April 20, 2018
What makes a great school district?
Positive leadership is the way to lead if you want to build a great team and organization. It's the stuff that makes a great leaders great.
Positive Leaders Build Great Relationships and Teams - When you focus on building relationships with your team, performance, morale, and engagement rises. It's about making time to communicate, encourage, connect, commit, serve and care about those you lead. It's probably the most important chapter in the book.
Great Schools & Great Principals
NPHS SkillsUSA Great Results
Results of the 2018 SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Competition
Twenty-seven students from the North Platte High School SkillsUSA Chapter competed at the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference in Grand Island, Nebraska. The 8 students in bold will compete at the National competition in Louisville, KY. 18 students were awarded with the Academic Achievement Award. 11 students were awarded level 1 of the Professional Development Program. Seven students were awarded the distinguished ambassador award for attending the Fall Leadership, Mid-America, and the State Skills and Leadership Conferences.
Rebecca Ady Opening & Closing Ceremonies 1st
Jestynne Crankshaw Opening & Closing Ceremonies 1st
Carli Fudge Opening & Closing Ceremonies 1st
Sarah Phares Opening & Closing Ceremonies 1st
Korissa Runyan Opening & Closing Ceremonies 1st
Hallie Malsbury Opening & Closing Ceremonies 1st
Kainin Wilson Opening & Closing Ceremonies 1st
Johnny Seery Welding 1st
Hayden Thatcher Sheet Metal 2nd
Carter Davidson Welding Fabrication 3rd
Keifer Smith Welding Fabrication 3rd
Brent Bergman Welding Fabrication 3rd
Mitchell Walters State Only- Oxygen and Acetylene Welding 1st
Johnny Seery State Only- Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 1st
Ethan Bokoskie State Only-Opening & Closing Ceremonies 1st
Kaitlyn Connelly State Only-Opening & Closing Ceremonies 1st
Emma Dowhower State Only-Opening & Closing Ceremonies 1st
Hannah Rosenof State Only-Opening & Closing Ceremonies 1st
Mia Hilber-Hansmeier State Only-Opening & Closing Ceremonies 1st
Destiny Rundquist State Only-Opening & Closing Ceremonies 1st
Caleb Tegtemeier State Only-Opening & Closing Ceremonies 1st
Rebecca Ady, Brent Bergman, Ethan Bokoskie, Jestynne Crankshaw, Carter Davidson, Olivia Davis, Emma Dowhower, Mia Hilber-Hansmeier, Hallie Malsburry, Sarah Phares, Patience Roebuck, Hannah Rosenof, Destiny Rundquist, Korissa Runyan, Keifer Smith, Caleb Tegtemeier, Mitchell Walters, and Kainin Wilson
Carter Davidson, Carli Fudge, Mia Hilber-Hansmeier, Sarah Phares, Hannah Rosenot, Destiny Rundquist, and Johnny Seery
Professional Development Program- Level 1
Rebecca Ady, Carter Davidson, Carli Fudge, Mia Hilber-Hansmeier, Hallie Malsbury, Sarah Phares, Patience Roebuck, Hannah Rosenof, Destiny Rundquist, Johnny Seery, and Kainin Wilson
Afterschool Professional Appreciation Week
Thank you for all your hard work in providing a safe, caring, and supportive learning environment. You are valuable member of the NPPSD team. Keep up the great work.
Great Support Staff
The “Push” That Comes with Being Valued
We all want to feel that we are valued for the work that we do daily, and when you don’t feel it, “checking out” becomes an option.
When one is truly valued, they are not just commended for the work they do but are pushed to the possibilities of what they possibly could do.
My best boss always found the balance of ensuring she appreciated me, but asking me questions and pushing my thinking on where I could go. The majority of my conversations with her ended with me feeling that I am on the right path, but I have work to do. She was masterful in how she maintained that balance.
Personally, there are many people that I mentor who I know that I push to their limits because I know what they can achieve. I do my best to make them feel appreciated (working on getting better), but because I care, I push them. Sometimes when you don’t push, that is a sign of giving up.
I also know that there are people that do not build relationships with people they push. That feels more like an “ego” thing than a support thing. The balance is necessary.
As you read this, think of the people who have shown you that you are appreciated while simultaneously frustrating you with their challenges. Think of the students you cared for, but you still focused on getting them to their best. The feeling you had and your students had, were probably quite similar.