Congratulations to Central senior Marla Hayes for winning State in discus this past weekend! Marla threw a new school record of 42.81 meter at state which was the furthest in all 3 classes at State.
A big congratulations to graduating East senior Joseph Kotze on his Best Actor win at the Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards yesterday evening. To Broadway and beyond!
Congratulations to West senior Logan Clarida for being appointed to the US Air Force Academy! To read more about his journey, visit the website: https://www.lw210.org/o/west/article/748646
Congratulations to Alexzandra McQuen, who is this year's West Library Student of the Year. She is an avid reader, member of book club, a library aide, a founder of the Poetry Slam Club, and participant and finalist in our virtual poetry slams. She received an Amazon gift card, medal, and her name on the plaque in the main hallway.
CFO and former East Griffin Ken Andresen gave the AP Statistics students a crash course in Excel, a needed and valuable skill for college and beyond!
Central's social science department hosted its annual Social Science Student of the Year breakfast this morning. The following five students were nominated: Brendan Born, Alex Guzman, Jacob Lask, Paige Rodge, and Connor Misch. Congratulations to Connor for being named this year's Social Science Student of the Year, and to all of this year's nominees!
Linda Vivona is our next 2022 retiree - please join us in thanking her for her service and congratulating her on retirement! Linda has been with the district since 1996 and works in our physical education department.
Please join us in recognizing our next 2022 retiree, Judi Vallejo! Judi has been with the district since 1987 and works in our physical education department. Congratulations, and thank you for your service!
Lincoln-Way Central hosted its annual Community Scholarship Night on May 2nd. In total, 141 graduating seniors received scholarships from 81 organizations/sponsors. This year’s scholarships totaled $385,000. We appreciate the organizations for their time, effort, and support in making these scholarships available to our seniors. We are proud of our students and honored that the organizations recognized them as worthy recipients.
Cheryl Swallow is our next honored retiree for the 2022 school year! Cheryl works in the transportation department, and she has been with the District since 2007. Please join us in thanking her for her service and congratulating her on retirement!
Lincoln-Way West held their annual Community Scholarship Night on May 4th where 102 seniors were recognized with awards. Forty-six businesses, community organizations, memorial foundations, and school organizations provided a total of 116 individual scholarships. Altogether $76,950 in scholarships was given out to the recipients. We are extremely thankful to all the scholarship providers for making these awards possible. It is their generosity, commitment, and dedication to Lincoln-Way West students that allow evenings like this to continue. Congratulations to all seniors who received scholarships!
The next 2022 retiree we would like to recognize is Nancy Sargis! Nancy works in the media center and has been with District 210 since 2004. Please join us in thanking Nancy for her service and congratulating her on retirement!
Two Lincoln-Way AFJROTC cadets earned competitive scholarships to attend a cyber college course this summer. Andrew Korpalski (LWC), and Caitlin Scott (LWE) were both selected from thousands of applicants worldwide for one of 132 scholarships valued at approximately $8,000. Participation in this program will result in college credit and provides students an opportunity to test for an industry recognized IT certification. This Cyber Academy program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation in partnership with AFJROTC and several universities. Great job!
Lincoln-Way West student Caeley Doran was selected as a winner of the most recent Chicago Sun-Times' student art contest. The Sun-Times asked kids in Chicago and the suburbs to “spring ahead” and create something artistic with a forward-looking spring theme for the Chicago Sun-Times’ latest student art contest, part of what we call The Imagination Project. Caeley's artwork features a very realistic colored pencil drawing of an egg cracking. Way to go!
Next on our list of 2022 retirees is Barbara Nowland! Barbara, who works in our cafeteria, has been with the District since 1999! Please join us in thanking her for her service and congratulating her on retirement!
Lincoln-Way East student Isabelle Slaviero was selected as the winner of this year's Frankfort Fall Festival art contest. The contest asked students to design the artwork that will be featured on the program map at the 2022 Frankfort Fall Festival. Isabelle was honored at the last Fall Festival committee meeting, and received a check for $250 for her winning design. Congratulations!
As we approach the end of the school year, we'd like to recognize our 2022 Lincoln-Way retirees! First up is paraprofessional Janet Burke, who has been with the District since 2001. Join us in thanking Janet for her service and congratulating her on retirement!
The West library has had an eventful few weeks! Recently, they hosted a successful virtual poetry slam with 20 students from 6 different schools. Also, The week before the SAT the library provided extra SAT practice with Kahoot quizzes, a passage overview led by Mrs. Scheer, and Break-in Bags. Each Break-in Bag had a passage with four questions that unlocked a bag filled with candy. Finally, the West and Central book clubs met virtually last month, with plans for future meetings in the works!
Addison Gast, Avery Gast, and Alivia Ozinga led the community service team for SkillsUSA at East this year, raising more than $6,400 was raised for the Foundation, which will include a donation to the Illinois USO. The community service team presented their project to a panel of 5 judges at the SkillsUSA State competition in Peoria April 28th-30th. They scored 98.5% overall, and will be headed to the national competition in Atlanta, GA this summer!
Congratulations to the over 20 student-athletes at West who have committed to participate in athletics at the collegiate level!