Welcome Back Update from Lincoln Street School


Have You Seen Our Competency Based Education Resource Page Yet?

If you have not seen it yet, please be sure to visit our Competency Based Education resource page on our LSS website.  You can click HERE to access it or visit lss.sau16.org, click on the RESOURCES tab, and on the drop down menu, choose Competency Based Education.

The most recent addition to the page is at the bottom.  It is an article from the Christian Science Monitor published recently describing the shift to Competency Based Education taking place in New Hampshire.  The article provides a good description of the practice and how the Department of Education is tackling the issue–through requiring students to demonstrate mastery of essential skills while using analysis, reflection, creativity, and creative thinking.

Have a Fun Summer!



Dear LSS Families,

Thank you for a great school year.  We are so proud of everything your children have accomplished this year, how much they have grown, and the work we are doing as a community to invest in our children.  Over the summer, our staff will be working to develop our teaching strategies to personalize each student’s educational experience at our school, to foster creative thinking and problem solving skills, and to bolster communication and collaboration skills.  Students may not be here at school, but our work continues.  We believe in continuous improvement!

Please have a fun summer, stay safe, and do your best to keep your children reading and thinking.


Drew Bairstow

Our Shift to Competency Based Education

Dear LSS Families,

New Hampshire is a nation wide leader in its shift toward Competency Based Education.  Our school district is following our state’s leaders in adjusting our practices to accommodate for this transition.  We’ve made the video below to help explain what Competency Based Education is, why we are shifting our practices, and what it will look like at Lincoln Street School.  There will be more videos in the future to help demonstrate our practices.  As always, please be sure to communicate with us if you have any questions.


Drew Bairstow, Principal