Lincoln High School Patriot Press
Important Days to Know
September 1st - Labor Day Break, No School
September 4th - Labor Day Break, No School
September 9th- ACT Testing
September 9th - President's Bowl, LHS @ 3:30 pm
September 14th - Coronation, 7:00 pm
September 14th - Variety Show, 8:00 pm
September 15th - Homecoming Football Game, Howard Wood Field, Lincoln vs Harrisburg, 5:00 pm
September 15th - Homecoming Patriot Party
October 5th - President's Own Band, The Main Gym, 7:00-9:00 pm
October 7th - SAT Testing
October 9th - No School
October 10th - No School
October 11th - PSAT, Pre-registration Required
October 11th - Flu Shot Clinic, in the Cafeteria, 3:00-4:00 pm
October 16th - Josten, Main Gym, Senior Meeting, 10:15-10:45 am
October 16th - Parent Teacher Conferences, Main Gym, 4:00-7:30 pm
October 18th - STAMP
October 18th - NCRC
October 23rd - Jostens, Administration Foyer, Ordering Day, 11:15 am-1:15 pm
October 23rd - Parent Teacher Conference, Virtual, 4:00-7:30 pm
October 28th - ACT Testing
Notes from Dr. Raeder
Get Involved! This is my message to all students and their families. High school represents a short period of time in a student’s life. Make the most of it! Have your student join an athletic team, participate in a fine art activity, attend games, concerts, plays and other school events. As a Patriot Family, we need to support each other. Additionally, students who are involved with a school event tend to do better in classes and find more enjoyment in school.
With over 75 clubs, sports and activities LHS has something for everyone. If a student is not able to find an activity of interest, have your student talk to an administrator about starting an activity. Perhaps there are other students who have similar interests and your student can make connections with other LHS students. Help your student brainstorm ways to get involved at LHS.
Another way to get involved and show your school pride is to participate in our Red Letter Days. This is our Homecoming week. Homecoming is Sept 11th-15th. Students will have different activities to attend during the week and we will finish the week with a school wide pizza feed, pep rally, and dance. Go Pats!
SFSD Adopts Canvas as the new Learning Management Platform
The Sioux Falls School District is excited to announce the adoption of Canvas as the Learning & Assessment Management System! This fall, the District is implementing a Learning Management System (LMS) called Canvas. Canvas provides students with a digital classroom. The platform offers a systematic approach to sharing classroom lessons and communication for students and parents, ensuring consistency of access and experience for students and families regardless of school or grade level. Canvas replaces Seesaw, Schoology, and Google Classroom, streamlining systems aligned with student goals and progress. Parents/Guardians will have access as “observers” to monitor assignments and expectations. Watch for more information on how to connect to your student’s Canvas course.
Information for Parents
Annual Update Deadline
Thank you to all the families who have completed the annual update through their parent portal account. This update is required annually by the Sioux Falls School District. It is important that we have the most accurate up-to-date information for your students and your family. You will have until September 26, 2023, midnight, to get this completed.
You may not have a computer, a parent portal account, or are just having problems logging on to your account in Infinite Campus. We are here to help you. We have computers available at Lincoln High School for you to use. Your cell phone or tablet will not work for completing the annual update. Please call Kim Bowman at Lincoln High School, 605-367-7994, if any of these issues are the case. Our hours are 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday.
Below you will find information and links for doing your annual update.
Open Lunch Forms for 11th and 12th Graders
Open Lunch Forms Must be Filled Out for Your Student to Leave Campus
Open lunch permission forms are to be completed online. Forms must be completed for students to leave campus during their open lunch. Click on the blue bar below to complete the form.
Tripper Bus Route Information
Free & Reduced Lunch Application
How to Get Help With Your Internet Bill for Families Who Qualify
Learn How to Report an Absence and Much More on Tab Below
AP Registration Fall 2023
Advanced Placement classes will begin registration at myap.collegeboard.org on September 5. In order to take the AP Tests in May students need to register by September 20, 2023. Students who have taken AP Tests in the past will need to register with their existing accounts and new AP students need to create an account.
The cost for each exam is $98 and may be paid with a check, money order, cash, or online through Parent Portal. AP payments are due October 18. Second Semester only classes (i.e. US Government, Human Geography & MacroEconomics) will register and pay in January/February.
The Sioux Falls School District provides financial assistance to SFSD students who qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch; these tests will be offered at no cost to the qualifying students. Application instructions are found at: https://www.sf.k12.sd.us/page/free-reduced-meal-application
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Morrison at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Elsa Friesen for being elected 2023 Girl's State Governor!
The 32nd Annual Presidents Bowl football game will be held on Saturday, September 9th, 2023.
Lincoln will play Jefferson at 3:30 PM. GO PATS!
The Presidents Bowl Football Game is a fundraiser which supports all LHS student organizations and raised over $37,500 for LHS in 2022! Remember, it is more than a football game; it showcases Lincoln students in athletics and activities.
All students in activities at LHS will have President's Bowl tickets for sale.
Cost is $10 per ticket, for K-12 & adults. Pre-K admission is free.
Student and Booster Activity passes are not accepted for the Presidents Bowl Game.
Students will have the opportunity to buy one $5 ticket (1 ticket per student) on Wednesday, August 30th and Wednesday, September 6th during lunch and after school. These will be the only days $5 tickets are available for students.
