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January 13, 2017
In This Issue
Principal's Column
Course Registration
Leadership Team
Class of 2021
1:1 Survey
SAT Test Prep
LPEF Scholarships
TCD Open House
Community Connection
Important Dates
Principal's 
Column 
 

A new calendar year brings the chance for students to commit to personal goals, which could be academic in nature or even mean stepping out of their comfort zone by joining a club or activity. Similarly, a new semester presents an opportune time to remind families about the availability of helpful resources that can be accessed during and after school to help pursue those goals.

For a quick and convenient reference, visit the Academic Resources page on the district website. This page highlights the second semester daily schedule of teachers assigned to math and science tutoring, as well as the Write Here lab at both campuses. Additionally, the site provides answers to frequently asked questions about borrowing Chromebooks and graphing calculators. Students can also access this information from LP Launchpad when using Lake Park devices.

As West Campus students actively prepare for their post-high school experiences, many juniors have already registered for SAT exam test prep courses. Although the sessions offered by Lake Park are full and have begun, Kaplan Test Prep will be conducting courses on-campus starting in February. Registration is available through Monday, January 30. Families of seniors can access a myriad of resources available through the Counseling Department including a list of local scholarship opportunities and a schedule of onsite college visits.

The daily student announcements read during period 1 at West Campus and period 2 at East Campus provide ongoing opportunities to get involved in spring athletic tryouts and join after school organizational meetings for second semester. Please feel free to access these announcements and encourage your student to participate.

I'm excited about the new semester ahead, and hope the coming weeks continue to bring us all renewed energy and focus. Our faculty and staff are committed to helping Lancer students achieve their goals, both inside and outside of the classroom.
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Course Selection Begins for the 2017-18 School Year 
Registration for the 2017-18 academic year has begun!

Presentations about elective choices will occur the week before course selection to help in the decision-making process. Students will be divided during their lunch SSP time and will choose their electives with the help of counselors and staff. 

Parents are strongly encouraged to review the information recently sent home and carefully select elective choices together with their sons and daughters, as those choices will be permanent once course selection is complete. 

If you have any questions, contact your student's counselor.

Class of 2018 Course Selection

Class of 2018 Registration Form

 

Class of 2019 Course Selection

Class of 2019 Registration Form

 

Class of 2020 Course Selection

Class of 2020 Registration Form

Daily Herald Leadership Team
Congratulations to Lake Park seniors, Giuliano Catalano and Sameer Pardiwala, for being named to the  Daily  Herald  Leadership Team.  Both students received an honorable  me ntion among selected  high school stude nt s from DuPage County.  This annual recognition program is based on commu nity service, leadership and academics. High Schools can  nominate only two students for this award. 

Giuliano and Sameer were featured in the January 12, 2017 issue of the  Daily Herald .  
Welcoming the Class of 2021!
An Incoming Ninth Grade Family Night program will be held on Wednesday, Janua ry 1 8 in the Lake Park East Campus auditorium. The orientation program is designed to benefit stud ents and parents. This important evening will include review of placement information, interpretation of PSAT 8 test results, and an explanation of elective course offerings.

After the presentation, families are invited to an open house where they will have an opportunity to meet faculty from each department and ask specific questions of counselors.

To accommodate all attendees, the program will have staggered start times depending on the school that your student currently attends: 
6:00 p.m.   Spring Wood, Trinity Lutheran and Queen of the Rosary
6:45 p.m.  Medinah Middle, Peacock, St. Walter and St. Isidore
7:45 p.m.  Roselle Middle, Westfield, St. Luke and St. Matthew

Lake Park counselors visited middle schools this week to preview and discuss the Academic Planning Guide, which is an important educational planning resource for families. View an electronic copy of the guide . Following the program, parents and students will have all the information needed to complete the registration and course selection process for the 2017-18 school year.
1:1 Chromebook Initiative Seeks Freshman Parent Input 
At the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, Lake Park High School officially launched a 1:1 instructional technology initiative for the Class of 2020. All incoming freshmen received a Chromebook, a laptop-like computing device, to support and enhance their educational experience.

The first semester of the Chromebook program was a great success! Students and teachers have been using the devices to learn both in and out of the classroom. 

As part of the district's continuous improvement efforts, Lake Park is interested in hearing again from parents/guardians of the Class of 2020 how the Chromebook program is working for your student. Please take this brief survey to provide feedback that will contribute to recommendations and modifications for next  school year.
Final Opportunity to Register for SAT Test Prep Course
In preparation for the SAT test dates available this spring for juniors, Kaplan Test Prep will begin offering a course in February 2017 to develop the study skills to improve SAT scores.

Hosted on Wednesday evenings and some Saturday mornings, the program provides 18 hours of in-class instruction. Registration is $400 and will be accepted through the January 30, 2017 deadline. View the course flyer for additional details  and instructions about how to enroll . 

With four in-class tests and six additional timed online tests, students have access to more test-like practice prior to the SAT on  April 5, 2017 . The easy-to-read score reports will help students understand their strengths and areas for improvement.
LPEF to Award 28 Scholarships Totaling Over $19,000
The Lake Park Educational Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of 28 scholarships totaling over $19,000 that are available for Lake Park High School seniors in the Class of 2017.

Students must submit 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). Please visit the Foundation's scholarship webpage to view scholarship information.
Technology Center of DuPage to Host Open House 
Lake Park freshmen, sophomores and juniors are invited to explore career possibilities at the Technology Center of DuPage's Community Open House at 301 S. Swift Road in Addison on Wednesday, January 18 from 6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m.

Fourteen school districts, including Lake Park, operate the TCD campus, which offers 20 advanced career and technical education electives to high school juniors and seniors. Learn how you can get a head start on a career, with opportunities for industry certifications and credits for both high school and college. View an informational flyer for more 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.

Thursday, January 19, 7:00 p.m. , Glenbard East High School

Tuesday, January 24, 7:00 p.m., Glenbard North High School
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Rose Queen Applications Due January 25 
The Rose Queen Scholarship program offers local high school women an opportunity to compete annually for college scholarships totaling over $3,000. The celebration consists of six areas: application & essay; personal interview; casualwear; talent; formalwear; Q&A.

Current Lake Park High School junior Grace Biernacki was crowned in 2016 and has represented the Village of Roselle at the annual Rose Parade, the annual tree lighting ceremony, and other special events involving the Chamber of Commerce and Roselle Public Library during her reign. 

The Annual Rose Queen Scholarship Pageant will be held on Friday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the the Lake Park High School West Campus auditorium.

Rose Queen Scholarship applications are due by Wednesday, January 25 Download and complete an application  by mailing it to: Village of Roselle, ATTN: Rose Queen Pageant, 31 S. Prospect St., Roselle IL 60172. 
Important Dates

January 16   MLK Holiday (Student non-attendance)
January 18   Incoming Ninth Grade Family Night
January 18   TCD Open House
January 23   Board of Education Meeting
January 25   SMART Day
January 27   Institute Day (Student non-attendance)