Lake Forest Schools

Student Life


Fine Arts is part of the DPM curriculum, and includes Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Computers, Speech/Drama, STEM, Visual Arts and Media, General Music, and Home Arts.

Participation in Band, Orchestra, and Chorus is optional, and a separate fee is charged for participation. In addition, a rental and maintenance fee will be assessed to students utilizing musical instruments owned by the school district.


An Activities Fair is organized during the lunch periods in the early fall to acquaint students with the wide variety of extra-curricular activities available at DPM. Students are encouraged to become involved in school-sponsored activities.


Interscholastic Sports Program

A variety of interscholastic sports are provided for both boys and girls on a seasonal basis. Teams representing Deer Path Middle School compete against neighboring middle schools. A schedule of the interscholastic programs available to 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls and boys is included in the Athletic Handbook section of this publication.

An interscholastic athletic fee will be assessed to participating students (the amount varies by sport). This fee will help defray the costs of coaches, referees, uniforms, and transportation.

Intramural Sports Program

A wide range of intramural programs are also available for 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. These activities are available to the entire student body and are scheduled over short periods of time. A schedule of intramural activities offered throughout the school year is included in the Athletic Handbook section of the DPM Handbook.

Sports Physicals

Physical exams are required each year for students who are participating in any after-school sport. Students must submit the completed physical exam form to the middle school office prior to the first day of tryouts or practice. Sports physical exams are good for only one year from the date of the exam. Exams must be on file in the school nurse’s office before the student will be allowed to participate. District 67 does not offer sports physicals through the school. If your child is planning to participate in any sports program during the school year, it is important that a sports physical exam be scheduled as soon as possible. Please have your child's physician complete and sign the Certificate of Child Health Examination form (available at the DPM offices, the Administration Center, and by downloading from the district website).


A variety of clubs and activities are organized during the year, depending upon student interest and faculty sponsorship.