The Nuernberger Education Center (NEC) is named after Judge Bill Nuernberger, who was the first judge to serve on a separate Juvenile Court in Lancaster County. Judge Nuernberger advocated that young people need a separate court and worked tirelessly, both in his professional and personal life, to better the lives of all children in the community. The 2016-2017 school year is the inaugural year for the Nuernberger Education Center and it is designed to serve students 6th through 8th grades who have been referred from other middle schools in Lincoln Public Schools.
From our Principal …
Welcome to the Nuernberger Education Center website and the home of the Nighthawks. It is my privilege to serve the Nuernberger Education Center community and to work with a dedicated staff that is committed to using a variety of innovative strategies to engage students while encouraging them to take responsibility for their own learning and behavior. The mission of the Nuernberger Education Center is to provide a safe and supportive environment that emboldens students to achieve at their highest level with regards academics, behavior, and pro-social interactions with the ultimate goal of helping them become productive citizens.
Through the use of the Success Schools Model and Positive Behavioral Implementation and Supports (PBiS), the mission of the Nuernberger Education Center will be achieved by creating consistent expectations throughout the building in which students will be encouraged to develop self-management and coping skills that allow them to cultivate a positive self-concept. In addition to working with the middle schools from where the students were referred, the staff will collaborate and partner with students, parents, guardians, and outside agencies in order to assist in the betterment of all the young people that pass through the doors of the Nuernberger Education Center.