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.
FirstView Bus Tracking App
Download the app to prepare for the launch during the week of October 17.
In continued partnership with the District’s transportation provider, First Student, Lake Park High School is launching FirstView®, a bus tracking and communications app for your smartphone or desktop.

Please note that password-protected codes will be provided to families the week of October 17.

To prepare for the launch and to download the app, please visit Some of the benefits and features include:

Live Tracking
The FirstView® map screen shows you the location and direction of your student’s bus, your student's stop schedule for the current day, and timestamps for school arrivals and departures. You’ll know when the bus arrives at or departs from school.

Predictive Stop Arrival Times
Analyzing route and GPS data, determines an estimated time of arrival to your stop provided on the FirstView® map. The app is designed to provide families with better guidelines for bus location and ETA.

Custom Alerts and Messages
Set up push or email notifications alerting you when your student's bus is a chosen distance or number of minutes away from your stop.

Multi-Stop View
Buses for all your students can be tracked with FirstView®. Using individual colors for each student, every selected stop appears on the map simultaneously for easy viewing.

Secure and Easy Access
FirstView® requires a password-protected account for app set-up. This way, only you can view your student’s stop.
Thespians Take Center Stage
Enjoy nightly performances of this American classic from October 6-8.
Bus Stop is a 1955 play by American playwright William Inge. Produced on Broadway, it was nominated for four Tony awards in 1956. It received major revivals in the U.S. and the U.K. in 2010 and 2011 and was adapted for the screen in 1956 with Marilyn Monroe as the star. This American classic is about loneliness and the struggle for human connection.

“Although the play is over 60 years old, modern audiences can relate to the themes,” explains Director and English teacher Kathy Weber. “Our ensemble cast is excellent. I am very proud of our Lake Park students who are producing such a challenging story.”

Set in rural Kansas during a snowstorm, bus passengers have to take overnight shelter in a local diner owned by Grace Hoylard (senior Maggie Gordon), and assisted by the young waitress, Elma Duckworth (junior Bella Walloch). The passengers include Dr. Gerald Lyman (senior Kyle Freeman), a college professor with a dark past, and Cherie (junior Kelly Hanssen), a nightclub singer who is romantically pursued by Montana rancher, Bo Decker (senior Sammy Carstens). Bo’s sidekick, Virgil Blessing (freshman Phillip Howlett), Will Masters (sophomore Cam Helgeson), the local sheriff, and Carl (freshman Javarius Lane), the bus driver, round out the cast.

Tickets, which may be purchased at the door, are free to seniors and LP students, $3 for non-LP students and $5 for adults. Performances run Thursday, October 6; Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the East Campus Dice Auditorium. 
Willkommen to German Foreign Exchange Students
International guests scheduled to visit Lake Park through October 14.
For the first time since 2018, 18 students, two teacher chaperones and a principal arrived in the U.S. this week from Germany! Lake Park High School families welcomed and are hosting the international guests from Helene-Lange Gymnasium in Hamburg, Germany from Monday, September 26 through Friday, October 14.

The exchange includes German students staying with their American counterparts who are enrolled in the World Language curriculum. They are attending classes at Lake Park and participating in school activities as well as taking field trips to Chicago attractions. 

Lancers will complete the exchange by traveling to Hamburg in June 2023
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Online scheduler opens October 17 and will offer virtual and in-person formats.
Lake Park High School will host parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, October 27 (5:00 to 8:30 p.m.) and Friday, October 28 (7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.). Please note that students will attend classes on Thursday; however, Friday is a student non-attendance day.

This year’s conferences will be offered in a hybrid format, providing families with options to participate virtually (via Zoom) and/or attend in-person:
Thursday, October 27
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.: Online/Zoom Conferences
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.: In-Person Conferences
Friday, October 28
7:30 - 10:00 a.m.: In-Person Conferences
10:00 - 12:00 p.m.: Online/Zoom Conferences
Lancer families will use an electronic scheduler to reserve a time to meet via Zoom or In-Person. Credentials will be mailed home in October with access opening on Monday, October 17 at 7:00 a.m.
Upcoming Parent University: October 13
Families are invited to a free workshop about building resiliency in children.
In partnership with the school districts of Itasca 10, Medinah 11, Roselle 12, Bloomingdale 13, and Keeneyville 20, Lake Park High School will co-sponsor a joint Parent University on Thursday, October 13 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the East Campus Dice Auditorium. The event is free and open to the community.

