Lincoln High School

High School

Friday Family Email 4.26.2024

Email Sent Friday, April 26 via SchoolMessenger

Letter from the Principal

It is hard to believe, but we made it to the mid-point in the semester.  Third quarter grades have been posted, so now is a good time for our monthly check-in with students on how they are progressing in class. Our semester will end on June 21st. Please take a moment to meet with your student(s) this weekend and review how classes are going. 

One of the best things families can do to support their student is to have a designated scheduled time each day at home for students to complete homework, study, or engage in independent reading.  Following up with your student after each of these times to have them share what they completed, helps keep track of their progress and whether they need additional support with their organization and specific studies. 

Additionally, please ask your student(s) how they are using the Wednesday “walk-to-support” time. Students have an hour of walk-to-support every Wednesday where students and teachers can request a student to attend for extra support. If you have specific questions about any classes, please contact the individual teacher directly.   

In addition to walk-to-support, students also have access to additional help. 

  • Before and After School Help (BASH) happens every Monday from 3:45-4:45pm and Thursday from 7:45-8:45am. Students self-select to attend this help session for independent work or to join a study session. 
  • Monthly Saturday School from 9am-12pm in the library. There is no advance sign-up required and students can attend for independent work or to join a study session.  As always, a grab-and-go pizza lunch will be provided!  We just had Saturday School this past weekend with our final Saturday School happening on June 1st (we don’t schedule one in May due to AP testing). 

If you have questions about BASH or Saturday School please contact our Academic Dean, Michelle Pentecost at    

  • Teachers post when they are available for extra help in their classroom or on the syllabi.  You can check this for your student to sign up for some additional help with their teachers. 
  • Students served on an Individual Learning Plan (IEP) or our Multi Language Learners (ML) can also schedule time to meet with their case managers as part of the support. 
  • Need help accessing The Source?  Information is posted on the district website at  

Spring is always an exciting time in our school with all our upcoming celebrations and culminating events for the year.  Don’t forget to mark your calendar for our annual Exhibition of Student Learning, happening June 4th from 6pm-8pm.  Please also be watching our daily bulletin and calendar for upcoming events with our clubs, performing arts, and athletic programs.  

In closing, to those that celebrate, I wish you a Happy Passover to all our Jewish students, educators, and families. Passover began the evening of Monday April 22nd and ends on Tuesday, April 30th

I hope you all have a restful weekend.  I appreciate you and your continued support. 

Corey, Principal  

Keep Informed 

Want to know what is happening? Visit us at our website under our calendar and daily bulletin:  

You can also follow us on social media: 

  • Facebook:  @LincolnSeattle  
  • X (formerly Twitter): @lincoln_seattle 
  • Instagram: @lincolnseattle 
  • YouTube: @LincolnHighSchoolASB 

Important Dates/Timeline: Senior Class of 2024

  • May 3 – service hour forms are due, HSBP must be completed 
  • May 20 – prom tickets go on sale (can be sold in-person to seniors only) 
  • May 22 – cap and gown pickup at LHS (can be picked up by seniors only) 
  • June 3 – graduation tickets available for pickup (by seniors only) 
  • For more dates visit Important Dates for Seniors under Student Life > Seniors

Upcoming Calendar Dates 

  • May 16 – 19 LHS Spring Musical   
  • May 27 – No School 
  • June 4- Student Exhibitions – more information coming soon 
  • June 5 – Choir Concert 
  • June 6 – Orchestra Concert 
  • June 11 – Band and Jazz Concert 
  • June 14 – Class of 2024 Graduation Ceremony 
  • June 17th and 18th – Finals for grades 9-11 
  • June 19th – No School 
  • June 21st – last day of school, one hour early release 

Third Quarter Grades 

Grades for 3rd quarter have been completed and will be stored for Lincoln by the district by Monday, April 29.  Progress Reports (report cards) will be posted to The Source on May 4th and can be accessed by students and families at that time.  Please note that any updates teachers make to grades for 3Q after today will not be reflected on the report card posted on May 4.  The progress reports reflect a snapshot from today’s information and is just a benchmark grade to let students know where they stand academically as of this specific date.  So don’t be alarmed if The Source does not match the progress report.  Grades for 3rd quarter are not posted to transcripts, however any updates made to 3Q grades WILL be factored into the final grade for Semester 2 which is the grade that is stored on official transcripts.  This means that students still have opportunity and time to improve that final grade by completing missing work, retaking tests, etc.  If the benchmark 3rd quarter grades are of concern, please make sure your student takes advantage of BASH and Saturday School. 

