The LP Link is published bi-weekly during the school year to highlight the latest districtwide news and events at Lake Park High School. Contact Sherri Anderson, Director of Communications, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for content.
COVID-19 Adaptive Pause Update
District plans to extend the adaptive pause through Thanksgiving Break.
Lake Park High School will extend our current “adaptive pause” to the hybrid learning model through November 29, which marks the end of Thanksgiving Break. We know this decision is frustrating and challenging for students and families, so an extended explanation why it is necessary can be accessed below.

Planning for More Days In-Person When Conditions Allow
We are eager to return to our in-person hybrid model as soon as these upward trends reverse. The District tracks data and assesses community conditions on a daily basis. We are in the process of revising our hybrid learning plan to allow students to attend more days in-person each week, as soon as the health conditions allow us to return.

More Ways for Students to Connect Online
We are worried about helping students maintain social-emotional connections with others during this time of remote learning. Our leadership team is currently developing a schedule of daily activities at the end of each school day for students to participate online via Zoom or Google Meet to provide ways for Lancers to maintain and create social connections with peers. These will be in addition to the clubs and activities already gathering remotely. Watch for updates about these opportunities next week!

Update on Winter Sports Coming Next Week
We are still working with our partner school districts in the DuKane Conference about decisions regarding winter sports and will share an announcement regarding this next week. 

Calendar, Food for All Families, and Facilities
  • Families can expect to receive an update about the length of the adaptive pause on Friday, November 20. View the revised Second Quarter Attendance Calendar.
  • We will continue our distribution of food for all families and provide facilities for students who need a place to complete their remote learning. If you need information about these opportunities, follow this link and contact us with any questions. 

For an extended explanation about this difficult decision, with links to guidance and data, please refer to the Lancer Hybrid Plan.
Veterans Day Field of Honor
Flags for Roselle installation at West Campus to honor those who served.
Veterans Service Organization (VSO) student volunteers and sponsors will help mark Veterans Day this year with a number of special activities including a Halloween give-back program to ship leftover candy overseas to troops, a virtual letter writing campaign to those deployed, promotion of the DuPage County interactive honor portal and a tribute video.

One of the most visible displays is partnering with Flags for Roselle to install 54 flags (50 states and 4 U.S. territories) at Lake Park’s West Campus for a “Field of Honor.” Flags will be installed on the hill outside of the auditorium from Wednesday, November 11 through Saturday, November 14 when the American Legion Honor Guard will retire the flags at 4:00 p.m.

Flags for Roselle is a community display of patriotism in which Lake Park High School, Roselle American Legion Post 1084, Boy & Girl Scouts of Roselle, and the Roselle History Museum play a major role. On five holidays throughout the year, students and other volunteers install 3x5-foot U.S. flags in the front yards of subscribers throughout the Village – and return at dusk to remove them. All flags are constructed by Lancer students, with the cost of materials covered by annual subscription fees. Any extra proceeds are granted back to the five partnering non-profit organizations.

Residents of Roselle can purchase a $50 annual subscription to have a flag installed on Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Patriot Day, and Veterans Day. Although subscriptions are not yet available for 2021, donations are still accepted to offer continued support to the local community organizations.
Tune in for the Upcoming Virtual Radio Play
Drama Department presents "Clue: Stay-at-Home" from November 12-14.
The Lake Park Drama Department presents a virtual radio play, Clue: Stay-at-Home, based on the Paramount Pictures motion picture, based on the Hasbro board game Clue and adapted from the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn, Hunter Foster, Eric Price and Sandy Rustin. Directed by English/Drama teacher, Mrs. Keith, Clue: Stay-at-Home is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects.

Narrators (senior, Gabi Mintrup, and junior, Mikayla Testolin) lead the audience through this murder mystery radio play. Led by Wadsworth – the butler (senior, Cole Mensik) and the maid Yvette (senior, Abby Manning), Miss Scarlett (senior, Elizabeth Saylor), Professor Plum (sophomore, Kyle Freeman), Mrs. White (junior, Gianna Failla), Mr. Green (junior, Roan Griffin), Mrs. Peacock (senior, Elise Fulmer) and Colonel Mustard (senior, Daniel Steetz) race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT! The cast also features sophomores: Kayla Thoms and Hailey Tucek and freshmen: Akul Sharma and Brinley Wilson.

Audience members can tune in using a link that will be available on the district website from Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. until Saturday, November 14 at 11:59 p.m. View the production program.
"Plan Your Path" Remote Edition: November 17
Lancers can explore pathways from Lake Park courses to college and careers.
Families of current sophomores and juniors should make plans to participate on Tuesday, November 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. when Lake Park will host the second annual "Plan Your Path" to help plan for their next two years of high school course selection and beyond. West Campus is excited to offer this unique opportunity for families to explore pathways from LP courses to colleges and to careers. This event will feature on-demand presentations about elective courses with live break-out sessions, via Zoom, for college and career planning. 

