As we wrap up this 3rd quarter, we continue to be impressed with our students’ commitment to being a positive member of the community! For example:
Additionally, we will have 2 Parent Community Events this week:
Thanks for your continued partnership!!
Food Market from 3:05—3:30 p.m.
Choir Concert at 6:00 p.m.
8th Grade Dance from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
PLC Dismissal at 1:40 p.m.
The Cullerbration included 173 students who met the goals of no minor behaviors and no tardies in the month of February. Students celebrated with breakfast and game time.
Our students have also been focusing on kindness during the month of February. As a school we are creating a kindness chain with examples of kindness actions towards others.
Lily Duong (Not Pictured)
Happy February Cougars!
Welcome to March! It’s nice to see the weather start to slowly warm up and we are able to get outside more. Spring fever has certainly hit us!
Our winter season of athletics wrapped up at the end of February with our 7th and 8th grade boys basketball teams ending their seasons. Both grades had a good run! I would like to personally thank the 8th graders that gave so much passion and effort over the last two years for us. We wish them the best of luck as they move into high school basketball next year!
For the month of March, we will be entering our last athletic season, which will be TRACK! Practices will be beginning shortly and an announcement on what exact day will be coming. If your 7th/8th grade son or daughter is interested in TRACK, have them pay attention to the morning announcements for important information on when we are starting. TRACK involves way more than just running. There are short and long distance races, as well as field events that the students can compete in. Being part of a team and building self confidence are just a few things why TRACK is so great! Our first meet should be around April 1st. The schedule as of this writing has not been released yet by the district.
If you have any questions, regarding TRACK please reach out to me and I will get all those questions answered. You can email me, or call the school if that’s easiest. Thanks in advance for all your support and we look forward to a great finish to Culler Middle School Athletics!!
Culler Athletic Director
LPS students can read newspapers from around the world in NewsBank. They can even read today’s paper or check out the archives! You’ll find this resource helpful for class assignments and research projects. Find the link to NewsBank in the LPS Portal.
Borrow and read one of the thousands of high-interest, popular books in AV2 Fiction, AV2 Non-Fiction, AV2 World Languages, ABDO, and Lightbox.
Password security is one of the key components of Digital Citizenship instruction in LPS. Students learn strategies to create strong passwords, and how to avoid having their passwords stolen. Create a plan to manage passwords and discuss what makes a password hard for others to guess.
Students have been working very hard on finishing their ELPA21 Assessments! We will finish testing all students this week. If your student needs to finish, please keep encouraging them to do their best! Assessment results are projected to arrive in May.
Moving up an ELL level is based upon many different factors. Ultimately, a student must be proficient in several areas at their current level to move up a level. We will be making level changes right before Spring Break. If your child moves up an ELL level, they will receive a letter at school that they should bring home to you. They should also check Synergy for their new quarter four schedule. If you have any questions regarding your child’s current ELL level, please contact one of their ELL teachers.
Many parents ask what their child can work on at home to improve their reading. RAZ Kids is a reading program that all students in ELL levels newcomer-2 have access to. Students are able to log on, listen, read, and take quizzes on stories at their reading level. The program automatically moves students up reading levels as they complete stories. Encourage your child to use RAZ Kids at home, even for just 10-20 minutes a night.
ELL students, who ALREADY receive bussing to and from school because they live outside of the Culler attendance area, have the option to take a late bus that departs at 4:45 in order to stay after school for the Cougar Den after school program, clubs, academic support, and/or intramurals. Students may sign up anytime, but we ask that if your child signs up, they commit to taking it consistently (more than once a week) to keep their name on the list. If interested in the late bus, students should ask their teacher for a permission slip to have you sign and return to school.
Hello Culler Community,
As we draw closer to Spring Break, we would like to remind all families to continue to encourage students to do well in school and especially attend school on a regular basis. Regular school attendance is proven to increase academic growth, and also prepares students for high school and beyond. Quarter 3 can be especially tough for students as school fatigue, cold weather and less sunlight really start to set in. The good thing, though, is that spring is just around the corner and will be the perfect time for students to set new goals before the end of the year. If any of your students need any academic, social/emotional or career help please have them reach out to their grade level counselor.
Some updates for each grade level
Every three years the Nebraska Department of Education asks Nebraska school districts to send out K-12 parent surveys to parents who have a child with a disability and are receiving special education services from LPS. The survey opens today, and takes approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. The survey window is open through March 31, 2023. Please visit their website to complete the survey.
The information you provide helps us make special education services better for students and families, both in LPS and statewide. We appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey. Questions contact the special education office at 402-436-1905.
Families, we are seeing an increase of school disruptions that begin with inappropriate conversations on social media outside of school. Digital Citizenship is something we teach at Lincoln Public Schools. We encourage you to also have a conversation with your child about responsible digital citizenship to help reinforce these lessons.
We would also like to remind you that most social media user agreements (Like Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok) do not allow full use of their apps for anyone under the age of 13. This means elementary and most middle school students should NOT have access or be using social media according to these apps and their terms of service.
For more and tips about social media use, you can visit these resources:
ParentVue is a component of the LPS Student Information System that allows parents/guardians to: