• Lincoln High School

    Business Management

    Hospitality & Tourism-Culinary Arts

    Media Studies/Mass Communications

    Design & Applied Arts

    Business Management
    Instructors: Ron Waugh & Henry Hooper

    Introduction to Business
    Survey of various phases of business organization, finance, personnel, production, marketing managerial controls and government relations.

    IB Business Management
    IB Business Management builds upon skills learned in Intro to Business and will focus on businesses operating in the local, national, and global marketplace. The course emphasizes the integration of the various functional areas of business as the firm evolves from its entrepreneurial origins to a mature corporation. Included in the course curriculum is group work on the creation of a business plan. Key course topics include: • Business and Economics • Business Ethics and Social Responsibility • International Business • Legal Entities • Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Franchising • Business Management • Organization, Teamwork, and Communication • Service and Manufacturing Operations • Human Resources • Marketing • Accounting & Finance A mastery of these concepts through project-based learning, real-time learning with seasoned business professionals and leadership development activities gives students a firm foundation for continuing business study at the university level and/or entering the workplace.

    Introduction to integrated marketing strategies: identification and satisfaction of customer's wants and needs with products (goods and/or services), price, place and promotional strategies; customer relationship management, integration of marketing into strategic business plans.

    Principals of Accounting
    Uses of accounting data for planning, controlling and decision-making: Sources of business funds, cost systems and analysis, forecasting and budgeting; analysis, uses and limitations of financial statements and reports.

    Introduction to Personal Finance
    This course is specifically designed for high school students to help them understand the importance of the financial world, including planning and managing money wisely. Areas of study taught through application include sources of income, budgeting, banking, consumer credit, credit laws and rights, personal bankruptcy, insurance, spending, taxes, investment strategies, savings accounts, mutual funds and the stock market, buying a vehicle, and living independently. Through project-based learning activities and tasks, students will apply mathematical concepts in realistic scenarios and will actively engage by applying the mathematics necessary to make informed decisions related to personal finance. Financial Literacy places great emphasis on problem solving, reasoning, representing, connecting and communicating financial data.

    Personal Finance: College Level
    The class consists of three major focal points: (1) income, taxes and credit; (2) assets and risk management; and (3) saving and investing. All three units share a common theme by focusing on a life-cycle approach to financial planning.

    This class gives students the principles of business formation for corporations and non-profits. The intention is to “connect the dots” between school and career in ways that keep students motivated to continue to explore career interests throughout high school and to graduate with the skills they will need for the future. After reflection on their current strengths and interests, students will explore the world of entrepreneurs, including the trial and error that many business founders find as universal truths. The guiding principles, they may fail to launch a for-profit or non-profit enterprise. Failure is part of the game and will be celebrated as much as the victories. By the end of the course, students will have had opportunities for meaningful exploration of enterprises that will create excitement around possible businesses or non-profits. In any case, the class is designed to give students multiple pathways to their future careers. The class will fundraise $1,000 and will be giving away $10,000 through matching dollars from CommuniCare. Students will be evaluating other non-profits and determining which ones should receive money that they will have to give to non-profits.

    Computer Applications
    An introductory course using Microsoft Office software applications: word processing (MS Word), spreadsheet (MS Excel), database (MS Access), and presentation software (MS PowerPoint). In addition, students will be using E-mail and the Internet.

    Business Communication: College
    Provides students with the tools that are needed to collect, organize, and present information in a business environment. Students will learn how to use library and Internet resources to collect information. Word processing, spreadsheet, and graphics applications will be used to organize and present business information. Students will be introduced to business report writing, developing and delivering a persuasive presentation, and electronic methods for team-based communication

    Hospitality & Tourism-Culinary Arts
    Instructor: Melanie Hammericksen

    Introduction to Culinary Arts
    Besides learning nutritious recipes, students also learn kitchen safety, how to read a recipe, how to measure ingredients, as well as the importance of a clean kitchen. Learn your way around a home kitchen (your family will enjoy your homework), then compare and contrast the requirements for a commercial kitchen. Lectures from food industry professionals and field trips to food carts, restaurants and farms offer students insight into the many aspects of the culinary world. Students will also examine food’s role in society as well as the "eat local” and “slow food” movements. An independent project will require you to apply your new knowledge and skills in a real world setting. Examples might include drafting a plan for your own food business, creating a cookbook, developing a world hunger relief project, writing a food blog, or preparing the menu and cooking for a major event. All students must learn kitchen safety and sanitation practices in order to obtain their Multnomah County Food Handler’s Card within the first two weeks of the course ($10 fee required).Cooking lab dress code will comply with industry practices (long pants, closed toed shoes, hairnet for long hair, etc.).

