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Give Where You Live...And Learn

KPS Thanks You for Participating in "Give Where You Live"

Thank you to everyone who participated in Give Where You Live.  Over $660,000 was raised to support local causes in and around the Kearney area.  The following KPS activities received wonderful support:

Buffalo Hills Room to Roam $1,710
Central $930
Friends Mentoring $1,117
Girls on the Run $405
Junior Achievement $2,562
KCLC $1,460
Kenwood Bridge $2,530
KHS Band $1,145
KHS SLC $1,385
Merryman Performing Arts Center $8,226
Northeast Bobcats at Play $1,703
Spotlight on the Bearcats $425
Teammates $3,800

If you missed Give Where You Live and would like to donate to any of these causes, please contact the KPS Foundation.

 

 

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KPS Needs Your Opinion

Kearney Public Schools is currently evaluating our ‘brand’ (public perception, reputation, expectations, logo, etc) to see if we are keeping up with the pace of how quickly our schools are growing and changing. We need your opinions to help guide us to find just the right imagery and tagline that best represents our district, schools, students, and community.

Please help by taking this quick survey:

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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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District Highlights

Give Where You Live...And Learn

KPS Thanks You for Participating in "Give Where You Live"

Thank you to everyone who participated in Give Where You Live.  Over $660,000 was raised to support local causes in and around the Kearney area.  The following KPS activities received wonderful support:

Buffalo Hills Room to Roam $1,710
Central $930
Friends Mentoring $1,117
Girls on the Run $405
Junior Achievement $2,562
KCLC $1,460
Kenwood Bridge $2,530
KHS Band $1,145
KHS SLC $1,385
Merryman Performing Arts Center $8,226
Northeast Bobcats at Play $1,703
Spotlight on the Bearcats $425
Teammates $3,800

If you missed Give Where You Live and would like to donate to any of these causes, please contact the KPS Foundation.

 

 

hands for gwyl

 

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450 ON STAGE AT INAUGURAL KHS CONCERT

THE FIRST KHS CONCERT INCLUDES A COMMISSIONED PIECE & 450 STUDENTS PERFORMING TOGETHER ON STAGE

The first Concert will be performed this December with performances by the band, choral groups and orchestra.  According to Nathan LeFeber, KHS Band Director, a special piece of music was commissioned for this inaugural event.

The first concert will take place December 13 at 7:30 and will feature the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Full Orchestra, and Concert Choir plus a performance of the commissioned work with all the music students.

The concert on December 15 at 7:30 will feature Chorale, Wind Ensemble, Girls Glee, Camerata and a second performance of the commissioned work.

According to LeFeber, the music piece was commissioned by the KHS Music Department with the help of the Nebraska Arts Council and several other funding sources. Part of the grant was that the composer, John Georgsson, would come to Kearney and work with KHS students engaging the students in the compositional process. Georgsson has made one trip to Kearney already and is planning to come back two more times to work with the students before the premier and then he will conduct the premier in the new space. “The idea behind the commission is to have a piece written that will feature all the music groups,” said LeFeber.  “It will demonstrate the unique aspects of the new Concert Hall and Theater.

“The commissioned piece will be in 5 movements with the middle three movements being a piece written especially for each band, choir, and orchestra,” said LeFeber, “and the first and last being a mass group where all the students in the music program will be performing.” There could be 450 students on that stage performing together.  LeFeber stated, “We will have the entire band and orchestra on the stage, the new grand piano on stage, and the choirs in the choir loft. It will be a magical sound!”

 

ABOUT JOHN GEORGESON
John Georgeson is a native of Madison Wisconsin and has taught high school music for over 25 years, worked in the music ministry, and now writes music for a living. He is a very gifted teacher and composer and we are all excited to see what he comes up with.

 

ABOUT THE CONCERT HALL & THeATRE

“This is a unique theater,” stated Van Phillips, the KHS theater consultant.  “It is only one of two in the entire United States.”  Phillips is the owner of the patent on developing a concert hall that converts to a theatre.  He stated that most build a theater and convert to a concert hall by bringing in costly, heavy band shells to improve sound.   The Kearney High School Concert Hall can be converted for theater performances in under 30 minutes and is built for acoustics requiring no shell for sound.   Phillips stated that like KHS, most schools will have 3 or 4 theater performances a year but will host many more musical performances.

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Three Receive Awards SPRINGER NEBRASKA MUSIC EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION EDUCATOR OF YEAR Sue Springer of Sunrise Middle School has been selected to receive the Music Educator of the Year Award by the Nebraska Music Educators Association. GARRINGER NEBRASKA ART TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION (NATA) ART EDUCATOR AWARD The Nebraska Art Teachers’ Association is proud to have Dan represent the organization as a passionate, dedicated art innovator in the class room and community, reaching so many with his gift to serve. JELKIN RECEIVES GRANT FROM JAMES PATTERSON AND SCHOLASTIC READING CLUB Connie Jelkin received a grant from bestselling author James Patterson to support the school library. In addition, Scholastic Reading Club will match each dollar of Patterson’s donation with “bonus points” that teachers can use to acquire books and other materials for their classrooms. 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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