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   Spring MAP Testing
   Apr 22 2014
   The Great Barrier Reef - 2nd Grade
   Apr 28 2014
   Spring MAP Testing
   Apr 28 2014
   Superintendent Corner-AM
   Apr 28 2014 at 09:30 AM
   Superintendent Corner-PM
   Apr 28 2014 at 06:30 PM
   Raku Workshop for 8th Grade Art
   Apr 30 2014
   LBMS Movie Night
   May 02 2014 at 03:30 PM
   Grades 5 and 8 STAMP Testing
   May 05 2014
   Superintendent Corner-AM
   May 05 2014 at 09:30 AM
   Teacher Appreciation Week
   May 05 2014 at 11:00 AM


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Registration for the 2014-2015 School Year
4-22-2014: While we still have around six weeks left of the current school year, we will begin registration for the 2014-2015 school year during the week of May 12, 2014. In the past, registration materials have been mailed home during the weeks following Spring Break. However, the District will be moving to an online registration system called InfoSnap and you will receive your login information in the coming weeks. Look for more information regarding the registration process in the coming weeks and please contact
Kevin Rubenstein>> with any questions.

Gifted and Enrichment Program Update on May 21
4-22-2014: April's Superintendent Corner has been rescheduled to Wednesday, May 21, when we will feature an update on gifted and enrichment programs in District 65. Superintendent Dr. Jean Sophie and Director of Student Services & Curriculum Dr. Kevin Rubenstein will discuss the recommendations from the Northwestern's Center for Talent Development's report, Building a Foundation for a Continuum of Services for Gifted Students.
Date: Wednesday, May 21 
Times: 9:30 am at Lake Bluff Elementary School OR 6:30 pm at Lake Bluff Middle School 

Tickets on sale now for LF-LB LDA fundraiser Spring Marché on May 1
4-14-2014: The Lake Forest-Lake Bluff LDA Spring Marché will be held Thursday, May 1 from 10 am to 5 pm and 7 pm to 10 pm  at Lake Forest Club. The event funds the volunteer organization's important "Make a Difference" grants which provide funds for a variety of tools that assist children in the community who learn differently. Read More >>

Meet the new LBES Principal on Wednesday, May 7 

4-2-2014: Lake Bluff families and community members are invited to come get to know incoming Lake Bluff Elementary School Principal Margaret St. Claire at a “meet and greet” session on Wednesday, May 7 from 5:45 to 6:30 pm, preceding the Kindergarten Fine Arts program. Coffee and cookies will be served. Read More >>

An opportunity for students, parents and teachers to weigh in on school climate and learning conditions

4-2-2014: The Illinois 5Essentials Survey allows parents to share their thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a statewide survey administered on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education.  Read More>>

Kaleidoscope Summer School Registration

3-19-2014: Summer will be here before we know it!  As you start thinking about plans, please consider District 65 summer programming that will run Wednesday, June 11 through Friday, July 11 from 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. at LBES.  Click here for course offerings and registration information.  Please email Carly Quick>> or phone her at 234-9407 ext. 3123 with any questions or concerns. We're looking forward to an exciting extension of the school year that's educational and fun!

Lake Bluff School Board names new Director of Finance and Operations
2-26-2014:  At its Tuesday, February 25 Regular meeting, the Lake Bluff District 65 Board of Education named Jay Kahn as its incoming Director of Finance and Operations. Mr. Kahn will replace Jane Lair, who will be retiring in the 2014-2015 school year.  Read More>>

Students to benefit from LF-LB LDA "Make a Difference" grants
2-3-2014: Recent grants by the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) will fund a variety of tools to assist children in the community who learn differently. Read More>>

Weather cancellation makeup days
1-31-2014: To avoid going into the second week of June and interfering with summer plans already on the calendars of District families and staff, the following days will be full attendance make-up days for weather cancellations:
  • Presidents Day-- Monday February 17 
  • Monday, April 21
  • Friday, May 23  
  • Friday, June 6
Thank you for your patience during this process.

New LBES Principal named
1-29-2014: At its Tuesday January 28 meeting, the Lake Bluff District 65 Board of Education named Margaret St. Claire as Principal of Lake Bluff Elementary School. Ms. St. Claire, a resident of Green Oaks, Illinois, is currently Principal at Daniel Wright Junior High School in Lincolnshire. Read More>>

Lake Bluff School Board 65 announces a $2 million net savings to taxpayers
10-23-2013: At its October 22, 2013 meeting, the Lake Bluff District 65 Board of Education unanimously approved the restructuring of existing school bonds. This is expected to save the District slightly over $2 million over the remaining term of the bonds. Click Here>> to read the full announcement. (two-page pdf)

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