1. Last day, first day – For more information: Mary Kay Roth, email@example.com
Believe it or not: The last day of school for LPS is Thursday. May 21. That means about 180 days of school are nearly complete, and a new class of graduates is just around the corner. Summer school for high school students starts on Thursday, May 28, and for everyone else, there’s a summer of camps and clinics for musicians, athletes, scientists, coders and much more. For those already looking ahead: the first day of the 2015/16 school year is Wednesday, Aug. 12 – plenty of time to enjoy summer!
2. Final words – For more information: Zachary Baehr, firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch LPS social media and the front of the LPS website this week for our annual last-week-of-school series called, Final Words – “final words” from graduating seniors and retiring LPS employees. Go to: http://lps.org/post/detail.cfm?id=9853
3. New Board of Education LPS – For more information: Mary Kay Roth, email@example.com
The first organizational meeting of the newly elected Lincoln Board of Education will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 18, in the Board Room at LPS District Office. The meeting will be videotaped and be available on the website’s LPS Network. New officers will be elected. New members joining the Board are Connie Duncan, Annie Mumgaard and Matt Schulte. The first regular meeting of the new Board is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 26.
4. Season for graduations – For more information: Mary Kay Roth, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bryan Community graduation is at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at Lincoln East High School. The six high school graduations are all held on Sunday, May 24:
- Noon – North Star, Pinnacle Bank Arena (PBA)
- 1:30 p.m. – Southeast, Bob Devaney Sports Center (BDSC)
- 3 p.m. – Lincoln High (PBA)
- 4:30 p.m. – Northeast (BDSC)
- 6 p.m. – Southwest (PBA)
- 7:30 p.m. – East (BDSC)
5. More space for Nutrition Services – For more information: Liz Standish, email@example.com
The Lincoln Board of Education has approved the purchase agreement for a warehouse/office building and adjacent land located at 710 Hill Street — for a facility that would house storage for LPS Nutrition Services — but pushed back the closing date to December to accommodate those who had reserved a banquet room in the facility for various events. LPS will use the facility for food storage due to significant growth in the school district and the nutrition program. On an average day, LPS serves about 26,000 lunches — and 7,000 breakfasts.
Lincoln Board of Education member Ed Zimmer noted: “This will allow — before we close on this purchase — those arrangements people made and have invested in to have events at that building…This isn’t something we have to do, this is something worth doing.”
The actual contract will come back to the Board for final approval when all the details are confirmed.