March Newsletter - High Plains Community Schools

Issue 7 Volume 15MARCH 2015
From the Desk of: Superintendent Mahan
In This Issue
Notes from the Supt. . . . . . . 1
Birthdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Speech Results . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Notes from the Principals . 3-4
Scoreboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
School Board Minutes . . . . 6
Senior Sketches . . . . . . . . 7-10
The beginning of a ‘good’ day likely begins as students board
Track Schedule . . . . . . . . . . 11
their school bus or check at the school office for some school
Wellness Report . . . . . . . . . . 11
business. As the day goes on there is much interaction between all
Alumni Basketball . . . . . . . 11
staff at school and our students. It is something I have never taken
Athletes Sign w/colleges . . 12
lightly. We have good people working at school and I appreciate
Youth Art Month . . . . . . . . 13
all that they do for the school, the students and each other that
March Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
help to make things better for the school district.
Healthy Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Golf Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . 15
The winter sports season is winding down. Our wrestling team is
Speech Parents’ Night . . . . . 15
going to state and at this writing basketball sub-districts are taking
Polk Playground Project . . . 15
place. I wish all the players and participants much success as they
March Calendar . . . . . . . . . 16
close out their season.
Census Form to RETURN . 17
I would like to recognize the role of school personnel who help
support our students in their day-to-day activities, who help with
student success. Our paras, cooks, custodians, bus drivers, coaches and administrative assistants do a lot for students day in and
day out.
Spring sports will begin soon and here is one person hoping for a
quick warm up. Good luck to our track participants and golfers as
well as FCCLA, FFA, speech and musicians in their events this
Kindergarten Round-Up will be held on
March 27th at 9:00.
Jabe Wurtz
for being selected to play in the
Sertoma 8-Man
All-Star Football game.
Jabe will play on the East team.
Visit the High Plains Community
Current kindergarten students will NOT have SCHOOL. School’s home page at:
for the latest school information.
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Happy Birthday to:
Justice Majerus-7th
Brooke Bannister-6th
Matthew Pekarek-11th
Jakob Hogan-6th
Griffin Hendricks-7th
Anna Reeves-10th
Barb Church-staff
Karla Quinonez-8th
Tessa Byrd-10th
Elizabeth Sizer-staff
Donovan Shepherd-5th
Brianna Wilshusen-6th
Cheyenne Markvicka-5th
Riley Carlstrom-8th
Abby Collingham-12th
Delliah Clark-K
Buck Church-10th
Adam Lindgren-10th
Tonya Bannister-staff
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Speech Team Results:
CNFL – January 17:
Zombie Family Picnic (Cheyanne Means, Haleigh Supik, Paige Wemhoff, Autumn Wood), OID: 4th
Bad Kitty (Alyse Carlson, Cara DeMers, Emily McNaught,
Bailey Morris, Dawn Spencer), OID: 7th
Christian Shaw, Entertainment: 8th
Josh Hogan, Poetry: 10th
Tana Engel and Rachel Sundberg, Duet: 10th
HamMer – January 24:
are 2015
Josh Hogan, Poetry: 2nd
Amanda Morris, Poetry: 4th
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Emily McNaught, Informative: 2
Haleigh Supik, Persuasive: 3rd
Hannah Person, Informative: 3rd
Osceola – January 31:
Hannah Person, Informative: 2nd
Dawn Spencer, Humorous: 2nd
Josh Hogan, Poetry: 6th and top novice
Bad Kitty, OID: Top novice
Aurora – February 7:
Josh Hogan, Poetry: 2nd
Christian Shaw, Entertainment: 4th
Frankie Hendricks, Extemporaneous: 6th
Bad Kitty, OID: 6th
Haleigh Supik, Persuasive: 8th
Hannah Person, Informative: 8th
Anna Reeves, Serious: 5th
Twilight Zone (Tana Engel, Josh Hogan, Heather Klassen,
Anna Reeves), OID: 10th
POLK COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS and the Polk County Sher-
This newsletter is
printed at:
Educational Unit # 7
in Columbus
iff’s Dept. work together to help prevent and solve crime in our communities
and schools throughout the county.
