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Student Life



On February 11, Lincoln students Madi Lund, Jake Ziegelbein, and Josh Krause participated in the District Oratorical Speech Contest at the South Side Neighborhood Center. Congratulations to Madi who placed 3rd in the district!



2015 Regional Spelling Bee Finalists

CONGRATULATIONS to Nathan Jarrett (who took 1st at the Regional Spelling Bee on February 4) and Janelle Jarrett (who took 4th).  There were 34 local school finalists from 18 different schools participating in the 2015 CESA #4 Regional Spelling Bee today.  Students went through 21 Rounds before moving into the Championship Round which lasted about a hour!  It was a brother-sister battle for the Regional Title!  The 2015 Regional Spelling Bee Champion is Nathan Jarrett from Lincoln Middle School in La Crosse. The Championship word was: “glaciofluvial” – an adjective which means of, relating to, or coming from streams deriving much or all of their water from the melting of a large body of ice moving slowly down a slope or valley or spreading outward on a land surface.   Nathan will compete at the State Spelling Bee on March 28 in Madison. Great representation of Lincoln!




December Students of the Month were recognized during the lunch hours on January 16. Congratulations Students!

8th Grade:  Chris Lopez

I would like to nominate Chris for Student of the Month for his participation in Student Council this year. Chris has shown interest in various Student Council projects, and I recognize and applaud this effort. Thanks, Chris! Chris has really settled into a positive working routine in 10th hour Spanish. He has been seeking extra work to further his language skills and is a driving force behind the Spanish Club. He is very helpful to his peers and his enthusiasm is contagious. Nominated by Senora Wyland & Mrs. P Johnson

7th Grade:  Zena Xiong

I nominate Zena for Student of the Month for her hard working and pleasant behavior. No matter what, Zena puts forth her best effort and treats others with respect. Good job, Zena! Nominated by Mrs. P Johnson

6th Grade:  Tia Endrezzi

What a wonderful young lady! Tia is the quiet, kind heart that often gets over looked. She has such a passion for learning and kindness towards others that we should duplicate her! Her positive attitude and influence are great attributes to our school. Tia is an amazing young lady who puts her academics as a priority. She works diligently and completes work in a neat and organized manner. She has many friends and is a patient and understanding peer to her classmates. Tia exemplifies what it means to be a Lincoln Cougar both academically and socially. Tia would be a wonderful and deserving recipient of Student of the Month. Nominated by Mrs. Watson and  Ms. Hubbard.




Congratulations to our artists who have art going to the Youth Art Month Regional Art Exhibit. Their work will be on display with over 200 other students from the West Central region at the Heider Center for the Arts, in West Salem. Works will be on view February 1st and end with a closing art reception on February 19th. Each art teacher will have three of their artists selected to travel on to the State Youth Art Month Exhibit at the State Capital. This show will feature artists from all 6 regions of our state. A celebration for our Wisconsin Artists will be on March 6th from noon to 1PM. Congratulations Katelin Thompson, Carsyn Colburn, Lily Herling, Julianne Yang, and Elizabeth Burelbach.



geo bee

1st place winner- David Hayden

2nd place – Eli Harding

3rd place- Evan Baines

David will be taking a state qualifying test next week.




Congratulations to the First and Second place winners who will represent Lincoln at the regional spelling bee that will be held in West Salem on February 4. Third and Fourth place winners are alternates .

1st place- Nathan Jarrett

2nd place- Janelle Jarrett

3rd place- Joseph Krueger

4th place- Dawson Ekern




Congratulations to Jane Pinkowski whose artwork has placed 9th in the Student Art Exhibit and Awards sponsored by the Wisconsin Association of School Boards, the Wisconsin Art Education Association and Liberty Mutual.  Her artwork will be displayed at the 94th State Education Convention on January 21-22 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee WI. Over 3,000 attendees will have the opportunity to view her artwork at this event.  The artwork of Elise Howard, Sophie Baggett, Autumn Beyer, and Samara Sherin will also be on display at the State Education Convention.  Congratulations students!




Congratulations to our school calssreoom Spelling Bee Winners:  Soren Doerfler, Anthony Potts, Morgan Fuchs, Nadja Elston, Noah Yuvienco, Krystin Rochester, Kieran Harnish, Kiya Baker, Joseph Krueger, Evan Baines, Emma Sanders, Ellie Dingle, Nathan Jarrett, Janelle Jarrett, Darian Frazer, Dawson Ekern, and Jaborius Norwood.  These students will compete on January 7. The winner will represent our schol at the CESA #4 Regional Spelling Bee.




November Students of the Month were recognized during the lunch hours on December 18. Congratulations, students!

