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Safety Week: Lancers Practice Drills for Preparedness
Student Council makes generous donation of safety kits for each classroom.
 
Recognized from  February 4-8 , Lake Park's second semester Safety Week focused on practicing evacuation drills (primary and secondary routes), lockdown drills (evaluating run/hide/fight), and severe weather drills (reviewing designated areas) during every class period.    

Teachers also reiterated the "See Something, Say Something" campaign, which encourages st udents to talk to a trusted adult or report via the  District's Anonymous Tip Hotline at (630) 529-3001 .
 
Coordinator of Safety and Security Tim Cook, and the District's team of Safety Monitors at each campus, was available to visit classrooms, discuss best practices, and answer questions.

In an effort to ensure preparedness for the Lancer community, Student Council students and sponsors generously donated funds, organized volunteers, and donated time to assemble important supplies that every class should have in case of emergency.  Each 5-gallon bucket contains items that would be useful in an emergency situation, should students and staff be required to stay in classrooms for a prolonged period of time. Materials in the safety buckets include a  trauma kit, blanket,  flashlight, glucose tablets, toilet paper, plastic gloves, millennium granola bars, water and more. 

During Safety Week, students viewed a special video about the contents of the kits. Thank you to Student Council, and the maintenance team for classroom delivery, for their significant contributions to school safety!  
Honor Roll Students Named
Lancers recognized for academic excellence during first semester.

Congratulations to Lake Park students who achieved Honor Roll  recognition for th e first semester  of the 2018-19 school year.  View the complete list of Honor Roll students

Lancers earned this distinction based on their grade point average calculated from the prior semester. Students qualified based on the following criteria:  Honor  Roll (4.00-4.37), High  Honor  Roll (4.38-4.74) or Highest  Honor  Roll (4.75 and above).

Freshman students and their families are invited to an honor roll assembly on Friday, February 22  in the East Campus Dice Auditorium during first period. Students will be recognized for their academic achievement during their first semester of high school and receive a personalized certificate of achievement. The program will feature a short speech by East Campus Social Studies teacher John Powell, group recognition of the Honor Roll students, and a Q&A with select sophomore honor students. 

Sophomore and junior students have the option to receive a printed Honor Roll certificate if requested by Thursday, February 28. To request a certificate, complete the online request form that will require you to submit your student's name, ID# and campus. Please note that senior students do not need to complete the online request form, because personalized certificates will be distributed during the end-of-year BBQ in May.  

Students will be notified at school when the certificate is available for pick up from Mrs. Stratton at East Campus and Mrs. O'Neil at West Campus.
Technology Center of DuPage
Celebrating A*Team and Culinary Honors

Congratulations to 26 Lake Park students who achieved Honor Roll recognition by earning an "A" the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year at Technology Center of DuPage (TCD). Being named to the A*Team is recognition for students' outstanding achievement in their respective programs. View the complete list of Honor Roll students for the TCD Morning Session (left) and TCD Afternoon Session (right).

         
 
Lake Park senior Mindy Wiseman's (pictured center) hard work as a member of TCD's  culinary program paid off  when her 5-member team participated in the 18th Annual Illinois ProStart® Invita tional on February 2 and delivered a state champion performance.  Culinary teams developed a multi-course menu, which was t hen prepared in a timed con test unde r  the eyes of industry judges.

All of the students are enrolled in the Professional Cooking, Baking and Service program at TCD in Addison, a career elective offered to juniors and seniors attending DuPage area high school districts.The state champ culinary team is now eligible to represent Illinois in the National ProStart® Invitational May 8-10 in Washington D.C. 
Upcoming Parent-Teacher Conferences
Online scheduler available until Wednesday, February 27. 
 
Lake Park High School will host parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, February 28 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. These conferences provide parents/guardians with an opportunity to meet with teachers on an individual basis.

Students will have a shortened day of school and follow a SMART-day schedule, with dismissal at 12:08 p.m. for West Campus and 12:48 p.m. for East Campus.

Parents must use an electronic conference scheduler to register for conferences. Access the scheduler site until Wednesday, February 27 at 3:00 p.m. Additional instructions with login credentials were recently sent to all families. 

For scheduling assistance during normal school hours, contact East Campus at (630) 529-1514 or West Campus at (630) 529-1516.
Public Safety Career Speaker Panel
West Campus Lancers invited to participate in a lunch and learn on February 20.

All West Campus students are welcome to attend a presentation during lunch periods or with one of their classes oWednesday, February 20 , when representatives from the Roselle Fire Department, Roselle Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will be visiting the West Campus library.

The guest speakers with provide information regarding job opportunities, required education and skills, related classes, college majors and more. They will also address career paths/opportunities and related public safety areas. (e.g., firefighter, paramedic/EMT, detective, crime scene technician, federal agent).

Students can bring their lunch to the presentation, which will offer the same content each period. Cookies will be served and advance reservation is not required.  Co ntact West Campus Librarian Ms. Allison or College and Career Counselor Mr. Ziemba with any questions regarding this event. 
Seal of Biliteracy
Earn distinction for demonstrating proficiency in multiple languages. 

Juniors and seniors who have taken an Advanced Placement or Level 4 World Languages course and/or students with bilingual skills have the opportunity to earn a special honor based on their second language abilities. The Seal of Biliteracy will be awarded to qualifying Lancers who demonstrate proficiency in both English and either Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Polish, Russian, or Spanish.

The Seal of Biliteracy, offered by the State of Illinois, will appear on the student's diploma and official school transcript. Earning this distinction will be an honor that students can share with universities, future employers, and service organizations who value individuals with bilingual skills.

To earn the Seal of Biliteracy, students must meet approved proficiency levels on state approved English and World Language assessments, as outlined on the Intent to Participate form. Applying for this recognition is voluntary and students are responsible for the cost associated with taking the qualifying assessments. An Intent to Participate form must be completed and returned to West Campus Assistant Principal, Mr. Ian Smith, by Friday, February 22 in order to be eligible for the Seal of Biliteracy.
T-Shirt Fundraiser to Benefit the Educational Foundation
Order by Friday, February 22 to own a piece of history.

Celebrate Lancer history by purchasing a specialty designed t-shirt that benefits the Lake Park Educational Foundation. The name "Lake Park" is derived from being built between Lake Street (Route 20) and Irving Park Road (Route 19). Priced at $17.00, this navy blue and white t- shirt is a unique way to celebrate "2019" and join the alumni ranks as a "Lancer for Life."

Visit this link to order a shirt by the  Friday, February 22 deadline. Orders will be delivered to West Campus approximately three weeks after closing, unless a shipping method (additional fee) is selected.
AP Test Online Registration 
Register for College Board AP tests by the March 15 deadline.

Advanced Placement testing will occur from May 6 to May 17. Lake Park is pleased to once again offer online AP test registration and payment. To register, visit the registration link that will remain open until the end of the day (11:59 p.m.) on Friday, March 15.

The College Board has established this year's fee of $94 per test. For those who prefer to pay by check, complete registration online and bring in or mail a check to Mrs. Sheila Finstein in the West Campus main office. Please make checks payable to "Lake Park High School" and provide your student's ID number in the memo line.

Once your student has registered, download a copy of the 2018-19 Bulletin for AP Students and Parents. The College Board developed this bulletin to help familiarize families with AP testing procedures, important dates, and grade reporting. Visit the Advanced Placement webpage for other helpful resources.
Pride in Performance Winners Announced
Congratulations to the East Campus recipients for the second grading period.

Please note that West Campus recipients were featured in the last edition .

Academics: Jeffrey Saele is a straight "A" student with a demanding schedule. He is a leader in the classroom, for the math team and the cross country team. Jeffery works hard to balance his busy schedule.

Academics: Emma Weishaar is an outstanding student with a great work ethic. She is a straight "A" student with a demanding schedule that includes three Honors courses and an Advanced Placement class. 

Achievement: Edson Castellanos transferred into Lake Park in the middle of last semester. He has overcome adversity to put himself in a position to succeed. His attendance, grades and behavior have been exemplary. Edson's determination to make a positive change is working!

Activities: David Surzykiewicz is the voice of the Lancers during morning announcements and is also involved in a plethora of school activities. He spreads positive energy wherever he goes while maintaining straight "A"s in the classroom.

Athletics: Emma Thorne has started every game on the Varsity Girl's Basketball Team this season and leads the team in minutes played. She is an extremely hard worker on the court and in the classroom where she is a straight "A" student.
State Spirit Marches, National Letter of Intent Signing
Lancer student athletes qualify for State competition and commit to college athletics.

           

Congratulations to team and individual State qualifiers (left to right):
IHSA State Competitive Dance  in Bloomington, January 25-26 - Qualifying for the Class 3A Competitive Dance Tournament for the 7th consecutive season, the Lancettes advanced to finals and brought home a third place trophy to add to the program's 2014 Championship and 2015 Runner-Up trophies!   The Lancettes Head Coach is Julie Cowhey.*

IHSA Boys Bowling in O'Fallon, January 25-26 -  The boys bowling team continued a tradition of excellence by qualifying for the IHSA State tournament for the 16th season. Matt Tumbarello (12), Jordan Fischer (12) and Brett Richter (9) all advanced as individuals to the bowling finals, with Brett earning a State Champion title in the Wheelchair Division.  The boys bowling Head Coach is Greg Edwards.

IHSA Competitive Cheer i n Bloomington, February 1-2 - For the 14th straight year, the Lancer competitive cheer team qualified for the IHSA State series. The team advanced to finals and finished in the Top 10.  The co-ed cheer Head Coach is Amanda Soukup .*

Wintrust Bank/NBC Sports Chicago Athlete of the Week - Brett Richter (9), 2019 IHSA Boys Bowling Wheelchair Division State Champion, was recently named a Wintrust Bank/NBC Sports Chicago Athlete of the Week. Watch his in-depth interview and highlights of his first history-making season as an Athlete With Disabilities to compete  at Lake Park.
 
   

National Letter of Intent Signing Ceremony:
Congratulations to Lancer student athlete David Hardwick who committed  on  February 6 to play football at Eastern Illinois University The boys football Head Coach is Chris Roll.* 

Good luck to Lancers competing this weekend (left to right):  
IHSA State Gymnastics Championship at Palatine High School - Julia Kurek (11) is a two-time State qualifier and two-time all conference. This is Julia Naronowicz's (11) first time qualifying for State. The girls gymnastics Head Coach is Jake Luketin.*

IHSA Girls Bowling at The Cherry Bowl in Rockford -  Emily Tornabene (11) is a two-time State qualifier and former (2018) regional champion. Team Captain Jordan Connelly (12) is a first time State qualifier.  The girls bowling Head Coach is Theresa Czerniak.*

IHSA State Wrestling at State Farm Center in Champaign - Demarco Lee (12) is a two-time State qualifier, 2019 DuKane Conference Champion as well as former (2018) all conference and Sectional Champion. Wrestling at 220 pounds, Demarco won his first round match and advanced to today's competition. The boys wrestling Head Coach is Ryan Ferguson.*

*Special shout out to these head coaches who are Lake Park alums, also known as "Lancers for Life!"

Important Dates

Feb 18    Presidents' Day Holiday (Student non-attendance)
Feb 22   Freshman Honors Assembly
Feb 25   Board of Education Meeting
Feb 26    Winter Choral Concert
Feb 28    SMART Day schedule
Feb 28   Parent Teacher Conferences
Mar 1     Institute Day (Student non-attendance)
Mar 4     Casimir Pulaski Day (Student non-attendance)

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