Max Schewitz Foundation’s Cardiac Screening
--Monday, October 27, 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. -More
LHS Presents Monty Python's Spamalot
--Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Libertyville High School presents Monty Python's Spamalot on November 6th, 7th and 8th @ 7:30 pm. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $4 for students. Tickets available at
D128 Foundation for Learning to Host Fall Benefit, WONDER
--Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The D128 Foundation for Learning invites D128 parents, alumni and community members to join them for a WONDERful evening! The Nov. 14 benefit, WONDER, will be held in the beautiful Audubon Hall at Independence Grove. -More

School News

Coping with Tragedy and Grief

Unfortunately, coping with tragedy and expressing grief over the loss of a loved one is an unavoidable and difficult part of life. It is even harder when teenagers are faced with these challenges. They simply have not had the time to fully develop healthy coping skills that they need to get through tough times. That is where they need the support of the adults in their lives.

Some within the LHS community are facing one of those challenging times this week after the loss of a former LHS student. Below are links to some resources that will help parents support their teenagers in coping with tragedy and expressing their grief in a healthy way.   

As always, the LHS school counselors and social workers are here to provide additional support.

LifeSource Blood Drive at LHS

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, November 1, the Junior Student Council is collaborating with LifeSource to sponsor this year's blood drive. Signups will take place during all lunch periods, so make sure to stop by the table and sign up! You must be at least 16 years old. Signups will continue through Thursday.

It's the Wildcat Way!

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. Please fill out this Cardiac Health Questionnaire and Cardiac Screening Release form and have your child drop them off at the front desk or main office. The Cardiac Screening Release form is also available online

Special Half-Day Schedule for November 7

November 7, 2014, will be a half day of school in D128. Please note the special schedule below for LHS and VHHS.

LHS Presents Monty Python's Spamalot

Libertyville High School presents Monty Python's Spamalot on November 6th, 7th and 8th @ 7:30 pm. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $4 for students. Tickets available at

D128 Foundation for Learning to Host Fall Benefit, WONDER

The D128 Foundation for Learning invites D128 parents, alumni and community members to join them for a WONDERful evening! This benefit will be held in the beautiful Audubon Hall at Independence Grove on Friday, November 14th from 6:30 pm - 12:00 am. The evening will include:

* Incredible Silent Auction
* Live auction: Assist Students in Need
* Inaugural 2014 Alumni Achievement Award Honorees:
     Matt Nuernberger, VHHS Class of 2007
     Dale Eggert, LHS Class of 1974
* Centerfold Band - all your favorite hits from the 80s & 90s
* Gourmet Buffet Dinner & Cocktails
* Fun with your friends!

WONDER how you can support innovative programs and students in need at LHS and VHHS? Come join the Foundation and see for yourself how the District 128 Foundation brings together the community -- parents, alumni, local businesses and D128 -- to continue the Foundation's mission of enhancing and enriching the instructional programs at LHS and VHHS

Visit to register today!

Students Selected to IMEA Festival

The following LHS students were selected to the IMEA District 7 Festivals. The Illinois Music Educators Association hosts 9 different district festivals in the fall. Each in a different region in Illinois. District 7 consists of Lake County, Northern Cook County and Eastern McHenry County. More than 100 high schools participate in IMEA in District 7. The auditions take place in early October and the top students on each instrument and voice part are selected to perform with the District 7 Choir, Band and Orchestra in November. After the District Festivals in November, the top students from each of the nine IMEA Districts will be selected to the IMEA State Festival in January. For high school musicians, being selected to the IMEA State Festival is the highest individual honor they can receive. 

LHS Robotics Team Places in Competition

Congratulations to the LHS Robotics Team who placed 1st and 2nd in the Payload Transfer competition. This competition’s first place team was composed of some of our underclassmen: George Logan, Phillip Newman, Reed Sattizahn and Daniel Koputa. The 2nd place team was composed of: Pat Stoll, Nick Bauer and Raymond Lor. The team is coached by Sherri Rukes.

LHS Athletes of the Week

Congratulations to the LHS Athletes of the Week...

Jessica Lovinger, Girls Golf. Last weekend, Jessica competed in the IHSA State Finals in Decatur at Hickory Point Golf Club. Jessica finished in the top half of the championship field with scores over the two days of 83 and 87 - good for 57th in the State.

