Partnerships with community
We are fortunate to have partnerships with numerous community groups and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. We are able to offer so much more to our students because of the dedication of these volunteers. We work with folks from Big Brothers/Big Sisters, First United Methodist Church, Whitewater Police and Fire Departments, UWW-America Reads, UWW-Warhawk Readers, Delta Zeta, Alpha Sigma, Kiwanis and UW-New Student Seminar Class. In addition, we collaborate with many university students on learning projects.
Parent/teacher conference participation
We value the opportunity for parents, students, and teachers to come together to discuss student progress. We have a high level of attendance at these conferences. Conferences are essential in ensuring student success and progress.
Spring 2007 91% attendance
Fall 2007 96% attendance
Spring 2008 95% attendance
Volunteers in schools
Our volunteer coordinator, Dara Keng, helps match volunteers with teachers and students. We are fortunate to have approximately 130 volunteers throughout the semester. About 100 of these volunteers are from UW-Whitewater. We also have ten volunteers each from the police department, First United Methodist Church, and the Kiwanis Club.
Family involvement in school activities
Parents participate extensively at Lincoln, from helping their students with homework to volunteering in the classroom. Every way a parent participates, even if it's just reading with their child, is important to student success.
We have a supportive and active PTO. Our president this year is Julie Caldwell. Please go to the PTO link on our website for more information.
We also have parents participating in curriculum decision-making through participation on our Leadership Team and Parent Advisory Council. Our Leadership Team meets the first Wednesday of each month from 3:00 to 5:00 in our LMC. Our Parent Advisory Council meets at 6:30 on November 11, February 10, and April 14. We provide childcare and Spanish translations at all our parent meetings.
In addition we have many popular, well-attended family events, including Learning Fair, Open House, Fine Arts Night, and Spring Fling, among others.
Families involved in parent training
Our school counselor offers Love and Logic parenting classes. In addition, the district offers classes for parents of English Language Learners. Our Title I parent liaison connects with families individually, as well as developing family events.