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Congratulations to all of the VHHS students who were honored last night for receiving the Sugarman Award of Academic Achievement.
Cap and Gown Pick-up
Herff Jones will deliver Caps and Gowns onThursday, May 30 during lunch periods outside the Cafeteria. Bring your balance due to pick up your order. Personal checks will NOT be accepted for final payment. You may bring cash on delivery day or pay online at HerffJonesIL.com. If you have not pre ordered your Cap and Gown you will be able to get one on Thursday, May 30. The cost is $50 cash only on delivery day. If you have any questions call Herff Jones815-756-4743.
Important Information Regarding Athletic Physicals for 2013-14
Hawthorn MS and Vernon Hills HS will only be allowing a student athlete to join an athletic program if the student athlete has a physical that will be valid for the entire season. Please read this flyer for more information.
Please read this letter from Principal Dr. Ellen Cwick regarding information on the graduation ceremony and expectations.
Tickets will be distributed to the graduates following the graduation rehearsal on Wednesday, June 5th. Rehearsal begins at 11:30 am. All school fees must be paid before you receive your tickets.
Cap & Gown Pick-up
Cap and Gowns will be distributed on Thursday, May 30th during lunch periods outside the cafeteria. Bring your balance due to pick-up your cap & gown. Herff Jones does not accept personal checks at this time. Please pay online at www.herffjonesil.com or bring cash on delivery day.
If you have not ordered your cap & gown, please call Herff Jones at 815-756-4743 or visit their website at www.herffjonesil.com.
Senior Dates to Remember
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Senior Party Information
The Class of 2012 Senior Party, "We Are the Lucky Ones” will be held on Friday, June 7, 2013 at Party Fantasy. All Seniors are invited to attend. The Senior Party is hosted by parents and is an opportunity for students to come together as a student body one last time and enjoy entertainment, games great food and fabulous prizes. Tickets are on sale now! Click here to download an order form or pick up a form in the main office. Parents will also be selling tickets in the foyer during cap and down pick-up on Thursday, May 30. Don't miss out on the fun.
Parents, be sure to get involved in planning your Senior's year end party! Senior party is still looking for donations. If you are not able to help with planning, decorating or chaperoning the party, maybe you could help with a small CASH donation. If you are able to help, please contact Michelle Tran, email@example.com or 847-247-8157. Thank you for your support and helping make this a memorable event for our seniors!!
An Important Message for Parents of Students with Disabilities Attending Private and Home High School Programs within Community High School District 128
On Tuesday, May 28, 2013, Community High School District 128 will hold a meeting from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Director of Special Services' Office, 50 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 101, Vernon Hills. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the district’s ability to provide special education services to students with disabilities who are attending private high schools or home school programs within D128 in the 2013-2014 school year. Questions pertaining to this meeting should be directed to District 128 Director of Special Services Kathleen Witt, at 847-327-7087 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Used School Supply Collection
The Vernon Area Pantry needs your pencils, calculators, paper, folders, notebooks, & backpacks to help needy students.
Clean out your lockers and desks at home!!! Collection boxes are in the west foyer, room 2201 & library the week of may 20th.
AP Econ classes will be collecting donations during locker clean out on May 24th.
All Students Entering Grades 9-12 in 2013-14 *New*
All Students Entering Grades 9-12 in 2013-14 *New*
Due to an increase in the number of cases of pertussis (Whooping Cough) in Illinois, there is a new immunization requirement. All students entering sixth through 12th grades in the 2013-14 school year will need the Tdap vaccine before the first day of school in August. Tdap is one of four combination vaccines used to prevent tetanus, diptheria and pertussis (Whooping Cough). The other three combination vaccines are DTaP, DT and Td. Students who have not already recieved Tdap are required to receive one Tdap dose regardless of when they received the DTaP, DT or Td dose. Please check with your healthcare provider as soon as possible to determine if your student's Tdap vaccination is up to date. They VHHS nurses will need your completed vaccine record.
LHS AND VHHS STUDENTS SET NEW DISTRICT 128 RECORDS ON ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMS
Libertyville and Vernon Hills high schools are known for their high academic standards and high achieving students. The results of the 2011-12 Advanced Placement (AP) exams are in, and are giving District 128 even more good news of which to be proud. Last spring, the District had its highest number of students in history take AP exams. Those 924 test takers also took the highest number of exams in district history. And, of those 1,948 AP exams, a district record 90.8% earned grades of 3, 4 or 5.
Increasing high performance on the AP exams is a trend in District 128. In the last five years, the number of students taking AP exams at LHS and VHHS has increased 36.9%, the number of AP exams taken has increased 26.6%, and the percentage of students scoring 3 or higher has risen to the current historically high level of 90.8%.
The District continues to increase access to rigorous Advanced Placement college curricula while increasing student success on AP exams. This has been a critical part of the District 128 strategic and school improvement planning efforts. Last year the District was one of only 367 U.S. public school districts that simultaneously achieved increases in access to AP courses for a broader number of students and also maintained or improved the rate at which their AP students earned scores of 3 or higher on an AP exam.
“Our district-record Advanced Placement results are very exciting,” said District 128 Superintendent Prentiss Lea. “We are extremely proud of the outstanding efforts of our students, teachers and administrators in the AP arena.” Lea also noted that the continued growth in the numbers of District 128 students taking AP classes and earning scores of 3 or higher is a testament to the District’s commitment to provide additional opportunities for all students to benefit from rigorous AP curricula, high-quality teaching and the supports necessary for success.
"Check out" Ebooks & Audiobooks in the LMC
Now all District 128 students and staff can download an ebook or audiobook on to your mobile device. Start from the Community High School District 128 Digital Library, or search for a book in the library catalog. Download a free app to bring the ebook or audiobook over to your NOOK, Kindle, smartphone, iPod, MP3 player or tablet. Patrons can check out up to 3 titles each for 3 weeks. The library card number for students is your student ID number; staff use their network username. At the end of the lending period, the books are automatically returned, so you'll never have overdue fines.
We have just added ebook versions of some of the books that are required reading at LHS and VHHS. These unlimited-user ebooks can be downloaded and used by all students, all the time! If you have questions about the Digital Library, please contact the Library Media Center at either high school. We hope you enjoy reading and listening in these new and convenient formats.
LHS and VHHS Named Among Nation's Best High Schools
We have great news to share with you! U.S. News & World Report has just released its 2013 Best High School Rankings, and once again, LHS and VHHS are ranked among the highest performing public high schools in Illinois and the United States. The rankings include all public magnet, charter and traditional high schools. The rankings in alpha order are:
LHS Illinois: 20 out of 672
United States: 503 out of 21,776
VHHS Illinois: 19 out of 672
United States: 485 out of 21,776
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:
- Band Concert
23 May, 2013 - 7:30pm
- Locker Clean-up
24 May, 2013 - 8:37am
- Spring Recognition Assembly
24 May, 2013 - 2:32pm
- Memorial Day - All Offices Closed
27 May, 2013 - all day
- School Closed
27 May, 2013 - all day
- Spring Sports Awards
28 May, 2013 - 7:00pm
- Orchestra Concert
30 May, 2013 - 7:30pm
- Cap & Gown Delivery
30 May, 2013 - all day
- Senior Breakfast
31 May, 2013 - 7:45am
- Honors Assembly
31 May, 2013 - 9:00am
- Theatre Awards
31 May, 2013 - 6:00pm
Dinner RSVP only
- Progress Report #4
31 May, 2013 - all day
3 June, 2013 - 7:55am
4 June, 2013 - 7:55am
- Dance Showcase
4 June, 2013 - 2:00pm
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