LW NEWS

Lincoln-Way Transition Program to Host Spring Sale
Friday, April 29, 2016

On Saturday, May 7th and Saturday, May 14th, the Lincoln-Way Central Greenhouse will be hosting the LW Transition Program Flower and Vegetable Sale from 9 AM to 12PM.

Teacher Josh Kreske says, "One of the best things about the greenhouse project is that the students are learning the business process from beginning to end. They started with planting the flowers, and now will be selling them."

The LW Transition Program is a district program designed to meet the individual needs of students with disabilities. This program provides daily living, social/emotional and vocational skill development for the students.

As a component of the program, the greenhouse project offers the students a functional, hands-on opportunity to experience and develop meaningful work skills in a natural setting. The students learn to apply their skills through a combination of classroom based instruction and hands-on activities.

Director of Special Services, Mary Harrison says, "The greenhouse project has been a welcome addition to our current transitional business, Greeting Galore and More. These two business training programs are giving our students the opportunity to discover job-related areas of interest, strengthen the soft skills necessary to achieve successful employment and most of all, to develop a sense of pride in their accomplishments."

All proceeds from the sale will be reinvested into the Transition Program.