Community High School District 128 Named a Top 100 Workplace
--Sunday, November 23, 2014
On Friday, November 14th, the Chicago Tribune published the "Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplaces," which is an annual exclusive list of the best places to work in the Chicago area. -More
Winner of D128 Mission Statement Design Contest
--Sunday, November 23, 2014
Congratulations to our winning designer, LHS Senior Colin Morabito. Colin's design will be showcased districtwide and in our printed materials. -More
Student Technology Team (Tech LST)
--Thursday, November 13, 2014
Are you interested in helping other students with their technology needs? Do you want to be the first to learn about everything tech at LHS? Apply to become a part of the Student Technology Team by scanning one of the QR codes throughout the building or by clicking here. APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED THROUGH NOVEMBER.

School News

Community High School District 128 Named a Top 100 Workplace

On Friday, November 14th, the Chicago Tribune published the "Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplaces," which is an annual exclusive list of the best places to work in the Chicago area. Community High School District 128 has been named a Top 100 Workplace! Although this recognition program considers all types of Chicago area workplaces, it is somewhat unusual for a school district to receive this recognition. 

The evaluation for the Top 100 Workplaces program is based upon feedback from the anonymous employee survey that many of you completed a few months ago. D128 had an outstanding response rate on the survey, and we appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey.

We are honored to have been selected for this prestigious award, and more importantly, we are very proud of all of the staff for making D128, LHS and VHHS such special places to work.  Thank you!

Winner of D128 Mission Statement Design Contest

 

We are excited to announce the winner in the D128 Mission Statement Design Contest. The contest was open to all LHS and VHHS students, and we received entries from many talented students.  Congratulations to our winning designer, LHS Senior Colin Morabito. Colin's design, pictured below, will be showcased districtwide and in our printed materials. 

Runners up in the contest were John McInerney (LHS) and Iuliia Boyarskiy (VHHS). Please join us in congratulating all of these talented students.

 

Pertussis (whooping cough) Information

Three cases of pertussis, also called “whooping cough” have been recently reported in our school.  Please read more here

Student Technology Team (Tech LST)

Apply to be a STUDENT TECH!  The new student technology team is looking for students!!!

Are you interested in helping other students with their technology needs? Do you want to be the first to learn about everything tech at LHS? Apply to become a part of the Student Technology Team by scanning one of the QR codes throughout the building or by clicking here.

Click here to see the Student Technology Team VIDEO TRAILER!!!

 What will you be doing?

  • You will be working as a volunteer for part of your free period.

  • You will be at a help desk fielding tech questions from students and teachers.

  • You will provide one-on-one help on such topics as Google Drive, Gmail and Google Docs.

  • You will be exposed to cutting edge technology being implemented at LHS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions, contact any of the following adults:

John Taylor john.taylor@d128.org  

Matt Thompson matt.thompson@d128.org  

Allison Wilkin allison.wilkin@d128.org

Maggie (Faulkner) Nicholson margaret.nicholson@d128.org

Kristin Tarrant kristin.tarrant@d128.org

Kate Isabelli kate.isabelli@d128.org

LHS Girls Volleyball Places 2nd in State

11/15 ~ Libertyville places 2nd in State! Congratulations!

11/14 ~ Libertyville girls volleyball team rallies past Loyola, advances to final. Libertyville emerges with a stunning 21-25, 25-22, 25-11 victory. Chicago Tribune - Girls volleyball: Libertyville claws back against Loyola for 4A title berth 


Congratulations to LHS Model UN

Congratulations to LHS Model UN for their success at the Brown University Model United Nations Conference. Students earned the following awards.

○ Maxwell Flanagan: Commendation representing the United States in SPECPOL (Special Politicaland Decolonization Committee).

○ Alejandro Garcia-Escobar: BEST DELEGATE representing the United States in the Commissionon the Status of Women.

○ Claire Mills: Honorable Mention representing Cambodia in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

○ Shannon Roche: Verbal Commendation representing the United States in the World Bank Group.

