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Welcome to Orchard Place

Forest School

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Welcome to the home of the Falcons! We invite you to explore some of the great things Forest has to offer. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our school office at 847-824-1380.

Principal Newsletter

Principal, Amber Soike's page where she publishes her weekly Newsletters.

Campus Parent

Campus Parent is our new Student Information System portal for families. You can register your child, see their class information and more.

Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Organic Life will provide menus 10 days before each month.

School Supplies List

Forest Falcons

Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Kind


A Deeper Dive into our School

We invite you to take a few minutes to take a deeper dive into the walls of our school. We are proud to share with you our celebrations, innovations and student engagements happening each and every day.

62 Stories: Paraeducators

Narrated by Kathleen Kelly Colgan and Amy Cengel. District 62's Paraeducators play such a critical role in the lives of children. Learn more about our Paraeducators and the difference they make each day.

Supporting the Whole Child

District 62 continues to place an emphasis on supporting the needs of all children especially as it relates to social emotional learning "SEL" and supports.

Video Testimonials

Sharing Our Stories

Celebrating our Success in the Classrooms

We invite you to take a look at the innovation and learning happening inside our school here at Forest Elementary.

Dr. Michael Amadei

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Superintendent of Schools

Ms. Amy Capps

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Parent & PTC Member

Mr. George Carrera

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Ms. Elizabeth Juskiewicz

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Director of Second Language Learners

Mr. Ben Keele

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Student Services Coordinator

Forest School

By the Numbers


Teachers FTE


Support Staff


Languages Spoken



Data Updated on 5/31/24




Teacher Retention

62 United