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EPS Science Fair to be March 31

March 24, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The annual Science Fair will be held Monday night, March 28, at the Elgin High School gymnasium.

Under the direction of instructor Sara Walsh, the eveng will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and involve EPS science students in grades 7-12.

“We really have a lot of creative ideas this year,” Mrs. Walsh said Monday.

“They (the students) have also really been focusing on using technology in their testing when possible.

“They’ve also been incorporating more visuals into their presentations including the use of the video footage (compiled on Movie Maker) from their testing — especially if their testing cannot be redone that night.  As always, they are encouraged to have audience participation.”

She noted that she has worked with other teachers this year to assist with the fair.

“I worked more with some other teachers, Tina Thiele-Blecher helped the junior high language arts kids with their research. She actually taught them research methods (using print media instead of Internet!) and how to compile their papers. Amy Selting worked with the freshmen and taught them how to use Movie Maker. And Heidi Rethmeier assisted with the use of her probes and CBL units.

Some topics include: texting while driving, who takes more steps during the day — PJ or EP kids (and health benefits of), tests for taste sensitivity, smoking and lung health, blood spatter trajectories.

There are many more — but these are some creative ones that jump out at me right now, Mrs. Walsh noted.

Make plans now to attend!

Resignation Tops Agenda for District #18 Special Board Meeting Thursday Night

March 24, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The District #18 Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Thursday night, March 24.

Superintendent Steve Dennis announced Monday there are four items on the tentative agenda received Monday at the newspaper office.

They are:

• Approve staff resignation

• Approve special education contract with ESU #8

• Approve contract with Grand Island Physical Therapy

• Approve purchase of a lawn mower

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. in the distance learning room at the high school and is open to the public.

District #18 School District Future Upkeep Projects Listed

March 24, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Last month, the District #18 Board of Education sat through a power-point presenation led by Steve Heithoff outlining various improvement projects for the board to consider.

Several weeks ago, Superintendent Steve Dennis presented board members with a list of those project. He said he has had discussions with Mike Schmitt of Schmitt Construction about several of the projects, but no bids have been submitted nor have any of the projects been approved.

Under consideration are the following projects, some which may be done this year.

Among the items are:

Gym — Replace west side gutters

Preschool — Repair gutters seams and northwest downspout into underground PVC

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Parish ‘Mission’ Begins Sunday Night

March 24, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

A ‘Parish Mission’ at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin will begin Sunday, March 27 and continue through Wednesday, March 30.

The title of his mission is “Intimacy with God: Encountering Our Divine Lover.”

He will guide participants through a series of reflections which will allow for hearts to be broken open and pulse for the love of God. 0 Father Jeff’s talks will begin at 7 p.m. each evening. a penance service will be held on March 29. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be held each night.

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Academic All-State Selections Announced

March 17, 2011 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Nebraska School Activities Association recently announced the student recipients of the Winter 2011 NSAA Academic All-State Awards. This NSAA Award Program recognizes students who meet the criteria for nomination by their school in the season their activity takes place.

Recognized were:

Elgin High School

Wrestling — Nathan Anderson and Anthony Hemenway

Speech and Girls Basketball — Jessica Heithoff

Boys Basketball — Nicklaus Heithoff

Pope John Central Catholic High School

Boys Basketball — Evan Parks

Girls Basketball — Lauren Selting

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