Brainerd Building Asbestos Abatement and Demolition Updates

Below you will find the most up-to-date information related to asbestos abatement and demolition of the Brainerd Building and Jackson Gym. D128 will post updates as relevant information is available. If there are no additional postings on a specific date, then there are no additional updates to share.

General Information

Asbestos containment work will begin on Thursday, Oct. 16 and is scheduled to be completed by Friday, Oct. 24. Demolition work is scheduled to begin on Monday, Nov. 3.

Thursday, Oct. 16

A safety fence was erected around the Brainerd Building and Jackson Gym prior to beginning asbestos abatement work.
Asbestos abatement work began. 

Friday, Oct. 17

Asbestos abatement work continues, including the removal of all windows.

Wednesday, Oct. 22

The asbestos abatement at the Brainerd Building will be completed on Oct. 29 rather than the originally scheduled date of Oct. 24.

Friday, Oct. 31

To ensure that every state, local and utility requirement is met prior to the start of demolition, the District has adjusted the tentative demolition date to Monday, Nov. 17.

Friday, Nov. 7

The District continues to receive requests to remove certain items and/or materials from the Brainerd Building and Jackson Gym prior to demolition. Although we appreciate efforts to preserve pieces of both buildings, everything remaining in the buildings at this point is part of the awarded demolition and salvage bid and, as a result, is not available to be given away to citizens.

Friday, Nov. 14

Inside salvage demolition begins on Monday, Nov. 17 and will continue through the week. Building demolition is tentatively scheduled for Monday, Nov. 24.

Thursday, Nov. 20

Interior demolition work will continue at the Brainerd Building through Thanksgiving. Beginning Monday, Dec. 1, demolition of the Brainerd classroom structure will begin and will last approximately 3-5 days. Following the completion of the classroom building demolition, the demolition process will begin on the Jackson Gym.

LHS November Students of the Month

Congratulations to the November students of the month.


Front row:
Hillary Vrba, Kate Vittore, Stephanie McLaughlin, Taylor Sloan, Emily Williams, Dolores Palmieri, Eve Spinozza

Back row:
Jake Stueckemann, Hannah Zerwas, Brooke Zant, Andy Benish, James He, MacKenzie Cook

D128 Earns A+ on Niche High School Rankings
Based on the criteria below, Niche, a nationally-based school district and school rating service founded originally as College Prowler at Carnegie-Mellon University, has rated D128, LHS and VHHS as follows:
  • Academics
  • Teachers
  • Administration & Policies
  • Educational Outcomes
  • Resources & Facilities
  • Health & Safety
  • Student Culture & Diversity
  • Extra-Curriculars
  • Sports & Fitness
D128
A+ Overall
Nationally:  108th of 8,738 U.S. Public School Districts with High Schools (or, Top .01 of all ranked U.S. Public School Districts with High Schools)
Illinois:  4th of 385 Illinois Public School Districts with High Schools (or, Top .01 of all ranked Illinois Public School Districts with High Schools)
VHHS
A+ Overall
Nationally:  29th of 14,431 U.S. Public High Schools (or, Top .002% of all ranked U.S. Public High Schools)
Illinois: 9th of 309 Illinois Public High Schools (or, Top .03% of all top ranked Illinois Public High Schools)
LHS
A+ Overall
Nationally:  42nd of 14,431 U.S. Public High Schools (or, Top .002% of all ranked U.S. Public High Schools)

Illinois: 10th of 309 Illinois Public High Schools (or, Top .03% of all top ranked Illinois Public High Schools)

 

Chicago Tribune School Report Cards 2014

Illinois School Report Cards were released today, highlighting academic achievements of Libertyville High School and Vernon Hills High School students in comparison with the performance of students and schools across the state. The Chicago Tribune released its annual Top Chicagoland School report today, rating LHS and VHHS among the top high schools in each category.

