This year due to COVID 19 protocols, the 6th-12th Grade Winter Band & Vocal Concert will be livestreamed on Facebook Live during the school day on Tuesday, December 1st (check the schedule below). Unfortunately no visitors in the school will be allowed. It will also be recorded and loaded later on the USD 298 Facebook page for all to enjoy. 6th grade vocal/band (vocal will be first, then band) concert: 8:30 am - 9:15 am; 7th/8th grade: Band: 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm, Vocal 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm; HS vocal/band concert: Vocal: 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm; HS Band: 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm. Please enjoy these songs of the season.
The Lincoln High School Schmeidler Wrestling Invitational scheduled for December 5th has been cancelled. It will not be rescheduled.
The junior high basketball games scheduled for Monday, November 30th against Pike Valley have been postponed. We will keep you posted for a possible reschedule date. Thank you for your patience.
In our district's on-going effort to keep parents and our community informed, please read the updated COVID-19 information as of November 29, 2020. https://5il.co/ndwx
USD 298 is looking for secretary at Lincoln Elementary School. More information is available at this link: https://5il.co/nbzk
LES Parents and Community Patrons: This year due to COVID 19 protocols, the LES Winter Music Concert will be held in a different format. The concert will take place during the school day, and unfortunately no visitors will be allowed. However, it will be recorded and loaded on the USD 298 Facebook page for all to enjoy on December 16. Please enjoy the joyous songs of the season from the the comfort of your own home.
In an on-going effort to keep the parents and our community informed, please read the updated COVID-19 information for our district. https://5il.co/nbbm
Click on the link below for the LES Students slide show of "What I'm Grateful For" . https://5il.co/nb79 Happy Thanksgiving!
The JH basketball game vs Tescott scheduled for Thursday, November 19, has been cancelled. When this game is rescheduled, it will be posted here.
USDA has extended free meals for our students through the end of the school year. If you want a refund, please contact your child's school office by Wednesday, November 18, so that a refund can be made. Call the school office if you have any questions.
From the Gym! Since the weather is supposed to be nice this week. LES PE students are going to run the mile on Wednesday, November 18th. We will run on the west playground like we did in September. If parents would like to come watch you are welcome. Please stay outside the fence and social distance like you did before. The kids love to have a cheering section! The times the classes will run are as follows: 1A Mrs. Naasz 8:55 1B Mrs. Suelter 9:20 2A Mrs. Farney 10:00 2B Mrs. Habiger 10:25 3A Mrs. Zamecnik 10:50 4A Mrs. Larsen 12:30 4B Mrs. Obermueller 1:05 5A Mrs. Luck 1:40 5B Mrs. Wiebke 2:15
The JH basketball game against Lakeside scheduled for Tuesday, November 17 has been cancelled. If a make up game is scheduled, it will be announced here.
Happy World Kindness Day! LES students made kindness cards for people and worked on acts of kindness in Mrs. Ptacek’s Character Education class today. We would like to encourage you to join students in completing acts of kindness!
The JH basketball games at Rock Hills on Monday, November 23, have been cancelled. When a make up game is scheduled it will be announced.
Lincoln will host JH basketball on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, against Lakeside. Games start at 4 pm. Each player is allowed 2 tickets for fans. More information can be found on our website under Documents-Athletics. Specific game times are here: https://5il.co/mxsn
Lincoln Elementary School would like to extend our deepest gratitude to those individuals who currently serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families. LES students were privileged to have Ms. Becky Holliday, LES Vocal and Band Teacher, speak to them today on her experiences in the military. When she is not teaching for USD 298, Ms. Holliday is Staff Sergeant Holliday in the Army Reserve Band.
Reminder: there is no school tomorrow for all LES and LJSHS students due to Veterans Day. USD 298 staff will have inservice meetings.
LES Parents/Guardians: Reminder Lifetouch pictures for all LES students will be on Thursday, November 12. If you need another picture form please let the office know. Thank you,
Lincoln Junior High Basketball travels to Agra for their first game of the season, Tuesday, November 10, start time 4 p.m. Please see the attached guidelines on participation and spectator limits set by the PTL for JH basketball. https://5il.co/mwci
Congratulations to B. Obermueller for being selected to the All League Volleyball team. We are proud of you! It's a great day to be a Leopard!
USD 298 continues to benefit from the Dane G. Hansen Northwest Kansas Learns Program. This program provides free educational opportunities for schools in Hansen counties. Instructors from the Kansas Cosmosphere visited Mrs. Obermueller's Fourth Grade class this week and taught lessons on Robotics. The students were able to program their robots in pairs using computer coding to complete a maze. Owen D., Keynan F., Jahdiel M., and Alexis H. are all pictured with their robots. Great Job Fourth Graders!
LES Parents/Guardians: Lifetouch Pictures are scheduled for Thursday, November 12. Students will not wear a mask in the picture. Lifetouch has extensive safety protocols in place for health and safety. If you need another picture form your child may pick one up in the office. Thank you.
Due to USDA extending the free meals program through the end of our school year, if a student has a lunch balance, parents are eligible for a lunch account refund. If you prefer, balances can be left in the account for the 2021-2022 school year. Please contact your child's school office if you want a refund. Refunds will be made prior to the Thanksgiving break.
Congratulations to our Leopard CC team for placing 2nd as a team at the State CC Championships!! It is a great day to be a Leopard!!
Congratulations to our Lincoln State CC finishers: Shelbie 20th, Raegen 25th, and Alex 47th
Congratulations Jaycee on your 1st place finish at State Class 1A Championships!! Proud of you!!
Game over. Score: Lincoln 26 - Burlingame 44
Start of quarter 4, score Lincoln 18-Burlingame 32
Half-time score: Lincoln 18 - Burlingame 30
Parents and Guardians of USD 298. The safety of our students and staff remains our top priority during these uncertain times. I have consulted with our Lincoln County Health Department, Kansas Department of Education, Kansas Department of Health, our local school board, and the faculty and staff of USD 298. The combination of all of this input has made it clear that USD 298 needs to extend the mask mandate policy through the semester until the Christmas break. At that point, I will again gather data from multiple sources to determine the best course of action for the safety of our students and staff. To summarize, USD 298 will continue to require masks for all students and staff for the remainder of this semester. We would appreciate your support as we make these difficult decisions. Thank you.
USD 298 continues to greatly benefit from the benevolence of the Post Rock Community Foundation and the generous patrons who support their important work. This year two Post Rock Community Grants were granted to USD 298. The first at LES from the Kansas Health Foundation Fund will enable the purchase of new playground equipment that will combine outdoor learning and active play for children. The second grant from the Dane G. Hansen Community Fund will support the Rubber Floor Project at LJSHS for the safety of the weight equipment and students and community patrons. This project is beneficial for maintaining quality exercise equipment for longer use which benefits the health of all students and community patrons. Thank you again for your continued generosity and support of area schools.
Lincoln Girls Cross Country team competes in the State 1A meet at Victoria on Saturday, October 31. The race can be viewed live at https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/associations/kshsaa
Tonight's HS football game at Burlingame will be livestreamed. Watch it here: https://www.facebook.com/Bearcatstrongclub/ Good Luck, Leopards!
Attn LES Parents and Guardians: The Halloween Parade of Costumes for K-5 students will be recorded and uploaded to the USD 298 Facebook page after 2:30 today. We ask for patience as this is a new experience for staff. We hope you and your student have a happy and safe Halloween holiday.
Just a friendly reminder FLU SHOTS will be administered by the Lincoln County Health Department on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. The staff from LCHD will begin at LES at 9:00 am and then go to LJSHS afterwards. All permission forms need to be turned into your building's office tomorrow, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29. If you have questions, please feel free to contact your child's school office. Thank you!
To the parents of the junior high boys basketball team: There will be a parent meeting on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 immediately following practice at Lincoln Jr/Sr High School. All parents who have boys participating in basketball this season we ask that you attend. See you Wednesday!
An additional congratulations to the 2020 CC girls team for their Regional Runner-Up finish today! STATE BOUND!!
Sub-State VB start time has been changed. Lincoln vs. Lakeside match will start at 1:45 PM at Sylvan-Lucas High School.
LHS HS FB Game over at half score: 8-70
LHS FB vs. Canton-Galva end of 1st quarter score: 8-32
To the parents of JH boys basketball players: JH basketball practice will begin on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at the LJSHS Gymnasium from 3:45 - 5:15 pm. Please remember all physical and concussion forms must be turned in to the office before being able to practice. Any additional questions please contact Mr. Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Shari Pittenger for being selected as Kansas Physical Education Elementary Teacher of the Year. Her teaching career started in Lincoln in February, 1987. Her PE program includes fitness, recreation, team building and physical literacy. Mrs. Pitt, a nickname her students call her, makes classes fun and includes a variety of activities so every student has success. We are proud of you and congratulations! It’s a great day to be a Leopard!
Lincoln HS VB travels to Sylvan to compete in the Sub-State Volleyball Tournament. The first game starts at 1 p.m. Spectators must have a ticket to gain entrance. Here is the bracket information: https://5il.co/me7h. Good Luck Lady Leopards! Other volleyball sub-state information is available here: https://5il.co/me7f and https://5il.co/me7e
The Lincoln HS Cross Country Team competes in the Regional CC at RILEY COUNTY HS (Leonardville Golf Course), Saturday, October 24 with start times: GIRLS - 12:00 p.m. BOYS - 12:35 p.m. They are asking to limit fans for this event to 4 per runner. Good Luck Leopards!
LJSHS Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held tonight, Thursday, October 22nd from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. All conferences will be held in the gymnasium to maintain social distancing. Please come at a time that is convenient for you. We are requesting that only parents/guardians attend in an effort to keep the number of attendees to a minimum. We are requiring masks in the building at this time and ask that you honor our request. Additionally, we will be taking temperatures upon entering. We look forward to meeting new faces and visiting with our veteran parents!
National School Bus Safety Week is October 19-23, 2020, and the theme is "Red Lights Mean STOP!". Kansas law requires all motorists to stop when approaching or overtaking a stopped school bus displaying its flashing red lights and stop arm. Motorists are to remain stopped until the bus is no longer displaying its flashing red lights and stop arm. Violation of the law is punishable by a fine and court costs in excess of $420. Today in honor of School Transportation Day we THANK the DS Bus Line drivers who dedicate their time and bus driving skills in keeping our students safe. Check out a color and activity book about School Bus Safety information for kids here: https://5il.co/mbqh
Vyve Broadband is excited to offer free internet service to new and current customers in qualified low income households within our district between now and the end of 2020. As a part of the federal CARES Act funding, the State of Kansas via the Strengthening People and Revitalizing Kansas (SPARK) taskforce, Vyve Broadband was awarded grant money to provide free internet service to a limited number of low-income families in Kansas within the communities Vyve serves to mitigate the adverse impacts of COVID-19. Vyve will provide 25/3 internet package to qualified low income families who have students in the K-12 system, free of charge for the remainder of 2020. Qualifications are provided by the school district through a recognized means such as the National Lunch Program. Parents will need to fill out a Consent for Disclosure form and turn it into the BOE office giving the district permission to give Vyve their contact information. Signups via the school are accepted through December 10. Click here for the Consent for Disclosure. https://5il.co/m91q Things to note: 1. Funding support is only through December 30, 2020. 2. This is only available for families that go through the school system to sign up. 3. This is only available to families who qualify based on certain low-income criteria. 4. Internet service can only be provided to families where Vyve provides service (mainly in Lincoln city limits). 5. After the free usage period, the modem will be turned off and returned to Vyve. Customers would have the option to keep the service and add to their prepaid account for another 30 days at any time.
LES Parents/Guardians: If you have a temporary remote learner you make pick up materials starting at 7:35-8:05 tomorrow morning in the regular LES morning drop off car line. Please remember to enter from South Street and exit on Yauger St. You may park and wait for a staff member to bring you materials. Please be patient and flexible as children will be exiting cars to enter school at this time as well. A staff member will stay at the gym door untill 10:00 a.m. If these times do not work please call the office and make other arrangements. Thank you,
LJSHS volleyball loses to Sylvan in 3 sets: 28-26, 11-25, 15-25 at the NPL tournament. Next up: St. John's Beloit.
Congratulations Leopard football on their hard fought win against Bennington, 26-12! Great win boys!
LJSHS Parents/guardians: The LJSHS band concert scheduled for Tuesday, October 20, 2020 has been canceled due to the restricted spectator and mask mandate. We will be working on an alternate virtual concert in the near future. Please stay tuned!
The HS JV Football game scheduled for Monday, October 19, at Sylvan has been cancelled.
LES Parents/Guardians: Please check your child's backpack and folder today for a green paper with important information about Parent Teacher Conferences. The green form that was sent home needs to be returned to the school by Monday, October 19. Thank you.
National School Lunch Week is celebrated October 12-16. Join with us as we say thank you to our awesome Food Service staff for serving nutritious and delicious meals to our students! https://5il.co/m2nu
St. John Lutheran Church has cancelled Week Day for this Wednesday, October 14 and also Wednesday, October 21. They plan to resume classes on Wednesday, October 28, unless otherwise notified.
Lincoln Elementary School picture day with LifeTouch has been rescheduled to Thursday, November 12.
To all LJSHS students and parents: there are no changes to our schedule with the exception of wearing a mask during school, practice, and activities. At this point in time, we will continue to have the activities this week as planned. Please make note of the mask mandate and the limited spectators at indoor activities. Thank you for your patience and flexibility.
LES Parents/Guardians: Lifetouch School Pictures for all elementary students are postponed. They will be rescheduled for late October or early November. Thank you.
LES Parents/Guardians: If your child is in a modified quarantine plan, the parent email that was provided at enrollment has been sent detailed instructions. If you did not receive an email, your child is not in a modified quarantine plan. If you have questions about the modified quarantine plan, please email Mrs. Schmidt. Thank you for your patience and flexibility at this time.
Parents and Guardians of USD 298, this is Scott Crenshaw Superintendent of Schools with an important message. There has been a confirmed staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19 at Lincoln Elementary School. The Lincoln County Health Department is contact tracing all individuals who were potentially exposed to this person. Following recommended best practices, there will be students who will be placed in a modified quarantine situation at school. If your student is affected by this situation, you will be contacted by Lincoln County Health Department. We believe we are in a low risk situation due to the precautions that have been in place since school started with faculty who wear masks and plexiglass barriers. However, we must be diligent and follow the best practices for quarantine. Starting Monday, October 12, I have ordered, with Board of Education support, that USD 298 will move to a mask mandate for all students and staff at LES and LJSHS. This mask mandate will be in place for 14-16 school days. We are going to be proactive and do everything in our power to isolate and prevent further exposure. All students have been provided masks by the district, however if you choose to bring your own, that is acceptable. Spectator limitation will be enforced at indoor activities. Student athletes will be allowed 2 spectators who must have tickets to enter. Masks will be required for all spectators at indoor activities. We request that you be diligent and adhere to social distancing practices. The safety of our students and staff members is our top priority. Thank you in advance for your support.
