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Volume 21 Issue 5 September 18, 2018


Principal......................................................................................Allen Burch Assistant Principal.................................................................Arva Demps Assistant Principal........................................................... Jason Koerner Assistant Principal........................................................ Melissa Sumner Dean.......................................................................................... Jay Hipps Dean.................................................................................Jennifer Tibbitts Athletic Director.....................................................................Joe Vallese

From the Principal Dear Parents/Guardians, What a great start to the school year! Our teachers and students have been focused and enthusiastic and the results have been positive. I know this commitment will continue throughout the year and continue the tradition of excellence that has been built by Lincoln’s students and faculty. Lincoln teachers and staff are working tirelessly to provide the best education for all students every day. Our focus is to improve critical thinking skills, writing skills, and the content area foundation to increase student achievement on all testing. I know this is possible as we have the best teachers, coaches, and staff members in the state. Our theme this year is “Just One”. Lincoln is a model high school for academics, athletics, and extra-curricular activities. Our academics are ranked nationally every year, our athletic and academic teams consistently compete for championships, and our clubs and organizations work constantly to help improve our community. Lincoln stands alone through our unprecedented success in so many areas and it is because of our students, staff, and community. Thank you for all that you have done and will continue to do to keep Lincoln High School among the elite high schools in the nation! I cannot wait to see the development of our students this year. I am always impressed at our students and staff continuous improvement mentality. Although we have a history of successes at Lincoln, we will continue to set new goals and I appreciate your support and your involvement as we continue to improve every day. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of assistance to you or your student. Go Trojans! Allen Burch Principal

Our Vision The educational setting at Lincoln High School fosters flexible, comprehensive, and challenging academic and extra-curricular programs that maximize each student’s potential. Lincoln graduates will be productive, contributing members of society who have a strong sense of personal responsibility, a sense of national citizenship, a life-long love of learning, and a respect for the diverse contributions of all.

2 Lincoln Log September 2018 • Issue #5 Published Five Times Per Year Leon County Schools 2757 West Pensacola St. Tallahassee, FL 32304

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Business & Community Partners for Excellence

As a business partner, there are a number of ways that you can positively influence the success of teaching and learning in our school. Through a partnership, business and community partners may: • Provide incentives to motivate student achievement • Reward instructional personnel for their dedication to students and community • Impart knowledge of real-life business experience to students • Assist the school in raising funds or making donations to enable school to reach academic, technological, or rejuvenation goals. • Participate in a mentoring/tutoring program Your participation as a business partner will influence students, your future employees and leaders in the community. Partners find it a rewarding way to prepare students for tomorrow. Students learn that the community holds education in high regards and cares about their success and future. Whether you are a small business or a major corporation, we need you. Lincoln High School invites you to invest in our students, community, and our future. If you are interested in being a partner for Lincoln High School, or need more information on our partnership program, please contact Pat Bruner at or at 921-2516, ext. 1411. To access the Leon County Schools business partner agreement form: 1. Access the Leon County Schools website: 2. Click on the “Community’ tab 3. On the dropdown list, click on “Volunteer Program Services”. 4. To the left in the blue box, click on “Partners Overview”. 5. To the far right of the page, click on “Business Partner Agreement Form”. We thank you for your generosity and commend your commitment to education.

3 Salvete omnes!

During this summer, Ms. Ramsey (Latin teacher) escorted 4 of our very dedicated Lincoln Latin students to the Miami University in Oxford, Ohio to compete at the National Junior Classical League Convention. An estimated 1,300 students attended the week long convention during which students competed in several different academic events. Our Trojans performed fantastically. • Andrew Rozes: 4th place (Geography), 8th place (Roman History), 12th place (Heptathlon) • Morgan Holmes: 12th place (Mottoes) • Jacob Maleszewski: 13th place (Mottoes)

Senior Parent Night

Monday, September 24, 2018 5:30 pm Lincoln Forum

National Wrestling Hall of Fame

The Florida Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame is proud to announce the induction of MIKE CROWDER for his Lifetime Service to Wrestling. The Honors Weekend was held August 10-11, 2018, in Orlando. There were many events including a Testimonial Brunch where Ex Trojans Will Pafford and Tristan Sommer spoke about the impact Coach Crowder had on their lives and an Induction Banquet where coach Crowder gave a speech about receiving this honor. This is the Second time this year Coach Crowder has received a Hall of Fame honor as he was inducted into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame last January. Congratulate him when you see him for these incredible achievements.

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4 Band

In the two weeks before schools starts each summer, the Trojan Marching Band is hard at work learning marching fundamentals, new music, and a new halftime show. Band members dedicate approximately 60 hours working on skills and honing their art. This year, they took one hour - just ONE HOUR - to conduct a fundraiser to help pay for much needed instrument repair and supplies. The band members sold just over 600 orders for cookie dough and made approximately $5,300 in JUST ONE HOUR! Congratulations to our hard working Trojan Marching Band!


“Heaven Can Wait� by Jerry Segall l and directed by Mark A. Marple opens Nov. 8th through Nov. 10th.. The romantic comedy is about Joe Pendleton, a successful and respected boxer who is killed in an airplane accident. In the afterlife, Joe discovers that his guardian angel has taken him from his body prematurely, and he is due many more years on earth. As he is pleading to be returned to his body, he discovers that his body has been cremated. Unable to return to his body, Joe assumes the form of greedy multimillionaire industrialist Leo Farnsworth. As Farnsworth, Joe attempts a return to boxing and he unexpectedly finds love in the process. Also, over 100 students in the theatre and culinary programs at Lincoln worked hard to make delicious homemade Blueberry Lime jam that they are selling through the Theatre Boosters in the No Starving Artist project sponsored by Publix. For ticket information go to and put in Heaven Can Wait or contact the Theatre Director Mark A. Marple or at 850-921-2516 EXT. 1302. Tickets are $12.00 adults and $8.00 students. Doors open at 7:00pm and showtime is 7:30pm Thursday 11/08, Friday 11/09 and Saturday 11/10.

