Lincoln High School Patriot Press
May 26th is the last day of school
May, June, July and August Days to Know
1 - Band Pops Concert, LHS Auditorium, 7pm
6 - SAT
9 - Spring Orchestra Concert, LHS Auditorium, 7pm
11 Chorus Spring Concert, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6:30pm
15 - Chorus Masterworks Concert, First Lutheran Church, 6:30 pm
15 - SFSD Native American Honoring Class of 2023 plus the Future Class of 2027, Washington Pavilion, 5:30 - 9:00pm
16 - Graduation Practice, Main Gym, WIN Time
16 - Family Forum (SFSD/Avera Health Partnership) - Free Virtual Forum on Community Resources Available During Summer https://www.sf.k12.sd.us/page/counseling-services
17 - 8th Grade Visits LHS in am
21 - Graduation, Arena, LHS 7:15pm
25 - 26 - Semester Test Days
26 - Last Day of School
5 - 28 - High School Summer School In-Classroom Classes at CTE Academy, Monday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
June 5 - July 27 - High School Summer School Online Classes at CTE Academy
July 24 - Aug 3 - LHS Connections at LHS, Monday - Thursday, 8:20 AM - 3:15 PM
Notes from Dr. Raeder
Welcome to May. We are excited about finishing the year strong. We are proud of the work of our students during this school year. There is no rule book written on how to be a successful high school student, yet the students of LHS accomplished this goal. This is a time to honor the work of the school year and especially the efforts of our graduates.
Due to snow days, our last day of school has changed, it is now May 26th. Finals will be on May 25th and May 26th. The schedule for Semester Tests is below. We will have open lunch each day and Chromebooks will be collected after the final exam. This is a change from last semester.
The Lincoln high school graduation ceremonies will be held Sunday, May 21st at the Sioux Falls Arena at 7:15 PM. Our graduation ceremony will be live-streamed so friends and family not in attendance also have an opportunity to celebrate with their graduates. At the arena, it is suggested that visitors refrain from bringing bags with them as bags are searched and metal detectors are used. Best of luck to all the graduates as they tackle their next adventure. Go Pats!
Semester 2 CTE Test Schedule
Thursday, May 25th
· Block 1 and Block 3 students test during normal block times
· Block 2 is not scheduled at CTE
Friday, May 26th
· Block 2 students test during normal block 2 time
· Block 1 and Block 3 are not scheduled at CTE
Important Graduation Information
For Parents and Seniors
Caps and Gowns
If you have not ordered your GRADUATION CAP/GOWN/TASSEL/STOLE, please order online at:
For further questions contact via email:
Big Day Recognition LLC/ Jostens
Day of Graduation Information
To help the graduation ceremony be a happy and dignified experience, Lincoln High School would like to inform you of certain guidelines for graduation.
Students must be at the Sioux Falls Arena by 6:00 PM on Sunday, May 21. Graduation will start promptly at 7:15 PM. Family and friends may take their seats starting at 6:15 PM. Metal detectors will be in use and bags will be searched. Please limit the items you take into the Arena.
All graduation ceremonies will be live streamed so other family members also have an opportunity to celebrate with their graduate. Here is Lincoln High School’s graduation live stream link: https://youtube.com/live/j7bVCdjxRAQ?feature=share
The graduation ceremony will also be played on KLRN Wednesday, June 7 and Sunday, June 11 at 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM. There will be no photographer.
We are asking students to dress in attire that is appropriate for a more formal celebration. Jeans, bare feet, flip flop sandals or tennis shoes are not acceptable. If this presents a hardship for a student, please let us know immediately. Mortarboards should be worn flat on a graduate’s head and may not be decorated. Native American students may attach an eagle feather or plume and medicine wheel to their caps. Native American students may also wear a preapproved beaded cap; the beaded design must be approved by May 15 by the Office of Indian Education.
Please inform your son or daughter that air horns, plastic balls, or other items of distraction will be confiscated. It is unfair to students when names cannot be heard because of distractions.