There will be school for all USD 298 students on Monday, October 12. This is a change from the calendar adopted last year. On Friday, October 16, there will be no morning or afternoon preschool classes, with school being dismissed at 1 pm for Kindergarten through 12th grade. Have a great weekend!
Please read this information from School Nurse, Elizabeth Sheldon, regarding current health updates. https://5il.co/lyy7
Picture retakes for LJSHS students will be Wednesday, October 14, 2020 starting at 9:00 am. Retake information was included in picture packets. If you have any additional questions, please call LJSHS office. Have a great weekend!
Parents/Guardians: Reminder that Friday, October 16 is an early dismissal day. All students K-12 will dismiss at 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be served that day. There will be no Morning/Afternoon Preschool that day. Thank you,
The NPL HS volleyball tournament on Saturday, October 17, has moved location - being divided into 3 pools and locations, start time 9 a.m. Lincoln will travel to Tescott to play in Pool 1 there. Here is more information and the bracket. https://5il.co/lvsp
Congratulations to the HS football team on their first district win since 2015! Great 28-8 victory against Herington! Way to go Leopards!!
Who has been working endlessly at keeping our schools clean, disinfected and operational for our students and staff? Our custodians! We have the best! Thank you to Alan, Jacque, Jeremy, Joe and Vicky! #NationalCustodianDay
Lincoln HS Football travels to Rock Hills/Mankato on October 9th, 2020, with a 7pm Kick off. COVID-19 Information: Fan Attendance Outdoors: We encourage the wearing of masks and to maintain social distancing in their seating (unless sitting in a family unit). No limit on attendance. Visiting fans are allowed to bring lawn chairs and sit on the east end of the stadium on the track. Please practice good sportsmanship and rule 52.
Lincoln JH travels to Rock Hills/Mankato on October 8. Volleyball starts at 4 pm with B-Girls VB; 5 pm with A-Girls VB; 6:00-C-Girls VB. Football starts at 6 pm. COVID Restrictions: Volleyball Temperature checks and masks required for all in attendance except for players on the court during live game action. Visiting teams are allowed 3 guests only as fans. Football- We will encourage the wearing of masks and to maintain social distancing in their seating (unless sitting in a family unit). No limit on attendance. SEATING: Open in gym(please maintain social distancing, visitor seating at north end of stands at football field (no east side seating)
Lincoln HS Cross Country travels to Downs on Thursday, October 15, to compete in the NPL meet, starting at 4 p.m. COVID and general information: Parking will be available at the golf course and on the south side of the house that is located by the shelter belt. Parking signs will be posted. Anyone parking along the highway will be ticketed by the highway patrol. DO NOT PARK IN THE DRIVEWAY OF THE HOUSE. Please inform spectators about the location of the parking areas. Masks are required when social distancing cannot occur.
Lincoln HS Football plays at Solomon on Friday, October 9. Game time is 7 p.m. There will be a 5th quarter for JV. Covid information: Outdoor Areas: Wear a mask and practice social distancing in these areas (Entrances, Concession Stand, Restrooms). Families will sit together and social distancing of at least 6 ft. will be kept from others. Wear masks in the bleachers/standing areas, if not spaced at least 6 ft. apart.
Preschool Parents/Guardians: Please note the following calendar change. There will be no morning/afternoon PRESCHOOL on October 16. Thank you.
LES Parents/Guardians: Reminder Wednesday, October 14 Lifetouch will be taking student and staff pictures. Picture forms have been sent home with students, you can also order online with the following information: www.lifetouch.com Picture Day ID: EVTQ3CRH2. Lifetouch has increased safety protocols for health and safety.
Here is the information and schedule for the HS Volleyball Quad, October 3, 2020, at Rock Hills-Mankato. Games will be livestreamed – Go to www.usd107.org and click on the Facebook channel on the left of the home page. COVID Regulations: Temperature checks and masks required for all in attendance except for players on the court during live game action. Visiting teams are allowed 2 guests only as fans. 9:00 a.m. start time (with rolling clock) (V) Rock Hills vs Pike Valley; (V) Lincoln vs St. Johns/Tipton; (V) Rock Hills vs. St. Johns/Tipton; (V) Lincoln vs. Pike Valley; (V) Rock Hills vs. Lincoln; (V) Pike Valley vs. St. Johns/Tipton.
The starting time for the HS JV VB tournament on Saturdaay, October 3, has been changed to 9 a.m. Reminder we travel to Ell-Saline. Game play is: Game 1 Ell-Saline vs. Lincoln; Game 2 Central Plains vs. Lincoln; Game 3 Ell-Saline vs. Central Plains. Other COVID information: Masks will be required to be worn by everyone except the activity participants. Per KSHSAA guidelines; this includes, but is not limited to coaches, scorers and clock operators, line judges and gate workers. Social distancing as much as possible. Every other row will be blocked off to assist social distancing. Spectators are asked to sit with their family unit in the stands. Visitors will be allowed TWO spectators per athlete. We will have limited seating.
Reminder that the JH volleyball games today, September 28, will be held at Chase. No football. Games start at 4 pm with Lincoln playing the 2nd set of matches.
Lincoln HS JV VB travels to Ell-Saline to compete in the JV Tournament starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2020. This is a change due to COVID guidelines. Game play is: Game 1 Ell-Saline vs. Lincoln; Game 2 Central Plains vs. Lincoln; Game 3 Ell-Saline vs. Central Plains. Other COVID information: Masks will be required to be worn by everyone except the activity participants. Per KSHSAA guidelines; this includes, but is not limited to coaches, scorers and clock operators, line judges and gate workers. Social distancing as much as possible. Every other row will be blocked off to assist social distancing. Spectators are asked to sit with their family unit in the stands. Visitors will be allowed TWO spectators per athlete. We will have limited seating.
USD 298 Education Foundation has received a recent beef donation for the Beef to School Project from Jeremy and Jenny Abell. Thank you for your generosity of this locally raised beef! Farmers and ranchers may donate an animal to be processed for ground beef to be used in our school lunch program. Our school lunch programs are bound by specific regulations, so coordination with school personnel prior to butchering is very crucial. Beef contributors will receive a one-year pass to all USD 298 Lincoln school events for free. In order to raise funds for future processing costs, the Education Foundation has several packages of farm raised beef steaks for sale - 2 rib eye or t-bone steaks in a package for just $20! If you are interested in buying steaks or donating beef or funds towards processing, please contact the school board office at (785) 524-4436, Scott Crenshaw, Superintendent, or John Buttenhoff, USD 298 Board of Education/USD 298 Lincoln Education Foundation member.
Monday, LJSHS welcomed Dr. Sharon Sullivan, Washburn University Instructor, to talk to the girls in grades 6-12 about Human Trafficking. Dr. Sullivan teaches classes at Washburn University on Human Trafficking and has also spoken on the topic to other schools, the KS Dept. of Corrections, and to the United Nations on the topic. Our students were full of great questions and walked away more knowledgeable and aware. Thank you to the KAY Club and an anonymous donor for bringing the speaker to LJSHS.
Lincoln JH VB (no FB) travels to Chase to compete in a JH Triangular on Monday, September 28, at 4 p.m. Games are: • Raymond B vs Sylvan-Lucas B • Raymond A vs Sylvan-Lucas A • Lincoln A vs Sylvan-Lucas A • Raymond B vs Lincoln B • Raymond A vs Lincoln A. COVID 19 information can be found here: https://5il.co/ld9i
Lincoln HS VB competes in the Thunder Ridge VB Triangular on Tuesday, September 28, at Kensington. The COVID 29 guidelines for attendance may be seen at https://5il.co/lc8j
Lincoln HS FB travels to Little River on Friday, September 25, game time at 7 p.m. Please abide by Little River's COVID 19 guidelines.: encouraging wear a mask and practicing social distancing at all times at our outdoor events. Masks are required in the following areas: entrances, concession stand, and restrooms. Wear masks in the bleachers/standing areas, if not spaced at least 6’ apart. Also there are two entrance gates at the football field. The east entrance is only for cars wishing to park in a designated roped off area near the north end zone. Cars are not to park on the track past the designated areas.
Lady Leopards lose in 3 sets to Southern Cloud: 23-25, 25-9, 15-25
Leopard VB lost its first match against Osborne: 25-18, 27-25.
Lady JV Leopard VB split with Osborne tonight! Way to fight until the end!
Thanks to local farmers and the Bayer Fund, Lincoln Jr/Sr High School received a $15,000 STEM grant through @AmericasFarmers Grow Rural Education program to purchase a CNC Plasma CAM! A celebration ceremony was held with Metals students, Natalia A and Fallon D; USD 298 Board Members, John Buttenhoff, Jeana Eckhart, and Patti Winters; Superintendent Scott Crenshaw; Metals Instructor, James Lange, and LJSHS Principal, Christi Walter! We would like to thank the following farmers for their nomination: Jo Ann Koll, Wesley Jensen, Sheri Suelter, Leesa Frederking, Chad Walter, Judy Schroeder, Sam Suelter, Ryan Spear, and Jarrod Heinze.
Lincoln HS JV FB will host Sylvan-Lucas at 5 pm on Monday, September 28, at Mettner Field. USD 298 COVID 19 activity fan guidelines encourage limited family attendance and encourage wearing a mask when social distancing is not possible. Lincoln fans may sit in the stadium or bring their own lawn chairs for better social distancing.
Lincoln HS VB hosts Rock Hills on Monday, September 28, starting time at 4 pm. Here is the schedule for play: Rock Hills (JV) vs. Lincoln (JV); Rock Hills (Varsity) vs. Lincoln (Varsity); Rock Hills (JV) vs. Lincoln (JV). Lincoln fans should sit on the North side of the gym. USD 298 COVID 19 activity fan guidelines encourage limited family attendance and encourage wearing a mask when social distancing is not possible.
USDA recently revised their free school meals program, going back to the first day of school. What does that mean for our families? Regardless of the family income, all enrolled students will have free meals starting with August 24, 2020. District staff will be crediting your student’s lunch balance for the meals (breakfast, lunch) purchased prior to the start of our free meal program, September 8, 2020. This does not include extra milk purchased or a la carte items. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the district office.
LES Parents/Guardians: Tomorrow LES students will be running the mile at LES. This will take place in the West Playground/Parking lot. Parents and community members may come watch, please stay outside of the fence, do not stand/block private property, and please socially distance for safety. USD 298 is proud of students' committment to health and physical fitness. Below are the times for each grade level: 1A 8:55 1B 9:20 2A 10:00 2B 10:25 3A 10:50 3B 11:15 4A 12:30 4B 1:05 5A 1:40 5B 2:15
Here are Homecoming 2020 details: Parade starts 2:00 pm down mainstreet; Pep Rally @ 2:30 - Mettner Field; Crowning Ceremony - 5:45 - Mettner Field; LHS football vs Logan/Palco @ 7 pm.
In recognition of IT Professionals Day, we want to give a shout out to our awesome IT crew - Brenda & Rich, for their outstanding work at USD 298. They make our lives easier by keeping our system running smoothly so we can focus on the educational needs for our students. Thank you! #ITPRODAY
LHS Volleyball travels to Miltonvale on Tuesday, September 22, 4 pm start time. 4:00pm start time with a rolling schedule @ MHS Gym. Scheduled games: Southern Cloud vs. Osborne (V); Lincoln vs Osborne (JV); Osborne vs. Lincoln (V); Southern Cloud vs. Lincoln (V). Southern Cloud COVID information can be found here: https://5il.co/l154
Lincoln USD #298 students will have school on September 16. This was originally scheduled to be a teacher in service day but due to adopting a revised calendar, it is now a regular school day. Thank you.
Lincoln HS VB travels to Tescott, Saturday, September 19, 9 am start time. Order of play is: Tescott vs. Lincoln; Rock Hills vs. Sylvan-Lucas; Tescott vs. Sylvan-Lucas; Lincoln vs. Rock Hills; Tescott vs. Rock Hills; Sylvan vs. Lincoln. Tescott COVID information: https://5il.co/kis9
Lincoln HS VB travels to Lakeside on Tuesday, September 15. 1st match will start at 4:00 pm with a rolling schedule. Visiting fans will sit on the south side of our gym. There are only 20 tickets for Lincoln fans, so check with your player. Here's the order of play: JV Lakeside vs. Chase (2 sets to 25); V Lakeside vs. Chase; V Chase vs. Lincoln; V Lakside vs. Lincoln; JV Lakeside vs. Lincoln (2 sets to 25).
Lincoln JH/HS travels to Bennington for the CC Invite on Thursday, September 17, 2020, starting with JH at 3:45 p.m. Spectator guidelines established by Bennington on attendance: Spectators will be expected to use the lot SOUTH of the school building for parking. Spectators are not allowed near the starting line, finish line, or the team camp areas. Spectators are to remain off the football field and outside the track. Masks are not required as long as 6ft social distancing is maintained. Spectators are required to maintain their distance from ALL participants at ALL times. These are general guidelines that Bennington JH/HS will be following for the safety of not only student athletes, but also for those in attendance. Thank you.
Finals will be streamed at the HS VB tournament at Sylvan on Saturday, September 12. Check it out here: http://www.wilsoncommunications.us/myc/schoolslive.php
Lincoln HS JV FB @ St. John's Beloit scheduled for Monday, September 14th has been cancelled.
USD 298 Lincoln is offering free meals to all enrolled students. These free meals are available from USDA through December or until funds are depleted. https://5il.co/ku73
3rd and 4th Grade LES Parents/Guardians: Reminder there is a field trip tomorrow to a local farm. Please make sure your student is dressed warmly in layers. Since it may be muddy, older shoes would also be helpful. Any questions feel free to call the LES office. Thank you.
Congratulations to the LJSHS 2020-2021 Homecoming candidates: Dalton C., Tyler G, Landon O., Brecken O., Mya S, Jaycee V.
Lincoln HS Volleyball travels to Sylvan for tournament on Saturday, September 12. In order to comply with Sylvan COVID requirements, there will be a limit of 2 spectators per athlete who need to pre-register to be on a list for entrance. Here is the schedule: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19ejtWeGmM29zDcys9e4dv4RoQGw7gUAKCBkv359EhG0/edit
Information from the School Nurse, Elizabeth Sheldon to share. Nurse note: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rbAcqQbMdvMHpFaAuTSn0ijtUp3OcsT6XXwbI_pyf6w/edit?ts=5f527db0
Lincoln VB loses to Sylvan-Lucas in 2 sets. Way to fight Leopards!
Great job volleyball team on their win against Natoma tonight!
Congratulations to the football team on their big win against Tescott, 50-0! Undefeated week for the Leopards all activites...great week to be a Leopard!
