To Our District 115 School Community:

Earlier this week, the Illinois State Report Card was released and I would like to take a moment to provide some perspective on the reports and address the systems of support that our District offers our students.

First and foremost, I remain extremely proud of the staff and students at Lake Forest Community High School. Not only did they instruct and learn under unimaginable circumstances last year, but they have also come back to full in-person learning with a renewed sense of excitement about being in school... please use this link to read the entire communication.

Read more about Superintendent Update on D115 ISBE Report Card Results

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:

Read more about LFHS Holiday Concerts and Applause Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Lake Forest 22 - Prairie Ridge 21
With the score 15-21 in the fourth quarter in favor of Prairie Ridge, Prairie Ridge had the ball in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter and was in the midst of a drive from their own 11-yard line to inside the Scouts' 10-yard line when the unthinkable happened: Ball carrier Zach Bentsen got turned around and Scouts' Andrew Lyon was able to put his helmet on the ball.  The ball popped into the air, and Scouts' Mick Graham was able to grab the ball with 4:04 left in the game.

The Lake Forest offense went on a 92-yard drive in 11 plays when quarterback Leo Scheidler hit Jake Milliman, who made sure he had two feet down inside the back of the end zone to tie the game up with 14 seconds remaining in the game.  It was up to Kai Popov to add the extra point for the 22-21 Scout victory and a trip to play in the 6A semifinals vs top-seeded Cary Grove at Cary Grove at 1:00pm on Saturday, November 20 .  Another great team effort!!!  

Scenes from the final minutes at LFHS football game defeating Prairie Ridge

Final pass to Jake Milliman to tie the game at 20 with 14 seconds left.  Kai Popov's PAT wins the game to move on to the semifinals vs Cary Grove
on Sat., Nov. 20 at 1:00pm.

The last time Lake Forest made it to the semifinals was in 2012 when they lost to Cary Grove 42-21. 
Let's turn that score around in 2021!! 

Read more about Scouts Football Upsets Prairie Ridge in Final Seconds of Quarterfinal Game

 LFHS Students selected for ILMEA Honors ChoirILMEA District 7 Senior Music Festival Congratulations to the 12 music students representing LFHS at the ILMEA (Illinois Music Education Association) District 7 Senior Division Music Festival on Saturday, November 6. These students were selected through a rigorous audition process from high schools across the northern and northwest suburbs and spent the day rehearsing under the direction of nationally-recognized guest conductors, culminating in concerts that afternoon.

Choir – Fox Duelli, William Meyer, Alexander Panos, Janel Sharman, Jack Taylor, and John Turelli; Band – Isaac Poulton, Emma Bradley, and Koen Brown; Orchestra – Eva Sharman, Aidan Watts, and Marlo Campbell

Midwest ACDA Honor Choir Congratulations to the 5 students from Select Singers who auditioned and were selected to participate in the Midwest American Choral Directors Association Honor Choirs: Declan Boyle, Siobhan Boyle, Alexandra Makowiecki, Nora Sharman, Jessica Taylor.

LFHS Choir Students Performing at Lakeside Choral FestivalCarthage College Lakeside Choral Festival LFHS sudents in Foresters went on a field trip during the school day to the "Lakeside Choral Festival" at Carthage College to work with the world renowned Dr. Rick Bjella, go on a college tour, and then perform in a small concert with other high school choirs.

Read more about Music Department Recognition!

Lake Forest 13 - Harlem 8
Defense was the name of the game in this matchup with a total of 3 touchdowns in the contest.

Jahari Scott was the first player to score with a 66-yard run with 1:24 left in the second quarter. PAT was good to give the Scouts a 7-0 lead at half-time.

Harlem's only score came in the third quarter on a touchdown and two-point conversion to give Harlem a one-point lead at
8-7.  A 65-yard run for a touchdown by Leo Scheidler gave the Scouts the lead again but the two-point conversion failed. 
Neither team scored after that as the defense on both sides was solid.