Before COVID, there was a childhood mental health crisis. As challenging and painful as COVID has been on all of us, the disruption of this pandemic has pushed us all to find resilience during a time of remarkable stress. In this talk, psychologist and educator, Dr. Doug Bolton will share some of the lessons we are learning from COVID about how to use stressful times to build resilience in our children that will help them now and in the future.

Presenter Doug Bolton, Ph.D. Doug Bolton is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Director of School Consultation for Formative Psychological Services. He spent over 20 years as a psychologist and principal at North Shore Academy, a K-12 therapeutic school in Highland Park. Dr. Bolton provides consultation, supervision, and professional development to parents, educators, and clinicians throughout northern Illinois to create communities that help foster student and staff resilience.

This event will last approximately one hour. Child care is available for children ages 3-13. Any child who attends will receive popcorn and a movie as parents/guardians attend the presentation. RSVP required (space is limited). Check in for child care begins at 6:30 p.m.
FAFSA Application Form Opening Soon
Class of 2023 invited to a free FAFSA completion workshop on October 20.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form for the 2023-24 academic year will be available beginning Saturday, October 1.

Resources to assist students and families with completing the FAFSA:
  • Both the student and at least one parent/guardian must create an FSA ID
  • Please create your FSA IDs PRIOR to attending any LPHS FAFSA Completion Nights

To further assist students and families with filing their FAFSA, Lake Park High School will also host two FAFSA Completion Workshops on Thursday, October 20 and Thursday, November 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at West Campus.

Any graduating Lancers and their families who have questions or need assistance with completing the FAFSA are invited to attend. Limited computers will be available, so students are encouraged to bring their Chromebooks or laptops.

If you have any questions regarding these upcoming workshops, contact Lake Park's College and Career Counselor Laura Michaels at (630) 529-2283.
VEX Robotics Tournament
LPEF seeks sponsors and volunteers for tournament on October 29.
Lake Park High School, in partnership with the Lake Park High School Educational Foundation (LPEF), is excited to host the LPHS robotics tournament. The tournament, scheduled for Saturday, October 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at West Campus, will consist of 32 teams competing for state and national qualifications.

LPEF is looking for sponsorship and volunteer support to run the tournament. If you are interested in sponsoring or volunteering for the competition, please email Becky Wyatt at

For more information about the Robotics Partnership and the Tournament, visit the robotics website.
Community Connection: Village of Roselle
Centennial celebration on October 8 to include fireworks at West Campus.
The Village of Roselle is turning 100 this year, and the Roselle Park District is helping plan a birthday celebration for the entire community to enjoy. Please mark your calendar for Saturday, October 8 for the biggest birthday party of the year, the Roselle Founders Day Festival!

Founders Day Festival will be held on the grounds of Clauss Recreation Center, 555 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., and will include fun activities like a zip line, Euro Bungy, a rock climbing wall, a bounce house, hay rides, a corn maze, pumpkin decorating, a balloon artist, airbrush tattoos, food trucks, touch-a-truck, live music by Final Say and 16 Candles, and a fireworks display at dusk. Seating will be limited for the concert and the fireworks; please plan to bring portable chairs.

Touch-a-Truck and food trucks, including Aunt Tina’s Sound Bites, Billy Bricks, Hoot Dogs, Guapo Taco, EJ Pierogi, Dairy Queen, and Delish Cakes will be lined up along Bryn Mawr Ave. during the festival, and the fireworks display will launch from Lake Park West Campus at approximately 6:45 p.m.
Important Dates:

Oct 1 .................NACAC National College Fair
Oct 6-8 ..............Theatre Department Presents: Bus Stop
Oct 7-9...............NAMI DuPage: Octoberfest
Oct 8..................Founders Day Festival (Fireworks)
Oct 10................Columbus Day - Offices Closed
Oct 12................PSAT 9 and PSAT 10
Oct 12................PSAT/NMSQT Exam
Oct 12................Senior Non-attendance Day
Oct 13................Parent University
Oct 14................First Quarter Ends
Oct 15................Winter Athletic Online Registration Opens
District Tip Line (630) 250-6039