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April 7, 2017
In This Issue
Principal's Column
Statebound Lancers
Class of 2017 Announcements
PSAT Make-up Exam
Summer Sports Camps
Summer School Registration
Movie Night
Trivia Night Fundraiser
LPEF Golf Classic
Spring Musical
Community Connection
Important Dates
Principal's Column 
The return from spring break has been busy and successful with the completion of all-school PSAT/SAT testing. Thank you to our students, families and staff for creating a positive testing environment. This week also marked Election Day in which Lake Park Board of Education incumbents Claire Adachi, Keri DeWaele, Janice Gatbunton and Tom Hollatz were reelected to 4-year terms. We appreciate their commitment to our students, families and communities and look forward to the continued leadership they will provide for the District.

Nationally, April represents Autism Awareness Month and our Lancers are making great strides by sharing information and fundraising. Today, Lake Park Transition students will host the 3rd annual Autism Awareness Walk N' Roll at East Campus from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Transition programs from Glenbard North High School, Leyden High School and WDSRA will be participating in the walk. The purpose of this event is to raise funds for the Autism Society of America. Kohl's Cares will donate $500 to this national cause.

Schoolwide, students in the Pathways program at both campuses are posting a tree outside their classrooms. Clubs, teams, classrooms and staff are invited to help grow the autism awareness tree by decorating and signing a "puzzle-piece leaf" to hang in the hallway. The puzzle piece is a symbol reflecting the mystery and complexity of autism. The hopefulness of the puzzle piece is that although autism is complex, it is being pieced together much like a puzzle, with research making the big picture more clear.

Student Council is once again sponsoring an annual autism charity event on Thursday, April 13 at 3:30 p.m. Freshman baseball and softball teams will face off at East Campus on the freshman softball field, while sophomore baseball and JV softball compete on the varsity field. The final showdown occurs at 4:30 p.m. when varsity baseball takes on varsity softball! Concessions and excellent raffle prizes will be available. Admission is $3 per person with all proceeds benefitting Autism Speaks.

Philanthropic efforts are certainly a hallmark of the Lancer community. I'm very proud of our students and happy to share the generous ways they support their classmates as well as national initiatives.
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Lancers Continue to Represent at State

Best wishes to 10 West Campus students who will represent Lake Park this weekend at the FCCLA  State Leadership Conference in Springfield . Sponsored by Family and Consumer Science teachers Jenny Henderson and Nancy Oswald, the FCCLA students will participate in a variety of competitions including fashion design, marketing and culinary.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (formerly Future Homemakers of America) is the Career and Technical Student Organization for Family and Consumer Science students. FCCLA is a national student organization that helps young men and women become better leaders in their families, careers and communities. 
Students learn skills for life: planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making and interpersonal communication. 

FCCLA is the only student organization with the family as its focus. Members have the opportunity to demonstrate leadership skills through participating in proficiency events, showcasing community service projects, exploring careers, attending educational sessions and electing officers.
Announcements for the Graduating Class of 2017

Scholarship Recognition
Lake Park High School will host its annual Scholarship and Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the West Campus auditorium to honor graduating students who are the recipients of a college, athletic, corporate/local organization or Lake Park scholarship(s). 

To ensure your student is appropriately recognized in the program, please provide all applicable award information to Mrs. Field in the West Campus Counseling Office. Copies of award letters can be delivered at school or scanned and emailed to mfield@lphs.org and must be submitted no later than Monday, April 24 to be included in the ceremony's program.

Diplomas and Final Transcripts
December and May graduates will receive their diplomas during commencement. If a student wishes not to participate in the commencement, a guardian must notify the registrar, Mrs. Smith, by Friday, May 5 to make arrangements to pick-up the diploma after Wednesday, May 31. Diplomas will not be mailed.

Any outstanding fees must be paid before final transcripts can be issued. Please see Mrs. O'Neil in the main office to take care of outstanding fees. Please note: After Friday, May 5, no checks will be accepted for payment; only cash or credit card will be accepted for outstanding fees.

Students must request that a final transcript be sent to the college/university where they have been accepted and will be attending through Parchment.com. Again, final transcripts cannot be sent if there are any outstanding fees.
PSAT Make-up Exam Scheduled for April 12
A PSAT 9 and PSAT 10 make-up session will be held at East Campus on Wednesday, April 12 from 12:55 to 4:00 p.m. immediately following the dismissal of students on the SMART Day. Any 9th-grade student who was absent from testing on April 5 should report to room 232 at East Campus. Any 10th-grade student who was absent should report to room 233. Students will be able to take the 4:00 p.m. bus home.
Lake Park Summer Camp Registration Available Online
Lake Park is offering summer sports camps for badminton, baseball, basketball, cross country, Cheer, football, golf, gymnastics, Lancettes, soccer, tennis, track & field, volleyball and wrestling. Camps are open to LPHS students, plus feeder school students only (Itasca D10, Medinah D11, Roselle D12, Bloomingdale D13 and Keeneyville D20). 

