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and Carolyn Bielski. Thank you to Steve Douglass for filming and editing
the video, and to all the students who participated in this project!
Art Club meets every Monday after school.

News + Events

Dear LFHS Parents/Guardians,

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We are excited to welcome our staff and students back for in-person learning in October. Although it has continued to be an option, our staff will officially return to campus on October 5th to begin a full transition back into the building.


On Friday, September 25th at 3:30 PM, all student schedules will be updated in PowerSchool. You can access your student's schedule by logging in with your PowerSchool Parent access account, or with your student's login. After reviewing your student's schedule, please complete this form by Tuesday, September 29th at 5:00pm. to provide us with updated input regarding your student's learning preferences for the entire FIRST SEMESTER.

Read more About News & Events about LFHS Reopening Schedule Updates and Final Preference Selection

We would like to thank everyone for joining us for our first SCOUT STRONG program on September 23, and hope that you found the information helpful to you and your family. If you missed the event, or wish to review the information that was presented, please view the recording and resources shared below.

Save the Date: November 12 for the next SCOUT STRONG online program

LFHS Counselor / Dean / Social Worker Assignments

September 23 Program Insights - What We've Learned Along the Way

Read more About News & Events about Scout Strong Recording

Fall Play - Elephant's Graveyard

By: George Brant

Directed By: Joe Pulio

This is the true tale of the tragic collision of a struggling circus and a tiny town in Tennessee, which resulted in the only known lynching of an elephant. Set in September of 1916, the play combines historical fact and legend, exploring the deep-seated American craving for spectacle, violence and revenge. The show will be streamed October 17th at 7 pm! Follow this link for tickets.

Frosh-Soph Play - Twisted Tales of Poe: A Radio Show
Auditions: Tuesday, September, 29 at 3:45PM
Virtual Performance: Saturday, November 21 at 7:00PM

Read more About News & Events about LFHS Fall Theater Performances

Eight Lake Forest High School students have been names by officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) as Semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program: Mary A Clayton, Daisy J Connery, Davis C Gramza, Helene L Gu, Colin C Kingsley, Kathryn J Li, Margot F Pierce, Andrew L Wehmeyer.

Read more About News & Events about Semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Competition Announced

Please congratulate these National Merit Commended Students - Class of 2021: Benjamin Andressen, Callie E Birtman, Andrew C Clemmensen, Margot Curry, Jan El-Halabi, William E Elliott, Sophia E Gambit, Dillon H Hollingsworth, Meghan Joshi, John C Marshall, Ryan McFadden, Zachary Porter, Louis L Rauch, Bridget B Seymour, Charles M Silver, Henry P Skarecky, Maya Z Stitzlein, Finola Summerville.

Read more About News & Events about Commended Students Announced for the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program

LFHS students enrolled in AP classes are prepared and encouraged to take the College Board Advanced Placement Exams administered in May. It is important to note that with qualifying AP Exam scores, students can earn college credit, advanced placement, or both at the majority of colleges and universities they attend after high school graduation. The policy regarding issuance of college credit is determined ONLY by the college or university a student attends and will vary among institutions. AP scores are valid even if a student transfers colleges.

The deadline for purchasing AP Exams October 2, 2020. After this date, you will incur a $40 late fee.

2021 AP Exam Schedule

Purchase exams using the Lake Forest Online Webstore:

Read more About News & Events about AP Exam Registration - Deadline Oct. 2

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Dear Junior Student and Families,
October 14 is a national testing date set by the College Board for the PSAT/NMSQT. During the school day on Wednesday, October 14, all LFHS juniors will participate in this assessment.   

No sign-up or payment is necessary for juniors, as Lake Forest High School will complete the registration process for all Class of 2022 students.  

Please Note: The PSAT/NMSQT is the qualifying exam for the National Merit Scholarship.
Juniors should be mindful of some important details surrounding this testing day... read more here

Read more About News & Events about PSAT/NMSQT for Juniors - October 14

The LFHS Library is now offering weekly book pickups and drop offs every Friday from 7:45-8:45 am and 3-4 pm in the LFHS Library. To get a book (or multiple books), you must first place a hold on it in our catalog using the procedure in this quick video. Please make your request by 7:30 am on Friday. We will then email you to confirm it is ready for pick up. You will need to make sure to certify before entering the building. If you have additional questions, please contact Librarian Katie Pausch.

Unable to come into the building? We still have a great selection of ebooks and audiobooks available here by logging into your school Google account. Both the Lake Bluff and Lake Forest public libraries also offer curbside pickup at this time.

Read more About News & Events about Library Book Pickup

In order to best serve our students, we have created a process for students to pick-up classroom items and resources that are essential for supporting learning in their classes. This includes items such as materials, tech equipment, instruments, tools and new supplies. These items must be assigned directly to the student from the classroom teacher. Teachers will communicate directly with students regarding the availability of each item for them to pick-up.

Every Friday  - 7:45am-8:45am & 3:00pm-4:00pm

Location: Lake Forest High School Library

Students and/or Parents Must: Complete the screening process before entering the building

Read the entire communication here.

Read more About News & Events about LFHS Course Related Student Item Pick-Ups and Drop-Offs

Scout All Out Virtual 5KWe are excited to announce our 1st Annual Scout All-Out 5K. Due to gathering restrictions, our inaugural race will be a virtual 5K. Our race will take place October 10 - October 12.

Rallying around Scout pride and school spirit, we are starting a new school tradition to celebrate our students and our school community. The focus of this event is UNITY. Wherever you are, we want our students, staff, family members, alumni, community members, and friends to join in on the fun.

THE SCOUT ALL-OUT 5K IS A FUNDRAISER. All proceeds will go directly into our student class accounts to continue to create fun and enriching learning experiences for our students at Lake Forest High School. We need your help, as none of this will be possible without your participation and involvement.

Special thanks to the Lake Forest High School APT for serving as our sole sponsor this year.

Registration Closes Monday, October 12th at 12:00pm - REGISTER TODAY

Find out more about this event by visiting the Scout All-Out 5K webpage!

Read more About News & Events about Scout All-Out Virtual 5K

Student Attendance and Engagement Expectations

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Please read through this information, which includes our attendance expectations, procedural updates, general expectations, behavioral expectations, and consequences for inappropriate behaviors as well as failure to follow safety protocols.

Remote Learning Behavior Expectations

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Please review these reminders regarding behavioral expectations while on Google meets.


Read more About News & Events about Student Expectations 2020-2021

Students enrolled at LFHS must meet all health exam and vaccination requirements per Illinois School Code.  The law remains unchanged whether a student is physically present or participating in remote learning.  Illinois exclusion deadline is October 15th.  Your child will not be allowed to attend school if we do not receive the forms by the deadline. Click here to review requirements for the 2020-2021 school year.  If you have completed forms, please scan as a pdf and email them to or leave forms with security in the front office of Lake Forest High School.

Read more About News & Events about Submitting Health Forms
Helping you navigate this year's new learning journey

Resource Center Schedule

LFHS students and families. Please see the Resource Center schedule as well as the live Google Meet 'Waiting Rooms.' Students are encouraged to access supports during the school day, as well as before and after school, when applicable

To Report An Absence

Call Attendance at 847.582.7500 or email


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