Learning in harmony, lifting achievement, and leading the future.

Welcome to Sheridan Elementary School!

Ashley Sitzman, Principal
Ashley Sitzman, Principal

Welcome to Sheridan Elementary School, home of the Sharks! Sheridan Elementary School, located at 3100 Plymouth Avenue in Lincoln, Nebraska, serves scholars in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. Our school opened in 1926 and was named for its proximity to Sheridan Boulevard. The Sheridan mascot is the shark and our school colors are blue and yellow.

Sheridan Elementary School’s talented staff is committed to making school a positive experience for our students. Our priority is student learning. We work to ensure every student is challenged to achieve or exceed grade level, district, and state expectations. We will provide ALL students with rigorous instruction that challenges their full potential.

At Sheridan, we create a caring, safe, and productive learning environment that promotes high levels of student engagement and effort. There are three school-wide expectations for behavior at Sheridan Elementary School: Be safe, Be respectful, Be responsible. Community partners, Sheridan families, and staff worked together to create an Outdoor Classroom on our school’s campus. This exciting space creates new learning opportunities outside the classroom walls and beyond the school day.

The Sheridan staff values parents as partners in the educational process, and we welcome them as members of our school community. We are very fortunate to have an incredible Parent Teacher Organization (P.T.O.) that works in collaboration with students, families, staff, and the Lincoln community to enrich curricular and extracurricular experiences for all Sheridan students. They are an amazing group, so be sure to check out the Sheridan PTO website on the parent tab located at the top of the home page. If you are interested in before and/or after-school care, Family Services provides that service at Sheridan. Please contact Family Services at 402- 441-7949 for information on cost, schedule, and programming.

We invite you to become an active, positive, and collaborative partner in the Sheridan School Community. Please explore the Sheridan website to learn about our school and reach out if you have any questions!


Ashley Sitzman
Sheridan Elementary School Principal

The Sheridan Mission and Vision

Our mission is The Sheridan Community learning in harmony, lifting achievement, and leading the future.

The Sheridan Community

The Sheridan Community, the heart and hub of the neighborhood, is a collaboration of groups and individuals with a sincere commitment to the learning and education of children.

We work together and listen to children to support them in setting and reaching their life goals.

Learning in Harmony

  • We educate our community of learners to appreciate diversity, work collaboratively, and value the opinions and ideas of others. We emphasize the importance of modeling good character.
  • We work on goals, support each other, and appreciate the different ways we learn.
  • We are collaborative learners who maximize strengths and support needs in respectful, safe, responsible, and inclusive ways.
  • We cultivate well-rounded learners through the study of the core academics, the arts, environmental studies, health/wellness, technology, and social/emotional earning skills.

Lifting Achievement

  • The Sheridan Community strives to continually set high expectations for individualized academic goals.
  • We collectively honor the Sheridan tradition of academic excellence while working together to forge new paths of learning into the future.
  • We nurture competence, confidence and celebrate achievements.
  • We embrace challenges, persist when we encounter obstacles, focus on effort and practice toward progress and mastery, learn from data and feedback. We find inspiration in the success of others.

Leading the Future

  • We believe everyone in the Sheridan community is a leader and life-long learner.
  • We work together to clarify our mission, vision, and commitments to the future.
  • We model and teach leadership skills then provide leadership opportunities within the school, community, and world to develop positive, productive leaders.
  • We are leading the future by developing healthy life skills, life and career goals, being motivated to make a difference, and experiencing success.
  • We invite you to become an active, positive, and collaborative partner in the Sheridan School Community.


Safety is a priority at our school, so all visitors must check in with Mrs. Sutter at the front desk when entering Sheridan. As a visitor you are required to wear a badge.

Also, ONLY the south door is accessible for visitors during school hours. All other doors are locked.

Thank you for your patience and consideration as we continue to keep Sheridan a safe place for students and staff.

Meal/Lunch Schedule

  • Kindergarten
    11:00–11:25 a.m.
  • First Grade
    11:30–11:55 a.m.
  • Second Grade
    11:15–11:40 a.m.
  • Third Grade
    11:45–12:10 p.m.
  • Fourth Grade
    12:00–12:25 p.m.
  • Fifth Grade
    12:15–12:40 p.m.
  • Breakfast
    8:30–8:55 a.m.
    (enter through Door #9)

Specials Schedule

  • Kindergarten
    12:55–1:45 p.m.
  • First Grade
    1:50–2:40 p.m.
  • Second Grade
    2:45–3:35 p.m.
  • Third Grade
    10:55—11:40 a.m.
  • Fourth Grade
    10:00—10:50 a.m.
  • Fifth Grade
    9:05—9:55 a.m.

Safe Arrival and Dismissal


No School

Classes will not be in session at Sheridan on the following days:

  • September 2 and 3
  • October 11, 14 and 15
  • November 5
  • November 27, 28 and 29
  • December 23 – January 3
  • January 20
  • February 17 and 18
  • March 10 – 14
  • April 18 and 21

Professional Qualifications

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



9:00 a.m. to 3:38 p.m.


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