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JIM MCCLAMROCH Winnetka

PAM MCCLAMROCH Winnetka

DAWN MCKENNA Winnetka

DIANE MEHLMAN Winnetka

CHRIS PAUL Winnetka

RACHEL PERL Winnetka

CANDY PYLE Winnetka

COLLEEN REMSBERG Winnetka

RITA REZKO Winnetka

SHERRY MOLITOR Winnetka

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CATHERINE O’CONNELL Winnetka

TRUPTI PATEL Winnetka

MARY ROSINSKI Winnetka

ERIN SOLIS Winnetka

ROBERT SOLIS Winnetka

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LIZ VAN HORN Winnetka

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PETER BROCKMAN Deerfield

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MAUREEN GALLAGHER Winnetka

MICHAEL WATSON Winnetka

BETSY WEITZMAN Winnetka

LEADERSHIP

SUSAN SWIFT District Vice President North Shore Region

ANNE BRAHIN Vice President of Brokerage Services, Designated Managing Broker Deerfield, Glenview, Highland Park, Northbrook

MARGIE CIPPERONI Vice President of Strategic Growth Deerfield, Glenview, Highland Park, Northbrook

JASON HEMING Vice President of Agent Development, Designated Managing Broker Deerfield, Glenview, Highland Park, Northbrook

JIJI CAPONI Branch Vice President, Designated Managing Broker Evanston

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DEE ANN NICHOLAS Branch Vice President, Designated Managing Broker Winnetka

ELIZABETH SPERRY Branch Vice President, Designated Managing Broker Lake Forest

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Larry Potash of WGN News will interview Lake Forest author David Sweet about his book at an event next week at Gorton Community Center

PREMIERE PRIVATE SCHOOLS SECTION 19 moving forward

North Shore area private schools are thriving, despite the pandemic

PHOTOGRAPHY AND ART Barry Blitt ILLUSTRATOR Robin Subar PHOTOGRAPHY Cheyanne Lencioni ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

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SPEND 60 MINUTES WITH THREE SECONDS IN MUNICH AUTHOR LAKE FOREST SCRIBE DAVID SWEET SET TO HOLD COURT AT GORTON COMMUNITY CENTER AND DISCUSS HIS BOOK ABOUT THE CONTROVERSIAL 1972 OLYMPIC BASKETBALL FINAL. BY BILL MCLEAN THE NORTH SHORE WEEKEND

The cover of the book Three Seconds in Munich features an image of three dejected USA men’s basketball players in 1972. But the work, penned by Lake Forest author David Sweet, is about more than hoops. Much more. It’s also about terrorism, the Cold War, athletes and coaches refusing to accept Olympic silver medals in Germany, corruption, and why the squad’s team captain, guard Kenny Davis, still can’t stop thinking something was stolen from from him each time he hears The Star-Spangled Banner. Team USA’s men lost 51-50 to Team USSR in the gold-medal basketball game at the 1972

Lake Forest author David Sweet. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBIN SUBAR

international association at the end of the game. Rules weren’t followed. The finish zoomed to the top of the unofficial “Most Controversial Finishes in International

WGN News anchor Larry Potash.

Olympic Games, after Palestinian terrorists had stormed the Olympic Village in Munich, West Germany, killing two Israeli athletes and taking nine others hostage. The hostages were later killed in a shootout at the Munich airport. Sweet, 58, also revisits the confounding actions of officials and the chief of an

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Sports History” list. It remains No. 1, insists Sweet, who will discuss the book—in an interview format with Lake Forest resident and WGN News anchor Larry Potash, a 14-time Emmy winner—at Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest on October 19, from 7-8 p.m. Sweet will also field questions that

attendees might have about the book (University of Nebraska Press, 2019), which he dedicated to his late parents, Phil and Nancy Sweet. “Encountering the evil of terrorism and suffering an excruciating, unjust championship loss in only a four-day span—a sad and searing way for innocence to be shorn—shaped them then and continues to influence them today,” Sweet writes of Team USA’s amateurs, who had seemingly won their country’s eighth straight gold medal in men’s basketball and then refused to accept their silver medals after the Soviets had secured the stunning triumph on a buzzer-beating basket. “The topics in the book resonate today, and I think they’ll appeal to a broad range of people, age-wise,” Sweet, in a phone interview last week, adds. “Who could forget the television coverage of the horrific events, of the massacre of 11 people? “I’m amazed that the Games continued afterward.” Sweet vividly captures the horror that USA center Tommy Burleson endured on the eve of the USA-Italy semifinal. A West German guard pressed the barrel of his gun against Burleson’s head as Burleson heard Israeli athletes walking and sobbing in a parking garage. The athletes would be among the 11 killed by the terrorists. Sweet grew up in Lake Forest and

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attended Denison University, where he majored in English. He earned his journalism degree at the University of Southern California. “I love researching and interviewing and writing,” Sweet says. “I could do all of that all day, especially if it involves a topic that interests me. Think about what those U.S. players gave up in 1972. They gave up an Olympic medal. It’s a young athlete’s dream, isn’t it, to earn such a medal? But all 12 players took a stand and didn’t want to validate the outcome of the game by showing up at the ceremony to receive silver medals.” Two of the players—Davis and guard Tom Henderson—made sure none of their descendants will ever see the silver prize. It says so in their wills. Sweet traveled to Kentucky to interview Davis. The day of the prearranged gettogether happened to be the day of the funeral of Davis’s father, Clyde. Sweet offered to conduct the interview some other time. A grieving Kenny Davis chose to stick with the original plan. He’d heard the national anthem at the funeral, because his father was a veteran. The song, once again, transported Davis back to 1972, which should have been a joyful reminiscence. “I never hear a national anthem being played without thinking that something was taken away from us,” Davis tells Sweet. “I couldn’t imagine the cold chills that would have run down my neck on the podium as they played the anthem and the flag was raised. I look back and think that was one of the things we were cheated out of—hearing our national anthem.” Gorton Community Center is located at 400 East Illinois Road, Lake Forest. Visit gortoncenter.org or call 847-234-6060 for more information about the event. To purchase a signed copy of David A. F. Sweet’s book Three Seconds in Munich: The Controversial 1972 Olympic Basketball Final, contact the author at dafsweet@aol.com. THE NORTH SHORE WEEKEND


