"The Lion Dispatch"

December, 2018

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to our Louisville Public School Families! We sincerely hope our "Lions" enjoy the upcoming festive season with family and friends!

Thank you for taking time to read over the December edition of "The Lion Dispatch".

If you have questions and/or need further clarification regarding information within this newsletter, please reach out to Mrs. Amber Johnson, Director of Learning, at ajohnson@lpslions.org.

AdvancEd Update and Parent Volunteers

Thank you to each of our LPS families for taking time to complete the Stakeholder Climate/Culture Survey last month! We had a total of 96 parents respond to the survey - that's great!!

Our AdvancEd team is in the process of reviewing all survey results and feedback. We anticipate sharing survey responses in the January or February edition of "The Lion Dispatch".

In addition, as a school district, we are seeking parents who may be interested in serving on our Continuous School Improvement team. This opportunity will provide further insight into our district continuous improvement process, as well as allow us to gain insight and feedback from our parents' perspective.

We will meet as a parent continuous improvement team on the following dates in the middle/high school library:

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 @ 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 @ 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 @ 5:00 p.m.

*Each meeting will take approximately 30-45 minutes*

If you are interested in serving as a parent volunteer for our continuous school improvement team, please email Mrs. Amber Johnson at ajohnson@lpslions.org by Friday, December 7, 2018.

Follow-Up - Nov. Lion Breakfast ~ Common Sense Media

During our November "Lion Breakfast", we had a great discussion about ways in which parents/teachers/community members can further their awareness regarding technology

considerations/awareness using "Common Sense Media".

Please take a moment to review the information below from "Common Sense Media" ~

Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. This organization empowers parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.

Media and technology are at the very center of all our lives today -- especially our children’s. Kids today spend over 50 hours of screen time every week. The media content they consume and create has a profound impact on their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Learning how to use media and technology wisely is an essential skill for life and learning in the 21st century. But parents, teachers, and policymakers struggle to keep up with the rapidly changing digital world in which our children live and learn. Now more than ever, they need a trusted guide to help them navigate a world where change is the only constant.

For more information, please visit "Common Sense Media" - HERE

Looking Ahead ~ Lion Breakfast

Our next "Lion Breakfast" will be held on on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 beginning at 7:15 a.m. Our topic will be "Special Education".

We hope to see many of you in attendance!!

For more information regarding this year's "Lion Breakfast" informational meetings, please read over the following document - HERE

December Lunch Menus

Breakfast - HERE

Grades K-5 - HERE

Grades 6-12 - HERE

Elementary News ~ December, 2018

Please refer to the link regarding Elementary News - HERE

Middle/High News ~ December, 2018

Please refer to the link regarding Middle and High School News - HERE

Winter Walking

Interested in a place to walk during the cold winter months?

If so, Louisville High School would like to invite you to walk the halls until March 29, 2019.

The high school area will be open for interested walkers every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5:30 am - 7:00 am.

We would simply ask that you enter from the high school activity side, keep the dirt outside by changing your shoes prior to walking and stay on the tiled areas throughout Louisville High School.

If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Bev Becker at (402) 234-3585.

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.

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.

2018-2019 Louisville Public Schools Staff

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Louisville Public Schools - Administration

Andrew Farber - Superintendent



Amber Johnson - Director of Learning



Nate Simons - Director of Technology



Cory Holl - Elementary Principal



Brett Schwartz - Secondary Principal



Rob Geise - Activities 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*