Libertyville Homecoming ~ A Night at Hogwarts
--Wednesday, September 17, 2014
"A Night at Hogwarts ~ Welcome to the Wizarding World." October 11th. Bringing a guest? Click here for the Guest Pass Application
Cat Tracks Career Fair ~ Oct. 14, 2014
--Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Seeking Participants for the Upcoming Cat Tracks Career Fair!!! -More
Herff Jones Cap and Gown Ordering Information
--Monday, September 22, 2014
Orders for cap and gown can be placed by contacting Herff Jones at 815-756-4743 or online at If you have any questions, please stop by the main office.
CHOICES: A Regional Post-Secondary Planning Night
--Thursday, August 21, 2014
A Regional Post-Secondary Planning Night Tuesday, October 21, 2014 6-9:00 PM Postsecondary planning evening for college-bound students with an IEP or 504 Plan
Max Schewitz Foundation’s Cardiac Screening
--Monday, September 22, 2014
On November 5, 2014, all Libertyville High School students will have the opportunity to participate in Screens for Teens, the Max Schewitz Foundation’s Cardiac screening. Testing includes an ECG for all participants and an echo for certain students. Only students with written permission will be tested. Because the heart changes over time, even previously tested students should sign up for testing. Click here for more information.

School News

Senior Tributes Information and Submission

The Nautilus staff would like to continue the tradition of including senior tributes in the 2015 yearbook. We are excited for the chance to acknowledge your child’s success in graduating. However, in order to achieve our goal, we invite you, the parents and guardians, to send in to the Nautilus staff your child’s baby picture as well as a brief message of encouragement, love, and hopeful wishes. We are only offering this chance to the parents and guardians of the 2015 senior class, so we hope you take advantage of this opportunity.

Tributes are still being accepted past the deadline of September 19th and will cost $57.00 which includes a late fee of $10.00. For questions, contact Dr. Debra Kellum at 847-327-7240.

Senior Tribute Information

Senior Tribute Online Submission

VIP Homecoming Picture Information

Click here to view Homecoming Dance picture prices from Visual Image Photography. You may bring your money to the dance and fill out forms once you get there.

Sweet 16 Voting

Seniors, follow this link for Sweet 16 Voting -

You must log into the website in order to vote using your network accounts.

Hockey~Libertyville-Vernon Hills Icecats vs CCM

On Wednesday, September 24th, the Libertyville-Vernon Hills H.S. Icecats vs. CCM hockey game will stream live on High School Cube. Broadcast begins at 8:20 pm. Click here to watch the game. 

LHS Athletes of the Week

Congratulations to the LHS Athletes of the Week...

Michael Watt, Boys Golf.  Last Saturday, Michael helped LHS with a second place finish at the Antioch Invitational. Michael came in 3rd place out of 70 golfers. Michael shot a 78, at seven over par.  He has been a big part of the boys team this year and has scored for the team in every match. The golf team will play on Saturday in the Wheeling Invite at Chevy Chase Country Club.
Callie Klein and Dani Blaser, Girls Tennis. At the #1 Doubles position, the team has a 11-2 record on the season. This past week, they defeated Lake Zurich and Lake Forest, one of the better teams in the sectional. They also finished in 2nd place in the Buffalo Grove Invite. The tennis team will be in action again at the Elk Grove Invite this weekend.

Alex Basler, Girls Volleyball.  Alex had a career high 15 kills against Lake Forest this week to help lead the Wildcats to a 2-0 NSC record (14-3 overall). Through the Lake Forest match, Alex has 114 kills on the season, averaging just over 8 per match.  She also leads the team in blocks with 29 and is second on the team in aces with 14.  The Wildcats will compete in the championship Gold Division at the Wheaton Classic this weekend and host New Trier on Monday.

Go Wildcats!

Powder Puff Information and Permission Forms

Please print and complete the Permission Form and Medical Exemption Form
and return with money to your Powder Puff Captains by Monday, September 22nd. 

Permission Form / Medical Exemption Form

Red Ribbon Kuz Classic 5K

Please join Libertyville High School's club, "Athletes Committed to Excellence" for the 22nd Annual Red Ribbon Kuz Classic 5K Race/Walk and Fun Run on Sunday September 28th at 10:00 a.m. Each year Athletes Committed to Excellence hosts the run in support of drug and alcohol free programs at Libertyville and for the annual ACE scholarship that rewards those student athletes who stay drug and alcohol free for their entire 4 years at LHS.  

The 5K Race/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run all begin and end in the LHS football stadium. In addition, to the run ACE will provide food and drink to all runners, along with a balloon artist, magician, music, and fellowship to help support healthy lifestyles for students at LHS.  

Online registration is now closed, but walk-ups are welcome to register on race day.  Any questions contact ACE Sponsor, Sean Ferrell at LHS via email at or by phone at 847-327-7033

Students Needed to Make Their Mark on D128!

D128 needs a new graphic design for its Mission Statement, and we need LHS and VHHS students to submit their designs. You could win a $5 Starbucks gift card just for entering. The winning student will receive a $50 Chipotle gift card AND have his/her design displayed in all classrooms and other locations throughout the District.  Entry deadline is Oct. 1.  Visit the following site for complete details:  Deadline is Oct. 1.  

Parent Education Workshop

Parent Education

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

October 6, 2014

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

LHS Studio Theater

Click here to go to SAP page for flyer and sign-up information.

Homecoming Parade Application

Calling all LHS reunions, local businesses and organizations!  We invite the community businesses, organizations and LHS reunions to be a part of our 2014 Homecoming Parade on Saturday, October 11th at 9:30 am. The parade route will begin at the Metra Station and head South on Milwaukee, ​West on Route 176 and end at Libertyville High School. If you are interested in participating in this wonderful LHS tradition, please complete the application through the link below. Official confirmation with the line-up will be sent to your organization no later than one week prior to the event.  Please call 847-327-7003 with questions.

Libertyville Homecoming ~ A Night at Hogwarts

Libertyville Homecoming 2014
October 11th

A Night at Hogwarts
Welcome to the Wizarding World

Homecoming Guest Pass Application

LHS 50th Class Reunion


The Libertyville High School Class of 1964 will be celebrating its 50th Class Reunion on Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11, 2014.  Click here for more information.

Cat Tracks Career Fair ~ Oct. 14, 2014

Seeking Participants for the Upcoming Cat Tracks Career Fair!!! 

We are looking for local Professionals and Parents to showcase their businesses and careers in our semi-annual event. Participants will engage with students to highlight their personal educational experiences, career history and industry involvement. Students often do not know about the vast career opportunities and steps they may need to take to get the right job the first time! Please click here to read the attached informational sheet. If you are not able to attend this year, please consider forwarding this to that exceptional person who will help make this event another fabulous experience for our students.
Yearbook Retake Pictures

Retake pictures will be October 16 during lunch hours in the studio theater.

Parents can visit for questions regarding photos.

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:  Order by October 15th to avoid a late charge. If you have any questions, please stop by the main office. 

CHOICES: A Regional Post-Secondary Planning Night

A Regional Post-Secondary Planning Night

Vernon Hills High School
145 North Lakeview Parkway
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
6:00 - 9:00 PM

Postsecondary planning evening for college-bound students with an IEP or 504 Plan.

Sponsored by:
Highland Park High School
Adlai E. Stevenson High School
Deerfield High School
Evanston Township High School
Glenbrook High Schools
Libertyville/Vernon Hills High Schools
Maine Township High Schools
New Trier Township High Schools
Niles Township High Schools
Lake Forest High School

For additional information, please contact
 Liz Wietrzak @ or 847.932.2078

Max Schewitz Foundation’s Cardiac Screening

On November 5, 2014, all Libertyville High School students will have the opportunity to participate in Screens for Teens, the Max Schewitz Foundation’s Cardiac screening. Testing includes an ECG for all participants and an echo for certain students. Only students with written permission will be tested. Because the heart changes over time, even previously tested students should sign up for testing. Click here for more information.

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.

