News + Events

Tuesday, November 30 - 7:00 PM - In Person and Online (A livestream link will be shared next week)

Hosted by Superintendent Montgomery

We continue to receive questions about COVID-19 risk mitigation protocols in our schools. In an effort to give time for thoughtful response, District 67 and District 115 parents and guardians are invited to the next LET'S TALK program on Tuesday, November 30 at 7:00 PM.

Our panel will feature Dr. Michelle Shinn, District 67 Director of School Improvement, and Mr. Lane Linder, District 115 Director of Safety and Security. The session will also include an opportunity for Q&A.

You are welcome to ask questions in person — or in advance by submitting this form by Tuesday, November 30 at noon.

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Join the Music Department and Applause for the annual Holiday Concerts and Applause Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, Sunday, December 5. Performances: Band, 3pm Orchestra, 5pm Choir, 7pm. Carry-out Spaghetti Dinner from Ferentino's.

Be sure to check out the Online Auction, which opens 11/29 at 6am and closes 12/10 at 8pm.

Tickets and Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser Information: https://lfhsapplause.org/

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As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I also find myself hitting an important milestone in my first year on the job. Thank you for your welcoming spirit, support, and encouragement during my first 100+ days as your Superintendent! I am grateful for each connection and conversation I have had with students, staff, families, and community members as I listen and learn about what is most important to our District 67 and District 115 communities.

Qualitative Feedback
A significant part of these early months has been focused on gathering qualitative feedback. Learning about the Lake Forest experience is critical to understanding what we are doing well and strategizing on initiatives for continued improvement. To date, I have met with more than 80 faculty and staff members and dozens of District and community groups. This input, gathered through one-on-one and small group conversations, has been immensely helpful and insightful.

Quantitative Feedback
It is also important for us to gather quantitative feedback and our recent Community Satisfaction Survey did just that. This study, conducted by professional polling firm Fallon Research, engaged a randomly-selected sample of our community including District parents/guardians and those residents who do not have students in our schools. These results (found here) allow us to better understand where we are today and what the community at large sees as priorities for District 67 and District 115 moving forward...

Read more About News & Events about A Message From the Superintendent: Community Survey Results

We have waited for the moment to get all of our LFHS students back in the building, five days a week, and that time has finally arrived. However, it's not enough to simply get everyone in. The goal is to keep everyone in school for the year. With that in mind, I am sharing expectations for student and staff health and safety practices for the 2021-2022 school year.

Read more About News & Events about Dr. Montgomery's Health and Safety Expectations for 2021-2022 School Year