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Upcoming Events
2/12/2015
2/16/2015
- School Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Administration Building, 1924 W. A Street, (402) 461-7500
The 2015-2016 school calendar is now available.
Click here to view it or it is available under "District Calendar"
via the tabs on the left or across the top of the page.

 


 Objectives: How will we know that we have met our goal? 
 Dashboard of Student Performance: How are we doing at meeting our goal?
  
 

 
Click on the heading above to view an overview of the project.
At the November School Board meeting, the board approved a bid from Farris Construction of Hastings (approximately $4.15 million) for the Watson portion of the Elementary School Improvement Project. Money to fund this project will come from the Elementary Construction Fund.

Click here to view an updated site plan for Watson.

Construction is under way at Watson!

 



 


 



 

Welcome to these new HPS Board of Education members!
 
     Tracey Katzberg
Educational background
Central Community College, Hastings

Present Occupation
Interior Designer

Other Leadership Positions
President-Morton PTO
Board Member, United Way
Board Member, YWCA

Hobbies/Interests
Cooking, reading, and organizing.

Greatest Hope for HPS
I hope every year brings a stronger understanding of how to successfully educate our children. I hope we can connect to a higher level and see the results not only in graduation rate, but individual personal successes.

Greatest Challenge for HPS
Educating our youth on the budget we are given.

 

Brady Rhodes
Educational background
B.S. in Forest Biology with an emphasis in education (University of Vermont)
Master’s in Experiential Education (Prescott College)
I have taken the necessary trainings, supervisions and courses to be a General, Family and Community Mediator in Nebraska.

Present Occupation
I am a Co-Director of BoldLeaders, a non-profit educational organization that does work with students and adults locally, nationally and around the world in areas of leadership development, civic education, and community participation and dialogue.  
I am a practicing Mediator in all environments ranging from families to businesses to communities.

Other Leadership Positions
I serve on the Board of Prairie Loft Center for Outdoor and Agricultural Learning.

Hobbies/Interests
I enjoy being outside and love to camp, hike, canoe, with my sons and others. I read when I can and enjoy having 3-4 books going at a time (although finishing them is a rarity!). It has been great for our family to move to Hastings and get to know a smaller community.

Greatest Hope for HPS
Continue building the district into a world class learning community with great foundations, well-trained teams and abundant community partnership.

Greatest Challenge for HPS
Educating everyone at high levels, in a comprehensive way that balances both knowledge and “being” development.

 

Becky Sullivan
Educational background
Bachelor of Journalism (University of Nebraska Lincoln)
Masters of Science in Health Promotion (Nebraska Methodist College, Omaha)

Present Occupation
Wellness Manager at Mary Lanning Healthcare

Other Leadership Positions
Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce – Board of Directors/Board Chair 
Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce
– Chair of Wellforce Committee
Hastings YMCA – Board of Directors/Executive Committee 
Healthy Hastings Coalition – member
United Way – volunteer
½ cent sales tax committee 
– Co-chair

Hobbies/Interests
Golf, piano, and attending my kids’ activities.

Greatest Hope for HPS
That parents and students at all levels are engaged with their education and the Hastings Public Schools system and feel a strong sense of wellbeing.  

Greatest Challenge for HPS
Maintaining or increasing education funding at the state level.
 
 
Congratulations to HHS English teacher and Debate coach, Delta Fajardo-Norton, for being recognized by the National Speech & Debate Association as a Second Diamond Coach! Under her instruction, students have earned more than 30,000 credit points through their presentations, competition, and service. 
 

Congratulations to these HHS athletes for being named recipients of the Fall 2014 Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association (NCPA) Academic All-State Awards:

Boys Cross Country: Tylan Matthias and Daulten Sadd 
Girls Cross Country: Chloe Ferrone 
Football: Morgan Karloff and Jefferson Keele 
Softball: Sophia Pankratz and Alexandra Schmidt 
Boys Tennis: Matthew Karnes 
Volleyball: Elizabeth Franssen and Madeline Warrick

Since 2006, the NSAA and the NCPA have been recognizing students during the Fall, Winter, and Spring Seasons who are nominated by their schools for their individual academic excellence, leadership, and significant contributions in their NSAA activity. 

 


 
                          
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