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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 »


LHS Chamber Choir Performs at Minnesota Twins Game


Lincoln’s Chamber Choir traveled to Minneapolis, MN, the weekend of May 6-7 for a masterclass at the University of Minnesota, to sing at the Minnesota Veterans Home, and to perform “God Bless America” at the Minnesota Twins baseball game. Lincoln and Des Moines Public Schools were represented well throughout the city. The video of their … Read more »

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Best Buddies Friendship Walk


On Saturday May 6, the Best Buddies Lincoln chapter participated in the annual Best Buddies Friendship Walk, where they joined over 600 Best Buddies members across the state. This organization builds friendships between people with and without disabilities, offering social mentoring while improving the quality of life and level of inclusion. To learn more about … Read more »

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Students Participate in Trash Bash


LHS students, coaches, and staff worked side by side with community volunteers on Earth Day for the 5th annual MacRae Park Clean-Up. This effort is part of the City of Des Moines Trash Bash and sponsored by Friends of S.W. 9th and CashSaver. Great job to all participants! Click on the headline to read more!

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Des Moines Police Department Partners with Lincoln for Prom


This year, Lincoln’s school resource officer, Officer Deb VanVelzen and the Des Moines Police Department partnered with Lincoln to help some deserving students attend prom. The DMPD provided 10 free prom tickets to students so they could attend the event. Thank you DMPD!

Upcoming Events

May 23
Soccer: Girls 9th vs. Johnston (Away)
May 23
Soccer: Girls JV vs. Johnston (Away)
May 23
Spring Vocal Music Concert
May 23
Soccer: Girls Varsity vs. Johnston (Away)
May 25
Debate Banquet

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Senior Finals Schedule and Calendar

Need information about senior final exam times or all the exciting senior events in the upcoming week? Check out the senior calendar here.

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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