Our Impact at LFHS
This short video provides an overview of many of the ways in which the LFHS Foundation has been investing in educational excellence. It is only thanks to the generous support of our community that this impact is possible. Thank you & enjoy!
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Bonjour! Salve! Hola! Ni hao! No matter how you say it, Lake Forest High School is proud to say “hello” to four different world languages within its walls. LFHS has always had a rich tradition of offering students the opportunity to learn a variety of languages during high school. And for good reason. There are many well-known benefits to learning a second language. Research shows foreign language study boosts brain power, improves memory, enhances decision-making, and even builds skills in the student’s primary language. It is correlated with higher academic achievement and standardized test scores, while deepening students’ connections with other cultures. In fact, each year more than 1,000 LFHS students invest in studying a second language while in high school. With the help of our generous donors, the Lake Forest High School Foundation has been proud to support our World Language students and teachers with grants that enhance their learning and educational experience. Read MORE.
PITCH NIGHT 2020 GOING VIRTUAL!
PPE Production at LFHS
Jordan Salus, District 115 and District 67 Chief Technology Officer, and LFHS staff members Corey Holmer, Matthew Wilen and Joseph Dudeck are utilizing the 3-D printers at LFHS to facilitate the production of PPE, primarily in the form of face shields, for those working in local hospitals and nursing homes. They reached out to the LFHS Foundation to see if we could help facilitate community support for their efforts. In 2006-7 the Foundation granted $20K toward 3-D printers, in 2011-12 we granted another $21K toward upgraded 3-D printers and this past February we did it again investing $26K in newer technology.
While we are not in the position to contribute any of the funds we raise for grants toward supplies for this effort, thanks to a vote of our board, we are able to provide our community with the opportunity to contribute to it. A spool of plastic material costs around $35 and can make approximately 35 shields. If you are interested in contributing to this effort, we have set up ITEM # 902 on our auction website at LFHS2020.givesmart.com as an Instant Buy Item which allows you to make donations toward this project in increments of $35. While you are there, you are welcome to also make a donation to the LFHS Foundation that will be used to provide future grants like the 3-D printers at LFHS. If you are interested in supporting this effort in a more significant way contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
LFHS Student Team SOLIS trip to SxSW canceled
SOLIS UVC Purifications has announced that they will not be traveling to Austin for the SXSW EDU Student Start Up Competition. (This is a national competition and the team is one of only five teams selected out of thousands applicants. A true testament to the success of our partnership with LFHS supporting the Business Incubator from the start in 2014.) The City of Austin made the decision to cancel all conferences.
"Thank you again for your support!" - The SOLIS Team: Dylan, Jeremy, Ally and Chase.
THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT AT LAKE FOREST HIGH SCHOOL
All Donations are Valued
LFHS is a special place for many reasons beginning with the teachers and staff being committed to the growth of each student and extending to the numerous state-of-the-art learning opportunities available. Our mission is to support, enrich and enhance the LFHS experience for all students, faculty and staff through investing in educational excellence at our distinguished high school. Since 2002, with the support of our generous community, we have invested in more than 290 grants awarding over $2.3 million in funding. And it shows! Foundation grants are transforming traditional classrooms, increasing collaboration, and engaging students in innovative learning experiences.
A day in the life at LFHS might include conducting experiments at mobile science lab tables, using Virtual Reality Headsets to explore the Galapagos Islands, testing a physics calculation using projectile launchers, playing Mozart on the new concert piano, recording a podcast in the professional sound studio, tinkering with a robot in the Makerspace or making 3-D creations using a universal laser cutter. With these tools, provided through the Foundation, LFHS students learn by doing. Modernized classrooms such as the Digital Arts Lab and Business Incubator mirror professional environments.
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Thank You to Our Generous Community for Investing in Educational Excellence
SINCE 2002, OUR COMMUNITY HAS DONATED OVER $2.5 MILLION TO THE LFHS FOUNDATION
Families, alumni, staff, administrators and local businesses support the LFHS Foundation through annual donations, sponsorships, and in-kind donations. The success of our fundraising efforts each year directly impacts our ability to continue investing in educational excellence at LFHS. Read more about our Donors & Sponsors.