Student Council worked hard this summer to plan for the upcoming school year. We did 2 Adopt-a-Highway cleanings, one trip to a Deep River Water Park, and three planning sessions. During those planning sessions lots of work was done, decisions were made, and now it is time to have some fun. Thank you Student Council members for your hard work, lets have a great year! – Mr. Uhlenbrauck and Mr. Zastrow
Serving our Student Body
Big Brother / Big Sister
Big Brother / Big Sister Program pairs upperclassmen with new students to help them get involved.
Student council has planned many fun and exciting spirit days for this upcoming school year! Spirit days give you a reason to come to school dressed in pajamas or a crazy outfit! If you don’t come to school dressed up for the spirit day, you must follow the dress code. Come dressed up and support your school!
September 3: Beecher Soccer Game- Charger Day/Dress Down Day
October 13th: Beecher Volleyball Game -Neon theme:dress in all neon colors
October 7th: Blackhawks Start: Dress in blackhawks apparel
November 11th: Veterans Day: Dress in red, white and blue
November 25th: Bears vs Packer Day: wear a jersey in honor of the game on Thanksgiving
December 17th: Pajama Day: Dress in holiday/warm pajamas
December 18th: Ugly Sweater Day
January 8th: Home basketball game vs St. Anne: White-out
February 5th: Home basketball game vs Beecher: Black-out
March 17th: St. Patrick’s Day: dress in all green
March 23: Last Day before Easter Break: Comfy Day
This year each morning in the Multi-Purpose room, Student Council will be serving coffee, tea, and juice for $1 along with donuts and fruit for $0.50. Special reminder: if you bring your own mug you will get $0.25 off your hot drink order.
Messy Game Day
Slip and slides, water balloon fights, and buckets of slime, Oh My! This year the ILHS Student Council will be hosting the first ever Messy Game Day! Come join us on Saturday, August 29 for a day of Obstacle Course fun, with a twist. And to top it all off, we will be having a water balloon/water gun fight to get us cleaned up. It will be a amazingly fun day, and we hope to see you there!
Homecoming – Alice in Wonderland
This year for Homecoming, we are going down the rabbit hole to Alice in Wonderland! We hope everyone can come and enjoy. Don’t be late for this very important date! Don’t forget, the dance is on September 19, 2015 (earlier than usual). Come have fun with us in Wonderland!
Monday: Mad Hatter Monday – wear crazy hats
Tuesday: White Rabbit Tuesday – wear all white, and white out girls volleyball game
Wednesday: Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum day – Twin Day
Thursday: Queen of Hearts Day – Dress Fancy
Friday: Homecoming Shirt Day
Homecoming Game: wear red and black to the game (queen of hearts)
Student Council works with our Guidance Department to organize a trip to the college fair held at Navy Pier. This year’s trip will be Septemeber 26th. Look for sign up sheets on the guidance bulletin board. All parents are encouraged to attend the College Night meeting held on Tuesday, September 15th at 7:00 in the High School media center.
Lock – In
Are you ready for the awesomeness that is this years glow in the dark themed lock-in? Well, you’d better be by the 3rd of October, because that is when the magic happens. There will be tons of things to do over the course of the night, such as video games, karaoke, and movies, but to experience any of it, you have to be there. Admission to this fun time is only $5.00. I’d choose that over sleeping any night. The fun starts after 6 P.M. church, and ends at 5 A.M. the next day! So if you wanna party all night long, be there!
Movies, popcorn and FUN! All Illinois Lutheran High School students are invited to show up for our movie nights sponsored by the ILHS student council. Check out these event dates, get your friends together, and make plans to attend.
Wednesday, October 28th at 6:30 PM
Friday, December 4th at 6:30 PM
Friday, April 8th at 6:30 PM
This Christmas at ILHS we are planning to decorate the halls and fill the whole student body with the Christmas spirit. Along with decorating, we are organizing a new Secret Santa program for all of the high school. Hopefully, we can get a group of students for a sledding trip at Goodenow Groove.
On January 23, the student council will be having a ski trip at Wilmot Mountain from 7 A.M. to 10 P.M.. The date that signup sheets will be available and when the deadline is to hand them in, as well as the price per person, will be announced once it is decided. If you want to have a good time, sign up! No experience is needed, lessons are available!
