"The Lion Dispatch"

April, 2019

Welcome to April!!

WOW!! Can you believe we are already in the month of April?!! This school year has flown by, yet we still have much learning to accomplish!!

Thank you for taking the time to read our April 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.


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.


Our AdvancED external review team visited Louisville Public School to gain information and awareness of our school district. The team interviewed a variety of staff members, students, parents, and community members. This process truly takes many voices to share what we are all about in Louisville Public School.

Based on the AdvancED external review team, their insight and feedback provided our district with valuable information which was both positive and growth-oriented.

Positive strengths feedback from our visit included:

1. Theme: The Louisville Public School System exhibits

many effective leadership/governance practices

throughout all levels of the system.

2. Theme: The Louisville Public School System provides

remarkable opportunities for the students - academic

choices, extracurricular opportunities, technology, and

support for students in need.

3. Theme: The Louisville Public School System has garnered

extensive community engagement, leading to

involvement of multiple stakeholders.

4. Theme: The Louisville Public School System engages all

staff members to participate in continuous programs of

professional learning and development, facilitating high

levels of student success as well as enhancing teacher


5. Theme: The Louisville Public School System has

established a priority to maintain a climate conducive to

learning, housed in a safe and clean facility.

Areas of Growth/Next Steps from our visit included:

1. Theme: The Louisville Public School System would benefit from a

formal structure of data literacy from PK-12th grades (analyzing existing

relevant data that is disaggregated and used to drive formal classroom

instruction). This can direct improvement efforts in the areas of student

achievement, curriculum alignment, professional development, and

formative/summative student assessments.

2. Theme: Enhancing services available for social, emotional, and mental

health will benefit all students of the Louisville Public School System.

3. Theme: Monitor college and career readiness and

postsecondary/work-related transitional success. Maintaining contact with

alumni may ensure efforts made at the Louisville Public School System

are translating into positive life experiences.

As we look at our areas of growth/next steps, Louisville Public School is in the planning process of addressing each identified area. We are looking forward to sharing our next steps with each of you during the 2019-2020 school year....Stay Tuned!!!

Stakeholder Feedback - 2020-2021 School Calendar

Lousiville Public School would like to gain feedback regarding the 2020-2021 school calendar.

Please be on the look-out for a survey that will be coming in the near future.

FEMA - Disaster Assistance

Louisville Public School received information pertaining to disaster assistance, help, and resources from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

For more information, please contact - 1-800-621-3362

Summer Fitness Opportunity

If you are interested in taking part in a summer fitness opportunity, please see the attached form - HERE

Louisville Public School Summer Hours

Can you believe we are already thinking about summer?

Please note our Lousiville Public School summer dates/hours:

May 27 - August 2, 2019, Monday - Thursday

6:30 am - 4:30 pm.

*The weight room facility will remain open during the week*


Breakfast Menu - HERE

K-5 Lunch Menu - HERE

6-12 Lunch Menu - HERE


Our next "Lion Breakfast" will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, beginning at 7:15 a.m. Our topic will be on "Looking into the Future" within Louisville Public School. We hope to see many of you in attendance!!

Attached is the presentation on "The Hiring Process" from our "Lion Breakfast" on March 13, 2019 - HERE

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


Please refer to the link regarding Elementary School News - HERE


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


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.


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*