LHS Senior Qualifies for the U.S. Junior National Gymnastics Team

Congratulations to LHS Senior Grant Breckenridge on his accomplishments at last month's USA National Gymnastics Championships (P&Gs) in Pittsburgh. At the championships, Grant placed 2nd in the nation in his age group in all-around, was national champion on parallel bars, and was the silver medalist on high bar. He also qualified for the U.S. Junior National Gymnastics Team.

D128 Transcript Changes

For more information regarding the recent transcript changes, please click here.

LHS/VHHS Named to 2014 Best High School List

LHS and VHHS Receive Silver and Gold Medals in 2014 Best High Schools Rankings.

U.S.News & World Report released its 2014 Best High Schools rankings this week. Once again, Vernon Hills High School and Libertyville High Schools received impressive rankings, receiving a gold medal and silver medal respectively. In the national rankings, 500 high schools earned gold medals, 1,519 took home silver and 2,688 were awarded bronze.

The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 19,400 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.

For 2014, District 128's high schools were ranked as follows:

National Rank -- 457 (Gold Medal)
State Rank -- 17
STEM -- 80

National Rank -- 609 (Silver Medal)
State Rank -- 25

It is worth noting that by taking the 16 charter schools and 18 magnet schools out of the rankings and comparing VHHS and LHS only to Illinois public schools, the schools rank 12th and 20th among the 674 Illinois public high schools.

In addition to its impressive state and national ranking, VHHS was also ranked 80th among the nation’s top STEM schools. U.S. News looked at the top 500 public high schools – those that earned a gold medal in our Best High Schools rankings – to identify the best in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

The Best High Schools rankings, which are available online only, are produced in conjunction with the American Institutes for Research, one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. To view the complete national rankings, visit: For the state rankings, visit

Dist. 128 Statement Regarding Brainerd Property

The Community High School District 128 (D128) Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Prentiss Lea respect and appreciate the sustained efforts of the Brainerd Preservation Committee in recent years to raise sufficient funds to re-purpose the Brainerd building into a multi-use community center. The committee, supporters and volunteers are to be commended for their efforts. District 128 was honored to work with the committee through a creative lease agreement with the Village of Libertyville to provide an opportunity to make their vision a reality.

As a result of the Tuesday, March 18 Brainerd referendum vote, D128 will move forward with planning to re-purpose the Brainerd property to meet D128 and Libertyville High School (LHS) needs. One of the most significant needs at LHS continues to be additional green space for athletic related activities. As such, the Brainerd Building and Jackson Gym will be demolished in the future to provide open acreage for additional green space. A final decision for specific green space use on the property will be part of a broader district capital needs discussion. Although parking is always an issue at Libertyville High School, existing parking at the Brainerd property will likely not be substantially expanded, but rather, reconfigured to maximize green space use. A small portion of the property will be allocated to provide a remembrance to the historical significance of the Brainerd Building and Jackson Gym.

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.


  • Late Start
    24 September, 2014 (all day)
  • Progress Report #1
    24 September, 2014 (all day)
This Week
  • Rosh Hashanah-Students Not in Attendance-Offices Open
    25 September, 2014 (all day)
    Attendance-Offices Open
  • Rosh Hashanah-Students Not in Attendance-Offices Open
    25 September, 2014 (all day)
    Attendance-Offices Open
  • Football Game Away - Lake Forest
    26 September, 2014 (7:30pm)
  • Chicago National College Fair
    27 September, 2014 (11:00am)
    Navy Pier, Festival Hall A
  • Girls Volleyball JV Invite
    27 September, 2014 (all day)
  • Milwaukee National College Fair
    28 September, 2014 (12:00pm)
    Wisconsin (formerly Delta) Center
  • Red Ribbon Race
    28 September, 2014 (all day)
This Month
  • The Admission Game with Peter Van Buskirk
    30 September, 2014 (6:30pm)
    LHS Auditorium
  • NSC Boys/Girls Golf
    30 September, 2014 (all day)
  • Late Start
    1 October, 2014 (all day)
  • Football Game Home - Zion-Benton
    2 October, 2014 (7:00pm)
  • Student of the Month
    3 October, 2014 (2:00pm)
    Room 157
  • Yom Kippur
    4 October, 2014 (all day)