The November e-newsletter video features Lincoln-Way Central student Abby Gorecki and Lincoln-Way West student Dario Panici who are both semi-finalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition – an academic achievement earned by less than one percent of high school students. The National Merit Scholarship Program is a competition for academic recognition and college scholarships. The program uses a variety of factors to evaluate students including test scores, academic record, written recommendations, student activities, leadership skills and a written essay. Recognition in the program opens the doors to significant college savings for students.
The talents of Lincoln-Way students extend far beyond the classroom. Their talent was showcased recently at our fall plays and in the very successful competitive seasons that our Lincoln-Way marching bands experienced.
Our students’ accomplishments and skill are often recognized at regional, state and national levels. Lincoln-Way East senior Olivia Jones was invited to perform with the color guard and West student Mark Macha was invited to play the trumpet in the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. Olivia and Mark will join 125 of the nation's top marching band students to perform during the nationally-broadcast U.S. Army All-American Bowl which is played at the Alamodome in Texas on January 9.
We are proud of our students and we work hard to provide an environment that nurtures their creativity and allows them to grow into well-rounded young adults.
Check our website for details on the Lincoln-Way Madrigal Dinners held in December. Students dress in full period costume and spread holiday cheer during these popular annual dinners.
Lincoln-Way has a longstanding reputation for academic excellence because we have dedicated teachers with a passion for providing their students with the best education possible. Last month, our Science teachers attended a professional development session on Gizmos online simulations, a new tool this year that allows students to manipulate data for complex problems like how an increase in rainfall impacts a specific region’s animal population.
Our Language teachers recently welcomed a visit from Greg Duncan, a world leader in language education. Greg reviewed and provided feedback about our curriculum, observed our classrooms and provided professional guidance to our teachers.
Parent Teacher conferences are November 10. Check with your Lincoln-Way High School to set up an appointment and join us to ensure your student is achieving their full potential and taking advantage of all the opportunities we offer.
In case you missed it, click here to watch a short video about our asset program and hear what Lincoln-Way students have to say about the importance of getting involved and connected in school.
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R. Scott Tingley