LPS Middle Schools

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 ets@unl.edu 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:

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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.

5201 Vine St, 68504
http://wp.lps.org/culler/

ETS Staff Contacts
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Beth Jacobson

Project Director

Educational Talent Search

402-472-8994

402-472-9338

beth.jacobson@unl.edu
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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.

5130 Colfax Ave, 68504
https://wp.lps.org/dawes/

ETS Staff Contacts
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Beth Jacobson

Project Director

Educational Talent Search

402-472-8994

402-472-9338

beth.jacobson@unl.edu
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Lefler Middle School

At Lefler Middle School, all students and staff will collaborate to learn, improve, and achieve through engagement, effort, and self-efficacy.

1100 S 48th St, 68510
http://wp.lps.org/lefler/

ETS Staff Contacts
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Beth Jacobson

Project Director

Educational Talent Search

402-472-8994

402-472-9338

beth.jacobson@unl.edu
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Selma De Anda Gallegos

Educational Specialist

Educational Talent Search

402-472-8989

402-472-9338

selma.deanda@unl.edu
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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.

2500 N 67th St, 68507
https://wp.lps.org/mickle/

ETS Staff Contacts
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Beth Jacobson

Project Director

Educational Talent Search

402-472-8994

402-472-9338

beth.jacobson@unl.edu
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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.

855 S 8th St, 68508
http://wp.lps.org/park/

ETS Staff Contacts
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Beth Jacobson

Project Director

Educational Talent Search

402-472-8994

402-472-9338

beth.jacobson@unl.edu
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Selma De Anda Gallegos

Educational Specialist

Educational Talent Search

402-472-8989

402-472-9338

selma.deanda@unl.edu