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2014-2016 Lindop News

2015-2016 News

Nia Wordlaw Comes to Lindop!

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On April 25, 2016, Lindop Class of 1990, Alumni Nia Wordlaw, visited Edmund F. Lindop to speak to the 8th grade class. Nia I. (Gilliam) Wordlaw, an Airline Pilot with more than 10,000 hours of flight time and over 15 years’ experience, represents less than one percent of airline pilots in the United States, as an African American female. She holds type ratings in Boeing 737,757,767, and 787 aircraft. Nia was featured in the April 2006 edition of Ebony Magazine, the September 2015 edition of Marie Claire, and was recently featured in the PBS American Masters Series documentary “The Women’s List.” In 2000, Nia was hired as a pilot by Continental Airlines and has flown throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America, and various destinations in Asia, Europe and Africa.  She is currently a pilot for United Airlines specializing in international travel.

Nia spoke to the 8th grade class about being a pilot and her experiences in school. Her speech was very motivating and we look forward to hearing Nia speaking at the 8th Grade Graduation as our keynote speaker!


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Click Here For The PBS Article


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Lindop Family Reading Night

Dr. Seuss on the Loose!

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Families enjoyed a variety of reading games & activities from their

favorite Dr. Seuss books. Dinner was served at 7:30 pm to all parents and students that completed reading activities.

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Click Here For The Reading Night Activities 



Lindop 8th Grade Basketball Tournament Team
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This year’s basketball competition began much earlier than usual due to the outstanding athletic talents of 8th graders Tyler Beard (shooting guard), Pierre Calhoun (power forward) and Michael Osborne (point guard).  These gentlemen participate in the various AAU club competitions and were ranked state-wide by various talent scouts at http://jrhoopselite.com/ . Only twenty-one students from the state of Illinois received exclusive invitations to participate in the Michael Jordan Brand All-Star Weekend Camp; our very own Michael Osborne, Pierre Calhoun and Tyler Beard were among those invited.  Needless to say, the tournament team’s explosive moves were exciting to watch and their results were impressive:



  • Whitney Young High School (3rd Place against CPS’s Ariel Academy)

  • Orr High School (2nd Place against CPS’s Thorpe)

  • Collins High School (Placed 2nd against CPS’s #1 ranked Beasley)

  • Fenwick High School (Won 1st Place Championship against Brooks)

  • Spartan Winter Invitational at De la Salle High School (Won 1st Place Championship against St. Sabina)



  • Clarendon Hills Shoot Out Tournament (Won 1st Place Championship)

  • MacArthur Tournament (Won 1st Place Championship)

  • Roosevelt Tournament (Won 1st Place Championship)

  • Salt Creek Valley Conference (Won 1st Place Championship against Albright, Hauser, Hillside, Gross and Komarek)


Our thanks and appreciation to our phenomenal Lindop Athletic Director Janyce Simmons, devoted and committed team coaches Tyree Beard Sr. and Woodie Morris, awesome parents Reggie Osborne Sr. and Siron Edwards Sr., as well as the Lindop administrators and BOE for their support.


We will miss these young men and wish them the very best in both their academic and athletic careers. Our 7th, 6th and 5th graders have impressive stats to follow:

  • Kaevon Anderson (shooting guard/small forward) - Montini Catholic High

  • Tyler Beard - Recruited by Whitney Young, Fenwick, Hales Franciscan (undecided)

  • Dwan Burnett (small forward) - Christ The King Jesuit College Prep

  • Pierre Calhoun - Christ The King Jesuit College Prep

  • Robert Hunter (center) - Proviso Mathematics & Science Academy (will attend Illinois Math & Science Academy sophomore year)

  • Dante Newton (small forward) - Proviso East High School

  • Michael Osborne - Recruited by Nazareth, St. Joseph, Hubbard, Orr (undecided)

  • Cordell Ramsey (center) - Proviso East High School

  • Saiveon Starks (shooting guard) - Christ The King Jesuit College Prep (Lindop Class of 2016 Valedictorian)


Click Here For Photos From The Division Championship Game vs. Hauser 2/18/2016


Click Here For Photos Throughout The 2015-2016 Season


Congratulations To Michael Osborne and Tyler Beard Named Top Prospects For The Class of 2020 (Link)


Mrs. Kelly Wins Art Prizes For Lindop Students!


