Cubs Ryan Dempster Awards LV Student Playoff Tickets

Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster visited Lake View High School and awarded Sophomore Arturo  Herrera tickets to the Cubs NLDS Playoffs for him and his family. While sitting in 4th-period class, Arturo was called into the principal’s office over the school’s loudspeaker.
Arturo was completely shocked to see that it was Ryan Dempster and Clark the Cub in the office waiting for him with four playoff tickets. The tickets were courtesy of Major League Baseball and our Lakeview neighbors, the Chicago Cubs.
Before exiting, Clark the Cub performed with our own Lake View Cheerleaders to highlighting the wonderful relationship Lake View High School and the Chicago Cubs Organization have shared over the years. This includes the Cubs Care Organization, along with the Kerry Wood Family Foundation which recently funded and built the new state of the art baseball field where Lake View will host its home games.
You can view more of the media attention that this event drew to Lake View and the Cubs in the links below.



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Extensive LVHS Capital Improvements Kick off the 2015 School Year

Posted Thursday, October 01, 2015

A large-scale capital effort was a welcome surprise for Lake View High School (LVHS) students earlier this month - including the renovation of dozens of classrooms and the Counseling Center, remodeled public and faculty spaces, a new College & Career Lab, and a fresh look to the new “Wildcat Room.”

“We worked on securing these improvements over the last year,” said Principal Scott Grens, “These renovations will have a tremendously positive impact on our students and teachers this year and beyond.”

Principal Grens walked parents through the upgraded spaces as he listed the academic benefits the school-wide renovations would deliver for students and families. His tour included the Wildcat Room, a multi-purpose room generously renovated by the Chicago Cubs to host university speakers, the STEM Challenge, and other events for students.

“These upgrades across the school are sending a positive and powerful signal to LVHS students, faculty, and community. The real investment corrects misperceptions of LVHS and aligns with the huge increase in parent and community involvement we’re experiencing,” says Grens.

“Among all of the updates, I’m particularly excited by the build-out of our College & Career Lab,” Grens continued. “One of our primary goals is to ensure that LVHS students matriculate to the universities that best suit their visions and dreams – in other words, their 'match school'."

To make this vision a reality, each LVHS senior’s goal will be to complete six university applications as part of their Senior Contract. "Individualized college support requires the right people, resources, and environment," said Grens. "This year, I’m proud to say, we’re better positioned than ever to support our students.”


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