"The Lion Dispatch"

November, 2018

Happy November ~

It's November already ~ WOW! Before we know it, we will be in the middle of winter! Wishing you a great November!

Thank you for taking to read over our November edition of "The Lion Dispatch"!

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

Last Day to take the AdvancEd ~ Climate/Culture Stakeholder Survey

As community stakeholders, your feedback is critical as we continue to grow and develop as a progressive district focused on the academic, social-emotional, and behavioral needs of our students.

We encourage you to take time to complete this brief survey. Your feedback is a component to the overall AdvancEd process, as well as provide us further insight from our stakeholders' perspective.

Stakeholder Climate and Culture Survey Link - HERE

The Parent Climate/Culture Stakeholder Survey has been open for the last couple of weeks with today (November 2, 2018) being the last day to gather your feedback. If you have already submitted feedback, you do not need to fill out the survey again.

AdvancEd ~ A Continuous Improvement Journey:

AdvancEd is our school district's accreditation process, which is a voluntary method of quality assurance and designed for institutions to set specific educational standards, which is primarily driven by student performance and continuous improvement.

In addition, schools that are accredited are engaged and focused on the ongoing journey of continual growth centered around teaching and learning, student achievement, and continuous improvement. We operate as learning communities that demonstrate a proactive and healthy culture where educators take time to analyze best practices, student results, and engage in professional learning, discussion, and reflection.

This upcoming school year, Louisville Public Schools will have an "Engagement Review Team" visit - March 17-20, 2019.

The Engagement Review Team is a group of highly qualified professional evaluators who examine our schools's adherence to the AdvancEd Standards. This upcoming review will energize and equip our school leadership and stakeholders to maintain high performance and tackle areas that may need additional attention and growth. The Engagement Review Team is a rigorous process that includes diagnostic analysis, interviews with stakeholders, and observations of instruction, learning, and operations (Advanced Education, 2018, p. 1).

Please contact Mrs. Amber Johnson at 402-234-3585 or ajohnson@lpslions.org if you need further information/clarification regarding the AdvancEd process.

November Lunch Menus

Breakfast - HERE

Grades K-5 - HERE

Grades 6-12 - HERE

November Lion Breakfast

Our third "Lion Breakfast" will be held on on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 beginning at 7:15 a.m. Our topic will be "Technology in Louisville Public Schools".

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

November Veteran's Day Celebration

We cordially invite you to our Veteran's Day Celebration ~

Date: Friday, November 9, 2018

Time: 9:15 a.m. (The ceremony will take approx. 45-60 minutes)

Location: High School Gymnasium

The ceremony is open to the public. There will be a reception in the Commons Area for any Veterans and their families following the ceremony.

Elementary News - November, 2018

Please refer to the link regarding Elementary News - HERE

Middle/High News - November, 2018

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

Skills USA Newsletter

Please take a moment to read over the October 2018 edition of the Louisville SkillsUSA.

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 from November 12, 2018 to 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*