Nebraska Public School Advantage News

Nebraska Public School Advantage News

By Tyler Dahlgren Nearly 550 educators from Southeast Nebraska assembled on Peru State’s campus last Monday for ESU 4’s Engaging Educators Conference, taking advantage of a one-of-a-kind professional development opportunity. This year’s event was bigger and better than ever thanks to a new venue and a lineup of more than 85 breakout sessions covering pertinent classroom matters ranging from...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren The front office of a middle school, as Rochelle Johnson puts it, is a land of adventure. It’s a daily rat race, says Waverly superintendent Dr. Cory Worrell. An eight-hour dash to the final bell that, if it weren’t for Johnson, Sharon Claussen and Carrie Morgan, might very well stray from the course. “They just do an excellent job for us,” said Worrell. “They are all very...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren Chapter 1: The Bulldogger High schools are a lively place, vibrant with a full spectrum of emotion. Joy, achievement and triumph. Sadness, failure and defeat. It happens every day. In every school. The school newspaper is responsible for capturing the pulse of its student body. The voice of a school, and a window into its hallways, student publications operate much like real...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren Lori Holmstedt’s enchiladas are held in high regard. Paxton Consolidated Schools Principal Sheri Chittenden guesses most families in the community that have ran into distress have received a comforting pan of deliciousness. “It’s nothing special, it really isn’t,” Holmstedt said. “I give the recipe to anyone who wants it. It’s very easy, quick to make for a school or church...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren Essentially, this is a series of stories that ends in a, well, story. The story of a startup. The story of a school. Taylor Siebert became fascinated with the story. Heather Callihan found her passion in the story. “It’s like a window into your school, social media is,” Callihan said. It’s true, the story is what gets them up in the morning, but they’re just facilitators. They...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren There’s three pillars to Taylor Siebert’s story, which begins and lives on in his hometown of Henderson, a charming community situated a few miles south of Interstate 80 between the York and Aurora exits. Serving, working and connecting. The three come full circle when Siebert, 33, is asked to recount how Striv.TV, this swanky, student-centered and ahead-of-the-curve startup...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren Grand Island Northwest senior Luke Jacobs remembers his first broadcast with Tyler Rinkol, a basketball game between the Vikings and Columbus. The pair of in-booth partners had both long-admired Nebraska radio icon Kent Pavelka. “He knows how to call a game,” said Rinkol, who, like Jacobs, was a sophomore at the time. “He’s fully into the action and has a type of emotion that...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren Members of the Northeast Nebraska Career Academy Partnership (NENCAP) were on Northeast Community College’s Norfolk campus touring the school’s newly constructed applied technology building one Friday in late 2015 when a board member asked the question everyone was thinking. Where were the students? “Most of the programs housed in the new facility didn’t meet on Fridays,” said...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren In concept, it doesn’t seem all too difficult, the life of a young student. Wake up, brush your teeth, enjoy a hot and nutritious breakfast, swing your backpack around your shoulder and hop on the school bus, where dozens of smiling and friendly faces are merrily caroling “Wheels On The Bus”. Life, however, is hardly ideal, and the notion that its hardships are felt only by...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren Use your imaginations. If history teacher Cody Assmann has one request of his Garden County students, it’s to think outside of the box. Or, outside of the crisp pages of a textbook, rather. Easier said than done, right? Surely drumming up imaginative spirit can be difficult, especially throughout the course of a long school day. (Or week.) (Or year.) But for Assmann’s “Living...Read More

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