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NOV | DEC 2021

Lake Forest Elementary School District 67

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a holiday message from the superintendent


Checking in with DPM'S Thomas Herion

DPM Principal Thomas Herion gives a thumbs-up to Associate Principals Sam Paulsen and Megan Eigenrauch as they serve up slices to a Month of Gratitude winning homeroom.

With the school year at the halfway point, Insight checked in at each District 67 school, asking principals to share highlights and describe National Gratitude Month celebrations. Here’s what we heard from Principal Thomas Herion.

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Checking in with Cherokee’s Chad Prosen

Principal Chad Prosen, pictured reading to Caryn Tsagalis’ first-grade class, says he has enjoyed witnessing the many events and traditions Cherokee celebrates as a school community.

At Cherokee, Principal Chad Prosen says “having the community back together has been a highlight of the school year.”

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Checking in with Everett’s Renée Fitzsimmons

Checking in with Sheridan’s Susan Milsk

The Thanksgiving Turkey Feather bulletin board is a tradition at Sheridan, allowing students to write and decorate “feathers” to show the things - and people - for whom they are grateful, says Principal Susan Milsk.

Principal Susan Milsk highlights the ways Sheridan celebrated Gratitude Month.

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Districts Unite to Help Eliminate Hunger in Lake County

District 67 and the American Legion Partner on New DPM Flagpole Just in Time for Veterans Day

D67 Students Do the Honors at Tree Lighting Ceremony


School Board Members Honored

Staff Coaching Initiative Relies on Professional Teamwork to Buoy Students

Inclusive Learning: ‘Creating a Climate of Belonging’ for All Students

At District 67 Preschool, Students Learn From One Another


A New President Leads the Way for a Busy Spirit of 67


What’s Cooking at CROYA?

CROYA hosted Paws for Patrick therapy dogs during after-school drop-in last month with Camille Stohlgren (from left) introducing Lexi Rose to Erik Hense and Jessie Bess.

CROYA — the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff middle school and high school youth organization — will be closed Dec. 20 to 24 for Winter Break and then open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, through Thursday, Dec. 30, said Manager Todd Nahigian. Here’s a look at what else is going on at CROYA.

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