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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Football Playoff Pairing Show returns to Comcast SportsNet Chicago for its fourth season in 2014. Comcast SportsNet Chicago, the television home for the most games and the most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, wi... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met at its regularly scheduled meeting at the IHSA office in Bloomington on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, where the Board extended an invitation to the Illinois General Assembly’s Elementary & Secondary Education Committee to me... Read more
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This year the IHSA has received a number of questions regarding rules and guidelines for costumes. Below you will find instructions on where to locate the rules as well frequently asked questions and rule interpretations. Click link for rules. Costume Rules for IHSA Dance Competitions Read more
Posted in: Dance Team
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The IHSA is opening the video vault. Over the course of the next few months, the Illinois High School Association will conduct a pilot program that will post full-length video of past state tournament events on YouTube. If successful, the program will dig deeper into the vault to bring long-f... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced on Monday on September 29 that it would not attend the Elementary & Secondary Education Committee hearing scheduled for October 3 after it was denied the opportunity to testify or call witnesses. The committee reversed course allowing for a "... Read more
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Voting for seats on the Illinois High School Association Board of Directors and Legislative Commission closed at midnight on Wednesday, October 1, and the results were tallied and certified Friday morning, October 3. Dan Klett, President of the Board of Directors and principal at Wauconda High Sc... Read more
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The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has designated October as National High School Activities Month. The NFHS created National High School Activities Week in 1980 to increase the public’s awareness of the values and needs of interscholastic activity programs. The p... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced today that it will have no official presence at Friday’s Elementary & Secondary Education Committee hearing. The notice came via a video announcement to member schools from Executive Director Marty Hickman on Monday after he was informe... Read more
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A second IHSA hearing with the Illinois General Assembly's Elementary & Secondary Education Committee has been set for Friday, October 3 at 4:00 PM at South Shore International College Prep High School in Chicago. South Shore International College Prep High School is located at 1955 E. 75th S... Read more
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The blind drawing that determines the state final pairings in bracketed team sports was held at the IHSA Office on Wednesday, September 24, starting at approximately 1:00 pm. This drawing covered the fall sports of boys soccer and girls volleyball.  Boys football, which operates under a differe... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met at its regularly scheduled meeting at the IHSA office in Bloomington on Monday, September 15, 2014, where the Board appointed Chicago (Robeson) Principal Gerald Morrow (right) to the IHSA Board of Directors. Morrow, who was in att... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is proud to announce its second class of recipients of the IHSA Distinguished Media Service Award. The 2014 honorees include Champaign News-Gazette Executive Sports Editor and writer Fred Kroner, Daily Herald Fox Valley edition Editor and writer John Radtk... Read more
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Comcast SportsNet Chicago, the television and online home for the most in-depth coverage of local and regional preps sports coverage, along with the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) and PlayOn! Sports, have announced a long-term partnership agreement making the regional sports network the off... Read more
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The Student Advisory Committee nomination form is now available for interested students. The SAC is a diverse group of students who participate in interscholastic athletics/activities and are focused on providing education and leadership through open and honest communication with all... Read more
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On Monday, August 25, the IHSA Board of Directors approved a partnership between the IHSA and Maxpreps.com, as they partner in the collection of IHSA football schedules and scores during the regular-season and playoffs. The IHSA encourages fans to report regular-season football scores by finding... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met at its regularly scheduled meeting at the IHSA office in Bloomington on Monday, August 25, 2014, where the Board voted to set deadlines for coaches and administrators to complete the IHSA concussion education course, which became man... Read more
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Press Release courtesy of the Illinois Office of the Governor: Governor Pat Quinn today (August 19, 2014) signed legislation to help reduce and prevent concussions among high school athletes. The law requires training on concussion awareness and reduction for high school athletic directors and co... Read more
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Coaches, the online rules video is now available for you to view (8/12-12/2) in the IHSA Schools Center Site. The video addresses IHSA By-law Changes, IHSA Terms and Conditions Changes and NFHS Rules Changes. All head coaches are required to view the online video in their schools center site. Read more
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Oak Forest High School will be hosting the Illinois Cheer & Dance Coaches Conference on Sunday, August 24th at Oak Forest High School. Click here to access the registration form for the conference. For additional information regarding the conference email Christine DiVenti: Catscoach@comcast.net

IHSA Competitive Cheerleading administrator Shaunda Brown and IHSA Competitive Dance administrator Tracie Henry are both scheduled to attend and speak at this event. Click here to view the entire speaker schedule. Read more
Posted in: Dance Team
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) released documentation from the Illinois Office of the Attorney General on July 24, 2014 confirming that the Association is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The documentation was provided after a lawsuit was filed in Cook County Cir... Read more
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