Friday, April 13, 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 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!  


Creating Greatness
Lake Elementary

Congratulations to Harmoni Wagner, Kindergarten Teacher, Lake Elementary being recognized 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
2018
February:       Janette Kammerer, Music Teacher, Washington Elementary
January:         Dale Hall, PE Teacher, Adams MS
December:     Connie Thompson, Administrative Assistant NPHS
2017
November:     Jami Tatman & Katie McClain, 4th Grade Teachers - Eisenhower
October:         Bobbi Isom, 6th Grade Teacher - Madison MS
September:    Lynnette Powers, 1st Grade Teacher - Lincoln
May:                Autumn Ball, Kindergarten - McDonald Elementary
                        Kelli Spurling EL Instructor
April:               Danesa Fleck, Kindergarten - Washington Elementary
                        John Shultz - Maintenance
March:            Brandon Petersen, Business Teacher - NPHS
                        Brandy Buscher, Coordinator of Student Services


Carrie Lienemann
Creating Greatness


STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES GRANTS
FOR COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTERS

Afterschool and summer programs will soon be available at four new sites in Omaha and Scottsbluff. Federal grant funds for 21st Century Community Learning Centers were awarded to support programs serving students attending schools with high needs. During non-school hours, these programs offer hands-on learning and activities to improve overall student success, increase student social benefits and positive behavioral changes, and increase active and meaningful family and community engagement.
In addition, 13 quality programs at schools across the state will continue to receive federal grants for 21st Century Community Learning Center programs. These grants are available for five years. The programs and grants are:

             North Platte Public Schools’ program at Buffalo Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School and Washington Elementary School received a $105,250 federal grant.

Over the past 15 years, the Nebraska Department of Education has awarded federal grants for students at more than 130 different sites in over 30 Nebraska communities. The 21st Century Community Learning Centers program is funded under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended.



Bully-Proof Your Classroom
In recent years, focus has shifted from physical violence to verbal violence and bullying.  Bullying is a crisis affecting schools throughout the U.S. and it is important as educators to say “no” to bullying from day one. Take a proactive approach against bullying by engaging students in team-building activities, responding instantly to hurtful behavior and involving principals and parents wen appropriate.


Develop Resources for Depressed or Stressed Students

Many instances of violence in schools involve students who previously have shown signs of depression or other stress. Make counseling services readily available for students and know when a student should be referred for emotional and/or mental help. The U.S. Department of Health Services has an extensive resource center for educators regarding student mental health.

http://www.nppsf.org/
http://www.nppsf.org/education-after-hours





Dan Koehler 
McDonald Elementary 
Staff Person of the Year




Tara Foster
Lake Maloney Elementary
K-6 Teacher of the Year





Lane Swedberg 
Madison Middle School
6-12 Teacher of the Year




Greg Fruhwirth
Washington Elementary
Administrator of the Year







COLONEL JEFF BUCK (CLASS OF 1987) 

OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN THE MILITARY


MR. JOE STAROSKA
 (CLASS OF 1992)

OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN BUSINESS AND SERVICE TO THE NORTH PLATTE COMMUNITY





















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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...