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Lincoln Public Schools: In One Word

Continuing with our one word that describes Lincoln Public Schools — in November our community said that LPS is… Inclusive.

When any of our employees are describing and embodying their mission a phrase that is used almost immediately is

“All means all.”

Lincoln Public Schools wraps their arms around every child and embraces their uniqueness. This includes the 2,975 English Language Learners in our classrooms trying to learn a second language in addition to their regular school work, the 5,106 gifted students continuously being challenged by their rigorous coursework, the 18,369 students who qualify for free or reduced lunch, the 7,431 students receiving quality individualized special education services to support them in the classroom, the 1,716 preschool students getting a jump start on their educational path, the 2,564 seniors who walked across the stage to receive their diploma last spring, and each of the 42,035 children who enter our classroom doors.

In November, our stories will reflect why LPS is … Inclusive.

This past summer we posed a question to our community, our families, our staff and our students – describe Lincoln Public Schools in one, single word. Each month we will reveal a new word that describes LPS.

Previous Months

September: LPS is HOPE
October: LPS is GROWING
November: LPS is INCLUSIVE
December: LPS is CARING

  • LPS Superintendent stresses importance of all means all in the changing landscape of public education

    Lincoln Public Schools has each child for 13 years, and though the landscape of public education is changing and the school district is growing, educators must ensure those years are meaningful and relevant to every single child ? every day. That?s what LPS Superintendent Steve Joel reminded his audience Wednesday at the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce?s Face the Chamber forum: ?At the end of the day, our work is all about making sure every child is successful, regardless of demographics, appearance, religion ? and that?s all kids, all means all.?

  • A friendship forged through a love of flags

    Before Lane Elsberry steps inside Randolph Elementary School to start his day, the first-grader makes an important stop on the route from his parents? car to the front door. He stops to help Stan Minchow, the school?s assistant custodial supervisor, raise the American and Nebraska flags outside the school?s 37th Street entrance.

  • Bubba's Closet opens its doors to hundreds

    Hundreds of elementary school students can bundle up and stay a little warmer this winter, thanks to Bubba?s Closet.

  • Student Vote 2018: ?Voting matters because everyone?s voice matters?

    More than 20,500 students across Lincoln cast their electronic ballots on Thursday as part of Student Vote, a Lincoln Public Schools tradition that offers students the chance to participate in a mock election using the same local ballot that voters will see Nov. 6.

  • Celebrating the power of Community Learning Centers

    When you think of afterschool programs for elementary students, you probably don?t think of lessons in basic engineering concepts. But that?s exactly what happens every Tuesday from 4:15 to 5 p.m. at the Lakeview Community Learning Center (CLC), located at Lakeview Elementary School in west Lincoln. Students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln?s Baja Society of Automotive Engineers, which consists of students who build off-road vehicles for national competitions, visit Lakeview CLC for a club dedicated to learning about engineering and how to build motorized toy cars. It?s one of hundreds of clubs offered at CLCs across the city.

  • Guided reading at Randolph Elementary School

    Guided reading is an integral part of elementary instruction in Lincoln Public Schools. In grades kindergarten through second, for example, each teacher has three to four guided reading groups and meets with each one daily.

  • Diverse research project connects Belmont third-graders to the world

    Belmont Elementary School third grade students completed a research project based on one essential question - "How do cultures contribute to a community?".

  • MOSAIC makes world connections through diverse media

    Every student at Lincoln Public Schools should be able to see themselves reflected in the media choices provided to them through LPS Library Media Services.

  • Culler offers weekly 'Cougar Callouts' to student leaders

    The sound of snapping fingers filled one of the sixth-grade hallways at Culler Middle School on a recent Friday morning. It was the sound of applause for students being honored with that week?s ?Cougar Callouts.?

  • Visiting teacher offers unique learning opportunity for LSW Japanese language students

    Lincoln Southwest High School is one of nine schools in the country hosting a visiting Japanese teacher for the next two years as part of a program that pairs native Japanese-speaking teachers with their American counterparts in the classroom.