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Lincoln Avenue Academy was established as a voluntary desegregation magnet school serving the needs of Lakeland's diverse population. As a magnet school, Lincoln Academy values and is committed to education learners from diverse backgrounds.

At Lincoln Avenue Academy, we are an educational community consisting of parents, students, community members, and staff who work together to provide a nurturing environment so that all children can learn. A strong partnership with the community guides students in identifying and achieving academic and personal growth goals. Every student is challenged to reach his or her full potential as an intelligent, cultured, and socially aware individual. Students learn to accept responsibility for their choices, and develop self-discipline. Higher level thinking skills are developed through an interdisciplinary, inquiry approach to teaching all subjects.

The curriculum at Lincoln is focused on development of literacy, science, and mathematics through a variety of traditional and innovative research based methods. Lincoln's curriculum fully integrates technology in all subject areas, promoting development of 21st century skills. Traditionally, our achievement scores are among the top in the state, and we make 100% compliance with federal AYP requirement since its inception. This is a direct result of strong leadership, active parental involvement, continuous targeted training, and carefully designed curriculum that optimizes both resources and instructional time.

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Administration

Principal - Evelyn Hollen
evelyn.hollen@polk-fl.net


Carol Griffin

Assisstant Principal - Carol Griffin
carol.griffin@polk-fl.net

 

KINDERGARTEN
KG Website


GRADE 1
1st Website

 

GRADE 2
2nd Website

 

SPECIAL SUBJECTS

MAGNET UNITS

STEM/WRITING
Holly Wallace

Language Arts
Donna Tidwell

STEM Lab
Amy Bodine

GRADE 3
3rd Website

GRADE 4
4th Website

GRADE 5
5th Website

RESOURCE

Guidance
Richard Maisenbacher

SAI
Fi Kieffer

TRST - STEM
Mijana Lockard

ESE

Lori Pujol

Resource Officer
Walter Dennis

PARA-PROFESSIONALS

CHILD SPECIFIC

Jill Bevis
Debbie Green

GENERAL

Erlinda McFarlane
Lisa Ruthven

MEDIA PARA

Lori Crowley

OFFICE STAFF

Secretaries
Gail Soura
Lolita Berrien
Lauri Smith

Clinic
Cindy Selvidge

Network Manager
Kim Green

ADMINISTRATION

Principal
Evelyn Hollen

Asistant Principal
Carol Griffin

 

INTEL SCHOOL OF DISTINCTION FINALIST
Lincoln has once again been named a finalist in the 2010 Intel Schools of Distinction Competition! We have been selected as one of the top three elementary schools in the nation for excellence in math!

As a finalist school, Lincoln will receive a $5000 award. School representatives will travel to Washington D.C. in September for a conference and celebration of best practices. The winners of Intel's Schools of Distinction will also be announced.

intel

DISNEY PLANET CHALLENGE TEAMS 2010!
Disney Planet Challenge is a nationwide competition that challenges students to identify and solve environmental issues. Lincoln had two teams enter the challenge. One team placed 1st in the state, and the other was a runner up!

1st Place in Florida: The 4th Grade SCRUB PROTECTORS project examined and found solutions pertaining to the destruction of Florida scrub environment.This self guided, class project was awarded the state winner. A digital student portfolio was created and will soon be shared by Disney. Students worked with Mrs. Lockard to create a massive portfolio that included web design, Flash animation, interactive concept maps, student created movies and graphics as well as other up to date technologies.

Runners Up: The E.A.R.T.H. (Environmental Awareness Recycling Toward Hurricanes) Project focused on the issues related to hurricanes and the results of their devastation. 5th Graders started researching and experimenting in early November, with special guests teaching them about hurricanes as well as recycling. Students worked with the Specials Teachers to make hurricane kits and deliver them to elderly residents in the Lincoln Ave community. Artwork created from recycled materials is also on display in the media center.

Congratulations to both teams!

disney planet challenge

EXPLORAVISION COMPETITION 2010
The  Exploravision competition fits perfectly into Lincoln’s mission. Sponsored by NSTA and Toshiba, this competition challenges students to reach beyond the basics and explore concepts in depth to solve some of the pressing issues of our society. This year Lincoln had two teams of students participating. We would first like to recognize our younger team for their effort and imagination in participating in this competition. This team of third graders created a "Repelemobile," a car that can never get in the accident because it uses magnets to repel other cars.  Team members included Haley Huth, Logan Bush, Josh McDowell and Peighton Taylor. The teachers involved in this project were Mrs. Lockard and Mrs. Taylor.

