Lincoln High School has a rich history. In 1888, Paine School was built in honor of Frank Paine who was the first superintendent of the territorial prison (Walla Walla Penitentiary). In 1902, Paine was renamed Lincoln High School, which it was known by for the next 25 years. Then in 1927, the building was torn down, and a new building was built on the same site and it again took the Paine name. In 2009, staff and students voted to change the name back to Lincoln High School.
Our school mascot is the Phoenix. In ancient Egyptian mythology and in myths derived from it, the Phoenix is a mythical, sacred firebird. Said to live for up to 1461 years, the phoenix is a bird with beautiful gold and red plumage. At the end of its life-cycle, the phoenix builds itself a nest of cinnamon twigs that it then ignites; both the nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix arises. The bird was also said to regenerate when hurt or wounded by foe, thus being almost immortal and invincible – a symbol of fire and divinity. Tears from a phoenix can heal wounds. The Phoenix represents many of our students who have overcome obstacles in their lives to come out stronger and more determined to reach their goals in life. This student/parent handbook is designed to help answer your questions about the regulations and procedures at Lincoln. It also explains many of the activities that are available for you to participate in during your time here. We urge parents and students to take responsibility to know the information contained in this handbook. Please keep it in a convenient location for future reference. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us. Your success at Lincoln will be directly proportional to your own individual efforts. Set your goals high, work hard, and make your years at Lincoln positive ones for yourself and others.
Marci Knauft, Principal