SCHOOL SPELLING BEE
On January 10, the following students participated in the school Spelling Bee: Caroline Pohnl, Ethan Kranz, Grant Steidl, Lauren Jarrett, Liriel Sarver, Will Weber and Jaborious Norwood.
Congratulations to our Spelling Bee winners: Lauren Jarrett (1st place), Caroline Pohnl (2nd place), and Will Weber (Alternate). They will represent Lincoln at the Regional Spelling Bee on February 8. Thanks to all who participated.
NOVEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
8TH GRADE-JASMINE SIEGEL: Jasmine’s effort in Spanish class this year is fantastic. Keep up the great work, Jasmine! Nominated by Mrs. Wyland
7TH GRADE-LUCAS ANDEREGG: I have been able to get to know Lucas in Physical Education class this year and am so excited to see the kindness, sportsmanship and competitiveness that he balances every day. I have asked him to help support his peers on a daily basis as some students needed positive influences aMwhen asked to step up he has done it with respect and kindness. I am very impressed with the choices that he is making this semester. Nominated by Mrs. Norman
6TH GRADE-MARIA ANDONOVA: Maria is an amazing, sweet student who is always respectful above and beyond most 6th graders I know. She comes to my class and leaves with a huge smile. Never is she without energy to learn. Nominated by Mrs. Burns
STUDENT ARTWORK IN THE MAYOR’S OFFICE
Four works of art currently hanging at City Hall in Mayor Kabat’s office (Elsa Hirsch, Martha Franke, Macy Zielke and Alexis Yang). Congratulations artists!
Twenty-four amazing students from La Crosse Lincoln Middle and Longfellow Middle participated in the 2016 Adapted Aquatics Swim Meet today. With the help of students from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, the kids swam the front and back crawl over ten heats. Help us congratulate these student athletes for all of their hard work!
OCTOBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
8TH GRADE-ZEN LOMEN: Zenn is always ready to help me get my pedometers out and set up and take down my classroom. She also is working really hard on her fitness goals, without reminding she will complete her push-ups and planks before class begins. Some days she will do it all again when everyone arrives, this shows a great deal of initiative and desire to become strong. Zenn has been a joy to have in class and am so happy that she has been able to be a part of my Physical Education class this semester. Nominated by Mrs. Norman
7TH GRADE-KARINA BRONSON: Karina always tries her best, no matter how difficult the assignment might be. The moment she walks in the room, she is smiling. This positive character is contagious to those around her. I appreciate how she greets me and always says goodbye, telling me to have a great afternoon. She takes great pride and care in all that she does.Nominated by Mrs. Burns
6TH GRADE: AVERI VU: Averi always completes her assignments on time, volunteers in class, is on task and follows all school rules. Averi is an exemplary student and a role model for all her peers. What a delightful young lady! Nominated by Mrs. Kutzke
SEPTEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
8TH GRADE: MEGAN SCHULTZ: Megan is deserving of September Student of the Month for being a kind, respectful person. I enjoy her hard work, focus, and energy both in the classroom and on the volleyball court. Keep up the great work, Megan! Nominated by Mrs. P Johnson
7TH GRADE: ALEXIS YANG: Alexis has superior self-discipline and perseverance. She turns in her assignments before they are due. She goes above and beyond, taking risks with art media. She is always positive and willing to help other students around her. Nominated by Ms. Burns
6TH GRADE: RINOA YANG: Rinoa deserves September’s Student of the Month for being a positive addition to the Lincoln Student Council group. I am so excited about seeing her grow her leadership skills and contribute to the Lincoln community. Thanks, Rinoa! Nominated by Mrs. P Johnson
Congratulations to our Band!!! After submitting of a recording of our Symphonic Band from last Spring’s Kalahari Band Festival, a selection committee selected our Symphonic Band to perform at the National Band Association Wisconsin Chapter’s January Convention. We are the only middle school band in Wisconsin to receive this honor this year. Congratulations Band….and good luck as you prepare for this important performance in January!
FCCLA LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
Two of Lincoln’s FCCLA members, Quinn Jorgensen, Blair Greenwold along with their FCCLA Adviser Jo Dee Hoiness attended the FCCLA Wisconsin Leadership Academy Fall Conference at UW-Stout on October, 18th. The Keynote speaker, Craig Hillier, engaged FCCLA members in activities, discussions and stories to inspire them to make a difference in their schools and organizations as well as their own lives. Members also attended breakout sessions about the FCCLA Planning Process, overcoming adversity, building FCCLA membership and professionalism and leadership.
1 in 5 school-age kids LOCALLY is affected by food insecurity. Not knowing if or when your next meal is coming affects every aspect of life. Be a part of iFeed 2016! Bring in labeled, non-expired non-perishable food items for the biggest food drive in the region beginning Thursday, October 27. We will have boxes for each grade level and each school in the LMC; drop off your items for a chance to win a gift card each day of the drive. Your name will be entered into a drawing each day that you donate once per and up to ten items per day for the chance to win a $5 gift card each day, and any student who has contributed even one item over the course of the drive will have his or her name entered into an overall drawing for the chance to win a $100 giftcard to Shenanigan’s! We will also be doing a special drawing on Friday, 10/28 during Masquerade Madness-any student who has brought in an item during the first two days of the drive will earn a chance to win a $50 giftcard to Shenanigan’s. Winner will be announced at the end of the Madness on Friday just in time to be able to use the giftcard over your long weekend break! See Senora Wyland with any questions you may have. Let’s do this, people!
Congratulations to the 6th grade band on a spectacular first performance of the school year. A special shout out goes to Helen Baines on her fantastic solo in front of an auditorium full of people; and to Alexie Leonhardt, Rosemary Greany, Norah Hofland, Helen Baines, Eli Stovall, and Rebecca Ihrke on their ensemble performance at the concert. It’s never too early for an eclectic rendition of Jingle Bells. Great performance to all that were at the concert last night!
STUDENT COUNCIL SPIRIT WEEK
Student Council is sponsoring a spirit week! Student Council is hoping everyone will show school spirit by dressing up for daily themes. On Friday, we will end the spirit week with a mini mixer and “Masquerade Madness” event in the old gym.
Monday Oct 24: Hat/Wig/Hairpiece/Wacky Hair Day
Tuesday Oct 25: 80s Day
Wednesday Oct 26: Wacky Wednesday
Thursday Oct 27: School Spirit Day
Friday Oct 28: Costume Day
THE GRASS IS GREENER
Visit the LaCrosse Tribune article authored by School Counselor Rick Blasing regarding the turf installed at Lincoln!
BAND REHEARSATHON FUNDRAISER SEPT 24
Congratulations to the Band for a successful Rehearsathon this past Saturday! So far over $4,500 has been raised for a 10-hour rehearsal day. Congratulations to Ben Crutchfield for collecting the most donations…..and to Sadie Jansson for having the most pledges.
PINWHEELS FOR PEACE
PEACE TO ALL! Celebrate with us! INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY was September 21. Art Students all across the planet have created artfully decorated pinwheels for peace. Because of the rain….Lincoln’s Pinwheels will be on display in the office!
LINCOLN…LET’S MOVE RECIPIENT
Let’s Move! Active Schools, part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, has announced its 2016 National Award recipients. Lincoln Middle School in La Crosse was among the 544 U.S. schools, representing 41 states plus the District of Columbia, recognized for their outstanding efforts in creating an Active School environment.
The Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award is the nation’s top physical education and physical activity distinction for K-12 schools. The award celebrates a school’s commitment to providing students with at least 60 minutes of physical activity before, during and after school each day.
“I applaud these schools for creating Active School environments that are inspiring students to be more engaged learners and ensuring that physical education and physical activity continue to be an important part of every child’s educational experience,” said First Lady Michelle Obama.
Studies show that Active Kids Do Better. Physical activity not only helps kids stay healthy and strong, but it can also contribute to higher test scores, improved attendance, better behavior in class, enhanced leadership skills and a lifetime of healthy habits.
Powered by a national collaborative of health, education and private sector organizations, Let’s Move! Active Schools partners work together to equip schools with physical education and physical activity resources, programs, professional development and activation grants that help create Active School environments.
To earn a Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award, a school must have met significant benchmarks in five areas: physical education; physical activity before and after school; physical activity during school; staff involvement; and family and community engagement.
Since its February 28, 2013 launch, more than 20,000 schools in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia have enrolled in Let’s Move! Active Schools, reaching more than 11 million students.