Our intermediate team won the Regional award, which is quite an accomplishment. Six teams were chosen out of 4,445 entries.  Team members include:  Tim Achinger, Shuming Chang,  Emily Haight and Isabella Wallace.  The teachers involved in this project were Mrs. Lockard and Mrs. Wallace.  The project that the students created allows people with spinal cord injuries, amputees and any other patients that require cell regeneration by injecting stem cells and a growth factor simultaneously.  Once the initial treatment is complete, the machine then injects an inhibitor which prevents the cells overdevelopment into cancer.

exploravision

GOLD SHINING STAR AND $5000 GRANT
In the ceremony held on 9/28/2009 Lincoln was awarded a Gold Star for excellence in Technology Integration along with $5,000 to support technology education at our school. Team : Mijana Lockard, Holly Wallace, Jan May, Shelly Gerber and Diana Brewer.

FIVE STAR SCHOOL 2006-2009

Lincoln was awarded a Five Star School designation from the Florida Department of Education. The Five Star Award is given to schools for community service and community involvement efforts by including family, volunteers, school advisory councils and business partners. .

MICROSOFT INNOVATIVE TEACHERS 2009

2009 award for the most innovative 21st century classrom award by the Microsoft Corporation

Mijana Lockard

Jan May

2009 ORACLE THINKQUEST INTERNATIONAL
Global Web Design Competition for Students

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES AWARD

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STUDENTS: Jalaycia, Bella B, Saeeda, Jessica V, Kaitlyn W and Kendal M.

COACHES: Mijana Lockard and Jan May


BEST BUY TECH AWARD

Mijana Lockard and Jan May

Award for exceptional technology integration project.
INSPIRED TEACHER AWARD

Award for creative integration of Inspiration concept mapping software in instruction

Mijana Lockard , Jessica Beck, Lori Pujol




SHINING STAR 2006-2008

This annual program recognizing the use of collaborative learning to increase Academic Excellence. Shining Star encourages partnerships between the media, administration and technology team members. Through this cooperation, an effective and technologically rich environment where learning is engaged beyond the formal curriculum is created.Gold Star – School receiving a rating of 100 – 90 points. The Gold star school aggressively seeks to create new learning environments through the use and support of educational technology.



INTEL AND SCHOLASTIC
SCHOOL OF DISTINCTION
TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

Lincoln was recognized as a the top elementary school in the nation in the area of innovative use of technology in all aspects of school life.

Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence
LIGHTHOUSE SCHOOL


 
Honored for high academic achievement, community involvement, and application of best educational practices in all academic areas, Lincoln is recognized as one of the top 30 educational programs in our nation.


GEN YES 2006 Award

Lincoln Avenue Academy is the recipient of a second major award in less than a year from a technology-based organization. Lincoln Avenue and school district representatives traveled to California to receive a GenYes Award for the strength of its technology program. Only ten (10) schools nationwide received a GenYes Award at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference held in San Diego on July 6 -7,2006.

Lincoln was chosen for the award based upon the elementary school’s consistent efforts to enable students to play an active role in delivering technology services to school, family and the community. Lincoln Avenue has used technology-based projects in its learning that has also provided products and technology solutions for community members.

DISNEY TEACHERRIFIC 2004, 2005, 2006

Presented by Disney, this award was received for efforts to integrate technology, promote pre-K bridge to school programs, and service learning opportunities that instill community pride and civic responsibility.


THINKQUEST INTERNATIONAL 2006 and 2004

Thinkquest is a worldwide web design competition for students. ThinkQuest inspires students to think, connect, create, and share. Students work in teams to build innovative and educational websites to share with the world. Along the way, they learn research, writing, teamwork, and technology skills 2nd and 3rd place in the world was eared by teams of Lincoln students for development of interactive, educational web sites.


NASA My Planet My Earth, 1st place in the USA (Kindergarten)

NASA Science and Journalism, 1st place in the USA (1st grade)
Lincoln's students have traditionally scored at the top of the state according to state standardized assessments. The school has also met AYP ( annual Yearly Progress mandated by the No Child Left Behind) by meeting requirements in all student subgroups including Exceptional Students, minority students and low socioeconomic students.

