This year, on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Illinois Lutheran is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. Last year, more than 45,000 organizations in 71 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities.

Illinois Lutheran asks that you take some time with your family on #GivingTuesday to look at Illinois Lutheran School’s needs. We are setting a goal of raising $10,000 on #GivingTuesday. We can easily reach that goal if every family donates $40! If you are able to give even more, you will help us exceed our goal!

Are you able to donate your time? We are looking for families to donate 500 hours of their time! Can you bake brownies, cookies or other goodies for a bake sale? Can you come help with concessions at a basketball game? Want to serve pizza to our kids? Donate items to help thank our teachers? Donate goods, services, or put together a gift basket to donate for the Gala event? Would you be willing to donate blood? Interested in hosting an International Student? We have many different needs, and many different opportunities to help Illinois Lutheran.

Promote generosity with your kids by looking for projects that speak to your passion and interests and make a donation. You can also help by spreading the word on your social channels using the hashtag #GivingTuesday.


Donate $40 to Illinois Lutheran Schools! Help us reach our goal!


Grade School Pizza Day

Are you available on Mondays to serve pizza to our younger students? We are looking for parents to help serve on these days. You can click on the link below to sign up.


Serve Pizza at the Grade School


Volunteer to Help with Concessions

We are always in need of volunteers to assist with concessions at our home basketball games. We truly appreciate your help and support!


Help with Basketball Concessions


Bake Sale

The Gala Committee sells baked goods to students on the first Friday of each month. Would you like to provide the baked goods for our sale? Please sign up using the link below. Happy Baking!


Volunteer to Bake


Support Illinois Lutheran Schools

At Illinois Lutheran Schools, we point our students to Jesus. Our goal is to prepare today’s youth for time and eternity. Daily we share the saving message of Jesus’ grace and point them to that glorious day when the whole world will celebrate His appearing.

We thank you for supporting our school’s ministry with your prayers, gifts and offerings. If you would like to support us with a special gift, you may do so in many ways. Please click on the link below for more information.


Support ILS


Blood Drive

Heartland Blood Centers will be conducting a blood drive in the high school gym on Saturday, December 2 from 10 AM – 1 PM. For more information or to schedule a donation time, contact Mr. Spiaser or Mrs. Tomfohrde by email or by calling the high school office at 708.672.3262.


Contact Mrs. Tomfohrde


Contact Mr. Spiaser


Gala Committee

The mission of the ILS GALA Committee is “to generate investment in Illinois Lutheran Schools, offer families within the community an opportunity to provide a Christian education to their children and continue the enrichment of the student body and faculty through expanded curriculum and re-investment in facilities.”

The Gala Committee is looking for volunteers, cash donations, and donations of goods and services for the event to be held on March 24, 2018. Click on the link below for more information, or contact Melissa Zimmer.


Make a Donation


Contact Melissa Zimmer



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International Student Visitation Program

During the last week of January and the first week of February, our school will be hosting a group of students from China who are visiting American schools during their winter break. These students will attend classes at our school, visit local area attractions, and briefly experience what life in America is like.

We will be hosting 14 students who are currently in grades 6-10. We are in need of host families that can take two students into their homes for this brief stay. If you interested in finding out more about the program, please contact Mrs. Monica Uhlenbrauck or Mr. Joe Archer at 708.672.3262.


Contact Mrs. Uhlenbrauck


Contact Mr. Archer