• CHSD 117 recognized among 2020 Best School Districts in America

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    CHSD 117 recognized among 2020 Best School Districts in America
  • Wind Ensemble wins “Best of the Day” Award

    On April 13, our Wind Ensemble participated in IHSA Organizational Contest at Harvard High School…

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    Wind Ensemble wins “Best of the Day” Award
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Connections Newsletter

The community magazine for Antioch, Lake Villa and Lindenhurst



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
ISBE 2020 Outstanding Early Career Educator:

ACHS science teacher Stacy Krabbe has been named the 2020 Outstanding Early Career Educator by the Illinois State Board of Education She will be recognized at the 2019-20 Those Who Excel Banquet in Normal, Illinois on October 19. According to Science department chair Greg Bays, Krabbe is the type of educator who, "works harder than any teacher I have ever seen. She understands the needs of her students and differentiates their instruction to best fit the needs of all students in the classroom." He describes her as a teacher whose students "are able to reach a deep level of content mastery." Finally, Krabbe "is truly one of the nicest and most caring teachers I have encountered. She displays a warmth toward students that not only welcomes them but allows them feel truly comfortable in the classroom. As a result, students are able to take risks and attempt things outside of their normal comfort zone," says Bays. Congratulations, Ms. Krabbe—we are all incredibly proud of this acknowledgement of your talent and hard work!

Educator Spotlight
Say "hi" to our newest Sequoits! :

With a new year comes a new batch of ACHS teachers, and we have some great ones this year. Pictured above, left to right: Social Studies Teacher Lucille Frey, Special Ed Teacher Molly McNally, FCS Teacher Megan Taugner, Math Teacher Elisa Metzger, Science Teacher Daniel Mortensen. Not pictured: Math Teacher Emily Parris, Special Ed Coordinator Leslie Gillengerten, English Teacher Kathryn Konior, PE Teacher Bryn Nottoli. Welcome to the team—we're thrilled to have you!

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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

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