May 2017 Article in NP Telegraph
We have a tremendous amount of appreciation and respect for school board members. Let’s face it, our school boards, and school board members across this state help make Nebraska a great place to live. They have accepted the . . .
March 2017 Article in the NP Telegraph
Recently, I decided to look at our high school from an entirely different view. I wanted to experience the typical school day of a high school student. I spent two entire days shadowing North Platte High School students. My purpose was . . .
January 2017 Article in the NP Telegraph
December is a good time to reflect on the past year and begin thinking about the new year. The North Platte School District has been very busy this year planning and developing processes and systems to prepare our students to become . . .
February 2017 Article in the NP Telegraph
High school students across the country are told they must be prepared for postsecondary education or a skilled profession in the workplace. The phrase used is "college and career readiness." What does this expression mean to . . .
December 2016 Article in the NP Telegraph
Letters grades have been used in both colleges and schools across the United States since the last part of the 19 th century and percentage grades were added in the early 20 th century. Grades were used to evaluate students, group or . . .
November 2016 Article in the NP Telegraph
The question that must be asked every day in education, what’s best for the student? The first step to becoming a great school district is focusing on what matters most. This starts with our students. No matter your . . .
October 2016 Article in the NP Telegraph
It’s that time of year; Nebraska Department of Education releases Nebraska State Assessment (NeSA) results. One may ask, what is so important about this information? It is an opportunity for the NE Commissioner of Education and . . .
September 2016 Article in the NP Telegraph
This is a great time of year. It is a new beginning and the start of something special. We have added some great new teachers and administrators to go along with the wonderful ones we already have. We have an excellent Board . . .