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  • Meet Bear

    Bear the golden retriever visited last week to educate students and staff about how, as a service dog, he can help to keep Lakes a safe place.

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

Emily Hatch


English/ESL, Teacher

Staff Member of the Month:

Congratulations to English teacher Emily Hatch, a Staff Member of the Month for September. She was nominated by one of her students for "helping [him] with his language and in all subjects." Hatch teaches Reading Improvement, English III, and English Second Language at Lakes.

Educator Spotlight

Kelly Taylor


English, Teacher

Bringing the content to life:

According to Principal Eric Hamilton, "Kelly Taylor embodies what it means to continuously learn. This year she has taken on the challenge of learning, developing, and teaching a new course: AP Research. She is serving as an expert advisor, igniting the students' discovery of a solution for a specific issue. The skills employed in this course also translate to the English courses she teaches. When you walk into Ms. Taylor's room, you will find her facilitating highly engaging activities and discussions with which bring the content to life."

Ignite passion and discovery in every student
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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