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4A THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS Thursday, August 12, 2010 || , ,,, i iiiii i ii I IIII i IIiiiiii I1[ II I I = J '1' III I II I " ...... ' .... ...... Faculty In-Service Workshops Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 16 and 17 First Day of School Wednesday, Aug. 18 .......... BLI SUPERIOR PU C SCHOOLS 2010-2011 CALENDAR AUGUST Aug. 16. ............................................................. Staff work days Aug. 17 .........................  ................................... Staff work days Aug. 18 ........................................................ First day of school SEPTEMBER Sept. 6 ...................... ; ............................. Labor Day -no school Sept. 27 ............... . ......... Parent-teacher conferences, 5-8 p.m. OCTOBER Oct. 5 ....................... ...... Parent-teacher conferences, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 8 ............................................... Staff comp day-No school Oct. 15 .............................................. Staff inservice-No school Oct. 22 ........................................... End of 1st Quarter.45 days NOVEMBER Nov. 24 ............................................ Early dismissal, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 25-26 ....................... !. Thanksgiving vacation-No school DECEMBER Dec. 21-22 .................................................... Semester exams Dec. 22 ........................................... Early dismissal, 2:30 p.m., End of 1st semester, 86 days Dec. 22-26 .......... . ............................. NSAA 5-day-No activities Dec. 22-31 ................................ Christmas vacation-No school JANUARY Jan. 1,2 ..................................... Christmas Vacation-No school Jan. 3 .............................................. Staff work day-No school Jan. 4 ............................................................. School resumes FEBRUARY Feb. 7 ..................................... Parent-Teacher Conf., 5-8 p.m. Feb. 8 ..................................... Parent,Teacher Conf., 5-8 p.m. Feb. 11 ........................................... Staff comp Day-No school Feb. 18 ............................................. Staff inservice-No school MARCH Mar. 3-4 ............................................... Spring break-No school Mar. 10 ........................................ End of 3rd quarter, 130 days Mar. 11 ................................................. Spring break-No school APRIL April 21 ............................................ Early dismissal, 2:30 p.m. April 22 ....................................  ...... Easter Vacation-No school April 25 ..... : .......... ........................... Easter Vacation-No school April 29 ............................................. Staff inservice-No school MAY May 14 ................................................................... Graduation May 18-19 .................................................... Semester exams May 19 ......................................... Last day of school,176 days Early dismissal, 11 a.m. May 20 ............... : .............................................. Staff work day II II 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 characteristics: 1. Self.sufficiency, 2. The ability to adapt to a variety of situations. 3. Theability 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 arts, humanities and the benefit of physical activity, 8. The ability to effectively read, write and do mathematical calcu- lations, 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 cul- tural 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. • Lifelong 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, socially and physi- cally. 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 cod teaching and maximized learning. KINDERGARTEN A child will not be admitted to Kindergarten unless he or she has reached the age of five years or will become five on or before October 15 of the current year. A birth certificate must be shown on the day of registration. Kindergarteners are required t ° be fully immunized prior to entrance in the fall. Kindergarteners should have and may be required to have physicals prior to admittance in the fall. IMMUNIZATIONS Students entering school for the first time (K or 1st Grade), Students entering 7th grade, and All transfer students from outside the State of Nebraska, regardless of grade: 3 doses ofDTaP, DTP or DT vaccine, one given on orafter 4th birthday; 3 doses of Polio' vaccine; 2 doses of MMR vaccine, given on or after 12 months of age and separated by at least one month; 3 doses Hepatitis B vaccine.1 dose of varicella (chickenpox) gven on or after 12 months of age and prior to t 3 years Of age. If over'13years of age, 2 doses of varicella, separated by at least one month. Written documentation (including year) of varicella disease from parent, guardian or health care provider will be accepted. HOT LUNCH INFORMATION Cafeterias are provided for students grades K-6 at the North Ward and for students 7-12 at the High School. Space is available if students-wish to bring sack lunches. Serving of lunch will begin on August 18. Breakfast will start on August 19. LUNCH PRICES: Students - Jr-Sr High School; 7-12 $2.50 Elementary, K-6 $2.25 Elementary Breakfast $1.00 Extra Milk $ .35 TICKET PRICES HIGH SCHOOL 5 Meals $12.50 10 Meals $25.00 20 Meals $50.00 ELEMENTARY Lunch Breakfast $11.25 $5.00 $22.50 $10.00 $45.00 $20.00 Fees charged within the district