Young Americans For Freedom 9/11 Flag Display Not Allowed: "Too Disruptive." Read more here.
LFHS refuses to release script for Frosh/Soph play "She Kills Monsters" Despite Controversial Text and Community Outrage. Read more here.
De-tracking for "Equity" or Mediocrity at LFHS? Read more here.
Founded in 2015 in the wake of controversial LFHS Board decision-making, Lake Forest Schools Watch (LFSW) was formed to ensure that administrative and board decisions on curriculum, personnel, fiscal, and other issues are fully informed, completely transparent, ethical and solely in the best interests of Lake Forest students in helping them obtain a world-class education.
LFHS PEDDLING OBSCENITY TO MINORS?
WARNING: GRAPHIC MATERIAL FOLLOWS (Part 1)
October 4, 2021
It has come to our attention that LFHS is presenting graphic obscenity to minor children aged 13-17 via books in the LFHS Library (The books are directed at children ages 14-17). Adults aged 18 and over are asked to judge whether these materials are suitable for sponsorship by your tax-payer funded institution, or whether they belong in the back bin of a truck-stop magazine rack or adult book store. What will the LFHS School Board do about this?
YOUR DONATIONS TO THE 2ND ANNUAL SCOUT ALL-OUT 5K TO REWARD
THE POLITICALLY CORRECT FACTOTUM OF LFHS
It has come to our attention that donations to the LFHS 5-K run, set for September 18, 2021, which are supposed to go toward student class accounts for student use, will be diverted to the leftist “Champion of Change” Scholarship.
This diversion of funds is the only known diversion of student-raised funds from student class accounts to any of the many private scholarships offered to LFHS students.
The “Champion of Change” Scholarship was apparently originally started and funded by some unknown, unnamed number of D115 parents who wanted to honor the controversial, highly polarizing out-going LFHS principal, Chala Holland. Dr. Holland’s hiring and tenure at LFHS were marked by several controversies, among them: her secretive, rushed hiring by disgraced outgoing Superintendent Mike Simeck, what many viewed as racist remarks on her subsequently scrubbed Facebook page which she never disavowed, and her subsequent advocacy for and implementation of leftist staff and student indoctrination in the highly controversial “critical race theory”, to name only a few.
The “Champion of Change” Scholarship award is meant for the LFHS junior or senior who best advocates for equity and inclusion in health care, education, civil and human rights and advocates “inclusion”, “diversity”, and “justice.” See the YouTube video at 23:50.
In other words, the student who thinks for himself or herself and rejects critical race theory, rejects radical feminism, rejects the wholesale acceptance of gender dysphoria as normative, favors liberty over equity, equality of opportunity over equality of outcome, and has discerned that “human rights” apply, in even some small degree, to an unborn human, need not apply. How’s that for inclusion and diversity?
Maybe the “Champion of Change” founders, like the founders of every other private scholarship at LFHS, could donate their own “change” instead of wresting it from the freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors who work so hard to raise money for their own class projects.
Is the irony of their clearly inequitable and unjust money grab totally lost on them?
SEPTEMBER 2021 UPDATE: THE THREAT OF SUBSTANTIALLY JUSTIFIED, SERIOUS LEGAL ACTION AGAINST LFHS CAUSES THE ADMINISTRATION TO BACK DOWN.
WE ARE ADVISED YAF STUDENTS MAY MEET IN 2021-2022!
May 23, 2021. Lake Forest, Illinois.
Despite gaining national recognition from the Young Americans for Freedom’s National Board in 2020 and being the most popular club at LFHS, LFHS administrators have cancelled LFHS YAF, effective immediately.
We obtained the email from YAF’s faculty sponsor, sent May 21, 2021, setting forth the reasons for cancelling LFHS YAF:
Hi [*****] -
The Stipend Committee reviewed and discussed the YAF application to transition to a full-time club. The Committee determined that the pilot did not meet the established criteria for pilot clubs, including holding monthly meetings.
If there is a future interest in applying to have YAF as a pilot club, students are eligible to apply again in the fall of 2022.
Student Activities Director / Theater Instructional Director
Lake Forest High School
847-582-7772 | @LFHSActivities
Ashleigh Malec, described as a “General Administrator” on internal LFHS finance documents makes over $113,000/year in salary and benefits. She is also known as the “Club Czar” as she was hired by disgraced outgoing Superintendent Mike Simeck solely to keep tabs on dodgy youth activity at LFHS, like the subversive “Art Club” the obviously suspect “Bass Fishing Club” and the perennially shady “Chess Club.”
Her “standards” for determining the “established criteria” for “pilot clubs” must have been only recently developed as earlier published reports on those pilot program “standards” are only that they should “run for about a year to see how it goes, basically, to see if it takes off”, according to Ms. Malec. “Sometimes they fizzle out.” LFHS YAF, having won National YAF’s “High School Chapter of the Year” in 2020 apparently “fizzled out”, even though, pre-COVID, the YAF students packed the school auditorium for presentations by Steve Forbes, Rachel Campos-Duffy and former U.S. Congressman Sean Duffy.
Yuh Schabacker-Koppel, wife of LFHS’s newly elected Board Member Marcus Schabacker was a chief opponent of YAF, calling it a club that makes “others feel intimidated” and is spreading “fear, sadness and sleepless nights among many in the community.”
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FROM OUR MISSION STATEMENT OF 2015. . .
We are Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Libertarians, and non-Affiliated. We are Conservative, Liberal, and Moderate. We agree on one thing: that the administrations and boards of education of the public schools in Lake Forest, Illinois; to wit; Lake Forest High School, Deer Path Middle School, Cherokee, Everett and Sheridan elementary schools, must serve the needs and desires of the stakeholders. They are the parents, students and taxpayers of District 67 and District 115.
Our needs and desires are these: that LFHS and the middle and elementary schools provide a world-class education. Period. Our children deserve no less. The taxpayers deserve no less. We want our children to be enabled to achieve their highest possible levels of academic accomplishment in an atmosphere that is socially, emotionally, and ethically age appropriate and devoid of political or other agendas that have nothing to do with the best academic interests of the children in Lake Forest public schools.
LFSW exists to ensure that parents and taxpayers may band together, share information, become informed, speak truth to power, and engage in concerted action. Most importantly, we seek to ensure the transparent slating and election of School Board Members who are competent, reasonable, and courageous critical thinkers who embrace the LFSW mission. We want School Board Members who will serve the best interests of Lake Forest public school students and taxpayers, exclusive of their own social or political agendas, and who will comply with the legal and fiduciary duties they owe to the districts they serve and the people who elect them.
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