"Poetry That Moves"

On Saturday, January 24th, 8thgrade student Nadia F. was recognized by Highland Park Poetry for her poem, “Secrets.” Nadia was one of twelve winners selected in the 2015 Poetry That Moves Contest. Her poem was submitted in September 2014 by Lincoln Hall Library Media Specialist, Ms. McGreal, who introduced the contest to all students.
 
The contest received many poems from poets of all ages from around the country. A reception took place at the Highland Park Art Center. Nadia recited her poem along with the other eleven poems. Highland Park High School (HPHS) and PACE bus partnered with the contest. HPHS graphic art students created illustrations to bring the poems to life. Each poem was printed on a poster with the artwork. One poster a month will be displayed on a North Shore PACE bus. Nadia’s poem will be displayed in October. Congratulations to Nadia!
 
“Secrets” by Nadia F.

The little boy that sits in the corner of the room
Has a secret that is about all his wounds
The teenager who sits alone at lunch
She’s scared she will get another punch
The girl who doesn't talk
Is silent so she isn’t the girl again that people stalk
The boy that has no friends
Is scared that his life will end
The twins that always have bruises
It’s because that is what their mother chooses
The little girl with no apologies given
Cries so she can be forgiven
All these children get abused from their parents
Be grateful you are a person your parents cherish

Posted on Monday, January 26, 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
Fundraiser a Success!!

The 8th Grade Global Perspectives students ran a successful fundraiser to help support the Chicago Food Depository.  Students, under the direction of Mr. Battaglia, raised money selling duct tape to tape Dr. Weiss, Mr. Lupo, and Mr. Salski to a wall.  Over $700 was raised for this worthy cause.  A special thanks goes to Lowe's for their donation of duct tape for the event.  Congratulations to the students for a successful fundraiser!!

Posted on Sunday, January 18, 2015
Lincoln Hall Spelling Bee

Lincoln Hall's annual spelling bee was held this week.  We had a nice group that made the finals.  As the words became more difficult, students were eliminated.  Two finalists, Sophia and Divitya, competed in the final round.  Congratulations to Divitya, who was our 2014-15 winner!!  All of the students did a very nice job. Divitya will go on to compete at the regional level.

Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Making Progress

We have begun our winter progress monitoring.  Students take the MAP test (Measures of Academic Progress), along with other assessments,  to help us look at progress over time.  With this information, we can adjust instruction to better meet the needs of our students.  Students work hard to do their best!!

Posted on Monday, January 12, 2015

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