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

  • May 13- Senior Honors Assembly
  • May 17-20- Final Exams (schedule below)
  • May 20- Last day of school for students
  • May 30- Graduation 4:00pm, Pinnacle Bank Arena

Final Exam Schedule

Monday, May 17th

  • Support: 8:00-8:30 a.m.
  • Period 1 Final: 8:40-10:00 a.m.
  • Period 2 Final: 10:10-11:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:40 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • Support: 12:25-1:45 p.m.

Tuesday, May 18th

  • Support: 8:00-8:30 a.m.
  • Period 6 Final: 8:40-10:00 a.m.
  • Period 7 Final: 10:10-11:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:40 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • Support: 12:25-1:45 p.m.

Wednesday, May 19th

  • Support: 8:00-8:30 a.m.
  • Period 5 Final: 8:40-10:00 a.m.
  • Period 8 Final: 10:10-11:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:40 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • Support: 12:25-1:45 p.m.

Thursday, May 20th

  • Support: 8:00-8:30 a.m.
  • Period 4 Final: 8:40-10:00 a.m.
  • Period 3 Final: 10:10-11:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:40 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • Support: 12:25-1:45 p.m.

Staff Retirements

Congratulations and Many Thanks to the following staff members on their years of service with LPS & upcoming retirement.

  • Barb Ceballos (16 years)
  • Jane Dougherty (31 years)
  • Mary Dudek (35 years)
  • Kevin Hubbel (19 years)
  • Chuck Morgan(25 years)
  • Michael Smith (11 years)

Cafeteria Refunds/Balance Transfers

If you have a graduating senior, or are leaving the LPS school district, you may fill out the Student Meal Account Refund or Balance Transfer form to request a refund or balance transfer.

AP Testing

AP Exams will be held in person paper/pencil at East High May 3 through May 17.
AP exams will also be given digitally online from home May 18 through May 28.

These exams are offered to students in addition to the learning offered within their LPS AP courses at East High. These exams are optional and not a required part of an LPS course grade.

Registration was completed earlier this school year, and College Board determines the dates and times of when the exams will be held worldwide.

The current registration rosters are final and no additions or cancellations may be made. AP students as well as their parents have received email communication with the schedule of information as well as other vital information regarding AP testing this year.

Please check your email if you are the parent of an AP student who is taking an AP exam this year. Your student has also received the AP testing information in their school email account.

Contact Julie Harder (jharder@lps.org) with any questions.

Choices Program

Choices is a drug and alcohol focused prevention and psychoeducational 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 time to request your FINAL TRANSCRIPT! Use jump code YEBE to request that your final transcript be sent to the college/university you plan to attend in the Fall 2021. Final transcripts will be sent after June 15. All end of year information is in the Senior Letter located in the Class of 2021 google classroom, and was emailed to all parents/guardians.

All grades: The Pass/Fail deadline is May 20. Students choosing to take a class Pass/Fail will receive an S for 60% or higher and earn credit for that course, or an F for 59% or lower and will NOT earn credit for that course. The benefit to taking a class Pass/Fail is that the grade does not calculate into the overall cumulative GPA but a passing grade earns credit for graduation. For students who are concerned about Honors: Pass/Fail grades do not count towards the 25 graded credits needed to be considered for honor roll and other honors. CLICK HERE for more information about grading. 

Class of 2022: The 20 hours of volunteer work for graduation has been waived. Instead, students will participate in a ‘Civic Engagement Project’ as part of the Government and Politics class curriculum.
Class schedules for the 21-22 school year will be available to view in late July. Please see the East High Counseling Center Website for important updates on course schedules, appointment times with counselors and more this summer!

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

Library Books are Due by the End of the Year

The end of the school year is approaching and that means that it is time to return books to the school library. To see the titles that your student needs to return before the end of the year follow these steps:

  • Begin at portal.lps.org
  • Enter your student’s ID and password
  • Select “Destiny Discover” from the alphabetical listing in the portal.
  • From the upper right hand corner of the screen, select login and enter your student’s ID and password once again.
  • In the upper left-hand corner of the Destiny Discover page select the icon of the three parallel lines.
  • Select “Checkout” from the dropdown menu to see the books that are currently checked out.

