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A Campaign Celebration

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The Lutheran Education Foundation invites you to celebrate the Now Through Eternity Campaign & the impact of the Lincoln Lutheran ministry on students. Join us for a Campaign Celebration on Saturday, October 27th from 6:30-8:00 pm at Lincoln Lutheran. There will be social time, light appetizers and refreshments. At 7 pm there will be a presentation followed by optional tours of the recent facility changes at 7:20 pm. If you are planning to attend, we must have your RSVPs by October 15th. Please call Kristin or Lloyd at 402-467-5404 or email at

Rachel Ziems and Grant Donovan National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists

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Grant Donovan and Rachel Ziems are among approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring.  

National Merit Scholarship Corporation is a non-profit organization that operates without government assistance.  The goal of the organization is to honor the nation's scholastic champions and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence.  

Congratulations Grant and Rachel!


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Congratulations to the Lincoln Lutheran Warriors for finishing 4th in the NSAA Cup Class C All-School Standings.  Contributing to this outstanding achievement were District Music performances, the Football team qualifying for the State Playoffs and advancing to the State Semifinals, the Volleyball team qualifying for the State Tournament and earning 3rd place, the Softball team winning the State Championship, the Baseball team qualifying for the State Tournament and winning one game, and the Girls Track & Field team with a Runner-up finish at the State Track Meet. The girls also finished 4th in the girls standings.  What an exciting year it was.  Congratulations to all participants and coaches.  Go Warriors!

Jazz Band Tour

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On March 5th, 2018, the Lincoln Lutheran Jazz Band toured the Lutheran schools of Lincoln.  This experience allowed jazz band members to share their musical talents and Warrior pride to elementary students.  While visiting Messiah, Trinity, Faith, and Christ, they were able to interact with many students varying in ages. Fifth graders incorporated their musical talents by talking about their own personal instruments with Lincoln Lutheran students who play in the same section.  Other students got to learn more about instruments. One girl asked how heavy the tuba was and was invited to come up and try to lift the instrument herself. Elementary students got to see what it would be like playing in a high school band and joining the Lincoln Lutheran community. The jazz band grade school tour is a positive experience for both the high school and elementary students.  Christa Grimpo, a freshman, says, “It was so fun to see all the kids enjoying what we were playing and getting excited about the music”.

On March 10, 2018, the Lincoln Lutheran Jazz Band joined the Community Outreach Team for a servant event at the Lancaster Rehab Center.  Sophomore, James Admiraal did most of the organizing for the event.

Lancaster Rehab Center Activities Director, Kelly Zetocha stated, “I would like to thank you and the students for Saturday’s performance.  The residents really enjoyed it! I wanted to share with you some positive feedback. Our receptionist mentioned to me how polite and respectful the students were as they passed through the lobby.  She also said that multiple residents and their family members complimented on not only the performance, but also how interactive and kind the students were. Please thank the band members and volunteers who helped with the craft!  They represented your school well.”

Allen Simpson Named LL Head Girls' BB Coach

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Lincoln Lutheran's Athletic Department is excited to announce that Allen Simpson has been named as the head coach for the High School Girls' Basketball team. For the past two season, Simpson has served as assistant coach under Coach Olson.

Prior to being at Lincoln Lutheran, Simpson served as head basketball coach at Lincoln NorthStar high school for three years and was an assistant women's basketball coach at Nebraska Wesleyan for two years. His passion for basketball was an instrumental reason he started the Nebraska Lasers, a non-profit organization to serve both youth and high school basketball players in Nebraska. 

Allen Simpson received a Bachelor's degree in Office Administration/Secondary Education from Northwest Missouri State in 1987. He served in the military for 30 years. Simpson is married to Tonya and has two daughters, Ashley and Erin, and one son, Jameson, who is a 7th grader at Lincoln Lutheran.

Simpson is excited to join the Lincoln Lutheran athletics department and said, "I am extremely honored to walk the path God has chosen for me as the next head basketball coach at Lincoln Lutheran High School. I promise our young ladies will work extremely hard, play for their teammates and most importantly play to glorify God." 

Coach Rich Olson Stepping Down

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After 32 seasons of being a head coach, Rich Olson, Lincoln Lutheran Girls’ Varsity Basketball Coach, is stepping away from coaching to pursue other adventures. 

Coach Olson has enjoyed a celebrated career. He served 20 years as a teacher and head coach at Millard South, 6 years teaching and head coach at Lincoln Northeast High and 6 years serving as Head Girls Basketball coach at Lincoln Lutheran. Click "view for more"

Coach Olson has experienced many career highs in his 32 seasons. He made 20 Nebraska State Tournament appearances, won four State Titles and had three Runner-up finishes. In 2012, Olson was inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame.

