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Amber Vlasnik is a teacher who makes a difference. A 2016 winner of the Myrtle Clark Educator Award, she was also just awarded the Nebraska Teacher of the Year! We are proud to honor and lift up educators who inspire possibilities for students in Lincoln and the important work they do. Congratulations to Lincoln High School and Ms. Vlasnik!
Nominations are now open for this year's awards! Help us honor the great educators by submitting your favorite teacher. Nominations close October 25th!
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.
Real change starts with you. As a teacher of early elementary education, Hannah Huston understands this. Because giving kids a chance to reach their full potential takes a community. Making sure all kids have that chance is one reason Hannah is donating a portion of the proceeds from her concert to the LPS Early Childhood Fund for Excellence. This fund will support ...
Jim Glenn-Hash is a fifth grade teacher at Prescott elementary. He has gotten into the habit of submitting a soccer Fund-a-Need proposal each year for kids who want to play soccer but are unable to handle the cost of the YMCA program - many of these students are Karen students from Burma and soccer is a great way for them to be part of the community and have some fun. He used to pay for this out of his own pocket but it got to be pretty expensive, because a lot of kids wanted to play - a great problem to have! Rather than stop the project, he reached out to Fund-a-Need...
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!!
Want to learn more about the work we do at the Foundation? Read a few stories about some of the over 400 funds we have that help students and educators at LPS.
Students of all ages in Lincoln Public Schools will have a once in a lifetime opportunity on August 21, 2017, to view a total solar eclipse. The event will start as the moon begins blocking out the sun around 11:00 a.m. A complete shadow, or totality, will occur around 1:00 p.m. giving students at all LPS schools a front row seat on this astrological event just by walking outside the door.
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.
For most families, parents can support the equipment and supplies needed to be a part of a team. But for some, this can become a barrier to participate. This fund helps level the playing field. Each student who qualifies receives a voucher to purchase shoes, equipment and a physical provided by a community partner. Last year alone we distributed over $9,000 to 109 athletes. Help a student now so they can be a part of the team.
Students at Dawes Middle School exhibit a wide range of reading abilities: some read at grade level, some read above grade level, and some read below grade level. In order to engage reluctant and struggling readers, as well as meet the needs of highly diverse learners with a wide range of reading and writing abilities, eighth grade students at Dawes Middle School will participate in Literature Circles beginning in the Spring of 2017.
Participating in Literature Circles ensures that all students have access to a book that is both exciting and written at the appropriate reading level. Your gift will help fund the purchase of classroom sets of three different dystopian novels to be read in guided Literature Circles:
• Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard
• The Testing, by Joelle Charbonneau
• The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells
Through their participation in Literature Circles, all eighth grade students will develop and improve their skills in:
• Reading and Writing
• Speaking and Listening
• Critical Thinking
• Cooperative Learning
Dawes English teacher
As part of their writing curriculum, Sheridan fourth graders will research a famous person from history. This project will include researching, taking notes, and writing a final research paper. Students will display their work on a tri-fold science board. Students will add timelines, illustrations, maps and other text features to their boards.
Fourth grade teacher
Currently, all six high schools have one MakerBot 3D printer, but a 3D printer takes several hours to print one item and since I use the 3D printer in as many of my classes as possible, having a second printer would help tremendously with productivity. As it is now, I have to keep 3D printing very limited because it takes 2-6 hours to print one part. With more than 100 students wanting to 3D print at any one time, there just isn’t enough time in the day to handle that kind of volume with one 3D printer.
One of my favorite student-designed projects was by Cameron Smith who designed a Menger Sponge. This project wasn’t even for my CAD class but rather an extension of what he was learning in his Math classes! See his LPS article here.
Industrial tech teacher
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.