Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Former high school teacher Ryan Gardner faces a felony in connection with threats against Lincoln-Way school officials.
A former Lincoln-Way Central High School teacher who checked himself into a Chicago hospital for psychiatric care faces a felony charge of telephone harassment in connection with alleged threats against school district officials. A warrant for the arrest of Ryan Gardner, 40, was secured late Tuesday afternoon. Gardner, who reportedly lives with his parents in downstate Danville, headed north and voluntarily checked himself into University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago, said Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow. Even though he is receiving psychiatric care, Gardner would have been able to leave the hospital of his own volition, Glasgow said. Officials hit Gardner with the felony charge, accusing him of calling Lincoln-Way School …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Michalak, who has served District 210 for decades, will begin her principal duties July 1.
The Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Sharon Michalak as the new principal of Lincoln-Way East High School at a board meeting on Dec. 13, according to a media release from the district. Michalak has served Lincoln-Way schools in several capacities throughout her career in education, including her current position as assistant superintendent of curriculum, instruction and staff development. Thursday’s decision regarding Michalak followed the announcement that District Superintendent Dr. Lawrence A. Wyllie will retire on June 28 and that current East Principal Dr. Scott Tingley will serve as his replacement. Michalak will assume principal duties at Lincoln-Way East beginning …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 students are making a difference in the lives of families stricken with cancer.
Monday, November 12, 2012
The district did not meet statewide standards in 2011-12, but Lincoln-Way Schools were still high-ranking among area districts.
Lincoln-Way School District 210 recently received its annual Illinois District Report Card. According to the report, the district is not meeting Adequate Yearly Progress statewide standards. However, neither is any other high school district in the state, according to Sun-Times Media. Adequate Yearly Progress is determined by student scores on the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE), participation rates on state assessments and graduation rates. During the 2011-12 academic year, the number of Lincoln-Way students meeting or exceeding state standards dropped, from 72.1 percent in 2010-11 to 68.8 percent in 2011-12. The state average during both years was approximately 51 percent. The state standard is 85 percent. In math, for which…
Lincoln-Way High School District 210 will host its third annual Turning Point College & Career Fair for students with disabilities on Nov. 13.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Area residents will have an opportunity to see all four Lincoln-Way High School District 210 marching bands perform during a Marching Band Showcase on Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The board will accept the 2011-2012 audit report and approve advisory committee appointments.
Editor's Note: This post has been revised to accurately reflect the contents of the Oct. 11 board meeting. The Lincoln-Way School Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Oct. 11 in the Central High School boardrooom. Board action items include acceptance of the annual audit report and approval of advisory committee appointments. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Lincoln-Way District 210 Election Information April 2013
- Bob Bong
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Nominating petition forms for the April 9, 2013, school board election in Lincoln-Way High School District 210 are now available. Forms may be picked up in the office of Sue Fennell, recording secretary to the Board of Education at 1801 E. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox on any business day between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. A school board candidate's petition must be filed in the same office no earlier than 7 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 17 and no later than 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 24. Candidates names will appear on the election ballot in the order in which their nominating papers are received in the recording secretary's office. Three seats on the seven-member board of education will be filled at the April 9 election. Candidates elected will serve four-year …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The start of the school year is here, and Patch lists some of the significant days for the Lincoln-Way high schools at the beginning of the year.
- BACK TO SCHOOL
- Joe Vince
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Believe it or not, the first day of school is right around the corner. And there's more than just showing up when classes start. Here's a list of some important dates for students attending Lincoln-Way East and Lincoln-Way North high schools. Thursday, Aug. 16. Registration times for L-W East and North high schools are as follows: The parents of freshmen are invited to attend a "Straight Talk" with Supt. Lawrence Wyllie from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Aug. 14 at North, and from 8 a to 9:15 a.m. Aug. 17 at East. For more dates, go to the Lincoln-Way High School District 210 school calendar. Subscribe to Patch's newsletters for headlines and breaking news and headlines delivered to your inbox: "Like" Patch's Facebook pages for updates throughout …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
School Board meeting highlights: Destination Excellence awards, closing the fiscal year, public hearing for proposed 2012-2013 budget
The Lincoln-Way School District 210 Board of Education discussed its 2012-13 budget Thursday, closing the previous year with a $3.2 million deficit. The main order of business was the closing of the district's 2011-2012 budget and the passage of a resolution to display the proposed 2012-2013 budget for public inspection through Sept. 11, followed by a public hearing. The board will vote on the approval of the budget on Sept. 13. The district closed its 2011-2012 budget with a deficit of $3,274,621 as of June 30. Supt. Lawrence Wyllie said the deficit was caused by a discrepancy between the amount of tax dollars and categorical grants the district was supposed to receive and the amount that was actually dispersed. "The categoricals, we …