School visits bring awe of students and staff

Today I visited Huntington Elementary School and spent time with an energized staff, as well as energized Huntington Principal Rik Devney.  This school has worked hard on helping students learn, grow and become better people – with themes that include meeting and greeting adults, courteous protocol, and dressing for success. As we …

Counting kids and naming giraffes

Lincoln Public Schools officially counted children earlier this week and student enrollment in our school district continues to rise, with historic new highs this school year: 42,035 students are attending the school district in 2018-19, marking the first time enrollment has surpassed 42,000. While any student growth is welcome, this …

Awe inspiring start to school

The first week of school is always special.  The energy and excitement that is displayed is awe inspiring. I always visit at least two elementary school drop-offs for kindergartners, where parents and wee students are saying good bye. In the old days (last few years) this meant a few emotional …