Foods of the World
How are your prognosticating powers? Find out by participating in the 7th annual March Madness NCAA Pool sponsored by Student Council. When tourney time rolls around listen for announcements to sign up online. Compete to have your name engraved as NCAA March Madness ILHS Champion!
Illinois Lutheran’s Got Talent
This year Illinois Lutheran Student council is adding a new event to our calendars! An event that can show off all of the talent that our school has to offer. This event is called Illinois Lutheran’s Got Talent: a night filled with any kind of ability there is to show off. On March 12th, come to ILHS to enjoy a night of amazing talent! If you are interested, keep an eye out for signup sheets!
Student council has 3 possible mission trips this year. Katy, Texas – Austin, Texas – Colorado Springs, Colorado. Tentative dates are March 16-22.
Going on a mission trip is a great way to share and express your faith with other people. Some of those people have never heard about the love of their Savior Jesus Christ. Mission trips are also an amazing way to meet other brothers in sisters of Christ. You get to meet people who believe in the same Savior as you and won’t judge you for believing in Jesus. These friendships will last a lifetime. I hope you consider going on a mission trip, it’s truly an amazing experience.
Laughter, sno-cones, games and friends all are found at the Carnival. You’re in luck because on April 16th from 5-8 ILHS has one. Hope to see you there!
Chalk the Sidewalk
ILHS is hosting its first Chalk the Sidewalk! ILS students will be able to come to the high school and draw on parts of the parking lot and sidewalk with chalk that would be provided by Student Council. We welcome you to come anytime from 12:00 to 2:00 on April 30th.
Prom 2016 – “Tale as old as time!”
Calling all Beauties and Beasts… A “Tale as Old as Time” is the Prom theme this year which will take place on Friday, May 6th. Students are sure to make great memories while dining and dancing with friends (and maybe even Mrs. Potts!). Even Gaston would be sure to have a wonderful night.
Great America – Grad Night
ILHS will be going to Great America for Grad Night again this year.
Save the date May 16th, 2015!
Every year we do recycling. It is something that our school takes pride in by knowing that we are helping the environment.
Student Council provides snacks through our vending machine. We are also selling coffee in the MPR before school. There will also be Charger mugs available for only $5.00! If you bring that mug or your own from home, you will receive $0.25 off your coffee!
Every year, we go about our usual school day, in a beautiful school, with wonderful teachers. However, in just one year, tons of dust, garbage and weird, sticky, unidentifiable green stuff can pile up all around us. So, on the 13th of January, we’re going to give back to this magnificent school, by cleaning up the dust, garbage and weird, sticky, unidentifiable green stuff, together. For only one day, we are going to put in all our effort to clean up the school, so that, when people walk into this school, deciding whether they want to get their education here, they can think “wow, they really take care of this place”.
Serving our Community
Faith in Action
This year ILHS Student Council will be joining with Trinity Lutheran for the annual Faith in Action Day. Faith in Action is a time when the community gets together to support a greater cause. Here’s how it works, on October 10th we put doorhangers on people’s doors in the crete community telling them to leave food on their doorstep the following saturday. On October 17th we get a group together and go door to door collecting all of the donations and donating it to the Crete food pantry. Illinois Lutheran will be contributing to this cause by holding our own school wide food drive. We need your help! Donate food and help people in need!
Trunk or Treat
This Halloween, ILHS is having a Trunk or Treat for the whole community! Park your cars and decorate them however you want OR come dressed up and enjoy trick-or-treating in the parking lot. Trunk or treat will be October 31st at the High School parking lot.
Ronald McDonald House
On November 6th, February 12th, and May 20th we are heading up to Chicago to make a meal for the families of the Ronald McDonald House. The Ronald McDonald House provides housing for families with children undergoing treatment at local hospitals. This house in particular services the families of patients receiving treatment at the the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital. This is an opportunity to show the love of Jesus to those who are ill. So save the date and get involved!
Christmas Toy Drive
You are walking through the store and you see a cute toy. You really want to buy this toy but you know you will never use it. Okay buy the toy and donate it to the TOY DRIVE and it will be given to a child that will use it and love the toy through the Walter Payton Foundation. More information will be coming soon.
Collection from November 2nd to 20th.