Thursday, May 16, 2013
Flooding of Libertyville High School's sub-basement last month forced the campus to cancel classes for two days.
The cost to investigate and repair the damage to Libertyville High School's sub-basement, which was flooded in April, could be more than $500,000, reported the Chicago Tribune. The matter was discussed by the school board Monday. Officials are still not sure what caused the flooding, which forced the school to close for two days on April 18 and 19, reported Patch. There was no damage to classrooms, but the flooding ruined a freight elevator, furniture and other school supplies, according to the Tribune. An engineering firm hired to examine potential flood-prone areas is expected to give the district a report on May 23. The Tribune also reported that the Village of Libertyville is looking into how to repair Butler Lake's fishing pier, which…
Reboot Parnters, Inc. Chairman Dean DeBiase, of Lake Forest, will be the College of Lake County's commencement speaker.
Lake Forest resident Dean DeBiase, a former College of Lake County student who gained distinction as a Silicon Valley and Chicago business leader, will be the keynote speaker at the college’s commencement ceremony on Saturday.. DeBiase, who transferred from CLC a few credits short of earning a degree, will also receive an honorary associate degree and the Illinois Outstanding Citizen Award. A co-author with Seth Godin of the best-selling business book The Big Moo: Stop Trying to Be Perfect and Start Being Remarkable, DeBiase’s keynote address, "Semper Paratus," will touch on the entrepreneurial movement and content from a new book he is developing. DeBiase graduated from Lake Forest High School a year early in 1975 and wanted to travel the…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Lake County News-Sun has uncovered that the top bidder for a paving project at the College of Lake County's Southlake Campus in Vernon Hills was indicted last fall by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
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Wednesday, May 15
A project to sealcoat parking lots at the College of Lake County's Southlake Campus in Vernon Hills that was set to begin next week will be delayed as school officials investigate revelations that the contractor hired for the job is under indictment in Cook County, reported the Lake County News-Sun, which uncovered the information. Top bidder Alann Harris, president of North Suburban Asphalt, based in Park Ridge, is alleged to have defrauded some north suburban towns of more than $400,000 for public works projects, according to the News-Sun.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
North Shore Congressman, who has been reaching out to students since January, calls local academic achievement a reason so many of Illinois’s top schools are in the 10th District.
Since taking office in January, Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) has visited six schools in the 10th Congressional District and met with students in other places including his offices in Washington and Lincolnshire. When asked by students at Learn Charter School at Great Lakes May 3 about educational opportunities, Schneider was quick to point out students from the District attend nearly half of the state’s top 20 high schools. Earlier: Kirk, Durbin, Schneider Tour New School as Sequester Removes Shine “Nine of the top 20 public high schools in Illinois educate students from the 10th District,” Schneider said referring to the fact local schools were ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News and World Report. Those schools are Deerfield High …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
"These guidelines are based on the most recent scientific evidence, as well as the expertise of the coaches who will help implement them," said Dr. Preston M. Wolin, a member of the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee.
The Illinois High School Association approved new safety rules Wednesday to limit tackling in youth football practice in an effort to reduce head injuries, reported the Daily Herald. In March, a controversial bill sponsored by State Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) proposing to limit the number of days players could have full contact hitting practice (twice a week) failed in the House committee. The new IHSA policy calls for coaches to gradually increase the time players can participate in preseason practice, along with the number of protective pads they can wear. On the seventh day of practice, players can participate in five hours of full contact drills wearing full pads, according to the IHSA. However, no single practice can exceed …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
This free program will be held Wednesday night at Stevenson High School.
A free program, "Parenting Your Teenager," will be presented at Stevenson High School from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 8. The program will break down complex concepts regarding adolescents, substance abuse, mental health issues, and risk factors in a succinct, relatable way. Parents of students in Districts 128, 125 and 214 are welcome to attend along with any interested community members. Register on-line by clicking here. The program will be presented by Joseph Lee, MD, ABAM, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist/Adolescent Addiction Specialist at the Hazelden youth facility in Plymouth, Minn. Dr. Lee has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, as well as CNBC's Crime Inc. He serves as a spokesperson for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent …
See Libertyville High School basketball player Jack Lipp on ESPN.
Posted on the District 128 Facebook page: Libertyville High School junior Jack Lipp was featured on ESPN for an amazing at-the-buzzer shot he made while falling out of bounds during a recent basketball game at the Waukegan Park District Fieldhouse. Click below to see Jack's unbelievable shot: http://espn.go.com/videohub/video/clip?id=9249944&categoryid=2378529
Monday, May 6, 2013
Congratulations to Libertyville and Vernon Hills High School students who excelled in math and music at recent state competitions. Way to represent!
Students from Libertyville High School and Vernon Hills High School scored big at Saturday's Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) State Math Contest Finals at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The LHS team took first place in its division while the VHHS team placed second. In fine arts, the LHS Wind Ensemble and the VHHS Wind Ensemble were each named Honor Band in their divisions at the Illinois SuperState Concert Band Festival, also held at the University of Illinois. Congrats all around! Information and images obtained from the D128 Facebook page.
May 7 is National Teacher Appreciation Day. How has a teacher impacted your life?
Teachers make an impact on our lives from early childhood through college and beyond, but a new survey reveals that 75 percent of adults don’t express appreciation to their former teachers. This Tuesday, May 7, marks National Teacher Appreciation Day: a time to say “thank you” to teachers across the country for everything they do to educate our nation. How has a teacher impacted your life? Share your stories with us in the comments section. Kars4kids, national educational non-profit, prepared a national survey measuring how teachers impacted American adults and ways they have expressed their appreciation. Looking for ideas to celebrate the teachers in your life? Here are some options from the National Education Association: Share …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Sen. Kirk and Sen. Durbin make first joint appearance in state at Great Lakes school along with Rep. Schneider.
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Highland Park) and Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Springfield) made their first joint public appearance in Illinois since Kirk returned to full time duty in the Senate in January at a Great Lakes charter school they helped create which is now being hurt by the Sequester. Durbin, Kirk and Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) met with students at the Learn Public Charter School, a North Chicago public school on the Great Lakes Naval Base, to see the new institution and listen to the students. “This is our first public appearance in Illinois since Sen. Kirk returned to the Senate (in January after suffering a stroke a year before),” Durbin said. “We wanted it to be here because it is something we worked on together.” Sequester Reduces …