Events and News

Safety in Technology Events

Lincoln Public Schools will host six community events this fall centered around safety in technology and social media. LPS has partnered with Ryan Sothan of the Consumer Protection Division the State Attorney General’s office, a state leader in best practices for the use of technology for families and students.
LPS and Sothan have planned six events this fall, and plan to host another six events in the Fall of 2017.
This year’s dates and times are:
Mickle Middle School – Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m.
Culler Middle School – Sept. 27, 6 p.m.
Scott Middle School – Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m.
Pound Middle School – Oct. 24, 7 p.m.
Park Middle School Nov. 14, 7 p.m.
Schoo Middle School, Nov. 17, 6:45 p.m.
About Sothan’s presentation: Think of “Digital Citizenship: Rules of the Road for Safely Navigating the Information Superhighway” as Driver’s Ed, a primer designed to raise awareness and prepare students to drive and interface with today’s information technology—including social media and smartphones—in a safe, responsible, and respectful manner.
About Sothan: As Outreach Coordinator within the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office, Ryan has statewide responsibility for developing and implementing community-based initiatives for educating Nebraskans in the areas of consumer fraud, predatory and illegal business practices, and Internet safety.
After each presentation, LPS will have staff available for parents to ask questions regarding technology in schools, including Chromebooks, a student device being rolled out to more students at various levels over the next two years.
For more information, contact Russ Uhing at LPS at 402-436-1650.

Afterschool Clubs Information

Dear Cavett Families,
Cavett Elementary School and PTO would like to invite you to participate in the Fall 2016 session of Cavett After School Clubs!  This program offers a variety of clubs to further enrich our students.  We hope that you will consider allowing your child the opportunity to participate in one of these wonderful options.

Online registration will be open Aug 31-Sept 7.  *NEW THIS YEAR!* Payment can be done online when you register!  This would be the preferred method, but payment can be submitted to the school office if needed.  However, please be aware that clubs will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.  Your child’s registration is not complete until payment is received.  Need based scholarships are available during the registration process.  Please checkmark the box on your club registration.

Each club will meet 6 times starting the week of September 12, 2016.  It is important to take note the dates clubs are scheduled as some weeks are not consecutive (due to parent/teacher conferences and fall break).  A minimum of 6 students must be enrolled in order to fund a club.  Any club with less than 6 students will be cancelled and the tuition fee will be refunded.  You will be notified if your child’s club has been cancelled. Once clubs have started for the session, tuition is non- refundable.

Tuition is $35/club for most clubs except those that require a nominal materials/supply fee.  Those clubs will have a slightly higher tuition as the instructors need to purchase supplies or provide materials relevant to the class.

Clubs will be held on their respective days from 2:53-4pm.  On their scheduled day, students will go directly to the gym when school is dismissed for the day.  They will line up by the sign for their after school club and take attendance.  Children will be supervised in the gym during this time.  At 3pm your child will be accompanied by their instructor to their after school classroom.  All clubs will dismiss at 4pm from the main school hallway (door #1 and door #10 only).  Please be prompt when picking up your child; we want to make sure all our students are safe!
Last but not least…we are hoping to expand our program in the future!  If you have interest in sponsoring a club or serving as club supervisor (paid positions), please contact Amanda Trost.
Please email any questions or comments to


Amanda Trost

After School Club Coordinator

Click here for more information.

2016-2017 Voluntary Supply List

Nebraska Statutes guarantee that all schools provide a free, appropriate public education (FAPE). Lincoln Public Schools provides all the necessary basic supplies and equipment for students’ use in the classroom. Cavett teachers often purchase extra supplies to add to the materials available in the classroom or for special projects. If interested, students may bring extra materials and supplies for their classroom. Supplies that teachers have found useful to have in classrooms are listed by grade levels. This is, as always, a voluntary donation—not a request or requirement for any child. Many school supplies are sold at deep discounts in the weeks preceding school. Any items donated may be brought to school in August.


