District 108 Strategic Plan

  • VISION
    Lake Park graduates are global citizens, critical thinkers, thoughtful communicators, resilient learners, and collaborative leaders.

    MISSION
    The Lake Park High School community will educate, challenge, and empower students to realize their potential.

    CORE COMPETENCIES
    Our Portrait of a Graduate:

    Global Citizen

    • Values and embraces diverse cultures and unique perspectives through mutual respect and open dialogue
    • Values the success of fellow citizens from diverse backgrounds
    • Demonstrates personal, civic, social, local, and global responsibility through ethical and empathetic behavior
    • Is conscious of and holds themself accountable for their impact on their local and global community
    • Is culturally responsive
    • Lives their life in accordance with their own values while respecting the values of others

     Critical Thinker

    • Understands the bigger picture and proposes solutions that are mindful to the impact they may have on other parts of a system
    • Improves the quality of one’s own thinking by skillfully analyzing, assessing, and reconstructing
    • Applies disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence
    • Uses critical thinking and systems thinking to implement problem-solving
    • Applies flexible and creative ideas, strategies, and technologies to identify and solve problems
    • Asks questions to implement and reflect critically on a solution
    • Makes judgements and decisions

    Thoughtful Communicator

    • Articulates thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written, and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts
    • Listens effectively to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes, and intentions
    • Uses communication for a range of purposes and audiences (e.g. to inform, instruct, motivate, and persuade)
    • Collaborates with peers while valuing compromise
    • Gives and receives feedback/ follows instructions accurately
    • Seeks and considers diverse opinions
    • Works interdependently and contributes individually within a group
    • Understands, negotiates, and balances diverse views and beliefs to reach workable solutions 

    Resilient Learner

    • Embraces curiosity to experience new ideas and accepts that failure is part of the learning process
    • Possesses the desire to learn, unlearn, and relearn
    • Embraces the idea that failure is a part of success and quickly adapts to keep moving forward
    • Is purposeful in the actions they take in their journey towards lifelong goals
    • Is ambitious in developing goals and overcoming adversity to uncover alternate strategies to achieve goals
    • Is willing to take risks that are essential in advocating for their own and others success
    • Pursues continuous growth in the following literacies: financial, digital/ media, cultural, civics, emotional, environmental, health, informational 

    Collaborative Leader

    • Recognizes, invests in, and leverages strengths to build collective ownership and positive action
    • Builds relationships with others through trust and compassion
    • Creates the environment or the conditions that empowers self and/or others to grow and succeed
    • Demonstrates agility in thoughts and actions
    • Responds productively to feedback, praise, setbacks, and criticism
    • Is an active contributor
    • Adheres consistently to a set of core values that are evident in choices and behaviors