Junior High & High School
News & Notes
2/14/19 – 2/21/19

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Early Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year

Early Registration materials will be mailed next Wednesday, February 20. The Early Registration fee for the 2019-2020 school year is $200 per child for grades kindergarten thru 12th grade, if the fee is paid before March 29, 2019. After March 29, the registration fee will be $300 per child. The preschool registration fee is $70 and will not change after the deadline.

A few points to highlight:

  • Tuition rates will be approved by the Delegates at their annual meeting on February 19, 2019.
  • Our Need-Based Financial Assistance applications are available online through FACTS.
  • It is essential that returning families apply for financial assistance before Friday, May 3, 2019. This is the cutoff date. We cannot guarantee that you will be considered for financial assistance unless you do so before this date.
  • Your child/children must be registered for the 2019-2020 school year before applying for financial assistance.

No School – Teachers Conference

There will be no school on Friday, February 22. Our teachers will be attending a Conference.

Junior High Dance on Saturday

The Junior High Dance will be held this Saturday, February 16 at the high school from 6:30 PM – 9 PM. Payment and permission slips were due on February 5.

Winter Band Concert

This Sunday, February 17, the Illinois Lutheran bands will be presenting their Winter Concert. This event will take place in the high school gym at 2 PM. All of Illinois Lutheran’s instrumental ensembles from Beginner to High School will be featured playing a wide variety of pieces. Please join us for a wonderful afternoon of music!

Delegate Meeting

The Delegate Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 19 at 7 PM at the high school. Materials have been mailed to all of the Delegates. Please be sure to read through all of the materials prior to the meeting.

Ronald McDonald House Event

Our next trip to the Ronald McDonald house (to prepare and serve a meal for all of the guests) will be on Friday, March 8. This community service event (sponsored by student council) is open to all high school students; however, we only have 10 spots available. The first 10 students with completed permission slips will be eligible to participate.  Permission slips should be given to Mr. Zastrow by Tuesday, February 26.

Blood Drive

Heartland Blood Centers will be conducting a blood drive in the high school gym on Wednesday, February 20 from 10 AM – 1 PM. For more information or to schedule a donation time, contact Mrs. Amanda Ventura by email or by calling the high school office at 708.672.3262. All 16 year olds must have a signed permission slip to donate. Appointments are encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome to schedule an open appointment at the blood drive. Photo ID is required.

High School Boys’ Basketball Banquet

The high school Boy’s Basketball Banquet will be held on Sunday, March 3 at 4 PM in the high school multi-purpose room. The cost is $5 per person to attend and is due to the office by Wednesday, February 27. A taco bar will be served.

Help Needed – RVC Math Competition 2019

ILHS will be hosting the RVC Math Competition on Wednesday, March 6.  We are expecting over 100 student participants from 6 different high schools (in addition to a number of coaches and judges). We could use your help! If you are able to help with concessions (5:30 PM – 7:50 PM) please contact Mr. Zastrow. If you are able to donate cookies, snacks, or drinks (for the hospitality room for the coaches and judges) please contact Mr. Lash. Thank you!

Charger Grade School & Junior High Track Team

We are already getting excited for this year’s track meet as we hope to defend our championship! We have a new plan that we would like to try so that we can have more efficient practices. Our plan is to split our practices between the 3 age groups.

  • All practices are 3:30 PM – 5 PM on the high school campus
  • Age as of May 11, 2019
  • The track meet will be held on May 11 at Marian Catholic High School

Here are the practice days and times:

  • Group A: Age 13-15
    • April 15, 23, 30
    • May 7
  • Group B: 11-12
    • April 16, 25
    • May 1, 8
  • Group C: 8-10 (2nd graders are ineligible and 3rd graders will be used if needed)
    • April 17, 25
    • May 2, 9

We hope to see you on the Charger track team in the spring! Please be sure to register your child before practices begin.

Register for GS/JH Track

Charger Sport Camps

Save the date for these Charger Sport Camps! More information and registration will be coming soon.

  • Co-Ed Soccer: June 10-14, 9-11 AM
  • Girls Basketball: June 17-20, 9-11 AM
  • Boys Basketball: June 24-27, 10 AM-12 PM
  • Volleyball: July 22-25, grade school in the afternoon and high school in the early evening
  • Golf: July 22-25, 10 AM-12 PM

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Job Opening

Looking for a part-time job in a great working environment? A job that can really make a difference and support our school’s ministry? We are currently seeking an individual who would be interested in joining our maintenance staff. The position starts at $9 per hour. You can find information and an application here: https://ilhs.org/more/employment-opportunities/

If you have any questions, please contact the high school office at 708.672.3262.

Emergency Closing Center

Please note that for school closings due to bad weather, you will be contacted with the information that is on file. Please be sure the information is up to date. You can click on the link below to check the Emergency Closing Center for school closings.

Emergency Closing Center

2018 Tuition Information for Tax Filing

Do you need a summary of tuition you paid for your 2018 tax filing? You can retrieve and print a summary of payments from FACTS.

  • Login to your FACTS account
  • Click on Actions, View Details
  • Click on the Payments tab
  • Click on View Printable Payment Summary
  • Select the correct year from the drop down menu before you print your summary

Login to FACTS

Conflict Resolution Workshop

Back in December of 2018 our Conflict Resolution workshop was cancelled due to a family emergency for our presenter. We had a lot of registrants for that session and it was looking like it would be a very worth while event, so we wanted to make sure to reschedule. Thankfully we’ve been able to do that! As leaders in our churches, schools and community, I wanted to reach out once again to invite you to consider attending:

Dealing with conflict in a God-pleasing way – A FREE workshop designed for anyone who struggles with how to handle conflict. This workshop is being put on by Trinity Lutheran Church and the Illinois Lutheran Schools Wellness Committee and is open to ALL.

  • Monday, March 25
  • 7 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall (1338 Elizabeth Street in Crete)

No matter how good our intentions are in all that we do, the devil is always present and always looking for ways to create conflict among God’s people. So when that happens, how to we deal with it in a way that builds up and encourages rather than tears down and divides? That’s what we are going to talk about.

As an added bonus, anyone who registers online prior to March 18 will be entered in to a drawing to win a gift card. You can register at anytime by clicking on the link below.

Registration for the Workshop

Hot Lunch

Hot lunch orders are due the Friday prior to the week you are ordering for. Single orders are $3 and double orders are $3.75. 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.

February Hot Lunch

Pizza Day

Pizza Day orders are due the Friday prior to the week you are ordering for. The first slice is $2 and each additional slice is $1. Checks can be made out to ILS.

Pizza Day Order Form