CASH REWARDS (up to $1,000) could be given to persons providing
information leading to the arrest of criminals. When calling to report your
tips, the phone does not have caller ID and conversations are not recorded,
therefore, you remain anonymous.
CALL 1-402-747-2244
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Notes from Mr. Hudson
Many of our students look forward to March. To many it gives them the chance to
trade in their winter coats for spring jackets, for our seniors it marks the beginning of the
stretch run of their final year of high school year, and yet to others, it offers a chance to
continue the hard work they have put in throughout the school year. Whichever the reason,
it is a time of renewed energy at HPC!
As we approach the month of March it is time to begin thinking about registration
for classes for the 2015-2016 school year. Current 8th-11th grade students will receive
a registration packet in April and can begin the process of selecting their classes. This
registration packet filled with course descriptions, class schedules, and graduation progress
checklists helps lay the foundation to a successful and well rounded school experience. It
is important that our students look at their current course load as well as the classes that
might be needed to meet HPC graduation requirements. Finally, it is never too early for
our students to be looking towards the future and take classes that might be of interest to
them as they begin mapping out their future career goals. The HPC Distance Learning
program can provide students with college level courses at reduced costs and help students
get a head start on their college degree. I encourage our HPC juniors and seniors to take
advantage of this opportunity!
With March arriving it is also time for students to begin to think about taking the
Nebraska State Assessments and the MAPS tests. Last year, HPC students did an
excellent job and I am confident that we will again have a group of students dedicated to
achieving on these tests. Our students and staff have worked hard this year to achieve
within the classroom and the yearly tests will once again be an opportunity for our school to
showcase our efforts. During this important time for our students and school it is important
for parents, guardians, and teachers to help our students understand that being well rested,
use good time management skills, exercising, and taking advantage of down time are just
as important as taking the test themselves. The bottom line is that testing stress will be
there, but good awareness and management can help our students during this important
time. Good luck to our students and thanks for your hard work!
A huge and well-deserved thank you needs to go out to our secretarial staff,
custodians, cooks, and bus drivers. Without their hard work and dedication to our school it
would make the educational experience of our students impossible. As an administrator, I
can’t say enough positive things about the pride that is shown by our support staff in helping
making HPC a special place for our students. Again, thank you to everyone who helps
make the day to day successes within our school possible!
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March Notes from Mrs. LeSuer
MARCH…seems like just yesterday we started the 2014-2015 year. As I reflect on the year thus far
I am very proud of HPC students! Some of the chatter I would like to share includes the sharing and excitement of K-3 students with Math. Teachers routinely share that they are asked if it is time for Math, students
appear to be more confident on how to complete problems and retention of skills is evidenced through spiraling of the curriculum….never before have I heard such excitement as I have this year!
As I’ve said before, education is multi-faceted system and doesn’t take place solely in the classroom.
The expectations of schools today still focus on the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic but accountability has become an area of focus within the last few years. With this being said, March 23rd is the opening of
the NeSA testing window in which students in 3-8 and 11th grade are administered testing in Math, Reading
and Science (5th, 8th, 11th). It will be of the utmost importance students are in school on the days of testing.
To assist parents with planning of appointments and necessary absences, testing dates will be posted on the
MS daily bulletin which can be found on the HPC homepage.
2015-2016 Kindergarten Roundup will be held on March 27, 2015. Please note there will not be
classes for the current Kindergarten class on this date! In planning for next year I have made telephone contact with parents of students who are eligible for Kindergarten next year. If you have a son or daughter that
will be attend Kindergarten next year and have not been contacted by me, please call (308) 548-2216 so I can
add your child to the roster. To assist in planning, here information for reference:
Section 79-214 of LB1006 requires that a child must be five years of age on or before July 31, 2015
to enroll in Kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year.
If you have a child that you want to send to Kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year, but he/
she will not be five years of age by July 31, 2015, the following is criteria for you to follow:
Section 79-214 of LB1006 goes on to permit local boards of education to admit children if certain
requirements are met. School districts, under the guidance of their school boards, are allowed to
enroll a child who turns five after July 31 but on or before October 15 if the parent requests admission
and provides an affidavit that states:
1. The child attended Kindergarten in another district during the current school year, OR
2. The family plans to relocate to a district that allows admission during the current
school year, OR
3. The child has demonstrated his or her ability to do Kindergarten level work through
a recognized assessment procedure approved by the local school board.
