Events and News


April is National School Library Month and it’s time for the 13th Annual Cans4Books. You can help raise money for your school library (and help the environment) by recycling your aluminum cans.   Schools with the top dollar earnings will win Barnes & Noble Gift Certificates.  So start saving those cans and take them to either of the locations listed below  April 1-30.  Thank you for your support!

Can recycling locations:

  • A-Can Recycling, 3255 S 10th Street
  • A & J Recycling, 3250 N 20th Street

 Click here for more information.  



Backpack Walk, April 5

The seventh annual Lincoln Public Schools BackPack Extra Mile Walk is set for April 5, 2014, 10:00 a.m., at Lincoln East High School.

In six years of walking, LPS employees have raised almost $810,000 for the Food Bank of Lincoln’s BackPack program, which provides Friday food-filled backpacks to children who need help with nourishment over the weekends.

The two major goals of the walk are:

  •  Raising money for the hungry children of our community
  • Educating our community about the needs of children at LPS

Donation envelopes will be sent home with Cavett students on Friday, March 7th and are due back to school by March 28th.

If students donate a dollar to the Backpack Walk, they can wear a hat on Friday, March 21st.  Students can give their teacher their dollar and wear their hat proudly on Friday the 21st.

Questions?  Click here or contact:

Jessica Tewalt,

Carrie Copley,


NeSA Testing Schedule

NeSA Testing Schedule 2014

3rd (8:30-10:00), 4th (9:30-11:00), 5th (10:30-12:00)



Science (5th Grade only)

Family Nature Night VIDEO!

We enjoyed Family Nature night on Thursday, April 3, 6:00 – 7:30 pm.   Participants explored live animals, animal tracks, honeycomb candles, habitat bracelets, cockroach tractor pulls, H20 Olympics, spiderweb frames, beetles, plant petting zoo, trash art and much more. This was a FREE event for students and their families to learn about nature together.  Thank you for joining us.

Liberty First Credit Union

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Cavett’s Liberty First Credit Union is officially opened to all 2nd-5th grade students. Cavett Elementary and Liberty First Credit Union are excited to begin this joint partnership. The branch will be open every Wednesday afternoon (1:45-2:45) for 2nd-5th grade students to make deposits into their own savings account.On their very first deposit, no matter when that first deposit occurs, Liberty First will match it up to $5!

The credit union tellers will be some of our very own 4th and 5th grade students.  Congratulations to the following students who were hired as tellers: Jared Bohrer, Niya Davis, Mikala Drewes , Rhianne Evans, Drew Styskal, Courtney Holsteen, Avery Regier, Presley Pritchett-Peterson, Makenzy Bellamy, Cade Ritchey, Zabe Umer, Eli Rhodes, Emily Saddler, Grant Reid, Molly Nora, Jazlyn Young, Karli Scott, Justice Martin, Natalie Wilson, Mallory Schultz, Ben Mitchell, Reiley Basurto, Katherine Ball, and Mckenna Smith.

We ask that your son our daughter keep their deposit in a safe/secure place (their backpack/book bag) during the school day. When it comes time for them to make their deposit, classroom teachers will send students to their backpacks and they may come down to the Cavett Credit Union to make their deposit. So far we have over 60 students signed up for an account. It is not too late for your 2nd-5th grade student to open an account. Please have them stop by the office or check with their classroom teacher for an account application form.

Liberty First Credit Union is unique in the financial services industry. They are a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative. Those who do business with them are known as members. They exist solely to provide our members with affordable financial services; and members work together to achieve their financial goals. A school branch fits with their philosophy of educating children on the importance of saving so they are better prepared to handle their finances in the future.

Science Fair, March 18

Join us for the Cavett science fair, Tuesday, March 18th. Students may begin setting up projects at 5:30 p.m. Judging will begin at 6:00 and will conclude at 7:00. See you there!

2014 Mayor’s Run

The 27th Annual Mayor’s Run is Saturday, May 3.  It’s time for students to get registered.  All registrations are online at  All race entries will be done online.  Students will not receive a paper registration. Please refer to the yellow Mayor’s Run information sheet in your oldest/only student’s Friday folder for details. Early entry deadline is on or before Friday, April 18. If submitted at the same time, additional immediate family members get a family discount. Thirty lucky students will win a bike. Mayor’s Run t-shirts and race packets will be handed out at school the week before the race.

6th Grade Open House/Parent info sharing evenings

Scott Middle School: April 8th (session 1, 6-7 pm) and (session 2, 7:15-8:15 pm).  

If your child is not attending Scott, please see the schedule for the other middle schools below.

Culler, April 24th

Dawes, Feb 20th 6 pm

Goodrich, March 3rd and 4th

Irving, March 4th and March 6th 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Lefler, February 19th and February 24th 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Lux, March 3rd and 4th

Mickle, May 1st 6:30 pm

Park, May 5th 6-7 pm

Pound, February 27 and March 3 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Schoo, April 14th 6 pm