Monday, March 20, 2023

Monday, March 20, 2023


Happy birthday to the following people who have birthdays this week:

Sunday, March 19:  Collin Kalsto, Yailani Martinez, Leah Merrifield, Camryn Perra, and Mr. Mentgen

Monday, March 20:  Alec Coons, Nicholas Hachenberger, Ryker Rolando, Ceyton Urbanski

Tuesday, March 21:  Brookelynn Carter, Chloe Davis, Jasmine Garman

Wednesday, March 22:  Lily Jeppson, Michael McGuire, Logan Roberts, Elyse Stone

Thursday, March 23:  Kaylee Abens, Kenneth Campbell, Mazalyn Jackson, Frank Mance, Jackson Sellett

Friday, March 24: Elisabeth Kamke, Ever McCormick, Reason McCormick, Will Mertes, Grace Miller, and Mrs. Kochis

Saturday, March 25:  Trudell Byrd, Adelyn Leone, Mariah Schmillen


Thank you for all who donated to IVAR – winners of gift cards are Kevin Rynke, Brody Moss, Deisy Padilla, Kaia Johnson, and Gabby Mosely – stop by Room 137 to collect your gift card.


Please join Key Club in the Cavalier Community Room at 7:25 on Tuesday morning. We have several projects we will be planning to help our school, community, and the world around us. New members are always welcome! 


Attention all students interested in participating on the bass fishing team:  There will be a bass fishing meeting on Tuesday, March 21st at 2:45 the driver education room. if you have any questions, please see Mr. Cherveny.


Any senior who has completed at least 6 semesters in social science is eligible for the Bertusi Award and may pick up an application for the award from Mr. Woods in room 124. The deadline to return the application was March 17th.  The test will be taken on Wednesday March 29th at 3:00 in room 128. Talk to Mr. Woods if you have any questions.


There is a GSA meeting tomorrow after school in room #331, Mr. Makeever's room. Hope to see you there!


This is just a reminder to all sophomore and junior students that Link Crew is currently accepting applications for Link Leaders for the 2023 - 2024 school year.  If you are interested in applying, you can pick up an application in room 122, room 338, or in the library at the circulation desk.  Applications are due no later than March 22.  Any questions can be directed to Mrs. Hartman or Mr. Clydesdale.  We hope to have you as part of Link Crew next year!


On Thursday, March 30th, a lost and found table will be set up outside the cafeteria during all lunch hours.  We have lots of items like water bottles, coats, sweatshirts, lunch boxes, glasses, and much more.  Please stop by the table to see if any of the items are yours.  Remember, lost and found is located in the bookstore, so if you find something, please turn it in, or if you lost something, stop by to see if we have it.


 The following college representatives will be here this week:

Today, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL – 6th hour

Tuesday, March 21 – Tricoci University of Beauty Culture, Peoria, IL  - 6th hour

Interested students can sign up in the Counseling Office to meet with any of these representatives.


Attention Seniors, if you received A’s both semesters in US History or Honors US History you are eligible to take a comprehensive examination in American History to determine a winner for the Knights of Columbus Award. The test will be given in Room 124 at 2:45 p.m. on Friday March 31st. Talk to or email Mr. Woods if you plan on taking the test.


Attention! current and former soccer players: need a job? Ottawa Soccer Club is looking to hire and train referees for the upcoming seasons. We pay up to $60 per game. See Mr. Bjerkaas in 327 or the flyer posted on hallway monitors for more information.


Attention Junior students:  This is another reminder to sign up in the Bookstore if you will need transportation home from school after taking the SAT Exam on April 12.  Bus transportation will only be provided to those who sign up by March 31.


Attention students:  There will be a spring fling at Educators of Beauty on April 20th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Attendees will go on a group tour, then get a taste of the EOB student experience.  Call or text 815-441-9904 to RSVP by Monday, April 3.


Attention Writing Club:  There will be a Writing Club meeting after school this Thursday, March 24 in room 147. New members are always welcome. 


Calling all writers and artists:   Anyone interested in submitting original poems, short stories, or non-fiction, one act plays, or artwork is welcome to submit to Impressions, LP's online literary magazine. Submissions are due by March 31. If interested, see Mrs. Phillips or Mrs. Jenkins for more information. 


We are scheduling a College 101: Next Steps on Tuesday, March 21st during 4th and 7th periods.  This would be for any senior wanting help with a college application or next step (i.e. comparing college award letters, scheduling placement testing or a freshman counseling appointment, etc.) to IVCC or another college.  If interested, please email Mrs. Wilson and let her know which period you want to sign up for, or stop by the counseling office to sign up.


Attention seniors:  This is a reminder that the ISAC representative will be here every Thursday from 10:30 to 12:30.  This is for help with the FAFSA and college/financial assistance.  The FAFSA is a graduation requirement.  Sign up in the Counseling office if interested.   She will not be here this Thursday, so sign up for March 30.


Attention juniors:  Are you considering IVCC early out for next year?  If so, you’ll need to sign up for an appointment on March 28th.  Susan Monroe from IVCC will be here on March 28th periods 1 through 4 in the CCR (Cavalier Community Room).  Please sign up in the Counseling Office for one of those periods.

Please see Mrs. Wilson or your counselor if you have any questions.


Attention Seniors:   Prom is Saturday, April 29th at the Auditorium Ballroom. Tickets will be going on sale April 14th -20th during lunch hours. The price of a ticket per couple is $50. A single ticket can be purchased for $25. Dinner will not be served. The price of tickets will not be refunded. If your date does not attend LP , you must turn in a completed guest request form to Mrs. Pienta in the School Safety Office no later than April 11th. All prom-goers must have a completed prom ticket form at the time of ticket purchase. Both forms can be found in the Dean's Office. Information will be posted on LP'S social media if interested in having professional photos taken.


Attention seniors:  The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is currently accepting applications for their scholarship program.  The last day the scholarship applications will be accepted is March 31, 2023.  Check out the website under Miscellaneous  Scholarships to see if you qualify. 

Complete application packets must be submitted via email.