Above The Influence
ATI (Above the Influence) is a place where teens can learn how to stand up to negative pressures and influences. Youth develop a media campaign to educate and address the negative pressures that they may be facing. The purpose is to create awareness of the impact of drug abuse and negative pressures on young people. The more aware you are of the types of influence around you, the better prepared you will be to face them. Mrs. Pam Shayer and Mrs. Karen Kruth are the advisors.
Best Buddies is an organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for mutually enriching one-to-one friendships. The group meets monthly and participates in a variety of activities. Mrs. Chrisily Genesse is the club advisor.
The Broadcast Center is the hub of morning announcements and original video productions by Lincoln High School students. Students in Broadcast Advisory produce the morning shows, while students enrolled in Broadcast Journalism create, produce and direct short videos, public service announcements, news packages and features for the school community. As the center expands, students hope to produce live sports coverage streamed on the internet as well as on our closed circuit television system. Mrs. Doreen Picozzi is the Advisor.
Lincoln High School offers a Chess Club for students interested in a friendly atmosphere to compete against other students. No matter what your skill level may be, you are invited to join your peers on Friday afternoons for good conversation and competition. If you are new to the game or looking to improve, you can learn from a chess master! The club is advised by Mr. Frank Yip.
Club Design is an after school, student run activity for creative individuals. The club focuses on hands-on projects using a variety of materials keeping recycling in mind. Students will design and create such things as knitted projects, tie dye shirts, tote bags, and more using fabric, paint, dye, yarn and found objects. The only limit is one’s own imagination. This club meets weekly on Tuesday. Club advisor is Mrs. Roseann Santopietro.
Students will produce two major performances this year. Students will explore all aspects of theatre from acting and performing to technical production, like set design and lighting. Students interested in performing as well as working “behind-the-scenes” are needed to share their talents and passion for theatre arts.
The goal of the Environment/Courtyard Club is to plant trees around the high school campus as well as to plant flowers and trees in the school’s courtyards. It is also our goal to continue and improve the paper recycling program in the school. This club meets weekly or bi-weekly. The Advisor is Mrs. Joanne Phillips.
Future Business Leaders of America
There are approximately one-hundred members of the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) at Lincoln High School which makes it the largest FBLA Chapter in the state. Participants must be enrolled in a semester business course each year of membership. Monthly Chapter meetings keep members informed of upcoming events and fieldtrips. Events include a yearly Fashion Show, which has awarded more than $50,000 to over 40 graduating seniors, the March of Dimes fundraiser, Adopt-a-Family program, state and national competitions and state and national leadership conferences. FBLA students also run The Lion’s Lounge. Mrs. Cheryl Murray and Mr. Patrick Hanley are the Advisors.
Open to everyone, the Film Club is dedicated to scripting, shooting, editing and submitting one film short to National High School Film Competition and other festivals in the spring. The club is currently comprised of about 20 members who represent all grades. For six months, the team writes, casts and films a short movie. Mrs. Doreen Picozzi is the club advisor.
The purpose of the Greenhouse Club is to teach students about various plants and gardening while getting involved in business choices and hands-on care of the plants to support the Greenhouse. It will meet once every other week to start, then weekly beginning in February. This may become an excellent opportunity to earn community service hours! The Advisor is Mrs. Karen Gill.
The Lincoln High School History Club seeks to bring together students and teachers who have a passion for history to increase their appreciation, study and service of history. Student members participate in local and national programs and create their own projects and activities as well as support the Debate Team and Close-Up program. History Club members with 2+ years of participation who maintain a GPA of 3.5 can participate in the National History Scholars Society. The advisors are Mrs. Grace Small, Mr. Conor McCloskey, Mrs. Casey Carr and Mrs. Sarah Lane.
The Lincoln High School Jazz Band is a twenty -five piece ensemble. Students are accepted based on a successful audition. The group is comprised of alto saxophones, tenor saxophones, baritone saxophones, trumpets, trombones, piano, guitar, bass guitar, and drums. The band rehearses on Sunday evenings during the school year from 5:00 to 7:00PM. The band performs a varied repertoire of music from genres including jazz, big band, funk, rock, and pop. The group performs at several events during the year and travels with the concert band in the spring to compete in national music festivals.
This group of young journalists produce the Lion’s Roar, our monthly newspaper; they also produce special broadcasts, public service announcements, news reports and entertainment for WLHS, and materials – both in print and in digital video – for our online website. While contributors are largely students in any one of the school’s four journalism courses, we hold bimonthly meetings that invite writers, artists, photographers and others to join our staff and crews. Mrs. Doreen Picozzi is the advisor.
The Life Society is an after-school club dedicated to humanitarian activities and voluntarism. We have volunteered at soup kitchens, health expos, cleaned up the Blackstone River, raised money for the Family Literacy Center, the Gloria Gemma Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life weekend and 5k, and also are helping to increase recycling awareness at LHS. We are a pretty large group with about forty members and are looking forward to doing a lot more in the future. Please see Advisor Mrs. Suzana Borba if you have any questions.
Math and Writing Peer Tutoring
The Math & Writing Peer Tutoring Center is run by National Honor Society students, and is designed to assist students with their academic work. The tutoring center meets in the library on Tuesday and Thursday the first two weeks of each month.
The Math Team at Lincoln High School is part of the Rhode Island Mathematics League (RIML) which conducts a statewide math competition each year. During the school year, Lincoln competes in the Northern Division consisting of five other area high schools. Students compete against each other as they work on challenging math problems, in probability, number theory, Algebras 1 and 2, Geometry, Analytic Geometry, and Trigonometry. Competitions consist of four meets spanning the entire year where the team with the top score in the division continues to the playoffs to compete with other divisions in Rhode Island. This culminating event crowns a school as state champions for the year.
Meditation Mondays is an after school health and wellness activity held every week on Monday between 2-2:30PM in the High School Library. This program is intended to help students cope with stress, anxiety, depression, and difficult situations, by guiding them through a variety of breathing techniques and simple movements. By integrating the ancient holistic arts of meditation methods, mudras, and mantras with the contemporary, everyday experience of the student inside and outside of the classroom, this activity aims to create a safe and supportive environment where students are urged to look inward and become more compassionate and empathetic people in regards to themselves and others. This activity is held in a quiet space and enhanced with artificial candles, tea and soft music. The club hopes to promote positive bracelets and T-shirts to further spread awareness and positivity throughout the school. We also hope to bring a RI certified yoga teacher to Lincoln in the future. We believe each and every person has something to offer and welcome people wholeheartedly. Club advisor is Mrs. Karen Kruth.
The Lincoln High School Mock Trial program, co-sponsored by the Rhode Island Bar Association, teachers students in grades 9-12 about the law and the legal system by participating in a simulated trial. Participants will take the role of attorneys and witnesses, either for the defense or the prosecution. The program is an opportunity for the students to sharpen their skills by competing against other schools in the state and if very successful, nationwide. Come join the fun by seeing Mr. Hanley, the advisor, in room 202 for more information.
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society is an organization which recognizes outstanding students who have distinguished themselves in academics, leadership, service and character. The NHS inducts junior and new senior members in the Spring. Assessment of eligibility is done at the end of sophomore year and junior year. The criteria for academic eligibility is a weighted average of 4.5. The mission of the National Honor Society is to use talent in service to the community. During their junior/senior year, students with a weighted grade point average of 4.5 or higher are invited to apply for entry into the National Honor Society. Students complete an application which is reviewed by the Faculty Advisory Board in which students must demonstrate the requirements of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character in and outside of the classroom. Through the application, students must demonstrate each of the following:
- Honors or recognition that they have received which support their bid to be selected for membership.
- Extra-Curricular activities in which they have participated during high school.
- Elected or appointed leadership positions help in school, the community, or workplace. Only those positions in which students were directly responsible for directing or motivating others will qualify.
- Community Service done outside of school which was done for the betterment of others or the community where no compensation was given. Activities must be distinct from both Extra-Curricular and Leadership Activities.
