Monday, August 26, 2019

Monday, August 26, 2019


Happy birthday to Osvaldo Hernandez, Kole Piano, Ethan Tarkowski, Abbigail Guisti, Joseph Pohar, and Gracie Riordan.


The first Renaissance meeting of the year is after school today in the Cavalier Community Room. We will begin working on our large Fall Academic Rally. All students are welcome to join!


Attention all boys basketball players: There will be a brief meeting tomorrow –Tuesday, August 26th - after school at 2:45pm in the driver ed room to discuss the open gym schedule and expectations. This is for all basketball players not involved with a fall sport. If you have any questions, please see Coach Cherveny in the driver ed room.


The first GSA meeting of this school year will be on Tuesday - tomorrow - after school in room #331. BONUS: There will be cookies at the meeting!


Attention students interested in book club: Join Mrs. Meyer and Mrs. Sadnick for breakfast and to discuss book club for the 2019-2020 school year.  Join us on Friday, August 30th at 7:15 in the library. Book club is open to all students, faculty, and staff.


Attention juniors: All juniors have the option to sign up for the PSAT/NMSQT exam, which will enter you into the National Merit Scholarship competition. It will be held in the morning on October 16. The cost of the exam is $17.00. Due to the nature of this exam, no make-up dates or late arrivals will be allowed. Please register for the PSAT/NMSQT exam at the Bookstore no later than Wednesday, September 11, 2019.


Want to volunteer and impact your school, community and world? Join Key Club! Our meetings are every Tuesday morning at 7:15 AM in the Cavalier Community Room. 


Student Council will be meeting on Friday at 7:10 AM in Mr. Zukowski’s room 340.


Attention Student Authors: The Writing Club is a club for any student who is interested in writing creatively. Meetings typically consist of a writing activity, collaboration with other student authors about ideas, challenges, and other topics facing writers, and time to share work if you desire. Meeting time is after school on the last Tuesday of the month. The first gathering will take place on Tuesday, August 27 at 2:45 in room 147. See or email Mrs. Phillips if you have any questions.


Attention Senior Board Members - we will be meet on Thursday, August 29th at 7:15 in the student commons.


There will be an intramural dodgeball tournament on Wednesday, September 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the Sellett Gym. Sign your team of 6 people up outside the PE office. Any questions, see Coach Keating.


Are you interested in computer coding and development? What about video production, broadcasting, podcasting or graphic design? If you said yes, then you should check out the LP Computer Club! There will be meetings on Tuesday before and after school in Mr. Bjerkaas’s classroom (Room 341). All are welcome to attend.


Still looking for something to join this year?  It is not too late to come out for cross country.  Get in the shape of your life while having fun.  Talk to Coach Beatty in room 304.


Junior Board will meet in Mrs. Hartman’s room at 7:20 on Wednesday, August 28.


Are you interested in technology? If so, you should join Tech Club. We will have our first meeting Thursday, August 29th right after school in the East gym, room 02. Tech Club will be hands on with 3D printing, Vex Robotics, micro-computers, and Arduino, and many other technology-based activities. See you Thursday afternoon in Tech Club.


Anyone interested in being a Special Olympics peer can email Ms. Moskalewicz or Ms. Ziel-Cole, or you can meet in room 314 after school to talk to Ms. M or Ms. Ziel-Cole after school Monday.  


Card club will be meeting in the cafeteria after school on Monday and Friday.


Anyone interested in chess club, please meet in the cafeteria after school on Tuesday near the main hallway entrance.


Hey Students, if science is your thing, then LP has a club for you.  Science Club involves hands on activities, speakers and some field trips.  If you are interested in joining then come join us Friday August 30th in room 306 right after school.  If you cannot make the meeting and still want to join then see Mrs. Depenbrock or Mrs. Kochis during the week.


On Thursday, August 29th  former NBA player Chris Herren will be presenting to our students and staff.  His message on addiction and recovery is very powerful.  He has two different specials on ESPN that some of you may have seen.  We will run a regular schedule through 5th period and not have 6th or 7th periods.  The presentation will begin at 1:00 in the auditorium.  Juniors and seniors will sit on the main floor and Freshmen and sophomores will sit upstairs.


Would you like to be this year’s Sir Ranier mascot? Or help the mascot during events? Come join our new club called Sir Ranier Assemblé.  If interested, please meet after school on Wednesday, August 28th in the Hall of Honor section of the cafeteria or see Mr. Le or Mr. Miller sometime this week. 


Students attending L-P‘s homecoming dance on September 28th who will be bringing a non-L-P student as their guest, are required to fill out a guest request form. Guest request forms may be picked up at the greeter’s desk or in the school safety office. These forms must be returned to Mrs. Skoog in the School safety office before you purchase a ticket. We will not accept any forms after September 23rd.

Tickets go on sale Sept 23rd through Sept 27th during all lunch periods.


Attention juniors and seniors: 2 Illinois students will be selected for a week-long government and leadership program in Washington D.C., and each will receive a $10,000 college scholarship. For more information, check out the Counseling website under miscellaneous scholarships, or stop in the Counseling office. The deadline is October 1st.


A representative from the Air Force will be here tomorrow, August 27th in the commons during all lunch periods. Interested students can stop at their table.


For a current list of college reps, visit the Counseling website at, go to Counseling, Counseling information, and then College visits would be under college and career planning. Any college you are interested in, please come to the Counseling office to sign up.