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February 10, 2017
In This Issue
Principal's Column
Statebound Lancers
TCD A-Team
Parent Teacher Conferences
AP Exams
Hoops for Heart
Movie Night
Turnabout Dance
Lancer Family Feud
LPEF Scholarships
Community Connection
Important Dates
Principal's Column 
This time of year always presents a unique opportunity of straddling two school years - focusing on our current school year and planning ahead for next school year. Activities and preparation are underway to graduate the Class of 2017, and similarly have begun to welcome the Class of 2021. 

Lake Park's collaborative year-round efforts with the sender schools, both public and parochial, contribute to a smooth transition for incoming freshmen. Earlier this week, I met with the middle school principals for one of our quarterly meetings that directly benefit incoming students and families. Dedicating time to discussing informational items, course placement, technology services and more helps to create a seamless transition between school districts.

Beyond administratively, similar "articulation" meetings are occurring between teachers. From sharing professional development opportunities and extending invitations for classroom visits, the eighth grade teachers can learn more about the high school's expectations for students.

At the recommendation of the middle schools, Lake Park's district website now features an informational page to Welcome Future Lancer Families, including eighth graders and transfer students. This new resource provides accurate and timely information, particularly about upcoming orientation events.

Although the course registration process is nearly complete for the Class of 2021, student outreach efforts will continue this spring. Guidance counselors and current Lancers will make site visits to the middle schools to highlight expectations and involvement opportunities. Many of the upperclassmen enjoy the chance to return to their alma mater and talk about life in high school.

Lake Park annually opens our facilities to sender schools to host the eighth grade graduation ceremonies. It seems only fitting that commencement occur where the next chapter begins for these students. We greatly appreciate the partnership to share the educational experiences that prepare their current students and our future Lancers.
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Lancer Pride Shines in State Competitions
Competitive Cheerleading
2017 IHSA Team State Qualifiers 
Congratulations to Lake Park's Competitive Cheerleading team that qualified for the IHSA State meet at the Conant Sectional. On February 3 in Bloomington, the Lancers competed in the preliminary round and finished 17th in the Co-Ed team division.

This represented the 12th-consecutive trip to State for the cheerleading program. Lake Park Cheer has now qualified for State every year of IHSA competition since its inception in 2005-2006.

The cheer coaches are Head Coach Samantha  LaLonde and Assistant Coaches McKenzie Mildren and Gina Turano.

Representing Lake Park student activities, nine Lancers will be competing in the IHSA State Chess Championship Tournament on February 10-11 . Nearly 150 teams will compete over the two days of competition at the Peoria Civic Center. The chess team is coached by faculty sponsors Sidney Hsu and James Kryger. 

TCD Students Named to A-Team Honor Roll
Congratulations to 30 Lake Park students who achieved Honor Roll recognition for the fall semester of the 2016-2017 school year at Technology Center of DuPage. 

  View the complete list of Honor Roll students.

TCD Morning Session Honor Roll Recipients

TCD Afternoon Session Honor Roll Recipients
Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduler Available Soon
Lake Park High School will host parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, March 2 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at both campuses. These conferences allow parents/guardians an opportunity to meet with teachers on an individual basis. Parents are encouraged to meet with as many teachers as possible.

Students will have a half-day of school and follow a SMART-day schedule with dismissal at 12:08 p.m. for West Campus and 12:48 p.m. for East Campus.

The electronic conference scheduler will be available from Friday, February 17 at 6:00 a.m. until Wednesday, March 1 at 3:00 p.m. Additional instructions were recently sent to all families.
AP Test Registration Available Online
Advanced Placement testing will occur from  May 1 to May 12. Lake Park is pleased to once again offer online AP test registration and payment. To register,  visit the registration link  that will remain open until the end of the day (11:59 p.m.) on Friday, March 17

The College Board has established this year's fee of $93  per test. For those who prefer to pay by check, complete registration online and bring in or mail a check to Mrs. Sheila Finstein in the West Campus main office . Please make checks payable to "Lake Park High School" and provide your student's ID number in the memo line. 
Once your student has registered, download a copy of the  2016-2017 Bulletin for AP Students and Parents. The College Board developed this bulletin to help parents and students become familiar with the procedures involved with AP testing, important dates, and grade reporting. A hard copy of this publication is available from Mrs. Finstein at West Campus, and from Mrs. Anne Coppola in the East Campus main office. 
Hoops for Heart Fundraiser Tips Off February 14
The brackets are ready for over 40 student teams to compete in the annual 3-on-3 Hoops for Heart tournament on Tuesday, February 14. S ponsored by Lake Park's Physical Education Department, the fundraiser  benefits the American Heart Association in the fight against heart disease. 

