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MAY-JUNE 2021
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Lake Forest Elementary School District 67



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As our school community heads into summer break and gets ready for a new chapter in the fall, this newsletter brings you stories celebrating our District's continued commitment to outstanding instruction and academic growth, inclusive practices, social emotional well-being, the fine arts, extracurriculars, athletics, and giving back. It's "the good stuff" you don't want to miss.

Please help us find and tell those stories by emailing us with your suggestions at insight@lfschools.net. You’ll find us here again with the good stuff in August.


SCHOOL’S OUT AND IN

Graduation a ‘Huge Success’ as Eighth-Graders Celebrate Together


At Cherokee, Spirit Week Caps School Year


Next Stop for 64 Everett Eagles Is Middle School


Everett Elementary sent its 64 graduating Eagles off in style, said Principal Dr. Angela Sopko, who noted that they were treated to special year-end traditions including a Fourth Grade Celebration with an Everett version of Jeopardy and a pizza party and yearbook signing.

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Everett Fourth-Graders Serenade Two High-Profile Retirees


Everett fourth-graders like to send retiring staff members off with a special song.  Figuring out how to make that happen for two high-profile retirees — Principal Dr. Angela Sopko and Associate Principal Bridget Booker —  during a pandemic fell to Music Teacher Leslie Thornton who pulled it off.

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Sheridan Sends Off 44 Fourth-Graders


Nearly 400 Students in Summer School’s June Session


LEADERSHIP TRANSITIONS

Two New Members — and Two Incumbents — Start Four-Year Board Terms


COMMUNITY OUTREACH

School’s Out Food Drive Fills 250 Bags


The District 67 APT partnered with Project F_LL on its annual School’s Out Food Drive, which benefits North Chicago Community Partners (NCCP). Some 250 bags of nonperishable and kid-friendly items collected in May will be donated to NCCP, which will distribute the bags to families in June, said Becky Nagel, Chair of the District 67 APT Executive Board’s Community Service Committee.

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District 67 Students Raising Funds to Help India Amid COVID-19 Crisis


Schools Get Answers for Community’s COVID-19 Questions — and Host Vaccine Clinics


SPIRIT OF 67

Raise Your Spirit Virtual Event Raises Nearly $60,000


Everett and Cherokee Hit Crosstown Challenge Goals


DISTRICT 67 APT

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Not Limited to a Week


IN THE SPOTLIGHT

NSSED Gets New Name: TrueNorth Educational Cooperative 804


CROYA Marks 40th(+1)


CROYA, the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff middle school and high school youth organization, dedicated its "U BELONG” mural at the Illinois Road viaduct in Lake Forest as part of celebrations of what it’s calling its 40th(+1) anniversary. COVID-19 prevented a celebration of the 40-year-mark in 2020 so CROYA is marking the milestone this year, with events including a June 6 celebration festival that featured live music, food, fun, and photos of events throughout the organization’s four decades.

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CELEBRATIONS


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