With a nod to the many accomplishments Superintendent Michael Simeck (pictured) achieved during his nine years with District 115, School Board members honored the departing leader at their March 8 meeting with a resolution, applause, and words of thanks.
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Lake Forest Community High School District 115
Welcome Back to Insight 115
While our school community navigates the complexities of the pandemic, those things that define and differentiate our District in the most positive ways continue – including our commitment to outstanding instruction and academic growth, inclusive practices, social emotional well-being, the fine arts, extracurriculars, athletics, and giving back. With so much attention lately devoted to communicating about the operations of our schools, this newsletter aims to share stories about “the good stuff” you may have missed. Please help us find and tell those stories by emailing us with your suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll find us here again – with the good stuff – in April.
The three finalists for the job of superintendent of Districts 67 and 115 met the Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Knollwood communities in a livestreamed forum March 30. The School Boards are to make their choice from among the candidates on April 1, with an announcement coming later in April. The new superintendent is to start July 1.
Lake Forest High School is saying farewell to Principal Chala Holland (pictured) who will leave at the end of the school year to become assistant superintendent of administrative services for Naperville Community Unit School District 203.
The Lake Forest High School Foundation awarded six new grants and six renewed grants — totaling more than $97,000 — on Grant Day, held March 12.
Nothing, not even a pandemic, could stop the LFHS Talent Show with the event – featuring 19 acts – livestreamed on Feb. 27.
The Scouts are on the move with the Spring Sports Season in full swing and the Summer Season coming up fast. LFHS Assistant Athletic Director Dan Vosnos shares the latest news.
LFHS Student Body President Will Elliott and Student Body Vice President Erica O’Neil share highlights of their year of service. Not even COVID-19 could slow the Student Council’s 2020-2021 progress!
Project F_LL, a food collection and distribution initiative uniting Lake Forest School Districts 115 and 67 and Lake Bluff School District 65, is on track to meet its first monthly goal as it aims to help hungry families.
An app designed by two Lake Forest High School seniors – Davis Gramza and Nikko Kowalow (pictured) – took first place in the Congressional App Challenge competition in Illinois’ 10th Congressional District.
When the Lake Forest Fire Department put out the call for help to clear snow and ice from around hydrants after February’s heavy snowfall, Lake Forest High School students grabbed shovels and braved snowdrifts.
Need for Speed, Lake Forest High School’s robotics team, “did awesome” in the Illinois FIRST Tech Challenge state tournament, finishing with the third-ranked robot based on points and taking the third-place Connect Award. Read about those students and others who merit a shout out.
Look for our next issue of Insight 115 in April.
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