• 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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chsd 117 news

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

Melissa Karnstedt


Science, Teacher


Principal Eric Hamilton writes that, "Ms. Melissa Karnstedt is a continuous learner who embodies the district's mission statement of igniting passion and discovery. Daily, you will find Ms. Karnstedt's students actively engaged as scientists and 'learning through doing.' Furthermore, Ms. Karnstedt has created a classroom environment in which students are encouraged to ask questions, generate new hypotheses, and find solutions and answers. This desire to learn and grow not only applies to her teaching, but to her own professional development. This past fall, Ms. Karnstedt was selected to attend the Research Teachers Conference in Washington, D.C. The lessons she learned at the conference were immediately applied to her classroom for the benefit of her students. Ms. Karnstedt's approach to teaching and learning provides all of her students with the opportunity to ignite passion and discovery.

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."

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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