Junior High & High School
News & Notes
10/10/19 – 10/17/19

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Illinois Lutheran Schools App

Have you downloaded the Illinois Lutheran Schools App? This is the best way to receive the most up-to-date information from the school. It’s important that every parent downloads this app!

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Download the App today! Go to the App Store and search Illinois Lutheran Schools, or click on the correct link below.

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Deadline Friday – Looking for Drivers

This year the ILHS Student Council will be joining with Trinity Lutheran Church for our annual Faith in Action Day. Everyone is invited and encouraged to donate non-perishable food items for our food drive by tomorrow.

We are also looking for drivers to assist this Saturday, October 12 from 9 AM – Noon to pick up donations in the area, as well as deliver the food from the high school to the Crete Food Pantry. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Contact Mr. Lash

Fall Concert

The Illinois Lutheran music department will be presenting their Fall Concert this Sunday, October 13, at 7 PM. This concert will take place in the high school gym. It will feature vocal and instrumental ensembles from the junior high and high school levels. Our theme for the concert is, “Nightscapes.” Please join us for a night of beautiful music.

Volleyball Senior Night

Please join us to celebrate our volleyball Seniors at their last home game of the season on Monday, October 14 at 6:30 PM.

Please Join Us

High school students and their parents are invited to join us for College Prep Night this coming Monday, October 14 at 7:30 PM in the Media Center at Illinois Lutheran High School.

Our Dean of Academics, Mr. Spiaser, will be moderating the event and share information about ACT test taking, the college application process and the ins-and-outs of life after high school. We expect the information session to last about one hour.

Please email Mrs. Taryn Oldenburg if you and your student are able to attend this event.

Junior High Fall Dance – Deadline October 15

The dance for 7th and 8th graders will take place on Saturday, October 19, from 6:30 PM – 9 PM in the multi-purpose room at the high school building. The dance will be costume themed, so students may wear a costume to the dance. Admission is $15. Permission slips are due to the office by Tuesday, October 15. After that, the cost will be $20. Permission slips have been sent home with all junior high students. If you are interested in decorating, helping with the dance or donating food, please email Mrs. LuAnn Spiaser. We are looking for donations of various items like water, plates, napkins, and snacks.

JH & HS Picture Retakes

Junior High & High School picture retakes will be taken on Tuesday, October 22. Once Lifetouch sends us the photo packages, we will distribute them to the students. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Dawn Kernagis at 708-672.3262.

Contact Mrs. Kernagis

Illinois Lutheran Food Drive


The Junior High youth group, FISH (Faith Is Strengthened Here), is starting up again soon! We’re scaling back to some more basic, monthly “hanging out with friends” events this year which will include games, some cross-ministry group activities, and lots of food. This will be *phone-free* fellowship, and ALL 7th and 8th graders are invited and encouraged to attend!

Join us Friday, October 18 for Games & Goodies from 6 – 8 PM in Trinity’s Fellowship Hall. Please bring a small snack or treat to share.

Contact Amanda Zickuhr at amanda.zickuhr@att.net or 708-287-8073 with any questions.

Fall Teachers’ Conference – No School

Illinois Lutheran will be closed for the Fall Teachers’ Conference on Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25. School will resume on Monday, October 28.

Golden Opportunity Books

Golden Opportunity Books are on sale for $25 at both of the school campuses. Two versions are available: Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. These books offer great discounts for restaurants, movies and more! If paying by check, please make checks out to Illinois Lutheran.


Illinois Lutheran Schools has been given an exemplary rating from the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod School Accreditation. We thank our faculty, staff, and board of directors for their hard work, and our ILS families for their support!

Thank You

Thank you to all those who supported Pink Night! We truly appreciate your involvement with this important event.

We were able to raise over $2,000 for a mom at Illinois Lutheran who is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. She would like to share this message:

To my awesome ILHS family,
Straight from my heart, this thank you is sent to tell you how much your thoughtfulness meant to me.
– Erma

Thank You!

A special thank you to all participants, volunteers, bakers, and all of those who pledged our kids for the Bike-A-Thon! The Booster Club had a very successful event because of all of you! If you still need to hand in your pledge sheets and money, please make sure that you do so by Wednesday, October 23.

Junior High Parents

Are you a picture taker? When attending a game, field trip, or party do you have your phone out to snap some pics of those kids having fun? We are looking for your help. If you take pictures at any ILES or Jr. High event this year, whether a soccer game, dance, Spelling Bee, class party, or field trip we want to see them. We are looking for pictures that we can add to this year’s yearbook. During the year if you have taken some pictures of our kids or your child’s class please consider sharing them with Miss Kuschel for possible use in the year book. Thank you!

Send Pictures to Miss Kuschel

Hot Lunch

You may order by the week or the month. Orders are due by the Friday prior to the week or month you are ordering for.

Single orders are $3.50 and double orders are $4.25. 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 $4.50 for single orders and $5.25 for double orders.

Exact change only, or checks can be made out to ILS. If you are writing a check, please do not combine your hot lunch payment with your pizza day payment.

October Order Form

Pizza Day

Orders are due by the Friday prior to the week or month you are ordering for. The first slice is $2 and each additional slice is $1.

Exact change only, or checks can be made out to ILS. If you are writing a check, please do not combine your pizza day payment with your hot lunch payment. Also, do not combine your JH/HS pizza day payment with a pizza day payment for the grade school.

Pizza Day Order Form

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