Friday, January 19, 2018

NPPSD Superintendent Briefing . . .

We have some great activities occurring throughout the district.  As we continue to strive to make NPPSD a great school district, it will be important to work collectively in achieving greatness.  Anytime you have greatness occurring at your school, please share so we build upon each other's srengths.  Thank you for the great work! 

Congratulations to Connie Thompson, Administrative Assistant, North Platte High School as the Staff Member of the Month.

The Teacher/Staff of the Month Recognition Program is designed to recognize outstanding teachers and support staff for their contributions to the North Platte School District.

Previous Staff of the Month Recipients
October 2017:  Lynnette Powers, 1st grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary
November 2017: Bobbi Isom, 6th grade teacher at Madison Middle School
December 2017: Jami Tatman and Katie McClain, 4th grades teachers at Eisenhower Elementary

Coach Dale Hall and the NPHS wrestlers are striving for greatness by working hard every day to become great.

Braiden Ruffin pins a 2x state champion to go 4-0 at the Casper, Wyoming dual tournament.  Teammates Darian Diaz, Jordan Barber and Jayson all went undefeated.  The NPHS wrestling team went to North Platte Linden Court to visit and play cards with residents. A great community involvement activity.

Congratulations to Coach Cooper and the NPHS Speech Team winning first place and having 38 medalists at the Central Nebraska Forensic League #1 Speech Tournament in Grand Island.  At the Lexington Speech Tournament on January 6th NPHS took first place in novice, varsity and the overall tournament.  Great job!
As the North Platte School District begins its journey to accomplish its purpose of preparing students to be productive, responsible citizens, every conversation needs to begin with what is best for the students?  The NP district uses the Professional Learning Team model to provide time for teacher teams to meet regularly to discuss what's working and what needs to be improved regarding student learning.  Every professional in the school must engage with colleagues in the ongoing exploration of three critical questions that drive the work of those within the professional learning team:

What do we want each student to learn?
How will we know when each student has learned it?
How will we respond when a student experiences difficulty in learning?

NPPSD is currently in the process of developing a more effective and efficient Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) process that is systemic using our current problem solving process at all levels -- district-school-PLT-teacher-student. Thank you to . . . Peggy Romshek, Cortney Larson, Vikki Carlson, Scott Siegel, Danny McMurtry, Trent Benjamin, Denise DiGiovanni who are working with Nebraska Department of Education MTSS Consultants, Jane Byer and Ann Echkoff in developing a systemic process for all schools to utilize.  What is MTSS?


North Platte High School staff will implement a strategy next school year that will elevate interactions with students. The district's purpose states that schools will provide safe, caring and supportive learning environments. The NPPSD staff is committed to ensure every student is known, connected, and cared for. This is an example of caring adults doing what is right for students. Thank you the NPHS Bulldog Time Committee, Alice Boyer, Amy Sabatka, Anne Seamann, Ashley Werkmeister, Jami Allen, Jeff Henne, Jennifer Schlager, Josh Bruck, Kyle Milton, Lori Larson, and Billy Broeckelman, for creating greatness at NPHS.

NPPSD Resource Officer Johnson has written a letter to all families of North Platte Public Schools students.  As the district strives for greatness, having a safe, caring and supportive learning environment is a key component in accomplishing our purpose. A great school has a safe, caring, supportive learning environment where students feel welcome and know that the staff cares about them.  Each NP school strives to create a learning environment where students respect others and failure to do so is not tolerated. Students understand school and class rules and expectations, and adhere to them. Thank you Officer Johnson.

Officer Johnson's Letter

Attendance Information 1 19 2018

Superintendent Briefing April 13, 2018

We have some great activities occurring throughout the district.  As we continue to strive to make NPPSD a great school district, it w...