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15 College Hacks You Need to Know for the 2014-15 School Year

15 College Hacks You Need to Know for the 2014-15 School Year

Make this your best year ever at college with these 15 helpful college hacks. Ramen not included.
New Everett Principal Announced

New Everett Principal Announced

She comes from Freeport, IL, where she has been a principal.
District 115 Appoints New School Board Member

District 115 Appoints New School Board Member

The board received 18 applications to fill the open position.
Here's Where LFHS Grads are Going to College

Here's Where LFHS Grads are Going to College

The largest number of Lake Forest High School grads are heading downstate to U of I.
Lake Bluff Superintendent Would Like to Meet You This Summer

Lake Bluff Superintendent Would Like to Meet You This Summer

Jean Sophie will come by your house if you want to gather a group of friends and neighbors together.
Scaled Back Mandarin Immersion Continuing at Cherokee

Scaled Back Mandarin Immersion Continuing at Cherokee

Students will have the option to spend 90 minutes in Mandarin immersion, or in social studies or science programs.
Lake Bluff's D65 Approves Superintendent, Teacher Contract Extensions

Lake Bluff's D65 Approves Superintendent, Teacher Contract Extensions

Superintendent Jean Sophie's contract was extended for five years along with a 10 percent raise.
LFHS Ranked 24th Best IL High School

LFHS Ranked 24th Best IL High School

The U.S. News and World Report list came out this week.
Lake Forest Makes ‘Most Challenging High School’ List

Lake Forest Makes ‘Most Challenging High School’ List

LFHS ranked as the 46th most challenging in Illinois.
Meet Lake Bluff Elementary's New Principal Tuesday

Meet Lake Bluff Elementary's New Principal Tuesday

A second meet-and-greet session will be held in May.
Yik Yak Blocked at 85 Percent of Nation's High Schools

Yik Yak Blocked at 85 Percent of Nation's High Schools

Cyberbullying in Illinois and bomb threats in California prompt phone app maker to put up digital barriers around high schools and middle schools.
Nieto’s Executive Chef Turns Nursery School Cook, Temporarily

Nieto’s Executive Chef Turns Nursery School Cook, Temporarily

When the regular chef got injured, Nabor Vasquez offered to step in.
Dueling Petitions Take on Mandarin Immersion in D67

Dueling Petitions Take on Mandarin Immersion in D67

One asks that Mandarin immersion be reconsidered for incoming kindergarteners, the other that the board remove the magnet option for Cherokee School.
Yik Yak App Pulled from Phones Due To Bullying Concerns

Yik Yak App Pulled from Phones Due To Bullying Concerns

Yik Yak, which lets users post anonymous text messages to anyone within a certain radius, was disabled in Chicago after high schools, including Lake Forest and New Trier, warned parents to t
LFHS Warns of 'Vicious' App Being Used By Students

LFHS Warns of 'Vicious' App Being Used By Students

Yik Yak lets users send anonymous text messages to others in the vicinity. It's being used to verbally abuse students and staff in at least one area school.
Lake Forest Schools Want Your Input

Lake Forest Schools Want Your Input

The boards of education are holding public meetings on the long-term mission and vision for the schools.
No Block Scheduling for LFHS Next Year

No Block Scheduling for LFHS Next Year

The teachers’ union could not agree on the option they wanted to approve, so the board will not be able to approve a new schedule for the coming school year.
LFHS Board to Vote On Block Schedule Next Week

LFHS Board to Vote On Block Schedule Next Week

There are four different models for block scheduling being considered.