Juniors-Please mark your calendars!! All Juniors will be signed up to take the official ACT test on Tuesday, February 27th. This test will be at no cost to students. Juniors will take the ACT offsite at the Tiffany Center, located at 1410 SW Morrison Street, at 8:10am. We will be pre-registering students for this ACT test date in Junior English classes in mid-January. Seating for juniors will be posted in junior hall prior to testing. Continue to watch the website for updates. Preparing for the ACT. Does your student require accommodations? If so, please contact your school counselor. The deadline to submit accommodations is Friday, Jan 12th. Questions? Please contact Alfredo Quintero at email@example.com or Jennifer VanOrsdel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please take a few minutes to see what Lincoln’s Critical Race Studies students have been working on this year. Kudos to Lincoln teacher and Equity Specialist Ms. Mallare-Best for empowering students to stand and facilitate courageous conversations around race and the role of whiteness in a predominantly white state, city and school. We want to particularly thank LHS parent Chris Crever, owner of Cine Rent West Film Company, for his incredible support that resulted in the making of the video at the link below. Cine Rent West Stage Manager and Film Maker Bryden McNew adeptly captured the commitment and passion of our students and teacher. We also want to thank all of the family members, teachers, district leaders, and students who came to the Race Talks to participate in our student led Socratic Seminar Exhibition Night. Please enjoy the short film at the link below and please contact Cine Rent West at the contact information pasted below if your club, team, or program is interested in hiring their staff to make a short or longer documentary celebrating LHS student involvement. We’d love to post several on our website to share with the community. Cine Rent West’s work is incredible.
Lincoln 150 Community Meetings
Lincoln High School will celebrate its 150th Anniversary of it’s founding in 1869, as one of the oldest public high schools in the west!
The L150 Committee is holding two Community Meetings at the Lincoln High School Library, 1600 SW Salmon Street on Wednesday December 13th, one from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM and one at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the Lincoln Library.
Come to this meeting and help us plan for this Sesquicentennial Celebration of Oregon’s Oldest, and one of America’s best public high schools. Consider joining committees focused on alumni outreach, athletics, the arts, major events, communications, and more. We hope to reconnect and engage alumni and help emphasize the important role of public education in our city and state.
This meeting is open to all members of the broader PPS and Lincoln High School Community: students, alumni, parents and community members. For more information contact: Peyton Chapman at email@example.com or Jill Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community grows in our public schools. Come help us celebrate our diverse and engaged community!
Dear Current and Prospective Lincoln Families,
Welcome to Lincoln High School! We’re proud to be one of the top 100 college prep International Baccalaureate (IB) high schools in the United States with thriving, Fine and Performing Arts, STEM, Business, Culinary Arts, and Spanish Immersion programs. In addition to Spanish, Mandarin, French, and German, Lincoln is excited to be one of a handful of schools in the nation to offer Arabic to high school students.
Our students are actively involved inquirers who think critically about the world in which they live. In addition, Lincoln students regularly participate in highly competitive 6A athletics,a host of club sports from Water Polo to Sailing and Lacrosse, and are involved in a variety of engaging and meaningful extra-curricular activities and community service projects here and abroad. Our community is one in which “parents and neighbors are welcome partners”. Parent volunteerism at Lincoln is unparalleled.
Above all else, at Lincoln it is “cool to be smart.” We are fortunate to be able to offer a rigorous core academic program and our expectation is that students are supported to explore, play, and discover their passions to build the skills they need to gain confidence and feel success. The Lincoln community then works collaboratively to provide opportunities to connect student interests and skills to the world around them to create purpose and meaning. Lincoln values the whole child, providing academic advising and college counseling as well as evidenced based social-emotional, special education, ELL, and mental health supports as needed.
Finally, Lincoln consistently earns top ratings for academic achievement, attendance and high graduation rates. Lincoln students regularly meet and exceed international benchmarks on IB exams as well as state tests. Lincoln is proud to support and produce amazing graduates who go on to pursue a wide variety of exciting opportunities. As Principal I am honored to serve the Lincoln community. Please contact me at email@example.com if I can be of any assistance to you or your family. We encourage you and your student to join our inclusive community.
With Warm Regards,
As Portland Public Schools prepares to open Harriet Tubman and Roseway Heights, the middle schools’ principals are in high gear making sure everything is ready for the start of the 2018-19 school year. With dozens of community meetings, coordination with 26 departments within the district and the other logistics of opening schools, Natasha Butler of Harriet Tubman and Kathleen Ellwood of Roseway Heights are the steady hands in the middle of the whirlwinds.
Last month, JaVaughn “JT” Flowers became one of 32 Americans awarded a 2018 Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most prestigious academic awards in the country. Flowers, 24, was born and raised in Portland’s Albina neighborhood and attended Lincoln High School as part of a language immersion program. Last week, Flowers – who will leave for a two-year stint at Oxford University in England next fall -- sat down for an interview in the lobby of the 911 Federal Building, where he works in U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer’s office.
PPS’s Title VI Indian Education program hosted night of storytelling and craft-making at Jefferson High school. The program’s director, Pam Morrill, summed up the event:
“We had more than 70 guests for dinner, storytelling, we had gingerbread house making, Christmas card making, button making and Indian Dice for our guests,” she said. “We had Shoshone Bannock storyteller Ed Edmo perform his stories and Marcus Ball handed out stockings to all the kids and teenagers. We also had a drawing, all the adults were given tickets and when their number was called, they could choose a present from under the tree. It was a really fun night.”
The Portland Interscholastic League’s two powerhouse girls basketball teams will be featured in a new holiday tournament that will be played in the sparkling new Franklin High School gym. Benson and Grant, which shared the PIL title last season and figure to be among the state’s top teams, will be in the eight-team varsity field of the PIL Holiday Classic that will be played Dec. 21-23 at Franklin.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Roseway Heights community meeting
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Lincoln 150 Community Meetings
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Lincoln 150 Community Meeting
6:00 PM District Board Meeting