What does Lincoln Public Schools mean to our community?
One word—use just one word.
This past summer we posed that question—to our community, our families, our staff and our students—asking folks to describe LPS in one, single word.
Lincoln Public Schools is ________ .
We had hundreds and hundreds of responses—words that praised our school district with a breadth and depth of incredibly strong and powerful expressions of faith in Lincoln’s public schools. Words that inspired. Words that empowered. Words that underlined the extraordinary teaching and learning taking place at LPS during every hour, every day, every year. Words that captured the ordinary, yet extraordinary activities and bold actions of our educators. Words that highlighted why public schools are essential to developing the future generations of our community and country.
We gathered all of your amazing responses, chose the top nine responses, and will make them our nine LPS themes for each month throughout the 2018-19 school year.
We will unveil them each month, one at a time.
So to launch our initiative at the beginning of this school year, we chose a word that captures the very essence of public schools in Lincoln.
For September, Lincoln Public Schools is—HOPE.
Herman Sample and his daughter, Maya, moved to Lincoln from Alabama recently. One of the major factors in deciding on the move was so Maya could attend the Lincoln Public Schools Science Focus Program, commonly referred to as Zoo School.
Thursday marked the first day of the 2018-19 school year for the Lincoln Public Schools preschool program, which serves more than 1,500 students and their families in 66 classrooms across the city.
Roughly 4,500 LPS teachers and staff gathered for the school district?s Welcome Back Celebration, which featured music from marching bands, shout-outs to schools and buildings, and words of support and encouragement for the new school year from LPS officials.
Lincoln Public Schools joined community organizations and businesses on July 27 to celebrate a program that matches students with their first jobs, typically in the information technology field.
We are so excited to see our kindergarten through ninth grade students on Monday, and tenth-twelfth grade students on Tuesday! Check out all the photos and videos from across the district on the first day of school.