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A mother of two, Judy’s interest in joining the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools was spurred when her children started attending LPS schools.
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 ...
Serving as the Principal of Fredstrom Elementary, Vicki Schulenberg has had a thrilling year to say the least. From being recognized individually for her outstanding leadership and continuous pursuit of student achievement with the Marie Bourke Leadership Educator Award to her school receiving the 2016 Inspire School Award, Vicki’s dedication to LPS has not gone unnoticed.
Founded in remembrance of Sharon Holliday, the purpose of the fund is to advance the work of Lincoln Northeast Family and Consumer Science activities through summer programs, after school programs, conferences, competitions or other enrichment opportunities not covered by LPS general funds.
I have gained an appreciation of risk-taking in an academic setting. The IB program really pushes you outside your comfort zone, and in doing so, I have found that I really enjoy topics that I never would have thought I would enjoy. For example, I am in an IB Art class, even though I am a pretty mediocre artist, and am taking IB Physics, which I never thought I would have liked. Contrary to my expectations, these classes have been two of my favorite from high school. I think that IB gives you the capacity to take risks with classmates and teachers that are invested in your success.
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 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.
Last year we noticed that “coping bags” helped students work through overwhelming emotions that previously got in the way of learning. Your gifts will help us purchase materials to create coping bags that include two or three tactile items will keep students in the classroom longer to receive as much quality instruction as possible.
These bags gently ease students through the process of de-escalation while assisting them in re-focusing on their studies. Once students have calmed, they are able to quickly process through whatever issue has come up and get back to the task at hand – academics.
We think everyone should be able to play on a soccer team. This fall we would like to register 10 players from Irving Middle School and Prescott Elementary -- of these 10, four will need one-time uniform packages. Your gifts will also help us purchase practice materials like soccer balls, shin guards and socks. The YMCA is generously giving us 50 percent off the registration fee for our players, we just need to fund the rest.
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Fifth grade teacher
This year, on August 21, there will be a total solar eclipse that occurs over Lincoln. The next time we will be able to see a total solar eclipse here is 2023. Since this eclipse will occur on a Sunday, we would like to purchase solar eclipse glasses for our students to safely see the eclipse with their families.
One of the eighth grade science standards is to understand lunar and solar eclipses. Having access to the glasses will allow students to experience the eclipse safely with their families, creating a family learning experience that will benefit current students, their parents, and their siblings. Students in the sixth and seventh grades will also have lessons about the eclipse so that when the are in eighth grade they will have had an experience with eclipses. Currently, we have 780 students who will be involved -- 78 percent of whom are part of our free and reduced lunch program and the experience might not be possible if we don't provide the structure and equipment.
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.