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Lincoln-Way students named National Merit Finalists
Posted on: Monday, April 2, 2018
In mid-January, Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 recognized 35 total students in a special ceremony for outstanding academic performance based on the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) requirements. Of the 35 students, 31 earned Commended status and four earned Semifinalist status. After celebrating their Semifinalist status in January, students Alexandria Krupske (Lincoln-Way West), Taylor Lenburg (Lincoln-Way Central), Lucas Nienhouse (Lincoln-Way East) and Karnap Patel (Lincoln-Way East), each submitted an application for Finalist status. Despite the competitiveness of the NMSC program, all four advanced as Finalists.
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Lincoln-Way West students excel in 14-hour MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge
Posted on: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
From March 3 to March 4, 2018, ten Lincoln-Way West seniors competed in the annual MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge (M3C). The M3C is a national competition for high school juniors and seniors and is sponsored by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Two teams of five students entered the competition in an effort to win the $100,000 scholarship. This year, 912 teams from around the country participated in the M3C competition.
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Lincoln-Way science students participate in hands-on learning
Posted on: Friday, April 6, 2018
Over the past two decades, Lincoln-Way District 210 has supported a motivating and experiential Anatomy & Physiology Medical (A&P Medical) class. This class has worked closely with the Lincoln-Way community by fostering relationships with nearby hospitals, including Presence St. Joseph, St. James, and Silver Cross.
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Lincoln-Way students/advisor shine at District Convention Leadership Conference
Posted on: Friday, April 6, 2018
From Friday, March 9 to Sunday, March 11, 2018, the Illinois-Eastern Iowa District of Key Club International (referred to as the I-I District) held its annual Leadership Conference and District Convention at the Crown Plaza in Springfield, Illinois. Each year at the event, elections are held for various positions on the Executive Board as new divisional Lieutenant Governors are sworn in.
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Lincoln-Way West Music Department to perform "Fiddler on the Roof"
Posted on: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
During the second weekend of April, the Lincoln-Way West Music Department will present their spring musical, “Fiddler on the Roof,” in the Lincoln-Way West auditorium. Tickets can be ordered online by visiting www.lwwmusic.org. Tickets are also available at the box office one hour prior to each performance. The shows will take place on:
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Lincoln-Way East students establish STAR Club
Posted on: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
In December of 2017, Lincoln-Way East juniors Megan Walsh and Sage Sasso approached Reading Department Chair Erin Venezio about a growing idea; the students wanted to create a club to provide tutoring and academic study tables for their fellow Griffins.
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Lincoln-Way East Music Department to perform "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
Posted on: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
During the last weekend of April, the Lincoln-Way East Music Department will present their spring musical based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” The performances will take place in the Lincoln-Way East Fine Arts Auditorium. Tickets can be ordered online by visiting www.lwemusic.org. Tickets are also available at the box office one hour prior to each performance. The shows will take place on:
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Lincoln-Way Central Music Department to perform "Shrek The Musical"
Posted on: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
During the first weekend of May, the Lincoln-Way Central Music Department will present their spring musical, “Shrek The Musical,” in the Lincoln-Way Central Fine Arts Center.
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Lincoln-Way Central science students team up
Posted on: Friday, April 13, 2018
On Friday, April 6, 2018, Lincoln-Way Central seniors in AP Environmental Science classes worked with freshmen Knights in Environmental Biology classes in order to prepare them for upcoming lessons. Seniors Tyler De Young, Jennifer Goich, Victoria Hatch, Jake Ignelzi, Mike Pomeroy and Justin Thorpe created activities, games and discussions regarding climate change in order to give freshmen a “jump start” on their fourth quarter unit lessons.
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Lincoln-Way Marching Band announces 2018-2019 Drum Majors
Posted on: Friday, April 13, 2018
Today, April 13, 2018, the Lincoln-Way Marching Band (LWMB) is proud to announce its Drum Majors of the 2018-2019 season. Hailey Woock (Lincoln-Way West), Alex Guzzo (Lincoln-Way East), Nick Forlenza (Lincoln-Way East), Jessica Lyons (Lincoln-Way Central) and Madisen Tomaszewski (Lincoln-Way West) were chosen from a group of 17 musicians who applied for the highly coveted positions.
