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Junior High & High School Students’ Last Day

Tomorrow, Friday, May 25 is the last day of school. Junior high and high school students will start the day at 8:15 AM and will be released at 11 AM.

For those high school students using the make-up period, release will be at 12:30 PM.

Have a blessed summer!

Class of 2018 Graduation

  • Graduation practice will be tomorrow, May 25 @ 9 AM in the HS gym
  • Graduation will be on Sunday, May 27 @ 3 PM in the HS gym

8th Grade Graduation & Participation Awards Tomorrow

  • Junior High Closing Devotion & Participation Awards – Friday, May 25 @ 10:40 AM in the HS gym
  • Graduation will be on Friday, May 25 @ 7 PM in the HS gym

Call for Fourth Grade Teacher

Illinois Lutheran has called Mrs. Karena Falck to serve as the fourth grade teacher at the Elementary School. Mrs. Falck most recently taught kindergarten at Shepherd of the Valley School in Westminster, CO and will be moving to Crete with her family this summer. Her husband, Mr. Jeff Falck, is the new principal at the grade school. She has been teaching for 12 years, and is a graduate of Martin Luther College. Please keep Mrs. Falck in your prayers as she considers this call to serve at Illinois Lutheran.

Forms & Fees Summer Mailing

Around mid-summer, you will receive a mailing that includes all the forms and fees information for the 2018-2019 school year. Please read all of the information thoroughly, complete all the necessary documents, and return to the school office in a timely manner. This assists us with a smooth transition into the coming school year. If you have any questions, please call the high school at 708.672.3262.

Prom Pictures

Prom photos are ready to see! Click on the link below and put in the following information:

Username: ILLutheranProm2018
Password: 4443


Charger Summer Camps – Deadline Tomorrow

Registration forms are available from either school office, or click on the link below. The deadline to register for camps is tomorrow, Friday, May 25.

  • Golf Camp – June 4 -8
  • Soccer Camp – June 11-15
  • Basketball Camp – June 25-29
  • Volleyball Camp – July 23-27

Charger Summer Camp Brochure

Charger Sports Update

Congratulations to both the varsity baseball team and varsity softball team, who both became regional champs.

Jacob Mills is headed to state and is representing Illinois Lutheran in the discus throw.

Thank You!

Thank you for joining us last week, to say thank you and God’s blessings to Jeff and Monica Uhlenbrauck, and Tanya Tomfohrde.

ILS Summer Office Hours, June 4 – August 3

JH/HS Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 9 AM – 1 PM
Friday: By appointment

If you need to make an appointment, please call 708.672.3262. Offices will be closed on May 28 – 29 and July 2 – 6.

International Student Housing

ILS is currently in its fourth year of serving International Students. In order for us to continue to have these types of opportunities, we are in need of host families for the upcoming school year. There is a stipend of $800 per month given to families who host to offset the cost of housing these students.

If you or someone you know would be willing to host an international student, please contact Mr. Joe Archer at 708.672.3262 or jearcher@ilhs.org.

Thank You

Thank you so much to all of our Pizza Day bakers and servers. Without all of you, we would not be able to offer this service to the students. So thank you all!

There are at least three moms not returning because their child is graduating. Anyone interested in helping bake or serve for our next school year, please contact the office or Debbie Cantu.

ILS 22nd Annual Golf Outing

Mark your calendars for the ILS 22nd Golf Outing & Dinner on Saturday, June 16! Registration Forms and Donation Forms are available by clicking on the links below, as well as in both school offices. They will also be available at Trinity and Zion Church.

Golf Outing Registration Form

Golf Outing Sponsorship Form


Board of Directors Table & Chairs

The Illinois Lutheran Board of Directors is looking for a nice table and padded chairs for up to 15 people to use for their meetings. If you happen to have something you think would work for that purpose, or would like to make a donation for the purchase of a table and chairs, please contact the high school office at 708.672.3262. Thank you in advance for your support!

Call News

Hello Illinois Lutheran!

We are just a month or so away from moving to Crete, and I figured it was a good time to say hello and tell you a little about my family and me.

The youngest of 8, I was born in Fort Atkinson, WI. I’ve been in the WELS school system since I was toddling around Lakeside Lutheran’s hallways watching my parents teach. We moved to AZ in the late 70s when my dad was Called to start Arizona Lutheran Academy. After I graduated from ALA in 1987, I went on to Phoenix College. I also worked with a professional photographer during those years until I decided it was time for a change. I enrolled at DMLC in 1993.

My wife Anne was born and raised in Green Bay, WI, just 2 blocks from Lambeau Field. Her parents are both retired teachers and still live in the Green Bay area. She graduated from FVL in 1993 and went on to DMLC later that year. We met at DMLC and were married in 1996 during a Christmas snow storm in Green Bay.

Our 20 years of ministry have all been out West. In 1997, I was assigned to California Lutheran HS as a dorm supervisor for one year. Then in 1998 I was assigned as grades 6-8 teacher, Athletic Director, and Principal to Faith LS in Tacoma, WA. We spent 16 years there until 2014 when I accepted a Call to Zion in Denver where I am currently the grades 6-8 teacher and Principal. Over the years, Anne has taught grades 6-8 English in both our WELS schools and the public schools. She is also Zion’s Office Manager and plays the piano for church.

We have three children. Leah is 19 and just finished her first year at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ where she studied geology. Levi is 18 and will graduate from Rocky Mountain Lutheran HS on May 26. He plans to attend Concordia University Mequon to study Secondary Music Education. Grace just graduated 8th grade and will be a freshman at ILHS next year.

In my free time, I love listening to music, being outside, working in the yard, riding my bike, skateboarding, playing basketball, and working on my 1978 Convertible Volkswagen Super Beetle. But my favorite pastime is cheering on the Packers. Since our kids were born in Washington state, a couple of them are Seahawk fans, but for the most part, we’re a family who proudly wears green and gold. However, our most prized piece of clothing is the robe of righteousness we wear through Jesus.

I have truly enjoyed my years in the grade schools and thank God for the blessings he gave. Now, I am excited to focus my ministry on the high school level, and I joyfully look forward to spreading the Gospel message with you. There is so much work to be done; so many hearts to fill with Jesus’ love; so many teens that need to hear how precious they are in God’s sight; so many who need a family like Illinois Lutheran Schools. It won’t be easy – Gospel ministry is difficult in our sin-filled world – but the reward is priceless!

Looking forward to meeting you all soon,
Phil Adickes and Family