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.
Parent University to Highlight Career Week Messages
Lancers invited to "Be Who You Are" and "Find Your Passion" during Career Week. 

Make plans to attend this semester's second Parent University program on
Wednesday,  December 4 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.  in the East Campus Dice Auditorium. As always, this free series is open to the community and a ll are welcome; reservations not required.  

NEW for this event, families are highly encouraged to attend with their student. This unique opportunity encourages learning together and provides an avenue for future-focused dialogue.

The student led "Conversations with Lancer for Life Angela Rose"  will highlight a message of finding your to use your Lake Park courses, life experiences, and personal strengths to find careers of interest.

Please encourage your Lancers to participate in the upcoming Career Week activities:

Monday, December 2:
Career Week kickoff announcements on the theme "Be Who You Are"...finding your passions and interests through Lake Park courses, activities, and athletics

Tuesday, December 3: 
Technology Center of DuPage (TCD) representatives visit during East Campus lunch periods

Wednesday, December 4:
"Lunch with Lancers" - West Campus students can enjoy eating lunch with various career professionals

Thursday, December 5:
Junior Achievement (JA) career exploration activities during East Campus lunch periods

Friday, December 6:
Online survey sent to staff and students about career week activities and suggestions
Lancer Holiday Season
December kicks off a festive month of concerts and events!

Next month, Lake Park will host a number of festive events open to the community beginning with sounds of the season on Thursday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m. Now in its fourth year, this big band jazz band show is open to all and free of charge in the West Campus auditorium. 

The holiday events schedule continues that week with the 38th Annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at West Campus. More than 100 vendors will offer handcrafted gift items for sale. Admission to the fair is $2.00 for adults and free for senior citizens and children. 

The Lake Park Band and Choir Programs present the annual "Holiday Festival of Music" program on Saturday, December 7 in the West Campus auditorium. In an effort to ensure all families and community members have an opportunity to attend, a second show has been added! Concert times are 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. with doors opening 45 minutes before show time. Ticket prices are $3 for adults, $2 students (other high schools and college), and free for senior citizens, Lake Park students and children under 13. Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserve your tickets by Tuesday, November 26!

Finally, mark your calendars for the Lake Park Theatre Department's performances of the jolly holiday classic, A Christmas Story. Theatre-goers can expect all the elements of the beloved movie including the school bully, flagpole experiment, and of course - the leg lamp! 

A Christmas Story runs  December 12 at 7:00 p.m. December 13 at 7:30 p.m. in conjunction with the Lake Park Educational Foundation Night of Fine Dining , and December 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the East Campus Dice Auditorium. 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.
National Letter of Intent Signing Ceremony 
Lancer student-athletes commit to college athletics. 

Congratulations to six Lancer student-athletes who participated in National Letter of Intent signing day on
Wednesday, November 13

Lake Park students and their families attended a special recognition ceremony that included coaches sharing highlights of their individual accomplishments and the students signing an official commitment to play collegiate athletics at the following schools:

Best of luck to these students (listed in alpha order) in their respective sports:
  • Nick Aehlert (Baseball), Belmont Abbey
  • Cassi Barbanente (Gynmastics), Arizona State University
  • Zach Frye (Track & Field), University of Louisville
  • Ben Kimmel (Swimming), Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 
  • Darrione Rogers (Basketball), DePaul University
  • Olivia Szylar (Volleyball), Eastern Michigan University
Athletic Parent Message: The Parent Seat
Video explores the positive influence parents can have in their child's athletic participation.

Lancer Fans,

Lake Park High School is excited about the upcoming winter athletic season and hope that you are able to support our teams at both home and away games. As we prepare for the excitement, we are sharing a video developed by the National Federation of High Schools titled The Parent Seat that examines the role of parents in their child's athletic participation and what they can do to make it a positive experience for both the parents and athletes. We encourage you to watch it with your student and hope this useful resource fosters a positive dialogue.

Pete Schauer, CAA
Athletic Director | IHSA Official Rep
Lake Park High School District 108
ISBE School District Financial Profile
Lake Park earns impressive 4.0, the highest possible ranking, three years in a row.

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has developed the "School District Financial Profile" to help monitor the finances of school districts and identify which are in or are moving toward financial difficulty. This indicator was developed with the assistance of superintendents, school business officials, financial advisers, lawyers, and bond brokers. The financial profile identifies four indicators that identify the strength or weakness of a district:  Fund Balance to Revenue Ratio, Expenditure to Revenue Ratio, Days Cash on Hand, and Percent of Short-Term Borrowing Ability Remaining. For Fiscal Year 2019, Lake Park scored a 4.0 in all the identified indicators. 

2019 - 4.00 Recognition
2018 - 4.00 Recognition
2017 - 4.00 Recognition
2016 - 3.90 Recognition
2015 - 3.90 Recognition

This five-year historical snapshot represents a testament to the the Board of Education's vision, the unwavering expectation for maintaining a balanced budget, and the hard work of the administrative team in collaboration with the Lake Park Education Association.
SAT Test Prep Course Deadline Nears
Register by Friday, December 6 for sessions beginning in January 2020.
In preparation for the  SAT  test dates available next spring for juniors, Lake Park High School will offer a course beginning in January 2020 to develop study skills to improve  SAT scores. In addition to English, reading and mathematics preparation, the course emphasizes  test-taking strategies and techniques. Students will gain insights to  SAT testing situations, practice and remediation, and explanations to  SAT questions and answer choices. 

The Illinois State Board of Education is committed to assessing students through the SAT. More importantly for our students, the SAT is universally accepted as a college entrance exam for universities nationwide. Lake Park's SAT prep course is designed to help students improve the skills needed to raise their SAT scores. 

Although the College Board provides preparatory materials online, this course is beneficial to students because it provides an authentic and interactive learning experience with detailed class instruction, textbooks and supplemental materials, and an intensive review session prior to the administration of the SAT at Lake Park on  April 14, 2020 .

Taught by certified instructors, the course is offered on either weekdays (Tues/Wed/Thur) after school or Saturday mornings. Registration with payment of $225 will be accepted until the  December 6, 2019  deadline or until all spots are filled.   View the course brochure for additional details and to complete an application .
Last Chance: Night of Fine Dining & Theatre
Purchase tickets by Friday, December 6!

The  Lake Park Educational Foundation will host an exciting evening of fine dining and theatre at Lake Park's East Campus on  Friday, December 13 beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Guests will enjoy an elegant 4-course holiday dinner prepared by Lake Park culinary students and reserved seating for the holiday play, A Christmas Story . Guests can also bid on a wide array of silent auction items throughout the dinner. Tickets are $35 per person and include dinner and the play.  Reserve your tickets today by the Friday, December 6 deadline !

The LPEF is still seeking in-kind donations for its silent auction that evening. Items such as restaurant and entertainment gift certificates, sports memorabilia, and travel accommodations are being sought.  Learn more about donating to the silent auction .
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.

Tuesday, December 3, 7:00 p.m. , Glenbard East High School  

Wednesday, December 4, 6:00 p.m. , Marquardt Middle School Auditorium

Complete the Envision Roselle Community Survey!
The Envision Roselle task force is seeking feedback about public services from stakeholders to find out what their shared goals and important priorities are, and how to help make them into a reality that shapes Roselle over the next 30 years.

Provide feedback about the long-term future of Roselle by taking the Envision Roselle Community Survey. When completing the survey, respondents will be asked for their name, e-mail address, and zip code. This information is only being collected to confirm where respondents live - all respondents will remain anonymous.

The survey deadline has been extended to this Sunday, November 24. Visit  Envision Roselle for more info.

Important Dates:
Nov 18-22    American Education Week: Thank you staff!
Nov 22          Improvedy
Nov 25         Board of Education Meeting
Nov 27-29    Thanksgiving Break
Dec 2-6        Career Week
Dec 04         Parent University
Dec 05         Winter Jazz Concert
Dec 07         38th Annual Holiday Craft Fair
Dec 11          SMART Day
Dec 12-14    Theatre Department Presents: A Christmas Story
Dec 13         LPEF Night of Fine Dining

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