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How to Have a Successful High School Career

Larry Wyllie, superintendent for Lincoln-Way High School District 210, presents the facts to parents of incoming freshmen at Straight Talk sessions.

Editor's note: The following is a District 210 news release: 

Parents with incoming freshmen are bound to appreciate the Straight Talk sessions hosted by Lincoln Way High School District 210 Supt. Larry Wyllie.

While parents of incoming students at and attended sessions last week, those who missed it can still participate Aug. 14 at and Aug. 17 at .

Parents of freshman students were welcomed to Lincoln-Way Central and Lincoln-Way West by members of the Board of Education, who hosted a Straight Talk session with the superintendent to focus on the needs of the entering freshman.

Supt. Lawrence Wyllie spoke to the parents in two sessions, with more than 90 parents attending.

Two more sessions will be held for the parents of incoming freshmen from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Aug. 14 at Lincoln-Way North and from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Aug. 17 at Lincoln-Way East.   

“Lincoln-Way is about kids," Wyllie said to parents. "This is a big event in the lives of your students and families, the start of high school. We are here to make it easier and to have you meet the people that can help you and your children."

Information was given by the superintendent about academic intensity, graduation requirements, zero hour, summer school, boundaries, enrollment, the Asset programs, extra – curricular activities, discipline, and getting involved in school activities.

“Research tells us that students that are involved in school activities do better academically,” Wyllie said.

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

Questions from parents were asked about boundaries, transportation, class size, academic assistance, and safety.

 “I have been to this event before when my older children were freshmen. I found it very informative, so I am back to hear about the changes in the building and anything else that is new,” said one parent attending the Lincoln-Way Central event.

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