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Four girls performing at this year's Maternelle spectacle

Spectacles started last Friday with our maternelle students, who went above and beyond for this year's Olympic theme!

School Moments, en bref

2024-6-11 En Bref
  • For the second year in a row, 10th grade Bac students took part in Think & Make – a year-long entrepreneurship awareness and training program. In partnership with Tous Entreprenants, students learned about the phases of creating a product or service in response to a need. After working in groups, students presented their final pitches in front of jury of professionals and teachers. Congratulations to Filippa A., Sophia D., Paul L. and Samuel L. for winning best project for their "Oyster" app, which helps long-term unemployed individuals find good-fit jobs.
  • Bravo to our budding young reporters! After several weeks' work, the second issue of the primary school's LFC Times and the very first issue of the secondary school's LFC Times have been printed. The former features articles written by our 4th and 5th graders in language workshops and writing production sessions. The latter was designed and laid out by our 10th-grade Bac students after their inspiring meeting with Frédéric Vidal, creator and editor-in-chief of the French comic strip magazine Casemate.
  • Congratulations to our Grade 9 to 12 students for completing ten hours or more of community service this year! To help foster a culture of global citizenship, social equity, and meaningful outreach within our community, LFC has a community service requirement that must be completed each year by each high school student. Of these ten service hours, at least five must be obtained with outside organizations (PAWS, Friendship Center, KEEN, etc.).
  • As part of the transition from primary to secondary, the PE department organized the 4th edition of the PE Cycle 3 Olympics. Twenty-four teams composed of 4th, 5th and 6th-grade students competed in various physical and sporting activities such as handball, basketball, ultimate Frisbee, badminton and track & field. The event ended with an award ceremony and snacks.
  • There's nothing more French than dictation! In May, our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders took part in the first edition of “Dictée Star,” a French spelling and grammar contest between the nine classes. After three rounds, Marie-Sophie L.-S., became our new Star!
  • Per LFC tradition, 2nd graders spent three days at Camp Edwards in Wisconsin. Students took part in nature activities such as rock climbing, cooperative games and archery, as well as learned about the local flora and fauna of the forests and wetlands. They ended their trip with a campfire party complete with s'mores and an evening stroll through the forest!


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Photo of senior Camille N. in her college gear, next to two photos from her years at the LFC

Each year, our graduating students are accepted to universities all around the world. The College Counseling Office works closely with each student to find universities that best fit his or her goals and interests to ensure that s/he continues to excel. With the University Bound series, we highlight some of their stories. This week's interview showcases Camille N., a senior in the BFI program, who will be attending Centrale-Supélec - McGill next year.

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Yearbook photos of three LFC seniors with Bocconi University logo below

Each year, our graduating students are accepted to universities all around the world. The College Counseling Office works closely with each student to find universities that best fit his or her goals and interests to ensure that they continue to excel. With the University Bound series, we highlight some of their stories. This week's interview showcases Valentine B. and Elias B., both seniors in the BFI program, as well as Luca M., a senior in the IB program. These three students will be attending Bocconi University next year.

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Collage of four photos from this year's trip to the worldwide Math Olympiad competition

At LFC, students regularly achieve excellence in math competitions organized for French schools worldwide. This year was a particularly landmark year, with four of our students achieving such outstanding results in their 11th-grade Olympiades de Mathématiques that their names will go down in the Lycée's record books!

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Headshots of the five incoming board members above a photo of the LFC

The LFC Board of Trustees is pleased to welcome its newest members, Ross Allen, Quentin Calder, Victoria Ghanem, Jake Kahn and Pierre Lorieau, whose three-year terms will start on July 1, 2024. The Board is also pleased to announce that current Board member Brigitte Ozzello will be the new Chair of the Board. She will begin her two-year term on July 1, 2024. As Virginie Ott-Bono finishes her term as Chair and transitions to her one-year position as Past-chair, we thank her for her leadership and hard work over the last several years on behalf of the school.

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Collage of 5 photos from this year's Flames season

This spring, our Flames athletes represented LFC throughout Illinois with enthusiasm and talent. They achieved impressive results and we are proud of their accomplishments:

  • In middle school:
    • In track and field:
      • Our four 4x100m relay sprinters (Ainslie B., Amel D., Maya L. and Nya S.) qualified for the IHSA State Finals, where they placed 17th. A remarkable performance by our runners.
      • Maya L. also qualified for the IHSA State finals in the 200m race and long jump, taking home a 6th-place medal for her 4.85m jump and 11th place for her 28"24 time in the 200m. Incredible!
    • In volleyball, the JV boys (Grades 6-7) are CAMS League champions after beating British 2-1 in the final. The Varsity boys (Grade 8) placed 2nd after a close final match against British, losing by only two points.
    • In soccer, the girls team also placed 2nd in the CAMS League after a thrilling season.
  • In high school:
    • In track and field, Layla L. qualified for the 100m and 200m finals of the IHSA State Finals — where she placed 5th in the 100m and 7th in the 200m. Extraordinary!
    • In volleyball, our players shined all season by not only reaching the final of their Lakeshore Athletic League, but also the final of the regionals competition, where they were bested by Lane Tech.
    • In soccer, our players achieved the same feat — reaching both the Lakeshore Athletic League final and regional finals, losing to Latin.

Many thanks to their respective coaches for their dedication and professionalism.

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Five photos from Earth Day at the LFC and the GEMS Climate Summit

For the past several years, the sustainability efforts at the LFC have been growing in exciting new ways, thanks to the work of our sustainable development coordinators, science department, LFC Green Committee and Parent Association. This year, that work has continued, with impactful new initiatives being organized to help reach our sustainability goals. 

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