Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Contested elections emerge for some school board, municipal and township races.
Lake Forest and Lake Bluff voters will make choices in the April 9 election in contested elections for three school boards as well as some municipal offices and all Shields Township offices. Five people—Todd Burgener, Dave Schreiber, John Powers, Steve Reimer and Robert “Ted” Moorman—are running for four open seats on the Lake Forest Community High School District 115 Board of Education. Want more Lake Forest-Lake Bluff business news? Sign up for our free newsletter. In Lake Forest School District 67, Beth Clemmensen, Jeff Folker, Robert Lemke, Patrick Patt and Mike Borkowski are seeking the four seats available for that board. In Lake Bluff, seven people are running for four seats on the Lake Bluff District 65 Board of Education. They are…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Lake Forest School District 67 announcements and notes covers the Mandarin Immersion Program, Family Science Night and bus fees.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Courtesy of District 67 and Janice Patterson Parents of incoming kindergartners are invited to attend an informational meeting on the district’s Mandarin Immersion Program. From kindergarten through fourth grade children in the immersion program receive 50% of their instruction in Mandarin. As a result, the students become fluent in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Mandarin. There is limited space in the optional program (only 2 classes) at Cherokee School, but a free shuttle bus ensures equal access to the program to all Lake Forest families. If you are interested in learning about the benefits of this program for your child, please join us on either Wednesday, January 9 at 7:00pm or Thursday, January 10 at 9:00am at the Lake…
Monday, December 3, 2012
The Lake Forest Caucus Committee recently endorsed candidates for the 2013 school board.
Courtesy of the Lake Forest Caucus Committee. The Lake Forest Caucus Committee nominated candiates for the Lake Forest School Board for District 67 and District 115. For more news on Lake Forest and Lake Bluff schools, 'like' the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch on Facebook! District 67 Candidates: Mike Borkowski: Borkowski has been in Lake Forest for over 20 years. Prior to becoming the primary care giver for his children, Mike earned considerable business experience working for Ameritech as a business manager, founding a startup business (which he successfully sold) and providing management consulting services helping distressed organizations to return to profitability. He is currently a stay at home dad. He's married to Renee Borkowski with…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Lake Forest Caucus Committee endorsed candidates for District 67 and District 115 Board of Education, with no current board members endorsed.
The Lake Forest Caucus Committee met on Tuesday evening for its 2012 Annual Meeting where it endorsed candidates for the Lake Forest Elementary School District 67 and Lake Forest High School District 115. The following candidates for Lake Forest Elementary School District 67 were endorsed: Mike Borkowski, Beth Clemmensen, Jeff Folker and Robert Lemke. The following candidates for Lake Forest High School District 115 were endorsed: John Powers, Steve Reimer, Dave Schreiber. No current members of either school board are running for re-election, with the exception of Todd Burgener, who is a member of the District 115 School Board. However, because he is a resident of Lake Bluff, the Lake Forest Caucus does not endorse him. Instead, he is …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The September Board Meeting has been changed to Monday September 24, 2012
The Lake Forest School District 67 Regular Board of Education Meeting and FY13 Budget Hearing have been rescheduled from Tuesday September 25, 2012 to Monday September 24, 2012, 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Board Room, Lake Forest HS West Campus, 300 S. Waukegan Rd. The regular business of the Board of Education will not be conducted until 7:00 p.m. An Executive Session may be held prior to the conduction of regular business. Please check the district website for additional information, http://www.lf67.org.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
District 67 dates and information for the start of the school year
School will begin later this month for all student in Lake Forest District 67 and full information is ready for families. Parents are encouraged to visit the district website or individual school websites for the latest information or any changes to start of school information and events. Signing up for your school's email distribution list will also help keep you informed. Deer Path Middle School New Family Orientation All Deer Path Middle School families (grades 5-8) new to District 67 are invited to a New Family Orientation/Tour August 21 that will provide some general information about the school and community. School administrators, students, parents and local community agency representatives will be on hand to describe opportunities …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Awards presented at annual recognition assemblies.
Deer Path Middle School presented its annual recognition and awards at their year-end assemblies. 7th Grade Merit Award - Will Murphy, Gracie Stockton, Giorgio Ballis, Robert Piechota, John Zeeman Gabrielle Prindle, Andrew Traynor, and McKinley Shea. Musicianship Award: Alex Banta, Hannah Jones, Lizzie Allen, Will Johnson, Isabella Ponterio, Grace Donahue, Ryan McKiernan, and Casey Mogilevsky. Outstanding Progress Award: Alan Zanarini, Ashlee Amos, Sarah LaVanway, Matthew Barrett, Hannah Metzger, and Michael Moore. Custom Cover Contest: Etienne Najman. Attendance Award: Brandon Rancap. Yearbook Club Recognition: Katie Dozios, Erika Hermann, Paul Nehring, Madeleine Chow, Jessica Zarek. Student Council Recognition: The new slate of …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Students are selling flowerpots, seeds at Lake Forest Jewel, May 18-19.
Teacher Amanda Antell's fourth grade class at Everett School is performing a service-learning project to raise awareness of Alzheimer's. Students wore purple in support of their mission and are selling hand painted flowerpots (donated by Home Depot) with Forget-Me-Not seeds in them May 18-19 at the Jewel in Lake Forest. Students will be out there from 3:15-5:30 p.m. May 18 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 19. Proceeds from the sale will go to The Alzheimer's Foundation. The students also plan a visit to Autumn Leaves Memory Care facility in Vernon Hills. They will be painting flowerpots, playing board games, and singing with the residents. **** Once again, the District APT offers a school supply ordering service online. District 67 parents…
Friday, March 9, 2012
Gifted Screening Meeting is March 21.
District 67 schools will close for Spring Break beginning at the close of the school day on March 23. Classes will resume April 2. **** Deer Path Middle School welcomes Peter Lerangis, author of "The Dead of Night" on March 19. Lerangis will be sharing his stories and inspiration with fifth and sixth graders. The Lake Forest Bookstore is a partner on this program. **** District 67 parents are encouraged to attend a Gifted Screening Meeting from 12:30-1:45 p.m. March 21 in the Lake Forest High School West Campus Board Room, 300 S. Waukegan Road. Colleen Brueggeman, director of Gifted Services, will share information about the District's gifted and enrichment programs. If you are unable to attend the meeting, there will be a power point …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Lake Forest residents took to the mic Tuesday night and raised questions about the 2009 handling of a criminally convicted principal.
After months of stringent investigation into School District 67's handling of former Deer Path Middle School Principal John Steinert, several concerned Lake Forest residents asked the attorney in charge of the investigation questions of their own. Before a full room Tuesday night at the district headquarters, attorney Ronald Safer gave his summary of an eight-page report detailing what transpired between the board and Steinert after his arrest and subsequent conviction. “I did what you asked at the inception of the assignment,” Safer said to the public, before the close of the Q&A. “The (board's) investigation was not thorough; there was no misconduct. ...” Lake Forest resident Deborah Dent, who accused Superintendent Harry Griffith of “…