Category Archives: News and Announcements

Jan Hughes Retirement

When Dr. Tom Osborne announced his retirement in 1997 after twenty five years as the head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team, a sports writer from Texas wrote that things in Nebraska will never, ever, ever be the same. It turns out he knew what he was talking about. Things have changed, but people […]

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2017 Teaching & Learning Conference Program Now Available!

The schedule for the October 23, 2017 Teaching & Learning Conference is now available! Click here to view the schedule at a glance. Download the conference program with detailed breakout session descriptions. All information can be found on the TLC Website: Registration Deadline: October 16, 2017

Student Art Exhibit Open House

The Student Art Exhibit Open House was held on September 11 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Sixty-two area students have artwork displayed throughout the ESU 9 main office. Teachers submit the art to ESU PD Staff in May and then we have it framed and displayed throughout the building for two years. Students and their […]

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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 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  […]