Preschool – 6th Grade
Charger News

School Closed – Friday, February 23

School will be closed for all students in all grade levels on Friday, February 23 so that our teachers can attend a conference.

MAP Results

The students in grades 3-6 came home last week with a printed report of their recent MAP test scores.  If you have any questions about the results, don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.

Baseball, Softball & Track Spirit Wear Shops – LAST DAY!

Exciting news! Our baseball, softball and track spirit wear shops are now open! These shops include items such as Charger t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, quarter-zips, joggers, shorts and more! The shop will be open until midnight on Monday, February 19.

Some friendly reminders:

  • Online payment is due at the time of purchase.
  • There is a shipping charge.
  • Nike tends to run small.
  • Items will be shipped directly to ILHS.

Thank you for supporting your ILS Chargers!

Baseball Store

Softball Store

Track & Field Store

Lent Services

You are welcome to join us at both Trinity Lutheran Church and Zion Lutheran Church for midweek Lent services.

Service Dates:

  • Wednesday, February 28
  • Wednesday, March 6
  • Wednesday, March 13
  • Wednesday, March 20

Service Times:

  • Zion Lutheran Church – 3:30 PM & 7 PM
  • Trinity Lutheran Church – 3:30 PM

Grades 5-6 Sing

On Wednesday, Feb. 28, the 5th and 6th grade students will sing at Zion Lutheran Church (1610 Main St, Crete, IL) for the 3:30 PM Lent service.

HTP Snack Sale

 The “Helping The Poor” snack sale has already surpassed its goal and has raised nearly $300.  Thank you!  The Tuesday morning snack sale will continue for two more weeks – February 20 & February 27.

Spring Break – Week of March 4

Spring Break is right around the corner! Both campuses will be closed for Spring Break from Monday, March 4 – Friday, March 8. Classes will resume on Monday, March 11.

FACTS – 2023 Tax Filing

Do you need a summary of tuition you paid for your tax filing? You can retrieve and print a summary of payments from FACTS:

  • Login to your FACTS account
  • On the home page, click View Details
  • Click View Payment Summary on the details screen
  • Ensure the correct Calendar Year or date range is selected
  • Click Print

Kindergarten Round-up – Feb. 20th – RSVP Requested!

Kindergarten Round-up is just around the corner and that means exciting times are ahead for our 5-year-old friends! Illinois Lutheran Elementary School is preparing for our annual Kindergarten Round-up on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. (448 Cass Street, Crete, IL). On this special evening, parents are welcome to bring their students to the elementary school, sign-in and then drop their child off in the kindergarten classroom. This is a unique opportunity for the children to experience “kindergarten” for a short time while parents and caregivers head to the gym to receive important information from administration and staff.

The little ones will engage with our Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Schneider, and our helpful aides, and spend time in their classroom doing brief activities and sharing quality time together.

Join us for a memorable night of meeting new friends, learning about instruction during a critical time in your child’s education and hear personal stories about what sets Illinois Lutheran Schools apart from the rest.

If you know someone who has a child that will be 5-years-old by September 1st, please invite them to join us on February 20th!

If you have questions or would like to RSVP to the Kindergarten Round-up, please call the elementary school office at 708-672-5969 or email Mrs. Oestmann at

We look forward to this exciting evening with you and your family!

School Janitor

Illinois Lutheran Schools is currently seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual to join our team as a part-time janitor. The ideal candidate for this position is detail-oriented, flexible and willing to take on non-routine cleaning and special projects as the need arises. The janitor will be responsible for cleaning and sanitizing offices, classrooms, bathrooms, dining room and public areas.


  • Monday from 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM at the elementary campus (448 Cass Street)
  • Tuesday & Wednesday from 4 PM – 8 PM at the high school campus (1610 Main Street)

Please submit your Employment Application to If you have any questions, please contact the high school office at 708.672.3262.

Coaches Needed

Illinois Lutheran Schools is looking for qualified coaches. We are looking for a head soccer coach and a B-Team (5th & 6th grade) cheerleading coach. Those that are qualified and interested should submit their resumes to Nate Hinz, Activities Director at ILS. You may also contact him at

Winter Sports Information

We ask that parents plan to volunteer for concessions or tickets at least TWO times for winter sports. Please use THIS LINK to sign up for your volunteer spots. We appreciate your support!

Sport Calendar:

Please check the calendar frequently. Sometimes changes will be made to practices and games.

Charger Fan Popcorn Bucket

Available at the concession stand! Purchase your CHARGER FAN popcorn bucket for $5, and popcorn bucket refills are only $0.25! Available while supplies last.

Charger Parent T-Shirts

Illinois Lutheran Schools is excited to offer a FREE Charger “Mom” and “Dad” t-shirt to parents of current students. Please fill out and submit THIS FORM. T-shirt orders will be distributed to your oldest child.

  • One t-shirt is allowed per parent.
  • You must submit an order to receive a t-shirt.
  • If we are out of the size that you order, we will give you a larger size.
  • If your t-shirt is lost or damaged, or if you already received your first free shirt, a new one can be purchased for $10 (while supplies last).

Hot Lunch Program

Illinois Lutheran Schools works with School Eatery to provide hot lunch to our students. School Eatery works with local restaurants to offer several options every day for your child.

For families that need to set up a School Eatery account for the first time, please click HERE and refer to the instructions.

Elementary School Parents

Please note if you have any questions about ordering or the payment process, please contact School Eatery directly at 800.570.6755 or email

Order Hot Lunch

Bookstore Fees & Order Form

Medical Forms Required for 2023-2024 School Year

You should have received an email from the school that addresses any medical exams or forms that need to be filled out and submitted to the school for the 23-24 school year. It is very important that you read this information as soon as possible. You can view the original email HERE.

Second Semester Mission Project

Our mission project for second semester is Camp BASIC.  Camp BASIC is a week-long summer camp for people with special needs.  The camp has 2 session in June and takes place at Wyalusing State Park near Prairie du Chien, WI.  During the week, campers and counselors bond with each other through games, crafts, singing, excursions in the community, and most importantly, Bible lessons.  The camp has been in operation for over 40 years.  The unique atmosphere creates lifelong friendships and strengthens the faith of all who attend.  If you would like to learn more about Camp BASIC, you can speak to Mrs. Schneider (she’s been on the board of directors for 20 years), or go to

Mark Your Calendars

  • Tuesday, Feb. 20 – Kindergarten Round-up, 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, Feb. 20 – ILHS Blood Drive
  • Friday, Feb. 23 – No School (Teachers’ Conference)
  • Sunday, Feb. 25 – ILES Open House, 1-3 pm
  • Tuesday, Feb. 27 – Storm Science Presentation
  • Wednesday, Feb. 28 – Grades 5-6 sing at Zion, 3:30 pm
  • March 4-8 – Spring Break
  • Tuesday, March 12 – CBA Meeting, 6:30 PM @ ILHS
  • Wednesday, March 13 – Grades 5-6 sing at Trinity, 3:30 pm
  • Friday, March 15 – End of the 3rd quarter

Family Devotions

A routine family devotion is essential for the Christian family. This could include reading the Bible, singing, and praying together. Do you need help creating a meaningful family devotional time? Here is a link to daily devotion ideas.