FEBRUARY 2016 HOMECOMING: The Homecoming games will be Friday, February 5. The sophomore and varsity boys’ teams will play at 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. respectively. The presentation of the court and Miss and Mr. Illiana will be approximately 7:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Admission is $5.00 for adults, and $3.00 for students. Season passes are not honored at homecoming. THE PARENT-SPONSORED HOMECOMING DANCE will be held Saturday, February 6, 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Professional pictures will be taken at the dance from 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. The cost of the dance is $5.00. Tickets for the dance will be on sale, during lunch time, the week prior to the dance. RE-ENROLLMENT DUE MARCH 15: Enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year begins in February! All enrollment will be done online through RenWeb. Counselors will be meeting with current freshmen, sophomores and juniors to review course options and distribute instructions. You will be notified via email when reenrollment and course requests are open. Enrollment and the $125.00 fee are due March 15. After March 15, a late fee of $25.00 will be added (not for new 9th grade students). NEW WEBSITE! Our website has a fresh new look. We have gone to a scrolling, spacious first page that is more colorful and dynamic. The new site has a variety of screens on which we are accessing the internet these days. We have moved some things around to better organize them and encourage you to explore the changes at illianachristian.org. ATTENTION PARENTS OF EIGHTH GRADERS: High School is just around the corner for many of you! We are now accepting online applications for the 2016-2017 academic year. Create a parents account through the admissions page on our website at illianachristian.org/admissions.cfm and apply today. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Admissions Counselor, Elly Makowski, at 708-474-0515 Ext. 49. Please pass this information on to friends and family. PREVIEW ILLIANA: Join us on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at 7:00 p.m for our spring PREVIEW. Open the door to Illiana Christian High School! Parents and students are all welcome. Meet with faculty and administration, tour the campus, observe live teaching, and have your questions answered. No pre-registration necessary. The first 100 students will receive a special edition t-shirt. Please invite neighbors, friends, family, and anyone else to this great event! What a wonderful opportunity to get to know the school and community better. Questions can be directed to Admissions Counselor, Elly Makowski at 708.474.0515 Ext. 49 or [email protected]
SPRING MUSICAL - CINDERELLA: Come join Illiana's drama department as over 100 students combine on stage and behind the scenes to create a night of fun, enchantment, love and impossible things being possible in this spring's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella on March 10, 11 and 12 (each evening at 7:00p.m. and additional Saturday matinee at 2:00p.m.). Tickets are $7.00 and will go on sale on February 29 and are $8. SPAGHETTI SUPPER FOR ILLIANA TO UGANDA (I2U) MISSION TRIP: On Saturday, March 12, students will be serving a delicious spaghetti supper between the two performances of Cinderella (from about 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.). The cost is a generous donation to the I2U trip.
“THE SHOW”: GO Club will be hosting “The Show” on March 13. The Show, an air band contest open to student participants, will start at 7:00 p.m. and parents are invited to attend. Admission to The Show is $3. All donations will be given to support the ministries of GO Club, which serves meals to Ronald McDonald House and with Night Ministries in Chicago. See you there! ICHS 2015 CROSS COUNTRY CAMP: Cross Country Camp at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, IN, from August 17-21. This includes five days of training and fun with around 70-80 high school athletes. A cost of $280 covers gas, meals, lodging, camp t-shirt, climbing wall, sled tubes, canoeing, paddle-boating, putt-putt golf, swimming, zip lines, ultimate Frisbee, dance activities, camp fires, a midnight run, two workouts a day and more! A $100 refundable deposit is due by Thursday, May 21, or earlier. The balance is due by Monday, July 27. Make checks out to Illiana Christian High School and turn them in to Mrs. Jonkman in the office. For more information, contact Coach Top: 219-775-6670 or Coach Piaskowy: 708-404-5491. CALENDAR NOTES: There will be no school on February 12, due to the Faculty in-service day, and also on February 15 for Presidents Day. Spring Break this year is March 28 – April 1. P.I.E. NEWS:
EVENING FOR ILLIANA: Join us for “An Evening for Illiana” which is the fundraiser for Excellence in Education. It is hosted by Illiana Parents Involved in Education (P.I.E.) and will be on Tuesday, April 19. A hot beef sandwich dinner will be served from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Donations will be accepted at the door. This evening was created for family and friends of Illiana so you can have dinner and enjoy the Fine Arts Recital. Fine Arts projects will be on display in the gym and the Fine Arts recital will begin at 7p.m. in the dining hall. Please contact Kim VanRoekel with any questions at [email protected]
or 708-439-6202. POSITIONS AVAILABLE: The P.I.E. Board is looking for new members for the 2016-2017 School Year. This is a two year commitment. The following positions will be open: Vice-President, Treasurer, and Vice-Secretary. If you are interested, please contact Grace Eenigenburg at [email protected]
LUNCH VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are still needed for lunches. If you need to sign up or are willing to volunteer for a couple more lunches, please follow this link to sign up at Volunteer Spot: http://vols.pt/HyWL37. If you have fulfilled your P.I.E. volunteering, you will see a credit on your tuition statement. If you have any questions about Volunteer Spot or P.I.E. credits, you may email Cathy at [email protected]
DONKEY BASKETBALL: On May 4, P.I.E. will host Donkey Basketball again. More information will be posted as it is available.