Summer School registration is open. Please visit the Summer School page to view the 2020 Summer School Course Guide to learn more or Register and Pay Online. If you have additional questions, please contact Assistant Principal Jim Sullivan (

We have not yet made a final decision as to how we will offer summer school - online or in person. We will update students and families when more information is available and appreciate your patience.

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The Distinguished Educator award is a long lasting tradition at Lake Forest High School that helps to celebrate, appreciate and acknowledge the wonderful relationships our students and faculty create year after year.

Seniors are given the opportunity to nominate a teacher, counselor, dean, social worker, psychologist or administrator who has made a lasting impact on their time at LFHS. All nominations must be submitted electronically to by Friday, May 1st, 2020.

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Well you are in luck, NSSRA is Hiring!

Summer is still coming and we're still hiring! No experience is necessary, we offer flexible scheduling, competitive pay and the chance to give back to your community and have fun at the same time. Interviews will be conducted over the phoneAll summer positions are seasonal positions and are only available from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Join Team NSSRA.

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A special message to ALL SPRING ATHLETES from the LFHS Athletic Department and the LFHS Booster Club

We know you are disappointed and frustrated.
We know you belong on a court, field, track or in a pool doing what you love
beside your teammates.  
We know that right now we are safest at home.
Please know that our hearts go out to you.


Reminder to our SENIORS - Applications for Outstanding Senior Athlete Award (OSAA) being accepted thru April 6, 2020

Click on the following link to apply for OSAA consideration 

(Note:  If the spring season continues to be interrupted, the Boosters Grants Committee will request additional info from Spring Coaches regarding tryout/early season performance as well as any off-season growth and program dedication) 

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In response to the rapidly evolving situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19) and guidance from public health organizations, the College Board is canceling the May 2, 2020, SAT administration. Makeup exams for the March 14 administration (scheduled March 28) are also canceled. The College Board will provide refunds to all students who are registered for May, whose March test centers were closed, or who do not receive March scores due to an irregularity. (*please see attached email which was sent to students yesterday at approx. 5pm).

Together with our member schools and colleges, we will be flexible, thoughtful, and collaborative in exploring ways to continue to support student learning and provide opportunities to test during this challenging time.

  • The College Board will be as flexible as possible to give students the best chance to show their skills and stay on the path to college.
  • We'll provide future additional SAT testing opportunities for students as soon as feasible in place of canceled administrations.
  • We have not yet canceled the June 6, 2020, SAT national administration and will continue to assess its status with the health and safety of students and educators as our top priority.
  • In the coming days, the College Board will share additional information and details directly with registered students and test centers. A webpage with regularly posted information about the impact of the virus on the SAT can be found here.
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Lake Forest High School Foundation Grant Day 2020

It's been a record breaking year for grant requests. We asked students, teachers and staff to THINK BIG and they did! The Lake Forest High School Foundation celebrated its 18th annual Grant Day on Friday, February 28, 2019. As has been our tradition, Foundation Trustees roamed the halls of LFHS surprising grant recipients with the exciting news that their grants had been funded. Amidst smiling teachers and cheering students, 20 new grants totaling over $270 were awarded across 10 different curricular areas. Learn more.

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With this tweet on March 2,  Coach Kyle Wilhelm announced that he would be stepping down as head coach of the girls' basketball team after nine years to spend more time with his family.

tweet announcing that Kyle Wilhelm is stepping down as Varsity Girls Basketball coach.

Kyle became the head coach in 2011. He went on to win 142 games--the most in the program's history.  Ninety eight of those wins came in the last four years.  Moreover, he led the Scouts to three Regional championships in 2017, 2019, and 2020 and a Sectional championship in 2019 and was named the IBCA Head Coach of the Year in 2019--a well-deserved accolade for a job well done. Our thanks to you and your family. 


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Lake Forest 48 - Hersey 44

The Scouts upset number one seed Hersey 48-44 and will play the number three seed Fremd Vikings, who defeated Libertyville 55-49 to advance to the Palatine Sectional Championship game on Thursday, February 27 at 7:00 pm.