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MOVING FORWARD A SURVEY OF PRIVATE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS FROM THE NORTH SHORE AREA REVEALS STUDENTS HELD UP REMARKABLY WELL GIVEN THEIR CHALLENGES THE PAST TWO YEARS. BY MITCH HURST THE NORTH SHORE WEEKEND

With many private schools well into their second consecutive year of in-person learning, and with school activities such as sports teams and clubs restored, school administrators tell The North Shore Weekend

they are confident students are back on track with their learning. Niall Fagan. Headmaster at Northridge Prep in Niles says students are enthusiastic about the environment at school being close to what it was prior to the pandemic. “We’re working with a coach for our teachers for professional development and continuous growth and his first time at

the school he was remarking about how he could tell the boys have a lot of energy,” Fagan says. “At the same time, when they come into the classroom, they're primed to learn.” Last year, Northridge Prep provided a Zoom option for students who wanted to learn remotely or who had to quarantine due exposure to the COVID-19 virus,

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says. “We do have a remote learning plan and process in place for students who have to quarantine, but it's to participate in the normal class remotely.” Too much reliance on technology bumps up against Northridge Prep’s educational philosophy. Students don’t use laptops in class but instead take hand-written notes—a practice that Fagan says helps them better understand what they’re learning and retain knowledge. ONE-ON-ONE TEACHING Fusion Academy, with campuses in Evanston and Lake Forest, was well-positioned to handle disruptions to the classroom due to its unique teaching model. The school provides one-on-one teaching both in person and remote, so the technology infrastructure was already in place when it had to close in spring of 2020. Chrissy Dale, Head of School at Fusion’s Evanston location, says the model has served its students well during these past few years of disruption and uncertainty. “Our teachers were able to very closely

well. “We went on our first field trip two weeks ago to Chinatown and the students were just thrilled to have that opportunity to get back out and do enrichment learning in the community,” Dale says. “It was lovely.” Alex Sheridan, Director of Enrollment, Marketing, and Financial Aid at Lake Forest Country Day School in Lake Forest, says the mood on campus among students has been positive. “In terms of the mood, in terms of the temperature, things are really great,” Sheridan says. “We were open for a full year of in-person learning last year so I think that's given us a lot of confidence that we could return again this year and not have a steep learning curve.” Sheridan says that with athletic teams in place again and other opportunities for students to socialize, it feels a lot more like a normal school year. “Students are being able to participate in activities and programs that they weren't able to do last year, so there's more to the experience which I think is really exciting for everybody,” he says. “It feels very familiar

Administrators at Lake Forest Country Day School say that because they were open for the full school year last year, the school is well-positioned to maximize learning for students for the year ahead.

masks, they can do group work. It’s familiar and I think the teachers, students and parents are appreciating getting back to some level of normality.” Webb says the students are also doing well socially and emotionally. “They come into the building bouncing and joyful and ready to learn and happy to see their friends,” she says. “Last year, we had no volunteers in the building whatsoever and this year we're kind of bringing things back slowly. We’re going to have a homecoming pep rally outdoors and we're going to try and have a Halloween party. We're getting there.” Kathy Thompson, Assistant Principal at School of St. Mary in Lake Forest says that while the school can’t publish data on test scores due to privacy, she likes what she is

seeing from her students. “When we transitioned virtually last March (of 2020), we collected some data points so that we could measure to ensure that we were able to transition as seamlessly as we were able,” Thompson says. “When we came back to the school year last August, we looked at the academic achievement of our current students and we did not have any of those academic gaps.” School of St. Mary experienced an influx of new students this year who were in remote learning situations all last year and that has presented some challenges for the school to help them catch up. “We have a huge percentage of new students in both buildings this year and some Continued on PG 22

Fusion Academy offers one-on-one teaching for students that is tailored to their educational needs and strengths.

transition into the same academic setting with a Zoom meeting. They already had that rapport with students and know them very well,” Dale says. “They were even able to support that social and emotional piece because when they logged on, they could tell how the students were functioning that day.” One of the features of Fusion Academy is its Homework Café, a physical space where students gather to do homework, so they don’t take work home. The café was difficult to replicate remotely, and Dale says she saw a drop off in participation, but with students back in school it’s thriving once again. One thing that was missed last year were field trips, but those are up and running as

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to us. It doesn't look entirely familiar with the kids’ wearing masks and there are still mitigation measures in place, but the feeling is one that is a lot more familiar to us.” At Sacred Heart School in Winnetka, Principal Margaret Webb says she’s getting data on recent test scores that shows students have done just fine academically given the challenges of the past two years. “I just finished reading the kids’ scores and I'm very pleased to see that we did not have a falloff in scores, so the kids are doing very, very well keeping up with their academics,” Webb says. “They can stay three feet apart instead of six feet apart and wearing their

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of that is prompted by parents who were hesitant about public schools remaining open,” she says. “It was difficult for parents with jobs to help their children with remote learning or whatever else was necessary for them to learn at home.” RENEWED ENERGY Tony Frank, Head of School at Rochelle Zell Jewish High School in Deerfield, says when he walks the halls of the school, he

they are slowly being restored. “There's quite a bit that we were not able to do last year—any kind of school trips ... overnight trips were off the table,” he says. “Student clubs continued but it was kind of a shadow of its usual self.” At least two thirds of Zell students participate in sports and Frank says restoration of sports programs is contributing to the positive mood on campus. Perhaps more than other schools, Lake

Lake Forest Academy faced challenges last year as it sought to meet the needs of its foreign boarding population, but students are back on campus and the mood on campus is positive.

senses a renewed energy among students. “I think there's a real sense of exhilaration, energy, and excitement. Some students clearly struggled during lockdown, during remote learning,” Frank says. “We saw some kids were doing quite well but for other kids, it was clearly hard, and we had to really figure out to how to help those kids. I don’t think we have a sense of like a whole year lost or half-a-year loss.” A primary aspect of student life at Rochelle Zell Jewish High School are overnight trips designed to help students more deeply explore their faith. Frank says those opportunities were really missed last year but

Forest Academy faced some serious challenges during the pandemic. Twenty-five percent of the school’s students are international boarding students, so when they were forced to return home in spring of 2020 the school scrambled—successfully—to establish remote learning for them. Due to travel restrictions, those students were not able to return until the beginning of this year.

