The 26th Annual ESU #11 Senior High Academic Quiz Bowl was held at 8:30 a.m. on April 24th at the Nebraska Prairie Museum. Thirteen teams from the ESU #11 area competed. Teams were: Alma, Arapahoe, Axtell, Bertrand, Cambridge, Elwood, Eustis-Farnam, Franklin, Holdrege, Loomis, Minden, Southern Valley and Wilcox-Hildreth. This Quiz Bowl was sponsored by ESU #11 in Holdrege. Results were as follows:
Beginning at 1:00 p.m., twenty-seven teams from 13 ESUs competed at the 20th annual Nebraska State ESU Senior High Academic Quiz Bowl including: Adams Central, Ainsworth, Bellevue West, Columbus, Diller-Odell, Friend, Grand Island, Grand Island NW, Humboldt-Table Rock – Steinauer, Keya Paha, Medicine Valley, Mitchell, Nebraska Christian (Central City), Norfolk Catholic, Norfolk Lutheran, Ogallala, Omaha Westside, Palmrya, Perkins County, Sandy Creek, Seward, Southwest, Thayer Central, West Point-Beemer, and Wisner-Pilger along with the top two ESU #11 teams (Cambridge & Eustis-Farnam).
The results were as follows:
1st Place – Bellevue West
2nd Place – Adams Central
3rd Place – Wisner-Pilger
The Nebraska State ESU Senior High Academic Quiz Bowl competition was sponsored by ESU #11 in Holdrege with assistance from ESU #10 in Kearney and ESU #8 in Neligh.
Staff Development Director Kate Hatch organized the final counselors’ day for the 2012-2013 school year. During this particular meeting, Cathy Fox from Ted E. Bear Hollow, provided an orientation for grief kits that were purchased and are available for check out though the ESU 11 Media Department.
ESU 11 Technology Curriculum Coordinator Stephanie Dannehl shared the Learn360 resource that is available through ESU 11. Learn360 is an interactive media-on-demand service for the K-12 education market, providing teachers and students the power to meet and exceed 21st century educational expectations across all curriculums. These tools provide helpful resources for all educators in the ESU #11 area.
University of Nebraska at Kearney Professor of Counseling and School Psychology, Julie Dinsmore, facilitated an afternoon discussion regarding district elementary counseling curriculums. She provided an overview of several counseling models and expectations that are being used across the state.
ESU 11 counselors also recognized Dan Atchison from Holdrege High School and Lori Klone from Wilcox-Hildreth Public School for all of their years of service.
The 22nd Annual Invention Convention hosted by Educational Service Unit #11 of Holdrege, and organized by Tim Burke, Director of Gifted Education was held Monday, April 15, 2013 at Pioneer Village in Minden. 138 inventors in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 participated. Participating schools included: Alma, Cambridge, Franklin, Holdrege, Minden, and Wilcox-Hildreth.
This year there was a tie for the Harold Warp Memorial Inventors’ Choice Award. The winners were Brianna Kuehn, 3rd Grade, Minden Elementary with Jell-O Chip, Display #3-8 and Sydney Reed and Alivia Nelson, 6th Grade, Holdrege Middle School with Commercial Chooser, Display #6-5. Inventors’ Choice winners received a certificate and will share a traveling trophy that will be displayed at their respective schools. Each inventor at Invention Convention casts one vote for their favorite invention to determine the winner.
Students were first judged in their grade level which was divided into groups called “Inventor’s Circles”. There were 14 different Inventor’s Circles which each had a 1st,
2nd, and 3rd place winner. The judges then picked a champion for each Grade Level. Grade Level Winners were as follows:
3rd Grade: Maylee Kamery, Minden Elementary, Display #3-4, Cozy Coozies
4th Grade: Gage Huston, Holdrege R-7, Display #4-11, NewZooka
5th Grade: Claire Harrison, Franklin, Display #5-7, iBake
6th Grade: Sam Gerdes, Franklin, Display #6-3, Emergency Preparedness Pack
7th Grade: Jianna Sorensen & Rylie Cole, Minden C L Jones, Display #7-1, Duct Tape Electronic Holder
8th Grade: Owen Bridges, Minden C L Jones. Display #8-1, Flying Power