While it hasn’t exactly felt like spring weather outside, as April arrives, so does another annual season for high school students: prom season. Our prom is just around the corner on May 6th but between now and then, many of our students will be guests at proms in and around town. Prom is a time for juniors and seniors to get together and enjoy a formal night out with their friends dancing and having fun at the various post prom events. This is also the time of the year when schools, families, and community partners work together to ensure that all of our students engage in activities and behaviors that are safe for them and those around them.
As a part of this year’s efforts to raise awareness and encourage our students to remain drug and alcohol free we will be providing our students with several opportunities to make positive connections, know how much we care about their safety and feel supported when it comes to making good decisions while encouraging others to do the same. These opportunities include inviting in guest speakers, inviting students to take safe driving and drug free pledges, hosting information tables set up over lunch and displaying a wrecked car exhibit courtesy of our school resource officer as a cautionary example of the dangers of drinking and driving during the week of prom.
Keeping our students safe is our number one responsibility as a school and as a community. By communicating a positive message together as a united LSW family we can help make sure that every student who leaves home for prom, arrives home afterwards safe and sound.
Upcoming Chromebook Implementation Meeting: On April 26th at 6:30 p.m. in our auditorium we will host an informational meeting for parents interested in learning more where the implementation of Chromebooks fits as a part of the district’s strategic plan. We will also preview the details regarding how we will distribute 1,900+ Chromebooks to our students during locker checkout next August. This meeting will be facilitated by members of the LSW administration team and a representative from the district office of Computing Services. We will also be communicating everything that you need to know about Chromebook distribution to families over the summer but this provides you with an opportunity to ask questions in person and hear more about where Chromebooks fit as a part of the big picture when it comes to connected learning in Lincoln Public Schools.
Mike Gillotti - Principal
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