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If you have a child that you want to send to Kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year, but they will
not be five years of age by July 31st, the deadline to request early Kindergarten entrance is on or
before April 15th. You must start the process by April 1st in order to meet the deadline or your child
will not be considered for Kindergarten entrance during the 2015-2016 school year. In this case,
please contact Mrs. LeSuer for further information regarding attendance at Kindergarten Round-Up.
High Plains Community Schools will be having Kindergarten Round-Up on March 27th at 9:00. A packet
containing information about Kindergarten and several important papers that you will need to complete will
be mailed to you. It is requested that you fill out the necessary information and bring it with you on March
When registering your child/children, you will need to have an original birth certificate from the
Bureau of Vital Statistics, an up-to-date immunization record, and a Kindergarten physical. It takes a while to
acquire/organize these papers so be sure to start now to get the necessary documents together.
Please call the office at (308) 548-2216 to indicate whether you and your child will be attending
round-up! If you have any questions regarding Kindergarten, please call!
Until next month…..GO STORM!!!
March 2015
2-3 HPC
Varsity Boys
2-5 HPC
2-7 HPC
Cross County 60
Lawrence Nelson
CRC- CRC Champions
2-13 HPC
Cross County52
JV Girls
Giltner 41
1-20 HPC
1-23 HPC
2-3 HPC
2-5 HPC
HPC76 (OT) Riverside25
2-7 HPC
Cross County 83
Cross County 35
JV Boys
2-13 HPC
Lawrence Nelson
1-17 Cross County Invite
5th Place
(OT) Osceola39
(120) Tyson Fate 2nd
(126) Hunter Sharman 3rd
(152) Timothy Markvicka4th
(160) Kyle Stevens 1st
Cross County30
(170) Jon Beck
(182) Payton Stevens 4th
Varsity Girls
1-23 Gothenburg Invite
5th Place
HPC 33 Ainsworth 30
HPC 27 N. P. St. Pat’s 51
Lawrence Nelson
HPC 16 Broken Bow 64
HPC 12 Gothenburg 58
HPC 12 Sargent/Burwell 67
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1-24 Mullen Invite
3rd Place
(120) Tyson Fate 3rd
(126) Hunter Sharman 4th
(145) Bryce Wilshusen 2nd
(152) Timothy Markvicka 2nd
(160) Kyle Stevens 2nd
(182) Payton Stevens 2nd
11-29 Elkhorn Valley Dual
Won 40 -32
2-5 CRC @ McCool
CRC Champions
(120) Tyson Fate 1st
(126) Hunter Sharman 1st
(132) Buck Church 3rd
(138) Kris Kelley 2nd
(145) Bryce Wilshusen 2nd
(152) Timothy Markvicka 1st
(160) Kyle Stevens 1st
(170) Jon Beck 1st
(182) Payton Stevens 2nd
(195) John Dvorak 4th
2-13/14 Districts @ Midland
Team - 5th
120 - Tyson Fate - 1st
160 - Kyle Stevens - 2nd
170 - Jon Beck - 3rd
182 - Payton Stevens - 3rd
MS Basketball
1-19 HPC
NE Christian
Final Record 0 - 8
1-19 HPC
NE Christian 25
1-20 HPC
Final Record 4 - 3
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March 2015
School Board Minutes
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M-Motion by, S-Seconded by, F-For, A-Against, AB-Absent,
As-Abstain, Mc-Motion Carried.
It is noted that the Nebraska Open Meeting Act was on display
High Plains Community Schools Negotiations; Meetings,
Board of Education Meeting
Possible coop; 2015-16
February 9, 2015
The regular meeting of
the High Plains Community
Schools Board of Education
was held on February 9, 2015,
at the school library in Polk.
Vice President Kevin Urkosksi
called the meeting to order at
7:00 p.m.
