Friday, March 16, 2018

February Students of the Month


Edward Schneider
Olivia Ritter
Holly Murphy
Sam Rockrohr
Liam White
Elena Thomas
Hope Nolan
Raymond Wang

Monday, March 12, 2018

Congrats to Science Olympiad!

Congratulations to LTAC's Science Olympiad Team!  On Saturday, the team competed at IIT for the Science Olympiad Regional Championship.  After a long day of competing in both written and build events, LTAC came in 2nd place overall thus advancing the team to the State Championships in Champaign on April 21st!!!

Out of 23 events, the LTAC team medaled in 16 of them!  The events we received a medal are as follows:

Anatomy & Physiology         3rd Place                Jacob & Shinyi
Battery Buggy                      5th Place                 Natalie & James   
Crime Busters                      5th Place                 Nicole & Chloe
Disease Detectives              2nd Place                Owen & Jacob
Dynamic Planet                    2nd Place                Rithika & Mirza
Ecology                                2nd Place                Chloe & Colleen
Fast Facts                            3rd Place                 Nolan & Raymond
Herpetology                          2nd Place                Colleen & Rithika
Hovercraft                             2nd Place                Colleen & Rithika
Meteorology                          2nd Place                Mia & Chloe
Microbe Mission                    2nd Place                Taewon & Owen
Potions & Poisons                 5th Place                 Owen & Nicole
Road Scholar                        4th Place                 Mirza & Nolan
Rocks & Minerals                  1st Place                 Colin & Nicole
Towers                                   1st Place                 Rithika & Mia
Write It, Do It                          4th Place                Shinyi & Jacob

A special thank you to Ms. Coonley and Mr. W for coaching the team all season!!  And a shout out to the High School team for finishing third overall in their division also earning them a trip to the State Championship as well!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Parent Meeting Agenda 3/1/18 11AM in Room 113

  1. PARCC Testing
    1. 4.9 - 4.10 - 4.11
    2. Schedule to be sent in March newsletter
  2. NWEA Testing
    1. 5.21 -  5.22 ONLY
    2. Math on 5.21 and English on 5.22
    3. Schedule and more information coming later
  3. Washington D.C. Update
    1. 2018 MANDATORY Parent & Student Meeting Scheduled for Thursday April 26 at 6PM in Cafeteria
    2. 2019 Informational Parent Meeting Thursday April 26 at 5:15PM in Cafeteria
    3. All 2018 paperwork MUST be completed and turned in by 3.9.18 *(NEW DATE FROM ORIGINAL EMAIL)
  4. Talking Circles in 8th Grade
    1. Wednesday 2.21
    2. Pablo Lopez, Courtney Feuer, Beth Lee, and Jess Sherwin
  5. Spring Sports
    1. March 6: Track and Field Meeting 3:30PM in room 433
    2. March 7: Girls Soccer Meeting 3:30PM in room 429
    3. LTAC Boys Lacrosse -- email Mike Decker at
  6. Service Learning Project Ideas and Call for Help
    1. On May 18 we are attempting to put together some type of service learning project for the 8th graders -- asking for help!
      1. Must be out of the building
      2. Open to help and ideas -- not too involved, done in a day or so, easily arranged, relevant to the kids, could take about 25-50 students
      3. Email me at
  7. March Calendar
    1. March 6: Track and Field Meeting 3:30PM in room 433
    2. March 7: Girls Soccer Meeting 3:30PM in room 429
    3. March 9: 7th grade field trip to Shakespeare Theater
      1. $17 and permission slip due in Academy class
      2. IN NEED OF PARENT CHAPERONES -- email me at
        1. Must be Level 2 volunteer status
    4. March 15-16: International Days and Nights
    5. March 12: History Fair Projects Due    →        March 16: History Fair
    6. March 26-30: SPRING BREAK
    7. April 9,10,11: PARCC testing
    8. 4.19: Parent Teacher Conferences
    9. 5.21-5.22: NWEA Testing
    10. 5.31 Algebra Exit Exam
    11. 6.13: Spirit of Chicago Boat Cruise
    12. 6.14: 8th Grade Graduation at 5PM in the Auditorium
      1. 9 tickets per student
      2. More info TBD

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Congratulations Math Team!

Congratulations to the LTAC Math Team for qualifying for the Math Counts State Competition this past Saturday. Led by Ryan To, Hank Stennes, James Pan, Mirza Mehmedagic, and Nolan Hey, our team placed 2nd in our division and 3rd overall. We hope to qualify for nationals in Lisle, IL.

Go LTAC Math Team!

Friday, February 16, 2018

January Students of the Month


Menami Gordon
Simone Ashford
Max Deth
Maeve Heneghan
Sebastian Pacheco
Yamilett Estrada-Reyes
Colin Symons
Jordan Lam