"The Lion Dispatch"

Louisville Public Schools ~ September, 2019

Fall Is In the Air ~

Can you believe it?!! We are nearing Fall!! What a wonderful time of year when the season begins to change!

We've had such a successful start to the school year, and we anticipate our "Lions" will continue to build upon their individual academic capacity, as well :).

Thank you for taking the time to read over this month's edition of "The Lion Dispatch".

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions and/or need additional information.

2019-2020 Calendar Update

Please take a moment to update your school calendar -

Louisville Public Schools will NOT be in session on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, due to our district hosting the ECNC Speech Conference.


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.

Louisville Public Schools ~ Continuous School Improvement Goals

As a school district focused on continuous school improvement, our district-wide school goals PK-12 encompass the following:

1. *During the 2019-2020 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 look forward to showcasing our student achievement goals and results based on these two goals throughout the duration of the school year.

*Statewide student assessment data will not be available until the Nebraska Department of Education releases a specific date that can be shared with stakeholders regarding student performance scores.

Louisville Public Schools Strategic Plan

Louisville Public Schools Strategic Plan - HERE

2019~2020 Louisville Public Schools Administrative Goals

2019~2020 Louisville Public Schools Administrative Goals - HERE

District Assessment Profile

Louisville Public Schools district is committed to ensuring that we have a comprehensive student assessment system in place, and this is reflective in each our teacher's course(s)/subject(s) for which he/she instructs.

Our District Assessment Profile -

  • provides information regarding how we monitor student learning, achievement, and progress
  • provides detailed information regarding the progress of our students in relation to our programs, courses, and subjects for which a student is enrolled in
  • provides our teachers in planning and executing effective classroom instruction based on student need
  • assists in determining student placement in courses
  • provides additional information for program monitoring and evaluation of course offerings

District Assessment Profile - HERE

2019 ~ 2020 - Lion Breakfasts

Louisville Public Schools would like to invite you to attend a series of upcoming informative meetings with our Superintendent, Mr. Andrew Farber.

Please take a moment to review the dates and topics that will be occurring during the 2019 ~ 2020 school year.

Lion Breakfast Information - HERE

September Breakfast/Lunch Menus

September Taher Newsletter - HERE

September Breakfast Menu -

September Elementary Lunch Menu - HERE

September Lunch Menu Middle/High School - HERE

Elementary News

Please refer to the attached link regarding Elementary School News - HERE

Middle/High School News

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

Opportunity Awaits - Kidventor Contest at Fat Brain Toys

Please take a moment to read over an exciting opportunity for our "Lions" -

Fat Brain Toys designs award-winning toys that are sold worldwide...not just here in the Omaha area. Their toys promote "A Smarter Way to Play" and have been on the global stage more than fifteen years now!

For the past two years, Fat Brain Toys has hosted our Kidventor contest. Children from around the United States submit their ideas, drawings, prototypes, etc. of their inventions for THE NEXT GREAT TOY!

Here's the REALLY cool thing...the winner receives a $2,500 scholarship, $500 worth of toys from Fat Brain Toys, an all-expense-paid trip to New York City to show their idea to toy industry experts at The American International Toy Fair in February, and, they are awarded a real license agreement which gives them a royalty on every single toy that is sold for the lifetime of the product.

This is a great opportunity to put creativity, STEM, reading, research, and public speaking skills to use! What child doesn't love to talk and think about toys? Fat Brain Toys is passionate about keeping play and toys an integral part of the daily life of children everywhere.

Interested in this opportunity?!! Please review additional Kidventor Contest Information - HERE

Transportation Drivers Needed ~

If you or someone you know may be interested in serving as a Louisville Public School transportation driver for our district, please reach out to Mrs. Dana March at dmarch@lpslions.org or 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) 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 2019-2020 school year.

2019 - 2020 Louisville Public Schools Staff

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Louisville Public Schools Administration ~

Mr. Andrew Farber - Superintendent



Dr. Amber Johnson - Director of Learning



Mr. Shane Mathis - Elementary Principal



Mr. Brett Schwartz - Secondary Principal



Mr. Clint Little - Activities Director



Louisville Public Schools - 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*