Lincoln Musical 

Mamma Mia! tickets are on sale.  Here is the link  Please come and see your students shine on and off stage.  There are over 100 students involved between the Cast, Crew, Pit, Technical Theatre, and Costuming class. Thank you for supporting the Performing Arts at Lincoln! 

Yearbooks on Sale 

Don’t forget to pre-order your 23/24 yearbook before they sell out.  They are $65 with ASB and $80 without.  Email Mr. Snyder with any questions at  

Parents of Students Taking AP Classes-WE NEED YOUR HELP: 

AP Test proctors are still needed.  Our larger tests require 13 proctors!  If your student is taking AP classes, please help us out regardless of if they are testing this year or not (hint, hint 9 and 10th grade families).  Most of this year’s volunteers proctored last year and can help new proctors.  We will have snacks and coffee. We need your time to be able to provide AP testing for the 1200 LHS test takers.     

  • Dates: May 6th through May 17th in half or full day shifts.    
  • Morning shift is 7:15AM to 12:00PM (we need some early birds to help set, all need to be here by 7:45)  
  • Afternoon shift is 11:00AM to 4:00PM 

We will also need volunteers for any retakes needed the week of May 20th.    Families cannot proctor the test their student(s) will be taking, but they can proctor for other exams. We will host proctor training – date and time to be determined.   

If you are available and interested, please email us at and include in your email the following information to help up build a testing schedule: 

  1. Names of your student(s)s and the test(s) they are taking.   
  2. If you have a preference of shift (AM or PM). 
  3. Days you prefer/days you are unavailable. 

Closer to the testing window, we will send training information to review.  Once finalized, we will email proctors the tests they are scheduled for.      

All volunteers will need to be cleared through SPS so please submit your volunteer application as soon as possible at:   

Class of 2026 Fundraiser  

Help support the class of 2026’s fundraiser and fuel your students as they take AP exams. Considering how early AP exams start, many students will want to sleep in and might not have the opportunity to grab breakfast/pack a lunch. Breakfast and lunch provide critical nutrients for absorbing and retaining information and are shown to help test taking. Consider buying a snack bag for delivery to your student as they take their test, to support them and ensure they are at full strength!  

  • Snack Box: $5 for a bag of chips, applesauce, a granola bar, and a juice pouch. Perfect for a morning or afternoon exam break!  
  • Donate a Snack Box: $5 to donate a snack bag which can be given to an LHS student who is hungry during their exam.  

Snack boxes are available for pre-order (deadline 5/4 at 11:59 pm) and day-of purchase. We recommend pre[1]ordering for your student so they will not have to worry about getting one the day of! All snack boxes are pre[1]packaged and in a clear bag and pass the college board requirements for food during AP exams. Additionally, snack boxes are not limited to students taking AP tests! All students regardless of grade or classes can purchase snack boxes. So, even if your student is not taking an AP test, consider buying them a snack box to support them in their everyday classes too. If you are purchasing snack boxes for a student’s regular class, they will be delivered to their 1st or 2nd period classroom! PREORDER LINK: 

Reminder on Upcoming Bell Schedule Changes for Testing

Additional upcoming bell schedule changes in May: 

  • May 20th and 21st – long block schedules for 11th grade WCAS testing 
  • May 23rd and 24th – long block schedules for 10th grade math testing 
  • May 28th and 30th – long block schedule for 10th grade math testing 

Long Block Schedule for May testing:   

  • 1st/2nd: 8:50-10:50  
  • 3rd/4th: 11:00-1:00   
  • Lunch: 1:00-1:30  
  • 5th/6th: 1:40-3:40   

Spring Sports Photos

If your student is playing a spring sport and you would like sports photos, the link is now ready. Please order directly from Yuen Lui at this link: 

Naramore Art Show 

Please join us at the Seattle Art Museum Friday, May 3rd at 6:00 p.m. for the 2024 Naramore Art Show Celebration. We’ll be celebrating over 200 artists from middle and high schools across the district including students from Lincoln.  

This year our keynote is Superintendent Dr. Bent Jones! In addition, we’ll have several students talk about their experiences in the arts and live music by Ingraham High School’s string quartet.  

