Articles filed under Lake Park High School District 108

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  • Lake Park pool plan to appear on March ballot Dec 18, 2013 5:43 PM
    Another attempt will be made to sell voters on the idea of building an indoor swimming pool at Lake Park High School. It’s an effort that dates back to at least 1997, and will be the second time in a year voters have been asked to chip in for a pool, estimated to cost $8.5 million to build and #380,000 a year to operate it. “We still have the strong message that it would be a great benefit to our students and our community,” said Lynne Panega, superintendent of Lake Park High School District 108.

  • Lake Park west campus evacuated Nov 7, 2013 4:33 PM
    Lake Park High School’s west campus in Roselle was evacuated Thursday because of a bomb threat, according to a message on the school website. Students were moved to the adjacent Clauss Recreation Center and later taken home by bus while police secured the high school building at 500 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

  • Lake Park teachers get new contract Jul 2, 2013 5:04 PM
    Teachers and support staff in Lake Park High School District 108 have a new four-year contract with the understanding that issues related to their compensation must be revisited in two years. School board members on Tuesday unanimously approved an agreement with the Lake Park Education Association that will pay the union’s members pay raises averaging a total of 7.78 percent over the next two years. The contract was ratified by the union membership on Monday.

  • Former Lake Park superintendent taking reins in Medinah Apr 26, 2013 12:15 PM
    A former longtime superintendent in Lake Park High School District 108 is returning to the area to take the reins of Medinah Elementary District 11. John Butts, who resigned his Lake Park post in April 2010 after eight years with the district and with two years still remaining on his contract, was named the new superintendent in Medinah on Thursday night. He begins work July 1 with a two-year contract that will pay him $167,000 annually plus benefits. He replaces Joseph Bailey, who is stepping down after 10 years with the Medinah district to take a similar position in Lincolnwood.

  • Why DuPage voters rejected property tax hikes Apr 11, 2013 9:21 AM
    Several DuPage County school districts were licking their wounds Wednesday after voters defeated requests for more money to build a new school in Oak Brook, an early childhood center in Wheaton and an indoor pool at Lake Park. Here’s what went wrong.

  • Voters sink Lake Park pool plan Apr 10, 2013 2:54 PM
    An attempt to build an indoor swimming pool at Lake Park High School once again has been sunk by voters. With all 45 precincts reporting, unofficial totals show 4,329 votes against and 3,698 votes in favor of the proposal to borrow $8 million to build the facility at the Roselle school’s east campus.

  • Dist. 108 voters to decide fate of pool proposal Apr 1, 2013 9:29 AM
    The idea of building an indoor swimming pool at Lake Park High School keeps rising to the surface, despite multiple failed attempts over the last two decades. This time, however, an organized group of residents and parents is hoping to convince Lake Park High School District 108 voters to support an indoor pool by emphasizing that the facility would be used for much more than high school athletics. "I think a major difference is the fact that the school has committed to having the pool available for use by the community," said Lisa Gregor, president of People for a Pool.

  • Endorsement: Yes to Lake Park pool questions Mar 24, 2013 5:00 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends voting yes on Lake Park High School District 108's requests to build and operate a swimming pool.

  • Endorsements: Adachi, Briggs, Denson, DeWaele for Lake Park Dist. 108 board Mar 20, 2013 2:17 PM
    The Daily Herald endorses Claire Adachi, Judy Briggs, Doug Denson and Keri DeWaele for Lake Park High School Dist. 108 school board.

  • Keri DeWaele: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:38 PM
    Candidate information for Keri DeWaele, running for Lake Park High School District 108 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Doug Denson: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:38 PM
    Candidate information for Doug Denson, running for Lake Park High School District 108 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Raymond Kubalewski: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:38 PM
    Candidate information for Raymond Kubalewski, running for Lake Park High School District 108 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Claire Adachi: Candidate Profile Mar 13, 2013 6:54 PM
    Candidate information for Claire Adachi, running for Lake Park High School District 108 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Judy Briggs: Candidate Profile Apr 2, 2013 12:44 PM
    Candidate information for Judy Briggs, running for Lake Park High School District 108 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Tax increase questions on several DuPage ballots Feb 10, 2013 8:00 AM
    Voters in several DuPage County communities will weigh in this spring on an array of ballot questions from governmental entities, including five that are seeking more tax money.

  • Lake Park residents will vote on pool in April Jan 9, 2013 5:03 AM
    Amid applause from a group called People for a Pool, the Lake Park High School board of education passed two measures Tuesday in Roselle that will ask voters whether to raise taxes to build and maintain a pool at the East Campus. “The board is committed to a balanced budget,” said Superintendent Lynne Panega. “It's unfortunate we don't have the finances in-house. So we hare going to have to look to our taxpayers to weigh in on this.”

  • Lake Park students pitch to ‘Shark Tank’ winner Dec 17, 2012 3:50 PM
    U.S. Marine Corps combat vet and entrepreneur Rob Dyer visited Lake Park High School in Roselle this month to hear marketing students' ideas for his nutritional drink, RuckPack. And Dyer knows a thing or two about successful marketing: he appeared last month on ABC's reality show "Shark Tank" and earned $150,000 for his product.

  • Fundraiser set for Roselle fire victims Dec 7, 2012 2:36 PM
    A fundraiser is scheduled Wednesday, Dec. 12, for a single mother whose Roselle rental home was destroyed by fire just days after she moved in. "I have never been more devastated in 56 years of life," fire victim Donna Rozycki said.

  • Lake Park senior collects 700 bags of food for charity Nov 16, 2012 5:13 PM
    Lake Park High School senior Michael Amerlan has been gearing up all fall for what he calls "food drive season." The Itasca teen normally competes in track and field in the spring, but when late autumn comes he gears up for a different kind of contest: trying to collect the most food for charity as the holidays approach. This year, he's collected roughly 700 bags.

  • Roselle police seek leads in false Lake Park bomb threat Nov 14, 2012 5:01 PM
    Lake Park High School officials said police haven't found anything dangerous so far at the school's east campus, following multiple bomb threats made by phone just before 9 a.m. today. The school was safely evacuated and classes are canceled for the day.

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