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Superintendent's Message

Curriculum Corner

Community Calendar

What's New

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BOARD OF EDUCATION

Dr. Arvid C. Johnson
President

Mr. James E. Gast
Vice President

Mrs. Dee Molinare
Secretary

Mrs. Christine M. Glatz
Member

Mr. Christopher A. Kosel
Member

Mr. Kevin L. Molloy
Member

Mr. Stephen D. White
Member

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DISTRICT
ADMINISTRATION

Dr. R. Scott Tingley
Superintendent

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CONTACT US

Mrs. Stacy Holland
Community Relations
sholland@lw210.org

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MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT


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SuperintendentWe are all excited the month of August has come, and we welcome our students to the 2014-2015 school year. Improving student achievement will continue to be the focal point of each of our four high schools.

For the August 2014 eNewsletter, I want to thank David Armbrecht, District 210 Director of Transportation, for being my guest on the video this month. Please remember school starts August 19 and drive carefully as children are returning to their schools in the Lincoln-Way community.

Over the summer our teachers have been busy sharpening their teaching skills to benefit our students. Teachers are balancing our traditionally excellent ACT preparation with Common Core needs. Several groups of teachers are meeting regularly to revamp and align our curriculum to the new standards in science, math and English.

English
Eight of our Lincoln-Way teachers are working on designing a new course, the Collaborative English 4, which is ready when students begin August 19. This course is yet another option for senior students in our district.

Mathematics
Our district math committee has been meeting this summer continuing their development of the Lincoln-Way Math Program. This nine-person committee represents all four high schools and is chaired by Jim Aiu. The committee is charged with revising and aligning the math curriculum as we transition into the Common Core era as mandated by the Illinois State Board of Education. The Algebra course is well into development, and will be implemented in the 2015-2016 school year.  Geometry will be implemented in 2016-2017 and Algebra II in 2017-2018.

Science
Our Lincoln-Way science teachers are continuing their preparation for the Next Generation Science Standards as adopted by the Illinois State Board of Education.  This new science curriculum will be introduced to students in the 2016-2017 school year.

Lincoln-Way will be incorporating this new vision of science and engineering education with the shift towards having students analyze and think through the processes of science, including inquiry-based learning and modeling.

Parent/School Contact Information
We are asking our parents to please make sure that the high school their child attends has their correct, up to date, email address.

Most of our mass communication with parents will be via email. This year, emergency school cancellations will be sent via email and posted on our website. We will not be using the Direct Connect Phone system. Please check your email and the website for important announcements.

To add or change an email address, please call your high school registrar.

It is my hope that your 2014-2015 school year be your best year yet.

Dr. R. Scott Tingley
Superintendent
Lincoln-Way High School District 210