Nebraska Public School Advantage News

Nebraska Public School Advantage News

By Tyler Dahlgren For Paul Kraus and Scott Walls, a pair of licensed mental health professionals (LMHPs) stationed at ESU 6 Headquarters in Milford with more than 20 years experience each, no day is ever remotely like the one before. Before we get to their story, it’s important to note that “stationed” is a term used loosely when it comes to Walls and Kraus. They’re rarely, if ever, stationary,...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren The conversation took place in 2015 between Paul Utemark and Mark Norvell. Utemark, Fillmore County Hospital’s Administrator, and Norvell, Superintendent of Fillmore Central Public Schools, worked, literally, across the street from one another. In a small town like Geneva, everybody, from the school to the hospital, is invested in the well-being of area youth. And there was a...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren “You swipe past it, but does that swipe the feeling away?” In the second episode of The Mind Inside, the filmmakers from I Love Public Schools take viewers on an eye-opening trip down the digital highway present-day students travel along every day. The 30-minute episode examines the inescapable pressures that come with living in a digital world, where an image is created,...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren Renowned motivational speaker Dr. Joe Sanfelippo stood on the stage in Holdrege's The Tassel, a state-of-the-art theatre, and delivered an inspirational message that, by the time it was over, left the 600 Nebraska educators in attendance buzzing with excitement for a day full of professional development. Sanfelippo, Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Wisconsin,...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren Prior to beginning her current role with ESU 6 as Director of Student Services, Mary Phillips spent 25 years at Lincoln Public Schools as a special education teacher, building coordinator, and, most recently, district supervisor. Phillips and the team at ESU 6 provide a wide array of mental health services to their 16 school districts, which span a five county-wide area, and...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren A Small School with a Powerful Culture The career path that led principal Erik Sokol to the delightfully quaint town of Shickley, Nebraska was, in essence, one long case of culture shock. Pleasant culture shock, that is. Sokol spent his first decade as an educator in the Phoenix, AZ area, where he was born and raised. He coached at the high school he attended. He loved what he...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren More than 300 Stanton students were surprised with a transformational splash of color Thursday afternoon, as local artists unveiled new murals throughout the building. The beautification project is part of a yearlong initiative from LIFEWTR, the premium bottled water brand, to invigorate and inspire students through the incorporation of art into education. Stanton Community...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren The call came through some time around three in the morning, abruptly snapping Davin Brunswick, at the time a sophomore at McCook High School, out of a deep sleep. When the phone rings in the middle of the night, the news on the other end is rarely good. One of his peers, in a state of panic, did indeed present the dazed and groggy Brunswick with an emergency. “They had...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren You see the lights first. Travelling west along Highway 2, approaching the outskirts of Lincoln on a Friday night, there they stand, tall and bright, illuminating a white water tower with "Palmyra" painted in red. Beneath those Friday night lights, the Palmyra Panthers battle their way to a 25-22 win, the first of many in the beautiful new stadium. If you roll down the windows,...Read More
By Tyler Dahlgren The Program What do you ask a man who’s heard them all? Forty minutes. Face to face in his quaint office at the TeamMates headquarters off of 68th and O. Without shaping a narrative. Without boring your idol. Without him having a clue who you are. And, thanks to a Keurig malfunction, without coffee. Well, you better ask him something. And so, after the nerves calmed down a bit,...Read More

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