Lincoln High School

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Senior Year & Graduation



    In addition to meeting credit requirements and passing state tests in reading, writing and math, all PPS graduates complete three Personalized Learning Diplom Requirements (PLRs):

    1. Two (2) short reflections on a Career Related Learning Experience 
    2. Resume
    3. My Plan Essay.
    4. The Resume and My Plan Essay are assignments in Senior English, but you can complete your CRLE reflection any time after you complete a job shadow, internship, career-related field trip, etc. Find the 2016 CRLE Reflection assignment in the ABOUT ME tab in Naviance.

    A Career Related Learning Experience can offer you a unique topic for a college essay or scholarship interview. Exploring your interests and career options can also help you determine your next steps after high school. See Career Coordinator Meg Kilmer in the Counseling about job shadowing, career day events and volunteering. She has career assessments and college research tools for students too.


    Graduation Ceremony Prep:

    Graduation is an exciting time and students and families eagerly look forward to the festivities. Please be sure support LHS and your participation in the ceremony by following student handbook policies.

    Order a cap and gown (Fall): 

    Contact .  All students are required to wear a cap and gown to be part of the ceremony. Please contact your student's counselor if you have any questions.

    Senior check-out June 1st: 

    All seniors are required to pay any LHS fees prior to receiving graduation tickets and their physical diploma. Letters detailing unpaid fee (i.e. lost textbooks, library and parking fees) information are sent out in early May.  


    Want to skip Senior Check Out? Then use
    our Fast Pass Check Out, May 24-26 & 30 & 31

    Step 1 – Turn in your books to the bookroom and receive a cleared signature from Ms. Royal (you will not be able to complete the Fast Pass Check Out if you are still using any of your books)

    Step 2 – Clean out your locker and receive a cleared signature from Mr. Quintero, Ms. Taylor, Mr. Caples or Mr. Simms

    Step 3 – Receive a cleared signature from Ms. Kilmer or Ms. Roberts in counseling clearing your PLR’s (Personalized Learning Requirements)

    Step 4 – During LUNCH ONLY, bring your cleared form to the check-out window in 104 to pay any fines you owe and receive your 10 graduation tickets. You may pay your fines on SchoolPay.

    Important Senior Dates:


    Senior Check-Out 2017

    CRLE's Due Now
    May 1st all CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL grades are due (PSU, BYU etc)
    May  30 & 31 Senior Finals
    June 1st Senior Breakfast/Senior Awards Assembly/Senior Check Out
    June 1st Seniors Last Day 

    Graduation tickets (after senior check-out June 1st):

    After clearing fees and meeting all graduation requirements prior to or at senior check-out, seniors will receive 10 tickets each. Students can request more tickets after the check-out process is complete by signing up on the waiting list through Ms. Kinnison in the Counseling Office. Students will receive extra tickets, if available, June 2nd. Please note, due to our increased number of seniors, additional tickets may not be available.

    Graduation Day:

    • MANDATORY Rehearsal for Commencement, June 4th at 9:00 am at Memorial Coliseum
    • Commencement, Sunday, June 4th, 5:30 pm at Memorial Coliseum
    • Seniors should arrive at the Coliseum no later than 4:45 pm
    • Wear regular clothes, carrying cap and gown - students are not allowed to alter their gown.


    Graduation location and parking: 

    The ceremony will be held at the Memorial Coliseum. This is a formal ceremony and students are expected to honor conduct guidelines. Parking fees apply as posted, there is no free or validated parking. Families needing information about handicap access, wheelchair escorts and seating should contact the Coliseum directly at 503-235-8771 or 503-797-9712.

    Senior All-Night Grad Party (immediately follows ceremony): 

    The Senior All Night Grad Party is an event planned by senior parents and not the school. Students and parents can print out the graduation party waiver/medical form and submit it with the registration fee ($100, payable to Friends of Lincoln). Check your fall registration receipt to see if you've paid this amount already--if so, just send in the form to the senior grad party mail box in the main office. Questions? Want to help? Please contact April Paris or Samantha Fishman . Partial scholarships are available on request, see your counselor.


    On September 24th during FLEX Counselors gave this presentation to our current seniors. To hear the audio narration please change to slide show view.


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    If your graduation questions have not been answered in the information above or the Senior Presentation, please email


    1.  Am I allowed to wear my siblings gown from a previous year? Yes, if you have a sibling that graduated from Lincoln High School, you can wear the same gown and cap.
    2.  Do I have to order my gown from Jostens? Yes, if you are not wearing a gown from a sibling, you need to purchase your gown from Jostens so all graduates are wearing the same gown type, style and color. We do have a few gowns that can be borrowed, see your counselor.
    3.  How many graduation tickets will I receive? Each student receives 10 tickets.
    4.  How can I get more graduation tickets? After the student goes through senior check you can sign up on a waiting list for additional tickets. Tickets will be given out the day after senior check out.
    5.  What do I do with my cap and gown after graduation? You are welcome to donate it back to Lincoln High School for others to borrow if they have a need.
    6.  Do I have to attend rehearsal? Yes, we need all seniors to attend rehearsal. There are many steps to graduation and rehearsal ensures that we all know our part and how to carry out our roles.


    Questions about ordering?
    Phone: 1-800-Jostens (567-8367)


    Yearbook Info for Seniors:

    Senior Ads:  Are you a family member interested in shining a spotlight on a senior in your life?  Create a custom “advertisement” for your senior!  Please note: Space is limited and you must order before November 30, 2016.  For pricing and upload information, please refer to this 2016-2017 Yearbook Information document.

    Senior Portraits:  Seniors are able to take and submit a photo of their choosing for the Senior section of the yearbook. Portraits must be submitted by November 30, 2016 or your student ID will be used. For upload and alternative photographer information, please refer to the 2016-2017 Yearbook Information document. 

    Other question?  Please email the yearbook staff:





    You can use the link above if you are a current Lincoln student only.