" The Lion Dispatch"

Louisville Public Schools ~ August, 2018

Welcome to the 2018~2019 School Year

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!! We are excited to begin another great year filled with learning, memories, and so much more!!

During the 2018-2019 school year, "The Lion Dispatch", will be sent out electronically to our families. Families will receive "The Lion Dispatch" a total of 4 times over the course of the school year (Fall, Winter, Spring, and End of the Year). Our families have access to "The Lion Dispatch" on our district website, as well.

In addition, there will be limited copies placed in and around our local businesses.

If you would like to receive a paper copy, please email Mrs. Amber Johnson, Director of Learning, at ajohnson@lpslions.com, and we will add your name to The Lion Dispatch mailing list.

Again, we look forward to an amazing school year and hope this will be a great year for our "Lions"!

Please Welcome Our New Staff Members

Please welcome the following new LPS Staff Members:

Mrs. Amber Johnson - Director of Learning

Mrs. Johnson is excited to join the LPS team as the new Director of Learning. Mrs. Johnson served the past fourteen years in Bellevue Public Schools as a 3rd grade teacher, Lead Teacher, and Elementary Principal. Mrs. Johnson is a doctoral candidate at Doane University where she is pursuing her doctorate of education degree.

Mrs. Johnson and her family (Robert - Husband, Alexandria - Daughter, and Koi - Son) enjoy traveling, camping, and being together. Welcome to LPS, Mrs. Johnson!

Mrs. Amanda Zwiener - Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Zwiener is looking forward to beginning in her new position as a Kindergarten teacher! Mrs. Zwiener comes to us with nine years of experience as she served as a teacher within the Omaha Public Schools. In addition, Mrs. Zwiener has completed her Masters in Early Childhood. She has a second grade daughter will will be attending Louisville Public Schools, as well! Welcome to Lion Country, Mrs. Zwiener!

Clerical Staff -

We are excited to announce that we have a total of 6 new clerical staff members joining us this upcoming school year! Each staff member will have the opportunity to work with our staff and, more specifically, our students! Please welcome our new team members ~

Brandi Deloske

Angie Kilton

Todd Donnelly

Amber Magee

Stacey Price

Joe Shera

Student Enrollment ~ We Continue to Grow!

Our student enrollment continues to grow, and we are excited that our families have chosen LPS!

Student Enrollment Numbers: HERE


The Omaha/Metro and surroundings school districts are focusing their attention and efforts on promoting #BeKind for all staff, students, and community members!

As a district, we will continue to strongly encourage our "Lions" to #BeKind to each other on a daily basis.

Please read Mr. Schwartz's message on #BeKind below ~:

Last spring Louisville High School Students attended the #BeKind rally at ESU #3, along with roughly 20 other metro area schools. The high school students who attended the #BeKind rally and the administration thought it would be a great idea to adopt Kindness as one of the themes for the 2018-2019 school year. The #BeKind movement has grown in the metro area and we want to be a part of promoting kindness. The official kickoff for #BeKind this year will be during the week of August 20, 2018. The plan is to recognize students from Conestoga and Louisville who are committed to kindness at the Louisville vs. Conestoga football game on August 24, 2018.

Student Lunch Program for 2018-2019

A Message from our NEW Food Service Program ~ Taher, Inc.:

YOUR NEW FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM Taher, Inc. welcomes you to the 2018-2019 school year! We are excited that your District has chosen us to partner with them and provide the Louisville Public Schools with an exciting and nutritionally balanced school food service program. For over 37 years, Taher has been managing and operating food service programs. Now in more than 150 school districts nationwide, we implement programs that correspond with each district’s mission and goals. Taher’s Food4Life menu offerings incorporate Chef-developed, made-from scratch items, which are trans-fat free and contain healthy whole grains. A Fruit & Vegetable Bar is part of every meal with fresh choices of fruits and vegetables every day!

