High School

Why Somonauk High School?

There are many ways to judge a school; the teachers, the students, the administration, athletics, academics-to name a few.  I firmly believe that the students and the teachers make the school what it is.  They have the power and influence on what happens daily.  At SHS, we have the best students and teachers in the area.  Here are some reasons why:

  • SHS offers 11 clubs and organizations in addition to sports.  79% of our students are involved in a club/organization/sport
  • 80% of students who took the AP test last year scored a ‘3’ or higher, earning them instant college credit.  Our 80% is compared to 61% nationally
  • 74% of students met or exceeded standards on the ACT and WorkKeys test.  This is the highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding in the history of SHS!
  • Our cheerleaders placed 3rd in state, soccer won a regional and sectional championship, boy’s basketball won the Little 10 Tournament, softball won a regional and sectional championship and track provided boys and girls state qualifiers. 
  • The SHS Band won numerous awards and trophies, including awards at Somonauk Summer Fest, the West Suburban Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Sycamore Pumpkin Parade, and the Grundy County Corn Festival. 
  • The Agriculture and FFA program has won numerous awards and competitions and is nationally ranked!

If you are looking for a place that has opportunities for involvement, to excel academically, or be part of a successful program, then your child belongs at SOMONAUK HIGH SCHOOL!

Our school district is full of wonderful and dedicated teachers, kids, and parents. A personal goal of mine is to work with parents and community members to build a partnership to enhance learning at Somonauk High School. This partnership will not only consist of myself educating families on what we do in the school and why, it will also seek feedback on what we can do to further meet the needs of students and make them employable in their future endeavors.

I encourage each of you to visit the school and thank you in advance for supporting your children and Somonauk High School as we embrace the learning process together. Please remember to visit our website at www.somonauk.net/schools/high_school for important dates, information regarding curriculum, and newsletters.


Justin Snider, Principal


Mark your calendar for this year's Fall Play, 
"Dorothy in Wonderland" on November 7 and 8!

Fall play is still in need of a few small parts, please check the list and come to practice on Tuesday @ 5:30p on the stage.or contact Chris Williams @ 815-325-1487. The list is on the bulletin board across from the office.
NHS meeting in Mr. Wimber's room during advisory on Wednesday. This meeting is for all current members.

Varsity volleyball went 2-2 at the LaMoille Invitational Saturday beating Earlville-Leland and Midland. For the day Payton Orzech had 6 aces, Lindsey Young had 18 kills while Natalie Hunt had 25 kills and 3 kill blocks. Jenna Henrich and Natalie Hunt had 8 digs each while Madison Otto had 9. Liah Frederick came away with 22 assists and Payton Orzech threw up 23.

On September 13th Somonauk High School traveled to Oregon to play an afternoon match. Defeating the Hawks 7-1.

Goals scored by: Josh Schmitt 4, Nick Saltzman 1, Ethan Enders 1, and Tommy Skupien 1

Assists by: Tommy Skupien 3, Josh Schmit 1, Ethan Enders 1, and Danny Humes 1

In goal for Somonauk was Danny Humes all 80 min allowing 1 goal and having 4 saves.

Somonauk's JV team also played Oregon losing to the Hawks 0-1.
There will be a fan bus for this Sunday’s soccer game between Somonauk and HBR at Toyota Park(home of the Chicago Fire) in Bridgeview. Sign up in the office for bus. Tickets can be purchased for $9 in the office before and after school and also during lunch from the Varsity Soccer players. Tickets are $10 at Toyota Park on the day of the game. Permission slip must be turned in with the parent signature and student cell phone number as well as $6 fee prior to bus departing for Toyota Park.


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