Melissa Manetsch, Girls Cross-Country. This past Saturday, Melissa was the NSC Conference Champ at the meet with a winning time of 17:37 over the 3 mile course at Lake Forest. Melissa's place helped the team to a 3rd place finish. The Cross-Country teams will race again in Regionals on Saturday at Adler Park with the girls race at 2:00pm and the boys race at 2:30pm.

Go Wildcats!

Libertyville Fall Athletics Update

Here are the updates from Libertyville Fall Athletics...

As the teams progress in the IHSA Playoffs, more information can be found on the IHSA website. Also, the scores are updated from each game in the IHSA Scorezone. As always, we will update the LHS Athletic Schedules online. 

Boys Soccer
IHSA Regional Champs as the team defeated Mundelein by a score of 1-0 this past Saturday.
The IHSA Sectional Semi-Finals are on Tuesday at Palatine vs. Fremd at 6:30pm.  Tickets are $5.00. - Map

Girls Cross-Country
IHSA Regional Champs as the team was led by Melissa Manetsch's 2nd place finish on Saturday.
The IHSA Sectionals are on Saturday at Busse Woods at 10:00am -Map

Boys Cross-Country
The team finished in 4th place at the IHSA Regionals and advance to Sectionals.
They were led by Stephen Richardson's 12th place finish in Regionals
The IHSA Sectionals are on Saturday at Busse Woods at 11:15am -Map

The team finished the regular season with a 6-3 record and qualified for the IHSA Playoffs.
The first round playoff game is on Saturday, Nov. 1st at 7:00pm against Lincoln Park at Lane Tech Stadium - Map.  There will be a fan bus for $5.00 with signup in the front office - Room 1103, the bus will leave LHS at 5:00pm.  Tickets to the game are $5.00, and there will be no pre-sales.

Girls Swimming and Diving
Last week, the team defeated Stevenson by a score of 118-68 and completed the regular season undefeated in the North Suburban Conference with a 6-0 record. The NSC Conference Championship is on Saturday, November 8th at Vernon Hills HS.

Girls Volleyball
IHSA Regionals start on Tuesday, Oct. 28th at 5:30pm at Warren vs. LF/HP winner.
Tickets to the matches for Regionals are $4.00.

Girls Tennis
Congratulations to the doubles team of Callie Klein and Dani Blaser as they finished with a 4-2 record at the IHSA State Meet.  Their finished placed them in the top 24 for doubles teams in the state.
LHS Girls Golfers ~ State

Congratulations to Jessica Lovinger and Simone Mikaelian. Both competed at the IHSA Girls' Golf State Tournament held Oct. 17-18 in Decatur. Jessica finished 57th and Simone finished 38th. 

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.
International Exchange Opportunities for 2015-2016

Libertyville High School works closely with the Libertyville Sunrise Rotary to sponsor international exchange students. Please see the two links below for more information. Registration deadlines for this program for the 2015-2016 school year are coming up BEFORE the end of October.

To learn about how you can host an international exchange student for 2015-16 click here.

To learn how you could spend your junior year (2015-16) studying abroad click here.

LHS October Students of the Month

Congratulations to the October students of the month.

Front Row
 Anna Pierson, Kate Aumuller, Anna Farrugia, Hailey Laska, Jessica Bringle

Back Row
 Clayton Fyfe, Sheila Griffin, Charlie Murphy, Ali El Ghatit

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 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:  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.

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

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.


  • Student Leadership Team
    31 October, 2014 (10:20am)
  • Student of the Month
    31 October, 2014 (2:00pm)
    Room 157
  • Blood Drive (tentatively)
    1 November, 2014 (10:00am)
    Cafeteria/Main Gym
  • Blood Drive (tentatively)
    1 November, 2014 (10:00am)
    Cafeteria/Main Gym
  • Girls' Basketball Practice begins
    3 November, 2014 (all day)
  • EKG Testing
    5 November, 2014 (all day)
  • Late Start
    5 November, 2014 (all day)
  • Musical
    6 November, 2014 (all day)
  • 1/2 Day Student Attendance
    7 November, 2014 (7:30am)
  • Half Day In-service
    7 November, 2014 (all day)
  • NSC Girls Swimming
    8 November, 2014 (all day)
  • Boys' Basketball & Wrestling Practice begins
    10 November, 2014 (all day)
  • Girls' Gymnastics Practice begins
    10 November, 2014 (all day)
  • BOE Committee Meetings
    10 November, 2014 (all day)
  • Full Day Institute Day-Non-Attendance Day for Students
    10 November, 2014 (all day)
  • Veterans Day-Schools/Offices Closed
    11 November, 2014 (all day)