• LPHS Renovation Sneak Peek

    Posted by Matt Baker on 12/20/2017

     In the latest LPHS Renovation Sneak Peek video Superintendent Steve Wrobleski leads viewers on a tour of the ongoing Phase 3 renovations, which impact LP's business, science, family & consumer science, and special education divisions, as well as the Area Career Center's IVEO program. We also see a first view of the new cardio center which is expected to open in the second semester, following winter break.

     

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  • LPHS Renovation Open House

    Posted by Matt Baker on 11/15/2017

    LaSalle-Peru Township High School is excited to welcome community members to view the first completed phase of interior work for the LP Renovation Project. A public open house is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28.

    The third floor, east wing of the main school building has been renovated to provide more functional, technologically advanced, and energy efficient mathematics classrooms for the students of LPHS. Guests will be able to see new classroom technology, improved furnishings, more efficient windows and HVAC system, new lockers, and a restored and re-opened skylight in this wing of the school.

    The open house will begin with remarks from LPHS Superintendent Steven Wrobleski and Board of Education President Tony Sparks at 6 p.m. in Matthiessen Memorial Auditorium, but community members are welcome to drop in any time during the open house to view the renovation.

    The next phase of interior work is expected to continue through February 2018. It will include the business wing and family and consumer sciences’ facilities, as well as some special education and science classrooms on the third floor of the school building. The LP Renovation Project is expected to be completed in fall 2018.

    The full LP Renovation Project includes fully renovating the interior of the main academic building with special focus on classrooms, as well as completing the infrastructure repairs, such as window/roofing replacement, asbestos/lead abatement, and HVAC/mechanical upgrades, needed to further extend the life of the LPHS main building while maintaining its historical integrity. Voters approved the facility renovation referendum in November 2016. The facility project was designed by Kmetz Architects and Legat Architects. The construction project is being overseen by construction management firm Pepper Construction. Additional renovation planning guidance has been provided by Brownfield Environmental Engineering and AMSCO Engineering.

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  • Notification of Asbestos Abatement over Thanksgiving Break

    Posted by Matt Baker on 11/2/2017

    In accordance with the requirements of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Asbestos Abatement Act for Public and Private Schools (77 Ill. Adm. Code 855), LaSalle-Peru High School District #120 is hereby notifying parents, faculty and staff of asbestos-abatement activities to be performed in relation to our 2017 planned renovation activities.


    In order to provide for a safe and healthy environment for our students, faculty and staff, the District has retained the services of an Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Licensed Asbestos Abatement Contractor - Husar Abatement, Ltd. - to conduct planned abatement activities. In addition, the District has retained the services of an independent environmental engineering firm - Brownfield Environmental Engineering Resources, LLC) to develop technical specifications for the performance of asbestos abatement activities and to provide on-site consultation & management of asbestos-abatement activities for the duration of the project. All abatement activities will be performed utilizing strict engineering controls and work practices in accordance with applicable federal, state and local regulations.

    Asbestos abatement activities are currently scheduled to commence on November 17, 2017 with an anticipated completion date no later than November 26, 2017. The scope of abatement activities will include the removal of asbestos-containing pipe insulation and floor tile materials in the following areas: Room 314, marker boards in Phase 3, Room 213, Room 401 , and stairway 1.8, 2.8, 3.8. Access to specific abatement areas will be restricted by the utilization of rigid barriers and use of lockable doors.

    Therefore, access to these areas and adjacent hallways will be prohibited during the aforementioned dates.


    We are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy education environment within our schools. Should you have any further questions regarding this project, please contact Superintendent Steven Wrobleski at 815-223-2373.

    Click here to download a copy of this notice.

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  • Approaching the Completion of the Math Wing

    Posted by Matt Baker on 10/20/2017

    Work continues on the renovated wing that will become the math hallway on the third floor of the building. Windows are installed, paint is going on the walls, and lockers are being installed. We are also preparing for the open house that will commemorate the completion of this phase of the project. The Open House will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

    Light streams through new windows into a math classroom.

    A worker installs a window on the third floor of the 1927 wing of the building.

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  • Renovation work continues

    Posted by Matt Baker on 8/28/2017

    The LPHS Renovation project continues on track as we begin the third week of the school year. Nearly all of the new windows have been installed and interior renovations are underway. Over the next week, the LPHS Renovation leadership team will be meeting with additional faculty and staff members to continue refining the interior design plans for the classrooms and offices within the building.

    Additional photographs documenting the progress of the project are available on our Renovation Project multimedia page.

    A renovation worker moves conduit through one of the LP classrooms as part of the renovation project.

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  • Behind the Scenes of the LPHS Renovation

    Posted by Matt Baker on 8/2/2017

    We're just a couple weeks away from students returning to campus. To keep our families and community members aware of what to expect when school begins this year, Mr. Wrobleski and Mr. Baker released a video today showing a sneak peek of the renovation work. You can see the video here.

