Lincoln High School Patriot Press

September 2021

Patriot Notes

Welcome back. Thank you to everyone who helped to make Patriot Power Day and the tailgate a success. What a fun way to celebrate the beginning of a new year. Special thank you to the Patriot Pride committee for organizing the tailgate.

As we begin the year, we have a few notes:

+ Masks are encouraged for all students and staff who have not been vaccinated.

+Students can enter LHS starting at 7 AM through the administration doors using their ID. At 8 AM students will be able to enter the building from the Administration Door (A), West Door (B2), and the Glass staircase Door (K). These entrances will be monitored by an adult.

+All Juniors and Seniors will have open lunch. They must complete a form and have a guardian sign the form. This form can be found in our newsletter.

+Students will not be issued a locker. If a student wants a locker, the student should see a counselor.

+Once school has been dismissed for the day, students will be encouraged to attend a practice or leave the building.

+School starts at 8:20 AM Monday-Friday.

+Picture re-takes and Senior Class picture will be on August 31st.

+August 26th is the first day of class.

+Homecoming known as Red Letter Days will be Sept 13th - 17th.

Please continue to contact LHS with questions and suggestions. We are a team! Together we can provide a safe and healthy environment for all. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Lincoln High School Calendar of Events


26 – THURSDAY-First Day of School (daily schedule, Mon-Fri, 8:20 AM-3:15 PM)

31 - Picture Retake Day and Senior Class Picture Day


2 - All students wear LHS white t-shirt

3 - 6 Labor Day Break - no school

10 - Presidents Bowl, 8:00 PM

13-17 - Red Letter Days (RLD) Homecoming Week

18 - Hall of Fame Banquet

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Attendance Matters. Every Student. Every Day.

LHS New Attendance Notification System:

LHS is using the REMIND texting system to notify families of uncleared absences.

Parents can respond back via text or email to excuse their student’s absence. Parents will be notified for any uncleared absence, which could be daily.

Without a response all absences are marked as a skip by the end of the day.

Families may notify us of future absences or send a doctor’s note to excuse a past absence at our email:

Attendance Matters. Every Student. Every Day.

Marine Corps Reserve Association (MCRA) Outstanding Unit Award Presented to Lincoln High School MCJROTC

The cadets of Lincoln High School Marine Corps JROTC have been awarded the Marine Corps Reserve Association Outstanding Unit Award for the 2020-2021 school year. This is the highest unit-level award that can be presented to any Marine Corps JROTC program. The award brings with it the distinction of Naval Honor School, which is a ranked compilation of unit academic awards, community service volunteer hours, drill, air rifle and physical training competition participation and placements, scholarship money awarded, and U.S. military academy appointments earned. The MCRA is awarded to the top performing Naval Honor School in each of the four Marine Corps JROTC regions across the United States and its territories. There are currently 260 Marine Corps JROTC programs. Lincoln High School MCJROTC is one of only four units in the nation to receive this highly prestigious award. Congratulations to students and instructors!

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City of Sioux Falls Mayor's Youth Council

You’re invited to apply to be part of the 2021 class for the City of Sioux Falls Mayor’s Youth Council! The Mayor’s Youth Council will give youth a seat at the table. As part of the MYC, you will have the chance to share your voice and develop your leadership skills. You will learn about City government and get to talk with and ask questions of City and State leaders. In addition, you will develop a project that could make a lasting impact in our community!

  • The MYC is open to Sioux Falls Juniors and Seniors
  • Applications open Wednesday, Sept. 1 and are due Wednesday, Sept. 15. Visit to learn more and apply.
  • The purpose is to provide youth a voice on community issues, learn about City government, and develop leadership skills through a coordinated community project. We encourage students who are civically minded and care about their community to apply.

Thank you for your interest in this very important youth engagement opportunity!