— Classic Crayola Markers

— Highlighter Markers

— Dry Erase markers (Expo brand, skinny black)

— Glue Sticks- Large .77oz

— Ziploc gallon size or sandwich size bags

— Colored pencils

— 2 pocket folder w/o prongs (we use several of these – not Svoboda)

— 2 pocket folder w/prongs (we use several of these – not Svoboda)

— 11/2 inch –clear view 3 ring binders-(Svoboda)

— Plastic pencil boxes- (not Langan)

— Sliding pencil cases with snap closure (approx. 7 ½ x 3 x 1 inch) (Svoboda)


— Hand sanitizer


— Expo Dry erase Black markers (thick or fine tip)

— 1½ inch, three-ring, clear-view binder (no Velcro or zippers)

— Crayola markers (thin & regular tip)

— Glue sticks

— Gallon Ziploc bags

— Quart and snack size Ziploc bags (not Gasseling)

— Crayola crayons 24 pc. box

— Colored pencils (not Gasseling)

–Poly two-pocket folders

–plastic pencil box (standard size) (not Gasseling or Jenkins)

–standard white envelopes (not Gasseling)

— Kleenex

— Glue sticks

— 1 inch, 3 ring white clear view binder (no Velcro or zippers)

— Dry erase markers – Black only (low odor)

— Crayola markers (regular and fine tip)

–Colored pencils (Andersen & Boesiger only)

— Hand sanitizer (not Boesiger)

— Sanitizing wipes

— Wide rule loose leaf notebook paper

— Kleenex

— 5 –70 page wide rule spiral notebooks (plain fronts)

— Black Dry Erase Markers-fine point (low odor)

— Ziploc bags – 1 box each of gallon, sandwich & snack

— Glue Sticks (Schaeffer only)

— Sticky notes – 3×3 (not Bennett)

— Highlighters (not Schaeffer)

— Kleenex

— 1-inch, three-ring notebook

— Zipper (soft side) pencil case

— Set of three-hole index dividers with write on tabs (not Eckhout)

— Dry Erase Markers

— Dry Erase Erasers (Stock only)


— 6—Pocket-folders of various colors (Videtich & Amend only 1)

–3×3  Sticky notes

–2 spiral notebooks (Videtich & Amend only 1)

— 1” 3- ring binder

— Kleenex

–Markers-Crayola Classic Colors (not fine tip)

Personal Use

— 3– Two-Pocket folders

— Two, 1-inch, three-ring binders

— Four, 70-page theme notebooks

— 3 Ring-Pencil bag—no boxes, please

For the Classroom

–Box of Pencils #2 (Class Use)

–Dry Erase Markers

–Dry Marker Eraser

–Hand sanitizer

— Kleenex

— Hand sanitizer (not Art or Computer)

–Crayola markers (only Music)

— Pencils (Music, Media, P.E.)

— Crayons (only Music)

— Erasers (only Music)

— Kleenex (much needed by all)





Free & Reduced Meal Application

As part of Lincoln Public Schools endeavor to make information easily accessible to families we are pleased to inform you that your students free & reduced eligibility notification letter will be provided to you on-line.  We believe that this will be a more effective and useful process for all our families, as well as serve as a wise use of school district resources.

You will receive an e-mail from “School Lunch Status” with the subject line: “Eligibility Status Is Available!” In the e-mail you will be provided a link to your family’s eligibility notification. You can view or print your students’ eligibility letter anytime throughout the school year. E-mail notifications will be sent in lieu of U.S. postal mail when you provide an e-mail address on your free & reduced meals application or if you have a valid e-mail address on file at your student’s school. Please allow up to 2-3 business days after submitting your online application or up to ten business days after submitting a paper application to receive your eligibility notification. Applications submitted without an e-mail address will be sent via U.S. mail.

The on-line application can be accessed by clicking on the “Free & Reduced Meal Application” link under Popular Pages on the LPS Home page:

Paper applications can be picked up at your child’s school or at the District Office (5905 O Street).  Please call the Nutrition Services Office at 402-436-1746 if you have questions regarding the Free and Reduced Meals program.

Safe Walk to School Night

Come roam the halls of Cavett and meet your teacher on Thursday, August 11th from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. 

Video: Cavett teacher honored based on student’s letter

Fifth-grade teacher Ed Aken and his student Will Jesske represented Cavett with extreme pride and confidence yesterday! Will’s letter – 1 out of 500 nominations – was chosen as 1 of 5 winners, and Mr. Aken was honored at a special breakfast at the Governor’s Mansion yesterday.

Be sure to watch and take pride in all our students and teachers, who do great work every day. Thank you, Will, and thank you Mr. Aken!

Scott April Parent Information Night

On Monday April 4th, Scott Middle School will host the parents of our incoming 5th grade students who will enter 6th grade this coming fall.

Families with last names beginning with the letters A through L should arrive at 6:00 PM and those with last names
beginning with the letters M through Z should arrive for the second session at 7:15 PM. Both sessions are identical. The split is for ease of parking and seating space in our multi-purpose room.