actually had a faculty and staff meeting about this today—that I think student engagement and participation in school life is at some of its highest points that we have seen,” Tennyson says. “I think seeing and having fans in the bleachers and out on the sidelines of games or the sideline of a rink really helps.” At the same time, Tennyson Principal Margaret Webb of Sacred Heart School in Winnetka says says, students still recent data indicates that her students are on track with little drop off need social and in learning during the pandemic. emotional support. They’ve incurred a lot of stress the past important aspect of student life and had to few years and the school has some highbe halted last year because of the pandemic. achieving, high-functioning students. But it’s coming back. “Behind that mask, we have students who “We’re getting a lot of gratitude from are stressed and they're tired. They're emoparents as we try to recreate our programtionally exhausted and at times physically ming. There’s so much appreciation,” exhausted,” he says. “Our school counselors Campbell says. “While there’s still feelings and our Learning Resource Specialists are of uncertainty, we’re excited about other really busy doing tremendous jobs, trying to events on campus and are having some really make sure that our students are getting the enthusiastic conversations with prospective support that they need.” students.”

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT Chris Tennyson, Associate Head of School at Lake Forest Academy, says all of that has led to an uptick in student engagement and socialization this year. “I would make the observation—we

Overnight trips for students are an important learning component for students at Rochelle Zell Jewish High School in Deerfield and those trips have been restored for the current school year.

School of St. Mary in Lake Forest experienced an influx of new students this year from public schools because parents weren’t confident that public schools would stay open for the duration of the school year.

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Jessica Campbell is Director of the Center for Global Studies at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart, a day and boarding school in Lake Forest. Like Lake Forest Academy, Woodlands has had its challenges to handle the needs of its foreign students, many of whom are from China. Woodlands also provides learning opportunities for students via travel in the United States and throughout the world. It’s an

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Campbell says the ability to have speakers on campus and have parents visit has lifted spirits as well. The mood on private school campuses on the North Shore these days is perhaps best captured by Tom Flemma, Head of School at North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka. “As the old song by The Who goes,” he says. “The kids are alright.” THE NORTH SHORE WEEKEND


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FUSION ACADEMY

WEBSITE: fusionacademy.com/campuses/chicago-lake-forest/ NUMBER OF STUDENTS: Each campus serves between 50 and 100 students GRADES: 6th-12th TUITION: Customized per student

WEBSITE: lfcds.org NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 400 GRADES: Age 2 to Grade 8 TUITION: $5,400-$34,330

DEAN/HEAD TEACHER: Mark Ostap, Head of School at Fusion Lake Forest, Chrissy Dale, Head of School at Fusion Evanston

DEAN/HEAD TEACHER: Joy Hurd, Head of School RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: None

ADMISSIONS: The LFCDS admission process seeks to identify students and families who will contribute to and benefit from a program and community that develops the whole child. Applicants are invited to tour campus and participate in a shadow visit. CONTACT: Alex Sheridan, Director of Enrollment, Marketing & Financial Aid

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: N/A

ADMISSIONS: Use the following link to connect with an Admissions Consultant: fusionacademy.com/connect-with-us/ CONTACT: Chaisley Reeves, 773-382-1252 EMAIL: creeves@fusionacademy.com

EMAIL: admission@lfcds.org

ABOUT US: For over 130 years, LFCDS has provided a program that is rich in tradition. With a commitment to progressive education embedded in that identity, our students benefit from a learning experience that spans the pedagogical spectrum. We strive, intentionally, to maintain equilibrium between academic and social-emotional development.

ACADEMICS: A blended approach to learning allows LFCDS to subscribe to best practice while offering a curriculum that meets each child where they are. Small by design, with classes between 12 to 15 students and 7:1 student-teacher ratio across the school, size enables LFCDS the ability to individualize and differentiate based on student interest and need. CO-CURRICULAR ENRICHMENT/ARTS & ATHLETICS: The LFCDS program builds participation in the arts and athletics directly into the school day. Students participate in visual arts and music at every grade level, and drama is added for students in the Upper School (Grade 5-8). The athletic program is also a requirement for Upper School students, who are able to participate on three different teams during the course of the year. Teams meet at the end of the school day before dismissal, which not only gives students the opportunity to develop their skills and hone their sense of sportsmanship, but also to appreciate the value of participation and inclusion. CULTURE AND COMMUNITY: You can’t talk about LFCDS without talking about its culture and sense of community. There is a rare spirit that lives across the school’s 33-acre campus and 40,000 sq. foot building that has often been described as a warm hug. Relationships amongst students, parents, and teachers live at the center of the LFCDS experience and campus serves as a second home for families across the community.

OUTSTANDING CHARACTERISTICS: LFCDS has families representing 37 different zip codes, including families who commute to campus from Chicago and from Wisconsin.

ABOUT US: Our Methodology: Love, Motivate, Teach. We meet students where they are and help them thrive from their unique beginning. While the majority of students entering Fusion have academic skills at or above grade level, many report previous struggles in school for various reasons. Through our thoughtfully designed approach, we see students change their understanding of themselves and the futures they have the power to create. ACADEMICS: Fusion Academy students benefit from a curriculum that is individualized and customized to their unique learning needs. We offer over 250 core and elective courses at various levels. They are taught one-to-one, one student and one teacher per classroom, and provide students the opportunity to not only help them meet their specific academic goals, but also explore their unique interests and prepare them for whatever their next steps may be.

CO-CURRICULAR ENRICHMENT/ARTS & ATHLETICS: We offer an array of classes in art, music, technology, and fitness. The student has a voice in the way the objectives of these classes are met. While so many schools today are cutting back on their enrichment offerings, Fusion continues to provide state-of-the-art equipment and studio spaces for students to develop their skills or explore their interests.

CULTURE AND COMMUNITY: The Homework Café has two separate areas—one designated for quiet, independent study, and one for students to socialize, work on less-focused assignments, and collaborate on projects. Our Social Homework Café® is a mixed-use space. You will often see students studying or reading independently, working collaboratively on projects, hanging out between classes, receiving support from the HC teachers, and playing games. Our Homework Café more closely resembles a home’s living room than a typical school study area. With comfortable couches, pillows, and blankets, students can truly relax while they complete their work. OUTSTANDING CHARACTERISTICS: We’ve seen over the years that homework can be the leading cause of stress in the family unit. And we know from experience that the struggle to get some kids to do homework can rip apart the emotional wellness in the family. We believe that teenagers should be able to have time to explore, play, and figure out the world around them--and not spend all their time doing busy work. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: We offer rolling enrollment so students can start any time of the year, even mid-semester. If your current school choice isn’t working and your student is struggling, connect with us. We’d love to help with supplemental tutoring/mentoring, or help you transfer schools easily.

