Dear Lincoln Middle Friends and Family,
On behalf of all of our staff, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! We certainly hope you have the opportunity to enjoy time with friends and family. The new state test, which replaces the MEAP, now named the M-Step, will be an online test in the spring. All of our students will have to take their tests in two computer labs during the window of testing for that grade. It is critically important that all students are here every day for the test window as some of the information and activities have to be introduced several days before testing begins. In addition, if students are absent, it provides difficulties for make-ups since we only have the two computer labs.The eighth graders will be tested in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Social Studies. They will begin testing in April and their test window will be 3 weeks in length from April 13th to May 1st. The seventh graders will be tested in English, Math, and Science. The testing window for them is April 27 through May 15. The sixth graders will be tested in English and Math only. Their test window is from May 18 to June 5.Progress reports will be coming to you soon. We just concluded the half-way mark of this quarter and teachers will be turning in grades by next week. The end of the first semester is only four school weeks away. The year is quickly moving by.At the beginning of the second semester, we will be coordinating our NWEA testing for the second time. All students will be tested in Reading and Math and we are anxious to see how they have improved since the first testing occurred back in September.We would like to acknowledge the following teachers who earned Van Dyke Foundation for Excellence mini-grants for classroom projects: Mrs. Bierod, Mrs. Dressig, Ms. Dunn, Mrs. Holmes, Mr. Grishaj, Mr. Lonsway, Mrs. Peterson, Mrs. Rice, Mr. Torrento, and Mr. Zainea. Each of these grants will fund projects or materials in the classroom. Thank You Teachers!!Please make sure your child is in school every day. Information coming to Mr. Lawson and I indicate how important school attendance is to even students in Pre-K and the effect missed days has on these students later in their school years. Missing more than 10 days in one school year can adversely affect your child in later years. Mr. Lawson and our DHS workers have combined to create classroom challenges where the classroom with the least amount of tardies to ELT will enjoy some interesting rewards. Mission Statement
Lincoln Middle School students will achieve individual excellence through the attainment of State Standards while preparing to be productive, successful members of society.
The Lincoln Middle School vision is to promote life-long learning through teacher collaboration adapted to individual student needs. We will facilitate active learning through aligned curriculum and high behavioral standards promoting respect and responsibility. We will provide a safe, secure, and professional climate with the main purpose being the educational success of all students. We will succeed in doing so through the use of effective educational programs and valuable community resources, while maintaining a strong partnership with students and parents.
- We believe that students benefit academically in a safe, supportive, and stimulating environment.
- We believe in empowering every student to become productive members of society.
- We believe our students' learning, attendance, and behavior improve when they are actively engaged in meaningful, real-life work.
- We believe in life-long learning as educators to continually be the best leaders we can be for our students.