Principal's Message

This next Wednesday January 23rd we have our January School Improvement Council meeting. The meeting starts at 5:30 and we invite all parents to help us by participating in the school improvement process during this meeting. The council will be looking at achievement data and goals for the 2019-2020 school year. Please consider helping us become the best we can be.

8th Grade Parents, The deposit deadline for the Washington, D.C. trip has been extended. If you are still interested in sending your son or daughter to our nation's capital, send the registration form and deposit to Classic Tours, 3900 County Road 62, Auburn, Indiana, 46706. If you have any questions regarding the trip or if you need the registration form, contact Riley Heeren at

Reminder to all parents that our 2nd quarter report cards were distributed to students last Friday, January 11th. If you have not seen your students grades from the second quarter please let us know and we will get you another report card.

Have a Great Weekend!

Mr. Gault

Washington DC Trip

8th Grade Parents,

A $250 deposit was requested by January 17, but there is some flexibility regarding the deposit deadline. For those who have sent money to Classic Tours, a billing statement will be sent out by the company at the beginning of March detailing your remaining balance. Also, towards the end of March, students will receive a medical form and roommate sign-up sheet to fill out and return. In the coming weeks, the LJH PTO will be communicating with those that have logged volunteer hours about money earned.

If you have general questions about the trip, please contact Riley Heeren at For questions regarding payment information, please contact Classic Tours at (260) 925-0442.

Freshmen Orientation Follow- UP

Many thanks to those 8th grade students and parents who attended the PHS Freshmen Orientation Night on Wednesday, January 16. We look forward to working with you each. For those who could not come, we're sorry we missed you, but hope we'll be able to help you prepare well for high school.

To review and to provide more information, please remember our upcoming timeline:

* During the weeks of Jan 22-25 and Jan 29-31, Mrs. Stauffer and Mrs. Derifield will be helping each 8th grader create a PHS 4-Year Plan.

* During the week of Feb 4 - 8, PHS Counselors will be coming over to sit with 8th graders individually to pick out their courses for their 9th grade year. Students will schedule by Advisory and the plan for that looks like this:

-- Feb 4: Ahlrich, Barron, Brennan, Bronicki

-- Feb 5: Brown, Dreibelbis, Gaines, S. Garrity

-- Feb 6: B. Garrity, Heeren, Horvath, Savage

-- Feb 7: Schwing, Shively, Taylor

* As a parent, you are more than welcome to sit in with your student as they schedule or you may contact Aimee Portteus, Director of Guidance at PHS and arrange for an individual app't afterwards. Again, we are happy to work with you.

As you work together to prepare for Life at PHS, you may find the following helpful:

* Orientation Presentation/Powerpoint

* Course Description Book

* Enrollment Sheet (simply to preview)


Sports Updates

8th Grade Boys Basketball

Lincoln 8th grade A team took on La Porte Kesling Thursday night. Lincoln came out with a very slow start going down 14-7 at the end of the first quarter. Lincoln was able to cut it down to a 1 point trail going into the half 16-15. Lincoln continued to pull away throughout the second half winning 43-31. Leading scorers were Easton Strain with 18 and Nolan Bales with 13.

Lincoln 8th grade B team took on the La Porte Kesling B team and came out focused and took a 14-12 lead at the half. The B team continued to play hard and had a very high scoring 17 point 3rd quarter! That wasn’t enough to put Kesling away who cut the lead down. Lincoln was able to win 35-32. All scorers were Mathew McCrum with 10, Dillon Davidson with 9, Will Gamble with 8, Ashton Astrip with 7, and Andy Young with 1. This was Lincoln’s Last B team game. Great way to end it! Lincoln’s A team with host Edgewood on Tuesday night.

Lincoln 8th grade A team took on Warsaw Edgewood Tuesday night. Lincoln came out with a very slow start going down 20-13 at half. Lincoln was unable to cut it down and continued to struggle with the Edgewood pressure. Lincoln lost 27-49. Leading scorer for Lincoln was Easton Strain with 16.

7th Grade Boys Basketball

LJH hosted Edgewood last night in their last game of the regular season. LJH came out flat and a little timid after losing to Edgewood earlier in the year. LJH fell in their worse lost of the season, 56 - 14.

7th Grade Girls Basketball

7th grade Lady Red Storm won their first game of the year on the road at Milford with a final score of 39-7. High scorer for the evening was Emma Krupp with 15 followed by Eva Stuckmeyer with 6. The girls played well as a team. The girls head on the road on Tuesday with their second game of the year at Wawasee.

The 7th grade Lady Red Storm lost a hard fought game at Wawasee 25-24. It was a tale of two halves. The first half the team struggled to run the offense and stay with their girl on defense. The second half was a different story in that we fought back, worked through the offense, and started working harder on the defensive end. Emma Winkle was high scorer for the evening with 12 points. The ladies look to bounce back next week as they continue on the road at New Prairie on Monday.

8th Grade Girls Basketball

Monday night the 8th grade girls basketball team traveled to Milford

School to take on a combined Milford/Wawasee girls basketball team.

Offensively things got off to a slow start for the Lady Redstorm as

they ended the first half up 16-10. With persistent and high pressure

defense the Lady Redstorm were able to cause some turnovers and forced

shots resulting in a commanding 28-10 lead at the end of the third

quarter. The final score was 30-15. Leading the way in scoring for the

Lady Redstorm was Taylor Delp with 10 points. Chipping in 6 points

apiece were Ellie Jones and Kaylee Dragani. Brighton Bird added 4,

while Halle Hopple and Lauren Manges each added two. The 8th Grade

Lady Redstorm will be in action again on Monday, January 21st as they

travel to New Prairie.



We strive here at Lincoln Jr High to have good attendance everyday, so we can get the most out of the education experience. We do understand that situations arise where an absence occurs. If your child is home sick, please call Mrs. Walters at 936-3113 or email her at So if your child is out sick more than a day or two, please get a doctors note, or have your student see our nurse. If your student is going to miss 2 or more days of school due to vacation or being out of town, please contact the office for a pre-arranged absence form. If your child misses 10 days they will be placed on an attendance contract, and depending on types of absences will be referred to probation. Thank You!

21st Century Scholars

What is the 21st Century Scholars Program?

21st Century Scholars was established in the 1990's to increase students' aspirations for and access to higher education. The Scholars program provides income eligible students the opportunity to earn a scholarship that covers up to 4 years of tuition at an Indiana college/university.

Students may ONLY apply as a 7th or 8th grade student for the 21st Century Scholars Program. The online application needs to be filled out by June 30 of the students' 8th grade year. Please go to the website: to start your online application. Please see the information below.

Construction Update

Parents can see and follow the progress of the construction of the new Lincoln Junior High by visiting a blog dedicated to the project and updates. You can find the blog link at the bottom of our PCSC homepage.

Upcoming @ Lincoln

Saturday, January 19- 7th Girl Basketball Tourney @ Lincoln 9:00

Monday, January 21- 7/8 Girls Basketball @ New Prairie 5:30

Tuesday, January 22- LJH Wrestling vs. New Prairie 5:30

Wednesday, January 23- 7/8 Grade Girls Basketball @ Argos 4:30

Thursday, January 24- 7/8 Boys Basketball NELMSC 5:00

Friday, January 25- Spirit Assembly

Saturday, January 26- 7/8 Girls Basketball @ Northwood Tourney 9:00

Social Media:

School Twitter- @Teamljhs @InnovationACLJH


Facebook Page: Innovation Academy at Lincoln Junior High

LJH Digital Storm - Television, Radio, and Journalism publications

Instagram ljhsredstorm

Pinterest: Lincoln Junior High’s Board

Pinterest: Innovation Academy @ Lincoln Jr. High School’s Board

Lincoln Parent Teacher Organization-

Contact Information:

Phone: 574.936.3113

Principal Reid Gault: Twitter: @ReidGault

Asst. Principal: Craig Hopple

Twitter: @craighopple

Counselor: Julie Stauffer

Principals Secretary: Sandy Cartwright

Attendance Secretary: Rebecca Walters

Athletic Director: Carol Gilbert

Lincoln PTO

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