Lincoln-Way West hosts "College Changes Everything" week
Friday, October 21, 2016

From Monday, October 17, 2016 through Friday, October 20, 2016, Lincoln-Way West’s Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) hosted their first annual “College Changes Everything” week. In addition to events throughout the week, many colleges and universities visited the Lincoln-Way West campus.

On Monday, a “counselor corner” was hosted in the cafeteria where counselors were available to answer any questions about the college application process or college search. In addition, counselors promoted the upcoming Joliet Junior College Fair and registered students with a new StriveScan system. Lewis University and Baldwin-Wallace College also visited.

On Tuesday, teachers and staff wore college T-shirts to school and pinned a pennant on their shirt. The pennant read, “Ask me about my college,” and encouraged student dialogues with faculty about their college experience. Throughout the day, students were able to visit with Northern Michigan University, University of Wisconsin -- Whitewater, St. Thomas University, and Washington University.

On Wednesday, Lincoln-Way West administered PSAT testing. After school, Joliet Junior College hosted a fair for students and parents from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

On Thursday, juniors in advisory received a “College 101” presentation from a representative of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC). Students were given detailed information about post-secondary options and the importance of planning for life after high school. Purdue University, St. Mary’s College -- Notre Dame, Indiana University, and Lincoln College all visited Lincoln-Way West.

On Friday during lunch hours, college trivia allowed students to win prizes. Visiting colleges included Illinois State University and Indiana State University.

“’College Changes Everything’ Week at Lincoln-Way West helped raise awareness of the new financial aid timeline and helped PPS to get the word out about researching and applying for college,” says College Counselor, Tim Daly. “It was a great week!”