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And whether it’s in competition or friendship, he’s called to great things; to rise above the status quo and make an impact. You’ve known this for years, and so have we, it’s why we exist - to form and transform men. Leaders are not born, they are made. And for the past 45 years, we’ve been privileged to partner with parents like you to form your sons in greatness. That's what makes us #3 Catholic and #1 all-boys school in the state of Illinois. Come and experience Northridge for yourself. You'll understand the difference.

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SCHOOL OF ST. MARY

WEBSITE: northridgeprep.org NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 300

WEBSITE: schoolofstmary.org

GRADES: 6 through 12

NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 430

TUITION: $10,100 (Middle School), $15,000 (High School)

GRADES: PreK 2-through 8th Grade

DEAN/HEAD TEACHER: Niall Fagan/ Headmaster

TUITION: Tuition varies within the range of $4,000 - $12,000. Multiple siblings, military, and parishioner discounts are available.

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Roman Catholic Independent School

ADMISSIONS: Building men of intellect and character is a team effort. We admit families, not just students. We look for families who share our values, and motivated young men. More information about the application process can be found on our website.

DEAN/HEAD TEACHER: Julie Brua, Ed.D. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Catholic

ADMISSIONS: Applications open in November, form available on our website CONTACT: Mandy Castle, Director of Admissions

CONTACT: Director of Admissions: Joseph Egan (‘15)

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ABOUT US: Our mission to build men of intellect and character who love God is focused on educating the whole person. Northridge is a partnership between parents and educators dedicated to raising noble young men that strive to live by the highest ideals in life.

ACADEMICS: Middle School is designed based on the needs of students to both learn facts and subject matter and to grow in habits of study, organization, and an optimistic view of life. High School prepares students for college and builds men with a noble vision for life. Our Core + Elective model lays gives students flexibility and rigor suited to their God-given talents. CO-CURRICULAR ENRICHMENT/ARTS: High School: Concert/Pep/Jazz Band, String Ensemble, and Acapella Choir, Theater Department with multiple performances. Middle School: Band, Strings, and Choir, Theater Department with multiple performances.

ATHLETICS: Athletics are an integral part of the Northridge curriculum and play a significant role in shaping the character of our young men. High School Offerings: Soccer, Golf, Cross Country, Basketball, Wrestling, Swimming (club), Baseball, Track and Field, Lacrosse (club), Tennis. Middle School Offerings: Soccer, Golf, Cross Country, Basketball, Wrestling, Baseball, Track and Field.

CULTURE AND COMMUNITY: Northridge’s culture is rooted in relationships and role models. Friendships are at the core of our approach and make Northridge a wonderful place. We focus on high expectations rather than rules and allow students to be themselves.

OUTSTANDING CHARACTERISTICS: First class faculty, not just teachers, but mentors and role models to the young men at Northridge. We do not allow cell phones to be used on campus because numerous studies have demonstrated that smartphones and related electronics are frequently disruptive to the social development and learning environment for young men. Recent graduates have been admitted to Ivy League schools and top private schools across the country. Gym class every day. Each student is assigned a mentor or “advisor” who meets with them on a weekly or monthly basis. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: #1 Best All-Boys High School in Illinois #3 Best Catholic High School in Illinois Top 50 Catholic High School in America

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OPEN MORNINGS: Call to schedule a tour or fill out the online inquiry form on our website. CURRICULUM: From the youngest Primary Grade Center preschooler to the most mature 8th-grader at the Upper Grade Center, a School of St. Mary (SOSM) Crusader demonstrates genuine school pride, a sense of community, personal confidence, Catholic values, and a deep commitment to serving others. Since 1917, SOSM has remained committed to educating the whole child both within and outside the classroom.

ENRICHMENT: Extracurricular activities allow students to further their education and focus on their non-academic interests, forming well-rounded individuals.

CULTURE & COMMUNITY: The School of St. Mary partners with parents, parishioners, and staff to form a vibrant school community that engages, motivates, and supports students to be the best they can be! An active Parents Association and leadership team coordinates special events to engage students, build relationships, and broaden the community. Teachers pair Upper Grade Center students with buddies from our Primary Grade Center to mentor and assist them at school-related activities, including praying together at Mass, socializing at lunch, and sharing service projects. NEW TO YOUR SCHOOL: SOSM welcomed Dr. Julie Brua as our new principal beginning July 1, 2021. Dr. Brua brings 35 years of experience in the public-school setting and a passion for education.

OUTSTANDING CHARACTERISTICS: • Three-time recipient of the U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon award in the category of academic excellence. Only 38 private schools in the country have ever received this award three times.. • Two campuses provide age-appropriate learning as well as social-emotional well-being. • Our 100-year history of traditions and adaptations. • Small class sizes mean students get differentiated curriculum to reach their highest potential. • A robust student services department with a Director of Student Services, learning disabilities teachers, a reading specialist, and a social worker to meet the needs of all students. • Covering two-year-old preschool through 8th grade allows students to stay within SOSM Family for their elementary years. Allowing them to be known and nurtured as they grow into their true selves.

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THE SCHOOL OF SAINTS FAITH, HOPE & CHARITY

WEBSITE: nscds.org NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 540 GRADES: JK-12 TUITION: $21,820-$36,480

HEAD TEACHER: Tom Flemma, Head of School RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: N/A

ENTRANCE PROCEDURE: We acknowledge the unique circumstances that face each family in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have rethought our admission process at all grade levels to ensure we protect the health and safety of our school community, while maintaining our commitment to learning about each student and family who applies to NSCD. While the application process and information collected varies by the grade of entry, all families submit an application and fee, letters of recommendation, and participate in a student/parent interview as part of the admission process. CONTACT: Jason Giffen, Director of Admission and Financial Aid EMAIL: admissions@nscds.org

OPEN: Open House Registration - nscds.org/welcome In-person tours and visits by appointment only. Please contact admissions to schedule. CURRICULUM: At North Shore Country Day, we take pride in offering a well-rounded, skills-based education to students in junior kindergarten through 12th grade. Students are asked to apply their knowledge through a range of assessments and projects, developing strong analytical thinking, communication and creative problem-solving skills. While our program is challenging and college preparatory in nature, an emphasis on co-curricular participation in the arts, athletics and service to others ensures students explore their full selves. ENRICHMENT: By participating in arts, athletics and co-curricular activities, NSCD students gain poise and confidence, as well as forge lifelong friendships. Our lower school offers a number of after-school enrichment programs, such as open art studio, embryology, yoga and chorus. North Shore has always had a strong, diverse athletic program. Students play sports every school day throughout the year. Participation in athletics is required from sixth through 11th grades.

