PARENT 411 on 67 - 1/10/23
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January 10, 2023
Happy New Year!
We are thrilled to be back in session and eager to tackle our ambitious goals for the remainder of the 2022-23 school year! None of this would be possible without your ongoing support and involvement. Our families, students, and staff, along with our dedicated community members, have made a tremendous impact on our ability to meet our students' needs now and well into the future.
Some of our shared 2022 highlights include:
The Portrait of Learner, a community-wide vision for our schools, created and developed with the input of more than 150 Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Knollwood students, faculty, staff, and community members and launched throughout Districts 65, 67, and 115, to guide our work and priorities
The District 115 Facilities Master Plan Oversight Committee, made up of students, faculty, staff, and community members, spent countless hours analyzing, discussing, and finalizing plans to address and prioritize primary building needs at LFHS and hosted two community forums
Academic outcomes were assessed, curriculum reviewed, and plans put in place to address key areas of opportunity in both districts
Insight, our quarterly print and digital publication, was relaunched to share the stories and accomplishments of our students in both districts with our entire community
A new District 67 and 115 website was launched with fresh home pages for each District 67 and 115 campus, plus updated content and navigation throughout the site
Partnerships with our parent groups and other local organizations continued to grow and strengthen
While both districts retained their Aaa bond ratings
Additional 2022 highlights for may be found here for District 67 and here for District 115
Looking ahead to the first half of 2023, our focus is on:
Finalizing Strategic Plans for each district that include actionable and measurable goals in alignment with the Portrait of a Learner core competencies. Plans will be presented to our Boards of Education in March.
On April 4, our residents will vote on a measure to address the maintenance and preservation of our LFHS facilities. More details on the included projects and projected costs are available here
Athletics, theater and music performances, clubs, and other highlights of what’s ahead may be found on the District 67 and District 115 calendars and web pages
I look forward to a year of progress and growth for our students in Districts 67 and 115! Once again, I want to thank you for your partnership in your child’s education. Our teachers, staff, and administrators are working hard to prepare our children to succeed in a global and rapidly-changing environment. I am constantly amazed by the commitment, support, and dedication of our community to our schools. Working as one with you, the possibilities for our students are endless.
Insight - Check it Out
In the latest issue, you can read about:
- An Update on Finances and Facilities in Both Districts
- Community Engagement with D67 and D115
- LFHS Highlights
- D67 Highlights
- The Portrait of a Learner in Action
LET’S TALK: Resources for Struggling Students
Two Events for Incoming LFHS Freshmen and Parents/Guardians
Early Childhood Parent Information Session
District 67 parents/guardians are invited to an Early Childhood Information Session on Wednesday, January 11, from 9:30 - 10:30 AM at Sheridan Elementary School, 1360 N. Sheridan Rd., Lake Forest. Parents/guardians will learn more about the Community of Learners Early Childhood Preschool and have the opportunity to visit the classroom to see the program in action.
Emergency Weather Closing Reminder
In the event of a weather emergency, District 67 has allocated two traditional days of non-instruction (what we have historically referred to as "snow days") for students and staff. Should conditions require school closure beyond those two days, the State of Illinois now allows for eLearning days in lieu of traditional snow days. You can find more guidance regarding weather emergencies on the District 67 website.
Lunar New Year Celebration
All District 67 families are invited to join Cherokee School for a Lunar New Year Celebration, Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 5:00-6:00 PM in the Cherokee Gym.
Celebrate the 2023 Lunar New Year and enjoy Chinese treats, traditional games, arts, and crafts!
Paper-cutting Presentation Schedule:
Presentation 1: 5:10-5:20 pm
Presentation 2: 5:35-5:45 pm
News from the Spirit of 67
Did you know anyone can fill out a grant application for review?
We are so lucky to live in a community of parents, family, and staff who think BIG! All you need to do is fill out the grant application online. The application deadline has been extended to Thursday, February 9 at 3:00 PM. Submit your applications today!
The Spirit Board encourages anyone with an innovative idea that fills a need and is supported by the school administration, to submit a grant. Upon review, the Spirit of 67 Board will contact you! Each request will be evaluated by the building principal and the Grants Committee to ensure that they meet the goals of our Spirit of 67 Foundation mission.
Save the Date
Spirit of 67 Spring Event
Friday, May 12 (evening - exact time TBD)
Ferrari Lake Forest (990 N Shore Dr, Lake Bluff)
CROYA Community Service Opportunity
CROYA will be hosting a service project on January 16 (MLK Jr. Day) from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at CROYA. All 7th and 8th grade students are welcome!
Navigating Illinois Disability Services and Supports
Join District 34 and Clearbrook for Navigating Illinois Disability Services and Supports. Open to ALL District 34 and TrueNorth Families - Thursday, January 19 at 1:00 PM or 7:00 PM. To Register Click Here.
MOCHA (Mothers of Children Having Allergies) is a group of parents sharing information and supporting each other. M.O.C.H.A. is not a professional or medical organization. Always discuss individual health questions and medical issues with a qualified personal physician.