There are lots of choices, including:

  • Elementary students will enjoy a choice of 3 lunch selections from our Classic Café station
  • Each day for MS/HS students, we’ll offer choices from the Classic Café station
  • Grab ‘n Go salads and sandwiches, and hot sandwiches from the Grill Station. Our Creation Station will feature one of the following on a rotation basis: Taher’s signature pizza, Freshwich, make your own sub and wraps, Mexican Grill, Italian Bar, and a Featured Bowl
  • Corporate Chef Brian periodically will visit your schools and feature cuisine from Around the World

2018~2019 Menu Prices ~

Breakfast -

Student - $1.60

Adult - $2.25

Lunch -

K-5 - $2.65

6-12 - $2.90

Adults - $4.00

Extra Sandwich - $1.50

Milk/Juice - $0.35

August Breakfast Menu - HERE

August Elementary (K-5) Lunch Menu - HERE

August Lunch Menu Middle/High School - HERE

Transportation Information

Louisville Public Schools provides bus service to students living outside the Louisville city limits. Routes for the 2018-2019 school year have been established. If you believe your child(ren) should be on a bus route, please contact the high school office at 402-234-3585.

2018-2019 Student Handbook

Below is a line to our updated 2018-2019 Student Handbook for grades Kindergarten-12. If you are not able to access a copy of the handbook online, please contact your respective office for a paper copy.

The district would strongly advise you to review the handbook as it serves as a reference for several questions you may have regarding our district. Additionally, the student handbook also outlines building procedures and policies, along with information on school times, the yearly calendar, staff members, lunch, student discipline and school records.

2018-2019 Student Handbook - HERE

It's Official ~ The Elementary Playground Is Installed and Ready for Kids!

On Tuesday, August 14, 2018, we held a ribbon cutting ceremony for our new elementary school playground. The students are incredibly excited to begin playing on their new equipment!

Thank you for your support, donations, and efforts to make this happen for our students!

Special thanks to the following business and individuals for their donations to the playground project:


*Roloff Construction* Derby's Heating & Air * Omaha Corp Housing Auth/Gary Mixan* Fuxa Enterprises, LLC * Justin Larsen Insurance* Omaha Volkswagon Club* Louisville Senior Center *Louisville Liquors * Truhlsen Family Foundation * Manheim Omaha * Taylor Oil Co. * Witte Physical Therapy, Inc * Mill Creek Auto Parts * Bond Trucking * Leibman Financial * Louisville PTO * Terry Scholting - American Family Insurance * Louisville Cub Club *Ash Grove Charitable Foundation * Midlands Community * Foundation Grant * Pinnacle Bank * Louisville Education Association * Louisville Board of Education * Mark's Sales & Service * Ernco * Jamie Zweep - Indulgence Salon * B's Diner * Coop Deville and Feathers Copple Chevrolet * Edward D. Jones * Fusselman-Allen-Harvey Funeral Home * Good Times * Jeff's Jack and Jill * Lubben Veterinary Services * Pankonin Implement * Pazza Bella Salon * Platte River State Park * Slattery Vintage Estates


*Robert Norris * Stephen Jensen * Levi & Julie Krause * The Knutson Family * David & Suzanne Welte *Kris and John Dillard * Heinold Family * Minchow Family * Hrdy Family * Mackling Family * Krambeck Family * Brenda Batterman * Adam & JoAnn Haworth * Roger & Teri Vierregger * John Derby * Candace Maaske * Kelly Deloske * Linda Peregrine * Larry & Jackie Couron * Renner Family * Judith Meyer * McCaulley Family * Buskirk Family * Don & Mary Tietjen Thomas & Jodi Josoff * Travis & Mikayla Moore * Michael & Ashley Christiansen * Gary & Linda Heard * Angela Finn * Jim & Diane Mayfield * Mike & Candy Cunningham* Andrew and Lori Barry * Lucas Hrabik * Amy Snodgrass * Jonathan & Mindy Simon * Kyle Derby Teller Family * Sheila Gronewoller Christopher & Kimberly Haynes * Hal & Vicki Mack * LeRoy & Christine Bax * Matt and Jamie Toelle *

Amanda & Craig Wetterberg * Cindy Osterloh * Keith Krecklow * Trish Sorensen *

Jean Buskirk * Cory & Kristi Holl * Nathaniel & Andrea Zimmer * Allison & Andy Mixan * Brian & Debbie Mackling * Matt and Rallyn Hammer * Kavanaugh Family * Carol Alley * Ryan & Valerie Downs * Haecke Family* Nelson Family * Jason & Jackie Heard *

