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LILA Board of Directors Encourages Candidates To Apply Now

The Lakes International community is currently seeking interested candidates for positions on the School Board. There will be openings for two at-large positions (a teacher or parent can fill the positions ) , one parent position, and one community member position.

The term of office for the at-large and parent positions will be for two years, from July 2018 – June 2020.

The term of office for the community member position will be for one year, from July 2018 – June 2019.

It's an excellent opportunity to help shape the school's future for your children and for students in the community and beyond.

Complete the candidate form online here by Friday, March 23, 2018 at 4 p.m. For more information about the positions and expectations, please see the School Board web page and the Board Election Information Packet.

Voting will take place online from Monday, March 26, 2018 through Monday, April 9, 2018. All staff and parents or legal guardians of current students, aged 18 and above, are eligible to vote.

Election results announced at LILA Annual Meeting, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. New school board members will be inducted at the July 2018 School Board meeting.

YMCA Youth Programs Open For Registration

The Forest Lake YMCA, one of LILA's partners, offers several programs that fit well with our school’s IB philosophy. Check out these options and register at the YMCA website today! Students can join anytime during the school year.

Y’s Start

For grades 5-8, free for Y Members.
Mondays; choose 3-4:30 OR 6:00-7:30 when you register.

With Y's Start you can:

  • Plan and conduct service projects
  • Develop your team building and leadership skills
  • Meet new people
  • Go on exciting field trips into the community

Leader's Club

Grades 7-12. No cost.
Choose Wednesdays, 3-4pm OR Thursdays, 5-6pm when you register.

At Leader's Club, teens work together to develop leadership skills through volunteering, healthy living, making friends, and fun learning projects. You’ll have opportunities to:

  • Attend workshops on leadership skills
  • Develop team building skills
  • Meet new people
  • Serve others through service projects

Leaders Rallies
Leaders Club participants have the opportunity to attend Leaders Rallies: weekend-long retreats for Leaders Clubs across the Midwest. At rallies, teens hear from speakers and connect with fellow leaders from all over the country.

Central Learning School
A week-long leadership training program that helps teens develop new skills and grow as individuals. More information available online.

Questions?

Contact April Yetter via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 651-747-0803.

Check it out: https://www.ymcamn.org/locations/forest_lake_ymca/kid_teen_activities

2017-18 Model Assembly Registration Open Now (Grades 8-12)

Register By October 3!

Students in grades 8-12 are invited to participate in the 2017-2018 Model Assembly and Model United Nations programs. Students solve governing problems, role-playing as legislators, judges, cabinet members, and more. Read the PDF for more information, including an FAQ. The conference dates are January 4-7, 2018. Meetings will be held 1 or 2 times per week in December to prepare. Questions or to indicate your interest, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

LILA Test Dates For 2017-18

Please Note These Testing Dates

LILA meets all requirements for assessments as a Minnesota public school. We also administer some tests as a way to help guide our students' progress. Parents can participate in the process by ensuring their student has a good night's sleep prior to the test, eats a well-balanced breakfast, and comes to school on testing dates on time. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Executive Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Lower School) or Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Upper School). As the dates get closer, classroom teachers will keep families informed about specific test dates and times for each student. Together, we can help LILA students achieve their potential!

Lower School - Click here.

Upper School - Click here.