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October 2017

October 02, 2017


FOUNDATION FUND CREDIT FORM – LAST REMINDER:  The Foundation Fund Claim Form needs to be turned in to the school office by October 31 in order to receive your 2017-18 Foundation Fund Credit.   This form is available on our website.   Credits not claimed will be given to the Tuition Assistance Fund to help other families.

2016-2017 YEARBOOK- Spire -Party:  The 2016-2017 yearbook, The Spire, will be available at the Spire Party on Friday, October 6, at 7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium or at school the following week.  This is for students who ordered the 2016-2017 yearbook last fall.  You can still purchase this yearbook for $75 at the party.  See Mr. DeVries or Mr. Kamphuis if you have questions.

UNDERCLASSMEN PICTURE RETAKES:  Picture retakes for underclassmen will be Tuesday, October 10.  Students must return the original photo package intact.  Order forms are available in the office.   If your student was absent, they will have their picture taken on this date.

PSAT:  The PSAT test for juniors will be given at ICHS, during the school day, on October 11.  The test is an optional test for junior students. There is a test fee of $20.

NO SCHOOL: There is no school on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, October 18-20 due to a records day and the Christian Educator’s Convention. The school office will be open Wednesday and Thursday, and closed on Friday, October 21.

REPORT CARDS:   Report cards will be available online through your ParentsWeb account on October 24.  You will be notified via email when they are available.

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26:  Classes will be dismissed at 12:15 p.m. to allow time for conferences.  (There will be no lunch served that day.)   Conferences will be on a “drop-in” basis in the upstairs gym with teachers at tables around the perimeter.  Conferences will begin at 1:30 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. with a supper break from 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.  If you are able to come in the early afternoon, please do so.  We encourage everyone to keep conferences to about 5 minutes.  If more time is needed, make arrangements to meet later or confer over the phone.  The conferences are for parents and teachers, not students or other children. 

SHADOW VISITS: Come visit Illiana! Shadow visitors get to experience a day in the life of an Illiana student. Each visiting student is paired with a high school student from 7:30 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. A copy of the Shadow Request Form can be found on the Admissions page on our website or in the main office. You may also schedule a visit through Marie Limback in the admissions office at 708-474-0515 ext. 49.

PREVIEW ILLIANA (OPEN HOUSE FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS): Discover what Illiana Christian has to offer at Preview Illiana on November 30 at 7:00 p.m. Parents and students interested in learning more about Illiana are welcome. Meet with faculty and administration, tour the campus, observe live teaching, and have all of your questions answered about Illiana. No pre-registration necessary. Call Marie Limback at 708-474-0515 ext. 49 with any questions.

FALL PLAY - November 2, 3, 4:   The Drama Department will present Emma, Jane Austen's romantic comedy about the mischievous Emma Woodhouse, who plays matchmaker of Highbury to comically disastrous effect before, in the end, all is set right.  Tickets are $8.  Ticket sales will begin October 23.  They will be available to the general public in the main office.    Students may purchase tickets at break time in room 111.   All performances are at 7:00 p.m. There will also be a matinee on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 2:00 pm.

  • There will be a fundraising dinner between the matinee and evening performances on Saturday.

TEXAS ROADHOUSE FUNDRAISING NIGHT!  Visit Texas Roadhouse on November 7, and they will donate 10% of your total food purchases to Illiana Christian High School!  Proceeds will go to the Athletic Department.  Print out the invitation and present it at the Dyer location – 2070 Calumet Avenue, Dyer IN. 

VETERANS DAY:  Friday, November 10 – Calling all Veterans in the ICHS Community! Illiana is hosting a breakfast and chapel service honoring veterans on Veterans Day. Meet us at the flag pole in front of school at 7:45 a.m. for devotions. Breakfast will be served at 8:00 a.m. in the cafeteria and then you are invited to join us for chapel beginning at 8:55 a.m.  Our speaker this year will be Illiana alum and teacher William L. Venhuizen, MSgt (ret.) USAF.  RSVP on the Illiana website or call the school office at (708) 474-0515 ext. 49.

ILLIANA CHRISTIAN AUCTION!   The Illiana Christian Auction Committee is happy to announce our 3rd Annual Auction on Saturday, November 18.  Silent Auction will begin at 5:00 p.m. and live auction at 5:30PM.  This event is becoming a staple fundraiser for the school and we look forward to its continued growth.  We are eager for your partnership and are asking for your investment by providing items or services to be auctioned or cash donations.  Proceeds from this auction will support the Athletic Department, Christian Aid Fund, and our STEM program. The goal this year is to raise $65,000. Any questions may be directed to ddeboer@illianaweb.corg   or call Darren De Boer at (708)474-0515 ext. 14.

SEX OFFENDER LIST:   State law requires that we publish a website you can use to see if there are any registered sex offenders living near you.  The following websites are available: (or if you do not have access to a computer you may call the Records Division at 708-865-4560),   (National Sex Offender Public Registry), or you can contact your local law enforcement agency.

EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSINGS:  Information is available on the school website.    This will link you to the Emergency Closing Center. E-mail notification is also available by signing up on the website.   Emergency closings are also listed on WGN Radio 720-AM, WBBM radio 780-AM, and on TV:  channels 2, 5, 7, FOX, WGN, or CLTV cable.  We also contact families via a parent alert through RenWeb.


LUNCH UPDATE:  We will no longer be selling lunch cards.  We will be introducing a new online lunch system very soon.  More information will be emailed soon.

CATERING SERVICE:  When making arrangements for your wedding reception, anniversary parties, birthday parties, Mother/Daughter Banquets, Widow/Widower Dinners for churches, etc., please consider the services of the Parents Involved in Education (P.I.E.) Catering Service. Enjoy a wonderful "home-cooked" meal in Illiana's dining hall. For dinner arrangements and information call the Illiana office 708-474-0515 or contact Terri Schaaf at

SCRAPBOOK SUPPLIES:   Illiana scrapbooking supplies are still available.   We have one album, a few die cuts and lots of Illiana paper, all at a discounted price.  Contact Cathy DeYoung if you are interested in purchasing any supplies at   

VOLUNTEERS:  Thanks to everyone who has signed up to volunteer for P.I.E.!   There are still some open spots for lunch if you need to sign up.  Follow this link to pick your dates:





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