Each of the above must be corroborated by a non-family adult who is familiar with the student’s achievement/work in each of the aforementioned categories. The Faculty Advisory Board will review each student’s application and make a decision about whether to accept the student. An interview with the student and Faculty Advisory Board may be necessary if the Board has any questions about the student's application. Final decisions for candidacy are made by the Faculty Advisory Board.Any questions regarding the requirements or National Honor Society in general can be directed to Mr. Almeida, NHS advisor. You can email him at AlmeidaR@lincolnps.org.
Newspaper – Lion’s Roar
The student newspaper The Lion’s Roar is written, edited and published by the students of Lincoln High School. While members of the newspaper’s editorial staff are students of Journalism (an English Department elective), not all contributing writers or “members” need be. News, student life, editorials and opinions, entertainment (including reviews) and sports are the paper’s student–designated departments. The Journalism class focuses on all types of writing, using school-wide ELA rubrics. Students also learn to use Adobe InDesign software, photography in newspapers, as well as original artwork and editorial cartoons. The Newspaper Advisor is Mrs. Doreen Picozzi.
The Robotics Club at LHS consists of students who get together to learn how to build and program robots, but will more importantly learn how to work as a team which will prepare them for statewide competitions, scrimmages, and events. No previous experience is required in order to participate in the club, which provides any student interested in joining the opportunity to learn something new. Students wishing to join should contact Mr. Robert Gervais to be a part of the Robotics Club.
Select Chorus is a group that meets once a week for an hour at night after school. This select ensemble performs challenging music choices that showcase the talent of the singers in this smaller ensemble. Students that are a part of this group are also allowed to perform in the Holiday and Spring concerts as well as attend the adjudication festival trip in the spring. Students are able to join through audition with Mr. Brandon Lahoud, the Choral Director.
Science Olympiad is devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education. These goals are accomplished through classroom activities, research, training workshops and the encouragement of intramural, district, regional, state and national tournaments. The students will use the winter months preparing for the competition which is held in the spring. Science Olympiad tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of team events, which students prepare for during the year. One of the goals of the Science Olympiad is to elevate science education to a level of enthusiasm and support deserved of the Lincoln High School community. Science Olympiad is a S.T.E.M. activity. The advisor for Science Olympiad is Mr. Kraig Krusz.
Science STEM Academy will be devoted to students that have an interest in the Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. It will consist of an exploration of the various Science and Technology disciplines. It will encourage the use of science concepts, processing skills, and science applications throughout their daily lives. In this academy, the students will meet throughout the winter months into the Spring seeking new ideas about careers, experimentation, and technology related issues. The STEM Academy’s program is open to all students. Upon completion of the requirements of the STEM Academy students will receive a special award in their senior year.
This club provides LHS students the opportunity to go on several trips to New England Ski areas. There are currently more than sixty students who are members of the activity. Past groups have gone to Burke Mountain, Sunday River, Okemo, and Mount Snow. We hope to eventually attend as many different areas as possible. Mr. Frank Yip is the Advisor. Find their website by clicking here!
This council is committed to helping create a positive school environment by promoting leadership within the student body, reflecting the opinions of Lincoln High School students in various situations, acting as a liaison between the student body and the school administration, and enhancing the quality and diversity of school-wide activities. The Student Council coordinates spirit, community service, social activities and more. It is led by an executive board of 9 members. The Advisors are Mr. Christopher Allen and Mrs. Patricia Vivari.
An annual tradition at LHS, the Variety Show brings over 100 students together to produce a performance showcasing the varied talents of the students at Lincoln High School. Auditions are held in November and December and the performance is held in March. Advisors are Mr. Brandon Lahoud, and Mr. Roy Boudreau.
World Languages & Cultures Club
This club provides an in-depth look into the cultures and languages of other countries – especially those of Lincoln High School students. The club meets approximately once a month. Our feature celebration of languages and culture occurs during National Foreign Language Week, in April, when we hold advisory contests.
The Yearbook Club creates the Yearbook, takes pictures and creates layouts, all on computer desktop publishing. There are opportunities for all students in grades 9 through 12. The Yearbook Advisor is Ms. Susan Kolenda.