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Information for Seniors

Senior Signing Night

Attention lynx! We are looking for senior athletes who have committed or are planning on committing to play a sport in college. ASB is planning a senior signing night on the evening of Friday March 3rd to celebrate our seniors committing to play in college. If you are committing or know someone who is, please reach out before mid-winter break at:  1kebrewer@seattleschools.org or DM @lincolnseattleathletics on Instagram. 

Graduation Cap and Gown Orders Re-Opened on January 12, 2023

Seniors and their families should place their orders for their cap and gown as soon as possible to ensure on time delivery. The cap and gown package, as well as additional senior items, can be purchased through our vendor at National Achiever using the link below. Each senior is responsible for purchasing their own cap and gown package, which includes a graduation gown, cap, standard tassel, and stole. If your family needs financial assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your/your student’s counselor as early as you can.

SPREE for Class of 2023

**SPREE is NOT a Lincoln sponsored event. The event is sponsored by the PTSA/parents.** The following is provided for information purposes only as a courtesy to the parents organizing the event.

SENIOR FAMILIES!!  Graduation is right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about Senior SPREE. It’s an all-night grad party put on my Lincoln PTSA parents and GradNights, after graduation June 23, 2023, from 10:00pm to 5:30am the following morning. SPREE gives our Lincoln seniors a wonderful memory, keeps them safe, continues a tradition, and provides them a stress-free celebration. 

  • Find out more information at LHS Class of 2023 Website and take advantage of Early Bird pricing by clicking here to Buy a ticket. Thanks to the seniors who have already bought their tickets!  Don’t miss out!  Pricing:  
    • $150 Early Bird Ticket until 2/28/2023
    • $185 Spring Discount ticket until 4/30/2023
    • $200 May Full Price ticket until 6/1/2023
  • Scholarships are available – students/families, please contact your Lincoln counselor.
  • Be sure to follow our social media to keep current with events, links to socials, etc. and watch for emails with information about Spree.
    • Facebook: Parents & Guardians of Lincoln High School Class of 2023
    • Instagram: parents_guardiansoflincoln2023
    • 2023 website
  • Contact LincolnLynx2023@gmail.com for more information.

2023 Important Senior Dates & Deadlines

All dates are subject to change. Running Start students: if you are a full or part time running start student you must complete the items below by the deadline listed. All students must take care of fines before they are able to purchase pick up caps and gowns, purchase prom tickets, or pick up graduation tickets. All district-owned items must be returned before seniors will be cleared to walk at graduation.

If you have any questions about these items, please contact either your counselor or Mss Neuschwander.

February

DateMeeting/Deadline
15Senior meeting

March

DateMeeting/Deadline
3Athlete signing day, 6:30 pm, The Commons
11Saturday School, 9-12, Library

April

DateMeeting/Deadline
1Saturday School, 9-12, Library
19Class meeting, Lynx Time
23PE Competency Test must be completed
23WA State History packet due (Seniors who did not take WA History in middle school)
26Cap and gown pickup at LHS (Seniors without PE/WA State/volunteer hours/fines paid can’t pick this up until these are completed)

May

DateMeeting/Deadline
1-12 (M-F)AP Testing Window
5Volunteer hours due
8Prom guest forms available (main office & Neu’s office)
10Senior class meeting, Lynx Time
13Saturday School – Senior focused, 9-12, library
15Diploma/Program name check – done through ELA classes. RS students, check your email May 1 or see Ms. Neuschwander
15-19Audition for graduation musical performance
15-19Graduation speech auditions (place/time tbd)
17Life After Lincoln Day – Senior Spirit Day for college/career/gap year/job/military
17Grad voting completed (name readers, senior awards, etc.)
19High School & Beyond Plan must be completed
22Prom guest forms due to Ms Neu by 4:00
24Senior class meeting – graduation information and end of year specifics
24Prom tickets go on sale
29No School – Memorial Day