  • Leo Scheidler completed five of seven passes for 31 yards and had 164 yards rushing and one touchdown
  • Jahari Scott 194 yards rushing and one touchdown

Everyone on defense got in on the action including:

  • Brock Uihlein with 6 tackles and 8 assists
  • Jake Milliman - 4 tackles and 7 assists
  • Tommie Aberle - 1 tackle and 9 assists
  • Harry Capstick - 5 assists
  • Max Terlap - 8 assists
  • Robert Pasinato - 7 assists, 1 sack, 3 tackles for a loss
  • William Rolander - 9 assists
  • Everyone else had at least 1 or 2 tackles or assists

Quarterfinals - #7 Crystal Lake (Prairie Ridge) (9-2) at #6 Lake Forest (H.S.) (9-2), Sat., Nov. 13, 1:00 pm!! Let's go SCOUTS!

Read more about Varsity Football Defeat Harlem in a Low-Scoring Battle

Congratulations to the four students athletes who signed letters of intent on November 11, 2021 to further their education and continue playing their sport on the collegiate level. Good luck in your new adventures!

Kate Kaptrosky signing letter of intent to plays lacrosse at Butler University

Kate Kaptrosky

Megan Margolis on Signing Day to play volleyball at Brandeis University

Megan Margolis

Max Olinger signing his letter of intent to be in men's gymnastics program at Ohio State University

Max Olinger

Ashleigh Rupprecht signing letter of intent to play soccer at DePauw University

Ashleigh Rupprecht


First Last Sport College/University Logo
Kate Kaptrosky Girls Lacrosse Butler University

Butler University Bulldog


Megan Margolis Girls Volleyball Brandeis University


Brandeis University Judges Logo


Max Olinger Men's Gymnastics Ohio State University

Ohio State University Buckeyes

Ashleigh Rupprecht Girls Soccer DePauw University


DePauw University Tigers logo



Read more about Four Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

Congratulations to the LFHS Swimming/Diving team on advancing four events to the IHSA State Tournament: Diving, 200 Medley Relay, 100 Backstroke, 100 Breaststroke!    

  • Taylor Cekay--Diving
  • Emma Darling, Lili Sandor, Ryleigh Tanksley, Lauren Keller, Ellie Digby--200 Medley Relay
  • Emma Darling--100 Backstroke
  • Lili Sandor--100 Breaststroke


 Tim Burkhalter awarding Taylor Cekay her diving medal and advancing to state tournament.


200 Medley celebrating after qualifying for IHSA State Tournament

Read more about LFHS Swimming/Diving Advances Four Events to IHSA State Tournament

Action shot at first IHSA 6A playoff game vs Antioch

The wind and rain affected this 6A playoff contest between the Scouts and Sequoits from beginning to end. Antioch's 6 points came in the first quarter for their only lead in the game.  When it's tough to utilize a passing game, a running back is key to scoring, and Jahari Scott was the Scouts ace-in-the-hole.  He continued to maneuver as he had all season.  Leo Scheidler was able to finish drives despite the elements. He had three rushing touchdowns--each came after a Scott run on a previous play.

The other touchdown came from the defense with 4:57 on the clock in the fourth quarter when Tommie Aberle picked up an errant pass by Antioch quarterback Quade Moll and scored for a 20-6 score.

Scheidler gave the Scouts a 27-6 lead on a one-yard touchdown run with 1:53 left in the game.  The Scouts will play the winner of the Crystal Lake South-Harlem game

  • Scott finished with 99 yards on 22 carries
  • Scheidler had 3 rushing touchdowns
  • Tommie Aberle scored one touchdown on a fumble recovery

#6 Lake Forest (8-2) will play at #3 Machesney Park (Harlem) (9-1), on Sat., Nov. 6, 4:00 pm    Go Scouts!

Read more about Varsity Football Fight Antioch, Wind and Rain For Their First IHSA Playoff Win

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