Ships Homecoming is Sat., Oct 5th...
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!
Calling all alumni and supporters! You are warmly invited to all of our Homecoming Week activities, including our parade, Tailgate Party and Rubick Run on Friday night and our varsity football game on Saturday afternoon! See below the week's homecoming and home varsity events.
The LHS Homecoming Parade will start at 6 p.m. Friday, October 4, 2019. Lineup begins at 5 p.m. The parade will travel from the LHS Student Parking Lot, down Grand Avenue to the recently renovated Rubick Field, 2200 Grand Ave., where our Tailgate Party will take place.
At 7 p.m. the 11th Annual Ron Rubick Run/Walk will step off, starting and ending at Rubick Field. Register here for adults, students and children to participate in this great cause!
Come cheer on our SHIPS at our Varsity Football Homecoming game vs. DePere at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 5 at Rubick Field. We hope to see you there!
Need some new spirit wear? Lincoln High School is selling Homecoming T-shirts in the main office. Short sleeves are $10. Long sleeves are $15. Sizes are Small-3XL. Call the main office at 663-9683 or stop by during school hours to purchase.
Monday Sept. 30:
- Tennis vs. Pulaski, 4:00 p.m. at Lincoln Park
Tuesday, Oct. 1:
Tennis vs. Ashwaubenon, 4:00 p.m. at Lincoln Park
Swimming vs. Bay Port, 5:30 p.m. at LHS Pool
Volleyball vs. Preble, 7:00 pm at JFK
Wednesday, Oct. 2:
- Powderpuff Game, 6:00 p.m. (FROSH vs. JR) & 7:00 PM (SOPH vs. SR) at Rubick Field
Thursday, Oct. 3:
- Soccer vs. Notre Dame, 6:30 p.m at Rubick
Friday, Oct. 4:
Parade – 6:00 p.m. (lineup begins at 5:00 p.m. in the JFK Student Parking lot). The parade will begin at the JFK parking lot, go south on S. 9th to Grand Ave, turn west on Grand and end at Rubick Field
Rubick Run- 7:00 p.m. (immediately following homecoming parade) 11th Annual 5K (3.1 Mile) Run/Walk. Starts and ends at Rubick Field, 2200 Grand Ave. Register here!
- Tailgate Party – 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Rubick Field - Join us for FUN - Championship Powderpuff Game, Cheer/Dance Performance, Food Trucks, Music, etc.
Saturday, Oct. 5:
Football vs. DePere, 1:00 p.m. at Rubick Field - Wear red and white to show your #ShipsPride!
- Homecoming Dance (students only), 7:30 - 11:00 p.m. at JFK Fieldhouse