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8A THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS Thumday, August8,2002 ii iii i ii ii m iiiii i i imlllll lln SUPERIOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2002-2008 CALENDAR AUGUST August 12-16 ......................... New Student Registration August 19 ............................ Fall Sports Practice Begins August 15-16 ................................... Teacher Workshop August 19 ...................................... First Day of School SEPTEMBER September 2 ............................... Labor Day - No School September 30 ..... Parent-Teacher Conference, 5-8 p.m. OCTOBER October I ........... Parent-Teacher Conference, 5-8 p.m. October 4 ....................................................... No School October 18 ........................................ End of 1st Quarter October 25 .................................. Fall Break, No School NOVEMBER November 28-29 ..... Thanksgiving Vacation - No School ..................  ................... Dismiss at 11 a.m. Nov. 27 DECEMBER December 20 ..................................... Dismiss at 11 a.m. December 20 .................................... End of 2n'd Quarter December 23-Jan. 3 ............  ........ Vacation - No School JANUARY January 3 ................................................ Staff Inservice January 6 ............................................ School Resumes January 6 ........................................... Begin 3rd Quarter FEBRUARY Inservice Day ............................................. , ....... : .... TBA February 11, 13, ................. Parent-Teacher Conference .............................................................. 5-8:30 p.m. February 14 .................................................... No School MARCH March 6-7 ............................... Spring Break - No School March 14 .................................. . ..... , ..... End 3rd Quarter March 17 ........................................ Begin of 4th Quarter APRIL April 18-21 ......................... Easter Vacation - No School .................................. Dismiss at 11 a.m. on April 17 MAY May 10 ................................ Commencement Exercises May 22 ............................................. Last Day of School May 23 ............................................... Teacher Workday ONE TEACHER DAY IS IN THE STUDENT CALENDAR. THIS DAY WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR TEACHER INSERVICE AT A LATER DATE. i i i iiiiii I I II SUPERIOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2002 COMPREHENSIVE TESTS OF BASIC SKILLS Sodl Word Grade Reading Language Mlth Spen9 Science Studlel Anay'-mSI Total 3 63 64 70 59 S9 69 M 67 4 74 76 70 74 77 75 7S 6 49 $5 67 43 59 511 ll0 $ s7 64 61 41 74 64 I It 44 52 48 45 55 64 41 Each spring the Superior Public School District admin)s- ters the CAT 5 Achievement Test Sedes to the students in grades 1-6, 8 and 11. This test series is designed to compare the achievement levels of the students in Superior with the achievement levels of the hundred's of thousands of students across the nation who also took the test. The test is scored in such a manner that a score of 50 indicates that the grade is working grade level. The purpose of this test is to ensure competency in reading, writing and mathematics. Results of this test indicate that all students in Grade 12 have successfully completed all of these competency tests. Parents may wish to check their individual student scores. SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT #5 MISSION STATEMENT The purpose of the South Central Nebraska Unified School District #5 is to empower students with the skills necessary to attain high academic levels while becoming productive people, responsible citizens, and lifelong learn- ers. JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL David Barnard, agriculture education Tom Blackburn, industrial arts. drafting Yvonne Campbell, family and consumer science Doyle Christensen, athletic director, P.E. Teresa Christensen, vocal music Laurie Corman. English Randy Fuerhoff, guidance counselor Lanny Greenhalgh, math Ron Hershberger, chemistry, physics, science Ryan Koenig, business, computers Harnet Marr, computer coordinator Fred Meyers, math, science Dayna Miller, math Elaine Miller, library James Mitchell, art Kelly Mumm, English Rhonda Myers, wodd history Melissa Schuster, English, journalism, social science Linda Simonsen, social science Julene Sullivan, biology, physiology Minerva Fernandez, Spanish Terry Zuelow, instrumental music CHAPTER 1, NURSE and SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES Judy Fuerhoff, special education Tanya Schnitker, special education ,qckl Sweet, special education Teresa. SCott, special education Melody Rempe, Title I Pare Holtingshead, Title I Lynn Wilton, junior/senior high school speecWlanguaga Frank Swinnea, speech/language Dee Tipton, speech paraprofessional Mudene Schleufer, nurse Paraprofessionals: Barbara Healey, Katrina Hanson, Stacay Shmyer, Pat Gunn, Syn Dee Wulf, Tammy Starkey, Monica Montgomery, Carol Albrecht BUS ROUTE SCHEDULES AND RULES Hardy, Nebraska Morning Route East Bus Stop (7:25 a.m.-7:29 a.m.) West Bus" Stop (7:30 a.m.