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District News

Elementary Art Show at Hilltop Mall

Stop by the Hilltop Mall this month to see some amazing artwork created by our KPS elementary students! 

Studies have shown that students who are involved in the arts are three times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, and students who attend KPS receive quality art education from certified art teachers at every grade level. 

We have fantastic artists in every age group! You'll be amazed at what the elementary students can do at the the elementary art show at the Hilltop Mall through Feb 6.

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Kearney Public School Board Recognition

January is School Board Recognition Month and Kearney Public SChools is proud to acknowledge the dedicated service and invaluable contributions made by the members of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education; Julie Agard - 40 years of service, Dave Glover - 26 years of service, Tim Higgins -  16 years of service, Angela Nickel - 4 years of service, Alex Straatmann -  2 years of service and Kathy Gifford -  newly elected.

They provide leadership for academic programs and achievement, district funding, school facilities and many other critical issues.  Their service ensures that decisions about our schools are made with the best interest of our students.

Thank you to our Board of Education!

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Elementary Art Show at Hilltop Mall

Stop by the Hilltop Mall this month to see some amazing artwork created by our KPS elementary students! 

Studies have shown that students who are involved in the arts are three times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, and students who attend KPS receive quality art education from certified art teachers at every grade level. 

We have fantastic artists in every age group! You'll be amazed at what the elementary students can do at the the elementary art show at the Hilltop Mall through Feb 6.

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Kearney Public School Board Recognition

January is School Board Recognition Month and Kearney Public SChools is proud to acknowledge the dedicated service and invaluable contributions made by the members of the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education; Julie Agard - 40 years of service, Dave Glover - 26 years of service, Tim Higgins -  16 years of service, Angela Nickel - 4 years of service, Alex Straatmann -  2 years of service and Kathy Gifford -  newly elected.

They provide leadership for academic programs and achievement, district funding, school facilities and many other critical issues.  Their service ensures that decisions about our schools are made with the best interest of our students.

Thank you to our Board of Education!

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Register Now for Kindergarten 17-18

Register now for the 2017-2018 Kindergarten class!  We know that your child is unique in personality and in learning style.  Therefore, we offer a variety of learning opportunities in our kindergarten program.  You can be confident that your child will be well prepared to succeed in school and in life.  Our kindergarten teachers have a passion and talent for teaching young children.   They will ignite a love of learning within your child and inspire exciting ways to discover, create, learn and play.   We are excited to be an integral part of your child's educational future and we welcome your family to ours.

Register online or in person at 310 W 24th Street

Required Forms include:

  • Certified Birth Certificate - Child must be 5 years of age on or before July 31st of the year they enter Kindergarten
  • Proof of Residency - The includes a current utility bill, purchase agreement or lease agreement
  • KPS Registration & FERPA Forms
  • Immunization Records
  • Kindergarten Physical - Must be completed with 6 months of the 1st day of school

If you have enrollment questions,  please contact the Enrollment Office at 308-698-8029.

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE KPS ENROLLMENT PAGE

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Park Principal 2017 National Distinguished Principal representing Nebraska

Park Elementary Principal, Katie Mathews, will be announced the 2017 National Distinguished Principal representing Nebraska by the Nebraska Council of School Administrators this Friday.  The National Distinguished Principals program honors outstanding elementary and middle-level administrators who ensure that America’s children acquire a sound foundation for lifelong learning and achievement. Each year, the National Association of Elementary School Principals congratulates principals from across the nation for their exemplary achievements.

This Friday, December 9, 2016, the Nebraska Council of School Administrators will award Mathews at the Principals' Conference at the Younes Center. Mathews and her spouse, Mike Mathews, will join 51 other honorees in Washington, D.C. for a dinner hosted by the State Department and a formal Award Dinner October 12 -13, 2017.

Katie Mathews, Ed. S., Principal of Park Elementary School for over 20 years, was nominated for the award by the Region IV Elementary Principals' Group. Mathews earned her bachelor's degree from Hastings College in 1984 and student taught in a multicultural program titled Cooperative Urban Teacher Education in Kansas City, Kansas. In Kansas she taught kindergarten and second grade for six years while obtaining her Master's Degree in Educational Policy and Administration from Kansas University. From 1990-1996, Mathews served as the Staff Development Specialist at ESU #9 in Hastings, Nebraska while she completed her Specialist's Degree in the School Superintendency at the University of Nebraska- Kearney. Since 1996, Mathews has served as a building administrator for Kearney Public Schools. In addition, she has been selected for several different leadership training opportunities through Kansas City, Kansas' Leadership Academy, KCK's Master Teacher Program, and KCK's Trainer of Teachers in Drug Prevention Curriculum, UNL's Leadership in Assessment Cohort, NCSA's Leadership Cohort with the Gallup Institute, and Grand Island Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Tomorrow.

Katie Mathews has provided leadership at the regional, state and federal levels in professional organizations including Nebraska Association for Elementary School Principals (President, State Representative), Nebraska Association for Supervision and Development (President and Board Member), has served on several boards for the Nebraska Department of Education, Served two terms on the Hastings College Alumni Board of Directors, has led several school districts on the External Evaluation, was an elected member of the Grand Island Board of Education, and served several local boards including the YMCA, UNK Chancellor's Committee for Skills for Success, Friends of Make-A-Wish Council, Chamber of Commerce Envoys, and Holy Cross Lutheran Church boards. In 2011-2012, Katie Mathews was the Fullbright Scholarship recipient for the International Administrator Exchange with Thailand.

 

 

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KPS is Counting Kids

Kearney Public Schools is counting babies, toddlers and pre-kindergarten students in our area as part of a school census study to determine future boundaries and school building needs.  Our community is thriving and we want to be prepared for the growth.  

 Please help the accuracy of our child count by reporting your children birth to 5 years old who intend to be enrolled in Kearney Public Schools.  Please complete the survey linked below and share it with your neighbors and friends. 

 https://goo.gl/UJdNs1

 Please note, this is NOT a registration to attend school.  School registration will open in January.

 Thank you for your being counted!

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New Board of Education Officers Elected Dave Glover - President, Alex Straatmann - Vice President, Angela Nickel - Secretary. More News
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What is a K+ Partner in Education?

K+ is a partnership program where businesses and schools work together to prepare students for the future. Our K+ Program is flexible by design to match the needs and interests of the business with those of the school.

Junior Achievement, an elementary banking program and internships are a few examples of ways local businesses partner with Kearney Public Schools. Businesses may select a specific school or educational program to adopt.

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