Seniors ~ Chromebooks and Google Accounts
--Thursday, May 19, 2016
Seniors and Chromebooks and Google Accounts ~ What’s going to happen with them? Follow this link for information.
June 3rd ~ LHS Graduation (Updated 5/23)
--Monday, May 23, 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
May Students of the Month
--Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Congratulations to the May Students of the Month: Emily Langtiw, Elizabeth Conley, Amy Flanagan, Lucy Zeng, Charlie Burrows, Gabriel Alesna, Eric Barth, Tanner Dorow, Emily Jenner, Carol Sale, Hannah Zerwas, Alyssa Stokovich, Collin Bartsch. (Not pictured: Kelsey Ziemnisky) May Student of the Month video

School News

Seniors ~ Chromebooks and Google Accounts

Seniors and Chromebooks and Google Accounts ~
What’s going to happen with them?

Follow this link for information. 

June 2nd ~ 2016 Gold Apple Award Broadcast

On May 20th, LHS Science Teacher Sherri Rukes received the 2016 Golden Apple Award.  This broadcast will air Thursday, June 2nd at 8:00 pm on WTTW HD. See the complete broadcast schedule.

D128 Golden Apple Press Release 

Libertyville High teacher wins Golden Apple Award ~ Daily Herald - Russell Lissau

June 3rd ~ LHS Graduation (Updated 5/23)

Congratulations Class of 2016! 
LHS Graduation Ceremony
Sears Centre Arena
Friday, June 3, 2016 ~ 7:00 P.M.

Graduation Packet Information

Graduation Live Stream Links

Graduation Party Letter

Graduation DVD Information

 

Seniors ~ Order your cap and gown online at Herff Jones. For questions, contact Herff Jones at 815-756-4743.

2016-17 Senior Parking Sticker Information

2016-2017 parking ​sticker registration is now closed. On Friday, April 15th, 2016 all incoming seniors received an email to their student email account ~ Senior Parking Sticker Information.

During the week of May 2nd, a random lottery was used to determine eligibility for the parking sticker. An email was sent to the your SCHOOL EMAIL ACCOUNT that week letting you know the status of your submission.

The stickers will be hand applied to each student’s vehicle by our security department starting July 5th and continuing through the summer. Students will be unable to receive their sticker unless it is hand applied by our security staff to the vehicle that is being parked on campus during the 2016/2017 school year. This process will be done in the front circle of the main entrance at the high school.

Please contact me at 847-327-7006 or diana.gratz@d128.org with any questions.


Thanks.
Diana Gratz
Assistant Principal’s Secretary

LHS Athletic Updates ~ 5/26

Although school is winding down, LHS Athletics are busy with playoff competitions.  Here are the updates...  You can also get updates on Twitter - Go_LHS_Wildcats

Boys Tennis
The doubles team of Ken Herrmann/Scott Daluga and Julian Janczak/Hayden Friese both advanced to the 4th round of the Consolation Bracket.  They will continue in the IHSA State Series on Friday morning.

Girls Soccer
The team will play in the IHSA Sectional Finals on Friday at 6:00pm vs. Barrington at Palatine.
Tickets are $5 for everyone.

Boys Volleyball
On Wednesday, the team defeated Lake Forest to claim the Regional Championship.
The team will play in the IHSA Sectional Semi-Finals on Friday at 5:30pm at Barrington
Tickets are $5 for everyone

Softball
The softball team will play in the IHSA Regional Final on Saturday vs. Stevenson at Lake Forest at 11:00am.

Boys Lacrosse
Boys Lacrosse defeated Schaumburg 11-5 in the 2nd round of the IHSLA Playoffs.
The team will play at St. Viator (Forest View Educational Center) on Saturday.

Baseball
The baseball team defeated Grayslake Central 3-0.
The next game is the Regional Championship on Saturday at 10:00am vs. Mundelein.
Tickets are $4 for everyone.
D128 May 27 ePawPrints

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

May Parent CATS Newsletter

Visit this link to read the May edition of the Parent CATS Newsletter.

Board Welcomes 2016-17 Student Board Representatives

At tonight's Board of Education, Board members welcomed the 2016-17 Student Board Representatives. The new student representatives are LHS students Daniel Oh, Spencer Baumruk and Emily Regan (pictured below at left) and VHHS students Ryan Gold, Aakash Setty and Aparajitha Adiraju.