Update for all Lincoln fans: concession stands will be open starting with next week's activities. There will be a limited menu due to the short notice. Thank you for your patience as we figure out what is best to continue our activities!
Lincoln HS volleyball travels to Natoma to play Tuesday, September 8, starting at 4:15 p.m. Lincoln will play Sylvan-Lucas immediately following. Due to COVID restrictions, Natoma is limiting one fan per player.
Lincoln HS FB will play a 5th quarter at Tescott Friday night. The HS FB JV game scheduled with Tescott at Lincoln has been cancelled. Lincoln JH/HS CC is not traveling to Stockton CC next Thursday, September 10.
Lincoln travels to Tescott Friday, September 4, for our first HS football competition. Check out this link for COVID information from Tescott schools. https://5il.co/kis9
Lincoln JH and HS CC travel to Tescott on Thursday, September 3. Here are COVID recommendations for attending the meet. Masks and social distancing are highly recommended. Please social distance around the course, especially the starting and finish lines. Good Luck Leopards!
Congratulations JV VB girls on their win against Chase! It is a good night to be a Leopard!
Lincoln VB girls win again! They defeated Chase 25-9, 25-15. Let's keep it up Lady Leopards!
Lincoln VB girls win! They defeated Tescott in 2 matches: 26-24, 25-23. Great way to start the season!
Fall sport competitions are starting this week. Lincoln JH will host Lakeside at home on Thursday, September 3, with volleyball at 4 pm and football at 6 pm. Guidelines for attendance at USD 298 activities is posted here. https://5il.co/khda
Lincoln Elementary School wishes to thank Citizens State Bank and the Bank of Tescott for their generous contributions of bottled water. This water is used throughout the year by students and staff. It is particularly helpful on hot days for our bus riding students. USD 298 thanks both businesses for their continued support for students and staff.
LES Preschool parents/guardians: Preschool will be in regular session on September 3rd and 4th. Preschool assessments will be completed during this time. If you have any questions please call Mrs. Schmidt or Mrs. Ringler. Thank you for your cooperation.
Lincoln High School Volleyball travels to Chase on Tuesday, September 1, for their first meet. Each school is adhering to different requirements for spectators at activities. Chase is requesting a limit of two fans per athlete. Please remember to bring your mask and practice social distancing.
Class of 2020 Alumni. If you ordered a yearbook, you can pick it up at the LJSHS office or email email@example.com with instructions on how to get it to you. If you haven’t purchased one and would like one, email Mrs. White. The cost is $40. 😀
LES Parents/Guardians: School pictures are not tomorrow August 27. Picture day for LJSHS is tomorrow, August 27. Picture Day for LES is scheduled for October 14 with Lifetouch. Picture packets will be going home with students as soon as they arrive. Thank you.
Just a quick reminder, school portraits are schedule for Friday, August 28th starting at 9:00 am. Picture packets have been passed out to the students today and sent home. Please be looking for them. Eberle Studios will be taking our school portraits and sports photos this year. If the picture packet doesn't get home, there is an option to order online at https://www.eberlestudios.com/ Any questions, please do not hesitate to call the office!
Due to COVID-19 and scheduling changes, school calendars were not printed this year. Please go to https://www.usd298.com/district-calendar--167 It will reflect updates as changes that may occur.
LES Parents/Guardians: Masks are highly encouraged, but optional for those times that social distancing is not possible. The school will be providing masks, but if your student has a mask that they prefer for comfort, fit or style they may bring that to school. Please send in their backpacks. Any questions please email Mrs. Schmidt firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you,
Great day at LJSHS with the 6th and 7th grade students during orientation! Ready to start 2020-2021 school year! Students and Parents: Please check your email for some final directions about the start of school. Monday's staggered dismissal will be as follows: Students in sports: dismiss at 12:30 pm Students who do not ride the bus: 12:33 pm Students who ride the bus: 12:35 pm Can't wait to see our school buzzing with activity again!! Stay safe!
Route information was distributed to drivers by Nancy Houghton, DS Bus Line lead driver, on Thursday. There have been changes made with drivers and routes but DS Bus Line Lead Driver expects your student’s pick-up times to be approximately the same as last year. Bus drivers will be contacting families about approximate pick-up times.
LES Dismissal time for K-5 students for Monday, August 24 will be 12:30 for bus students and 12:35 for those students that are picked up by car or walk. Patience is asked for in order to have all students dismiss safely. Thank you.
LES Parents/Guardians: Lincoln Elementary School is proud to open its doors to students and parents once again for 2020-2021 Meet the Teacher day. Please read this email for important information. First-Fifth grade parents and students please enter through the main North doors at LES. Masks for students and parents are highly encouraged, but optional. Temperatures will be taken before entry into the building. Please proceed to your child's classroom. If another/parent student is already in the classroom with the teacher please wait patiently on the chairs provided outside the classroom. If you have more than one student and there is a small wait, it is acceptable to check with your other student's teacher. Kindergarten parents please go directly to the Kindergarten building for a temperature check. If you have another student in the main LES building, you do not have to get your temperature rechecked upon entry. Kindergarten parents please check your email for the Ages and Stages Questionnaire sent out by our child's teacher. If you complete this before your Meet the Teacher time it would be helpful. Computers will be provided to assist parents with this process tomorrow. Preschool parents please proceed directly to the Preschool for your temperature check and to meet Mrs. Ringler. If you need any assistance please ask Mrs. Schmidt or the office staff. We are so excited to see students and parents for the first time in several months. Have a great day, Mrs. Schmidt
A quick reminder for 6th and 7th grade students of Lincoln Jr/Sr High School: 6th/7th grade orientation will be held Friday, August 21, 2020 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. Please check your email for detailed information. Lunch will not be served that day. We are looking forward to meeting all of you and working to make this the most successful year for each one of them! Please call the school if you did not receive an email from Mrs. Walter @ (785) 524-4193. See you Friday!
Due to the delay of the start of school, Lincoln Jr/Sr High School will not be having their annual Open House. High School students will have a device check-out on Friday, Aug. 21. Please check your email or click the link below for details: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12HIzOaNbmHeWalNfNm9EkrNQbWKLXljqTIiFZJ1Irlc/edit?usp=sharing Parents/guardians and students: please be checking your email for specifics about the first day of school. Truly looking forward to the first day!
LES Parents/Guardians: Tomorrow th 19th at 6:30 p.m. Mrs. Schmidt will go over building reopening plans and answer specific building questions via Zoom. Please check the email that you provided the school for an invitation link. Please remember to try and have an updated email on file with the school as this is a way that communication can be sent out easily and efficiently. Any questions please email Mrs. Schmidt at email@example.com Thank you
Mrs. Ptacek started a Teachers Pay Teachers campaign in order to add amazing social-emotional learning resources that will support all of our LES students and their needs to our school counseling program this year. Donations will also be used to purchase licenses to share helpful SEL resources with staff and parents. Please consider donating and know that any little bit will help and will be greatly appreciated! Donate here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/ClassFund/Sawyer-Ptacek-15886?utm_campaign=ClassFund%20Page
The first junior high girls cheerleading practice will be at 5:30 at LES on Thursday, August 20th, after volleyball practice
There will be a JH football parents meeting after practice today at the field at 6:00 pm. Also junior high football players need to be sure to remember a water bottle for practice.
LES Parents/Guardians: Please remember to sign up for Meet the Teacher day, some times for teachers will overlap there will be chairs outside teacher rooms to wait until you and your child may enter. Kindergarten parents information will be sent for you to complete the ASQ survey ahead of time, if you do this your Meet the Teacher time will be 10 minutes rather than 30 minutes. This is a new process for us, we ask for patience and flexibility. Thank you,
Here's the schedule for the 1st day of sports practice for JH-HS fall activities: HS VB - LHS gym 4:00 pm; HS FB - Mettner Field 4:00 pm; HS/JH CC - LHS 7 am; JH VB - LES gym - parents meeting and practice 4:30; JH FB - Mettner Field - 4:00 pm.
LES Meet the Teacher letters went out in the mail on Tuesday. If you do not have your letter by Monday please call the LES office. Thank you. Mrs. Schmidt
LES parents and guardians. Please click the link to sign up for the Meet Your Teacher, August 21. This is an optional time to drop off their supplies and meet their teacher. If the times do not meet your schedule, please call the LES office to schedule an alternate time. (785) 524-4487. Please check your mail with your child’s Meet Your Teacher letter. More information will be released shortly. Thank you for your patience. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EA2Y5OVWuCLeXHgjfekkJUMhP0BmUEettAGzEjpPJuE/edit?usp=sharing
A reminder to all Lincoln Jr./Sr. High parents that if your child will be participating in any sport activities this school year, their sports physical needs to be completed and returned to school by Monday, August 17. New this year is a COVID-19 form that must be signed along with the Physical form and Concussion form. The school has to have these forms prior to your student participating in practice. Contact Mrs. Flinn, AD, @ LJSHS if questions.
Good Morning: LES Parents/ Guardians Meet the Teacher Day for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade will be Friday, August 21 at LES from 8:00-4:00. Online and Text sign-up will be sent out this weekend. Thank you for your patience.
JH Parents – if your daughter will be participating in volleyball this year, please come to the Parent/Athlete meeting on Monday, August 17, 4:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Elementary Gym. In order to limit the number gathering, we are asking that only 1 parent, if possible, attend with their athlete. Temperatures will be checked prior to entry, masks are recommended but not required, and rules for the team will be distributed. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Lyne at Lincoln Elementary at 785-524-4487.
USD 298 Lincoln offers healthy meals every school day. If your child was eligible for free or reduced meals last school year and you have not been notified that your child is eligible this year, eligibility from the previous year allows your child to eat free or reduced meals until October 5, 2020. After that date, your child will be charged the full price for meals. If you have not completed an application for free or reduced price meal benefits, you can find one online or by contacting Norma Kobbeman at the District Office. https://5il.co/jgzt
Capture the Memories.....the 2020 and 2021 Lincoln Jr/Sr High School yearbooks can be ordered online @ https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ . Our school code is 17033. The expected delivery date of the 2020 yearbook is the week of August 24. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
LES Parents/Guardians: enrollment lines are open until 8 p.m. Reminder enrollment continues tomorrow from 8-1:30 p.m. at LES. Thank you,
LES Parents/Guardians: enrollment at 4:05 is still busy. I will update you in one hour. Thank you for your patience.
USD 298 Parents/Guardians as of 2:30 Tuesday enrollment is very busy with parents. I will update the status of enrollment every hour to allow parents and guardians a way to manage their time. Thank you
The Junior High Grades 7th & 8th Football Camp has been postponed from Thursday, July 30 to Friday, July 31 at 7 p.m.
The JH Grades 7th & 8th Football Camp has been postponed from Thursday, July 30 to Friday, July 31 at 7 p.m.
Looking for a new laptop or device? Check out Dell's Flash Sale for Lincoln families! Make sure to use the link: www.dell.com/mpp/LincolnUSD298 Exclusive Savings Going On Now: --August Early Access Sales Event --Get an extra $100 off when you purchase select PCs --Up to 25% off select monitors and accessories
The 7th & 8th Grade Football Camp scheduled for tonight, Wednesday, July 29, is cancelled due to the forecast.
USD 298 Parents and Guardians: There was a typo on the LES enrollment letter that requires clarification. At USD 298 enrollment, masks are highly encouraged and will be available for patrons, however they are not required per current mandate at this time. USD 298 prioritizes parent, staff and student safety and will limit the numbers of individuals in the gym during enrollment, and will temperature screen all patrons to gain entry into the building. Thank you for your continued cooperation and patience at this time.
Enrollment packets have been mailed out. If you will have a student new to our district, please call the District Office so that you can receive a packet of information. Here is the LJSHS Grades 6-12 Supply List https://5il.co/im7w
The needle continues to move upward for Kansas' self-response to the 2020 Census. Our state moved up another tick and now stands at 65.8% for self-response. That's 13th best in the nation. (Minnesota leads the way at 71.5%.) The national self-response average is 62.0%. We will continue to aggressively encourage Kansas households to complete the census questionnaire online, by phone of mail through October 31. This push will continue and even while census takers are dispatched in mid August to personally visit non-responding households. Visit the 2020 Census response rate map to see how your city county and census tract are performing.
Parents and Guardians Only: Please fill out the survey (the survey link is below) to help USD 298 gather information concerning your level of comfort in sending your child/children to Lincoln Elementary or Lincoln Junior Senior High in the fall. Please complete a separate survey for each school aged child, so we may be aware if you have different comfort levels with different buildings. The link is also provided on www.usd298.com in the Live Feed section. https://forms.gle/2NZWy6VBarVAJvNN7
One more reminder concerning graduation. If you are feeling ill, we ask that you refrain from attending the ceremony at Mettner Field. We would love to have you join us on Facebook Live!
Tomorrow, Saturday, July 11, 2020 is graduation day! If you attend the ceremony, do not forget your lawn chairs to sit on the football field. Please be respectful of the reserved areas and maintain 6 foot of social distancing. Due to the first COVID case identified in Lincoln County, we would appreciate any person who attends graduation to maintain social distance and wear a mask to minimize exposure. Thank you for supporting our seniors!
Graduation will be shown live at 9:00 am on Facebook Live ("like" USD298 Lincoln) and then later posted on USD 298 Lincoln's youtube channel. Congratulations Class of 2020!
Please be advised when you place your own seating (lawn chairs or blankets) on the football field at the ceremony that you maintain 6 feet of distance between each family group and be considerate of the seniors who have saved areas for their family. Thank you for your compliance as we celebrate our seniors!
Graduation is almost here! Please come help us celebrate the Class of 2020 on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Mettner Field at 9:00 a.m. Please be aware seating at the ceremony will be on the football field not in the stadium. We request you bring your own lawn chairs or blankets to sit on the football field to watch the ceremony. Masks are recommended if not able to social distance. See the attached letter for more details. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe!
Starting on July 6th at 7 a.m., Lincoln U.S.D. 298 teachers, staff, students, and families will have early access to Dell's cyber week doorbusters and deals. No coupon code is necessary, these exclusive discounts will be automatically applied through our dedicated site: ww.dell.com/mpp/LincolnUSD298
Thank you to our amazing Summer Lunch team. They have been distributing free lunches and breakfasts since the end of March. Today was the last day for the program. We are very excited to see all the kids again this school year and thankful for the kind gifts we received today. It's a great day to be a Leopard! #RoaringLeopards
LES parents/guardians: Lincoln Elementary School Site Council will not be selling School Supply Packs for the 2020-2021 school year. This decision is only for the 2020-2021 school year, and it is anticipated School Supply Packs will be available for families in following years. School Supply lists will be available in Mid-July on the USD 298 website and Facebook page. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. Mrs. Schmidt
“To renew enthusiasm among Kansas communities, US Census planning a collaborative statewide push to engage Kansans in a “Call for the Count” week. Call for the Count” is very basic and built on the notion of a phone tree. And it’s easily done from the comfort of your home. This can be a call, a text, an email, or outreach via your favorite social media platforms! How does it work? – Ask at least five co-workers, friends, neighbors or family members to fill out their Census form. And then ask those who agree to call five of their friends and family members. And so on. The concept is in keeping with the idea trusted voices will be the ones to convince others — especially those hard-to reach -- to fill out the Census
LES Yearbooks are in! Mrs.Pittenger will be at LES on Friday, June 12, from 11 am - noon, handing out yearbooks to those families that ordered and paid for their yearbook. If you aren't sure if you paid or ordered, or to make arrangements for pick up at another time, you can email her at email@example.com . There is a limited supply of extra yearbooks available for $18 to first come first serve.