Marion Johnson * Brad & Terri Johnson * Chris Noda * Doris Carmicheal * Staben Family * Jeff & Tricia Smith * Erik Quam * Steven's Family * Thiele Family * Smart Family *

Mike & Kyle Matchus * Doug & Linda Allen* Habrock Family * Moses Family *

Ben & Christine Hamilton * Couron Family * Kohles Family * Meyer Family *

Werner Family * Dennis & Joann Kelly * Glen Schliefert * L. Schliefert * Parson Family * Heim Family * Vavra Family * Travis & Tracy Klein * Krause Family * Donna Schultz * Speckmann Family * Ben & Christine Hamilton * Craig & Steph Stohlmann * Pamela Tuller * Josh & Brenda Batterman * Fiala Family * Patsy Sawyer * Kozeny Family * Thieman Family * Jones Family * Faubion Family * Meisinger Family * Shera Family *

Libby Kendell Harrington * Smith Family * Mack Family * Mike & Laura Sorensen *

J. Meisinger* Frederickson Family * Class of 2018

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A "Shout Out" to our Summer Workers ~

This summer has flown by and there has been so much accomplished over the past couple of month! Our custodial, maintenance, and technology crew have been extremely busy preparing for this school year with completing many projects!

A special thank you goes out to the following team members who have made our building look tremendous ~

Rob Bauers, Shane Clymer , Jason Brewer, Nate Simons, Kevin White, Melissa Bruce, Bobbie Dickey, Russ Gray, Susan Knop, Tom Petersen, Jake Renner , Maddie Sladky, and Grace Jacobsen!

A "Shout Out" to our Lion Leaders ~

We would like to recognize the following individuals/businesses for supporting our district over the past few months ~

  • John Dale and Ash Grove donated $14, 200 for safety related items.
  • Bohdi Construction and Crouch Recreation for installation of our brand new elementary playground.

Community Event ~ Family Yoga Night With Teammates

Please join us as for "Family Yoga Night" with our TeamMates program on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on the new elementary playground.

"Family Night Yoga" night is suggesting a donation of $10.00 per individual or $20.00 per family. The proceeds go directly back to supporting our TeamMates mentoring program.

Looking forward to seeing everyone coming out to support this program #namaste!

Remember to bring a blanket or mat.

Community Meeting ~ Mark Your Calendar

Our annual "Community Engagement Meeting" will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Music Room. The purpose of this meeting is to update our community on our safety procedures and protocols. We hope to see many of you attend!

Community News ~ Need Access to the Weight Room?

Are you considering joining our High School Weight Room for community use? If so, our Community Weight Room application forms are available through our district office. If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Bev Becker at 402- Information, along with the application form for Louisville community use of the High School Weight Room, is available through the district office. If you are interested please contact Mrs. Bev Becker at (402) 234-3585 or bbecker@lpslions.org.

Notice - Annual Asbestos Update

Federal regulations require all schools to inventory asbestos containing materials and develop a management plan that identifies and controls asbestos containing materials in their building. The presence of asbestos in a building does not mean that the health of the building occupants is necessarily endangered. As long as the identified material remains in good condition and is not disturbed, exposure is unlikely. Please note, at least once each six months periodic surveillance is conducted on all asbestos containing materials and suspect material assumed to contain asbestos. A re-inspection will be conducted every three years throughout the district of all items that

have asbestos containing material. From time to time operations and maintenance will be conducted to keep all material in good condition. For more information please contact the Superintendent of Schools, Andrew Farber at (402) 234-3585, or the project manager at (402) 339-6240.

Notice - School Closings and Delays

Louisville Public Schools will use an automated system to notify all families of emergencies, special events, or weather based closings. Additionally, in most cases school closings due to weather will be released and posted through selected Omaha and Lincoln media sources.

If in question, Louisville families should contact their respective school offices and make certain that all contact numbers and family information is updated for the 2018-2019 school year.

Louisville Public Schools Administration

Andrew Farber - Superintendent



Amber Johnson - Director of Learning



Cory Holl - Elementary Principal



Brett Schwartz - Secondary Principal



Rob Geise - Athletic Director



Louisville Public Schools - Board of Education

Cindy Osterloh

Kara Habrock

Ashley Christiansen

Amy Kerans

Jon Simon

John Winkler

*The board does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, religion, veteran status, national or ethnic origin, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or other protected status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated groups*