"The Lion Dispatch"

March, 2019

Welcome to March!

Happy Soon-To-Be Spring!

Hopefully, our weather will be turning soon, and we can welcome Spring with open arms!

Thank you for taking the time to read our March edition of "The Lion Dispatch".

If you have any 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.

Louisville Public School Vision and Mission Statement ~

Vision Statement - Louisville Public School is a progressive district that engages a community of learners in collaboration towards excellence.

Mission Statement - Louisville Public School staff, families, and community are dedicated to the intellectual, emotional, physical growth, and safety of our students.

AdvancEd - Continuous Improvement Process Update

We have officially submitted all documentation/information to our AdvancED External Engagement Team! As a collective group (staff, students, and parents), we have much to be proud of at Louisville Public School!

EXCITING NEWS - Our AdvancED website link is now LIVE for our "Lion" families to view!

Our AdvancED website provides access to our district site plans, artifacts to support three of AdvancED Domains and Standards, our strengths and growth points based on survey/inventory results, as well as additional information regarding the work we are doing within our school district. The information provided on the website has been shared with the AdvancED External Engagement Team, too.

AdvancED Website Link - HERE

Future Business - Our parent continuous improvement team will be meeting on the following dates in the middle/high school library:

Monday, March 11, 2019 @ 5:00 p.m.

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

*Each meeting will take approximately 30-45 minutes*

*Please note, we did not meet as a parent team due to winter weather on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

For your information -

March 11, 2019, our Parent Continuous Improvement Topics will include the following -

  • Overview of the AdvancEd External Engagement Team
  • Overview of AdvancEd Domains and Standards
  • Overview of System and School Quality Factors
  • Overview of the Louisville Public School Profile
  • Overview of Strengths and Potential Growth Points

If you have additional questions regarding our Continuous Improvement Process, please contact Mrs. Amber Johnson at ajohnson@lpslions.org.

March Breakfast/Lunch Menus

Breakfast Menu - HERE

K-5 Lunch Menu - HERE

6-12 Lunch Menu - HERE

Upcoming Lion Breakfast

Our next "Lion Breakfast" will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, beginning at 7:15 a.m. Our topic will be on "The Hiring Process" within Louisville Public School.

Attached is the presentation on "Special Education" from our "Lion Breakfast" on February 13, 2019 - HERE

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

Elementary News

Please refer to the link regarding Elementary School News - HERE

Middle/High School News

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

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 School 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 School Staff

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Louisville Public School - 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 School - Board of Education

Cindy Osterloh

Kara Habrock

Ashley Christiansen

Andy Mixan

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*