Lincoln High

Foundry Career Field Trips


The Foundry is a new learning space at Lincoln High designed for students who have had difficulty earning credits in school.

When you visit the Foundry, the first thing you notice is that this “school within a school” looks different. Less like a classroom, more like an office. More like the real world.

Foundry students follow a more flexible schedule and are held accountable for being productive with their own use of time. They take fewer courses at a time, and get more teacher support. Foundry students find that the effort they put in turns into credit toward graduation. They also find that students are recognized for the knowledge and experience that they bring to the table. No more starting from scratch with new teachers every semester.

Foundry students take online courses at a guided pace, with teachers there to help in the classroom. They also have the opportunity to participate in a lot of other fun learning activities.

eLearning—Foundry students take a few online courses with a teacher nearby for help through the hard parts and to push them along when they need it.
Coaching—Foundry students “clock in” and “clock out” each day, and a Foundry Coach will help monitor student progress.Breaks—We all need to chill sometimes. Students can earn break time by coming to school on time, staying on task, and participating every day.Work Experience—We want Foundry students to get connected to the real world and support students in finding and keeping employment or internships.Study Skills—Foundry students will practice skills that help them succeed in their online courses.


Students in the Foundry need a way to connect what they are doing in their classes with life beyond high school. At the same time they sometimes struggle to stay motivated to complete high school. To this end, we are launching this campaign to fund a three-part career-focused field trip for approximately 20 students:

Students will depart LHS and visit the Kawasaki factory to see first-hand what industry Lincoln has to offer. We will get a guided two-hour tour and be among the first to see Kawasaki's latest products. While there, we may also run into a graduate of the Foundry's inaugural class who went on to work at the plant!Lunch at Goodcents, where Foundry students will hear first-hand about entrepreneurship opportunities in Lincoln from the restaurateurs behind the Pillar Restaurant Group, which includes Goodcents, Venue, Cactus and Piedmont Bistro.A behind-the-scenes look at the Lincoln Zoo, including a guided tour emphasizing animal-related and biology careers. The Lincoln Zoo is currently hiring, so interested students can apply on-site!

Donations to this campaign will pay  for:

Yellow bus fare to and between the field-trip sites.Zoo admission and guided tour.Lunch.

Please consider donating to this campaign to support the students who need it most: Bright and talented young high school students who just haven't yet decided what they want to be when they grow up.


If this campaign is successfully funded, our next campaigns might include:

Food-handlers permit class taught on-site at LHS for resume and job readiness skillsCPR Training for enhanced hireabilityTeam-building / ropes course to build comaraderie among students in the FoundryFoundry apparel to promote community and enhance program visibility  Other career-focused field trips!

Thank you for making a difference in our students' lives.

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Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools

Shoes for Kids for PE

Imagine trying to run the mile in flip flops or snow boots. How about in shoes several sizes smaller than you need? This is a reality for many of our LPS students growing up in the hidden world of poverty in Lincoln. This fund is to support the opportunity for our kids from impoverished backgrounds to have access to athletic shoes that will allow them to fully participate in PE, recess and active learning more successfully. 

Your gifts will help kids boost their fitness, decrease risk of obesity and avoid the embarrassment that accompanies not having the basic resources to be an active kid. Thanks in advance for your support of this essential resource for kids to build a brighter future.

Note: We have potential of matching funds from a corporation for this fund, so make your donation dollars go further by donating to this most needed fund.

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Cavett Elementary

We Love to Drum at Cavett Elementary

Our music room at Cavett currently has eight tubano drums. When we do drumming activities, that is approximately one drum for every three students. We would like to purchase four more drums to bring the ratio to one drum for every two students.

Drums are used by every student in grades K-5 (over 600 students total) and are also used by small ensembles for accompanying our elementary choir. In our classroom, we have implemented portions of the World Music Drumming Curriculum. These drums will increase our available instrumentation for world drumming ensembles and activities. Requesting $1,200 plus cost reimbursement.

We would like to purchase four 14-inch Remo Tubanos.

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