School News

Cheerleaders with pompoms.

Rails Rise and Shine for Football Blitz


WOI-TV5 brought their roving weekly program Blitz Gameday to the Lincoln Roundhouse for a stage-setting, predawn live telecast that must’ve roused the whole Southside. Besides the football team, the pep band was there. And the cheerleaders. And at least one student still clad in his bathrobe. Click on the headline to read and see more!

Lincoln iJAG student is heading to Washington DC!


Senior Deja Austin competed in the National Student Leadership Competition at Nationwide which included a public speaking event, sharing your personal story, and your experience as an iJAG student. More than 70 essays were submitted of which Deja was one who was chosen as a final candidate to attend the National Student Leadership Academy in Washington, DC November 13th-18th. Students will … Read more »

Opportunities for Students


Lincoln provides time during the day to reach our students on many different levels. Most students participate in academic support and extra help they need in their classes. However, sometimes we offer other seminars to support and teach our students about various parts of life. Here is an example of a seminar recently at the … Read more »

PSAT Test Deadline Approaching


Attention Juniors interested in taking the PSAT test: The PSAT test will be administered on October 10th, 2018 here at Lincoln High School Juniors that are interested will need to sign up in the main office with the bookkeeper. The deadline to sign up is Friday, October 5th. There is a limited number of seats available, so … Read more »

Brother 2 Brother @ LHS


The Brother 2 Brother program was established to increase the number of African American, Asian and Latino males getting through middle school and graduating both high school and college to move on and positively impact their greater communities. Any student in good standing at Lincoln High School that is willing to: strive for the highest academics … Read more »

Students pose in front of mural.

Lincoln Mural Celebrates School’s Diversity


Recently a new work of art was hung at Lincoln, this one to celebrate the school’s changing demographics and growing diversity. “We hope this provides a sense of pride in our school, captures the spirit of our diverse population, and embodies the sense of unity that our students want Lincoln High.” Click on the headline to read more and see photos of the artwork.

Upcoming Events

Oct 17
Swimming: Girls Varsity (Date Changed to 10-15-18) vs. Des Moines Roosevelt, Des Moines East, Hoover / North, Ottumwa (Away)
Oct 17
Picture Make-Up Session
Oct 18
Swimming: Girls Varsity vs. Ottumwa, Des Moines East, Des Moines Hoover, Des Moines North, Des Moines Roosevelt (Away)
Oct 18
Swimming: Girls Varsity vs. Ottumwa, Des Moines East, Des Moines Hoover, Des Moines North, Des Moines Roosevelt (Away)
Oct 18
Swimming: Girls Varsity (Date Changed to 10-16-18) vs. Ottumwa, Des Moines East, Hoover / North, Des Moines Roosevelt (Away)

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Lincoln 2018 Commencement Photos

Photos from the 2018 Lincoln Commencement Ceremony will be available soon at this link: Please note that photos have not yet been added, but you may follow the link to sign up to receive and email notification when they are uploaded.

2018 Graduation Live Streaming Link

Would you like to be able to view live streaming of the 2018 graduation? If so click here. You may also view the ceremonies after the event as many times as you wish.

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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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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