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.
College Information Night
Freshman, sophomore, and junior families invited to important college planning workshop.

The Counseling Department will host its "College 101" Planning Night for students and families on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the West Campus auditorium.

The program will feature a mock college admissions panel with representatives from the University of Chicago, Illinois State University, the University of Missouri, and North Central College. The evening will also include breakout sessions highlighting the following topics: highly competitive and selective colleges, Illinois' public universities, the College of DuPage, and college planning for students with disabilities.

Families and students are encouraged to attend this important event on April 23. Following this event, applicable presentations and other related materials will be posted to the Counseling website. If you have any questions, contact College and Career Counselor Mr. Joe Ziemba at (630) 529-2289.
2019 Spirit of Excellence Recipients
Lake Park Educational Foundation recognizes student, staff, alumni excellence.

Distinguished alumni, students and staff were honored at the 11th Annual Spirit of Excellence Celebration Dinner last night at the Medinah Shriners Banquet center. The Lake Park Educational Foundation established the award program to honor excellence at Lake Park High School.

Twenty-six seniors were recognized for their service, extraordinary effort, achievement and leadership throughout their high school years. These students were selected because they possess qualities for other students to emulate and have achieved special accomplishments in addition to their academic success while at Lake Park. Congratulations to the following student recipients:

Sarah Abraham, Carly Borre, Alicia Boryszewski, Michaela Brant, Seth Caines, Maeve Casey, Jesslyn Cohen, Clarissa Consoli, Max Ellenbecker, Quinn Fulmer, Christiana Gatbunton, Alex Huang, Sydney Jones, Claudia Mika, Noelle Nelson, Narek Ohanyan, Nina Pasquini, Aayush Patel, Christopher Petit, Abigail Rodriguez, Kathryn Roll, Brook Schenck, Isabella Sgarbossa, Andrew Steetz, Carly Vehrs and Sophia Zoltek

The two staff members who received the Spirit of Excellence Awards were Guidance Counselor Taylor Severino and Special Education Instructional Aide Kristen Olsen. Taylor and Kristen were nominated by colleagues for demonstrating excellence at Lake Park and within the community, inspiring others to contribute to the school, providing a special service to enhance her department, and demonstrating care, concern and passion to students and colleagues.

The following distinguished alumni were also recognized during the Spirit of Excellence Awards Program for their outstanding career achievements and accomplishments in life: Dr. Rexanne Struve (Class of 1968), Dr. Rena Szabo (Class of 1987) and Ms. Angela Rose (Class of 1996).
Senior Department Recognition
Congratulations to the seniors honored during a ceremony on April 3. 
 
Congratulations to the senior Lancers honored on Wednesday, April 3 during a ceremony designed to recognize their academic contributions to each department. The students were joined by their family members and introduced by a faculty representative of each department.

Art  - Emma DeValk
Biological Science - Kassandra Buff 
Business Education - Niklas Niedermann 
Drama - Clarissa Consoli 
Educational Services  - Paul Carparelli             
English  - Christopher Petit
English as a Second Language - Jagrut Patel
Family and Consumer Science - Mason Sagi
French - Ashley Kuril 
German - Emily Steuer 
Mathematics - Jack Saele 
Music - Kayla Rosecrants 
Physical Education - Max Ellenbecker
Physical Science - Alex Huang
Social Studies - Sarah Abraham
Spanish - Grace Ciolino
Technology and Engineering - Cristian Diaz 
Technology Center of DuPage - Kyle Johnson
National Letter of Intent Signing Ceremony 
Lancer student athletes commit to college athletics.     

Congratulations to three Lancer student athletes  who participated in National Letter of Intent Signing  Day o
Thursday, April 11 Lake Park students (L-R) and their families attended a recognition ceremony that included highlights of their individual accomplishments and signing an official commitment to play collegiate athletics at the following schools :

Kassie Buff, Swimming
University of Maryland Baltimore County

Isaac Witt, Basketball
Rochester Community & Technical College

Natalie Grubczak, Softball 
Hofstra University 

Special thanks to head coaches Dan Witteveen, Billy Pitcher and Tom Mazzie, respectively, for providing introductions and remarks about the contributions of these student athletes.
Dance Ensemble: Help!
Lancer students and alumni helped to choreograph this year's Beatles inspired show.

Following a successful opening night showcase, Lake Park's Dance Ensemble returns for additional performances this evening, Friday, April 12  at 7:00 p.m. in the West Campus auditorium.

The showcase consists of nearly 30 dances featuring approximately 65 dancers total ( exclu ding guest appearances) and will perform a variety of   dance styles including jazz, hip hop, Bollywood, contemporary, modern, and lyrical. Dances have be en choreographed by current Lake Park students and alumni.

Admission is $6 and proceeds from this year's event will 'help' support Lancer leadership and student groups.
Inaugural "Stomp Out Stigma"
Register for the 2 Mile Walk/Run and Resource Fair on Saturday, May 4 at West Campus.

Did you know 1 in 5 people in the U.S. struggles with mental health? Stigma is a major barrier to people seeking help for mental health conditions.

