From the Principal,
Welcome to Lincoln High School. We hope this Website provides readers with information about our school. When a student attends Lincoln High School for four years, there are many different kinds of learning situations that each student will experience and each experience helps make high school a very important time in life.
The first part of any school is the learning that goes on in the classroom. This is a planned curriculum under the direction of a teacher who is using a district curriculum, textbooks, and other resources to help teach specific knowledge and skills. Students who earn enough credits in the right courses will receive a high school diploma.
A second part of the high school experience is gained from being involved in activities outside the classroom. Some of these activities are connected to a classroom, like band, chorus, theater, and student council. These are some of the classes that involve participation in events outside the 50-minute class period. Some activities are not tied to any specific class such as athletics, activities, and clubs. Some of these activities allow students to demonstrate a skill that has been developed and other activities are community service that allow a student to work to improve our community and world.
A third kind of learning that goes on at Lincoln High is the development of relationships with other people. During four years of high school, each student will have between 30 and 50 teachers, have been in class with something like 300 to 500 different students, and have been in the cafeteria, halls, auditorium, or gym with 1500 or 1600 different students. Students will also meet weekly with about fifteen students and a teacher in an Advisory. Lincoln High is a diverse school with students and adults with many different backgrounds and with many different life experiences. Each moment a student is able to spend time with another student and develop a relationship; both students will be different because of the time together and from what they learn from each other.
As a school, we intentionally establish classes, activities and opportunities to develop relationships so that all students can learn many things during their four years of high school. It is possible for a student to choose classes, decide not to be involved in activities, and to only relate to a small group of friends. In many ways, this does not allow a student to take advantage of the many resources available. To gain the best educational experience possible, it would be best for each student to take a wide variety of challenging courses that are in line with career goals and talents, each student should become involved in several clubs and activities, and each student should find ways to develop a positive relationship with students from a variety of backgrounds. One of the strengths of Lincoln High and one of the reasons some families give when they say they chose to attend Lincoln High is that students will learn to experience the real world. The resources are here at Lincoln High School and it is up to each student to make decisions to gain those experiences that will help prepare to live, learn, and work in a diverse society.
Mike Wortman, Principal