8th Grade:  Keoni Young

Keoni is an incredibly hard working student. When Keoni comes into class, he knows exactly what is expected of him and gets right to work. Keoni is eager to assist other students when he is able. Keoni is dedicated to his work and has produced high quality pieces in the art room. I can count on Keoni to go above and beyond in his work. He demonstrates respect for teachers and peers on a daily basis.  Nominated by Ms. Burns

7th Grade:  Rachel Tully

I wish to nominate Rachel for November Student of the Month. Rachel is a quiet leader, hardly heard but always shining brightly. She works very hard on every assignment, is kind to others, and generous with giving of her help and time to others. Thank you, Rachel! Rachel is an amazing student. She strives to always do her best with any academic challenge that is put forth to her. Her quiet dedication produces amazing results. She is polite and kind to staff as well as fellow students. She is a joy to have in our school. Nominated by Mrs. P Johnson & Mrs. Watson

6th Grade:  Lauren Boge

Lauren is kind and friendly along with being a great role model for her peers. Lauren brightens the classroom with her smile and her positive attitude. She sets a great example for those around her and she is always willing to help others. Lauren definitely deserves to be Student of the Month! Nominated by Miss Dawn




Congratulations to talented Lincoln/SOTA II/Coulee Montessori students who have been selected for the National Band Association – Wisconsin Chapter All-State Junior Band for 2015.

Will Hoeth (horn), Erik Berg (trombone), Mason Parkhurst (tuba)

They have been selected from middle school students throughout the state and will perform on Saturday, January 24, at 7:00pm in the Finale Concert of the 31st Annual NBA-WC Student Convention at the Performing Arts Center in the Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School.



8TH GRADE – Monday, December 1 from 9:50am-10:30am (MLT) in auditorium

7TH GRADE – Wednesday, December 3 from 9:50am-10:30am (MLT) in auditorium

6TH GRADE – Thursday, December 4 from 9:50am-10:30am (MLT) in auditorium




NOV 2014

October Students of the Month were recognized during the lunch hours on November 21. Congratulations, students!

8th Grade:  Caleb Harter

I believe Caleb Harter is the perfect choice for October’s 8th grade Student of the Month honor.  Caleb has a great attitude, is very respectful toward his teachers and fellow classmates, participates in class discussions, and puts his best effort forward on a daily basis. Nominated by Mrs. P Johnson

7th Grade:  Chia Mee Yang

Chia Mee encompasses what I believe to be a model student.  She works hard always, even when things get chaotic and overwhelming.  She demonstrates respect every day, even when others don’t always return it, and she practices genuine compassion with her every word and deed.  On top of all that, she is a spectacular Student Council Vice President, a job perfect for someone with all these wonderful qualities.  You make me proud, Chia Mee! Nominated by Mrs. P Johnson

6th Grade:  Winnie Hilker

Winnie is just a splendid student who has a vibrant spirit and willingness to help others.  She works very hard and does her best at everything she attempts to do.  Winnie has a kindness that is contagious and a smile that brightens a room!  She is an excellent example of what a Lincoln Cougar should be! Nominated by Ms. Hubbard




September Students of the Month were recognized during the lunch hours on October 17. Congratulations, students!

8th Grade: Jane Pinkowski

I’d like to nominate Jane for having exceptional organization, effort, and creativity in all her work. She excels in Coulee Montessori projects and takes on extra challenges beyond, including two foreign languages. Nominated by Ms. Dodge

7th Grade: Ella Ledocq

Ella deserves September Student of the Month for always going above and beyond the call of duty. Ella never stops at the minimal quality of any of her assignments. She strives to be the very best that she can be. I recognize and applaud her efforts! Way to go, Ella! Nominated by Mrs. P Johnson

6th Grade: Ava Krause

Ava is a delightful young lady who always comes to class with a smile on her face and a positive attitude. She is inquisitive, willing to share and a natural leader. In addition, Ava goes above and beyond when she completes her work and exemplifies “The Cougar Pact.” Ava is an outstanding candidate for Student of the Month! Ava is ready to learn and participate EVERY DAY! She wants to answer to questions and/or be part of our discussions. She does an A+ job on her assignments. Ava stands for KINDNESS and displays that toward all individuals. Ava, thank you for your EXCELLENT start at Lincoln Middle School. Nominated by Mrs. Kutzke & Ms. Mahlum




Middle School Students participate in all city talent show “Playing for Change” On Saturday Sept 20 thirteen middle school students gathered at the Cavalier Theater to present a performance benefitting the Playing For Change Foundation. On this particular day music lovers worldwide gathered at over 400 events in 60 countries to raise over $70,000 for this charitable foundation. The money raised at this local performance will pay for 2 months of music classes for four kids in Udayapur, Nepal.

This was an opportunity for the students to share their talents with kids from the other middle schools and the general public while raising funds to help provide music education to students around the World. The performing students were selected from all three middle schools based on their performance at their school’s talent show this past spring. The students from Lincoln/SOTA II/Coulee Montessori included CC Scott, Isabella Braithwaite, Tori Wichelt.

You can learn more about the work of this organization, browse to see the fantastic things that people did to celebrate this day all over the world, and continue to donate to support music education worldwide at



Lincoln MS, Longfellow MS, and Logan MS FBLA members who were able to attend the Leadership Lab in Eau Claire, WI on Monday, September 29. FBLA Students, Lucas Beard, Danielle Curti, Faith Engebretson, Emma Hannum, MyLe Luong, and Ahnikah Wichelt attended from Lincoln. Students met key speaker Shannon Oleen, a former NFL cheerleader, and participated in several workshops highlighting personal development, business achievement, and community service.