Tuesday, April 3, 2012
In this week's second video interview with D210 Supt. Lawrence Wyllie, the superintendent explains why Mark Cohen is a good choice to be the new Lincoln-Way North principal after Michael Gardner retires.
Beginning earlier this year, Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Supt. Lawrence Wyllie has been sitting down with Patch for a series of video Q&As about the district with some of the questions provided by readers. In today's segment, Wyllie answers this question from Frankfort Patch editor Joe Vince: Why was Mark Cohen a good choice to be principal at Lincoln-Way North High School after Michael Gardner retires? WATCH: Wyllie Explains the Relationship Between Taxes and Per-Student Costs Tomorrow, the superintendent will discuss parts of the labor agreement between teachers and the district. Want to catch up on Wyllie's other video interviews? Check out the Q&A topic page or watch the videos concerning these specific questions:
Friday, March 23, 2012
Mark Cohen, the associate principal at Lincoln-Way Central, was announced Thursday as the successor to North Principal Michael Gardner, who is retiring at the end of the 2012-13 school year.
The successor to Lincoln-Way North Principal Michael Gardner was announced Thursday at the District 210 school board meeting. Mark Cohen, who is currently the associate principal at Lincoln-Way Central, will be promoted to the position when Gardner retires after the 2012-13 academic year. "You've got big shoes to fill, but I'm confident you'll do well," Supt. Lawrence Wyllie said during the meeting. READ: Have a Question for D210 Supt. Wyllie? Tell Us and We'll Ask Him Cohen, of Tinley Park, was hired by the district in 1999 and worked as a physics and chemistry teacher at Lincoln-Way East until being hired as an assistant principal at Central. He has coached track and scholastic bowl and also served as a dean. He's currently seated as the…
Friday, January 13, 2012
The Lincoln-Way school board met Thursday night and approved the retirement of North principal Michael Gardner, effective June 2013, and Supt. Wyllie shared an anecdote about how he determines whether to call of school.
The Lincoln-Way school board finished its Thursday meeting quickly, and that might have been for the best—Supt. Larry Wyllie had the snow to worry about and a possible 2:30 a.m. wake up call. Even with heavy snow falling most of Thursday, Wyllie was confident the Lincoln-Way schools will be open today. But how does he determine that? "It's not very scientific," he said. If the snowfall is looking bad over any night, a security guard at Lincoln-Way Central will call Wyllie early in the morning. Then Wyllie will call Deputy Supt. Tom Eddy, and the two hit the roads. They'll drive throughout the district (remember, that's a 105-square-mile area), and if they make it back to the district office without getting stuck, that usually means school'…
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
An all-star team of high school boys showed up their professional counterparts in the annual McDonald's McLegends basketball game.
Thornton's Jeremy Parker scored a team-high 21 points and Homewood-Flossmoor's Julian Lewis chipped in 17 as the high school boys downed their professional counterparts 123-122 in overtime at the annual McDonald's McLegends game. The Legends team featured household NFL names like Antwaan Randle El and Rodney Harrison testing their skills in a game of basketball. For more on the story, click here. Brandon Magallones fired a two-hitter and struck out 12 in Providence's 9-1 baseball victory over Marian Catholic. For more on the story, click here. Providence remains unbeaten and rates No. 1 in our Patch Baseball Power Rankings. To view the rankings, click here. Stagg is 15-0 and rates No. 1 in our Patch Softball Power Rankings. To view the …
Monday, February 7, 2011
Phoenix bid approved by IHSA board of directors; 2A/3A tournaments will be played in Frankfort beginning in 2011.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Go ahead, kick up your heels, Mike. The Illinois High School Association Board of Directors approved a recommendation at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday to award new state final hosting site contracts for the IHSA boys soccer state final tournaments. And Lincoln-Way North made the cut. IHSA assistant executive director Matt Troha confirmed the Phoenix victory in a news release issued Monday afternoon. Beginning in the fall of 2011, the Class 2A/3A tournament moves to the campus of Lincoln-Way North High School in Frankfort. Lincoln-Way North Stadium, constructed in 2008, will host the event on its FieldTurf surface. The stadium holds a capacity of 3,400 fans, while the facility is built into a three-quarter bowl that features a …