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Striving towards standards

Striving towards standards

Aliya Haddon, Staffer

February 5, 2019

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

“My favorite part of Florida was parasailing. I went with my family, and it was fun because I had never done it before and it was cool to see the city.”

Ariella Bucio, Staff Member

January 23, 2019

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

Kraus competes in the second slalom race at Sundown Mountain in Dubuque, Iowa. Slalom skiing is a technical event in alpine ski racing that involves skiing between sets of poles or gates.

Charlotte Pulte, Staff Member

January 23, 2019

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

Dr. Tom Koulentes, the principal of Libertyville High School, along with juniors Anna Heard and Victoria Villanueva-Guzman, present to an audience of incoming freshman and their parents about the transition into high school.

Carly Wagner, Staff Member

January 13, 2019

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

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...

Vernon Hills hosts a new development: Mellody Farm

Mellody Farm, located across from Hawthorn Mall, is a shopping center that opened its first store, REI, on Sept. 14. There will eventually be 15 restaurants in Mellody Farm among the 50 total businesses.

Savanna Winiecki, Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2018

Mellody Farm is a new shopping center in Vernon Hills that began construction in April 2017 and opened some anchor tenants in October. Aside from the stores that are already open, including REI, Whole Foods and Nordstrom Rack, there will be 15 additional restaurants in Mellody Farm, said Matt Hendy...

Burnsies Uptown set to open in 2019

545 North has already started to clear out its restaurant, Burnsies Uptown is expected to open in early 2019. They will serve breakfast and lunch at first, then move to dinner later in the year.

Molly Boufford, News Editor

December 13, 2018

In 2019, a new all day restaurant, Burnsies Uptown, run by John Durning, will be opening where another local restaurant, 545 North, was previously located. The new place will be open for all meals. Breakfast and lunch will be served when they first open for business and dinner will come after th...

Refugee crises persist as global issues

George Hayek, staff member

December 13, 2018

The refugee crises around the world have had an undeniable impact on the United States. Historically, the country has served as a symbol of liberty for oppressed people, guaranteeing such people rights such as freedom of speech and freedom of religion. According to the United Nations High Commiss...

New changes to gym exemption policy

George Hayek, staff member

December 11, 2018

This year, the school and district administration have made a few key changes to the gym exemption policy, particularly whom it effects, how it works and when it’s in effect. Last year, only students in varsity and junior varsity level sports could exempt from P.E., and they were allowed to exe...

Local families gather at LHS for the annual WISH dinner

Presents were collected in a closed-off section of the cafeteria, where they were stored for the WISH dinner.

Kirsten Townander, Staff Member

December 9, 2018

Families and volunteers came together for the WISH dinner on Thursday, Dec. 6. Each second-period class at LHS bought presents for their assigned WISH family, after they raised money by holding various types of fundraisers over the last few months. The Wildcat Initiative for Sharing and Helping dinner ...

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