High School & Junior High
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10/19/17 – 10/26/17

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Parent-Teacher Conferences –
Monday, October 30 & Thursday, November 2

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held in the high school gym from 6 PM – 8 PM. During this time, parents of junior high and high school students are encouraged to come in and visit with their child’s teachers. No appointments are necessary.

All teachers will be located in the school gym, and parents move from teacher to teacher for short conferences. These meetings are very important. Teachers are eager to discuss your child’s progress. It’s also a valuable time for you to provide feedback on how things are going for your child.
In the event that you are unable to meet during these times, you may still call the school at 708.672.3262 and schedule a time to meet with any teacher.



School Closed NEXT Thursday and Friday

School will be closed for all students on both campuses on Thursday, October 26 and Friday, October 27. All classes will resume on Monday, October 30. On these days, our teachers will be attending the Wisconsin Lutheran State Teachers’ Conference in Milwaukee. This is an opportunity for all of our teachers to grow professionally.

Reformation Service

Martin Luther touched off the events that became the Reformation when he posted his Ninety-five Theses on October 31, 1517. Join us as we celebrate the 500 year anniversary of the Reformation. The service will be held on Sunday, October 29 at 3 PM at the high school. Everyone is invited to join in this celebration!

Attention: Parents of Seniors & 8th Graders

On Wednesday, November 1, all 8th and 12th graders will have their picture taken by Lifetouch. Please make sure students wear dress clothes (boys – shirt and tie, girls – sweater or nice shirt). Please NO t-shirts. Each student will have four poses taken. In a few weeks your proofs will be sent with the package prices and instructions to order. Even if you don’t plan on making a purchase, all students will have their picture taken for the collage that they receive at the end of the year.

Pre-Season Parent, Player and Coach Meetings

Junior High Boys’ Basketball

  • Monday, October 23 at 6 PM at the high school in room 110

High School Girls’ Basketball

  • Wednesday, November 1 at 6 PM at the high school

High School Boys’ Basketball

  • Wednesday, November 1 at 6:30 PM at the high school

High School Cheerleading

  • Wednesday, November 1 at 6:30 PM at the high school


Register for Sport Before Meeting


Junior High Fall Dance

The dance for 7th and 8th graders will take place on Saturday, November 4, from 6:30 PM – 9 PM in the multi-purpose room at the high school building. The dance will be Costume themed, so students may wear a costume to the dance. Admission is $10. Permission slips will be sent home with all junior high students. If you are interested in helping with the dance set-up and take-down, please contact Melissa Zimmer by email at mtzimmer@comcast.net, or by telephone at 708.728.5692.


Forensics Meet

The Forensics Meet for students in Grades 5 – 8 is scheduled for Saturday, November 4. The event will be held at the high school and will begin at 9 AM.
The public is welcome to attend and watch as the students from our five area WELS schools present their pieces before the judges.

Washington Trip Parent Information Meeting

There will be an informational meeting on November 6 at 8 PM at the high school for students and parents interested in traveling to Washington, D.C. Information about the trip:
  • June 18 – 23, 2018
  • 5 nights/6 days in DC and Colonial Williamsburg
  • Round trip transportation via coach bus
  • Breakfast and dinner each day is provided
  • Tours of all of the monuments, Capitol Building, Holocaust Museum, Smithsonian Museums (2), Ford’s Theatre, Arlington National Cemetery, Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement, the original site of Jamestown, and Busch Gardens
  • Overnight security that stays in our hallway alone for added safety
  • Tour diary so parents can see what we are doing
Please join us if your child is interested in attending!
This Sunday, October 22, is our next FISH event. We are going to meet at the elementary school gymnasium from 6 PM – 8 PM. All 7th and 8th graders are welcome to join us for Human Games night!

Hand, Food and Mouth Disease

There have been a few cases of this disease reported at both buildings in the last couple of weeks. Typically this illness presents with a high fever and blisters, and unfortunately it is contagious before symptoms begin.
ILS is being diligent about sanitizing surfaces in the school. If you notice any of these symptoms, please keep your child home and contact the school office at 708.672.3262.


Dress Code Reminder – No Shorts Starting November 1

A reminder that starting Wednesday, November 1, students will no longer be allowed to wear shorts to school. Click on the link below and refer to pages 15 – 17 in the Student Handbook to review the dress code policy.

Dress Code Policy

Welcome to our Student Teacher

Please welcome Miss Rebecca Olson as our student teacher at the high school. Miss Olson will be teaching several English courses, under the guidance of Mrs. Spiaser. Miss Olson is currently a junior at MLC studying Secondary Education in English. Rebecca is expected to graduate from MLC in May of 2018. She is the daughter of Scott and Gail Olson from Dousman, WI. When not studying or working on homework, Rebecca enjoys playing her clarinet, coaching color guard, watching the Packers/Brewers/Bucks, traveling, reading, and writing. She is excited to be a part of the Crete and Illinois Lutheran community throughout the coming weeks and thanks Rik and Pam McGathey for hosting her. Please keep Miss Olson in your prayers.



Athletic Parents – Please Read

Please click on the link below and read if you have a child involved in athletics at Illinois Lutheran.


Please Read


Picture Takers

Are you taking pictures at Charger events? When you share them on social media, be sure to tag the school at #ILSChargers.


Veterans’ Breakfast

To celebrate those that have served our country, Illinois Lutheran High School will be hosting a Veterans Breakfast on November 10 from 9 AM – 11 AM. Veterans and a guest will be served a light breakfast, and the Illinois Lutheran Elementary students will be singing. Volunteers are needed the day before and the day of the event. Please RSVP to Connie Wilkening at 708.297.7276 or by email by November 3. This is a Thrivent Action Team Sponsored event.

Attention Parents of Seniors

The Yearbook staff needs your son or daughter’s baby picture and senior portrait by January 31, 2018. They also would like to offer you the opportunity to honor your son or daughter by purchasing and AD space in the back of the yearbook. Please watch for a letter that was mailed to you on October 13. If you do not receive the letter or have any concerns, please contact Mrs. Amanda Ventura. She is the yearbook adviser. She looks forward to honoring your son or daughter in this year’s yearbook for their senior year.

Donate While You Dine

On Tuesday, November 14th, support Illinois Lutheran Schools by visiting the Crete Culvers. ILS will earn 10% of all sales. Remember ILS Families, November 14 is an early release day. What a perfect way to spend lunch with your children! It’s simple, when you are ordering your food, let the cashier know you are purchasing for ILS fundraising event. 


Hot Lunch – November Orders Due October 25

Since the schools will be closed on October 26 & 27, orders for the first week (or whole month) of November will be due next Wednesday, October 25. Orders are $3 for a single and $3.75 for a double.

Same day hot lunch orders (orders placed at the window or turned in to the office the day of the hot lunch they are ordering), are $4 for single orders and $4.75 for double orders.

Pizza Day

Pizza Day is every Monday. Orders are due by the Friday prior to the week you are ordering for. If you are a parent and you are willing to volunteer on pizza day to help serve or provide cake for dessert, please contact the school office at 708.672.3262.


Pizza Day Order Form


Pre-Season High School Girls’ Basketball Meeting

Parents, players and coaches will meet on Monday, October 23 at 6 PM at the high school. Please be sure to register for basketball before the meeting.


Register for Basketball

Spirit Night

Join us at Sky Zone Schererville on Thursday, October 26. Purchase a one hour jump pass from 3 PM – 8 PM and $3 goes back to Illinois Lutheran Schools! Located at 1035 Eagle Ridge Dr. in Schererville, IN.




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