Dear Parents/Guardians

We will get you the most current information we can pertaining to your student, East High School, classes/learning and events. We ask you to pay attention to the LPS website, along with the East High Website for information as information regarding the 2020/2021 School Year is fluid and changes.

Upcoming Events

  • April 1- No School for High School Students (Teacher Plan Day)
  • April 2- No School- All schools not in session
  • April 6- ACT for Juniors- No School for 9th, 10th and 12th Grade Students
  • April 24- Senior Prom 8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

ACT at East: April 6th

This spring, all Lincoln East Juniors will be taking the ACT in the building. Testing will take place the morning of Tuesday, April 6th. This will be a non-school day for current Freshmen, Sophomores, and Seniors– only those students taking the ACT will need to report to school that day. Classes will resume as normal on the following day, April 7th. The areas tested will be English, Math, Reading, Wring, and Science.

Juniors will receive important testing information via their LPS email about the test and day-of activities. Information will also be posted within their graduating Google Classroom.

Prom

We are excited to be able to offer the class of 2021 the opportunity to attend prom this year on Saturday April 24th from 8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. One major change is that only East High seniors will be allowed to attend. Attendees will be required to wear masks at all times while at the event. No outside guests or visitors will be allowed into the event beyond the student attendees. Check your class of 2021 Graduating Google Classroom for more information.

Art Department

Digital Art classes just finished up their Wordless News project where they digitally painted an image to represent a current good news story without using words and starting a Photo Manipulation unit based on narrative. This month we’re featuring:

Drawing classes just finished up work on a chosen topic within the idea of Identity. Students dove into how others shape our identity to the changing perspective of mental health as being a strength of identity. We are starting our next unit on Memory. This month we’re featuring:

Congratulations to Jingming Yu for earning a Silver Medal for exceptional work in her painting!

Business Department

FBLA

Lincoln East FBLA is preparing for our live virtual State Leadership Conference on April 14. We currently have 3 teams and one individual who has made it to the finals in Help Desk, Marketing (2 teams) and International Business.

Prior to the conference, students have taken exams, created presentations, and completed job interviews. On Wednesday, April 14, we will virtually join Nebraska FBLA for a live opening ceremony, workshops, election of our next state officer team, and the awards ceremony. Top 3 winners for each competition automatically qualify to attend the virtual national conference this summer.

We are looking forward to having in-person competitions and state/national conferences. Next year’s national conference is scheduled to be in Chicago.

DECA

Lincoln East DECA received recognition for successfully completing DECA’s Advocacy Campaign through school outreach activities, community outreach activities, and connecting with local policy makers. Lincoln East DECA was the only chapter in the state to receive this recognition!
We had a great experience at our first ever Virtual State Career Development Conference. All that attended placed in the Top 8 in their events and many qualified to compete in DECA’s Virtual International Career Development Conference in April.

State Award winners were as follows:

  • Elise Benson – 3rd place, Hotel & Lodging Management; 1st place, Hospitality & Tourism Professional Selling; $500 Nebraska DECA Scholarship recipient.
  • Gibsen Chapman – 3rd place, Principles of Business Management
  • Addison Jehorek, 1st place, Principles of Finance.
  • Addie Weiand – 4th place, Quick Serve Restaurant Management
  • Cooper Penkava – 4th place, Personal Financial Literacy
  • Cooper Thayer – 7th place, Principles of Business Management

Students are welcome to join anytime throughout the year. Our April meeting days are Thursday, April 8 (Business Speaker), Monday, April 19 (ICDC Keynote featuring Marcus Lemonis), and Thursday, April 29 (Leadership Team Elections). We will host our Year-End Celebration and Open House on Thursday, May 13. Please contact Mr. Maw for more information.

Math Department

Congratulations!

Josh Lee was the only East student to qualify for the second round of the American Mathematics Competition this spring. Josh is an outstanding math student who has been East’s top performer in competitions like the AMC and UNL Mathday during his high school years. 