CULTURE & COMMUNITY: NSCD boasts an intentional school community founded out of the progressive education movement, guided by a strongly held belief in our mission and core values, and supported by the careful stewardship of generations of alumni, families, faculty and staff. We take tremendous pride in the community ethos and vibrant school culture we have cultivated over a century.

NEW TO YOUR SCHOOL: Founded in 1919, NSCD was the visionary answer to a fundamental question: What matters most when educating a child? Since then, we have continually refined our answer to propel our educational model forward with purpose and passion, building a transformative JK-12 community on four essential pillars: Connecting; Challenging; Engaging; Exploring. OUTSTANDING CHARACTERISTICS: Student-centered education for 540 students in junior kindergarten through 12th grade; students are from more than 27 suburban communities and Chicago, and 35 percent are students of color; 8 to 1 student/teacher ratio and 2 to 54 college counselor/student ratio; $2.5 million in financial aid allocated to 20 percent of the student body. Our school motto is "Live and Serve."

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WEBSITE: faithhopeschool.org NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 260 GRADES: Pre-k (ages 3 and 4), K-8 TUITION: Varies

DEAN/HEAD TEACHER: Tom Meagher, Principal

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Roman Catholic, Saints Faith, Hope & Charity Catholic Parish ADMISSIONS: Starts with in-person tours which are available after school. Online application is available on the website to help determine if the school is the right fit. We then reach out to parents to inform them of a decision. There are spots available in Fall 2021 for new students at all levels CONTACT: Tom Meagher, Principal EMAIL: office@faithhopeschool.org

ABOUT US: Faith Hope is a neighborhood Catholic parish school that offers an engaging and challenging environment to serve the whole child—mind, body, and soul. We offer a full line of services, including advanced classes for middle school, a Learning Lab to meet the needs of students of all learning levels, and a full-time school nurse. ACADEMICS: Beginning in kindergarten, we follow the Lucy Calkins Units of Study for Reading, Writing, and the Wilson Fundations Phonics program for students in K-2nd Grades. The goal is for students to be well prepared for middle school in reading and writing, both nonfiction and fiction. Math classes are vertically aligned through all grades with a focus on students having the ability to master Algebra 1 prior to graduating middle school. Students receive religion during the school day and mass is held once a week. Sacraments are first administered to students in 2nd grade to begin preparation for confirmation in 8th grade. FHC administers iReady assessments three times during the school year to measure academic attainment and growth. CO-CURRICULAR ENRICHMENT/ARTS & ATHLETICS: We offer interscholastic sports in competition with other Catholic schools. Sports include football for boys, cheerleading for girls, and basketball, volleyball, track and field, and cross country for both boys and girls. We offer afterschool care for our younger students. CULTURE AND COMMUNITY: We're a very welcoming community that aims to get people connected; our families reach out to each other. Events such as daddy/daughter dances and mom/son bingo nights, and May Crowning and hope ceremonies help to bring our community together. We are very inclusive; students come from our parish families as well as the surrounding community.

OUTSTANDING CHARACTERISTICS: We are a neighborhood school that delivers an exceptional academic and spiritual experience in the tradition of Catholic education where our students enjoy the start of their journey to become leaders in their community.

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Not Just Another School Day AT N O R T H S H O R E C O U N T RY DAY, W E F O C U S O N W H AT M AT T E R S M O S T by developing critical thinkers, collaborative problem solvers and caring citizens of the world. Families of every background from across Chicagoland entrust us with their children’s education because here, every student is known, valued and empowered to reach their full potential.

FA S T FAC T S F O U N D E D : 1919 M O T T O : “Live and Serve” G R A D E S : JK–12 ENROLLMENT:

Total enrollment—540 Upper School—215 Middle School—135 Lower School—190 Students of color—35% AV E R AG E C L A S S S I Z E : 14 S T U D E N T-T O -T E AC H E R R AT I O : 8 to 1 F I N A N C I A L A I D : $2.5 million in need-based financial aid to 20% of students

310 Green Bay Road Winnetka, IL 847.441.3313 admissions@nscds.org www.nscds.org/welcome

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ROCHELLE ZELL JEWISH HIGH SCHOOL

SACRED HEART SCHOOL

WEBSITE: shwschool.org NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 215 GRADES: 3-year-old Preschool through 8th Grade TUITION: $6,900 (K-8th Grade) DEAN/HEAD TEACHER: Mrs. Margaret Webb, Principal

WEBSITE: www.rzjhs.org NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 150 GRADES: 9th-12th Grades

DEAN/HEAD TEACHER: Tony Frank, Head of School RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Jewish

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Catholic

ENTRANCE PROCEDURE: Families apply online for 3 year old Preschool, 4 year old Junior Kindergarten, and 5 year old Kindergarten in early December. Applications for 1st through 8th grade open in early January.

ENTRANCE PROCEDURE: Submit an online application, along with supporting documentation (including transcripts and teacher recommendations). Incoming freshmen also need to take a placement test to determine a student’s high school readiness and to suggest appropriate course placement for freshman year.

CONTACT: Mrs. Margaret Webb, Principal EMAIL: mwebb@shwschool.org

CONTACT: Riv Lynch

OPEN MORNINGS: Tours for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year will begin in early November and can be scheduled online at www.shwschool.org or by calling (847) 446-0005.

