Talent show: Fremont Middle School held their end-of-year Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports celebration with a drawing and talent show. Throughout the school year, students displaying good PBIS skills, received special tickets. Those tickets earned students chances for prizes donated by local businesses.
Staff honors: Papillion-La Vista Community Schools recognized five staff members May 13 with its third annual presentation of the Greatness Awards. Danielle Stoltenberg, assistant site director for Kids Club at Walnut Creek Elementary School, received the Foundation/Kids Club Staff Member of the Year award; John Mason, custodian at Hickory Hill Elementary School, was recognized as Classified Staff Member of the Year; the Rookie Teacher of the Year Award was presented to Papillion Junior High special education teacher Nicole Baranko; Suzanne Harless, physical therapist with the Early Childhood Center, was recognized as Elementary Teacher/Specialist of the Year; and Secondary Teacher/Specialist of the Year went to Monika Peters, vocal music teacher at Papillion Junior High.
Science students: Students from North High School, King Science & Technology Magnet Center and Alice Buffett Magnet Middle School will represent Nebraska at the American Junior Academy of Science annual meeting, which is held in conjunction with the National Association of Academy of Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science meetings Feb. 15 to 19, 2017, in Boston.
A+ teacher: Druid Hill Elementary School special education teacher Katie Higgins was named Omaha Public School’s A+ Award winner for 2016. The award honors Higgins for her teaching skills and going above and beyond to help her students achieve.
‘Write Touch’: Students from Council Bluffs area schools who were published in the 33rd Annual issue of The Write Touch literary and arts magazine were recognized at a breakfast on May 12. Students from Council Bluffs Community Schools, Lewis Central Community Schools, St. Albert Catholic Schools and the Iowa School for the Deaf were among those selected for this year’s publication. An electronic copy of The Write Touch is online at cb-schools.org under “District” then “Student Achievement.”