School News


Annual Pancake Fest


Lincoln High School’s Annual Pancake Fest is on Saturday, January 31st at 7:00 AM in the Lincoln Main cafeteria. The cost is just $5.00 (free for children under 2 years-old). Come check out the vendor fair and auction that supports Senior Celebration. The RailShop will also be open. Hope to see you there! Pancake Fest … Read more »

Debate Results

IHSSA State Debate Results


Lincoln Debate students participated in the IHSSA State Debate tournament last weekend. After defeating students from Johnston, Dowling, and Dubuque, Junior Josie O’Conner-Miller broke to the top 16 in Lincoln-Douglass debate. She lost a 2-1 decision to Okoboji in octos and finished 9th overall. Josie is Lincoln’s first LD debate elimination round student at state … Read more »


Employees’ Children Offered Scholarship


The Des Moines School Employees Association is pleased to once again offer a $500 one-time scholarship to DMPS employees’ children who are graduating from a DMPS high school. To read about the scholarship guidelines and download application and recommendation forms, click on the image.

Alum Photo

Lincoln Alum Honored as Professor of the Year


Lincoln Alum Kenneth Sufka, a respected University of Mississippi educator and researcher, was honored as this year’s Council for Advancement and Support of Education – Carnegie Foundation Mississippi Professor of the Year. Kenneth J. “Ken” Sufka is a professor of psychology and pharmacology at the University of Mississippi. Sufka received this prestigious award on Thursday, … Read more »


Lincoln Students Earn Pizza Party for Good Grades


On December 10, 2014 the Lincoln High School Student Services Department sponsored an academic pizza luncheon for Lincoln Main students who had all A’s and B’s on their 12 week progress report. Students were invited to student services for pizza from one of our new south side business partners, Twisted Pizza. .  Student Services hosts … Read more »


Lincoln Welcomes Future Band Members


Lincoln hosted a Band Extravaganza today to promote and showcase the music programs it has to offer 5th through 8th graders from all of our southside schools. Lincoln’s display of talent and enthusiasm won over many of the talented, future Rails in the audience. Click the photo to see more of this event.

Upcoming Events

Jan 26
Gold Day (blocks 5-8)
Jan 26
Basketball: Boys 9th (Date Changed to 01-29-15)
Jan 27
Maroon Day (blocks 1-4)
Jan 27
Bowling: Boys JV
Jan 27
Bowling: Girls Varsity
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Information Night

Lincoln will be hosting the annual Information Night for the 2015-2016 school year on Thursday, January 29th at Lincoln Main in the Commons. An activities/athletics fair will begin at 5:00 PM followed by information sessions starting at 6:00 PM. Come to Info Night to learn about the many programs and opportunities at Lincoln, available courses, general scheduling information and much more. This event is open to all future 2015-2016 Lincoln students, entering grades 9-12, and their families.

LHS Weekly News

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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 (319)-774-3117 with the proper code. For students the code is @07509. For parents the code is @e6679.

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About Lincoln High School


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Abraham Lincoln High School leads, inspires, and educates all students by providing access to a rigorous and relevant curriculum in order to meet the challenges of today. Read more.

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