Lincoln-Way East High School hosted an Elective Fair on Jan. 16, giving freshmen, sophomores, and juniors and opportunity to learn about the many courses available to them.
“Your job is to walk around, visit every table, and learn something new about every department,” Associate Principal Aimee Feehery told students as they gathered in the school gymnasium.
Teachers from every department, including the fine arts, world languages, business, career and tech, and family and consumer sciences departments, were stationed around the room, eager to share information about their courses.
Many created display boards listing each course with a description and photo.
Art department chair Phil Labriola shared examples of sketches, watercolors and ceramic pieces students have created in class. Agriculture/Career and Tech department chair Daymon Gast brought in a variety of engines that students work on in Small Engine Maintenance and Repair. Music teacher Michael Teare encouraged students play the electric keyboard used to write music in Music Technology classes.
Students must complete one elective credit in Fine Art, Career and Technical Education or World Language in order to graduate. Lincoln-Way High School District 210 offers a plethora of classes, including Animal Science, Welding, Floral Design, Web Page Design, Early Childhood Education, Fashion Merchandising and Vocational Commercial Foods.
Every year, Lincoln-Way East holds an Elective Fair, giving students an opportunity to see what’s available and to ask questions. The fair coincides with the beginning of the student registration process.