Lincoln Middle School

December 3, 2021

Contact Us

Paul Suminski, Principal /

Randy Steen, Assistant Principal /

Susannah Wade, Assistant Principal /

Office: (847) 394-7350 / Fax: (847) 394-7358


Welcome back from Thanksgiving Break! I imagine everyone's leftovers are gone by now! One week is down and there are two more to go before our Winter Break begins after school on Friday, December 17! Hopefully after three weeks off in this six week span, we will be thoroughly rested, rejuvenated, and ready for the New Year. I want to thank families, students, and staff alike for "hanging in there." Striving to attain normalcy is no easy task, and I appreciate everyone's hard work and cooperation as we approach 2022.

Paul Suminski

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Attention any 7th or 8th grade girls interested in trying out for the Lincoln volleyball team!

Volleyball sign-ups are happening now. Please use this link to sign-up for try-outs. Make sure to have a current physical on file with the school nurse prior to attending try-outs. All try-outs are taking place in the Busse Gym. The try-out schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, January 4

7th Grade 3:00-4:30

8th Grade 4:30-6:00

Wednesday, January 5

7th Grade 3:00-4:30

Thursday, January 6

8th Grade 3:00-4:30

Friday, January 7

7th Grade 3:00-4:30

8th Grade 4:30-6:00


Attention students interested in joining the wrestling team! Please make sure to have a current physical on file with the school nurse prior to the first practice on December 1 from 3:30-5:00pm in the cafeteria. There will be a parent meeting on November 30 at 6:00pm in the LRC. Wrestling will be in full COVID compliance. Wrestling sign-ups can be found at this link.


The following guidelines are in place so that families can attend athletics events at Lincoln:

  • All spectators are to be masked for the duration of their time in the building.
  • Only family members of players/performers will be admitted as spectators.
  • There is no "student section."
  • Siblings of athletes must sit with their parents.
  • Due to limited capacity in our stands, we want to prioritize our limited space for families of athletes.
  • This policy is consistent with all schools in the MSMSAC athletic conference.

Adherence to these guidelines is mandatory so that Lincoln can participate in and host athletic events as a member of the Mid-Suburban Middle School Athletic Conference during the Covid-19 pandemic. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Multicultural Matrix . . . New Club at Lincoln !

Do you speak another language other than English? Were you born in another country? Have you visited other countries or perhaps been interested in visiting other countries? Whether you answered yes or no, it doesn’t matter! You are invited to join the Multicultural Matrix at Lincoln Middle School. We will be learning about different countries--their customs, traditions, and foods--and we will also be making crafts and connecting with each other. We are more alike than we are different, but we will be celebrating our differences in various ways. Please join us on two Wednesdays of every month for a fun and meaningful time together. Do you have ideas or suggestions for our Multicultural Matrix? We look forward to seeing you!


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Attention Grade 8 Families

Prospect High School let us know that they have sent information directly to families regarding the following event. Questions should be directed to PHS (847) 718-5222.

Career and Electives Night--Dec 8 (A-M: 6-7pm/ N-Z: 6:45-7:45pm)

Students will meet with elective teachers in their instructional spaces to determine what electives they want to take in grade 9.


Please send a copy of your child's Covid vaccination card to the health office after your child receives dose #2 of the Covid vaccine. This information is important to have on file as students who are fully vaccinated (2 weeks post 2nd dose) do not need to quarantine if identified as a close contact (per IDPH guidelines).
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Next Dine & Share at Station 34 Tuesday, Dec. 7

Ready for our next PTO Dine & Share? On Tuesday, Dec. 7 between 3-8 p.m., Station 34 in downtown Mount Prospect will donate to our PTO $8 for every large pizza and $5 for every small pizza ordered at menu price for dine in or carry out. Note that you must mention the Lincoln PTO when ordering.

Prospect Spirit Wear Available at 8th Grade Incoming Freshman Electives Night Wednesday, Dec. 8

Attention parents of 8th graders… The Prospect Athletic Boosters will be selling Prospect spirit wear at the Incoming Freshman Electives Night taking place Wednesday, Dec. 8. A table will be set up across the cafeteria throughout the duration of the event. Cash and credit cards are accepted.

Next PTO Meeting Tuesday, Dec. 14

Mark your calendars… the next Lincoln PTO meeting takes place at the school on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. All current PTO members and those interested in joining are welcome to attend.

Holiday Shopping? Support the PTO through AmazonSmile

With the holidays quickly approaching, we bet your Amazon purchases may be ramping up. Did you that you can support the PTO while shopping Amazon? It’s easy—to get started, visit and click the “Start Shopping” button after being asked if you want to support the Lincoln PTO. Through AmazonSmile, 0.5% of eligible purchases are donated back to nonprofit organizations such as our PTO. Remember to bookmark this page for all future Amazon purchases.

Together, we are the PTO. Your support makes a difference. As always, contact with any questions or feedback.

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The District 57 Education Foundation is a non-profit organization comprised of Mount Prospect community members whose mission is to raise money to fund grants in the areas of curriculum, wellness, and technology. Grant requests may be written and submitted by district teachers, staff, students, and parents. The grants enrich the educational experiences of all students, helping them to achieve at their highest potential. Funded grants allow teachers to have access to the resources they need to support teaching and learning at Westbrook, Lions Park, Fairview, and Lincoln schools.

Over the years, the Foundation has funded computers, iPads, ELMO projectors, Smartboards, musical instruments, art supplies, fitness equipment, and supplemental reading material - all to enrich our children’s educational experiences. We are currently in a new Grant Request Cycle. A description of the grant request submission process and form is located within the Grants section of our website at

Grant requests are due by 12/17/2021 to the Ed Foundation at

Parent community members who are interested in submitting a grant request should contact the school principal to which the grant will benefit. The Ed Foundation will review all requests at our February meeting. Please contact the Ed Foundation Grant team at with any questions. Thank you for your continuous support of the D57 Education Foundation.



The Lincoln Office!

We are here to answer questions and assist you in any way we can!

Lynn Atkinson, 847.394.7350, X5001 -

Robin Moran, 847.394.7350, X5000 -

Beth Wiley, 847.394.7350, X5013 -