Lewis and Clark Middle School is an authorized International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) School. Students participating in the Focus Program have access to all classin the MYP, as well as the extra value standards of leadership, technology, and communication. The Focus Program is available to all students in the Learning Community.
Highlights of the Focus Program at Lewis and Clark Middle School:
The Focus Program includes Extra Values Standards to move students to a deeper understanding of themselves as learners.
Students are given leadership opportunities throughout the school year. Some examples are:
Our students work in a 1:1 student to laptop ratio, and all classrooms at Lewis and Clark have access to the wireless network. Other technology available to students:
Our Students develop their multiple communication methods as adolescents and learn to communicate in many different ways as a strength by:
Students participating in the Focus Program have the opportunity to extend their learning Monday thru Thursday every week from 3:05 until 4:30 PM. Students are able to participate in athletics, or sign-up for six week sessions that runs throughout the year. Our extended day program is run through The Afterschool Program (TAP). A few of the enrichment opportunities that students can participate in are:
*Manga Club *Truck Farm *Real Talk
*Yearbook *HIV/AIDS Awareness *Omaha Public Library
*Nebraska Wildlife Rehab *Why Arts? *Rose Theatre
*Omaha Community Playhouse *Partnership 4 Kids *Girl Scouts
*Chess Club *African American History Challenge *Athletics
*Tae Kwon Do *Walking Club *Running Club
*Healthy Lifestyles *PAR Core *Ultimate Club
*This is a not an all inclusive list of enrichment opportunities.
Students are required to attend the June term. During the three weeks of the June term, students are provided with an enriched learning experience by learning through an interdisciplinary unit focused on our community and is sparked by taking a historical tour of Omaha. In addition, students participate in Footsteps through June to develop their leadership, technology, and communication capacity by working as teams for causes within the community and the world.
Students have an opportunity to participate in the Focus Program over the course of ten years, although students may enter into the program at different points.
The program starts at Wilson Focus Program, for grades three to six. Students transition to Lewis and Clark Middle School for grades seven and eight. From Lewis and Clark Middle School, students have a guaranteed spot with the Burke High School Focus Program.
At Lewis and Clark Middle School, the interdisciplinary team that the Focus Program students are on is called Team Pride. The team consists of four core subject teachers and a special education teacher. The teachers on Team Pride are:
Carla Bobier (Science)
Paula Sinnett (Language and Literature)
Mariel Kloppenborg (Mathematics)
Sarah Walck (Individuals and Societies)
Amanda Jurgens (Resource)