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D117 Families, Students, Staff & Community Members,

This is the February edition of a monthly update wherein you will receive timely reminders and links for upcoming events in Community High School District #117. We promise to keep this to a 5 minute read (or less!)! 

New Option for Parents/Guardians to Report Student Attendance  

Starting this month, parents/guardians will be able to report student attendance through the Infinite Campus portal system currently in place. This new process gives parents an online option for reporting attendance. Parents can still call student attendance into the Main Office.

If you have not used the parent portal or have forgotten the login information, we can help you retrieve that information. Send an email to  and we will get you your login information.

"Blues in School" & "Writers Week" Kick Off in February!

Need a dinner conversation topic for February? Ask your ACHS or LCHS student if they are participating in "Blues in School" or " Writers Week"  (ACHS & LCHS) events coming up in the next two weeks! These annual week-long events feature the opportunity to work with local musicians (including Grammy award winners) and accomplished authors to develop their skills and love for the written, spoken, and performed word!

Winterfest Tickets are on Sale Now!

D117 is excited to host Winterfest in the McKay Center on February 11, 2023. Winterfest is a collaboration of the ACHS Sequoit Senate and LCHS Student Council. The event will provide D117 students the opportunity to enjoy a live DJ, fun games, and light refreshments in a casual and fun atmosphere. Here is the link for tickets!

The McKay Center is Busy All Year!

The McKay Center continues to showcase a wide-range of opportunities for our students and communities. Events this year have included large-scale volleyball invites, fine arts performances, basketball tournaments, indoor track meets, dance and cheer invitationals, wrestling events, professional development, and job fairs. The space continues to transform to fit the needs of our stakeholders. It has also provided great opportunities to showcase our communities as to date over 110 schools from throughout the state have enjoyed the McKay Center for competitions or showcases! 

Connections Magazine Available Online

Did you know that our district co-publishes a community magazine called Connections that features in-depth stories and upcoming events calendars for area school districts, village, township, and library events? If you haven't picked up a paper copy, all of the back issues are available online at!

Have a question or topic for our March update? If you have a question or topic you would like us to include in our March update, please feel free to share your idea with our superintendent, Dr. Jeff Feucht via email ( or via phone (direct line: 847.838.7679).