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LHS Fretboarders presents Band Jam on April 10th.
Calling all musicians, singers and songwriters! Band Jam is a night for all LHS musicians to have their turn in the spotlight, and we want you to perform! Band Jam is after school on April 10th. It's open to any and all music performers, so come to the Write Place to register and get more information or visit bit.ly/LHSBandJam to fill out an application online. Applications are due March 27th. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Band Jam will be held in the Cafeteria on April 10 starting at 6 pm. There will be dollar pizza slices, live music and a fun atmosphere. Bring your friends and family to spend an evening listening to original student music as well as covers from popular songs. Our line-up is full of amazing student singers, musicians and bands! Come out to support these terrific musicians during their time in the spotlight.
The Libertyville High School Wind Ensemble will be performing in concert on stage at Symphony Center in downtown Chicago at 7:30 pm on Monday, April 27th. This special concert will be shared with the Wind Ensembles from Lake Zurich and Buffalo Grove high schools, and will feature a variety of traditional and contemporary wind band masterworks. Admission to the concert is $10 (general admission seating), and tickets are available via the LHS Band Office. Please contact Adam Gohr at (847) 327-7083 or email@example.com.
Regular AP registration has now ended. Please note that late registrations will be accepted from March 9th through March 27th. A late fee of $55 per exam will be charged (Only walk‐in registrations will be accepted. No online or mailed registrations will be accepted at this time.)
Late fee assessed after March 6th - Walk-in registration only.
Last day to register March 27th.
The following AP books can be purchased through the LHS Webstore:
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Congratulations to the Wildcat Debate Team on a successful 2014-2015 season. At the state tournaments, in Novice Lincoln Douglas, Claire Mills was a quarter finalist and Allison Tong, Conor Kennedy, and Emily Regan earned speaker awards. At the IHSA State Tournament Pooja Sajeev and Lucia Zhang were Octa-finalist in Public Forum. Ankur Rastogiwas an Octa-finalist in Lincoln Douglas. He also earned 6th place on the All State Debate Team. Congrats again to the entire team!
Results from the 2014-2015 German National Exam administered by the American Assoc. of Teachers of German are in and LHS students received many honors. Of the 20,496 students from nearly 700 schools who took the national test, approximately 5% (1,171) of the test takers are Northern Illinois students.
LHS students received the following honors:
Gold Award (90th-99th percentile) Sabrina Kite, Sarah Leonard, Marcus Weitekamper
Silver Award (80th-89th percentile) Dylan Munch, Clark Robertson
Bronze Award (70th-79th percentile) Mitchell Cox, Anna Lillydahl, Maxwell Lund, Laura Niederbrach, Addison Whitney
Gold Award (90th-99th percentile): Eric Metzger
Silver Award (80th-89th percentile): Ryan Bever, Joseph Canning, Jason Edmunds
Bronze Award (70th-79th percentile): Karl Braun
Gold Award (90th-99th percentile): Fabienne Schlicht
Silver Award (80th-89th percentile): Cynthia Capota, Peter Mollenhauer
Congratulations to the students and LHS German Teachers Alex Kerth and Heidi Lechner.
LHS has partnered with a group of polar engineers from Dartmouth College’s Thayer School of Engineering. The researchers study the microstructure of arctic and antarctic sea ice, specifically the characteristics of the brine channels and air pockets in sea ice that make it so porous and permeable.
For the last month the engineers have drilled ice cores in Arctic sea ice. LHS "sponsored" one of the ice cores as shown in the photographs. Later this month the Dartmouth engineers will visit LHS with the ice cores they drilled and speak to science students about their research.
On March 16, 2015, the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers announced the winners of the 2015 National Scholastic Art & Writing National Awards. With many students from LHS and VHHS winning Gold, Silver, and Honorable Mentions at the Midwest Region at Large level, LHS Senior Trey Toohey's photograph "Video Poker" and LHS Senior Alicia Caffero's jewelry piece "Vertebrae" both earned Silver Medals at the national level of competition. These students will receive a significant scholarship check to apply towards pursuing their art interests. This is the third year District 128 has participated in this competition. Congratulations to our d128 artists!