Lincoln Elementary School and Lincoln Junior Senior High School were both recently awarded Post Rock Community Foundation grants. USD 298 appreciates the support and generosity of the Post Rock Community Foundation.
Lincoln Elementary School was recently featured in Northwest Kansas Today magazine on an article spotlighting the Creede Repertory Theatre. USD 298 appreciates the continued support of the Dane G. Hansen foundation.
Here is information on the School's Parking Lot Sale held at the West Parking Lot at LES on Saturday, June 13, 8 am - 12 noon. https://5il.co/h0kl
HS Girls VB Camp @ LES Gym starting June 1 - July 6 to be held on M, W, F from 6:30-7:30 a.m.
HS Boys BB Camp @ LES Gym on Tuesdays starting June 2 - July 6 from 6-8 p.m.
HS Girls BB Camp @ LES Gym Mondays starting June 8 - July 6 from 7-9 p.m.
Summer Weights at LJSHS Weight Room June 1 - August 14 No weights June 29 - July 3 (Dates and times subject to change due to COVID 19 guidelines) HS Boys (M, Tu, Th, F) 7-8 a.m. & 6-7 p.m. HS Girls (M, Tu, Th) 8-9 a.m. JH Boys (M, Tu, Th) 9-10 a.m. JH Girls (M, Tu, Th) 10-11 a.m.
Milestones Count! Consider this number: 88,700,700. That's how many households across the United States have responded to the 2020 Census. That puts the entire country over 60% for self-responding to the Census, a key milestone reached during extraordinarily challenging times. And yay for Kansas! Our state remains in the upper tier for self-response to the Census with a 64.2% rate. (2020 Census response rate map) Here's how the state's four congressional districts compare: - 1st Congressional District - 59.7% - 2nd Congressional District - 63.7% - 3rd Congressional District - 69.7% - 4th Congressional District - 63.9% Impact in Your Community School lunches. Plans for highways. Support for schools, firefighters and families in need. Census results affect your community every day. Here's a powerful link -- Shaping Your Future -- for posting on social media and forwarding via email. This 2020Census.gov page provides a clear picture of how funding based on population counts shapes many critical aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter the location. You will like the pertinent and timely 30-second video about helping our communities "when they come back together." Infogram Kansas is included in states resuming 2020 Census field operations. And there is that milestone we talked about!
https://youtu.be/eo1OFT4kIEo 2019-2020 6th grade Promotion Video, thank you to parents for your pictures and Mrs. Wiebke for putting this video together. Please share with family and friends.
The Driver's Education Course scheduled for this summer has been re-scheduled. Classroom portion will be June 15th - June 26th Monday-Friday at LJSHS. Driving portion will begin the week of June 29th and end July 10th. Students and the teacher will be required to wear face masks while driving. Any questions, please call LJSHS office.
Summer Food Program UPDATE We will be making new arrangements regarding the Summer Food Program, from Tuesday, May 26th through Friday, June 26th. We will continue to provide free meals to children ages 1 to 18. In order to receive these meals, you must continue to call in your Breakfast/Lunch request from 8 a.m - 9 a.m every morning to the Board Office (785)-524-4436. New changes include curbside pick-up ONLY from the grade school (LES). We will no longer transport meals anywhere else in the district. You may pick-up requested meals from the LES between 11 a.m - 12 noon. Please check our district website under cafeteria for an updated menu.
The LJSHS immunization requirements, physical form, and School Nurse Physical letter, have gone out in the mail, you should be receiving one soon. Immunization requirement https://5il.co/g5kl Physical Form (PPE) https://5il.co/g5kk Physical Letter https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HDtK2XAqB3aIrCop-aKBTPVgnT5nwkaqK2PFXtP8OYg/edit?usp=sharing
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions still in place, the 6:00 pm Special USD 298 Board Meeting will be broadcast using Facebook Live from the USD 298 Facebook page. If there are technical difficulties, the recording will be uploaded to the USD 298 You Tube Channel immediately following the meeting. A link will be posted after it's uploaded. Thank you for your patience and flexibility.
Lunches and breakfasts for children ages 1-18 will continue through Friday, May 22. Please continue to call in daily for meals. Our district is waiting on approval for continuation of the Summer Seamless Food Program after that. Please check back for further information. We will keep you informed.
Please do not forget to come to the LJSHS gym to turn in all school issued technology, textbooks, library books, and band instruments tomorrow, Thursday, May 14th. If you have not signed the Google sheet, please call the office at 785-524-4193 to set up a time. Phones will be answered starting at 7:30 am.
Just a reminder to Lincoln Elementary parents that Thursday, May 14, is check in day if you have school owned materials, computers, library books and band instruments. If you have not already signed up for a specific time, please call the office. Signs will be out, please obey all traffic laws and one way streets, do not impede the flow of traffic.
Congratulations, P. Howard, Z. Obermueller, C. Walter, M. Winters, and M. Winters, for placing 2nd overall in the Kansas State Economic Challenge! You have represented Lincoln very well! #roaringleopards
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions still in place, the 6:00 pm USD 298 Board Meeting will be broadcast using Facebook Live from the USD 298 Facebook page. If there are technical difficulties, the recording will be uploaded to the USD 298 You Tube Channel immediately following the meeting. A link will be posted after it's uploaded. Thank you for your patience and flexibility.
2020-2021 6th grade parents and guardians: please take a moment today to fill out the survey that was sent to your email address about the possibility of moving 6th grade to LJSHS in 2020-2021. Thank you to those who have already filled out the survey. Any questions please email Mrs. Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LES has scheduled Thursday, May 14th for the return of school materials and to pay remaining fees. Thursday, May 14th will be the day to schedule a time,while Friday, May 15th will be a day to call and come in if you are not able to make it on Thursday. Please pick 1 time slot and put your family's name down for child/children's drop off! The route will be the same as the route used to pick up items. We ask that you arrive on time and not change last minute due to the flow of traffic. No one is allowed in the building, the process will be the same as it was for the pick up. More details from Mrs. Schmidt will follow. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12YsE1OvJSLBtcfE0VGcc43aDcaw9y6TvJuTAIIGdQ5c/edit?usp=sharing
Lincoln Jr/Sr High School has scheduled Thursday, May 14th and Friday, May 15th for students to return school materials and pay remaining fees. All school issued devices, bags, textbooks, instruments, and any leftover fees will need to be returned/paid. Please sign up for a time below for you and/or your student to come to the school and check-in their materials. Thursday, May 14th will be the day to schedule a time, while Friday, May 15th will be a day to call and come in if you are not able to make it on Thursday. Please sign up your student for a time that suits your schedule. Students will enter at their scheduled time one at a time through the north gym doors, deposit their devices, bags, textbooks, instruments at the appropriate tables, and exit out the south gym doors. Thank you for all the educational support you provided for our students during this time! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1V_nKhf_yX2fWl67CdZLiODlPERxhm3Ozhc-u_P-lYNE/edit?usp=sharing
Even though the past six weeks’ journey has not been what any of us expected with virtual classrooms and learning at home lessons, USD 298 teachers and staff made sure that all students have the tools and support they need to be successful. Our staff has gone above and beyond connecting with our students to ensure they will continue to learn. Thank you for your hard work, dedication, and support for our students!
Congratulations to C. Walter who was named KBCA (Kansas Basketball Coaches Association) All Academic All State team.
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions still in place, tonight's USD 298 Board Meeting will be broadcast using Facebook Live from the USD 298 Facebook page. If there are technical difficulties, the recording will be uploaded to the USD 298 You Tube Channel immediately following the meeting. A link will be posted after it's uploaded. Thank you for your patience and flexibility.
The following students placed in the KSPA State Journalism competition. Because of Covid-19, the contest was completely different this year with students competing from home and submitting their entry digitally a few weeks ago. But unlike all the other spring competitions that were cancelled, journalism students were still given the option to compete. A few LJSHS students chose to compete. Here are the LJSHS students who placed: C. Walter - 3rd place in News Page Design C. Walter - 5th place in Feature Writing E. Garay - 5th place in News Writing G. Fenn - 3rd place in Infographics M. Squires - 5th place in Academic Photography
USD 298 art students have been busy making art during the quarinteen. Check out the diversity of our students at www.artsonia.com in the search box enter 67455 and click find. The High School and Elementary School will show up.
Join us in celebrating the LHS Class of 2020. Senior spotlights will be posted starting tomorrow through the end of the school year. #roaringleopards
Congratulations to M. Winters, M. Winters, Z. Obermueller, P. Howard, and C. Walter for qualifying for the Kansas State Economics Challenge Finals.
Just a reminder no lunches & breakfasts will be served today, Monday, April 27.
Due to the stay at home order, the USD 298 Board Meeting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 25th, will be broadcast using Facebook Live from the USD 298 Facebook page. If there are technical difficulties, the recording will be uploaded to the USD 298 You Tube Channel immediately following the meeting. A link will be posted after it's uploaded. Thank you for your patience and flexibility.
LES Parents--If you haven't done this already, please fill out the LES Continuous Learning Plan Survey by clicking on the link below. In order to provide the most meaningful learning experiences for our students moving forward, we want to seek feedback throughout this process. Please answer the following questions to help us best meet the need of ALL LES students. https://forms.gle/GEcU57hcRTpK4wrm8
LJSHS Parents--if you haven't already done so, please fill out the LJSHS Parent Continuous Learning Survey by clicking on the link below. In order to provide the most meaningful learning experiences for our LJSHS students moving forward, we want to seek feedback throughout this process. Please answer the following questions to help us best meet the need of ALL LJSHS students. https://forms.gle/EccJhjgYuiAwnGve7
Congratulations Z. Obermueller! https://www.ksde.org/Portals/0/Communications/GovScholars%202020.pdf?ver=2020-04-16-075010-057×tamp=1587056863542
Following the USD #298 school calendar, there will be no school on Monday, April 27, 2020, for teacher in-service activities. Lunch or breakfast will not be available on that day.
LES Parents/Guardians: In regards to Spring Pictures from the Lifetouch Corporation, please read the following message. LES staff continues to reach out to Lifetouch for information on picture delivery. As soon as more information is known it will be passed on to parents and guardians. Below is a link to a statement from the company. Thank you for your patience. https://lifetouch.com/a-special-announcement-from-lifetouch-inc-covid-response/
Following the USD #298 school calendar, there will be no school on Monday, April 13, 2020. All district buildings will be closed. Certified and classified staff will not be working. Lunch or breakfast will not be available on Monday.
The Lincoln USD 298 Board of Education approved the USD 298 Continuous Learning Plan (CLP) and Waiver Application for submission to the Kansas Department of Education (KSDE). District staff worked with Building Principals to develop this educational plan supporting learning and continued development of academic competences for each grade and subject level for this unique end of the school year. KSDE staff will review and then submit the District's CLP and Waiver Application to the Kansas State Board of Education (SBOD) for final approval in mid-April. The Final Approved CPL and Waiver Application will be placed on the District's website when the SBOE provides final approval for all plans across Kansas. Click the link for USD 298's Continuous Learning Plan https://5il.co/ew1m
Due to the stay at home order, tonight's USD 298 Board Meeting will be broadcast using Facebook Live from the USD 298 Facebook page. If there are technical difficulties, the recording will be uploaded to the USD 298 You Tube Channel immediately following the meeting. A link will be posted after it's uploaded. Thank you for your patience and flexibility.
This week our awesome food service staff made an average of 121 meals a day. In addition to grab and go lunches and next day breakfasts for town children, meals were delivered to those bus families requesting meals. Any child age 1-18 is eligible for this meal. Call in times M-F are 7:30-9 a.m. Call either school building – LES (524-4487) – LJSHS (524-4193) – BOE (524-4436).
A health note and helpful videos from Mrs. Sheldon, the school nurse. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1QoXrHzfsnTJd4xSLnREuYW5KDdcBy_8wTw3N1nWBoN0/edit?usp=sharing
LES Parents/Guardians: Lincoln Elementary School will have regular office hours Monday-Friday. Mrs. Schmidt will also be available in the office to answer questions or support students each Monday and Thursday evening until 8 p.m.
Kansas State University College of Education has created an online network for students, parents, teachers, and community members to ask questions, share resources, or discuss ideas on the topic of P-12 Remote Learning. If you are interested in learning more about this resource, please use the link below: https://remote-learning-p-12.mn.co/share/0IoI-YAB4ZvzlZ5z?utm_source=manual
Just a reminder: Brenda White is available for technology support until 8 pm tonight. Please email email@example.com or text/call 785-384-0113. The tech support staff will provide support with software/app support, password resets, Google Apps /Hangouts and Zoom issues, and USD 298 device issues. We cannot provide hardware support on personal devices. Thank you.
Since Coach Crist didn't get a chance to recognize our team award winners at the athletic banquet he would like to announce them now. Congratulations to the following award winners: Most Improved: E Hull and C Oliveira Most Inspirational: A Vazquez Leopard Award: J Vath Also, congratulations to C Walter on being selected second team all league and honorable mention all state class 1A in Sports in Kansas.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 is Census Day! Have you filled out your survey? You still have time! Go online: http://2020census.gov By phone:844-330-2020 An accurate count of citizens is critical to ensure our county has fair representation at all levels of government and has appropriate funding for our healthcare, infrastructure, schools, and many other services.
LES Parents and Guardians: thank you for your patience and assistance with student checkout yesterday. The process ran smoothly. If you still need to retrieve your student's belongings please call the office or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a personal drop off time from Mrs. Schmidt. Please refer to the FAQ questions that were previously posted for more information on the Continuous Learning Plan. Please remember packets of work will not be returned to the school. All work for your child was picked up yesterday. If you have remaining library books please drop them off on May 13 when technology is checked back in. Please watch your personal parent emails later this week as Mrs. Schmidt will be send a weekly newsletter with more information and helpful tips. #8 Weeks of Awesome
Hi everyone, Mrs. Ptacek here! One thing that I've really been working on is getting a website set up for the Lincoln Elementary School Counseling Program. I'm excited to say that the website is now officially up and running! I made a short little video walkthrough on how to get to the website through our USD 298 website (www.usd298.com), where it will always be available, but I will put the direct link for the LES counseling website here as well. This website has all the information about our LES school counseling program, various resources for parents/home, resources/information regarding Covid-19 and virtual school counseling, AND my contact information. I especially recommend checking out the contact tab on the site if you have any questions or concerns for me at this time- I'm happy to help! My goal is to update this site as frequently as I can in order to provide relevant information and resources not only about the LES counseling program, but also about events happening in the world that can have a direct impact on school counseling. Link to tutorial showing how to get to the "Counselor's Corner" on the website. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1H-SZXupLz35_ffYi0-s26IuYlALm9NQU/view Here is the direct link to the website: https://sites.google.com/usd298.com/lescounselorscorner
As families start this week with their child's Continuous Learning Plan, USD 298 tech support staff is available for assistance at the following times. Brenda White , IT Coordinator Monday and Wednesday 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00 - 11:30 and 12:00 - 4:00 pm via email email@example.com or call/text (785) 384-0113. Rich Keller, IT Assistant 8:00 am - 11:30 am & 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (785) 524-4487. The tech support staff will provide support with software/app support, password resets, Google Apps /Hangouts and Zoom issues, and USD 298 device issues. We cannot provide hardware support on personal devices. Thank you.
Dear USD 298 Parent/Guardian: Today Gov. Kelly issued Executive Order No. 20-16 establishing "stay home" order through April 19. On page 6, section 9b, this order clarifies that current K-12 school operations do not require further changes. Our District plans are approved by the LCHD. Consequently, the pick of student materials on Monday will be able to proceed as planned; and, meal delivery will be distributed as called in on Monday morning. THANKS for your help and support at this difficult time. Dr. Summers
More information from Mrs. Schmidt, Lincoln Elementary Principal, regarding 8 Weeks of Awesome and frequently asked questions to help you through the weeks ahead. Please feel free to call the office. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fiPyF5tF-TpFeMeFstULzqVZQXaxk6jdvuFrJKZlNRU/edit?ts=5e7e7415
We had a very successful week providing school meals to students. Starting Monday, meals can be delivered to bus students. Call in meal requests to either school from 7:30 and 9:00 a.m. Give the name and address of student(s). Meals will be delivered between 11-noon each day.
Les Parents/Guardians, all information for the Continuous Learning Plan, Student belongings and technology checkout, and Frequently Asked Questions document will be shared on the USD 298 Facebook and website by the end of today. Thank you for your patience, the staff looks forward to starting this new learning adventure with you and your student.
To clarify the instructions on the LES Map. 1. Schedule a time on the shared document. 2. Follow the arrows on the map for K – 6th Grade. PreK will be in front of their building. 3. Only the adult needs to exit the vehicle. (Leave children in the vehicle). 4. Please be cautious and patient driving through the parking lot. 5. Please bring a pen. You will need to sign a technology form. 6. If you are unable to pick up items at this time, please call the LES Office. (785) 524-4487.
LES Parents and Families: To schedule a time for Monday, March 30th, please use the link below. If the times listed on the sheet are not convenient for you, please call the office (785-524-4487) and we will work with you. Please follow the directions and instructions on the map. Thank you for your patience. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gpHSCWTqCDAddDEaT_HmblInPO3jqsXEjBUidh_74ug/edit?usp=sharing
LES will be posting information later today about available times and picking up items on Monday. We appreciate your patience. Thank you.
To all LJSHS parents and families: To schedule a time for Monday, March 30th, please use the link below. If the times listed on the sheet are not convenient for you, please call the office (785-524-4193) and we will work with you. Thank you for your patience. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1o3CkZYhE9s4u511-lmgcmJ9829kEXgryV3BoEhcuwTQ/edit?usp=sharing
Students and parents of LJSHS: Below is a link to a letter which explains the next steps of our continuous learning plan for students in grades 7-12. Please read in its entirety for all the information needed to start school again on Monday, March 30th. Thank you for your continued support. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rK7SGjLB_6eVG3zscsTpmkWQ2kuicOST/view?usp=sharing
The internet is a powerful tool. EveryoneOn, a national nonprofit, helps families find affordable internet options to access online opportunities at home. Learn more by visiting: https://www.everyoneon.org/find-offers Key in your zip code. Check the boxes that apply to you. Click on "Find Internet and Computer Offers" It will list providers contact information and cost.
The OVT meeting scheduled for Friday, March 27, has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.
The sophomore class Krispy Kreme doughnut fundraiser has been canceled at this time. All payments will be returned from those students who collected orders. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused. Thank you for your patience as your money gets returned.
Congratulations to these Leopard basketball players on their selection! Northern Plains League has announced the NPL All - League Teams: Z Obermueller - Honorable Mention; L O’Hare - Honorable Mention; C Walter - Second Team #roaringleopards
Parents of USD 298 students: The Kansas State Department of Education has released guidance to our district in order to develop a continuous learning plan. To provide equitable learning plans for students, it is important that we have the following data. Please fill the form out by 5 pm 3/21/2020. https://forms.gle/UMWionpEgZDGazJZA
Here is a very resourceful link for parents if you have children who may be worried about Coronavirus. It includes tips for talking to kids about this pandemic as well as other tips/interventions for handling worry and anxiety in children. https://www.counselorkeri.com/2020/03/14/talk-to-kids-about-coronavirus/ Thanks, Mrs. Ptacek Lincoln Elementary School Counselor
All district facilities are closed through next Sunday at the request of KSDE Commissioner, Dr Randy Watson and the KS Dept. of Health and Environment. This means no access for students, no practices, and no community access until after next Sunday. Thank you.
Message from KSHSAA to all spring student athletes and their coaches: "Effective Monday, March 16, all spring sports and activities are suspended through Sunday, March 22. This includes cancellation of all practices and competitions for this week. This prohibition is consistent with KSDE and governmental guidance and may be extended, should conditions warrant. Please note spring sports team members are prohibited from club or outside team participation and practice during this period. Not only would such outside participation be contrary to handbook rule, it would be contrary to the very reason activities are cancelled during the time we seek to mitigate potential transfer of the contagion."
A reminder to those with Community card access, even though we will not have school March 13-March 20 for spring break, the access times will remain the same (7-10pm M-F and 7am-10pm Sat-Sun). Thank you!
Lincoln HS will be hosting a forensics meet on April 2. School will be dismissed at 2:30 p.m.
Sophomore parents: Don't forget the After-Prom committee meeting held tonight, Wednesday, March 11 in the LJSHS commons. Meeting starts at 5:30 pm.
The Internet issues have been resolved and district phones are now working. Thank you!
Due to Internet issues, district phones are not working. BOE. Dr Betty Summers. 785-531-2349. LJSHS. Christi Walter. 785-658-5943 LES. Elizabeth Sheldon 785-531-2718 Denise Schmidt. 620-992-7008 Thank you.
Attn parents of young children tonight the elementary school will host an interactive music program for children and families Kindergarten age and younger beginning at 5:30. All families are welcome a light meal will be served after. Please call the office if you have not rsvp'd 785-534-4487.
Junior High Wrestlers will be heading to Bennington today, Tuesday, March 3rd, to wrestle. This event is not on the school calendar and will start at 4:30 p.m. Good luck JH wrestlers!
LES and LJSHS will participate in the statewide emergency management tornado drill for Severe Weather Awareness Week today at 10 am. Tornado drills are held on a regular basis to ensure that our students and staff know and understand procedures in case of a tornado.
Lincoln Elementary students will be running the mile on Thursday dependent on the weather. Times the classes will run are: 1st grade: 9:00 2nd grade: 10:00 3rd grade: As soon as 2nd grade returns, hopefully 10:30ish 4th grade: 11:55 5th and 6th grade: 12:25
The high school Forensics meet scheduled for Saturday, February 29 at Minneapolis has been cancelled due to illness at their school. It will not be re-scheduled. Stay healthy!
Lincoln Elementary School along with the Mitchell County Partnership for Children will be hosting a Kindermusik evening for all children Kindergarten age and below (if parents have older children they are welcome to join) on March 5 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Kindermusik is a national program that uses music and creativity along with parental involvement to increase child learning. After the program a free taco meal is provided to all, and each family will receive a gift. All children and their families are welcome not just local Lincoln families. Please rsvp to Mrs. Ringler or Mrs. Schmidt 785-524-4487
Lincoln is hosting 1A High School Basketball Regionals on Thursday - Saturday this week. Community card access will be closed during this time. Access will re-open on Sunday, March 1.
Lincoln Elementary was given a donation of free children's tickets for a local circus in Salina. These tickets do require the purchase of an adult ticket for admission. All students received tickets today, if you need more tickets for other children please let the office know and we can send more or you make pick them up. Everyone is welcome to receive tickets. Thank you,
Lincoln girls lose first round of Regionals to Tescott 33-45.
A message from Counselor Geisen - Tonight is the Enrollment Meeting to enroll 8th grade students as Freshmen starting at 6 pm in the HS Commons. We will discuss graduation requirements, CTE courses and eligibility and answer any questions parents might have. Hope you can attend.
The impact for USD #298 is directly related to Federal programs and funding that supports our students, schools, and the Lincoln Center area. Accurate information will benefit our Lincoln USD #298 community in many ways. The KSDE Fact Sheet shares some of the programs that bring in Dollars to Kansas and ultimately to USD #298 from the census. This information is utilized for 10 years of special funding. That is the main reason to get accurate data about our school community.
Boys lose 39-64 vs. Thunder Ridge.
Girls lose vs. Thunder Ridge tonight.
Valentines Day Parties at LES will be on Friday, February 21 at their originally scheduled times. Each class has different times due to different schedules. Parties begin at Pre-school 2:30, Kindergarten 2:45, Naasz 1st 2:45, Habiger 2nd 2:45, 5th 2:20. All others at 3:00 p.m. Any questions please contact your child's teacher.
LES Parents and Guardians: Reminder Site Council Meeting is tomorrow, February 19 at 3:45 at LES. Site Council is open to all parents, guardians and community members. It is a wonderful way to make a difference in your child's education. Any questions please call Mrs. Schmidt in the office.
Boys lose to St. John's-Tipton 33-60.
Girls lose against St. John's-Tipton 23-55.
Friday, Feb. 21 the Leopards travel to Ellsworth to play the Bearcats. Games start at 6:00 p.m. Game Order: @ EHS 6:00 PM Varsity Girls; 7:30 PM Varsity Boys @ City Hall 6:00 PM JV Boys; 7:30 PM JV Girls
Here's the schedule for today's game vs. St. John's Beloit/Tipton starting at 4 pm: JV-Girls (full); JV-Boys (2 quarters); Girls Senior Night – Immediately following JV boys game; Varsity-Girls ; Boys Senior Night – Immediately following girls game; Varsity-Boys
Just a reminder that there will be no school on Monday, Feb. 17, for teacher in-service covering school accreditation information. There will be a home HS basketball game with Sr Night on Monday and JH WR travels to Minneapolis. School resumes on Tuesday, Feb. 18.
Senior night for wrestling, basketball, and cheer has been postponed to Monday, February 17th during the re-scheduled games against St. John's Tipton. Recognition for our senior athletes will be before the girls varsity game and the boys varsity game. Any questions, please call LJSHS office.
Due to the closure of school on Friday, February 14, the Lincoln High School Choir will postpone their "Singing Valentine" delivery to Wednesday, February 19th. If you purchased a song for your Valentine, it will be delivered at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and truly appreciate your understanding.
At the recommendation of health professionals and due to closing of school, there will be no activities for students Wed., Feb. 12 through Sun., Feb. 16, in any of our school buildings. This will include home basketball games, wrestling meet, forensics, West Fest, and practices.
Due to school being closed for the remainder of the week, along with teacher in service Monday and away basketball games Tuesday, Mr. Brandyberry has decided that singing Valentines will be delivered on Wednesday, February 19th.
A message from Supt. Summers. Based on the recommendation of local health professionals, USD 298 schools will not be in session Feb. 12, 13, and 14. All activities during and after school are cancelled from Feb. 12 through Feb. 16 with no student or community building access.
Lincoln Leopards travel to Kensington on February 18 to play the Thunder Ridge Longhorns. Here is the schedule for the games: 4:00 start 3 quarters JV Girls 2 quarters JV Boys Senior Parent Night 15 minute warm up Varsity Girls 15 minute warm up Varsity Boys
The 5th Grade Family Band Night scheduled for tonight, Feb. 10, has been cancelled due to student illness. Thank you for helping make sure our school gets well.
Lincoln boys lose to Pike Valley 42-54.
Lincoln girls defeat Pike Valley with a score of 50-38.
This is a message from Superintendent Summers. Because of multiple student illnesses in U S D 2 98, I am canceling all activities in our buildings. This will include Lincoln rec activities and practices and also community access to our buildings for the weekend Feb 8 & 9. End
Here's the schedule for home basketball game next Friday, Feb. 14 vs Rock Hills. 4 pm JV girls 2 qtrs; JV Boys 2 qtrs; Girls Senior Night – Immediately following JV boys game; 6 pm Varsity-Girls; Boys Senior Night – Immediately following girls game
District phones will not be working today after 4 p.m. due to a scheduled construction project. Phones will be up and working for Monday's school hours. If you need to contact us, please call (785) 531-2349, Dr. Betty Summers, Superintendent. Thank you!
Community card access will be shut off for this evening, Friday, February 7, due to a scheduled electrical project. Access will be turned back on for Saturday regular access and times.
High School basketball games against Pike Valley tonight will be played in Courtland starting at 4:00 p.m. Safe travels.
If you're traveling to watch the Leopards play at Pike Valley, here is information about the games: 4pm-2 Quarters JV GIRLS; 4:50pm-2 Quarters JV BOYS; 6pm V GIRLS; 7:20: PARENTS NIGHT(APPROXIMATE TIME, 10-15 min);Boys varsity warmup followed by V BOYS GAME
Tomorrow is National Wear Red Day. Wear your red to bring awareness to heart disease.
If you have a Community access card and wanting to go to the HS gym, please be aware that the HS girls basketball team will be practicing this evening from 6-7:30 p.m. Thank you!
LES 5th grade band night will be on Monday, February 10 at 7 p.m. Students need to be here no later than 6:45. All are welcome to come and support our 5th grade band students in their musical pursuits.
LES parents and guardians, strains of Influenza have been diagnosed in both children and adults at school. A reminder if you or your child displays any of the following symptoms please seek medical attention in order to limit exposure to others. Symptoms of Influenza include sudden high fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches or fatigue. If you have any medical questions, Mrs. Sheldon school nurse is available to answer your questions.
** UPDATED** Lincoln hosts Southern Cloud on Tuesday, February 11. Games start at 4 pm with the following schedule: JV-Girls (2 8-minute quarters | 5 min. half time) JV-Boys (2 8-minute quarters | 5 min. half time) Varsity-Girls Varsity-Boys
Boys win! The Leopards defeat Chase 58-13.
Girls win! Lady Leopards beat Chase 38-22.
Mark your calendars! LHS Leopard basketball vs. Osborne will be played at Lincoln Elementary on Thursday, February 13. Games start at 4 p.m.
Lincoln Leopards travel to Chase on Tuesday, February 4. No JV girls game. JV boys start out the night at 5 pm playing 2 quarters. Varsity girls follow, then Varsity boys.
All LES students and staff members would like to say thank you to Mrs. Ptacek, as part of National School Counselors Week. Mrs. Ptacek works tirelessly everyday to provide for the social-emotional and academic needs of students. She is standing in front of the Families board, a project she created this year at LES. Thank you for all you do every day to make students successful.
The Leopard boys lose to Natoma 29-45.
Lady Leopards beat Natoma with a score of 41-21.
Reminder: Lincoln Elementary School will be hosting the FHSU Singers at 1:30 today, all are welcome to hear a medley of classic and popular songs.
This message is for U S D 2 9 8 parents. The District will run mud routes again on Thursday, January 30, morning and after school because of country road conditions. Please make arrangments to pick transportated student(s) up at assigned locations and times for their route. End
Congrats to the winner of the Lincoln County Spelling Bee LES 5th grader Gabriella Esterl who won in the 6th round by correctly spelling proximo, Gabriella will go on to represent Lincoln County at the Sunflower Spelling Bee in March, congrats to Lucas-Sylvan 5th grader Saydie Goss who fought hard for second place. LJSHS's Carissa McBride received third place. Great job to all of the spellers for their hard work and dedication.
This message is for U S D 2 9 8 parents. The District will again run mud routes on Wednesday, January 29, morning and after school because of country road conditions. Please make arrangments to pick transportated student(s) up at assigned locations and times for their route. End
LES Parents and Guardians: In celebration of the Chiefs earning a trip to the Super Bowl, LES students and staff will have a dress up day on Friday, January 28. In honor of Patrick Mahomes students can wear a headband or put their hair in a mohawk, or they can wear cheetah print for the fastest "Cheetah" Tyreek Hill or just their favorite Chiefs apparel. Mrs. Schmidt promises not to wear any New England Patriot gear. Go Chiefs!
This message is for U S D 2 9 8 parents. The District will run mud routes again Tuesday, January 28, morning and after school routes because of road conditions. Please make arrangments to pick your transportated student(s) up at assigned locations and times for their route. End
On Monday, January 27, 2020, emergency personnel were called to Lincoln Elementary School for a student needing medical assistance. Thank you to Emergency Medical Technicians and LES staff for their help and professionalism with this matter.
This message is for U S D 2 9 8 parents. The District will be running mud routes tomorrow Monday January 27 morning and after school routes because of country road conditions. Please make arrangments to pick your transportated student(s) up at assigned locations and times for their route. End
This month in their Leopard Families, LES students came up with goals for 2020 and mapped them out on goal balloons. The balloons are displayed in or near each Family’s meeting space so students can see and be reminded of them throughout the year. Ask your student about their balloon and goals for 2020!
This message is for U S D 2 9 8 parents. The District will be running mud routes today after school and all Friday routes because of country road conditions. Please make arrangments to pick your transportated student(s) up at assigned locations and times for their route. End.
Lincoln HS basketball travels to Natoma on January 31. No JV girls game. JV boys play 2 quarters starting at 5 pm.
The Geography-Bee scheduled for today, Wednesday January 22nd, is still on starting at 1:30 p.m. It will take place in the LJSHS commons. Several 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who qualified will compete today. All patrons are welcome to watch the Geo-Bee competition.
Lincoln U S D 2 9 8 schools will have 2 hour delayed start today, Wednesday, January 2 2. No breakfast will be served and there will be no A. M. Preschool. Thanks for helping to make sure staff and students have safe travels to scchool today. This is the end of the recording.
Updated NPL HS basketball brackets are below. Lincoln girls play St. John's/Tipton at LHS around 6:30 p.m. Lincoln boys play Sylvan-Lucas at LHS following the girls' game. http://www.nckssports.com/d/2019-20/2020_NPL_Boys_Bracket_thru_Play-In.pdf http://www.nckssports.com/d/2019-20/2020_NPL_Girls_Bracket_thru_Play-In.pdf
U S D 2 9 8 parents and students - All District schools will be closed today, Friday, January 1 7 because current weather conditions are not safe for travel of staff and students. All school activities are canceled for today. This is the end of the message
This message is for U S D 2 9 8 students and families. There will be a 2 hour delay for school start time on Friday, January 1 7. This allows for safe travel to school for staff and students. No breakfast will be served and a m preschool will not be in session. End of message
The FHSU singers will be performing a concert at the LES gym on Thursday, January 30 from 1:30-2:10 p.m. This family friendly show will be a medley of different music. All are welcome to attend.
The HS basketball game vs Osborne has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 13. The games will start at 4 pm and played at LES (due to the Lincoln HS wrestling meet). Mark your calendars!
The games in Tescott on Tuesday, January 14, will start at 6:00 with the varsity girls followed by varsity boys. There will not be any JV games.
The JH BB game at St. John's Beloit for today, Monday, January 13th, has been cancelled.
Lincoln U S D 298 will have a two hour delay on Monday January thirteenth to allow for safe travel for students and staff. There will not be A M Preschool and no breakfast will be served. Thank you.
Because the home basketball game is postponed and the wrestling meet for today is cancelled, there will be no activities or practice for our students today after school. If there are any more changes, we will let you know. Be safe out there!
Monday's JH game at St. John's Beloit will start at 3:30 p.m. The schedule for games - 2 quarters C team boys; 2 quarters B team girls; 4 quarters B team girls; full A girls; full A boys.
The HS JV wrestling meet scheduled for today, Friday, January 10th at Concordia has been cancelled and will not be made up.
The HS basketball game at Lincoln vs Osborne for tonight, Friday, January 10th is postponed. Check back to see when it will be rescheduled.
Due to the forecast, the start time for the HS WR meet at Ellsworth on Saturday, January 11 has been changed to 10:00 a.m.
Here's the schedule for the JH game at Sylvan on Thursday, January 16. Start time 4 p.m. - 2 quarters of Boys C team; 2 quarters of Girls B team; 4 quarters of Boys B team; full Girls A team game and full Boys A team game.
The USD 298 Board of Education approved changing the release time to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21, Thursday, January 23 and Friday, January 24, due to hosting the HS NPL BB Tournament.
7th grade is learning all about circumference!
The JH basketball games on Thursday, January 9 at Lincoln will start at 4:30 p.m. with a rolling schedule. B girls play 2 quarters, no B boys, followed by A girls, then A boys.
The 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Geography Bee scheduled for Wednesday, January 8th has been postponed. It will be re-scheduled for Wednesday, January 22nd in the LJSHS commons at 1:30 p.m. Questions? Please call the LJSHS office. Thank you for your understanding.
The Junior High basketball game scheduled for this afternoon at Wilson will be live streamed. If you are un-able to make it to the game, you can watch it from your computer. The games start at 5:00 p.m. To watch the game, go to the website listed below and set-up a free subscription. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/wilson-high-school-wilson-ks Go Leopards!
Lincoln Rec BB practice schedule: 12/30 6-7 pm (O'Bannon) 12/31 6:30-8:30 pm (Spear) 1/2/20 6:30-8:30 pm (Spear) 1/4 9-10:30 am (O'Bannon) 1/4 6:30-8:30 pm (Spear) All practices will be held at the LJSHS Gym.
Lincoln JH basketball travels to Wilson for games on Monday, January 6. Here is the schedule for the evening. 5 pm - Main gym: A girls followed by A boys. 5 pm - Practice gym: JV boys (4 quarters) followed by JV girls (2 quarters).
The JH BB game vs Paradise/Natoma on Thursday, December 19, at Lincoln, will begin at 4:30 p.m. The games will start at 4:30 pm with the A girls game. Then B girls with 2 quarters and A boys following. Go Leopards!
Boys lose to Sylvan 22-32
Congratulations Coach Crist and the 2019 track team on your recognition for your outstanding season from the Kansas Cross Country/Track and Field Coaches Association. Thank you Mr. Crist for all your hard work and dedication to your programs! It is another great day to be a Leopard!
Girls lose to Sylvan-Lucas 34-46.
JH basketball games at Lincoln will start at 3:30 today, Monday, December 16. We will have 3 quarters of B girls, 2 quarters of B boys, and full games of varsity girls and varsity boys following.
LJSHS students and parents: Since school will start at 10:00 a.m. this morning, we will start with 3rd hour and continue with the normal schedule for the remainder of the day. Safe travels.
This is a message from Dr. Betty Summers, U S D 2 9 8 Superintendent. Tomorrow, Monday, December 16, U S D 2 9 8 will have a two hour delay for the start of school. No Breakfast will be served. A M Preschool class will not be held and buses will run a delayed schedule. This two hour delay will allow for safe travel for students and staff to arrive a school for the regular day of school learning and activities. Thank you for supporting Lincoln students. This is the end of the message.
Boys lose a heartbreaker in OT, 49-55! They will play at 1:30 on Saturday at Cloud County Community College. Good luck boys!
Lincoln girls win! They defeated Pike Valley 39-23. Girls play at 6:00 PM at Cloud County Community College vs. Clifton-Clyde. Good luck ladies!
The LJSHS Music Christmas Program 2019! Merry Christmas! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLk65E4m5nd6enryzetoYSyN_ko6fBay0U
The schedule for the HS basketball game Friday, December 20 at Wilson is: Start time 6:00 p.m. – 2 gyms, varsity girls 6:00 p.m./b-boys 6:00 p.m. No JV girls game - JV boys will play two 8 minute quarters.
LES Christmas Program 2019 Recording has been posted. Happy Holidays! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLk65E4m5nd6efuvuZndp-W6ChO0fYoSNw
Girls defeat Rock Hills 43-38! Great job Leopards!
The JH basketball game at home vs. Paradise will start at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 19. There will be a rolling schedule starting with 2 quarters of JV girls. NO JV boys. Then Varsity girls (approx. start time of 5 p.m.) followed by Varsity JH boys.
Lincoln HS basketball hosts Pike Valley in round two of the Thunderbird Classic on Friday, December 13. JV girls will play two quarters starting at 5 p.m. JV boys follow with two quarters, then Varsity girls followed by Varsity boys.
Attn: Lincoln elementary students will be running the mile today if anyone would like to come cheer them on. Sorry for the short notice. During the winter we try to do it on the best day possible so sometimes it is on short notice. Times the classes will run are: 1st grade: 9:00 2nd grade: 10:00 3rd grade: As soon as 2nd grade returns, hopefully 10:30ish 4th grade: 11:55 5th and 6th grade: 12:25
LES parents and guardians: In the course of installing windows today a spark started a small fire near one of the windows. The fire was quickly put out and no damage reported. Students and staff were in no danger and moved to a new location temporarily in the school. Any questions please feel free to call Mrs. Schmidt at the office.
The Annual JH Christmas Open House is this evening from 6:00-7:00 in the LJSHS Commons...come start your holiday season with some JH creativity.
Due to the tragic loss of several Pike Valley youth, the JH basketball game scheduled for Monday, December 2nd has been postponed to a later date. We will announce the new date when it is re-scheduled.
JH girls win!! They beat Rock Hills tonight with a last minute free throw! Proud of your hard work-keep up the good work!
Schools are required to conduct at least four fire drills, two tornado drills and at least three crisis drills each school year. Our district held a crisis drill for emergency lock down today at our schools.
Great win Leopards! 32-12 over Tescott! Keep up the good work!
Tough loss Lady Leopards: 14-20. Proud of your effort and determination!
LES Site Council Trash Bag orders are available to pick up at the school starting tomorrow. Parents please pick up your student's order as the bags are bulky. Trash bags can still be purchased at school anytime. Thank you for your support of the LES Site Council.
Reminder to community card holders that the LHS weight room will be closed for access as HS wrestling has begun today. It will remain closed until JH wrestling is over mid-March.
We are collecting goods for a local family who lost everything in a house fire this last week. The family is in need of blankets and bedding for twin and queen size beds. Clothing for the parents ( size 24 pants/ 2-3xl womens and 36-38 pants/xl mens) and toys for the kids (2 boys). Any donations can be dropped off at Citizens State Bank in Lincoln as well as any monetary donations. If you have any questions please contact LES at 524-4487.
Thank you for all the candy donations, letters and drawings for active duty military. Members of the 3-1 AHB from Fort Riley will be at LES at 2:30 today to accept donations and speak to students. One more reason there is a lot to love about Lincoln schools.
Next week's JH basketball game on November 19 will be played at Cawker City and starts at 3:30 with 2 quarters of JV girls.
LES Parents and Community Members, tomorrow students in their PE classes will take part in an event to break the Guinness World Record in cup stacking with other people, please come support your students in this fun, educational activity. Any questions please contact the office.
LES Parents/Guardians: The next Site Council meeting will be Wednesday, November 20 at 3:45. Site Council is an excellent way to have a voice in your child's education and future. Please call Mrs. Schmidt at LES if you have questions.
Thank you to parents and students who donated leftover Halloween candy today at LES for service members. Candy will be collected every morning and after school at LES this week. If you can not make these times please call Mrs. Schmidt in the office.
Congratulations to the Parents As Teachers program on their Blue Ribbon designation! https://www.ksde.org/Home/Quick-Links/News-Room/nineteen-kansas-parents-as-teachers-programs-awarded-blue-ribbon-designation-1
Parents and Community Members: Too much Halloween candy in your house. Please consider donating it to the Halloween Candy Drop Off for Operation Gratitude for deployed service members taking place at LES November 12-November 15 from 7:45-8:30 a.m. and 3:30-4 p.m. Please take candy out of treat bags, no powerdery candy like Pixie Sticks, no full size candy bars. Letters and drawings for deployed soldiers will also be collected, please do not seal them in envelopes. Everything collected will be give on November 18 to members of the 3-1 AHB Battalion at Fort Riley. Any questions call the office, feel free to share. Thank you to all veterans and their families for their sacrifices.
Congrats to R. Stewart for finishing 15th, S. Ford for finishing 31st, and A. Biggs for finishing 59th in 1A!! Thank you for giving us another reason to be proud of being Leopards!!
Congratulations to the CC team on their 3rd place finish! Congratulations to J. Vath for running to a back to back State Championship in 1A! We are proud of you!!
Winter sports season is quickly approaching. Before your student athletes begin to participate in winter sports, please be aware that you can enroll for student accident insurance at anytime this school year. Contact the BOE office at (785) 524-4436 if you're interested.
