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2017 Great Plains Summit Presenters

What do these people have in common? Kasey Bell Stacy Behmer Peter Henrie Lisa Highfill Chrystal Hoe Chad Kafka Donnie Percey Christine Pinto Henry Thiele John Unruh-Friesen Yes! They are Google experts! These professionals are featured presenters at the 2017 Great Plains Summit (GPS). For more information about these presenters, visit the 2017 GPS presenters’ page http://gpsummit.org/presenters.html. Also […]

Invention Convention Results

The annual ESU 9 Invention Convention was held on April 27, 2017 at North Shore Church. Approximately 86 students from Hastings Public Schools, Superior, Sandy Creek, Adams Central, and York participated in this event. Division I (1st-3rd Grade) Results: 1st – Johnny Pughes, HPS Hawthorne – E-Z Feeder 2nd –  Dayne Clark, Superior – Port […]

Chess Tournament Results

The annual ESU 9 Chess Tournament was held on March 31, 2017 at Central Community College. Approximately 71 students from AC Wallace, HPS Alcott, HPS Hawthorne, HPS Longfellow, Sandy Creek and New Hope Baptist Church participated in this event. Division I (3rd-4th Grade) Results: 1st – Kane Piersee, Alcott 2nd – Jacob Petr, Sandy Creek  […]

Top of Line Award

Lori Hodson, Sarah Modlin and Regan Miller, Early Childhood Education Specialists at Adams County Early Learning Center, have nominated drivers Kim Johnson and Rick Pennington for the Top of the Line Award.  The nomination category is Empower – recognition in this area relates to investing in individuals and could include recognition of how people are […]

Harvard Team 1 Wins Junior High Quiz Bowl

Junior High Quiz Bowl was held on February 9, 2017. 28 area teams participated in this academic competition. 1st Place – Harvard 1: Taylor Schwenk, Ashley Nierman, Ethan Piper, Daniel Carpenter, Kenzie Derr, Grace Eastin and Mackenzie Wagner. Coach: Amy Trimble. 2nd Place – Kenesaw: Madi Kennedy, Trey Kennedy, Drake Olson, Liam Parker, Cassidy Gallagher, […]

Doniphan-Trumbull Green team Wins High School Quiz Bowl

High School Quiz Bowl was held on February 8, 2017. 34 area teams competed in this academic competition. 1st Place – Doniphan-Trumbull Green: Tom Pfeiffer, Carson Wiltfong, Trey Sterner, Jon Askey, Carsyn Poppe and Zoey Ballard. Coach: Lisa Lemek 2nd Place – Hastings High 3: Sam Johnson, Alex Ceperly, Kaila Avent, Riley Nelson, Kai Anderson, […]

Superior Elementary Wins Elementary Quiz Bowl

Elementary Quiz Bowl was held on February 7, 2017. 45 teams participated in this event. 1st Place – Superior: Dereck Kirchhoff, Parker Murphy, Tru Edwards, Jacob Meyer, Tanner Theis, John Franssen, Mikah Gay, Lilly Edwards and Carsyn Koenig. Coach: Elaine Miller. 2nd Place – St. Cecilia: Grant Rossow, Jude Rutt, Keegan Lindauer, Isaac Herman, Aiden […]

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Love Your Public Schools

ESU 9 staff honored Nebraska Public Schools today (January 25) by wearing their “I love Nebraska Schools” t-shirt or by wearing something red. Check out the I love Nebraska Schools website: http://nelovesps.org/