LMC Offering Book Bundles
--Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Get yourself ready for a year's worth of reading when you buy a Book Bundle! Many English teachers are offering students an easy way to get their required reading books for the whole school year.
CHOICES: A Regional Post-Secondary Planning Night
--Monday, August 18, 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
North Suburban Conference NCAA Eligibility Workshop
--Monday, August 18, 2014
Student-athletes and their parents/guardians in all high school grades who aspire to play college sports are invited to attend this event, which provides insight on NCAA academic requirements and recruiting information. Warren Township High School O’Plaine Campus Auditorium 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Thank you for the Shoes
--Thursday, July 31, 2014
"Thank you Vernon Hills High School for the shoes!" A message from across 7,000 miles from Kapeeka, Uganda, tells us that our generous donation to COVE Alliance reached its goal and looks so amazing on the feet of African children. #VHGIVE

School News

Destruction of Temporary Records - 2009

Vernon Hills High School will destroy the class of 2009’s temporary student records on September 23, 2014, pursuant to the Illinois School Student Records Act and the Local Records Commission. These records may include family background information, teacher comments, disciplinary information, and test scores, among other things. Students’ permanent records are kept for 60 years and include student and parent/guardian names, student birth date, attendance, and grades.

Please notify Laura King, Registrar (847)932-2073, by September 12, 2014 if you plan to pick up records, as we need time to locate each specific file requested among the hundreds of files from the class of 2009. Alumni and/or their parents/guardians can pick up their respective student records beginning September 15, 2014 through September 19, 2014, during the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Parents/guardians must have a signed statement of consent from the graduate, which includes the graduate’s current address and phone number, allowing the school to release the record to the student’s parent/guardian. Upon release of student records, parents/guardians must provide valid proof of identification.

LMC Offering Book Bundles

Get yourself ready for a year's worth of reading when you buy a Book Bundle! Many English teachers are offering students an easy way to get their required reading books for the whole school year. Use cash or check to order your book bundle in the LMC starting 7 a.m. Tues Sep 2 until 4 p.m. Wed Sept 10. We will also take orders through the mail and during Open House on Tues Sept 9. Your teacher may have given you an order letter, or see the promotion on the LMC website.
Book Bundle order form

Senior Party Class of 2015 - Parent meeting Sept 2
 
This is a meeting open to all parents of seniors and juniors.  Come listen to information about the event or consider getting involved in a committee to plan the Class of 2015 Senior Party.  The Party is a popular, parent-provided student event held after graduation in June.  It's a safe and fun way for graduates to celebrate their success over their four years at VHHS.  Parents of juniors are encouraged to work on committees to get an idea of what is in store for next year.  
Please come to the VHHS library at 7:00 pm on Sept. 2.
Freshmen Class Officers Poll

Freshmen, you can vote for Class Officers by first logging into the website using your network username and password, and then following this link:

http://vhhscougars.org/freshmen-class-officers

Open House - Tuesday, September 9, 7:00 pm

Freshman Parent Letter - vhhs_open_house_2014_-_freshman_parent_letter.pdf

Sophomore, Junior, & Senior Parent Letter - vhhs_openhouse_2014_-_parent_letter.pdf

Don't Forget to Shop the Spirit Store During Open House in the VHHS Lobby.

Late Bus information

Student Activities, Athletics, Fine Arts:  This year we will run 2 late buses.  Based on feedback from last year, we hope to service Student Activities, students getting after school help, LMC after school time, Special Ed 9th hour, a portion of Fine Arts, etc with a 4:30 pm bus.  Additionally, moving the second bus time a little later at 6:15 pm to service Athletics and a portion of Fine Arts. Thus, the times are as follows:
4:30 pm late bus
6:15 pm later bus

Possible North Suburban Conference Changes - FAQ

Click here for details and Frequently Asked Questions

CHOICES: A Regional Post-Secondary Planning Night

A Regional Post-Secondary Planning Night Tuesday

Vernon Hills High School

 145 North Lakeview Parkway

Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061

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 @ liz.wietrzak@d128.org or 847.932.2078
http://www.postsecondarychoices.org

North Suburban Conference NCAA Eligibility Workshop

Student-athletes and their parents/guardians in all high school grades who aspire to play college sports are invited to attend this event, which provides insight on NCAA academic requirements and recruiting information.

Click this link for the flyer: 2014 nsc ncaa workshop flyer.pdf

Warren Township High School
O’Plaine Campus Auditorium
September 10  7:00-8:30 p.m.

Thank you for the Shoes

"Thank you Vernon Hills High School for the shoes!" A message from across 7,000 miles from Kapeeka, Uganda, tells us that our generous donation to COVE Alliance reached its goal and looks so amazing on the feet of African children. #VHGIVE


Cougar Caller Business Ad Opportunity
 
The Cougar Caller is the student directory, which is sold to over 1300 students as well as teacher & staff of VHHS. If you would like to place an ad for your business, click here for more information.
Cougar Caller (Student directory) Order Form
 

The Cougar Caller is the student directory, which includes: family address, phone number and email address.

 
LHS and VHHS Named Among Nation's Best High Schools

VHHS and LHS were once again named to the U.S.News and World Report Best High Schools list for 2014. Among the 667 Illinois high schools reviewed, only 138 made the rankings. In Illinois, VHHS ranks 19th and received Gold Medal status, while LHS ranks #20 and received Silver Medal status. In the national rankings, VHHS ranked 485th and LHS 503rd among the 21,035 high schools in the rankings. 

The rankings are based on student/teacher ratio, college readiness, math proficiency and reading proficiency. To read the complete list of ranking, visit: http://www.usnews.com/ education/best-high-schools/ illinois/rankings

VHHS  Illinois:              19 out of 667
           United States:  485 out of 21,035
LHS     Illinois:              20 out of 667
           United States:  503 out of 21,035


LHS and VHHS rank nationally in the Top 2% of all public high schools!  VHHS earned a U.S News & World Report Gold Medal and LHS earned a Silver Medal.  The cut-score ranking line between Gold and Silver medals was between 19 and 20.



More detailed information regarding the U.S.News & World Report rankings may be found at:

http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/illinois/rankings

Upcoming Events

Tomorrow
  • Late Start
    3 September, 2014 - all day
This Week
  • Freshmen Elections
    1 September, 2014 - all day
  • Class Officer Student Council Meeting
    4 September, 2014 - all day
This Month
  • BOE Committee Meetings
    8 September, 2014 - all day
  • New Parent Meeting
    9 September, 2014 - 6:00pm
  • Open House
    9 September, 2014 - 7:00pm
  • NCAA Program @ Warren Township
    10 September, 2014 - 7:00pm
  • Late Start
    10 September, 2014 - all day
  • U of I School Visit - Studio Theater
    11 September, 2014 - 12:30pm
  • Full Student Council Meeting
    11 September, 2014 - all day
  • FB Home
    12 September, 2014 - all day
  • Senior Night
    12 September, 2014 - all day
  • VB Tournament
    13 September, 2014 - all day
  • ACT Test - VHHS
    13 September, 2014 - all day
  • Community Ed Fall Classes Begin
    15 September, 2014 - all day