Naramore Art Show 

  • Celebration: May 3, 2024, 6:00-7:00 p.m. (with Teen Night Out following at 7) 
  • Location: Seattle Art Museum, Community Gallery—FREE  
  • Live Exhibition Runs: April 6 – May 12, on view Wednesday – Sunday 
  • Virtual Exhibition Runs: April 15 to the end of the school year. Naramore Virtual Art Show 2024   
SAM Websites 

Message from the Teen Health Center  

Do you have a senior who will be living in college dorms next year? Have you thought about the Meningococcal B vaccine to protect them from meningitis and severe infection? The CDC states, “College students, especially those who are freshmen, attend a 4-year university, live in on-campus housing, or participate in sororities and fraternities, have a higher risk of meningococcal disease than their peers who are not attending college. College campuses have reported outbreaks of serogroup B meningococcal disease during the last several years. Some colleges now require MenB vaccination.”  

Your students can get the Meningococcal B vaccine and other recommended vaccines at no cost right here on campus at the Teen Health Center. Reach out via email to or text 206-653-9711 to schedule.   

Student CTE-linked Jobs and Trainings 

If it “takes a village,” please know that our village expresses interest in engaging your student in both volunteer and paid work-based learning opportunities. 

The Seattle Public Schools website for CTE-linked jobs and trainings is updated and active, with connections to STEM, arts, trades. Our students can take part in a dynamic, Seattle-based, skill-building experience by applying for these internships and committees. Please encourage them to contact Ms Wyn ( if they have questions. And if they get a job or position, have them stop by the Career Center (Library) to see how their new connections can provide them credit for their graduation pathway. 

The SPS website for local internships (paid and volunteer): 

LHS Student Tutors Wanted 

Lincoln is creating its very own volunteer tutoring system (Junior Lynx Tutoring) in alliance with Hamilton, in which Lincoln High Schoolers can volunteer to tutor Hamilton Middle Schoolers for volunteer hours. If your student is interested in applying to be a tutor, please have them fill out this form ( or email  using their school email address for both. Thank you! 

Student Parking 

Let’s all take care of our neighbors! With limited street parking we want to discourage students from driving and suggest instead that they use alternate forms of transportation such as mass transit, biking, walking, etc. or carpool.  There is very little parking around Lincoln that does not have a two-hour limit.  Many students leave class to move their vehicle which disrupts learning, and we are beginning to get some community concerns about vehicles blocking driveways and unsafe driving practices.   As a reminder to our students, city parking enforcement will ticket parking violations and will tow vehicles that are blocking driveways.  Additionally, instances of unsafe or reckless driving may be reported by community members to law enforcement.  Let’s all work together to care for our neighbors and surrounding streets. 

LHS Volleyball camp July 10-12

Lincoln Volleyball’s third annual summer camp has been scheduled for July 10-12!  Rising 5th through 8th graders are welcome to join us for a half day or full day camp run by the Lincoln Volleyball players. All proceeds go directly to the program. To register and for more information, visit our website: or reach out to Coach Ware at” 

Skills Center Student Summer Schedule 

  • Tuesday, July 9 to Tuesday, July 30 
  • In-person: 10:30am to 3:00pm, Monday through Friday 
  • Asynchronous: 1.75 hours of asynchronous work per day for each of the 16 days. 
  • Daily in person hours: 4.5 
  • Daily remote hours 1.75
  • Students earn a .5 HS CTE credit (and Family Health counts towards their HS Health class requirement).                                      
  • A Summer Skills Center class is a “real class” with “real grades” (I always remind student of this), so their grade goes on their transcript.              
  • Students can only miss a maximum of classes.                                  
  • If they have taken a school year Skills Center course, they can’t take the summer introductory version of the same course, but they can take a different class.  Example, one of our Auto Technology students told me today that they are planning to sign up for summer Intro to Medical Careers class.    
  • Transportation is not provided. 
  • A translated robocall and email is going out to all 8th-11th grade families tonight, and classes fill fast, so please share this info with your students, especially those students who you think would benefit from earning a .5 CTE credit this summer.  

Find the link to the Skills Center summer application here. 

Information about the Skills Center and the summer and school year classes they offer can be found on their website at  

Learn More 

From the Nurse 

Next school year is around the corner.  Start planning for your student’s health care needs at school.  Consider having the medication authorization forms signed by your student’s medical provider over the summer and ready to turn in via email.  If you have questions on how to prepare for your student’s needs in the health office, don’t hesitate to call the nurse at Lincoln.  206-413-2507