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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!


  • Graduation practice will be held tomorrow, Friday, May 24 @ 9 AM in the HS gym
  • Graduation will be on Sunday, May 26 @ 3 PM in the HS gym (graduates arrive by 2:30 PM)


  • Junior High Closing Devotion & Participation Awards – Friday, May 24 @ 10:40 AM in the HS gym
  • Graduation will be on Friday, May 24 @ 7 PM in the HS gym (graduates arrive by 6:30 PM)

Teacher Anniversaries

Please join us in celebrating these teacher anniversaries and thanking God for the dedicated service of these faithful workers in ministry.

Mark Kjenstad, 20 years
Amanda Ventura, 10 years

Forms & Fees Summer Mailing & Email

We’re trying something new this year! Around mid-summer, you will receive a mailing that includes the regular new school year information as well as the 2019-2020 fees form.

Soon after that, you will receive an email. The email will come from the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod through PowerSchool. You will receive one email per child. This email will allow you to update all of your contact information within PowerSchool. This is very important to complete, because this is the information we use to contact you in case of an emergency. You will also be able to access all of our forms online as well (this includes authorization forms and medical forms).

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

Thank you to Mr. Stupegia for photographing the 2019 ILHS Prom. Click on the link below to view and order photos.

Username: ILLutheranProm2019
Password: 4443

Prom Photos

Call News

As previously mentioned, our board had decided to request a graduate from Martin Luther College to teach our 2nd grade class. On Saturday, May 18, we learned that Miss Megan Koester was assigned to serve as our new 2nd grade teacher. God’s blessings to her on her graduation and assignment!

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. For more information about how you can support the school’s ministry, click on the link below.

Support Illinois Lutheran Schools

Charger Sport Camps – Deadline Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the deadline to register for our Charger Summer Sport Camps. Click below for the full schedule and form, and be sure to turn your form into either school office ASAP! Questions? Contact Mr. Kjenstad

Charger Summer Camps

ILS Summer Office Hours, June 4 – August 5

JH/HS Office Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 9 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Friday: By appointment

The office will be closed:

  • May 27 – June 3
  • July 1 – July 5

If you need to make an appointment, please call 708.672.3262.

Housing Needed

Illinois Lutheran Schools is beginning their annual search for families to house international students. The basic requirements for each student is that they have their own room, transportation to/from school (they can walk if living nearby and in warmer weather) and daily meals. Hot lunch will be provided during the school week. An $800 per month stipend is given to each family to offset the cost of housing a student. We understand the commitment it takes to be a part of this mission but we urge you to take this leap of faith! These teenagers need loving, dedicated and understanding families who are willing to “raise them up” as Jesus taught us. If you have any questions about the International Program, please contact Taryn Oldenburg at 815.823.3174 or toldenburg@illinoislutheran.org.

2019-2020 Golf Team

Any HS student interested in the 2019/2020 ILHS Golf Team:

Coach Cantu will be at the Lincoln Oaks Golf Course Practice Area on Fridays at 4 PM beginning June 7. Come and test your skills, ask any questions, or get help with skills.

Questions? Contact Coach Cantu at tim.ilsgolf@comcast.net.

23rd Annual Golf Outing – 1 Week Left!

The ILS 23rd Annual Golf Outing will be held on Saturday, June 1 at Lincoln Oaks Golf Course. We only have 1 week left to sign up!  Make sure you submit your registration forms and/or donation forms as soon as possible!

Registration Form

Sponsor Form