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  • Art students return from Italy

    Twenty-three students visited Rome, Capri, Sorrento, Pompei, Assisi, Florence, Lucca, and Venice to explore Italy’s history, art, architecture, and culture.

  • Ruiz named Athlete of the Year

    Cameron Ruiz was named the Gatorade Athlete of the Year for Illinois for his notable track and field performance this spring, which included a state title in triple jump and second place in long jump. Read more >>



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

Sara Lesinski


English, Teacher

A high five for the Writers Week organizer:

English teacher Sara Lesinski is one of the May Staff Members of the Month. Her nominator writes, "For the past few years, Sara has done a wonderful job of curating and producing Writers Week, enrichment for the entire Lakes community. This year, she went further to seek and communicate curricular connections for all of our academic departments, heightening and deepening our school's transfer skills and SIP goals. We are so fortunate to have access to such influential programming and to Sara's hard work and dedication to make it happen so smoothly each year."

Educator Spotlight

Kevin Shifley


Fine Arts, Teacher

Generosity of time and talents:

Art teacher Kevin Shifley is one of May's Staff Members of the Month. His nominator writes, "Kevin is incredibly generous when it comes to his time and his many talents. I have enjoyed collaborating with him on several occasions throughout the year, most recently when he volunteered to lead two after-school art workshops as part of the Eagles Wellness Challenge. He also helped to organize a positive affirmations sidewalk chalk activity for students in the fall. Kevin is helping to make the ILC a more student-friendly place by providing student artwork for our new dynamic frames. Thank you, Kevin, for your many contributions to Lakes!"

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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