April 20, 2012 4:22PM
Lincoln-Way Central students Jackie Shearer (from left), Meaghan Wagner, John Miller, Jilliann Clarke, Matt Schneider and Abbey Vincent were pleased to be honored as Cenral Science Students of the Month. | submitted photo
Updated: May 23, 2012 8:02AM
Math team takes first
MINOOKA — The Minooka High School Math Team earned a first-place finish at the annual Joliet Junior College Invitational Mathematics Contest. The team bested seven other area schools that participated in the Class A Division.
Individual contest results were as follows:
First place: Inverse trig functions — Matt Wickersham, Luke Roberts, Ryan and Johnson.
First place: Conic sections — Luke Roberts, Justin Miner, Rebecca Deluga, Matt Wickersham and Ryan Johnson
First place: Triangles — Erich Kopp, Andy Geldean, Justin Lizalek, Julie Nguyen and Amoree Harkness
First place: Radicals — Lily Benig, Megan Graham, Taneika Warner, Emily Wielbik and Joe Bergman
First place: Motion applications — Lily Benig, Joe Bergmann, Emily Wielbik, Taneika Warner and Megan Graham
First place: Calculator — Matt Wickersham, Justin Miner, Rebecca Deluga, Luke Roberts and Erich Kopp
First place: Expected value oral competition — Matt Wickersham and Luke Roberts
First place: Linearization oral competition — Matt Wickersham and Luke Roberts
Second place: Area and volume — Andy Geldean, Julie Nguyen, Amoree Harkness and Justin Lizalek
Second place: Scientific notation — Lily Benig, Emily Wielbik, Joe Bergmann, Taneika Warner and Megan Graham
The team is coached by mathematics teachers Jen Hanson and Paul Desruisseaux.
Students of the month
NEW LENOX — The Lincoln-Way Central Science teachers honored students for the months of January and February as Science Students of the Month.
“The purpose of the award is to recognize students’ efforts in science. We want to encourage all students to work hard at their academics, and this is one way the Science Department has chosen to recognize their students,” stated Steve Provis, principal.
January winners are Samantha Fabrie, biology; Abbey Vincent, biology; Meaghan Wagner, honors biology; Jillian Clarke, chemistry; and Jacquelyn Shearer, elements of biology.
February winners are Alicia Funk, meteorology; Eli Cirricione, physical science; John Miller, physics fundamentals; Matt Schneider, honors physics; and Ray Hess, honors biology.
JOLIET — Five more years.
That was the pronouncement of Principal/CEO Jeff Budz after Joliet Catholic Academy received its accreditation as part of the Illinois AdvancED Quality Assurance Review.
Working through the regional North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, AdvancED nationally consists of 27,000 public and private high schools, covering a total of 15 million students.
The AdvancED team spent a day interviewing 45 stakeholders of JCA, including eight teachers, eight students and seven parents. The findings were announced at a town hall meeting in the chapel.
“We got a great visit from AdvancED, we are an accredited school for five years, but there is always room for improvement,” Budz said. “What is important to know is we are going in the right direction.