Lincoln-Way leader: New school in 2018

Lincoln-Way leader: New school in 2018

There are 50 comments on the Lincoln-Way Sun story from Jul 30, 2008, titled Lincoln-Way leader: New school in 2018. In it, Lincoln-Way Sun reports that:

With one high school opening and another on the horizon, how much more will Lincoln-Way High School District grow? Superintendent Lawrence Wyllie already has that answer.

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LWC HS Student

New Lenox, IL

#1 Aug 3, 2008
Oh boy now we can get to change schools again and have a class of 172 with tax rates higher than anywhere else in the state!
Opinion

United States

#2 Aug 4, 2008
Then move.
Manhattan Mom

United States

#3 Aug 4, 2008
If Manhattan continues to grow we need a high school. Our kids don't get to go to the new one we have to still drive all the way to central. I don't care about the tax build the school it's better then an overcroweded school and being on a bus all the way to central and back everyday.

Hey LWC student:

It's not for another 10 years at least. Do you plan to still be in high school then? Why do you care?
Duke

Mokena, IL

#4 Aug 4, 2008
All the way to central, a whole 10 minutes possibly.
Manhattan Mom

United States

#5 Aug 4, 2008
Duke wrote:
All the way to central, a whole 10 minutes possibly.
It takes about 17 minutes to be exact thank you. I am on the outskirts of Manhattan I can't just jet down Cedar. But when you are riding a bus and it is stopping every 2 minutes to drop and pick up it takes even longer. So yes ALL THE WAY TO CENTRAL!
Manhattan Mom

United States

#6 Aug 4, 2008
PS
I am closer to the New LW West than I am to Central.
Duke

Mokena, IL

#7 Aug 4, 2008
haha thats still nothing, I went to east for the first 2 years of high school and i live right next to central. i had to walk to central to catch a bus, then take it all throughout frankfort so it took probably over a half an hour to 45 minutes from the time i left my house until i got to lincoln-way east. Not a big deal shit happens...pretty soon you'll have your own school out there so be calm.

when does the lincoln way on gouger open?
Hello

United States

#8 Aug 4, 2008
Duke wrote:
haha thats still nothing, I went to east for the first 2 years of high school and i live right next to central. i had to walk to central to catch a bus, then take it all throughout frankfort so it took probably over a half an hour to 45 minutes from the time i left my house until i got to lincoln-way east. Not a big deal shit happens...pretty soon you'll have your own school out there so be calm.
when does the lincoln way on gouger open?
Next September, my neighbor is a dean at central and will be going there when they open.
High School

Mokena, IL

#9 Aug 4, 2008
I would like to let the Board at 210 know that I think they are doing a great job.

“Jumping Ship”

Since: Mar 08

S.E. Suburbs of Joliet

#10 Aug 6, 2008
Manhattan Mom wrote:
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It takes about 17 minutes to be exact thank you. I am on the outskirts of Manhattan I can't just jet down Cedar. But when you are riding a bus and it is stopping every 2 minutes to drop and pick up it takes even longer. So yes ALL THE WAY TO CENTRAL!
I am with you Manhattan Mom. West is 4 minutes from my house while Central is over 20.
However,if it will make you feel any better, there is an older thread regarding the Mackay Center, and the rough and tough bad behavior of the students from the Liberty Junior High that will be going to West. It really made me feel better about driving that extra 15 minutes or so to Central. Central may wind up with the better caliber of students when it is all said and done.
I'll try and find it and bring it up, it is interesting, read it through.
West mom

Chicago, IL

#11 Aug 7, 2008
The reason Manhattan kids aren't going to West is because they don't want to change the boundries again when they build South in Manhattan. They figured it would be easier on the Manhattan kids to only get switched once. Sounds like careful planning to me.

“Jumping Ship”

Since: Mar 08

S.E. Suburbs of Joliet

#12 Aug 7, 2008
West mom wrote:
The reason Manhattan kids aren't going to West is because they don't want to change the boundries again when they build South in Manhattan. They figured it would be easier on the Manhattan kids to only get switched once. Sounds like careful planning to me.
If they were building West 2 to 4 years from now, I could understand your logic. West is 10 to 15 years out.
But I feel that all of the Lincoln-Way Schools are good so no matter where my kids go, they can't loose. Transporation will be a pain, but in this case, I believe there is no fighting it because Manhattan is in the minority of all the districts right now.
Opinion

Paso Robles, CA

#13 Aug 7, 2008
Jumping Ship wrote:
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If they were building West 2 to 4 years from now, I could understand your logic. West is 10 to 15 years out.
But I feel that all of the Lincoln-Way Schools are good so no matter where my kids go, they can't loose. Transporation will be a pain, but in this case, I believe there is no fighting it because Manhattan is in the minority of all the districts right now.
What are you talking about West is going to be open next fall. I think you mean South which is 10 years from now.

“Jumping Ship”

Since: Mar 08

S.E. Suburbs of Joliet

#14 Aug 7, 2008
Opinion wrote:
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What are you talking about West is going to be open next fall. I think you mean South which is 10 years from now.
You are so correct, thank you for the catch. I meant South in Manhattan. I wonder what will happen when they run out of directions?
Interested

Frankfort, IL

#15 Sep 16, 2008
If South won't be opening for ten years, I don't see the issue with changing the boundaries now so that Manhattan kids can go to West. The kids in school today will be graduated by the time South opens. Anything in the media about the South building. I hadn't heard anything about this until I read it here.
Jumping Ship

Wheaton, IL

#16 Sep 16, 2008
The South building has been in the works for years. In fact, many in Manhattan were upset that one of the two more recent schools was not built down there as Lincoln-Way owns two prime parcels of property. One on Smith Road near Cedar and the other at the corner of Manhattan/Arsonal and Cherry Hill Rds. They are both 80+ acres.
The reasoning behind the decision to wait in Manhattan was that the town could not provide the infrastructure needed.
Guess Who

Wayne, IL

#17 Sep 16, 2008
Correct me if I am wrong, but Manhattan kids have always gone to Central - so why the whining?
opinion

United States

#18 Sep 16, 2008
Guess Who wrote:
Correct me if I am wrong, but Manhattan kids have always gone to Central - so why the whining?
I beleive the "whining" was because West is closer to Manhattan then Central so some people think Manhattan kids should go there.

Don't jump on me, I'm just passing on the info, I don't care either way.
Guess Who

Wayne, IL

#19 Sep 16, 2008
opinion wrote:
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I beleive the "whining" was because West is closer to Manhattan then Central so some people think Manhattan kids should go there.
Don't jump on me, I'm just passing on the info, I don't care either way.
I knew what they were whining about - just didn't understand why - they've lived with it for this many years. I won't jump on you - was just wondering.
Jumping Ship

Wheaton, IL

#20 Sep 16, 2008
It has been that way for years, but your kid only goes there for four years. Parents with kids who are just about to start highschool wonder why they have to drive an extra 10 to 20 minutes while most of us are driving right by West to get to Central.
In addition, Manhattan parents were told that Manhattan would go to West before the referendum was passed. Once they had our votes, they pulled the plug on Manhattan going to West. They lied to us.
Manhattan people just get tired of being treated like an afterthought in the Lincoln Way community.
I have a kid at Central now. It's not that I think West would be a better school, its just a lot closer. Also, for the bus routes, it would have been a more economically sound decision on the boards part to put Manhattan at West. With gas prices the way they are as a tax payer, it makes me wonder.

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