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Save the Date for Parent University: May 13
"Vaping: Behind the Smoke" concludes the 2018-19 series of presentations.

Mark your calendar to attend this school year's fourth and final  Parent University program , which is free and open to the community. All are welcome; reservations are not required. Join the Lake Park Counseling Department on  Monday, May  13 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.  in the West Campus auditorium  when Matthew Quinn  presents. 

Vaping and e-cigarette use, a rapidly growing problem among high school and even middle school students, is more harmful than most teens realize. This presentation will discuss the carcinogenic chemicals contained in the aerosol emitted from a vaping device, even though it isn't 'smoke.' It will also highlight research that has identified damage to brain growth in teens using either nicotine or marijuana vapes. Furthermore, the most common vaping devices that teens are using will also be discussed so that parents know what to look for if they suspect potential use.

Matthew Quinn is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) in Illinois. He has been counseling adolescents and adults in individual, couples, and family counseling for the past 15 years. Matthew has been a therapeutic mentor for troubled teens and a member advocate for an employee assistance program.
Celebrating a Student Activities State Spirit March 
Impressive number of student activities teams compete in advance competitions.


Congratulations and best wishes to nine East Campus and West Campus  DECA  students who will represent Lake Park and compete in the Illinois Career Development International Conference hosted next week in Orlando, FL. The students earned this opportunity having placed in the Top 3 in their respective categories during the DECA State competition. The DECA sponsors are Katie Bestvina and Patryk Pliszka.

Congratulations to 13 members of the Lake Park Math Team for qualifying for the  Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) State math competition in May. Mathletes will compete  in Champaign at the University of Illinois in the categories of  Algebra, Junior-Senior 8-person team, and Calculator team. The Math Team is coached by Clint Anticevich, Ashley Castellanos, Taylor Chester, Beth Olinski, Christian Pawlak and Candice Sagliano.

Congratulations to Lake Park's Vex Robotics Team 68051U who placed 8th out of 56 teams, which help advanced them to national competition from April 4-6. During the competition in Council Bluffs, IA, the team placed 18th out of 60 teams in their division and ranked 70th out of 260 overall. The Vex Robotics Team is coached by Matt Sullivan.

Congratulations to Lake Park's Rube Goldberg Team that has qualified four consecutive years for National competition and placed 6th this year in Cincinnati, OH. Founded in the 2015-16 school year by physics teacher James Kryger, the student team logged hundreds of hours to construct a Rube Goldberg machine for competition. The 75-step machine is a complicated contraption that accomplishes a simple task in the most complex way possible.  

Congratulations to the Lake Park Chess Team for competing in the  IHSA State Tournament at the Peoria Convention Center in February. The team qualified after facing a must-win situation in the fourth match at Sectionals and pulling off a victory at the wire during the crucial match. Sydney Hsu is the Chess Team sponsor.
Pride in Performance Winners Announced
Congratulations to the Lancer recipients for the third grading period.

East Campus
Academics: Gabrielle Mintrup is a tremendous student with a demanding schedule. She currently has an A+ in every class, which includes Honors and Advanced Placement courses. Gabi is an engaged, inspiring and model student.

Achievement: Abby Raymond is a mature and disciplined student athlete who competes on the National and World stage. In addition to holding multiple USA age group weightlifting records, she finished 6th in the latest World Championship meet and will travel to Fiji this summer to compete and represent the USA in the Junior World Championships. Abby is also an outstanding, humble and polite student.

Activities: Carolynn Sagi has been the most valuable member of Earth Club at East Campus this year. She has worked hard at recycling, has brought up topics and materials for discussion, and is passionate about saving the planet.

Athletics: Ann Marie Ahrens is a two-year starter for the Varsity soccer team. She is a hard working team leader who has a great work ethic.  Ann Marie is heavily involved at Lake Park - including band, cross country and gymnastics - while maintaining excellent grades with a rigorous course load. 

West Campus
Academics: Nikola Mazur provides a concrete example of what a Lancer should be. Her presence, strength of character and infectious smile make her an absolute joy to be around. Academically she is in an elite group: within the top 5% of her class. In addition to being an exceptional student with an incredible spirit, Nikola has contributed her time and talent to several extracurricular activities and possesses an insight rarely witnessed in such a young person. Having arrived in the U.S. at a very young age with no English speaking skills, Nikola is nothing short of extraordinary.

