Lincoln-Way Central hosts parents Back to School NIght Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The halls of Lincoln-Way Central High School were crowded and a bit noisy on Monday, August 27, as parents were trying to find their children's classrooms as they followed their students' schedule throughout the high school.
Lincoln-Way Central was hosting its annual Back to School Night starting at 6:00 p.m. Parents all gathered in the field house to learn about services the school provides, special programs for September and October for parents and students, and the class schedule for the evening.
"Everyone ready to go back to school tonight? We are glad you are here. The purpose of tonight's program is for you to become familiar with your child's classes as well as the expectations of our teachers," Dr. Steve Provis, principal of Lincoln-Way Central, told the crowd of parents.
Provis added that parents can help their student's academic success by encouraging their child to complete his or her homework on a daily basis.
"Help them set aside at least one hour a night for homework or to review their assignments," Provis asked the parents.
"The Prairie State Achievement Exam can help create opportunities for your child both academically and financially. Our seniors who graduated in 2012 earned over $3 million in academic scholarships for tuition, room and board," said Provis.
Lincoln-Way Central set up an abbreviated school day with nine-minute class periods, with 6 minutes in between for parents to go from class to class.
Central provided a number of student leaders including Link Crew and ROTC cadets located in the hallways to assist parents in finding their child's classroom.
"Back to School Night has been one of our most popular activities. It's a great opportunity for alumni-parents to come back to Lincoln-Way and see how we've grown and for our new community members to see what our high school programs are all about," said Provis.