LES parents/guardians Halloween reminders: 12:30 students will change into costumes 1:10 parade begins around the downtown Students will return for Fall parties, then dismiss at 2:30. Buses will run at that time. No excessively gory costumes or weapons allowed. If students are not dressed for the cold weather they will not be allowed to participate.
LES Parents/Guardians Family Shirts will be given to students tomorrow morning for Red Ribbon Week, students do not need to dress in their Family colors since the shirts will be worn. Shirts will remain at the school for future Family activities.
Reminder parents if there is a late start due to weather morning preschool is cancelled.
Reminder to parents and guardians that when an automated call is sent, you will need to speak within a few seconds in order for the call to go through. That is the way the system will work. Thank you!
Lady Leopard's season is over with a loss to Frankfort, 25-13, 25-18. Great season girls! We are proud of you!
Lincoln HS Cross Country competes at Cedar Hills Golf Course Washington, KS for Regionals. Girls run at 10am. Good Luck Ladies!
Lincoln wins! Defeats Sylvan-Lucas, 25-23, 25-22, to go to Sub-State! One more game at Regionals vs. St. John's Beloit!
HS Girls VB win first match at Regionals defeating Rock Hills 26-24, 25-4. Keep it going Leopards!!
Lincoln HS Leopards will host Rawlins County Buffaloes for District football play-offs on October 31. Game time is 6 pm. #roaringleopards
Friday Reminder: parents/guardians please make arrangements to take care of overdue lunch balances, these can be found on powerschool or calling the office. If you need assistance please call your child's school. Thank you.
Congratulations to the JH boys on their win last night and for an undefeated season! Way to go boys!
Congratulations to the cross country team for their performance at Lakeside yesterday. In the Lakeside Invitational J. Vath placed 2nd and R. Stewart placed 12th. In the Northern Plains League Meet J. Vath placed 1st, R. Stewart 3rd, and S. Ford 8th. The girls also took first place in the league as a team with 19 points. Pike Valley was 2nd with 26 points and St. John's Beloit was 3rd with 35 points.
LHS gym/weight room access for community card holders will be active starting Saturday, October 19. Access times are M-F 7-10 pm and Sat-Sun 7 am - 10 pm (only if there are no school activities scheduled). If you need a card, stop by the Board Office to complete the paperwork.
Class 1A Regional Cross Country will be held at Washington County High School on Saturday, October 26. Girls start at 10 a.m. Boys run at 10:40 a.m.
LES Parents and Guardians: Parent Teacher Conferences scheduled times will be sent home on Thursday. If there are conflicts on times please let the office know. Mrs. Schmidt will have a table with information on the Title 1 Program at LES. Title 1 is a federal program that gives money to further reading and math support. Please stop by to learn more at conferences.
Today begins National School Lunch Week. Parents and community members are welcome to eat lunch at Lincoln Elementary, please call the office if you will be attending.
Game over: Hill City 66, Lincoln 20 Way to keep fighting Leopards!
Game over: Hill City 66, Lincoln 20 Way to keep fighting Leopards!
Score: Hill City 36 Lincoln 14 Great 3rd quarter boys!!
Score at half: Hill City 28 Lincoln 0 Keep fighting Leopards!
The NHS induction ceremony scheduled for Monday, Oct. 14 has been postponed to Wednesday, Oct. 16 due to the re-scheduled CC meet. The ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m.
The Lincoln JH/HS Cross Country meet scheduled for today has been moved to Monday, October 14, start time at 4 pm. Schedule remains the same.
Cross Country schedule for Thursday, 10/10 at Lincoln Golf Course, 4 pm - All JH, followed by all HS boys, followed by all HS girls. JH receive medals as exiting chute. HS awards immediately after HS girls race. Hope to finish by 6 pm.Gloves and hats will be allowed. Good Luck!
Financial Aid Night will be October 24th at 6 pm in the LJSHS Commons. A rep from the CCCC Financial Aid department will speak with Juniors earlier in the afternoon and speak with seniors and their parents at 6:00. Junior parents may attend the evening session if they wish.
At the meeting last night, Board of Education members approved changing Parent/Teacher conferences from Tuesday, October 22, to Thursday, October 24, 2019. Monday, October 21, schedule remains the same. Start time both days is 4 pm. LES will send out conference schedules soon.
Lincoln Elementary Parents: Smile! Picture Day is this Wednesday, October 9th. 4th grade students will take pictures first and then proceed to their field trip. They will have time to change if needed.
Parents/Guardians: Fire Prevention Week is an excellent time to check smoke detectors and review your fire safety plan with your family.
The Homecoming Parade is ON - 2:15 is the start time!
Mud routes will be run today after school. Also the Homecoming Pep Rally at Lincoln Elementary will be held regardless of the weather.
In anticipating a break in the weather later, the Homecoming parade will be starting at 2:15 p.m. There is a strong possibility that the Pep Rally at Lincoln Elementary will be cancelled due to time restraints. Watch facebook for further updates.
The decision about the parade will be made by noon. Stay tuned! Pep-rally will be at 2:30 rain or shine.
LES Parents and Guardians: Let us celebrate our victories. All students at LES are present today. Remember school matters everyday. Happy Homecoming Friday!
Homecoming schedule for today. 2:00 pm Parade-Main Street 2:30 Pep Rally at LES 5:00 -7:00 After Prom Tailgate 5:45 Crowning ceremony at Mettner Field
LES 2nd grade to Sunny Side Pumpkin Patch has been rescheduled to next Thursday, October 10.
LES parents, reminder with the cooler temperatures to dress students accordingly. The homecoming parade is tomorrow and students will be dismissed in their classes to attend, they will be walking they need to be dressed appropriately for the weather.
Thank you to the Cross Country team for coming out and greeting students this morning. Although we did not get a picture, LES appreciates their support.
JH CC at Beloit is cancelled tomorrow, Thursday, October 3rd. HS CC races begin at 4 pm with Varsity Girls. Boys varsity to follow with HS JV combined after that.
Due to lack of interest, the Dodgeball tournament has been cancelled.
Today we celebrate our maintenance and custodial crew - they are the first to arrive and the last to leave and keep our schools clean and in great shape! Thanks for all you do!
The JV FB game that was scheduled for Monday 10/7 has now been canceled due to injuries and low numbers of kids.
Attn LES Parents: Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 28-Nov. 1. Students will have the following dress up days: M-Pajama Day-bring your favorite stuffed animal, parents please send tennis shoes for the playground. T-Fake Injury Day-No crutches please W-Wacky Wednesday, wear your LES family color and dress wacky. TH-Orange You Glad to be Drug Free-Wear orange, and bring your Halloween costume to school, students will change into them later in the day. F-Wear your favorite team colors or attire.
Reminder. Next week is Spirit Week at LJSHS. Community members are encouraged to participate. Email STUCO@usd298.com by 3 pm. Winners will be announced at the pep rally on Friday at LES. Parade starts at 2 pm and the pep rally is at LES following the parade. The crowning is at 5:45 pm at Mettner Field.
LES Parents/Guardians: Mrs. Schmidt previously posted on the Live Feed and Facebook page that students will be participating with the high school in Homecoming Spirit Days. This was incorrect, and Mrs. Schmidt apologizes for any miscommunication. LES students will not be participating in Homecoming Spirit Days except for Friday wear Blue and White day. Students will not be participating in these days because they fall so close to Red Ribbon Week October 28-November 1. LES will have their own unique dress up days during this week. More details will be given shortly. At the conclusion of Red Ribbon Week, LES will also be celebrating the end of building improvements with a special celebration. More details to come shortly.
Today 122 parents/guardians or other adults showed up for Parents to PE day. 14 other adults stayed to play with another student who was not their own. Parental and community involvement is strong in Lincoln. Thank you Mrs. Shari Pittenger for all of your hard work in organizing this event. Another reason there is a lot to love about Lincoln Schools!
Great News! Shelbie F. (Shelbie191), from Lincoln Jr/sr High, has been selected as a finalist for this week's "Artist of the Week" award for the 10th-12th age group. The finalist who receives the most online votes between now and Saturday September 28 will be selected as our "Artist of the Week." To view the finalists and cast your vote, simply click on the link below. Voting is limited to one vote per computer per day for each age group! http://www.artsonia.com/aotw/vote/teacher/76978072
Monthly reminder: LES parents/guardians please double check Powerschool for lunch balances and grades. If there are any concerns or questions do not hesitate to call or email the school. If you do not have access to Powerschool please let the school know. Thank you, Mrs. Schmidt
Yesterday 64 Lincoln parents and guardians came for Parents to PE. Don't miss out on all the fun. Parents to PE continues tomorrow. There is a lot to love about Lincoln Schools!
This week Mrs. Pittenger's PE classes will be hosting parents/guardians to come have fun with physical education and their students. Parents to PE is this Tuesday and Thursday. Please see the attached schedule for class times. 8:05-8:30 Kng (Cavalli) 9:00-9:25 1A (Naasz) 9:25-9:50 1B (Heller) 10:05-10:30 2A (Farney) 10:30-10:55 2B (Habiger) 10:55-11:25 3 rd (Zamecnik & Cavalli) 11:55:12:25 4 th (Larsen Obermueller) 12:25-12:55 5 th (Luck) 12:55-1:25 6 th (Suelter & Watson)
Earlier today a smoldering t-shirt in the Paw Print room caused smoke through the LJSHS building. Everyone in the building is safe. School remains in session today.
Let's celebrate our victories during National School Attendance Month. On Monday, Sept. 23 all LES students were present, and there were no tardies. School Matters Everyday! Thank you parents and guardians.
September is National School Attendance Month: Good attendance starts with being at school on time every day. Parents you play the most important role in your child's education by helping your child get prepared for school each morning. Good attendance starts at home. SCHOOL MATTERS EVERYDAY!
LES parents reminder Wednesday, October 9 is picture day. Lifetouch picture packets should be going home shortly. 4th graders will go first before their field trip. Any questions please call the office.
Reminder: LES Parents today is the first Site Council meeting at 3:45 at the school. Site Council is an organization made up of parents, community members, and staff for the support of Lincoln Elementary. This is an excellent way to support your child's education. All are welcome!
Reminder: Kindergarten parents please return the Ages and Stages Survey for your Kindergarten student by tomorrow, September 19. If you need any help filling out this information please contact the office. This data is very important for USD 298 and KSDE.
Varsity VB girls go undefeated tonight in straight sets! Beat Chase and Lakeside. Great job ladies!
Today we say "thank you" to our IT Team! Mrs. White & Mr. Keller keep us one step ahead, keep us connected and ready for whatever is next. Happy IT Pro Day!
Reminder the Creede Rep Drama Company will be at LES today at 8:30. Everyone is welcome.
The HS JV football game, on Monday, September 23rd has been cancelled against Rock Hills.
HS girls VB lost to Logan in 2 sets. Playing Lakeside for 3rd place! Good luck ladies!!
HS VB girls beat Palco, Ell-Saline, but lost to Bennington to earn 2nd in their pool. Ready to play the Championship Round! Good luck ladies!
Lincoln JH travels to Lucas for games on Thursday, September 12. Starting times remain the same at 4 pm for volleyball and 6 pm for football. Go Leopards!
There will be an After-Prom parent meeting for sophomore parents at LJSHS starting at 6:00 pm. The meeting will be held in the library.
Congratulations L. O’Hare!! ACA Sportsmanship Award Winner (Week1) http://kpreps.com/kansas/news/?id=11540&t=aca-sportsmanship-award-winner-(week-1)
JV volleyball falls short in 2 sets: 23-25, 20-25 in a loss against Sylvan-Lucas. Way to keep fighting Leopards!
Varsity volleyball beat Sylvan-Lucas in 2 sets. 25-19, 25-20. Girls are 4-0! Keep it rolling Lady Leopards!
Varsity volleyball beat Natoma 25-6, 25-8! Next game vs. Sylvan.
The Stockton HS/JH CC meet scheduled for Thursday, September 12, will now start at 4:30 pm. It will be located this year at Rooks County Golf Course north of Plainville.
The September breakfast/lunch menu has been posted!
LES is hosting the Creede Repertory Musical Theatre on September 17, 8:30-9:30 at the LES gym for a free performance. This event is open to all children and community members. Please rsvp to Mrs. Meita Lyne at 785-524-4487. Come celebrate good character and arts education.
To be considered for SPIRIT WEEK community awards, send a photo of your group's school spirit to the STUCO email by 3:00 PM each day during Homecoming Week. Winners will be announced at the pep rally! email@example.com
WE ARE FAMILY AT LES! Today was the first day of LES families, a time for students of all grades and staff to get to know one another. Please ask your student about this new program.
Lincoln Elementary students will be running their first mile of the year this Wednesday, Sept. 4 at Mettner Field Track. Parents are invited to come and cheer on their runners. Tentative times: 1st-9:00 2nd-10:05 3rd-when 2nd returns, 4th-11:55, 5th/6th when 4th returns.
Overwhelming turn-out for the Flinns! Thank you Class of 2020 for all your hard work putting together a successful dinner! The fundraiser raised more than $4500!! Thank you Lincoln for all the support...it is a great time to be from Lincoln!
Please come out and support the LHS volleyball and football teams Friday, August 30, 2019. Show your support by donating a bottle of Gatorade. Also, stop by the BBQ Fundraiser for dinner to support the Nikki Flinn family sponsored by the Class of 2020 at Mettner Field starting at 6:15 p.m. Come out and enjoy the fun!
Thank you to community members Becky Rathbun and Carol Stegman for thinking about the needs of Lincoln Elementary on their recent shopping trip and finding items that could be used at LES. There is a lot to love about Lincoln Schools!
Thank you Steve McReynolds for the dirt and the work you completed around Mettner Field House. We appreciate your commitment to our school and students. We're ready for Friday Night Lights! #roaringleopards
PAX-Program of Academic Exchange, a foreign exchange student organization, is looking for American Host Families. Would you be interested in hosting a student for 6-8 weeks? If so, email PAX_Program_Of_Exchange@mail.vresp.com to take the first step.
Junior high and senior high practices changed for today due to heat index. Football practices start at 7 pm and end at 8:30 pm. High school volleyball starts at 6 pm and ends at 7:45 pm. Junior High volleyball will practice after school for 1 hour followed by a parent meeting.
Due to excessive heat indices, junior high and high school football practices will be changed to 7:00 pm and will end at 8:30 pm for today, Tuesday, August 20. Any questions, please contact LJSHS.
Lincoln Elementary Meet Your Teacher night was a smashing success 93% parental participation, many classrooms had 100% parental participation. Parental involvement in Lincoln Schools is strong. One more reason there is a lot to love about Lincoln Schools!
Meet Your Teacher Night, August 14 grades K-6th (only). Session one at 6:00 pm and session two at 6:30 pm. Start out in the gym with an introductory speech by Mrs. Schmidt, new LES Principal. Students can bring their supplies, meet their teacher and go over class schedules.