Bass Fishing Duo Wins Big Bass Honors

The LHS Bass Fishing Team finished the 2016 tournament season with its strongest finish yet! In spite of the poor weather, the team of Patrick Stoll and Griffin Ferrell finished in 2nd place and won "Big Bass" honors in last Friday's Prospect High School Invitational Bass Tournament. The team is coached by Bill Reichert and Bob Uliks.

Four D128 Seniors Named to Daily Herald Academic Team

Congratulations to the four D128 seniors named to the 2015-16 Daily Herald Lake County Academic Team: Isaiah Liu (VHHS), Hannah Manetsch (LHS), Elliot Stahnke (LHS) and Lucy Wu (VHHS). Read more about these outstanding students and the entire Lake County team at The Daily Herald

LHS Sophomore Laura Zeng Featured in USA Today

With nine strong performances, Zeng, then 15 years old, danced her way to an eighth-place finish in the all-around competition — the highest in history for an American in the all-around — at the 2015 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart, Germany in September, earning a spot for the U.S. team in the Rio Olympics. Read more

LHS Athletes of the Week

Congratulations to the
LHS Athletes of the Week

Maddie Burns and Allison Prey, Girls Lacrosse
Maddie and Allison are the leading scorers for the Girls Lacrosse team. Both scored four goals in the team's 14-10 win over VHHS this past week. The team plays today against Conant at Brainerd. The first playoff game is on Monday at 4:30 p.m. vs. Conant.

Tim Calamari, Baseball
Tim pitched a 6 inning 2 hit complete game shutout in a 12-0 victory over Nazareth Academy this past Monday. He also homered yesterday to help lead the Wildcats to a sweep over Zion Benton. The Baseball team plays on Monday at Lake Forest.

Walker Hare, Boys Lacrosse
Walker had 14 saves in a 12-6 win over #5 Grayslake North. Walker helped run the defense in holding a top team in state to their lowest goal output of the season. The Boys Lacrosse team will end the regular season with a home game vs. New Trier on Tuesday, May 17.

Jessica Lanty, Girls Water Polo
Jessica scored four goals in last night's sectional win over Lake Forest. One of her goals included the game winner in the 2nd OT to defeat the Scouts by a score of 8-7. Sectionals continue again tonight at Buffalo Grove at 8:00 p.m.

Jessica Lauret, Softball
This past week, Jessie has been on fire leading off with a .647 BA and 7 stolen bases, helping to leading the Wildcats to a 5-1 record. She also threw out 3 runners from center field at the plate and held runners to singles from sure doubles in the gaps. The Softball team will be in action again at Lake Zurich on Monday.
 
GO CATS!!  
May Students of the Month

May Student of the Month Video

Front row:  Emily Langtiw, Elizabeth Conley, Amy Flanagan, Lucy Zeng, Charlie Burrows

Back row:  Gabriel Alesna, Eric Barth, Tanner Dorow, Emily Jenner, Carol Sale, Hannah Zerwas, Alyssa Stokovich, Collin Bartsch

(Not pictured:  Kelsey Ziemnisky)

Wake Up Wildcats for LHS Clubs or Sports

Are you an LHS school club or sport interested in having a segment in Wakeup Wildcats?  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 Ranked Among the 'Most Challenging' High Schools in State ~ Washington Post

In Illinois, College Prep School of America, a private school in Lombard, was ranked as the most challenging school in the state. Locally, Libertyville High School was ranked as the 20th most-challenging high school in the state.

Read more here

LHS Receives Silver Medal Status in US News & World Report 2016 Best High School Rankings

LHS and VHHS have have received silver medal status in the U.S. News & World Report's 2016 Best High School Rankings that were released today. LHS ranks 18th in Illinois and 554th in the nation, while VHHS ranks 21st in Illinois and 588th in the nation. Both LHS and VHHS were awarded silver medal status based on their performance on state assessments, graduation rates and how well they prepare students for college.

The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. More than 6,000 schools were awarded gold, silver and bronze medals in this year’s national rankings.

Read more about this year's rankings at U.S. News.

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

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