• 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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The community magazine for Antioch, Lake Villa and Lindenhurst



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Educator Spotlight

Charlie Trout


Social Studies, Teacher

A Lasting Impact:

We are honored to spotlight Mr. Charlie Trout. Throughout his career, Mr. Trout has made impacts on countless students both in the classroom and through coaching. At the end of this year, we will be saddened to say goodbye to Charlie, as he is retiring. However, his impacts as a teacher, coach, and union President have made lasting positive contributions to ACHS and to CHSD117. To best describe this impact, we received this note from a former student about Mr. Trout: I had Mr. Trout when I was there ('94) and his passion for teaching me all about history sparked an interest that I still have today and have passed along to my current ACHS student. I loved how he would give us every detail, taught us how diverse the world is, and made us understand the importance of historical events. I loved it! And last year, when my son was able to take his AP Euro class and he would come home and tell Mr. Trout stories, it was like I was reliving my high school days with Mr. Trout. And now, again he took his International Relations course, just to have him again as a teacher for his last year. Mr. Trout is an amazing example of what a teacher is and should be to their students. I will forever be grateful to Mr. Trout and his wonderful way of getting me hooked forever on history!

Educator Spotlight
New Sequoits:

The 2018-2019 school year brings with it many changes, not least of which is the addition of several new educators. Please say hi to (from left to right): Frank Fracek, Lynn Amy de la Breteque, Scott Leverentz, Joshua Schonwald, Allison Smith, Robert Hughes, Amanda Cardenas, Ryan Koczorowski, Meghan McDonnell, Iwona Awlasewicz, and Jennifer Joyce. Not pictured:Kirk Becker, Michael McDermott, Patti Pfannkuche, Lyndsay Tamis, Cindy Wertz, and EmilyPorter. Let's have a great year!

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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

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    1600 Eagle Way Drive

    Lake Villa, Illinois 60046

    Phone: 847-838-7100

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