INSIDE THIS EDITION
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Mr. Kevin L. Molloy
Mrs. Dee Molinare
Mrs. Christine M. Glatz
Dr. Arvid C. Johnson
Mr. Christopher A. Kosel
Mr. Ronald A. Lullo
Mr. Christopher R. McFadden
Dr. R. Scott Tingley
Ms. Abby Milone
MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
The start of the 2015-2016 school year is right around the corner. The first day of school for students is August 19. The August e-newsletter video features our Student Council presidents and their thoughts about the upcoming school year. Student Council Presidents include Kaileigh Nelson from Central, Rose Fialkowski from East, Matt Cooke from North and Mitchell Alcoser from West.
The 2015-2016 School Year/Financial Update
This school year, it will be more important than ever that staff, teachers, parents and students remain laser-focused on educational excellence. As you know, our Board of Education has a difficult decision ahead of them to close one of our Lincoln-Way High School buildings. They have heard from parents and community members this summer to gain feedback from those who will be impacted.
Change is never easy, but it’s critical that we begin to put Lincoln-Way back on a path toward fiscal sustainability so that we can preserve the very important tradition of providing the outstanding academic and social opportunities that our students deserve.
I ask that you remain patient as we craft a transition plan to give students a smooth transition from the 2015-2016 to 2016-2017 school year. Rest assured that following the Board’s decision, I am fully committed to providing Lincoln-Way parents, students, staff and community members with timely, transparent information.
Our students will rise to the occasion to accept the changes ahead, treat all of their classmates with kindness, and build upon an amazing culture of school spirit that makes for a great school year.
There is a lot of misinformation out there, so please be sure to check our Financial Update webpage for accurate updates on where we are at. If you have questions, call me at (815) 462-2130.
I’m so proud of all the great things Lincoln-Way staff and students have been doing in June and July.
Dozens of students have gone on educational field trips to France, Paris, Rome and other European cities to study art, language and culture. More than 2,400 completed a summer school class. Our auditoriums and athletic fields have been hubs of activity this summer with many athletic programs and music camps.
Lincoln-Way teachers and administrators have been preparing for the new school year, strengthening their curriculum and picking up new resources and knowledge to bring back to the classrooms for 2015-2016.
In July, Lincoln-Way East students excelled at the Future Business Leaders of America National Conference in Chicago.
Twenty students from Lincoln-Way’s four high schools traveled to France from June 10-18 for an educational field trip to practice their language skills, experience the culture and learn about the country’s history.
It’s been a busy summer and I’m looking forward to a great start of the school year.
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Dr. R. Scott Tingley
Lincoln-Way High School District 210