Happy New Year! Our Knights had a great 1st semester in regards to academics, athletics, and activities. If things didn’t go the way that you had planned, now is the time to reevaluate your goals and take advantage of the fresh start you get with the 2nd semester.
We had the chance before winter break to meet with all of our juniors to discuss the ACT prep web opportunity. Your son and/or daughter should have a user name and password to be able to access the ACT on line web site. Please have your students take advantage of this free prep opportunity on our website at http://www.lw210.org/Central/testprep/ . Scroll down to “Junior Test” and click on “PSAE.” At no cost, every student can explore and take practice tests to familiarize themselves with the PSAE as well as put to rest any anxieties they may have for the April 24 & 25 test days. The PSAE will have an impact on our children’s future. Together – let’s do whatever it takes to help our kids succeed!
On December 14, our Marching Knights were honored at their end of the season banquet and celebration. The following individuals are to be commended for their role as student leaders for the 2011 season:
Tori Flowers & Shelby Tures
Katelyn Heitman & Maggie Nawa
Jenna Bronson & Kathy Caponigro
Eric Boyle & Brandon Torres
Kyle Chellios, Jodi Connolly, Amanda Mikalian, & Sam Srncik
Abby Giovanazzi, Ali Johnson, & Hannah O’Flynn
Brandon Moy, Kevin Tishka, & Sarah Martin
Engineering Physics Robot
Our Engineering Physics students have been hard at work in regards to building a robot to compete at the state level. Under the guidance of Dr. Dave Baran, the following students have been instrumental in the robotics competition:
Our Science Department ran their annual bridge building contest in December. Kayla Weber won the contest with an efficiency of 1110. Kayla has Mr. Lodes for Physics. The other top 4 winners are Stephen Beck, Chris Harris, and Anna Yonkaitis. All four students will advance to compete at the Illinois Institute of Technology Bridge Competition.
The winter months may bring some inclement weather. This weather may bring a change to our school schedule. In case it is necessary to delay the start of school, all parents will be contacted with an automated phone call through the ConnectEd service as well as an announcement on the district website at www.lw210.org.
January Asset of the Month:
Caring School Climate: School provides a caring, encouraging environment. Ask your students how they feel about their school.
Dates to Remember:
Monday, January 9
Soph/Junior Course Selection Presentations
Tuesday, January 10
Frosh Course Selection Presentation
Wednesday, January 11
Saturday, January 14
Frosh/Soph Course Selection
January 17, 18, 19, & 24
Junior Course Selection
January 25 & 26
Holiday (Martin Luther King)
Monday, January 16
Tuesday, January 17
Thursday, January 26
Over the holiday, take the time to reflect on the things that are important in your life. We are blessed to have a school and community that believe in our kids. Together we will continue to make Central a special place for our students.
We are….CENTRAL! GO KNIGHTS!
Mr. Steve Provis
Lincoln-Way Central High School