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Metamorphoses is a play about the transformations that we all hope for or, on the other hand, the changes we inevitably suffer through over the course of our lives. Using mythological tales, the play examines what it means to be human--mind, body, and spirit--and what we make of our journeys in life. Since we all quest for some sort of transformation, this moving play uses water (we've built an actual swimming pool with 6,200 gallons of water) to signify and create each transformation for the mythological characters. View the promo here.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Come join us for a run/walk around the lake for a great cause! The first annual LHS Color Run/Walk will be on Saturday May 9th, from 12pm-2pm (check in will begin at 11). The cost of the run is $30 for ages 13 and up, $25 for ages 7-12, and free for ages 0-6. 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! We encourage all to sign up as soon as possible as t-shirts must be ordered prior to our event! Color Run Promo.
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.
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?
Congratulations to the LHS Math Team on placing 1st at the ICTM state competition on May 2nd at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
On Friday, April 24 Wildcat Productions students participated in the 22nd Annual Chicagoland High School Video Festival at Neuqua Valley High School. There were 872 students and faculty in attendance from 32 schools. There was a total of 563 entries into the festival!
3rd Place - Spencer Chartier - Public Service Announcement
Gold Award - Alex Gushulak - Live Event:Sports
Gold Award - Jimmy Smagacz - Live Event:Sports
Gold Award - Mason Maniloff & Ian Rosen-Rich - 7 Day Challenge
Silver Award - Alex Gushulak - Live Event:Performing Arts
Bronze Award - Brandon Kolaczewski - Cinematography
Bronze Award - Brandon Kolaczewski - Music Video
Bronze Award - Brandon Kolaczewski - Animation
Bronze Award - Jimmy Smagacz - Live Event:Performing Arts
Bronze Award - Spencer Charier - Documentary
Congratulations to the following students who were named LHS April Students of the Month.
Front row: Ken Wu, Lucy Saucedo, Sarah Pirih, Jennifer Blake, Bridget Horvath, Amelia Schmitt, Anna MackeyBack row: Paige Ward, Owen Hasler, Jordan Bach, Olivia Serb, Sam Clawson, Kelsey Kraft
*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...
Maddie Bollinger, Girls Water Polo. This past Tuesday against VHHS, Maddie made 15 saves on 20 shots, as the team won the game by a score of 8-5. Last weekend in the Elk Grove Tournament, Maddie helped the team to a 2nd place finish with 43 saves. The Girls Water Polo team will play in the Glenbrook North Invite tomorrow.
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
The community is invited to a special reception on Saturday, May 2, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Perspective Gallery, 1310 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL, to honor LHS and VHHS students whose work was selected for exhibit at the 5th Annual Juried Exhibition of Chicago-Area High School Student Photography. Nine D128 students earned a place in this selective exhibition featuring emerging student artists’ photographs. D128 exhibit participants are VHHS students Mia Polisky and Tucker Rayl, and LHS students Colin Morabito, Elizabeth Murphy, Gabi Munoz, Haley Anderson, Jessica Leider, Madie Horton and Abby Meyer.
Professional photographer Peter Fitzpatrick considered 750 images from 288 students for the exhibit, which is up from 200 students last year. He selected only 49 images from 46 students. This is a huge honor for these student artists to be recognized by this photographer and in this professional venue.
Visit the link to view the images by D128 students that were selected for the exhibition: https://www.flickr.com/…/district128/sets/72157651706178240/
Read about the artists in the Chicago Tribune ~ Students Show Their Photographic 'Perpective' for Gallery Show
LHS celebrated the announcement that three of its graduates and special olympians -- Trevor Fuhrman, Nick Zaccari and Vinnie Licocci -- were accepted into the University of Iowa's REACH Program. They are pictured with D128 Special Olympics Head Coach Andy Compton.
The University of Iowa REACH Program is a two-year, transition certificate program for students with multiple intellectual, cognitive, and learning disabilities. UI REACH provides a campus experience to empower young adults to become independent, engaged members of the community.
LHS Seniors Alia Awni, Alicia Caffero, Colin Morabito and VHHS Senior Mia Polisky won scholarships as part of the Illinois High School Regional Art Exhibition Senior Portfolio Program. Mia, Colin and Awni were awarded $15,000 scholarships from Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. Alicia was awarded an $18,000 scholarship from Watkins College of Art, Design and Film in Nashville, Tennessee. Their works, pictured here, will be included in an April Exhibition at University of Illinois Chicago's Gallery 400 from April 22 - 28. A reception will take place on April 25 from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of these senior artists! A more detailed calendar of events is available on this website: http://www.ihsae.org/senior-show-calendar.html