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Solar Eclipse T-Shirts For Sale

Solar Eclipse T-Shirts are available to the public from Sayler Screenprinting at   https://kpseclipse.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true

 

Shirts are available in short sleeve, long sleeve, no sleeve, sweatshirt and hooded sweatshirt.  Deadline for ordering is August 1, 2017.   

Kearney Public Schools will be celebrating the 'EVENT OF A LIFETIME'...literally!   A total solar eclipse will take place August 21, 2017 at 11:33am.  The last total solar eclipse was 823 years ago in the year 1194.  After August, the next total solar eclipse will be 727 years from now in the  year 2744.

Because of the enormity of this upcoming event, all Kearney Public schools are planning events at their buildings to safely participate in the total solar eclipse on the third day of school – next school year!  August 21, 2017, beginning at 11:33, the moon will gradually occult the sun, making the daylight start to grow darker.  At 12:57 PM the moon will totally block the sun for 1 minute and 54 seconds. After approximately one and a half hours, the daylight will return to normal.

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Mundorf Signs as New Associate Superintendent

Jason Mundorf has been selected the Associate Superintendent of Kearney Public Schools.  Mundorf has been the superintendent at the Anselmo-Merna Public Schools since 2013. 

"Kearney Public Schools and the community of Kearney are known throughout Nebraska as an elite school system with a supportive and progressive community,” stated Mundorf.  “Throughout the interview process, I was extremely impressed with what the school system has already accomplished and excited by the potential and interest the administration cadre had for continued growth.  It's quite evident the teachers, students, administration, school board, and community are focused on excellence in all educational pursuits.  I'm thrilled for the opportunity to join this elite school system and look forward to working in tandem with school and cabinet leadership to continue their excellence!"

Jason Mundorf grew up in Elgin, Nebraska and attended college at the University of Nebraska-Kearney earning a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.  He earned a certification in Business Education through the University of West Georgia, and a Master's and Educational Specialist degrees through Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama.  After moving to Nebraska, he completed a second Educational Specialist degree in Educational Administration at UNK in May 2015.

Mundorf worked in professional sales before he entered the education field in 2000.  He was employed by Paulding County High School as a business teacher and Assistant Principal at Moses Middle School in Paulding County.  In 2005 Mundorf served as Associate Principal and Career/Technical Education Director and then the Middle School principal in the Carrollton City Schools before becoming superintendent at Anselmo-Merna in Nebraska.  Mundorf also handled the PK-6 Principal duties his first three years at Anselmo-Merna and was both Superintendent and K-12 Principal during the 2016-17 school year.  Under Mundorf's direction, Anselmo-Merna High School was named one of Nebraska's top high schools, earning recognition from U.S. News and World Report during their "Best of Rankings" in 2014, 2016, and 2017.  Mundorf also helped start the Anselmo-Merna Athletic Booster Club and the Anselmo-Merna Foundation with community support.

According to Dr. Kent Edwards, Superintendent of Kearney Public Schools, Mundorf will be replacing Dr. Carol Renner who has selected the position of KPS Director of Student Services.  “Given Dr. Renner's experience and expertise, replacing her in the role of Associate Superintendent for KPS was an arduous task, “stated Edwards.  “Mr. Mundorf has a wealth of K-12 experience and given my previous opportunity to lead him, I am confident that he will be an asset to our leadership team at Kearney Public Schools. We are excited to have Mr. Mundorf joining us and look forward to the contributions he will make to better serve our students, staff, and programs.” 

Mundorf has a wife, Kat, and three kids, Joel (12th grade), Jack (7th grade), and Maggie (4th grade). 

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Solar Eclipse T-Shirts For Sale

Solar Eclipse T-Shirts are available to the public from Sayler Screenprinting at   https://kpseclipse.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true

 

Shirts are available in short sleeve, long sleeve, no sleeve, sweatshirt and hooded sweatshirt.  Deadline for ordering is August 1, 2017.   

