Lincoln High School Class of 2022!

updated 5/19/2022

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Congratulations Lincoln High School Class of 2022!

We are thrilled to host an in person graduation to honor the class of 2022 - the 114th graduating class of Lincoln High School. This is one final opportunity for our students to come together as one herd to celebrate their achievements and perseverance in high school.

Graduation will be hosted on Friday, June 10, 2022 at 8 pm in the LHS Stadium. Each graduate will be able to invite up to 8 ticketed guests (6 in the bleachers and 2 more may sit on the field). We also will be live streaming the graduation for all of the other friends family, near and far, to enjoy at home.

Key Information about Graduation

Important Dates/Times:

  • Monday, 6/6 during advisory or after 2pm from the office: pick up senior checklist
  • Tuesday, 6/7-Thursday, 6/9: get checklist completed and turn it into the office to pick up 6 bleacher seat tickets and 2 field seat tickets for graduation
  • Friday, 6/10, 8am: students arrive at the stadium for rehearsal; students cannot attend graduation if they do not attend rehearsal
  • Friday, 6/10, 7-7:15pm: students arrive to the LHS quad to assemble for graduation
  • Friday, 6/10, approximately 7pm: stadium will be opened for ticketed guests
  • Friday, 6/10, 8pm: graduation ceremony begins; we expect it will last 90 minutes or so
  • Friday, 6/10, after graduation: graduates will pick up their diploma from the Pence gym
  • Friday, 6/10, after graduation: Sober Grad Night Event hosted at McBean Pavilion
  • Monday-Friday, 6/13-17, 7:30am-4pm: another opportunity to pick up physical diploma from the office

The Day of Graduation

On the last day of school (Friday, 6/10), seniors can expect the following:


  • 7 am: Senior Breakfast
  • 8am: Graduation Rehearsal (REQUIRED)
  • Late morning: Senior Slide Show
  • 7pm: Arrive for Graduation
  • 8pm-approximately 9:30pm: Graduation
  • 11pm: Sober Grad Night

Graduation Attire

As will be published in our senior letter, appropriate attire for under the graduation gowns includes:


  • dresses no longer than the graduation gown (not floor length)
  • blouse or shirt with a collar (dress or polo)
  • skirt/dress pants/slacks/khakis
  • shoes: flats or platform shoes (no shoes with spiked heels) or hard soled dress shoes with socks; spiked/narrow heeled shoes may cause ankle injuries and can damage our field
  • no jeans, shorts or sweatpants are allowed.


California state law specifically protects students’ right to wear “traditional tribal regalia or recognized objects of religious or cultural significance as an adornment at school graduation ceremonies." (more specific information is here).


Graduation is an important milestone in student's lives. Graduates and families should not bring/wear items that are distracting in nature or take away from the ceremonial aspect of graduation.

Caps, Gowns and Stoles, Oh My!

If you haven't ordered your cap/gown yet, you must contact Premier Grad Products right away - premiergradproducts.com / 916-435-2331.


Later this spring (beginning in May), pins, patches, and cords will be distributed separately by the teachers/departments honoring their students. Patches and pins can be affixed to the stole (be sure to use a towel between the iron and patch to avoid burning the material!).


You are encouraged to unwrap and iron your gown and stole; take care not to burn the fabric; using a towel between the iron and material is helpful.


A reminder that your tassel, pins, patches and cords should be worn/affixed to your yellow stole at graduation. Students cannot personalize their items with their names - this is keeping with the tradition of unity in our last gathering as a class.


California state law specifically protects students’ right to wear “traditional tribal regalia or recognized objects of religious or cultural significance as an adornment at school graduation ceremonies." (more specific information is here).

Senior Meeting!

On Monday, April 25 at 8 am in the Pence Gym, we held a meeting for senior students. The purpose of the meeting was to begin to prepare for graduation - we focused on requirements, expectations, and the schedule of activities leading up to graduation.


Here are the three items that were given to all seniors who attended the meeting:



(added on 4/29)

"Graduate Check Out" Form

On Monday, 6/6 during Advisory, your graduate will receive a checklist of things to do before graduation. It includes items like paying off all fines, returning textbooks, returning library books, returning chromebooks, etc... Students will receive their tickets to graduation upon the completion of the check list. If your student is absent, they can pick up their check out sheet from Mr. Jodrey in the front office after 2pm on 6/6. We'll begin accepting completed check out documents and distributing graduation tickets on Tuesday, 6/7.

Graduation Rehearsal

We will be hosting a graduation rehearsal on Friday, June 10th in the morning. Graduates must attend rehearsal in order to participate in the ceremony on Friday evening. Students should arrive to the rehearsal on Friday at 8am. We encourage students to dress comfortably and to wear sunscreen! We will be hosting a breakfast for seniors prior to the rehearsal, too (7 am)!

During the Ceremony:

  • students will be seated alphabetically with the start of the alphabet closer to the 50 yard line and the end of the alphabet close to the south end zone/stage. Your Zebra will know more specifically where they are sitting after rehearsal on Friday morning. (added on 5/12/22).
  • families will receive 6 tickets for the bleachers and can get up to 2 additional tickets for seats on the field.
  • students and guests are not expected to wear masks during graduation, but we will have masks available for those who feel more comfortable wearing one
  • our school photographer, Debbie Brown, will take a picture of each graduate as they receive their diploma cover
  • at the conclusion of the ceremony, graduates will exit the stadium. Students will be able to pick up their physical diploma right after the ceremony in the Pence Gym. We will leave the stadium open for a bit after the ceremony if families want to take pictures on the field. We encourage families to make a plan for where to meet up with your graduate after the ceremony (at the front of the gym and/or on the field)
  • We would ask that families do not bring items that would block the view of other families (i.e. no umbrellas, balloon bouquets or pop up tents) will be allowed in the bleachers

Additional C/O 2022 Activities

Flowers for your Graduate!

