Parent Information


On November 7, the PreACT assessment will be administered to all Lincoln Public Schools students who are in 10th and 11th grades.  The PreACT will give students an opportunity to take a practice version of the ACT that all students will take in April of their 11th grade year. 

The ACT is a college-entrance exam and is required by the Nebraska Department of Education as part of the assessment of student progress.  The PreACT is identical to the ACT in terms of both overall format, types of items and the 1-36 score range.  Research from ACT indicates that when students take the ACT assessment more than once, 57 percent achieve a higher composite score.  Since the PreACT is identical to the ACT, taking the PreACT could potentially lead to better scores for students on the ACT.

The results of the PreACT offer several benefits to our students, including:

  • Preparing for the ACT in April of their 11th grade year
  • Using the results to choose the right classes for the remainder of high school
  • Exploring possible career pathways for life after high school
  • Maximizing their opportunities for college and scholarships     

There are several things we ask parents to do that can positively contribute to their child's success. First, encourage your child to put forth their best effort with positive statements, expressing confidence in their abilities and efforts.  Next, make sure they get a good night's sleep and a nutritious breakfast – those will go far to help your child do their best job possible. Finally, attendance during testing is very important. Please reschedule any appointments that may take your child out of school on the testing dates.

Our goal is to help our students prepare and succeed as they take this important test. Your partnership is valuable in this effort, and as always, we appreciate your support. Information can also be found in the Parent Center of the LPS website.

Most school staff will be involved in the Nov. 7 testing in some capacity, so there will be NO SCHOOL for students in 9th and 12th grades on that day!


Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are Wednesday, November 15, from 4-7 p.m.   A HUGE "Thank you" to all the parents that donated food for the Parent Teacher conference meal in September, and to Rachelle Fanton for organizing the meal.  The teachers really appreciate the meal.  If you would be willing to donate food or an item for these meals please feel free to email Lanette Dunn at, and she will add you to the list. 

Parent Advisory Council

Our first Parent Advisory meeting for the year is on Tuesday, November 7, at 7:15 a.m. in the main office conference room.  Mr. Gillotti will be covering the following topics:

- Chromebook roll out: Highlights and lessons learned so far
- Upcoming facility work for 2018
- SOAR Expectation update for 2017-2018
- ACT data overview

Academic Recognition Information

Review this information for guidelines on Honor Roll, Academic Letter, Academic Pin, 4.0, Class Rank (top 3%) and Senior Academic information.  

Link:  Academic Recognition Information