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.
Spotlight on the Student Services Team
Each month, the LP Link will spotlight an area of District focus with the goal of sharing valuable information and resources with our school community. This month highlights the Student Services Team (SST), which is a comprehensive department including counselors, deans, school nurses, social workers and psychologists, speech/language therapist, interventionists, and registrars. They provide proactive services that contribute to each student’s educational, vocational, and personal/social development. Led by three assistant principals, the SST ensures compliance with legislation, implements effective prevention programs, and conducts outreach through a variety of means.
Awareness and Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Grooming
An upcoming example of the SST's work will occur this month in accordance with Board Policy 4:165, Awareness and Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Grooming Behaviors, adopted on March 21, 2022.

The District has implemented a program that educates students, staff, and the community on the topics of child abuse and grooming to increase awareness, knowledge, and prevention. SST members will deliver presentations to students about how to recognize grooming behaviors, the expectations for appropriate relationships between District employees and students, and where to turn should students be concerned with potential violations of professional boundaries. The information will also cover topics such as online safety and cyberbullying. Parents/Guardians will receive more information, including the opportunity to seek alternative arrangements, prior to the West Campus presentation on Wednesday, September 21 and the East Campus presentations from Monday, September 26 through Thursday, September 29.
Attendance and Behavioral Expectations
The SST remains committed to increasing student attendance, as shared in the school-wide expectations and procedures communicated to students and families at the beginning of the year. This year the SST team will lead a comprehensive review of the student handbook, which contains the school’s attendance and behavioral expectations guidelines. The committee will include students, parents/guardians, staff, and a Board of Education member and convene for the first time on Wednesday, September 27. As a result of the committee’s work, the District will have an updated student handbook that reflects the values of the Lake Park community while accounting for current legal mandates and the realities of being a student in the early 21st century.
FirstView® Bus Tracking and Communication App
Did you know that SST also oversees transportation? The District acknowledges that the national bus driver shortage has created a challenging start to the year requiring some combined bus routes and late pick-ups. In continued partnership with First Student, our transportation provider, Lake Park will launch FirstView®, a bus tracking and communication app for your smartphone or desktop next month. Watch for more information about password-protected accounts that will allow Lancer families to access bus routes and GPS data, determine estimated pick-up/drop-off times, and enable custom notifications to alert you when your student's bus is a chosen distance or number of minutes away from the stop.
Homecoming 2022: Lights, Camera, Lancers!
Celebrate HoCo by purchasing spirit wear and tickets in advance.
Excitement is building for "Lights, Camera, Lancers!" Homecoming 2022, which will be celebrated the week of Monday, September 19 through Saturday, September 24. Homecoming Week will include the following spirit days and events:
  • Girls Football (Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Pep Rally (Friday at 1:30 p.m.)
  • Varsity Football vs. Wheaton North (Friday at 7:00 p.m.)
  • Dance (Saturday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.)

Get in the spirit by ordering Homecoming Gear! T-shirts and hoodies will ONLY be available by advance purchase using ordering options at this link. Hurry, sales end on Tuesday, September 20 at 8:00 a.m. 

Lancer Nation:
  • The Homecoming Dance will be held in the West Campus gymnasium from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Attendees must arrive before 7:30 p.m.
  • Homecoming Dance tickets can be purchased using credit/debit cards online or in-person (by cash or check made out to Lake Park High School).
  • Guest tickets must be purchased at the same time as the LP Student by cash or check by Thursday, September 22 at 2:00 p.m. accompanied with the completed guest form. No guest tickets will be sold at the door.
  • Lake Park student ticket prices will increase to $25 beginning on Thursday, September 22 at 2:00 p.m. through Saturday, September 24 at 2:00 p.m. No tickets will be sold after 3:00 p.m. 

For questions regarding Homecoming activities or the dance, contact sponsors Aimee Allison and Jennifer Sutton at, or visit for more info.
Calling All Lancers for Life!
Join us at the Homecoming football game on September 23!
The Lake Park Educational Foundation will be hosting the Alumni End Zone at the varsity homecoming game this season at the West Campus stadium, on Friday, September 23 at 7:00 p.m. 

Graduating classes celebrating milestone reunions this year will be recognized at the game! No reservations are required to sit in the Alumni End Zone, but attendees must purchase a ticket to the game. Additional details about the Alumni End Zone can be viewed on the Alumni website.

