Monday, October 2, 2023

Monday, October 2, 2023


Congratulations to all students who earned a Renaissance card! Criteria for earning a card is based on the previous semester GPA and discipline. All freshmen received a starter card. Be sure to keep your Renaissance Card in a safe place, such as in your ID plastic on your lanyard. Lost or stolen cards cannot be replaced. If you think that you received the wrong card, email or see Mrs. Eichelkraut before or after school.


Attention Renaissance Gold Card Holders: This Saturday is Homecoming. One perk on your Gold Card is the Homecoming FastPass. This allows you and your date to skip the line and enter the dance through a special door on the North Side of the cafeteria. In order to use this perk, bring your Gold Card to the dance and present it to the staff member working the FastPass door.


Attention Renaissance Card Holders: Today is the first Thursday of the month, which means students with Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Red cards can use the Early Lunch perk on their Renaissance cards. This allows card holders to leave class up to 5 minutes early to beat the crowd and get in line for food. To use this perk, present your card to your teacher in order for them to hole-punch the perk.


Attention Science Club:  Our next meeting will be today, October 2nd, right after school in room 306!


Grief is a complex and complicated emotion. After all, it is the body and mind’s natural response to loss. If you are experiencing grief and would like an opportunity to explore and work through this emotion with a small group of students feeling similar, LP counselors will be offering a 6-week Grief Group. If interested in participating, please contact Mrs. Eichelkraut or Mr. Placher by tomorrow, October 3rd.


There will be an informational meeting for any student interested in joining Scholastic Bowl on Wednesday, October 4th at 7:30 AM in room 124. If you are unable to attend, email Mr. Woods at or stop by room 124 and talk to him.


Attention seniors. Need help with starting your FAFSA for college or to fulfill the graduation requirement? There will be a workshop to complete your FSA ID on Thursday, October 5th where you will work to complete the first step of your FAFSA process. If you are interested in this workshop, you may sign up for the hour of your choosing in the counseling office.


Do you enjoy connecting with your community on a local and international level? Are you interested in making a difference and developing leadership skills? Then, Rotary Interact Club is for you! Come to our next meeting on October 5th @ 7:15am in Room 224 next to the art room. 


Attention students and staff, a LifeTouch photographer will be here on Thursday, October 5th from 7:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. in room 135. If you haven’t been photographed by LifeTouch, please make sure you get your picture taken on the 5th because this is the last time they will be here this year. If you aren’t photographed by LifeTouch, your picture will not appear in the yearbook.


Attention students: Are you interested in learning more about other cultures? Come join the Foreign Language club! There will be a meeting this Wednesday morning at 7:30 in room 141.


Attention GSA: There will be a meeting tomorrow after school in room #331, Mr. Makeever's room. PLEASE attend this meeting if you can both to help prepare for this week's homecoming parade as well as get our plans finalized for next week's table in the cafeteria. Hope to see you there!


The Variety Show begins at 7:00 pm tonight in the Sellett Gym. Please come out to show your support for all our talented performers. The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at the conclusion of the program.


Junior Board will have a meeting Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7:20 am in Mrs. Hartman’s room.


There will be an intramural wiffle ball tournament on Wednesday, October 18th at 6:30 in the Sellett gym. Sign your team of up to 7 people up outside the PE office. See Mr. Keating with any questions.


Hey seniors! Did you know you can buy a page in the yearbook? Yearbook is offering senior ads for your family to recognize your awesome achievements over the last 4 years at LP! Stop by room 156 and talk to Ms. Walke if you are interested.


Attention seniors:  If you are considering IVCC, there is an outstanding opportunity for you to visit the IVCC campus on Tuesday, October 31.  An email was sent with the link on September 25th.    Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 11.  Contact the Counseling office if you have any questions.


The following college representatives will be here this month:

Tuesday, October 10 – Indiana State University – 2nd hour

Tuesday, October 10 – Bradley University – 4th hour

Tuesday, October 10 – Augustana College – 6th hour


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


To all students attending the Homecoming dance on Saturday, October 7th, the following guidelines will be followed:

  • Picture ID cards are required in addition to your ticket. All L-P students must have a current L-P ID. No student or guest will be admitted without a valid picture ID card.
  • Students will remain in the dance area until they are ready to leave and will not be readmitted if they leave.
  • The dance will begin at 7:00 p.m. and end at 10:00 p.m.  Students must arrive by 8:00 p.m. in order to be admitted to the dance.
  • All school rules are in effect during dances.
  • Students on social probation will not be allowed to attend.
  • The LP administration has the right not to admit any student who is not in good standing. LP administration has the right and responsibility to exclude any student or guest from attending a dance if it believes that this individual poses a safety risk or is disruptive.
  • All students bringing a non L-P guest to the dance must have had a completed “Guest Request Form” on file in the Security office and were due by Friday, September 29th.


Attention seniors! This is a reminder there are often so many open houses hosted on Columbus/Indigenous People's Day (October 9).  Please check out any colleges and universities you are considering for more details.


Attention all students:  The Peru Public Library is hosting several events this month.  On Friday, October 6th  join them for Teen Game Night and a Halloween costume party.  It’s from 6:30 to 8:30.  There will be games,  treats and prizes for the best costume.

On Friday, October 13,  from 3:30 to 4:45 will be anime Club.   And on Friday, October 20 it will be movie night from 6:30 to 8:30.