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14 | March 22, 2018 | The lake forest leader NEWS Lake Forest Country Day School names new head of school Submitted by Lake Forest Country Day School Lake Forest Country Day School announced Joy S. Hurd is appointed the next Head of Hurd School. He will begin his tenure July 1. He comes to LFCDS from The Buckley School in New York City, where he was director of upper school (grades 7-9). Selected from more than 200 candidates from across the nation, Search Committee Co-chairs Fred Wacker, of the class of 1974, and Sameer Chhabria, of the class of 1988 shared their experience of helping search for the next head of school. “Throughout the entire search process, it was gratifying to hear that LFCDS is held in high regard throughout the national independent school community. During the extensive time we spent with Joy, it was abundantly clear he possessed the qualities and characteristics required to lead LFCDS to future successes. His deep knowledge of education coupled with his sincere desire to partner with our faculty and staff to continue LFCDS’s great legacy of excellence were visibly apparent.” Hurd was born and raised just outside Cleveland, Ohio, and attended Harvard College, where he earned his A.B. in the classics. His distinguished teaching career began at St. Peter’s (NYC) where he taught Greek and Latin, and in 2008 to St. Bernard’s School (NYC), where he taught Latin, English, and ancient history in addition to his duties as secondary school advisor. After earning his master’s degree in private school leadership from Teachers College at Columbia University, he served at Riverdale Country School (NY) both as a Latin teacher and as assistant director of middle and upper school admissions. Hurd has been the director of upper school(grades 7-9) at The Buckley School in New York City since 2014. Hurd serves on the board of the Academy for Teachers and on the advisory board of the Paideia Institute for Humanistic Study, which promotes the study and appreciation of the classical humanities. Hurd and his wife Emily, who has worked in startups and recently started her own consulting business, look forward to leaving the hustle and bustle of Manhattan and making Lake Forest their home. “Having witnessed the school’s commitment to academic rigor, character education, social-emotional learning, and design thinking, I am just as excited by the school’s current reality as an institution of best practices as I am by its aspirations to develop its excellence still further,” Hurd said. “Truly, LFCDS is and will continue to be a national leader in early childhood, elementary, and middle school education, and we are all fortunate to be part of such a community of inspiring, masterful teachers; eager, kind students; and supportive, engaged parents and alumni.” Neighbor From Page 10 Bingham said. Commissioner Bryan Abbott added that residents need to be careful if they’re going to walk down to the lakefront in the beach’s current state. Reporting by Todd Marver, Freelance Reporter. Full Story at WilmetteBeacon. com. THE HIGHLAND PARK LANDMARK City Council votes down Green Bay Road speed limit reduction Cars will continue to legally drive 35 mph on Green Bay Road after this week’s City Council decision to keep the speed limit the same. All present members voted no at the Monday, March 12 meeting. Councilwoman Michelle Holleman and Mayor Nancy Rotering were not present. This issue came to light when Matthew Vanderkooy, who moved to the area around Green Bay Road in June 2017, felt people were driving too fast for comfort, The Landmark reported in January. He immediately got to work trying to make the neighborhood safer for his two children under the age of 5. Vanderkooy brought the request to lower the speed limit on Green Bay Road to the City in August 2017 and the traffic management committee advised him to start a petition in order to show some support among the residents on that section of the road. Reporting by Margaret Tazioli, Freelance Reporter. Full story at 1/3 SOLD! VOLTZ &WAUKEGAN|NORTHBROOK 847.461.9948 Plans, materials, prices and specifications are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Architectural, structural and other revisions may be made as are deemed necessarybythe developer,builder,architect or as may be required by law.Images are used for illustrative purposes only and may reflect available upgrades over standard specifications. NOTE: Window placement is determined by elevation style. SOUND OFF the lake forest leader | March 22, 2018 | 15 Social snapshot Top Stories From as of March 19 1. Lake Forest women, police tackle self defense 2. LFHS students participate in National School Walkout, continue momentum to seek change 3. Team 22: Boys Basketball 4. A Look Into History: Founding of RKO Studios connected to LF, LB 5. Police Reports: Series of car burglaries strike Lake Bluff Become a member: Lake Forest Open Lands Association posted this photo on March 16. Lake Forest Open Lands Association posted this photo of people working in Lake Forest Open Lands.. Like The Lake Forest Leader: TheLakeForestLeader Check out Tom Cardamone “5th graders enjoying the Tales of Olympus during our Greek Culture Fair! Thank you so much @ LakeForestSD67 APT and @Spiritof67LF #findingjoy67” @TCardamone67. On March 16 Tom