink, Amber Hegwood, Emmalee Berger
*If you are interested in individual pictures of your student with the nominating teacher and Dr. Scott, please email Kelly Brosio ~ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alyssa Stokovich, 2nd place
Mara Dragin, 3rd place
Shelby Wilson, 2nd place
Job Skill Demonstration:
Amy Flanagan, 3rd place
Five D128 juniors have been selected as delegates to attend the 75th session of the American Legion Auxiliary Illini Girls State, June 21-27 on the campus of at Eastern Illinois University. Students representing D128 will be:
American Legion Auxiliary Illini Girls State is a week-long program dedicated to providing training for young women in city, county, and state government. Participants will be placed into a two party system and will run for office, campaign, vote, and write legislation pertinent to Illini Girls State as well as the state and nation.
Along with forming their own government of these three levels, they will also hear from guest speakers in the political arena (present and past), veterans and/or active service men and women, American Legion Auxiliary members, and motivational speakers. Americanism and flag etiquette are taught this week as well.
Share America is seeking families to host high school students from Spain for 3 weeks in September 2015.
- Students attend Libertyville High School 7 days, go on outings with Share America staff 6 days, and spend weekends with host families.
- You provide a warm and loving home, meals, a bed, some local transportation and a window to the American way of life!
- Students speak varying levels of English, are medically insured, and bring spending money.
Be a part of this exciting and educational experience by sharing your life with these special young people! Host families will be chosen soon! To learn more, please call or email:
Cathy Andrews, Area Program Coordinator
This program is officially sponsored by Share America International Exchange (an educational, non-profit organization) in cooperation with Libertyville High School. Share America's website
D128 Schools Rank Among Top Illinois High Schools in US News 2015 Best High School Rankings.
LHS and VHHS rank 13th and 19th respectively among Illinois high schools in the USNews & World Report 2015 Best High School Rankings released today. Read more at www.usnews.com.