Porters Support Ukraine

LTHS has launched a campaign to help support the Ukrainian people. During the month of April, students and staff have contributed to many efforts to raise funds and show their support. T-shirts, donuts, candy, and sunflowers have been sold at both campuses to help the cause. To date, the District 205 Ukraine Fund has raised $4,479 that will go directly to the refugees in need at the refugee center, Salam Lab in Krakow, Poland. Fox 32 Chicago News featured the Porters For Ukraine efforts. To read more and to view the segment visit Fox32 Chicago.

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Prom 2022 | A Night in Disguise

LTHS Prom has returned after a three-year hiatus. A record-breaking number of students attended the event that was hosted at the Museum of Science and Industry on April 30th. Students enjoyed dinner, dancing, and a chance to explore the museum after dark.

 

Group Interp

The LTHS School Board recognized Abigail Obradovic, Norah Gillogly, Emma Forbes, Kyra DeNormandie, and Graham Carlson for receiving the title of All-State Cast in the LTHS Group Interpretation Big Business by Dori Pierson & Marc Reid Rubel adapted for the stage by Laura Gilbert. We are so proud of these outstanding accomplishments!

 

Special Olympics Basketball & St. Baldrick's Event

In March, a Special Olympics basketball game was held at Central Campus with a St. Baldrick's event shortly after the game. With the help of collective efforts from the Student Government Club, money was raised from selling donuts and a Pie in the Face event at Central Campus. To date, the efforts have raised $6,639 for a special cause. If you are interested in making a donation visit https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/LTHS.

 

Winter Guard

The LTHS Winterguard wrapped up the year with a 2nd place finish at the Midwest Colorguard Circuit Championship. What a way to end this season! Congratulations!

 

2022 Illinois State Scholars

The Lockport Township High School District 205 Board of Education recognized 120 LTHS students who have been named Illinois State Scholars from the Class of 2022. Presented annually by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, this prestigious recognition honors approximately the top ten percent of high school seniors statewide for their academic performance. Standardized test scores and performance-based academic data are key factors in the formula used to determine eligibility. See the full list of recipients on our Recognition Page.

Top Ten Percent

The Lockport Rotary Club and Lockport Township High School celebrated the 67th Annual Top Ten Percent Ceremony at Dinolfo's Banquets of Homer Glen. The event honored 114 members of the Lockport Township High School Class of 2022 who were among the top ten percent of their graduating class based on weighted and unweighted rankings. The event was established in 1955, by a group of Lockport merchants who organized to recognize high school seniors who excelled academically. For a list of the awardees visit our Recognition Page

 

IHSA State Wrestling Title

LTHS Boys Wrestling Team competed in the IHSA Dual State Competition and claimed the Third Place State Title. The LTHS School Board recognized the team's efforts in March. Congratulations to the team and Coaches Josh Oster & Jameson Oster!

 

First Annual Career Week

The first annual LTHS Career Week was a success! 1,658 students participated in this four-day event. Sixty-six guest speakers shared their knowledge of forty-eight unique careers. A big thank you to our guest speakers, Guidance Department, Jennifer Crosby & Angela Adolf for their work to bring this meaningful event to our students. We are looking forward to planning for Career Week in the 2022- 2023 school year!

Porter Voices

LTHS has launched a new video campaign to capture the perspective of our students and staff. This weekly video series showcases and highlights Porter voices on various topics. To see the full playlist visit our YouTube channel.

 

National Merit Finalist

Seniors Sophia Marcial, Cameryn Deblecourt, Benjamin Staley, and Eileen Ferriter (not pictured), were named National Merit Finalists. These students have brought honor and distinction to themselves, their family, school, and community by achieving this respected status. The LTHS School Board recognized the accomplishment in March. 

 
 

Board Recognizes Special Olympics Basketball

The LTHS School Board recognized the Special Olympic Basketball Team for claiming the title of 3rd Place Champions, earning a Bronze Medal at the Special Olympics of Illinois State Basketball Tournament. Congratulations to the team and Coaches Kelly Urbanski and Patrick Wolf!

 

World Language Honors Induction

The French, German, Japanese, and Spanish Honor Societies are national organizations that select students of the highest caliber and recognize their dedication to the language and culture.

In order to be inducted into any of the World Language Honor Societies, students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 in their classes as well as a 3.5 GPA in their world language course. The students pledge to attend meetings and work within the society to increase further their understanding of their world language and grow culturally and charitably. Most importantly, students must possess a desire and passion to continue with their study of the language and culture in order to make meaningful contributions to our global society and increase cultural awareness for others. For a list of inductees visit our website.

Seal of Biliteracy

LTHS World Languages & Culture Department recognized its 2022 Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy Recipients. The Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy is awarded to high school students who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, listening, and writing in one or more languages in addition to English. In order for students to be considered candidates for the Seal of Biliteracy, they must meet the established criteria for the award. Once the criteria have been met, students will receive the Seal of Biliteracy on their transcript and on their high school diploma. For a list of students awarded the Seal of Biliteracy and the State Commendation Toward Seal of Biliteracy visit our website.

 
 

IDEA State

The Porters had a strong showing in this year’s Illinois Design Educators Association (IDEA) State Competition. The Architecture Design team of Bilal Useini, Chloe Berry, and Robert Karbarz earned 1st place and are State Champions! Also, the following students earned top rankings at the IDEA State competition: 2nd place: Nicholas Costello and JJ Antonio, 3rd place: Peyton Norton, Shane Nolan, AJ Ficek, and Bredge Gutierrez! Congratulations to our students, as well as teachers Jeff Brown, Corey Duzan & Dan Mostyn.

 
 
 

Read For a Lifetime

Read For a Lifetime is a statewide reading program intended to encourage the lifelong love of reading. The program is sponsored by the Secretary of State, the State Librarian, and the Illinois Center For The Book. LTHS is happy to embrace and grow the program, and we are very proud of the students who have participated from both campuses. Each year the state puts out a new list of 25 books. The books are selected by a committee of librarians and teachers from all over the state. Students who participate will earn a certificate from the Secretary of State and other prizes along the way when they read 4 books from the list. Participants who read all 25 books earn a special certificate and additional rewards. Students interested in the program can visit "The Port" at either campus.

 

LTHS Blood Drive

LTHS Student Government hosted another successful blood drive and they couldn’t have done it without the donors and volunteers! 

Read Across America

The National Honor Society Executive Board visited William Young Elementary School to spread the love of reading for Read Across America. Members read with students in Early Childhood through 4th grade.

 

Administrator Earns Doctorate in Education

Congratulations to our Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, Lorie Cristofaro, on successfully defending her dissertation about women in leadership positions in education! Job well done!

LTHS Named 2022 Best High School

It’s official! Lockport Township High School has been named a 2022 Best High School, based on rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. For the full story from the U.S. News visit  http://ow.ly/qeui50EHjvT.

 

Lockport Township High School District 205
1333 E. 7th Street  | Lockport, Illinois 60441
815-588-8121 | proffice@lths.org

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