Our mission at Lincoln Elementary School is to provide a nurturing environment through direct and individual instruction, cooperative learning and technology to encourage our students to become literate, responsible citizens and lifelong learners.
Lincoln Elementary is a Love and Logic school. This means that our staff members have been trained to use nine essential skills to deal effectively with student behaviors. Those skills include:
- Neutralizing student arguing
- Delayed consequences
- The recovery process
- Developing positive teacher-student relationships
- Setting limits with enforceable statements
- Using choices to prevent power struggles
- Quick and easy preventative interventions
- Guiding students to own and solve their problems
We also teach Love and Logic to our parents each fall. Please contact Mr. Homnick at
360-313-2300 if you have questions about this approach.
Lincoln Elementary School began in
1921 with a portable: one room, one class and one teacher, who later become the school’s first principal. The first permanent structure was built in 1924 and had four classrooms. Many additions to the building were made over the years to accommodate the influx of students during World War II. During this time, the school was filled twice per day—a morning shift and an afternoon shift of classes.
Other historic moments:
September 1996 — Lincoln’s new building opens after the original building is razed.
October 2002 – Teacher Barbara Kelly retires after 50 years at Lincoln. She is believed to be the longest-tenured teacher ever in Vancouver Public Schools.
Fall 2009 – Nine schools, including Lincoln, receive Energy Star Awards for energy efficiency from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.