The last week in September, we had visits from Kathy Danek (school board member), and Dr. Paul Gausman (superintendent) and Dr. Bob Rauner (school board member).
Walking through the building, pointing out the renovations that are almost done and visiting classrooms reminded me of what a special community that we have. As we visited classrooms, students asked Dr. Gausman if he was Joe Biden (lol), shared what they were learning, and shared why their teachers were so special. I should have captured video of these moments. It truly warmed my heart.
Following are just a few more celebrations that I wanted to share. The following renovations are almost complete:
The following projects are COMPLETE:
Thanks for your continued partnership!!
Food Market 3:05-3:30pm
Culler Trick or Treat 5:30—7:00 p.m.
PLC Dismissal at 1:40 p.m.
This month 203 students earned the Cullerbration, the goal was no minor behaviors and no tardies to class. Staff have recognized students over 700 times using Cougar Call-outs.
Students can earn Cougar Tickets to use at our store weekly in the Red Brick area. Tickets can be earned with Cougar Call-outs and Cullerbrations.
Hello Cougar Families!
Our Fall sports seasons have wrapped up and we will now begin our Winter sports! The following sports are offered this winter.
As a reminder, these sports are available for 7th/8th graders only. If you have any questions regarding these two seasons, please reach out and I will help you out.
A huge THANKS to all the Fall sports student athletes, coaches and all our parents and guardians for all their support! We couldn’t do it without you!
We look forward to wrestling and girls basketball this winter. If your son or daughter is interested in playing/competing, please encourage them to go out and play. We need all the players we can get.
Questions? Please get a hold of me!
Thanks, and as always…
Culler Athletic Director
Did you know students can read graphic novels and magazines in Sora. No holds, no wait! These materials are always available for students to borrow and read. Borrow and read one of the thousands of high-interest, popular books in Sora.
Our students are learning about online communication and etiquette. Here are some prompts to help you continue the conversation at home:
Want ideas for supporting digital citizenship in your home? Follow your school, LPS Library Services, or #lpsdigcit on social media to get weekly tips.
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 during the week of October 12, 2020. 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.
Our new full-time school social worker, Denise Klein, will be joining Culler after we come back from fall break!
For more information, reach out to your school counselor.
To get ahold of your counselor, fill out a jumpcode (RAR3) by visiting lps.org and submitting a request. To get ahold of your student’s counselor, you can contact us via email or by calling the school.
The eduroam wireless network is more secure than most public wifi networks and is available in several locations around Lincoln. Students using their LPS Chromebooks around town should connect to eduroam whenever it is available. Simply select it from the list of available networks – no other steps needed! Visit this poster and/or LPS jump code: pao4 for more information.
Scenarios where eduroam may come in handy include:
During the month of October, Culler MIddle School parents will have the opportunity to participate in a brief LPS CLASS Plan Survey. The data will help LPS evaluate ongoing CLASS Plan implementation, align professional learning efforts, and inform technology purchasing decisions.
To participate, please visit the following link: https://lps.org/go/BQPG
Your responses will remain anonymous to protect you and your students’ privacy. The last day to complete this questionnaire is Friday, October 27.
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback in this important survey!
LPS believes that effective instruction can and should include the appropriate use of instructional technology to support learning. To that end, a District Instructional Technology Tool (ITT) Committee works to identify ITTs that are safe for student use, support district learning goals, and encourage innovative teaching and learning. All reviewed ITTs are cataloged in the LPS ITT Matrix [https://www.lps.org/apps/matrix/].
The most frequently used, approved, and supported ITTs are made available to students and staff in the LPS Portal [https://lps.org/go/YXGE]. Students access their LPS Portal by clicking the ‘HOME’ button on their Chromebook.
Need a conversation starter with your student? Ask them for a tour of their LPS Portal and which ITTs they’re currently using in class.
8th grade AVID students jumped feet first into the first tutorials of the year. AVID tutorials are small group sessions where students collaborate to tackle challenging coursework. Guided by a trained tutor, they work together to master content and develop critical thinking skills. These sessions occur twice a week and are the cornerstone of the AVID elective class.
Seventh grade students will start official tutorials this Thursday, and Sixth grade will start at the beginning of the second quarter!
Culler Cougars who want to gain the skills and tools to be college, career and civic life should consider applying as early as the last week of October.
Interested students should reach out to Ms. Hernandez or Mx. Beatty starting the last week of October. Students will need to apply, interview and gather teacher recommendations to be considered.
We are always looking for volunteers to assist. If you are available the second Wednesday of the month from 2:30-3:30, please join us. You can email us at Cullerpce@lps.org or call the school and sign up 402-436-1210.
We are excited to bring back this super fun event for the community. Join us in the gyms and walk the spooky hallways of Culler Trick or Treating, playing games and other activities. This is an event for the entire family. If you want to have a table/booth, donate and/or hand out candy or have a game you’d like to play, please sign up at Cullerpce@lps.org or call school 402-436-1210.
We are looking for community members to bring their ideas to the table. This committee is staff led, and would love to have community representation from you! If you are interested in joining S.N.A.C (a School, Neighborhood, Advisory, Committee) or the Parent and Community Engagement committee, we would love to have you.
ParentVue is a component of the LPS Student Information System that allows parents/guardians to: