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

Student Accomplishments


Congratulations to Aislee Tennyson and Alexia Moua who auditioned for and won the La Crosse Symphony string scholarship. Each of them will receive 10 free lessons with a La  Crosse symphony member, 2 free season tickets to La Crosse Symphony concerts, and half price tuition to participate in the La Crosse Youth Symphony. Congratulations to Ailee and Alexia for all their hard work!!



8th Grade-Macy Zielke:  Macy works hard every day and has very high expectations for herself and those around her. She continues to keep her goals and her future plans in the back of her mind and makes decisions daily to ensure that her dreams will come true. She models our Lincoln expectations every day.   Nominated by Mrs. Norman

7th Grade – Bella Brown:  Bella is a great student because she pays attention in class so well and truly seems to enjoy learning for the sake of learning. She always gives 100% on the simplest assignment or the largest class project. Besides being a great student, Bella demonstrates compassion and kindness to all her classmates every single day. I am proud to have Bella in my classroom and I hope other students see what a great role model she is at Lincoln Middle School. Nominated by Mr. Bagniefski

6th Grade – Logan Boland:  Logan is an eternal optimist. He is always pleasant and adds great ideas to our discussions and he challenges himself and others to be their personal best. Nominated by Mrs. Welch



Will Mortell, Chris McGaff, Kate Eubanks and Madelyn Wilson represented Lincoln Middle School at  Math and Science Expo held at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse.  They presented their Science Inquiry Projects (SIP) along with 300 other students from the region to judges and represented our school for excellence in science and math.



Congratulations to Kayla Holman, who won first place in the Patriot’s Pen VFW Essay Writing Contest.  She will attend an awards luncheon on Saturday, April 28. The VFW judges said that her essay was quite inspiring. Way to go, Kayla!


The Lincoln Middle School FBLA students had a successful season placing in the following events at State…

Maggie Hannum: 5th place in Business Math & Financial Literacy
Macy Zielke: 3rd place in FBLA Facts
Elisabeth Ammann, Kylee Zeeb, & Macy Zielke: 3rd place in Computer Slide Show
Maggie Hannum & Sophie Hannum: 3rd place in Creed Speaking
Lily Bingol: 1st place AND National Qualifier in Elevator Speech

FBLA Nationals will be held in Baltimore, MD June 28-July 1, 2018.



Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to represent our school in the DCI BANDtastic Minnesota Honor Band on July 7th in Minneapolis, MN.  This event sponsored is sponsored by the US Marine Drum and Bugle Corps.

8th grade: William Coffey, Alexia Moua, Gao Sheng Moua

7th grade: Maryann Anibas, Benjamin Crutchfield, David Eber, Nolan Heath, Ben Lenz

6th grade: Beckett Cottrel, Rylee Karrigan, Sarah Ojelabi, Caleb Peterson, Greta Vianden, Brianna Xiong



8th Grade-Uyen Thoang:  Uyen deserves to be recognized as student of the month. She has an amazing work ethic. She takes great notes, attends homework club, works individually, attempts everything before asking for help, and completes all her homework. In addition, she is respectful and attentive. Overall, she’s a fantastic student and a role model for her peers.  Nominated by Mrs. Stoflet

7th Grade-Averi Vu:  Averi is always kind to everyone in her midst. She is such a positive enthusiastic soul. I so enjoy how she perceives each art challenge she faces. I nominate her with the highest of accolades. Nominated by Mrs. Burns

6th Grade-Ethan Larson:  Ethan has a natural ability when it comes to creating all types of art! He is meticulous in the way he works, which I admire very much so. He creates art that is very clean, detailed, well thought out, and time consuming. Along with Ethan’s admirable creative ability, he always has a great personality. He is extremely polite, responsible, respectful, hardworking, intelligent, and humble. He is very knowledgeable in my classroom and pushes himself to create truly inspiring art. Myself, and his peers, are always so impressed and in awe with the art that he has created thus far.   Nominated by Ms. Oreskovich



Congratulations to all of the students who participated at the NHD contest at UW-L!



