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NHS Blood Drive

National Honor Society will host their first of two blood drives sponsored by the Nebraska Community Blood Bank.  The drive will be held on Tuesday, October 11th from 9:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.  To make an appointment contact Roxanne Page at 402-747-3121.  NHS students will be calling to set up your appointments but if you are not contacted please feel free to call the school.  Walk in are welcome.  Help save a life and raise scholarship dollars for Osceola National Honor Society members.

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Kindergarten Class Looks Forward to Learning

    Mrs. Sterup and the Kindergarten Class are in full swing getting to know each other! In Kindergarten right now they are learning how to sort by colors, graph, and write the numbers 1 and 2.  During reading class, they are working on the names of the letters and sequencing of pictures and stories. Mrs. Sterup states “I love how excited the students are as they learn new things.” She has many goals for the school year, some are as simple as getting through the days when they dye Easter eggs or carve pumpkins. Messes must be an important part of kindergarten. Others are completing a math lesson or . . .

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Art Teacher Draws on Success

   Ms. Waldmann is keeping busy during the 2016-2017 school year, working with students K-12. She states “I couldn’t tell you what my favorite class to teach would be, for I love every class and each group of kids I get to teach. I learn new things every day.” In one class, Photoshop, they are practicing the basics skills, so later on in the school year, they can reach their full potential knowing what they are doing. Using the skills they have already learned they will go around Osceola and take picture of local businesses including the brand-new Pinnacle Bank, Tooley’s Drug Store, . . .

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Want to Watch Games from Home?

   If the Bulldogs are playing volleyball, basketball, or football, and some of you super fans are unable to attend the games, did you know you can watch many games from your home, simply by turning on your computer?  Following are the steps to getting Bulldog events on your computer through StrivTV.      There are two ways to begin.  You can click on the button to your right, right now!  Click the one that says "Striv TV Live Watch Now."  The other way to get started is to type striv . tv into your browser's address line.  Either way, you will arrive at . . .

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NHS receives new member!

On September 23 National Honor Society officers tapped out Senior Shayla Wieseman to join our organization.  We are happy to have her as part of our group.  This bring our organization to 16 members.  Welcome!

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Band Marches into Season

  The band started the year with some low numbers, but they managed to add the middle school to their marching group. They’ve been practicing hard during the first-period class to get the marching perfect! The musicians played the song Gimme Some Lovin' while marching in the Homecoming parade last Friday. The band will also be marching in the Norfolk Parade on September 24. Make the trip and check them out! They've got a great sound and enthusiastic members.

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OHS Juniors Participate in Shadow Day

On Wednesday, September 14th, the Bulldog Juniors went out into the community and surrounding areas to get a jump start on their careers.  Juniors were asked to select three careers they were interested in and based on this information, the students were assigned to a job shadow location.  Osceola businesses who participated were:  Annie Jeffery Hospital, Brian Beckner Law Office, Ron Colling Law Office, Polk County Sheriff’s Department, Tonniges Chevrolet, Jeffery Elementary School, and Osceola MS/HS.  Two students went to Polk County News Office in Stromsburg and a group of students attended Husker Harvest . . .

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Football Team Assists Local Fire Chief

Osceola Fire Chief Toby Watts participates with a group of firefighters who provide help during firefighters' funerals, the  Nebraska Serious Injury/Line of Duty Death Response Team   As he was returning from a line-of-duty funeral for a firefighter from Dakota City, he  realized he needed help folding the American flag that is hoisted on the ladder truck.  Following the funeral, the wind was too strong for the firemen to fold the 20 x 30 foot flag properly.  So as he returned to Osceola, Chief Watts was thinking of how he could get a crew of people assembled to help.     Then . . .

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September is Attendance Awareness Month

YOU MISS SCHOOL, YOU MISS OUT! Research is clear.  There is no question that improving school attendance can have a direct and measurable impact on academic achievement.  Information about absences may be the most practical indicator for identifying students in need of early interventions (Allensworth & Easton, 2007).  Absenteeism in this first month of school is said to be a major predictor of attendance throughout the school year. I know there are times students must be absent; however, we also know that the teaching and learning that takes place during daily . . .

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A Word from Central Nebraska Attendance Services

Central Nebraska Attendance Services (CNAS) is a new program developed to help area students get the most out of their education by making it to school as much as possible. Attendance is one of the most important factors of success in school. Research shows that students who consistently attend school and arrive on time have higher academic achievement than students who miss school. Research also shows that Nebraska high school students who miss more than 10 days of school score 16%-27% lower in reading and math skills than students who miss less than 10 days. For students who miss more than 20 days, those percentages . . .

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Changes to FAFSA

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Board of Education Meeting Agendas

E-meeting link to Board of Education Information

 
 

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