New this year!


The Floral Design Program will be taking pre-orders for Senior Bouquets. Bouquets are $40 each and must be paid for by May 20th. Bouquets will be picked up at the Graduation on Friday, 6/10 before the ceremony begins and can be given to your graduate after the ceremony.


This is a PRE Order form for the Blue and Gold Rose Bouquet for Graduation. Bouquets are $40 each and will include 6 yellow and 6 blue roses with leather and babies breath.

Orders and payment must be received by May 20th. Orders can be placed with the online form linked below, but orders will not be complete until payment is received. Payment can be dropped off in the main high school office in a sealed envelope labeled: Senior Bouquet Attn Mrs. Armistead. Cash or Check made payable to Lincoln High School only please.

Questions about the bouquet order process please email Mrs. Armistead
jarmistead@wpusd.org


To order, click here!


(added on 5/2)

Sober Grad Night 2022!

Sober Grad Night is an 'lock in' style event at McBean Pavillion open only to LHS, PHS and ATLAS graduates! It is a safe (and VERY FUN!) way to celebrate graduation! For more details, you can follow and support SGN on Facebook at 'Lincoln Sober Grad.'


Tickets will go on sale in late April for $45; prices will increase to $50 in mid-May. There is an option to fundraise for a ticket, too. Students can watch Schoology and the families can watch the Sober Grad FB page for details on fundraising options.


CLICK HERE FOR THE SOBER GRAD NIGHT 2022 REGISTRATION FORM!


PARENTS - click here to volunteer for this special night!


In addition, the SGN team is running a scavenger hunt on campus - students can participate by scanning the QR codes around campus to start. If you have questions, reach out to the SGN team or Mr. Jodrey in the office!


Every student that attends Sober Grad Night will also get an LHS Class of 2022 t-shirt!


Doors will be open on Fri., 6/10 from 11pm-12am, and checkout is at 5am on Saturday, 6/11! Once students are checked in, graduates cannot leave between 12-5am unless their parent/guardian comes in person to check them out.


Contact info for Sober Grad Night Program:



(added on 5/12)

Live Stream of Gradution

We will be Live Streaming our graduation at no cost at zebratales.org. This is a great way for family who are far away, don't enjoy crowds/heat to enjoy this special day in real time. The Live Stream will remain available for view at no cost after graduation, as well. (added on 4/26)

Adopt a Senior - Class of 2022

There is a group on Facebook (not affiliated with LHS or WPUSD) that is coordinating and "Adopt a Senior" program where your graduate can get "adopted" in order to get supported, spoiled and loved on as they approach graduation! The group is called "Adopt A Senior LHS Class of 2022" if you'd like to check it out! (added on 4/8/22)

Senior Celebrations on Social Media

We love to honor our seniors through a social media "shout out!" Families can nominate their graduate using this form: https://bit.ly/lhs_ss2022 and then watch for their student to be included in our daily post. We can't wait to honor our Zebras for their successes and for our broader digital community to see what makes Lincoln High School a great place to learn and grow and we set kids up for College and Career! (added 5/13/22)

Senior Slide Show

Seniors and/or their families are welcome to send up to 5 pictures of your senior to Mr. Tofft (mtofft@wpusd.org) by Friday, May 20th to be used in the senior slide show. The slide show will be shown after graduation rehearsal on Friday, June 10th and will be available for viewing online after graduation! (added 5/13/22)

Senior Parade Details!

We will be parading with our caps and gowns to the following schools on the following days. It's great to see former teachers and be recognized as a graduating senior, and you'll inspire hundreds of elementary aged students to reach for that graduation goal!


Monday, May 23
Creekside Oakes Elementary
Lincoln Crossing Elementary
Scott Leaman Elementary
Twelve Bridges Elementary
Twelve Bridges Middle


Wednesday, May 25

Sheridan Elementary

Carlin C. Coppin
Foskett Ranch Elementary
First Street Elementary
Glen Edwards Middle School


If you would like to attend one or both of these days, please pick up a permission slip/Field trip form from your government teacher or Mrs. Emerson in the office.


Forms are due next Wednesday, May 18. Turn them in to Mrs. Edwards in the office.


All seniors are welcome, whether or not you attended those schools.


MAKE SURE YOU WEAR YOUR CAP AND GOWN


(added on 5/12/22)

Where are our Seniors Headed off to?

Would you like to see your senior featured on our college map? Email Mrs. Vadgama at svadgama@wpusd.org! (added on 5/19/22)

What other traditions should we look forward to?

Please be watching for additional details, but here are some additional fun traditions to look forward to:


  • We will host our Senior Awards Night on Monday, May 16th and our World Languages Award Night on Wednesday, June 1st; be watching for invitations

  • Personalized Senior yard signs

Junior/Senior Prom

Our traditional Junior/Senior Prom will be hosted on Saturday, May 7th and tickets are currently on sale on our website (lhs.wpusd.org > Activities tab > Student Body Store),


Students should watch Schoology and listen to announcements regarding Prom Ticket sales. Students CAN bring guests, but need to check in with Mrs. Pineschi (in the office) for guest pass information - it must be turned in by the deadline published on the guest pass form for consideration (all guest passes are due by 8am on Wed., 5/4 - added on 4/8/22)


Please note that all Saturday Schools and/or detentions must be served in order to attend Prom.

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