-7:34 a.m.) Q Afternoon Route return to Hardy at approximately 4:05 p.m. All other routes are as previously scheduled. If your student(s) did not ride the school bus last year and require bus transportation for this current school year, please contact Don Mellott at 402-879-4422. As per district policy, students of the district who reside outside city limits are to be provided transportation to and from their place of residence. The district cannot deliver students to alternate locations and drop off points except in cases of extreme emergency. SUPERIOR P.A.L.L.S.o Megan Mann, Early Childhood Specialist Carol Kenton, Early Childhood Specialist Ann Alexander, Speech and Language Marsha Stauss, Paraprofessional Alicia Ferguson, Paraprofessional Pat Boyles, Paraprofessional ELECTED SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS Steven Renz ........................................................ President David Healey ........................... L ................... Vice President Kerry Corman ...................................................... Secretary Howard Miller Janice Tordrup Ann Tuma APPOINTED BOARD MEMBERS Darlene Petersen ................................................ Treasurer Regular meetings are held the second Monday of each month: Sept. 9 Jan. 13 May 12 Oct. 14 Feb. 10 June 9 Nov. 11 March 10 July 14 Dec. 9 April 7 Aug. 11 CLERICAL PERSONNEL Donna Miller .......................................... High School Office Marjorie Blair .......................................... Elementary Office Darlene Petersen .......................... Superintendent's Office PARAPROFESSIONALS Deb Brazil ............................................... Southward School Pare Walton ............................... Junior/Senior High School LIBRARY AIDES Diane Reiman .................................................... Elementary Cindy Thornton .......................... Junior/Senior High School BUS DRlYERS Donn Mellott, transportation supervisor Roxanne Thompson Deb Worm Lanny Greenhalgh Rhonda Elledge CUSTODIAL Kent Kottmeyer, supervisor Barbara Gruwell Sonja Keeling Brian Meyers Adolph Laluk Sam Mohler Jr. HOT LUNCH Shirley Follmer, hot lunch supervisor Sharon Rust Velda Roe Penny Amack Mary Hamilton Ginger White Rose Ehlers Missy Warren f FACULTY SOUTH SCHOOL Pauline Harms, kindergarten Carol Mellott, kindergarten Patncia Paxton, first grade Peggy Aldrup, first grade Diane Kile, second grade Sue Rose, second grade Terry Priefert, physical education Melody Rempe, art Teresa Chrtstensen, vocal music Elaine Miller, library, EPOCH Harriet Marr, computer Alisa Sandahl, guidance counselor NORTH WARD Marcia Schultz, third grade Diana Swanson, third grade Nancy Meyers, fourth grade Carol Wameking, fourth grade Don Wassom, fifth/sixth grade science Martha Young, fifth/sixth grade math Bevedy Beavers, fifth/sixth grade language arts Nate Roberts, fifth/sixth grade Social Studies Terry Priefert, physical education Teresa Christensen, music vocal Elaine Miller, library, EPOCH Melody Rempe, art I-rdet Marr, computer Altsa Sandahl, guidance counselor Terry Zuelow, instrumental music ADMINISTRATION Robert Tipton, superintendent Robert Cook, Jr.-Sr. High Schoor principal Doug Hoins, elementary principal STUDENT RECORD POLICY/DIRECTORY INFORMATION The Superior Public Schools is required by Federal law to notify parents of students and eligible students that the school does maintain personally identifiable data on students enrolled in the Superior Public School. The Superior Public Schools is also required to notify the parents of students and eligible students of their right to inspect and review the educational records of their child or children and to challenge the contents of the records as inaccurate or misleading or violates the privacy and other fights of the student. Any parent of a child or an eligible student (a student who has attained eighteen years of age) who is or has been in attendance at the Superior Public School who desires to inspect and review their child's education records should contact either the custodian of records at the school the student was or is enrolled in or the office of the superintendent. Copies of the Superior Public School's Student Record Policy may be obtained at no cost by contacting the Office of the Superintendent, Superior Public Schools, whose address is 601 West 8th. The policy describes the procedures for inspecting and reviewing the records, challenging the contents, and releasing information to third parties. The policy also identifies the custodian of records for each building, the records maintained by the school, the contents of these records, who has access to the records, and how long each record is maintained by the school before being destroyed. Notice is hereby given to parents of students and eligible students that the personally identifiable information designated by the Superior Public Schools as =directory information" is as follows: Student's name, grade, age or date of birth, height, weight, position in the group, experience in the group, candidacy for graduation or date of graduation, and/or the list of academic and/or activities, achievement including without limitations, honor rolls, scholarships earned, activity honors, and awards earned in connection with current school activities. Name of the student's parents, student's address, student's photograph, school or district the student attended before enrolling in the Superior Public Schools. Parents of the student or an eligible