Thursday, October 18, 2012
Lake Forest High School ranked first at the end of Day One.
(Update at 5:10 p.m.) All four teams from Lake Forest High School did exceptionally well today at Day One of the State Tournament in Buffalo Grove. Catherine Orfanos picked up six points today for LFHS. She won her first round against Leigh Friedman of Maine South 6-3, 6-4. In her second round, she defeated Lindsey Schlichting of Yorkville 6-0, 6-0. And Orfanos finished up her great day with a round against Taylor Tamblyn of New Trier, which she won 6-3, 6-4. Elizabeth Zordani also had a stellar playing day, racking up another 6 points for LFHS. She won her first round against Courtney Hart of Danville 6-1, 6-1. Her second round was against Hannah Post of Loyola Academy, which Zordani won 6-0, 6-0. She finished out her first day of the …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart's volleyball season began with both varsity and junior varsity teams winning easily over Chicago's Holy Trinity.
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Thursday, August 30, 2012
Board will see the results of planning by the architects.
Plans to integrate the current Woodlands Academy campus with the former Barat College grounds will take another step forward when ideas developed by the architectural firm of Perkins & Will are presented at the school’s September board meeting. The firm has been developing concepts to show the Woodlands board ways to help meet the school’s long term mission, according to Head of School Gerry Grossman. Earlier: Woodlands Real Work Begins With Special Use Approved “We want to integrate the two campuses into a functioning campus for our school,” Grossman said. “This integration is our responsibility to members of the community, the city and our school.” Woodlands special use permit allowing it to merge the campuses was approved by the Lake …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Lake Forest schools have programs and facilities in place to keep students healthy
There is much concern about the size of American students. In this day and age of 500 channels, video games and shrinking budgets that sometimes cut out physical education courses, two local Lake Forest schools are taking initiatives to make sure their students are active this year. Lake Forest Country Day School and Woodlands Academy have new initiatives in 2012-13 to keep kids in shape. At LFCDS, new curriculum is being developed for seventh and eighth graders this year that will emphasize the body to mind connection and talk about the importance of nutrition, stress management and hygiene among other subjects with the students. This program is scheduled to be extended to fifth and sixth graders next year. “With the goal of encouraging …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Say congrats to your graduate.
Here is the Class of 2012 at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest: Karly Ann Anderson, Lauren Marie Bettuzzi, Melissa Kathryn Bruns, Anna Cecilia Burgos, Gabriela Francesca Carrillo, Ann Marie Carroll, Xiao Wen Chu, Mary Kathleen Dasso, Nicole Mattie Deberry, Elizabeth Bavaria Denton, Leslie Maxwell Dill, Kristen Nicole Halvorsen, Margaret McKee Hambleton, Lin Huang, and Katelyn Mary Hughes. Cora Whitton Ives, Caroline Ann Kagan, Breanna Elizabeth Kendall, Na Young Kim, Anna Sharrin Lawler, Alexandra Blair Lazar, Ke Li, Meghan Elizabeth Long, Tianyi Lu, Caitlin Finneran McCarthy, Eleanor Mary Mcenaney, Caroline Wilson Moriarity, Madeline Elizabeth Oelerich, Sophia Madeleine Phillips, Lu Ren, Grace Lucille Rudnik and …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Do you have a college student to add to the list?
Monday, April 9, 2012
Taylor Koch of Lake Forest, a student at Cornell College, has been named to the Dean's list, earning honors. Cornell named 36 students to the Dean's List for block five. Cornell names students to the dean's list three times a year: for the fall semester, which is made up of four three-and-a-half-week blocks; for block five; and for the spring semester, which is made up of four three-and-a-half-week blocks. A grade point average of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale is required for this designation. "Highest honors" are granted to students with 4.0 averages; "high honors" are awarded to students with 3.8 to 3.99 averages; and "honors" include grade point averages of 3.6 to 3.79. *** Jacob Fisher, of Lake Forest, earned first-place honors in the …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Allows merger of campus with 23-acre Barat parcel.
In a unanimous vote Tuesday night, the Lake Forest City Council approved an amended special use permit for Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest. The 8-0 vote allows the merger of the private school's campus boundaries and the 23-acre Barat parcel, and also paves the way for the demolition of the early 1900s era Old Main building and reuse of the site for educational purposes. No work can proceed on the property without the submission of a master plan by Woodlands, which would require City Council approval. The master plan would detail Woodlands' use of the 23-acre parcel for educational purposes. "I know this has been back and forth for a number of months," said Lake Forest Mayor James Cowhey. "There has been a good …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Second reading, possible action set for Feb. 21 City Council meeting.
City council members Monday unanimously approved the first reading for an ordinance amending the special use permit which merges of the former 23-acre Barat College campus and the Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart campus boundaries in Lake Forest. The action paves the way for the demolition of the early 1900s era Old Main building and reuse of the site for educational purposes. "This is what we hoped for and expected," said Ralph Elwart, Woodlands Academy Board Trustee. "We are looking forward to the next step." The full city council also approved an ordinance amending Chapter 9, Architectural and Site Design Review of the city code giving the city council final approval for all building review recommendations. A second ordinance …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Postponed from Jan. 17 meeting.
Monday, February 6, 2012
The Lake Forest City Council’s consideration of an ordinance amending the Woodlands Academy Special Use Permit to allow expansion of the school’s campus to incorporate the 23-acre Barat parcel will be discussed at tonight’s (Feb. 6) City Council meeting. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at Lake Forest City Hall. The issue had been taken off the agenda on Jan. 17 by City officials after receiving word from representatives of Woodlands Academy, City staff and the City Attorney that they are still working to refine legal documentation related to the Special Use Permit for Woodlands Academy. In addition, Mayor James Cowhey and three of the eight aldermen were absent from the meeting.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
A 3-2 vote allows a special use permit combining Woodlands Academy, former Barat campus as one educational unit.
The Lake Forest Plan Commission took the next step to reunite the campuses of Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart and the former Barat College by recommending Wednesday night that the City Council grant a special use permit to limit the combined parcels to educational purposes. When it meets Jan. 3, if the City Council follows the Plan Commission’s suggestion, it would extend Woodlands’ special use permit to use its existing grounds for educational purposes to cover the additional 23 acres of the former Barat property. That City Council action would clear the way for the new owner, who has chosen to remain anonymous, to obtain the proper permits to demolish Old Main. This is one of its conditions before making the gift to Woodlands. The…