Updated: January 14, 2013 2:23PM
Recently, Lake Forest High School architecture students helped with a local project for a contractor, Peter Childs, (who is also a former LFHS student of architecture teacher Darren Barndt). Childs purchased a home on Edgewood Road directly behind Lake Forest High School East Campus and needed to submit plans to the city of Lake Forest for approval to demolish the current structure. The city asked Childs to create three scale models — one of his proposed residence, and one each of the properties on either side of the proposed site. Using floor plans and elevations, the Advanced Architecture class constructed a model for each of the three homes. With assistance of the model prototypes, Childs’ plans were approved by the Lake Forest Building Review Board.
Lake Forest High School woodcraft students were presented in November with the challenge to produce wooden toys that would be donated to the United States Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Part of the challenge this year was to get as many students involved in the process and extend efforts beyond the Introductory Woodcraft course.
This year students were asked to volunteer their time before and after school, during Thanksgiving break and even a Saturday in early December to finish the toys. LFHS students produced two toys, a wooden guitar and a toy rattle. Some of the toy parts were produced using a computer numerical control (CNC) that was donated to the woodcraft program by the Lake Forest Foundation. This technology allowed students the opportunity to experience modern production methods and develop toys while learning new techniques.
After a month of hard work, the students completed nearly 350 toys. The toys were picked up by the local coordinating officer of the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation and will be distributed to families across Lake County and some parts of Southern Wisconsin. To learn more, visit https://sites.google.com/a/lfschools.net/woodcraft-toys/home.
There will be no school from Dec. 24 to Jan. 4 for Winter Break. School resumes on Jan. 7, 2013.
Wall of Fame
LFHS Alumni Wall of Fame 2013 nominations are due Friday, Dec. 28. The Alumni Wall of Fame is designed to recognize the outstanding contributions of former students of Lake Forest High School and to inspire and offer role models for its current students. Lake Forest High School has graduated thousands of students who have entered professions and careers in a wide variety of fields including the areas of business, medicine, science, education, public service, the arts, entertainment, and sports. The community is encouraged to spread the word and nominate candidates. More information can be found at www.lfhs.org.
Social Studies teacher Mark Kuhl was awarded a Certificate of Excellence from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in conjunction with the Illinois State Board of Education.