PARENT 411 on 115 - 2.22.23
February 22, 2023
Parents are Invited to Take the LFHS Climate and Culture Survey
Lake Forest High School is committed to continually reviewing and improving our school for students, staff, and families. Your voice is essential to this process.
Each year, we survey our faculty, staff, and students (grades 9-12) to ask them about our school climate and culture. Every other year, we ask parents and guardians to participate in the survey, as well. This is one of those years.
About the Survey
The survey we are using is designed by the National School Climate Center (NSCC), a national leader in school surveys and data analysis. The survey is designed to assess perceptions of the environment within the school, including safety, relationships and support for learning. NSCC will compile the results and send the District a detailed report. Later this year, we will share the results with the Board of Education and the broader community.
Get the Link
The 2023 survey will take about 20 minutes to complete and remain open until March 10, 2023.
All responses are anonymous.
We hope you will join us in this effort to make our school an even better place for our students, families and staff.
District 115 seeks to protect and improve its 88-year-old historic, landmark community high school by addressing the building’s most pressing capital facility needs. The proposed improvements would help create a healthier, safer, and more secure school while extending the building’s useful life, reduce costly and disruptive emergency repairs, enhance ADA accessibility, improve energy efficiency, and strengthen the District’s ability to provide continued excellence in education.
Families of Future Scouts - Save the Date for March 6!
D115 invites all elementary and middle school parents from District 67 schools, District 65 schools, Lake Forest Country Day School, School of St. Mary's, and any other feeder schools in the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff communities to join us on Monday, March 6 at 5:00 pm at Lake Forest High School (1285 N. McKinley Rd. Lake Forest) for a referendum informational session with Superintendent, Dr. Matthew L. Montgomery, and his team. This session is designed for parents and guardians of future Lake Forest High School students.
Tours by current LFHS students and staff will be provided!
Ask the Chief Operating Officer!
Do you have questions about the D115 Referendum? Dr. Jennifer Hermes has the answers! Hear two answers to your questions about the proposal amount and tax rate below. Stay tuned for more!
If you’re interested in learning more, Forest Scout Editor-in-Chief Saige Joseph and Staff Writer Henry Thomas discuss the referendum in the video below. The Forest Scout is the Lake Forest High School student news outlet.
LFHS Talent Show
We are so excited to present the 61st Annual LFHS Talent Show on Feb 23-25. The theme is 80’s!
The LFHS students are working hard all month to bring the RMA alive with music, comedy, dance, and other surprises!
This is the only major fundraiser for the LFHS APT, and all proceeds benefit LFHS students, teachers, and community members in need.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased via Eventbrite at this link: LFHS TALENT SHOW TICKETS
Thank you to our sponsors:
Donovan Family, PostNet , Ann Lyon - realtor, Blue Sky Video, Boberski Family, Clifford Shaffer Families, CROYA, DeLuca Family, Forest Greens, Kiesling Family, Lake Forest Health & Fitness, Lake Forest Open Lands, Laufenberg Family, Left Bank, LF Boosters, LF Juice, LFHS Foundation, Loiacano Family, Pasquesi Home and Garden, Pasquesi Plumbing, Rubinstein Family, Strong Family, Uihlein Family, Webb Insurance Group, Apex Acupucture, Chiefs Pub, Donatis/Duffers, DroNation Video Services, Engelland Family, Foodstuffs, Forward Focus, Gerhards, Kiddles, Lake Forest Bookstore, Sage Explorers, Sara Campbell, School of Rock, Sushi Kushi.
We hope to see you at the show!!
LFHS APT Talent Show Committee
LFHS APT President
Booster Madness 2023
Community Safety Series: Critical First Aid
February 28, 2023
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Deer Path Middle School Gym
95 W. Deerpath Rd., Lake Forest
This training prepares the public to save lives by learning how you can help in an emergency situation. Brought to you by the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff Police Departments and the District 65, 67, and 115 Parent Organizations.
Join Ua for the Next FAN Event
Drama Free: A Guide to Managing Unhealthy Family Relationships
Nedra Glover Tawwab, MSW, LCSW
Licensed therapist, relationship expert, and New York Times bestselling author of Set Boundaries, Find Peace and The Set Boundaries Workbook.
Luvvie Ajayi Jones
Three-time New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and multimedia entrepreneur. Host of the podcast Professional Troublemaker.
Monday, March 13, 2023, 7:00 PM CT
Evanston Township High School Auditorium
1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
Every family has a story. For some of us, our family of origin is a solid foundation that feeds our confidence and helps us navigate life’s challenges. For others, it’s a source of pain, hurt, and conflict that can feel like a lifelong burden. In Drama Free: A Guide to Managing Unhealthy Family Relationships, licensed therapist and bestselling relationship expert Nedra Glover Tawwab, MSW, LCSW offers clear advice for identifying dysfunctional family patterns and choosing the best path to breaking the cycle and moving forward.
Spring Break Reminder
LFHS Spring break begins on Friday, March 24 through March 31. School resumes on April 3, 2023.
LFHS Transition Program Parent Series
Lake Forest High School Transition Center is hosting a second virtual parent series event on February 27, 2023 from 12:30pm-1:30pm. This event will feature a presentation from the Regional Transportation Authority and will cover topics related transportation, including Local Public Transportation Options, Accessibility features on CTA, Pace, and Metra, RTA’s Reduced Fare and Ride Free Program, and Travel Safety Tips as well as a Q & A sessions with an RTA Representative. Please RSVP and join us for the virtual event!
Apply Now! Rotary Leadership Program
APS TrueNorth Virtual Family Education
TrueNorth Association of Parents and Staff (APS) Presents:
Virtual Family Education - IEP’s - The Basics and Beyond
March 2, 2023
11:00 AM or 7:00 PM via Zoom
Please register here for the daytime or evening presentation of IEP’s - The Basics and Beyond. You will receive a zoom link closer to the Presentation date.