- Final days, final words – For more information: Zachary Baehr, email@example.com
The last day of classes for Lincoln Public Schools is Thursday, May 19. Watch the LPS website and LPS social media this week for our popular Final Words videos – interviews with those leaving LPS, including high school seniors and retiring LPS employees. We’ll be having a live online chat the last two days of school this year, inviting folks to send us photos and text from the last couple days of schools. And check out our Q&As with seniors – great stories! Go to: http://home.lps.org/qa/
2. Scottish Rite – For more information: Eric Weber, firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Prabulos, a computer science teacher at Meadow Lane Elementary School, has won the 2016 Scottish Rite Teacher of the Year honor given annually to a teacher in Lincoln Public Schools. Scottish Rite is one of the most prestigious awards given to an LPS teacher and comes with a cash prize of $3,000. Go to http://lps.org/post/detail.cfm?id=10963
3. Saving lives – For more information: Jane Stavem, email@example.com
LPS would add automated external defibrillators (AED) to 20 additional elementary schools if they move forward with submission of a Phase I proposal to the Community Health Endowment for up to $32,500 for the one-time purchase of AED equipment. The Lincoln Board of Education will vote final approval for submission at their May 24 meeting.
Several years ago, LPS worked with the Lancaster County Medical Society and Community Health Endowment to purchase AEDs for all secondary schools. LPS and the Foundation for LPS are working to secure funding to purchase AEDs for the remaining elementary schools and the new Marilyn Moore Middle School. According to Student Services, 596 students within LPS have a known cardiac condition.
4. Woods Park Tennis – For more information: Liz Standish, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Board of Education in May voted a resolution of intent to pre-pay $10,000 per year to the city – for a maximum of 10 years – for use of the Woods Tennis Center to assist with financing of a current renovation project for the Woods tennis facility. The Center is intending to undergo a renovation project to replace the indoor air structures along with other site improvements. LPS has been asked to contribute as a result of its use of the facilities. The Center is an important part of LPS programming and is used by many LPS schools and students for tennis practices, events, tournaments and related activities.
5. Hannah Huston Day Monday – For more information: Mindy Burbach, email@example.com
LPS celebrates Monday, May 16, as “Hannah Huston and LPS: A ‘Voice’ for All!” Hannah Huston is the Arnold Elementary School early childhood teacher who is among the finalists on this season of “The Voice.” Monday evening she will be among eight remaining contestants competing for a spot on the grand finale show. Gov. Pete Ricketts on Friday signed a proclamation designating Monday as Hannah Huston Day in Nebraska.
The Lincoln Public Schools class of 2016 will celebrate graduation ceremonies on Sunday, May 22 – for all six high schools:
- Lincoln East High School, noon, Pinnacle Bank Arena
- Lincoln North Star High School, 1:30 p.m., Bob Devaney Sports Center
- Lincoln Southeast High School, 3 p.m. Pinnacle
- Lincoln High School, 4:30 p.m., Devaney
- Lincoln Northeast High School, 6 p.m., Pinnacle
- Lincoln Southwest High School, 7:30 p.m., Devaney
The Bryan Community Focus Program will hold graduation ceremonies at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at Lincoln Southwest High School.