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VHHS Holiday Concert - 12/15/16

Upcoming Events

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Dec
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Madrigal Dessert
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Dec
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Late Start
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Dec
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Band Concert
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Dec
10
ACT - Away
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Dec
12
Board & Committee Meetings @5:30 PM @VHHS Library
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Late Start
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Dec
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#VHGIVE Ambassador Training
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Dec
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Holiday Concert
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Dec
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Student Council Class Meeting @7:20 AM
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Dec
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#VHGIVE Activity Schedule
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Community Ed Ends

Bulletins

  • Info
  • Bell Schedule
  • Clubs / Sports
  • Lunch
  • All Students
  • Seniors
  • Juniors
  • Sophomores
  • Freshmen
Wednesday Nov 30
Thursday Dec 1
Friday Dec 2
Monday Dec 5
All Students
ALL STUDENTS: We will distribute second semester schedules to your 3rd period class on Monday, December 5, 2016. If you have a study hall, please report to your assigned location on Monday to receive your schedule. When you get your schedule, please check it over to make sure everything is correct. No discretionary schedule changes will be allowed after the end of first semester on December 22, 2016. All requested schedule changes are subject to availability/space in classes and master schedule compatibility. Seniors should discuss proposed schedule changes with their counselor to investigate college application. (Stilling 12/2)
Crew Sign Up for a Midsummer Night’s Dream is TODAY at 3:20 p.m. in the Auditorium. If you can’t make it, you can sign up online at VHHSCougars.org/theatre. (Phelan 11/30)
Attention all Sophomores: If you are interested in becoming a Junior and Senior PE Leader, you MUST attend an informational meeting with Ms. Moeller tomorrow, December 1st, either at 7:25 a.m. or 3:15 p.m. in the LMC Classroom to get an application. The meeting will last approximately 20 minutes. (Moeller 11/30)
Do you love dogs? Do you have shoes at home that are in pretty good condition and are not being used? If you answered yes to these questions, donate your shoes to National Honor Society during your lunch period in the foyer from November 28 – December 2! These shoes will be distributed to people around the world in need of shoes, with the proceeds benefiting the well-being of greyhound dogs. Bring in two pairs of shoes and you can get a FREE Chick-Fil-A calendar (with a promotional card for free menu items). Bring in one pair of shoes and receive the calendar for the discounted price of $3.50. You can also buy the calendar for $7 dollars (without donating) at the table in the foyer. See you there! (Austin 12/2)
Open Gym Soccer is tonight, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Field House for anybody that wants to play. (McCaulou 11/30)
GIRLS' OPEN LACROSSE: There is a session of Girls' Open Lacrosse Thursday night, December 1st 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Field House. It is open to all girls attending VHHS, regardless of their intent to play during the season. We have sticks and goggles that may be borrowed; please bring your own formed mouthguard. (Darden 11/30)
All Students
Don't miss Tonight's VERNON HILLS GOT TALENT VARIETY SHOW!!! $5 7:30 P.M. All proceeds from the show will be going to our sister school in Uganda, Africa!! We've Got Great Talent!!!!! (Oliver 12/1)
Don’t forget to tune into the Steve Cochran show on WGN Radio this Friday, December 2nd to hear our very own Chamber Choir! They are expected to be on around 7:30 - 8:30 a.m., so get ready for a very festive first hour (with teacher permission). (Little 12/1)
