• Walk-out

    On Wednesday, March 14th, students walked out of ACHS for seventeen minutes

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    Birdseye view of student protest
  • 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
  • #D117Spain2018

    Twenty-six students and four Spanish teachers explored five cities in Spain during a ten-day tour this summer.

  • Heart and Soul

    Zach Damenti accepted the Heart and Soul Award at the Daily Herald Prep Sports Excellence Awards ceremony at the Sears Centre on June 7.

  • AP Bootcamp

    We want to make sure that you are supported and welcomed as you take on this challenge.

  • Daily Herald Academic Team

    Congratulations to Daniel Wieczorek for earning a spot on the Daily Herald Academic Team for 2017-2018 and to Erika McCormick for earning honorable mention.

  • Honors Night

    Seniors were recognized for their awards and scholarships during Honors Night on May 16. View the complete program here. Photo by Mrs. Holst.

  • Making the visual art visual

    The beginnings of a permanent art collection showcasing student photography, drawings, paintings, and ceramics were installed this month.

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
District 117 Retirees:

We at district 117 would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to those retiring this year. Your years of service have made an indelible impact on countless students, and you will be missed. Back row: Eric Schevikhoven, Rico Ellis Wilbur Borrero, Bruce Peterson. Front row: Toni Leprich, Mary Kelly, Barbara Comstock

Educator Spotlight

David Auston


Science, Teacher

An overall great teacher:

Science teacher Dave Auston is a Staff Member of the Month for May. One student writes, "He is an overall great teacher and knows how to draw in his students." Another student who nominated Mr. Auston said, "He cares a lot about the students in his class, and he understands what he teaches."

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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