Kearney Public Schools will be celebrating the 'EVENT OF A LIFETIME'...literally!   A total solar eclipse will take place August 21, 2017 at 11:33am.  The last total solar eclipse was 823 years ago in the year 1194.  After August, the next total solar eclipse will be 727 years from now in the  year 2744.

Because of the enormity of this upcoming event, all Kearney Public schools are planning events at their buildings to safely participate in the total solar eclipse on the third day of school – next school year!  August 21, 2017, beginning at 11:33, the moon will gradually occult the sun, making the daylight start to grow darker.  At 12:57 PM the moon will totally block the sun for 1 minute and 54 seconds. After approximately one and a half hours, the daylight will return to normal.

solar eclipse t-shirts

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Mundorf Signs as New Associate Superintendent

Jason Mundorf has been selected the Associate Superintendent of Kearney Public Schools.  Mundorf has been the superintendent at the Anselmo-Merna Public Schools since 2013. 

"Kearney Public Schools and the community of Kearney are known throughout Nebraska as an elite school system with a supportive and progressive community,” stated Mundorf.  “Throughout the interview process, I was extremely impressed with what the school system has already accomplished and excited by the potential and interest the administration cadre had for continued growth.  It's quite evident the teachers, students, administration, school board, and community are focused on excellence in all educational pursuits.  I'm thrilled for the opportunity to join this elite school system and look forward to working in tandem with school and cabinet leadership to continue their excellence!"

Jason Mundorf grew up in Elgin, Nebraska and attended college at the University of Nebraska-Kearney earning a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.  He earned a certification in Business Education through the University of West Georgia, and a Master's and Educational Specialist degrees through Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama.  After moving to Nebraska, he completed a second Educational Specialist degree in Educational Administration at UNK in May 2015.

Mundorf worked in professional sales before he entered the education field in 2000.  He was employed by Paulding County High School as a business teacher and Assistant Principal at Moses Middle School in Paulding County.  In 2005 Mundorf served as Associate Principal and Career/Technical Education Director and then the Middle School principal in the Carrollton City Schools before becoming superintendent at Anselmo-Merna in Nebraska.  Mundorf also handled the PK-6 Principal duties his first three years at Anselmo-Merna and was both Superintendent and K-12 Principal during the 2016-17 school year.  Under Mundorf's direction, Anselmo-Merna High School was named one of Nebraska's top high schools, earning recognition from U.S. News and World Report during their "Best of Rankings" in 2014, 2016, and 2017.  Mundorf also helped start the Anselmo-Merna Athletic Booster Club and the Anselmo-Merna Foundation with community support.

According to Dr. Kent Edwards, Superintendent of Kearney Public Schools, Mundorf will be replacing Dr. Carol Renner who has selected the position of KPS Director of Student Services.  “Given Dr. Renner's experience and expertise, replacing her in the role of Associate Superintendent for KPS was an arduous task, “stated Edwards.  “Mr. Mundorf has a wealth of K-12 experience and given my previous opportunity to lead him, I am confident that he will be an asset to our leadership team at Kearney Public Schools. We are excited to have Mr. Mundorf joining us and look forward to the contributions he will make to better serve our students, staff, and programs.” 

Mundorf has a wife, Kat, and three kids, Joel (12th grade), Jack (7th grade), and Maggie (4th grade). 

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PAWS picks up STEAM

PAWS - Personal Achievement Workshops - is the Kearney Public Schools summer enrichment program.  This year, PAWS has picked up STEAM...Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.  Our workshops will encorporate one or more of these exciting subjects. Workshops like Chopped, Escape the Box, Science Club, Coding, and Jurassic Journey make PAWS the most fun the kids will ever have learning.  See the brochure link below for a full list of our brain-stimulating workshops.  Registration is now open.  Register early as class size is limited.  You can turn your registration in to your school secretary or mail it to:  PAWS  310 West 24th Street   Kearney Nebraska  68845.   If you have questions, please call 308-698-8028.   Follow the PAWS page for workshops that are closed.

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Register Now for Kindergarten

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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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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