The recessional is the closing of the graduation ceremony. Seniors will move their tassels from left to right upon receiving their diplomas. Immediately after being presented, seniors will recess through the front of the Arena and proceed to the back, where you may meet with your graduate. To facilitate this process, we ask that you do not leave your seats until all the seniors have had an opportunity to recess out.
Graduation practice will be Tuesday, May 16, during WIN time (10:05-10:40 AM). Student diploma inserts will be available for pickup in the Lincoln High School office starting on June 13. Please be sure all school-related fees have been paid prior to May 1.
We want our graduation ceremony to be an occasion dedicated to the recognition of the achievements of these students. If you have any questions concerning graduation, please call LHS at 367-7990.
Seniors—Important Diploma Pickup Information
Congratulations to the Lincoln High School Class of 2023 and best wishes in your future plans and dreams! Diplomas will be available for pick up in the administration office at Lincoln High School starting June 13th. Please stop by during the hours of 7:15 AM-4:45 PM, Monday-Thursday during the summer. If you have fees, please come prepared to pay them. Thank you for your cooperation.
Final transcripts will start being processed and sent to your requested colleges/universities beginning mid-June.
Final Transcript Requests and South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship Seniors Important Information!!
Final transcripts are required by colleges, universities, technical schools, military, cosmetology schools, NCAA, NAIA, South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship, etc. Even though you have been accepted to a post-secondary school, they require a final transcript to be sent from our registrar’s office after your grades have been posted to the transcript.
Detailed information and instructions on ordering a final transcript have been sent to you from our Registrar Michelle Peterson. Included in the email is information about the South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship and AP Testing Results as well. See the link below for the same detailed information. Deadline to request your final transcript is June 5, 2023.
Button link: https://www.lhscounseling.com/transcripts.html
President's Education Award and Regents' Scholar Recipients Listing
News from the District
Congratulations to the following Students of the Month!
9th grade - Adrian Navarro and Ella Thompson
10th grade - Ayden Russell and Jacob Pagone
11th grade - Reese Duncan and Kailynn Schjodt
12th grade - Ben Kvale and Miles Brokenleg
9th grade - Abdirahman Hassan and Samantha Fletcher
10th grade - Aubrey Poncelet and Griffin Etrheim
11th grade - Ayden Poulos and Binti Ukash
12th grade - Maggie Walters and Trelyn Williams
NIGHT AT THE IMPROV
The LHS annual NIGHT AT THE IMPROV will be Thursday, May 18th at 7pm in the Little Theater! Cost is $5 a seat. This show is our version of WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? and will feature a variety of performers performing skits and theatre games. Last year we SOLD OUT! Make sure to add this to your May calendar!
Lincoln's National Honor Society
On April 17, 2023, the Lincoln Chapter of the National Honor inducted 109 new members and honored 118 senior members at the 2023 NHS Induction and Cording Ceremony. To be accepted into National Honor Society, students undergo a rigorous application process. Not only do they need to demonstrate a minimum weighted GPA of a 3.5, but they must also have completed a minimum of 6 hours of documented service or volunteer work in the current school year, demonstrate leadership in various aspects of student and community life, and reflect the qualities of sound character by receiving recommendations from LHS Faculty. All aspects of the students’ applications are reviewed by the Faculty Council, who makes their recommendations for membership. Membership into National Honor Society is earned by the student’s ability to demonstrate and maintain these pillars of scholarship, leadership, character, and service.
Congratulations to the senior members for maintaining and upholding the pillars of National Honor Society and being able to wear the honor cords at graduation. To our newly inducted members, congratulations and welcome. You are now tasked with maintaining these pillars of scholarship, leadership, character, and service that earned your admission into the Lincoln Chapter of National Honor Society and as seniors next year, to serve as role models for the underclassmen at LHS.
