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Welcome, Ships, to your very own Manitowoc Nation.
The Manitowoc Nation is for alumni, community members, businesses, students, staff, friends, family and supporters of Ships (and those aspiring to be future Ships).

MPSD-nation-fans.jpgWe are your trusted source of information about what's happening with your fellow Ships, Nation events, reunions and celebrations of our current and alumni students and staff. Alumni can share class reunion and class notes information on the Nation website. Community partnerships, such as youth apprenticeships and other job, career and networking opportunities, also can be shared here.

We invite you to join the Manitowoc Nation today! It's free and a great way to show your #ShipsPride. Students, staff, alumni and the community are part of an exceptional legacy that began when Lincoln High opened its doors on Lake Michigan in 1924. (The school district's roots date back to 1850: read more.) The Nation and its members work to support the Ships and each other.

Learn more about opportunities to support the Nation by clicking the Join tab to volunteer. Please keep information up-to-date and remain active in our Manitowoc community. Share your ideas here.

Thank you for your support. We look forward to building a vibrant Manitowoc Nation! 



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    2019 Homecoming Marks the 35th Anniversary of the Ships State Football Championship

    Ships Homecoming is Sat., Oct 5th... This year's Ships Homecoming marks the 35th Anniversary of the 1984 Ships Football State Championship!!!  We would like to honor the Football Alums from '84, '85, & '86 on their State Championship accomplishment before the Ships Varsity Homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 5th. We are inviting all Ships Football Alums from all past teams to the present to come onto Rubick Field to stand right behind our present 2019 varsity team during the National Anthem.  Then after the National Anthem all Football Alums are invited to form a tunnel for the present varsity team to run through. A special acknowledgement for the Ships Football State Championship Teams will take place before the 1pm. Homecoming game. Please share this message with any Ships Football Alums you may know from the past to the present. Then after the Homecoming game we have planned a Homecoming Football Alumni and Football Parent social gathering at Chief's Clubhouse, Claypit Rd., Manitowoc, for all to share time together and celebrate being a Ships' Fan. We would like your presence to join in the comradery of our Ships family!  Again, please share this information with all Ships Football Parents and Ships Football Alums that you may have contact with, we would like to get the word out so all know they are welcome to come and be honored and join in the fun- Passion for the Past, Pride for the Present, & Promise for the Future!!! Go Ships!!!! Mary & Rick Hoffman
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    100 Years Ago, Board Hired Architects for LHS

    One hundred years ago, the Manitowoc Public School District's Board of Education hired nationally-known architects to design the Lincoln High campus on lands overlooking Lake Michigan. The Lincoln High School Class of 1964 generously commemorated that momentous decision on a plaque the class recently presented to the school. The Board of Education voted on Sept. 26, 1919, to contract with architect Dwight W. Perkins and landscape architect Jens Jensen to design the new high school buildings and grounds. The plaque states: "That important decision has rewarded many generations of Manitowoc citizens with a high school campus that has served them well, has impressed many for its beauty, and was recognized by Architectural Design magazine in 2017 as the most beautiful in Wisconsin, and within the top 20 nationwide. "Perkins and Jenkins, both from Chicago, were nationally known, and at the height of their careers when they were commissioned for this project. Perkins had been the Chief Architect for the Chicago Board of Education, and Jensen at that time was engaged in projects for Henry and Edsel Ford and other famous clients. The spectacular landscaping at Lincoln High School is the only school campus design in Wisconsin that was executed by Jensen, who earlier in his career was the Superintendent of Parks in Chicago and later developed The Clearing Folk School at Ellison Bay in Door County. "The history of how the citizens of Manitowoc have a high school campus of such prominence is not well known by students, educators, business leaders and many others. To increase awareness of this history, the Class of 1964 is presenting this plaque to Lincoln High School to recognize and celebrate those community leaders who sought the best talent available and made the important decision to commission Perkins and Jensen to create this beautiful high school campus one century ago this month." Thank you, Class of 1964! And thanks to our 1919-20 Board of Education!
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