Changes are printed in the school handbook SELLING OF TICKETS Unless other arrangements are made, lunch tickets at ALL SCHOOLS will be sold on Mondays or thefirst day of each week Meal tickets will be good anytime during the year, FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS Information regarding the eligibility for such meals will be made available to all families just as soon as regulated policies have been received from the State School Food Services, PRE-REGISTRATION ELEMENTARY - new students in graaes K-6 wilt register August 9-13 from 8 a.m to 4 p.m., at the North Ward principal's office. Please bring report cards fromprevious school. JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL (7-12) :New students in grades 7-12 will register August 9-13 at the High School from 8 a.m,. to,4 p.m SCHOOL CLOSING The local radio station "KR FS" will carry all school closing date due to inclement weather Or other emergencies. When'it becomes necessary to dismiss school during the regular school day, an- nouncements wil be made at orceViaradioStation KRFS. MATERIALS FURNISHED All elementary textbooks and workbooks are furnished. Teach- ers wilt advise as to other materials needed. Most textbooks and FACULTY JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL David Bernard ...................................................... Ag. education Tom Blackburn ........ Industrial Arts, Drafting Ruth Epley ....................................... Family Consumer Science Martin Van Westen ........................... Vocal Music/Instrumental Laura Corman ..................................................... : .......... English Ron HerShberger ....................................... Chem stry, Physics Sara •Fuilet... ........  ................. : ........... . ...... Business, Computers Fred Meyers .......... .....: ............................. .......... Math, Science Dayna Miller ....................................................................... Math Elaine Miller .......................................................... Media, Health Kevin Miller ....... ............... Biology, Physiology, Athletic Director Kelly Mumm ................................................................... English Rhonda Myers ................. ............................ World History, P.E. Jacki Porter .... : ............ : ................................... Guidance, Music Melody Rempe ...................................................... At-Reading Melissa Schuster ................................. English, S.S. Journalism Linda Simonsen :. ...... -: ...................................... Social Science Kelsea Jones ................................................................ Spanish Jessica Thompson .... : ........................................................ Math Nick Mumm ................................................................. P.E. CHAPTER 1, NURSE and SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES Kristene Boyles ............................................. Special Education Vicki Sweet ............................................... : .... Special Education Heather Blackstone ....................................... Special Education Pare Hollingshead ............................................................. Title I Tori Ehlers ..................... Jr.-Sr. High School Speech-Language Jodi Grabast .............................. Elementary Speech-Language Dee Tipton ........................................... Speech Paraprofessional Julie Worman ..................................... Speech Paraprofessional Murlene Schleufer ........ : ...... ............................................. Nurse SOUTH SCHOOL Pauline Harms ....................................................... Kindergarten Stacy Faimon ........................................................ Kindergarten Patricia Paxton ........... ' ............................................... First grade Peggy AIdrup .......................................................... First grade Diane Kile ............................................................ Second grade Anne-Marie Giger ................................................ Second grade Martin Van Westen ................................................. Vocal Music Elaine Miller ................ .' .................................... L=brary, EPOCH Nick Mumm ................................................. Physical Education NORTH WARD Marcia Schultz ......................................................... Third grade Diana Swanson .......... . ............................................ Third grade Nancy Meyers ....................................................... Fourth grade Carol Warneking ................................................... Fourth grade Jennifer Rempe: .................................. Fifth-Sixth grade Science Martha Young ........................................ Fifth-Sixth grade Math Beverly Beavers ................... :...Fifth-Sixth grade Social Studies J.J. Wagner ....................................... Fifth-Sixth grade Reading Nick Mumm ................... ............................... Physical Education Martin Van Westen ....................................... Vocal/Instrumental Elaine Miller ...................... *. ............................... Library, EPOCH PARAPROFESSIONALS Barbara Healey Pat Gunn SynDee Wulf Rhonda Elledge Margaret Brittenham Diana Kranau Tammy Gehle Katrina Hansen r ADMINISTRATION workbooks will be fu nished to junior high and high school students and individual instructors wil list' extra supplies needed for their ..... nnrSsom ..................... ......... .........._..,;;;:. bupe r • , , o,;,u,.,rint penn m, ,,,,,;, ,-n-e J caurse.  ..,. ,. r .- ..,. : Doug HO ts : '... ,... .,:....;....;.:;,..,.,:;;..:;;..:......:Elementary. P.rincial 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 Schoots is also required to notify the parents of students and eligible students of their right to nspect 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 pnvacy and other rights 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, lhe 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 anger activities. achievement including without limitations, honor rolls, Scholarships earned, activity honors, and awards earned in connection with current school activities. Name of the students parents, student's address, student's photograph school or district4he student attended before enrolling in the Superior Public Schools. Parents of the student or an eligible student has the right tO refuseto 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 notre be designated as direct0ry information with respect to that student, If you, have questions on the Records Policy of the:school please contact Charles Isorn at (402) 879-3258. ASBESTOS NOTIFICATION The ASbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) regulations re- quire that all public and private school districts inventory all asbestos containing materials i the school buildingsof the district and develop a management plan for handling the asbestos containing materials in each building. Asbestos is dangerous only when it is broken loose from building materials into fine, duSHike fibers and inhaled. Assumthg the Superior Scho01 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 wi I be conducting penodic surveillance of all asbestos-containing building mater als each six months. The d strict will continue' with the plan of continuous assessment to assure safety conscious management of asbestos-containing materials. The asbestos Management plan for the Superior Public School was devel- oped 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 distnct, is open to the publicfor review. If you have questions please contact the Superior Public School District 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 SUPERIOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS ASBESTOS ACTIVITY SUMMARY I am pleased to inform you that the Superior Public School Distdct has, continued to respond to the asbestos in schools issue in a cautious and proactive ATHLETJCS ,, ,,,;.: The Superior High School is a member of the Nebraska BUS ROUTE SCHEDULES AND RULES Hardy, Nebraska .Morning Route West Bus Stop (7:35 a.m.-7:40 a.m.) Afternoon route return to Hardy at approximately 4:05 p.m. Guide Rock School (7:25 a.m.-7:30 a.m.) from school site All Other routes are as previously scheduled• If your student(s) did not ride the school bus last year and recluire bus transportation for this current school year, please contact Kevin Knoell 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 emer- gency. Daily Shuttle Bus Schedule Students living in town and eating breakfast need to be transported 15y parents, as there wilt be NO shuttle bus breakfast. They are to be unloaded on the south side of North Ward in unloading zone on 10th Street. 8:00-8:15 Breakfast is served at NORTH WARD 8:10-8:15 Students inK, 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 t their building 3:10 Students in Grades 3-6, living south of Sixth Street will be transported to South School 3:20 Students in Grades K, 1, and 2 living north of Sixth Street will be transported to North Ward Bus Stop LocatiOns North Ward. The bus stop is.located on the north side of the North Ward. This unloading area is reserved for buses only! South School - The bus stop is located on the west side of South School. Schools Activities Association and classified as "Class C" in Nebraska i nterschool competition. Practice schedules for all sports will be arranged by the Athletic Director in order to give equal preferences to both boys and girls: however, bus transportation will not be provided after ractice sessions. NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION Superior Public SChool System does not discriminate on the basis of race. national origin, creed, age, marital status, sex or disabilities in admission or access to or treatment or employment in its educational programs and activities, as required by Titles VI and VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments. the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973. the American disabilities Act of 1990. the Nebraska Equal Opportunity in Education SUPERIOR P.A.L.L.S. Mary Tietjen .................................... Early Childhood Specialist Carol Kenton .................................... Early Childhood S0ecialist Lynn Wilton ............................................ Speech and Language Pat Boyles ....................................................... Paraprofessional Dee Tipton ................ Speech Paraprofessional Melva Barkow./. ......................................................... Van driver TraciHerm0sillo .............................................. Paraprofessional Rosita Henry .......................... Van Driver and Paraprofessional ELECTED SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS Kerry Corman ....... ............................. .......... ........  ....... President Tom Ostdiek ....... ...... :.. ........................................ Vice-president Steve Renz ................................................................. Secretary Jim Miller Janice Tordrup Darrell Kile Act and U.S. Department of Agriculture. If yotJ have any special needs or request that would assist you in participating m services, ' ; ' " CLERICAL PERSONNEL programs and activities inthe school distriCtl please contact Super- Donna Miller ............... :.. .........................  ..... . High School Office intendent Charles Isom. Superior Public School #011 601 West 8th St. Box 288. Su)erior, Neb., 68978. telephone (402) 879-3258. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against, denied or been excluded from participation in any district education program or activity on the basis of race, national origin, creed, age, marital status, sex or, disability may grieve such matters using the adopted grievance procedures of this district. Such proce- dures shall provide from prompt and equitable resolution o com- plaints alleging act of discrimination. Contact person: Superintendent Charles Isom. Superior Public Schools #011,6Q1 W. 8th St., Box 288 Superior, Nebraska. 68978, telephone (402) 879-3258. To file a complaint of discrimination with the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights. 1400 Independence Avenue. S.W., Washington D.C. 20250- 9410. or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720,6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL DAILY SCHEDULE ClaSSes Begin: 8:15 - First Bel 8:20 - Tardy Bell 8:20-9:07-Period 1 9:10,9:57-Period 2 10:00-10:47-Pe riod 3 10:50-11:37-Period 4 11:40-1 p.m.-Period5 (lunch periods) 5A ..... 11:.40-12:27 5C ...... 12:13-1:00 Requests for non-bus students to ride regular rural bus routes or for any changes in bus riding must be made in writing by the parent and/or communi¢ated with the office. The office will tlen contact Mr. Knoell, the bus supervisor, 402-879-3025, North Ward Office, roc.edures concerning regular bus routes regular routes are those routes in the rural areas): 1. Requests to be dropped off at a point not on the regular route will not be accommodated, unless extenuating circumstances arise and the request is approved by the transportation director or manner, The Superior Public School District will continue with the ongoing asbestos administration. operations and maintenance program including periodic surveillance (to be con- 2. Students, who are not regular route riders, may not ride home ducted each 6 months pnor (o October 30 and April 30) for the fotlowing buildings: with a friend, unless written permission is presented to the bus Supedor Junior and Senior High School driver ahead of time by the parent of the non-route rider. The wdtten permission should include the non:route rider's name, date, signature Of the non-rider's parent and the place approved for drop off. 3, Non-route rider's request may not be granted if it causes overcrowding of the vans or buses (vans-10 riders only plus the driver). * These procedures need to be followed to ensure the safety of the riders, liability of the district and to make sure that parents know where their students are after school. 1:03-1:50- Period 6 1:53-2:40-Period;7,  2:43-3:30-Period-8 2:30-Friday dismissal time 5A (Lunch) ...... :12:30-1:00 , Superior South Ward Elementary School Supedor North Ward Elementary School Bus Barn Please rest assured that the Superior Public School Districts ongoing efforts related to the management and control of asbestos containing materials is geared singularly toward providing a safe and healthy environment forstudentso employees and occupants. If you have any questions, or would like to review the management plans and updated matedals, please feel free to contact the Superior Public Schools Asbestos Program Manager, Kent Kottmeyer at 402-879-3257. 5C (Lunch) ...... 11:40-12:10 ELEMENTARY DAILY SCHEDULE NORTH WARD 8:00-8:15 - Breakfast served 8:00 - Non-breakfast students are permitted on the playground 8:20 - Entry bell rings 8:25 - Tardy bell - classes begin 11:50-12:20 - Grades 3-6 lunch 12:20-12:40-Grades 3-6 noon recess " ' 3:10- Dismissal bell rings. (StUdents must/aveschoo/#rounds, un/ess staying for a teacher) 3:10-4:00 - Teacher Conference time 2:10- FRIDAY DISMISSAL TIME.  :. ,, ", SOUTH SCHOOL 8:00-8:15 - Breakfast served at North Ward 8:10 - Non-breakfast students are permitted on the playground 8:30 - Entry bell rings 8:35 - Tardy bell - classes begn 11:10-11:40 - Grades K, 1 and 2 lunch at North Ward 11:40-12:10 - Noon recess 3:20 - Dismissal bell rings (Students must/eave schoo/ #rounds, un/ess stayn# for a teacher) 3:20-4:00 Teacher Conference time 2:20 - FRIDAY DISMISSAL TIME Marjorie Blair ................................................... Elementary Office Kim Williams ........................... '..: ............. Su perintendent's Office Stacey Shroyer ....................................................... South School LI BRARY AIDES Rhonda Freeman ..................................................... Elementary Cindy Thornton ...... ........................... Junior/SeniorHigh School BUS DRIVERS Kevin Knoell, Transportation Supervisor Roxane Thompson Sandee Heller Rhonda Elledge Kim Miller Tonya Cool CUSTODIAL Kent Kottmeyer, Supervisor" Teresa Richardson Gwen Mohler Tammy Korb Lois Fraley Sam Mohler Jr. Diane Streit HOT LUNCH Mary Hamilton, Hot Lunch Supervisor Ginger White Missy Warren Kathy Ross Julie Drake Tami Lemke TELEPHONE NUMBERS Jr.-Sr. High School Office - 402-879-3257: SUperintendent s Office - 402-879-3258 Bus Barn - 402-879-4422 This &d Sponsored By Superior Public Schools