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  • Transportation Claims Due to High School Office

    State law provides that parents who are legal residents of the Class 111 School District that have children attending grades K-8 and who live over four miles from school, or whose students "option" (according to the Nebraska Department of Education--option students must qualify for free lunches to qualify for mileage) into the school district, are eligible to submit a transportation claim for each mile the family actually traveled in excess of three miles on each day of attendance during a one way trip.  The first semester claims are paid in February. Please contact Betsy Lamb, 308-346-4150, if you think your family may qualify.  Paperwork for the first semester reimbursement must be received by January 25th, 2019.

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    Longhorns Kick-Off Speech Season

    Longhorns Kick-Off Speech Season

    The Burwell speech team kicked off the speech season at the Central Nebraska Forensic League meet at Grand Island, Nebraska at Grand Island, Nebraska on January 12, 2019.  Sixteen Longhorns traveled with the team and seven placed overall at the meet that had over 600 student speakers from 30 area schools.  Placing 3rd were: Weston Svoboda in extemporaneous and Sage Konicek in persuasive.  Fifth place honors in oral interpretation of drama were given to Chloe Marshall, Ashlyn Jensen, Kierra Ostrom, and Nikia Williams.  Olivia Vore was 7th in poetry.  Just one place short of a medal placement at 16th place were: Emma Hoffschneider in humorous prose and Karlee McBride in persuasive.  Superior placement at the meet was given to the following:  Weston Svoboda and Sage Konicek in duet, Jacob Busch in humorous prose, Tiffany Mayfield in both informative and serious prose, Carter Mann in extemporaneous, and Hayley Gideon in persuasive.

    The 2019 Burwell Speech Team is coached by Candace Cain, Deb O'Neal, and Emily Heerten.  

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    BPS Receives High Marks in Nebraska Education Profile

    Each year the Nebraska Department of Education collects data of each school in the state. Every school building and district in the state receives a rating:  Needs Improvement, Good, Great or Excellent.   Schools with in the Burwell Public Schools district were rated as follows:  

    Burwell Elementary-Great
    Burwell Middle School-Great 
    Burwell High School-Great 
    Burwell School District-Great

    Ratings are based on student test scores on the state
    tests(English/Language Arts and Mathematics Proficiency), Science
    Proficiency Status, Student Score Growth and Improvement, chronic
    absenteeism reduction, attendance, graduation rates and factors.

    The full Nebraska Department of Education Profile can be viewed at: http://nep.education.ne.gov/

     

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    Officer Wes Tjaden Speaks on Vaping

    Officer Wes Tjaden, an almost fifteen year veteran with the Grand Island Police Department, will speak to student at Burwell Public Schools about the dangers of vaping and other drug related topics.  He will address the student body with school assemblies at 10:30 am for elementary students and 1:30 pm for high school students on Monday, January 21st. Officer Tjaden will also present a program for parents and community members at 7:30 pm that evening.

    Officer Tjaden is currently assigned to the Grand island Senior High School district as a School Resource Officer after serving over nine years on the patrol division.  He works as a uniformed officer in the schools, is a Central Nebraska Gang Intelligence Unit Officer, as well as a Certified Drug Recognition Expert.  Previously, he worked in the Hall County Department of Corrections as a corrections officer.

    Officer Tjaden became a Certified Drug Recognition Expert in 2007 and became a certified Drug Recognition Expert Instructor in 2013.  His certification is recognized by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He is a guest instructor at the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center for Standardized Field Sobriety Testing training and teaches Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE).  Officer Tjaden has presented "Drugs in Society" programs for Nebraska State Probation and Parole, has presented twice at the Heartland Juvenile Services Conference regarding drug identification and impairment with juveniles, conducted presentations on drug and electronic nicotine device recognition for Grand Island Public Schools, TeamMates Mentoring Program, Boys and Girls Town Shelters, and has done two parent education programs. 

    Officer Tjaden also received the MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Award in 2010 and 2016.  He is a recognized member of the Pennsylvania DUI Association.

    Parents and community members are encouraged to attend the evening session at 7:30 pm on January 21st and to meet Officer Tjaden.

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