Author: Jon Sallee

Project Syncere’s 2019 ENpowered Games

Check out this release from Project Syncere:

2019 ENpowered Games
On May 1st, we held the second annual ENpowered Games! More than 400 students from 20 schools met at the Wintrust Arena and participated in this comprehensive engineering design competition.  It was an inspiring event! We’re so proud of the students who competed with such passion and the facilitators who prepared them!
Congratulations to
Lincoln Elementary
for winning the gold!
We’d like to thank all of our sponsors who made this event happen, including Boeing, ArcelorMittal, ComEd, Northern Trust, People’s Gas, Polk Brother’s Foundation, The Donley Foundation, Lenovo, Milhouse Charities, HBK Engineering and Pepsico.
We’d also like to thank all our awesome volunteers and community members who gave their time to help the event be the best that it could be.
Want to know more about the 2019 ENpowered Games? Check out this great piece NBC Chicago did on the event! 

Summer Meals in Illinois

Free healthy meals and snacks are available to Illinois students and families during the summer


Families can find sites by texting “FoodIL” to 877-877 or visiting


The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) will provide healthy meals and snacks to children and teens age 18 and younger at hundreds of sites across Illinois this summer, including Lincoln. Families can find their nearest summer meals site by calling (800) 359-2163, texting “FoodIL” to 877-877, or visiting

LEA Determination on Special Education and Related Services

Lincoln is proud to have received recognition from the state in regards to our special education and related services:

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires all states to make annual determinations on the performance of each Local Education Agency (LEA) with regard to the provision of special education and related services. These determinations are based on indicators identified by the federal government and delineated in the State Performance Plan (SPP).

LEAs receive a determination in each of the indicator categories and an overall determination in one of four categories: Meets Requirements, Needs Assistance, Needs Intervention, or Needs Substantial Intervention. The attached LEA Determination letter specifies your LEA’s designation and any required follow up activities as a result of the designation.

The 2017-2018 school year criteria for local determinations are defined on the ISBE website at: