Category Archives: News and Announcements

Invention Convention Results

Invention Convention was held on May 2, 2019 at North Shore Church. Awards were given to winners in each division. Division I (2nd Grade) 1st Place – Willa Kleeb, Longfellow – Shower Coozy 2nd Place – Maren Johnson, Hawthorne -Wheel Chair Slide 3rd Place – KateKrueger & KennedyLubken, AdamsCentral – Fantastic Plastic Accessories! Innovation Award […]

Chess Tournament Results

ESU 9’s annual Chess Tournament was held on March 22, 2019 at Central Community College. It was a fun day with 104 area students! These are the winners from each division: Division 1 (3rd Grade): 1st Place: John Skalka, Sandy Creek 2nd Place: Caleb Schukei, Longfellow 3rd Place: Jude Johnson, Adams Central Division 2 (4th Grade): 1st Place: Kaden […]

Top of the Line at ESU 9 Award

Tim Kalvelage was nominated for the Top of the Line Award by Dr. Kraig Lofquist, Administrator, and Gary Needham, Director of Technology, in the category of “Inspire.” Recognition in this area relates to new, creative, and innovative ideas that go above and beyond regular responsibilities or duties. This is what Kraig had to say: “Tim is a dedicated employee who […]

Junior High Quiz Bowl Results

Junior High Quiz Bowl was held on February 7, 2019 at North Shore Church. 1st Place: Aurora Coach: Stephani Kittle; Students: Carsen,Jacob, Dylan, Talon, Caitlyn, Ethan, Sam, Ryan 2nd Place: Hastings Middle School Orange Coaches: Raleigh White & Karen Valdes; Students: Ben, Blake, Braydon, Cadence, Joe, Keaton, Demitri, Victor 3rd Place: Adams Central Red Coach: […]

High School Quiz Bowl Results

High School Quiz Bowl was held on February 6, 2019 at North Shore Church. Both Hastings and Aurora will represent ESU 9 at the State Competition in April 1st Place: Hastings High 2 Coach: Faye Friesen; Students: Carter, Christine, Landon, Kevin, Oliver, Mary, Tagg, Grant, Hannah 2nd Place: Hastings High 1 Coach: Faye Friesen; Students: Isaiah, […]

Elementary Quiz Bowl Results

Elementary Quiz Bowl was held at North Shore Church on February 5, 2019. 1st Place: Kenesaw Coach: Tessa Kuehn; Students: Madyson, Chase, Sam, Avery, Bentley, Sylvia, Kami, Kendri 2nd Place: St. Cecilia Coach: Megan Fago; Students: Emily, Josiah, Sam, Matthew, Colten, John, Lindsey, Brynn 3rd Place: HPS Watson 1 Coaches: Deb Vorderstrasse & Laura Furrow; […]

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Holiday Gift Giving

Every year during the holidays ESU 9 gives to a charitable organization. This year our staff in partnership with the Nebraska Early Development Network (EDN) focused on families in our region that could use extra support during the holiday season. Service coordinators at EDN met and created a list of families that could use extra […]

Interim Director of Special Services

Mr. Joe Haney Educational Service Unit 9 is pleased to announce it has hired Mr. Joe Haney to be its Interim Director of Special Serivces. Mr. Haney has a wealth of experience working in education with students from birth to 21 years of age. He has a degree in Deaf Education, knows sign language, holds […]