LinksLIVE! The LHS News Broadcast 5/22/2020 *Coronavirus Edition #17*

Season 1: Episode 141
Friday, May 22, 2020

Good morning Lincoln High. Welcome to LinksLIVE! The Lincoln High morning news show.

How’s everybody doing? Hope you’re all well.

Thanks for joining us for episode 141, our 17th episode during the school closure, and our LAST show of the 2020 School Year.

I’m Mr. Keller keeping you updated one last time on the latest news about school and the coronavirus situation.

Yesterday was the last day of school, and we hope you got everything figured out. This was a difficult way for everyone to say good-bye, but we made it through, and that’s something to be proud of. We survived the 2020 school year.

It’s been a crazy experience, and we’ve been glad to keep you informed through all of it.

Even though school is over, there are still some things you need to know. On today’s show we have some information about:

Graduation, Forms for senior recognition, Graduation Speakers, More Virtual Workouts over the summer, Yearbook Sales, A shout out to Retirees, Summer food deliveries through June and some final thoughts and shout outs at the end of the episode, so please stay tuned.

Remember that we are planning a July 26th graduation ceremony of some kind for Lincoln’s six public high schools (either in person or virtually depending on current health directives). More information will be announced in June when we have a clear picture from local health officials. Stay tuned to the Advocate Online over the summer at for the latest developments.

Graduation Speakers:
Speaking of Graduation, we want to wish congratulations to our class of 2020 Senior speakers! These students were chosen to deliver their speeches during the graduation ceremony in July.
Speakers are:
Natalie Leininger “Embrace the Surprises”
Parker Johnson”More than a School”
Elijah Riley “If I Could Build a Time Machine”
Rukhshona Islamova “Lessons”

Congratulations to these seniors, and thank you to everyone who tried out. Whether you were chosen or not, graduation is a huge accomplishment and you should be proud of yourselves!


We are also starting to plan some awesome events to honor our Seniors later this summer as well, but we need your help. Please Fill out two Google Forms to help us make sure we have all the information we need to honor you and your accomplishments and honors.

The first Google Form can be found at Jump Code YPOE. This information will be used for a special presentation and for future transcript requests.

The second form that we need all Seniors to fill out can be found at Jump Code YLYW. This one is for Seniors to report any and all scholarships that you have been awarded. Please help us by filling these forms out or your information in the special presentation may be incomplete. Again, those two jump codes are YPOE and YLYW.


“Attention All Links, thank you to those who logged on and participated in our zoom workouts! Workouts will continue next week on Wednesday And Thursday at 9 AM. After that workouts will be held Monday’s thru Thursday’s (4 days a week) at 9 AM! Contact Coach Beckmann with questions!

Don’t forget that your Google Classroom and Google Drive accounts will be
deactivated and deleted at the end of the year!
Be sure to back up all of info by midnight on June 1st.
All of your files will be gone on June 2nd. Get them backed up now.

Celebrate Lincoln’s Class of 2020 on May 24th at 8:20 p.m.
We are asking for the community’s help in honoring and celebrating this year’s graduating class. On Sunday, May 24, at 8:20 p.m. we encourage everyone in Lincoln to step outside or open their windows to cheer this year’s seniors on what would have been the regularly scheduled graduation day for approximately 3,000 students. High school seniors will then be able to walk into their neighborhoods wearing their caps and gowns and hear the celebrations across the city.
Families and graduating seniors can share photos and videos of their neighborhood celebrations with Lincoln Public Schools to be displayed on a special website.
Upload your photos or videos to our special webpage by: Simply click on “upload” at the top of the Live Stream box to see your photos added to others around Lincoln.
Post your photos and videos to Twitter and Instagram and use #LNKGrad2020.
Join the conversation and watch the event unfold on our special webpage:
Thank you for your help in celebrating the Class of 2020!

Here’s a reminder that LPS will continue serving meals every Monday through June.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Memorial Day holiday on May 25th,
we will move distribution to Tuesday, May 26.

For more information about Grab-N-Go Meals, click on the Food Distribution link at, or type the word “food” in the keyword search. []

Yearbook Sales – have been extended to Monday, May 25th. You can still get yours online at: the link below in the transcript or by visiting our website at:

Details for yearbook distribution, including how to get books to seniors, are still being worked out. We’ll keep you posted over the summer as we finalize those plans. Thanks for your patience.

Congratulations to three of our Lincoln High Staff members who are retiring this year: Social Studies teacher Nancy Grant-Colson, English Teacher Lori Rennings, and English teacher and track coach Rodney Droud. We’re sorry we didn’t get to say a proper good-bye, but we thank you all for your many years of service, and we wish you the best in your retirement. Come back and see us any time! 


Final Thoughts and Shout Outs:
And finally,
We want to end today by giving a huge shout out to so many people who helped get us all through this historic and stressful time.

In the last 9 weeks, we have completely changed how we do virtually everything: How we teach and how we learn, how we connect with our students and with each other. How we collaborate and how we solve problems independently. How we face adversity and how we take care of each other. During the closure we distributed over 3,000 meals to Lincoln High Families, we connected almost 50 families with internet, and staff connected with 98% of our students! Think about that.

To every single teacher in the building who stepped up to make this last quarter meaningful for students and who created entirely new ways to do absolutely everything on a moment’s notice without complaint, to the rock star Custodial staff who kept the building going and made it safe for staff who needed to be there in person, to Lincoln High administrators, secretarial staff, all of the counselors and Susan Haller, who made it possible for students to get credit and graduate, to our incredible LHS Cafeteria staff who packed and distributed all of the meals for Lincoln High families, to ALL support Staff, including LPS Computing Services who somehow made staying connected possible, and everyone else for making the very best of a chaotic situation – Thank you. Especially to students and parents who had to figure out how to navigate a whole new learning environment while dealing with family situations, technology issues, work, and everyday stress and fatigue. Thanks for sticking it out and doing your best. We showed Lincoln, and the world, what is possible and what we’re made of. We should all be proud of each other. Don’t forget what you did and don’t forget how we made it through: We did it Together. Because we’re Links in a chain, and we’re unbreakable.

It’s been a privilege to bring you Lincoln High news all year long, and I want to thank all of the Broadcasting students who were part of this first year of LinksLIVE! as well as Mr. Larson for making it possible for us to establish this new Lincoln High tradition. Thanks to all of you who have supported us all year long. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Be sure to check in to The Advocate Online over the summer and follow us on Instagram and Twitter for more LHS information, especially as graduation gets closer. We’ll also update you on everything you need to know about next school year, so stay tuned.

Have a good, safe, Memorial Day Weekend and a fantastic summer.


Remember that you can leave a comment below this video at any time for us. We want your feedback. You can also continue to tell us your story of how you’re coping with all of this by filling out the form at Jump Code PBYZ. That’s PBYZ

If you have any questions for us, you can also reach out to us at, or message us on The Advocate Twitter and Instagram accounts: @lhsadvocate or on the Yearbook Instagram: @linksyearbook. We want to hear from you.

In the meantime, please follow CDC guidelines and STAY HOME as much as possible and Stay Away From Others in Public, Wash Your Hands, Don’t Touch Your Face, and Cover Your Cough.

Take care, keep supporting each other, and stay connected with us.

That’s all for today. Remember that you can see all past episodes of our show on The Advocate Online website at and a list of all jump codes through the master jump code YZYR.

Thanks for watching our broadcast this year, and we’ll see you again next time on… LinksLIVE!