Achievement: Angela Carreto has contributed to the school community in a variety of ways, most notably through her participation in Spanish Club. One quality that stands out most from her role in Spanish Club is her ability to ignite passion for the language and culture in other students. As club President, Angela has created exciting and enriching agendas for each meeting. She has demonstrated excellence in leadership, collaboration with others, and a willingness to take risks in her own personal development.   
Activities : For the past two years, Emma Dover has been the head Math Team Oralist, a position that involves reading a chapter from a college math textbook and learning the nuances of a particular mathematical subject such as Game Theory, Fibonacci Numbers and Markov Chains. On competition day Emma is given 10 minutes to present solutions to a panel of judges while talking and writing on a whiteboard. Throughout her four years on the Math Team, Emma has qualified for the State competition twice. This year she will compete as a member of the Junior Senior 8-Person Team at State in May.
Athletics: Max Ellenbecker is a 3-sport athlete and has won five Regional Championships as a member of the Soccer, Basketball and Volleyball teams. He was a captain of this season's Regional Championship basketball team and voted to the DuKane Conference Honorable Mention Team. Max is a 3-year Varsity basketball player, known for his outstanding defensive abilities. It is Max's high character and attitude on and off the court that makes him stand out. He is a great leader who is highly respected by his peers, coaches and opponents. Only one of three three seniors on the team, his leadership was instrumental in the team's development and success.
Spring Musical Takes Center Stage
Enjoy the final theatre production of the 2018-19 season.  

Lake Park's spring musical comedy takes center stage in the East Campus Dice Auditorium this weekend. Following a successful opening night, additional performances run tonight and tomorrow,
April 26-27 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 28 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults; $5 for non-Lake Park students; and free for senior citizens, children under 13 and Lake Park students with an ID.

The musical revolves around wedding singer Robbie, his failed relationship with his former fiancĂ©e, and his romance with a new love, Julia. According to the director Erik Uppling, "This musical has one of those 'feel-good' stories that captures your attention, makes you laugh, makes you cry, root for the good guys and boo the bad guys, and to cap it all off, it takes place smack dab in the middle of the 1980s, so you know it is awesome!"
Welcoming the Class of 2023
Final orientation program offered for incoming freshman families on April 29.

An Incoming Ninth Grade Parent Orientation program will be hosted on 
Monday, April 29 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at East Campus. This final orientation program is designed to benefit parents; students need not attend.

The evening will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. with a large group session in the Dice Auditorium. During this session, information about the August orientation program, daily bell schedule, academic support opportunities, and academic growth expectations will be shared. After the opening presentation, parents will have the opportunity to select three different breakout sessions. This format allows parents to explore topics in more depth and ask questions of school leaders, counselors, and faculty about the transition to high school.
Inaugural "Stomp Out Stigma"
Registration extended for the 2 Mile Walk/Run and Resource Fair on May 4.

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. Registration has been extended

Following this event that is open to the community, there will be a Resource Fair with raffles, music, and food trucks to enjoy! 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. 
Gatsby Prom 2019
Ticket sales available through May 10.

The 2019 junior and senior  prom will be hosted on  Saturday, May 18 at
The Cotillion in Palatine, followed by a post-prom cruise from Navy Pier.

Similar to previous years,  prom tickets are available for online purchase with a credit/debit card through Friday, May 10. Tickets can also be purchased with cash or check in the West Campus Student Activities Office from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on school days during the sales period. Please note that dinner seating will not be assigned. Post- prom attendees will be assigned a bus for the ride downtown and back.

Congratulations to the  Prom court nominees announced this week. Students can  vote for court and senior superlatives through  Tuesday, April 30

Visit the Prom Website  for more information about ticket sales, guest registration and dress guidelines.
Scholarship and Awards Ceremony
May 10 deadline approaches for graduating students to submit scholarship information.

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, only for scholarships being accepted, can be delivered at school or scanned and emailed to Please note that Friday, May 10 is the deadline to submit award information for inclusion in the program.
Summer School Registration Deadlines
Driver Education registration is due by May 13.

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.

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
Lake Park Educational Foundation Golf Classic
Registration is now open for the fundraiser on June 12.

The Lake Park Educational Foundation will host the annual Golf Classic on Wednesday, June 12 at the Bloomingdale Golf Club. This fun event will allow golfers of all skill levels to have a great time on the course while raising funds for the LPEF's Robotics Partnership, emergency need and support fund, and teaching grants. The outing includes continental breakfast, light lunch, 18 holes of golf, and a cookout at the end of the day.

The cost is $130 per golfer or $500 for a foursome. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or to register, visit the  Foundation website.
Community Connection
The Glenbard Parent Series presents the final speaker for the 2018-19 school year.

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, May 2, 7:00 p.m. , Glenbard South High School

Important Dates
Apr 25        Prom Ticket Sales Begin
Apr 25-28   Spring Musical: The Wedding Singer
Apr 26        TAP 5th Annual Walk 'n Roll
Apr 30        Choral Finale Concert
May 1         SMART Day
May 2         Band Finale Concert
May 3         Jazz Finale Concert
May 4         Stomp Out Stigma
May 10       Prom Ticket Sales End
May 15        SMART Day
May 15       Summer School Driver Education Orientation

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