June

DateMeeting/Deadline
1All fines paid (from K-12) 
1Online and credit retrieval classes must be completed
1Last day to turn in late and missing work (building wide) for Seniors
3Saturday School (last one)
7Last day to buy prom tickets
9Prom
12-16Senior celebration week
12Pick up check-out form from ELA teacher (counseling office for RS students)
12All library books and textbooks from previous years must be returned or cleared (Ms. Scott)
12All LHS sports equipment and uniforms must be returned (Mr. Brakke)
12 Graduation tickets distributed through ELA teacher (counseling office for RS students)
14Yearbook distribution (all grades) – 6th period
14-15Student Exhibitions
16Senior finals/projects need to be completed **waiting for district confirmation**
16Final day for seniors to turn in any work
20Senior locker clean out
20Laptops, textbooks, and supplies all must be returned
20Senior Awards Night
21Seniors last day on campus
21Senior check-out form due
21Moving Up Assembly & Senior Stride
22Senior Breakfast/celebration
22Mandatory graduation rehearsal
23Graduation, 5 pm, Memorial Stadium
23Pick up diplomas (at graduation)
23Grad night / Spree

July

DateMeeting/Deadline
MidFinal Transcripts Sent
MidAll access to OneDrive is shut off

Requesting Transcripts

Students can request an “unofficial copy” of their transcript to use for applying to colleges by emailing lincolncounseling@seattleschools.org. You will receive an email reply back within 48 hours with a PDF copy attached so be sure to check your school email regularly after requesting a copy.

Official copies of student transcripts will be uploaded by counseling staff via The Common App before the deadlines indicated on the application. You do NOT need to request an official transcript for any school you are applying to on The Common App. Official transcripts can be provided electronically for schools NOT on the Common App by sending an email to lincolncounseling@seattleschools.org with the email address for the school you are wanting the transcript sent to in the email.

Students can request up to 5 free “official” paper copies of their transcript for sending through US mail by emailing lincolncounseling@seattleschools.org from their school email. Additional official transcripts can be requested at $2/transcript paid for through SchoolPay. Official transcripts will be sealed in a Lincoln envelope for students to pick up from the Counseling office to address, provide postage and mail themselves to their selected colleges. Please allow a few days for printing and sealing. Students will be notified via their school email when the official transcripts are ready for pick up. Please make sure the colleges you are applying to require an official copy before submitting requests!

Recommendation Letters

Counselors presented the process for requesting letters of recommendation from teachers, staff or counselors during a senior class meeting on Wednesday, September 21 during LynxTime. For absent or new students or families, the presentation information can be accessed on the Counselor Schoology page starting Friday, September 23, 2022.

A few important reminders about recommendation letters:

  • You need to be checking your school email messages periodically in case there is an issue with your request and the teacher has been trying to get hold of you. If teachers are not able to complete your request because they cannot get hold of you, they will not be able to upload your letter.
  • Remember that you should not request a recommendation letter unless the college or scholarship requires it.

Parents and families: Please help us support the college application process by encouraging your student to reach out to their desired recommenders in a kind and professional manner to receive the form. Counselors presented the process to request a letter of recommendation from teachers and staff to 12th grade students on September 21. The whole staff is following the same process and students are welcome to ask any teacher or counselor if they have any questions about that. The steps of the process can also be found on the counselor’s Schoology page in the slides from the September presentation. We appreciate your partnership.

FAQs about the College Application Process

This is solely dependent on the student and their specific applications – there is no one size fits all college application timeline, only a general idea or overview. Here are some general things to keep in mind:

  1. Narrow your college list focus: 3 6 is the goal
  2. Determine how the colleges receive applications
  3. Use your Naviance account to apply.
  4. Feeling unsure about your options next year? Make an appointment with your counselor!

This information was presented to students during Lynx Time on September 20th. All letter of recommendation requests need to come from the student. Information on this can be found on the Counselor Schoology page beginning Friday, September 23, 2022.

Information about colleges can be found on each college’s website. If your student has a specific question for a college, they can call or email any admissions office and ask them questions.

Great resources include Naviance which has a college search, as well as College Board, Big Future, etc. If a student feels stuck in what they’re looking for, they can make an appointment with their counselor to talk it through.

As a newly opened school, we don’t have any alumni that have been to college recently enough for their information to be relevant. We are working with SPS to provide virtual college representative info sessions.

More information will be available on the Counselor Schoology pages so that they can be accessed by students. If after reviewing all of the information as a family your student needs more support or has more questions, please have them make an appointment with their counselor to expand on the information that has already been given. Making an appointment can be done through the counselor’s Schoology page starting Friday, September 23. Students should check their school email frequently to make sure they do not miss any responses from their counselor.