Welcome to 2017!

We've had our first meeting of the year with record attendance and we learned so much from the counseling center about how to help our students plan their course schedules.  Upcoming meetings feature Dr. Staples-Farmer and her husband discussing juvenile justice and education and staff members reporting on gifted education opportunities at East.  

We have sent out grant applications to all teachers. Our PTO is able to award cash grants to teachers for use in their classrooms or with their clubs to fund projects or needs that wouldn't likely be covered in their basic curriculum.   If you have not signed up but would like to be a member of this committee, please contact me and I will put you in touch with our grant chairperson.  

Our PTO has a significant cash surplus at this time. We are looking for suggestions as to how to responsibly expend this money.  Some suggestions have been the addition of even more outdoor seating, microwaves, etc..  Let me know if you have ideas and we will discuss at upcoming meetings.

Kera Frederick, PTO President, 2016-2017


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New teachers this semester include:  Alex Fakinos- Business and Cami Karnes and Marty McCurdy- PE/Health.

East is under construction.  New projection and audio enhancement systems are being installed in all teaching and meeting spaces.  

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Honoring our teachers ...
 
Please take time today to nominate your favorite teacher for the annual Lincoln Public Schools Thank You Teacher event.
 
In honor of Nebraska Teacher Recognition Day – Tuesday, March 7 – Lincoln Public Schools and KFOR/KFRX Radio are again collaborating to thank our educators with the annual Thank You Teacher contest. Nominations should be postmarked or sent by Friday, Feb. 10, at 5 p.m. and mailed to: Thank You Teacher, Communications, LPS District Offices, 5905 O St., Lincoln, NE 68510.
 
** You can also submit nominations online at: http://lps.org/go/recognize.
 
Anyone who lives in Lincoln/Lancaster County can nominate a teacher in any of five categories: preschool-grade 2, grades 3-5, middle school, high school and retired.  In addition to a written description, explaining why a teacher made a difference in your life, entries should include the teacher’s name, grade level and school (or contact information), as well as the nominator’s name, school and grade level (if applicable), address and phone number.
 
Five teachers will be chosen and honored at a special breakfast on March 7 at the Governor’s Mansion, where the five students who submitted the winning nominations also will be invited to attend and read their winning letters. The winners will all receive gift bags and prizes awarded by KFOR/KFRX and their sponsors.
 
The event is part of Nebraska Teacher Recognition activities. Sponsors include LPS, KFOR/KFRX, the Lincoln Education Association and the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools.
 
 
For more information contact Mary Kay Roth, 436-1609, mkroth@lps.org.


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EAST PTO Wants to make a difference!

EAST PTO is looking for projects to fund with the income we generate 

over the year.  

If you are aware of any equipment, supplies or school improvements that would be beneficial to the East High Student campus or Student educational experience, please let us know!  

    If you are aware of anything, big or small, please come to the PTO meeting to discuss or see the PTO Contact information on this web page.  We will be reviewing all requests.


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