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.
Homecoming Week Modifications: September 27-28
Friday forecast for inclement weather moves football games to Saturday.

Lake Park Homecoming Week continues with a modified bell schedule today to host the all-school student assembly at West Campus. 
 
As a reminder of this year's new procedure, 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. 
 
Visit the Pep Rally website page on Friday afternoon to watch live starting at approximately 1:15 p.m.

Saturday, September 28
Due to the forecast for inclement weather and thunderstorms expected on Friday night, the Lake Park versus St. Charles North Sophomore and Varsity Football games scheduled for Friday, September 27 are rescheduled to Saturday according to the following schedule:
8:30 a.m. - Freshmen
10:30 a.m. - Sophomore
1:00 p.m. - Varsity (game will not start before 1:00 p.m.)

Regrettably, due to the rescheduled games, Lake Park will not hold Homecoming Activities during the varsity pre-game or half time

Lake Park High School's annual homecoming dance will be hosted at West Campus on Saturday, September 28 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
 
ALL students attending the Lake Park homecoming dance tomorrow night must have an ID card to enter. If your student has not yet purchased a ticket for the dance, tickets are available at the door for $25. If your student is bringing a non-Lake Park High School guest to the dance, the guest must have already purchased a ticket during pre-sales and completed the appropriate form. Students will not be able to bring a non-Lake Park High School guest to purchase tickets at the door.  Visit the Homecoming website for more information.
AP Exam Registration and Payment Deadline Approaching
Register for AP College Board exams by October 1 deadline.

The College Board has implemented a new Advanced Placement (AP) exam registration process for the 2019-20 school year. Students are required to register for exams via their My AP accounts on the College Board website. The deadline for exam registration is Tuesday, October 1.

Families will also need to access the Lake Park AP Payment Portal to pay for the AP exams. Students who paid online last year will be able to log in again using the same email address and password. Families using the payment portal for the first time can create an account. Payment for AP exams is also due Tuesday, October 1.

For those who prefer to pay by check, students can bring the check to the main office at either campus. Checks should be made payable to Lake Park High School, and include your student's ID number in the memo line. The College Board fee for each AP exam is $94.00. Families may request financial assistance to cover a portion of the exam fee. Parents seeking financial assistance should complete the AP Exam Scholarship Request form and return it to the main office at either campus.
Need Money for College?
Attend a free FAFSA Completion Workshop on October 3. 

Do you need individual assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form? Please join Lake Park's Counseling staff and representatives from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission at a FAFSA Completion Workshop on Thursday, October 3 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the West Campus Computer Lab, room 231. 

Any graduating Lancers and their families who need assistance with completing the FAFSA and/or have questions about completing the FAFSA are invited to attend. Computers will be available.

The following websites are also available to assist students and families with completing the FAFSA:
Contact Information for the Federal Student Aid Information Center
If you have any questions regarding this upcoming workshop, contact Lake Park's College and Career Counselor Mr. Ziemba at (630) 529-2289.

The FAFSA for the 2020-21 academic year will be available starting Tuesday,  October 1.
Children's Show Takes the Stage
Free performances offered for schools and the community.

The 2019-20 drama season continues with Miss Nelson is Missing by Jeffrey Hatcher, based on the book by Harry Allard and James Marshall.

In addition to four performances for local elementary and middle schools, the cast will perform on Thursday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Lake Park East Campus Dice Auditorium. Admission is free; tickets are available at the door. Contact lptheatreboxoffice@lphs.org or (630) 295-5313 for more info.

Miss Nelson can't control her crazy classroom because she's just too nice. But when she disappears, her replacement is the hard-as-nails, detention-loving, recess-canceling, homework-overloading substitute teacher Viola Swamp! With the Big Test approaching, the kids suddenly realize how much they miss Miss Nelson and they'll do anything -- including hiring a private eye -- to solve the mystery of her disappearance and bring her back.

The leading characters are Miss Nelson/Miss Viola Swamp performed by Abigael Manning (11); Principal Humleker by Gabrielle Mintrup (11); Detective McSmogg by Graham Paisley (12); Kimberly by Gianna Failla (10); Raymond by Kyle Freeman (9); Lavita by Elise Fulmer (11); Phoebe by Rylee Fulmer (10); Elvis by Franco Gattuso (9); Morris by Roan Griffin (10); and George by Brett Tobler (10). Break a leg!
PSAT/NMSQT Testing for Juniors on October 16
East Campus will have a SMART day; non-attendance day for seniors.
 
On Wednesday, October 16, all Lake Park High School juniors from the Class of 2021 will take the PSAT/NMSQT exam at West Campus. This is a required attendance day for all juniors,  and students must be present in order to receive a score. The College Board does not allow for a make-up PSAT/NMSQT due to absence.

On this date, senior students from the Class of 2020 will not attend school. East Campus students will operate on a SMART day schedule.

This exam is a practice test in preparation for the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) in April 2020; 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.

On test day, students should arrive by 7:15 a.m. and bring a current photo ID, two #2 pencils and an approved calculator. Morning buses will follow their normal route times, and will return students home upon the completion of testing at approximately 11:30 a.m.

To help prepare for this exam, students in their English classes received an official PSAT/NMSQT student guide, which provides testing strategies and a list of approved calculators. Please encourage your student to take the practice test included in the student guide prior to October 16. Additional test prep resources are also available online.
Download the eSchoolPLUS Family App Today
Home Access Center (HAC) is available in a mobile-friendly format.

With the eSchoolPLUS Family App, you can...
  • Check student grades
  • View student schedules
  • Track outstanding fees
  • Stay informed
  • Receive grade notifications
Download the eSchoolPLUS Family App:
  1. Visit your mobile device's app store.
  2. Search for "eSchoolPLUS Family"
  3. Install the app (see app icon image).
  4. Open the app. Choose "Select District"
  5. On the Welcome screen, find "Lake Park High School District #108"
  6. Enter your username and password. 

Usernames and passwords were mailed to families at the beginning of the year. For assistance retrieving this information, contact the East Campus Main Office at (630) 295-5221 or the West Campus Main Office at (630) 295-5321.

Oktoberfest Fundraiser to Benefit Student Athletes
Don't miss this 2nd annual event to be hosted on September 30.

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. 
Winter Athletic Registration
Registration portal opens next week for student athletes.

Winter athletic registration will open on Tuesday, October 1. All student athletes must be registered prior to tryouts and/or practice for the following sports: 

Boys Basketball - Monday, November 11
Boys Bowling - Monday, October 28
Boys Swimming - Monday, November 25
Wrestling - Monday, November 11
Girls Basketball - Monday, November 4
Girls Bowling - Monday, November 18
Girls Gymnastics - Monday, November 11
Co-ed Cheer - Monday, October 28
Lancettes - Monday, October 28

Visit the Athletics Registration page for more information or contact athletics@lphs.org.
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, October 10, 7:00 p.m., Glenbard West High School  

Important Dates:
Oct 1            AP Exam Payment Portal Closes
Oct 1           Winter Athletic Registration Opens
Oct 1           Herff Jones Class Ring/Letter Jacket Night
Oct 2            SMART Day
Oct 2           ASVAB Test
Oct 5           COD Food Truck Rally & Sunset 5K
Oct 9           Fall Band Concert
Oct 10          Theatre Dept Presents Miss Nelson is Missing 
Oct 14         Columbus Day (Student non-attendance) 
Oct 15         Fall Choral Concert 
Oct 16         SMART Day (East Campus only)
Oct 18         Quarter Ends

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