Since launching the 3-on-3 tournament format in 2004, the P.E. Department has raised $111,708.99, with the best one-year total at an outstanding $16,124.23 in March 2011. Last year, Lancers raised an impressive $13,309.69 through t-shirt sales, concession sales and the basketball tournament. 

This year's Hoops for Heart t-shirt is still available to purchase for $10.00 in the main office. Support the American Heart Association by wearing red or this year's Hoops shirt on Valentine's Day.

Visit the Hoops for Heart website and consider making a donation via the online fundraising page
Social Studies Movie Night Series Continues February 15 
Back by popular demand, the next screening in the "Social Studies Movie Night" series will be presented on Wednesday, February 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the West Campus Auditorium. Students, families and community members are invited to this free opportunity.

"Valkyrie" describes the plot in 1944 by German army officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler, take power in Germany, and then try to negotiate a peace with the Allies to end World War II in Europe. Tom Cruise plays one of the leaders of the plot in the movie.

For extra credit, students will have the opportunity to analyze the motives behind the German Officers' plot to assassinate Hitler as well as identify reasons why it ultimately failed.

Mark your calendars for the final movie screening of the school year on Tuesday, April 25!
Looking Ahead: Winter Spirit Week and Turnabout Dance 
Lake Park Student Council will host a Turnabout Dance on  Saturday, February 25, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at West Campus. Tickets will be sold from Tuesday, February 21 through Friday, February 24 for $15.00. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $20.00. 

Spirit competition for 2nd hour classes returns: the class with the greatest participation at each campus will receive a breakfast from student council!

Spirit Week:
Tuesday - Tropical Day 
Wednesday - 'Merica Day
Thursday - Twin Day (find a partner to "twin" with)
Friday - Fan Day (dress in your favorite sports team - professional or college) 
Saturday - Dance (Semi-formal)
Survey Says...
On Friday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m. the Broadway Bound students will host the first ever Lancer Feud in the East Campus cafeteria. This fundraiser is sponsored by a group of theater students who will be traveling to New York City during spring break. 

Eight "families" will be vying for bragging rights including six teams of students representing various clubs, activities and sports as well as two staff families (East Campus vs. West Campus). 

Volunteers from the following groups will be represented and more are still joining: Boys Bowling, Chess, DECA, Hockey, National Honor Society, Rube Goldberg, Scholastic Bowl, Spanish Club, Speech and Ultimate Frisbee.

Lake Park students and staff have been surveyed for the answers, so come out and join the fun! Admission is $5 and concessions will also be served. Proceeds benefit the Broadway Bound trip.
LPEF to Award 32 Scholarships Worth Over $23,000 
The Lake Park Educational Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of the Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship, which will be awarded to four seniors interested in pursuing careers in manufacturing, machining or engineering.

This spring, the Foundation will award 32 scholarships worth over $23,000 to Lake Park 
High School seniors in the class of 2017. 

Students must attach a completed common scholarship application, essay(s), and appropriate supporting materials for each scholarship. Scholarship applications are due to the Career Center at Lake Park West Campus by Thursday, March 9 (note: the deadline for the Scott Bradley Memorial Scholarship is Friday, February 24). 
Visit the Foundation website to view scholarship information.
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.

Wednesday, February 22, 7:00 p.m., College of DuPage, McAnnich Arts Center
Important Dates
February 10      AP Exam Registration Opens
February 14     Hoops for Heart
February 15     Social Studies Movie Night: Valkyrie
February 17     Parent Teacher Conference Scheduler Opens
February 20     President's Day Holiday (Student non-attendance)
February 25     Turnabout Dance
February 27     Board of Education Meeting
February 28     Winter Choral Concert