Counseling Center

LHS counselors are certified professional educators who assist students, teachers, parents, and administrators. They provide assistance to students through four primary interventions: counseling (individual and group), large group guidance, consultation, and coordination. Counselors utilize the American School Counselor Associations (ASCA) National Standards for School Counseling. These standards focus on the developmental needs of all students in three major areas: academic development, career development, and personal/social development.


Counseling Office
P: (605) 367-7994

Counselors are assigned alphabetically by student last name.

Tanielle Sylvester
A - Ce

David Myers
Ch - G

Wendy Dorman
H - K

Matt Meyers
L - N

Jackie Geppert-Anderson
O - Sq

Becky Thomas
Sr - Z


Support Staff

Kimberly Bowman
Counseling Administrative Assistant

Amber Pollmann
Social Worker

Kristy Pesicka
At-Risk Coordinator

Michelle Peterson

Welcome to Lincoln

Dr. Laura Raeder, Principal
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Mitch Lynch, Assistant Principal
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Joey Struwe, Assistant Principal
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Danyelle Brown, Assistant Principal
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Welcome to Lincoln High School! While we are eager to see our returning students, we especially want to welcome our newest Patriots to our family! For all of our new students and families, we expect that Lincoln High School will become a second home as you settle in and take advantage of everything our incredible school has to offer. We strive to ensure that every student who walks through our doors will receive an education that will prepare them for their future college and career plans. We are excited to work together to ensure that our current and future students will have a great year! 

Data Information

Achieving our mission, to educate and prepare each student to succeed in a changing world, hinges on our ability to continually improve the effectiveness of our schools. Multiple factors impact student achievement and serve as indicators of effective schools. This Data Profile Directory is prepared to provide parents, educators, and the community with a data profile of various school effectiveness indicators. The directory should be used as one source of data for identifying a school's present status, assessing overall student progress, and planning for continual school improvement.


Each year the South Dakota Department of Education (SD DOE) releases a report card showing the performance of schools across the state. The report card includes information about academic achievement, student attendance for grades K-8, the graduation rate for high schools, and professional staff qualifications. These criteria are used to determine the school’s performance index or SPI.

Although the federal and state governments require building and district-level accountability measures, the District closely monitors the individual progress of each student to ensure that each student is being prepared to succeed in a changing world. By reviewing their student’s quarterly report cards, attending Parent-Teacher Conferences in the fall and spring, and contacting teachers with questions or concerns parents will have the best picture of how their children are progressing.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, state assessments were not administered, and therefore data for student performance, student progress, and school environment are not available for the 2019-2020 school year.

Based upon South Dakota's waiver approved by the U.S. Department of Education, the overall score was not calculated for schools for the 2019-2020 report cards, and the school support status is based upon school performance results from the 2018-2019 academic year.


All schools in the District are submitting their School Improvement Plan to the Board for approval prior to submitting them to the State. The Plans, developed by a team of parents, community members, and staff, serve as a roadmap for future planning and professional development and measure student achievement.

Each school has a building leadership team that meets regularly throughout the year to guide the development, implementation, and evaluation of the School Improvement Plan. Building leadership teams divide the larger plan into smaller segments with the following focuses: staff roles, goals, meetings summary, data processes, priorities and strategies, and the professional development plan.

This document guides the work in order to meet the District’s mission, priority statements from the Strategic Plan, and the achievement goals set by the South Dakota Department of Education.


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