Chromebook Information: NEW THIS YEAR

At the end of the school year only current 12th graders need to return chromebooks and the chargers to the media center. Current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders will keep their devices over the summer. A few steps to help shut down devices for the summer:

  1. If your student’s device needs any sort of repair, the student will go to the media center to turn in the device.
  2. If your student has lost or has a damaged charger, the student will go to the media center for a new charger.
  3. Please remind students to turn OFF devices instead of letting the battery run out.

Digital Citizenship Tips

The fifth and final piece of Digital Citizenship is Access and Evaluation. Students have learned how to search for information effectively online, and how to evaluate online sources. Students also learned how audience, purpose, and perspective can influence media sources. Discuss at home what your favorite sources of reliable information are, and encourage your student to think critically about what they read online.

End of Year Chromebook Information

New this year, only graduating students will return their Chromebooks at the end of the school year. As the end of the year draws closer, please make sure your student can locate the charger (2 pieces), the bag/carrying case, and the Chromebook that was issued to them at the beginning of the year. More details will be shared with students and families through official communications in the coming weeks. All other, returning (current 9th, 10th and 11th grade) students will retain their Chromebooks during the summer.

Art Department

Pottery classes just finished up work on the unit of home where students thought about their idea of home past the physical house. Students incorporated images within their work that had to do with traditions, aspects of their families, or places that make them feel most at home. See examples of their work here.

Business Department

FBLA

Lincoln East FBLA members competed at the virtual State Leadership Conference and qualified for the virtual National Leadership Conference scheduled for this summer.

Congratulations to all of the award winners:

  • Advertising, Harley Paprocki, 1st Place
  • Business Communications, Harley Paprocki, Honorable Mention
  • Client Services, Akash Nooka, 2nd Place
  • Economics, Zoran Curgus, Honorable Mention
  • Economics, Akash Nooka, 8th Place
  • Economics, Luke Greisen, 3rd Place
  • Help Desk, Minjae Song, 5th Place
  • Impromptu Speaking, Zoran Curgus, 2nd Place
  • Insurance & Risk Management, Aksash Nooka, 7th Place
  • International Business, Zoran Curgus/Neeraj Kadubandi/Akash Nooka, 2nd Place
  • Introduction to Business, Saket Reddy, 6th Place
  • Introduction to Business Procedures, Saket Reddy, 1st Place
  • Introduction to FBLA, Shrey Agarwal, 2nd Place
  • Introduction to Financial Math, Shrey Agarwa, 6th Place
  • Introduction to Information Technology, Shrey Agarway, 5th Place
  • Introduction to Public Speaking, Saket Reddy, 5th Place
  • Journalism, Harley Paprocki, 3rd Place
  • Marketing, Zoran Curgus/Luke Greisen/Harley Paprocki, 1st Place
  • Marketing, Neeraj Kadubandi/Akash Nooka/Kenneth Ou, 2nd Place
  • Political Science, Luke Greisen, 6th Place

DECA

Lincoln East DECA participated in DECA’s Virtual International Career Development Conference in April. Congratulations to the follow students for their participation and qualification: 

  • Elise Benson – Hospitality & Tourism Professional Selling
  • Gibsen Chapman – Principles of Business Management
  • Addison Jehorek, Principles of Finance.
  • Addie Weiand – Quick Serve Restaurant Management
  • Cooper Penkava – Leadership 

The chapter will gather one final time this year for our DECA Finale on Thursday, May 13, after school in Room 131 and on Zoom. We will celebrate the successes of the year, transition our leadership team, and look forward to the year ahead. 

Computer Science

Congratulations to the Lincoln East UNO IT Cup Innovations team (Zoran Curgus, McKellen Clarke, Saket Reddy, Lucas Chen, Nixon Hanna, Christina Xu, Darian Kuak) for winning the Grand Prize Award $2500. They created an app and business plan for a company that would help with supplying areas around the country with needed medical supplies and statistical data for a pandemic or any emergency. The judges consisted of professors and business men and women in Omaha.

Skilled and Technical Sciences

Recent winners of the Home Builders Association of Lincoln Residential Design contest from the Advanced CAD class at East High follow below. Click HERE to see their projects. The class competed against other student entries from Lincoln Southwest and Seward High School. The top three students were awarded cash prizes.

  • First place: Grant Stutzman
  • Second place: Taylon Haecker
  • Third place: Julia Ehlers
  • Honorable mention: Owen Kimble

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).