Important Information/Dates for families: 

DON’T MISS OUT, GET YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY!! Online Ordering will close on Sunday May 20 at midnight.

Come see the Stars on 22nd street:  Irving is hosting a Talent show for students and staff on Tuesday May 22nd starting at 6:30.  

    • Irving’s Online Newspaper
    • All Books are due back to the Irving Library.  Students will receive emails about overdue books still out starting on Monday May 14th. As of May 9, we had 1, 083 books checked out. Please help your students get their books back to the library ASAP.  Thanks
    • Chromebook Check in dates: 
      • 8th Grade: Friday May 18
      • 7th Grade: Monday May 21
      • 6th Grade: Tuesday May 22
        • Students will need to bring their chromebooks, bag and strap and cord.
    • Irving is hosting another Blood Drive. The American Red Cross bus will be at Irving on Monday May 14 from 2-6pm. If you would like to make an appointment to participate click HERE
    • Attention students interested in running Cross Country for Lincoln High.  Coach Rettig will meet incoming freshmen interested in running for Lincoln High in the fall next ThursdayMay 10 in the media Center at 3:10.
    • Congratulations to Cyrus Zgud and Conleigh Hemmer. They were two of the three winners in the middle school division of the Poetry of Place contest.  A state-wide contest, the competition is sponsored by UNL’s Nebraska Writing Project with the goal being to encourage Nebraska students to reflect some aspect of Nebraska life in poetry.  They will be honored May 4th at the Capitol where they will read their poems, Prairie Song (Cyrus) and Dirt Roads (Conleigh).
    • There will be changes to the Middle School Math Sequence next year.  For information on those changes, click HERE
    • Spanish translation of changes can be found HERE
    • Irving CHAMPS:  Irving students competed for the 8th straight year in the Northeast Brain Brawl Quiz Bowl Saturday. Twenty-one teams came from all over the state to compete, however it was IRVING who took home the title by defeating Omaha Beveridge Magnate School 185 – 95 in the championship match! Congratulations to Daniel Brosovic, Regina Hinkley, Reilly Diaz, and Zeph Seibler for their outstanding performance! Other aardvarks who competed in quiz bowl this year include Etienne Doer, Lily Talley, Marielle Hinrichs, Alivia Neater, Evan Beatty, Barret Roddell, Amir Tarkian, Marcus Wendt, Daniel Schafer, Jude Kroeze, and Joseph Leibgot-Osigna. Thank you to mentors Mrs. Engstrom and Mr. Green for serving as volunteer school sponsors again this year!
    •  Auditions for LSE Color Guard will be held two weeks  from May 7th to May 10th. If you are still curious about what Color Guard is take a look at this VIDEO
    • Camp Erin is now accepting applications for their 2018 Camp.  This is a free 3 day overnight bereavement camp for children and teens ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of someone significant in their life.  It takes place Sept. 21-23, 2018 at the Carol Joy Holling Camp in Ashland.  More Details about the camp can be found HERE.  Applications for the camp can be found HERE.
    • For Incoming 6th graders: if you were unable to join us for Information Night, you can view the informational powerpoint HERE
    • Congrats to our Irving Musicians: On Tuesday, May 1 both the Irving 8th grade Orchestra and the Irving Jazz Band participated in the LPS Middle School Instrumental Music Festival.  They performed two pieces for a judge who gave them written comments and and worked with them after they finished playing.  Both groups received the highest rating possible.  
    • In March, students participated in the “Why I Want to Go to College” writing contest, sponsored by the Nebraska State Treasurer’s Office and the Omaha Storm Chasers. Two 7th grade Irving students placed!
      • Carmen Marley received 1st place and will be receiving a $2,000 NEST 529 College Savings Scholarship.
      • Julia Abraham received 3rd place in District 1 and will be receiving a $500 NEST 529 College Savings Scholarship.
        • Pictured left to right are Julia Abraham, teacher Emily Owsley, and Carmen Marley.
    • The Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music’s Outstanding Instrumentalist Award Winners are students from Lincoln Middle and High schools. The student award winner was nominated by their band or orchestra teacher. That student exemplifies teamwork, camaraderie and positive communication with their peers. That’s the spirit of chamber music, and the aim for giving the award. The secondary goal is to celebrate students who perform individually very well, but that takes second place to the traits of an effective member of a musical ensemble: teamwork, camaraderie and positive communication.This year’s award winners and their schools:Lily Rippeteau, Irving Middle SchoolBecca Walker, Irving Middle SchoolSydney Maddox, East High SchoolAnna Little, Lux Middle SchoolClarissa Tan, Lux Middle SchoolZachary Dziuvenis, Schoo Middle SchoolMaia Bryan, North Star High SchoolCecelia Williams, Lefler Middle SchoolEric Lesiak, Lincoln High SchoolAlena Nelson, Lincoln Christian High School

      Elizabeth Chhoeung, Goodrich Middle School

      Emma Curtis, Southwest High School

    • Pictured at the season finale of the Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music: clarinetist Charles Neidich, members of the Lysander Piano Trio, Alena Nelson, Maia Bryan, Lily Rippeteau and Elizabeth Chhoeung.


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