student has the right to refuse to permit the foregoing designation of any of all the categories of personally identifiable information with respect to that student as directory information by informing the Superior Public School in writing within 2 weeks after the commencement of the school year that such personally identifiable information is not to be designated as directory information with respect to that student. If you have questions on the Records Policy of the school, please contact Robert Tipton at (402) 879-3258. ASBESTOS NOTIFICATION The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response ACt (AHERA) regulations require that all public and private school distncts inventory all asbestos containing materials in the school buildings of the district and develop a management plan for handling the asbestos containing matenals in each building. Asbestos is dangerous only when it is broken loose from building materials into fine, dust-like fibers and inhaled. Assuming the Supenor School District maintains its operations and maintenance procedures and, if asbestos is to be removed or abated, that such removal is done under carefully controlled conditions, the asbestos should not represent a detectable risk to any building occupant. The Superior Public School District implemented its management plan as of October 1988 and will be conducting periodic surveillance of all asbestos-containing building materials each six months. The district will continue with the plan of continuous assessment to assure safety conscious management of asbestos-containing materials. The asbestos Management plan for the Supenor Public School was developed by ATC Environmental Inc. and has been filed with the Nebraska Department of Health. The detailed plan and updated information for each building, or for the entire district, is open to the public for review. If you have questions please contact the Superior Public School Distnct Asbestos Program Manager. The Asbestos Program Manager for the Superior Public School District is: KENT KOTTMEYER P.O. BOX 288, SUPERIOR, NE 68978 402-879-3257 ANNUAL NOTIFICATION, AUGUST, 2002 SUPERIOR PUBUC SCHOOLS ASBESTOS ACTIVITY SUMMARY I am pleased to inform you that the Superior Public School District has, continued to respond to the asbestos in schools issue in a cautious and proactive manner. The Superior Public School District will continue with the ongoing asbestos operations and'maintenance program includirlg penodic surveillance (to be con- ducted each 6 months prior to October 30 and April 30) for the following buildingS: Superior Junior and Senior High School Superior South Ward Elementary School Superior North Ward Elementary School Bus Barn Please rest assured that the Superior Public School Districts ongoing efforts related to the management and control of.esbestos containing materials is geared singularly toward providing a safe and healthy environment for students, employees and occupants. If you have any questions, or would like to review the management plans and updated materials, please feel free to contact the Superior Public Schools Asbestos Program Manager, Kent Kottmeyer at 402-879-3257. Mission Statement Superior Public Schools will provide educational opportunities for ALL students to acquire the skills necessary to attain high academic levels while becoming capable people, productive citizens and lifelong learners. In the context of this mission statement, we believe capable people demonstrate the following charactenstics: 1. Self-sufficiency, 2. The ability to adapt to a variety of situations, 3. The ability to find and identify relevant information, 4. The ability to seek solutions to complex problems, 5. The ability to make decisions and solve problems, 6. The ability to express oneself in an effective manner, 7. A knowledge of and appreciation for the ads, humanities and the benefit of physical activity, 8. The ability to effectively read, wnte and do mathematical calcula- tions, and 9. The ability to assimilate'technological advances into one's living style. A productive citizen is defined as one who demonstrates: 1. Self discipline, (is responsible to self and others), 2. Positive self esteem, 3. The ability to apply skills to the best of one's capability, 4. Social cooperation, (respects the ideas, experiences, and cultural diversity of self and others), 5. The ability to make continuous positive contributions to society, 6. The ability to transfer the skills learned in school into one's daily life, 7. An ability to create "new" knowledge. Ufelong learners demonstrate the following: 1. An ability to set short and long range goals, 2. A desire to attempt to meet their goals, 3. An openness to new ideas and opportunities, 4. The ability to adapt to a rapidly changing social environment, 5. A commitment to continuous personal development, 6. An ongoing effort to improve intellectually, sociatly and physically. The mission statement listed above was developed to clarify the purpose of our school as a place for teaching and learning. This simple statement will serve to help us to make appropriate decisions that promote good teaching and maximized learning. Dally Shuttle Bus Schedule 8:00-8:15 Breakfast is served at NORTH WARD 8:10-8:15 Students in K, 1,2 living north of Sixth Street and NOT eating breakfast will be transported to South School 8:15-8:20 