EMAIL: rlynch@rzjhs.org

OPEN MORNINGS: Family tours and student shadow days are scheduled based on RZJHS and family availability, between 8:30am to 4pm Monday through Thursday and 8:30am to 1:30pm on Fridays. CURRICULUM: Rochelle Zell Jewish High School offers a college preparatory program that combines a rigorous general studies education with a comprehensive Jewish studies education, supplemented by strong athletic and fine arts programs and numerous extracurricular activities and leadership opportunities. Subject areas are integrated to enable students to experience the secular world from the perspective of Jewish values and practices. Small classes and individualized instruction help each student find his or her own voice, solve problems creatively, cultivate respect for individual differences, and develop a deep dedication to learning. The learning environment emphasizes creativity and critical thinking in both general and Jewish studies classes. The ability to question is embraced and valued. CULTURE & COMMUNITY: Life at Rochelle Zell is full of spirit and a tremendous sense of community. The school’s intimate environment enables Rochelle Zell students to develop friendships with grade-level peers as well as with older and younger students. There are also numerous opportunities for students to get involved socially through extracurricular clubs, athletics, and leadership programs.

OUTSTANDING CHARACTERISTICS: RZJHS stands out for its warm and welcoming community, the close relationships between teachers and students, and our commitment to the intellectual, spiritual and ethical growth of each student. Students at Rochelle Zell do not merely absorb the wisdom of others; they acquire their own wisdom.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: In 2001, a visionary group of leaders in Chicago set out to create a new high school that would combine the very best of the humanities, sciences, fine arts and Jewish studies together. They envisioned a place where students attending day schools could continue their Jewish education during the years that have the greatest impact on their Jewish identity. Rochelle Zell has earned a national reputation for its commitment to academic excellence. Every year, more Chicago-area families are discovering how Rochelle Zell’s outstanding faculty, integrated general and Jewish studies curriculum, vibrant community, and robust student life provides Jewish high school students with a unique opportunity to achieve their full potential.

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CURRICULUM: The children in our Preschool, half day & full day Junior Kindergarten, and full day Kindergarten attend STEAM, music, gym, library, and Spanish as part of the school day with our certified teachers, and also benefit from the resources of a full elementary school. Grades 1st through 5th are designed to give students the tools they need to be successful as lifelong learners. Junior High is designed to prepare our students to move on to a successful high school learning experience. ENRICHMENT: Sacred Heart students thrive academically, but there is so much more to their day—we offer year-round, no-cut sports, a highly regarded drama program, numerous after-school enrichment programs (beginning in 3 year old Preschool) and a teacher-staffed Homework Lab. CULTURE & COMMUNITY: Sacred Heart faculty, with input from Notre Dame University’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE), defined the innate beliefs shared by everyone at Sacred Heart. In summary, we believe: • We are made in the image & likeness of God; • We are a family; • Our time together matters; • We are always learning; and • Challenges are opportunities. Further, Sacred Heart School’s core values of Love, Serve, Engage, Discover, and Persevere help us to consistently live out our root beliefs.

NEW TO YOUR SCHOOL: Due to overwhelming demand, we’ve recently expanded our Junior Kindergarten program! Families have the option of either 1:30 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. dismissal as part of the robust JK program that prepares our students to succeed in our Kindergarten classes and beyond. OUTSTANDING CHARACTERISTICS: As a National Blue Ribbon Award-winning school, Sacred Heart School continues its long tradition of educating children’s hearts and minds; strong academics, meaningful service, and innovative technology are at the core of the Sacred Heart student experience. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Educating children’s hearts and minds in a faith-filled, Catholic community is our mission. We are proud of our growing school, successful students, and innovative faculty. To see what makes Sacred Heart School special, come for a private tour.

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School of St. Mary A Roman Catholic School since 1917

The School of St. Mary is committed to the development of the unique gifts of each child: spiritual, intellectual, physical & emotional.

To Learn.

St. Mary’s believes in educating the whole child both in the classroom and out. In a supportive atmosphere, students are challenged to academic excellence and provided with the knowledge and skills necessary for future success. Our curriculum includes acceleration as well as honors courses. We offer a STEAM lab, Spanish instruction, art appreciation as well as music theory and performance. The United States Department of Education has three times recognized the School of St. Mary as a National Blue Ribbon School in academic excellence. Only 38 private schools in the country have ever received this award three times.

To Serve.

From the youngest Primary Grade Center preschooler to the most mature 8th-grader at the Upper Grade Center, a School of St. Mary Crusader demonstrates genuine school pride, a sense of community, personal confidence, Catholic values, and a deep commitment to serving others. Faith development, self-awareness, academic achievement, and responsibility prepare our students to be leaders with high integrity. All students participate in programs and projects that foster a heightened awareness of the needs of others throughout the world. This offers students the experience of both giving and receiving from those served.

To Lead.

Faith development, self-awareness, academic achievement, and responsibility prepare our students to be leaders with high integrity. We offer a variety of extracurricular clubs and organizations, including a dynamic athletic program, vocal & instrumental musical opportunities, science & math clubs, chess, Junior National Honor Society, & Student Council. Many of our students are recognized in their respective high schools as valedictorians, student council and class officers, club leaders, exceptional service providers, athletes, and talented contributors to various aspects of the fine arts.

For more than 100 years, the School of St. Mary has remained steadfast to our motto: To Learn, To Serve, To Lead. Call today to see these words in action.

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WEBSITE: woodlandsacademy.org NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 120

WEBSITE: lfanet.org

NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 437 GRADES: 9-12 grades TUITION: Day Student: $47,300 Boarding Student: $63,700 DEAN/HEAD TEACHER: José M. De Jesús P’22 RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: N/A ADMISSIONS: Application requirements can be found on the Apply Page on the website (www.lfanet.org). We require standardized testing including the SSAT or ISEE, a student interview, transcripts, teacher recommendations and essays from the students and parents. CONTACT: Office of Admission EMAIL: admissions@lfanet.org OPEN MORNINGS: (When can parents visit?) We are offering a range of in-person and virtual visit options this fall including in-person tours, Shadow Days and information sessions. A full list of events and registration links can be found on our website (www.lfanet.org/admissions/visit-lfa) CURRICULUM: Our curriculum is individualized, tailored to each of our students as they learn and grow during their time here at LFA with 130+ courses, including 23 APs and 15 independent studies. Our Global Concentration and Arts Concentrations allow students to really delve into and flourish in an area of study. Classrooms are collaborative and engaging environments, promoted by our average class size of 12 and 6-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio. Our goal is for our students to leave our campus as inspired, global citizens. Specific course offerings can be found on our website (www.lfanet.org/academics/curriculum). ENRICHMENT: Our students have a multitude of choices on the athletic fields, in co-curriculars, with extracurriculars, and in all aspects of community life. LFA has 70+ clubs for students to foster passions and engage with their peers including Model UN, Black Student Union, Science Olympiad, Debate, and more! Community service plays a large part in LFA’s enrichment program through one of our most active clubs, INTERACT, and our Health, Wellness and Community program. In addition, there are 28 sports and art classes such as choir, orchestra, theater, ceramics, glass and photography from which to choose.

