Episode 10: TeamMates Lincoln Coordinator Jim Bennett

Episode 10: TeamMates Lincoln Coordinator Jim Bennett

 
 
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This week, Mindy sits down with TeamMates of Lincoln Coordinator Jim Bennett. They talk about the value of mentoring to both the young people served by the program and those that graciously donate an hour of their time each week to meet with them. Learn about TeamMates of Lincoln and become a mentor at their website.

Highlighted Stories

Coming Up in the Arts and Intracity Athletics

Thursday (3/21)
  • 📣 7am–6pm: Class A State Speech at UNK
  • ⛳️ 10am: Boys Golf Invitational, Highlands
  • 🏃‍♀️ 11am: Track and Field, LNE Relays, Wesleyan
  • ⚾️ 5pm: Baseball, EHS v LHS, Sherman
Friday (3/22)
  • 📣 2pm–8pm: State Debate at Millard South
  • ⚾️ 5pm: Baseball, EHS v LSE, Sherman
  • 🎶 7pm: Band and Orchestra Concert at LSW
Saturday (3/23)
  • 📣 8:30am–6pm: State Debate at Millard South
  • ⚽️ 10am: Girls Soccer, LHS v LNE, Seacrest
  • 🎶 2pm–9pm: LNE Spring Swing Jazz Swing Dance Event
Monday (3/25)
  • 🎾 4pm: Girls Tennis, LHS v LSE, Woods
  • ⚽️ 5pm: Boys Soccer, LSE v EHS, Seacrest
  • ⚾️ 5pm: Baseball, LNE v LNS, Sherman
  • ⚽️ 6pm: Boys Soccer, LNS v LHS, Beechner
  • 🎶 7pm: LHS Wind Ensemble, Lincoln High Sorenson Theatre
Tuesday (3/26)
  • ⛳️ 1pm: Boys Golf, EHS v LSE & Pius X, Holmes
  • ⚽️ 5pm: Girls Soccer, EHS v LSE, Seacrest
  • ⚾️ 5pm: Baseball, LSE v LSW, Sherman
  • ⚽️ 6pm: Girls Soccer, LNS v LHS at Beechner

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Episode 9: Librarian Meredith Fickes — Breakout Games

Episode 9: Librarian Meredith Fickes — Breakout Games

 
 
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Today we feature Mickle Middle School Librarian, Meredith Fickes and the awesome breakout games that she creates to help her students learn and remember subjects they are studying. You’ll get to learn from Meredith the work that goes into creating the games and then hear from students how much fun they have breaking out.

Highlighted Stories

Coming Up!

  • FRIDAY (3/15)
    • 5pm: Boys Soccer, LNE v EHS, Beechner
    • 5pm: Girls Soccer, LNE v EHS, Seacrest
  • MONDAY (3/18)
    • 5pm: Boys Soccer, EHS v LSW, Seacrest
  • TUESDAY (3/19)
    • 12pm: Learning Lunch featuring Bob Freese and his work at LNE with Habitat for Humanity
    • 5pm: Baseball, EHS v LSE at Sherman Field
    • 5pm: Girls Soccer, LNS v EHS at Seacrest
    • 5pm: Girls Soccer, LSW v LHS at Beechner

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Students in Mrs. Fickes' Library use research skills, knowledge of the subject and creativity to solve the Breakout puzzles.

Students in Mrs. Fickes’ Library use research skills, knowledge of the subject and creativity to solve the Breakout puzzles.

Episode 8: Superintendent Spotlight

Episode 8: Superintendent Spotlight

 
 
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Today we feature Schoo Middle School 7th grade social studies teacher, Cody Thatcher. He shares with Mindy his love for teaching and some of the great learning experiences he had growing up in Lincoln Public Schools. We also feature some of the fun songs he’s created to help students learn!

Highlighted Stories

Coming Up!

  • TONIGHT (3/6): LNE Theatre presents Skelling
  • TOMORROW (3/7): LHS Instrumental Concert and North Star v Creighton in Boys State Basketball
  • FRIDAY (3/8): Arts and Humanities Art Show
  • SATURDAY (3/9): District Speech @ LSW; Senior-Directed One-Acts at LNS
  • SUNDAY (3/10): Time Change — Spring Ahead!
  • MONDAY–FRIDAY(3/11–15): LPS Spring Break

See more at https://home.lps.org/communitycalendar

Focus Program Evaluation

  • Watch the work session where the results of the focus program evaluation is presented to the board of education. This presentation starts at 31 minutes.

Episode 7: Schoo Teacher Cody Thatcher

Episode 7: Schoo Teacher Cody Thatcher

 
 
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Today we feature Schoo Middle School 7th grade social studies teacher, Cody Thatcher. He shares with Mindy his love for teaching and some of the great learning experiences he had growing up in Lincoln Public Schools. We also feature some of the fun songs he’s created to help students learn!

Highlighted Stories

Coming Up!

  • TONIGHT (2/27), Friday, Saturday : Rogers and Hammersteins Cinderella at North Star
  • TOMORROW(2/28): LHS Choir Concert
  • SATURDAY(3/2): Northeast Rock Show Choir
  • MONDAY(3/3): LHS Instrumental and Orchestra Concert AND LSE Jazz Band Concert
  • TUESDAY(3/4): LHS Chamber and IB Music Recital AND LSE Singing Knights AND LNE Theatre presents Skelling

See more at https://home.lps.org/communitycalendar

Episode 6: African-American Read-In

Episode 6: African-American Read-In

 
 
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Today we feature the African-American Read-In, an event coordinated by the Youth Development Team and Lincoln City Libraries, which happened earlier this month at the LPS District Office. Enjoy readings by North Star receptionist Linda Anderson, North Star Sophomore Marshawna Kapke and LPS Student Advocate Bill Bryant.

Highlighted Stories

Coming Up!

  • Lincoln High performs Newsies: February 21, 22, 23
  • Budget Learning Lunch: February 26
  • North Star presents Cinderella: February 27, March 1 & 2
  • Lincoln High Choir Concert: February 28
  • Northeast Rock Show Choir: March 2

See more at https://home.lps.org/communitycalendar

Episode 5.5: BONUS — Superintendent Spotlight

Episode 5.5: BONUS — Superintendent Spotlight

 
 
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Last week, the LPS Superintendent Spotlight previewed the external accreditation team visit report for this week’s board meeting and discussed how LPS is a nationally recognized leader in education. Dr. Joel also answers a student question about what he does first thing when he gets to work.

Photo of Superintendent Spotlight being recorded

Episode 5: LPS Board Preview Live — External Accreditation

Episode 5: LPS Board Preview Live — External Accreditation

 
 
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Today we feature this week’s LPS LIVE Board Preview during which Dr. Steve Joel interviews Director of Continuous Improvement and Professional Learning, Sarah Salem about our recent External Accreditation.

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Episode 4: BackPack Extra Mile Walk History

Episode 4: BackPack Extra Mile Walk History

 
 
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This week, Mindy and Brian talk about the history of the Lincoln Public Schools BackPack Extra Mile Walk and about “LPS is Inspiring!”

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Episode 3: Superintendent Spotlight on Mentors

Episode 3: Superintendent Spotlight on Mentors

 
 
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It’s the third episode of Stories From Lincoln Public Schools. This week, Mindy Burbach and Brian Fitzgerald talk about the week’s happenings including another snow day, students learning the difference between RADAR and LIDAR and an early update on the Superintendent’s Facility Advisory Committee. Featured is the latest Superintendent Spotlight where Mary Kay Roth and Steve Joel discuss mentoring and visiting schools.

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Episode 2: MLK Day 2019

Episode 2: MLK Day 2019

 
 
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It’s the second episode of Stories From Lincoln Public Schools. This week, Mindy Burbach and Brian Fitzgerald talk about the week’s happenings including snow days, zoo school improvements and Lincoln’s Martin Luther King Jr. Rally including a performance by Belmont Elementary’s TRACKS Scholars.

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Our School Closings Page visits from January 20–25…

People seemed particularly interested in this page on the 22nd and 23rd!

Episode 1: Thank You Teachers!

Episode 1: Thank You Teachers!

 
 
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Welcome to the first episode of the Stories From Lincoln Public Schools Podcast! This week, Mindy Burbach and Brian Fitzgerald talk about the week’s happenings including High School Information nights, Transfer Deadlines, The Don D. Sherrill Program Art Banner, a Learning Lunch featuring our VOICE program and finally highlight moments from the past five years of Thank You Teacher recognition breakfasts.

Stories from Lincoln Public Schools Podcast