Life at Lincoln
Lincoln Magnet School offers a variety of clubs and activities geared toward middle school students' interests. The following is a listing of some of these, and we always welcome student input and suggestions!
The Scholastic Bowl is open to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Scholastic Bowl is a competition very similar to a "Team Jeopardy." Students who are interested in participating should have a quick recall of facts as well as a strong academic background in a variety of subject areas. Talented students participate in a quiz competition including questions of math, science, history, literature, sports, geography, economics and current events.
Mathcounts is an enrichment program created by professional engineers to spark an interest in mathematics for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Students who are invited, and wish to join must feel comfortable working in groups and also as individuals on math problems. The program starts in early September and ends in February. The top four students of the program compete against other schools in regional competition and may advance to state and national competition.
Principal Scholars Program
The Principal's Scholars Program is an educational program developed by the University of Illinois to motivate and expand academic excellence for minority and disadvantaged students. The program concentrates on math, science and language arts areas. The skills developed include critical/analysis thinking, self esteem through academic confidence and ability to compete in the international market-place. The goal of PSP is to encourage and prepare students for college.
The E2K+ program is an after-school enrichment program for Illinois 7th and 8th students who are talented, interested and motivated in mathematics and science. The E2K+ learning experiences focus on helping students "learn how to learn", and emphasize logic, mathematical thinking and experimental scientific thinking. Topics relate to students' lives, arouse their curiosity and increase their motivation to learn in mathematics and science.
For more information and selection criteria please contact our IMSA Coordinator, Mrs. Vanderslik.
Clubs and Activities
Community Outreach Activities
Show Choir meets one day a week after school. All students (art, band, choir) are welcome to audition. Auditions will be held in the first few weeks of school.
The LMS Show Choir performs for schools, nursing homes, the White Oaks Mall holiday concerts, and other community events throughout the school year.
Jazz Band meets one day a week after school. Students must be proficient on a standard jazz band instrument (sax, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, bass, drum set).
The LMS Jazz Band performs for schools, the White Oaks Mall holiday concerts, the Festival of Trees, and other community events throughout the school year. It is also featured at the 8th grade presentation of "The Harlem Renaissance" curricular performance
8th Grade Art
7th Grade Art
6th Grade Art
Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) and District 186 Board Policy require students to submit the following items to the Athletic Director in the main office at Lincoln before a student may try out for a sport.
1. An athletic card with proof of insurance and Drug and Alcohol Policy sections completed. These may be obtained in the main office.
2. Copy of student's birth certificate
3. Physical examination report completed within the current calendar year. The date of the physical must be current for the entire season in which the student is participating.
In order to participate in athletics or co-curricular activities, students must be passing each class weekly. If a student is failing a class, he will be ineligible to participate in any athletic or co-curricular activity the following week. If a student is receiving a D, he is considered borderline. They may participate in the activities, unless the D becomes a failing grade.
Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average at the end of each semester in order to remain eligible to participate in athletics and co-curricular activities the following semester.
Open to 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls. Tryouts are held at the end of July and are open to LMS and Ball Charter incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls. The season begins in August.
Open to 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys. Tryouts are held at the end of July and are open to LMS and Ball Charter incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys. The season begins in August.
Open to 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys and girls who enjoy a fast two mile run. Practice begins mid-August, and competition runs through the middle of October.
Season begins in September and goes through November. Any 7th or 8th grade girl is welcome to try out.
6th grade girls basketball is a separate program. The games are played on Saturdays. The season begins in September and ends in December.
The boys' basketball program begins in October with tryouts for both the 7th and 8th grade teams.
6th grade boys basketball is a separate program. The games are played on Saturdays. The season begins in October and ends in January.
Volleyball tryouts are held in December for both 7th and 8th grade girls. Emphasis is placed on building fundamental skills and using team strategies. The season ends in March
Open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade Lincoln students. Activities include both track and field events. The season runs from February through May.