Recently, Lindop’s art teacher Ms. Sherri Kelly had the opportunity to attend theNational Art Education Association (NAEA) 2016 Conference. This conference is thelargest convention for art teachers and was held at the McCormick Center in ChicagoIllinois. Ms. Kelly attended several classes to better develop her skills in the areas of, Teaching for Artistic Behavior, Developing Rubrics and Art Assessment. She evenran into the keynote speaker, Mr. Juan Angel Chavez, who is one of the artists thatLindop students met while on a field trip last year in Chicago’s Pilsen Neighborhood.On the last day of the convention, Ms. Kelly won a huge raffle give-away from Dixon-Ticonderoga. She was awarded $400 worth of art supplies and is so excited to sharethem with Lindop students. Included in the supplies are 200 washable markers, abox of 48 Aqua Crayons, 12 Aqua Brushes, 60 Ticonderoga pencils, and a box of 36adorable Ticonderoga chubby pencil-shaped erasers like the one in the photo above.Thank you Ms. Kelly for learning more about your craft and for winning the raffle!
zSpace Visits to Lindop!
On April 1st students in 5th and 8th grades attended a STEM virtual reality experience by zSpace. zSpace offers virtual reality software that brings naturally occurring science activities to life. Students are immersed in their own computer and 3-D glasses to bring the experience to life. There were thumbs up by all!
Lindop Goes to Microsoft for Technology Workshop
Through the support of Junior Achievement, several of our 5th thru 8th graders participated in a six week technology workshop with Microsoft, which introduced them to various code development and Office Suite applications. They also learned about Microsoft as a business, a culture, and a career.  Students were able to meet with Microsoft employees and engage in activities focused on various positions in the computer industry. Using the Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum, our students were introduced to the the basics of code development and computer science through tools such as Touch Develop, Code.org, and Hour of Code. 

Microsoft hosts were highly impressed with our students' creativity and adaptability to new computer based products and processes. To conclude the workshop, students applied these learned concepts into a final Shark Tank presentation of an original app development of their choice. The hope is that this will encourage them to continue working on their innovative ideas and inspirations for months and years to come. Congratulations to our future inventors and entrepreneurs! 


Lindop School Performs at the Westchester Rehabilitation Center

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On March 18th, a total of 83 students went on a Club Field Trip.  This trip included Sra. Boswell’s Spanish Club, Ms. Kelly’s Art Club, Ms. Evan’s LGC (Lindop Gospel Choir) and Mr. Beltran’s Band.  The students put on a musical performance for the residents of the Westchester Rehabilitation Center.  Band performed three songs entitled Ode To Joy by Beethoven, Love Me Tender By American Trad, and Hard Rock Blues by Hal Leonard.  LGC sang two songs entitled Everybody Clap Your Hands by Joshua’s Troop and Every Praise by Hezekiah Walker.  Spanish Club performed a dance entitled La Raspa by Jose Luis Orozco.  Art Club created St. Patrick Day pictures that they passed out to the residents.

The residents enjoyed the performance so much that they asked for an encore by LGC who decided to sing Emanuelle by Norman Hutchins.  The Nursing Home activities director, Ms. Phyllis, stated that all the residents truly enjoyed the performance and it was well worth a $25 entrance fee.

After the performance, the students enjoyed pizza, mostaccioli, and garlic bread at Perry Pizza Joynt in Northlake. The children had a memorable experience and enjoyed reaching out to their community.  Everyone is looking forward to next year’s club event!!!

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Lindop School Donates to a Local Food Pantry

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Members of the Student Council and National Junior Honor Society took a field trip to the Proviso Food Pantry on February 29, 2016, to donate non-perishable food items. The food items were secured in during their "dance" fundraiser, where attendees were given the option to donate three canned goods in lieu of an entrance fee. Several students brought in more than the minimum, choosing to share with those in need. While at the Proviso Food Pantry, students learned that their donated food would be provided to the middle and working class, for those in need of supplemental food. Additionally, the Proviso Food Pantry provides food for the elderly and those families working hard to make ends meet. Students were able to see how the food was packaged, and were able to organize their food donations for equitable distribution, while meeting the needs of families. It was wonderful for our students to see their diligent efforts being deposited back to our community!


Princeton Vision Clinic Field Trip

On December 17th, 2015, a group of 33 students went to the Princeton Vision Clinic in Chicago to receive FREE eye exams.  Of those students, 22 were in need of glasses and received them on March 1st

Thank you Princeton Vision Clinic for helping our students to see clearly!!

(Parents were given invites and referrals if their child failed vision screening in October 2015)


Lindop's Father Daughter Dance

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Lindop held its first Father Daughter Dance in over 10 years.  There were 124 students accompanied by their father in attendance from Pre Kindergarten to 8th Grade. It was a magical night, fathers and daughters were greeted by the paparazzi as they walked down the red carpet. They enjoyed a wonderful dinner and danced the night away. The Father Daughter Dance gave the dads a chance to spend quality time with their daughters. Thank you to all fathers, Board of Education members,  Superintendent, Administration, Teachers and parents Ms. Myisha Owens, Ms. Latitia Miller, Ms. Keisha Gamble and Mr. Rory Falconer who worked very hard to plan this wonderful event. for making the 2016 Father Daughter Dance evening memorable for everybody!

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Congratulations Lindop 2016 

National Junior Honor Society!

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Click Here For Photos from the NJHS Induction Ceremony 



Lindop 2016 Mardi Gras Dance



On Friday, January 29, 2016, Lindop’s Student Council hosted a Mardi Gras Dance for the 6th - 8th grade students.  The dance was a huge success with a total of 83 students in attendance.  Student Council’s mission is to give back to the community.  Our Student Council leaders surpassed this goal by hosting the dance, and increasing participation.  They raised $134 and collected 142 non-perishable food products at the dance.  Student Council will be donating the food to a local Pantry to help individuals and families in need. Lindop is honored to have such dedicated and compassionate students who work hard to help others.  Go Lindop Student Council!!

Click Here for Photos from Lindop Mardi Grass 2016!


Congratulations Courtni Kimbrell 

Lindop 2016 Spelling Bee Winner!


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Lindop’s 2016 Spelling Bee was as sweet as honey! We had 19 spellers across 1st-8th grade.  Lindop would like to thank our families for coming out and watching their children participate in this suspenseful academic event.  It was wonderful to see so much cheer and support for our spellers!

Lindop congratulates Courtni Kimbrell in Mrs. Buckner’s fifth grade class on winning the School Wide Spelling Bee!  Courtni won in the 16th round with the winning word, phoenix.  Courtni will continue on to the local spelling bee and compete with other school wide winners across the area.  Please come out and support Courtni at 7:00pm on February 9th at McClure Jr. High in Western Springs. 

Click Here for Video of the Final Word Phoenix

Congratulations Leon El-Amin 

Lindop 2016 Elementary Spelling Bee Winner!

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Lindop congratulates Leon El-Amin in Mrs. Braun’s third grade class for winning the Elementary Spelling Bee!  Leon won in the 11th round with the winning word, aloha.

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A huge congratulations to all our Classroom Spelling Bee winners for participating in the School Spelling Bee!

Click Here for Photos from the Lindop 2016 Spelling Bee

Lindop Students Service Westchester Nursing Home!
On December 14th, 2015, Lindop's Student Council and National Junior Honor Society had their first service field trip.  Lindop has partnered with Westchester Nursing Home so students can build relationships with the residents.  Every month, our students are scheduled to continue to visit Westchester Nursing home and spend time with senior citizens.  Students were able to receive information as well as share stories with the residents about their lives.  Our Lindop students were very helpful and thoughtful enough to bring food and gifts for each senior, while enjoying Bingo - the residents favorite game.  The seniors also enjoyed telling jokes throughout their time together.  Each winner was able to choose a prize, with the favorite choices being scarves, hats, gloves and socks.  At the end of the game Lindop students ensured that every participant left with a gift.  Lindop is extremely proud of our Student Council and National Junior Honors Society for taking the time to bring joy to members of our community!

