2016 Junior Academy of Sciences results announced
Thirty-three junior high school students and 28 senior high school students from across the state recently competed in the Nebraska Junior Academy of Sciences science fair. The 2016 science fair was held at the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum in Ashland.
These student delegates will present their scientific research, meet with internationally renowned scientists and collaborate with other young scientists.
Marcella Jurotich of Wayne Community Schools was recognized in the senior division, grades 9-12. She will represent Nebraska at the American Junior Academy of Science annual meeting, which is held in conjunction with the National Association of Academy of Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science meetings, Feb. 15-19, 2017, in Boston.
The following students area were recognized in the junior high school division, grades 6-8: Gunner Jorgensen, Wayne Community Schools; Cole Woodward, Allen Consolidated Schools; and Isaac Davis, Wayne Community Schools.
Join us in congratulating all of these young people on a job well done!
2016 Summer Tech Institute slated for June 1 & 2
NNNC’s STI event will be at Lifelong Learning Center in Norfolk on June 1 and 2, 2016. Keynote speaker will be Ray Zahab. In 2008, Ray (rayzahab.com) founded impossible2Possible (i2P) (impossible2possible.com), an organization that aims to inspire and educate youth through adventure learning, inclusion and participation in expeditions. Youth Ambassadors are selected from around the globe then participate, at no cost, in all aspects of the expedition, from logistics and running to creating educational content and team support. This program and its technology are also provided at no cost to the students or schools participating.
In addition to a keynote address from Ray on moving from impossible to possible, please join over 40 other exemplary educators from across Nebraska and learn from their expertise. The cost to attend the NNNC Summer Tech Institute is $30 for pre-registration and $40 at the door.
To register, please visit www.esu1.org/STI or visit the STI page for more information at https://sites.google.com/a/apps.esu7.org/sti/. You can also follow along on Twitter at @nnncsti. The hashtag for the event is #nnncsti16.
Safety and wellness go hand in hand at ESU #1
The Tower and Central Office Safety Committees and the ESU Wellness Committee go hand in hand. Together they promote the safety and wellness of staff, students and the environment in which they work and learn.
Central Office Safety Committee members are: Bob Uhing, Stuart Clark, Myrna Wacker Tuttle, Cheri Matthews, Arianne Conley and Joleen Gustafson. Tower Safety Committee members are: Chantelle Nelsen, Maggie Gubbles, Logan McPhillips, Stuart Clark, Rebecca Jepsen, Arianne Conley and Myrna Wacker Tuttle.
The Tower and Central Office Safety Committees each meet four times a year. Their purpose is to discuss potential safety issues affecting the people in their respective buildings. Arianne has developed numerous forms and facilitated trainings to help ensure the safety of students and staff.
The ESU #1 Wellness Committee consists of: Tracey Anderson, Diane Keim, Chris Good and Arianne Conley. Their mission is to promote healthy living so all our staff live longer and happier lives. Tracey and Arianne have worked hard to include safety-related items, as well as healthy tips for better living, in almost every issue of the staff newsletter.
Join us in thanking these folks for all of their hard work and dedication. Thank you!
It’s been a banner year for Wausa business teacher
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.
It’s been a banner year for Wausa’s Dawn Friedrich! She was recently named Teacher of the Year by Great Plains Communications. Join us in congratulating her!
You can check out the video here: http://newschannelnebraska.com/local-news/wausa-teacher-recognized-as-teacher-of-the-year/