Communicating with Families

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Communication – CHSD117

Communicating effectively with our families and community is a priority for Community High School District 117. We believe that communication leads to stronger relationships and more powerful collaborations with our students and families, from the first day of school to the last. 

Our district uses a variety of communication methods, and we know that families have different communication preferences. We want to keep you informed with all of the wonderful things happening in D117, and we value the important role that parents and families have on our students’ education.

Our current channels to communicate regularly to students, families, and the community include:

CHSD117 Website – chsd117.org
Find up-to-date news, calendars of events, information on registration, athletics and fine arts events, Board meetings, and community resources on our website. Families may also link to Antioch HS and Lakes HS individual websites or search our Staff Directory to contact a teacher or staff member.

Superintendent’s 5 Minute Update
Superintendent Dr. Jeff Feucht sends a monthly email to all families, students, and staff that also gets posted in the news section of the D117 website.

Antioch & Lakes Parent Newsletters
Both of our high schools send out regular communications to our families to let them know about recent events, upcoming items to be aware of, and celebrations of our students and school community. 

  • ACHS: Sequoit Weekly
  • LCHS: News from the Nest 

Connections Magazine – connectionsmag.com
This quarterly magazine shares news and events throughout the Antioch, Lake Villa, and Lindenhurst communities. In addition to D117 updates, this magazine features updates from Antioch CCSD 34, Emmons School District 33, Lake Villa School District 41, Grass Lake District 36, Village of Antioch, Antioch Township, and Lake Villa Township. 

Student Newscasts & Print Publications
Our students do a fantastic job creating regular video newscasts and print publications. You can view our video newscasts on YouTube. You can read our Tom Tom and Eagle Eye online or pick up the full color print editions at the school.

Social Media Outlets
Follow us on our district’s and school’s social media outlets to see the most current events, celebrations, and student and staff shout-outs. 

  • Lakes Community High School
  • LCHS Facebook: Lakes Community High School
  • LCHS Twitter: @lakeseagles
  • LCHS Instagram: @lakesagles
  • Antioch Community High School
  • ACHS Facebook: Antioch Community High School
  • ACHS Twitter: @Sequoits
  • ACHS Instagram: @sequoits

Live Broadcasts of Events
All of our Board meetings and many of our athletic and fine arts events are available via live stream. You can access many of our online media sites quickly and easily with these QR codes.

We Want to Hear From You!
As part of our new strategic plan, we will be surveying all families this coming spring of 2024 regarding your preferred method of communication, so we can continue to refine these channels to make sure we are reaching you where you are!