The LP Link is published bi-weekly during the school year to highlight the latest districtwide news and events at Lake Park High School.
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First Semester Final Exams
Prepare for the 2-day exam schedule on December 19 and 20.

Lake Park's first semester  final exam schedule will take place over two days on  Thursday, December 19 and Friday, December 20

During these exam days, all Lake Park students will have access to meal service, tutoring, and bus transportation that is provided on a typical school day. Buses will depart approximately 10 minutes after the end of the day and late buses will still run as usual departing at  4:00 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. from East Campus and 3:45 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. from West Campus.

To help Lancers prepare for finals, the Bloomingdale Public Library will host " Exam Cram" daily from  December 17-19 from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. for any student in grades 9-12, including non-Bloomingdale residents. Students will have access to group and quiet study areas, reference help, Wi-Fi and computers. The library will provide caffeine, snacks and serve pizza at 7:00 p.m.
"A Christmas Story" Takes Center Stage
Enjoy performances this weekend of the jolly holiday classic. 

Following a successful opening night, "A Christmas Story" performances run through this weekend on 
December 13 at 7:30 p.m and December 14 at 7:00 p.m.  in the East Campus Dice Auditorium. 

The story is narrated by a grown-up Ralph Parker, looking back at his favorite Christmas when he was known as 9-year-old "Ralphie." Ralphie's quest to obtain that ever elusive Red Ryder BB gun is intermingled with other memories of his parents and friends. 

Theatre-goers can expect all the elements of the beloved movie including the school bully, flagpole experiment, and of course - the leg lamp! 

Ticket prices are $5 for adults, $3 students (other high schools and college), and free for senior citizens, Lake Park students with ID and children under 13 years old.  Tickets can be purchased at the door. For details, contact  lptheatreboxoffice@lphs.org.
Illinois State Scholars
Recognizing the academic achievement of 80 Lancers.

Lake Park High School is proud to announce that 80 seniors have been named  Illinois  State  Scholars for the graduating class of 2020. Presented annually by the  Illinois Student Assistance Commission, this prestigious recognition honors the top 10 percent of high school seniors statewide for their academic performance. SAT and/or ACT standardized test scores and performance-based academic data are key factors in the formula used to determine eligibility.

Congratulations to the following Lancers for their academic achievements:

Rachel Abraham, David Anderson, Luis Arias, Max Armas, Harryson Azank, Allison Babayat, Cassandra Barbanente, Rachel Barbanente, Jazmyne Barnhill, Chad Berkich, Simran Bhagat, John Bialek, Alia Bicbic, Kaija Briedis, Lilija Briedis, Katrina Campos, Michelangelo Castillo, Anya Choksi, Ryan Dein, Maya Deren, Ethan Devalk, Michael Eischen, Jacob Foster, Abbey Frank, Jenna Frank, Aneesa Goyal, Holly Hanssen, Nathan Harmon, Joseph Harrington, Dylan Hunn, David Ilea, Wajeeha Kamal, Evan Karner, Jacquelyn Kawczynski, Haley Keatts, Julia Kurek, Szymon Lucer, Erin Mack, Grayden McClellan, Jenna McNally, Hima Mekala, John Michicich, Aneek Mirza, Trevor Montiel, Kelli Moy, Luke Nelson, Alexis Noviskis, Rebecca Nygren, Anishi Patel, Janaki Patel, Jayna Patel, Milan Patel, Michael Paterala, Nicholas Paterala, Jacob Perez, Mia Perri, Jenny Petrova, Edward Pinkston, Haifa Sahouri, Shivani Saluja, Amanda Samaras, Luke Schelling, Matthew Scimeca, Jeremy Segreti, Anthony Slade, Jacob Sowizral, Justin Stanly, Jonathan Summers, Norbert Szczotka, Olivia Szylar, Seena Thomas, Shina Trivedi, Olivia Turman, Jennifer Vazquez Saraul, Joshua Volland, Nolan Vrba, Brook Wang-Swiontek, Kevin Warman, Jacob Wortsman, Olivia Wroblewski
Requests for Transcripts and College Applications
Graduating students should take note of important deadlines. 

The Lake Park High School Counseling Department is providing important reminders for graduating seniors regarding transcript requests and college applications that require action by school staff members prior to winter break.

Transcript requests and deadlines:
Orders placed via Parchment by 12:00 noon on Thursday, December 19 will be sent to the destination college/organization by the end of the day Friday, December 20, and will include a listing of first semester classes but no grade or credit information, as grades will not yet be finalized.

Following the 12:00 noon request deadline on Thursday, December 19, no transcripts will be sent until Tuesday, January 7, 2020, and these transcripts will include first semester grade and credit information.
Read additional details regarding transcript requests.