Lancer families will have the opportunity to remotely explore all the electives Lake Park offers to best prepare students to be college and career ready. Our course offerings boast opportunities for students to enroll in dual credit, Advanced Placement, Project Lead the Way courses, and courses that offer industry-specific credentials. Short and informative videos have been created by teachers to promote the exciting learning experiences offered within each course. Stay tuned for links to join!
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
West Campus students can voluntarily participate in the December 2 test.
Lake Park High School is offering the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) on Wednesday, December 2 to interested juniors and seniors. The ASVAB is a multi-aptitude test that is administered in over 14,000 schools and military facilities nationwide.

The test, which is administered during the school day, is not required. Students must submit this registration form by Friday, November 20 to take the ASVAB. After the test is scored, military representatives will meet with students to review the results and to provide additional resources for learning about military service.

The ASVAB Career Exploration Program provides a great deal of information about the ASVAB and how it can be used as a tool for career exploration. Students should be aware that they may be contacted by a recruiter after the score results are reviewed by the military.

Lancers interested in taking the ASVAB should speak with his/her Lake Park counselor. All registered students will receive a confirmation email with the parental consent form and day-of testing details.
PSAT/NMSQT Offered Again in January 2021
Register for this free, optional exam by November 20.
On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, Lake Park High School will offer junior students the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT make-up exam at West Campus. This opportunity is for any junior who did not take the PSAT/NMSQT exam on Thursday, October 29.

Because this exam is optional and offered free of charge, families will need to complete this registration form to secure a seat by Friday, November 20. Students who choose to take the PSAT/NMSQT exam will be able to qualify for the NMSQT (National Merit) scholarship, which is a prestigious award given to select students who score within the top score range. Additionally, any student who takes this exam will benefit from additional practice for the upcoming Spring SAT exam in April 2021.

Families are encouraged to review this PSAT/NMSQT student guide for additional information and preparation. For questions, contact Ebony Baker, Assistant Principal for Student Development. 
Virtual Book Fair: November 9-22
Shop for high-quality, high-interest titles at deep discounts for families.
Lake Park High School Libraries are hosting a virtual book fair through Junior Library Guild (JLG) from Monday, November 9 to Sunday, November 22. This is a great opportunity for families to buy quality, ultra readable books. Over 40,000 new books for children and young adults are published annually and JLG only selects the top 3% for its collection.

The virtual fair features safe and cash-free shopping, direct-to-home delivery, and affordable selections! Most books in the online fair will be hardcover, first-edition books with library-quality binding. Prices start as low as $5 per book and shipping is free for all orders over $30. In addition to the high quality and low prices, the book fair supports the Lancer Libraries by providing a percentage of every book purchased. The funds raised as JLG credit can be used to add quality books to the school collection and to kick off the new summer reading program.

Thank you in advance for using this link to shop and support the LP Library beginning on November 9.
Night of Fine Dining Goes Virtual: December 11
Reserve your four-course holiday meal; watch "A Christmas Carol" at home!
Join the Lake Park High School Educational Foundation on Friday, December 11 for the first ever VIRTUAL Night of Fine Dining & Theatre!

Reserve an elegant four-course holiday meal for pickup at East Campus to take home and enjoy while watching the virtual Lake Park drama production of A Christmas Carol. Meals will be freshly prepared by Catering with Elegance in their mobile kitchen. Each meal is $35; guests can reserve a pick-up time between 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Dinner will include:
  • Cream of Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
  • Field Green Salad
  • Choice of Entree: Roast Sirloin, Herb Crusted Cod, Lemon Herb Chicken, or Penne Pasta with Marinara 
  • All entrees include Green Beans Almondine and a Twice Baked Potato as sides
  • Caramel Pecan Cheesecake
  • Anyone ordering four or more entrees will receive a free pasta dish.

The Night of Fine Dining & Theatre is a fundraising event for the LPEF and funds programs such as the Robotics Partnership, INCubator program, Lancer Emergency Need Fund, and much more!
Lancers Spirit Wear
Start holiday shopping now and purchase spirit wear for your favorite Lancers!
It's never too early to start shopping for the holidays! Families interested in purchasing Lancer apparel can visit the Booster Club Spirit Wear page to view the list of items currently in stock. Please email one of the Board members listed below with the item number, size, and quantity. You will receive an email with an update on your order, delivery, and payment options.

Thank you for your support of the Lancers Booster Club!
Important Dates:

Nov 9-22.... Virtual Book Fair
Nov 15........School Board Members Day
Nov 17........Plan Your Path
Nov 16-20...American Education Week
Nov 23........Board of Education Meeting
Nov 25-27...Thanksgiving Break
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