Present were Brian
Samuelson, Kevin Urkoski,
Paul VanHousen, Wendy
Hudson, and Karen Stevens.
Also present were Superintendent Mahan, Principal Hudson,
Principal LeSuer and A.D.
Vrbka. There were 6 visitors.
M-Hudson, S-Stevens
to excuse Kathy Klingsporn
from the meeting. Mc 5-0.
M-Samuelson, SHudson to approve the agenda
as presented. Mc 5-0. (AbKlingsporn)
M-Samuelson, SStevens to approve the minutes
of the regular meeting held on
January 12, 2015. Mc 5-0.
Board of Education
pictures were postponed till the
March board meeting.
Tom Hofmann requested to address the board regarding the possible purchase/building of a new greenhouse.
Items on the Supt.
Mahan’s report: Facilities
update; Personnel update,
Transportation update;
Items on Principal
Hudson’s report: Important
dates; Educational update,
Honor Roll.
Items on Principal
LeSuer’s report: Professional
development; Important dates;
Educational update;
Kindergarten numbers;
Items on A.D Vrbka’s
report: District wrestling; Girls
and Boys basketball districts;
Spring practice start dates;
Quiz Bowl; CRC speech.
M-Hudson, S-Stevens
to approve the proposed 201516 ESU7 Special Education
projections. Mc 5-0.
M-Samuelson, S-Hudson to approve the retirement
of Linda Gilson. The board
thanked her for her 37 years of
service. Mc 5-0.
M-Stevens, S-Samuelson for the school board to
retain membership in NASB
for the 2015/16 school year.
Mc 6-0.
The lawn care bid has
been tabled until the March 9,
2015 board meeting.
M-Samuelson, S-Hudson to approve the Board of
Education member’s computer
policy. Mc 5-0.
M-Hudson, S-Stevens
to approve the resignation of
Susan Watkins. The board
thanked her for her service.
Mc 5-0. (Ab-Klingsporn)
S-VanHousen to approve the
bid from Hans Service, LLC for
air-conditioning/heat units for
the district with installation to
begin May 26, 2015 and to be
completed by August 1, 2015.
Mc 5-0. (Ab-Klingsporn)
M-Hudson, S-Stevens
to approve GI Physical Therapy
OT and PT contract for the
2015-16 school year. Mc 5-0.
S-Hudson to approve the
2015/16 school calendar as
presented. Mc 5-0.
M-Stevens, S-Samuelson to accept the resignation
of Kelly Lesiak. The board
thanked her for her 33 years of
service. Mc 5-0.
Items discussed but requiring no action were possible
cooperative opportunities with
The board reviewed the
Lunch and Activities account.
M-Stevens S-Samuelson to
pay the General Fund bills
as presented. Mc 4-0-1. (AbKlingsporn, As-VanHousen)
M-Samuelson, S-Stevens to go into closed session at
8:50 p.m. to prevent the needless injury to an individual to
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Name: Allie Jo Hogan
Birth date: September 15, 1996
Eye color: Hazel
Hair color: Blonde
Height: 5’3”
Nickname: Allie Jo, Allie-Cat, Al
Parent(s) names: Shane and Jody Hogan
Future Plans: Finish college, get married, and make
cute babies.
Person(s) most admired: My parents
Do you have a part time job? Aide at Central City Care Center
Volleyball- 4 years
FFA- 2 years Dance- 1 year
Basketball- 2 years
Speech- 1 yearFCCLA- 4 years
Track- 2 yearsOne Act- 1 yearFCA- 4 years
Cheer- 2 yearsStu-Co- 4 yearsBand- 3 years
Drum Major- 1 year
Your advice to the underclassmen: Be yourself and respect the upperclassmen.
What’s the best memory you have from your high school years? Going to Omaha and Kearney
during the summers for volleyball.
What is your pet peeve? Liars and when people chew with their mouths open.
What is your favorite saying? “Do your thing.”
If you could be anything in the world, what would you be and why? I’d stay myself because
that’s what I’m best at.
