January 8, 2018

The SOTW this week is to remember to keep your cell phone off and in your locker during the school day. When you have your cell phone off and in your locker, you are demonstrating that you are a responsible student.


This Thursday the Irving Chimney Swift Club will be hosting Dennis Ferraro, a rock star herpetologist with UNL! Herpetology is a branch of zoology concerned with reptiles and amphibians. Dennis will be bringing some of his creatures with him for you to meet. The meeting will take place in 114 and end at 4:15. Bring your reptile and amphibian related questions for Mr. Ferraro. See Ms. Hughes if you have questions.


ALL morning and after school choirs will begin this week.  Girls choir will meet TODAY after school from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, 8th grade morning choir on Tuesday, 6th grade morning choir on Wednesday, and 7th grade morning choir on Friday.  Please see Mr. Robb or Mrs. Hunt if you have any questions.


Attn: newspaper crew  – There is a very important and mandatory newspaper meeting this week.  You can attend today or Wednesday after school.  The meeting will be in room 218 and will run until 4:00.


A reminder to Mr. Wagner’s 8th grade students who were making a keepsake box… remember to meet with him after school on Monday or Thursday this week. Thank you


Parent/Guardian Informational Meetings

An important component in the transition process are the informational meetings at the six LPS high schools in January.  Since students entering the ninth grade may choose the high school they want to attend in LPS, these meetings have been scheduled to give students and their guardians to attend more than one high school meeting before the January 31st deadline for submitting the “High School

Choice” form.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018                East High School                                     6:30 pm

Thursday, January 11, 2018                   Southwest High School                           6:30 pm

Tuesday, January 16, 2018                    Southeast High School                            7:00 pm

Thursday, January 18, 2018                   North Star High School                           6:30 pm

Monday, January 22, 2018                    Northeast High School                            6:30 pm

Tuesday, January 23, 2018                    Lincoln High                                           6:30 pm

Information about the focus schools and specialty programs offered at LPS can be found under the Schools tab at www.lps.org or by contacting a school counselor.


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 10, 2018 at Southeast High School in the auditorium.  Please see your English teacher for more information or to pick up a registration form.  Information is also available in the Parent Center on the LPS website.


The LPS Oral Spelling Bee will be Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Culler Middle School. The Spelling Bee is open to students in grades 5-8. More information is available from your English teacher.  Information is also available in the Parent Center on the LPS website.