2023 Advanced Placement Exams
The 2023 Advanced Placement examinations begin Monday, May 1st and continues through Friday, May 12th. The College Board/Advanced Placement program sets the date and time for each exam and this information is available at AP Exams and Policies https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/exam-policies-guidelines. This includes information that describes the examinations, procedure for grading the examinations, and reporting exam scores.
The Advanced Placement program requires students to take the examinations on the date and time scheduled. Students are permitted to take alternative-late exams only when: 1. Students are scheduled to take two AP exams for the same time and date, or 2. There is a conflict with a school activity that would take the student out of school. The schedule for the late exams runs from Wednesday, May 17 to Friday, May 19. Please email any questions to: email@example.com
Congratulations to the Following Boy's and Girl's State Delegates
Boys State Delegates:
Girls State Delegates:
CLUB 17--We Need Your Help to Help Our Neediest
Seventeen stands for the number of hours between when a student leaves school and is back the next day. Lincoln High School’s Club 17 program has been providing much-needed new clothing and personal care items to our students for the last year. Currently, Club 17 is running low on some new items. If you can donate any of the following items, please drop them off at the Lincoln High School counseling office. If you have any questions, please call 605-367-7994.
Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Girls and Boys Sweatpants or Pants preferably new or gently used ~ All Sizes
Girls and Boys Shirts, Sweatshirts/Hoodies preferably new or gently used ~ All Sizes
Deodorant both Men's / Women’s
Shampoo / Conditioner
Yearbook Pick-up in August
School Store SALE
The School Store is having a spring clearance sale, and you won't want to miss it. All kinds of items are marked down and they will go fast. Don't forget you can use Apple or Google Pay and use your Patriot Bucks before school ends because they won't be good next year. Store hours are school days from 7:00-1:45 PM
Incoming Freshmen 2023-2024 School Year
Join Our Connection's Class
CONNECTIONS is designed to assist students in making a smooth transition to high school by providing connections with math, reading, and writing skills. The class incorporates a variety of activities which provide students with an opportunity to improve their academic skills, as well as to familiarize them with their new high school, expectations, procedures, opportunities available, and organizations/clubs/activities. This is an excellent opportunity for students to get a head start as they enter high school.
Students who successfully complete the class will earn .50 elective credit toward their total high school credits. The course will include math and language arts units which will help prepare students for high school.
Class runs July 24th to Aug 3rd, 8:20 am to 3:15 pm. Registration deadline is May 19th.
Athletics & Activities
May 1st Band Pops Concert, 7pm LHS Auditorium
May 9th Orchestra Spring Concert, 7 pm, LHS Auditorium
LHS Cheer tryouts will take place on May 4th-5th & 8th-10th.
Tryouts for the LHS Competitive Cheer team & Sideline Football Cheerleaders
Open to current 8th - 11th grade students both boys and girls.
No previous experience required. Open Gyms prior to tryouts are available.
Online registration required. More info at our website
LHS Cheer Website: https://sites.google.com/view/lhspatriotcheer
Click Below and Find the Perfect Summer Camp for Your Athlete
Lincoln High School Game Day Production (GPD) students are off and running with their first ever Coaches Corner. Throughout the year, the sports broadcasting students will post interviews with coaches and directors. In the following videos, current sports broadcasting and GPD students Caden Watson and Nolan Slade had interviews and spoke with three LHS coaches. During these interviews the students were able to gather information on the sport and the teams. Watch the three interviews and hear about what’s going on with track and field, boys' tennis, and girls' golf at Lincoln High School! Thanks for watching and enjoy!
Track and Field:
The Lincoln track and field team has sprung into action despite the weather roadblocks. The Patriots have plenty of athletes exceeding expectations and performing well in the early season. Will the patriots return to the top at the end of the season? Hear this interview on Coaches Corner from longtime track and field head coach, Coach Jaws to learn more about the season ahead.
The Lincoln Boys tennis team is off to a hot start, winning all of their first five matches 9-0. The Patriots are coming off of eight consecutive state championships and looking for a ninth with plenty of returning players from a year ago. Hear some thoughts from Coach Krueger in this edition of Coaches Corner.