College applications that require counselor forms and counselor recommendations:
Students should contact their counselor no later than Friday, December 13, to ensure that counselors have adequate time to complete these items prior to winter break. Counselors will not be checking email during winter break, so any items (e.g., counselor forms or recommendations) that are not addressed with counselors prior to winter break will not be processed until school resumes on Monday, January 6, 2020.
Welcoming the Class of 2024
Combined academics, activities, athletics event designed for incoming freshman families.

Parents of incoming freshmen in 2020-21 are invited to attend Lake Park High School's AAA Night (Academics, Activities and Athletics) to be hosted at East Campus on  Wednesday, January 1 5, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. This year's new format, which combines an activity and athletic fair previously hosted in spring, provide s incoming families with an interactive and comprehensive opportunity to learn about educational and co-curricular offerings.

During any point throughout the event, future Lancer students and parents can take advantage of the open-house portion to explore activities in the student cafeteria and athletics in the main gymnasium. This flexible time frame allows families an opportunity to meet Lake Park sponsors and coaches.

However, the formal program in the Dice Auditorium requires staggered start times to accommodate all attendees since seating capacity is limited. Please attend your designated session that will include a review of placement information and an interpretation of PSAT 8 test results. Following the brief program, families will tour the school, visit elective classrooms, and meet faculty and staff from each department including curriculum leaders and counselors.

Important: please arrive in the Dice Auditorium foyer 15 minutes before your designated presentation to allow sufficient time to pick up your student's PSAT 8 scores.
6:00 PM      Medinah Middle, Peacock, St. Walter, St. Isidore, and St. Hubert
6:30 PM      Roselle Middle, Westfield, St. Luke, and St. Matthew
7:00 PM      Spring Wood, Trinity Lutheran, and Queen of the Rosary

Important information to begin the 2020-21 registration process for your child will be forthcoming. Families can expect to receive additional course selection communication following winter break. Additionally, Lake Park counselors will be visiting middle schools the week of January 13, 2020 to preview information with your future Lancers.
NFHS Network Athletic Broadcasts
Never miss a play! Watch live Lancer competition from the West Campus Main Gym.

Lancer Fans,

Lake Park High School is proud to announce a partnership with the NFHS Network and a recent investment in new technology that will bring you games from the West Campus Main Gym LIVE beginning this winter athletic season. The purchase of this technology is made possible through a generous donation by the Athletic Booster Club, and the District has subsidized subscription fees during this inaugural year.

Follow this link to review instructions about how to access these broadcasts:

Thank you for your continued support of Lancer athletics. We look forward to bringing you top notch broadcasts of our athletic events!

Pete Schauer, CAA
Athletic Director | IHSA Official Rep
Lake Park High School District 108
2020-21 Course Selection
Looking ahead to important dates and deadlines for registration.

The arrival of the new calendar year signals planning for next school year already. In January 2020, students will begin registering for the 2020-21 academic year.
 
Course Selection Dates :
Class of 2021 - Juniors: January 21 to January 29
Class of 2022 - Sophomores: January 21 to January 29
Class of 2023 - Freshmen: January 29 to February 6
Class of 2024 - Incoming Freshmen (8th Grade): January 30 - course selection sheets due  
 
Parents are strongly encouraged to carefully review the information that will be sent next month. To prepare students for the course selection process, Course Promotion Week, will occur January 13 to January 17. During this time, students will receive daily themed updates about all department course offerings. Classroom conversations, daily lunch presentations, along with emails sent to students (and parents), will also take place during this week to assist Lancers in the decision-making process for course selection.
Spirit of Excellence Nominations Deadline Approaching
Nominate graduating seniors, faculty and staff members by January 13, 2020.
Spirit of Excellence Logo

The Lake Park Educational Foundation is accepting student and staff nominations for this year's Spirit of Excellence awards through the deadline of January 13, 2020. The Spirit of Excellence Awards were established to support and recognize the accomplishments of Lake Park alumni, students and staff.

Parents and community members may nominate Lake Park alumni, graduating seniors, faculty members, and staff members for these prestigious awards. Visit the Spirit of Excellence Awards webpage for the nomination guidelines and forms.  

If you have questions regarding the nomination process or the awards, contact Becky Wyatt, executive director of the Lake Park Foundation, at (630) 295-5264 or via  email .
Community Connection
Families invited to attend Glenbard Parent Series Workshops.

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. Programs are free and open to  the public; no registration is required.

Thursday, December 19, 6:00 p.m. , Glenbard North High School  

Important Dates:
Dec 12-14    Theatre Department Presents: A Christmas Story
Dec 13         LPEF Night of Fine Dining
Dec 17-19    Bloomingdale Exam Cram
Dec 20         Quarter Ends
Dec 23         Winter Intermission Begins
Jan 6, 2020  Classes Resume

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