summer reading information

While the summer months are a wonderful opportunity to relax and rejuvenate, the break from the rigors of school can cause a lag in learning. Research demonstrates that students must read at least three challenging books during the summer break simply to maintain fluency and comprehension skills; a minimum of five such books is necessary to improve on any reading weaknesses. In addition, our goal is to foster and encourage a lifelong habit of reading - for pleasure as well as knowledge - in our students.

We have developed summer reading tasks with this in mind. This year, the requirements for each grade level are listed online at DPM Summer Reads. Our hope is that when students are selecting their novels they will choose ones that truly interest them. If your child is unsure about what to read, links to suggested titles are located within the website.

Read more about DPM Summer Reading 2022

Thank you to all that were able to join us for our Jump-Start to 5th Grade parent information evening.
If you missed this event, or wish to revisit the content, we have provided the agenda from the evenings and recordings/information from the sessions. Please feel free to watch at your convenience and reach out with any questions. We look forward to welcoming your child(ren) to Deer Path in August!!

Read more about Jump-Start to 5th Grade

Preschool Information

Community of Learners Preschool - Program Overview

District 67 believes all learners deserve a dynamic and engaging classroom experience where all students meet with success and have the opportunity to develop the prerequisite skills needed for a smooth transition into kindergarten.

To support these beliefs, District 67 offers Lake Forest residents with children ages 3-5 years an exemplary early childhood experience in the Community of Learners Preschool. The purpose of the program is to optimize the potential of each child through nurturing individual student growth in an integrated preschool setting.

This program will provide:

  • An innovative preschool experience
  • Interdisciplinary teaching model where teachers and specialists collaborate
  • Research-based curricula
  • Best practices instructional methodologies
  • Inclusive learning environment comprised of typically developing preschoolers and preschoolers with special needs

Students enrolling in the Community of Learners Preschool are required to provide proof of residency and comply with all health requirements.

To enroll, please use the District's online registration system (PowerSchool). Families new to the District will need to use the "New Families" pre-registration link to first create an online account.


Sheridan Elementary School
1260 N. Sheridan Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Start Date
(2022-2023 School Year)

Monday, August 29, 2022


AM Preschool:
M-F 8:30-11:00am

PM Preschool:
M-F 12:00-2:30pm


3-5 years

Tuition Rate/Deposit:

Community of Learners Preschool Deposit - $500. This deposit holds your space for the Community of Learners program and is a non-refundable deposit.

The tuition rate set by the Board of Education for the 2022-2023 school year is $4,300.00.

For additional information:

JoAnn Ford-Halvorsen
Director of Student Services