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Lincoln-Way East debuts first-ever "Road to Reality"
Posted on: Friday, April 13, 2018
On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Lincoln-Way East will present the consequences of drinking and driving in their first-ever “Road to Reality” performance. During Prom Week, the Griffins invite all students, parents, teachers and staff to attend the educational tour. While the event has taken place at Lincoln-Way Central and Lincoln-Way West, this will be the first year that the Griffins perform.
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Guest speaker and interactive lab apply LWW classroom lessons to the real world
Posted on: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
On Thursday, April 12, 2018, Lincoln-Way West parent and pediatrician Dr. Douglas Bierma visited Honors Biology and Anatomy and Physiology classes for the seventh year in a row.
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LWC Music Boosters award 2018 Charles Stark Summer Camp scholarships
Posted on: Thursday, April 19, 2018
On April 10, 2018, the Lincoln-Way Central Music Boosters awarded $2100 in scholarships to six student musicians who wish to participate in summer music camp opportunities.
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Over 200 students honored in Seal of Biliteracy awards ceremony
Posted on: Thursday, April 19, 2018
On the evening of April 18, 2018, in the Fine Arts Center at Lincoln-Way Central High School, District 210 recognized 188 Lincoln-Way students and 13 incoming freshmen for their language accomplishments in Spanish, German, French, Chinese and English.
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Lincoln-Way Central High School receives national recognition for Music Education Program
Posted on: Friday, April 20, 2018
On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, the Lincoln-Way Central High School Music Department was honored with the SupportMusic Merit Award from The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. The SupportMusic Merit Award recognizes individual schools that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.
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Lincoln-Way Marching Band to host Night Ranger in June
Posted on: Friday, April 20, 2018
The Lincoln-Way Marching Band (LWMB) will host the 1980s rock band, Night Ranger at the New Lenox Commons on Saturday, June 16, 2018. The outdoor concert will take place at 1 Veterans Parkway in New Lenox, Illinois and will benefit the LWMB in their efforts to raise funds for the 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. Night Ranger will hit the stage at approximately 9 p.m.
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Mayor joins Lincoln-Way West English for lesson in writing
Posted on: Monday, April 23, 2018
On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, New Lenox Mayor Tim Baldermann joined teacher Alissa VanderSchaaf’s sophomore English classes as a real-world application for their persuasive writing skills.
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District 210 Science Departments allow students to observe/interact with live autopsy
Posted on: Monday, April 23, 2018
On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, Knights and Griffins enrolled in Anatomy and Physiology classes and Forensic Science classes had the opportunity to view an autopsy via livestream. This is the second time District 210 students have participated in the event. Lincoln-Way East science teachers initially learned about the opportunity, called “Live from the Morgue,” in November of 2016 while attending the Northern Illinois Science Educators (NISE) conference. Last May, Griffins participated in the event; this year, they were joined by the Knights.
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Lincoln-Way Central AP science connects real world issues to classroom lessons
Posted on: Monday, April 23, 2018
On Thursday, April 19, 2018, Lincoln-Way Central teacher Liz Hamann invited two guest speakers to her first hour AP Environmental Science class. Trent Shumway and Piper Hodson from the University of Illinois Environmental Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences spoke to seniors enrolled in the class.
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Lincoln-Way Central hosts Active April
Posted on: Monday, April 23, 2018
From April 16 through April 20, 2018, Lincoln-Way Central Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Department hosted their first “Active April” focus week. The PPS Department partnered with various student leaders and staff members to promote healthy activity both physically and mentally.
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Lincoln-Way East student announced as 2018 Youth Concerto Competition Winner
Posted on: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
On March 3, 2018 the Southwest Symphony Orchestra and its director, David L. Crane, announced Lincoln-Way East flutist Evan Curatolo as the 2018 Southwest Symphony Orchestra Youth Concerto Competition winner.
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Lincoln-Way Transition Program to host spring plant sale
Posted on: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
On Saturday, May 5 and Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 9 a.m. until noon, the Lincoln-Way Central greenhouse will host the annual Lincoln-Way Transition Program Flower and Vegetable Sale. The sale will take place in the greenhouse behind Lincoln-Way Central off of Schoolhouse Road.
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Lincoln-Way East graduate inspires Epilepsy Awareness Game
Posted on: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
On May 3, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. the Lincoln-Way Central Knights Softball Team will host the Lincoln-Way West Warriors in their first-ever Epilepsy Awareness Game. Knight and Warrior players and coaches will be decked out in purple to support epilepsy awareness.
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