Award Year: 2019

Lincoln Elementary School

1961 Sixth Street
White Bear Lake, MN, 55110-6899

(651) 653-2820

Mr. Daniel Schmidt, Principal at time of Nomination

White Bear Lake Area School District

School Website


Ignite curiosity, inspire advocacy, and unlock potential through enriching minds, bodies and hearts, advancing integrity, courageous participation, honoring diverse perspectives, and serving as agents of local and global communities.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 81%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 5%
Lincoln Elementary's Theater Production of Getting to Know...Oklahoma!

Lincoln Elementary's Theater Production of Getting to Know...Oklahoma!

Embracing the strengths and potential of each child within a vibrant nurturing environment is the foundation of Lincoln Elementary. Our community consistently strives to provide each student a personalized learning experience to ignite their curiosity, inspire advocacy, and unlock their potential as agents serving our local and global communities.

Honoring the importance of each child's social, emotional, and academic well being, we have embedded the 4C's (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical Thinking) and RtI (Response to Intervention) strategies within our academic and behavioral framework. Through the establishment of flexible classroom environments, a data driven tiered intervention system and project based learning, students are engaged in a rich differentiated experience. Teachers regularly discuss student academic and social performance in comparison to state standards through data driven discussions within their grade level collaborative inquiry teams. The building leadership and problem solving teams help align our overall mission and strategic plan using an implementation timeline that sensibly integrates new initiatives in a manner promoting sustained success over time.

Expanding opportunities is also celebrated through established district partnerships and programs diversifying each child's experience through art, world language, music, and physical activities. A strong parent partnership integrates an authentic theater experience and a variety of community social events encouraging students to actively demonstrate talents and passions in art, science, math, and literacy. The Lincoln staff inspires students to discover ways to positively impact our surrounding neighborhood and beyond through service learning projects and connecting with local downtown businesses within walking distance of our school.