News for Abraham Lincoln High School
The first trimester for the 2013-14 school year is complete! Many of our outstanding students got a GPA of 3.50 or higher in high school. Congratulations to these students for making the honor roll!
For high school, gold level represents a GPA of 3.80 or higher, and silver level represents a GPA of 3.5-3.79.
Click this link to see the honor roll list for Abraham Lincoln High School.
We are introducing a new way to pay for school meals with My School Bucks! The first step parents need to take is to register your child for a free account. You can then access your account balance, set up automatic payments, schedule email reminders, and download the free app for use with your smartphone! Parents can still access the “old” system to check your account balance and pay for meals. However, we would like to encourage parents to start using My School Bucks to become familiar with the new system. Open this story and click on the image or this link to be connected.
Thirty One Post Prom Fundraiser
When: Wednesday, November 7th
Where: Abraham Lincoln Commons
Questions/Conerns: Contact Cindy Colpitts 402-981-6746 or Stacey Kliegl 712-314-3619
Congratulations to the Abraham Lincoln Senior Homecoming Court and Class Representatives.
ALHS Senior Homecoming Court 2013
Boys: (left to right) – Jakson Cole, Colton Tracy, Jared Thompson, Brandon Colpitts, Dylan Garner,Grayson Harvey. Girls: (left to right) – Mackenzie Flenker, Delaney Bolton, Victoria Krohn, Lexie Nadler, Jaidlyn Bookout. Not pictured: Emma Preston
ALHS Homecoming Class Representatives 2013
Boys: (left to right) – Ben Jones(9), Harrison Jones(10), Alex McGee(11)
Girls: (left to right) – Katie Smith(9), Mia Wheeler(10), Brittany Hutchens(11)
Senior photo Deadline is November 26, 2013 to be placed in the 2013-2014 Crimson and Blue Yearbook!
Pictures should be vertical, with no props, and no hands near the face. Photos should be full color. Photos can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or to CSCHNACKEL824@cbcsd.org. They may also be dropped off in the main office.
For all grade levels, you are now able to pay school fees online! There is a new website being used for school fees which is linked on your school page under Student and Family Resources. To pay fees now, click here.
Thank you to buildings and grounds and MulHall’s Nursery for updating ALHS
with beautiful new plants and grasses!
THE HISTORY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL
As Council Bluffs experienced growth, it became obvious that the city was large enough to add a second high school. In 1921, students in the West end of Council Bluffs moved to a new high school building to be named Thomas Jefferson High School. The students in the East end of Council Bluffs remained in the Council Bluffs High School, but renamed the school after former president Abraham Lincoln. The high school remained at its location until the fall of 1967, when it traded places with the newer Eastside Junior High, 1205 Bonham Avenue, built in 1960.
(When Eastside moved to the old A.L., it was renamed Kirn Jr. High after Gerald Kirn. Gerald W. Kirn had been Principal and so continued on at Abraham Lincoln High School.
It was while Robert Capel was Principal in the year of 1976 that tragedy struck. Mischievous boys burned the old building of A.L. or Kirn Jr. High. A lot of history went up in smoke that night. Memories were all that was left. It was a sad time for all.
With the year of 1985-86 A.L. became a four-year high school. Grades 9 through 12th were housed in A.L.
In the fall of 1997 another spectacular first happened at A.L. We had our first woman Principal.
Abraham Lincoln High School has seen many students come and go with a vast amount of knowledge. We are the home of some very noted former students. We created a Hall of Fame in 1985 to honor some of them.
Gerald W. Kirn: 1921-1946
John Steinbaugh: 1947-1948
Theron Stuelke: 1950-1958
W.W. Owen: 1959-1967
Kenneth Kuester: 1968-1974
Robert Capel: 1975-1981
James Gaffney: 1982-1985
Dr. Fred Frick: 1985-1990
Jerry Wilks: 1990-1991
Jim Lake: 1992-1997
Melanie Fullmer Shellberg: 1997-2009
Pat Mullen: 2009-2011
Todd Barnett: 2011-present