Feb. 16 Learning Lunch to highlight LPS focus programs

The annual Lincoln Public Schools Learning Lunch series is back after a year off and this year it's entirely virtual. Each monthly presentation this school year will typically be held on the third Wednesday of the month (full schedule below), and can be accessed through this link: https://lps.zoom.us/j/98435020065

The presentation will begin at noon, with questions-and-answers at roughly 12:30 p.m. 

The next presentation will highlight the LPS focus programs.

Wednesday, Feb. 16 - "LPS Focus Programs" 

LPS Director of Strategic Initiatives and Focus Programs James Blake, along with representatives from partnering community organizations, will offer an overview of the school district’s current focus programs, as well as those that are being added in the future. LPS currently offers the Science Focus Program and the Arts & Humanities Program, the International Baccalaureate Program at Lincoln High School, the Air Force Junior ROTC program at Lincoln Northeast High School and The Career Academy. The programs that will launch in 2022-23 are the Early College and Career STEM Program at Northeast, Bryan College of Health and Sciences at the new Lincoln Northwest High School, and the Bay Focus Program.

Wednesday, March 23 - “Sustainability at LPS: Connecting Facilities, Students, and Community Through Climate Action”

Learn about the LPS Sustainability Programs that are supporting green school initiatives in the areas of waste, energy, water, transportation and air quality. LPS Sustainability Coordinator Brittney Albin will show how there are plenty of ways to get involved at our schools, just in time for Earth Day in April.

Wednesday, April 20 - “How Does Science Really Work? Dogs and Turnips.”

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

Tuesday, May 17 - “Lincoln Youth Symphony, 65 Years of Musical Excellence”

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. LPS Supervisor of Music Lance Nielsen and the symphony’s director, Clark Potter, will provide the rich history of the symphony and the program will feature a live student performance.

Published: September 10, 2021, Updated: February 11, 2022