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28
Sep

Herzberg pleased with students’ NeSA test scores

Hampton students scored well on the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) tests, a report which Supt. Holly Herzberg said reflects the quality of education being delivered at Hampton Public Schools.
“Overall, I thought our students did outstanding,” Herzberg said of the NeSA scores released publicly last week.

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Wed
28
Sep

Giltner schools pleased with positive test scores

The NeSA test scores are in and for another year Giltner Public Schools is sitting pretty.
GPS received good news last week with some favorable test scores in the Nebraska State Accountability Tests (NeSA) and the faculty is excited about what’s next.
“Giltner is maintaining high scores, but continues to work towards focusing on improvement,” said Michelle Sutter, Giltner’s SPED Director.
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Wed
28
Sep

High Plains students meet NeSA standards

The Nebraska Department of Education reports that during the last seven years of testing, the state's student scores have increased incrementally. High Plains Community Schools have been part of the positive increase in a majority of their academic areas.
“We have areas and pockets of areas that we do really well in,” said Supt. Brian Tonniges.

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Wed
21
Sep

Reactions mixed on ACT mandate

Change is on the horizon for area juniors as this will be the first year they will be required to take the ACT test instead of the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) tests. The change is drawing concern from area school administrators, who say ACT scores may drop since students are not currently being prepared for the college-prep exams.

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Wed
21
Sep

High Plains king and queen

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High Plains crowned its homecoming king and queen at halftime of its 57-14 win over Tri County Friday as Thomas Young and Tana Engel were the recipients of the honor. Young is the son of Troy and Haley Young while Engel is the daughter of Gary and Kassie Engel.

Wed
21
Sep

Petersen reveals first in series of cookbooks at Art Walk

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Smoked gouda tomato basil, pork and green chili stew and Chez Fayne potato soup was on the menu Saturday during Aurora’s Art Walk.
Fayne Petersen shared her culinary arts with visitors during the event while also selling her brand new Delicious Soups cookbook.

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Wed
21
Sep

Food science, prep focus of new after-school program

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As kids’ cooking shows have taken over the Food Network, the Hamilton County Extension office has decided to ride that wave of popularity by starting its own cooking program, allowing students the opportunity to learn more about food science.
Deb Fahrnbruch, part of the 4-H youth development team, began teaching an after-school program last week called Chopped, held on early-out Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
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Wed
21
Sep

Messiah Lutheran Church reaches out to help community

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Crossroads Court residents welcomed volunteers from the Messiah Lutheran Church Sept. 11, who came knocking on the door as part of a community improvement program.
“This is the third year in a row we have done something like this,” said coordinator Julie Jensen.

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Wed
21
Sep

City’s levy down, tax asking up

The Aurora City Council approved its 2016-17 fiscal budget last week, voting unanimously in support of lowering the levy slightly to .375192 per $100 valuation, though the property tax request came in almost $200,000 higher than a year ago.
“The levy is lower, but the additional money came from the value attributed to growth,” explained city administrator Rick Melcher.

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Wed
21
Sep

Friesen touts tax reform in message to NACO officials

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Dist. 34 Sen. Curt Friesen told county officials gathered in Aurora last week that he believes Nebraska needs to start focusing on economic development in the western part of the state, which in his view should make tax reform a high priority in the coming year.

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