Pride on Every Face
Veteran's Day at Lincoln Elementary began with the posting of flags by both Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and was followed by a welcome from Principal Melissa Walley.
Lincoln Student Council Members read a poem they had written. Participating Council Members were; Caleb Baer, Jack Donovan, Jackson Giacolona, Kaylie Krooswyk, Emma Lane, Trey Mueller, Clark Nobel, Mitchell Oostman, Brenna Pacheco, Grace Robertson, Adrian Rodriguez, Anais Rodriguez, Paige Schultz, Brianna Sears, and Madison Twiddy.
Getting to Know Principal Walley
Melissa Walley brought many years of teaching experience to Lincoln Elementary when she first arrived as Assistant Principal in August of 2012. Mrs. Walley previously taught at Our Lady of Guadalupe School in Chicago, as well as serving the School City of Hobart for thirteen years. She became Principal at Lincoln Elementary in August of 2013. She is a native of Crown Point and continues to reside in her hometown with husband Dennis, two teenage daughters, Hannah and Ella, and her Pomeranian, Tessa.
Mrs. Walley earned a Master's Degree in Educational Administration from Purdue University Calumet, a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, and an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. “I believe that one of the most important and exciting things an educator can do is to keep learning,” says Walley. She received the honor of the 1st District American Legion Department of Indiana Educator of the Year in 2016.
She is an avid reader and brings her love of reading and learning to all of the students at Lincoln Elementary School, through events and activities such as the One School, One Book initiative. "For the past two years, this initiative has offered a book to each student to read together with their families. At school, we discuss the book, just like we talk about current events, movies, and video games. To date we have read The One and Only Ivan and Stuart Little. Both books have created new experiences and exciting memories for my students."
December Dates To Remember
Now through January 13 - Speak Up Survey (Please visit "District Home" for details and to participate)
Nov. 21 through Dec. 8 - Pajama Drive
Dec. 8 - 2nd Grade Concert @ 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 13 - Hanover Community School Corporation Board Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 19 through Jan. 2 - Holiday Break