education

Class of 2021 graduates Sunday

Jun 3, 2021
Lincoln High School will hold commencement for the class of 2021 on Sunday, June 6, at 2 p.m. in the Lincoln High School gymnasium. The class speakers this year are Grace Bany and Simon Mehrkens. Lincoln High School Principal Greg Berge said the class of 2021 has been “incredibly resilient.” “They...

Students of the Month for April 2021 announced

May 26, 2021
Each month during the school year, Lincoln High School selects one boy and one girl each from grades seven through nine as its Students of the Month. The April 2021 students of the month are: Seventh grade - Shelby Berktold and Blake Siewert Eighth grade - Jaimie Richter and Ethen Brunkow Ninth...

Lincoln High School Awards Night 2021 - Scholarships

May 19, 2021
The first part of the Graphic’s coverage of Lincoln High School awards night appears below. Held May 12 in the high school gymnasium, the annual event honored students for academic and community service acheivements and featured the presentation of over $110,000 in scholarship awards to members of...

Therapy dogs visit 
Lincoln High School

May 12, 2021
On March 5, 2021, Jenny Langness, owner of Ugly Dog Therapy, brought her dogs Earl, Albert, and Betty to visit Lincoln High School for the first time since March of 2020. “From the interaction, it was really hard telling who was happier to be reunited, the students or the dogs,” Lincoln High School...

Hatch delights pre-schoolers

May 12, 2021
Pre-schoolers in Sara Banitt’s Cub Care at Bluff view Elementary School got to watch eggs hatch recently. “I brought the eggs in so the kids could witness the experience,” Banitt said. “I also have a deep love of all animals.” Eight of the 15 chicken eggs hatched. Six are barnyard mixes, and two...

Commencement plans announced, prom this weekend

May 12, 2021
In a letter recently sent to parents and seniors at Lincoln High School, Principal Greg Berge announced that commencement for the class of 2021 will be held in its traditional location, the Lincoln High School gymnasium, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 6. The class of 2020 had its commencement as a...

Meeting for parents of driver’s education students is May 17

May 12, 2021
Driver Education Director Cindy McGrath will be having a driver education parent meeting on Monday May 17 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. in the Lincoln High School Media Center. Masks and Social Distancing will be required. The 90 minute program will cover Graduated Driver’s License information,...

Union president says paras looking forward to working with district

Apr 14, 2021
Last week the Graphic published a story on the formation of a union representing the more than 20 paraprofessionals in the Lake City School District. Michelle Seydel was a leader of that effort and is now president of the union local. “Forming a local has been in talks for some time,” she said. “...

Public school paraprofessionals form union

Apr 7, 2021
Paraprofessionals working for Lake City Public Schools have formed a union. According to Minnesota Educator, the magazine of the state education professionals union Education Minnesota, 90 percent of the district’s 24 paraprofessionals signed authorization cards in support of unionization. “With...

Vaccinations accelerating at Lake City schools

Mar 10, 2021
All of the staff at Lake City Public Schools who want to receive the COVID-19 vaccine have had at least one dose, according to Supt. Erick Enger. Wabasha County, which has supplied most of the vaccine for district staff, “really cranked it up,” he said, and as a result the district is ahead of...

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