Family Newsletter

January 2020

                                               FIRST SEMESTER EXAM SCHEDULE:

January 15
January 16
January 17
7:45 –  8:15
Study Period 1
7:45 –  8:15
Study Period 3
7:45 –  8:15
Study Period 6
8:20 –  9:50
Period 1 Exam
8:20 –  9:50
Period 3 Exam
8:20 –  9:50
Period 6 Exam
9:50 – 10:05
9:50 – 10:05
9:50 – 10:05
10:10- 10:40
Study Period 2
10:10- 10:40
Study Period 4
10:10- 10:40
Study Period 7
10:45- 12:15
Period 2 Exam
10:45- 12:15
Period 4 Exam
10:45- 12:15
Period 7 Exam
12:20 – 12:40
Lunch A
  12:45 –   1:15
Study Period 5
  12:20 – 12:50
Study Period 5
  12:55 –   1:15
Lunch B
1:20 –   2:50
Period 5 Exam

Students must attend all study sessions and all exams with only the following exceptions: (1) If you have a study hall or (2) if you are vouching out of an exam, you do not need to attend that exam period or the study session preceding it.  Study sessions and exam sessions will meet for the entire time allotted.  Students not scheduled to be in a study session or exam because of the exceptions above must be either off campus or in the Media Center during those times.  Students who arrive during either a study session or an exam must report to the Media Center.  Also, the above exceptions would be the only legitimate reason for being off campus between the starting and ending times of each day.  The intent of the study sessions is to give students one more opportunity to make sure they are well prepared for an exam.  Study sessions will be held in the same room and with the same teacher as the following exam.  Students should bring study materials.  These are study sessions, not review sessions, which means that students will have this time to prepare themselves for exams, not to have the teacher prepare them.

NO SCHOOL:   There will be no school on the following dates:

  • Monday, January 20, due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  • Friday, February 14, due to the Faculty In-Service day.
  • Monday, February 17, due to President’s Day.
  • Spring Break is March 30 through April 3.
  • School will resume on April 6.


We are now accepting online applications for the 2020-2021 school year! Every incoming freshman and transfer student needs to fill out an application.

  • New parents: create an application account through the admissions page on our website and apply today.
  • Current Illiana parents: Log into your ParentsWeb/Family Portal account, then click on Apply/Enroll>Click here to open Application>Create a New Student Application.
  • Questions? Contact Director of Admissions Marie Limback at 219-558-7066 ext. 49.  Please pass this information on to friends and family.
  • PREVIEW ILLIANA:Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.  Open the door to Illiana Christian High School… Parents and students are welcome! Meet with faculty and administration, observe live teaching, get a sneak peek of the musical, hear the latest about our programs and opportunities, and have all your questions answered. No pre-registration necessary. Please invite neighbors, friends, family, and anyone else to this great event! For more information, contact Director of Admissions Marie Limback at 219-558-7066 ext. 49 or .

CULVERS CARES FUNDRAISER:  Join Illiana on Missions for a Culvers Care Night at the Culvers in Highland, Crown Point, Merrillville and Schererville on January 17th, 2020.  Meet members of the teams to West Virginia, Uganda, and the Dominican Republic and help us reach our fundraising goals.  See you there!

HOMECOMING: The Homecoming games will be Friday, February 7.  The JV boys team will play at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity boys team will play at 7:30 p.m.  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 on Saturday, February 8, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.  The cost of the dance is $10.00.  Tickets for the dance will be on sale the week prior to the dance.  A letter from the parent sponsors of the dance will be emailed soon.

SPRING MUSICAL – MARCH 6, 7, 8:   How can a show based on children’s books be appealing enough for all ages and be nominated for 3 Tony awards including Best Musical? Come to Iliana’s production of A Year With Frog and Toad and find out! This heartwarming and humorous story, based on Arnold Lobel’s books, travels through four seasons of friendship with fun songs and great lessons about life and true friends.  Tickets will go on sale at the end of February.  Fun for the whole family!

TAX INFORMATION:   Tuition statements for 2019 will be mailed to all parents.  This is to help you with your state income tax preparation.  If you have any questions, please contact Suzanne Jonkman ( or 219-558-7066 ext. 11).

2019-2020 YEARBOOK (Spire):  Students have placed their order for the 2019 – 2020 yearbook during November.  The charge of $68 will be billed with tuition.  If you are not billed for a Spire yearbook and would like your child to have one, please email  to make this change.  Yearbooks purchased next fall at the Spire party will be $80.


  • ACT TEST PREP: The ACT test will be offered at Illiana on Saturday, February 8, 2020. Detailed information regarding the ACT test will be emailed to parents of all juniors and will be available on the Illiana website.
    • To register for the ACT test go to: Our school code is 154444. Be sure to enter this code so that Illiana receives a copy of the results to include on students’ transcripts. The deadline to register for the February 8 test is January 10, 2020.
    • Illiana offers four nights of coaching from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on January 22, 27, February 3, and 4. Students may sign up for the coaching in the office, beginning January 9. The deadline to sign up for coaching is January 15. The cost is $50, and must be paid in advance by check or cash. We are not able to add this charge to your tuition.
  • If you have any questions regarding the ACT test or coaching for the test, contact your student’s guidance counselor. Contact Mrs. Melanie Benes for students whose last names begin with A – K ( or Mr. Neil Zandstra for students whose last names begin with L – Z (


  • VOLUNTEERS: Thank you to everyone who has signed up to volunteer for P.I.E.! There are a lot of open spots for lunch. Please sign up on com  to pick your dates.
  • P.I.E. CHARGES AND CREDITS: P.I.E. charges and credits will be applied on the January tuition statements. P.I.E. credits will continue to be applied every month, through the end of the school year, as your P.I.E. volunteer hours are completed. All P.I.E. volunteer questions or concerns should be directed to Kathie Neumeyer via email at
  • SAVE THE DATE:  APRIL 21- SPRING SUPPER: Enjoy an excellent dinner and entertainment to follow provided by our Fine Arts Festival participants. Mark your calendar!


Illiana Christian High School has openings for some track coaching positions for the 2020 spring season:

  • Girls Distance Track Coach
  • Boys Sprint Track Coach

For more information or to apply for a coaching position, contact Deb Kamp at or Darren DeBoer at

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