A message from your Principal

Important Information/Dates for families: 

      • Want to enjoy some LSE Basketball and maybe win a free t-shirt?  LSE is hosting a “Future Knights Night” on Feb. 8th starting at 5:45 for the girls’ varsity followed by the boys’ varsity at 7:30.  Elem. and Middle School students will receive free popcorn and drink from the concession stand with their $5 admission with the ticket found HERE.
      • Parent Forum for Parents of Gifted Children: Pound MS Auditorium Thursday, Jan 17, 6-7 pm. Guest speakers, Dr. Joan Jacobs and Jeanne Weisser will discuss ways to support students with visual spatial strengths.  More details can be found HERE.
      • Intramural Drama, Speech and Debate is accepting registrations for all interested 6th, 7th and 8th grader students. A family information session will be held at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Southeast High School in the auditorium. Please see the main office or your English teacher for more information or to pick up a registration form. Online registration is also available.
      • Irving Food Market: a once-per-month mobile distribution where the Food Bank of Lincoln will bring shelf stable food, fresh produce, bread and bakery items to Irving and set up for families to select what is needed.  All families are welcome, no need to register beforehand.  The next time for this will be immediately following the school day on Feb. 4, 2019.  Click HERE for future dates. 
      • The library is also trying to get a Button Maker for the library maker-spaces.  You can help us fund this project by going HERE
      • The LPS Oral Spelling Bee will be Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Culler Middle School. The Spelling Bee is open to students in grades 5-8. More information is available in the main office or from your English teacher. Online registration is also available.
      • Need some Irving apparel?  Check out the great Irving gear to show your school spirit HERE.
      • 8th graders, if you missed the First Steps to High School Information Night, the link to the video can be found HERE
      • High school choice, transfers and ninth grade filing deadlines

        Lincoln Public Schools eighth graders will continue to have their choice of attending any of the LPS high schools as they enter ninth grade.

        However, due to severe overcrowding, LPS will require eighth graders who wish to attend Lincoln East High School and Lincoln High School for 2019-20, but who do not live in those attendance areas, to meet the Jan. 31, 2019 deadline for filing high school selection forms.

        In addition, East and Lincoln high schools will be unavailable for transfers at all grade levels – beyond that early January filing deadline – for students living outside the school attendance areas.  

        The Lincoln Board of Education previously approved a similar resolution for Lincoln North Star High School.  For 2019-2020, three of the six LPS high schools will not be open to transfer beyond the initial ninth grade transfer deadline.

        Student populations in LPS high schools have been growing dramatically, and LPS has been closely monitoring enrollment trends in all schools, taking into consideration capacity, impact on educational programs with the schools,  prior enrollment levels and anticipated future growth.

      • ATTENTION 8th grade students and Families: High School Information Nights have been scheduled (see dates/times below). For more information click HERE
        • Tuesday, January 8, 2019              East High School                     6:30 p.m.
        • Wednesday, January 9, 2019         Northeast High School          6:30 p.m.  
        • Thursday, January 10, 2019          Southwest High School          6:30 p.m.
        • Monday, January 14, 2019            Southeast High School           6:30 p.m.
        • Tuesday, January 15, 2019            North Star High School           6:30 p.m.
        • Tuesday, January 22, 2019            Lincoln High School                6:30 p.m.



Jason Shanahan – Principal

From the Principal:

Welcome to the Irving Middle School website. It is my privilege to serve the Irving Middle School community as principal. Here at Irving, it is our mission to develop personal responsibility, ethical behaviors, cultural awareness, life-long learning and academic excellence within our students. Our mission is accomplished through the tireless work of talented educators I am proud to work alongside.

At Irving, our staff work collaboratively on interdisciplinary teams to ensure the highest quality education is provided to every student. It is our steadfast belief that all students can learn and achieve to their full potential. Additionally, Irving students are provided with community outreach opportunities to develop cultural awareness and leadership qualities within each child.

No child’s education is fully realized without a successful partnership between school and home. I invite you to use this site as a communication tool to stay involved with your child’s experience at Irving.

I look forward to partnering with you through the school year.


Jason Shanahan