School News

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Important Info for Incoming Class of 2018 Seniors


Before our incoming seniors can begin school in the fall, they must meet a new mandatory state vaccination requirement. Students without proof of vaccination or an exemption will not be allowed to attend classes. Currently, 52% of Lincoln’s incoming seniors do not have this vaccination. Click on the headline to read more about what is needed, and where students can find assistance meeting this requirement.

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Commencement Photos


You may order 2017 Lincoln commencement photos at the following link:


Commencement will be live streamed!


For the second year in a row Des Moines Public Schools will stream our graduation ceremonies LIVE from the Drake University Knapp Center! Lincoln High School’s ceremony will begin at 3:30 PM (CST) on Saturday, May 27th. This is a wonderful way to share our events with families that are out of town, or that … Read more »


Lincoln Drama Program to Perform at Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcare


Students from the Abraham Lincoln High School theater department will perform at 2017 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase.   Senior Lorena Escobar will reprise an excerpt from her role as “Gabriella Montez” in the April production of Disney’s High School Musical. In addition, select Lincoln theater students will perform in a collaborative inter-school … Read more »

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LHS Sophomore Completes Service Project for Blank Children’s Hospital


Des Moines Lincoln High School sophomore Johnathan Dooley, along with Gamers Outreach co-founder Jared Richter, recently presented a mobile gaming unit to Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines. Called a GoKart, the mobile unit can be easily wheeled from room to room and will allow patients to play video games from their beds. Staff can … Read more »

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Music Students Participate in U of Iowa Arts Share


The University of Iowa Arts Share program offers schools and communities around the state a variety of opportunities including interactive performances.  Today, Johanna Kennedy’s Orchestra students and Christian White’s Introduction to Music Theory students had the opportunity to see the graduate students from the University of Iowa perform in the Lincoln Auditorium as a part … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Jun 22
Baseball: 9th vs. Ankeny Centennial High School (Away)
Jun 22
Softball: 9th vs. Ankeny Centennial High School (Home)
Jun 22
Softball: JV vs. Ankeny Centennial High School (Home)
Jun 22
Baseball: Varsity vs. Ankeny Centennial High School (Home)
Jun 22
Baseball: 10th vs. Ankeny Centennial High School (Away)

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AP English Summer Assignments

Are you taking an AP English course at Lincoln for the 2017-2018 school year? Don’t forget to complete your summer assignment before the first day of school! Click on the links below for the assignment. (AP Language is the 11th grade AP English course and AP Literature is the 12th grade AP English course).

2017-2018 AP Language Summer Assignment

2017-2018 AP Literature Summer Assignment

Lincoln Gear Available Online *UPDATED*

Lincoln’s Booster Club (BLH) has launched their online clothing and accessories store. Items available are new and fresh to Lincoln and the community. Click here to order your LHS merchandise!

Lincoln Text Messaging Service

Lincoln now offers a text messaging service for you to receive updates on important news happening at Lincoln, such as snow days and cancellations. All you need to do to get signed up is text 81010 with the proper code. For students the code is @07509. For parents the code is @e6679.

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