May 29 (Memorial Day)
Join us on Tuesday, May 31, beginning at 6:30pm as we host our 8th grade Celebration, where every 8th grade student will receive recognition and will celebrate their time at Lincoln. Following the celebration, there will be a mixer for 8th grade students only. Congratulations 8th graders on your achievements this year.
The entire student body from Lincoln Middle School/SOTA II/Coulee Montessori along with teachers and staff joined together for a community service project this week. The project was part of the school’s Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) program which reinforces respect, responsibility, and relationship building.
Working with the City of La Crosse’s Parks and Recreation Department, school officials identified zones in the Washburn neighborhood to be cleaned up. The students will be organized into groups and move through specific blocks in public spaces to pick up debris and loose trash. Students will leave tied-up bags of trash at designated areas for city crews to pick up.
“I think it’s important that the residents of the City of La Crosse understand that our students make a positive impact,” said Lincoln Middle School/SOTA II/Coulee Montessori Dean of Students Eric Check. “The students do a lot of work in the city because they take pride in the neighborhood where their school is and want to give back any way they can to the community that always supports them and their education.”
Students and staff met outside of Lincoln Middle School on the playground turf this morning and were organized into small groups. Group leaders were given safety vests along with gloves and bags for the team. The groups then moved to their assigned zones in the neighborhood around the school to begin the cleanup operation. When the cleanup ended, students and staff returned to school for an assembly celebration.
“Our students are demonstrating a greater concern for the renewal of this neighborhood,” said teacher Mandi Hundt. “Throughout the district are examples of our students’ interests in becoming civic-minded citizens. Their efforts are not only improving our schools every day but now our neighborhoods too.”
On Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 4 German students from Logan High School and 2 German students from Lincoln Middle School participated in the AATG State German Speaking Contest at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.
At each level, students were required to recite a poem and to communicate spontaneously about random topics. This is a challenging competition to enter! Competing is a rigorous activity that demands using correct grammar and vocabulary as well as quick thinking in the target language.
AATG State German Speaking Contest Results:
Carson Markussen Received 2
Randi Jo Rosen Received 3
The Lincoln MS students all made us proud with their performances. Please congratulate them when you see them!
Congratulations to Muriel Severson who recently won the WAEA Middle School Award for her artwork, which will be featured at the 2017 Youth Art Month closing ceremony at the state capitol show at the Wisconsin Capitol on Friday, March 31, between 12:00pm-1:00pm.
Student iPad turn in is Tuesday, May 23. Some reminders for students:
Students are to turn in their iPad and accessories (listed below). Students will get back what they turned in iPads are distributed back in the fall.
1. iPads should be updated.
2. iPads should be charged (so they get a charged iPad back in the fall)
3. Students should back up any photos or files if they want them for next year.
4. Students should turn in their iPad, brick, cord, cover, and rubber back. Should you wish to purchase any missing items so they are ready for your child in the fall, the cost is listed below. Make checks payable to “Lincoln Middle School”.
iPad cover = $15.00
Rubber back = $15.00
Cord = $10.00
Brick = $10.00
Congratulations to Kate Wavra! Our school board member, Connie Troyanek chose Kate’s artwork to hang in this year’s Fine Arts School Board year long art exhibit at Hogan. She will be recognized on Monday, May 15th at the the Fine Arts Recognition school board meeting at Hogan Auditorium.
8th Grade-Tia Endrizzi: It is with great pleasure that I nominate Tia for the March Student of the Month. She is a very bright young lady with numerous possibilities for her future. Tia is a quiet leader amongst her peers and serves as a role model for others. She is a very hard worker and does what is asked of her to the best of her abilities. Tia is a very well-rounded student, who excels in academics, athletics, and other activities she chooses to participate in. She has a great sense of humor and can be “loud” in many ways without saying much. Tia is very worthy of being the 8th grade March Student of the Month. Nominated by Mr. Olson
7th Grade-Thomas Greany: TIA ENDRIZZI: It is with great pleasure that I nominate Tia for the March Student of the Month. She is a very bright young lady with numerous possibilities for her future. Tia is a quiet leader amongst her peers and serves as a role model for others. She is a very hard worker and does what is asked of her to the best of her abilities. Tia is a very well-rounded student, who excels in academics, athletics, and other activities she chooses to participate in. She has a great sense of humor and can be “loud” in many ways without saying much. Tia is very worthy of being the 8th grade March Student of the Month. Nominated by Mrs. Wilkerson and Senora Wyland
6th Grade-Cynthia Xiong: Cynthia is a very kind and compassionate student who is helpful and considerate of others. She always tries her best to succeed no matter how difficult the task at hand might be. It is a pleasure to have such a fine student in class.
Cynthia is a fantastic young lady! She is always willing to help others and is kind to everyone. Cynthia is willing to give extra effort in order to learn and improve. She participates in class, listens, and consistently does what is right. Cynthia is a role model to all sixth graders, and I am proud to nominate her for Student of the Month. Nominated by Mrs. Kutzke and Mrs. O’Mara
Congratulations to Winnie Hilker, Gwen Schroeder, and Ellie Dingel for winning the school level of the Optimist Club’s Oratorical Contest. As part of a Writing class assignment, they and nearly eighty other eighth grade students presented speeches around this year’s theme: “What the World Gains from Optimism”.
On Wednesday, March 29, Winnie, Gwen, and Ellie competed against three students from Logan Middle School for the zone level competition, where Ellie Dingel took first place. Ellie will now travel to Wisconsin Dells this May to compete against several other students from the Southern Wisconsin District of the Optimist International Club. Great job, ladies! We are proud of you! And good luck to Ellie at the next level of the competition.
Congratulations to Winnie Hilker! Her NHD documentary, entitled Taking a Stand: Eradicating Native American Boarding Schools in Wisconsin, was the one project chosen out of hundreds for the Joan Rausch Memorial award. She won a monetary prize for her efforts. Way to go, Winnie!
Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the NHD contest. The following students are moving on to the state competition in Madison:
For group performances: Ellie Dingel, Maddie Maseswicz, and Camille Blake
For another group performance: Lauren Boge, McKenna Oettel, Gwen Schroeder, Avery Trohkimoinen, and Abby Ziegelbein
Group website: Joseph Krueger and Henry Kline
Individual documentary: Regen Emlet
Alternate for papers: Tia Endrizzi
We are so proud of the amazing behavior our Lincoln students exhibited while at UW-L.