Your Favorites: Color: RedMovie: Great Gatsby and Silver Lining’s Playbook
Food: Steak and sushi
TV Show: American Horror Story
Restaurant: Cheesecake Factory Actor&/or Actress: Johnny Depp, Rachel McAdams
Vocal Group: The 1975
Brand of Clothing: Rock Revival and Pink
Singer: Lana Del Rey
Store: Scheels
Song: Hallelujah- Jeff Buckley
Vacation Spot: Minnesota
Past time&/ or Hobby: painting and singing in my car obnoxiously
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Name: Andrew Adelson
Birth date: October 7, 1996
Eye color: Green
Hair color: Red-ish
Height: 6’0”
Name: Heather Rae Klassen
Birth date: January 20, 1995
Eye color: Brown
Hair color: Brown
Height: 5’9”
Nickname: AOG
Nickname: Ratchet and Feather
Parent(s) names: Kent and Gia Adelson
Parent(s) names: Kent Klassen and the late Janelle Klassen
Future Plans: Go to college
Future Plans: Go to College
Person(s) most admired: Parents
Person(s) most admired: My mom
Do you have a part time job? Yes, working on the family farm and Central Car Wash
Do you have a part time job? Yes, waitress at the Loup River Inn
Activities: Activities: Volleyball- 2 years
One-Act- 2 years
Choir- 3 years
Basketball- 4 years
Speech- 3 years Track- 4 years
FCA- 3 years
FCA- 4 years
Track- 1 year
Speech- 1 year Football- 4 years
NHS- 3 years
One-Act- 1 year
Basketball- 4 years
Student Council- 4 years
Your advice to the underclassmen: Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Your advice to the underclassmen: Don’t get caught up in the drama in high school because
it’s not worth it. Just have fun.
What’s the best memory you have from your high school years? Dropping my lunch tray
on the first day of Freshman year
What’s the best memory you have from your high school years? Doing things I shouldn’t around
the school with Jenna and not getting caught.
What is your pet peeve? Slow drivers
What is your pet peeve? When people scrape their teeth on their fork.
What is your favorite saying? “I love people who make me laugh.” –Audrey Hepburn
Your Favorites: Color: Purple
Food: Enchaladas
Singer: Luke Bryan
Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Actor&/or Actress: Audrey Hepburn
Vacation Spot: Minnesota
Past time&/ or Hobby: Basketball
What is your favorite saying? “I’ll tell ya what…”
If you could be anything in the world, what would you be and why? A dog, because
they can play and sleep all day.
Your Favorites: Color: Red
Food: Steak
Restaurant: Five Guys
Vocal Group: Linkin Park
Singer: Linkin Park
Song: In The End
Movie: Insidious
TV Show: The Walking Dead
Brand of Clothing: Adidas
Store: Scheels
Vacation Spot: Carribean
Past time&/ or Hobby: Hanging out with friends
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Name: Jabe Jeffrey Wurtz
Birth date: August 22, 1996
Eye color: Blue
Hair color: Brown
Height: 6’2”
Nickname: Jabé, Jaber
Parent(s) names: Jeff and Cindy Wurtz
Future Plans: Attend college, become a high school teacher
and coach
Person(s) most admired: My parents, grandparents, and Chris Callan
Do you have a part time job? I mow lawns in the summer
Activities: Baseball- 4 years
Football- 4 years
Basketball- 4 years
Quiz Bowl- 4 years
One-Act- 1 year
Band- 3 years
FCA- 2 years
Yearbook- 1 year
Student Council- 4 years
HPCTV- 3 years
FCCLA- 2 years
Track- 4 years
Speech- ½ year
NHS- 3 years
Your advice to the underclassmen: Procrastination is a strategy I do not recommend,
but it can be done.
What’s the best memory you have from your high school years? Football/Game days
(Fall Fridays)
What is your pet peeve? Coach K
What is your favorite saying? “Renegade left, hex, leo, 36 jet.” And “Where’s Andrew?”
If you could be anything in the world, what would you be and why? A NFL Quarterback,
because I’d be playing football and nobody would touch me or it’d be a penalty.
Your Favorites: Color: Chartreuse
Food: Nachos
Restaurant: El Matador’s
Vocal Group: Def Leppard
Singer: Steven Tyler
Song: Radioactive
Movie: Star Wars Series
TV Show: House, M.D.
