LWC AFJROTC instructor MSgt Dan Schliffka was honored to attend the United States Air Force Academy Commissioning Ceremony and Graduation in Colorado Springs, CO. Newly commissioned 2nd Lt. Jared Bachman is a 2018 graduate of Lincoln-Way Central and has been selected for Pilot Training School. MSgt Schliffka was privileged to offer 2nd Lt. Bachman's first salute as an Air Force officer.
Congratulations to Drew Hahs, who is this year's Lincoln-Way West Math Student of the Year. Drew is very strong at math and a dedicated mathlete who always was well prepared for each competition. He also volunteered to assist in a freshman math advisory in place of his own advisory.
The Lincoln-Way East Air Force Junior ROTC program has been recognized with the "Distinguished Unit Award with Merit." The rating was awarded this school year to approximately 10% of the 870 AFJROTC units worldwide. The award follows a Headquarters AFJROTC inspection last month where the unit earned an "Exceeds Standards" rating - the highest attainable. Way to go!
ATTENTION GRIFFINS: Due to forecasted inclement weather beginning later this evening, the Lincoln-Way East graduation ceremony will begin at 6pm today. We look forward to seeing you there and celebrating the Class of 2022!
ATTENTION GRIFFINS: We will be closely monitoring the weather throughout the day to determine the best course of action for tonight’s outdoor graduation ceremony. At this time, we will look for any window of favorable weather between 6pm and 9pm to hold the ceremony. That being said, graduates should be prepared to start the ceremony as early as 6pm. We are excited to celebrate our Class of 2022, and we appreciate your cooperation in order to make tonight’s graduation possible. We will provide additional updates throughout the day.
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!