Abraham Lincoln High School 9-12


Mr. Jack Nelson

3201 Ryan Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19136
Phone: 215-400-3300

What's New

What's New


Lincoln Live will be returning to the air sometime in January. Look for it soon!

Boys Varsity Basketball

Congratulations to Coach Al Brown and the ALHS Boys Basketball Team on their win at the Holy Ghost Championship. What a major accomplishment!

In order to strive towards Goal #3, in Action Plan 2.0, 100% of schools will have great principals and great teachers, this school year one half-day will be dedicated to professional development for all teachers district-wide. Therefore students will have a half-day on these school days.




September 17th

October 8th

November 19th

December 10th (back-up date: December 17th)

January 21th (back-up date: January 29th)

February 18th (back-up date: February 25th)

March 18th (back-up date: March 25th)

April 8th

May 6th

June 3rd



Chips from the axe

Week of December 5, 2016 

Do you have information or a shout-out for the Weekly Memo? Email it to David Lon by 9:00am Monday. Include the words “For the Memo” in the subject line. 

 Dates to remember

  • 12/19: WHYY Media Class
  • 12/20-12/22: Interim Reports
  • 12/22: Drama Winter Showcase

Weekly Athletic Calendar and Dismissal Times:

  • Tuesday 12/20/16-
    • Girls Varsity Basketball @ South Phila. *Dismissal at 1:25*
    • Boys Varsity Basketball @ Parkway Center  *Dismissal at 1:25*
    • Varsity Wrestling @ MLK *Dismissal at 1:25*
  • Wednesday, 12/21
    • Boys Varsity/JV Basketball @ Episcopal *Dismissal at 1:25*
    • Vasity Swimming @ Fels *Dismissal at 1:25*
    • Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Ben Franklin *dismissal at 2:10
    • Varsity Wrestling v Palumbo *Dismissal at 2:10
  • Thursday 12/22
    • Boys Varsity Basketball v Strawberry Mansion *Dismissal at 2:10*
    • Boys JV Basketball Dismissal at 1:25

Student Association Activities for December:

  • 12/1 - 12/21 - Annual Penny Drive to help fight hunger in the Delaware Valley. Money collected goes directly to Philabundance. Teacher / Advisory/ Class that donates the most will receive a Pizza Party courtesy of the S.A. Money will be collected through 12/21.
  • 12/1 - 12/21 - Annual Toiletry Drive for the residents of the Riverview Homes. Looking for toiletry items such as shampoo, lotions, deodorant, soaps, etc. Items that are unscented and contain no alcohol are preferred.
  • Wednesday - 12/28 - 9am - 1pm - Annual trip to Riverview Homes. Student Association Officers will be meeting with the residents of the Riverview Homes to spend some time, play some games and deliver gift bags, handmade blankets, hats, and scarves. For most of these residents, this will be the only visitation they receive over the holidays.

Staff & Student Shoutouts

  • From Mega Minds, ALHS Science Club and Coaches Miller and Lockard: This Sunday at Freire Charter School workshop, ALHS Science Club, Mega Minds' Robot came to life. Houssam Mouakkil worked hard putting the final touches to the Robot, and once the transmitter and receiver were programmed Mega Minds' Robot gave the grand entrance into the robotic arena. From our testing we determined some flaws in our engineering design and these will be reassessed in the upcoming weeks.
  • Shout out to all of the Lincoln educators that completed the two-week Q-TEL ELL PD series.
  • Shout out to Dr. Henry, Mr. Chapman, Mr. Adami, and Lincoln students for having their Project Based Learning Awards and Celebration Assembly!

NEW Railsplitter News

  • Argumentative Writing Plan: Lincoln's argumentative writing plan is getting ready for implementation. Please join our Google Classroom site: https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/MzYyNjQ4ODE4M1pa. The access code is j3wjodv
  • LAST CALL- Yearbook: We are collecting "Good Wishes" for the Class of 2017. These will be placed on the top of the Senior Portrait Page (similar to previous year). Please send your good wish for the Class of 2017 to Paula Miller (pamiller@philasd.org). The Deadline is on December 20, 2016.
  • ELL Senior Projects/Mr. Ehling Feel free to send your senior ESOL students to meet me during 8th period in Rm. 226. I am available to help them with their senior projects. The sooner I meet each student, the better I will be able to help them meet their deadlines.
  • Holiday in the ALHS Flower Shop! This is the last week you can purchase Holiday Items from the Horticulture Academy. Door wreaths, cemetery pieces, centerpieces, and poinsettias are running out. See us in room 100 or send me an email. Thank you on behalf of the Yearbook Staffers
  • Health Tip for the week: Unsaturated fats (the good fats) include polyunsaturated fatty acids and monounsaturated fats. These can help lower cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of heart disease. Saturated fats and trans fats should be avoided as much as possible. Both can raise cholesterol levels, clog arteries, and increase the risk for heart disease.
  • Seniors and super-juniors: Mr Adami has sent an email to you through School District email regarding your cap and gown for graduation. Please open the email and submit the information requested. If the information is not received,you will not be able to participate in graduation. Thank you Mr. Adami
  • From John Larsen and the Student Association: Congratulations to the Student Association on running an extremely popular, productive, and successful blood drive on Tuesday 12/6. Thanks to the hard work of the Officers and the generosity of our students and faculty, we were able to exceed our goal by 10 units, saving 186 lives! Awesome job! On Saturday 12/10 the Student Association Officers participated in the Angel Tree Program held at Lincoln High School. They helped provide a great deal of holiday cheer to children in the Mayfair community who have either one or both parents incarcerated. Games were played and a painting party was held for the children ages 4 -12. Great food was provided and a special visit from Santa himself. A wonderful time was he by all. Our S.A. Officers, once again, represented the Black & Gold with pride and class.

Student News and Announcements

Seniors and super-juniors: Mr Adami has sent an email to you through School District email regarding your cap and gown for graduation. Please open the email and submit the information requested. If the information is not received,  you will not be able to participate in graduation. Thank you Mr. Adami


Recurring Railsplitter News and Important Information 

From the Music Department:

  • All-City Band/Orchestra Rehearsals: Tues 2/3/2016: Nazir McFadden and Gabe Jordan @ All City Band at Girls
    HS 8:30-3:00 PM
  • ALHS Music Dept Concerts:
    Feb 2 Per 8-9: Auditorium/Stage. Set up/dress rehearsals Feb 1 all day. Feb 3 Snow date/tear down stage
    (Concert for Block 8-9 classes/parents/guests)
  • April 20 (Half day/report card conferences) 1-2:15 Auditorium/Stage. April 19 stage set up/dress rehearsals. April 21 stage tear down

Music Dept seeking Donations:

  1. Please bring in your used/expired credit/gift/ID cards ASAP. We can make five free guitar picks per card for student use!
  2. Used instruments of any kind needed for deserving music students.

Teachers of seniors and super-juniors: Please announce to your students that Mr Adami has sent an email through their school district email regarding cap and gown for graduation. Please ask them to submit the information requested. If the information is not received, they will not be able to participate in graduation. Thank you Mark Adami

Music Department Donations: 'Tis the Season: The music department is seeking used plastic gift/store/credit cards in order to make free guitar picks out of using our "Pick Punch": www.pickpunch.com. Each card will yields five free picks......a huge savings!!! The cards a cut so no information can be hacked!!! Thank you- Mr. Lawler/Ms.Coleman

The music department is seeking the donation of your used and forgotten instruments and DJ Style headphones. Needed instruments are flutes, trumpets, saxophones, violins, and/or acoustic guitars. Instruments may be "gifted" to a deserving student! Thank you-Mr. Lawler

The Lemongo Project: Students from the Environmental Pathway have created hand-made Holiday Ornaments, to help raise funds for our "Sister School" in Kenya, Africa. Please help by buying an Ornament for $5. Donation. Please visit website for more information about The Lemongo school and The Lemongo Project. Thank you — J Eastburn, Students of Environmental Pathway. Room 123

From The Physical Education Department:
Teachers and Staff: At no time are students to be given a note from class, or lunch, to go to the gym or weight room. Students are not permitted to finish their work for you and go down to the gym. Students are not permitted to leave the lunchroom for the weight room. The only time students are to come to the gym, other than their PE class, is when they are called by their coaches or trainer. If they need to see the trainer, they are not going to the gym. This is acceptable when the trainer is here in the visitor's locker room.

Ninth Grade Academy 


 Academy of the Arts

Students participating in the Student Poster Design Exhibition at the National Museum of Jewish American History:

  • Mackenzie Lancaster, 11th Grade
  • Alondra Rivera-Padin, 10th Grade
  • Mackenzie Burns, 11th Grade (above)
  • Fernando Burgos, 9th Grade
  • Adil Alhashimi, 11th Grade
  • Cecilia Costilla, 12th Grade

Academy of Professional Services


Academy of the Sciences

From The Academy of the Sciences Faculty: Congratulations to all the Academy of the Sciences First Quarter Honorees and MIP.

From Paula Miller and the Robotics Club - Ousmane Kone and Houssam Mouakkil attended a Robotic Workshop at Freire Charter High School on Sunday, December 4. With help from mentors, our students made great strides on the design of their robotics. Students will participate in the First Tech Robotics Challenge in January