ALL STUDENTS: We will distribute second semester schedules to your 3rd period class on Monday, December 5, 2016. If you have a study hall, please report to your assigned location on Monday to receive your schedule. When you get your schedule, please check it over to make sure everything is correct. No discretionary schedule changes will be allowed after the end of first semester on December 22, 2016. All requested schedule changes are subject to availability/space in classes and master schedule compatibility. Seniors should discuss proposed schedule changes with their counselor to investigate college application. (Stilling 12/2)
The Spirit Store will be open Friday, December 2nd during all lunch periods!! (McKiernan 12/1)
Do you love dogs? Do you have shoes at home that are in pretty good condition and are not being used? If you answered yes to these questions, donate your shoes to National Honor Society during your lunch period in the foyer from November 28 – December 2! These shoes will be distributed to people around the world in need of shoes, with the proceeds benefiting the well-being of greyhound dogs. Bring in two pairs of shoes and you can get a FREE Chick-Fil-A calendar (with a promotional card for free menu items). Bring in one pair of shoes and receive the calendar for the discounted price of $3.50. You can also buy the calendar for $7 dollars (without donating) at the table in the foyer. See you there! (Austin 12/2)
GIRLS' OPEN LACROSSE: Girls' Open Lacrosse tonight, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Field House. It is open to all girls attending VHHS, regardless of their intent to play during the season. We have sticks and goggles that may be borrowed; please bring your own formed mouthguard. Dates and times of other sessions can be found on the Girls’ Lacrosse Announcements page. http://vhhscougars.org/content/announcements (Darden 12/1)
All Students
Congratulations to the December 2016 Operation Click parking space winners Nicole Pieper and Sage Brenner. You may begin parking immediately!! (Rodriguez 12/2)
The holidays are coming up! This is the time to donate to the St. Mary of Vernon Sharing Hands Food Pantry. It begins Monday, December 5th through December 9th during all 3rd period classes. The 3rd period classes that donate the most will win a free breakfast! Please donate any non-perishable food items, paper goods, and/or money. Each non-perishable item will count for $1.00 towards your classes total. Help out a great cause and start donating now. (FCA & INTERACT 12/9)
ALL STUDENTS: We will distribute second semester schedules to your 3rd period class on Monday, December 5, 2016. If you have a study hall, please report to your assigned location on Monday to receive your schedule. When you get your schedule, please check it over to make sure everything is correct. No discretionary schedule changes will be allowed after the end of first semester on December 22, 2016. All requested schedule changes are subject to availability/space in classes and master schedule compatibility. Seniors should discuss proposed schedule changes with their counselor to investigate college application. (Stilling 12/2)
Open Gym Lacrosse: There will be Open Gym Lacrosse on Tuesday, December 6th from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Field House. Anyone is welcome to attend, but please check with your winter coaches first. If you need to borrow any equipment, please contact Coach Curtin. (Curtin 12/5)
Do you love dogs? Do you have shoes at home that are in pretty good condition and are not being used? If you answered yes to these questions, donate your shoes to National Honor Society during your lunch period in the foyer from November 28 – December 2! These shoes will be distributed to people around the world in need of shoes, with the proceeds benefiting the well-being of greyhound dogs. Bring in two pairs of shoes and you can get a FREE Chick-Fil-A calendar (with a promotional card for free menu items). Bring in one pair of shoes and receive the calendar for the discounted price of $3.50. You can also buy the calendar for $7 dollars (without donating) at the table in the foyer. See you there! (Austin 12/2)
All Students
RECYCLE TODAY … Please have a student take the recycling bin from each classroom to the top of the east staircase on the appropriate level. Thank you for your help!
If you are looking for something new to try out this winter, come on out and audition for the Student Directed One Acts! We will be meeting in the Auditorium after school on Tuesday, December 6th. Bring yourself and a positive attitude! ALL STUDENTS WELCOME! (Phelan 12/6)
