Thursday, May 16, 2013
Reboot Parnters, Inc. Chairman Dean DeBiase, of Lake Forest, will be the College of Lake County's commencement speaker.
Thursday, May 16
Lake Forest resident Dean DeBiase, a former College of Lake County student who gained distinction as a Silicon Valley and Chicago business leader, will be the keynote speaker at the college’s commencement ceremony on Saturday.. DeBiase, who transferred from CLC a few credits short of earning a degree, will also receive an honorary associate degree and the Illinois Outstanding Citizen Award. A co-author with Seth Godin of the best-selling business book The Big Moo: Stop Trying to Be Perfect and Start Being Remarkable, DeBiase’s keynote address, "Semper Paratus," will touch on the entrepreneurial movement and content from a new book he is developing. DeBiase graduated from Lake Forest High School a year early in 1975 and wanted to travel the…
Lake Zurich Middle School North students write about the First Amendment.
Every year seventh grade students learn about the Constitution in their social studies class, but they don’t always think about the impact this document, especially the Bill of Rights, has made on their lives and America. This year several Lake Zurich Middle School North students exercised their freedom of speech and submitted essays about “What the First Amendment Means to Me” to the Americanism Essay Contest sponsored by The American Legion Department of Illinois, American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion. Entries at the unit and district level were assessed on content, organization of subject matter and correct and factual usage. According to Cathy Criel, the local organizer of the competition, 7th grader Emma Daleske …
District 95 recently learned they were not in compliance with the Illinois High School Association's rules regarding home-schooled kids and sports teams, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Home-schooled students living in Lake Zurich School District 95 will likely have to sit on the sidelines for school sports, the Chicago Tribune reports. The District recently learned it was breaking the Illinois High School Association’s rules regarding home-schoolers and interscholastic sports teams. IHSA requires that students, whether home-schooled or not, have to take at least five classes per year approved by the schools to play sports. Students in District 95 are currently allowed to take only two of those courses outside of the schools, like online classes, the newspaper reports. This would make home-schooled children ineligible for sports teams.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Latino College Bowl Competition took place May 3.
Wednesday, May 15
The Varsity Latino College Club at Stevenson High School placed second at the Latino College Bowl Competition, the Stevenson Daily Digest reports. The event took place on May 3 at Highland Park High School. Student and team member Alondra Hernandez Lepe was also presented with a $250 college scholarship at the event.
Lake Zurich Fire Department, Flight for Life demonstrate powerful message on the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
A Flight for Life helicopter, vehicle extraction and two fatalities sent a powerful message to Lake Zurich High School teens, Wednesday afternoon. In preparation for the upcoming prom, Lake Zurich High School juniors and attended “Operation Prom Night,” with a simulated crash scene that demonstrates the tragic results that could occur when a person makes the decision to drive under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. The program was a joint effort of the Lake Zurich Fire Department, Barrington Fire Department, Long Grove Fire Department, Wauconda Fire Department, Lake Zurich Police Department, Kildeer Police Department, Hawthorn Woods Police Department, and Flight for Life. The program is sponsored and presented by Lake Zurich High …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Quality mattresses at 30 to 60 percent off retail.
The Lake Zurich High School Choir will hold a Mattress Fundraiser in the school's cafeteria on Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., at 300 Church St. Lake Zurich. Proceeds will help defray costs for the 2016 Choir Tour. This is a great opportunity to purchase a brand new, quality mattress with a factory warranty at a 30-60 percent off retail prices while supporting a good cause. Cash, checks, or credit cards will be accepted and free layaway is an option. All sizes and types of beds including Pillow Top, Orthopedic, Memory Foam and Gel Beds will be for sale. Delivery service is available, if needed. For additional information, email Mr. Juknelis at email@example.com
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Thirteen Lake Zurich Middle School North students advance in reading and writing competition.
Thirteen Lake Zurich Middle School North students were chosen as Illinois Semi-Finalists in the “Letters about Literature Competition.” Students were asked to write letters to authors about how their works changed and shaped the students’ views of themselves and the world. They reflected on their reading experience and thought about what they learned both personally and globally through the words of the author. This competition is a national reading and writing competition. These students stood out from among the 6,100 letters received in the State of Illinois alone. In the five years that MSN students have been entering this competition, this was the highest number of students recognized for their writing about literature. Entry is simple…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
LZACC Young Entrepreneur Tom Stawinski, of Buffalo Grove, is marketing a bandana that keeps sweat out of your eyes and honors U.S. troops.
Tom Stawinski, a Stevenson High School senior, has had the entrepreneurial spirit for some time. As a sophomore, he started a clothing company with his best friends, Swanky & Co., which was a balance between class and street wear. Now Tom has created Battlefield Bandanas as part of his involvement with the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneurs Academy. Read about Tom and his Battlefield Bandanas in this Q&A: Tell us about yourself: As a kid I have always loved being outdoors and playing sports…My biggest childhood accomplishment would have to be going down to Daytona Beach, Florida with my football team and winning the National Youth Football Championship…Two years in a row! Besides football, I’ve played soccer, …
Lake Zurich and Stevenson High Schools were ranked among the best high schools in the nation. Click on the red dots for more details.
On mobile? You can see the interactive map here. Lake Zurich and Stevenson High Schools made Newsweek’s 2013 Best High School list, which the magazine released Monday. Stevenson ranked 128, and Lake Zurich ranked 489 among the magazine’s ranking of the best 2,000 public high schools in the nation. Both schools were recently ranked among the best in the state by U.S. News and World Report. Weigh in: Do you agree with Newsweek’s ranking? For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about the other ranked high schools by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated …
Monday, May 6, 2013
May 7 is National Teacher Appreciation Day. How has a teacher impacted your life?
Teachers make an impact on our lives from early childhood through college and beyond, but a new survey reveals that 75 percent of adults don’t express appreciation to their former teachers. This Tuesday, May 7, marks National Teacher Appreciation Day: a time to say “thank you” to teachers across the country for everything they do to educate our nation. How has a teacher impacted your life? Share your stories with us in the comments section. Kars4kids, national educational non-profit, prepared a national survey measuring how teachers impacted American adults and ways they have expressed their appreciation. Looking for ideas to celebrate the teachers in your life? Here are some options from the National Education Association: Share …