FIRST DRAFT OF THE NEW KEARNEY HIGH SCHOOL
KHS TEACHER - KEVIN WITTE - RECEIVES NATIONAL EDUCATOR AWARD
Kevin Witte, a Kearney High School social studies teacher, received the 2013 Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award in November and $25,000 during a surprise presentation at his school.
"Mr. Witte has demonstrated uncommon, celebrated professionalism during his tenure," Dostal wrote, noting that Witte's classroom activities are varied and student centered. "Student presentations and student-led discussions are a regular staple of Kevin's instruction and these are excellent ways of developing students' communicative and logical reasoning skills."
Witte has traveled abroad multiple times and, with each experience, he brought back information that makes his classroom more enriching, Dostal wrote. Witte recently was recognized nationally by being selected to participate in an expedition to the Arctic Circle.
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The College Board has named Kearney High School to the 4th Annual AP District Honor Roll. A total of 477 school districts in the United States and Canada earned a place on this year's list. The AP District Honor Roll recognizes efforts to open AP classroom doors to a significantly broader pool of students, while maintaining or improving the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher.
Since improvement in AP results typically takes sustained effort; the AP District Honor Roll is based on examination of three years of AP data: 2011, 2012, and 2013 data from all students who took AP Examinations in May of those years. Within the three year analysis, inclusion on the list is based on the following criteria:
1. Examination of three years of AP data, from 2011 to 2013;
2. Increase in participation in/access to AP by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts and at least 11 percent in small districts;
3. Performance levels must be maintained or improved when comparing the percentage of exams scoring 3+ in 2013 to 2011.
The District Honor Roll is a roster of districts that are simultaneously expanding opportunity and improving performance.
KHS HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR CLASS BEGINS IN JANUARY
KHS and Central Community College (CCC) are partnering with local employers to bring an exciting addition to the KHS Transportation Technology class and Industrial Technology students. Simulators have been purchased that will teach students how to operate loaders, motor graders and excavators and provide our students an opportunity to learn skills in real world scenarios. The CAT simulators are an easy to use, cost-effective and reliable training tool which ensures that students are in a safe environment while learning. With an emphasis on “skill mastery”, students can practice operations commonly found on the job site. Simulation is also an ideal method for training students while still in high school. Over $150,000 has been donated by Midlands Contracting, Blessing Construction, NMC, Inc., Nebraska’s Caterpillar dealer and the Beryl Claar Memorial Fund. The class will be available to interested students beginning in January 2014.
Eaton Corporation donated $20,000 to Kearney High School ‘Project Lead the Way’, a structured Engineering program at KHS, is in its third year. This grant will allow KHS to add the class ‘Engineering Design & Development’ beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. Project Lead the Way is an excellent opportunity for companies to establish a partnership with school as well as with students who are pursuing engineering or manufacturing occupations. A few of the courses offered include Introduction to Engineering Design, Principals of Engineering, and Computer Integrated Manufacturing. Over 100 students are enrolled in the program.
FOR A NEW
KEARNEY HIGH SCHOOL
RENOVATIONS TO HORIZON
& SUNRISE MIDDLE SCHOOLS AND A POOL!
Kearney citizens voted nearly 2-to-1 to approve a $68 million bond for a new Kearney High School building. Proposition B, which includes a swimming pool and will add $7.4 million to the bond
Current plans propose the school be built at 30th Street and 11th Avenue, just west of Yanney Heritage Park and Kenwood Elementary School. Pending major proposal changes, the school would open by fall 2016
The bond will keep the levy neutral, and will last 23 years. Both the 2009 levy override and the 1996 bond will end in 2014, freeing 13 cents in taxing authority to cover the bond costs.
The new high school will be built to house 1,750 students, have a 1,000 seat auditorium and a 2,000 seat competitive gymnasium, with space to add soccer, softball and tennis facilities in the future.
Also included in the bond are necessary updates to Sunrise and Horizon Middle Schools. Sunrise’s cafeteria will be expanded, and classroom space will be added to Horizon.
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