District 67 notes
Updated: January 14, 2013 2:30PM
Orchestra students selected
The following seventh/eighth grade orchestra students were selected for the honors IMEA orchestra and performed last month with a 100 piece orchestra. These students were chosen based on an audition of over 320 students. Megan Szostak, viola; Grace Donahue, violin; Lizzie Allen, violin; and Kelly Page, violin.
Deer Path Middle School is once again holding its National Geographic Society Geography Bee in the school’s auditorium on Dec. 20, beginning at 1 p.m. All fifth and sixth grades students who enjoy learning about Geography and History are invited to participate. Practice sessions will be held Mondays after school from 3:45 - 4:25 p.m. on Nov. 26, Dec. 3, and Dec. 10 and Wednesdays before school from 7:45-8:25 a.m. on Nov. 28, Dec. 5, and Dec. 15. Sponsors of this event are middle school teachers Diane Oppenehim and Barbara Binversie.
The winner of the middle school competition will take a written test to qualify for the State Bee. State winners go on to the National Level event, held in Washington, D.C., in May.
Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject and increase public awareness about geography. Schools with students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging test of geographic knowledge.
2013 National Geographic Bee Dates:
School Bees: Nov. 12 - Jan. 15, 2013
State Bees: April 5, 2013
National Level: May 20 - 22, 2013.
Spirit of 67
The Spirit of 67 Foundation held its annual Fall Benefit Luncheon on Oct. 19 at Exmoor Country Club. Over 250 supporters attended this sold-out event, which is one of two key Spirit fundraisers. Chairwomen Michelle Glyman and Sondra Douglass were the committee leads for this successful event. Approximately 20 percent of the annual funds raised are a result of this event and provide grants supporting academics, the arts and technology for Lake Forest’s elementary and middle school students.
To kick off the week, Michael Simeck, Superintendent, proclaimed that Oct. 15 – 19 as Spirit Week in Lake Forest at an October City Council meeting. This year, the Spirit of 67 Foundation worked closely with local businesses on the Live, Work, Play initiative. Participating stores displaying the Spirit logo in their windows offered discounts and special offers to members.