"The Lion Dispatch"

February, 2019

February Edition

Happy February, Louisville Families!!

Thank you for taking time to read over the February 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.

2018 - 2019 ~ Louisville Public School Annual Report

Louisville Public School Annual Report - HERE

"CareeRockit" is Coming to LPS - Please Welcome Roloff Construction!!

Exciting News!!!

Louisville Public School will be participating in the Greater Omaha Chamber "CareeRockit" on Wednesday, February 11, 2019!!

We are VERY excited to announce that Roloff Construction will be our host employer for Careerockit at Louisville Public School!! Students in grades 9-12 who are interested in learning more about engineering, architecture, and construction from Roloff Construction are welcome to attend this great opportunity!!

Mrs. Kara Habrock, who serves on our Louisville Public School Board of Education, is also the President and CEO of Roloff Construction. Mrs. Habrook and team will be educating students on engineering, architecture, and construction pathways. We are very fortunate and appreciate their time and effort to discuss these career options to our students!

What is "CareeRockit"? ~

"CareeRockit" is an initiative by the Greater Omaha Chamber. This initiative provides opportunity for community partners to connect with students and young adults to learn and gain knowledge about growing career options. In addition, Careerockit provides students an opportunity to gain insight into certain careers while allowing them to build connections with outside businesses.

Please Note ~

If your child(ren) are interested in learning more about engineering, architecture, and/or construction, please encourage them to attend CareeRockit at Louisville Public School on Wednesday, February 11, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in our Professional Development Room.

Students who are interested in participating in CareeRockit must have a signed consent from parents. Consent waivers are located in the high school office.

If you have any questions and/or need further information about CareeRockit, please contact Mr. Schwartz, Mr. Finkey, or Mrs. Johnson.

AdvancEd - Continuous Improvement Process Update

Our AdvancEd team and staff members continue to work diligently on our AdvancEd Continuous Improvement Process! Our continuous improvement journey is an opportunity to learn more about our educational process, and we are looking forward to sharing the results with each of you very soon!

As of right now, our two primary academic achievement goals (PK-12) are as follows:

1. During the 2018-2019 school year, we will strive to be above the state percentage level in all areas of testing.

2. We will work to ensure ALL students show growth in our district's priority standards.

We have reviewed our student performance results to develop specific actions to meet each of these two goals as a staff.

As a reminder, we will be submitting all documentation/information to our AdvancEd External Engagement Team on Monday, February 11, 2019. This will provide the external team approx. four weeks to review our information before their official visit on Sunday, March 17, 2019.

In addition, we will be sharing a live website link for our "Lion" families in the March edition of the "The Lion Dispatch". This website will provide our staff and families information and access regarding our district action plans, supporting artifacts, survey/inventory results, as well as additional information regarding the work we are doing within our school district.

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

Tuesday, February 19, 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 a snow day on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

For your information -

February 19, 2019 Parent Continuous Improvement Topic 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 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.

February Breakfast/Lunch Menus

Breakfast - HERE

Grades K-5 - HERE

Grades 6-12 - HERE

Upcoming 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 on "Special Education" in Louisville Public School.

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 and 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*