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Lincoln School Announces Hoop Shoot Winners

Students at Lincoln School have completed their Hoop Shoot Contest. The winners were:      The winner of the 10-11 year old boys was Gregory Williams.  Runner up was Dalton Znaniecki.    The winner of the 10-11 year old girls was Payton Giordano.  Runner up was Mia Waters.   The winner of the 8-9 year old boys was Brendan Pillion.  Runner . . . read more

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Annual History Fair

The annual history fair was held on Wednesday, November 19th in conjunction with American Education Week. Ninety seventh and eighth graders presented their projects that they had been working on over the past 9 weeks. Below is a list of the students that received superiors and their project titles. These students have the option of advancing to the Regional History Fair in DeKalb:

Hope Oldenburg Stateville Penitentiary
Emma Barrie LaSalle Speedway: Getting Fans in Gear for Over 20 Years
Jeremy Zurinski Caterpillar: From Small to Giant
Lisa Kaszynski Ferris Wheel: On Top of the World
Payton Wenzel Ferris Wheel: On Top of the World
Julianna Pelka The Story Behind Shel Silverstein
Connor Reese Caterpillar Incorporated: Earth Moving Solutions for Today's Challenges
Emma Salazar Navy Pier Park
Connor Bean U.S. Silica: Through the Sands of Time
Madelynn Anderson Allen Pinkerton:  Illinois' First Private Eye
Emma Gordon Radium Girls: Time Fades but the Clocks are Still Glowing
Hailey Kofoid The Rose Hotel: Checking in to their Extravagant History
Hannah Kofoid The Rose Hotel: Checking in to their Extravagant History
Gianna Neill Bartonville Insane Asylum: Behind Closed Doors
Hunter Owen Starved Rock Murders: A Faint Echo
Kaylee Puetz Swing Batter Batter: Rockford Peaches
Jessica Riggs The Orphan Train: Saving Lives
Reid Tomasson Festival 56: How did one man's tragedy lead to Illinois' Largest Summer Theater Festival
Jessica Znaniecki Dairy Queen: The Scoop on DQ
Hannah Burris The Hegler Carus Mansion:  Architectural Gem
Seth Antle Route 66: Cruising Through History 
Dominic Gruenwald The Lincoln Douglas Debates: The Tipping Point in U.S. History
Hannah Higgins Special Olympics: Inspiring Greatness Since 1968
Calin Nelson Illinois Masonic Hospital
Lauren Pillion The ABC's of William Reddick
Josie Walter IHSA:  The Future Plays Here!
Nathan Rodriguez IHSA:  The Future Plays Here!
Breanna Sampo Orphan Trains
Brianna Short The Brookfield Zoo: It Brings Out the Animal In You
Alexis Wells Beich: Say Bike
Kylie Thome Tootsie Roll Industries: The Sweetest Part of Chicago
Laura Kicinski Tootsie Roll Industries: The Sweetest Part of Chicago
Jordan Lieske The Lords of the Mississippi
Avarie Ruppert Cherry Mine Disaster: 259 Lives Lost
Kelsey Rivara Cherry Mine Disaster: 259 Lives Lost
Oscar Serratos The I&M Canal: Changing History
Brooke Shirley The Shedd Aquarium: Beneath the Surface
Dylan Wyzgowski Hi-Tech: Electronic Products and Manufacturing Incorporated
Emma Anderson 1893 Chicago World's Fair: How Were We Effected
Cody Bisgrove Tootsie Roll Industries 
Breanna Faux Susan G. Komen: The Inspiration for the Cure
Kinnason Jackson The I&M Canal: Life on the Waters
Odin Klotz The Blackhawk War in the Illinois Valley
Glenn Korte Small Town Boy, Joe Rutgens, Turns Pro
Kyle Peterson Frederick Matthiessen: The Man Behind LaSalle
Arika Richardson Sheridan Correctional Center: From Boys to Men
Isabel Sanchez Jane Byrne: Chicago's First and Only Female Mayor
Kyle Shipe The Great Chicago Fire: Who Started It


Congratulations to all the students!

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American Education Week: Veteran's Concert

The music department presented a special music concert to honor Veteran's from the Illinois Valley on Thursday, Nov. 20th. The Oglesby band performaned the Star Spangled Banner, America In Concert, My America, and God Bless America. On their last number, God Bless America, the chorus sang the song with the band. The chorus them sang American the Beautiful and A Tribute to the Armed Forces. The Choir Chimes played Dona Nobis Pacem and the 5th Grade Cadet Band played American Celebration and Festival. In addition, Jim Ebener was the guest speaker, Lexi Wells, let the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance, Jessica Znaniecki shared the poem, Thank A Vet, and Nathan Rodriguez shared the poem The Freedom Chain. The program ended with Taps being played by Emma Anderson and Hope Oldenburg.

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