"Remember our purpose...Relationships, Relevance, and Rigor!"
Welcome to Minne Lusa Elementary, Home of the Panthers!
Welcome to Minne Lusa Elementary, a place where great things are happening!!! We are on the road to significant gains in the areas of Reading, Writing, Science, and Math. We have been awarded the "Gold Award" for the past TWO years for making significant growth through state assessments! It is our goal to continue this academic growth during 2017-2018. We do this through maintaining high expectations for our students and staff, and creating classroom environments that are built around positive relationships, proactive approaches to classroom management, and creating a classroom environment that each adult would want to have for their own children.
I am Kim Jones, the Principal at Minne Lusa Elementary School. This is my eleventh year as an administrator for Omaha Public Schools, and my 31th year in education, with experience at both the elementary and middle school level in a variety of school districts from Olathe, Kansas to Loudoun County, Virginia to Omaha Public Schools. I am extremely passionate about the students that I work with daily, creating a safe and welcoming school environment that is focused on building relationships with each and every child, and on identifying how each child learns so that we can create an environment that meets each child's individual needs. I am known for setting high expectations for both myself and the staff that I work with. Personally, I am the proud mom of four grown children and three granddaughters. I am a graduate of Kansas State University. I earned my Masters in Administration from University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2005.
The staff at Minne Lusa joins me in welcoming you to our website and inside the doors of Minne Lusa Elementary! We are a committed and dedicated staff, and are very excited to begin a new school year at Minne Lusa. Every Minne Lusa staff member is committed to making every day a successful day for your child. Through teamwork, open communication, and a dedication to continuous improvement, Minne Lusa will be a place children enjoy, and develop a deep love of learning to meet their highest potential.
We set high expectations for all students and staff at Minne Lusa Elementary. We hold a common belief that every student can learn, and it is our responsibility to make sure we find ways to meet each child's individual needs. It is our goal that every child should look forward to walking into the doors at Minne Lusa every day where they will have caring adults willing to "do what it takes" to meet each student's emotional, social, and intellectual well-being!!!
I consider it an honor getting to know and work with all parents and members of the Minne Lusa community, so please do not hesitate to call, e-mail, or stop by with any concerns or questions. Minne Lusa is a GREAT place to be!
Ms. Kim Jones
"Every Student, Every Day, Prepared for Success at Minne Lusa!"
"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." John F. Kennedy