• Fine Arts students earn All-State status

    Nolan Rice, Jake Cozza, Lena Welch, and Haley Meyer will participate in their respective State activities in January.

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    All-State Fine Arts Eagles
  • 85th Annual IASB Joint Annual Conference

    Nearly 10,000 public school leaders attend the Joint Annual Conference of the Illinois Association of School Boards, Illinois Association of School Administrators, and Illinois Association of School Business Officials.

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    Community High School District 117 Board of Education at the 85th Annual IASB Joint Annual Conference
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chsd 117 news
  • Illinois State Scholars

    Congratulations to these 45 seniors who earned the recognition of State Scholar for their outstanding academic achievement.

  • Coach of the Year

    Bryan Plinske, head coach for girls and boys tennis, won the Illinois High School Tennis Coaches Association’s Girls’ Coach of the Year.

  • Focus on service

    Key Club collected 87 books to benefit Bernie’s Book Bank, which serves at-risk children in the Chicagoland area.

Fall 2007 Connections Newsletter

The community magazine for Antioch, Lake Villa and Lindenhurst

Highlights include: District 34 gets to work on referendum promises, District 117 welcomes new principal, Get ready for fall, winter, and the Village Street Clock Project in Antioch, Antioch Township meets transportation needs and more

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Our Strategic Plan is divided into six domains where we want to maintain excellence or see growth. We track our progress with data that relates our goals through Greatness Indicators. As an added layer of progress reporting, we track our plan’s health globally as well as within each of the six plan domains. Look for our Plan Health Indicator within each domain.


Educator Spotlight

Michael Krecker


Social Studies, Teacher

Absolute Passion:

Social Studies teacher Michael Krecker is one of September's Staff Members of the Month. The student who nominated him writes, "His absolute passion for teaching U.S. History in our class is what makes him, honestly, one of my personal favorite teachers. He makes the subject engaging… It makes me actually look forward to seeing what he has in store for us in the next class.”

Educator Spotlight

Emily Hatch


English/ESL, Teacher

Staff Member of the Month:

Congratulations to English teacher Emily Hatch, a Staff Member of the Month for September. She was nominated by one of her students for "helping [him] with his language and in all subjects." Hatch teaches Reading Improvement, English III, and English Second Language at Lakes.

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    Community High School District 117

    1625 Deep Lake Road

    Lake Villa, Illinois 60046

    Phone: 847-395-9001

    Fax: 847-395-7553

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    Antioch Community High School

    1133 Main Street

    Antioch, Illinois 60002

    Phone: 847-395-1421

    Fax: 847-395-2435

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    Lakes Community High School

    1600 Eagle Way Drive

    Lake Villa, Illinois 60046

    Phone: 847-838-7100

    Fax: 847-838-3670