LFCDS school notes
Updated: January 14, 2013 2:24PM
The Lake Forest Country Day School fourth-grade class welcomed the third-grade class from Forrestal Elementary in Great Lakes as part of a reading and service-learning program called Sarah’s Dream: Read with Me on Oct. 11.
The program, hosted by Lake County Cares, brings third-graders from Forrestal and Oak Terrace Elementary School in Highwood together with fourth-grade students from Country Day School and Lake Bluff Elementary School, with the older students mentoring the younger students. The program began with an “All About Me” exercise to allow the buddies to get to know one another better, followed by a morning of reading and learning, LFCDS officials said in a press release. The buddies will meet again during winter, with another meeting set for spring.
Warner press concert
Eastern Blok, a band which blends classical and jazz music traditions of Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Serbia, was the featured artist of Lake Forest Country Day School’s annual Warner-Press Concert Oct. 19. The band teaches America’s youth about the magic of Balkan music and has lectured and performed at Princeton University, Cornell, Michigan, Haverford, Carnegie Mellon as well as for young children at many schools in the Chicagoland area and beyond. The concert series was founded by Bill and Pat Nissen in honor of her parents, Alvera and Dudley Warner-Press, and the Oct. 19 concert marked the 25th anniversary of bringing the concert series to the Lake Forest Country Day School students.
Sports awards assembly
The Panther Athletics department will host a fall sports award assembly Oct. 25 in the Performing Arts Center.
Members of Upper School athletic teams will be recognized.
Lake Forest Country Day School celebrated a winning Homecoming Oct. 13, with all six Panther teams winning at home. The combined Grades five through eight girls’ field hockey team won against Elgin Academy 4-2, while the combined grades five through eight boys’ soccer team beat Elgin Academy 7-2. The JV volleyball team beat opponent St. Joseph’s School in three sets, with the varsity
team following suit with another win of three sets to zero over St. Joseph’s. The last games of the day were JV and varsity football versus Beach Park’s Our Lady of Humility School. The Lake Forest Country Day School JV squad won 20-13, while varsity won 28-6.