Community Partners

Dubuque Hy-Vee on South Locust Street
is a Business Partner with Lincoln School

Hy-Vee sponsors Lincoln’s Leader-of-the-Month
Student Award Program

Each month students and staff members nominate students that have done a particularly good job leading with one of the Seven Habits. Hy-Vee partnership liaison, Lindsay Theisen, together with student leaders from the previous month, select one Leader-of-the-Month per grade level. Those students selected go to Hy-Vee for lunch at the Grand Buffet, receive a Leader-of-the-Month certificate (posted on a specially designed board) and are featured in the Lincoln LOG newsletter.


Each year when Lincoln students take standardized tests, Hy-Vee provides a “brain boost” by donating fruit for a pre-testing snack to each student! Hy-Vee also provides an “Excellence in Education” award to a Lincoln staff member each year. There are numerous and varied other ways that Hy-Vee supports the Lincoln mission throughout the school year.

Lincoln school supports the partnership in numerous ways, including singing Christmas carols at the store and providing student artwork for store decorations.

Other Community Partners That Support Lincoln School

American Legion Post 6

Students participate in an essay contest sponsored by the American Legion, the American Legion provides new flags as needed by our school, and the American Legion offers an award program each spring for a Grade 5 student winner and honorable mention who exemplify certain characteristics..

GVUM Church Women’s Group

This group within Grandview United Methodist Church has studied public education and selected to support Lincoln School some years ago to carry out some of the goals that they set during their year of study.  They contribute school supplies, clothing (both undergarments and outer wear especially for the winter season; many of the donates items are handmade), and have donated Hy-Vee gift cards that can be given to a Lincoln family currently unable to afford groceries.  They have served as mentors and support us through prayer.  The group has invited me to speak at their group meetings and occasionally at services to let parish members know of our needs.

The L.I.F.E. Group

Keith Leverentz of “Leverentz Investments and Financial Education” serves on our Lincoln School Improvement Council. The L.I.F.E. Group provides the “Crystal Apple Award” three times each year. The partnership provides support for our “Battle of the Books” program, incentives for student accomplishments and various other donations. A representative attends Student Leadership Council meetings to provide resources and support.

Loras College Education Department

Education students student teach, mentor, volunteer, tutor and assess our students through this partnership.  Education classes during the regular school year (led by David Salyer) provide scheduled/consistent support to Kindergarten students using iPads provided through a grant that the department received.  The Loras Education Department include Lincoln teachers in professional learning opportunities related to technology.  Dr. Salyer also arranges for Education students to work one-on-one with other students to improve reading skills. During January team each year, students in several Loras education classes spend time service-learning at Lincoln. Principal Loewen serves on the Loras Education Department’s External Advisory Committee.

St. Mark’s Youth Enrichment

SMYE offers both before- and after-school programming at Lincoln.  They also have a summer school program in which our students may enroll.  We collaborate on use of facilities and resources. SMYE staff members participate in professional learning opportunities through our school district and afford the Lincoln staff the opportunity to participate in programs that they offer. Principal Loewen serves on the SMYE Principals’ Advisory Group.