CULTURE & COMMUNITY: 51% of the student body is day students from 43 different cities, and 49% is boarding students from 15 states and 40 countries and territories. 36% identify as domestic students of color, and 25% are international students. LFA students have diverse backgrounds and life experiences, giving individuals in our community the opportunity to learn and engage with others who have different perspectives than their own. OUTSTANDING CHARACTERISTICS: College Counseling: 27:1 counselor to student ratio; experienced college counselors provide an individualized and supportive process to help students find their best fit college; 200+ colleges visit campus each year. Student Center for Global Leadership: The SCGL creates transformative and sustainable co-curricular programs that connect students to the local region, nation, and the world through travel, service learning, and partnerships that extend classroom learning outside of LFA. Student Travel: Over 25% of the student body travels annually on curricular and co-curricular trips across the U.S. and around the world. Recent school trips include: Olympic National Park in Washington State, Guadalupe, Kenya, Brazil, New York City, Japan and Russia.

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AGES: 14-18

TUITION: $29,500 tuition (day student)

DEAN/HEAD TEACHER: Dawn Nichols, Ed.D. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Catholic

ENTRANCE PROCEDURE: Prospective students and their families start the process by filling out an Admission Inquiry form on the school’s website. Then they can schedule a Shadow Day visit allowing the prospective student to experience the spirit and energy Woodlands Academy students possess in the classroom. The next steps are to fill out an online application, apply for financial aid and register for an entrance exam. All these steps can be completed by clicking on Admission at the top of school’s homepage and then Admissions Process. CONTACT: Alexandra Maegdlin PHONE: 847-234-4300 ext. 228

OPEN MORNINGS: There are some upcoming opportunities to learn about the transformative educational experience at Woodlands Academy. The school will be hosting an open house Sunday, Nov. 7, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Check woodlandsacademy.org/shadowday for upcoming shadow days. Contact the Officer of Admission at admission@woodlandsacademy.org to schedule a personal tour of campus any morning classes are in session CURRICULUM: Consistent with the Goals and Criteria for Sacred Heart education, Woodlands Academy’s academic program seeks to instill in its students a deep respect for intellectual values, academic integrity, and a lifelong passion for learning. ENRICHMENT: The Woodlands Academy Center for Global Studies engages students with comprehensive curricular, extracurricular, and service opportunities to immerse them in a global outlook, equipping them with the skills to act as responsible leaders on issues of global significance. Its students can participate in an international exchange program allowing them to spend some time abroad at one of the other Sacred Heart schools.

CULTURE & COMMUNITY: Woodlands Academy is an independent Catholic day-and-boarding, college-preparatory school for young women of all faiths in grades nine through 12. It’s part of a worldwide network of 25 schools in the U.S. and Canada and more than 150 schools in a total of 41 countries on six continents. The benefits of an all- girls' school do not come from separating girls from the boys, but from the ability of a girls' school to focus entirely on the education, development, and well-being of girls. At Woodlands Academy girls learn experientially that they have no limits. 

OUTSTANDING CHARACTERISTICS: In 2020, Woodlands Academy was recognized by the U. S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School. This coveted award, based on a school's overall academic performance, affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. Woodlands Academy was once again named Illinois’ top all-girls high school in the 2021 report by Niche, an independent research company, which also ranks Woodlands #1 Best Catholic High School in Illinois.

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PLAYING CATCH UP ACADEMIC APPROACH FOUNDER AND CEO MATTHEW PIETRAFETTA SAYS NEW DATA IS STARTING TO PROVIDE A PICTURE OF HOW REMOTE LEARNING IMPACTED THE ACADEMIC PROGRESS OF ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. BY MITCH HURST THE NORTH SHORE WEEKEND

Last time The North Shore Weekend caught up with Matthew Pietrafetta, CEO of Academic Approach, he said we wouldn’t know how much students were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic until another round of standardized testing was complete. Results from testing are starting to trickle in and they show that students who were put in the position of having to learn remotely or who faced other constraints now must meet the challenges of catching up. “There were a lot of predictions that students could lose as much as 50 percent learning, especially in math, compared to an average school year,” Pietrafetta says. “Now the data we’re seeing show that the impact is significant but far less than the direst predictions suggested.” A recent report from ACT, the college

entrance exam maker, shows a drop in scores in all subjects among juniors and seniors. ACT equates this to a drop of three months of academic learning in the classroom.

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H owe ve r, t h i s d a t a come from students who were able to test in person for the 2020-2021 school year. “The students missing f rom this testing data set, in many cases, are from underserved areas where they lacked access to in-person schooling and testing,” he says. “We still don’t have 100 percent year-over-year testing data across all the different demographics to assess and answer the question of how much learning loss occurred.” Pietrafetta prefers to view the latest numbers as indicative of a learning delay rather than as a loss. It is something that can absolutely be overcome with concerted effort. Academic Approach is the Chic ago area’s premier test preparation and tutoring company and was founded by Pietrafetta two decades ago. It is times like these when students have faced learning disruptions that the company’s services are vital. In addition to working with families, Academic Approach

also partners with schools, school districts, and community organizations to share its expertise more broadly. “I think what we've all known—those of

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us who work in education, those of us who are parents—is that for the past year and a half our students haven’t been as rigorously engaged in academic work as we have seen in the past and as we want them to be,” says Pietrafetta. “We all got a window into what school looked like, and it just wasn’t the same.” Pietrafetta says some of the biggest delays brought on by the pandemic are in the younger grades, simply because the younger the student, the more likely the student is to lack both the foundational skills and academic behaviors to compensate for disrupted learning. “It really does depend upon the data available to the school. If the school hasn’t been testing and comparing year-over-year trends, then you don’t know what you don’t know,” Pietrafetta says. “What you don’t know can hurt you because it’s difficult to know the exact impact on any particular subject or grade level without the data and its analysis.” While he focuses on how students were impacted academically the last two years, Pietrafetta acknowledges that understanding how they were impacted socially and emotionally is as or more important. “The first priority was and remains the social and emotional, making sure our children are safe physically as they're dealing with the pandemic and maintaining their social and emotional health,” he says. “There are rever-

