Illinois Lutheran Food Drive – Tomorrow Last Day To Donate

This year the ILHS Student Council will be joining with Zion Lutheran Church and 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 until October 12. Items will be donated to the Crete Food Pantry. Please join us in a friendly competition to see which class or homeroom can bring in the most items during our food drive! Your generosity is greatly appreciated!


Junior High Fall Dance – Deadline October 18

The dance for 7th and 8th graders will take place on Saturday, October 20, 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 have been sent home with all junior high students, or you can print one by clicking below. If you are interested in helping with the dance or donating food, please text Jacki Cockrum at 708.275.8471. We are looking for donations of various items like water, plates, napkins, and snacks.


Parent-Teacher Conferences – Tuesday, October 30 & Thursday, November 1

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held in the high school gym from 6 PM – 8 PM. During this time, parents of junior high and high school students are encouraged to come in and visit with their child’s teachers. No appointments are necessary.

All teachers will be located in the school gym, and parents move from teacher to teacher for short conferences. These meetings are very important. Teachers are eager to discuss your child’s progress. It’s also a valuable time for you to provide feedback on how things are going for your child.

In the event that you are unable to meet during these times, you may still call the school at 708.672.3262 and schedule a time to meet with any teacher.


Fall Teachers’ Conference – No School

Illinois Lutheran will be closed for the Fall Teachers’ Conference on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26. School will resume on Monday, October 29.


Veterans’ Day Breakfast at Illinois Lutheran

Veterans, please join us on Friday, November 9 from 9 AM – 11 AM at Illinois Lutheran High School for a fun filled morning! There will be a light breakfast served by students of Illinois Lutheran High School as well as entertainment provided by students from Illinois Lutheran Elementary School. Feel free to bring a guest with you! Veterans are also welcome to bring any photos, medals, or memorabilia. This is an opportunity for students to learn some history.

Please register by contacting Mrs. Connie Wilkening at 708.297.7276 or connie.wilkening@comcast.net. If you are interested in volunteering for the event, please contact Mrs. Wilkening. Volunteers will need to arrive at the high school by 8 AM.

Thank you Thrivent Action Team for providing $250 toward this event, and also to Alicia’s House (SCH) for their donations.


You Are Invited!

Amazing Love is hosting a live stream event from Dave Ramsey called Smart Money. Illinois Lutheran families are invited for a great night of information on Thursday, November 15 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at Amazing Love Lutheran Church (21301 S Pfeiffer Rd in Frankfort, IL). We would love to see you there! Questions? Contact Mr. Nate Hinz.

It’s Time For Financial Peace


Congratulations Dylan Flaig!

Congratulations to Dylan Flaig who qualified for the state golf tournament, which is this weekend in Bloomington.


Basketball & Cheerleading Parents – Concession Sign-Up

Thank you for your support of Illinois Lutheran athletics! Your willingness to help out goes a long way in supporting the many activities at Illinois Lutheran. If you have one child participating in basketball or cheerleading, please sign up two times. If you have two or more children participating, please sign up three times. If your game is cancelled, please try to find a new time to volunteer. If you have to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible at 708.672.3262. You will need to find a replacement and another time to volunteer. Thank you for your support!

Sign Up for Concessions


5th – 6th Grade Boys’ Basketball – Parent, Player & Coach Meetings

The 5th & 6th grade boys’ basketball parent, player and coach meetings will be held on Monday, October 15 @ 6 PM at the high school in Room 110. This meeting is mandatory.

If you are unable to attend, please contact Coach McGathey (5th & 6th Grade) or Mr. Kjenstad. Please be sure to register your child for basketball.


High School Basketball – Parent, Player & Coach Meetings

The high school basketball parent, player and coach meetings will be held on the following days. This meeting is mandatory.

9-12 Grade Boys:

  • Monday, October 29 @ 6 PM at the high school in the Multipurpose Room

9-12 Grade Girls:

  • Tuesday, October 30 @ 5:30 PM at the high school

This meeting is mandatory. If you are unable to attend, please contact Coach Hinz (Boys), Coach Jay Biesterfeld (Girls), or Mr. Kjenstad. Please be sure to register your child for basketball.


Cheerleading Parent, Player & Coach Meetings

The cheerleading parent, player and coach meetings will be held on the following days. This meeting is mandatory.

7th & 8th Girls:

  • Tuesday, October 23 @ 5 PM at the elementary school gym

9-12 Grade Girls:

  • Tuesday, October 30 @ 6 PM at the elementary school gym

This meeting is mandatory. If you are unable to attend, please contact Mr. Kjenstad. Please be sure to register your child for cheerleading.


Hot Lunch

Weekly orders are due the Friday PRIOR to the week you are ordering for. You may also order by the month. Single orders are $3 and double orders are $3.75.

The November Hot Lunch menu is available, and is due by Monday, October 29.

Same day hot lunch orders (orders placed at the window or turned into the office the day of the hot lunch they are ordering), will be increased to $4 for single orders and $4.75 for double orders. Checks can be made out to ILS.

October Hot Lunch Menu

November Hot Lunch Menu


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.

JH/HS Pizza Day Order Form


Family Devotion Ideas

A routine family devotion is essential for the Christian family. Reading the Bible, singing, and praying together. Do you need help creating a meaningful family devotional time? Check out the links below for ideas.

Devotions for the Family

Christian Family Solutions

Focus on the Family