     

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  • Notification of Mechanical & Phase 2 Asbestos Abatement

    Posted by Matt Baker on 6/8/2017
     
    In accordance with the requirements of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Asbestos Abatement Act for Public and Private Schools (77 Ill. Adm. Code 855), LaSalle-Peru High School District #120 is hereby notifying parents, faculty and staff of asbestos-abatement activities to be performed in relation to our 2017 planned renovation activities.
    In order to provide for a safe and healthy environment for our students, faculty and staff, the District has retained the services of an Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Licensed Asbestos Abatement Contractor - Midway Contracting Group - to conduct planned abatement activities. In addition, the District has retained the services of an independent environmental engineering firm - Brownfield Environmental Engineering Resources, LLC) to develop technical specifications for the performance of asbestos abatement activities and to provide on-site consultation & management of asbestos-abatement activities for the duration of the project. All abatement activities will be performed utilizing strict engineering controls and work practices in accordance with applicable federal, state and local regulations.
    Asbestos abatement activities are currently scheduled to commence on June 22, 2017 with an anticipated completion date no later than July 26, 2017. The scope of abatement activities will include the removal of asbestos-containing pipe insulation, and floor tile. Access to specific abatement areas will be restricted by the utilization of rigid barriers and use of lockable doors. Therefore, access to areas where abatement activities are being conducted will be prohibited during the aforementioned dates.
    We are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy education environment within our schools. Should you have any further questions regarding this project, please contact Superintendent Steven Wrobleski at 815-223-2373.
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  • Mobile Classrooms Arrive

    Posted by Matt Baker on 6/6/2017

    mobile unit a Our temporary classroom modules have begun to arrive. The first two of eight trailers pulled into the East Gym parking lot on Monday afternoon. They'll soon be joined by six more, which will be joined together to form eight classrooms. Beginning next fall, these units will house the majority of our English Division teachers for the school year. We only expect to use the mobile units for one school year. The East Gym parking lot will be closed for the next year as it will be filled with the mobile classroom units and construction staging areas/parking.

    Additionally, residents driving through LaSalle may notice some temporary no parking signs in town. These were set up by LaSalle police to provide a clear pathway for the oversize load trucks to reach the school.

     

     

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  • LP 'Breaks Glass' on Renovation Project

    Posted by Matt Baker on 5/31/2017

    LaSalle-Peru Township High School Board of Education members, administrators, and other guests on Tuesday night officially kicked off the start of glass breaking big group work on the district’s voter-approved $38 million facility renovation project.

    Since there will be little earth moved in the renovation project, the LPHS representatives used ceremonial hammers to break through a painting of one of the school’s windows on a sheet of drywall to signify the start of work. The window image was painted by LaSalle artist John Kettman.

    The renovation project includes fully renovating the interior of the main academic building with special focus on classrooms, as well as completing the infrastructure repairs, such as window/roofing replacement, asbestos/lead abatement, and HVAC/mechanical upgrades, needed to further extend the life of the LPHS main building while maintaining its historical integrity. Voters approved the facility renovation referendum in November 2016. The facility project was designed by Kmetz Architects and Legat Architects. The construction project will be overseen by construction management firm Pepper Construction. Additional renovation planning guidance has been provided by Brownfield Environmental Engineering and AMSCO Engineering.

    Work has already begun on asbestos abatement and tuck-pointing. Over the course of the summer, the building’s windows and sections of the roof will be replaced. Additional work to prepare for the interior renovations will begin as well. Mobile classrooms will be installed in the East Gym parking lot. The project is expected to be completed in fall 2018.

    Glass Breaking Steve Wrobleski

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  • Notice of Window Replacement Asbestos Abatement

    Posted by Matt Baker on 5/23/2017

    In accordance with the requirements of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Asbestos Abatement Act for Public and Private Schools (77 Ill. Adm. Code 855), LaSalle-Peru High School District #120 is hereby notifying parents, faculty and staff of asbestos-abatement activities to be performed in relation to our 2017 planned renovation activities.
    In order to provide for a safe and healthy environment for our students, faculty and staff, the District has retained the services of an Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Licensed Asbestos Abatement Contractor - Kinsale Contracting Group - to conduct planned abatement activities. In addition, the District has retained the services of an independent environmental engineering firm - Brownfield Environmental Engineering Resources, LLC) to develop technical specifications for the performance of asbestos abatement activities and to provide on-site consultation & management of asbestos-abatement activities for the duration of the project. All abatement activities will be performed utilizing strict engineering controls and work practices in accordance with applicable federal, state and local regulations.
    Asbestos abatement activities are currently scheduled to commence on June 1, 2017 with an anticipated completion date no later than October 31, 2017. The scope of abatement activities will include the removal of asbestos-containing window glazing and caulk materials associated with the removal of existing window components. Access to specific abatement areas will be restricted by the utilization of rigid barriers and use of lockable doors. Therefore, access to areas where window removal activities are being conducted will be prohibited during the aforementioned dates.

    We are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy education environment within our schools. Should you have any further questions regarding this project, please contact Superintendent Steven Wrobleski at 815-223-2373.
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