Student Council would like to thank everyone for their effort and competitive spirit during the Penny Wars.  As three schools, we raised $283.37, which was donated to New Horizons, a shelter here in La Crosse for individuals and families who have experienced domestic violence.



Congratulations to three of our Lincoln Middle Artists….Greta Vianden, Taya Schraith and Macy Zielke. Their art work was selected at the Youth Art Month Regional exhibit to move on to the the State Level! Their art is in a statewide exhibit in the State Capital representing our school with over 500 other artists. A reception is will be held tomorrow in the Rotunda.



Congratulations to Gabe Kattchee for qualifying for the state GeoBee contest!  There were hundreds of Wisconsin schools that took part in the school level part of the Bee.  One hundred of the top scoring students who took the school qualifying test are invited to complete in the Wisconsin Geographic Bee on Friday, April 6. Gabe will be representing our school in April.  Great job, Gabe!



8th Grade: Logan Roisum – Logan has a great sense of humor and is always willing to lend a helping hand. Every single day at the end of the school day, he and a friend would stay and help straighten up my classroom. He did all this without being asked, he just helped. This shows a core value of kindness and respect that is unconscious. This makes him a great role model for his peers in regards to our Lincoln goals of Respect, Responsibility and Relationships. Nominated by Mrs Norman

7th Grade: Raina Schultz – Raina always works hard and is kind to others. Nominated by Mr Vail

6th Grade:  Liberty Sprain – What an amazing student who is invested in her learning, work and self-growth. I so appreciate the motivation and creative incentive she has. All the work she produces are evidence of this work ethic. Nominated by Mrs Burns



Sixty-one Lincoln/SOTA II/Coulee Montessori students participated in the school wide NHD contest today.  Congratulations to the following individuals, who have been invited to participate in the regional competition at UWL on March 20:


Natalie Schreader & Rose Arndt; Quinn Servais & Therin Smith; Wyatt Restel & Colin Adams; Gao Sheng Moua, Alexia Moua, & Sonya Moua


Gwena Ehlers, Reyna Kessen, & Brinn Bennett; Norah Fimple, Ingrid Trapp, & Sydney Roswall


Colin Miller & Conner Perry; Kaitlyn Erikson, Destini Gerard, & Jennifer Yang


Chris Pedersen & Drayton Caucutt; Nero Turk & Rudy Mattie


William Coffey; Kayla Holman; Kylee Zeeb; Natalie Beck


Roman Westrich; Benji Backstrand; Sophie Hannum; Elisabeth Ammann


Ella Lysne; Leif Larson; Owen Kennedy; Maddisen Larsen


Ella Britten; Elsa Hirsch; Kayla Korish; Grace Pepin



8th Grade: William Hartje – William has a great sense of humor and is always willing to lend a helping hand.  Every single day at the end of the school day, he and a friend would stay and help straighten up my classroom. He did all this without being asked, he just helped. This shows a core value of kindness and respect that is unconscious. This makes him a great role model for his peers in regards to our Lincoln goals of Respect, Responsibility and Relationships. Nominated by Mrs. Norman

7th Grade:  MacKenzie Schauf – Every day in PE, MacKenzie is ready to play and works to include everyone no matter their abilities. Her kindness models to others how to treat people, which creates others stepping up and making better choices. She respects herself by always being ready to learn and therefore respects me as a teacher and in turn her peers. Thanks for always working hard and modeling true leadership skills. Nominated by Mrs. Norman

6th Grade:  Harper Rees – Harper has taken to Health class with such a positive attitude it has been a joy having her in class every day. She enters the room excited about her education and works to connect with her peers in a positive way. She exemplifies the characteristics of respect, responsibility and relationships every single day. I look forward to watching her grow and find her leadership skills over the next three years.  Nominated by Mrs. Norman



We had an exciting day at the FBLA Regionals competition, placing 3rd as a team.  Individual results from today:

1st Place
Parliamentary Procedures Concepts – Lily Bingol

2nd Place
Digital Citizenship – Elisabeth Ammann
Business Math & Financial Literacy – Maggie Hannum

5th Place
Digital Citizenship – Kate Eubanks
Introduction to Computer Science & Coding – Kylee Zeeb

