“Lincoln Public Schools has been an enthusiastic partner for Edupoint from the start, with a strong commitment to extending the use of Synergy functionality – including student information management, special education management, and assessment – to serve all stakeholders in the district. Moreover, Lincoln also demonstrated a visionary engagement with the full Synergy Education Platform, embracing the platform’s newest modules hand-in-hand with its established core modules,” said Rob Wilson, President and Chief Innovation Office of Edupoint. “The Partner for Life award is our way of recognizing Lincoln and saying ‘thank you’ for the district’s valuable contributions.”
2Gen (Family Literacy) is a nationally recognized and innovative educational approach with a powerful premise. It brings students and families together to learn -- challenging parents, guardians and their children to identify academic and life goals that will improve the quality of their lives.
Let’s hear it for Guac and Roll! That was a familiar refrain last year at Lincoln Public School’s Career Academy. Guac and Roll, a team from the culinary path of The Career Academy, placed in the top 25 of the National ProStart Invitational, a national culinary competition. It is the highest a team from Nebraska has ever placed at this annual competition which took place in April in Providence, Rhode Island. The Career Academy (TCA) team was comprised of Francisco Chavira Gonzalez and Sagan Smith, from Lincoln High, Tessa Mariscal, from Northeast, and Corbin Reinhardt, from Southwest.
Joe D. Meehan was born in Lincoln, NE and, with several moves, attended Huntington Elementary, Jackson High School and Lincoln Northeast High School. Meehan was drafted into the Army in 1943, where he began to collect memorabilia of World War II. Besides being an active collector and curator of a World War II museum, Joe was an active member of the Sesotris Shriners. He gave generously to many organizations and set up a scholarship to help Northeast High School students attend college, the Joe Meehan Class of 1943 Scholarship.
We are very fortunate in LPS to have a Foundation that shares in our mission and intent. With more than 42,000 students enrolled that represent close to 50% eligible for free and reduced lunches (poverty factors), our ability to meet the needs of all of our students is beyond our resource capacity. Whether the need is for a family in crisis or a teacher that is seeking a teaching tool or activity (Fund a Need), the Foundation seeks ways to support. Whenever I am presented with a request for help and assistance my first call is to our Foundation.
“The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself.” ~Deepak Chopra
As a child you loved it—making something out of anything.
Whatever the medium, you were all over it and had a blast. Being creative came naturally to you.
David Juiliano’s path to the classroom wasn’t straight, not a college-to-diploma-to-teacher sort of trajectory.
He earned an environmental economics degree from a small liberal arts college in California, then held a number of jobs not necessarily related to environmental economics, including one in Omaha, where he met his future wife.
Did you know that the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools was ranked as the seventh best K-12 educational foundation in the nation this year (2018)? Moving up from number 13 last year, the Foundation reached the Top 10 for the first time in the four-year history of the report. Nearly 200 school foundations were reviewed. Caruthers’ “Stepping Up” report looks at eight key performance categories to determine the ranking: annual revenues, revenues per student, total assets, assets per student, investment income, total program expenses, expenses per student, and human capital (volunteers).
In 2018, The Career Academy is opening more pathways for students who have expressed interest in careers not yet supported at TCA. The two that start next fall are Criminal Justice (at The Career Academy) and Automotive Tech (at Lincoln High & Northeast). There is considerable interest for both pathways with 64 signing up for Criminal Justice and 19 for Automotive Tech so far. As with all Career Academy pathways, students will be able to earn dual credit with discounted tuition through Southeast Community College and can qualify for certification.
The first time Dawes Middle School Principal Angie Plugge heard about a possibility for the national engineering program “Lead The Way” to find a home at Dawes Middle School, she knew she would fight to make it happen. “Programs like these change the lives of students,” said Plugge. “Students are not only hearing, ‘Yes you can do this,’ they are gaining the experience to be confident in their abilities, knowledge, and skills. They have opportunities to see how to use these skills in the real world.”
Student dress code is the first step to success for students turning around their school behavior. Dress code creates an environment where students are part of a group that works together to succeed, giving them a more even playing field. Students earn status as they make good choices, support their peers, and show sensitivity and respect. They begin to stand out based on their positive behavior, not on their attire.
It takes a certain set of talents and skills to become a builder of ideas, businesses and communities. Gallup’s new BP 10 (Builder’s Profile) assessment helps reveal just that. If you take “Gallup’s StrengthsFinder for Entrepreneurs,” you will quickly understand the core foundation in Lincoln’s Future Builders Challenge.
A volunteer citizen organization in Lincoln seeks to support the public, private and parochial schools in Lincoln as they work to infuse innovation in education.
During March and early April, the group is sponsoring viewings of the video “Most Likely to Succeed,” a documentary about a future-oriented school; and on April 23, group members have arranged a public conversation that includes leaders of education in Nebraska, Google, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Gallup Organization.