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Counseling Dept. Hosts Upcoming College Prep Workshops
Lancer students and families are encouraged to attend West Campus upcoming events. 
Mark your calendar for valuable workshops designed to help families prepare for post-graduation.
Please make plans to attend the following free events hosted by the Counseling Department:    

Financial Aid Award Letter WorkshopTuesday, March 5, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
West Campus Computer Lab, Room 231

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) will be providing a workshop to assist graduating students and their parents/guardians with understanding, evaluating, and comparing financial aid award letters. ISAC members will begin with a brief presentation about financial aid and how to read and evaluate financial aid award letters. Families are encouraged to bring actual financial aid award letters to compare, with the help of a worksheet (paper or online form), while ISAC members provide one-on-one support as needed. Spanish language assistance will be available for this workshop.

College Student Athlete Eligibility Presentation Tuesday, March 12, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
West Campus Auditorium

All Lancer families are welcome to attend this presentation that will discuss the eligibility process for prospective college student athletes. The featured speaker for the event is Ms. Jane Wagner, the Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance at Northwestern University. The evening will also include discussion about the recruiting process from a coach's perspective, and attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions.

NCAA Eligibility WorkshopTuesday, March 19, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
West Campus Computer Lab, Room 231

This walk-in workshop will offer interested students an opportunity to create and/or continue working on their NCAA Eligibility Center account, which is required to participate in NCAA Division I and II athletics. This workshop will not include a formal presentation.  
Class of 2019 Graduation Announcement
Final opportunity for families to review the student name appearing on the LPHS diploma.

Lake Park High School commencement will be celebrated on Thursday, May 30, at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. Preparations for diplomas are being finalized to ensure that student names are spelled correctly according to legal birth certificates. Please take an opportunity to review the Home Access Center (HAC) to verify the spelling of your student's name by Tuesday, March 5:
  • Login to HAC.
  • Switch from the "home" screen to the registration screen by clicking on the "registration" icon.
  • Review your student's full legal name as it appears under the "Demographic" tab. Note: the printed name will appear on the diploma as "First name (Middle name - optional) Last name" unless requested otherwise.
  • Notify Lisa Smith, West Campus registrar, if any changes are required or an account needs to be established.
  • Additionally, please notify the registrar no later than Friday, May 3 if your student does not wish to participate in the commencement ceremony.


LPEF to Award 31 Scholarships Totaling over $25,000
Submit applications by the March 8 deadline for consideration.

The Lake Park Educational Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of 31 scholarships totaling over $25,000 available for Lake Park High School seniors in the Class of 2019.

Students must attach a completed common scholarship application, essay(s), and appropriate supporting materials for each scholarship. Scholarship applications are due to the West Campus Counseling Office by Friday, March 8. 

Please visit the  Foundation's scholarship website to view scholarship information.
Winter Guard Home Show
Enjoy the pageantry at West Campus on March 9.
Lake Park High School's Varsity Winter Guard unit will take center stage when the Midwest Color Guard Circuit hosts the Winter Guard  Home   Show  at West Campus on  Saturday, March 9 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  with awards to follow. The  show  will feature nearly 30 winter guard units from Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin with Lake Park performing at approximately 7:00 p.m.

Winter Guard, called the "Sport of the Arts" is an indoor version of Color Guard that brings music to life through the use of set design, costuming, flags, sabers, rifles, other equipment as well as dance, interpretive movement and acting.

The entire performance schedule  and ticket prices for the Winter Guard  Home   Show  are available on the Midwest Color Guard Circuit website.
Illinois High School Art Exhibition
Lancer artists selected to display artwork at a statewide show.

The best student artists from more than 125 Illinois high schools converged last weekend to showcase their art and vie for more than $43,000,000 in college scholarships at the annual Illinois High School Art Exhibition (IHSAE) hosted at the Zhou B. Art Center and Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood.

Congratulations to Lake Park art students who had their work accepted into this year's exhibition: Zach Buckley (12), Alexandria Burkhardt (11), Alexandra Capps (12), Evelyn Ruiz (10) and Kelli Posta (9). Their artwork was selected to be displayed with more than 800 other artists from around the state. 

Congratulations to Emma DeValk (12), Jasmin Perez (12) and Annette Villanueva (12) for their art work that was selected to be included in this year's senior portfolio competition. These Lancers were awarded a combined total of $290,712 in scholarship offers to Art and Design Schools across the country.
Social Studies Night at the Movies
Watch the true story about the Naval rescue of American hostages from Somali Pirates. 

Students, families and community members are invited to attend the next screening in the "Social Studies Night at the Movies" series hosted on Wednesday, March 13 at 6:00 p.m. in the West Campus auditorium. Extra credit will be available.

Captain Phillips offers students the opportunity to examine the 2009 real life story of the hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates and subsequent rescue by U.S. Navy Seals. While watching the film, students will have the ability to analyze the leadership traits shown by Captain Phillips, as well as identify the causes and effects of modern day Piracy off the coast of Africa and its portrayal in the film.
Illinois Science Assessment
Testing will be administered in Biology classes on March 14.

The Illinois State Board of Education requires all public high schools to administer a science test to students enrolled in Biology. On Thursday, March 14 , Lake Park will administer the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) to students during their Biology class. Students will need to come to class prepared to take the assessment on their charged Chromebook. Students who are absent on the test date will be required to make up the test on Friday, March 15 .

The ISA is designed to reflect classroom experiences and application of knowledge to real-life situations. Many students who took the assessment last year said the ISA seemed more like classroom instruction than a test. Parents are encouraged to talk with their Biology student about the importance of doing their best on the ISA, while communicating that the assessment yields only one piece of information about them and Lake Park's progress.
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.
Lancers Represent in IHSA State Competitions
Student athletes in boys swimming and basketball are the latest to qualify.


Congratulations to Lancer student athletes for competing in the Illinois State High School Association Swimming and Diving competition last weekend at New Trier High School. 

3-time IHSA State Qualifier, Ben Kimmel (12) competed in  the 100 Backstroke and  100 Butterfly , earning 5th place and 7th place finishes respectively in the IHSA State Swimming finals. Ben also competed as a member of the 200 Medley Relay team.  Joining the 200 Medley Relay team were first-time IHSA State Qualifiers: Ernest Berdychowski (10) who also completed in the 100 Backstroke;  Bryan Mendoza (9); Norbert Szczotka (11);  and a lternate Anthony Slade (11). 

The Lancers Boys Swimming program is coached by head coach Dan Witteveen, assistant coach (Lancer for Life) Tim Layer, and Carl Metzke.  

Congratulations to Lancer Girls Varsity Basketball player Darrione Rogers (11) who was one of 32 competitors at Redbird Arena in Normal for the Class 4A Three-Point Showdown on Thursday evening as part of the IHSA Girls Basketball State Final Tournament. This skills event is yet another accolade in an impressive season that was highlighted by her breaking five school records including points in a season (799), points in a game (49) as well as becoming only the ninth player in Lancer Girls Basketball history to score over 1,000 points! A DePaul University commit, she was also named DuKane 8 All-Conference and Co-Player of the Year, the Daily Herald DuPage County All-Area Captain,  Illinois Basketball Coaches Association 1st Team All-State and Associated Press Class 4A 1st Team All-State.

The Lancers Girls Basketball program is coached by head coach Brian Rupp.

Good luck to the Boys Basketball team traveling to DeKalb High School tonight, Friday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m. to face Benet Academy in the IHSA Regional Championship Game.The Lancers are looking to add a third Regional title in the past five seasons. A win by the Lancers advances them to the Bartlett Sectional to face the winner of Downers Grove South Regional on Wednesday, March 6. Please note there is a $5 admission charge to the Regional tournament, including students, and passes are not accepted. GO Lancers!

The Lancers Boys Basketball program is coached by head coach Billy Pitcher.
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.  
The League of Women Voters of Roselle/ Bloomingdale will sponsor a Candidate Forum on Sunday, March 10 at 1:00 p.m. in the East Campus Dice Auditorium. Candidates running in contested local races, including township, municipal, school district, park district, and library district will participate. The event provides voters with an opportunity to learn more about the credentials and platforms of the candidates in the contested elections.

Doors will open at 1:00 p.m. for a "meet and greet" with the candidates, followed by the moderated forum. This event is free and open to the public.

Important Dates
Mar 1     Institute Day  (Student non-attendance)
Mar 4     Casimir Pulaski Day  (Student non-attendance)
Mar 6     Financial Aid Award Letter Workshop
Mar 6      SMART Day
Mar 7     Spring Band Concert
Mar 7     COD Open House
Mar 9     Winter Joust
Mar 12   College Student Athlete Eligibility Presentation
Mar 13   Social Studies Night at the Movies
Mar 14   Illinois Science Assessment
Mar 14   Spring Percussion Ensemble
Mar 15   Illinois Science Assessment (Make-up)

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