February 3, 2023
A Note from Dr. Schroder
Dear Elm Creek Families.
As we move into the month of February and embrace this new year I want to take a moment to recognize the amazing work taking place here in Elm Creek Schools.
Our reading and Language Arts teachers have been hard at work reviewing data and different textbooks in preparation to adopt new programs for PreK-12 grades.
The middle and high school staff have adjusted their schedule to include Essential Time for everyone. This gives our students a chance to receive extra help and support everyday. Because of this we are seeing the number of students struggling or failing classes drop significantly.
Both schools just had pep rallies for positive behavior. Since coming back from winter break students have received a combined total of 700 Golden Buffalo tickets. Great work students and awesome job staff for recognizing their accomplishments.
Now that our strategic plan has been adopted we are working on a timeline for those goals and will be communicating that out later this semester. One of the first and largest goals included in this plan is an after school program and we are already working on this.
Our elementary school continues to move forward and on schedule. Thanks to Nate from BD construction and all the trades that have put in so much time and work in that building. Below are some recent pictures and my latest video update.
Have a great weekend everyone!
February 3, 2023
We are off to a great start during the second semester! We recently completed our PBIS assemblies and celebrated an awesome month of earning our golden buffaloes. Please check our social media pages to see all of the amazing things happening every day here at Elm Creek Public Schools!
Parent Teacher Conferences:
Parent Teacher Conferences are quickly approaching! These will take place on Wednesday, February 15th and Wednesday, February 22nd from 4pm-8pm. Please sign up using the link in the newsletter. We look forward to seeing you soon!
If you are unable to attend, please contact your child’s teacher to set up a different time to meet. If you are struggling with signing up using the link, please contact Mrs. Shoff.
The 6th graders have been working really hard on a Wax Museum to showcase their knowledge of this month’s biography unit. Come check it out in the Vintage Gym on Monday, February 6th at 5:30pm.
Our district is in the process of adopting a new English Language Arts curriculum (PK-12). Both buildings have dedicated teams who have been working hard researching various curriculums. We are excited to roll out a new curriculum for the 23-24 school year.
Please check our app for updates and schedules for activities next week!
Thank you for your continued support!
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The Student Stampede
2023 Kids Heart Challenge
Elm Creek Public School Families! Kids Heart Challenge is Coming! Be The Torch and light the way to healthier and happier hearts with the Heart Heroes! Our School is kicking off a service-learning program, Kids Heart Challenge in February! Help us get 100% of our students registered! When you sign up your student will be choosing a heart healthy pledge. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: https://www2.heart.org/site/goto/ElmCreek or download the Kids Heart Challenge App! Qr code Description automatically generated Raise $150 and earn the special heart hero, Frankie! Complete Finn’s Mission and watch Hands-only CPR at home with your family to help save lives!
Parent Night for the Winter Sports Season
Mark your calendars for Senior Night for Winter Sports. We will do this just like the Fall. We will have all parents stand up of underclassman participating in that sport. We will recognize them for their support of their student and the team with a round of applause.
Once done, Seniors get announced each with their parent(s) and both will come out on the floor.
Boys Basketball: February 10th Boys @ half of Girls Varsity Girls
Girls Basketball Friday, February 10th @ half of Boys Varsity
💛💙 Cheerleaders 💙💛
🏀 Lady Buffalo Basketball 🏀
🏀 Buffalo Basketball 🏀
🤼 Buffalo Wrestling 🤼
💙💛💙 Sports Photos provided by Darcie Labs 📸
Elm Creek School District's mission is to... Educate all students based on high educational standards. Support a safe environment that welcomes diversity and mutual respect among adults and students. Prepare all students, in cooperation with staff, family and community, to be well-rounded contributing members of society.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
The Elm Creek Public School District hereby gives this statement of compliance and intends to comply with all state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination. This school district intends to take any necessary measures to assure compliance with such laws against any prohibited form of discrimination.
Elementary Students: Terah Williams, Principal, 230 East Calkins Ave., Elm Creek, NE 68836, (308) 856-4953, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secondary Students: Brandon Marquez, Principal, 230 East Calkins Ave., Elm Creek, NE 68836, (308) 856-4300, email@example.com
Employees and Others: Dr. Bret Schroder, Superintendent 230 East Calkins Ave., Elm Creek, NE 68836, (308) 856-4300, firstname.lastname@example.org
Elm Creek Schools
Dr. Bret Schroder, Superintendent.
Brandon Marquez, Secondary Principal
Terah Williams, Elementary Principal
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Location: Elm Creek Public School, 230 E Calkins Ave, Elm Creek, NE 68836, USA