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Through our generous donors, the Foundation for LPS offers many different scholarships. See them here.
See which amazing educators won awards this year.
DROP-IN WEEKS AVAILABLE! 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)
Each year, the Inspire Awards honor one student and one staff member from each school community. This celebration honors those who are an inspiration to their school and community.
Nonprofit Hub showcased work by Lincoln High students on Friday, April 7th. The project consisted of collaborative photos and writing that focused on students' strengths. Art, photography and writing was on display, including Inside-Out sculptures and Portraits of Excellence.
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!!
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.
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.
Your gifts will help us expand Everett Elementary's Ukulele Club into something truly special. This has been an incredible music education experience!
Donors helped award 16 ukuleles this spring to students who completed the required ukulele club meetings. Having ukuleles they can own gives students a musical experience they would otherwise not likely have. We want to expand this opportunity to even more Everett students for the 2017-18 school year.
Each semester we will allow a new group of students to enter the club and work toward earning their own FREE ukulele to keep.
With your help, you can provide a student-model ukulele at no cost to each club member who attends 75 percent of club meetings for Quarter 1 and Quarter 3.
Spark Summer Learning needs your help! As a STEAM based summer learning program, we provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent. Some of our projects are in need of more items to allow them to build everything their mind can imagine.
Our Spark-lers will be in the driver's seat as they conceptualize, plan, budget for, and execute the biggest project of the summer. Our students need to purchase several special materials, test their designs with several rapid prototypes, and potentially install and maintain their project. Currently our kiddos are brainstorming and coming to consensus.
This is very exciting for all of us, so thank you for supporting our students' ability to dream BIG this summer!
Your gifts can help make Moore and Goodrich middle schools the only two in the world with this unique keyboard instruction and curriculum.
Yamaha electronic keyboards are on loan to Goodrich Middle School for a pilot program and Yamaha has offered to sell the keyboards to Goodrich and to Moore Middle School for half price.
The program is unique because Brian Moore, associate professor of music education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has volunteered his expertise to write a curriculum that uses the iPad technology that already exists at the school. Moore’s work in education has been nationally recognized for its focus on implementing technology to teach music and composition.
The keyboards are split so two students can rehearse at the same time, using the same iPad. This keyboard lab would be used for a general music curriculum, a composition/arranging units of study, and possibly piano class for both students and an evening adult class. All sixth graders would have an opportunity to use this lab as well as elective music classes in seventh and eighth grade.
Instrumental Music 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.