Lincoln Cluster Schools Newsletter
Hello Lincoln Cluster Families
Greetings Lincoln Cluster Community,
As we enter into the 2nd half of the school year, it is paramount that we double down on our efforts to have our children attend school regularly and partner with your child’s teacher, principal and school in ways that help us impact your child’s academic performance, as well as support their social and emotional well-being; We are all working hard and collectively we can always work smarter, more efficiently, and more effectively. Please dedicate time to connect with your child’s learning every day, and stay connected to the school activities weekly, and your child’s teachers at least monthly. It is in the consistent communication with one another that we better understand the clarity of learning expectations, the possibilities for partnerships, and the context of one another’s strengths to build our communal tapestry of supports for ALL the children we serve each and every day.
Together we are ALWAYS stronger!
Bruce R. Bivins (He/Him)
Area 1 Superintendent
Lincoln High School
Lincoln High School
While we celebrate Black History year around at Lincoln High School, February is a time where we give extra shine to Black History AND Black Excellence. A big shout out to our ASB, Black Girls United and Black Student Union for engaging our campus in weekly activities and daily announcements sharing both the struggles, strengths and achievements of our Black Sisters and Brothers. We also want to honor a special group of students for their activism that led to the creation of a Student-Led Group who will meet weekly during advisory with the support of our on campus team. Our Hornets continue to show their strength, teamwork and determination at the annual Special Olympics. Congrats to our girls and boys soccer, boys and girls wrestling and boys and girls basketball for amazing seasons of growth and continuing the Hornet tradition of excellence! Competing in a different court, our Mock Trial Team is celebrating winning 2 pre-trial motions and 2 verdicts. Our Robotics Team, The Steel Stingers are wrapping up their competition season and growing their team. They are very excited to transition to First Robotics and welcome sponsors like NAVAIR, Vinatech, and Booz-Allen. Check out our online student newspaper, The TAKEOVER, for student perspective on more news at the Hive!
February 9th we hosted our third round of stakeholder workshops with students, family members, teachers, college, community and industry professionals to codify the essential skills we commit to, as a community, developing in all Lincoln High School Graduates. This work will be achieved in collaboration of all stakeholders and especially with the continued rollout of our Industry Themed Pathways and Work-Based Learning Opportunities. If you or someone you know is interested in getting involved, please email Lori Williams, College & Career Pathway Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upcoming opportunities for additional stakeholder collaboration include: Pathway Advisory Councils Meetings (BioMed 3/2; Engineering 3/16; Media Arts Production 4/6) and our first annual Student Resource Fair 3/22 where our district, industry and community partners will promote resources for students as well as Afterschool, Spring Break and Summer programs, internships, and employment opportunities.
Knox Middle School
Our 6th grade students got to explore the King Tut exhibit. Our 7th and 8th grade Journalism students took a trip to the 93.3 radio station, where they got to record SHOUT OUTS that were aired on the radio. Thank you to our partners at Positive Movement for this amazing experience.
During February our ASB also hosted a fun Pep Rally to celebrate our student's academic achievement during Semester 1, as well as our Starry Nights Dance.
We have completed ELPAC testing at Knox, and know that our students did a great job giving a tremendous effort on this assessment.
This month our 7th grade students will start their swim lessons at the Jackie Robinson Pool, and our 7/8th grade Health students will take a trip to the local Fire Station.
To learn more about all of the awesome experiences students are having at Knox, follow us on Instagram @knox_middle
Millennial Tech Middle School
Millennial Tech Middle
All families from the community are welcome!
Valencia Park Elementary School
Valencia Park Elementary
Our school had a school wide Valentines celebration on the evening of February 9th, hosted by Family Support Services. It was a blast! We had a DJ, a live dance performance by Junk Yard dance crew, a video game truck, photo booth, laser tag, face painting, inflatables, and so much more! It was a great opportunity to bring our community together.
