Updated: February 19, 2013 11:53AM
Meeting: Woodland Community Consolidated School District 50 will host an informational meeting about the district’s Dual Language Program for parents of students entering kindergarten in the fall Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. at Woodland Primary School, 17366 W. Gages Lake Road. Parents must attend to be considered for the lottery. If you can’t attend, another meeting will be held following kindergarten registration. Details, (847) 984-8840.
Performance: Woodland Middle School’s Drama Club will present “Headin’ for the Hills” Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Middle School, 7000 Washington St. In this comedy, students take you to Lonesome Polecat, a hillbilly town where two feuding families, the Tollivers and the Calhouns, live. Tickets are $5 and $30 for children 13 and under. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Details, (847) 856-3400.
Orientation: Current eighth grade students and their parents are invited to Class of 2017 Curriculum Orientation Night Jan. 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Lake Forest High Schools, 1285 N. McKinley Road. Counselors will provide an overview of the registration process and share a variety of patterns of courses possible for a four-year academic plan; and in classroom format, faculty members will answer questions and present specific information about course offerings. Shuttle bus service will be provided from both the Lake Bluff and Deer Path Middle Schools starting at 5:30 p.m. Details, www.lfhs.org.
Presentation: Lake Forest High School APT Parent Awareness will host a presentation by Deborah Heitner, assistant professor of media studies at Lake Forest College, titled “Smart Phones/Dumb Choices” Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. Find out what our teens are really doing with these mini-computers and how it affects school, family and friendships. Details, (847) 234-3600.
Jam: The District 128 Community Partnership for Healthy Youth (CPHY) will host an all-ages band jam Jan. 17 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Sullivan Center, 635 Aspen Drive. The event will feature a performance by Jamie Lono, finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” and 2007 Vernon Hills High School graduate. Two bands featuring District 128 students, Five Years and Mystic Tomato, will also perform. Admission is $5, and the first 100 people will receive free pizza. Details, (847) 932-2158.