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LHS chooses Dr. Tom Koulentes as new principal

LHS chooses Dr. Tom Koulentes as new principal

Rachel Dudley, Staff Writer
March 23
Filed under Libertyville/Local, News, Showcase

     Dr. Tom Koulentes, the current principal at Highland Park High School, has been chosen to become the new principal at LHS following current principal Dr. Marina Scott’s retirement at the end of this school year.      At the school board meeting on Monday, Feb. 27, the board unanimou...

Jazz and Wind Ensembles will Travel to New York to Play at Historic Venues

Jazz and Wind Ensembles will Travel to New York to Play at Historic Venues

Savanna Winiecki, Staff Writer
March 22
Filed under News, Showcase

The LHS Jazz and Wind Ensembles will travel to New York from April 7-11 to perform at the Apollo Theater and Carnegie Hall. Jazz Ensemble, directed by Tim Barclay, will have their debut at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, April 9. Wind Ensemble, directed by Adam Gohr, will showcase their talent on Apollo Theater...

How To Get Reliable News

How To Get Reliable News

Rachel Benner, Staff Writer
March 16
Filed under News, Showcase

With talk of "fake news", it's important students learn how to decipher between fake and real news.  In order to read the infographic, please click on it and zoom in. Thank you!...

LHS 2017 Germ Report

LHS 2017 Germ Report

Luke Ekdahl, Staff Writer
March 15
Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

Over the course of this winter, and now continuing into early spring, LHS has experienced many illnesses going around—from influenza to pertussis to the common cold and now, potentially, mumps. These illnesses spread like wildfire, especially through a close contact setting of students, who are ofte...

The CRC Hosts Its Second Cats to College Event of the Year

The CRC Hosts Its Second Cats to College Event of the Year

Maya Trott, Staff Writer
March 10
Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

On Wed. March 8, the CRC hosted its second Cats to College event of the year. The purpose of this event was for juniors and their parents to be able to hear different admissions representatives talk about subjects related to the college search. The event started with an introduction from Ms. Amy Belstra, th...

LHS partakes in the ‘Battle of the Fans’ competition

LHS partakes in the ‘Battle of the Fans’ competition

Abbey Humbert, Staff Writer
March 5
Filed under Libertyville/Local, Showcase

Libertyville High School is still in the running for the “Battle of the Fans” competition held by Comcast Sports Network (CSN). CSN reached out to schools all around Illinois to find contestants for their “Battle of the Fans” competition. LHS athletic director, Mr. Briant Kelly, was contacted ...

Best Buddies hosts annual carnival

Best Buddies hosts annual carnival

Colleen Mullins, Staff Writer
February 27
Filed under News, Showcase

On Saturday, Feb. 25, Best Buddies held its annual carnival at LHS for friends and family in the Libertyville community. Guests enjoyed games, face-painting, inflatables and balloon animals.

LHS Student React to the Dec. Libertyville Murder that was the Town’s First Homicide in 10 Years

LHS Student React to the Dec. Libertyville Murder that was the Town’s First Homicide in 10 Years

Jenna Grayson, Staff Writer
February 27
Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

     On Dec. 27, 2016, Kenneth S. Seplak of Round Lake was charged with first-degree murder in relation to the fatal shooting of Libertyville resident David Gorski, 30, who was killed three days prior to Seplak’s arrest.   According to the Northwest Herald, police were dispatched to the intersection ...

Changes in Gym Class Exemptions

Changes in Gym Class Exemptions

Kelly Shinnick, Staff Writer
February 23
Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

With new policies on gym exemptions and physical welfare classes affecting students’ GPAs next school year, the effects of these decisions are beginning to be understood by students. Previously, most gym classes did not accept exemptions from students. Next year, this is going to change, as a l...

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