Spirit Grant Presentation to Deer Path Middle School

The Spirit of 67 Foundation board members visited each of the four District schools to announce the grants awarded for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. Thanks to the exceptional support and generosity of our donors, our board and the businesses who sponsor our various fundraising activities, the Spirit of 67 Foundation is thrilled to award 18 grants representing $140,000 in new funding. This is in addition to the $180,000 of off-cycle grants awarded in October 2020 to help with learning in the time of COVID-19. Together, this year the Spirit is proud and grateful to have gifted back over $320,000 in grants to benefit our students!  

For a full list of current and past grant, please click here. https://spiritof67foundation.org/grants/grants-in-action/

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News + Events

Please join us in welcoming Superintendent Matthew Montgomery to our Lake Forest school community.

As he begins his third week on the job, Dr. Montgomery shares some of his early reflections on his role in the attached video. He will be checking in from time to time with video updates in the year ahead.

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Due to a back order issue, our iPads will not arrive in time for the first two swap dates of July 20 and July 21. Currently, the only date available is July 29.

When: July 29 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Where: DPM Back Patio
What to Bring: Logitech Crayon, iPad (in the case), Charger

As a reminder, all incoming 5th graders are getting a new iPad and new keyboard case. Before you arrive to swap out your iPad, please be sure to back up your photos to Google Photos. Questions? Please email Amy Lamberti, alamberti@lfschools.net.

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July 12, 2021

To Our District 67 and District 115 School Community:

This afternoon I sent the letter (linked below) to Governor J.B. Pritzker. This message is an appeal to the Governor for local control regarding COVID-19 risk mitigation protocols in our schools, based on local data and stakeholder input.

In an effort to help guide these local decisions, I plan to reconvene the District 67 and District 115 COVID-19 Metrics Advisory Councils. Members of the 2020-2021 councils will have an opportunity to remain in their role for one more year, or roll off. Some of last year’s members are no longer in the District. With this in mind, later this week we will send out an invitation to our school community to fill the District 67 and 115 Metrics Advisory Council vacancies for the 2021-2022 school year.

I will continue to keep you updated as we work toward returning our students to school in August - All In, Every Day.

Be well,



Matthew L. Montgomery, Ph.D.

Letter to Governor J.B. Pritzker - July 12, 2021

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The District 67 Board Report is a monthly digest from the most recent Board of Education meeting to keep community members informed. Please note that these reports are not the official minutes of the Board of Education. Read the latest edition here: June 29, 2021

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Students new to District 67 who will be in 6th, 7th or 8th grades are invited to attend our New Student Orientation on Friday, August 20th from 9am-11am. New students will have the opportunity to go on a tour of DPM and receive important information on technology and the ins and outs of being a DPM Brave. Students will meet current DPM students who are serving as our DPM Ambassadors and will be there to help welcome our new students and answer questions! The New Student Orientation will be held in the Haskins Center which is the media center on the 7th/8th grade side of campus (side closer to the police station). We hope your student can join us! Light snacks/refreshments will be provided.  We can't wait to welcome and meet our newest Braves!

Questions? Please reach out to Kristin Tiveron (ktiveron@lfschools.net) or Jadie Johnston (jjohnston@lfschools.net). 

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summer reading information

With summer approaching, we know that students and families are ready for some downtime. While the summer months are a wonderful opportunity to relax and rejuvenate, the break from the rigors of school can cause a lag in learning. Research demonstrates that students must read at least three challenging books during the summer break simply to maintain fluency and comprehension skills; a minimum of five such books is necessary to improve on any reading weaknesses. In addition, our goal is to foster and encourage a lifelong habit of reading - for pleasure as well as knowledge - in our students.

We have developed summer reading tasks with this in mind. This year, the requirements for each grade level are listed online at DPM Summer Reads. Our hope is that when students are selecting their novels they will choose ones that truly interest them. If your child is unsure about what to read, links to suggested titles are located within the website.

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From July 6 to on or about August 13, 2021, a new phase of storm sewer installation work will begin on Deerpath Road in Lake Forest. As a result of this work Deerpath will be reduced to one lane of traffic from the Rte. 41 viaduct to Ahwahnee Lane. Temporary traffic signals will be installed, to maintain east bound and west bound traffic via the one lane. Both the Rte. 41 south bound and north bound Deerpath exit ramps will be closed; the south bound and north bound entrance ramps will remain open. Suggested Rte. 41 exit ramp detours are Rte. 60 to the south and Rte. 176 to the north. Once access to Deerpath from Ahwahnee Road opens, access to Ahwahnee Lane will be closed. Please view project information and maps on the City of Lake Forest web page.

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Attention Students in Grades 5 and 6 – We are excited to offer Band, Orchestra and Choir in person for the 2021-2022 school year. If you are interested in rejoining after a year of remote learning, or learning an instrument for the first time, please consider joining us!

For more information and instrument demonstrations, please look through our 5th Grade BOC Packet (the same information is applicable to older students starting, as well). You may also contact any of the directors with questions throughout the summer. Their contact information is listed in the packet.

Please use this link to register: https://forms.gle/1MXyjftAvGbBzJWj8

District 67 has been honored for the 3rd year in a row with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.

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