Nebraska Public School Advantage News

Nebraska Public School Advantage News

Six weeks ago, I started this journey of storytelling at NPSA with an idea of the kind of content I hoped to produce and a vision for what the website would eventually look like. Thanks to a few incredible story subjects, NPSA’s partnership with Nebraska Loves Public Schools, and heavy interaction from our rapidly-growing contingent of readers, NPSA has gained a lot of traction in a short amount...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren NCSA Communications Specialist At Blair High School, a 20-minute highway cruise north of Omaha, agriculture students have a unique on-campus tool at their disposal in the form of a full-size greenhouse that, since last year, also houses an aquarium. Fourth-year teacher Jill Hensley, who graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a degree in Agricultural Education...Read More
By TYLER DAHLGREN NCSA Communications Specialist It is early afternoon on a rather balmy November Wednesday in North Omaha, the point in the school day where students start to let their concentration slip and the point in the school year where teachers begin to dream of a much-needed holiday break. At Wakonda Elementary, a school that has long faced an array of obstacles and a construed...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren Communications Specialist, NCSA Public schools throughout the state banded together on Friday to show their appreciation for those that have served in the United States military. Across Nebraska, students from kindergarten to junior high to the brink of graduation joined together to say thanks with special Veterans Day programs. In the gymnasium at Thayer Central High School,...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren NCSA Communications Specialist An innovative and accommodating program when it was started nearly 20 years ago, Valley Alternative Learning Transition School in Scottsbluff has grown in size and success by holding on to original core values. Don’t give up on a student. No matter what. VALTS, an alternative education program designed to provide specialized instruction for...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren NCSA Communications Specialist At Hastings High School, faculty and students alike are discovering the power of giving. The proof is in the pantry. The idea for an on-site food and supply pantry at the school first came about last year. The pantry itself, located across the hall from the office at the bottom of a set of stairs, opened in April. It’s been gaining traction and...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren NCSA Communications Specialist Clark Kolterman’s story is one of man and community, and it started over 100 years ago. In his first life, as he likes to call it, Kolterman and his wife Linda ran a Ben Franklin store in Seward, which had been owned by his family since 1915. Clark and Linda were in their fifth-year of ownership when Walmart came to town in 1994, which forced the...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren NCSA Communications Specialist Activeness over apathy. That’s the message Norris High School government teacher Scott Harrington tries to convey to his students every day. Finding a way to entice a class full of teenagers into developing an interest in the operations of local government is no simple task. It’s a mighty important one, however, and that’s why Harrington goes above...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren, NCSA Communications Specialist Every school district has teachers, administrators and students that go above and beyond what is expected of them. Teachers that spend extra time with students, or plan fun field trips. Administrators that lead by example. Students that do the same, sometimes against the odds. They answer the call every single day, because they care. They’re the...Read More
My name is Tyler Dahlgren, and I am the new communications specialist for the Nebraska Council of School Administrators. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you about myself and what I hope to build and accomplish here. Our vision is to establish a highly interactive, continuous outlet of content on the Nebraska Advantage website that highlights students, schools, teachers or...Read More

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