Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Take a look at the four homes that were part of this year’s tour sponsored by the Spirit of 67 Foundation benefitting Lake Forest District 67 students.
More than 600 people walked through four Lake Forest homes Thursday and they did if for the children of the community. The walk was the annual Spirit of 67 Home Tour. This year more than $70,000 was raised which will go to grants benefitting the Lake Forest District 67 community. Earlier: Tour Elegant Homes, Help District 67 Students “We all do it for one reason, our children,” event co-chair Allison Cekay said. “The money raised at this event impacts the life of every student, every school, every day." At one of the homes, participants heard a Deer Path Middle School choral group singing while at another two students talked to guests about the grants. “I love getting the children involved in the Home Tour, they do a great job of bringing …
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 …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
With all early votes and precincts reporting, the winners of the District 67 School Board race are Beth Clemmensen, Jeff Folker, Robert Lemke and Mike Borkowski.
Update 9 p.m.: With all early votes and precincts reporting, the winners of the District 67 School Board race are Beth Clemmensen, Jeff Folker, Robert Lemke and Mike Borkowski. Update 8:40 p.m.: All precincts are in. Now all that's left are early votes. Stay tuned. Earlier: Five candidates—Beth Clemmensen, Jeff Folker, Robert Lemke, Patrick Patt, Mike Borkowski—are running for the four available seats on the Lake Forest District 67 Board of Education in the April 9 election. Patch will be updating election results on this page throughout the evening. Candidate Percentage Total Vote Precincts Reporting Beth Clemmensen 21.10 1,446 16 of 16 Jeff Folker 19.68 1,349 16 of 16 Robert Lemke 20.46 1,402 16 of 16 Patrick Patt 17.79 1,219 16 of 16…
Here are the candidates for the local races on the April 9 ballot.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
This is a reminder to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement parent survey. The deadline is March 31.
By now, Lake Forest School District 67 parents should have received an invitation from the District to participate in the 5Essentails survey; the results from this survey will help drive school improvement in your child’s school. The deadline for completing the survey is March 31. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. Parents should take the survey for each school where a child attends, according to communications received from the District. If a parent has children at Cherokee, Deer Path and Lake Forest High School, they will take the survey three times. District school officials guarantee that survey responses will never be connected to you or your child. School reports will only …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Lake Forest School District 67's community newsletter is available online. Also, spring break begins next Friday.
The information below comes from Lake Forest School District 67. Spring Break begins at the close of the school day on Friday, March 22. School will resume Monday, April 1. District 67 has just released their new community newsletter - Insight. This publication was mailed to all Lake Forest residents. You may also download and read the Winter 2013 edition from the District 67 website:www.lf67.org. Beginning this year, and over the next three years, significant changes will be taking place related to the Illinois State assessments to align with the new Common Core Standards adopted by Illinois and throughout the U.S. The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has determined that the current expectations for students in grades 3 - 8 are …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Contenders for School Board creating a culture for learning is a priority.
All five candidates for the four available seats on the Lake Forest District 67 Board of Education in the April 9 election suggested creating a good culture for education was a primary role for Board members during a forum Sunday at the Lake Forest Public Library. Beth Clemmensen, Jeff Folker, Robert Lemke, Patrick Patt and Mike Borkowski laid out their positions on the issues in between their opening and closing statements in a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff. Earlier: District 115 Candidates Debate Issues Weaving educational culture and a wish for greater transparency through their statements and answers, the five candidates answered questions about the relationship between the administration …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Reader supports Jeff Folker for Lake Forest District 67 Board of Education.
The Lake Forest Caucus has endorsed Jeff Folker for District 67 School Board and I couldn’t agree more with this decision. I have known Jeff for a number of years as our children have shared many activities from sports to plays to dance and I have come to respect his frank, honest, common-sense approach to addressing issues and solving problems. So when, as Commissioner of the Lake Forest Baseball Association, I needed to find a new Treasurer, I immediately recruited Jeff. I was not disappointed. During his tenure on the Board, Jeff worked tirelessly to upgrade LFBA's accounting practices, overhaul its financial reporting processes, and create templates to insure compliance and improve communication. His Herculean efforts enabled LFBA to …