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Putting the Final Brushstroke on a Colorful Career

    This month we feature one of Osceola Public School’s retirees, Cec Waldmann . Cec was born and raised near Ord, Nebraska. She began her teaching career in the fall of 1975 in Osceola. Several new teachers started that year, and they were all in the same boat of that dreaded first year of teaching. The fall of 1975 was the time that the school building at 565 South Kimmel was completed. Ms. Waldmann spent her in-service days moving art supplies from the old building into the new one. In reference to her first year of teaching, Ms. Waldmann said, “I learned a lot that first year of what to do and what . . .

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New NHS Members 2018

NHS recently tapped out five new members: Garrett Fisher, Calli Carlson, Tanner Kropatsch, Mackenzie Pinney, and Lexus Lemburg (not pictured). The induction ceremony will take place sometime in late April. The National Honor Society program will also be hosting their annual blood drive on March 7, 2018 from 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. The NHS students are asking for 58 volunteers this year. Donors will receive a bowl of soup with a cinnamon roll, so be sure to sign up!

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7th Grade

String Art - Space

String art  is characterized by an arrangement of colored thread strung between points to form geometric patterns or representational designs.  One of those inspired artists is American artist John Eichinger. He specialized in creating geometric designs which he referred to as “string mandalas.”  A popular hobby kit distributor at the time, Open Door Enterprises, first marketed his string art kits in the late 1960s. This is noted as one of the first times everyday people took interest in string art. It became widely popular in the 1970s with an uncountable amount of U.S. homes boasting home-made string . . .

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Brain Battle 2018

   On February 14, the Middle School and High School Quiz Bowl teams made the trek to Dorchester, Nebraska, for the annual Crossroads Conference Quiz Bowl competition. The Middle School team of Caleb Peterson, Colton Kirby, Kyle Hasenkamp, Alexx Winkleman, Kolton Neujahr, Katrina Caraway, and Captain, Blaike Bryan, started out the day with an overtime win against county rival Cross County, winning with a buzzer beater by Caleb Peterson . However, the morning Quiz Bowl squad eventually fell to strong teams from Hampton and East Butler, finishing 2-2 and sixth out of thirteen teams!    As for the . . .

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From the Shop

The Woods I class is looking for unusual wood to make pens: osage orange, cedar, grandma's rocking chair. You can contact Mr. Schmit at sschimit@osceola.esu7.org or by calling the school. Any donations are appreciated!

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School Counselor/English Teacher Wanted!

Osceola Public Schools is accepting applications for a School Counselor with some teaching duties for the 2018-19 school year.  Endorsement in English preferred, but other endorsements will be considered.  Teachers working on School Counseling Degree are welcome to apply. Extra-curricular duties are available but not required. Osceola is a progressive community located an hour or less from Omaha, Lincoln, Grand Island, right between Columbus and York on Highway 92.  Base salary for 2018-19 will be $35,300 with $900 deductible BC/BS insurance or $3500 deductible HSA provided by the . . .

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Wanted: Director of Federal Hot Lunch Program!

Osceola Public Schools is accepting applications for a Hot Lunch Director for the 2018-19 school year.  Applicants should enjoy working around K-12 students, have supervisory skills, and have a genuine love of cooking.  Being nutrition certified or willing to become certified with District support is a must, as is good communication and organizational skills.  Duties include everything associated with operating a Federal Hot Lunch Program through the Nebraska Department of Education Nutrition Services.  Compensation will be based on experience and qualifications.  For more information call Osceola Public . . .

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2018 Bulldog Speech Schedule and Results

Speech results for the 2018 season are listed below according to speech meet. January 6--Scout-Monarch Speech Tournament : Derek Voigt-Extemp 1st, Persuasive 3rd; Wynn Cannon-Informative 3rd, Persuasive 5th; Megan Johnson-Humorous 6th; Arianne Rutter-Serious 6th  January 20--CUNE HS Speech Classic : Wynn Cannon-Informative 6th, Persuasive-Semifinalist; Derek Voigt-Persuasive 1st, Extemp 3rd January 27--Osceola Speech Invitational:  Ben Lorhman-Serious 3rd; Wynn Cannon-Informative 1st, Persuasive 3rd; Derek Voigt-Extemp 1st, Persuasive 1st February 3--Aurora Speech Tournament:  . . .

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Reality Check for Athletes and Parents of Athletes

UConn Basketball Coach Geno Auriemma and His View On Playing Time/Attitude

Unfortunately many good coaches have quit because of unrealistic beliefs parents have about their student athletes.  Even sadder yet is that often times the athletes themselves buy into what their parents tell them creating a false image in their own minds of how good they really are. Parents and students should watch this 2 1/2 minute video who is one of the most successful and respected coaches active today. 

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Osceola MS/HS Handbook

for 2017-2018

Another Osceola School Year is under way.  Make sure you are knowledgeable about expectations of the district.  Click here  for a link to the 2017-18 Middle School/High School Handbook.

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Current Highlights

Changes to FAFSA

From https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/fafsa-changes

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Board of Education Meeting Agendas

E-meeting link to Board of Education Information


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