Please join Lake Park at West Campus on Saturday, May 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon for the first ever Stomp Out Stigma 2 Mile Walk/Run and Resource Fair.  All proceeds from this event will be donated to the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), which provides support for individuals in our own community. Following the event, there will be a Resource Fair with raffles, music, and food trucks to enjoy! 

This event is open to the community. Online registration will close at 12 noon on Friday, April 19. Don't forget to add a Stomp Out Stigma t-shirt at checkout, created by students from our very own Interact Club!
Scholarship and Awards Ceremony
Graduating students should submit scholarships for program recognition on May 21.

Lake Park High School will host its annual Scholarship and Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the West Campus auditorium to honor graduating students.

During the awards program, members of the Class of 2019 who have distinguished themselves by excelling in a variety of areas will be recognized. Graduating students will be honored with college scholarships, athletic and corporate sponsored scholarships, local scholarships, military appointments and scholarships, as well as recognized as National Merit Scholars, AP Scholars, and district award recipients.
To ensure your student is appropriately recognized in the program, please provide all applicable award information to Mrs. Field in the West Campus Counseling Office. Copies of award letters for scholarships that students will be accepting can be delivered at school or scanned and emailed to mfield@lphs.org and must be submitted no later than Friday, May 10 to be included in the program.
Graduation Yard Signs
Congratulate your graduating Lancer with a personalized yard sign. Order today!

Junior Class Council will be selling yard signs to congratulate the Lake Park Class of 2019 on their upcoming graduation! Signs are available to order for $10.00 and can be personalized for an additional $5.00.

Sign pick up will be available on Mondays and Thursdays  from 2:15-2:45 p.m. in the West Campus Activities Office beginning April 15. Please bring a check made payable to Lake Park High School with your child's ID number written in the memo line. Please allow a minimum of one week for personalizing. Families will be contacted when personalized signs are ready for pick up; all other signs can be picked up any Monday or Thursday until May 23

To schedule an alternative pick up time, please email Junior Class Council sponsors aallison@lphs.org or lzalon@lphs.org.
Summer School Registration
Plan ahead for  summer  courses offered in June and July.

I nformation about the schedule, cost and enrollment for summer school 
is now available.  View more details and access the registration form . First semester enrollment is due by  Friday, May 24

Lake Park will be offering  Boot Camp classes again this  summer at East Campus and West Campus. The classes are designed to provide enrichment and a sound foundation in different subject areas. All classes are offered on a non-credit basis. Classes will run depending on enrollment; therefore, a full refund will be processed if classes are cancelled due to low enrollment.  View more details and access the registration form

Driver Education will be offered from  June 10 to July 19 . Registration is due by  Monday, May 13 .  View more details and access the registration form . Students enrolling in the program are required to attend a Driver Education Orientation that will be hosted on  Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m.  in the East Campus library.
Summer Theatre Camp Stages a New Production
Young thespians invited to participate in the third annual summer camp.

Join Lake Park's  Theatre  Department for an exciting 2-week summer camp full of characters, stories and adventure in preparation for this year's production of Shrek, Jr.!  

Enrollment is open to Lake Park students and incoming 5th-12th graders in the community. All rehearsals will take place in the East Campus Dice Auditorium:
July 8 through July 11 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon 
July 15 through July 18 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon 

Culminating with a final performance at  7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 18 , the  camp  will include classes in acting, singing, dancing, props, and more.  The registration fee of $250 per student includes a camp t-shirt and all educational programs and props for the final performance.  Registration forms are available online  and due by  Monday, June 3.  Questions about the camp can be directed to Mrs. Sara Keith .
Community Connection
Consider taking advantage of the opportunities and resources available in the community.

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. 

Wednesday, April 17, 7:00 p.m. , Glenbard South High School
Purchase a "Flags for Roselle" Subscription by April 15!  
Roselle residents have until Monday, April 15 to purchase a $50 annual subscription to have a 3x5-foot American flag installed in their front yard during five holidays: Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Patriot Day and Veterans' Day. To subscribe, visit the Flags for Roselle website

This unique community activity represents the collaborative effort of the Roselle History Museu m, the Roselle  American Legion Post 1084, Lake Park High School and the Boy and Girl Scouts of  Roselle  with support from the Village of Roselle. Volunteers  will install the flags early in the morning and remove at dusk. 

Proceeds from the fundraiser will be shared by the Roselle Historical Foundation, the Roselle American Legion Charitable Foundation, Boy Scouts of Roselle, Girl Scouts of Roselle, and the Lake Park High School Educational Foundation, all 501(c)(3) organizations.

Important Dates
Apr 12        Dance Ensemble
Apr 15        Marching Band Information Night
Apr 15        Military Service Academy Day
Apr 16        College Fair
Apr 17        SMART Day
Apr 17        ASVAB Testing
Apr 18        Percussion Finale Concert
Apr 19        Student Non-attendance (Offices Closed)
Apr 22        Board of Education Meeting
Apr 23        College 101
Apr 24        National Honor Society Induction 
Apr 25        Prom Ticket Sales Begin
Apr 25-28   Spring Musical: The Wedding Singer
Apr 30        Choral Finale Concert

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