Thursday, February 28, 2013
Lake Forest School District 67 has approved the appointment of Kelly Jackson as the new principal of Cherokee Elementary School.
The information below comes from District 67. The Lake Forest School District 67 Board of Education has approved the appointment of Mrs. Kelly Jackson as the new principal of Cherokee Elementary School, effective July 1, 2013. Dr. Michelle Shinn, who has been serving as principal for both Cherokee and Sheridan Elementary Schools for the past two years will return to her role as principal of Sheridan. Mrs. Jackson has served in Wilmette Schools and East Grand Rapids Schools, in East Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mrs. Jackson's undergraduate degree is in elementary education, Spanish, and social studies from Calvin College. She taught elementary and middle school Spanish; served as the world language curriculum coordinator; and most recently led …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Honors memory of late Cherokee student Daniel Jaekel.
Julia Fiordaliso, a fourth grader at Cherokee School, has been chosen the recipient of this year's Daniel K. Jaekel Heart of Gold Award. The award was created to honor the memory of Daniel Jaekel, a former Cherokee student who died in 2005 at age 11 of a heart condition. Fioraliso was chosen by the Cherokee staff for best meeting the qualifications of compassion, fellowship, congeniality, fairness, and charitable respect.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Third grade soap maker has even sold his creations.
The weapon is actually patterned after one used in the Middle Ages. But in 2012, it’s very much a hit. Cherokee School second grader Christian Prieditis with the help of his father, Maris, literally catapulted visitors back to another time period during the school’s recent Inquiring Minds Exhibit. More than 100 Cherokee students recently participated in the two-hour long event organized by science teacher Denise Kass. Students eagerly discussed their projects and demonstrated the results of their experiments for students, parents and others who happened to stop by their booth and ask for an explanation. Here is a sampling of two presentations: “What is a Trebuchet?” by Christian Prieditis, 7, 2nd grade Ready. Aim. Fire. But watch out. …
School's Inquiring Minds Exhibit crosses many subject disciplines.
Have you ever wondered how static electricity makes Rice Krispies jump? Cherokee Elementary third graders Lizzie Frekko and Kitty Goldman have. How about which brand of diapers holds the most liquid? Ah, that would belong to Cherokee first-graders Ahna Frede and Kate Borkowski. More than 100 Cherokee students recently participated in the Lake Forest school’s Inquiring Minds Exhibit, a two-hour long event organized by science teacher Denise Kass. Students eagerly discussed their projects and demonstrated the results of their experiments for students, parents and others who happened to stop by their booth and ask for an explanation. Here is a sampling of two presentations: This was a real crowd pleaser. Who doesn’t love chocolate? Well, …
Friday, February 17, 2012
School testing dates set.
Cherokee students will participate in the school's Inquiring Minds presentations on Feb. 23, in the Cherokee Multipurpose Room. For their presentations, students can work alone, with a partner, or in a group for a fun-filled learning experience of their own interest and choosing. Last year, more than 100 Cherokee students shared their collections, hobbies, interests and experiments with the Cherokee community. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with set up from 6-6:30 p.m. Presentations are from 6:30-8 p.m. **** The Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) will be given March 5-16 to students in grades 3-8. The NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) will be given April 9-20 to students in grades 2-8. Parents are asked to please avoid …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Students in immersion program becoming fluent in Chinese language.
It is a normal day at Cherokee Elementary School in Lake Forest. A first-grade teacher moves the hands on a cardboard clock, summoning her students to say what time it is. Down the hall, a kindergarten class is being read a story. Oh — and the kids are speaking Mandarin Chinese. By afternoon, they will go back to reading, writing and arithmetic the way most American kids do: in English. But, the kids from Lake Forest’s three elementary schools that makes up the Mandarin Immersion Program will spend the morning … well, immersed in a foreign language. “These kids are amazing,” remarked Dr. Michelle Shinn, principal of Cherokee Elementary as she observed the class recently, marveling at how much they have picked up already this year. Just an…
Monday, July 4, 2011
Former Chicago Bears player Robin Earl brings in former teammates like Emery Moorehead to talk about how football mirrors life.
Kevin Bires is a quarterback with professional aspirations. The 9-year-old, a fourth-grader at Cherokee School in Lake Forest, also plays in the city’s youth football program and on a traveling soccer team. When it comes to picking between the sports, Bires wants the football in his hands whether he is running with it or throwing it. He also likes the homespun feeling of football. “If I ever make it as a professional, I don’t want to go to Spain and hear them say ‘Ole,’ ” Bires said. “And those horns are annoying,” he added, referring to the vuvuzela, also called the stadium horn, at last year’s World Cup soccer competition in South Africa. Knowing how challenging the quest to become a professional athlete can be, former Chicago Bear …
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Associate principal will assist at both schools as well.
Michelle Shinn has been appointed principal of both Cherokee Elementary and Sheridan School in Lake Forest School District 67. Robert Bolin will assist Shinn as an associate principal at both schools. Bolin has served as the assistant principal at Daniel Wright Junior High School in Lincolnshire for the past three years. His educational background includes experience at the elementary level as an administrator and school psychologist.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Sheridan School salutes two retirees.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Cherokee Elementary School’s fourth graders invite the Lake Forest community to join them in their service-learning project to raise funds for Benny’s World, a non-profit foundation established to fund research to find a cure for pediatric brain stem tumors. On May 21, students will host a lemonade stand and bake sale at four different locations in Lake Forest. The lemonade stands will be located at Market Square, Deer Path Middle School, and Jewel from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at the Lake Forest Soccer Association fields at Lake Forest High School West Campus (300 S. Waukegan Road) from Noon-2 p.m. Lake Forest residents, Lisa and Brendan Watters, established Benny’s World in 2008 when their son,Benny, was diagnosed with a brain stem tumor…
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Deer Path Middle School teacher earns spot in finals of Golden Apple Award.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Congratulations to Barb Binversie, fifth grade teacher at Deer Path Middle School for being named as a finalist for the 2011 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. Binversie has reached the finalist phase of the selection process and is one of 31 who were honored at a brunch in Chicago in April. *** Cherokee parents of kindergarten and first grade students are invited to their child's music class for an informal, informative, in-class performance – an Informance. Check the schedule for the dates and times for your student's class. Kindergarten - Mrs. Uhrik's a.m. class: 9:30-10 a.m. April 28; Mrs. Uhrik's p.m. class: 1:25-1:55 p.m. April 27; Mrs. Peirce's class: 10:10-10:40 a.m. April 29. First Grade - Mrs. Morehead's class: 8:20-…