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2017 RPAC Track Meet postponed, rescheduled for May 1

The Republican Plains Conference Track Meet was postponed from the original April 28 date, and has been rescheduled for Monday May 1. The rescheduled date has a changed start time--now the meet starts at 8:30MT/9:30CT-- in Trenton at the Hitchcock County High School track. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for students, and RPAC passes will be accepted. The meet will be scored: 10-8- 6-5- 4-3- 2-1. Eight medals will be given in each event, including relays. Champion, Runner-Up, &  Third Place plaques will be given to both . . .

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WP Earns "Closing the Gap" Award at NRCSA

Wauneta-Palisade Schools was recognized for a special award at the 2017 Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association (NRCSA) Spring Conference in Kearney on March 23. Wauneta-Palisade was awarded with a Closing the Achievement Gap award in Science. This award is given to districts who have closed the achievement gaps across socioeconomic status for a period of five years. Congratulations to the great learning that is going on at Wauneta-Palisade; way to go students and teachers!

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Light the Night at Palisade Pioneer Days 2017

The Wauneta-Palisade Class of 2018 is hosting a “Light the Night” run at Palisade Pioneer Days. The run will be on June 9 at Krotter Park in Palisade. Registration starts at 8: 30CT , and the races will begin a 9: 00CT . Because our races will be in the dark, we will be providing glow sticks to all participants! Please register by May 26 to ensure a shirt. You can also register by contacting Betsy Johanson at school, or at the Credit Union in Palisade. Registrations will be taken up until race time, but you will not . . .

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Faith Simpson Named North Platte Telegraph Player of the Year

This week, the North Platte Telegraph released their picks for the 2016-2017 All-Area Basketball Team. Wauneta-Palisade junior Faith Simpson took top recognition, as she was named the Player of the Year. This season Simspon averaged  20.3 points, 10.8 rebounds, 5.7 steals, 2.1 assists and 1.5 blocks, leading her to this honor. Read the article on the North Platte Telegraph.

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Yearous Wins 1600 at Don Stine Invite

WP Junior Cash Yearous was the winner of the 1600 meter run and the Don Stine Traveling 1600 Meter Champion plaque at the Don Stine Invitational Track Meet in Cambridge on Monday, April 10, 2017. Yearous ran a 5:01.53, edging out a McCook runner, TJ Renner, who marked a time of 5:01.57. Yearous is the back-to-back champion of this race and this honor at the Don Stine Invitational, also winning last season. Congratulations, Cash, and good luck throughout your track season!

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April Students of the Month

Marlee Kramer (preschool) is a very kind and sweet little girl.  She often demonstrates good manners and is compassionate to her friends and classmates.  Marlee has grown since the beginning of preschool in her willingness to try new things.  Marlee almost always has a smile on her face and takes great pride in her work.   Kalli Hoskovec (fourth grade) is an incredibly sweet, kind, and gentle spirit.  She is always so helpful to her peers as well as her teachers.  She is patient and . . .

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NeSA Changes Aimed at Helping Students Become More College & Career Ready

The Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments will have a different look this year. Beginning with the spring 2017 administration, NeSA-English Language Arts (ELA) will be replacing the NeSA-Writing and NeSA-Reading exams and will be taken in all grade levels three through eight. Nebraska’s education assessment goal is to ensure that schools prepare students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed at the next level of learning. The NeSA-ELA assessment is more rigorous than the previous reading and writing . . .

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Unicameral Youth Legislature

High school students at Wauneta-Palisade are encouraged to apply for the Unicameral Youth Legislature! This exciting opportunity to learn about the job of a state senator in the USA's only unicameral takes place at the State Capitol in Lincoln on June 11-14, 2017. More information can be found in the brochures , or by talking with Mrs. Johanson. 

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Leaders in Training Camp Open for Applicants

The Leaders in Training (LIT) program is hosting a camp experience for teens aged 14-18 at the State 4-H Camp at Halsey, Nebraska this summer! The camp will be from May 30-June 2, and will help campers develop leadership abilities, specifically building communication skills, problem solving abilities, teamwork, decision making, planning, and conflict resolution. Campers will experience the TRUST course, zip line, water sports, and shooting sports activities. Motivational speakers will also address campers. This is a great thing for . . .

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WP Wins MCC Interhigh Day

As if you didn't already know, our students at WP are awesome! Their collective performance at Interhigh Day at McCook Community College on Wednesday March 15, 2017 earned them the title of Division 3 Champions! Schools are split into three divisions based on high school enrollment numbers. WP was first in our division, Brady was second, Eustis-Farnam was third. Read the story on the McCook Gazette here . Here are the individual results. Congratulate all of our students, as they represented WP with class and skill. . . .

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