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!
--Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Turnabout Tickets are now available to purchase online. -More
Advanced Placement Exam Registration 2016
--Monday, February 8, 2016
AP Exam Registration Dates: Now through March 11, 2016. -More
LHS Graduation 2016
--Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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
February Students of the Month
--Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Congratulations to the February Students of the Month: James Clavey, John Freberg, Peter Dankelson, Eloise Hides, Bailey Latka, Sydney Donovan, Katie Waldvogel, Brendan Rattin, Grace Bloom February Student of the Month video.

School News

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 13th ~ Barrington Sectionals Championship Round Streaming Live

Barrington Sectionals Championship round will stream live on High School Cube on Saturday, February 13th at 3:00 pm.  Good luck Wildcats!

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. 

There will be black lights at the dance.  Please be aware that this can sometimes make thin fabrics appear transparent.  Dress accordingly by making sure your clothing has a lining.

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.

AP Information:  LetterAP Bulletin and Registration Form.

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.

Graduation Party Letter

 

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.

February Students of the Month

Front row:  James Clavey, John Freberg, Peter Dankelson

Back row:  Eloise Hides, Bailey Latka, Sydney Donovan, Katie Waldvogel, Brendan Rattin, Grace Bloom

February Student of the Month Video

D128 February 12 ePawPrints

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

LHS Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to the
LHS Athlete of the Week

Mike Beck, Wrestling.  Last Saturday, Mike pinned all 3 of his opponents to win the 220 pound Regional Championship and advance to the Sectionals this Friday and Saturday at Barrington.
 
GO CATS!!  
 
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


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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Feb
12
Winter Play
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Feb
13
NSC Boys Swimming & Diving at VHHS @VHHS
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Feb
15
Presidents Day-Schools/Offices Closed
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Feb
15
President's Day-Schools/Offices Closed
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Feb
15
Boys Gymnastics Starts
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Feb
16
Boys Basketball vs. Carmel @7:00 PM
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Feb
16
Winter Band Concert (Wind Ensemble) @7:30 PM
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Feb
17
Late Start
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Feb
17
fine arts showcase @11:30 AM @Auditorium
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Feb
18
Progress Report #1
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Feb
18
Winter Band Concert @7:30 PM @Auditorium