Orientation: 2018-2019



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Your Volunteer Hours Count!

Mu Alpha Theta

Lincoln earned another national championship at this year’s mu alpha theta national convention in Colorado Springs! We are the only school in Leon county to have TWO championships in calculus (first was in 2006). Our calculus team placed 1st in team round - Dylan Swart, Charlie Stubbs, Peyton Ryan, and Graham O’Donnell. We earned numerous trophies individually and placed 14th overall. This year’s team consisted of Dylan, Charlie, Peyton, and Graham plus Daniel Spainhour, Daniel Agharahimi, Andrew Li, Natalia Doolin, and Jordan Sutherland

Log Volunteer Hours!!

Many of our school programs and organizations have a volunteer coordinator that will track your volunteer hours and report them to the Lincoln volunteer coordinator. Time spent assisting with both teacher appreciation and student recognition events will also be tracked for you. If you are volunteering for a school organization that does not have a volunteer coordinator, we have fillable pdf documents that you can use to track your volunteer hours. Please contact Pat Bruner at if you need a volunteer log. At the end of each school semester, we will send a reminder to send your volunteer log to us so that we can forward this information to the District office. Thank you so much for spending time to volunteer for Lincoln High School. Volunteer News

Welcome to a new school year! There are many volunteer opportunities that Lincoln High School needs for our sport teams, clubs, performing arts programs, and NJROTC program, including working concessions, chaperoning field trips, providing snacks, assisting with ticket sales, performing booster officer duties, providing food items for teacher appreciation, assisting with student recognition events. The opportunities are plentiful! Leon County Schools request ALL VOLUNTEERS to complete a volunteer application. To access the volunteer application form: 1. Access the Lincoln High School website. 2. Click on “Parents” 3. Scroll down and to the right you will see “Volunteering at Lincoln”. 4. Click on “Volunteer Application Form” 5. While completing the application, under “Volunteer Interests”, please a. Select all applicable “Type(s) of volunteer work preferred” b. Enter the school organizations/teams that you are serving in the “Special program or group you are representing or serving” field. Please take the time and complete a volunteer application. If you already have completed a volunteer application school access form and would like to check your status or update any information, please contact Pat Bruner, Lincoln Volunteer Coordinator at Volunteers are welcomed and valued at Lincoln High School. We could not do all that we do without your help and support!

7 Le Grand Concours 2018

Oh là là! Congratulations are in order for the following students for their outstanding achievements on Le Grand Concours 2018. The National French Exam is a challenging test given nationwide. Médaille en argent (Silver Medal) • Karly Zelnak – Niveau II • Laura Burnsed – Niveau III • Brooke Bayer – Niveau I • Joshua Adams– Niveau II • Tyler Massey – Niveau I • Bailee Holder – Niveau II • Julianne Montague – Niveau I Médaille en Bronze (Bronze Medal) • Lily Nelsen – Niveau I • Logan Stratton – Niveau III • McKenna Parker – Niveau I • Aidan Abbey – Niveau III • Nikayle Richardson – Niveau I Certificat d’Honneur (Certificate of Honor) • Mia Scott – Niveau I • Hailey Borras – Niveau III • Brianna Brown – Niveau III • Emily Ellingsen – Niveau III • Stephanie Jimenez – Niveau III • Natalie Majors – Niveau III • Tanner Sullivan – Niveau III • Brandon Crandall – Niveau II • Rylee French – Niveau II • Alexandra Gilmore – Niveau II • Erik Lamm – Niveau II • Jeffrey Pugh – Niveau II • Jordyn Ridgeway – Niveau II In the photo: Logan Stratton, • Derek Street– Niveau II Laura Burnsed, and Aidan Abbey Be on Time!!!!

• TARDY – A student who arrives unexcused to class up to 10 minutes after the tardy bell. • LATE – A student who arrives more than 10 minutes late after the start of the class without a valid excuse will count as an unexcused absence. Four unexcused absences (ATTENDANCE FAILURE) for a class, a grade of “F” will be assigned for the grading period for that class. For any questions, please contact the Lincoln Attendance Dean, Ms. Jennifer Tibbitts, at 921-2516, ext. 1408 or at

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Teachers Are Out Of Field

We work diligently at Lincoln High School to ensure that all teachers are highly qualified. Although all of our teachers are fully certified, there are instances where a teacher is not fully certified for the course, or students, they teach. Florida Statute requires that schools notify parents of situations where teachers are out of field. The teachers listed below are qualified, but do not meet specific state requirements. Teachers who are qualified but have not met their English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) certification. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Alton Anderson Alena Bair Esther Benette Rose Bennett Michael Boulos Katherine Boutin Jordan Bush Christen Goad

9. Quinn Gray 10. Michael Hiatt 11. Emily Kelly 12. Jonathan Morris 13. Jennifer Paredes 14. Mary Plewes 15. Daniel Rosman 16. Lisa Scriba

17. Sarah Shepard 18. Michael Sprayberry 19. D. Grant Thompson 20. Jimmie Tyson 21. James Wiggins 22. Mark Williams 23. Randall Wolfe

If you need any further clarification, please contact Melissa Sumner at 487-2110.

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