1. 2015 LPS Summer School Graduation – For more information: Bryan Seck, email@example.com
The Lincoln Public Schools Summer School program will hold its annual Graduation Celebration at noon on Thursday, July 9, at Lincoln North Star High School. The ceremony recognizes LPS seniors – wearing their full caps and gowns – who are officially graduating thanks to summer school credits. The ceremony involves reading of names, handing out diplomas, youth vocal performances and brief words of encouragement.
2. Preliminary LPS budget – For more information: Liz Standish, firstname.lastname@example.org
There are still opportunities to learn about the preliminary 2015-16 LPS budget. The Board of Education has a work session set for budget discussion at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, LPS District Office, 5905 O St. –and that meeting will be live-streamed on the LPS website. A public hearing for the budget is scheduled 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 11, at District Office.
3. LPS joins Prosper Lincoln Week – For more information: John Neal, email@example.com.
Lincoln Public Schools has participated in Prosper Lincoln recently, encouraging staff members and families to submit their ideas on how we can make positive changes to our community. Submit your ideas online at ProsperLincoln.org.
4. TCA ribbon cutting – For more information: Dan Hohensee, firstname.lastname@example.org
A dedication/ribbon cutting ceremony will be held for The Career Academy (TCA) at 8:15 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at the new facility at 8800 O St. A refresher: The Career Academy is a partnership between LPS and SCC – a program where high school students will explore their specific interest in any one of 16 different career pathways. Juniors and seniors attend TCA for two hours a day, earn high school and SCC credits through dual credit courses, and will have a distinct advantage on applications for jobs, internships, scholarships and/or college.
5. Junior Achievement honors – For more information: Mary Kay Roth, email@example.com.
Congratulations to our schools and staff honored by Junior Achievement of Lincoln at their recent awards ceremony.
- Jane Stavem, associate superintendent for Instruction, received the top JA USA Bronze Leadership Award.
- Two Educator of the Year awards went to: Nick Madsen, high school business and economics teacher at Lincoln High School; and Angela Pierson-Aerni, fourth grade teacher at Campbell Elementary School.
- Thirteen LPS elementary schools were given the “JA Super School Award:” Brownell, Hill, Holmes, Humann, Kloefkorn, Kooser, Morley, Norwood Park, Pershing, Riley, Saratoga, Sheridan and Zeman.
6. Good bye Mr. Reckewey – For more information, Mindy Burbach, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retiring Kahoa Elementary School Principal Russ Reckewey was surprised on his last day of work – Tuesday, June 30 – with a group of Kahoa staff, students and families greeting him as he exited the building that day with escorts and cheers into retirement. Reckewey was the Kahoa principal for 16 years. Go to: https://www.facebook.com/lincolnpublicschools