Learning Lunch Speaker Series

The 2019–20 lineup for the annual Lincoln Public Schools Learning Lunches series offers more “Untold Stories of our Schools” with Learning Lunches open to LPS staff and the Lincoln community.

Lunches are generally held during the school year on the last Tuesday of the month in the Board Room at LPS District Office, 5905 O St.  Doors to the Board Room open at 11:45 a.m., the program begins at noon, questions-and-answers happen at 12:30 p.m. Please bring your own lunch — we’ll provide dessert.

From January

Information Presentation about the 2020 Bond Issue

At the latest LPS Learning Lunch, held on Tuesday, Superintendent Steve Joel presented information about the bond issue for consideration on Feb. 11. He was joined by Lincoln Board of Education President Lanny Boswell and board member Kathy Danek. On Dec. 10, the Lincoln Board of Education passed a resolution calling for a special election on Feb. 11, asking voters to approve a $290 million bond issue to address building needs throughout the school district as identified in the updated LPS 10-year Facility and Infrastructure Plan.

Coming Up

We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution

February 18th

Jaci Kellison, K-12 curriculum specialist, social studies, as well as students and a teacher from Lincoln East High School.

LPS Government students have the opportunity to showcase their civic and Constitutional knowledge through the “We the People” program and competition.

The 2019-20 Season

August 20th

Housing the Students of a Growing City: The Bond Elections of 1919 and 1924
Ed Zimmer, Historic Preservation Planner for the Lincoln Planning Department

September 17th

Digital Protections: How LPS Cares for our Students in the Online World
Chris Pultz, Tim Hahn, Jarred Rowe, all from LPS Computing Services

October 15th

ABCs of Teaching English to Immigrant/Refugee Students
Laura Salem, LPS English Language Learners program supervisor, and Kate Damgaard, LPS language curriculum specialist

November 19th

Meeting the Needs of All Students: Supporting our Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Alisha Bollinger, Special Education supervisor

December 17th

SROs: Understanding this Important Job
Joe Wright, director of Security at LPS, and a representative from Lincoln Police Department

January 14th

Information Presentation about the 2020 Bond Issue
Steve Joel, Superintendent

February 18th

We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution
Jaci Kellison, K-12 curriculum specialist, social studies

March 17th

The Importance of Our Guest Teachers in LPS
Vann Price, LPS Human Resources Department supervisor for secondary personnel, and Kren Shellhase, administrative assistant

April 21st

Take Charge, Career Readiness and Financial Responsibility: Lessons in Career and Personal Finance
Julie Hippen, assistant curriculum specialist for career and technical education, along with teachers and students

May 12th

Creating Music on a Blank Canvas
Lance Nielsen, curriculum specialist for Music at LPS