The low-scoring first quarter ended with Hersey ahead 10-9 and remained just ahead of the Scouts 23-20 at halftime.  The Scouts came alive in the third quarter and outscored their opponent 16-8 to build a 36-31 lead by the end of the third quarter.  The teams traded baskets in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough to catch the determined Scouts.

Halle Douglass led the offense with 20 points, 5 assists, 7 rebounds.  Molly Fisher added 9 points, 2 assists and Bella Ranallo had 8 points, 4 rebounds. Finola Summerville also contributed 7 points and 7 rebounds.  


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Congratulations to the Scout swimmers who had a great day at the Highland Park Sectional on Saturday--especially in the freestyle events.  The team placed third behind first-place Mundelein and second-place Highland Park:

With a time of 3:12.52, the Scouts had qualified for State in every freestyle event!
50-yd (21.56) & 100-yd (47.01)  - Luke Lanigan (Sr) 
200-yd (1:42.97) & 500-yd (4:39.97--1st place) - Colin Kingsley (Jr.)
200 Free Relay (1:27.11) - Lanigan, Jack Clawson (Sr), Peter Landis (Sr), Kingsley  
400 Free Relay (3:12.52) - Lanigan, Landis, Sidd Ojha (So), Kingsley

400-free relay team after their victory at the Highland Park Sectional


200-free relay team after qualifying for state.

photos by j brumundsmith

Colin Kingsley Sectional free-style champion


The Scouts move on to the state tournament on Fri.-Sat., Feb. 28-29, at Evanston Township High School. (website)


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Lake Forest 51 - Stevenson 46

Varsity Girls Basketball Holding up their plaque after defeating Stevenson for the Regional Championship

The Scouts defeated Stevenson 51-46 in a defensive battle for the 2020 Regional Championship at the Lake Forest Sectional Playoffs and improve to 25-8. This is their third Regional Championship having won Regional titles in 2017 and 2019.

Halle Douglass led the offense with 19 points and 6 rebounds.  Molly Fisher had a great night adding 14 points--including four three-pointers along with Bella Ranallo, who contributed 12 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists.

The Scouts now advance to play the top-seeded Hersey Huskies (26-7) in a semi-final of the Palatine Sectional on Monday, February 24 at 6:00 PM.


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Lake Forest 51 - Palatine 41

The Scouts established an 18-6 lead in the first quarter and maintained a 26-17 lead at the half.  Both teams scored nine points in the third quarter and in the fourth Palatine had 15 points to 16 for the Scouts for a 51-41 victory.

Halle Douglass led the Scout offense with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists.  Finola Summerville added 15 points, 8 rebounds and 2 steals. Bella Ranallo and Rachel Kaus each had 4 points and 2 steals.  Kaus also came up with 5 rebounds.

Lake Forest will host Stevenson Friday, February 21,  in the Regional Championship game at 7:00 PM.


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Congratulations to Chase Waggoner (170) and Jack Owen (285) who advanced in their respective weight class to the IHSA Individual 2A State Tournament at the Deerfield Sectional on Saturday.  Awesome effort!

Guaranteed Places

  • 1st Place - Dylan Connell of Woodstock (Marian)
  • 2nd Place - Joey Jens of Grayslake (Central)
  • 3rd Place - Kurtis Smith of Lake Villa (Lakes)
  • 4th Place - Chase Waggoner of Lake Forest (H.S.)

3rd Place Match

  • Kurtis Smith (Lake Villa (Lakes)) 38-8, Sr. over Chase Waggoner (Lake Forest (H.S.)) 37-12, Sr. (Dec 3-2)

Guaranteed Places

  • 1st Place - Quinn Wilcoxen of Bensenville (Fenton)
  • 2nd Place - Max Ness of Antioch
  • 3rd Place - Jack Owen of Lake Forest (H.S.)
  • 4th Place - Isaiah Perrin of Lake Villa (Lakes)

3rd Place Match

  • Jack Owen (Lake Forest (H.S.)) 37-6, Sr. over Isaiah Perrin (Lake Villa (Lakes)) 35-13, Sr. (Fall 5:52)

Individual State Tournament: Thursday-Saturday, February 20-22, 2020
SiteState Farm Center, Champaign; Tickets: $10 or $12 per session (5) 


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