Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Tuesday, March 3, 2020


Happy birthday to Cora Holloway, Dylan Kaszynski, Lyan Gonzalez, Joseph Gress, Marley Crabbe, Ellana Delgado, Jonathon Fiumefreddo, Christian Garcia, Sage Keen, John Newcomer, Trent Reed, Alan Weber, Mrs. Fanti, and Mr. Miller.


With the time of turbulent weather approaching, we will be engaging in a state-wide tornado drill today at 10:00 a.m. Listen closely to the following directions:

Silence during the drill is necessary so that word can be passed or so that the sirens can be heard easily. When the alarm sounds, students are to leave their rooms as directed by their teacher. Everyone should move to the lowest level of each building. Line up against the wall or lockers, sit Indian style and remain absolutely quiet. If a tornado is eminent, students should sit on their knees and place their hands on the back of their heads. We will pass word over the intercom. The signal for a tornado drill is a continuous siren sounded over the intercom. Regardless of where you may be if the alarm sounds and you do not know where to go, move to the lowest level of the building. Stay away from windows and stay there until the all clear is sounded over the intercom. Remember, your life or the lives of your friends could well depend on your absolute silence during the drill.   Thank you for your cooperation.


Wednesday Is national Spread the Word to End the Word.  Stop by the table and sign the Respect Banner and win a prize.

Thursday join LEAD after school in CCR for Popcorn and a movie.  We will be watching the Ringer.

Don’t forget to bring all of your change and money to participate during 1rst hour Miracle Minute.  The class that collects the most money will win a Pizza Party!!  All proceeds will go to LEAD and Special Olympics.


Attention Cavaliers: It’s time to stock up on LP Fan Gear! Team Belski and Team Ron will be selling products today in the cafeteria during all lunch hours. Part of the profits will go to Pads Homeless Shelter. Contact Ethan Belski, Ky Copeland, Jarrett Reed, Joel Serrano, or Thomas Sanchez for more information on Team Belski products. Contact Ron Pelsynski, Latrell Coulter, Austin Christmann, Eric Rimmele, Kyle Petersen, or Isaiah Roberson for more information on Team Ron products.


Creativity is something everyone has, so come and share some of yours in the LP Writing Club’s Poetry Slam/Open Mic on March 30th from 6-8 p.m.! Students can register what they will be expressively reading, which can include original or well-known poems, prose, speeches, lyrics, and raps. Make sure these get to Mrs. Phillips or Ms. Ewald by March 25. We even have some LP alumni and teachers coming to perform both original and published works to the audience. Ask any Writing Club member, your English teacher, Mrs. Phillips, or Ms. Ewald for more information. 


Attention: There will be a GSA meeting today - yes, TODAY - after school in room #331. Snacks provided as always!


This is a reminder that any students selecting courses for next year should try to turn in PE waivers, ACC forms, and early graduation forms by March 6 if applicable.  The deadline for all course changes is March 6 as well.


Drama Club will be meeting Tuesday and Wednesday this week from 2:50-4:00 in Room 327. Come prepared to start our first acting workshop!


Video game club will be meeting this Thursday in room 002 in the east gym building. We will be playing Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart, rocket league, brawlhalla, madden 18, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games, and other great games. Come join the video game club at 3 o’ clock in room 002 in the east gym building.


Attention Cavaliers! Tech Club is meeting in room D20 in the Dolan building this Saturday, March 7th. We will be programming Arduinos, creating custom circuits, and designing a self-driving car. Everyone is welcome!


All students bringing a non L-P guest to Prom must have had a completed “Guest Request Form” on file in the dean’s office by Monday, March 23rd.   Forms can be picked up at the Greeters Desk.


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 or download from Mr. Woods AP US History webpage on Office 365. The deadline to return the application is March 13th.  The test will be taken on Tuesday, March 31th at 2:45 in room 124.


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 Monday, March 30th. Check your school email for more information.


Are you a sophomore or junior with leadership skills?  If so, the annual, all-expenses paid Rotary Youth Leadership Awards weekend will take place May 3-6.  Interested students should pick up an application in the counseling office and return it by March 6.


Young Hearts 4 Life will be coming to LP High School on April 30th to conduct free EKG screenings for all LP students.  There will be informational tables in the cafeteria during lunch hours this week with directions for registering.


Applications for summer driver ed are available in the Counseling office. The deadline to turn in your application in is Friday, March 13th.


Attention seniors: We are re-opening the LP Class of 1953 Earl Trobaugh Memorial Scholarship for students who have a GPA of 3.5 or less who will be attending IVCC. This is a one year scholarship in the amount of $1500 to be used for tuition and other charges at IVCC. Check out the lphs.net link under scholarships or stop in the Counseling office for more information.


Attention seniors: The Starved Rock Country Community Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to offer Five $1000 scholarships with preference given to students who have been involved in entrepreneurial activities and/or who have taken related courses. Two $1500 Scholarships will be given to students who have been involved in engineering, science, and/or technology activities and/or have taken related courses. One $10,000 scholarship will also be given to a student pursuing Aviation or Aeronautics. For more information, stop in the Counseling office or check out the lphs.net website under Illinois Valley Scholarships. The deadline is March 27, 2020.


A representative from ISAC will be here every Thursday from 3rd through 5b for college, financial aid assistance or FAFSA. Stop in the Counseling office to sign up.


If you didn’t attend the high scholarship program last Thursday, please see Mrs. Franklin in the principal’s office today to pick up your plaque or certificate.


Cap and gowns are in!!! Attention Seniors, Jostens will be here during all lunches on Tuesday, March 10th to distribute cap and gowns. They will be located in front of the auditorium doors during all lunch periods. Please stop by and pick up your package during your lunch. If you have been notified that you have a balance due, you will need to pay that balance on line at www.jostens.com before March 10th or bring cash with you on the 10th. No checks will be accepted on distribution day. If you have NOT ordered your cap and gown you must do so immediately at www.jostens.com.


There have been additional scholarships added to the Illinois Valley scholarships on the lphs.net website – one is the Brian Lamps Memorial Scholarship for students accepted into a physical therapy program, Carol Greening Memorial Nursing scholarship for students that have been accepted into a nursing program, and IVCH Deb Pyszka Memorial Scholarship for students pursuing a registered nursing degree.  You must have a 3.5 gpa or higher for these scholarships.  Stop in the Counseling office to pick up an application.