411 on 115 11.9.22
Thank you for tuning into our second issue of the 411 on 115. We hope the information shared here is valuable to your family. This week, I want to share more information with you about our upcoming November 14 Community Forum and the capital facilities planning at LFHS. Learn more in the video above and we hope you will join us next week.
Matthew L. Montgomery, Ph.D
November 9 "Swatting" Update
In our last edition of the 411, I shared information with you about "swatting," or reports of false shooters or mass-casualty events at school districts across the nation, including Illinois. This trend, exacerbated by Tik Tok, involves individuals calling law enforcement to report false incidents in order to disrupt the school day, prompt lockdowns, and provoke a law enforcement response.
Earlier today, Lake Forest High School administrators and staff were alerted that November 9 was targeted as a day of national social media "swatting" challenges. While no incident occurred at LFHS, additional Lake Forest police officers were in the building to monitor for any potential threats and all District 67 schools were also alerted.
As I mentioned two weeks ago, we expect every Scout to abide by our Code of Conduct and while we are glad no incident occurred, we encourage all families to continue to have conversations about responsible social media use and consumption and reporting any suspicious posts they may come across.
Here are additional resources for your families to lean on when discussing this topic:
News 19 WLTX “Talking with High School Students About Hoaxes, Swatting” [VIDEO]
District Administration: Active Shooter Hoaxes are Spreading Panic. Here’s How to Fight Back
Traffic Update from the City of Lake Forest
Expect traffic delays and lane closures on Deerpath Road over the next two days while ComEd continues work on their bridge replacement project and IDOT completes resurfacing activities. Flaggers will be directing traffic at two different locations, so we are encouraging drivers to plan alternate routes, if possible.
Here’s what to expect:
Thursday, Nov. 10
Starting at 6 am: Portions of Deerpath Road will be reduced to one lane with flaggers directing traffic. IDOT's contractor will be applying oil primer along Deerpath (between Westmoreland Road and the creek) to prepare for paving on Friday.
Starting at 9 am: Deerpath Road will also be reduced to one lane with flaggers directing traffic between Route 41 and Ahwahnee Lane. ComEd's contractor will be pouring concrete for the bridge's support walls.
Friday, Nov. 11
Starting 6 am: Expect intermittent lane closures with flaggers directing traffic while IDOT's contractor paves Deerpath.
Next Weekend, Nov. 18-21:
Deerpath Road will be completely closed between Route 41 and Ahwahnee Lane from Friday, Nov. 18 at 7 pm through Monday, Nov. 21 at 5 am for ComEd's new bridge deck to be lifted into place.
NO SCHOOL on November 23-25 for Thanksgiving Break!
November 14 Community Forum - Join Us!
Learn more about a possible April 2023 referendum to address the highest-priority LFHS facility needs including roofing, HVAC systems, windows, plumbing, lighting, safety and security, and student learning spaces. Tours of the building will be provided.
Please use this form if you would like to submit your questions in advance. The form will close on Friday, November 11 at 4:00 PM. We value your input!
If you are not able to attend in-person, the event will be livestreamed and can be viewed using the button below.
LFHS Veterans Day Program
LFHS Freshman/Sophomore Play
Lake Forest High School presents this year's Frosh-Soph Show: Rhinoceros. Tickets are now available at bit.ly/LFHS-Rhino22. Spread the word!
Performances are Nov. 17-19 in the Little Theatre.
The sublime is confused with the ridiculous in this savage commentary on the human condition, a staple of every theatre classroom and 20th-century drama. A small town is besieged by one roaring citizen who becomes a rhinoceros and proceeds to trample on the social order. As more citizens are transformed into rhinoceroses, the trampling becomes overwhelming, and more and more citizens become rhinoceroses. One sane man, Berenger, remains, unable to change his form and identity.
Upcoming FAN Events
Introducing the FAN Speaker Series in Partnership with Lake Forest High School
Family Action Network (FAN) is a 501(c)(3) organization that curates a high-quality speaker series. All FAN programs are free and open to the public through the support individuals, families, non-profits, corporations, and area school districts. District 115 is proud to be a sponsor of this programming.
The first two events are listed below. Look for information regarding additional programs that will be offered at the end of the month that will feature valuable college search and admission information.
Thursday, November 17, 2022, 7:00-8:00 PM, Healing Developmental Trauma, a FAN webinar featuring Laurence Heller, Ph.D. and Brad Kammer, LMFT, in conversation with Stefanie Klein, LCSW.
In their ground-breaking and best-selling new book, The Practical Guide to Healing Developmental Trauma, Laurence Heller Ph.D. and Brad Kammer, LMFT present a practical guide to the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM), one of the first comprehensive therapeutic models for addressing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and complex trauma (C-PTSD). In this book, they share therapeutic applications, concrete skills, and exercises for personal growth. This new book was written to support the healing of attachment, relational, developmental, cultural, and intergenerational trauma, and it serves as a therapeutic guide for helping professionals working with complex trauma or anyone wanting to lead a more fulfilling life.
Friday, November 18, 2022, 12:00-1:00 PM, Healing Developmental Trauma: The NeuroAffective Relational Model for Resolving ACEs and C-PTSD, a FAN webinar featuring Laurence Heller, Ph.D., and Brad Kammer, LMFT. NOTE: 1-credit CEU available for Illinois licensed clinicians. See Zoom registration page for details.
This presentation is designed to provide a practical introduction to applying NARM with your clients. Heller and Kammer will present an overview of the NARM organizing principles, including the 4 pillars of the NARM approach. They will also share a NARM demonstration session so participants can witness the transformative power of NARM in action.
Safety and Security Advisory Committee
We are currently seeking staff, student and parent volunteers to serve on the LFHS Safety and Security Advisory Committee. Membership will be limited to five (5) volunteers from each group. The purpose of the committee is to provide input and feedback on issues impacting school safety and security at Lake Forest High School. The Advisory Committee will meet on a quarterly basis during the 22/23 school year.
If you are interested, please email Lane Linder at email@example.com by November 14, 2022.
Employment Opportunity for Students
Interested in building your college resume, making some extra money, and gaining valuable skills that will help you in your life?
There are numerous part time job openings in downtown Lake Forest and Lake Bluff. Athletes can work one day a week during season and additional days off season. Jobs are available for FRESHMAN THROUGH SENIORS. Don’t delay, start today!
Contact Mr. Gilbert by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 847-582-7735, or stop by Room 127.