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Friday Family Email 11.18.2022

Important Dates

  • 11/23-24 No School
  • 11/30 Robotics Parent Meeting 7pm online via
  • 11/30 Jazz Concert
  • 12/01 Order Sports Photos https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000976125#login
  • 12/2-3, 12/8-11 Fall Play
  • 12/05 Band Concert
  • 12/13 Choir Concert
  • 12/14 Orchestra Concert
  • 12/18 Deadline for Seniors to order their Cap and Gown

Principal Message

Good evening Lincoln Families,

With the Thanksgiving holiday weekend fast approaching next week, I am hoping that you all will find time to spend with family, friends and loved ones.  As a reminder, Wednesday next week is a normal early release and there will be no school on Nov 24th and 25th.  First quarter has just ended, so the extended weekend is also a good time to schedule time with your student to review progress and set goals for second quarter.

There is a lot of great work happening at Lincoln.  A few highlights to share:

  • We are so proud of our drama students!  Lincoln High School Theatre Arts will be producing William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night December 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th, 10th @ 7 PM and December 11th @ 2 PM in the LHS Commons. Tickets will go on sale online Monday, November 21st http://lincolnhigh.booktix.com.  Adults $10, Students/Seniors $7.50, and Students with ASB cards $5.  There are two different casts so come see it twice!  Twelfth Night has 34 actors and 26 run crew members involved in the production.  The 34 students in the Technical Theatre class have been working hard preparing all the elements of lights, sound, sets, costumes, props, and stage management.  We hope to see you at the show.
  • We always love to see how connected our students are with our amazing library.  As of the end of October we have had 1516 checked out compared to 1042 in October ’21. That’s a 31% increase!  Way to go Lincoln.
  • Our Principal Student Advisory Board is up and running.  We had over 30 applicants.  Our selected students will meet monthly to support building positive student climate and culture.
  • AP exams are scheduled!  Lincoln has 895 students signed up to take at least one AP exam this spring!
  • Winter sports are up and running.  Tryouts happened this past week with a total of 323 student coming out to participate in our athletic program. We are excited to be expanding ways for students to be involved with the addition of girls bowling, girls flag football.
  • Our Performing Arts community is hard at work in preparation for our upcoming concerts in December.
  • Students have been actively engaged in PBL work in many of their classes (ask them about their projects).
  • Our newly formed student newspaper is up and running in the digital format.  Watch our publication grow and expand over the year at: https://lhslog.com/.
  • Congratulations to our Boys Ultimate Frisbee Team – State Champs this year!

Thank you for your continued support and partnership.  I hope you all have a restful weekend.

-Corey

Principal

New Lynx

Please welcome our new staff members who are here to support our students!

Ayanna Ford (Security Specialist)

Hello families,

My name is Ayanna Ford, I am currently the new security specialist here at Lincoln High School. I am a Seattle native but have also lived in Utah as well as west Virginia while pursuing my bachelor’s degree. I am very into athletics and have played basketball as well as participated in track at the collegiate level. I am here to provide a safe and secure environment for the students but hoping to also build real connections with them. I look forward to the remainder of the school year here at Lincoln and I’m happy to be a part of the staffing team.

Jason Aikin (Counseling Secretary)

Hello, I’m Jason Aikin the new counseling secretary as well as a Track and Football coach here at Lincoln. I have always had passion for working with the community and helping our youth find their way in society. Helping bring people together is one of the most rewarding aspects of being involved with young adults, so being here at Lincoln is a wonderful experience! GO LYNX!!!

Ms. Ford and Mr. Aikin have already been busy meeting our students and will be a great advocate and support for them.  You can find Mr. Aikin in our Counseling office and Ms. Ford up on the 4th floor and throughout the building during the day.

Library books due soon!

We have many books out right now and would like to pass them on to students on the waitlist.

Students most likely have these in their backpacks/lockers/home and just needed a nudge to bring them back if they’re done. Send students to the library with any questions, and thanks for helping get those returned!

It’s the final week of ALL IN, the 2022-23 fall fundraising campaign

Your financial support, benefits ALL Lincoln High School students. When you donate to all in, you are ALL IN for athletics, ALL IN for art, music and theater, ALL IN for academic support and enrichment, ALL IN for DEI, ALL IN for ASB, for the library, for teacher grants and staff appreciation. Donations made this year are budgeted to be spent this year. Lincoln students need your support. When you are ALL IN for Lincoln, our students win. Thank you for your support. Donate today, https://allinforlincoln.cheddarup.com

Senior Photos

Senior Parents and Students: The deadline to send in senior portraits is January 15th.  Please upload them to hjeshare.com under the portraits section.  Our school code is lincoln2023 and photos need to be high resolution 200+ dpi and in portrait configuration. 

Counseling Corner

Senior Drop-In

Seniors! If you need help with figuring out post-secondary plans, we will have drop-in times available during (Lynx Time and Lunch) next week, 11/21 – 11/23. No need to set up an appointment, just check in with your 3rd period teacher and head over to the Counseling Center.

College Applications

Well over 200 students have now applied to schools by now, keep it going seniors!! If you are still applying to schools, please look at this FAQ on Common App questions students came to us with.  If you need help with personal essays, cover letters, or scholarship opportunities please don’t hesitate to stop by and talk with us during our Senior Drop-In session next week.

Lastly, this is an exciting time for many of our early action/admissions students who starting to receive acceptance letters.  We’d like to hear from the Class of 2023 and the colleges they were accepted to.  Please fill out this short form to share with us the colleges you were accepted to and the school you are leaning more into attending above others.

Senior Scholarships

Now that all early decision applications have been sent off and will be receiving acceptance soon. It’s time to start thinking about funding your future education. FAFSA, is a financial assistance program to help students afford their education. Also, there are plenty of scholarship opportunities available and we encourage you all to look at scholarships offered by your preferred school. There is a scholarship available for any and all students!  

Other “Life After Lincoln” Resources

Check out the new webpage links that can be found under the Lincoln Counseling webpage!  We have added Post-Secondary Options and Applying to College pages to give students support on their life after Lincoln journey.  There you will find lots of great information and ideas.  The Applying to College webpage has a sub-page with links to informative video tutorials for applying to colleges and completing The Common App.

Counselor visits into Ms. Ware’s Health Classes

In wrapping up Ms. Ware’s unit on suicidal ideation, we were invited into her health classes to walk students through the process of how we support students having thoughts of suicide.  We also shared with students how we care for them if they share concern for a friend who is having suicidal thoughts to a counselor.  We are very appreciative in partnering with Ms. Ware and her students in reinforcing our Lincoln community norms of caring for others.

Reminders

If you need any further assistance, schedule an appointment through Schoology or stop by if you have a quick question.