Lindop High School Night 2015

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Lindop students and families attended our annual high school fair on October 29, 2015. Students were able to meet and speak with representatives from 14 local high schools.  During the fair, the students were able to network, receive applications, and learn about available scholarships.  They were also able to ask questions and learn about multiple opportunities offered at each high school. There were over 35 families in attendance, and many of them stopped at multiple high school booths.  Many of the high schools brought spirit wear for raffle; we had over a dozen winners! Prizes ranged from school sprit wear to a waived fee for their high school entrance exam.  The high schools were very grateful to be out at Lindop, and commented on how much they enjoyed having Lindop alumni at their schools. Several of our very own Lindop alumni were able to speak to potential applicants.  The high school representatives are excited, and looking forward to meeting their next freshman class!

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4th Annual PMSA Math Competition

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Our middle school math scholars did an excellent job representing the Lindop community at the 4th annual PMSA Math Competition. Each student participated in Individual, Lindop Team, and Joint Team (with a student from another school) events. Several local schools were present including Northlake, Westchester, Stevenson, Irvin, Roosevelt, and Forest Park. Below are the Lindop participants with results and attached picture. They really enjoyed the challenge and the ability to interact with students from other schools as well. We are proud of them all!  
6th Grade
Sincere Clay (3rd place Individual, and 3rd place Lindop Team)
Heaven Manning (3rd place Lindop Team)
7th Grade
Caleb Burns (1st place Lindop Team)
Jose Cerda (1st place Lindop Team, and 1st place Joint Team)
Fredrick Latimer
Stephanie Del Villar
8th Grade
Robert Hunter (2nd place Individual)
Don Johnson (2nd place Joint Team)
Saiveon Starks
Briana Turner (1st place Joint Team)
Jessica Vazquez
Patrice Wilkerson


Lindop Board of Education Hires 
New Superintendent Dr. Jackson
Dear Lindop 92 Community,
We are happy to welcome and announce our new Superintendent Dr. Jackson to Lindop District 92.
Dr. Jackson brings a high level of professional experience leading systemic change. Expert in researching, analyzing, and defining business and educational functional requirements; creating trend charts and managing educational decisions and direction based upon data. She is also accustomed to handling sensitive, confidential records; possessing a demonstrated history of producing accurate, timely reports meeting guidelines. 
Major Projects 
  • Developed accountability system to target student achievement based upon data 
  • Increased student achievement from 50% meeting/exceeding to 95% meeting/exceeding 
  • Created building-wide professional learning community 
  • Creation of hiring/tracking system and exit interview process 
  • Lead teacher recertification tracking process 
  • Reduced grievances throughout district by 50% 
  • Created curriculum guides for teachers Pre-k through 8 
  • Developed and implemented professional development process utilizing assessment results 
  • Implemented district-wide programs including mentoring for teachers and administrators 
  • Developed and implemented process for No Child Left Behind
  • Managed grant writing process awarding district
  • Created Bellwood University 88 utilizing Scientific Based Research models and Best Practice
Lindop is looking forward to Dr. Jackson becoming Lindop School District 92's New Educational Leader. Should you have any questions, please email me at pdempsey@lindop92.net
Thank You
Board President Dempsey


Please note that the no parking signs posted in front of the school on 14th Street are for today (11/17/2014) and tomorrow (11/18/2014).  Please do not park on 14th Street tomorrow.  Alternative parking is available on 18th Avenue. 

Lindop School ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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The students of Lindop School were given a challenge from Albright Middle School this week. Lindop students rose to the occasion and contributed to the ALS Foundation and participated in the ice bucket challenge. The students learned about the effects and how people live with the diagnosis of the disease. The children learn how to think positive about adverse situations.

Click Here For The Lindop ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video

Purchase Lindop School Spiritwear for a Limited Time!


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