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  • Vernon Hills High helping children’s hospital Feb 18, 2014 4:46 PM
    Vernon Hills High School students are teaming with the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago for a Spirit Week project. The teens are raising money for the hospital with a variety of events and competitions, including a special dance scheduled for Saturday night. “They’re not only raising funds, they’re raising spirits,” Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 spokeswoman Mary Todoric said.

  • District 128’s Community Education Department adds three classes Feb 15, 2014 1:01 AM
    Three new classes have been added to District 128's Community Education website.

  • Brainerd proposal heats up in Libertyville Feb 12, 2014 6:01 PM
    Campaigns in support and opposition to a proposed conversion of the former Libertyville High School to a community center are heating up. Opponents of a proposal to authorize the village to borrow up to $11.5 million for the project were not allowed to post a sign on the property with a website advertising their views ahead of a March 18 referendum vote.

  • New VHHS assistant principal: Feb 5, 2014 4:48 PM
    Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 board members on Feb. 3 approved the hiring of Joseph O’Brien as the Vernon Hills High School assistant principal for curriculum and instruction.

  • Libertyville taxing bodies get payday from special financing district Feb 3, 2014 4:24 PM
    Libertyville is rebating more than $2 million to various entities as part of an agreement a few years ago that allowed the extension of a special taxing district to fund improvements downtown. Entities receive 70 pecent of the taxes that previously had been funneled into a special fund.

  • Libertyville to host meeting on Brainerd tax hike plan Feb 1, 2014 8:00 AM
    Libertyville on Monday will host the first of three town hall meetings on a proposed tax hike to fund the conversion of an old school into a community center. “Nobody is ambivalent on this issue. Everybody feels very strongly one way or another,” Mayor Terry Weppler said.

  • District 128 meeting canceled: Jan 27, 2014 5:31 PM
    The Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 board meeting scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled because of the cold weather, officials announced Monday.

  • New VHHS assistant principal appointed Monday Jan 26, 2014 5:35 PM
    The Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 board will meet Monday to appoint a new assistant principal at Vernon Hills High.

  • Libertyville High School’s Jazz Festival Jan 21, 2014 4:40 PM
    Oak Grove and Highland Middle School jazz students learn from the pros at Libertyville High School's Jazz Fest Tuesday.

  • Carolers bring Christmas cheer to District 128 office in decades-old tradition Dec 20, 2013 5:53 PM
    Continuing a tradition that goes back at least 30 years, Vernon Hills High School students sang Christmas carols at the district office Friday morning. The 24 teenagers, wearing matching blue-and-silver scarves and hats to reflect the school's colors, performed a cappella songs both classic and modern. The audience loved every note. “It really starts our holiday,” administrative assistant Fran Wohlrab said.

  • New twists in plan to convert former Libertyville High Dec 15, 2013 7:34 AM
    Libertyville voters will be asked in March whether they would approve a tax hike to pay for up to $11.5 million in bonds to be issued by the village to rehab the former Libertyville High School into a community center. The project includes a higher estimated price and aspects that are different from what originally was envisioned. “There could be some pushback from seniors and the Civic Center board.” Mayor Terry Weppler said.

  • Dancers entertain and educate at Libertyville High School Dec 12, 2013 4:59 PM
    Members of the Thodos Dance Chicago company performed an array of pieces for students from Libertyville and Vernon Hills high schools Thursday. The visit was part of a two-part project that also has a Thodos choreographer working with Libertyville High students on pieces they will perform later in the year.

  • Libertyville High School flood repairs approved Dec 10, 2013 5:43 PM
    Eight months after a subbasement at Libertyville High School flooded during heavy rains, the District 128 board has approved a $650,000 repair plan. The Stuckey Construction Co. of Waukegan will perform the work during the upcoming winter break.

  • Leaky pipe, bad smell to be fixed at Libertyville High Dec 10, 2013 12:25 AM
    An enormous generator will provide heat for Libertyville High School while crews fix a leaky steampipe, District 128 officials said Monday.

  • Dist. 128 board meets today Dec 8, 2013 4:38 PM
    The Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 board will meet today to discuss staffing changes, a plan to fix flooding at Libertyville High School and other issues.

  • District 128 panel meets Nov 3, 2013 4:40 PM
    The Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 board’s program and personnel committee will meet Monday to discuss student report card data, the school calendar and other issues.

  • Culinary fundraiser in Dist. 128: Nov 1, 2013 4:19 PM
    The District 128 Foundation for Learning invites the community to attend a culinary fundraiser called Food for Thought. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Café Pyrenees, 1762 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.

  • True costs of converting old high school into a community center being assessed Oct 10, 2013 5:40 PM
    A fact-finding group in Libertyville is drilling into the costs of converting the former Libertyville Township High School into a community center. Taxpayers on March 18 will be asked whether they want to raise taxes for the project. “The whole purpose is what are realistic numbers for the taxpayers and what can we expect,” said Mayor Terry Weppler.

  • Lea to lead regional group: Oct 1, 2013 5:45 PM
    Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 Superintendent Prentiss Lea was elected president of the Mid-America Association of School Superintendents.

  • District 128 to refinance construction loan Sep 23, 2013 10:33 PM
    With interest rates at favorable levels, Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area School District 128 officials on Monday voted to again refinance part of the loan that funded the construction of Vernon Hills High School more than a decade ago.

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