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Feb 26, 2015
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30 Lake View High School Students Headed to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

 

 

LVHS Principal Celebrates Students for Choosing his Alma Mater

Like many high schools this time of year, the hallways at LVHS are full of students “Repping,” — that is, representing their university choices through their sweatshirts, water bottles, and other college-bound gear.

“Repping is cool,” says Atil M, one of 30 LVHS seniors who will soon make U of I at Urbana-Champaign his home, majoring in Industrial Engineering. “I like repping.”

Seeing U of I so well-represented at LVHS (even before the second round of acceptance letters has arrived) has special meaning to principal Scott Grens, a proud U of I alum. “Our students head off to a lot of different colleges after graduation, and I’m really excited for these thirty students. I know firsthand what they’re about to experience academically. I’m proud of them.”

Many of the LVHS grads will major in STEM fields, joining a program that boasts recent graduates such as Martin Eberhard (Tesla co-Founder), Max Levchin (PayPal founder), Steve Cand Jawed Karim (YouTube founders), as well as other notables.

Jadid H, who will study Civil Engineering, says that U of I’s top-five ranking in the field made it a clear choice. “I like the concept of applying mathematics and sciences, so that’s one reason I’ve chosen engineering.” Jadid also notes with a smile that U of I is “Far enough away from Chicago that you can get away, but close enough that I can drop off my laundry on weekends.”

Estelle F says that an LVHS teacher was a strong influence in her choice to major in Biology. “My interest started because of my Biology teacher, Ms. Marcus. After I did well in that subject, I chose to extend my studies to AP Chemistry as well.”

Influences in college choice at LVHS come from family members, too. “My sister-in-law went there, and says it’s a great program, “ comments Maria A. “She also told me that U of I is a well-rounded school across departments.”

Kevin B, who is planning to study Architecture, was swayed by his sister, a U of I student. She sold him on the ‘wide open’ spaces on campus, which provide a soothing counterpoint to life in Chicago, according to Kevin.

When asked about dealing with the new demands of a heavier workload and greater freedom, students were confident. “I’m in AP classes, and sports and clubs at LVHS, and that has taught me to manage my life,” says Kevin. “I’m taking a lot of AP classes, and they can be self-guided…without independent learning, I wouldn’t have gotten where I want to go.”

Gustavo B, who will study Biology before entering a Med program, embraces the independence facing him. “I’m good at being independent, but now I’ll finally be able to observe the decisions I make on my own. All these years of high school and working on my studies will now pay off.”

Atil sums up what he’ll carry forward from LVHS this way: “Between the experiences of AP, sports, afterschool clubs, and everything else at Lake View, we may find that as we change as people, and our interests change, we’re more open with our resources and opportunities because of our high school experience.”

 
Feb 11, 2015
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BRING A FRIEND TO THE COMMUNITY MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT AT LAKEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL

Dear GWCA Members and Friends,

Please invite a neighbor or friend to join you at our community meeting tomorrow evening in the Social Room at Lake View High School at 7 pm. Please help us increase membership and awareness of important events in our community. We all need to understand crime and safety issues in our neighborhood better. Bring your questions and ideas.

 

Thanks
GWCA Council

Feb 9, 2015
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Parking for GWCA Meeting on Feb 12, 7 pm, LVHS

Park in the LVHS faculty lot to avoid icy walking.  Access is on Irving Park.  Enter LVHS via the “canopy” entrance off the track.

Meet Commander Voulgaris

Feb 8, 2015
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GWCA Meeting Feb 12 7pm Lake View HS Social Room

February 8, 2015, www.gracelandwest.org

Dear GWCA Neighbor, thanks for your support!  The 2015 GWCA Calendar (meetings, events, projects) and Crime Prevention Tips follows. Please revisit the    GWCA website, www.gracelandwest.org, for new posts, updates or location changes.

Join GWCA!  (Annual membership dues are $15.00 individual, $25.00 couple / family, $4.00 senior, $6.00 senior couple and one year is free with a five-year membership).  New or current member? Future meeting notices will be by email.  Please email your name and current contact information to brad@skyprocessing.comAlso let him know if you’d like to be a Block Rep and help on your block with crime prevention or communication.

Membership:  GWCA boundaries are Montrose, Irving Park, Clark and Ashland. GWCA Members can vote at meetings and elections.  Please email l.gillman@sbcglobal.net for a membership application for you or a neighbor.

Meetings are in bold.  Our first meeting of 2015 is Thursday, February 12th, 7pm.  See details below.  Please check website posts closer to events for updates or location changes.    

GWCA 2015 Calendar

GWCA MEETING.  Thursday, February 12, 7 pm, Lake View High School Social Room (enter via track and “canopy” entrance off Greenview).  TOPICs:  Crime Prevention, Zoning re: 4122 North Greenview and new construction at 1435 West Cuyler.  Speakers: 19th District Commander Voulgaris and Jim Pool from Alderman Pawar’s office.

GWCA & BLOCK REP MEETING / WORKSHOP.  Thursday, March 12, 7 pm, Jose Rizal Center, 1322-1332 West Irving Park Road (has a parking lot).

  1. Small neighborhood walking group likes sunrises and early morning light.  Join us at the LVHS track 6:45 am weekdays.  We walk all year, unless it’s too wet, slick or below 20 degrees.

GWCA MEETING & Elections.  Thursday, May 14, 6 pm, Lake View High School Social Room (enter via track and “canopy” entrance).  TOPIC: Lake View High School Year 1: Progress and Next Steps”, Principal Scott Grens

GWCA GARAGE SALE.  Saturday, May 309am-4pm.  See www.gracelandwest.org and neighborhood kiosks for map. Contact mnehring4@yahoo.com  to participate.

Join our Warner Park Friends for “Tuesday Evenings in the Park” 6-8pm during June, July and August.

33rd Annual GWCA GARDEN WALK.  Sunday, August 2.  See www.gracelandwest.org and neighborhood kiosks for map.   Contact donnaforsberg@sbcglobal.net  to show your garden or help.

GWCA MEETING & PARTY.  July or August Picnic, BBQ or Dinner.  Date, Time, Location TBD.

  1. Saturday, September 12.  Parade(s) at 11:30 am. Event noon-4pm.  Warner Park & Gardens.  Contact motordc@aol.com to help with the parade(s), event, or to donate to the Amazing Silent Auction.

GWCA HALLOWEEN PARTY.  Saturday, October 24th Parade at 1:30.  Event 2-4pm.  Warner Park & Gardens. Contact libby@dewwed.com.  Libby would like a shadow who can then chair the event in 2016.

GWCA 3rd ANNUAL GREENVIEW INTERSECTION LEAF CLEANUP.  9-11:30 am.  Start at Belle Plaine & Greenview.  This project helps prevent flooding.  Bring 10 leaf bags and a rake or shovel. Contact ns1430@rcn.com or bbruan@sidley.com to help or just show up.  Lake View School is our partner for this project.

GWCA MEETING, ELECTION & HOLIDAY POTLUCK. Thursday, December 3, 6:30 pm.  Lake View High School Social Room (enter via track and “canopy” entrance off Greenview)

2016 GWCA Meetings: March, June (Meeting & Elections), September, December (Meeting & Elections)

Feb 1, 2015
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GWCA Meeting February 12, 7pm LVHS Social Room

Dear GWCA Member, thanks for your support!

Included please find the GWCA 2015 Calendar of meetings, events and projects and Crime Prevention TipsPlease save both and visit the GWCA website, www.gracelandwest.org, for new posts, updates or location changes.  We will give future meeting notice by email.  As many member email addresses are hard to read or have changed we are asking you to update GWCA ASAP so we can notify you of meetings.  Please email your name and current contact information to brad@skyprocessing.comAlso let him know if you’d like to be a Block Rep and help on your block with crime prevention or communication.

Membership:  GWCA boundaries are Montrose, Irving Park, Clark and Ashland. GWCA Members can vote at meetings and elections.  Please email l.gillman@sbcglobal.net for a membership application for a neighbor.

Meetings are in bold.  Our first meeting of 2015 is Thursday, February 12th, 7pm.  See details below.  Please check website posts closer to events for updates or location changes!    

GWCA 2015 Calendar

GWCA MEETING.  Thursday, February 12, 7 pm, Lake View High School Social Room (enter via track and “canopy” entrance off Greenview).  TOPICs:  Crime Prevention, Zoning re: 4122 North Greenview and new construction at 1435 West Cuyler.  Speakers: 19th District Commander Voulgaris and Jim Pool from Alderman Pawar’s office.

GWCA & BLOCK REP MEETING / WORKSHOP.  Thursday, March 12, 7 pm, 19th District Police Headquarters, 850 West Addison, Community Room.  Free Police Visitor Parking immediately east of building.  Verify mtg. Location!

  1. Small neighborhood walking group likes sunrises and early morning light.  Join us at the LVHS track 6:45 am weekdays.  We walk all year, unless it’s too wet, slick or below 20 degrees.

GWCA MEETING & Elections.  Thursday, May 14, 6 pm, Lake View High School Social Room (enter via track and “canopy” entrance).  TOPIC: Lake View High School Year 1: Progress and Next Steps”, Principal Scott Grens

GWCA GARAGE SALE.  Saturday, May 309am-4pm.  See www.gracelandwest.org and neighborhood kiosks for map. Contact mnehring4@yahoo.com  to participate.

Join our Warner Park Friends for “Tuesday Evenings in the Park” 6-8pm during June, July and August.

33rd Annual GWCA GARDEN WALK.  Sunday, August 2.  See www.gracelandwest.org and neighborhood kiosks for map.   Contact donnaforsberg@sbcglobal.net  to show your garden or help.

GWCA MEETING & PARTY.  July or August Picnic, BBQ or Dinner.  Date, Time, Location TBD.

  1. Saturday, September 12.  Parade(s) at 11:30 am. Event noon-4pm.  Warner Park & Gardens.  Contact motordc@aol.com to help with the parade(s), event, or to donate to the Amazing Silent Auction.

GWCA HALLOWEEN PARTY.  Saturday, October 24th Parade at 1:30.  Event 2-4pm.  Warner Park & Gardens. Contact libby@dewwed.com.  Libby would like a shadow who can then chair the event in 2016.

GWCA 3rd ANNUAL GREENVIEW INTERSECTION LEAF CLEANUP.  9-11:30 am.  Start at Belle Plaine & Greenview.  This project helps prevent flooding.  Bring 10 leaf bags and a rake or shovel. Contact ns1430@rcn.com or bbruan@sidley.com to help or just show up.  Lake View School is our partner for this project.

GWCA MEETING, ELECTION & HOLIDAY POTLUCK. Thursday, December 3, 6:30 pm.  Lake View High School Social Room (enter via track and “canopy” entrance off Greenview)

2016 GWCA Meetings: March, June (Meeting & Elections), September, December (Meeting & Elections)

Upcoming Events

  1. 35th GWCA Garden Walk, Sunday, August 6, 1-5 pm

    June 23 @ 1:00 pm - August 6 @ 5:00 pm
  2. CAPS Meeting – Tuesday, July 18, 7 pm

    July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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