Friday, October 19, 2012
The Lake Forest High School Girls Tennis Team maintain their first-place ranking at day two of the state competition. Tomorrow will be the final day.
The Lake Forst High School Girls Tennis Team had another fantastic day today, with the team wrapping up with a total of 27 points, putting them in first place at the end of the second day. Hinsdale Central High School is currently in second place with 25 points and New Trier is in third place with 24 points. Catherine Orfanos played Alex Chatt of Lyons High School today and lost 6-2, 6-0. Elizabeth Zordani played Lyons High School's Kristen Thoms and Zordani won 3-6, 6-1, 6-4. She'll play Tiffany Chen of Naperville Central High School tomorrow in the quarter finals. Maddie Lipp and Christina Zordani played against New Trier's Kirstie Woodbury and Cammy Frei. LFHS won that round 6-3, 6-1. Tomorrow they'll play Anna Zelechonok and Katrine …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
New personnel and technology in place for 2012-13 school year at School of St. Mary, Lake Forest Academy; bullying prevention programs continued
They are the four words every kid hates to hear: first day of school. Well, that day that is cursed by kids and perhaps loved by parents is soon upon the people in Lake Forest. There will be some new faces, new buildings and a continuing look at school age issues in the City’s private schools. Both School of St. Mary and Lake Forest Academy are scheduled to open Monday with a few changes on tap for the year for each facility. At School of St. Mary, enrollment is up to 545 students, a spike from 530 last year. “We have an excellent teaching staff,” Dr. Venette Biancalana, the St. Mary’s principal, said. “We provide a Catholic education and many families are opting for a Catholic education today.” With the new students, new staff members …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Woodlands starts early process of forming master plan for campus. Topic highlights Second Ward meeting.
Expect the future of the Barat property to return once again to the forefront of issues confronting the city of Lake Forest. There has been relatively little public discussion since the City Council approved an ordinance in February to allow the merger of the former Barat College campus and Woodlands Academy into their original 40 acres after a 50-year separation. That likely will change, but exactly when is hard to pinpoint. At Tuesday’s Second Ward meeting at CROYA, Lake Forest Community Development Director Cathy Czerniak indicated Woodlands Academy has sought a consultant to assist in its master plan. “I think this first level of master planning will be very high-level,” she said. “It will speak of their reuse of the (former Barat …
Friday, February 24, 2012
No timetable set on when master plan will come before city.
With the Lake Forest City Council’s passage of the amended special use permit Tuesday night, the real work begins for representatives of Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest and owners of the 23-acre Barat property. Woodlands Academy Board Trustee Ralph Elwart said he and other Woodlands representatives were “thrilled” at the City Council’s action and happy to have plenty to do next. “A lot of people put a lot of time and effort into this,” he said. “We’re grateful to all the people who called and have written to us just to voice their input. In the end, it’s all about opportunities for our students.” Under the ordinance, which allows for merger of the former Barat College campus and Woodlands Academy, a number of …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Members vote 7-0 on plan to remove former Barat campus from Historic District. The next move is up to the City Council. Woodlands trustee are not dismayed.
A unanimous decision by the Lake Forest Historic Preservation Commission on Wednesday night to recommend denial of a petition by Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart to remove part of the former Barat College campus from the Historic District may not be a setback for plans to donate the land to the private Lake Forest school. The meeting was the first step in the process that eventually may reunite the former Barat College and Woodlands Academy campuses into their original 40 acres after a 50-year separation. An anonymous donor surfaced Aug. 18 who is willing to acquire the Barat property and donate it to Woodlands for educational purposes. However, the condition attached to the donation was the demolition of the Old Main building …
Saturday, March 5, 2011
School names Honor Roll and top achieving students.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest has announced the first semester Honor Roll. The following students named to the Honor Roll have maintained an overall average of (A-) for the first semester. Senior Class: Kaitlin Donnelly and Hannah Wilson of Winnetka; Charlotte Elwart, Leann Lyden, Christina Osorio, and Riley Parrott of Lake Forest; Allyson Genger and Anne Goodman of Lake Bluff; Minhee Kim of South Korea; Martha Monterroso of Highwood; and Shihua Zhou of the People’s Republic of China. Junior Class: Karly Anderson of Grayslake; Lauren Bettuzzi of Park Ridge; Anna Burgos of Gurnee; Gabriela Carrillo of Palatine; Mary Dasso and Ingrid Watts of Lake Bluff; Cora Ives of Winthrop Harbor; Breanna Kendall of Evanston; …
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Restaurants’ waste oil becomes a fuel with help from Loyola University.
What do you get when you mix taco grease with Lake Forest’s Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart students and Loyola University’s Community Outreach Program? Smarter students with stomach aches, perhaps, but when the university loans its biodiesel processor, you get fuel for buses and glycerol for soap. Last summer, Linda Tilton, a Woodlands science teacher, learned that Loyola had a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to build and loan the equipment to schools to teach students how biodiesel is made. This semester about 50 students from Woodland's Chem Club and her chemistry and environmental science classes are learning the process and its impact. Zach Waickman, head of the Loyola program, met with students and explained the …
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Students finish 13th at Math competition.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
The Woodlands Academy Celebrating Women in Science Speaker Series presents Thomas Lane, PhD., who will address the student body Jan. 20. Dr. Lane is the immediate past president of the American Chemical Society, which is the largest scientist organization in the world. 2011 is the International Year of Chemistry, and also the 100th anniversary of Marie Curie's Nobel Prize in chemistry. Dr. Lane's will speak to students as part of Woodlands Academy's Celebrating Women in Science, a year-long science focus commemorating the inaugural year of Woodlands' new state-of-the-art Science Center. Other speakers include Christianne Corbett, co-author of Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Lynne Lieux, head of …
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Singers receive national honor; athletes earn end of season recognition.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest recently celebrated the Feast of Mater Admirabilis at a liturgy.The celebrant was Rev. Doug Leonhardt, S.J., former president of Marquette University High School for young men in Milwaukee.The Feast of Mater Admirabilis and the presentation of Mater medals to each sophomore are traditions at Woodlands.This year, 40 sophomores received medals depicting the young Mary set against the background of study, self-discovery, prayer, and work, which symbolize the ideals of student life at Woodlands. By accepting the medal, each sophomore recommitted herself to these same values of Sacred Heart education.The sophomores are: Isabella Alvarez, Jeana Brickner, Hannah Carlson, Jenni Flint, Maggie …
Thursday, October 28, 2010
World Class Racing Team Emerges at Lake Forest High School.
When then Lake Forest Mayor Ron Waud asked local maritime enthusiast Norman Olson in 1999 to turn a recreational sailing program into a world class racing team, who knew one of the nation's premier teams would emerge. Olson did. He also knew it would build champions both on and off the water. While Lake Forest High School has become one of the nation's powerhouses and the "team to beat" in the Midwest, according to coach Hunter Ratliff, the program operated by Lake Forest Parks and Recreation also trains and coaches the teams for Lake Forest Academy and Woodlands Academy. Both are regionally competitive squads. Olson, who developed a program in Clearwater, Fla., which produced two Olympic silver medalists, led an effort to …