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
Attention Freshman Student Athletes and Parents
--Monday, August 18, 2014
Freshman Student Athletes and Parents - If you intend on participating in our Cougar Athletic Program at any time this year, please plan to attend a special program in the Vernon Hills High School auditorium and studio theater beginning at 6:00 pm. on Tuesday August 26th, with your parents.
Vernon Hills Boys Soccer Program participate in the 5K Rally for Autism Race.
--Monday, August 18, 2014
For the 2nd year in a row, the Vernon Hills Boys Soccer Program participated in the 5K Rally for Autism Race to support a great cause.
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
3 VHHS junior students receive top ACT composite scores
--Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Vernon Hills High School had 3 junior students receive a top ACT composite score of 36 on the state testing back in April. Congratulations to Samuel Glover, Shubham Patel and Steven Zhang on their perfect scores! This was Sam's second ACT composite of 36.

School News

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

Student Yearbook photo day

Student Yearbook photo day will be onTuesday, August 26th in the Wrestling Gym.  Students will take photos during their PE period (or during their lunch period if they do not have a PE class).  They need to bring the attached form when they take their photos.  Yearbook photo make-up date will be on Tuesday, October 14th in the Wrestling Gym.

yearbook_photo_order_form_2014.pdf


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

Attention Freshman Student Athletes and Parents

Freshman Student Athletes and Parents - If you intend on participating in our Cougar Athletic Program at any time this year, please plan to attend a special program in the Vernon Hills High School auditorium and studio theater beginning at 6:00 pm. on Tuesday August 26th, with your parents.  Our goal is to provide you and your parents with very useful information about our school and the interscholastic program. – Mr. McDonald, Mr. Curry

Vernon Hills Boys Soccer Program participate in the 5K Rally for Autism Race.

For the 2nd year in a row, the Vernon Hills Boys Soccer Program participated in the 5K Rally for Autism Race to support a great cause. This year the event took place on August 16th, 2014.  The boys learned a lot about giving back to the community and they all did it together as a team.  The student-athletes and coaches supported one another and more importantly supported anybody that was affected by autism by registering/running for the race.  The team cohesiveness was outstanding and the team is on its way to become a family.  There were over 800 runners this year in the event.

The program is very proud of all the student-athletes for getting out in the community and supporting a great cause!


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


Vote for the Homecoming Theme

Students, vote for this year's Homecoming Theme by following this link.

Senior Party Class of 2015
 
The Cougar Parent Connection is looking for 2 senior parents to oversee 
committee chairs for the 2015 Senior Party on June 5, 2015. For more information
please contact Nina Ferolo n.ferolo@comcast.net.
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.

 
3 VHHS junior students receive top ACT composite scores

Vernon Hills High School had 3 junior students receive a top ACT composite score of 36 on the state testing back in April.  Congratulations to  Samuel Glover, Shubham Patel and Steven Zhang on their perfect scores!  This was Sam's second ACT composite of 36.

Be a host family for a student from Spain

Share America is currently seeking families to host students from Spain for their 3-week program in September.  Our guest students are busy on weekdays either touring the sites or attending classes at VHHS.  On weekends, they enjoy spending time with their host family.  Hosting a student is a wonderful way to share our culture and learn about Spain.  Many of our participants have had the opportunity to visit their hosted student in Spain.  It is always a great experience.  Contact either Mrs. Steffens, Supervisor of International Languages - 847-932-2015, or Mrs. Andrews - Area Program Coordinator - 847-682-3826.

Vernon Hills High School Ranked Among Top 100 U.S. High Schools for STEM Education by U.S.News & World Report

U.S.News & World Report has ranked Vernon Hills High School 94th among the top U.S. science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, high schools. VHHS is one of only seven Illinois high schools to make the top 100.

U.S.News evaluated 500 gold medal public schools from its 2013 Best High Schools rankings, using Advanced Placement STEM test data for 2011 graduates as the benchmark. Of those schools, 250 earned a numerical rank for their STEM achievement.  

In its 2013 Best High School ranking, U.S.News ranked VHHS 19th in the state and 485th in the country.

“We are extremely proud to receive the STEM recognition from U.S.News & World Report,” said VHHS Principal Dr. Ellen Cwick. “Congratulations and thank you to our students and teachers for their hard work in making this outstanding designation possible for VHHS.”

Community High School District 128 Superintendent Dr. Prentiss Lea noted, "We are very excited that Vernon Hills High School has earned this very selective national academic recognition for its high-level student performance in AP mathematics and science. Sincere congratulations to Dr. Cwick, her leadership team, teachers, support staff. and of course, the amazing VHHS students."

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

Today
  • Pre-Season Football
    22 August, 2014 - all day
Tomorrow
  • Chamber Choir Retreat
    23 August, 2014 - all day
This Month
  • Musical Dance Clinic
    25 August, 2014 - 3:30pm
  • Community Ed Fall Registration Begins
    25 August, 2014 - all day
  • School Board Meeting
    25 August, 2014 - all day
  • Board Meeting
    25 August, 2014 - all day
  • Registration for Community Ed
    25 August, 2014 - all day
  • Yearbook Pictures
    26 August, 2014 - 7:55am
  • FR Athletic Orientation
    26 August, 2014 - 6:00pm
  • Musical Auditions
    27 August, 2014 - 3:30pm
  • Senior Program
    27 August, 2014 - 7:00pm
  • Late Start
    27 August, 2014 - all day
  • Student Council-Soph Class Meeting
    28 August, 2014 - all day
  • First Class Friday
    29 August, 2014 - 9:46am
  • FB Away
    29 August, 2014 - all day