Spirit Grant Presentation to Sheridan

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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Please take a moment and review our Kindergarten Orientation Activities. This is a snapshot of significant dates and events in the upcoming weeks.

We can't wait to meet your child and get to know him/her through our assessment process in late August as well as seeing them day in and day out in the fall. In order to give us a jump start, please feel free to provide pertinent information through this FORM. Nobody knows your child like you do and we look forward to building a strong partnership with you!

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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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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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James Martin Landscaping Company will be applying an organic week killer to the grounds of District 67 schools. They will be applying a product called Fiesta Turf Weed Killer. This will be applied when there are no children on site.

The application schedule is as follows: (weather permitting) Sunday, September 26, 2021 - Cherokee, Deer Path, Everett and Sheridan

Please contact Carol White at 847-604-74411 or cwhite@lfschools.net with any questions.

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