Principal Gene Thompson

Student Supports at Lincoln Public Schools

At Mickle Middle School we have a strong focus on modeling and re-teaching expected school behaviors. By doing so, we re-establish and maintain a school culture where students can expect to see prosocial behavior from their peers and from adults. Returning to school from breaks and unplanned absences can be a challenging transition for students. They may need an increase in teaching and re-teaching in order for students to remember and follow expectations. We acknowledge them when they show expected behavior which increases the likelihood that the positive behaviors will continue. Just like washing our hands during flu season, we want to be preventative. The more we teach expected behaviors and acknowledge students for meeting them, the more preventative we are.

Gene Thompson – Principal

Having students arrive to school in the safest possible manner is our goal at the start of each school day. Flexibility is needed to meet this goal, especially in winter weather when students are all bundled up on slippery surfaces. It is very important that drop-off traffic follow the traffic pattern. The plan also ensures that students are exiting vehicles on the sidewalk side of school. Even one car going the wrong way can halt traffic for everyone.
Even though the traffic pattern might not be the fastest (click below for bigger graphic), it is significantly safer for the children to have traffic drop offs spread out around campus. The necessity of going one way on the side streets around Mickle is to maintain traffic flow around parked cars or during poor winter weather.

Parents may request and the District will provide information regarding the professional qualifications of their student’s teachers and paraprofessionals.