Lincoln-Way Institute Day welcomes staff
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

On Tuesday, August 14, 2016 Lincoln-Way District 210 welcomed staff and teachers of all Lincoln-Way schools at their annual Institute Day.

Although the majority of those in attendance were teachers, all district staff members were involved. District 210 Board of Education member Ronald Lullo attended, along with members of the administration and student support staff. An all-employee breakfast was generously provided by the LWEA.

Staff then gathered in the auditorium, where JROTC Cadet Colonel Arick Hauschild (Lincoln-Way Central), Cadet Colonel Jessica Sumrow (Lincoln-Way Central), Cadet Second Lieutenant Colin Murphy (Lincoln-Way East), Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Zosia Dauer (Lincoln-Way West) and Cadet Staff Sergeant Rebekah Stryjewski (Lincoln-Way East) presented the colors.

After the Pledge of Allegiance, the Lincoln-Way Marching Band filed into the crowd, performing four songs for the audience. Drum Majors 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) led nearly 300 of their fellow musicians in the National Anthem, Lincoln-Way Alma Mater, Battle Hymn of the Republic and Born in the U.S.A.

At the conclusion of the performance, Superintendent Dr. Scott Tingley and Director of Personnel Mr. Robert Schiffbauer spoke to the audience. Speeches given by each of the presenters encouraged teachers to continue to move students forward into a new year of positivity and opportunity. Tingley spoke of upcoming changes in school security, continued financial improvement and outstanding AP numbers and SAT results.

“In 2016, there were 476 AP Scholars at Lincoln-Way; this last year, we had nearly 700. That is tremendous growth that you all should be proud of,” Tingley said. He added, “SAT growth was outstanding as well. The College Board expected 50 points of growth between the PSAT and the SAT, but Lincoln-Way students exceeded that expectation, showing a 65 point improvement between these exams. Our average SAT score in District 210 was over 100 points higher than the state average. Thank you to all who have helped achieve these accomplishments; congratulations on a job well done.”