IT’S NOT TOO LATE to join crew for the winter play A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. The show has been cast but it is not too late to be involved. Sign up online at VHHSCougars.org/theatre. The first crew day is Saturday, December 10th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. For more information, email Kevin.phelan@d128.org. See you there! (Phelan 12/7)
ALL STUDENTS: Are you interested in being an Integrated PE leader for next school year? Are you involved in Best Buddies or looking to further your education working with students with special needs? If you are interested, you can fill out the application on the VHHS main page by December 9th! If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Caton. (Caton 12/8)
Attention all Sophomores... if you are interested in becoming a Junior and Senior PE Leader, you MUST attend an informational meeting with Ms. Moeller on Tuesday, December 6th at 3:15 pm in the LMC Classroom to get an application. (Moeller 12/6)
The holidays are coming up! This is the time to donate to the St. Mary of Vernon Sharing Hands Food Pantry. It starts today through Friday, December 9th during all 3rd period classes. The 3rd period classes that donate the most will win a free breakfast! Please donate any non-perishable food items, paper goods, and/or money. Each non-perishable item will count for $1.00 towards your classes total. Help out a great cause and start donating now. (FCA & INTERACT 12/9)
Open Gym Volleyball today, 6:00 p.m. in the Main Gym. If we get four full teams of players, none of the teachers will give homework!! (Erickson 12/5)
Open Gym Lacrosse: There will be Open Gym Lacrosse on Tuesday, December 6th from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Field House. Anyone is welcome to attend, but please check with your winter coaches first. If you need to borrow any equipment, please contact Coach Curtin. (Curtin 12/5)
Wednesday Nov 30
Monday Dec 5
Late Start
PeriodTime
Early Bird6:55 - 7:45
Early Bird Science8:45 - 9:55
19:15 - 9:55
210:00 - 10:40
310:45 - 11:30
4a11:35 - 11:55
4b11:55 - 12:15
5a12:20 - 12:40
5b12:40 - 1:00
6a1:05 - 1:25
6b1:25 - 1:45
7a1:50 - 2:10
7b2:10 - 2:30
82:35 - 3:15
Regular
PeriodTime
17:55 - 8:45
28:50 - 9:40
39:45 - 10:40
4a10:45 - 11:10
4b11:10 - 11:35
5a11:40 - 12:05
5b12:05 - 12:30
6a12:35 - 1:00
6b1:00 - 1:25
7a1:30 - 1:55
7b1:55 - 2:20
82:25 - 3:15
Monday Nov 28
Tuesday Nov 29
Wednesday Nov 30
Thursday Dec 1
Friday Dec 2
Monday Dec 5
Intramurals
INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL: The Intramural Basketball season begins tonight. Schedules have been posted on the Winter Intramural website as well as being posted in the display case along the main hallway (outside the Gymnastics Gym). (Czarnecki 11/28)
JSA(Junior State Of America)
JSA: Come to this week's JSA meeting in the IRC after school on Tuesday for a round of Thought Talks. Instead of having speeches, we'll instead discuss a variety of issues from our impact on the environment to what more we would like to see in our high school education. Come and explore some of the biggest questions that face our generation and society. (Meister-Louria 11/29)
Athletes
Student Athletes - State law requires that all student athletes view a concussion education video every year. For those that have not watched the video this school year with your Fall or winter team, we will be showing the concussion education video today, November 29th, in the Studio Theater during the lunch periods. Please plan on attending at the start of 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B, 6A, 6B, or 7A during your study hall period. Student athletes who do not complete this requirement will be pulled from practice/competition starting today. (McDonald 11/29)
#CougarFuel is meeting this Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. in the Health classroom. We’re learning about how to enjoy the holidays while still eating healthy! All are welcome! See Ms. Micucci if you have any questions. (Micucci 12/2)
FBLA(Future Business Leaders Of America)
FBLA meetings will take place on Thursday, December 1st in Room 1201 at either 7:20 a.m. or 3:20 p.m. National dues ($20.00) will be collected from those who have not paid. Area competition sign up will be finalized. Bring $20.00 Area competition fee and completed field trip permission slip. Food will be provided. New members always welcome. (Phillips 12/1)
FCA(Fellowship Of Christian Allies)
FCA and INTERACT: Our next meeting is Friday morning, December 2nd at 7:30 a.m. in Room 0213 (Health classroom). Come and hear what great things we are planning on doing for this years food drive. All are welcome and breakfast will be provided. Hope to see you there!! (Pagani/Bellito/Austin 12/1)
JSA(Junior State Of America)
Come to this week's JSA meeting in the IRC after school today for a round of Thought Talks. Instead of having speeches, we'll instead discuss a variety of issues from our impact on the environment to what more we would like to see in our high school education. Come and explore some of the biggest questions that face our generation and society. (Meister-Louria 11/29)
JSU(Jewish Student Union)
JSU regular meeting this Wednesday, November 30th at 3:20-4:20 p.m. All are welcome! Meet in 1204!! (Weppler 11/30)
Ping Pong Club
Meet in the lobby on Wednesday for Ping Pong. See you all there! (Dusthimer 11/30)
Muslim Student Association (MSA)
Join our MSA this Thursday, December 1st at 3:20 p.m. in Room 2220. We will be discussing Muslim athletes. Join us for snacks! All students are welcome (Muslim and non-Muslim). (Szabo 12/1)
SAGA(Straight And Gay Alliance)
SAGA: The Straight and Gay Alliance will meet this afternoon in Room 2212. Please bring your planning ideas for our December 13th end-of-semester party and your ideas for second semester! New members are always welcome. (Christian/Abood 11/29)
Anime
ANIME: こんにちは (Konnichiwa!) Join us at our next meeting on Monday, December 5th in Room 1214 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. We will announce the winner for this year’s t-shirt, make a holiday treat, and watch our Cosplayween video as well as some of our favorite anime. See you there! (Wilson 12/2)
#CougarFuel is meeting this Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. in Room 1201. We’re learning about how to enjoy the holidays while still eating healthy! All are welcome! See Ms. Micucci if you have any questions. (Micucci 12/2)
FBLA(Future Business Leaders Of America)
FBLA: FBLA meetings will take place tomorrow, December 1st, in Room 1201 at either 7:20 a.m. or 3:20 p.m. National dues ($20.00) will be collected from those who have not paid. Area competition sign up will be finalized. Bring $20.00 Area competition fee and completed field trip permission slip. Food will be provided. New members always welcome. (Phillips 12/1)
FCA(Fellowship Of Christian Allies)
FCA: FCA and INTERACT: Our next meeting is Friday morning, December 2nd at 7:30 a.m. in Room 0213 (Health classroom). Come and hear what great things we are planning on doing for this years food drive. All are welcome and breakfast will be provided. Hope to see you there!! (Pagani/Bellito/Austin 12/1)
Guitar Club
GUITAR CLUB: We will be meeting this Thursday, after school in the CRC. See you there!! (Dusthimer 12/1)
International Club
INTERNATIONAL CLUB: Do you enjoy telling stories and eating holiday food? If so, join International Club for a cultural holiday party on Friday, December 9th, after school in Room 1213. Bring your favorite holiday food from your family and stories! Or, just come to eat! All are welcome!! (Bastiani 12/2)
JSU(Jewish Student Union)
JSU: JSU regular meeting today at 3:20-4:20 p.m. All are welcome! Meet in 1204!! (Weppler 11/30)
Muslim Student Association (MSA)
MSA: Join our MSA tomorrow, December 1st, at 3:20 p.m. in Room 2220. We will be discussing Muslim athletes. Join us for snacks! All students are welcome (Muslim and non-Muslim). (Szabo 12/1)
Ping Pong Club
PING PONG: Meet in the lobby today after school – see you there! (Dusthimer 11/30)
SPARK(Supporting Peers And Reaching Kids)
Come to our SPARK meeting this Friday, at 7:20 a.m. in the Studio Theater. Detective Rodriguez will be there with the impairment goggles. Come check it out! (Dillon/Nardini 11/30)
Anime
ANIME: こんにちは (Konnichiwa!) Join us at our next meeting on Monday, December 5th in Room 1214 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. We will announce the winner for this year’s t-shirt, make a holiday treat, and watch our Cosplayween video as well as some of our favorite anime. See you there! (Wilson 12/2)
#COUGARFUEL: #CougarFuel is meeting this Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. in Room 1201. We’re learning about how to enjoy the holidays while still eating healthy! All are welcome! See Ms. Micucci if you have any questions. (Micucci 12/2)
FBLA(Future Business Leaders Of America)
FBLA: FBLA meetings will take place today in Room 1201 at either 7:20 a.m. or 3:20 p.m. National dues ($20.00) will be collected from those who have not paid. Area competition sign up will be finalized. Bring $20.00 Area competition fee and completed field trip permission slip. Food will be provided. New members always welcome. (Phillips 12/1)
