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The LHS Spring Band Concert will take place Thursday, May 7th in the Butler Lake Auditorium from 7:30pm – 9:00pm. The concert features all four concert bands (Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Symphonic Winds, and Wind Ensemble). The cost is $3 for adults, $1 for students and seniors. The concert will also stream live courtesy of Wildcat Productions.
Thank you for the overwhelming support of Libertyville's first ever Color Run in Support of Safe Water Kenya. This event has now reached maximum capacity and will we no longer be able to accept any additional registrations.
The first annual LHS Color Run/Walk will take place on Saturday May 9th, from 12pm-2pm (check in will begin at 11). The 2.6 mile course will take runners through LHS property and Butler Lake. We want to stress that our run is more of a "fun run" ~ not necessarily an all out competition to be the fastest runner. All runners will receive sunglasses, a white t-shirt (with our color run logo) that will be doused in colored powder along the run and other goodies. Runners will also gain access to our "DJ Dance Party" hosted by 102.3 XLC on the football field after the run/walk and pizza will be donated by Jets. All the proceeds will be donated to the non-profit organization SafeWater Kenya.
We are so fortunate to live in a community that loves to give back, and therefore we want to make an even great impact around the world. Unsafe drinking water is the number one killer in Kenya, and SafeWater Kenya is a non-for-profit organization that donates water filters to schools, churches and homes in Kenya. These water filters work by using sand, gravel and rocks to filter the water into safe drinking water. They are cost-effective and practical for their setting because they do not need maintenance or electricity to run. Student Council has made it our goal to donate at least 10 water filters this year! Color Run Promo.
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?
AP Registration has now ended. Click here to view the letter that was mailed home with an explanation of the AP exams, dates and registration options.
The following AP books can be purchased through the LHS Webstore:
Click on this link to be directed to the appropriate page.
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
May Student of the Month Video Presentation (Coming Soon)
*If you are interested in individual pictures of your student with the nominating teacher and Dr. Scott, please email Kelly Brosio ~ email@example.com.
Congratulations to LHS Athletes of the Week...
Chris Akers, Boys Volleyball. Last weekend, Chris tallied up 41 kills, 3 aces, 11 blocks, and 47 digs as the Boys Volleyball team finished in 3rd place at the Palatine Invite. This past week, Chris was an integral part of 2 Conference wins over Grant and Lake Zurich and this past weekend, Chris and the Volleyball team finished in 3rd place at the LHS Invite. The team will be in action again on Wednesday at North Chicago.
Hannah Heraty, Softball. This past week, Hannah helped the team to a 3-1 record with her both her pitching and hitting. Over the course of 3 of those games, Hannah hit .846 (11/13) with 3 home runs, a double, and 11 RBIs. One of her home runs was a walk off grand slam to beat Huntley last week. The softball team will be in action again on Monday at 4:30pm at home vs. Lake Forest.
Congratulations to LHS Senior Nicholas Tasiopoulos on receiving national honors for his outstanding volunteerism in Washington, DC, last night. He was honored as part of the 20th Annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards and received personal congratulations for his honor from "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts. Read more about Nicholas and his "I Want to be a Lifesaver" program that raised more than $80,000 to benefit pancreatic cancer research at the following link: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/two-illinois-youth-honored-volunteerism-180100264.html
Congratulations to the LHS Math Team on placing 1st at the ICTM state competition on May 2nd at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
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