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Six Nebraska Schools Named 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools

Blue Ribbon Schools Elgin

It was a big day for Elgin Public School when Governor Dave Heinemen presented the Elgin Elementary with the 2012 National Blue Ribbon School award on November 28th! Governor Heineman congratulated the staff and students on a job well done and spoke on the importance of education.  He spoke to the students about how important good reading skills are and that he reads three to four hours a day in his job.  The Governor then presented the Blue Ribbon Award to the Elgin Elementary Staff and congratulated each of them along with Senator Sullivan and Dr. Breed. More...

blue ribbon school

Bloomfield Jr-Sr High School in Bloomfield, Elgin Elementary School in Elgin, Mount Michael Benedictine School in Elkhorn, Norwood Park Elementary School in Lincoln, Potter-Dix Elementary School in Dix and Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha have been named 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education.
The six Nebraska schools were among 269 schools recognized today by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools based on their overall academic excellence, or for making progress in improving student academic achievement levels. Secretary Duncan was joined by Arlington Public Schools Superintendent Patrick Murphy for the announcement at Arlington Traditional Elementary School in Arlington, Va.More...

Nebraska Education Commissioner Roger Breed Visits
Madison Public Schools

Dr Breed Visits Madison PS

On Monday, September 10, 2012, Nebraska Education Commissioner Roger Breed visited the staff, students and members of the School Board at Madison Public Schools.  Breed, recently named the 2012 National Administrator of the Year, was invited to Madison by Superintendent Alan Ehlers.  Ehlers, in his first year at Madison, wanted to show the Commissioner the good things that are happening at Madison. More...

Miss Voz Latina Pagent Gives Girls Tools They Need To Succeed

Omaha World-Herald
Miss Voz Latina

Lexington High School junior Luis Sotelo created Miss Voz Latina in 2006. The competition now includes the mandatory Academy, a weeklong program focusing on developing leadership, communication, education and character More...

My Five: Dustin Carlson, Kindergarten Teacher

Omaha World-Herald

Dustin Carlson, a 27-year-old native of Axtell, Neb., teaches kindergarten at Rockbrook Elementary in the Westside Community Schools. He knew teaching was the career for him when he took his first education class at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. More...

Heartland FBLA Members Win Four National Awards

FBLA National Award winners

Heartland FBLA members traveled to San Antonio, Texas, for the National Leadership
Conference held June 28 to July 3. Cody Brown, Sondra Buller, Ashley Quiring, Allison Braun,
Bailey Carr, Kaitlyn Quiring and Colton Siebert along with adviser Kristy Most enjoyed the
weeklong conference activities.

The group stayed at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel.
Nebraska was represented by 275 members and advisers who attended the conference to compete at the national level.


Teacher will be voice of Nebraska in D.C.

Aaron Bredenkamp

Teacher will be voice of Nebraska in D.C.
By Julie Anderson
Omaha World-Herald

For the next year, Aaron Bredenkamp will serve as a conduit connecting Nebraska teachers to the U.S. Department of Education.

Bredenkamp, a math teacher at the Westside High School Career Center, the district’s alternative high school, is one of 12 teachers nationwide selected by the federal education department as a “teaching ambassador fellow” for the 2012-13 school year. It’s the first time a Nebraskan has been selected.


3 Nebraska High Schools Recognized as National 2012 Blue Star Schools

Blue star schools     Blue ribbon schools
Fillmore Blue Star Students

Arlington, Fillmore Central, Wausa High School Students Earn National Recognition In Financial Literacy
Three Nebraska high schools recognized as national 2012 Blue Star Schools
Nebraska students at three high schools have shown they have what it takes to manage their money.

Nature Explore Classroom

Nature Explore Classroom
Because it's a place to explore and play, the groundbreaking ceremony April 26 for Doane's Nature Explore Classroom was a celebration. The event, sponsored by the Crete Nature Collaborative For Children, begins at 6 p.m. at the classroom site south of Hansen Hall on the Crete campus. More...

Sherman Elementary Young Authors

Young Authors Sheridan Elememtary

Sherman Elementary School students in Dianne Lee’s classroom display books they designed with their own artwork and stories they wrote and edited. Students invited special guests to their Author Celebration where they read aloud their stories in their classroom that they designed as a theatre.