Choices Program

Choices is a drug and alcohol focused prevention and psycho-educational therapy program facilitated by HopeSpoke at North Star, Southeast, Northeast, and East High Schools. This program focuses on substance use awareness, assisting youth in making healthy decisions while finding alternatives to using substances, and addresses mental health issues that may be factors contributing to or resulting from substance use (personal or family related). Students attend weekly individual and weekly group therapy sessions at school with a licensed mental health practitioner who is qualified to be providing these services. If a student is a remote learner, telehealth options are available for both individual and group sessions. Choices not only intervenes to address issues of substance use by the individual and/or family, but also serves as a preventative measure to assist youth in refraining from using substances. Choices is a free service for youth whose family income meets certain income guidelines, which the HopeSpoke therapist can work with the student’s parent(s) to assess. Please contact your student’s school social worker (Lori Crosmer- lcrosme@lps.org or Tami Remboldt trembol@lps.org ) for additional information or if you would like your child involved in the Choices program.

Counseling Center

Seniors

  • It’s not too late to order a cap and gown! Visit Signature Graduation’s website to do so.
  • Graduation is on Sunday, May 30 @ 4:00 PM, Pinnacle Bank Arena
  • Students need to request FINAL TRANSCRIPTS to be sent to their college of choice using LPS jumpcode YEBE . Final transcripts will be updated and sent in June 2021.
  • Still some scholarships out there!! Check out the scholarship listings weekly on the Counseling Center’s website.

All Grades

Spartan Speech

Congratulations to the Spartan Speech team for having 6 students final at the NSAA State Speech Tournament. Special shoutout to finalists Harper Allen, Rimi Bhoopalam, Eva Gronewold, Korben Ockander and Harper Schupbach. And HUGE congratulaons to sophomore Kenzie Jurrens for being named State Champion! Go Spartans!

Nutrition Services

Student Meals

Due to the pandemic, the USDA is federally funding breakfast and lunch at no charge to all students while the federal funding lasts. All LPS students in preschool – 12th grade and Independence Academy students will be offered breakfast and lunch at no charge starting Monday, September 14, 2020. A la carte food items including milk and second entrees will still be available to purchase with money in the meal account or cash. LPS will communicate when the program is coming to an end for families to plan around breakfast and lunch purchases.

East High School Library

Got eBooks? You do!

Your school library provides many options for students looking for books to read online this summer! One popular option is Sora, which has access to thousands of ebooks for students to check out and read instantly online. You can even access Sora on a tablet or phone, for those long car rides. You can even explore ebooks from the Lincoln City Libraries in Sora. Open this flyer to learn more.
Another option is Teen Book Cloud. Teen Book Cloud is an online collection of ebooks, enhanced novels, graphic novels, videos and audiobooks, which offers students and adults of all reading levels access to an amazing range of content. For more information on these fabulous resources, talk to your school librarian! You can also access Tumblebooks and Sora by going to portal.lps.org and typing in your students LPS ID number and password. Happy reading!

Digital Citizenship Tips

An important part of digital citizenship is treating others with respect when online. The harassment of other people online is called “cyberbullying”. Students are taught to talk to a trusted adult if they witness cyberbullying, either directed at themselves or someone else. Ask your student if they have seen cyberbullying online, and check out Common Sense Media’s website for more information on Cyberbullying.

Support for Students Learning Remotely

Remote Learning Supports
Stop by the LPS website and enter the word “remote” into the Search, Keyword field in the top-right. The Student Support page on the Remote Learning site has links to valuable resources to support your student while learning from home. Make sure your students are familiar with the information about how to successfully connect with their teachers using StudentVue. The Parent and Guardian Support page is filled with valuable information designed to help you help your student. Familiarize yourself with the “10 Remote Learning Things to Know.”

LPS Help Desk is available
Is your student having trouble connecting to their classes? The LPS Help Desk is available to help! Call 402-436-1735 between 7:00am-4:30pm Mon-Fri.

Academic Support for All Students

East offers academic support for all students throughout the day. Staff is available during the lunchtime in Lunch Hubs! During the first 10 or last 10 minutes of periods 4, 5 & 6, teachers are available for help with homework, explaining a concept, practice of an instrument, etc. Need Help? Hop to a Hub!

In addition to Learning Hubs we offer Academic Hour (after school help) on Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Media Center. Academic Hour offers specific help for students in the areas of Math, English, etc. Academic Hour is available in person & zoom for all students (A, B and Z students).