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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Back to the 80's Homecoming Week: September 23-28
New security protocols implemented for Homecoming student assembly.

As Lake Park High School prepares for the excitement and school spirit surrounding annual Homecoming traditions, the safety of students and the security of campuses remains the highest priority. 

This year's celebration kicks off the week of Monday, September 23 and includes a modified bell schedule on Friday, September 27 to host an all-school student assembly at West Campus.

New this school year, public access will be restricted to the Homecoming assembly to allow security staff and school resource officers to be present in the gymnasium, assist with supervision duties, and monitor our facilities and perimeter. Therefore, parent participation is limited to viewing live streaming rather than attending the assembly as in past years.

Parents, alumni and community members are invited Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. to the football game against St. Charles North High School at the West Campus stadium. Lancer fans can enjoy the pre-game presentation of the Homecoming court and half-time festivities that include performances by the spirit squads and marching band. 

Thank you for your cooperation to ensure safety for all Lancer students and staff as this new Homecoming procedure is implemented.

Visit the Homecoming website for important information regarding activities, spirit days, dance tickets and appropriate attire.  The dance will be hosted at West Campus on  Saturday, September 28 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.  Tickets are $20 in advance and will be sold in the student cafeteria at both campuses through Thursday only during Homecoming Week. Students bringing a guest must complete a guest form  and purchase the guest ticket at the same time as the student ticket during pre-sales. Tickets will not be sold on Friday, but will be available at the door for $25 for Lake Park students only. Students must have an ID to purchase at the door. Limos and party buses are discouraged.
Superintendent Search Process for 2020-21
Board of Education seeks input through community forum and online survey.
 
Lake Park's Board of Education is faced with the important task of hiring a new superintendent for the 2020-21 school year to replace current Lake Park Superintendent Dr. Lynn Panega who will retire on June 30, 2020.

To assist with this endeavor, a search firm specializing in assisting Boards of Education in their search for a new superintendent has been hired. School Exec Connect has recommended conducting an audit of District 108's strengths, challenges and goals, as well as determining the attributes necessary for a new superintendent to possess to be successful at Lake Park.

Community members are invited and encouraged to participate in an open focus group on Monday, September 16 at 6:30 p.m. at East Campus. Focus groups will be facilitated by School Exec Connect consultants Dr. Kevin O'Mara and Dr. Timothy Shimp and should last approximately 45 minutes.

The Board of Education has also published an online survey to assist in the development of a leadership profile to be used in the search for a new superintendent. Residents of the communities served by Lake Park High School are encouraged to complete the survey, which will provide valuable information to the Board during this search process.

The survey link will remain open until Friday, September 27 at 5:00 p.m. All survey responses are anonymous and confidential.
Upcoming FAFSA Presentations
Lancer families are invited to attend an important college overview on September 17 or 19.

Lake Park's Counseling Department invites Lancer students and families to an important presentation about the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and college application process to be hosted at West Campus on the following dates:

Tuesday, September 17, 7:00 p.m.  Room 103 (exclusively in Spanish)
Thursday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. Auditorium

The free presentations will cover details about general application requirements, how to provide transcripts and test scores to colleges, the FAFSA, scholarships, resources available to assist students and families with post-graduation planning, and more.

The Spanish-only session on September 17 will be provided by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. On September 19, t he first part will include a presentation from Mr. Joe Ziemba , Lake Park's College and Career Counselor, and the second part will feature a presentation from Ms. Jennifer Prusko, Financial Aid Representative at the College of DuPage. 

The FAFSA for the 2020-21 academic year will be available starting Tuesday,  October 1.
2019-20 Theatre Season Opens September 19
Thespians take center stage in the Neil Simon comedy. 

The 2019-20 theatre season will debut with Neil Simon's romantic comedy 
Barefoot in the Park. Performances begin at  7:00 p.m. on September 19, 20 and 21 in the Lake Park East Campus Dice Auditorium. Many theatre-goers may recognize the story from the movie version starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda.

This romantic comedy focuses on a pair of newlyweds, Corie and Paul Bratter. Paul is a young strait-laced lawyer just starting his career and Corie is a fun-loving, quirky young bride trying to adjust to married life. They have just moved into a small, fifth floor walkup apartment in that features among other things a tiny bedroom, leaky skylight and lack of heat. Throw in the couple's eccentric neighbor, Victor Valesco, who accesses his apartment through the ledge outside their apartment and Corie's conservative mother, Ethel. When Corie sets the two up on a blind date chaos ensues.  

Discover this opening production that promises to be rich in good humor! Cast members include Samantha Casey (10) as Corie Bratter; Brian Provenzano (12) as Paul Bratter; Lily Grosch (11) as Ethel Banks; Colin Payan (11) as Victor Valesco; and Danny Steetz (11) as Tony Streets.

