Friday, May 10, 2013
There's still time to register students for District 65's Kaleidoscope summer enrichment program.
Lake Bluff School District 65 has extended the sign-up period for the 2013 Kaleidoscope summer enrichment program. The new registration cutoff date is Friday, May 17. The program is available for students entering kindergarten through eighth grade in the Lake Bluff schools this fall. Kaleidoscope will be held from 8:45-11:45 a.m. on Monday, June 17 through Tuesday, July 16 (no school July 4 or 5). A variety of enrichment programs are offered, including Barn Dance (kindergarten only), Kaleida-Zoo (first grade only), American Girl, Art Explosion, Ceramics, Digital Photography, Fort Fun, Mad Scientists, Math Mania, Summer Sonnets, Wii Love Wii, Yoga and others. The program list grew out of an interest survey of fourth through eighth-graders. …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
District 65 names interim principal to serve Lake Bluff Elementary School for 2013-14 term.
An interim principal for Lake Bluff Elementary School for the 2013-14 term has been chosen to enable Lake Bluff School District 65 to make a thorough search for permanent head of the institution, according to an email sent to the families Thursday by Superintendent Jean Sophie. Barbara Ramsey West, a retired administrator and teacher in Glenview and other suburbs, will take the helm this summer to prepare for the coming school year. Since her 2004 retirement, she has held interim administrative assignments in Glenview, Park Ridge and Niles among other places. Earlier: Lake Bluff Principal Retires Immediately “Our Board of Education and I are in agreement that the search for a new principal must be a thoughtful, deliberate and inclusive …
Friday, April 12, 2013
District 65 Board accepts resignation of Shelley Overman from Lake Bluff Elementary School for purpose of retirement at Thursday’s meeting.
Lake Bluff Elementary School Principal Shelley Overman retired effective Thursday and the Lake Bluff District 65 Board of Education accepted her resignation at a meeting Thursday, according to a letter to parents from Superintendent Jean Sophie. Paul McKinney, a former principal in Wheaton-Warrenville School District 200, will become the interim principal Monday, according to Sophie’s letter. He is a retired educator with 21 years of experience. Earlier: Lake Bluff Elementary School Has a New Principal “I am currently eligible to retire with full pension benefit from the Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System,” Overman wrote in a letter to the Board. “Due to the state’s pension crisis and other personal reasons, I have elected retire …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Christine Letchinger, Kate Amaral, Richard O. Hegg and John R. Marozsan have won spots on the Lake Bluff District 65 School Board.
Update 9 p.m.: Christine Letchinger, Kate Amaral, Richard O. Hegg and John R. Marozsan have won spots on the Lake Bluff District 65 School Board. Bill Meyer, John Josephitis and Eric Grenier have won spots on the Lake Bluff Village Board. Earlier: Four people—Bill Meyer, John Josephitis, Krikor “Greg” Tchamitchain and Eric Grenier—are hoping for the three seats open on the Lake Bluff Village Board. Seven candidates—Christine Letchinger, Richard Hegg, John Marozsan, Kate Amaral, Julie Gottshall, Mary Jane Brady and Eric Waggoner—are running for four open seats on the Lake Bluff District 65 Board of Education. Patch will be updating election results on this page throughout the evening. Lake Bluff Village Board Candidate Percentage Total…
Here are the candidates for the local races on the April 9 ballot.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Caucus member explains his choice.
Dear Lake Bluff neighbors, The School Caucus has endorsed a great slate of candidates for the District 65 board. Current School Board President Brady is not among them. The three SmartChoices candidates have gone negative. In campaign literature disseminated on March 17th, unendorsed incumbent candidate MJ Brady had this to say about the Caucus slate: “Are they motivated by what is best for our children or what profits them personally? Do they actually work to make things better, do they have specific plans for improvement or are they simply naysayers who in knee jerk fashion turn their sour outlook on the efforts of those committed to helping?” I have had a son and a daughter through the Lake Bluff schools in the ‘80s and have a …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Some facilities are closed all day while others will shut down early.
(Update at 10:15 a.m.) Programs of the Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Department, the Lake Bluff Park District, the Lake Forest Public Library and the Lake Bluff Public Library have all been altered because of the snow. The Lake Forest Recreation Center, Stirling Hall, the Wildlife Discovery Center, the Deerpath Golf Course office and the fitness center will all close at noon today, according to Marketing Director Cathy Japuntich. The Lake Bluff Public Library is closed today, according to information on its website. The Lake Forest Public Library will close at noon, according to a recording on its telephone. The Lake Bluff Park District will end its day at 3 p.m., according to Guest Services Manager Christie Carey. “We are calling out …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Five candidates for the Lake Bluff District 65 and Lake Forest District 115 school boards have the endorsement of the Lake Bluff School Caucus.
Thursday, February 28
The Lake Bluff School Caucus has announced its slate of school board candidates for the April 9 consolidated election for Lake Bluff District 65 and Lake Forest High School District 115. The candidates are: Julie Gottshall and Christine Letchinger for Lake Bluff School District 65 and Todd Burgener, Richard Hegg and John Marozsan for Lake Forest High School District 115. Candidate profiles District 65: Christine Letchinger Christine Letchinger has been an educator for 24 years, serving as professor, department chair and until recently, Acting Dean for the School of Hospitality Management at Kendall College in Chicago. During the course of her career Christine has been recognized for her excellence in education, receiving the "Excellence in…
League of Women Voters will sponsor a forum for contested races in Lake Bluff Sunday and in Lake Forest March 10.
Candidates seeking spots on the Lake Bluff Village Board, Lake Bluff Library Board and the Lake Bluff District 65 Board of Education in the April 9 general election will debate at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lake Bluff Recreation Center. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff, voters will hear from the candidates and have the opportunity to ask questions. Participants can write their questions on a card and a moderator will pose the inquiry. Earlier: Voters April 9 Choices Become Clear Four people—Bill Meyer, John Josephitis, Krikor “Greg” Tchamitchain and Eric Grenier—are hoping for the three seats open on the Lake Bluff Village Board while Carole Stroh, Scot Butler, Timothy Kregor, Romain Wojda, Stanley Hickory…
Monday, February 25, 2013
The Lake Bluff School District 65 Board of Education meets Tuesday, Feb. 26.
Monday, February 25
The regular meeting of the Lake Bluff School District 65 Board of Education is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 the Lake Bluff Village Hall. The agenda includes taking action on a resolution creating a committee to explore shared services between Lake Bluff School District 65, the Village of Lake Bluff and the Lake Bluff Park District; an update on the Strategic Plan; action on the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school calendars; and approval of the 2013-14 certified staffing plan.