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Solar Eclipse Glasses for All!

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.

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Family Literacy - 2Gen

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.

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Activities Assistance Fund

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.

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Unified Bowling

North Star High School

North Star High School just began their Unified Bowling team this year. It was a great success and something that will only grow in the future. Because of this we will need more equipment to accommodate our growing team. We also have many players whose families struggle financially and this could be a huge help to them to allow their kids to be successful. Your gifts will purchase basic bowling equipment, including bowling balls, ball bags and towels.

This season we had 12 kids out for our team but hopefully that number will increase next year (the number of students on a team will vary depending on how many students can qualify as athletes for the team). Unified bowling encompasses student leadership, character, community involvement and respect for others' skills and abilities. Respect is a huge piece for Unified Bowling. Students who normally wouldn't have the same classes or be involved in the same groups are now paired up and must learn to work with one another.

  • Ben Davis

    Ben Davis

    Head Unified Bowling Coach

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$1,140.00
We have raised $0.00 of our goal.

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Elephant & Piggie

West Lincoln Elementary

The first graders at West Lincoln Elementary were lucky this year to receive free tickets to the Lied Center to see the play, Elephant and Piggie’s “We are in a Play!” on February 22, 2017. We are very excited because we do not get yearly field trips in first grade. We believe that the Lied Center is an amazing part of our community but very few of our students have even heard of it. Sixty-nine first grade students will be introduced, and a few reintroduced, to the Lied Center and to the arts! Hopefully after the field trip the students will go home and talk about it and spark an interest/curiosity in their families; in turn they will want to experience the Lied Center and arts as well.

We have been reading every Elephant and Piggie book that we can find and the students are growing eager to see the play. Seeing a book come alive in a play is going to be so magical and unforgettable to the students. This is what I want for all of the students at West Lincoln. It is my hope that this will be an experience that they will talk about, write about and want to experience over and over again.

Unfortunately, buses are in high demand the day of the play. We have 69 free tickets to the Lied but no way to get there. Our students would love this opportunity and we as teachers would love to provide it to them.

  • Nuru Roach

    Nuru Roach

    First Grade Teacher

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$798.00
We have raised $0.00 of our goal.

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We The People

Southeast High School

Twenty three students enrolled in AP Government and Politics at Southeast High school have qualified for the National Finals of the We the People...The Citizen and the Constitution competition. These students won the state competition held at the UNL College of Law on January 5. The National Finals will be held April 21-25 in Washington, D.C., and the cost of the trip is $1674 per student. The We the People competition is conducted by the Center for Civic Education and is in its 30th year. Lincoln Southeast is one of a small number of schools nation-wide that have participated for all 30 years.

Our goal for this Fund-a-Need request is not to pay for the entire cost of the trip but to help lower the per-student cost as much as possible. Currently, the $1,674 price tag will be a significant factor in each student's decision to participate.

  • David Nebel

    David Nebel

    Teacher

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$3,990.00
We have raised $250.00 of our goal.

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THE CAREER ACADEMY

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.

 

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