1st Place
Creed Speaking – Maggie & Sophie Hannum
Elevator Speech – Lily Bingol

3rd Place
Computer Slide Show – Elisabeth Ammann, Kylee Zeeb, Macy Zielke
Issues in Society – Kate Eubanks


8TH GRADE- ELLIE HAVERLAND: It is with great pleasure that I nominate Ellie for the November Student of the Month. She is a very bright young lady with numerous possibilities for her future. Ellie 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. Ellie is becoming more confident in her abilities and that reassurance is allowing her to experience even more academic success. I look forward to getting to know more about her as we go through the rest of the school year and see her grow as a student. Ellie is very worthy of being the eighth grade November Student of the Month. Nominated by  Mr. Olson

7TH GRADE- MEGAN ANDEREGG: Megan is always ready to learn and is willing to work with anyone. She always has a smile on her face and is very proactive with her learning and asking questions when she needs a little more to help things make sense. The best part is her courage to ask the hard questions because she isn’t ever the only one that has them. By her willingness she helps her peers understand what to do. She is a huge asset to any classroom and I am lucky to have her be a leader in mine. Nominated by Mrs. Norman

6TH GRADE- PA HOUA VUE:  Pa Houa is deserving of Student of the Month. She is always willing to participate in class regardless of the activity. Pa Houa utilizes her creativity to express herself and to add her personal touch to her responses and even artwork when given the opportunity. Her willingness to learn and ask questions sets an example for others to follow.  Nominated by  Mrs. O’Mara


8TH GRADE-GAO SHENG MOUA: Gao Sheng is deserving of the September Student of the Month for her dedication to school and leadership abilities. Gao Sheng is a calm, focused role model for her peers, always doing more than just the minimum amount of work. She is genuinely interested in people and shows an appreciation for diversity! You are awesome, Gao Sheng!  Nominated by Mrs. Johnson.

7TH GRADE- PA CHIA YANG: Pa Chia has an amazing drive to do well and push herself independently. She is a role model for others in the classroom. She is dependable, responsible and respectful always. Her self-confidence exudes to her peers around her.  Nominated by Ms. Burns

6TH GRADE-LILY NOVAK:  Lily is a delightful young lady who always comes to class with a positive attitude, is ready to learn and to share. In addition, she strives to do her best to enhance her education, making us fortunate to have this young lady at Lincoln.  Nominated by Mrs. Novak


Congratulations to our top three teams who will be going competition at UW-L on February 12:

6th grade: Adeline Marcou-Smart, Kya Smith, Greta Vianden, Abigail Eckert

6th grade: Arlo Wilker, Isaac Trohkimoinen, Oliver Larson, Lillian Bouzek

7th grade: David Eber, Maryann Anibas, Kate Eubanks, Maddey Larsen


1st – Lauren Jarrett
2nd – Devin Annis
3rd- Gabe Kattchee


8TH GRADE – JADA HARTLEY:  Jada has started her 8th grade year with a bang! She starts her day with a smile on her face knowing that she’s working hard and getting her homework completed. She is a pleasure to have in class because she participates and asks thoughtful questions. I am so incredibly proud of Jada. I’d love for her to get September’s 8th grade student of the month award.  Nominated by Mrs. Stoflet

7TH GRADE – MARIA ANDONOVA: Maria is an exceptional student and has shown great skill and compassion. She works to achieve academically while balancing social goals in a way that upholds the values of Lincoln Middle School. She is a role model for others and consistently listens and leads through example.  Nominated by Mr. Sprain

6TH GRADE – PA DAO XIONG: Pa Dao comes to MLT ready to work and with a smile every day. She is friendly to everyone and always has a smile.  Nominated by Senora Wyland


The students listed below recently participated in the United Nations International Day of Peace Poster and Writing Contest and have been selected to share their poster and writing on September 21 at Aquinas Middle School.  Congratulations students!

Lyndall  Breaux, Kayla Korish, Leif Larson, Porter Culp, Elisabeth Amman, Kate Wavra, Jacob Von Ruden, Kayla Holman, Norah Fimple, Terrence Daniels, and Novalee Wikstrom


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.”