Non-breakfast students (Grades 3-6) living south of Sixth Street will be transported to North Ward 8:20-8:25 South School students who have eaten breakfast will be transported from North Ward to South School 11:10 South School students (Grade K, 1 & 2) will be bused to North Ward for lunch 11:40 South School students return to their building 3:15 Students in Grades 3-6, living south of Sixth Street will be transported to South School 3:25 Students in Grades K, 1, and 2 living north of Sixth Street will bd transported to North Ward Bus Stop Locations North Ward - The bus stop is located on the north side of the North Ward South School - The bus stop is located on the west side of South School Requests for non-bus students to ride regular rural bus mutes or for any changes in bus riding must be made in writing by the parent and/or communicated with the office. The office wilt then contact Mr. Mellott, the bus supervisor, 402-879-3025, North Ward Office. This Ad Sponsored By Superior Public Schools Faculty In-Service Thursday and Friday, Aug. First Day of School Monday, Aug. 19 KINDERGARTEN A child will not be admitted to Kindergarten. reached the age of five years or will become October 15 of the current year. A birth the day of registration. Kindergarteners are immunized prior to entrance in the fall. Kinderga and may be required to have IMMUNIZATIONS Students entering school for the first time Students entering 7th grade, and All transfer the State of Nebraska, regardless of grade: or DT vaccine, one given on or after 4th birthdaY; vaccine; 2 doses of MMR vaccine, given on or after' and separated by at least one month; HOT LUNCH If Cafeterias are provided for students Ward and for students 7-12 at the High School. if students wish to bring sack lunches. Sen/in August 19. Breakfast will start on August 20. LUNCH PRICES: Students - Jr-Sr Higi Elementary, K-6 Elementary Breakfast Extra Milk TICKET PRICES ELEMENTARY Lunch Breakfast 5 Meals $8.00 $3.75 10 Meals $16.00 $7.50 20 Meals $32.00 $15.00 FEES CHARGED WITHIN THE DISTRICT, Students who wish to have particular fees a fee waiver application to the Required of all students who extracurricular activities. Includes season pasS. The following classes will have a $5 fee per= dents are responsible for the cost of materials become their personal property.) - Industrial Family and Consumer Science, and Ag Instrument Music - A $10 fee for uniform Physical Education - Cost of off cam Class Dues and Art Club - Nominal dues Future Business Leaders of America - I annually, does not include cost of conventions. Student season pass - $20 - Covers extracurricular events, exludes confe Student participation fee - $20 SELLING OF TICKETS Unless other arrangements are made, SCHOOLS will be sold on Mondays or the first daY Meal tickets will be good anytime during the year. _FREE AND REDUCED PRICE Information regarding the eligibility available to all families just as soon as received from the State School Food Services. PRE-REGISTRATION EL'EMENTARY - new students in August 12-16 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the office. Please bring report cards from previous JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL (7-1; grades 7-12 will register August 12-16 at the Hi to 4 p.m. SCHOOL CLOSING The local radio station due to inclement weather or other emer necessary to dismiss school during the nouncements will be made at once via radio MATERIALS FIJ All elementary textbooks and workbooks ers will advise as to other materials needed. workbooks will be furnished to and individual instructors will list extra suF course. ATHLETICS The Superior High School is a member Schools Activities Association and classified braska interschool competition. Practice be arranged by the Athletic Director in order to ences to both boys and girls; however, bus tl provided after practice sessions. NOTICE OF NONDI, q Students, their parents, and em District No. 011 are hereby notifie( discriminate on the basis of sex, by Title IX, Section 504 and Title VI of sex or handicap in admission or access employment in, its programs and activities. inquiries concerning Superior School No. 011 IX and Section 504 and Title IV is directed to Name: Robert Tipton Address: PO Box 288, Superior, NE 68978 Phone: 402-879-3258 Name: Robed by Superior School District No. 01 efforts to comply with Title IX, Section 504, JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL D Classes Begin 8:20-9:06 - Period 1 9:10-9:56 - Period 2 10:00-10:46 - Period 3 10:50-11:36 - Period 4 11:40-1:10 - Period 5 (Lunch Periods) 5a - 11:40-12:10 - 1st lunch, Channel 1, 5b - 12:10-12:40 - 2nd lunch 5c - 12:40-1:10 - 3rd lunch, Channel 1, ELEMENTARY ..... NORTH WARD 8:00-8:15 - Breakfast sewed 8:00 - Non-breakfast students are permitte 8:20 - Entry bell dngs 8:25 - Tardy bell - classes begin 11:50-12:20 - Grades 3-6 lunch 12:20-12:50 - Grades 3-6 noon recess 3:18 - Dismissal bell rings 3:15-4:00 - Teacher Conference time SOUTH SCHOOL 8:00-8:15 - Breakfast sewed at North Ward 8:10 - Non-breakfast students are permitted 8:30 - Entry bell rings 8:35 - Tardy bell - classes begin 11:10-11:40 - Grades K, 1 and 2 lunch at 11:40-12:10 - Noon recess .... 3:28 - Dismissal bell rings 3:25-4:00 Teacher Conference time TELEPHONE South School Office - North Ward Office - Jr.-Sr. High School Office- Superintendent's Office - Bus Barn-