High School: Best Overall 2014 ACT Results
[Ranked by ACT Composite Score for the 2014 Graduating Class] 

LHS     11th
VHHS  21st

Illinois College Ready
[Percentage of students getting at least a 21 composite score on the ACT]
 
LHS     12th
VHHS  16th

ACT College Ready
[High School graduates who hit the benchmark scores in all ACT subjects (Students must score 18 or higher in English, 22 or higher in Math and reading, and 23 or higher in in Science)]

LHS    12th
VHHS  21st

College Bound Students
[Percentage of students who graduated in 2011-2012 and enrolled in a U.S. college within 16 months]

VHHS  10th
LHS     12th

Parking Changes at Brainerd

On October 13, Columbus Day (a non-student attendance day), the process involving the demolition of the Brainerd building will enter its next phase.  

As the abatement phase comes to fruition, the next phase involves the erection of the protective demolition fence that will be placed around the building. This fence will be erected prior to the physical demolition of the building. 

Due to the size and location of this protective fencing, parking at Brainerd will be limited to approximately 40 spaces, near the athletic field only.  

Because of this decrease in this parking area, students who park there should begin the process of considering alternates to parking at Brainerd. Some alternatives might include but may not be limited to the following: 

  • Parking at Dymond (a first come first free parking area) which has 38 student spaces.
  • Car pooling with seniors who have an LHS parking sticker to park on campus, with parent/guardian permission.
  • Riding one of the D128 paid for school buses (applies to any LHS student living 1.5 miles from the LHS campus).
  • Being dropped off/picked up at LHS by other parent/guardian approved drivers. 

School Picture Orders

It's not too late to order school pictures. Click here for more information.

Parents can visit www.vipis.com for questions regarding photos.

 
Parent Education Workshop

Parent Education Workshop

IF ONLY I HAD KNOWN...Update on Teen Substance Use in Our Community featuring Gail Weil, Executive Director of Community Youth Network (CYN)

Presented on October 6, 2014

Click here to view the PowerPoint presentations on the SAP homepage

Click here to view the presentation video

Herff Jones Cap and Gown Ordering Information

Orders for cap and gown can be placed by contacting Herff Jones at 815-756-4743 or online at:  www.herffjonesil.com.  If you have any questions, please stop by the main office. 

Semifinalists Named in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program

Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 60th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring.

The LHS National Merit Semifinalists were honored at a breakfast at school on Sept. 16th. Pictured at the breakfast are LHS Principal Marina Scott, Semifinalists Hannah Gaertner, Alec Zhang, Lauren Williams, Ankur Rastogi, Curtis Sparks, and LHS College Counselor Amy BelstraLauren Williams was also recognized for being named a National Achievement Scholar. The National Achievement Scholarship Program is an academic competition that recognizes outstanding African American high school students.

Dedicate an LHS Auditorium Seat

The Fine Arts Support Team of LHS (FAST) invites you to dedicate an LHS auditorium seat remembering, honoring & celebrating:

-Involvement in the Art, Band, Choral, Dance, Orchestra & Theater Programs,

- An LHS alum or faculty member,

- A graduating senior, or

- Anyone who’s been positively impacted by LHS

Auditorium seats can be dedicated with a tax-deductible gift of $100 or more. Your donation will advance our mission to further the interests of LHS students involved in the Fine Arts Programs.

With your donation FAST will:

• Inscribe a message of your choosing on 1” x 3” brass plaque

• Install the plaque on a seat armrest in the LHS auditorium

• Notify you when & where the placard is installed

To order, fill in the information in this form.

Upcoming Events

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Boys' Swimming & Diving Practice begins
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Boys Basketball Home - Maine West @5:00 PM
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Picture Day Girls Bowling
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Early Dismissal Day
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Early Release
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Thanksgiving Day-Schools/Offices Closed
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Non-Attendance Day-Schools/Offices Closed
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Finding and Winning Scholarships @7:00 PM @LHS Studio Theatre
Grade 12 and Parents Learn about finding scholarships through the CRC and to get helpful hints to win them!
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Late Start First Class
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Parent Cats Meeting
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Parent Cats Meeting