Girls Golf at Lincoln High School has had a struggle being able to get on the course for meets due to the weather. Plenty of depth and golfers ready to go, the Patriots look to contend this season. Coach Amundson shares a little bit about the rest of the season in his Coaches Corner interview.
HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES PARTICIPATION
The Sioux Falls School District is committed to preparing our students for purposeful engagement in the world through participation in activities. Students in Grades 7 - 12 have the opportunity to participate in the high school interscholastic athletics and/or activities programs, including sponsored sports. For those students interested in participating in the Sioux Falls School District activities program during the 2023-24 academic year, the following information MUST be on file PRIOR to any participation in activities, which includes, but is not limited to, the first practice, workout (summer included) or tryout of an activity in which the student is participating in. Please turn in all forms to the High School’s Activities Principal in the Activities Office.
FORMS NEEDED FOR PARTICIPATION
- Annual Student Registration (OLR) (Online)
- This online form is for parents/guardians of students who wish to participate in the high school interscholastic athletics and/or activities programs, including Sioux Falls School District sponsored sports. The form can be completed online starting Monday, April 3, 2023.
- To complete the Annual Student Registration (OLR), sign into your Parent Portal on Infinite Campus: Infinite Campus Parent Portal (Click Here)
- For instructions on How to Complete the Annual Student Registration (OLR) (Click Here) or (Attached).
- Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Form (Paper Document)
- In order to help ensure the health and safety of students participating in athletics, the Sioux Falls School District School Board will require an annual preparticipation physical evaluation of all students who participate in South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA) recognized interscholastic athletics, all Sioux Falls School District sponsored sports, and any other school sponsored activity deemed as physically demanding as an athletic activity. This evaluation must occur after April 1 for the ensuing school year but prior to the first practice, workout (summer/school year) or tryout of an athletic activity in which the student is participating in.
- The annual medical evaluation must be performed by a licensed medical personnel that is qualified to perform the evaluation and certify the health of the student (Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathy, Doctor of Chiropractic, licensed Physician’s Assistant and licensed Nurse Practitioner). This examination is valid for one school year except when the student has had a significant injury, illness, or major surgery. A student-athlete who has suffered a significant injury or significant illness, has had major surgery, or is suspected of having suffered a concussion is required to submit the consent for continued participation form signed by a licensed health care provider verifying that it is safe for the student to participate.
- Print the Sioux Falls School District Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Form 2023-24 (Click Here) or (Attached).
- The Preparticipation Medical History must be completed by the patient and parent/guardian and brought to appointment with the licensed medical personnel.
- How do Sioux Falls School District families schedule a Preparticipation Physical Evaluation:
The Sioux Falls School District recommends scheduling your student for a Preparticipation Physical Evaluation with your family doctor/provider. At this evaluation, immunizations can be updated, and other health issues addressed. The Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Form must be completed at this evaluation. Many insurance companies will pay for this evaluation, and sometimes a co-pay may apply. When contacting your doctor/provider’s office, please remember to ask for a “wellness exam”.
If you don’t choose option 1 where your insurance may cover the wellness exam, we have also arranged with several local health care providers for a special $35.00 rate for Preparticipation Physical Evaluations (See attached SFSD Clinics that offer Preparticipation Evaluation). Charges will not be filed with your insurance company at this rate, and you must pay the $35.00 fee at the time of your appointment. In order to qualify for the special rate, please call the clinic and ask for a “Sioux Falls School District Preparticipation Physical Evaluation”. Call early this spring as certain scheduling concerns, such as a specific date or month(s) this summer may apply and will vary by clinic and/or doctor. For a list of Clinics that offer Preparticipation Physical Evaluations for $35.00 (Click Here) or (Attached).
Falls Community Health provides services on a sliding fee scale as low as $15.00 for patients based on income and family size.
