September 3: Back to School Night 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
September 3: Concert on the Lawn 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
September 7: Labor Day – No School
September 21: ICHS Golf Outing
September 21: Virtual College Financial Aid Night 7:00 p.m.
October 9: Underclassmen Retakes
October 21 – 23: No School
Back to School Open House: Come and meet your child’s teachers. We will have refreshments available provided by Parents in Education. This opportunity is for parents and not students. Since there is not a program, you may arrive and leave at any time during the hour and a half. You will want to bring your child’s schedule (which you have on Renweb/FACTS). Maps will be available to guide you through the building. We ask that you wear a mask. This event is for ALL Illiana families, both in-person and elearners.
Concert on the Lawn – September 3: Come and enjoy an outdoor, live, music event to “kick off” Back to School Night. The Bands, Choirs and Orchestra are planning to be in the large grassy area on the east side of the building (across from one of the ponds). They will perform from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy some fine music as well as attend the open house.
Carpool Update! There are Illiana families in Crete, Munster, South Holland, Lowell, Crown Point, and Cedar Lake that are looking to join a carpool. Please email Marie Limback at email@example.com with your name, phone number and town, and indicate if you need a ride or can offer a ride.
Moms in Prayer: The Illiana Moms in Prayer group continues to meet on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Mondays when school is in session. Join us when you can after drop-off at 8:00 a.m. for an hour of prayer for our school, faculty, staff and students. We are currently meeting off-campus near Illiana, please email ICHSmomsinprayer@gmail.com or text 219-776-9629 for details.
Music Department Car Wash: The Illiana Christian High School Music Department will be having a car wash at Munster CRC (on Ridge Road) on September 12 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Donations will go toward the music department for supplies. We hope to see you there!
ICHS Golf Outing: The Illiana Christian Golf Outing will be on Monday September 21, at Briar Ridge Country Club in Schererville, IN. Please contact Darren DeBoer (219-558-7066 ext 14 or firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or to sponsor the event. Online registration is available on our website.
College Financial Aid Night: Our counselors will send parents of juniors and seniors information about the virtual meeting which will be on September 21 at 7:00 p.m. Important information will be given regarding the FAFSA form.
Yearbook: The 2019-2020 yearbook, The Spire, will be available on October 2. Sophomores and juniors who ordered yearbooks will be able to pick them up between 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Seniors and graduates (class of 2020) may pick them up between 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. All students and graduates attending must wear a mask.
PSAT: The PSAT test for juniors will be given at ICHS on October 14. This is an optional test for junior students. Coaching dates are September 22, 29, October 6, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Details will be sent by email to all juniors and their parents. The fee for the coaching is $45. There is no fee to take the test itself. Students may sign up to take the test and also for the coaching with Mrs. Jonkman, in the office beginning September 2. Any questions should be directed to the counselors, Mrs. Melanie Benes and Mr. Neil Zandstra.
Fall Drama & Music Production: There will be a Winter Carnival held outside at Illiana on December 11. Stay tuned for more information!
75th Anniversary: The NEW DATES for Illiana’s 75th Anniversary Celebration are Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17. Stay tuned for more details about our weekend celebration that will include community events, music, food, sporting events, and much more!
BUSINESS OFFICE NEWS
Foundation Fund Earnings: Please complete and return the form to the school office no later than October 31. Late forms will not be accepted. If you choose not to claim this, your allocation will go to the Tuition Assistance Fund.
Tuition: Payments must be made by noon on the 15th of each month. You are encouraged to participate in the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for your payments.
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