Lincoln Middle School
Middle School
510 S. 9th St | La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 | 608-789-7780 | Fax: 608-789-7181


PAWS (Positive Achievement Within School)

PAWS is a student reinforcement program. Paws recognizes students who receive all A’s & B’s on report cards. PAWS also developed the program BUGS (Bringing Up Grades), students who did not receive all A’s & B’s, but significantly brought up grades from the previous quarter). PAWS recognizes students who have perfect attendance quarterly (no absences or tardies) and birthdays, too. Assemblies for recognizing students are held at the end of the first three quarters of the school year.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Lincoln Middle School P.A.W.S. program is to acknowledge the educational achievements and outstanding contributions of the students through a process of reinforcement, recognition and reward.
Program Goals
– to increase student attendance
– to improve overall academic performance
– to increase a positive school environment
– to make it “cool” to get good grades and attend school
– to recognize students in a positive way

P.A.W.S. has worked hard to increase student awareness and reward for academic performance. Activities have included pep rallies, student reward coupon books, academic achievement recognition, and student reward gifts. This program is also an opportunity for local businesses to recognize students. If you or your business would like to donate items or money toward student rewards, please contact Tanya Vaughn ( 608-789-6661


Students were recognized for Quarter 1 accomplishments of All A’s, All A’s & B’s, and Perfect Attendance at school on Wednesday, November 18.  Congratulations students on your hard work!




Students will be recognized for Quarter 2 accomplishments of All A’s, All A’s & B’s, and Perfect Attendance at school on Friday, February 26.