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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.

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American Legion Speech Contest


LHS met up with and competed in the American Legion Speech contest on Thursday, November 20th. Ashley May took 1st and Josie O’Conner-Miller took 2nd. Ashley will advance to the Iowa regional level competition on either December 15th or January 5th. The Legion members were impressed that of the students they have heard, the students … Read more »

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Students Compete in Math Contest


Juniors Kierstan Kahoe, Manoj Rai, and Freshman Brennan Waterman competed in the 17th Annual High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling. In this contest, students work as a team to solve a challenging but real-world problem. Their task this year was to design an ideal train station. They worked for nearly 36 hours to generate their … Read more »

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Cultural Exchange


Students in the English Language Learner (ELL) program and seniors in Mrs. Swanson’s Multicultural Literature met this week to share information about their experiences.  The 46 students met in groups of three and four for 45 minutes, sharing information to broaden understanding about their similarities and differences.  The classroom was abuzz as they discussed topics ranging from school and home … Read more »

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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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