Actor&/or Actress: Harrison Ford and Jennifer Aniston
Brand of Clothing: Adidas
Store: Dick’s Sporting Goods
Vacation Spot: California
Past time&/ or Hobby: Playing sports and video games or doing crazy stuff with my friends.
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High Plains Community Schools Track Schedule
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Date MeetTime Location
March 24
Merrick County Invite(Tues)
Central City
April 1
Osceola Invite (Wednesday)9:00Osceola
April 8
Meridian Invite (Wed)10:00Friend
April 15
High Plains Invite (Wed)
April 23Palmer Invite (Thursday)11:00Fullerton
April 27
Central Nebr. Championships
Grand Island
May 2CRC9:00Osceola
May 6St. Edward Invite8:30Fullerton
May 13DistrictsTBATBA
Junior High
March 30
Polk County Quad. (Monday)
Cross County
April 9High Plains JH Invite (Thursday)
April 17Osceola (Friday)9:00Osceola
April 22Fullerton (Wednesday)9:00Fullerton
April 30CRC (Thursday)9:00McCool Jct.
(board minutes from page 6)
discuss superintendent
evaluations. Mc 5-0. (AbKlingsporn)
S-VanHousen to reconvene into
the regular board meeting at
9:00 p.m. and close executive
session. No action was taken.
Mc 5-0. (Ab-Klingsporn)
M-Stevens, S-Urkoski
to adjourn at 9:00 p.m. Mc 5-0.
Next school board
meeting is scheduled for March
9, 7:00 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Wendy Hudson, Secretary
HPC Alumni
April 3rd and 4th
Sign up on facebook or at
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$15 per player - proceeds
donated to HPC Athletics
Wellness Report
Our wellness emphasis in February was on handling stress.
The word resilience has been applied to people who handle stress
well. Resilient people are flexible and bounce back from troubles
in their lives. We can all learn to be more resilient by practicing
the following tips:
1. Exercise, read or do some form of relaxing activity regularly.
2. Be more flexible. Learn to compromise.
3. Lean on someone in times of stress. Talk to a friend,
family member or spiritual advisor.
4. Remember there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.
5. Remember to be thankful.
Practice these 5 steps in times of stress and you will build
Order Your2015 Yearbook NOW
Cost $30
$35 with Name on Cover
and it must be ordered by April 1st.for this personalization
Can be ordered through the school using this form.or
Can be ordered by emailing Mrs. Gilson:
[email protected] or
Can be ordered on-line
Order form: Name _________________Number of books ______
Personalization name:_______________________
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Senior Athletes Sign with Colleges
Amber Scherer
Amber signs with Southeast Commuity College to
play Softball. Seated with Amber at the table are
her parents, Therese and Jim Scherer. Standing is
Tabitha Rieken, HPC softball coach, Ken Hoban,
Amber’s summer softball coach, and Bob Ginsburg, softball coach at SEC. Amber will play for the
Storm in Beatrice, NE.
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Abby signs with Dakota Wesleyan University for
Track and Field. Seated with Abby at the table are
father and mother, TJ Collingham and Shelley
Carlstrom. Standing is Greg Wood, HPC track
coach, Derik Fossum, track and field coach at DWU,
and John Kucera, HPC track coach. Abby will pole
vault for the Tigers. DWU is in Mitchell, SD.
Danielle Shenk
Danielle signs with Hastings College for Volleyball.
Seated with Danielle at the table are her parents.
Doug and Donna Shenk. Standing is Joan Rickert,
HPC volleyball coach, and Matt Buttermore,
volleyball coach at HC. Danielle will play for the
Broncos in Hastings, NE.
Good Luck Ladies
Youth Art Month
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Scholastic Art Awards of Nebraska High Plains Community winners.
Justin Brittain
Silver Key Photography
Christian Shaw
Silver Key
Frosted Flower
Rachel Sundberg Honorable MentionPhotography
Abby Collingham
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The awards ceremony will be February 28th at the Omaha Public Schools TAC
Building. Winning entries will be on display at the TAC Building
February 23rd – March 31st.
