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.