Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Where did Lincoln-Way place in the national rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report? It's the only south suburban school to make the list.
Lincoln-Way East High School ranks among the top high schools in America, according to a ranking of public schools released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report magazine. LW East — ranked 47th in Illinois and 1,264th in the United States — was the only south suburban high school to place in the magazine's annual report. The rankings rely on a mix of criteria, including teacher-student ratio, test scores and college readiness. U.S. News said it collected data on more than 21,000 public high schools from 49 states and the District of Columbia, excluding Nebraska, which didn't report enough data. It joined forces with the American Institutes for Research, a D.C.-based organization, to evaluate schools on overall student performance on state-…
Saturday, April 20, 2013
American Education Week was celebrated with 40 business, community and civic leaders from the Lincoln-Way communities. After a lunch prepared by the students, the visitors glimpsed what it's like to be in today's classroom.
American Education Week at Lincoln-Way High School District 210 was celebrated by inviting local business and community leaders to visit a school on April 17. The visitors, according to Stacy Holland, LWHS D210 community relations director, got a hands-on opportunity to step back into high school. Only this time, they'd see it from the perspective of today's classroom where PowerPoint presentation, Smartphones and the like are tools to teach lessons on everything from economics to home economics. "Lincoln-Way High School District 210 is proud of its educational programs," stated Supt. Lawrence A. Wyllie. "We believe it takes a commitment from every member of our community—from retired citizens and parents to business leaders and school …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Supt. Lawrence Wyllie presented a review of the financial situation.
At the Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Board of Education meeting held Thursday, board members heard a report on the outcome of the bond refunding approved in January to restructure the debt to help reduce the total tax rate citizens will see in their May property tax bills. Supt. Lawrence A. Wyllie reviewed the financial situation for board members explaining that the total tax rate last year was 1.8306 compared to 1.9190 this year. “If we would have not refunded the bonds, it would have been .0467 higher or 1.9657. We have helped the taxpayers,” Wyllie told the board. Wyllie continued, “The CPI was 3.0 percent issued in these bills while next year it will be 1.7 percent. The total extension including bond and interest was $70,252,…
Sunday, March 31, 2013
An L-W North teacher was named Central States Teaching Foreign Language Teacher of the Year.
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Friday, March 29, 2013
NLSD122 plans to bring in a dog to sniff out drugs, firearms and ammunition as a safety measure.
New Lenox School District 122 is bringing in a handler and his dog to sniff for drugs, firearms and ammunition as a precaution. Administrators are working out a schedule to introduce Interquest Detection Canines—Glenn VadeBoncoeur and his dog—to the schools. In the wake of the Sandy Hook School shooting in December 2012, school officials have been revamping and hyping up their security measures. The program is planned to get underway before the end of the school year. Nick DiSandro, president of the NLSD122 Board, said, "With an increase in drug related deaths in Will County and the safety issues across the country, the board and the administration feel this is a proactive way to increase safety and security in our schools." While the …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Linda Egnatz, an L-W North Spanish Teacher, is one of the top foreign language teachers in the Chicago region.
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Friday, March 22, 2013
Lincoln-Way High School District 210 offers senior citizens a complimentary pass to spring musicals at L-W North, L-W East, L-W Central and L-W West.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Board President Arvid Johnson will be heading up the University of St. Francis. He takes the reins in June.
Arvid Johnson, the president of the Lincoln-Way High School Dist. 210 Board of Education, accepted a position beginning in June as president of the University of St. Francis, Joliet. He replaces the retiring president, Michael J. Vinciguerra. A resident of Frankfort, Johnson is currently serving as dean of the Business School at Dominican University, River Forest, according to the USF website. He is also a tenured professor of management, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. For more information about Johnson's background in upper-level business management for Fortune 500 companies and the welcoming ceremony at USF, visit the school website. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Monday, March 11, 2013
Faculty members at Lincoln-Way West are lacing up their shoes for a basketball game to raise funds for scholarship.
Teachers at Lincoln-Way West High School are lacing up their shoes for faculty basketball game to raise funds for college scholarships. "Every year, the Lincoln-Way teachers host a basketball game to raise money for college scholarships. The scholarships are awarded at the end of the school year to a future teacher from each high school," according to a Lincoln-Way High School District 210 press release. The Warriors game is scheduled for March 22. For more information about upcoming basketball games to fund scholarships at L-W East and L-W North, visit the Lincoln-Way High School District 210 website. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Will you build a snowman or another powdery creation? Send Patch Your Photos
A prediction of up to 8 inches of snow for the Lincoln-Way area has forced school administrators to close area schools on Tuesday. Included in the Emergency Closing Center list are: If there are other schools, including preschools, that are closed and not listed here—Tell us in the comments. Readers might like: Up to 8 inches of Snow Expected Through Wednesday Share Your Photos On Patch: What are you planning to do with your snow day? Submit photos of your white powdery creations here. It's easy to share photos on Patch; just follow the directions below: Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites: