Help us give new opportunities to Lincoln students.
Together, we can make the next step a big one.
Great school days start at home.
Keep our kids reaching for new heights.
Let’s take curriculum to new places.
Our concerts vary in terms of song styles, but we believe movement is extremely important and that makes it difficult to use standard choral risers for performances. We currently have six choirs with two of them consistently having more than 100 singers in the group. These groups perform in rows of four to six people, spanning the entire width of the stage. Even though we try to align students by height, we constantly run into the challenge of seeing all students who are performing in the back rows. We've tried different formations, but have decided we need platform risers to really have all performers be seen.
Thank you for your support! Donors, in conjunction with the JA Woollam Foundation challenge grant, raised $40,000 to fund this amazing program where hands-on physics experiments spark students' curiosity and inspire a love of STEM. Taught by UNL Physics Professors, kids spend 4 Saturdays in the spring learning about physics. To learn more about Saturday Science, click below.
A former LPS student, Yahsmin was encouraged to apply for the Carstens Scholarship by Melinda Burk, her Guidance Counselor. Knowing that she wouldn't be receiving any other financial aid, Yahsmin was excited to apply for the $23,000 scholarship. The scholarship has allowed Yahsmin to attend the University of Wyoming, where she is currently studying Animal & Vet Science and Ag Business.
Advance the work of computer science activities for students! Together, we can help schools enhance curriculum through summer programs, after school programs or other exciting enrichment opportunities. Support computer science opportunities today!!
The Family Literacy Fund at the Foundation was given a boost by a well-attended poetry reading at Constellation studios on February 27th, 2016. The evening consisted of three poets.....
This year’s Thank You Teacher awards went to: PRESCHOOL - GRADE 2: Amy Judd, Sheridan Elementary School teacher; nominated by Hugh Skretta, Sheridan. GRADES 3-5: Ed Aken, Cavett Elementary School teacher; nominated by Will Jesske, Cavett. MIDDLE SCHOOL: Jai Burks, Park Middle School teacher; nominated by Velicity Sundling, Park; Vanskiver Sundling, Lincoln Southeast High School. HIGH SCHOOL: Elizabeth Okereke, Lincoln High School teacher; nominated by Han Le, Lincoln High. RETIRED: Marcia Benner, former counselor at Lincoln High; nominated by former Lincoln High student Joy Nagengast.
The Sue and Roger Kirby Science Enhancement Fund is a resource for students and educators seeking funding for hands-on research projects. Students learn the scientific process through experiments, and explore the world around them through science!
Family Literacy aims to help students and parents of all cultures learn imporant English language literacy skills. Last year, the program helped 120 students and 120 parents learn these skills, and 97% of participants thought that the program had made a significant difference! In addition to language skills, the Family Literacy program helps parents understand the importance of supporting their children's education.
It's hard to learn math when you are hungry, cold or scared. Help us make sure all students are fed, warm and safe, so they can come to school ready to learn. Our Students in Need funds help families and students when emergency needs arise. We help close the gap, like making sure there is a warm coat to wear, something to eat, and the electricity is still on. Many students need your support. Please consider a donation to the Student Emergency Fund.
Your gifts will help us start a new tradition for our school and community -- a concert at Henry Park, just south of Calvert Elementary School. This involves inviting Zeman Elementary and Holmes Elementary choirs to perform with Calvert's Coyote Chorus. Each school will perform a few selections and the event ends with a finale by all choirs combined. In addition, we would like to involve PANgea, a steel drum percussion group comprised of LPS students.
Help us encourage the arts in these young LPS students!
Vocal Music Teacher
Your gifts will help purchase four all-pupose stage deck risers to help all of Irving's wonderful performers be seen and heard. Irving has been blessed with a large number of students who participate in its choir program. We currently have more than 300 students singing in our groups before and after school and during the day. These singers are very dedicated and put so much time and energy into the program.
Our concerts vary in style, but we believe movement is extremely important and that makes it difficult to use standard choaral risers for performances. Please consider giving to this great project that will allow all of our hard working students to be seen during performances.
Irving Middle School
Your gifts will help more than 20 Lakeview Elementary special education students use tangible hands-on activities to build awareness and early reading skills. Students will use magnetic letters and alphabet beads in fun, engaging activities for students to work independently or collaboratively. Tangible objects allow students with varying learning styles to practice critical early reading skills.
Our Special Education team has a yearly budget for supplies and curriculum supports. Lamination, dry-erase markers, and other teaching materials we purchase at the beginning of the year drain this budget quickly. Your gifts will allow us to focus our spending on materials that we often buy out-of-pocket for students throughout the year.
The Career Academy (TCA) is a partnership between Lincoln Public Schools and Southeast Community College. LPS students can explore their specific interest in any one of 16 different career pathways. Click here to learn more and donate.