Tickets, available at the door, are $5 for adults; $3 for non-Lake Park students; and free to seniors, Lake Park students and children younger than 13. Contact lptheatreboxoffice@lphs.org or (630) 295-5313 for more info.
Calling All Lancer Alumni
Join the Lake Park Educational Foundation at tonight's Alumni End Zone! 

The Lake Park Educational Foundation will host the Alumni End Zone at  two varsity home games this season: 
Friday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m. (tonight)
Friday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m. (Homecoming)

Graduating classes from the years ending in "9" or "4" (1959, 1964, 1968, 1974, and so on) will be recognized. All alumni, Lake Park staff, retirees and their families are welcome to join in the alumni section. Reservations are not required, but a ticket must be purchased for the football game.

Lake Park looks forward to welcoming back Lancers from the Classes of 1958, 1959 and 1960 during their 60th milestone celebration from September 13-14. The class of 1969 celebrates their 50th reunion on September 14. And also, the class of 1964 will celebrate their 55th reunion from September 27-29. 

Are you a classmate or retired teacher who wants to get involved? Visit the alumni website for more information about upcoming reunions.
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
West Campus students can voluntarily participate in the October 2 test administration.

Lake Park is offering the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) on Wednesday, October 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 parental consent by Wednesday, September 25 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. Read more information about the administration of the ASVAB at Lake Park.
Oktoberfest Fundraiser to Benefit Student Athletes
Purchase advance tickets today for this September 30 event.

Please join the Lake Park Athletic Boosters and coaching staff on Monday, S eptember 30 at 25 West Brewing Co. in Stratford Square Mall for the 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Fundraiser . Guests will enjoy great food and drink as well as opportunities to win valuable prize baskets created and donated by Lancer athletic programs along with a 50/50 raffle.

Tickets may be purchased for $25.00 in advance at home football games or online. Tickets will also be available at the door for $30.00.  All proceeds benefit the 27 athletic programs at Lake Park High School.

The Lake Park Athletic Booster Club is a non-profit organization composed of parents, staff, and alumni. Sharing a common goal to enhance the experience of student athletes by raising funds for all 27 Lake Park athletic clubs, the Booster Club raises funds through an annual membership drive, corporate sponsorships, concessions, spirit wear and school store sales. 
Envision Roselle
Lake Park joins collaborative community visioning effort in Roselle.

Lake Park recently joined forces with other community leaders to create the Envision Roselle Task Force. In what is likely to be the most extensive public engagement process ever undertaken in Roselle, the goal is to identify a desired long-term future for the community. The group will engage residents, business owners, local not-for-profits, and other stakeholders to find out what their shared goals and important priorities are, and how to make them into a reality that shapes Roselle for the next 30 years.

The Envision Roselle Task Force will gather data from stakeholders in a variety of ways this fall, including during a Public Forum at Lake Park West Campus  on Wednesday, November 6 at  7:00 p.m. Open to all members of the community, this session will employ a keypad voting system that allows participants to provide real-time feedback. Stakeholders will also be invited to provide feedback to the task force through planned focus groups and a community survey that is currently being developed for the effort.

Initiated by the Village of Roselle as part of its 2018-2021 strategic plan, the Envision Roselle community visioning project includes Lake Park High School District 108 and partners from Medinah School District 11, Roselle School District 12, Bloomingdale School District 13, Keeneyville School District 20, Roselle Public Library District, Roselle Park District, Medinah Park District, and Bloomingdale Park District. All of these partner organizations provide direct services to Roselle residents, and their participation will help ensure that long-term goals best reflect the wants and needs of the community.

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.
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.

Saturday, September 14, 10:30 a.m., Glenbard South High School

Wednesday, September 18, 7:00 p.m., Glenbard West High School  
Signs and Symptoms of Youth Suicide-Continuing the Conversation with Students and Parents

Friday, September 20, 7:00 p.m., College of DuPage, Student Resource Center
iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids are Growing Up Less Happy and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood

Saturday, September 21, 11:30 a.m., District #15 Marquardt Administration Center


Important Dates:
Sept 13       Institute Day (Student non-attendance)
Sept 16       Military Service Academy Night
Sept 17       College Financial Aid Night (Spanish Only)
Sept 18       SMART Day
Sept 19       College Financial Aid Night 
Sept 19       TCD Open House
Sept 19-21  Theatre Dept Presents Barefoot in the Park 
Sept 21       Make a Difference Day
Sept 23       Board of Education Meeting
Sept 23-28  Homecoming Week
Oct 1            AP Exam Payment Portal Closes