ACT and PARCC Exams ~ 3/3
--Tuesday, February 24, 2015
This is a reminder that this upcoming Tuesday (3/3) we will be administering the ACT and PARCC exams. -More
Graduation 2015 Information
--Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Please check back periodically for graduation updates. -More
AP Exam Registration
--Wednesday, February 11, 2015
It's time to register for AP exams! Registration is open until March 6th through the webstore. -More
D128 Presents A Parent Workshop
--Tuesday, February 24, 2015
All district parent workshop for parent's of 6th to 12th graders - Unlock the Vault -More
D128 Presents Rebound ~ The Chris Herren Story
--Tuesday, February 17, 2015
On Tuesday, April 14th, Vernon Hills High School welcomes guest speaker Chris Herren. -More
Parents Invited to Take 5Essentials Survey
--Thursday, January 22, 2015
Teachers, parents and students across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement. Visit this 5Essentials Information Site to learn more about the survey, find student participation and opt-out options, and to access a link to complete the survey.

School News

ACT and PARCC Exams ~ 3/3

This message is a reminder that this upcoming Tuesday (3/3) we will be administering the ACT and PARCC exams. Juniors and students in all levels of Frosh Lit and Comp, please report to school by 7:15 am on Tuesday to take these tests. Your room assignments have been posted in your LST’s; please look here if you are unsure of what room you are testing in. Juniors you need to have several #2 pencils, your calculator and a picture ID. Students in Frosh Lit and Comp need several #2 pencils and a picture ID as well. No cell phones or other electronic devices are allowed on you or in our testing rooms. Tuesday’s ACT Plus Writing test will run from 7:30 am until 11:45 am and the PARCC exam will run from 7:30 am - 12:45 pm. Students taking PARCC will be served lunch. Busses will leave school shortly after 12:45 pm for their after school runs and Juniors you may park on campus on Tuesday.

Sophomores and seniors will have no classes on Tuesday, March 3rd. 


Graduation 2015 Information

Congratulations Class of 2015! 
LHS Graduation Ceremony
Sears Centre Arena
June 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm

 

Graduation Packet Information 

Graduation Practice

Graduation Party

Graduation DVD Information

 

 

 

*Please check back periodically for updates. 

TICKETS SOLD OUT FOR The Complete History of America Abridged

Tickets are sold out for both nights, February 27th and February 28th, for the freshman - Sophomore play ~ The Complete History of American Abridged.

 

AP Exam Registration

It's time to register for AP exams! Registration is open until March 6th through the webstore. 

Click here to view the letter that was mailed home with an explanation of the AP exams, dates and registration options.

Click here to view and print the AP Exam Registration form. 


AP Books for Sale at Webstore

The following AP books can be purchased through the LHS Webstore:

Calculus AB AP Review Book  $18.00
Calculus BC AP Review Book $19.00
Statistics AP Review Book  $18.00

Once purchased, students should bring their receipt and student ID to Mrs. Peterson in Room 228 to pick up their book.

Click on this link to be directed to the appropriate page.
LHS Athletes of the Week

Congratulations to the LHS Athletes of the Week...

Joey Gunther, Wrestling.  Joey completed his wrestling season at LHS with a 36-2 record and a 2nd place at the IHSA State Wrestling Meet at 160 lbs.

Mark Dunsing, Wrestling.  Mark completed his wrestling season at LHS with a 38-9 record and a 4th place finish at the IHSA State Wrestling Meet at 220 lbs.  Congratulations to both wrestlers on a great season!

Riley Weis, Girls Basketball.  Against Lake Forest last week, Riley had 25 points with five three pointers in a 76-70 double overtime victory in the Regionals.  She also shot 8 of 9 from the free throw line to help win the game.

Joe Borcia, Boys Basketball.  Last week against Carmel, Joe had 30 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks in the 72-64 victory.  On Friday for Senior Night, Joe had 12 points as the Cats defeated Zion-Benton by a score of 86-80.  The boys basketball team will play again on Tuesday at home vs. Round Lake at 7:00pm.

Wildcat Productions DVDs Available on Webstore

LHS Wildcat Producations  DVDs are now available at the LHS Webstore

Mock Trial Team Finishes 2nd

Congratulations to the Mock Trial Team ​for its second place finish at the Lake County Invitational. Senior Ben Montgomery ​won best attorney honors and junior Julia Wilson ​won the best witness award.


LHS Percussion Ensemble Participates in VanderCook Program

Congratulations to the LHS Percussion Ensemble for participating in the VanderCook College of Music Day of Percussion. The event featured drumlines and percussion ensembles from around the Chicagoland area. The students listened to other ensembles, performed and received feedback from a professional clinician.


IHSAE Art Show

 

 



The following students were selected to participate in the IHSAE Art Show at the Zhou B Art center in Chicago. This show exhibits the Best of the Best of current HS students in the state!

  • Drawing - Grace Lynch ' Crab Boil'

  • Painting - Alessandra Basler - 'You're So Negative'

  • Digital - Cayla Zhang - Self Portrait

  • 3D - Amber Hegwood - Metal and Leather Book

  • Photography - Veronica Tarello - 'Stella, Draped'

National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Congratulations to our Finalists in the 2015 Competition for National Merit Scholarships. They are: Hannah Gaertner, Ankur Rastogi, Lauren Williams and Alec Zhang.
 