The Wildcats Mock Trial Team competed in Saturday's state tournament at University of Illinois Champaign. Seniors Emmalee Berger, Alesha Kristoffersen, Alexis Kristoffersen, Jessica Immermann, Abby Militante, Ben Montgomery and Brian Weis led the team to its best finish in school history. Senior Jessica Immermann was selected as Best Attorney and Juniors Zach Clausen and Julia Wilson won Best Witness awards. The team is coached by Social Studies Teacher Dennis Duffy.
LHS WYSE team members Elliot Stahnke and Hannah Loizzo qualified for the state WYSE competition following their performance at last Friday's Illinois Academic Challenge sectional competition at VHHS. Hannah finished 4th in chemistry and Elliot finished 1st in both math and physics. They will compete in the state finals held at the University of Illinois on April 13.
The LHS Academic Decathlon Team placed 4th among 52 teams in the state competition held Saturday, March 14, at Chicago State University. Team members were Katherine Liu, Jared Huch, Madison Hedlund, Sean Bruno, Arooj Ahmad, Becca Lothspeich, Erika Cooney, Thomas Garcia, and Megan Yeung. The team is coached by LHS Physics Teacher Mark Buesing.
LHS Senior Amon Sahelijo received first-place honors in a classical guitar senior division competition sponsored by the Society of American Musicians. The competition was held March 1 at the Music Institute of Chicago's Winnetka campus.
Three D128 art students, LHS Senior Nick Bone, LHS Senior Cayla Zhang, and VHHS Sophomore Sophie Yufa, were accepted into the ReImagine24 Overnight Design Competition at the Art Institute of Chicago. With over 500 applications considered, only 105 Chicago-land teens were accepted to compete. Zhang, Bone, and teammates' project "Branding Identity for Teen Program at AIC" took first place in the Graphic Design category. Congratulations artists!
On Saturday, March 7 through Sunday, March 8, 2015, the Art Institute of Chicago Teen Council invited these students with diverse art interests and skills from neighborhoods around Chicago-land to participate in the overnight competition. Working closely with mentors and teammates, teens spent this time brainstorming, prototyping, and building projects that wildly re-imagine conventional aspects of the museum, such as security officers’ uniforms, gallery benches, and posters and logos promoting museum-based events. Students also participated in teen-designed gallery activities throughout the museum and sunrise yoga. Projects were put on display by 10:00 AM on Sunday and judged. Teachers and families were invited to the reception, and prizes were awarded for first place projects. Participants’ works will be displayed publicly in the Ryan Education Center of the Art Institute throughout the summer.
Each year, the LHS AP Physics C students take the qualifying exams for the United States Physics Team. At the end of January, the students took the preliminary exam consisting of 25 challenging multiple-choice questions.
Approximately 4,000 students compete on this exam nationwide. Based on the results of this preliminary exam, 388 students were chosen as semifinalists. LHS Senior Sean Duffy was selected as a national semifinalist. Sean ranks in approximately the top 10% of students taking the exam across the nation.
In mid-March, Sean will compete in the semifinal round, which consists of two 90-minute open response exams. These exams, in conjunction with scores on the preliminary exam, will be used to determine the members of the U.S. Physics Team. Approximately 20 students will be selected from across the country for the team. These students will attend a one-week training camp in May. Five students will be selected from this group to compete at the International Physics Olympiad in Mumbai, India, from July 5-12.
Results from the semifinal round will be available in mid to late April. Congratulations, Sean, and good luck on the semifinal round!
Congratulations to the following students who were named LHS March Students of the Month.
Front row: Ellie Frega, Alexandra Hansen, Amy Dykstra, Sam Kharasch, Richard Linn, Trinity CarlisleBack row: Dillon Petz, Alejandro GarciaEscobar, Chris Haidvogel, Kelly Keefe, Joe Fusco, Skyler Blacker
*If you are interested in individual pictures of your student with the nominating teacher and Dr. Scott, please email Kelly Brosio ~ firstname.lastname@example.org.
The LHS Math Team won the ICTM Regional Competition held Feb. 28 at Stevenson High School and is now qualified for the state competition on May 2 at University of Illinois Champaign. Congratulations, Math Cats!