Our approach to preparing students for these tests is simple - we do not teach to the test, we teach the skills, above and beyond those tested by the FCAT, have high expectation of each student and develop curriculum that provides each child an opportunity to succeed. We believe that our students need to be prepared for global economy of the 21st century. FCAT tested skills are just  a portion of those skills. Through our rigorous, relevant and child friendly curriculum tested skills are embedded in curriculum, generalized through application and practiced through integration.   

Highlights:
•     2nd highest writing scores in the state
•     AYP met each year of NCLB mandate
•     96% students meet high standards in reading
•     98% students meet high standards in math
•     100% students met third grade reading promotional requirement

The source of this data is Florida Department of Education.

You can explore the FLDOE data at their web site: www.fldoe.org

 

The Lincoln Avenue Academy uniforms are worn as a symbol of school pride and unity. It reduces distraction during the school day and helps establish a level playing field. In order to retain and enhance the integrity of the dress code, the following expectations have been established:

  • Fontaine Apparel is the only authorized vendor.
  • Uniforms can be purchased directly from Fontaine Apparel or through
    Lincoln's Repeat Store
  • Uniforms are required every day.
  • On cool days, students may wear a plain, solid white or dark green turtleneck under their Lincoln Avenue Academy shirt or blouse. A white turtleneck may be worn under the white or green knit shirt or Peter Pan blouse and a dark green turtleneck may be worn under the dark green knit shirt.
  • All outer garments (Example: cardigan sweater, pull-over sweatshirts, zip-up sweatshirts, and light jackets) must be purchased through Fontaine Apparel or the
    LAA Consignment Shop.
  • Generic blue or green sweaters or sweatshirts are NOT acceptable.
  • Heavy jackets for cooler weather must be dark color with no commercial insignia.
  • Ties must be worn by girls with the Peter Pan blouse and jumper.
  • Girls may wear plain white, navy blue or dark green tights under their shorts or jumpers.
  • Only Lincoln Avenue Academy knit shirts are to be worn with shorts or pants.
  • Socks must be plain white, dark green, or navy blue.
  • Belts must be worn with shorts or pants.
  • Lincoln Avenue Academy hats or visors may only be worn at PE.
  • Tennis shoes or rubber-soled shoes must be worn with the uniform. (NO PLATFORM SHOES ALLOWED)
  • Throughout the year, days will be scheduled and announced when students will be allowed to wear the Lincoln T-shirt with uniform shorts

    DRESS UNIFORM POLICY
  • All students must own a dress uniform.
  • Girls in grade K-5, should wear Peter Pan collar blouse, a green X-tie, plaid jumper and correct socks and shoes.
  • Girls in grades 3-5 may choose to wear a plaid skort and white Lincoln Academy oxford shirt.
  • Boys should wear Lincoln Academy oxford cloth shirt and long uniform pants, a belt, and correct socks and shoes.

    ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR THEIR DRESS
    UNIFORM ON MONDAYS

  • Dress uniform days may also be announced at other times throughout the year, such as individual and class picture days. For health reasons, students failing to wear the correct dress uniform will not be provided with a correct change of clothes on picture days.
  • If ordering uniforms online, LAA's order number is: 125

 

Lincoln is a school of choice. Enrolled students are expected to follow the rules of the Polk County Elementary Code of Conduct, as well as the Lincoln contract. The Lincoln contract is designed to assure discipline, responsibility and focus on academics.
The contract is attached at the front of student's agenda. Parents should read and sign the contract before their students begin their educational journey at Lincoln.

 

PORTFOLIOS

Portfolios will be held three times a year.  The purpose of the portfolio is to inform you about your child's progress and address your students academic needs. You will meet with  your child's teacher or a team of teachers to review testing and other progress data. Participation in portfolio conferences  is mandatory. About a week prior to portfolio conference your child will bring home a sign up sheet. Please be aware that most teachers schedule conferences on first come/first served basis - therefore, a prompt return of the notice may help you get preferred time. Teachers will send home a notice of time they of your conference. Please make sure to arrive on time - teachers have numerous conferences that day!
If you cancel or miss the appointment, teachers will try to reschedule. After that attempt you have one week to reschedule the portfolio conference. Please remember that portfolio conference attendance is a part of Lincoln Avenue Academy contract.


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