Youth Art Month Exhibit
Emily Ackerson and Ashlee Hoffman will have art exhibited at the 2015 Nebraska
Youth Art Month Exhibition & Program.
The reception will be at the State Capitol Rotunda Lincoln, Nebraska Saturday,
March 21st at 2:00 p.m.
Emily Ackerson oil pastel
Vase with Rose
Ashlee Hoffman tempera
Rainbow Fish
Ten high school students will be participating in the Youth Art Month Exhibit at the
Columbus Art Gallery at 2504 14th Street in Columbus. The exhibit will be
March 2nd – March 31st. The opening reception will be at the gallery on Thursday
March 5th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. High Plains students exhibiting work are:
Justin Brittain
Digital Photography
Jenna Blase PaintingPeacock
Korinne Wright
Digital Photography
Ashlen DietzPencil DrawingSiblings
Cheyanne Means
Digital Photography
Guitar Dissolve
Rachel Sundberg
Digital Photography
Haleigh Supik PaintingMind Games
Page Swanson
Pencil Drawing
Class Group
Christian Shaw
Digital Photography
Frosted Flower
Kaylee Van Housen
Pencils and Caps
Art from the High School and 4th and 5th Grade will be exhibited at the
Public Library in Polk during March.
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Served daily:
BREAKFAST - Cereal, Toast, Fruit, Yogurt & Milk
LUNCH - Fruit, Vegetable, Bread, Peanut Butter and Jelly & Milk
Polk Playground Project Sloppy Joe Feed & Raffle
Sunday, March 1st @ the Polk Community Center
Serving: 11:00 to 1:30
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This project is to replace the playground eqipment in the Polk City
Park. Your donation will make their dreams come true! Please
come to the feed and raffle or your
donations can be sent to: Cornerstone Bank,
Polk Playground Project, 190 N Main St.,
Polk, NE 68654
For more information contact
Megan Pike 402-669-7306 or Marla Glasser 402-366-8565
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HPC Golf Schedule
March 31 Dual with S/RC
4 pm at Osceola
April 8 Osceola Scramble
9:30 am
April 13 TRI with Central City
& St. Paul 4:30 pm
April 21 Sandy Creek Invite at
Clay Center 9:30 am
April 27 TRI with York JV &
S/RC at York 4:15 pm
April 29 Centura Invite 9 am
May 5 Sutton Invite 9 am
May 6 CRC @ Friend 9 am
May 7 TRI with Fullerton &
Riverside @ Fullerton
4:00 pm
May 11 Osceola Invite 9 am
May 18 Districts
May 27-28 State @ Kearney
Speech Parents Night
March 9, 2015
6:30 P.M.
Polk Elementary School
The High Plains Speech team will be performing
their speech competition events for the community
on Monday, March 9, 2015, at 6:30 P.M. in the Polk
Elementary School. There are a variety of events
to enjoy! From humorous and serious stories and
duets to informational and persuasive talks and
entertainment speeches, there is something for
everyone. There will be a silent food auction, as
well as samples and drinks during intermission. All
members of the community are welcome to attend
and see the hard work our students have put into
their speeches this year!
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High Plains Community Schools will need the following information for the 2015 school
census. If you have moved into the High Plains Community Schools district within the last 5 years,
or your family has increased in the last 5 years then please complete this form and return. All legal
residents of the school district and all children in the district must be listed. Children in the district
under twenty-one years of age need to have full name, place of birth and date of birth included.
Please complete and return this form as soon as possible to one of the school offices
or to PO Box 29, Polk, NE 68654.
Resident/Parents’ Names­­­ __________________________________________
child’s name M/F
Place of birth
date of birth
child’s name M/F
Place of birth
date of birth
child’s name M/F
Place of birth
date of birth
child’s name M/F
Place of birth
date of birth
Others residing in the home:______________________________________________
High Plains Community Schools
345 South Pine
P.O. Box 29
Polk, NE 68654
U.S. Postage Paid STC Rate
Non-Profit Organization
Polk, NE 68654
Permit No. 1
March 2015
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