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MAY | JUNE 2022

Lake Forest Elementary School District 67

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Superintendents Montgomery and Leali on Why the ‘Portrait’ Initiative Is so Important

Members of the Portrait of a Learner Design Team discuss traits that District 65, 67, and 115 students will need to be successful in their future lives.

Superintendents Matthew Montgomery, of Districts 67 and 115, and Lisa Leali, of District 65, say the new Portrait of a Learner “is just the beginning of the exciting work ahead for our Districts.”

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‘Our Students Are Moving Forward — Learning, Achieving, and Growing’


Checking in at Deer Path

Megan Eigenrauch, from left, with Sam Paulsen and Tom Herion serve up floats during Teacher Appreciation Week.

With Principal Tom Herion’s departure, Deer Path Middle School is welcoming two new principals for the coming school year. Megan Eigenrauch, an associate principal, will lead DPM grades five and six and Sam Paulsen, also currently an associate principal, will be principal for grades seven and eight. The three school leaders shared reflections and plans with Insight.

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Checking in at Cherokee

Cherokee students enjoying Field Day, sponsored by the APT.

Cherokee Elementary is saying “farewell” to Principal Chad Prosen and “hello” to incoming Principal Kate Cavanaugh. Here’s what they shared with Insight.

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Checking in at Everett

Everett Principal Renée Fitzsimmons joins Principal for a Day Joey Cox.

With a new school year on the way, Everett Principal Renée Fitzsimmons tells Insight what was great about this year and what she’s looking forward to.

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Checking in at Sheridan

Principal Susan Milsk joins a pizza party with (from left) Thea Mackey, Taitum Williams, and Lucy Wilson.

With the 2021-22 school year over, and a new school year on the horizon, Sheridan Principal Susan Milsk takes a moment to reflect - and look ahead.

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192 Eighth-Graders Graduate from Deer Path

District Honors 13 Retirees and Spotlight on Excellence Award Winners


Deer Path Rolls Out Red Carpet for Incoming Students

Associate Principal Megan Eigenrauch celebrates Buddy Day with, front from left to right, Nicky Schnack, Luca Federighi and Nick Montanari and back, left to right, Julia Pelser, Ruby Aziz, Simran Karnani, and  Kai Tucker.

Deer Path Middle School students welcomed incoming fifth-graders last month on the annual Buddy Day.

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What’s for Lunch? LET’S TALK Session Explores District Food Service


APT School’s Out Drive Collects 3,712 Pounds of Food


'Rockin’ 67' Blues Finally Debuts at DPM

DPM Spring Musical Returns With ‘Matilda JR’

The Deer Path Middle School cast of “Matilda The Musical JR” included (from left) Lauren Hansen (as Miss Honey), Thomas Hamming (as Michael), Lily Kienzle (as Mrs. Wormwood), and Mickey Johnson (as Rudolfo).

Some 45 students in fifth- through eighth-grades helped stage the Brainstormers’ spring musical “Matilda The Musical JR” at Deer Path Middle School last month.

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CROYA Hosts Largest-Ever Donut Cup

CROYA’s 19th Annual Middle School Donut Cup Floor Hockey event had scores of participants.

CROYA, which celebrated its 42nd birthday on June 6, is ready for summer. Here’s a look at recent news and upcoming events from the organization, which serves Lake Forest and Lake Bluff middle school and high school students.

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