Lincoln-Way West students Kaleigh Buda, Maddy Munch, and Evan Bonnema achieved a first place exemplary rating for their entry in the IHSA state drama short film competition. These three talented theatre students wrote, directed, acted, and filmed their own short movie to enter in the competition and wound-up placing 13th overall out of 36 schools! Director Kaleigh Buda and actors Maddy Munch and Evan Bonnema are the first students from West to enter this competition, and we couldn’t be prouder of such a talented trio! For more information, visit the website: https://www.lw210.org/o/west/article/1053953
Central hosted its annual Best Buddies talent show last night, and it was a huge success! We loved watching everyone show off their unique talents and skills.
Earlier this week, the Griffins in Mrs. Janik's honors biology class modeled meiosis using stop motion animation with gummy worms!
Last night, the LWC Student Council hosted the 6th annual Teachers of the Knight dinner. This is a great tradition that honors our teachers and celebrates the impact they have on our school culture and community.
Students at West are enjoying a visit from some therapy dogs today. Thanks to Warrior Way for arranging such a fun activity!
The Lincoln-Way West Music Boosters West Fest is this Saturday, March 25th! Shop from over 100 crafters and vendors, enter the 50/50 raffle, and enjoy tasty food while listening to live music. Proceeds support music programs. Admission is $3 for 13 and over, kids 12 and under enter for free. See you there!
Students attended a presentation called See Something, Say Something during their lunch/advisory hours today. The program teaches high school students to recognize the warning signs of someone at risk of hurting themselves or others, and how to disclose that information to a trusted adult in order to get help.
The Knights started their day yesterday with a little music and hot chocolate in the library! Thanks to our student musicians and to the Knight Pride leaders for the hot chocolate!
The annual ArtWorks festival took place on Saturday, and we had such a great turnout! Congratulations to all of the students who had art on display in the show, and thank you to all of the families for coming out and creating art with us! We can't wait to see you again next year.
Lincoln-Way families, The transportation center is experiencing issues with the network, which is impacting their ability to update route information for our bus drivers. Please be patient as there may be delays with bus transportation this morning.
The Lincoln-Way East Future Business Leaders of America were invited for a tour of Lou Malnati's in Tinley Park. Lou's is a family run business that has over 80 locations in multiple states. Students were able to make their own pizzas and learned what it takes to run a successful restaurant.
The Lincoln-Way Central Music Department held its annual Swing Knight Gala Saturday, March 11th at the historic Jacob Henry Mansion Estate in Joliet. Parents and other guests enjoyed dinner and raffles/silent auctions provided by families and local businesses. Funds raised during the Swing Knight Gala will benefit all music programs at Lincoln-Way Central. To read more about Swing Knight, visit the website: https://www.lw210.org/o/central/article/1039576
Both of the Lincoln-Way AFJROTC Academic Bowl teams made it to the finals in DC. They were one of only 16 teams nationwide from 630 teams to earn a spot. This is the second year in a row that the Lincoln-Way Central/West team made it to the finals, and the East team will also be competing there this year. This is first time that both LW teams will compete at nationals together! Good luck! To read more about this story, visit the website: https://www.lw210.org/article/1039444
The district-wide welding competition took place last night at Lincoln-Way Central, and it was a huge success! The results of the contest are as follows: Intermediate Division 1st place: Jason Vondra 2nd place: Kevin Cihocki 3rd place: Matt Mahony Advanced Division 1st place: Matt Reid 2nd place: Ryan Dennison 3rd Place: Aaron Darnell In addition to the contest, $15,320 was raised for our "Heroes for Hearts" fundraiser benefiting the American Heart Association and the J and J Memorial Foundation. Congratulations to Lauren Cronk, the winner of the CFMoto ZForce 950 HO EX side by side UTV, who purchased the winning ticket from her niece Jenna, a Lincoln-Way West student. Thank you to everyone that supported this SkillsUSA endeavor by purchasing a ticket or t-shirt or provided sponsorship!
Lincolnway Special Recreation Association is taking over PE classes at Central today! Students are playing adapted sports and learning about the various resources available through LWSRA.
With a thrilling win last night in the AHAI State Tournament, Lincoln-Way Hockey Varsity Gold (#7 seed) won their Elite Eight game vs Maine (#2 seed) to advance to the Final Four game this Friday. If they win on Friday, Varsity would advance to the championship game at the United Center! Come out to support the team and cheer them on as they play Chicago North in the Final Four game at The Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville this Friday night, 3/10 at 8:00pm. .
The Lincoln-Way Symphony Orchestra is hosting its annual concert on March 19th at 2pm at Lincoln-Way Central. This 66-member extracurricular orchestra features string, wind, brass and percussion instrumentalists from West and Central. This concert will also feature members of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra who have been assisting with the preparation of the concert. Tickets for this hour-long concert are available on GoFan for $5: https://gofan.co/app/events/933523?schoolId=IL15559
Join us for the annual ArtWorks Festival on March 18th from 10am-3pm at Lincoln-Way East! . The festival includes artwork from 33 area schools from kindergarten through high school, hands-on art activities for kids, and music performances. The event is free to the public. We hope to see you there!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Community Leaders Breakfast this morning!
Yesterday, Ashley from RejuveNate Plants & Wellness talked to the LWE Bring Change 2 Mind club about how plants and art can be such an amazing form of relaxation and self care. She told her very inspirational story which emphasized the true need for self love. The bc2m team also painted pots and planted succulents, and learned that scientifically, plants can boost your happiness.