Sunday, May 12, 2013
Lake Forest High School pole vaulter heads back to State Meet after Sectional victory. Scouts take fifth at Sectional as Schlachtenhaufen, Chode and relay also qualify.
Lake Forest High School pole vaulter Carly Schmidt dwarfed the competition at the Palatine Sectional Friday to qualify for the State Meet Thursday through Saturday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Schmidt led two other Scouts—distance runners Helen Schlachtenhaufen and Elle Chode—and the 4x800-meter relay team into the State Finals as the team placed fifth in the Sectional with 42 points. Earlier: Lake Forest Vaulters in Hunt for State Gold This will be Schmidt’s second trip to the State Meet where she finished fourth last year with a vault of 12-0 behind teammate and state champion Carolina Carmichael, who cleared the bar at 12-6. Schmidt’s winning vault Friday was 13-0, six inches higher than Carmichael’s winning effort and …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings were published this week.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked Lake Forest High School as the #211 high school in the country and seventh best in Illinois. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about Lake Forest High School's ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. Lake Forest Community High School District 115 Superintedent Michael Simeck thinks the ranking only starts to scratch the surface explaining the school's excellence. “Lake Forest High School is consistently ranked as one of the top schools in the state and nation," Simeck said. "Of course we are …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Baseball team pounds out 16 runs and yields only two against St. Joe.
May 4 The Final Score: Lake Forest 9-6, St. Joe’s of Kenosha 1-1 Scouts Star Performers: Dan Bedore threw a complete game in the night cap giving up five hits and striking out five. Henry Erzinger and Robert Kessman each collected two hits for the day. Other Notable Scout Performances: Connor Hanrahan, Luke Turelli, Peter Gruenes, Cam England, Luke Johnson, Hub Cirame, Michael Szeszol, Liam Howe, Conner Hayes and Charlie Sullivan had a hit each. Turelli, Howe and David Keaton combined to hold St. Joe to a single run. Keaton struck out five. Who’s Next: The Scouts travel to Libertyville at 4:30 p.m. today. The Bottom Line: In the first game, Lake Forest scored a run in the first and five more in the …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Boys’ track team finishes 13th at Lake County Meet.
May 4 Tennis The Final Score: 1. Lake Forest, New Trier 60, 3. Stevenson 44, 4. Deerfield 42, 5. Glenbrook North 17, 6. Peoria Richwoods 17, 7. Glenbrook South 13, 8. Highland Park 12. Scouts Star Performers: John Zordani and Scott Christian won the first/second doubles competition. Peter Tarwid took third in singles while the duo of Parker Marsh and Craig Campbell did the same in third/fourth doubles. Other Notable Scout Performances: Cameron Bagheri and Connor O’Kelly placed fourth in first/second doubles while Jordan O’Kelly and Greg Frauenheim did the same in third/fourth doubles. Brice Polender finished fifth in singles. Who’s Next: The Scouts entertain Zion-Benton at 4:30 p.m. today. May 3 Track The …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Search firm hired to find successor to Jay Hoffmann who retired April 24 as head of Lake Forest High School.
Lake Forest High School is wasting no time finding a replacement for retired Principal Jay Hoffmann and hopes to have a new leader at the helm by June 30, according to an email Superintendent Michael Simeck sent to parents Wednesday. A search firm has been hired by Lake Forest Community High School District 115 and has been charged with finding a quick replacement in part to give interim Principal Jim Thiel, who retires at the end of the 2013-14 term, and the new head of the school time to work together. Earlier: Lake Forest High School Principal To Retire Early “We can conduct a national/international search and thus will have a stronger talent pool,” Simeck said in the email. “Due to changes in certification requirements from the state, …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Tennis team tops Libertyville while Schlachtenhaufen, Wong, Chody, Bennatan and Schmidt win track titles and more.
April 30 Tennis The Final Score: Lake Forest 5, Libertyville 2 Scouts’ Star Performers: Peter Tarwid, Brice Polender and Craig Campbell won their singles matches. Other Notable Scout Performances: Doubles winners were the tandems of John Zordani and Scott Christian along with Connor O’Kelly and Jordan O’Kelly. Who’s Next: The Scouts entertain Mundelein at 4:30 a.m. today. Baseball The Final Score: Stevenson 12, Lake Forest 6 Scouts’ Star Performers: Liam Howe, Peter Gruenes, J.R. Reimer, Sam Templeman and Luke Johnson all went 2 – for – 4 at the plate. Who’s Next: The Scouts travel to Stevenson at 4:30 today for a rematch. The Bottom Line: Lake Forest took a 1-0 lead in the first inning…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Lake Forest High School Foundation has awarded more than $1 million in grants over the past decade.
Tuesday, April 30
The Lake Forest High School Foundation recently awarded its first student-initiated grant. The students researched the feasibility and equipment needed to retrofit all eight of the school’s chilled-water fountains with water bottle dispensers. The hands-free equipment automatically fills reusable water bottles and displays a continuous "Green Counter," showing the number of disposable water bottles saved from the landfill. Students in environmental sciences can then use this data in class. "Our grants benefit every student, in every grade, at every learning level," said Mindy Bourne, Lake Forest High School Foundation Chair. "We were so pleased to bring students directly into the process this year." The Water Bottle Filling Station grant …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Baseball and soccer teams win while boys’ track and tennis squads place high in large fields.
April 27 Baseball The Final Score: Lake Forest 6, Prospect 1 Scouts’ Star Performers: Connor Hanrahan collected a pair of hits in three at bats. Hub Cirame and Peter Gruenes both went 2 – for – 4 at the plate as Cirame drove in a run. Other Notable Scout Performances: Sam Templeman drive in a pair of runs with one hit in two trips to the plate. Charlie Sullivan, Joe Beible and Luke Turelli combined for a six hitter on the mound. Who’s Next: The Scouts travel to Zion-Benton at 4:30 p.m. today. The Bottom Line: Lake Forest scored all of its runs in the second through fifth innings before Prospect could dent the board. April 26 Boys’ Track The Final Score: Lake Forest finished sixth in the 12-team…
Saturday, April 27, 2013
See what role student achievement plays.
Lake Forest High School was ranked No. 17 in Illinois this week, according according to the latest survey by U.S. News and World Report. Earlier: Lake Forest High School Ranks Among Best in State Achievement by local students is nothing new in Lake Forest with high marks not only in the classroom but on the athletic field and in the community as well. Take a look at some of these highlights and let us know in the comments what else you think is responsible. For complete Lake Forest News, sign up for our free newsletter,"like" us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
Friday, April 26, 2013
SADD “Depression Awareness Week” events will take place beginning Monday, May 6 at Lake Forest High School.
The information below comes from Lake Forest High School. Class of 2014 senior yearbook portrait appointment sign-up dates are Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2 in the LFHS student cafeteria. Visual Image Photography (VIP) is the official photographer of Lake Forest High School. In order to appear in the yearbook, all seniors must have their photo taken by VIP. Photographs submitted from other studios will not be accepted into the yearbook. Sign-ups will be held in the Cafeteria from 10:30 am -1:30 pm. For those who are not able to sign-up on these dates at the school, appointments can be made by calling 847-499-9300 or 800-577-9570. The LFHS spring musical "Seussical" will be performed on Thursday, May 2 - Saturday, May 4 at 7:00 pm in…