Friday, January 26, 2018

Superintendent Briefing - January 26, 2018

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 strengths.  Thank you for the great work!  

 We have a tremendous amount of appreciation and respect for the NPPSD school board members. Our school board members and school board members across this state help make Nebraska and North Platte Community a great place to live respectfully.  They have accepted the challenge of providing a quality education to the children of their local community to prepare them to be productive responsible citizens.
On behalf of the NPPSD’s students, support staff, teachers, principals, district administrators and myself, we are fortunate to work with you and appreciate all members being very hardworking, inquisitive, and dedicated to the children of the North Platte Community.  We appreciate everything you do and understand the important connection that communities and their public schools share.   Thank you. 

North Platte Public Schools will be implementing an Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resource Program in the Fall 2018. This process has been three years in development, starting with the NPPSD’s reVISION process two years ago. In response to committee recommendations, state, regional, and local workforce data, and student interest we are fortunate to bring this vision to fruition.  A NPHS Agriculture Advisory Board has been assembled and will be meeting on January 30, 2018.  Dr. Eshleman, Mrs. Carlson, and Mr. Ayres will be updating the BoE at the February 12th BoE meeting regarding NPHS Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resource Program Program. 

Kathleen Cullinan was offered and accepted the NPHS Agriculture Instructor position (pending BoE approval). Ms. Cullinan is a graduate of North Platte High School. She started at University of Nebraska-Kearney and was able to accept an exchange program at Oklahoma State her sophomore year of college. She stayed and finished her Ag Degree from Oklahoma State. Upon graduation, Dr. Jay Dostal, principal at Kearney HS, sought Ms. Cullinan to come and be part of Kearney HS’s new Agriculture program. Ms. Cullinan has been at Kearney High School for two years and has been active in building Kearney High School Agriculture program and FFA chapter. 

Ms. Cullinan, along with building and district administration, will be working this spring and summer to prepare for classes in the fall. There are specialized trainings and professional development that will support the initial implementation of this new program.  North Platte High School will be adding Agriculture courses to our course description book. 

Congratulations to Marc Mroczek! Marc has been selected as the 2018 NSIAAA District IV Athletic Director of the YearMarc was nominated by his colleagues from across the state because of his performance as an athletic administrator and his dedication to the youth of the NP community and the State of Nebraska.  Marc has earned the respect of his peers in athletic administration and it is with great appreciation and pride that the NSIAAA honors him with this award.

Marc will be the recognized at the Wilderness Ridge Country Club in Lincoln, NE on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. 

North Platte Public Schools staff LOVE PUBLIC SCHOOLSA great school district is made up of a group of great schools working collaboratively and systemically towards a common purpose. A great school has a safe, caring, supportive learning environment where students feel welcome and know that the staff cares about them. North Platte School District is a great place.

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