Lincoln High School Patriot Press
January Dates to Know
2 - Holiday Break - No Classes
7 - 8th Grade Parent/Student Session, LHS Auditorium, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
9 - 8th Grade Parent/Student Session, LHS Auditorium, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
11 - 12 Semester Test Days
13 - No Classes, Teacher Work Day
16 - No Classes
17 - Family Forum (SFSD/Avera Health Partnership) - Free Virtual Forum on Recognizing Unhealthy Eating https://www.sf.k12.sd.us/page/counseling-services
27 - All Senior Photos for Yearbook Due
Notes from Dr. Raeder
Happy New Year!
As the new calendar year starts at Lincoln High School, we are ready to finish the first semester and begin the second semester. While concluding coursework, students will begin to study for semester tests. For additional information, students can talk to their classroom teachers and counselor.
Best of luck to all our students on their semester tests.
Below are some study strategies from
1. Make a finals game plan.
2. Start early.
Start studying for finals a few weeks before the first exam, and figure out how much time to set aside each day for each subject.
3. Study in this order: a) definitely b) probably c) might be on the final
Don’t just start from the beginning of your notes and try to cram everything in: Think about what you know for sure will be on each test and review that material first.
4. Give yourself more time to study for your toughest classes.
If chemistry gave you trouble all semester, devote more time to that subject—even if it’s your last final.
5. Form a study group.
Make a plan with friends to review the class material, compare notes, or work through tricky concepts.
6. Talk it out.
Not only is it more fun to study with your friends than studying by yourself, but you’ll also learn more.
7. Get creative with study aids.
Now that you know what key concepts from each subject you need to prioritize, find the best way to review and internalize what you predict will be on the final exam.
8. Study your notes.
Outline your class notes for daily review. Notes and flashcards are also great for last-minute review the morning of your exam.
9. Quiz yourself.
If you’re studying at home, have your mom or dad quiz you on the information you’ve already studied.
10. Make sleep a priority.
While it may be tempting to pull an all-nighter and cram everything in at the last minute, it’s a bad idea.
11. Take five.
Take breaks to improve your concentration when you return to studying.
12. Brain food is real.
Eat healthy and drink plenty of water to keep your brain firing on all cylinders.
Note our semester test schedule is below. This schedule allows students to have lunch and start school at the same start time as a regular day of school.
News from the District
Affordable Connectivity Program
Sioux Falls School District and Lincoln High School would like to make all parents/guardians aware of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a federal government program which provides:
● Up to $30 a month (up to $75 on qualifying Tribal Lands) toward home internet service per eligible household; and
● A one-time, up to $100 discount for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider. Each participating household is limited to a single device discount.
As a part of the ACP application process, each household will need to provide identification and eligibility documentation. To prove eligibility during the application process, please click on the link below to confirm the student(s) in your household attend(s) a CEP school during the 2022-23 school year.
If you have any questions please contact your student's counselor.
Hello SFSD Families –
The Sioux Falls School District remains committed to helping you and your student(s) feel connected to your current and all future schools. As part of this commitment, the four high schools have recently started sending out a monthly Futures newsletter to families K-12. This informative e-newsletter will keep you up to date on your future home attendance high school's upcoming athletics and fine arts events, camps, K-8 student opportunities, and ways to get involved. Whether you are a future Cavalier, Patriot, Rough Rider, or Warrior, we want you to feel part of the family now!
Example of what the Futures newsletter looks like depending on your home attendance school:
Interested in Running for the LHS Student Council?
Here is what you need to know.
Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors interested in running for student council MUST attend ONE of the MANDATORY meetings on either Monday, January 30 at 3:20pm OR Tuesday, January 31 at 7:30am, in Mrs. DuBois's room A201. Your attendance at one of these meetings is required in order to run for student council.
National Honor Society
Interested in becoming a member of LHS National Honor Society? Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors—start now to prepare yourselves. Evidence of the four pillars of NHS (scholarship, leadership, character, and service) during your high school career is a primary part of the application. So, what can you do to prepare yourself for this process? Maintain strong grades and be an active part of the community and Lincoln High School. Keep track of your accomplishments, involvement, and volunteerism, and lead in the classroom and beyond, both formally and by example.
Seniors (who aren't already NHS members) and juniors who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher will be invited to apply for membership in the early part of the second semester. Those who qualify should expect to see an invitation to apply for membership in February. The letter will be mailed to your home, addressed to your parents/guardians, and will detail the application procedure. There will be a strict deadline for applications, so please watch your mail and attend to the application promptly. If you have questions, e-mail the NHS Advisor Amy Eckart at email@example.com.
In January, visit the Augustana High School Art Invitational at the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery located in the Center for Visual Arts,
30th St. & Grange Avenue, Sioux Falls.
The Exhibition is on view January 11- February 3, 2023.
The closing reception and studio event is on Friday, Feb. 3.
The closing of the show will include the following events:
- 6:00-7:40 pm: Open-studios, workshop demonstrations, portfolio reviews.
- 6:00-8:30 pm: Eide/Dalrymple Gallery Reception.
- 8:00 pm: Awards Ceremony of first, second, and third place plus honorable mention.
- Exhibition awards of art supplies will be bestowed.
Any student interested in a personal review of their portfolio can sign up for a time slot by
contacting firstname.lastname@example.org by February 1.
*Please note, the gallery will be closed over Augustana’s interim break: Jan 28 - Feb 1.
Come Join Salsa
SALSA (Serve And Learn Student Association) is a great way to connect with opportunities to serve your community! SALSA connects high school students to engage them in volunteerism, giving them the opportunity to meet new friends, explore careers, gain leadership experience, earn volunteer hours for scholarship applications, and make a difference in their community. If you missed any meetings, you can come to the next meeting to help support Make-A-Wish and learn more about our next large group volunteer outing, with Kids Against Hunger and Kid Link otherwise known as a SALSA Wide Event, and other great individual opportunities!
Calling All Seniors!
The new deadline for seniors to place their cap and gown order is April 1st.
If you have not ordered your GRADUATION CAP/GOWN/TASSEL/STOLE, please order online at:
or by mailing the paper copy of the form, click on link below for form:
For further questions contact:
Big Day Recognition LLC/ Jostens
Yearbook! Yearbook! Get Your Yearbook Here!
Happy New Year from the Counseling Center
Students can find their schedule on Infinite Campus. Please review the schedule for the second semester and finalize change requests. The last day for 2nd semester schedule changes is January 23rd, 2023. Students may complete schedule changes with a paper copy (available in the counseling center) or online at https://www.lhscounseling.com/course-registration.html through their counselor's link. To meet with your counselor, stop by the counseling office before school, during study/lunch, or after school.
New Courses for 2023-24
Do you like rocks and dinosaurs? Do you want to learn about the Earth and its history? Earth Science covers the ever changing Earth, fossils, dinosaurs, rocks, minerals and the oceans. Sign up for Earth science and learn more about our dynamic planet.
Real World Science
Real World Science will cover unique concepts in science. Topics such as nuclear chemistry, household chemistry, and the dynamics of motions will be explored through real-world applications.
Introduction to Athletic Training
This course introduces athletic training and basic principles of preventative care. Explore the role of the athletic trainer in sports medicine, mechanisms of athletic injuries, tissue response to injury, blood-borne pathogens, introductory techniques of the assessment and evaluation of athletic injuries and emergency procedures. This course may require hours of internship.
Computer Gaming & Design
Computer Gaming and Design prepares students to design computer games by studying design, "the origin of game theory", animation, artistic concepts, digital imaging, coding, scripting, multimedia production, and game play strategies. Advanced course topics include, but are not limited to, level design, environment and 3D modeling, scene and set design, motion capture, and texture mapping.
High School Course Registration
Registration starts for the 2023-24 school year in February. Counselors and teachers work with students to help determine their class needs. Parent input is important, so we encourage you to work with your student on the choices available and the requirements needed. Lincoln has many academic pathways for students. Please ask questions and explore all the options. This is a great time to have post-high school planning conversations with your student.
Lincoln High School counselors will be in the English classrooms starting January 31st-11th grade, February 1- 10th grade, and February 2- 9th grade for 2023-2024 course information and registration. Please take time to visit with your student about the opportunities available.
Information about course registration is on the counseling website below:
January–Career and Post-Secondary Planning
- Job Shadow - sign up with our Career Launch Advisor https://linktr.ee/SFCareerAdvisors
- Take the O'Net MyNextMove Interest Inventory https://www.mynextmove.org/
- Research SD Post-Secondary Educational Opportunities https://sdcollegeadmissions.com/Students-&-HS-Counselors
There is Hope
Reaching out for support and help is now accessible through a new 3-digit phone number, 988. It's a direct connection to compassionate and professional support for anyone who might be struggling with emotional distress, experiencing suicidal thoughts, or those with concern about a family member or friend with a mental health or substance use issue.
Did Your Address Change? Have You Notified Us?
If you have changed your physical address, please drop off proof of residency in the office. Documents which are acceptable for address verification within the last 60 days are:
- Lease agreement
- Mortgage documents
- Utility bill
- Property tax payment/receipt
- Homeowner/rental insurance policy
- State/government mail
- No Post Office issue documents
Athletics & Activities
SD Junior Honor Choir
Congratulations to the following 9th grade students: Taelor Blankenfeld, Meredith Johnson, Chalease Kenyon, Isa Larson and Cariella Urbina Lynde. They will be participating in the SD Junior Honor Choir January 20th and 21st in Rapid City, South Dakota. These students were chosen by audition to sing with other students from across the state. They will participate in a concert on Saturday afternoon, at the Performing Arts Center in Rapid City on January 21st at 2:00 p.m.
(Students pictured left-right - Taelor Blankenfeld, Cariella Urbina Lynde, Chalease Kenyon)
(Students not pictured: Meredith Johnson, Isa Larson)
Booster Club Information
Feel free to like our Booster Club page and get updates on activities:
FB - LHS Booster Club
Insta - @lhsboosterclubsf
Twitter - @lhsboostersf
Hey Senior Class Parents!
We have some very important save the date information and more here!
Senior Shirts , sweatshirts, and yard signs
Order now so your student has for the remainder of the year AND funds raised from these will help with the senior class party at the end of the year! Such a great keepsake! We want to make it an evening into morning they'll never forget!
✅We have a NEW Facebook group JUST for Senior Class Parents and Students. PLEASE join and also PLEASE invite other LHS senior parents and students. We don't want anyone missed! Here is the link:
✅The next Senior Class Party Meeting (PLEASE come!) will be January 23rd at 5:30pm in the LHS Library! Here we will discuss all things seniors class party! We need volunteers in many different categories and would SO appreciate your help! :) Also be thinking if you'd like to be a volunteer the night of the party!
✅The Senior Class Party will be at Air Madness on 05/21/23 from approx. 10pm-5am. Registration will be coming soon! Be on the lookout!
✅That's it for now, but please stay tuned! More exciting opportunities and events are coming!
From the Office
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