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LHS implements Tandem app into curriculum

LHS implements Tandem app into curriculum

Molly Boufford, News Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

Libertyville Spanish IV classes have introduced a new element to the standard curriculum to connect with native speakers from Spanish-speaking countries through an app called Tandem, which has been around since 2014. The idea of using Tandem was brought to the attention of Spanish IV teacher Mrs. E...

Changes within Libertyville Physical Education Department on the way

Changes within Libertyville Physical Education Department on the way

Charlotte Pulte, Staff Member

March 6, 2019


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

Throughout the year, LHS has implemented many new changes across campus, but recently there has been more discussion about new physical education uniforms and a new class being offered to students. Senior Lisa Lamb seeks to change what students are required to wear during PE classes at LHS. As a part...

New clubs started at Libertyville High School

New clubs started at Libertyville High School

Charlotte Pulte, Staff Member

February 8, 2019


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News, Showcase

At Libertyville High School, there are around 70 clubs that students can choose to participate in. This year, four new pilot clubs have been created: Cubing Cats, Change My Mind, Powerlifting Club and German Social Club. These clubs, however, are not official yet. All new clubs at LHS start as a ...

Red for Ed movement supported by LHS teachers

Red for Ed movement supported by LHS teachers

Molly Boufford, News Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

At Libertyville High School and other schools around the county and country, teachers unions are taking part in the national Red for Ed movement, which advocates for better pay for teachers and more resources for students, among other specific needs relating to each individual school contract. The Red fo...

Max Schewitz Foundation to visit LHS on March 13

Max Schewitz Foundation to visit LHS on March 13

Moira Duffy, Staff Member

February 7, 2019


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

The Max Schewitz Foundation, a nonprofit organization run by Mary Beth Schewitz, has the dual missions of preventing sudden cardiac death, particularly in young people, and supporting wildlife conservation in Max’s name. The Max Schewitz Foundation will visit LHS on March 13 to administer a rou...

Striving towards standards

Striving towards standards

Aliya Haddon, Staffer

February 5, 2019


Filed under News

In several classrooms at LHS, percentages are on the way out and standards-based grading is on its way in. Certain teachers in several different departments have introduced this new grading system into their classes this year. Multiple English teachers who are using standards-based grading (SBG) ...

Different Spots Vacationed By LHS Students Over Winter Break

Different Spots Vacationed By LHS Students Over Winter Break

Ariella Bucio, Staff Member

January 23, 2019


Filed under Features, International, National, News

During winter break, some students at LHS went to different places, either within the country or around the world. The activities that they participated in varied from sailing, skiing, and going to a football game. A few of those students were asked to share their favorite part of their vacation. &nb...

Kylee Kraus, skilled skier, graduates early

Kylee Kraus, skilled skier, graduates early

Charlotte Pulte, Staff Member

January 23, 2019


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

Senior Kylee Kraus, a lifelong skier and Wilmot Mountain Ski Resort employee, graduated early last semester after accumulating all of the necessary credits. Kraus, who has been skiing since she was 2 years old, has been racing competitively since she was in seventh grade. She is on the Wilmot Jun...

Libertyville High School hosts Eighth Grade Orientation

Libertyville High School hosts Eighth Grade Orientation

Carly Wagner, Staff Member

January 13, 2019


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

On Jan. 10, Libertyville High School hosted its annual Eighth Grade Orientation, which informs incoming freshmen on what life is like for students, course selection and activities that they may become involved in.   The main presentation was held in the auditorium, and it was filled with bright beams of lig...

District 128 presents capital plan overview

District 128 presents capital plan overview

Rowan Hornsey, Staff Member

December 21, 2018


Filed under Libertyville/Local, News

On Tuesday, Dec. 18 in the Studio Theatre, District 128 Board of Education members Jim Batson and Scott Luce, Superintendent Dr. Prentiss Lea, Assistant Superintendent pertaining to business Daniel Stanley, LHS Principal Dr. Thomas Koulentes and Principal John Guillaume of Vernon Hills High School pre...

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