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Competition

  • Congratulations to the recipients of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.  The Gold Key winners go on to compete at the National Level.  All award recipients follow:

    • Senior Portfolio
      • Silver Key: Colin Morabito
    • Sculpture
      • Gold Key: Lily Simpson (Silver Spoon)
      • Silver Key: Abigail Peters (Forks)
      • Honorable Mention: Rylann Williams (The Flare)
    • Jewelry
      • Gold Key: Alicia Caffero (Vertebrae)
      • Honorable Mention: Juliette Jamieson (Ginsberg’s Words); Grace King (Bird and Tree Branch Bracelet) and (Feather/Sea Glass Bead Necklace)
    • Ceramics and Glass
      • Gold Key: Tayler Mores (Raku Vessel); Abigail Peters (Tentacles)
      • Silver Key: Madeline Burns (Bird Platter) and (Snowflake Platter); Ellen Kenston (Mexican Folklore Platter); Abigail Peters (Cold Creature) and (Sliding)
      • Honorable Mention: Sarah Durning (Elephant Teapot); Tayler Mores (Cubist Teapot)
    • Printmaking
      • Honorable Mention: Brook Levin (Pocahontas)
    • Photography
      • Gold Key: Bennett Fuhrman (Pilsen); Sarah Hall (Lilith); Abbey Meyer (Changing Faces); Veronica Tarello (Stella-Draped); Gerard Toohey (Trey Toohey Portfolio)
      • Silver Key: Sarah Hall (Empty Bottle); Brandon Horn (Locked Storage); Laurel Martin (Green) and (Invert); Gerard Toohey (Trey Toohey Portfolio)
      • Honorable Mention: Anna Lillydahl (Pensive); Colin Morabito (Sharing Skates) and (The Road Ahead); Caroline Schwarm (Slide) and (Washed Out); Hadley VanDerBosch (Cat Scratch Fever)
    • Mixed Media
      • Gold Key: Rylann Williams (Transparent Teapot)
      • Silver Key: Lauren McLaughlin (Playing Pretend)
      • Honorable Mention: Alicia Caffero (Mother Superior); Grace King (Knob Bowl); Lily Simpson (Etched Overlay Cup); Abigail St Claire (Geneva)
    • Digital Art
      • Gold Key: Ryan Bonate (Stone Crab Blueprint)
    • Drawing and Illustration
      • Gold Key: Ellen Kenston (Self Portrait) and (Stippled Hipster); Emily Schuler (Scarf)
      • Silver Key: Ellen Kenston (Studious Danielle); Grace Lynch (Crab Boil)
      • Honorable Mention: Brooke Levin (The Colors Inside); Mary Claire O’Leary (Walking in Concrete); Cayla Zhang (Bottle Study)

Luke Whartnaby also has once again been honored for his writing. Luke earned a Silver Key and Honorable Mention in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition.

2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

 

Congratulations to Nicholas Tasiopoulos who was chosen as one of the two Illinois top High School Youth Volunteers in the 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. Congratulations is also extended to Sam Papasotirioiu who was named a Distinguished Finalist.

LHS February Students of the Month

Congratulations to the following students who were named LHS February Students of the Month.

Front row:  Olivia Tomassetti, Brian Klimek, Steven Hogan, Mia Clark, Lola Akinlade, Kylie Rodriguez
Back row:  Alex Hibbard-Brown, Eddie Moy, Ian Nagle, Ben Arnold

February Student of the Month Video Presentation

 

 

2014 - 2015 Students of the Month

D128 Presents A Parent Workshop

On March 10th, an all district parent workshop will be presented at Vernon Hills High School. 

Presentation Flyer PDF
District Parent Workshop - Unlock the Vault

D128 Presents Rebound ~ The Chris Herren Story

On Tuesday, April 14th, Vernon Hills High School welcomes guest speaker Chris Herren. 

Presentation Flyer PDF
Rebound ~ The Chris Herren Story

Chinese Heritage Speaker Placement Testing

Any student who is a native speaker of Chinese and would like to be evaluated for placement in level 2 Honors and above should contact Mrs. Zhao at lily.zhao@d128.org

Parents Invited to Take 5Essentials Survey
Illinois 5Essentials Survey

Teachers, parents and students across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement.  Visit this 5Essentials Information Site to learn more about the survey, find student participation and opt-out options, and to access a link to complete the survey.
Senior Panoramic Picture--Order yours today before it's too late!

Senior Panoramic Picture -- Order yours today before it's too late!  
VIP Senior Panoramic Picture 2015  

Changes to Required Testing in Illinois

This letter - Update to Assessment Schedule 2015 - is written to inform parents and guardians of changes to required testing in the State of Illinois for the 2014-15 school year. 

Upcoming Events

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Freshman Sophomore Play
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Freshman Sophomore Play
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Best Buddies Carnival @Main Gym
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All Spring Sports Practice begins (except Boys' Volleyball)
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Casimir Pulaski Day-Schools/Offices Closed
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Full Day In-service - Freshmen & Junior only Attendance Day @service - ACT for Juniors
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Late Start
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Orchesis @Auditorium
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Student of the Month @2:00 PM
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District Solo Contest @VHHS
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Picture Day Track & Boys' Gymnastics