Friday Fanscout, September 15, 2023
from Principal Lenart
September 15, 2023
In This Issue
- Principal's Corner
Scouts Need To Know
- Homecoming Events
- Ticket Sales for Athletic Events
Applause Yard Signs
Avoice4Peace LIVESTREAM PERFORMANCE
Community Service Opportunity - Tutoring 5th through 8th Grade Students
- Friends of Lake Forest Library Book Sale
- Lake Forest High School Morning News
- Lake Forest and Lake Bluff Community Safety Series 2023
- LFHS Foundation
- National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists
The Forest Scout
- The Gorton Center (The State of the Great Lakes)
Voters Registration at Lake Forest High School
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Dearest Lake Forest Community High School,
I hope this message finds you in good spirits and looking forward to the weekend ahead. This has been another busy and exciting week for the books–and we need our rest and energy for all the AWESOME next week!
I'd like to remind everyone of a significant change we implemented last year – the revision of our Student Code of Conduct to our new Student Rights and Responsibilities. This revision was not just a shift in title but an endeavor to clarify the student's crucial role in ensuring a safe and secure school environment.
In line with this, next week, we will be testing our communication system in the event of an emergency. It's paramount that we can reach you promptly and accurately, so please ensure that your contact information on file with us is current and correct. The details of our school's approach to safety and security can be found in the District's newsletter, 411 on 115, featuring a message from our new Director of Safety and Security, Chuck Walsh.
On a more spirited note, our hard-earned victory over the Libertyville Wildcats last night was truly a sight to behold, and I would like to share my utmost respect for the two incredible teams we saw on the field last night! The athleticism on display was commendable, but what truly warmed my heart was the unyielding spirit shown by our student section. With homecoming celebrations commencing next week, and our kickoff event of window painting on Sunday, I am sure this enthusiasm will only gain in momentum.
Speaking of celebrations, congratulations are in order for our Girls Golf seniors who had their Senior Night this past Monday. It was a wonderful evening that marked the beginning of many senior celebrations this year, and I am genuinely honored to be a part of these joyous milestones.
Kudos to our National Merit Scholarship Program Semi-Finalists: Charles Baksht, Ashwin Joshi, Connor Koefelda, Austin Okada, Alexa Richer, and Sadie Strong! The accomplishments of these exceptional seniors are a testament to their hard work, dedication, and the excellent educational environment we strive to foster at Lake Forest High School.
Lastly, I want to bring to your attention a feature in Snapchat's AI—a chatbot designed for users to converse about feelings, emotions, and advice. While technology offers many conveniences, it's crucial for us as parents and educators to guide our teens in understanding the implications and responsibilities tied to these innovations. I encourage you to use this as an opportunity to discuss the healthy use of social media with your child and reflect on the potential positive and negative influences of AI in our lives.
Thank you for your continued partnership in fostering a supportive, challenging, and safe environment for our students. Here's to another successful week ahead!
September 23: Homecoming Dance 7:00 PM
September 27: Virtual Jr. Parent Seminar 7:00 PM
October 9: No School Columbus Day
October 26: Senior Breakfast 8:00-10:00 AM
SCOUTS NEED TO KNOW
Cheer on Our Scouts Next Friday!
We can't wait to support our Scouts as they face off against Zion-Benton Township High School on Varsity Field on Friday, September 22. Kickoff will be at 7:30pm. Bring your family, friends, and future Scouts as we show our Scout spirit and bring home a win!
For our LFHS alumni, stop by the Scout Alumni Tent, opening at 7pm, located next to the North Entrance Gate to grab some Scout giveaways, sign up for alumni news and events, and take an all alumni picture at 7:20pm. We can't wait to see you and connect with you!
LFHS Building Tours offered on Saturday morning!
Meet at the *front doors of LFHS East Campus on Saturday, September 23 at 11am for a BUILDING TOUR guided by LFHS ALUMNI Ambassadors. Visit the places and spaces you knew well long ago!
*Entrance through Commons doors, located north of the front doors at the front of the building, is handicap accessible.
