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Springtime Assessments

Springtime is assessment time for our students! In the months of March and April, students in grades 3-9 will be taking their Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) and Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests.     3rd and 4th graders will be taking their NeSA Tests on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 11-12 and April 18-19 . These students will also take their MAP Tests on April 25-26 and May 2-3 .   5th graders will be taking their NeSA Tests on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 28-29 , and Tuesday and Thursday, April 4th and 6th .   6th graders will be . . .

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Lap Walking at McAndrew Elementary

...Ainsworth Community Schools and Brown County Hospital Partner to Promote Healty Lifestyles

Brown County Hospital and Ainsworth Community School have joined together to promote healthy lifestyles in conjunction with Nebraska 150 Challenge. Each weekday morning at 7:30-7:55 from March 6 th to April 13 th employees from Ainsworth Schools and Brown County Hospital will supervise children, kindergarten to 6 th grade, as they walk laps in the Ainsworth School gym. Each week the children will receive a sneaker charm, for every day they walk, to put on a chain they have received. Most kids can walk a mile each day, so if they walk everyday they will have completed a Marathon. Countless studies have proven that when . . .

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AHS Thespians to Present the All-School Play

Ainsworth High School Thespian s are excited to announce their upcoming production of 12 Incompetent Jurors!   This all-school play will be presented ONLY on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the AHS L earning C enter.     Play synopsis: When a man is accused of abducting half a dozen cats, it's a simple open-and-shut case, even for a jury that's filled with oddballs like a dim-witted PR guy, a bickering couple, and a man obsessed with french fries. After all, every scrap of evidence indicts the accused. (I mean so clearly. The man . . .

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Art Students Participate in SWC Fine Arts Festival

On Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 Ainsworth art students participated in the SWC Fine Art Festival held in Ainsworth.  This festival includes 8 schools that belong to the SouthWest Conference.  Students from Cozad, Valentine, Broken Bow, Minden, Gothenburg, McCook, and Ogallala also participated.  On Friday students participated in the mural contest, each school created a mural based on a previously chosen subject.  This year the subject was Frank Stella and his art.  Gothenburg students won the mural contest.    On Saturday the art students . . .

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Calendar Update

Semester Tests May 18 & 19

Due to the number of snow days we’ve had already, school will be held on Monday, April 17 th as a regular full day .  Any additional snow days may cause additional changes to the schedule as well. In addition to having school on April 17 th , the end of school will be pushed back one day.  Semester tests will be May 18 & 19.    

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February 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. We also honor 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 McAndrew’s assembly this month, four names were drawn from a bucket, and those four lucky . . .

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Elementary Newsletter

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

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Virtue of the Week

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The Virtue of the week is Detachment Detachment is experiencing your feelings without allowing your feelings to control you.  It is choosing how you will act in a situation rather than just reacting.   With detachment you are free to do only what you choose to do.  Detachment is using thinking and feeling together, so you can make smart choices.  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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