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Positive or Negative?
The 7th grade Humanities and Social Studies students have been participating in formal debates. Each group was assigned a different explorer from their “Age of Exploration” unit. Some of those explorers included Christopher Columbus, Hernán Cortés, and Vasco da Gama. The debates argued if these explorers have had a positive or negative impact on history. Each positive and negative team had to persuade the students in their classroom and the teacher judges. The students were able to use resources such as bio.com, history.com, nettrekker.com, and encyclopedia Britannica. The teams debated their positive and negative positions that included rebuttals and final arguments.
When each debate concluded, the students in the class were asked which team they supported – the positive or negative team and then a few students stated why they chose the specific team. The teacher judges had the final decision on each winning team.
Congratulations to the students in Ms. Berk's and Mr. Salski’s classes for all their hard work.
Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Lincoln Hall Artists in Niles West Art Show
Twenty-three 8th graders from Lincoln Hall Middle School had their outstanding artwork selected to be in the "Transitions" art show at Niles West. The opening on the night of February 4th was big event, with our Lincoln Hall students and their families joining the other participating students and their families from the rest of the feeder schools to Niles West. Altogether, almost one hundred art works were on display for this show of the best artwork from the district. Tours were given of the many art classrooms at Niles West including the ceramics studios and Digital Media labs, where some amazing artwork created by the High school students could be seen.
Kalie A., Chloe B., Alex B., Eliana B., Shannon B., Maia C., Alan D., Maggie E., Eric G., Isabella G., Nina G., Evan H., Yasmine H., Claudia K., Ethan K., Zubair M., Brandon N., Trang N., Peter S., Jack S., Umaimah S., Justin T., and Laura T.
The Transitions art show will be displayed until at least February 20th, 2015 - please stop by and see the show in the Auditorium Gallery if you happen to be at Niles West in the next couple of weeks!
Posted on Sunday, February 8, 2015
S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G Bee Winner Moves On!
Lincoln Hall Student Divitya V. moves on to the Final Regionals as she took 2nd Place on February 3, 2015 at the North Cook area Spelling Bee held at Joseph Sears School in Kenilworth. Divitya will compete in the Final Regionals on February 19, 2015. Congratulations Divitya and good luck!
Posted on Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Wellness Day was a huge success!! The students participated in many stations throughout the morning, all dealing with being healthy and active adults. Some of the stations included: yoga, zumba, dance, martial arts, healthy eating, relay races, and a healthy snack. We thank our many volunteers and those who contributed to our day.
Posted on Sunday, February 1, 2015
Scientists at Work
Our seventh and eighth grade students participated in the annual Lincoln Hall Science Fair. Under the direction of Mr. Metz and Mrs. Churchwell, the students worked to complete a project using the scientific method. Student projects ranged from testing the effects of cookie sheets on the baking of cookies to looking at the effects of acids on plant growth. Many students will advance to the regional competition, and from there, several students may move to the state competition. Congratulations to all of the students who participated.
Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2015