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.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Congratulations, Marina Scott, Sean Ferrell and Kristen Connolly!
Three Libertyville High School staff members received honors at the 26th Annual Illinois Directors of Student Activities Banquet held April 12 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Principal Marina Scott (center) received the Principals' Recognition Award, given to Illinois principals who demonstrate outstanding support, participation and commitment to student activities. Team Leader Sean Ferrell (right) and Business Education Teacher Kristen Connolly (left) were recognized by the IDSA for Advisor of the Year. These awards recognize individuals who, through their time and effort, have made an impact on their activity and who exemplify the ideal sponsor. Ferrell is advisor to ACE and Connolly is advisor to the yearbook and FBLA. —…
Friday, April 26, 2013
Robin Watson will be the special guest at a free Jazz Vespers program Sunday night at St. Lawrence Episcopal Church in Libertyville.
St. Lawrence Episcopal Church in Libertyville will present a Jazz Vespers service Sunday evening to honor jazz musicians and jazz music in the church. Doors open at 6 p.m. The Libertyville High School Jazz Combo will perform at 6:30 p.m. and the Vespers service begins at 7 p.m. with special guest artist Robin Watson. Intermixed with the musicians’ music will be a brief liturgy of evening prayer. Watson has appeared at many of Chicago’s premiere jazz venues including Garfield Park Conservatory, United Center, Peninsula Hotel, Metropolitan Club and the Cotton Club. The service is free and all are welcome. Following the program, a coffee and refreshment hour will be held in the church Narthex. This event will be the first of many, as the …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Relay for Life of GLMV Youths on April 13 had one less participant because he couldn't come up with $100.
A Libertyville High School student said he wasn't allowed to walk in a recent Relay for Life event for Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein and Vernon Hills youths because he hadn't raised the $100 minimum fund-raising requirement, according to the Lake County News-Sun. Anthony Zotto, 18, told the News-Sun that he tried to participate in the April 13 relay at the Libertyville Sports Complex with his own donation of $25 but had to leave the event when he couldn't come up with the whole $100. The American Cancer Society, which sponsors Relay for Life, said that to be fair and consistent to the other students, organizers cannot deviate from the per-participant fund-raising goal, according to the article. The April 13 Relay for Life of GLMV …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Rita Fischer, current assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction at Grayslake Community High School District 127, has just been hired to take on the same position in Community High School District 128.
Tuesday, April 23
The District 128 Board of Education has named Rita Fischer, Ed.D its new assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, effective July 1. Fischer currently holds the same position in Grayslake District 127. "Rita is highly regarded for her instructional leadership work and positive working relationships with teachers, administrators and staff to ensure student growth and increase student achievement," said District 128 Superintendent Prentiss Lea. "She is an outstanding leader, and will be a great addition to the D128 leadership team." Fischer brings more than 20 years of educational experience to the position, having worked as assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, associate principal of curriculum and …
Libertyville High School landed at No. 20 in Illinois on a U.S. News and World Report ranking of public high schools. LHS fell four spots from 2012, when it ranked No. 16.
Libertyville High School ranked No. 20 in Illinois on this year’s list of best public high schools in the country from U.S. News and World Report. LHS dropped four spots from 2012, when it was ranked No. 16 in Illinois. U.S. News created the rankings based on a list of more than 21,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia, according to a press release from U.S. News. Schools are evaluated based on overall student performance on state tests, Advanced Placement tests and International Baccalaureate exams; rankings also take into account how well students educate black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students, according to the release. The rankings are designed to capture how well high schools educate all …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Libertyville High School is among the most challenging public high schools in the United States, according to annual rankings by the Washington Post.
Does your teenager complain about classes and homework at Libertyville High School? He or she might be justified in griping. According to annual rankings created by the Washington Post, LHS is among the most challenging public high schools in the country. In Illinois, Libertyville High School ranks 13. Washington Post columnist Jay Mathews has rated public high schools around the country for the past 15 years based on something called the “Challenge Index,” according to a press release. The index takes the total number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at the school next year and divides it by the number of seniors who graduated in May or June. “With a few …
Friday, April 19, 2013
The school was closed due to flooding in the subbasement.
All water has been removed from Libertyville High School’s flooded subbasement and the school will reopen for classes on Monday, April 22. Activities scheduled at the school for Saturday, April 20 will take place as planned. While the cause of the flooding is still under investigation, Community High School District 128’s structural engineer has determined that the building is structurally sound and can return to normal use. District crews worked over night to pump water out of the flooded subbasement. Work has begun to environmentally clean and sanitize the area. Additional assessment of the cause of the flood and necessary repairs will be ongoing. IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR LHS PARENTS: Because of the standing water in the school’s north …