Area track and field athletes bring home gold medals
Area athletes have earned first-place medals at state. They are Grant Anderson of Wayne; Allison Arens, Bridget Arens, Danielle Riesberg and Quinn Wragge of Crofton; Ashley Heine of Wynot; Adam Hochstein of Hartington; and Alec Fuelberth, Nick Miller, Brandon Mainquist and Joe Noecker of Hartington. Congratulations to all the schools, students and coaches who participated.
South Sioux City boys earn first soccer championship
Congratulations are in order for the South Sioux City boys soccer team. The Cardinals brought home their first soccer championship with an 2-1 upset over top-ranked Omaha Skutt on Monday in Class D state soccer action. It was a rematch of the 2012 Class B championship, won by Skutt 3-2. South Sioux finishes with a 16-2 season. Kudos to the boys, coaches and school for their impressive achievement.
|NNNC Summer Technology Institute on the horizon
|There’s still time to save some cash and preregister for the 6th annual NNNC Summer Technology Institute. There are more than 100 different sessions slated for Wednesday and Thursday, May 29-30. The conference sessions range from useful iPad apps and flipped learning to Google Docs and responsible digital citizenship. This year’s keynote speaker is Meg Ormiston. Click here to find out more about the event at Norfolk’s Lifelong Learning Center and for links to the registration page. Preregistration ends Friday.
Applications sought for Nebraska Teacher of the Year
Know a teacher who goes above and beyond? The Nebraska Department of Education urges you to encourage outstanding teachers to apply for the 2014 Nebraska Teacher of the Year. The Awards of Excellence program serves to recognize the contributions of the classroom teachers. Candidates must be exceptionally dedicated; knowledgeable/skilled teachers; respected/admired by parents, colleagues and students; active in the community; active in the school; poised, articulate and energetic; and persons of superior ability who inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn. Applications are available from principals, superintendents and the Nebraska Department of Education. Each candidate personally completes the application form, and self-nominations are welcome.
Using Data to Guide Action for School Improvement
“Using Data to Guide Action for School Improvement” was a collaborative project between the Nebraska Department of Education, the Nebraska ESU Coordinating Council and North Central Comprehensive Center. A Data Guidebook and Facilitators’ Guide were generated from this project and piloted by three northeast Nebraska schools — Niobrara, South Sioux City and Walthill.