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SuperintendentFor the July e-Newsletter it is my honor to share with the community the senior class officers and class gifts for the Class of 2014. The video was recorded at the four high school sites, displaying each senior class gift. The senior class gifts are purchased with proceeds from candy sales, senior t-shirt sales and other fundraisers. The interviews are with the senior class officers from each high school. My thanks to the student leaders who participated in the video: Lincoln-Way North Senior Class Officers are: Alexander Littleton, president; Elizabeth Pender, vice-president; Emma Cunningham, secretary; and Alyssa Marchal, treasurer; Lincoln-Way East Senior Class Officers are: Kiya Ford, president; Claudia Baffo, vice-president; Hannah Eggert, secretary; and Jamie Schreiner, treasurer; Lincoln-Way Central Senior Class  Officers: Mallory Johnson, president; Breanna Weiss, vice-president; Jana Mudrock, secretary; and Andrew Munch, treasurer; Lincoln-Way West Senior Class Officers are: Michael Svendsen, president; Emily Deloian, vice-president; Alexandria Follet, secretary; and Sydney Schumacher, treasurer.

The highlights of the 2013-2014 school year relate to the district goals of improving student achievement, fiscal responsibility, and communication.

Highlights include:

  • District 210 students were the first recipients of the “Seal of Bi-literacy” in Illinois. In total 88 students received the SEAL at a ceremony in April 2014.

  • Lincoln-Way teacher Linda Egnatz was awarded the national World Language Teacher of the Year.

  • World Languages department chairs Peg Bobber and Carollyn Mushro were awarded a grant of almost $21,000 to continue the innovative instructional strategies work with their teachers in 2014-2015.

  • Mandarin Chinese was added to the world language offerings of German, Spanish, Latin, and French.

  • Lincoln-Way established a district-wide committee to revise and align the math curriculum as we transition into the Common Core era. The nine-person committee represents all four schools and is chaired by Jim Aiu.  The Algebra course (rolling out in 2015-2016) is well into development. Geometry rolls out in 2016-2017 and Algebra II in 2017-2018. Teachers are balancing our traditionally excellent ACT preparation with Common Core needs.

  • LW math teachers received in-service training from the national Carnegie Company along with veteran teachers and state math leaders focusing on inquiry-based instruction.

  • Community readership of the Lincoln-Way District 210 Facebook page has increased with monitoring hits of over 1,000 per news release.

  • Attendance has steadily increased at community informational events.

  • List of citizens requesting monthly e-Newsletter has also steadily increased.

  • On-line registration for students for the 2014-2015 school year implemented by the technology department.

  • Updates to our technology (bandwidth and infrastructure) last summer allowed Lincoln-Way District 210 to be one of the few high schools in the area to field test PARCC assessments.

  • All four high schools piloted the PARCC online tests. The technology team led by Dr. Brian Murphy helped everything run smoothly and the four Associate Principals – Jeannine Prucha, Renae Goldie, Anne Shanahan, and Joe Skarbek – did outstanding work in creating and organizing very efficient schedules for these assessments.

  • The PPS departments – headed by Karen Murphy, Michelle Newswander, Holly Pierson, and Beth McNamara did a superb job with the PSAE and AP assessments. 2013-2014 was especially challenging with snow days and PARCC online testing, but the directors, counselors, and teachers did not allow anything to disrupt student assessment schedules.

  • The new evaluation tool is complete and has been a cooperative effort between the Lincoln-Way Education Association and the Administrative team. The new evaluation instrument begins in August 2014.

The Board of Education recognized ten outstanding community members with Extra Effort Awards in a ceremony just prior to the board meeting on June 26 held at Lincoln-Way Central High School. 

This is the 22nd year for the community recognition program. The awards are given to citizens who have shown exemplary “school spirit” and have gone above and beyond the active parent or community member.

Extra Effort

Citizens are nominated from each high school area. The ten citizens receiving the award are:

  • Mary Jo Bonamino, Lincoln-Way West Music Booster parent

  • Laurie Blackwood, Lincoln-Way Central Athletic Booster president

  • Bill Cravens, Lincoln-Way North assistant baseball volunteer coach

  • Patty Contey, Lincoln-Way East Athletic Booster parent

  • Karin Lezon, Lincoln-Way East Music Booster parent

  • Brenda Michuda, Lincoln-Way East Music Booster parent

  • Robert Olivieri, ISAC volunteer speaker for PPS departments at all four high schools

  • Frank Palmasani, volunteer speaker for PPS departments at all four high schools

  • Jim Schloegel, Lincoln-Way West Athletic Booster parent

  • Joe Vlosak, Lincoln-Way North Athletic Booster president

Congratulations to the student athletes who brought home State Trophies during their highly competitive spring sports schedule:

  • Lincoln-Way East High School girls’ track team made history again on Saturday, May 24, 2014 winning the second straight Class 3A state championship in track and field. The team is the first in Lincoln-Way District 210 history to win two consecutive state championships.

  • Lincoln-Way East High School boys’ volleyball team won the school’s and district’s first state championship on Saturday, June 7, 2014.

  • Lincoln-Way North High School girls’ soccer team won 4th place for Class 3A state tournament bringing home the first girls’ soccer state trophy to the school on Saturday, June 7, 2014.

  • Lincoln-Way East High School softball team won 4th place for Class 4A state tournament on Saturday, June 14, 2014.

Thank you for reading the e-Newsletter. Our goal is to offer timely information about the district in a quick, easy-to-read format, in a financially viable way.

Dr. R. Scott Tingley
Lincoln-Way High School District 210