L-W Hosts Program for Parents of Incoming Freshman
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Nearly 200 parents of incoming freshman attended Breakfast with the Superintendent held this week and last at each of Lincoln-Ways four high schools.

The Lincoln-Way 210 Board of Education hosts the events to provide parents with information about academic and social opportunities at Lincoln-Way and address questions and uncertainty related to freshman year.

Superintendent Dr. R. Scott Tingley provided parents with information about the districts nationally-recognized reading program, new math curriculum, and collaboration with feeder districts on Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

At Lincoln-Way, we are deeply committed to ensuring your students have every opportunity to succeed academically and socially, Tingley said. Each of our high schools has teachers, coaches and club sponsors who are dedicated to keeping students engaged in athletics, music and extra-curricular activities.

Tingley also highlighted what Lincoln-Way is doing to prepare students for changes in state testing requirements.

The new tests demand strategic thinking, reading comprehension and problem solving skills and thats what we teach our students, Tingley said. At every school, the curriculum and the opportunities are the same.

Tingley also introduced each building principal and their administrative team to the parents and gave a description of their responsibilities.

Julie Edwards is the mother of twins entering their freshman year at Lincoln-Way Central and said the event was helpful to learn about changes in state testing.

It was nice to become more comfortable with the ACT, Edwards said. The changes were new to me and now I understand more about the strategic thinking skills required in the tests.