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Dec 15, 2017 Superintendent Briefing

Inline image 1 Congratulations to Jamie Tatman and Katie McClain, 4th grade teachers at Eisenhower Elementary who are the Staff Members of the Month. 

The Teacher/Staff of the Month Recognition Program is designed to recognize outstanding teachers and support staff for their contributions to the North Platte School District.  The North Platte Public School Foundation (NPPSF) and the District Leadership Team would like to stress that the real tribute of this award is the nomination.  The nomination symbolizes the esteem and appreciation that everyone has for our School District Employees. 


Inline image 1 2017-18 Recipients

October: Mrs. Lynnette Powers, 1st grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary

November: Bobbi Isom, 6th grade teacher at Madison Middle School


 Inline image 5 Congratulations Kirk Livingston for winning the Dean Darnell Award for Distinguished Sponsorship & to the North Platte High School Student Council for winning the 2017 Outstanding Student Council and top Make a Wish Fundraisers which was awarded at the recent NASC State Convention. 


 Inline image 5 Congratulations to Mary Derby for being named the National Distinguished Principal of the Year from Nebraska by NAESP.  A formal celebration will occur on February 9th, 2018 at Eisenhower Elementary School (more information will be provided later).


Inline image 2 Thoughtexchange survey for staff, students (grades 3-12), parents, and community has been completed.  This engagement will assist the district in understanding public perception related to aspects in the district.  Everyone has access to the results via http://nppsd.thoughtexchange.com/welcome. School and District CIP teams will be using the data for school improvement purposes. 


 Inline image 1NPPSD is implementing a revised grading and reporting process this year. There are still many questions among students, parents, and patrons regarding the revised grading system.  The Teaching and Learning Team will compile the questions shared during the Thoughtexchange and will create a Q & A document to share with all schools’ CIP Teams.  It will take time for everyone to understand what it takes to implement a system that ensures achievement grades are consistent, accurate, meaningful, and supportive/timely for all students.   No more zeros in K12 education


Inline image 2 North Platte Public Schools is focusing on improving attendance by implementing interventions – Dare-to-Go-Five Below.  Data update as of December 15, 2017This data is shared weekly with each principal to keep the school’s CIP team and staff up to date.


‚ÄčHave a great weekend!!  Go Bulldogs Inline image 3


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