Sunday, March 3, 2013
12 high schools, from Palos Hills to Bradley-Bourbonnais, participated in the March 1 Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Special Games in New Lenox.
The 12th Annual Special Games at Lincoln-Way Central High School brought together students involved in special education programs from 12 high schools in the region. The field house was alive March 1 with students and peer helpers for the special games event that featured plenty of clowning around from professional sports teams mascots, including the White Sox, and high school mascots. The 12 schools participating in the event are: Andrew, Bolingbrook, Bradley-Bourbonnais, Joliet Township, Lincoln-Way Central, Lincoln-Way East, Lincoln-Way North, Lincoln-Way West, Lockport, Sandburg, Stagg, and Homewood-Flossmoor High School. From relay races to bowling, the students cheered for their favorit teams and players throughout the day. They …
Friday, March 1, 2013
The Manhattan Irish Fest is Friday and Saturday. Bagpipers, Celtic bands and more are part of the community-wide event.
The 19th annual Manhattan Irish Fest kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Friday. The two-day event, presented by the Irish American Society of County Will, has planned a lineup to attract young and old. The entertainment tent will have live bands, and the Manhattan Park and Recreation Center is hosting a teen dance and more. This year, the king and queen of the parade, which steps off at 11 a.m. Saturday in downtown Manhattan, are both seniors from Lincoln-Way Central High School. They are: Kaitlyn Siadek and Stephan Beck, both of whom are from Manhattan, said Mike McHugh, communications coordinator for the Irish American Society of County Will. Bagpipers, Celtic bands, Irish dancers and more are part of the community-wide event. For a list of …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Lincoln-Way Central High School teamed up with law enforcement agencies for a Teen Safe Driving event.
Wednesday, February 13
Lincoln-Way Central High hosted their Teen Safe Driving event recently in the fieldhouse at Central. “This is the fourth year of the safe driving event. The slogan this year is Accident Prevention is our No.1 Intention”, noted Chris Hack, teacher-sponsor of the event. The purpose of the event was to give students information about safe driving skills and to show them the dangers of texting while driving. The group of students also wanted to continue to raise awareness about the hazards of alcohol and drug impaired driving, explained Hack. “Everything went well today. There was a good turnout of students, over 1,400 from the physical education (PE) classes. We choose the sophomore, junior, and senior P.E. classes because of the issues and …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Knights football, baseball, soccer and volleyball stars recruited for college athletics teams.
For Matthew Mikolajczak, a senior at Lincoln-Way Central High School, top honors are nothing unusual. With a GPA of 5.049, this 17-year-old student from New Lenox is destined to be a standout at Ohio University too. A star baseball player for the Knights, he signed a letter of intent Wednesday. The left handed pitcher who's played on the varsity team since he was a freshman is living out a dream come true. "I've always wanted to play Division 1 baseball," he said. Look for Lincoln-Way West Signing Day on Friday. Speaking at a ceremony at LWC's Knights of the Round Table Hall, Baseball Coach Scott Gardner spoke equally about Mikolajczak's athletic and academic prowess. Ranked No. 8 in a class of 464 students, he's been a standout both on …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Colin McGovern, a senior at Lincoln-Way West High School, is featured on YouTube by the Fighting Irish.
Lincoln-Way West's Colin McGovern, a senior football player, is ceremoniously signing his National Letter of Intent at 3 p.m. today in the Warriors Lodge, but already the Fighting Irish has posted a YouTube showing off its new recruit. McGovern is one of several students formally signing letters of intent at Lincoln-Way West and at Lincoln-Way Central in ceremonies this afternoon. Look to Patch later today for a full list of letter-of-intent signers. In March 2012, McGovern expressed a verbal commitment to play Notre Dame football. The 6-foot-6, 295-pound tackle, had drawn lots of interest from major football programs. He had 14 offers from schools around the country. Sign up for breaking news on New Lenox Patch. Like New Lenox Patch …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Four local student musicians traveled to Pasadena to march on New Year's Day in the Rose Bowl Parade
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Monday, December 31, 2012
The community of New Lenox had more than its share of losses this year. It's particularly hard when it's our children.
I'm fairly certain there's never been a Year in Review before for a category of stories that ended in the tragic loss of young lives in New Lenox alone. As a parent and community member, I'll attempt here to honor the lives of those we lost too young. My heart goes out to the families and friends of the children we lost in 2012 from this community. For some, the heartbreak will continue even in the courthouse, as the cases are heard and decisions are handed down. From a look at this lengthy list, it's obvious that these young lives had touched so many others. Some wrote eulogies in a song, and others dedicated baseball games or soccer tournaments. Still, the practical approach seemed to drive another needed and helpful outreach …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
AP class and English teachers share a love of the classics.
What do the Lincoln-Way Central Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature students have in common with their teacher’s citizen book club members? “The love of reading,” said Sara Davy, AP English teacher. The purpose and goal of the lesson was to challenge all types of people to select one small bookshelf and put their “favorite favorites” on it. The idea came from a 2012 book called My Ideal Bookshelf, edited by Thessaly La Force and illustrated by Jane Mount, explained Davy. “I loved the idea and wanted my book club, The Grateful Read, to share their ideal shelves with my Advanced Placement Seniors. I thought this would be a unique way to bridge the ‘generation gap.’ My book club friends came to school and to my class and shared their …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Supt. Larry Wyllie announced his retirement Dec. 13. He shares some insights about his decision to retire and reflections on a 24-year career in the district.
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Saturday, December 15, 2012
Larry Wyllie talks about his decision to retire and what prompted it.
Larry Wyllie, who served as the superintendent of Lincoln-Way High School District 210 for 24 years, announced his retirement at the regular Thursday board of education meeting. Wyllie takes time to reflect on his career shaping a generation of students at four high schools and his decision to retire at the end of the school year. For a man whose day regularly starts before 6 a.m. and frequently stretches toward midnight, he said he's ready to hand over the reins to Scott Tingley, the newly announced superintendent-to-be and current principal at Lincoln-Way East High School. Summing up his career, Wyllie said, "I'm a schoolteacher. I've been a schoolteacher my whole life, and I've enjoyed it." Having been in education for 54 years, he …