    World Cuisine
    This course will introduce students to International Cuisines, focusing on indigenous foods, cultural and religious influences and historical events. A technical and scientific approach to flavor profiles is used. The students will build a professional palate through sensory experience of new ingredients and flavor combinations and by using cooking methods practiced by each ethnic group visited.

    Commercial Foods & Bakery
    Develop skills for both the Heart of the House (basic culinary skills and sanitation) and Front of the House (management of Lincoln Coffee Cart)in this yearlong intermediate level culinary course. Get a taste of what it takes for a café or bakery to function successfully. Our focus will be on bakery items like quick breads, yeast breads, pies, fine pastries, cookies and cakes. Emphasis will be placed on seasonal menu development, recipe testing in the culinary lab and preparing food for sale at the Lincoln Coffee Cart and catered events. Your friends and teachers will literally eat your homework! (too cheesy?) Advanced students have the option of completing barista training and interning at the Coffee Cart. Prerequisites are Introduction to Culinary Arts & World Cuisine. Food Handlers card required.


    Media Studies/Mass Communications
    Instructor: Mary Rechner and Emily Hensley

    Intro to Mass Communications
    We want to build a robust program in media studies at Lincoln High School that includes the technical skills of writing, blogging, photography, design, audio capture, social media and video. Beyond sharpening students’ abilities to produce content, we also plan to sharpen their skills to make them savvy consumers of media and expose them to careers in those areas. To that end, we plan to partner with media professional (including bloggers, videographers, photographers and graphic designers in news reporting, public relations, social media and marketing) to share their knowledge, and well as their own paths to success. As the media environment changes, tapping experts is one way we will keep up with emerging technologies. We want to better coordinate the media courses within our Lincoln itself (digital photography, design, publications, the Spanish-language magazine) and cross-pollinate our skills. There’s much peer-to-peer sharing of skills and creativity that we will develop and tap as well. Finally, we want to reach out to other high schools for shared workshops and expertise.

    Advanced Mass Communications
    This class is an opportunity for students to build on foundational skills learned in Introduction to Mass Communications. Students in this class are the core staff of the Cardinal Times.  Students practice and improve their skills in news and feature writing, editing, photography, design and working as a team. Students will deepen their understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the media as well as the role of the media in a democracy.  All students in this class will be expected to regularly produce content for the Cardinal Times, edit student work from Introduction to Mass Communication, and participate in professional development opportunities such as leading discussions about journalistic concepts as well as attend field trips and guest visits to class.

    Design and Applied Arts

    Instructor: Addy Kessler

    Ceramics and Mixed Media Studio
    Ceramics is a supported independent study course. Students work to develop a personal portfolio of work. This course provides in-depth exploration of communication, self-expression and creative problem-solving through utilitarian, sculptural and painterly forms of ceramics. Students will increase their repertoire of forming and surface design techniques. Coursework will focus on students developing personal units of study that begin with academic research into the history, criticism, aesthetics, and technical aspects of a specific artist or culture historic or contemporary. Maintaining an Investigational Workbook that documents this work is essential. Students will complete 2 units of study per quarter. Students will continue to increase experience with high temperature glazes and mixed media. Students may elect to continue work in warm glass, mosaic, paper, encaustic, and found object mixed media work. Students will assist in management of all aspects of the studio environment including clay preparation, recycling, kiln operation, glaze preparation, glass preparation, and general organization of all work areas.

    Ceramics and Mixed Media Studio
    This class provides in-depth exploration of communication, self-expression and creative problem-solving through utilitarian, sculptural and painterly forms of ceramics. Students will increase their repertoire of forming and surface design techniques. Early coursework will focus on traditional genres--still life, landscape and portraiture--and increasing experience with high temperature and mixed media glazing. More advanced students will develop personal imagery and an individual aesthetic based upon individual research in Ceramics history and multicultural arts traditions. Students are required to keep a Journal that relates directly to their studio research in history, concepts, techniques and processes. Introduction to warm glass, mosaic, paper, basketry, and found object mixed media work will be included.