View a complete list of camps being offered Registration for camps must be completed online with a credit card. If you have registered for summer camps in previous years, use your login and password that you previously set-up. If this is your first time, you can establish an account by following the prompts on the registration site. 

No camps will be conducted from July 3-7, 2017. Registration received after Thursday, June 1 will incur an additional non-refundable late registration fee of $10.00. Please see camps for specific dates and information related to cost, registration deadlines, refunds and more. For questions, please email  Connie Day-Adams  or  call (630) 295-5326.
Summer School Registration Now Open
Information about the schedule, cost and enrollment for summer school is now available. View more details and access the registration form. First semester enrollment is due Friday, May 26.

Lake Park will be offering five Boot Camp classes this summer at East Campus and West Campus. The classes are designed to provide enrichment and a sound foundation in different subject areas. All classes are offered on a non-credit basis. Classes will run depending on enrollment; therefore, a full refund will be processed if classes are cancelled due to low enrollment. View more details and access the registration form

Driver Education will be offered from June 12 to July 21. View more details and access the registration form that is due on Friday, May 5. Students enrolling in the program are required to attend a Driver Education Orientation that will be hosted on Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the East Campus auditorium.
Social Studies Movie Night Series Concludes April 25
Make plans to attend the final screening in this school year's "Social Studies Movie Night" series on Tuesday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m. in the West Campus auditorium.  Students, families and community members are invited to this free opportunity to enjoy the film.

"Miracle" is the story of the 1980 United States men's Olympic Hockey team who competed for the gold medal in the Lake Placid Winter Olympics. Coach Herb Brooks had to build a team of college players to compete with some of the best amateur teams in the world such as the team from the Soviet Union. With the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union still raging, the U.S. team had to face the political challenges of the Cold War as well the competition on the ice.

For extra credit, students will have the opportunity to answer one of two questions and submit to their teacher by Thursday, April 27.
Join Fun, Friendly Competition at Trivia Night 
The Lake Park Band Auxiliary invites you to participate in a trivia night and auction fundraiser on Saturday, April 22 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. (silent auction opens at 6:30 p.m.) The event will be hosted at Trinity Lutheran Church, 405 South Rush Street, Roselle.

Categories can include movie clips, famous quotes, sports, geography, theme songs, history, TV shows and more. Organize a group of friends and family to create a team of 8 (up to 10 by request). If you do not have a full table, contact Pam Falco at  pfalco@lakeparkband.com to help you form a team. The best table/theme will win a prize. Decorating is optional. 

Admission is $25 per person; registration and payment is due by Wednesday, April 19Pick your table and sign up your team! 
LPEF Golf Classic:  Registration Open!
The Lake Park Educational Foundation will host the Golf Classic on Monday, June 19 at the Bloomingdale Golf Club. This fun event will allow golfers of all skill levels to have a great time on the course while raising funds for the LPEF's teacher grants, scholarships and the emergency need and support fund. The outing includes continental breakfast, light lunch, 18 holes of golf and a cookout at the end of the day.

The cost is $130 per golfer or $500 for a foursome. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or to register, visit the Golf Classic Page.
Spring Musical Features the Roaring 1920's  
When Millie Dillmount (senior Angela Krokos), a plucky, small town girl, searches for love and adventure in New York City in the Roaring Twenties, she stumbles into the Hotel Priscilla, a boarding house for single women. The hotel is run by Mrs. Meers (senior Grace Tolentino), a woman who is not the lady she appears to be. There, Millie discovers a shocking truth a nd falls in love with Jimmy Smith (senior Giuliano Catalano). Millie, and a cast of vivid characters , will joyously sing and dance their way into your hearts. 

Performances are Thursday through Saturday, April 27-29 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m. in Lake Park East Campus Dice Auditorium.   

Admission is $7 for adults; $5 for students; and senior citizens, children under 13 and LP students with an ID are free. Tickets are available by contacting lptheatreboxoffice@lphs.org.
Community Connection

Through a continued partnership with Glenbard High School District 87, Lake Park families are invited and welcome to attend the Glenbard Parent Series (GPS) Navigating Healthy Families. The programs are free and open to the public; no registration is required.

Tuesday, April 11, 7:00 p.m., College of DuPage, McAninch Arts Center

Wednesday, April 19, 7:00 p.m., Glenbard East High School
Choice of Two Programs: A Survival Guide to Parenting Boys or  Navigating Educational and Other Challenges for Immigrant Students and Their Families
Important Dates
April 12        SMART Day
April 12        PSAT Make-up Exam 
April 12        Band Solo and Ensemble Recital
April 14        Student Non-attendance Day; Offices Closed
April 20        Spirit of Excellence Awards Banquet
April 22         Band Auxiliary Trivia Night/Silent Auction
April 24        Board of Education Meeting
April 25        Social Studies Movie Night
April 26        National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
April 27        Prom Ticket Sales Begin
April 27        College 101 Information Night
April 27-30  Spring Musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie"