We will be feature a different staff member each week this summer so families can get to know the Lincoln Trail family as we prepare to welcome our students back in August. Make sure you have "liked" our Facebook and Twitter feeds and share with new LT families.
Reminder for Parents: Back to School Night tomorrow (Monday, August 19) for 3rd and 4th grade parents. 3rd grade from 6-7 pm and 4th grade from 7:15 to 8:15 pm.
Thank you students and parents for a great first day of school. Share your first day school photos with us!
The 2019-2020 school year is going to be a great one! As I enter my second year teaching at Lincoln Trail (16th year overall teaching art), I could not be more excited to see what wonderful art is made in the art room! I grew up in Fairbury, Illinois, and currently live in Fisher with my husband and our two kids. In my free time, I love to craft (sew, cross stitch, needle felt), make art (drawing, paint projects, photography) and spend quality time with my family (watching movies, swimming, glamping). I am also proud to be a 4H leader. I graduated from the University of Illinois in 2003. I then started my teaching career at Prairie Central School District. I taught elementary art (K-6) for the first 7 years, and then middle school art (5-8) art for the last 7 years while there. In 2012, I graduated from Saint Xavier University with a Master's Degree in Teaching and Leadership. I still love to learn about the ever changing world of art making. While product is very important, my teaching focuses on the process of art making and helping students strengthen their inner artist. I believe that everyone can be an artist and my role as an art teacher is to help students see and appreciate all that the visual arts have to offer.
Special Video Message for students the night before school starts. We can't wait to welcome you all in the morning! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7JfCiWhu_I
LT Families click below to subscribe to the Lincoln Trail YouTube channel so you can access all videos for parentsa nd students! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbtYVplx5DTf-OOAHABwfkg
My name is Sandy Prather. I am beginning my 19th year of teaching and 20 years working for the Mahomet Seymour school district. My husband, Daren, and I have lived in Mahomet since 1994. Our three sons, Jacob, Lucas, and Matthew were all MS Bulldogs. Our son Jacob who is 29 works for Bauer as a Climate Field specialist and lives in Normal. Lucas finished graduate school at UAB and earned his MHA this Spring and has just started the 2nd year of his fellowship with Quorum at a hospital in Granite City. On July 19 we gained a beautiful daughter in law when Lucas married Maggy Yockey from Shelbyville, Illinois. They make their home in Alton, Illinois, and we cannot be more happy for both of our families! Our son Matthew is our angel in Heaven and is always in our hearts and on our minds. We are thankful for the promise of hope each and every day! My husband Daren and I love working together and being together whether we are boating or just enjoying a quiet moment on our deck at home while I read and he listens to his favorite music. We own and operate two Twice the Ice ice houses in both Mahomet and Rantoul. I am so very excited to begin this school year. I love teaching 5th grade and I love my 5th grade team.
Thank you Lincoln Trail Families for a wonderful Family Fun Night! We loved meeting all of you tonight and look forward to an amazing school year.
#LTProud 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Seal. Adrienne Seal is beginning her 20th year in education with this being her 14th in Mahomet. She's taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. When Adrienne isn't teaching she can be found at an event cheering for her family. Her husband teaches social studies and coaches varsity girls basketbal at MSHS, Clayton will be a freshman, and Claire will be in 8th grade. In her spare time, Adrienne enjoys being outside working in her flower gardens, traveling to new places, and reading children's' literature. Adrienne is looking forward to a great 2019-2020 school year!
#LTProud Hi Lincoln Trail Community! My name is Daniel Nock and I am currently a 4th grade teacher. The 2019-2020 school year will be my eighth year teaching and second in the Mahomet-Seymour School District. Before obtaining my current teaching position, I taught 6th grade at Northeast Elementary Magnet School in the Danville School District. I currently received my masters degree in Educational Leadership from Eastern Illinois University and look forward to learning a great deal this school year from our fantastic administrative team as I complete my principalship practicum. February will be an exciting month for me as I will marry my fiancé Kristie (with the help of my German Shepard Rizzo and Kristie's Lab Mix Chloe). In my free time you can also find me refereeing High School (or some college) Soccer games, as well as enjoying the occasional country concert or sporting event.
#LTProud 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Denault. My name is Lindsey Denault. I received my bachelor’s degree from Millikin University and my master’s degree as a Reading Specialist from Olivet Nazarene University. I started my teaching career in Cissna Park (also my hometown). There I taught 2nd grade for 10 years. This will be my 3rd year teaching 4th grade at Lincoln Trail. Aside from teaching, I love spending time with my husband, Neil and our daughter, Charlotte. Keeping us busy at home are our two dogs, Stella and Layla, our garden, and chickens. In my free time, I love to read, Crossfit, garden, and organize. I’m looking forward to building more great relationships this year at LT!
We hope to see everyone tonight for Family Fun Night from 5 - 7 p.m. We will begin our evening on the playground with a welcome from the principals.
Hi there, my name is Todd Metzger. I am a fourth grade teacher. This will be my 3rd year teaching. I spent my first year teaching in Fisher and this last year was my first year back at Lincoln Trail. I graduated from Mahomet-Seymour before attended the University of Illinois where I received my bachelors degree in Elementary Education and met my wife, Nicholle, who is now an elementary teacher in Champaign. I enjoy reading, working out and playing basketball. I help coach the high school boy's basketball team during the winter. I am really looking forward to my second year at Lincoln Trail.
I am starting my 13th year at Lincoln Trail and my 18th year teaching. I've taught 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades and have spent the last 5 years as Lincoln Trail's librarian. I earned my teaching degree from the U of I, went north and earned a master's degree in teaching and leadership, before coming back to earn a master's degree in library and information sciences from the U of I. I love teaching and sharing great books with all my students. When I'm not at school, I enjoy sharing great books with my two sons, traveling with my husband, playing games, and being with friends and family. I'm looking forward to a great 2019-2020 school year!
#LTProud! Mrs. Bollman has been an Interventionist at Lincoln Trail for the last eight years. She has taught for a total of twenty-one years. She lives in Savoy with her husband and have twins that are twenty-one. Jake is going to be a Senior at ISU in Bloomington-Normal. Jordy will be a senior at Butler in Indianapolis. She loves visiting her kids, reading, playing games, going to movies, going out to eat, and walking. She also loves being a part of our Lincoln Trail family. Welcome back to those of you who are already part of our family. Welcome to those of you who are joining our family. I promise it is a great family to be a part of!
#LTProud Spotlight on Mrs. Schroeder! Hi LT Families! My name is Katelin Schroeder. This will be my sixth year teaching 4th grade at Lincoln Trail, and my eighth year teaching. I spent my first two years as a second grade teacher at PBL. Fun fact - It was my 4th grade teacher (Mr. Kreps) who inspired me to become a teacher… and now I get to teach 4th grade in that very same classroom! My husband, Bob, and I both went to Mahomet-Seymour schools, and can’t wait to send our daughter, Lia, here too! After graduating from MSHS, I attended the University of Illinois, where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, with a concentration in mathematics. Bob, Lia, and I love to spend time on both of our family farms. Outside of school, we love to go boating, play outside, and travel. We spent part of this summer in the Bahamas! I have loved every moment here at LT and I can’t wait for all the memories to come! We have a fun year ahead and I’m so excited to share it with the best kiddos, staff, and parents around!
Another #LTProud highlight! Hi everyone! My name is Mrs. Pflum. Many of you know me as Miss Flodstrom, but my name changed because I got married this summer! I am a third grade teacher and this will be my 7th year at Lincoln Trail. I grew up in Champaign and attended the University of Illinois for undergrad and most recently earned my Master’s degree from there. In my free time I love to read, go to the movies, and spend time with my family and my dog, Griffey. I am so excited to meet my new 3H family. Looking forward to another amazing year!
Check out our video about parent pick up and drop off procedures. Just a few changes for the new year. You can pick up your car tags tomorrow night at Family Fun Night. https://youtu.be/lAWYfX7dBxY
Teacher names are now available in Skyward.
Friday #LTProud spotlight is for Mr. Herriott! Ben Herriott will be in his 21st year of teaching, 15 of which have been as a 5th grade teacher at Lincoln Trail. Other than teaching, he enjoys being outdoors, playing the drums, and most of all being with his family: his wife, Laura and their two children, Evan and Ella, a senior and a freshman at MSHS. Mr. Herriott is looking forward to meeting the new students of 5A!
We still need help in our cafeteria during lunches and to supervise students on the playground.
Back to School Nights August 19th 3rd grade 6-7 p.m 4th grade 7:15 - 8:15 p.m. August 20th 5th grade 6-7 p.m. We will begin the evening in the cafeteria with a welcome from the principals!
One week from tonight is Family Fun Night at LT from 5-7 pm. Open house style event. Drop off school supplies and enjoy getting the know other LT students and families. Hope to see you there. Weather permitting we will begin our evening on the playground.
We are also highlighting Mrs. Elliott, one of our 3rd grade teachers. Mrs. Elliott is excited to start her 9th year of teaching third grade at Lincoln Trail! She is from DeKalb, Illinois. She attended the University of Illinois, and is currently finishing up her Master’s degree in Special Education there. She lives in Champaign with her husband, Jake, and cat, Squirms. She loves traveling and exploring new places around the world, running, reading, cooking, and spending time with her friends and family. She is looking forward to meeting her new 3F Family soon. #LTProud
Our spotlight today shines on one of the teaching assistants at LT, Kimberly Clark. Hi! My name is Kimberly Clark. I am very excited about the upcoming school year in Mahomet! I have my Masters Degree in Education and my educators license with stipulations while I am finishing up classes in special education. I taught for 5 years at Parkland college and loved it but decided to pursue my love for working with children that need that extra help to succeed! So I starting working in special education at Champaign and Mahomet Schools and did that for 3 years. I then started working at Lincoln Trail full-time, in special education, for the past year. Mahomet schools are amazing and this is the place for me! I have 4 boys that go to school in Mahomet, which is the same school district I grew up in. I usually spend my free time at all of my busy boys sport events! I have a love for music, junk food and going to the trampoline park with my boys. I have lived here in Mahomet my whole life and I can’t think of a better place to be!
LT Families, have you seen our new Facebook frame? Head over to Facebook and search for #LTProud and add our frame to your profile picture.
Online registration for returning students is being delayed until Wednesday, July 17. We apologize for any inconvenience.
New to 3rd grade grade but not new to LT, introducing Kara Allison! This will be my nineteenth year teaching at Lincoln Trail. I have been teaching 4th grade for the last 18 years and am very excited to be moving to 3rd grade in the fall. I have been a Bulldog for many years! My family moved to Mahomet when I was in 7th grade and I graduated from Mahomet-Seymour High School in 1996. I got my bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Eastern Illinois University in 2000 and I received my masters degree in Special Education from the University of Illinois. I live here in Mahomet with my husband and three daughters. My husband, Brady, works for Farm Credit. We will have 2 daughter in high school, Kaylee will be a sophomore and Brynlee will be a freshman. Our youngest, Bree, will be in 5th grade here at Lincoln Trail. I enjoy spending time with my family and taking my dog on walks. I also enjoy running and coaching Girls on the Run. I have enjoyed teaching 4th grade and all of the wonderful classes that I have had. I am looking forward to teaching 3rd grade this year and making many new memories.
Students that are new to MS District can register NOW! July 16 is when returning students can register by logging into Skyward and verifying their information.