In addition to the homecoming game, a number of class reunions are upcoming. Visit the Alumni website for more information about reunions.
Tutoring Assistance
Lancers can access tutoring services on campus and in the community.
In addition to the free on-campus tutoring services available to all students during most periods of the school day, Lancers can also seek math tutoring in the evening at the Trinity Community Center, located at 233 East Maple Avenue in Roselle.

Math tutoring is provided by retired high school math teachers on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All students are welcome to participate to improve their skills, complete homework, and prepare for exams. Please note a one-time registration fee of $15 covers tutoring costs for the entire school year.

Tutoring sessions are by appointment only. For more information, families can email or call or text (630) 362-6590.
Board of Education Candidate Information
Candidates can begin circulating petitions on September 20.
Illinois School Board Elections will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2023. During the April election, three 4-year positions will be available to serve on the Lake Park High School District 108 Board of Education. Tuesday, September 20 marks the first-day prospective candidates can begin circulating petitions. The filing period for nomination packets for these elected positions is December 12-19, 2022.

- Petition forms can be picked up at the office of the DuPage County Clerk at 421 N. County Farm Road. Blank petitions may also be downloaded.
- Petitions must be filed with the county clerk. Candidates may contact the county clerk or the county board of elections to see if there are places other than the main office where they can file their petitions.

Information about the election, including FAQs, an election calendar, and candidate's guide, can be found at the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) website and the DuPage County Election Division website.
Standardized Testing: Wednesday, October 12
Testing for grades 9-11; non-attendance day for seniors.
Wednesday, October 12 is a required attendance day for all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Freshmen will take the PSAT 9 and Sophomores will take the PSAT 10 at East Campus. On the same day, Juniors will take the PSAT/NMSQT exam at West Campus. Students must be present in order to receive a score.

This exam is a practice test in preparation for the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test); however, it’s also the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Students who receive excellent scores on this test have the opportunity to earn prestigious status as National Merit Scholars and qualify for scholarships. If required, a make-up PSAT/NMSQT will be administered on Tuesday, October 25 at West Campus.

For English Learners (EL) and students with testing accommodations through an IEP or 504 plan, additional information will be sent closer to the test date.

Senior students from the Class of 2023 will not attend classes; however, they are strongly encouraged to use that time for postsecondary planning and exploration.

Morning buses will follow their normal route times and will return students home after the completion of testing. The final testing scheduled will be shared with students and families closer to the testing date.

Technology Center of DuPage (TCD) students will not attend TCD classes on Wednesday, October 12.
Freshmen and Sophomores:
  • Arrive by 7:15 a.m.
  • Have a current photo ID
  • Two #2 pencils (mechanical pencils are not allowed)
  • Bring an approved calculator.
Employment Opportunities: LPHS Needs YOU!
Join the Lancer staff as a paraprofessional or substitute teacher.
Interested in joining the dynamic Lancer staff and looking for an opportunity to support students? Check out a variety of job opportunities that may fit your schedule and skill set while making a positive impact on students:

Join our team as a paraprofessional! Looking to support the academic growth of students in the classroom? This job is for you! While a bachelor's degree is preferred, the desire to work with students and help them succeed throughout the day is the key quality sought in this position. Lake Park is seeking individuals that enjoy working with students who are learning English or have special needs. These 10-month positions require a consistent schedule throughout the school year, but provide the freedom to enjoy summers off. Apply today to join our team of dedicated paraprofessionals!

Join our team as a substitute teacher! Individuals with a bachelor’s degree should apply to be a substitute teacher, which provides an opportunity to make a positive impact on students on the most convenient days for your schedule. Substitute teachers are paid a daily fee for services rendered on an on-call basis. Lake Park offers substitutes competitive pay and flexibility. Apply today to join our team of dedicated substitute teachers!

If these employment opportunities would be a good fit for someone you know, please share this information! The opportunities listed above are available immediately until filled. Other employment opportunities are available for coaches, club sponsors, tutors, custodians, and volunteers.
Important Dates:

Sept 16 ..............Institute Day (Student Non-attendance)
Sept 19-24..........Homecoming Week
Sept 19...............Athletic Boosters Dine to Donate
Sept 20...............Voter Registration Day
Sept 21...............SMART Day
Sept 21...............Girls Football Game
Sept 23...............All-School Pep Rally
Sept 23...............Alumni End Zone
Sept 24...............Homecoming Dance
Sept 26...............Board of Education Meeting
Sept 27-28..........Senior Photos
District Tip Line (630) 250-6039