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MARCH 2021

Lake Forest Elementary School District 67

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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 You’ll find us here again – with the good stuff – in April.

Leadership Transitions

District 67 Salutes Departing Superintendent Michael Simeck

Superintendent Finalists Introduced at Community Forum


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.

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Five Questions With Incoming Everett Principal Renée Fitzsimmons

Renée Fitzsimmons (pictured) was named principal for Everett Elementary School at the Feb. 23 District 67 Board of Education meeting. Fitzsimmons begins her new role in the upcoming 2021-2022 school year and will replace Dr. Angela Sopko, who is retiring. Fitzsimmons, currently principal for the District’s fully remote Academics Virtually Achieved (AVA) offering and the District’s Director of Innovation, shares answers to five questions.

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DPM Eighth-Graders Share HOPES for ’21


Project F_LL Food Drive Hitting its Goals, Thanks to U

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District Elementary Schools Celebrate National Reading Month

The Cat wasn’t the only one in a hat at Sheridan Elementary this month. Principal Susan Milsk (pictured) sported a striped top hat as Sheridan celebrated National Reading Month and Read Across America Day on March 2 with Dr. Seuss Story Time for all Sheridan families. The principal joined other staff members in reading aloud favorite Dr. Seuss books via Google meeting links.

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Don’t Miss D67 SEL Spotlight Newsletter

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DPM Sixth-Grader Tracking Down Vaccine Appointments for Local Senior Citizens

Cherokee Second-Grader’s YouTube Channel Scores National Media Attention


Logos for Battle of the Books and National Spelling Bee

Deer Path Middle School had 11 readers participate in the Lake County Battle of the Books competition March 16, which took place virtually. Read about those students and other student accomplishments worth celebrating.

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Look for our next issue of Insight 67 in April.
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