ZBTHS Parent Bulletin

From the ZBTHS Principal's Office

Principal's Message 12/19/22

Hello Zeebee families,

Tis the season to be jolly!

As we wrap up this first semester it is important to look back on where we have come from. Our latest school report card was posted this semester and showed growth in several areas. Freshman on Track, Graduation Rate, and Chronic Absenteeism all presented positive growth on the Illinois State Board of Education School Snapshot. Despite the challenges from the pandemic our school has weathered many of the circumstances that large comprehensive high schools dealt with. We thank you for your support and belief in our educators to guide your students towards success. We believe that every child can succeed with hard work and dedication. We will remain committed to support our students towards their goals.

We want to ensure that you are aware of the finals expectations that are coming next week, December 20th -22nd. The exams will function the same as last year. All students who have not earned an "A" in their course are required to come to school to take that final assessment provided by their teachers on those days. Please ensure that your student attends school to take their final otherwise they will be marked with an unexcused absence.

During the pandemic we were cognizant of students return to school and decided to go in this route, however after this 1st semester we will be exploring a more traditional finals exam process. Updates on what that will look like for the second semester will be provided in forthcoming parent letters.

With Zee-Bee Pride,

Zackary Livingston


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Important Upcoming Dates

  • December 20-22 - Exams - Early Dismissal
  • December 22- January 6 - Winter Break - No School
  • Monday, January 9 - Teacher Institute Day - No School
  • Tuesday, January 10 - Classes Resume (Start of Semester 2)
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December 20-22, 2022

The following final exam schedule will be followed for the first semester. Students that are earning “A’s” heading into a final exam will be exempt from taking any final exam in the classes they may be earning” A’s” in. There are a few classes that require students to take final exams. Teachers will communicate this to students. During exam periods, any student exempt for earning “A’s” but who needs to stay for a future exam should report to the north cafeteria. Important to note: The first session, Test Taking Skills, is not optional. Students are expected to be in attendance. A free grab & go breakfast and lunch will be available to students. Beverage items that are not included with the grab & go will be available for purchase. Please call (847) 731-9303, with questions regarding the final exam schedule. Questions regarding specific classes should be directed to teachers.

Students may leave after 11:45 if they do not have a period 5 or 6 exam. Buses will run at both 11:45 and 1:20. IMPORTANT! Students taking a semester-length class should return their textbook to the Bookstore by 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, Dec 22. Students will be charged the price of any books that are returned late.

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Hot Cocoa with the Principal

On Friday, 12/16, our very own ZB principal, Mr. Livingston, blessed all the students with his musical talents accompanied by some staff members and students. Students also got to enjoy some hot chocolate and display their own karaoke talents.

ZB Hot cocoa with the Principal
ZB Hot cocoa with the Principal
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Technology Tidbits

ZB Technology Tidbit December 2022

Once you have watched Elf and The Grinch too many times, change it up and pick a documentary to watch as a family. Consider downloading a discussion guide for the film and engage in a post-film discussion. The Social Dilemma on Netflix is bound to spark conversation for any family where kids or parents are on social media.

Dr. Bridge

Director of Technology

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ZB Spotlight

Congratulations go out to our ZB NJROTC Drill team as this past weekend the Zee Bees traveled to Parkersburg High school in Parkersburg, WV. Winning FIRST PLACE OVERALL. The meet consisted of 7 events:

Here is how the Bees did:

Inspection led by cadet/ Master Chief Taylor Johnson took 1st place

Color Guard (A) led by cadet/ Master Chief Kaylee Castellanos took 1st place

Unarmed IDR led by cadet / Commander Nathan Engreso took 1st place

Armed IDR led by cadet/ Commander Samantha Engreso took 1st place

Unarmed Squad led by cadet/ Anahi Ramirez took 1st place

Armed Squad led by cadet/ Chief Zoey Cabell took 2nd place

Color Guard (B) led by cadet PO3 Nala Brand 3rd place

Next up for the Drill team is East Aurora Mega drill meet in January.

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What's happening in Athletics?

On 12/6, our boys basketball team took on the Mundelein Mustangs in a NSC battle. During a hard-fought sophomore game, there were many lead changes, and the game was decided in the last 10 seconds. In the video below you will see the Mustangs take the lead with about 7 seconds left. The Bees quickly got the ball and Benjamin Burton hit a ¾ court length shot at the buzzer to seal the win for the Bees. What an amazing finish!!
Zee-Bee Vs Mundelein Buzzer Shot
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Our Vision: Empower students to thrive in today's global society.