Also featuring this week, Mrs. Jill Lager! I grew up an Aviston Eagle, just about 45 minutes across the River from St Louis ( Go Cardinals)! My favorite teacher’s name was also Mrs. Lager...and she taught 4th Grade! After living in Aviston for 18 years, I moved with my parents to Germany for 4 years! When I moved back to the US, I moved to East Lansing to finish my teaching degree and got married! We moved to Mahomet to be closer to our families. We have been here ever since! I live with my husband (Justin), son (Jaedon),daughter (Jolee)and our fur daughter(Juliet). Apart from being a Cardinal fan, I love watching my son play baseball and my daughter dance ballet! In my free time, especially on school breaks, you can find me crafting, searching Teachers Pay Teaches and Pinterest for fun classroom projects, traveling, baking, shopping, spending time with my family, practicing yoga and making Starbucks runs for my favorite drink!
Online registration begins one week from today (July 16th). Returning students still need to register by verifying all information is correct in Skyward. Contact the LT office if you have questions or need assistance.
Today's feature is Mr. Luke Hearn! My name is Luke Hearn, I am Lincoln Trail's Physical Education teacher! I have taught the past year and a half at LT, which has been my first job. I received my undergrad from Eastern Illinois University. I enjoy traveling with my wife Leslie, participating in sports, and playing guitar. I am really looking forward to the school year!
This week's staff feature is Mrs. Sarah Dyer!
I am a fifth grade teacher at LT. I have been a teacher for 14 years, 2 years in Naperville and 12 at Lincoln Trail. I received my undergrad from Illinois State University and Master’s Degree from Rockford College. I enjoy spending time with my three children and husband, Ben. I also enjoy coaching and playing volleyball! Both my husband and I grew up in Mahomet and we are thrilled to raise our own children here! My kids and I are soaking up our summer together. I always look forward to a new school year!
The deadline to order school supply kits is Sunday, June 30th! Visit the link below for ordering. https://www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com/
This week's staff spotlight shines on Polly McCoy. I received my Bachelors degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and my Masters degree from the University of Illinois. This will be my 5th year teaching in Mahomet, but it will begin the 17th year of my teaching career in total. I enjoy spending time with my husband, Joe, and two children, Jake and Andie. My personal hobbies include reading and being creative - painting, drawing, typography, and DIY projects.
This week's featured staff member is Mrs. Dana Martin! Dana Martin has been a 5th grade teacher at Lincoln Trail for 12 years. She earned both her Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Illinois and currently enjoys spending time with her husband, Nick, and three children, Will, Julia, and Finn. The best part of her job is making connections with her students and helping each one to feel success, academically, socially, and emotionally. She’s loving the time off this summer to read, relax, and rejuvenate, but can’t wait for another awesome year at LT!
Kids Club registration for the 2019-2020 school year opens on Monday, June 17 at 6 pm.
This week's featured staff member is Assistant Principal Darin O'Connell. Darin is excited to be part of the Lincoln Trail family. He and his wife along with their 3 children are being adventurous as family this summer. They love to be outside as a family. What are your favorite things to do as a family?
This week's featured staff member is your principal, Mrs. Hunter. I'm so excited to be your principal next year! I'm spending my summer getting ready for the 19-20 school year and reading some great books. I'm currently reading a book about a skateboarding principal. What are you reading this summer?
Food drive update: so far we have had over 2200 items donated after 2 days of collecting. Keep the donations coming.
HANDS Around the World is today!
Thank you to our engineers that helped in the classrooms, volunteers, judges, teachers, parents and students for all your work to make today’s competition a huge success. Thank you to Holy Cross, University Primary, and Barkstall for participating today. Great work everyone!
No school January 31 due to extreme cold.
No School January 30 due to extreme cold.#staywarm
It was great to see so many LT families tonight at Curriculum Night. Thank you for braving the cold to learn more about curriculum. Thank you to Mrs. McCoy, Mrs. Perkins, Mrs. Cox and Mrs. Elliott for showcasing just a few of the the amazing things going on at LT!
Send us your children! LT back to school on Oct. 30
No school October 29 for LT due to water damage.
Forensic Science in 4H
Forensic Science in 4H
Forensic Science in 4H
Classroom assignments will be available to parents in Skyward at 4 p.m. on August 11.
Summer Camp Practice Fourth Grade Leap https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5zMgs08n6YeQy1weWp1MklLVGc