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You are in luck! Spark Summer Learning is a STEAM based curriculum that is full of fun and plenty of time to play (shhh they won't even know they are learning)
The halls of Ruth Hill Elementary School are overflowing with eager students and caring staff that come together to create an incredibly uplifting community committed to learning. Hill’s dedication to academic success and innovative programming is what earned them the 2014-2015 Inspire School Award from the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools. Checking in with Hill a year later, our staff was anxious to see how they had decided to allocate their Inspire Award funds.
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.
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!!
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...
Join us to hear about the process of opening a new school, meet the principal and have a tour. while meeting and mingling with donors in our community.
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.
Wysong first grade students hope to take a field trip to the Lincoln Children's Zoo on May 5, 2017. This is a perfect field trip for first graders because we learn about animals' wants/needs, body coverings, food, and habitats throughout the year. The students will have fun applying their knowledge as they see real live animals! Wysong students will be able to participate in the Lincoln community as they practice being responsible, respectful, and safe.
First grade teacher
Help us travel to the Plum Creek Literacy Festival at Concordia College in Seward on September 29, 2017! We need bus transportation to learn from real-life authors that we have spent time studying about. We get so excited to read books by these authors and try out some of their writing techniques in our own writing. We learn about what made these authors keep persevering even when they did not succeed on their first try. It is beneficial for our students to understand and value the skill of perseverance and determination!
Your gifts will help students listen to real life authors that we have studied in a small group setting. The students will also have the opportunity to ask questions. We appreciate any and all support to get our writers excited to create compositions of their own!
Second grade teacher
A variety of fifth grade students at Huntington have the opportunity to participate in the Young Men's and Women's empowerment clubs. We focus on building leadership, character, and responsibility by providing experiences that offer students the opportunity to reflect, set goals, and learn how to build these valuable traits.
Students are encouraged to set themselves apart by dressing for success on days we meet as a club. They participate in community service projects and go on field trips around the community. Overall, these students have impact and are mentored in such a way that empowers them to build their leadership and character skills for the betterment of their community.
Your gifts will provide formal dress apparel for students in addition to a variety of field trip opportunities that students would otherwise not experience.
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.