Lincoln High School Patriot Press

November 2022

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Congratulations to the September Students of the Month

Please help us in congratulating the following students who were selected to be Students of the Month for September:

9th grade - Ashlynn Jensen and Reid Atkinson

10th grade - Chloe Seaman and Ethan Hanson

11th grade - Lily Ralston-Perreault and Kai Buchanan

12th grade - Aida Desaulniers and Riley Ross

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Hello, Parents,

An exciting new attendance option within Infinite Campus called Absence Request Processor is now available to parents!

Absence Request Processor allows parents to log in to their Parent Portal account and submit absence requests for their students. Staff can then go into the staff processor side and approve/process these requests.

Parents: How To Report Your Student's Absence

Find Information here on the new and easy way to report your student's absence.

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by Dr. Jane Stavem, Superintendent

Maybe you’ve heard the phrase, “Don’t ask the question if you don’t want to know the answer.” Here in the Sioux Falls School District, we believe meaningful and two-way communication is invaluable to achieving our mission ‘to educate and prepare each student to succeed in a changing world.’ That’s why we are, once again, launching our SFSD Views & Voice surveys where students, parents, business partners, and community leaders can provide ideas to improve education in your public schools. We are committed to continuous improvement and feedback is truly important to us.

Recently, we surveyed parents and teachers for feedback on what went well and what could be improved specifically at the start of the school year. You responded in a BIG way! More than 1,200 parents gave us suggestions about how to improve traffic flow for pick-ups and drop-offs and provided ideas about teacher meet-and-greets, school pictures, and a host of other topics. Nearly 500 staff members took the opportunity to share details about their favorite in-service sessions and ideas that help them prepare their classrooms before students arrive on the first day.

While in-person communication is always favored, it is not always possible in a district of our size. Short surveys through SFSD Views & Voice provide a quick opportunity for you to share your thoughts on a specific topic each month. We value that feedback and rely on it to shape plans for the coming year. If you haven’t participated yet, there will be more opportunities this year as we are posing questions each month. We are asking the questions, and we want to know the answers!

Community engagement is a priority for us. We are committed to making improvements to the experiences you and your children have in our public schools. We are aiming to be the best school district in the nation, and with your input, we will continue working toward that goal.

Lincoln High School Calendar of Events


22 - ACT

24 - Jostens Cap/Gown Ordering Day, LHS Foyer, 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM

24 - Fall Parent Teacher Conferences, LHS Main Gym, 4:00 - 7:30 PM

24 - Financial Aid Night, LHS Little Theater, 5:30 - 6:30 PM

25 - Fall Parent Teacher Conferences, Virtual, 4:00 - 7:30 PM


5 - SAT

11 - No Classes

15 - Family Forum (SFSD/Avera Health Partnership) - Free Virtual Forum on Digital Media

23 - No Classes

24-25 - Thanksgiving Break - No Classes

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Greetings Senior Students and Parents! Order Now!

Jostens will be at LHS to collect orders and answer your questions on Monday, October 24th during lunch times (11:15-1:15). They will be by the administration doors in front of the library.

Please follow this link for information about ordering Graduation items including Cap/Gown/Tassel/Stole, Class Jewelry, announcements, and more.

Jostens Ordering Information

Ryan Kinseth

Big Day Recognition LLC/ Jostens

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Lincoln High Staff Thanks

The Lincoln High School staff wish to extend our thanks to the sponsors who donated toward the staff t-shirts this year. We all sported our new shirts for this picture the end of September. Again, we appreciate it!
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Basketball Sideline Cheer Tryouts

A Basketball Cheer Informational meeting will be on Monday, November 7th at 3:45pm in the upper gym. The meeting should not last longer than 30 minutes. Parents are welcome to attend but are not required.

Basketball Sideline Cheer tryouts will take place November 14th-18th from 3:30 to 5:30 PM in the LHS gym. It is open to all Lincoln students. Be part of a historic program, the reigning Spirit of Six award winners. Be part of it all! @LHSPatriotCheer. Athletes must register for tryouts online at

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Wrestling Season starts Monday, November 14

There is an athlete/parent meeting on Wednesday, November 2 at 5:30 PM in the old main gym. If you are interested in joining the wrestling team, please come with any questions you may have.

Both Boys and Girls have separate divisions and state tournaments. Boys compete in the boy's division and girls compete in the girl's division. There are 14 Varsity weights on the boy's side and 10 weights on the girl's side.

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Ernster -

The schedule can be found here: Wrestling Schedule: Varsity Boys/Girls/JV

Link to Parent Meeting if you cannot attend: 2022-23 Wrestling Preseason Parent/Athlete/Coach Meeting

OPEN MAT will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 3:30-5:00 PM. This is a voluntary opportunity to get some time in and meet your teammates before the season starts if it works with your schedule.

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Tournament Registration

Click Here for More Information and to Register

Lincoln High School Custom Letter Jackets Available to Order

Are you interested in a Lincoln High Letter Jacket? Jackets fit true to size--if one typically buys a large (men's or women's) winter jacket--buy a large. If you are purchasing as a Freshman, allow for growth as this could become a problem years later. Parents, these make great gifts! No payment until the vendor (Letter Custom) sends the parent/student an emailed invoice. Please contact the vendor directly with ordering information on the link below. Visit their website at
Lincoln High School Letter Jacket Information

Find Information on How to Purchase a Letter Jacket Here

Explore New Relationships With SALSA

Come join SALSA (Serve And Learn Student Association) as 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 Project Warm Up and learn more about our next large group volunteer outing, with Habitat for Humanity and the Banquet West otherwise known as a SALSA Wide Event, and other great individual opportunities!