Remember the LJSHS open house tonight at 6:30 pm. Meet in the commons area. Students can check out their locker, get a class schedule and meet the teachers. High school students will get their laptops. Hope you can attend!
The Kansas State Department of Education launched the STOP ON RED KIDS AHEAD campaign to spread the message for drivers to be vigilant when school buses are in the vicinity and to obey the law We have pasted a link below to our STOP ON RED KIDS AHEAD CAMPAIGN webpage. The webpage contains the press release, links to posters, graphic and bumper sticker. https://www.ksde.org/Agency/Fiscal-and-Administrative-Services/School-Finance/School-Bus-Safety/Stop-On-Red-Kids-Ahead-Campaign The Kansas State Department of Education has approved the KSDE “STOP ON RED KIDS AHEAD” bumper sticker to be displayed on Kansas School and Activity Buses. Only one sticker may be displayed on the rear of the bus.At this time we do not have any bumper stickers available. If you desire bumper stickers at this time, you will need to make your own arrangements to have some printed.
Board meeting recordings can now be found here. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXj-_mXfGNzkYnqwNkuEZDA Due to a change in Google policies, a new USD 298 Lincoln channel has been created.
Thanks go out to Steve McReynolds! We appreciate your assistance with removing the debris from our lot at the corner of 4th and South Streets. Your willingness to always help out is greatly appreciated!
USD 298 Lincoln Board of Education Summer Hours Monday thru Thursday 8 am - 4pm Friday 8 am - 1 pm
The 2019 J.H. Boys Basketball Camp is next Wednesday-Friday (June 5th, 6th and 7th) from 8:00-10:00 a.m. at the LES gym. If you haven't already, contact Coach Metz at 785-531-9569 with any questions. It isn't too late to sign up!
A.Donley is the back to back state champion in the 800 m run!! J. Vath medaled with a 4th place finish. Girls team is in the running for 1st! Good luck girls!
Lincoln boys medaled in the 4x100 m relay earning 5th place. A. Donley ran to a 2nd place finish in 400 m run. One more race to go for A. Donley and J. Vath: 800 m run.
J. Vath is the state champ in the mile with a time 5:23! Proud of you!
Lincoln 4x800 relay are 1A state champs!! Add another gold medal! Congratulations girls!
The Leopards are at Cessna Stadium ready to compete today! The first race to watch are the three girls, J. Vath, R. Stewart, and S. Ford, in the 2 mile. Race starts at 10:45! Watch it here: https://www.ksal.com/live-video-day-two-of-state-track/
The start time today for state track meet in Wichita has been changed to 10:00 am due to weather.
Friendly Reminder - Community access for LJSHS gym will be closed for the entire summer due to construction and renovations starting May 21, 2019. Thank you!
Come join us for a MAIN STREET send off as the Leopard track team heads to Wichita to compete at the state meet. Let's line the streets with Lincoln PRIDE! Send off begins at 1:30 pm, Thursday, May 23rd. Hope to see you there!
J. Vath, R. Stewart, and S. Ford place 1st, 2nd, and 4th, respectively, in the 2 mile. Three more events going to state!
J. Vath and A. Donley place 2nd and 1st, respectively, in the 800 m dash at Regionals. Two more state bound tracksters! Go Lincoln!
A. Donley won the open 400 m dash at Regionals...another state bound Leopard! Amazing day at Washington!
J. Vath won the mile at 1A regionals! Another state bound Leopard!! Keep it up!
Boys 4x100 relay placed 3rd at the 1A regionals in Washinton County! State bound!!! Great job!
Lincoln Girl's 4x800 relay won in a convincing fashion today at the 1A Regionals at Washington County! On to state! Way to go ladies!
Community access for LJSHS gym will be closed for the entire summer due to construction and renovations starting May 21, 2019.
LES Third Graders threw a surprise bridal shower for Miss Mikayla Reed who is getting married this summer. They presented her with a booklet containing some of their best marriage advice which included things like making sure not to burn his food, feeding him cake instead of broccoli, and not forcing him to go running with her.
These students were the recipients of the Leopard Kind Heart Award. This award recognizes a boy and a girl from each grade for their consistent displays of kindness and compassion to students and teachers during the 2018-2019 school year. While kindness is expected of all students, these kiddos really went above and beyond! -Mrs. Ptacek
We have yearbooks left at the grade school. They cost $20 each and you can buy them from the LES office. We only have 13 left!!!
Softball girls win tonight with a score of 6-4! They play again Tuesday, May 14, in Hays. Game time 3:00 PM. Good luck ladies!
Go support our Lady Leopards as they play their first round of the Regional Tournament vs. Larned. They will play at Sylvan this afternoon starting at 5:30 pm. Admission is charged for regional tournaments of $6 for adults and $5 for students. Best of luck ladies!
Come support the Lincoln baseball team as they play the first round of Regional Tournament in Minneapolis. They will be taking gate $6 for adults and $5 for students. Game time is set for 5:00 pm. Best of luck to our Leopard team!
LJSHS Graduation is Sunday, May 12, 2019 held in the gym. The senior video will be playing continuously beginning at 1:00 pm.
Congratulations seniors! Come celebrate with us at graduation starting at 2:00 PM. Senior video will be played before the ceremony starting at 1:00 PM in the commons. Come early and enjoy!
HS baseball scheduled today vs Canton Galva has been cancelled and will not be made up.
No JV softball game today at Sylvan. HS NPL Track is still on at Mankato.
DS Bus Line will continue to run mud routes through Monday morning. Regular bus routes will return for Monday afternoon.
The Junior High League track meet scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, May 9, has been cancelled. The meet has been re scheduled for Monday, May 13.
LES will be running the mile Thursday. Here are the times they will run: 1st-9:00 2nd-9:50 3rd when 2nd gets back 4th-11:55 5th as soon as 4th gets back 6th as soon as 5th gets back
DS Bus Lines will be running mud routes again today after school and also on Thursday morning. Your bus driver will be contacting you to make arrangements.
DS Bus Lines will be running mud routes today after school and also on Wednesday morning. Your bus driver will be contacting you to make arrangements.
The HS track meet rescheduled to Tuesday, May 7 at Tescott has been cancelled. The JH PTL track meet has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 9 at Rock Hills and will begin at 9 a.m. The HS NPL track meet remains scheduled for Thursday, May 9 starting time at 3 pm.
High school baseball vs Clay Center has been cancelled for today.
Congratulations to the Sylvan-Lucas/Lincoln softball team on 2 wins tonight over Ellinwood.
High school baseball vs Ellinwood scheduled for today has been cancelled and will not be made up.
Congratulations to E. Huskey and C. Aleshire for winning the Leadership award in the elevator pitch division and $500. Plus placing third at the State Youth Entrepreneur Challenge and winning $1000.
The junior high track meet scheduled for Wednesday, May 1st at Beloit has been cancelled. It will not be made up. Thank you!
With 12 days of school remaining, the district cooks will be using up the inventory they have. Menus may change from what is posted or may be listed as "Cooks Choice". Check out the Cafeteria link for updates.
Today's high school baseball at Lincoln has been moved to Minneapolis. Start time will be 4 pm.
The high school softball game scheduled for today will be played at Minneapolis instead of Sylvan. Starting time remains at 4 pm.
The high school track meet scheduled for Tuesday, April 30, at Tescott has been postponed to May 7th @ 3:00 pm
The junior high track meet scheduled for Tuesday, April 30 at Beloit has been rescheduled to Wednesday, May 1st.
At the JH track meet today in Lincoln, the 7th grade boys and girls Long Jump events will start at 2:45 p.m. All other field events will start at 3:00 p.m.
Lincoln Forensics Showcase Event...as we prepare for State in two weeks we are having an evening to share the talents of our team. All are welcome...Thursday, April 25th @ 7:00PM in the LJSHS commons. Come for a great evening of entertainment by our talented students! Thursday, April 25th @ 7:00PM...hope to see you!
Mark your May calendar for our Retirement Reception honoring Carolyn Farris, Allison Ford and Nancy Knapp. Come to the Finch Theatre on Friday, May 17, from 2-4 p.m. Hope to see you all there!
Several districts have requested the Parent Perception Survey be translated into Spanish. The survey will remain open through the end of the month. Parent Perception Survey Spanish Edition: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CZD9WCZ English Edition: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DJ5HB5T Estimado padre/tutor de Estudiantes en Kansas K-12: La visión para la educación de la Junta de educación del estado de Kansas – Kansas lidera el mundo en el éxito de cada estudiante – se enfoca en ayudar a los estudiantes a explorar e identificar sus pasiones mientras se gradúan con la preparación académica, la preparación cognitiva, habilidades técnicas, habilidades de empleabilidad e involucramiento cívico necesarios pare el éxito en la fuerza de trabajo y en la vida. Para ayudar a abordar las necesidades de los estudiantes actuales y futuros, el Departamento de educación del estado de Kansas está conduciendo una encuesta a los padres y tutores de los niños de 18 años de edad o menos acerca de sus percepciones actuales sobre diversas oportunidades después de la escuela secundaria/preparatoria. En otras palabras, ¿Cómo define usted como padre o tutor el éxito de su hijo? Por favor, tome cinco minutos para completar la siguiente encuesta, respondiendo a preguntas con respecto a su hijo/hija mayor, que es hoy 18 años de edad o más joven. Gracias de antemano por su participación en esta breve encuesta y por todo lo que hace para ayudar a nuestro estado a preparar a la próxima generación de niños de Kansas para la fuerza laboral del mañana. — Dr. Randy Watson, Comisionado de Educación de Kansas
Aubry D. 2nd place 800m elite at Shocker Pre-State Challenge! Jaycee V. got 5th in the 1600 elite and 4th in the 3200 elite! Proud of you girls!
Remember there is no school tomorrow, Friday, April 12, for all USD 298 students.
7th - 8th grade parents please plan to attend the iDecide informational meeting tonight from 6-7 pm in the high school commons. Parent's permission will be required for your student to participate in this decision making program discussing important health related issues.
The LES Site Council Preschool to Sixth Grade 2020- 2021 Student Classroom Supply Order Deadline has been extended until May 6, 2019. Order forms are available at the LES Office
Please help us honor our ladies today as we celebrate National Library Workers Day! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication in making our school libraries great!
Dear Parents/Guardians: The Kansas State Board of Education launched a new vision for education – Kansas leads the world in the success of each student. This vision focuses on identifying and addressing the unique needs of each student. A key piece of this vision is helping students to explore and identify their passions while graduating them with the skills needed to be successful in the workforce and in life. To better address the needs of current and future students, the Kansas State Department of Education is surveying parents and guardians of children 18 years of age or younger about their current perceptions about various post-high school opportunities. In other words, how do you as a parent or guardian define success for your child? Please take five minutes to complete the following survey, answering questions in respect to your oldest child who is today 18 years old or younger. Thank you in advance for your participation in this short survey and for all you do to help our state prepare the next generation of Kansas children for tomorrow’s workforce. Click the link to begin the survey now: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DJ5HB5T Dr. Randy Watson Kansas Commissioner of Education
Remember that school is dismissed at 2 pm today.
Just a friendly reminder that Lincoln schools will dismiss at 2 pm on Monday, April 1st. Have a great weekend!
League power lifters, boys were league runners up, girls were league champions! Great jobs Leopards!
LES is running the mile tomorrow. 1st-6th grade. Times are tentative. Time is when we will try to leave LES. Parents are invited to come to track to watch. 1st grade 9:00 2nd grade 10:00 3rd grade as soon as 2nd grade returns probably after 10:30. 4th grade 11:55 5th grade 12:25 or when 4th grade returns. 6th grade 12:55 or when 5th grade returns.
Remember early dismissal at 3 pm for Lincoln Schools on Thursday, March 21st.
7th and 8th Grade Science Fair Students will be presenting their science fair boards on MARCH 26th at 6:30 p.m. in the commons. Everyone is welcome to come!
City of Lincoln Center Will Accept Applications until April 5th, 2019 for Pool Manager & Lifeguards For Job Description and Application Contact: City Clerk’s Office P O Box 126, 153 W. Lincoln Ave. Lincoln, KS 67455 785-524-4280 (Subject to Pre-Employment Drug Testing)
Thank you, Michel O'Hare, Lincoln County Commissioners and Lincoln County Highway Department! When we ask for help, you respond! We appreciate you!
Due to the change to evening parent teacher conferences this week, there will be a full day of school for all USD 298 students on Thursday, March 7. No school, Friday, March 8. Enjoy spring break March 11 - 15th.
I want to "THANK" the patrons and community members for your support over the last four years. I have enjoyed getting to know all of you and my time here in Lincoln. I have accepted a position with the USD 490 El Dorado and have resigned effective June 30, 2019. Kathy Robertson
Great job Mrs. Flinn and your business class on a job well done! We are proud of all of you!
Congratulations Aubry on getting runner up!!!
U S D Lincoln 2 9 8 will have a two hour late start, tomorrow, Monday, March fourth. No A M preschool. Stay safe and warm!
This message is for eighth grade parents and students. This is a reminder that the eighth grade enrollment information meeting is tomorrow February 26 at 6:30 p m at the high school. Students will be choosing their courses for next year and discussing their high school options.
Greatly appreciate Michel O'Hare and the County road crew for helping clear our parking lot at LJSHS! A BIG thanks to Bob White, Steve Koch and Dennis Pittenger for removing snow from all our sidewalks and parking areas!
Blizzard warning issued for February 22 at 2:57PM expiring February 24 at 12:00AM. A strong storm system will arrive bringing heavy snow, strong north conditions to Lincoln County. Possible 50 mph winds, white out conditions are possible. Stay safe and warm!
"THANK YOU" to our DS Bus Line drivers and Mr. Curtis for making sure our students and athletes got home yesterday after school and last night after the basketball game. WE APPRECIATE YOU!
"THANK YOU" to the City of Lincoln Center employees who removed and are removing the snow from the city's roads. You are doing a great job and we appreciate you!
"THANK YOU" to all the county and state employees who removed and are removing snow from our roads! We appreciate you!
"THANK YOU" to Bob White and Dennis Pittenger for removing the snow today from Lincoln Elementary and Jr. / Sr. High School!
Snow Day Challenge!!! Have some fun in the snow. Create unusual works of art with snow. Send pictures to Mrs. Hayworth at firstname.lastname@example.org. **High school art students check classroom before you begin.
U S D 298 Lincoln has cancelled school for tomorrow, Wednesday, February twentieth, two thousand nineteen due to the weather. All field trips and activities are cancelled as well. Keep warm and be safe.
The game time for the regional boys basketball game scheduled for tonight, Feb. 19, has been changed to 4:00 PM at Rock Hills. Good luck Leopards!
Congratulations to the high school girls basketball team for their regional playoff win over Tescott tonight. Final score was Lincoln 34, Tescott 29.
The JH wrestling meet at Republic Co. for tonight has been cancelled.
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