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!
Career & College Readiness Initiative
North Platte Public Schools is working on developing a NPPSD Career & College Initiative. Each year, components of the initiative will be implemented in order to accomplish the district’s purpose of preparing students to be productive, responsible citizens.
Adam Reed has accepted the position as NPHS Career Coach. Adam has spent the previous two (2) years at Adams Middle School as the ENGAGE instructor. Previously, Adam was in the Air Force, where he worked in different positions, but the majority of the time was spent as a recruiter and recruiting coordinator.
The High School Career Coach will work collaboratively with the school administrators and the secondary and elementary directors of teaching and learning. The Career Coach will be primarily based at the high school and is responsible for helping students define their career aspirations. He will also identify community college programs and/or training to meet student's aspirations and help them achieve their educational goals. The Career Coach will empower students to make informed decisions regarding career and educational plans in preparation for success in post-secondary education and/or career training.
The NPHS Internship Program is another component of the Career & College Readiness Initiative. The purpose of the career internship program is designed to provide students with on-the-job training that will empower students as they pursue their career goals. Amy Sabatka is helping to create a greatness for NPHS students. The NPHS Internship Program helps prepare students for future careers:
The concept behind Snacks and Facts is the Special Education Team provides the snacks and the certified staff come and learn the facts. The Special Education Department holds two sessions per month that are a repeat of each other and staff choose one session to attend. Staff are updated on current issues, provided staff development on different things such as assistive technology and special education law. Also tips and pointers on how to complete different forms and paperwork so that schools have consistency with the processes within Special Education Department across the district are shared. Sessions are held from 3:45 to 4:45.
Peggy Romskek and Kelli Spurling are training staff on services for English Learners and Special Education. This is good example of working collectively in achieving greatness.
North Platte High School Activities Director, Marc Mroczek, has named Todd Rice as the new head football coach for the 2018-2019 school year. (pending BoE approval) Coach Rice is currently the head football coach at Clay Center High School in Clay Center, Kansas. Todd has an extensive background in coaching at the high school and college level with 25 years as a head high school coach. He will be teaching physical education for North Platte Public Schools
Marc Mroczek, North Platte Activities Director comments: “Todd is a very experienced and respected head coach at the high school level. He understands the vision of building a successful program from the youth level to the high school level. His experience as a strength and conditioning teacher will be an added benefit to our student athletes at North Platte High School. Todd’s passion for the game of football will be a big asset to our coaching staff at NPHS. I am excited for the future of North Platte High School football under Coach Rice’s leadership.”