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From January 4th through February 28th schools can apply for funds to update their playgrounds. School playgrounds provide students with opportunities for physical and social development and build strong and safe neighborhoods.
Because we care deeply about the quality of education available to our students, we work together with the Lincoln community to help students achieve their educational goals. Applications open for scholarships on December 15th and close February 23.
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...
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.
We would like to recognize the diversity of our students and help all students feel connected with their school community.
In an effort to do so, we would like to put on a cultural fair for students and staff to learn about the various cultures and languages represented at our school. One item we would like to offer students is a shirt that represents everyone in our school. T-shirts like this can be expensive, and so many of our students are unable to purchase them. We would like to be able to subsidize the cost of the shirts as well as pay for supplies that students will need to put on the cultural fair -- such as trifold boards, art supplies, printing services, etc.
Your gift will allow Schoo to purchase a two-team buzzer system, similar to what is used at the Nebraska State Quiz Bowl Competition. Our students will practice with this buzzer system. Our team practices once a week during the fall and winter. We have had a science quiz bowl team at Schoo for six years, and at this time our school does not have one of these systems to use during practice. During competitions, students answer questions using a quiz bowl buzzer system. Having a buzzer system will allow our students to gain confidence in answering questions quickly, and will give them the chance to properly practice competing against each other and other LPS schools.
Last year, our science quiz bowl team participated at the state level in the Nebraska Science Bowl, and did well. Our returning members are excited for what this next school year could bring, and our graduating members are planning on joining the quiz bowls teams at their respective high schools. Over the course of the year, our students have gained confidence in understanding complex science topics, and have determined topics of science that interest them. Thank you for your support!
See what else happens in Ms. Wehner's science class.
The Civil War is coming to Lefler! All 220 eighth grade students at Lefler are participating in this Civil War research project. Students are researching a high-interest topic, writing a script to tell the story of their topic, painting a mural as a backdrop and creating props to illustrate their story. All of this culminates on March 30 when the Lefler cafeteria, halls and gyms will be transformed into battlefields, field hospitals, meeting halls for ladies aid groups, cemeteries, draft offices and military forts.
This project brings out the talents of all of our students -- students who have a flair for drama enjoy the acting, kids who enjoy books thrive in the research element, students who are artists get to use their talent creating murals and props. It really is a great way to see all of our students shine. All students are required to wear a simple costume and I would like to have more costumes available for students whose parents cannot help them create one. My plan is to find clothes at thrift stores and turn them into Civil War Era clothing. For example, I can buy a men's suit coat in blue or gray and with new gold buttons, some gold or red brocade, the blue or gray suit coat is transformed into an officer's jacket.
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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.