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.
Planning Ahead: Summer Registration, 2019-20 Calendar  
BMW Championship Golf event at Medinah Country Club impacts opening of school year.

During the week of August 12-18 , Medinah Country Club will play host to the BMW Championship - the penultimate event in the PGA Tour FedExCup Playoffs, with the Tour's top 70 players vying to earn a spot in the season-ending Tour Championship.

Lake Park's opening of the 2019-20 school year will be significantly impacted by the magnitude of this event. Families are encouraged to make note of these important dates and limited access to East Campus due to the use of the facility and parking lots for tournament operations:

Aug. 1  Online registration closes
Aug. 5  Freshman Orientation / Sophomore and Junior Textbook Distribution
Aug. 6  Freshman Orientation / Sophomore and Senior Textbook Distribution

Aug. 7  Make-up Textbook Distribution (Grades 9-12)
Aug. 8  Freshman Family BBQ
Aug. 12-16  East Campus closed to public; West Campus open to all families for services
Aug. 12-16  ALL fall sports, including off-campus teams departing for practices, housed at West Campus
Aug. 19  Institute Day; Student access to lockers, walk hallways, locate classrooms (1 to 3 p.m.)
Aug. 20  Institute Day
Aug. 21  First Day of School

Thank you to Lancer students, parents and staff members for their flexibility and patience during this sporting event that will draw national coverage. The administrative team, counseling department and support staff will be available to assist families with any questions or needs to start the new school year on Wednesday, August 21.
U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools
Lake Park ranked on national listing among best high schools in America.

Lake Park High School has been named to the U.S. News & World Report 2019 List of Best  High Schools, a national designation based on student performance. Schools  are ranked on their performanc on state-required tests, graduation and how well they prepare students for  college. 

The list ranks Lake Park #69 out of 647 high schools in Illinois, and nationally #1508 out of more than 17,000 schools. This distinction places Lake Park in the elite top tier of high schools. Visit U.S. News & World Report for more information about Lake Park's academic indicators.

Congratulations to our Lancer students and staff! This high ranking is a direct reflection of the quality teaching and learning that occurs in our classrooms every day.
State Spirit March and Sendoff
Recent IHSA State sendoff celebrates girls badminton and boys gymnastics.

Celebrating the first State Spirit March of the spring athletic season this week were members of the Lancer Girls Badminton team and Boys Gymnastics.
Congratulations to the Girls  Badminton  team crowned the inaugural DuKane Conference Champions. The following seniors earned the honor to compete this weekend in the  IHSA State Badminton Tournament  at Eastern Illinois University: Carina Gobis, Diana Jahaske, Christina Paskon, Isabella Sgarbossa, Dominika Tkaczyk, Carolyn Vehrs and alternates Giavonna Capozzoli, Nicole Lamz and Kelly McCabe.  The team is led by head coach, Ben Hussey, and assistant coaches Christian Pawlak and Diane Stratton. Coach Stratton is a Lancer for Life who was also a Sectional Champion for Badminton.

Congratulations to Boys Gymnasts State Qualifiers Louie Ranieri (12) and Matt Scimeca (11), who earned six Top 5 finishes at Sectionals. The boys will compete this weekend at the IHSA State Championships hosted at Hoffman Estates High School. The boys gymnastics coaching staff includes head coach, Tim Whelan, and assistant coach Luke Badger. Coach Badger is a Lancer for Life who was a 2-time State Gymnastics Qualifier.
May 13 Parent University "Vaping: Behind the Smoke"
Complete a brief survey to help select topics and speakers for the Parent University series.

In order to gain a better understanding of the needs and interests of Lancer parents, please take a moment to respond to a brief survey about potential topics for next school year. Your valuable feedback will help contribute to the selection of program offerings. Complete the survey and share your feedback!

Join the Lake Park Counseling Department for the final Parent University program  on  Monday, May 13 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.  in the East Campus auditorium when Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Matthew Quinn presents. The event  is free and open to the  community. All are welcome; reservations are not required.
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.
Lake Park Educational Foundation Box Suites
Reserve a Commencement Box Suite on May 14 at noon.
The Class of 2019 Commencement ceremony will be held at the Sears Centre Arena on Thursday, May 30, at 7:00 p.m. Avoid the rush and uncertainty of getting good seats by reserving a Commencem ent Box Suite! Securing one of 11 lower level box suites for the ceremony will eliminate the worry of saving s eats for your family and friends.

Your guests will enjoy light refreshments in the comfort of your special area. Ten suites can accommodate up to 15 individuals and are available for $400 each. In addition, one deluxe box suite available  for $ 6 00 can accommodate up to 24 people and has its own private restroom. All box suites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Proceeds will benefit the  Lake Park High School Educational Foundation

Box Suites will go on sale  Tuesday, May 14 at noon  online. Please visit the  Commencement Box Suites page to view additional information.
Class of 2019 Announcements
Important announcements and dates in preparation for graduation.

Lake Park's 62nd Commencement will take place on  Thursday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. Families with graduating students are encouraged to review the information below and  visit the Graduation website for additional resources.

Cap and Gown Distribution
Caps, gowns and 5.0 medallions will be distributed on  Monday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 14 during lunch periods in the student cafeteria, or starting  Wednesday, May 15 during business hours in the West Campus  main office. Students will be required to take a brief survey before picking up their cap, gown and 5.0 medallions.

Diplomas and Final Transcripts
December and May graduates will receive their diplomas during commencement. If a student wishes not to participate in the commencement, a parent or guardian must notify the West Campus registrar,  Mrs. Smith, to make arrangements to pick-up the diploma. Diplomas will not be mailed.

Any outstanding fees must be paid before final transcripts can be issued. Please see Mrs. O'Neil in the West Campus main office to take care of outstanding fees. NoteAfter Wednesday, May 15, only cash or credit card will be accepted for any outstanding fees; no checks will be accepted for payment.  

Students must request through that a final transcript be sent to the college/university where they have been accepted and will be attending. Again, final transcripts cannot be sent if there are any outstanding fees.

Scholarship Recognition
Lake Park 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 who are the recipients of merit-based college, athletic, corporate/local organization or Lake Park scholarship(s).

Last Day of Class and Final Exams
The last regular school day for seniors is Wednesday, May 22. Senior final exams will take place Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24. Classes in which seniors receive a grade of "A" or "B" are exempt from traditional final exams. Seniors are not exempt from senior projects, presentations, or capstones. For students who have completed these activities before May 22, the teacher will determine if they are required to be in attendance during final exam days. 
Second Semester Final Exams
Prepare for the 2-day exam schedule on June 3 and June 4.

Lake Park's second semester final exam schedule will take place over two days on Monday, June 3 and Tuesday, June 4. View the final exam daily schedule.

During these exam days, all Lake Park students will have access to meal service, tutoring, and bus transportation (pick-up/drop-off) that is provided on a typical school day. Students who require transportation between campuses during the day will have a bus provided for them. No after school activity or late bus transportation will be provided.
Libraries Prepare for Textbook Collection
Avoid student fees for 2018-19: return outstanding textbook and equipment by June 4.

Please review this important end-of-year information that could impact fees owed:

New for next school year : On Monday, July 1 , a non-refundable replacement fee will be charged to your student's account for any items not returned.

The Lancer Library at both campuses must order and purchase replacement textbooks and equipment based on the inventory returned by students at the end of semester. To ensure the order is accurate, students must return books and any library materials checked out to the appropriate campus before second semester concludes on Tuesday, June 4 .

The libraries will begin accepting returns starting on Monday, May 13 (West Campus) and Tuesday, May 28 (East Campus). A locker cleanout is scheduled to help students locate and return textbooks to avoid fees. After studying for the semester, encourage your student to bring any textbooks or materials back to school. Lake Park appreciates your help in this effort to return items from the 2018-19 school year and avoid overdue charges.
Honor Society Inductions
Lancers recognized for excelling in scholarship, service, leadership and character.

On  Monday, April 22 , new junior members were inducted into Lake Park's Spanish Honor Society Chapter San Jordi and current senior members were presented with honor cords for graduation. To  officially become a member, students are required to complete 15 hours of service during each year of participation and hold at least an 85 percent or higher in their Spanish classes. The chapter's focus is activism and much of the service is volunteer based.  The mission is to help Hispanic communities in need, foster language learning and celebrate and share Hispanic cultures.  View the complete list of inductees  who have been accepted into the Spanish Honor Society Chapter San Jordi this school year.

On  Wednesday, April 24 , new members were  inducted into the Lake Park High School chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS). Membership in NHS is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a high school student. The National Honor Society recognizes students who excel in scholarship, service, leadership and character.  View the complete list of inductees  who have been accepted into the National Honor Society this school year.
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
Summer Camps for High School, Middle School Students
Register today - space is limited!

June 5-July 25 (Closed July 1-5)  
The 2019 Athletic Summer Camp schedule and registration is open. Register by Friday,  May 31  to avoid a $10.00 non-refundable late fee.
Camp fees vary. Register here or contact with any questions.

June 10-13, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Robotics Camp is open to all incoming students in grades 9-12. Campers will learn the entire process of building VEX robots, starting from the use of engineering notebooks to create a conce ptualized VEX robotics design, to building component robotic subsystems, to combining those subsystems into a complete, fully functioning robot.  Students will also be engaged in robotics testing and autonomous programming. Student participants will be  encouraged to join Lake Park's VEX robotics team in the fall, allowing them to participate with their robots in robotics competitions!

Camp fee is $125.00. Contact Camp Instructor Matt Sullivan at (630) 529-2265 to register.

June 24-27, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
This highly engaging four-day program introduces female students (grades 5-8) to the worl d of  engineering and manufacturing through hands-on, high-tech projects. By the end  of the program, students will learn to apply basic engineering principles to design and build their own unique gadget using Autodesk Inventor software and a variety of tools and materials. Gadget Girls is taught by staff from Triton College's Engineering & Technology Department, and is based on their very successful GADgET (Girls Adventuring in Design Engineering & Technology) program. Camp will take place at the Innovation Center at West Campus. Creativity is definitely encouraged! 

Camp fee is $95.00. Contact West Campus Assistant Principal Ian Smith at (630) 295-5320 to register.

July 29-August 1, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
This four-day hands-on program introduces male and female middle-school students (grades 6-8) to the fundamentals of engineering and precision machining. Students will use Autodesk Inventor software to create a personalized design for a wood end-table and report card magnet. Along the way, students will learn basic programming that will allow them to set-up a computer numerical control (CNC) ShopBot and CNC Mill. A one-day field trip to a local manufacturing facility to see manufacturing first hand is also a feature of this summer experience. Camp will start at East Campus, Monday and Tuesday, and transition to West Campus, Wednesday and Thursday.

Camp fee is $95.00. Contact West Campus Assistant Principal Ian Smith at (630) 295-5320 to register.

Important Dates
May 13       Prom Ticket Sales End
May 15        SMART Day
May 15       Summer School Driver Education Orientation
May 20       Board of Education Meeting
May 21       Scholarship and Awards Ceremony
May 24       Deadline for Summer School Registration
May 27       Memorial Day (Offices Closed)
May 30       Class of 2019 Graduation
June 3        Final Exams
June 4        Final Exams / Last Day of School

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