Avera Health Care Clinic – 300 N. Dakota, Suite 117 – (605) 322-6800 provides free services to the non-insured.
Cost and/or access to a healthcare provider should not be a barrier to participation. If you are unable to schedule an appointment or have concerns regarding the cost of the above options, please contact your Activities Principal.
HIGH SCHOOL INTERSCHOLASTICS ATHLETICS OFFERED
Coed Competitive Cheer
Girls Cross Country
Boys Cross Country
Coed Competitive Dance
Boys Golf (7-12)
Coed Sideline Cheer
Girls Tennis (7-12)
Girls Bowling (Sponsored Sport)
Girls Bowling (Sponsored Sport)
Girls Gymnastics (7-12)
Coed Sideline Cheer
Boys Baseball (Sponsored Sport)
Girls Golf (7-12)
Boys Tennis (7-12)
Girls Track and Field
Boys Track and Field
HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES PRINCIPALS
Jefferson High School
Chad Stadem – Chad.Stadem@k12.sd.us
Lincoln High School
Joey Struwe – Joey.Struwe@k12.sd.us
Roosevelt High School
Steve Moore – Steve.Moore@k12.sd.us
Washington High School
Nate Malchow – Nate.Malchow@k12.sd.us
Please go to www.sfsdathletics.com to find more information pertaining to Athletics in the Sioux Falls School District.
Booster Club Information
Feel free to like our Booster Club page and get updates on activities:
FB - LHS Booster Club
Insta - @lhsboosterclubsf
Twitter - @lhsboostersf
May – Career and Post-Secondary Planning
- Register for Summer School - https://www.sf.k12.sd.us/page/summer-school
- Complete registration for Fall Dual Credit Courses (students who will be Juniors need a 3.5 GPA to be eligible) - Deadline May 15th Dual Credit HS | Sioux Falls School District (k12.sd.us)
- Register for Summer School - https://www.sf.k12.sd.us/page/summer-school
- Complete registration for Fall Dual Credit Courses (students who will be Seniors need a 3.25 GPA to be eligible) - Deadline May 15th Dual Credit HS | Sioux Falls School District (k12.sd.us)
- Register for Summer School - https://www.sf.k12.sd.us/page/summer-school
- Notify post-secondary institutions of your enrollment choice by May 1st
- Watch for emails from colleges concerning deadlines for payment, room selections, etc.
- Request a FINAL transcript to be sent to your post-secondary institution (a final transcript will be sent in mid-June after final grades uploaded to transcript) Transcripts - LHS COUNSELING CENTER
HEY SENIOR CLASS PARENTS!!!
📣Senior Check List‼️
✅Register for the Senior Class Party. The Senior Class Party will be at Air Madness on 05/21/23 from 10pm-5am.
Register here! https://www.lhsseniorpats.com once registered PLEASE immediately send payment to PayPal @ firstname.lastname@example.org or you can return completed form in an envelope labeled “LHS Senior Party” to LHS Student Services, mail
to 2900 S. Cliff Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57105, or email email@example.com.
All details are on the website with the form.
✅Parents and Guardians! Volunteer for the Senior Party! We need help for the late night early morning session!
✅Would you like to make a cash donation to the Senior Class Party? Lincoln High School Graduation Organization is a 501(c)(3)organization. Please consider a gift to help keep the Senior Class Party affordable to all and to provide scholarships for those who cannot attend. Please see registration document with details at the bottom to explain how to donate. We appreciate you! https://www.lhsseniorpats.com
✅Fundraising details to help create #magicmoments for the senior class party!
💥Chipotle Fundraiser 33% of sales to go to the senior class party!
• 4035 W 41st St, Sioux Falls, SD 57106-0731
• AHGPT69 (must use that code when ordering or show them the flyer)
✅We have a few senior tshirts ( with all senior names on them) and yard signs left! If you’d like one, please contact Shelly Horr @ +1 (605) 952-6760
✅We have a Facebook group JUST for Senior Class Parents and Students. Here is the link: