LinksLIVE! The LHS News Broadcast 4/24/2020 *Coronavirus Edition #9*

Season 1: Episode 133
FRIDAY, April 24, 2020

Good morning Lincoln High. Welcome to LinksLIVE! The Lincoln High morning news show.

How’s everybody doing? Hope you’re all well. Thanks for joining us.

I’m Cate Frederick keeping you updated on the latest news about school and the coronavirus situation.

A reminder that links to updates with all official LPS information are also available on the lps home page at
On today’s show we have some information about Ramadan, Virtual Spirit Week, Summer School, Student Council, shoutouts to Lincoln High students doing good things, Food Distribution, and MORE.

IT’S MUSIC FRIDAY! Here’s a playlist that was submitted by Mr. Keller. Give these a listen today, and enjoy. GUESS THE THEME AND WIN A PRIZE. SUBMIT YOUR GUESS THROUGH THE JUMP CODE: OMY7. And remember to send us your suggestions for next week by emailing us at

We want to wish a safe and peaceful Ramadan to everyone in the LHS Muslim community observing the holy month of fasting, sacrifice, and charity which started yesterday. We know this will be a difficult time, especially during the pandemic, and we hope you are able to connect remotely with family and friends. Ramadan Mubarak!

TODAY is School Spirit Day for Virtual Spirit week, so be sure to wear your Red and Black. Also, please send your pictures to us at, or fill out the form at jump code: BHY4. We’re posting galleries of all Virtual Spirit Week photos on the Yearbook and Advocate Instagram pages! Check them out at: LinksYearbook and LHSAdvocate. A complete gallery is also on The Advocate Online at
As Cassie Allen says, “Corona took our prom but it won’t take our spirit!” Hope you had a great week, and keep those photos coming!

And speaking of Prom, yes, it’s canceled, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get dressed up and have fun. Put on your prom outfit anyway and send us a photo. Host a virtual dance party. Zoom with your friends for a group shot. Whatever you do, share it with us. Show us how you’re celebrating, and we’ll post it on the Yearbook and Advocate social media. (Zoom responsibly.)

There is new information about Summer School available on the Counseling Center Website and in the grade level google classrooms. If you have questions, please check those places or email your counselor. There is a link below in the transcript to instructions for registration.

Here’s a shoutout to Lincoln High School junior and dedicated art student, Kelsey Davenport, who has been using her drawing skills to spread cheer during the pandemic. She has been creating white board art outside her house for neighbors and passers-by to enjoy! Way to stay positive, Kelsey! If you know someone who’s doing something creative during the shutdown, send us their story at or submit some photos or ideas through the form at the jump code: PBYZ.

Looking for a new way to get connected with other Lincoln High students and have an impact on your school community? Consider joining Student Council for the 2021 school year. Applications are now available via the jump code YKGQ. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 8th. For more information, you can contact cosponsors Shelley Swartz,; or Carter Hulinsky,

LPS media services just loaded some more new FREE BOOKS from Mackin VIA. They are multi-user so more than one person can check out the book. Here are the directions.
Here’s how you can access them:
Go to
Choose Mackin VIA in the list of portal options
If asked to login, use your LPS username & password
There’s are separate lists for Elementary, Middle, and High Schools
How to search for multi-user books in MackinVIA:
Click on “More” in the menu
Select “Multi-user”

Link Crew is looking for LINK CREW LEADERS for the 2021 school year. If you are going to be a JUNIOR or SENIOR and want to help create community at LHS by supporting our incoming 9th graders, please consider being part of the crew. Use jumpcode YTB1 to fill out an application. We hope you consider this awesome opportunity.

Even though this is a weird and crazy time for all of us, the Pomalinks are still going strong! We are extending deadlines for tryout packets! If you would like to consider being on the 2021 squad, join the Pomalink’s Google Classroom, code RXPN5SC, for updates and information. Please, follow the Pomalinks on Instagram or Facebook as well! Stay safe and GO LINKS!

If you need any counseling or Social and Emotional Supports, you can email someone listed on the LPS contacts page which is linked at LPS.ORG. There is also a link below in the transcript:
School social workers and other school staff may not be able to immediately answer an email or a message, but they will work to respond within 24 hours of any message received between 8:00 AM and 3:30 PM Monday through Friday. Emails or messages received overnight or on the weekend will be answered the next week day. If you need immediate assistance we encourage you to access the following resources that are available any time of the day or night. See the transcript below for more information. PLEASE NOTE: If you have an emergency, contact 911.

Links to services and contacts.
LPS Updates:
CenterPointe Help Line (Lincoln): 402-475-6695
Nebraska Family Helpline: 1-888-866-8660
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
National Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741741
(text charges from your phone carrier may apply)
Lincoln Police Department (non-emergency) 402-441-6000
or 911 (emergency)

MyLNK is a website and a mobile app that has information about community resources. It can be downloaded in a wi-fi environment and then used when wi-fi is not available. The website provides translations in Spanish Vietnamese, and Arabic. See the link in the transcript below.

LPS has added two new locations Goodrich and Lefler, for food distribution. Click on the Food Distribution link at for maps and more specific information, or type the word “food” in the keyword search. []

Weekly food distribution is Mondays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for any child ages 1-18 at the following locations:
Belmont, Arnold, Calvert, Hartley, Huntington, Clinton, Saratoga, and West Lincoln
Elementary Schools:
Culler, Park, Goodrich, and Lefler Middle Schools,
and at Northeast High School and Lincoln High where you’ll enter the circle on 21st and J Streets and follow staff directions.

Any family is also welcome to pick up pre-packaged bags of food from the Lincoln Food Bank during their food distribution. More information about their schedule can be found at their website:

Remember that you can leave a comment below this video at any time for us. We want your feedback. You can also tell us your story of how you’re coping with all of this by filling out the form at Jump Code PBYZ. That’s PBYZ

Do you have good news to share? Questions? Comments? You can also reach out to us at, or message us on The Advocate Twitter and Instagram accounts: @lhsadvocate or on the Yearbook Instagram: @linksyearbook. We want to hear from you.

In the meantime, please follow CDC guidelines and STAY HOME as much as possible and Stay Away From Others in Public, Wash Your Hands, Don’t Touch Your Face, and Cover Your Cough.

Take care, keep supporting each other, and stay connected with us.

That’s all for today. Remember that you can see all past episodes of our show on The Advocate Online website at and a list of all jump codes through the master jump code YZYR.

Thanks for watching our broadcast, and we’ll see you again next time on… LinksLIVE!