Thursday, May 2, 2013
"The Cube," a new high-tech space at Deer Path Middle School, was dedicated this week after five months of construction.
Students at Deer Path Middle School in Lake Forest District 67 have a cool new technology space, "The Cube," where creativity, communication and critical thinking collide. The high-tech space, unveiled this week during an open house, features a green room for filming movies, three large monitors, iPads, computers, digital recording equipment and library bookshelves, reports the Chicago Tribune. The project was funded through a $26,000 grant from the Spirit of 67 Foundation. A student committee worked with professionals and volunteers to review the design possibilities and select the final look, according to the organization's Facebook page, which features more photos from Tuesday's dedication.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
District 67 enrichment program puts together a Broadway spectacular.
Deer Path Middle School’s Brainstormers program performed the award winning Broadway musical “Fiddler on the Roof” last week featuring student talent and entertainment for the community. The show first opened on Broadway in 1964 depicting changing traditions of Jewish life in Tsarist Russia in 1905. It was the first musical to have a performance run of more than 3,000 shows. Brainstormers is a self-funded enrichment program sponsored by Lake Forest School District 67, according to information provided by the District. Many instructors are certified Lake Forest teachers. “The program relies on cooperation between instructors, students and parents,” a release from the District said. “In some cases, particularly the drama productions, parent …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Annual Spirit of 67 Home Tour will raise money to enrich student experience at Lake Forest schools.
Lake Forest residents will have their annual opportunity to tour four historically and architecturally significant homes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and help the students of Lake Forest School District 67 schools at the same time. Which homes have been selected by the Spirit of 67 Foundation, the host of the event? That is a surprise. People will learn the four residences when they pick up their ticket Thursday. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. Traditionally, one is located in the neighborhoods of Cherokee, Sheridan and Everett Elementary Schools and the fourth could be anywhere in the City, according to Allison Cekay, one of the event chairs. The other two are Megan Medicia …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Deer Path Middle School students spend a week studying the murder of six million Jews by the Nazis. Emerge ready to act to prevent future genocide.
Deer Path Middle School in Lake Forest gave its eighth graders a lot more education about the Holocaust last week than the State of Illinois requires and the students came away with education that will go beyond the classroom. The students spent a week doing almost nothing but learning about the German atrocities during World War II that claimed 12 million lives, half of them genocide against European Jewry. The state only requires the subject be taught. Deer Path went above and beyond the edict. “This way the students can synthesize all the information across disciplines,” Principal Renee DeVore said. “The learning is more purposeful when everything is involved.” Each day began with a speaker including two Holocaust survivors through the …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
As if taking a class trip to Disney World wasn't enough, imagine winning a singing contest that could lead to national stardom!
Thursday, March 21
Deer Path Middle School eighth-grader Morgan Fitzsimmons-Cohen, 14, has the "Golden Ticket"—a no-wait pass to audition for American Idol thanks to winning a singing contest at Disney World while on a class band trip, reported the Lake Forester. As a dare from her friends, Fitzsimmons-Cohen entered the "American Idol Experience" contest and performed "I Want You Back" by the Jackson 5, which resulted in winning the top prize, she told the Lake Forester in a Q&A story. Like the actual show, the audition process begins with the private a capella performance. Those who make the cut move to a second audition—a karaoke-style performance. Three participants are then chosen to compete on stage in the finals, with judges giving criticisms, …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Deer Path Middle School wrestlers finish 18th in team standings.
Marko Tupanjac and Cory Barth earned fifth place medals to lead the Deer Path Middle School wrestling team to an 18th place finish in the State Tournament Saturday on the Northern Illinois University campus in DeKalb. The Braves compiled 43 points with Peter Kennedy, Caleb Durbin and Andrew Tuttle joining Barth and Tupanjac decorating the board for Deer Path. The team finished two counts behind Antioch and a tally ahead of Highland of Libertyville. Homer Glen was the team champion. Earlier: Deer Path Wrestlers Win Sectional, Head to State Before the tournament, Coach Jim Troemel was hoping to see at least one Brave on the medal stand. “We’re looking for placers,” he said at practice Wednesday. He got twice his wish. Though he earned his …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Deer Path Middle School student Carra Wu has been notified by the National Geographic Society that she is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2013 Illinois National Geographic Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek.
The information below comes from Lake Forest Elementary School District 67. Deer Path Middle School student Carra Wu has been notified by the National Geographic Society that she is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2013 Illinois National Geographic Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. This is the 25th anniversary of the Bee. Bees were held in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each school’s Bee winner. School-level winners then took a qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society. In each of the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Dependents Schools, and the U.S. territories, the National Geographic …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Nine Braves head to State Finals with hopes of earning points for their team.
Wrestlers at Deer Path Middle School are hoping the right amount of coaching and determination will propel them to a medal or more at the State Meet today and Saturday on the Northern Illinois University campus in DeKalb. Nine Braves including five eighth graders in their final appearance for Deer Path will compete for honors against 23 other athletes in their weight class from around the state. Four of those eighth grade students have been to the finals before. Earlier: Deer Path Coach Talks About State Wrestling Meet “It’s our last chance to do something for our school,” Marko Tupanjac, who competes in the 119-pound weight class, said. “We have a good idea (of what to expect) and we’ve all practiced for it.” The wrestlers are providing …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Nine Braves will compete for Deer Path Middle School at State Finals.
With nine members of the Deer Path Middle School wrestling team heading to the State Meet Friday and Saturday in DeKalb, Veteran Coach Jim Troemel took time to talk to Patch about the wrestlers’ chances on the sports’ biggest stage for junior high students. Earlier: Deer Path Wrestlers Win Sectional, Head to State Competing for a state championship are Cory Barth (215 pounds), Caleb Durbin (90), Andrew Tuttle (90), Quinn Dailey (80), Marko Tupanjac (119), Chris Wasser (100), Liam Pooler (112), Peter Kennedy (126) and Alex Svigos (155). Patch will have an interview with the eighth grade representatives and Troemel Friday. For those who cannot make the trip to DeKalb, they can follow the results online. For complete Lake Forest News, sign up…
Monday, March 4, 2013
Deer Path Middle School’s wrestling team captures the Antioch Sectional championship as nine Braves qualify for State Tournament Friday and Saturday in DeKalb.
Advancing nine wrestlers to the State Tournament, the Deer Path Middle School wrestling team won the Antioch Sectional championship Saturday with 148 points coming in ahead of Zion Central with 124. Three Braves won individual championships while two more earned runner up medals and four reached the State Finals by taking finishing in third place, according to the Illinois Elementary School Association website. Earlier: Deer Path’s Troemel Teaches Success Through Wrestling Eighth grader Cory Barth won the 215-pound division while Caleb Durbin took the gold medal at 90 pounds defeating teammate Andrew Tuttle for the crown. Quinn Dailey was the 80 pound champion. Durbin and Dailey are in seventh grade while Tuttle is in eighth. Another …