Patriot Spotlight

Congratulations to Lincoln High Senior Golfer Luke Honner who shot an 8 under par 64 at Fox Run Golf Course in Yankton August 13. This was a school record! The Patriot boys golf team also set a school record with a score of 280 that day. Congratulations to the golfers and coaches!
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Order Your Spiritwear Here

Support the LHS Booster Club

Lincoln High School Store

Check out the student school store here

Lincoln Parents--LHS Needs Volunteers! Will You Help?

If you would like to be added to the contact list when LHS has volunteer needs, please click on the button above and fill out the form. Thank you for considering this opportunity!

High School Tripper Bus Information

Please click on the links below for information regarding the high school tripper bus routes, prices, and where to find the stops.

Direct links to get to the exact page it is listed on the web:

Once you are on this link you need to scroll down to see the prices and actually choose a morning/afternoon/route to see stops or choose Visit the MAP.

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Lincoln High Virtual Trophy Case

How you can help fund this project at LHS

Audition for the LHS Homecoming Variety Show 2021!

Any incoming freshmen or students new to LHS will have the opportunity to audition for the 2021 Variety Show on August 27 at 3:30pm in the auditorium. The Variety Show will be performed on Thursday, September 16 and Friday, September 17 as part of the Lincoln High School Homecoming Celebration. We are looking for unique and fun acts!

Please email Ms. Anderson-Finch at or text her Google Voice work number: 605-951-0011 with any questions. ( Auditions for current LHS students took place last spring.)

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LHS Counseling - 367-7994


(students assigned alphabetically by last name):


Tanielle Sylvester


David Myers


Wendy Dorman


Matt Meyers


Jackie Anderson


Becky Thomas

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Annual Student Update Directions

Update your student's contact information here if you haven't done so already this school year.

Parent Portal Information

Keep informed of your student's schooling.

Paying Your Student Fees Through Parent Portal

Click here to learn how to pay your fees through Infinite Campus

Student Chomebook Insurance Information

Any student entering Grade 9-12 can purchase the Option to Own insurance plan for $100.00. Refunds for insurance purchased in previous years will not be issued. (Example: A senior can purchase the $100.00 Option-to-Own plan, but no refunds will be issued if they previously purchased a yearly insurance plan). Previously purchased Option-to-Own plans are still in effect. Click on the button below to purchase insurance if you have not done so yet.

Sioux Falls Schools Computer Form 2021-2022 School Year

Complete this form for your student and return it to the LHS office.

PSAT/NMSQT Testing Information

Find information on the PSAT/NMSQT test here. Registration opens September 13.

ACT Prep Seminar Registration Information

Click here to register for the ACT Prep Seminar. Classes are filled on a first come first serve basis, so apply early to reserve your seat!

Are You Interested in Sports Media Broadcasting?

ATTENTION PATRIOTS: Lincoln High School Video Production and Design (aka Game Day Productions) is looking for students interested in graphic design and assisting with livestreaming and play-by-play announcing to the LHS YouTube channel and running the video boards during varsity athletic events (football, volleyball, soccer, basketball, wrestling, etc). Check out what we do by clicking the link to the LHS YouTube channel ( Contact Mrs. Wooledge (room A300E) at or text 605-987-8613 for details. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in sports media broadcasting and graphic design. Go Patriots!!

21-22 Lincoln Patriot Athletics & Activities Live on 'YouTube'

Watch your favorite Patriot athletics and activities on YouTube! Lincoln High School varsity athletic events will be live streamed on the Lincoln High School YouTube channel. Subscribe to the Lincoln High School channel to receive notifications about upcoming events, when new events begin, or when new videos are updated. Access the link via the LHS High School website (below). Information will be posted on the LHS website, LHS social media, and in the Watch your favorite Patriot athletics and events on YouTube! Lincoln High School varsity athletic events will be live streamed on the Lincoln High School YouTube & Howard Wood Field channels. Subscribe to the Lincoln High School channel to receive notifications about upcoming events, when new events begin, or when new videos are updated. It's FREE. Access the link via the LHS YouTube (below). Information will be posted on the LHS website, LHS social media, and in the Patriot Press as updates take place with dates, links, and sites. Please send any questions to or ‪(605) 937-8613 (Google Voice).

Below are the YouTube links for the LHS activity page, YouTube channel and HWF. Be sure to follow the SFSD on YouTube! Go Patriots!!

LHS YouTube:

Howard Wood Field:

LHS activity page:

Like and Follow Game Day Productions on:



Lincoln Livestream Facebook Page(sflincolnlive): LHS Game Day Productions

LHS Game Day Productions

LHS Game Day Productions. This is you goto page for livestream updates to your favorite Patriot athletics and events.

Free Meals for the 2021-2022 School Year

Hello Sioux Falls School District Families. The federal government has extended FREE meals for all students – that includes breakfast and lunch – through June of next year. That means every enrolled student can enjoy a healthy breakfast and lunch at no cost during the 2021-22 school year.

To qualify for free or reduced bus transportation or other services, you will need to complete the Free and Reduced Lunch Application through the school district. See button below.

2021-2022 Healthy Foods Guide for Sioux Falls Schools

Information regarding food and beverages brought in during the school day.

LHS Open Lunch Permission Form for Juniors and Seniors

The Sioux Falls School District approved the policy to allow juniors and seniors at the high schools open campus privileges during the 2021-22 school year. In order to allow your son/daughter this privilege, we need your approval. By filling out this form, you agree to allow your student to leave the high school during the hours specified in the Open Campus Rules and Procedures.

Please click on the link below if you have not yet turned in the form:

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LHS 2021-22 Yearbook Purchase

Click here to purchase your yearbook

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Statesman Archives

Click here to see past issues

Changes to AP Registration and Payment

AP Students and Parents, Advanced Placement registration and payment will take place earlier in the school year than in the past. Registration for full year classes begins on September 1st and payments ($96 per test) are due November 1st. After November 1st, AP charges an additional late order fee of $40. Test cancellation refunds after November 1st will be for $56, AP requires a $40 test deposit. Detailed registration and payment information will be sent home with your student and can be accessed through their Google Classroom.

Please note that registration and payment for AP classes that begin 2nd Semester (AP Government, Human Geography, MacroEconomics & Computer Science) will be in February.

Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch will continue to have access to free AP tests, but applications are also due November 1st or a $40 late fee will be assessed. To apply:

There is also limited financial assistance for students who do not qualify for free or reduced lunch. To apply please see Mr. Morrison in E219.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please email

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Presidents Bowl Student Ticket Sales Information

Students in Activities--Please Note

Presidents Bowl Buyer Information Sheet

The 30th Annual Presidents Bowl Football Game is Friday, September 10

2021 Lincoln High Hall of Fame Banquet September 18

The Lincoln High School Hall of Fame started on May 8, 2001. The purpose of the organization is to recognize and honor former members of the staff, administration, athletics, fine arts, student body and community-wide contributors for their outstanding achievements and/or contributions to Lincoln High School.

Our 2021 Hall of Fame Inductees include: Mary Balcer Tranberg, Lloyd Dobratz, Patty Dobratz, Terry Dobratz, Cameron Stalheim, Adam Morfeld, Traci Mescher, Ron Parsons, Debra Wallenberg, Glenyta Hanson.

Tickets can be reserved now for the September 18 banquet honoring these individuals. Email our Activities Director at or call 367-7990.

Please feel free to like our LHS Hall of Fame page on Facebook and get updates on the activities of the Lincoln Hall of Fame committee:

We also have a website:

Lincoln High School Booster Club

Check out information on LHS Booster Club membership

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Lincoln High School Calendar

Click this link to view the LHS Activities Calendar.

Past Patriot Press Newsletters

Click here to view past issues of newsletters.