Nebraska Public School Advantage News

Nebraska Public School Advantage News

By Tyler Dahlgren It was the fall of 2017, and something was off with the spirit of competition in the state of Nebraska. Teams from schools with high minority populations weren’t having the most enjoyable experiences on the road. Schuyler Central Activities Director Jim Kasik, for example, had seen kids spit on. He’d heard racial slurs and disheartening chants of “Build the Wall!” Something was...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren Milford Elementary students will find their stockings extra stuffed this Christmas season, thanks to a generous drive from district high-schoolers which aims to #BeKind. One book at a time. Three juniors, Elizabeth Ross, Calyn Mowinkel and Carlin Adams, orchestrated the project, which will put a copy of Trudy Ludwig’s The Invisible Boy into the hands of 437 kids, pre-K through...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren Kila Good is likely the only student in the state to independently program a Torchmate CNC Machine, and, as a sophomore, she’s really just getting started. That’s the thing about Weeping Water’s rapidly-expanding career technology program. It continues to grow; in students, facilities and equipment. And, most importantly, in possibilities. It’s what drove us to the small quarry...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren Liz Stutzman’s office has seen an unusually high amount of traffic this year. For a K-12 principal, such circumstances would normally mean more headaches. For K-12 students, the principal’s office is generally about the last place you want to find yourself throughout the course of a school day. The teaching staff at Friend Public Schools has been surveying students with a close...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren Mrs. Everett’s Surf Shack set for Grand Opening ! Click Here! The sun was setting on summer when we stopped by Meadowlark Elementary in Kearney to check out Julie Everett’s classroom, an island-themed paradise for learning that we coined “The Surf Shack”. While the beloved summer vacation was ending for students, another was just about to begin. They Said It: “I want them to...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren It’s amazing, really, the journey a few hundred dollars and an entrepreneurial spirit can jump-start. Just ask the crew at CardinalCAM Industries, a Randolph High School-based enterprise that got its start when agriculture and industrial technology teacher Craig Flaming approached his superintendent five years ago with the broad hatchling of an idea. “Mr. (Jeff) Hoesing liked...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren You could feel a buzz in the hallways of Black Elk Elementary yesterday morning. Positive energy permeated throughout the Millard school as third and fourth-grade students, Black Elk staff and family filed into a patriotically-decorated gymnasium and waited for their pen pal, 91-year-old Richard Slovek, to arrive. For three years, third-graders at Black Elk have connected with...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren Like any kid who grew up in the 90s will tell you, there aren’t many ways to better spend a night than cruising along the sandy shores of Koopa Troopa Beach or ripping down the intergalactic highway better known as Rainbow Road. Huddled around a console (which, back in my gaming prime, was the Nintendo 64), powered by Mountain Dew and Cool Ranch Doritos, those late-night Mario...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren The Missouri River runs south along Omaha’s eastern edges, winding past some of the city's most recognizable landmarks. Mighty Mo’s waters run by Eppley Airfield and the Old Market. Right past the Henry Doorly Zoo and Bellevue’s Fontenelle Forest Nature Center before taking a quick turn east and wrapping sharply around a beautiful piece of land that has served as an educational...Read More

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