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Learn more about LPS at our monthly Learning Lunch events. The more we know about our education system, the better we can help our kids.

2021/2022 LPS Learning Lunches

Honor Roll Society members are encouraged to attend LPS Learning Lunches which are now conducted in a virtual format each month during the school year. The presentation will begin at noon, with questions and answers at 12:30 pm. Click on each event below for more details and to sign up.

  • Join local historian, Ed Zimmer, as he kicks off the 2021/2022 LPS Learning Lunch series on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. From Abraham Lincoln and women's suffrage leader, Phoebe Elliott, to Ponca chief Standing Bear, Zimmer will share the history of LPS schools that honor the names of pioneers in America's long journey toward forming “a more perfect union.”

  • What is a student advocate? What role do they play in the LPS system? Join us for a discussion led by members of the LPS Federal Program’s student advocate team on Wednesday, October 20 who will talk about their work with students and families, particularly within African-American and American Indian communities. They’ll examine the culturally specific barriers and challenges unique to each group, as well as how they identify barriers to success and assist students and families to overcome them.

  • Join Nola Derby-Bennett, Lincoln Community Learning Centers Director, as she does a deep dive into the goals of our Community Learning Centers, and how the CLCs focus on helping to develop “Smart Kids, Thriving Families & Strong Neighborhoods.”

  • Join Randy Farmer, director of the LPS Pathfinder Program, as he shares more about the unique students - and the educators who work with them - inside the Lancaster County Youth Services Center as part of this program.

  • With the ever-changing demographics within Lincoln Public Schools, currently serving students and families representing 152 countries and speaking 130 languages, LPS must be ready to provide language and cultural support. Join us for a panel discussion featuring the LPS Bilingual Liaisons representing seven of the major ethnic groups in our community and get a glimpse into their roles and responsibilities when working with immigrant and refugee families.

  • Follow the experience of LPS children and youth as they navigate homelessness while attending school. Ellen Reilly from LPS Homeless Services will examine the McKinney-Vento Act and how LPS addresses the needs of over 300 students and their families who experience homelessness and how you can help to support and identify those students and those at risk.

  • With over 80 physical buildings, sustainability within Lincoln Public Schools district, is a big deal. Learn about the LPS Sustainability Programs that are supporting green school initiatives in the areas of waste, energy, water, transportation and air quality. Join us as Brittney Albin, LPS Sustainability Coordinator, shares ways in which we can get involved at our schools, just in time for Earth Day in April.

  • In the wake of the pandemic, science has certainly been put under the microscope. Join LPS Science Curriculum Specialist Betsy Barent in an engaging activity that will deepen your understanding about what science is and what it isn't - and you’ll have some fun, too!

  • As is tradition, the final Learning Lunch of the school year will feature student music. This year it will be the Lincoln Youth Symphony as it celebrates its 65th anniversary. Join LPS Supervisor of Music Lance Nielsen and the symphony’s director, Clark Potter, as they share the rich history of the symphony and a live student performance.

Honor Roll Society Events

Check out all upcoming events on our Honor Roll Society calendar.

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