The middle grades may be the most important years in a child’s education, the “most fertile years”. At
Educational Talent Search we share this belief and serve eligible students from five middle schools in the
Lincoln community: Culler, Dawes, Lefler, Mickle, and Park.
At a Department of Education policy briefing
“Putting Middle Grades Students on the Graduation Path” , Dr. Robert Balfanz, a Research
Professor from Johns Hopkins University, described in detail and urged the audience to understand that the
middle grades are the one place where educators “really have a chance to reform outcomes”. He noted
the middle grades may be the most important years in a child’s education, the “most fertile years”.
The Office of TRIO programs' ETS identifies with this belief.
Our Education and Curriculum Specialists work with eligible students from five middle schools in the Lincoln
community - Culler, Dawes, Lefler, Mickle, and Park - with the goal of helping them continue to high
school and beyond.
You can learn more about ETS and the eligibility criteria from the main menu. If you have any questions,
please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
call us at 402-472-8989. We have listed our staff contacts for the middle
schools we cater to answer any questions you may have:
Charles Culler Middle School
Culler Middle School is a professional learning community with a tradition of service, a culture of
collaboration, and a commitment to student learning.
Dawes Middle School
Dawes Middle School's priority is to engage every student every day through building positive relationships,
intentional teaching and learning, and fostering hope within our community.
Lefler Middle School
At Lefler Middle School, all students and staff will collaborate to learn, improve, and achieve through
engagement, effort, and self-efficacy.
Mickle Middle School
Mickle Middle School, as a community of learners, continues to implement research based strategies in the
classroom and evaluate if they are having a positive impact on student learning.
Park Middle School
Park Middle School is dedicated to providing the highest quality education and empowering all students to succeed
in a culturally diverse community, nation, and world.