Brittany Kleinhesselink

SALSA Specialist

Direct: 605.274.1409


Crisis Line: 988

Community Resources: 211


3817 S. Elmwood Avenue | Sioux Falls, SD 57105

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Parents--download the new Sioux Falls School District app that launched earlier this spring. Many of our families have still not downloaded it yet or are using the old one. Families can find it by searching “Sioux Falls School District” in your smartphone’s app store.

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Donate Directly to LHS Activities Here

Use your credit card to donate directly to LHS Activity Funds here

Big picture now makes it easier than ever to educate student-athletes and families on various aspects of NCAA/NAIA initial-eligibility and recruiting. Just click on the 1-Minute Recruiting Webinars below:

NCAA Core Course GPA vs Cumulative GPA

What are the NCAA D1 Initial-Eligibility Requirements?

What are the NCAA D2 Initial-Eligibility Requirements?

The Full Ride Scholarship Myth

Scholarship Facts

When Should I Start to Prepare for NCAA Initial-Eligibility

Shouldn't my Counselor Track my NCAA Eligibility Status?

What is the NCAA Eligibility Center?

The National Letter of Intent

Golden Rule of Social Media

3 Rules of Being a Parent of a Student-Athlete

Are Recruiting Services Necessary? Text Messaging

Does the NCAA Accept Online Classes?

Impact of COVID-19 on Classes 2021-23

What is the NAIA Eligibility Center?

We also provide a complete 26-minute webinar for your use as well. Links to all webinars are also provided within your membership login.

Student-athletes may activate a new member account by clicking this link:

22-23 Game Day Productions/Livestream

Game Day Productions (GDP) is gearing up for the 22-23 school year. GPD will be streaming Lincoln High School varsity athletic events and activities on the Lincoln High School YouTube & Howard Wood Field channels. To watch your favorite Patriot athletics, subscribe to the Lincoln High School channel. It's FREE! When you subscribe you will receive notifications about upcoming events, when new events begin, or when new videos are updated. Information will be posted on our Lincoln Livestream social media so be sure to follow us. Please send any questions to or ‪text (605) 937-8613 (Google Voice).

Follow the SFSD and LHS on YouTube!

Howard Wood Field:

Like and Follow Game Day Productions on:



Lincoln Livestream Facebook Page(sflincolnlive):



Go Patriots!!

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Counselor Corner

November– Career and Post-Secondary Planning

Grade 9

  • Counselors Visit Classrooms - Personal Learning Plan - select courses for the next four years.

Grade 10

Grade 11

  • Counselors Visit Classrooms - Post Secondary Planning
  • Plan to take the ACT. Review dates and deadlines at
  • Study with for the ACT with Methodize a FREE test prep program through Students’ username/password is their K12 username and password.

Grade 12

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The Dakota Dreams Online Tutoring Program is now offering free online tutoring to K-12 students who need help with homework. The virtual one-on-one tutoring sessions are delivered through a secure online platform. Parents will need to register their student to use the platform. Once registered, sessions can either be pre-scheduled or on-demand, depending on tutor availability. This opportunity is provided by the SD Board of Regents with federal funds available to the SD Department of Education through the American Rescue Plan.

Dakota Dreams Online Tutoring Program

Find information on virtual one-on-one tutoring sessions.

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College Access Campaign (October 3rd - November 30th)

Students may apply to as many select South Dakota public colleges and universities as they wish during the free application period!


Find Information About Scholarships Here

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Parent Portal Information

Keep informed of your student's schooling.

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Class of 2023 Senior After Graduation Party Planning Information

Seniors and Senior Parents and Guardians,

The Class of 2023 is about to begin their Senior year and before you know it graduation will be here. Plans are underway for the Senior After–Graduation Party. We are happy to announce that we have secured Air Madness for the night of graduation May 21, from 10pm to 5am. The last two years this facility has been used for the party and it has been successful, providing a safe environment, many activities, entertainment and food. Please visit our website (needs updating for 2023 class) to see some of the activities Air Madness has to offer.

To pull this together it takes time and participation. There is planning, fundraising and chaperoning.

One major part of fundraising is operating the concession stands at the indoor events at Lincoln. (Volleyball, basketball, wrestling, cheer, gymnastics….) The proceeds of the concessions will help offset the cost of the venue. As with everything nowadays we have seen a large increase in the per student rate. We have heard the biggest reason students did not register for the Senior Class Party was the cost per ticket. Therefore, we would like to keep the cost per ticket the same as last year.

Students, parents, families can work these shifts. Students can use their shifts in the concessions as volunteer hours for National Honor Society and other volunteer needs.

The link for this will be in the school newsletter, posted on our website and be sent out at various times through email.

We all know the saying many hands make light work, so we invite all Senior parents to be a part of this special night for our students.

Ways to be Involved:

1) Serve on the planning committee and assist in the behind the scenes with details, fundraising, planning. If you are interested, please share your information on this link to Signup Genius and we will be in touch. We are looking for people to serve on the board and who are interested in helping with registration, social media, web page mgt, concession supervisors.

2) Work Concessions and take part in other fundraising.

3) Chaperone at the event. (Needs will be provided in May)

Have a great Senior year experience and we will keep you informed throughout the stages of planning, serving and fundraising. If you need more information, please visit our website or email us at

Linda Bomhoff - Concession Stand Coordinator

Kris Infield - Grad Party Treasurer

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Statesman Archives

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Detailed Information Regarding Covid Protocols

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Lincoln High School Store

The School Store will be open on August 10 for your spiritwear needs!

Lincoln High School Calendar

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Past Patriot Press Newsletters

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