Don't forget to buy your tickets for the Homecoming Dance on Saturday September 23 at 7pm!
Ticket Sales for Athletic Events
Lake Forest High School Athletics would like to remind our Scout Fans, for all home athletic events in which a gate fee is charged, tickets must be purchased via www.GoFan.co and redeemed at the gate via mobile phone. CASH IS NO LONGER ACCEPTED .
Lake Forest Students with an Activity Pass on their ID or Booster Members DO NOT need to purchase a ticket.
You can use the following link or QR code to purchase your tickets in advance.
SCOUTS NICE TO KNOW
Athletics is Hiring for the Following Positions
Avoice4Peace LIVESTREAM PERFORMANCE
The United Nations General Assembly established September 21 as the International Day of Peace. We're celebrating this day of non-violence and cease-fire with a world-wide peace concert in conjunction with avoice4peace. The mission is simple: promote peace with a concert featuring choirs from around the world. Songs of peace will be shared and livestreamed on the “avoice4peace” account to show solidarity for peace through music. The link is below.
The LFHS choirs will livestream their version of Ukuthula at approximately 3:10pm. The videos can be found on the district facebook account @Lake Forest Community High D115 and the choir instagram account @lfhschoir. The recordings of the videos will be available for viewing after as well.
COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY - TUTORING 5TH - 8TH GRADE
SOAR - SOAR is an acronym for Student Organization and Academic Resource - an after school resource where students come voluntarily or via referral to complete their homework, learn organization, time management, and study skills.
When: Starting Monday, September 25th through May 23rd,
Mondays through Thursdays, from 3:35 p.m. - 4:35 p.m.
Where: DPM, in room DB211 (down the hall in front of the band room)
Looking for high school tutors who will help students with understanding and completing their homework in the core subjects and world language. Tutors can work one day or any combination of days throughout the week, but we would like a consistent schedule for a quarter or semester. Tutors must supply their own transportation.
If no student needs help, you will be free to complete your own homework, but will get credit for volunteering.
If you are interested, or have any questions, please email Mr. Neidich at email@example.com. If volunteering, please provide the following information ASAP:
Year in school:
World Language you can help with:
Days you are interested in:
A schedule will be sent to those who signed up once all information has been received.
Don't Miss the Next F.A.N. Event!
Featuring Jennifer Breheny Wallace, award-winning journalist and author and Denise Dubravec, Winnetka Campus Principal/Assistant Superintendent of New Trier High School D203.
Thursday, September 21, 2023, 7:00 PM - New Trier Township High School Northfield
No registration required.
Sponsored by Family Action Network (FAN), in partnership with Lake Forest Community High School D115
Friends of Lake Forest Library Book Sale
The Friends of Lake Forest Library are currently preparing for the Annual Book Sale held at the Lake Forest Recreation Center September 14-17.
They have over 100,000 books across 115+ categories individually priced and organized and on Saturday, they will offer a 25% discount to all teachers that bring an ID!
Lake Forest High School Morning News - September 15, 2023
New this year, the Lake Forest High School Morning News show plays every Friday on TVs across the school! Students and parents can tune in through the Schoology announcements or here in the Friday Fanscout. Check out the news in Lake Forest today:
The Gorton Center (The State of the Great Lakes September 21, at 7pm )
An evening of conversation about our most important natural resource, the Great Lakes! Speakers include Scott Sowa, The Nature Conservancy's Juli Plant Grainger Great Lakes Director, Joel Brammeier, CEO & President of The Alliance for the Great Lakes, and economist John Austin from The Brookings Institution and University of Michigan. Register at northshorecivicclub.org. All who attend will be automatically registered for a Patagonia Gear Giveaway!
Voter Registration at LFHS
The League of Women Voters is hosting voter registrations on site at LFHS on National Voter Registration Day which is Tuesday, September 19th in the student dining room during lunch periods.
Students must bring two forms of ID (including one with an address) and anyone with a birthdate before November 5, 2006 is eligible to register!