• A study of drone technology

    Bryan Plinske’s English II Honors classes have been reading about drones and their impact on society. So, it was only natural that they took a day to get extra close to the issue!

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    A study of drone technology
  • Eagle Pride — January

    Congratulations to this month’s Eagle Pride recipients! View our Facebook gallery >>

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    Eagle Pride recipients
  • 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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  • Illinois High School Art Exhibition

    Nine Lakes student artists will be featured at the fifth annual Illinois High School Art Exhibition in Chicago between February 12 and March 9.

  • College Planning Night

    ACHS is hosting a College Planning Night for Juniors and their families on Tuesday, February 27th

  • Interact Leaders

    Juniors Anna Metzger and Camille Joyner will represent the District 117 Interact Club at a leadership conference this spring.

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

Carolyn Barry


Math, Teacher

Supportive and Down to Earth:

Congratulations to math teacher Carolyn Barry, January's Staff Member of the Month. The student who nominated her writes, "She is very supportive, down to earth, and realistic. She talks about our future and how the class can affect you. She is a great teacher and adult figure."

Educator Spotlight

Luke Karner


Social Studies, Teacher

Social Studies:

"Mr. Karner has an innate talent of reaching all students in his classroom and providing opportunities for them to interact with history and seeing its impact on our society" says Principal Hamilton. "His interest in a topic is easily transferred to his students through positive communication, challenging questions, and differentiated engagement. Further, his impact on students is also seen outside of the classroom, as he is actively involved as a wrestling coach, bass fishing coach, and teacher in the Summer Freshmen Academy.”

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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