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Meet the Principal
Hello, I am Andrew Lobdell, Junior High Principal of Lena-Winslow School District. I graduated from Lena-Winslow in 1999 and then went to college in Whitewater, WI at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. After playing football at UW-W and studying abroad in Australia, I returned home and was hired in 2004 by Freeport School District #145 as a PE/Health teacher and as a HS football coach. During my time in Freeport I was involved in curriculum changes, had many discipline duties, and was part of a football conference championship. While at Freeport I received my Masters in Educational Leadership from National Louis University and was later hired by my hometown as the Junior High Principal. In August 2009, I married my wife, Amy, and we bought a house in the Le-Win School District.  Our daughter, Aubrey, was born on January 27, 2013!

In 2014, students and teachers in The State of Illinois participated in the 2014 Illinois 5Essentials Survey, which asked questions about their school’s culture and climate. Lena-Winslow Jr. High School’s performance on the 5Essentials summarizes the participants’ answers to those survey questions as they relate to the 5Essentials. Check out how the school ranks using the Illinois 5 Essentials Survey here.




Check out past and current school happenings below...



6th Grade Student Leaders clean up Le-Win country

In honor of Earth Day, Le-Win Student Leadership made the decision to clean up the country roads. 6th grade student leaders covered 20 miles of country roadside in just 2 hours! Students found the normal beer cans, pop cans, bottles, and paper trash, as well as, a few abnormal things... like a cell phone!
Junior High Student Leaders learn to fly!

On Friday May 22nd, Junior High Student Leadership members learned about terminal velocity and also learned how to fly! The day was filled with many activities that taught STEM education.
8th Grade Student Leaders help at the Salvation Army

Thursday, May 7th the 8th grade student leaders went to volunteer at the Freeport soup kitchen.
Grant Fiedler is the 2015 Spelling Bee Champ!

Grant Fiedler was in competition with back to back champ, Jordan Streckwald, in the final round of the 2015 spelling bee. Grant went on to win the title by spelling the word "noctambulist" correctly. Jordan, Grant and Olivia Matz will represent Le-Win in the regional spelling bee in Pearl City on Tuesday, February 24th.
6th grade view live performance of - A Christmas Carol

On December 15, 2014 - all LWJH 6th graders attended a live performance of "A Christmas Carol" at the Metropolis Arts Centre in Arlington Heights. All funds were provided by the Lena-Winslow Education Foundation. This was much appreciated, as all present enjoyed the performance!
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