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Mock Trial Competes at State

In the 2016 state mock trial championships, Ainsworth placed 6 th amongst the 12 teams qualifying.  Ainsworth Blue lost a very close split decision to Columbus Scotus in the 1 st round.  In Round 2, the Bulldogs won a unanimous decision against South Sioux City, and in Round 3, Ainsworth lost to state champions Creighton Prep in a unanimous decision. Members of the Blue Team are Jack Arens, Emma Good, Jace Kremer, Korey Rathe, Vanessa Taylor, Cassidy Gilliland, Marley Murphy, and Jacob Sinsel.

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1st Annual ESU #17 Art Competition Winners

Last month, many ACS students participated in and won the 1st Annual ESU #17 Art Competition, honoring Nebraska's approaching 150th anniversary. Several area schools also participated. Our ACS winners are posted below: 4th grade: Kaitlyn F. & Katie A. 6th grade: Savannah S. 10th grade: Alyssa F. 11th grade: Haley E. & Kayla W. 12th grade: Macey V. Each winner received an iTunes giftcard. Next year's theme will feature artwork depicting an "Iconic Nebraska".    

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Coding and Drones

Learning and Reinforcing Skills While Having Fun

Last month, students at Ainsworth Community Schools were able to learn valuable math, science, teamwork, and creativity skills in a brand new way...through flying drones!  ESU #17 technology staff members took 7 drones out to the school to use with students in 4th-6th grades.  Throughout the sessions, the students had to complete a series of indoor drone challenges set up as a four-part obstacle course.   Divided into teams, the students had to work together to maneuver their drone through hula hoop tunnels, foam noodle goal posts, and tricky turns.  However, there was a catch...the students did not have regular . . .

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November Birthday Celebration and “Awesome Award” Shout-outs

...elementary students recognized for birthdays and Awesome Awards!

Once a month the McAndrew Elementary students, faculty, and staff gather in the hallway for an all-school assembly. At the assembly, we recognize all the people who had birthdays during that month. Today, we recognized everyone in our school who celebrated a birthday in November. We also honored students who received “Awesome Awards” during the month. Awesome Awards result from an outstanding effort in the classroom, a kind act to another student, or the achievement of a personal goal. Once a staff member has recorded a student’s Awesome Award, the student’s name is entered into a drawing. During . . .

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Elementary Newsletter

Please click on the following link to take you to the Elementary Newsletter. December November October September

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Virtue of the Week

Humility

The Virtue of the week is Humility When you have Humility, you don’t act like you are more important than other people.  You are happy to serve others and think other peoples needs are important. You don’t expect others or yourself to be perfect.  You don’t criticize others or yourself.  You admit mistakes and learn from them.  Sometimes mistakes are our best teachers.   From The Virtues Project Educator's Guide, Linda Kavelin Popov, 2000, Austin, TX: PRO-ED. Copyright 2000 by PRO-ED, Inc. Adapted with permission. No further duplication allowed.

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