With a nod to the many accomplishments Superintendent Michael Simeck (pictured with students from Cherokee Elementary School) achieved during his nine years with District 67, School Board members honored the departing leader at their March 16 meeting with a resolution, applause, and words of thanks.
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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 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.
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.
With COVID-19 disrupting so much for so many, the Deer Path Middle School Association of Parents and Teachers (APT) created a new event – HOPES for ’21 – as a tribute to the current eighth-grade class.
Project F_LL, a food collection and distribution initiative sponsored together by Lake Forest School Districts 67 and 115 and Lake Bluff School District 65, is on track to meet its first monthly goal as it aims to help hungry families.
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.
Social Emotional Wellness resources and learning opportunities are featured in the D67 SEL Spotlight newsletter.
Homework isn’t the only thing keeping Leo Halperin (pictured) busy before and after school. The DPM sixth-grader is also helping schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments for community residents having trouble navigating the often-confusing maze required to secure a shot.
Craig Glattly (pictured), a second-grader at Cherokee who dreams of playing quarterback in the NFL, is getting a head start on checking out the competition in his new sports-focused YouTube channel, Kickin’ It With Craig.
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.
Look for our next issue of Insight 67 in April.
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