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berating effects of depression and trauma that educators are focused on.” Pietrafetta recently participated in a panel discussion about the importance of social and emotional health and how educators and parents can help students grow both emotionally and academically. “The conversation covered many important topics relevant to social and emotional learning (SEL) and how parents can support the development of their children’s SEL skills,” Pietrafetta says. “From promoting self-management skills to working with teachers to encourage students’ self-advocacy, the topics are relevant to current education research and include practical advice for parents to apply with children across a range of ages.” Pietrafetta talked about how to encourage “active learners” by focusing on their passions and helping them to plan and prepare to learn. “Growth-minded learners,” who understand that learning is a process, can be encouraged through positive reinforcement to continually improve. “In the end, we want to cultivate children/ students who are active, resilient problemsolvers in school and in life,” Pietrafetta says. “As parents and educators, we all are actively engaged in this classroom.” For more information, visit academicapproach.com or call 888-394-5060. THE NORTH SHORE WEEKEND


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STILL SIZZLING LAKE BLUFF ARTIST AND NEW TRIER WEST HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE SANDIE BACON ALL SET TO SHARE HER MOVING WORK AND VARIETY OF DRAWING AND PAINTING TECHNIQUES AT ART POP EVENT IN LAKE FOREST. BY BILL MCLEAN ILLUSTRATION BY BARRY BLITT

The porthole depicted near the top of the vibrant mural inside the Sunset Foods entrance in Lake Forest doesn’t wink. But if it did, it would be so Sandie Bacon, the mural’s creator. “I love the water,” says the Lake Bluff artist and art teacher, who had swum laps at a pool in Waukegan earlier in the day. “I love it as a symbol. My favorite place near water is Monterey Beach in California. It’s where you get to see otters and lots of rocks. “I’ve always enjoyed viewing the flow of water, the rhythm of waves.” Interested in being doused with Bacon’s fathomless talent and information on her drawing and painting techniques—without having to fish for a life preserver? Then simply show up at Art Pop in Lake Forest (724 North Western Avenue) on October 23, 1-3 p.m. Bacon—co-president of Artists on the Bluff—was tapped to be the first artist to exhibit their work in a series of Artist-inResidence presentations. A joint venture between Artists on the Bluff, Deerpath Art League, and the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Artisan Guild, Pop Art is a volunteer, nonprofit art gallery installed in un-leased spaces in the center of downtown Lake Forest. All kinds of art—paintings, photography, jewelry, millinery, and other forms— brightened the days of passersby during the darkest days of the pandemic in 2020. Each Artist-in-Residence event is free, and at the spotlight-on-Bacon kickoff you’ll also learn all about the classically trained, versatile artist who grew up in Winnetka and was drawn to drawing at the age of 6. She took middle school classes taught by Art Institute of Chicago instructors and honed her craft in New Trier West High School and Winnetka Community

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House art classes. “Community art, such as a mural, often encourages the public to talk about art, and it sometimes reminds the local residents of the qualities that make their community special or distinctive,” says Bacon, who, while researching Libertyville before creating a mural for that suburb’s Sunset Foods (1451 East Peterson Road), discovered that future Hollywood

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legend Marlon Brando had hopped on his motorcycle as a teenager one day and burned rubber in a Libertyville High School hallway. A Bacon mural can also be appreciated at the Sunset Foods in Highland Park (1812 Green Bay Road). Bacon has completed more than 40 community art projects, including several during her 12 years in New York City. Her “regular paintings”—Bacon’s humble description for striking works that are far from “regular”—have appeared at national and international shows and galleries since around 2005. A regional instructional resource for Golden Paint, the leading supplier of acrylic paint and other art supplies, Bacon has taught at the Evanston Art Center and at too-many-to-count other venues in the Midwest. In New York she was involved with LEAP (Learning through an Expanded Arts Program), which promotes access and equity for New York City students underserved in the arts. “Featuring animals has been a big part of my artwork,” says Bacon, a former Bronx Zoo tour guide. “I’ve also used my art to create awareness about the changes our environment is undergoing.” Bacon holds a BA in fine arts from the University of Redlands in California and earned her MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art (painting). Her most influential art professor, the late John Petri Brownfield, was a longtime faculty member (19652004) at the University of Redlands. He died in 2020 at age 79. Brownfield was born in Chicago and graduated from Taft High School in 1958. “He made art personal,” Bacon says. “His art and his teaching had quite an impact on me.”

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Community art, such as a mural, often encourages the public to talk about art, and it sometimes reminds the local residents of the qualities that make their community special or distinctive.

James Malcolm, a University of Redlands biology professor, told Redlands Community News that Brownfield was a gifted figurative artist. “He did wonderful portraits,” Malcolm added. “He was continuously inventive. He tried every medium, from fresco to gesso to even body molding. He had a huge sense of fun, with many jokes in his works, like his selfportrait in the form of a hooting chimpanzee.” Bacon lived on a boat off the Eastern Seaboard for years. On land her murals adorned the walls inside mansions in Newport, Rhode Island. Remember the imaginative, colorful ceramic dogs that Lake Bluff displayed publicly—or “officially unleashed,” in the delightful words of a clever committee member—to commemorate the village’s 125th anniversary in 2020? Bacon served as an invaluable adviser for the project. But the Bacon project that will make you stop, or your grocery cart’s wheels halt, for years and years is that 2018 mural inside Sunset Foods in Lake Forest. Its colors pop, pop, pop. The drawing of two trios of carrots, flanking a huge depiction of a tomato slice, highlights the bottom of the mural. Images of to-die-for desserts take up most of the lower left corner. Drink it in. It’ll make your mouth … water. Visit artistsonthebluff.org for more information about Art Pop, located at 724 North Western Avenue, Lake Forest. Sandie Bacon’s website address is sandiebaconfineart.com. Check out Sandie’s official ArtPrize entries, including “Dragon Kites” and “Sign for Our Time,” from this year and past years at artprize.org/sandie-bacon. THE NORTH SHORE WEEKEND


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