"The Lion Dispatch"

January, 2019

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year, Lions!!! We sincerely hope you enjoyed your winter break and looking forward to 2019!!

Thank you for taking time to read over the January edition of "The Lion Dispatch".

If you have 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.

Thank You, Mrs. Kerans!

Louisville Public School and families would like to extend a "THANK YOU" to Mrs. Amy Kerans for taking time to proudly serve on our Board of Education for the past 4 years! We appreciate Mrs. Kerans' time, effort, and contribution to our school district!!!

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AdvancEd ~ Continuous School Improvement Update

As a school district, it is crucial that we continue to review, reflect, and update our Vision and Mission statements. Over the past couple of months, our staff members have been working on revising our former Vision and Mission statements to reflect our current belief and purpose as a school district, as well as what we consider critical and essential educational components as a progressive school district.

Below is our newly revised Vision and Mission statements! We are looking forward to sharing these statements with all students, as the purpose of developing these statements is primarily focused on each individual who is part of our Louisville Public Schools.

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.

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 next coming weeks. 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, January 22, 2019 @ 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 @ 5:00 p.m.

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

*Each meeting will take approximately 30-45 minutes*

For your information - January 22, 2019 Parent Continuous Improvement Topic will include the following -

  • Overview of AdvancEd External Engagement Team
  • Overview of Domains and Standards
  • Overview of System Quality Factors

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

January 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*