School News

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Application Period Open For Trip to KOFU, Japan


The student application process for the June 2019 Kofu, Japan Exchange is underway. This student exchange is entering its 36th year and proves to be one of the most rewarding educational opportunities offered to the students of Des Moines Public Schools. Click on the headline to see a student produced video and read more about the trip.

Scholarship Application Window Now Open!


The application process for the LHS Foundation and BLH Booster Club Scholarships is now open. Visit our scholarships section under the student tab of this website to learn more.

Time for Course Selections


Each year our students are asked to select courses they want to take for the next school year. Beginning the week of November 5, students will begin to work with their counselor to select courses for the 2019-2020 school year. Click LHS Course Catalog 2019 2020 to access the course catalogue or go to our … Read more »

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Lincoln Play Stars “Pie for Patients”


The show parodies the popular book/cinema series The Hunger Games. It includes a pie-in-the-face aspect that the Lincoln troupe decided to capitalize on in the belief that laughter makes the best medicine. Pies for Patients is a fundraising drive in which the audience will be able to vote, by pocketbook, for a teacher they would like to see get “pied” on closing night. Click on the headline to read more.

Parent-Teacher Conferences


This Fall there will be only one opportunity for parent-teacher conferences. This will occur on Wednesday, October 24, from 4PM-7:45PM in each building. Upon arrival you will be able to pick up an up-to-date progress report and visit with teachers. We strongly encourage you to bring your student with you!

Humor Games


“When Katskills Wintergreen attends the annual Plottery she did not intend to enter the Humor Games, but when her little sister Dim is selected, Katskills is forced to make a tough decision. Katskills must enter the Humor Games, a comedy battle to the death, to save her sister. Her knack for impressions is all that … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Nov 20
Bowling: Boys Varsity vs. Waukee (Home)
Nov 20
Bowling: Boys JV vs. Waukee (Home)
Nov 20
Bowling: Girls Varsity vs. Waukee (Home)
Nov 20
Bowling: Girls JV vs. Waukee (Home)
Nov 20
Swimming: Boys Varsity vs. Ankeny Boys Swimming, Dowling Catholic, Indianola, Southeast Polk, WDM Valley (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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