Most notably for Lincoln Lutheran, in 2014 Olson coached the Lady Warriors to their only Nebraska State Girls’ Basketball Tournament appearance in school history.  He finishes his career with an official record of 506-244.

The entire Lincoln Lutheran community would like to thank Coach Olson for his years of dedicated service and commitment to the Girls’ Basketball Program. We pray for God’s richest blessings in all his future endeavors.

Apply Now for 2019-2020

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If you have a NEW student who is planning on attending Lincoln Lutheran in the fall (2019-2020 school year), we would encourage you to fill out the NEW STUDENT APPLICATION FORM by clicking HERE

We are accepting applications for all grade levels. Once again we will be auto-enrolling all current Lincoln Lutheran students unless we hear from a parent or guardian indicating otherwise by MARCH 15th. This means we will only be requiring NEW STUDENTS to submit an application form. If you have current students at Lincoln Lutheran and will have a new incoming student, you will fill out the application form for that new student only.

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to schedule a student visit day, please contact our admissions coordinator, Kristin Bennett at or call her at 402-467-5404 ext 235. 

New Building Opens

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The outside of the multi-use building has been completed!  Thank you Schwisow Construction for a job well done! The funds for the construction of the building were made possible by 294 donors to the Now Through Eternity campaign.  

After the wrestling season wraps up, the building will be closed to build walls and restrooms.  Additional funds are still needed to finish the inside of the building.  As 2017 comes to a close, we are seeking donors and ask you to consider making a year end gift to complete the project.  Give us a call at 402-467-5404 or go to and click the Give Now button.

Lutheran Schools of Lincoln Present: Dr. Micah Parker

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Lincoln Lutheran would like to extend a special invitation to the families within your ministry. On Wednesday, January 24th at 6:30 pm, the Lutheran Schools of Lincoln will host Dr. Micah Parker in the Lincoln Lutheran Main Gym, to share a message of trust with parents and youth. We believe listeners 4th/5th grade and older will benefit most from his message, but all ages are invited.


Information about Dr. Parker:  

  • He has had a chance to speak to thousands of adults and youth during his 20 year speaking ministry.
  • His message connects with the listener as he shares his personal testimony about how extreme adversity in his life was used by God to achieve a larger purpose.

How Dr. Parker got started speaking:

"God blessed me with an unexpected and incredible adversity that helped shape my original message. My personal testimony is about how to truly trust Jesus Christ with your entire life, regardless of the circumstances. After taping a chapel service I did at Concordia University NE about my experience, I mailed the recording to friends and family who were praying for me. That talk was taken to church or given to friends who were also dealing with an adversity. People heard the tape and asked me to come tell more of the story. When people would ask me to come back and speak, I'd respond with, 'You heard my story; that's all I've got.' As a result, I developed many more talks. That was 19 years ago. Since then, I've been blessed to speak in 28 different states and Canada to over 600 groups, ranging from ONE to 30,000. I've spoken in a huge arena, for Christian companies, large educator and administrator conferences, state/district/national youth gatherings, at countless churches and schools, in a cow pasture, and in prison; each has been a blessing!"

His Mission:

  • Share how God can use an ordinary man to get through extraordinary circumstances.
  •  Motivate with humor and Biblical truth towards action in a relationship with Jesus.
  • Equip Christians of all ages to glorify God despite the challenges of this world.

Dr. Parker will be sharing a 45-60 minute talk beginning at 6:30 pm on January 24th in the Lincoln Lutheran Main Gym. There is no cost for families to attend this event. 

Breanne Blair Collects Coats & Hats for People's City Mission

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Prompted by seeing homeless people along the street, 7th grader Breanne Blair collected coats and hats for those in need.  Bre made posters that were distributed around Lincoln Lutheran as well as at her parents' work places.  In less than a week's time, seven large bags full of coats and hats were collected.  Those bags were donated to the People's City Mission.  Breanne and her Religion-7 teacher Lyle Ziems dropped off the coats and hats at the Shelter on West "O".  Breanne was warmly greeted by PCM staff members Charity & Nikki.  Charity even gave Breanne and Mr. Ziems a tour of the facility.

PCM Communication Director Nikki Oswald said the following in an email to Mr. Ziems: "It was delightful to meet Bre & hear her story of why she gives. She is encouraging and inspiring and I know with her heart, she will do great things (she already is)."  

With a tear of appreciation in her eye, Nikki interviewed Breanne.  Check out the video of that interview posted by Nikki on the PCM Facebook page!

Great job of sharing the love of Christ with others, Breanne!

Breanne is the daughter of Keith (Kenny) & Jenny Blair.