Lincoln Northwest welcomes the first class of Falcons

Lincoln Northwest High School opened its doors to welcome the school’s first ninth-grade class on Aug. 15.

The high school’s spirit squad cheer the new falcons as they walked inside their new academic home. Then, Principal Cedric Cooper greeted them with his team in the cafeteria. 

Students and staff were excited that the wait was finally over. 

“It’s really exciting to be after two years of being online,” 9th grader Angel said. 

The 9th graders toured the school for the first time with staff leading the way. Students saw various classrooms and learning spaces like the media center and the Falcon Hub, which is a gathering place for presentations.

Ninth grader Rylee loved the school’s performing arts wing. 

“ I think it’s going to be really nice and really cool. There are a lot of separate rooms where we can grow musically and have a lot of fun,” Rylee said.

“I miss kids, so seeing them in this type of setting and all the staff know all the great things the school holds. So, for us being able to take them on tours and share that with them is just awesome,”  Northwest School Psychologist Micheale Marcus said. 

Northwest is one of two new LPS schools opening this fall. Leaders said the layout was designed with college preparation in mind. Staff said the building isn’t the only thing unique about the school. They said Northwest is starting a new culture while embracing LPS “All means All motto.”

“ Our culture is that we believe in all our students. We know everyone comes from a different background and has different needs. So, while keeping our expectations high like ‘ we know you can do this.’ Our goal is to empower our students to know they themselves can do it,” Marcus said.

Look at Northwest's First Day of School in the slideshow below.

Published: August 29, 2022, Updated: August 29, 2022

Lincoln Northwest High School's spirit squad cheers on the school's first set of ninth graders to walk its halls.