FCA(Fellowship Of Christian Allies)
FCA: FCA and INTERACT: Our next meeting is Friday morning, December 2nd at 7:30 a.m. in Room 0213 (Health classroom). Come and hear what great things we are planning on doing for this years food drive. All are welcome and breakfast will be provided. Hope to see you there!! (Pagani/Bellito/Austin 12/1)
Guitar Club
GUITAR CLUB: We will be meeting today after school in the CRC. See you there!! (Dusthimer 12/1)
International Club
INTERNATIONAL CLUB: Do you enjoy telling stories and eating holiday food? If so, join International Club for a cultural holiday party on Friday, December 9th, after school in Room 1213. Bring your favorite holiday food from your family and stories! Or, just come to eat! All are welcome!! (Bastiani 12/2)
Latino Alliance
LATINO ALLIANCE: We will meet on Friday, December 2nd at 7:30 a.m. in Room 1212. We will do a club photo retake, so if you missed the first photo opp, this is your big chance! (Cusick/Garcia 12/1)
Muslim Student Association (MSA)
MSA: Join our MSA today at 3:20 p.m. in Room 2220. We will be discussing Muslim athletes. Join us for snacks! All students are welcome (Muslim and non-Muslim). (Szabo 12/1)
SPARK(Supporting Peers And Reaching Kids)
SPARK: Come to our SPARK meeting tomorrow morning at 7:20 a.m. in the Studio Theater! Detective Rodriguez is coming with the impairment goggles, it'll be interesting! Everyone is welcome, see you there! (Dillon/Nardini 12/1)
Anime
ANIME: こんにちは (Konnichiwa!) Join us at our next meeting on Monday, December 5th in Room 1214 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. We will announce the winner for this year’s t-shirt, make a holiday treat, and watch our Cosplayween video as well as some of our favorite anime. See you there! (Wilson 12/2)
Backlight Theatre
BACKLIGHT: The second payment for Theatre Fest is due NO LATER than next Tuesday, December 6th. Please see Ms. Freichels if you have questions. (Freichels 12/5)
International Club
INTERNATIONAL CLUB: Do you enjoy telling stories and eating holiday food? If so, join International Club for a cultural holiday party on Friday, December 9th, after school in Room 1213. Bring your favorite holiday food from your family and stories! Or, just come to eat! All are welcome!! (Bastiani 12/2)
JSU(Jewish Student Union)
JSU: Come on in! It’s time for our next JSU meeting! All are welcome! Join us for some refreshments, too!! Meet Tuesday morning, December 6th in Room 1204 at 7:20 – 7:45 a.m. (Weppler 12/5)
Backlight Theatre
BACKLIGHT: The second payment for Theatre Fest is due NO LATER than tomorrow. Please see Ms. Freichels if you have questions. (Freichels 12/5)
JSA(Junior State Of America)
JSA: Come to JSA’s meeting in the IRC after school on TUESDAY to debate whether or not the United States should start another Cold War with Russia. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the United States and Russia have been on relatively peaceful terms. However, recently allegations have arisen about the Russians hacking the DNC, and American polling systems, and barbarism in Syria give the U.S. reason to be wary of Russian power. Do these crimes make it necessary to start another Cold War with Russia to maintain our position as a world superpower? Come to the meeting to express your opinion. New members are always welcome! (Meister-Louria 12/6)
JSU(Jewish Student Union)
JSU: Come on in! It’s time for our next JSU meeting! All are welcome! Join us for some refreshments, too!! Meet tomorrow morning, December 6th in Room 1204 at 7:20 – 7:45 a.m. (Weppler 12/5)
Ping Pong Club
PING PONG: Meet out in the lobby on Wednesday after school for Ping Pong!! See you there!! (Dusthimer 12/7)
Thursday Dec 1
Friday Dec 2
Monday Dec 5
Tuesday Dec 6
ORIGINS
Chicken Fried Steak with Mashed Potatoes and Vegetable Medley OR Chili Cheese Dogs with Cole Slaw and Small Beverage
TRATTORIA
Spinach Ricotta Pizza
FRESH GRILLE
Bosco Sticks
SANDWICH CENTRAL
Antipasto Wrap
ORIGINS
Chicken Fried Steak with Mashed Potatoes and Vegetable Medley OR Chili Cheese Dogs with Cole Slaw and Small Beverage
TRATTORIA
Spinach Ricotta Pizza
FRESH GRILLE
Bosco Sticks
SANDWICH CENTRAL
Antipasto Wrap
ORIGINS
Classic Mac and Cheese with Seasoned Carrots and Garlic Bread OR BBQ Ribette Sandwich with Curley Fries
TRATTORIA
BBQ Chicken Pizza
FRESH GRILLE
Mozzarella Sticks
SANDWICH CENTRAL
Italian Sub
ORIGINS
Mashed Potato and Chicken Bowl with Steamed Corn OR Beef Taco Salad with Spanish Rice and Small Beverage
TRATTORIA
BBQ Chicken Pizza
FRESH GRILLE
Chicken Tenders
SANDWICH CENTRAL
Italian Sub