Our June e-newsletter video highlights graduating seniors sharing their favorite high school moments at Lincoln-Way and their plans for the future. Seniors featured in the video include: Nick Sabatini and Erin Venezio from Central; Cydney Joseph and Jaki Farquhar from East; AJ Brattoli and Ryan Meade from North; and Karina Urbanczyk and Michael Wexter from West.
Every year, we look forward to graduation. It’s a very special ceremony and the culmination of four years of hard work by our students and staff. It’s what we work for day in and day out. We have great kids and we look forward to celebrating their academic success at Lincoln-Way’s graduation June 2-5.
We had a great 2014-2015 school year with countless stories of students’ academic success. In case you missed it, Lincoln-Way East and Lincoln-Way North High Schools were ranked among the nation's best high schools by U.S. News & World Report.
The magazine evaluated more than 21,000 public high schools across the country, and made state and national rankings based on assessment data and how well each school prepares students for college. We will continue to increase Advanced Placement opportunities for all Lincoln-Way students which contributes to national recognitions like this one.
State Champions & Athletic Accomplishments
Congratulations to our Lincoln-Way East girls track and field team for winning the
Class 3A State Championship. The team is the first in Lincoln-Way’s history to win three consecutive state championships.
Other athletic wins that took place this past weekend include:
Central boys volleyball sectional and softball regional
East softball and baseball regional and tennis
North baseball regional
West softball regional
At Lincoln-Way, our student athletes give just as much to their school work as they give to their sport. In fact, Lincoln-Way West’s athletic teams received the IHSA Team Academic Achievement Awards for wrestling, competitive dance, boys bowling, girls basketball, boys basketball, boys swim and diving and girls bowling. The IHSA award recognizes teamwork in athletic competition as well as in the classroom. To receive the award, team members have maintained a 3.0 grade point average or higher for their entire season.
Our students continue to show a heart for serving others – a value fostered by their parents, teachers and the Lincoln-Way community. Kudos to Central student Tim Sarhage for spearheading a campaign that raised $1,000 for the Wounded Warrior organization and to East football players, cheerleaders, students and teachers who participated in the Cancer Support Center’s Walk of Hope in Frankfort recently.
We continue to work with PMA Financial Network and a consultant with the Illinois State Board of Education regarding our financial situation. Information will be provided to the Board of Education including financial projections and cost savings associated with reducing classes, closing a building and referendum options at the June 11 board meeting. There will be no action taken at the June meeting as the board begins the process of redirecting and improving our financial situation.
Although summer is here, our work at Lincoln-Way does not stop. We offer a full schedule of summer school classes at Lincoln-Way Central and Lincoln-Way East from June 15 through July 1 for first semester and July 6 through July 22 for second semester. Our sports teams and music groups will keep busy at various camps and our teachers participate in a wide variety of professional development. We’re looking forward to a productive summer and a great 2015-2016 school year.
Thank you for reading the e-Newsletter. Our goal is to offer timely, accurate information about your schools in a quick, easy-to-read format.
Dr. R. Scott Tingley
Lincoln-Way High School District 210