Webster Elementary School
Hello Lincoln Cluster Families, Here at Webster our students and staff had a wonderful STEAM event. This is our second STEAM event this year. This time we had a “Gallery Walk”. All classrooms visited each other’s rooms. Students wrote an “Opinion Piece” with sources and created a piece of art to go along with it. This event is a great way to showcase what other teachers are doing in their classrooms as well as highlight the great writing and artwork our students are doing. (See pictures)
For the past year and a half, Webster has tried to keep a single focus to improve on. Ours is writing. With this year’s new STEAM grant, we needed to add a STEAM component to our learning. So now, we have our writing focus but added STEAM. This has not been easy for our staff or the students but they have risen to the occasion!
On a different note just a few weeks ago, we celebrated our 100th day of school. Many staff and students had fun with this by dressing up as a centenarian. (See pictures)
Encanto Elementary School
Chollas-Mead Elementary School
This month at Chollas Mead 4th graders began learning about Brazilian Jazz thanks to the Center for World Music. We also held grade level assemblies for students to learn how to safely walk to school and address transportation problems in the community. Carlisle and the team at Circulate did a wonderful job engaging our students in activities that will promote safety and advocacy for the entire community.
Johnson Elementary School
Johnson staff is supporting increasing the knowledge of the benefits of attending an Historically Black College or University. Lincoln High had an HBCU Day and Johnson Staff of whole many have attended HBCU’s joined in!
In addition, Johnson Staff celebrated the hard work we have put in to reducing the chronic absenteeism and suspension rate. Our efforts have paid off as our school site has been removed from the Comprehensive School Improvement list for next year! Go Tigers!!
Baker Elementary School
Porter Elementary School
Hello Lincoln Cluster Families!
At Porter Elementary we have been celebrating Black History Month. Our amazing teachers have been engaging our students in learning that honor the amazing contributions Black and African American people have had on our world.
Most notably we held the African American Speech meet. Students from grade TK through 5th grade participated in presenting a speech to the Porter Community. We had an amazing turnout and are extremely proud of our students.
We are also in the middle of our basketball season. We are a brand new program, but our students continue to persevere and develop their skills everyday!
Porter elementary is also a part of the Clean Mobility in Schools pilot program. This is through our partnership with Circulate San Diego. Our students participated in an interactive pedestrian safety demonstration known as Walk This Way.
Our students took part in a small "Safety Town" and went over why walking is good for us, basic vocabulary, rules for safely crossing the street, and then engaged students with a series of prompts to act out and practice with. This activity was enjoyed by all students who participated!
We always are welcoming community partners! Please contact our front office if you are interested in partnering with us! Take care!
- Students engage in meaningful mathematical discourse every day.
- Students think critically about cognitively demanding mathematical tasks every day.
- Making thinking visible: students revise and share feedback on multiple representations, and communicating both orally and in writing about mathematics
- Students experience the wonder, joy, and beauty of mathematics every day.
- Students' identities and agency are positively cultivated every day within mathematics.
Our staff has been engaged in professional learning, lesson studies, instructional walks, data analysis, and co-planning so that we engage ALL learners with mathematics and create the conditions for ALL learners to be successful with mathematics.
Lincoln Community Council Meeting
Malcolm X LIbrary 5148 Market Street San Diego, CA 92114
A note from the district:
San Diego Unified is excited to announce a variety of summer learning opportunities so you and your family can create the best summer experience. The window to enroll in the Summer Academic Program, Extended School Year (ESY), and PrimeTime Summer is now open. Participation in summer programs is not required, however we encourage families to take advantage of these fun and educational summer enrichment opportunities available only to current San Diego Unified students. The summer learning opportunities are no cost to San Diego Unified families.
Families can choose from the following program options:
To learn more about each of the programs being offered this summer and access applications/enrollment forms, visit our Extended Learning Opportunities website.
We hope you and your student(s) have a wonderful rest of the school year!
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