*Note: Ticket Price at the Gate will be $15.
Lincoln's Homecoming Red Letter Days
Homecoming 2023 Activities
Friday, September 8 at 6:30pm - Powderpuff Football Tournament @ Lincoln HS
Monday, September 11: Sports Day - at 6:30pm - Volleyball Tournament @ Lincoln HS
Tuesday, September 12: Barbie & Ken Day
Wednesday, September 13: Teen Beach Movie Day (Surfers vs. Bikers)
Thursday, September 14: FBI vs. Most Wanted Day - at 7:00pm Coronation & 8:00pm Variety Show ($5) @ LHS Auditorium
Friday afternoon, September 15: Spirit Day - Pizza Feed lunch sponsored by the LHS Boosters, games on the football field, variety show and pep rally
Friday evening at 5:00pm football game vs. Harrisburg @ Howard Wood Stadium
Homecoming Dance @ Lincoln HS from 8-11pm ($5)
Senior Photo Deadline for Yearbook
LHS Counseling - (605) 367-7994
(students assigned alphabetically by last name):
A-C Grades 10-12
A-B Grade 9
D-G Grades 10-12
C-G Grade 9
H-K Grades 10-12
H-J Grade 9
L-N Grades 10-12
K-N Grade 9
O-Sq Grades 10-12
O-R Grade 9
Sr-Z Grades 10-12
S-Z Grade 9
September – Career and Post-Secondary Planning
- Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center if you plan on playing NCAA sports at Division I or II school. The NCAA Eligibility Center recommends registering no later than the beginning of your sophomore year in high school. This should allow sufficient time to be sure you are on track to graduate on time and meet the NCAA's required initial-eligibility standards. eligibilitycenter.org
- Register with NAIA Eligibility Center at https://play.mynaia.org/
- Athletes – Set up an account to track Coursework in CoreCourseGPA.com
- Attend Post-Secondary Representative Visits to learn about Post-Secondary Institutions.
- Sign up for the LHS ACT test prep workshop
- Attend Post-Secondary Representative Visits to learn about Post-Secondary InstitutionsJob Shadow - sign up with our Career Launch Advisor https://linktr.ee/SFCareerAdvisors
- Review SD Labor Market’s Hot Careers (high wage/high demand) https://dlr.sd.gov/lmic/menu_hot_careers.aspx
- Attend Post-Secondary Representative Visits to learn about Post-Secondary Institutions
- Research and apply for Scholarships
- Complete Early Action/Early Decision College Applications
- Fill out Request for Recommendation Forms and submit to teachers for college applications/scholarships (ask in advance – one month preferred or two weeks at minimum)
Athletics & Activities
Attention All LHS Bowlers
The LHS boys and girls bowling team needs you! Whether or not you have bowled before, we have a spot for you this fall.
Watch the newsletter in October for information about tryouts. Team representatives will also be near the cafeteria in mid-October with information.
Please follow the team on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/lincolnhighschoolbowling, or search for LHS Patriots Bowling.
2023-24 Game Day Productions and LHS Sports Broadcasting
Lincoln's Game Day Production crew (GPD) is gearing up for the 2023-2024 school year. GPD will be live streaming and broadcasting Lincoln High School athletic events and activities on the Lincoln High School YouTube & Howard Wood Field channels. This year Lincoln is adding a 2nd YouTube Channel to the mix, the Auxiliary/Turf Field YouTube Channel to stream and broadcast games held at LHS on the new turf field and games/events in our auxiliary gym. The LHS YouTube channels can be found at https://sfsdathletics.k12.sd.us/live-stream. Subscribe to both LHS channels to watch your favorite Patriot event, It's FREE! As a subscriber, you will receive notifications when new events begin and when new videos are updated. Information and updates will also be posted on our Lincoln Livestream social media, be sure to like and follow us. Please send any questions to email@example.com or text (605) 937-8613 (Google Voice).
Howard Wood Field: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7UAf4FlMh9v7YGL9lLieHw
Like and Follow Game Day Productions on:
@SF_PatsLive @PatriotBroadcasting #LHSGameDay
Booster Club and Senior Class Party
Senior Class Parents
Class of 2024,
The 2024 Senior Class Party is largely funded by concession stand sales during LHS HOME games.
Students, parents, and family members can work these shifts. Students can use their shifts in the concessions as volunteer hours for National Honor Society and other volunteer needs.
For the first time ever we are going to have a few concessions at home JV football and soccer games in addition to volleyball, basketball and wrestling. When you are signing up please read whether you are volunteering *indoors or outdoors*.
If you volunteer for the set up shift please plan on being IN the concessions and ready to set up at the listed time. Parking and getting into the building can be busy after school so please allow yourself plenty of time to park and check in at the office on those days.
Specific concessions instructions will be available in the concessions stand.
If you are unable to volunteer on a day you signed up please be sure to find a replacement for your time slot.
Many hands make light work, so we invite all seniors & their parents to sign up & help make concessions successful. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!
We are looking forward to meeting you all & working with you to have a fun & successful year!
Senior Class Party Committee
Senior Class Party Concessions Food Coordinator - Karen Lechtenberg
Senior Class Party Concessions Volunteer Coordinator - Amy Mitchell
Senior Class Party Co-Chairs
Shannon Van Buskirk
From the Office
Has Your Address Changed?
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 issued documents