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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Parent University Series Begins November 13
Parents and community members invited to learn the signs, symptoms of substance abuse. 

Make plans to attend Lake Park's first Parent University program this school year and free resource fair open to the community on  Wednesday, November 13 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  at East Campus.  All are welcome; reservations not required.  

Staying Informed: An Evening of Preventative Resources will kick off with a 30-minute keynote presentation "Knowing the Signs and Symptoms of Substance Abuse" from Matthew Quinn. Substance abuse among teens continues to rapidly increase, in spite of the deadly vaping epidemic. Lancer families can learn how to detect substance abuse warning signs during this informative keynote. Quinn is a well-known expert in the field who helps school districts, families and students with understanding the signs, symptoms, and treatment options.

Following the keynote, participants will have the opportunity to attend  break-out sessions:
* We got you! (7:10-7:30 p.m.)
Take Advantage! (7:00-8:00 p.m.)
State Spirit March and Sendoff
First IHSA State sendoff this year celebrates girls tennis.

Celebrating the first State Spirit March and Sendoff of the fall athletics season this week were members of the Lancer Girls Tennis team.
Congratulations to Lancer Girls Tennis players Analisa Cruz (11) and Sara Jankovic (9) for qualifying to compete in the IHSA State competition this weekend. Analisa is a 3-time State qualifier and undefeated in 2019, capturing the DuKane Conference and IHSA Sectional #1 singles titles. Sara is a 1st-time freshman qualifier and DuKane Conference #2 singles champion.
The girls tennis program is led by Head Coach Ben Hussey and Assistant Coaches Christian Pawlak and Craig Cichowicz, who is a Lancer for Life and State qualifier in tennis ('09 and '10).
College and Career Counseling 
Attend upcoming post-graduation planning events for students and families. 

Individualized assistance will be provided for graduating students to complete college applications on T uesday, October 29 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the West Campus computer lab, room 231. Parents/Guardians are also welcome to attend this workshop.

Representatives from Lake Park's Counseling Department and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) will be available to help students complete their college applications.  ISAC is the state agency in Illinois that helps students and families with the college application and financial aid processes.

The second of two Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Completion Workshops for graduating students and families and will  be offered on Thursday, November 14 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the West Campus computer lab, room 231. Representatives from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will be available to assist w ith any questions. View the list of items necessary to complete the FAFSA. 
Illinois School Report Card Available Online October 30
Interactive data will highlight achievements from the 2018-19 school year.

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) will release the annual School Report Card on Wednesday, October 30 . Families will be able to view the Interactive School Report Card to learn more about our students' achievements from the 2018-19 school year.

For the second consecutive year, Lake Park has earned an overall rating of Commendable School . ISBE provides descriptions of each rating and the multiple measures of success that were used in calculating the rating. Notable highlights from the report card include an impressive 94.5% graduation rate, 97% freshman on track, and robust enrollment in college and career readiness courses like dual credit and Advanced Placement (AP). We are especially proud that 81% of AP students earned a 3 or better on their AP exams. Scores of 3 or better often qualify students for college credit throughout the nation. Finally, the average scores on the English and Language Arts, and Math portions of the SAT met ISBE's interim performance targets. The SAT and other College Board assessments are new to our Lancers; we anticipate that they will continue to make steady gains in the future.
Plan Your LP Path: From Lake Park Courses to Careers
New event designed for families to explore AP, elective course, college and career options.

Save the date for  Tuesday, November 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  when Lake Park will host a new event to help current sophomores and juniors plan for their next two years of high school and beyond. West C ampus is excited to offer this unique opportunity for families to explore pathways from LP courses to college s and to careers. This event will feature an elective course fair with break-out sessions for college and career planning. Experts on post-secondary transitioning opportunities and services for students with IEPs and 504 Plans will also be on campus.
Please save the date: November 19. This is a night your family won't want to miss!
French Foreign Exchange
International students' 10-day visit to Lake Park from France ends October 27.  

Bienvenue  to 24 s tudents and three teacher chaperones who arrived in the U.S. on Thursday, October 17. Special thanks to Lake Park families who welcomed the international guests from Sainte Marie de Nevers School in Toulouse, France and will have hosted for 10 days when they depart this weekend.

The exchange includes French students staying with their American counterparts who  are enrolled in French 2 through Advanced Placement French. They have attended classes at Lake Park and participated in school activities as well as had the opportunity to visit Chicago attractions and museums. Their full itinerary kicked off with a welcome potluck at East Campus and will conclude with a trip to Goebbert Farm Pumpkin Patch and a Chicago Bulls game. 

Lancers will complete the exchange by traveling to France during spring break and staying at the homes of their Exchange partners. The "Echange" or French Exchange provides a unique experience for students to not only see France, but to experience life as a French European as well.
Illinois DECA State Action Team
Lake Park Lancer elected to represent statewide student association.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. This month, one of our very own Lancers participated in a very tedious application process that included testing, interviews and public speaking to become a member of the Illinois DECA State Action Team. 

Congratulations to Abhi Patel (11)  who competed against multiple students for this honor and represents Lake Park for the first time in this statewide capacity. He will hold this position for the 2019-20 school year with four other students from surrounding high schools. His official title is Community Outreach, which will focus on DECA's philanthropic efforts. DECA's Executive Officers are elected by the student members to provide leadership for the current academic year. 
Envision Roselle Community Forum
Lake Park West Campus to host on November 6.

Envision Roselle is a community effort to gather input about public services, finding out what is important to residents, business owners, local not-for-profits, and other stakeholders, and how to make the goals and priorities into a reality that shapes Roselle over the next 30 years.

As planning starts for the next 30 years in Roselle, take a look back to see just how much a community can change over 30 years by viewing the Envision Roselle: The Last 30 Years video.

Help shape the long-term future of the community by providing feedback  about public services at the Envision Roselle Community Forum on Wednesday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lake Park West Campus auditorium. This session is open to all members of the community and will employ a keypad voting system that allows participants to provide real-time feedback.

The Envision Roselle Task Force timeline calls for citizen feedback to be gathered this fall, followed by data analysis and a final report to the community in March 2020. Visit Envision Roselle for more information.
Spirit of Excellence Nominations Now Available
Nominate alumni, graduating seniors, faculty and staff members for this year's awards.
Spirit of Excellence Logo

The Lake Park Educational Foundation is accepting nominations for this year's Spirit of Excellence awards. 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. Alumni nominations are due Friday, November 29. Student and staff nominations are due Monday, January 13, 2020.

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 and benefit concert.

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, October 29, 7:00 p.m. , Glenbard South High School  

Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 p.m. , Glen Ellyn Public Library

VSO Sponsors Upcoming Events
Lake Park's student led Veterans Service Organization will again sponsor a "Stockings for the Troops Drive" from  November 4-8 to collect and donate supplies as stocking stuffers for the troops. Help make the holidays brighter for service members deployed overseas! 

VSO is honored to once again partner with Roselle American Legion Post 1084 to sponsor a " Veteran s Benefit Concert " in the West Campus auditorium on  Friday,  November 8 . Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for stadium seating and the concert begins at 7:00 p.m. To help raise funds to support Veterans programs, Post 1084 will host the all ages show featuring the popular Beatles tribute band American English with special guest, Joe Cantafio, lead singer of the 101st Rock Division. 

Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students with an ID; all proceeds benefit Post 1084's Veterans Programs. Last year's concert raised over $7000 for programs that directly benefit area veterans. Advanced tickets sales will take place during lunch periods from  October 28 to November 7  and at the Roselle American Legion Post. Tickets will also be available at the door. 

Important Dates:
Oct 25         Parent-Teacher Conferences
Oct 25         Institute Day (Student non-attendance)
Oct 25         Thespian "Haunted Asylum"
Oct 26         PSAT 8 Placement Testing
Oct 28         Board of Education Meeting
Oct 30         SMART Day

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