Cardamone, tweeted about the Greek Culture Fair. Follow The Lake Forest Leader: @TheLFLeader go figure 17 An intriguing number from this week’s edition Lake Forest High School students participated in the National School Walkout for 17 minutes, Page 3 From the Editor LFHS students take control during powerful week Alyssa Groh There is no doubt that my favorite part about my job is having the luxury to be able to get out into the community to attend a variety of events. Last week was one of the best weeks in my career thus far. I spent a majority of my week with the young adults at Lake Forest High School who took charge in a series of powerful events. The week kicked off on March 14 with the National School Walkout, as seen on Pages 3-4 of this week’s Lake Forest Leader. The National School Walkout had been talked about for weeks and there had been a lot of anticipation regarding the event. The walkout, which was intended to remember the 17 lives lost in the Parkland shooting last month and to protest gun violence, has been immensely covered by the press and talked about all over the U.S. Each school on the North Shore handled the school walkout differently. While most schools did not organize the event, many were heavily involved with the day. At Lake Forest High School, students who participated in the walkout stood on the front lawn of the school, while students who did not participate were asked to remain in the commons. The media was not allowed on school grounds, but that did not stop me from attending the walkout. I stood on the sidewalk and watched as students, by the hundreds, filed out of the school at almost exactly 10 a.m. While no one was exactly sure how the walkout was going to go, I stood there and observed. Students came out and stood on the front lawn for 17 minutes in silence. Although I was yards away from the students who walked out, it was still incredibly powerful to witness. Lake Forest High School students carried themselves in such a professional manner. The students came together to remember the lives lost in Parkland, while also standing against gun violence. To see the students come together and use their voice on such a big and important matter was incredible. As if it wasn’t a powerful enough day to watch students take stand for an important issue, I returned to the school the following day for a TEDx event, as seen on Pages 17-19 of this week’s issue. Students and teachers gave speeches on important issues, such as recycling, food waste, the importance of literacy, mental health and mindfulness. As I sat there for a majority of the day listening to students give memorized and well thought out speeches, I couldn’t help but be impressed. You could tell how passionate the students were about each issue they talked about. They spoke using emotion and sincerity. No matter the topic being talked about, after the student finished his/her speech, you felt as though you wanted to help them make change to recycle more, or to keep reading because literacy is important. But there were two speeches that stuck with me the most. One teacher spoke about how six years ago he walked into a classroom where his students had just learned one of their classmates had committed suicide. He spoke about how he and his students dealt with that and how they came together to grieve the loss of a student. He shared his own struggles to overcome obstacles in his life and how he learned to cope with them. He told the audience he learned how to handle stress through mindfulness and encouraged others to try mindfulness. He also told students how important they are and how their lives are worthy, which I think is important for everyone to hear frequently. To end the speeches was Tessa Kerouac, who spoke about her struggle with mental illness. About a year ago she was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and took three weeks off to get therapy. Her story was empowering and she really conveyed her struggle with OCD, but more importantly how going to therapy helped her to cope with OCD. She spoke about how you shouldn’t be afraid to attend therapy and you shouldn’t be ashamed to tell people you have a mental illness. And man, did I feel it. The whole room felt it. She really put herself out there and the audience listened intently and cheered for her. He story was powerful and I am sure it helped many other students who may be struggling with something to feel confident to reach out for help. It was a powerful week at LFHS and I know these students will make a difference in the world. The Lake Forest Leader Sound Off Policy Editorials and columns are the opinions of the author. Pieces from 22nd Century Media are the thoughts of the company as a whole. The Lake Forest Leader encourages readers to write letters to Sound Off. All letters must be signed, and names and hometowns will be published. We also ask that writers include their address and phone number for verification, not publication. Letters should be limited to 400 words. The Lake Forest Leader reserves the right to edit letters. Letters become property of The Lake Forest Leader. Letters that are published do not reflect the thoughts and views of The Lake Forest Leader. Letters can be mailed to: The Lake Forest Leader, 60 Revere Drive ST 888, Northbrook, IL, 60062. 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