Association of Parents & Teachers (APT)

  • The Lake Forest High School Association of Parents and Teachers (LFHS APT) supports the LFHS administration, teachers, staff, students, and parents of District 115 in upholding the highest ideals of education for our students.
    The mission of the LFHS APT is to facilitate a cooperative partnership among parents, teachers, and staff where goals and needs are fulfilled through volunteer service that results in:
    • Assistance and Support for Teachers
    • Enrichment and Service for Students
    • Opportunities for Parent Involvement

    The APT works to promote a positive educational experience for ALL students of LFHS.
    If you would like to help us in our mission - to strengthen our LFHS community - there are many ways to get involved.

    Our major initiatives include:

    • Chill Scout – Special events for students that support health and wellness
    • Open Doors – Career Development opportunities for students
    • EKG Testing – Promoting student’s heart health
    • Prom – Working with student council to plan a fun and safe event
    • Talent Show – Working with school staff and students to showcase student performance
    • Student Grants – Making educational opportunities more affordable for all students
    • New Family Welcome – Helping families who are new to the district feel at home
    • Hospitality – Coordinating meals, treats, and other expressions of gratitude and support for our teachers
    • Be True To Your School – Our annual fundraiser to support students’ class treasuries
    • Directory – Collect and publish family contact information so parents and students can get in touch with each other

    Volunteer Now!

    It is only through the efforts of dedicated parent volunteers that the APT is able to continue its valuable role in enriching the high school experience for all LFHS students. Whether you'd like to help out with the directory, be a set of helping hands for your student’s class, assist with the talent show, or just generally help out when and where you can, there are many opportunities to get involved. And who knows, you may even have a little fun in the process!

    If you would like to volunteer, please contact

    Becoming a Member!

    By joining the APT as a member, you can directly support our mission and our initiatives that make our community stronger!  The $25.00 membership fee includes a student directory as our thanks for your support. Join today!


  • Follow Us


    LFHS APT Instagram: @LFHSAPT

    LFHS APT Facebook: @APTLFHS

    Board Roster 2023-2024

    Please contact us with any questions:

    President - Kristen Lee

    VP of Communications - Emily Savage

    Recording Secretary - Shannon Engelland

    Treasurer - Amanda Lamberti

    Freshman Reps - Lisa Goldfayn, Elizabeth Pruett, Cathy Montanari

    Sophomore Reps - Sasrah Helfrich, Amy Douglass

    Junior Reps - Jennifer Portalatin, Kate Rappel, Molly O'Neil

    Senior Reps - Gisela Orestano, Angela Rode, Lindsey White, Debbie Silver

    Special Events - Monica Cusack, Roni Nanini, Susan Morris

    Special Events: Paws 4 Patrick - Ann Kiesling

    In School Grants - Beth Laufenberg, Karen Uihlein

    Hospitality Chairs - Shawn Gore, Shannon Shader, Jen Buettner, Katie Donovan

    Nominating - Jane Duncan

    Sr. Contribution Awards - Kristen Chun, Becky Milliman, Susan Loiacano, Rachel Baker

    Volunteer Coordinators - Kristen Lee, Monica Kutz

    BTTYS Chairs - Laine Bennett, Claire Abrahamson, Nancy Pienkosz, Jodi Brown

    Career Connections - Monica Yaun, Tanner Van Dusen

    New Family - Melissa Mullenbach, Aimee Kaiser, Susan Morris

    Outreach - Cariann Rice

    Prom - Lisa FlorJanic, Molly Harper, Christine Farrell

    Talent Show Lead - Leslie Crawford

    Talent Show - Umang Singh

    District 67 School Board Liaisons - Kimberly Carris, Ann Kiesling

    Boosters Liaison - Megan Engelberg

    Foundation Liasion - Amanda Lamberti

    Applause/PALS Liaison - Sara Boyle

    Alumni Liaison - Kristen Chun

    D65 PTO Liaison - Amy Donohue

    FAN Liaison - Ann Kiesling

    Meetings Dates 2023-2024

    • Thursday, September 7
      • 9:00 AM - Coffee with Dr. Lenart, West Campus Boardroom
      • 10:00 AM - APT Meeting, West Campus Boardroom
    • Thursday, October 12, 10:00 AM - APT Meeting, West Campus Boardroom
    • Thursday, November 2, 7:15 PM - Evening APT Meeting, West Campus Boardroom
    • Thursday, December 7, 10:00 AM - Holiday Celebration, The Gallery Lake Forest
    • Thursday, February 1
      • 9:00 AM - Coffee with Dr. Lenart (Virtual Coffee). Dr. Patrick Sassen will be joining as well.
      • 10:00 AM - APT Meeting (Virtual Meeting). Coffee & meeting link will be provided closer to the event.
    • Thursday, March 7, 10:00 AM - APT Meeting, West Campus Boardroom
    • Thursday, April 4
      • 9:00 AM - Coffee with Dr. Lenart, West Campus Boardroom
      • 10:00 AM - APT Meeting, West Campus Boardroom
    • Thursday, May 2, 10:00 AM - New Board/Old Board Brunch, The Gallery Lake Forest


    APT Expense Reimbursement Form

    The APT Grants Program is designed to make academic and enrichment activities more affordable to students who are experiencing either long-term or short-term financial difficulty. Grant applicants’ identities always remain anonymous to APT members. For more information or to apply for a grant, students can contact their guidance counselors, social workers, or Dr. Patrick Sassen, Director of Educational Services