The Ainsworth High School Quiz Bowl team did well at Gothenburg, February 26th. There were two rooms for competition and Ainsworth had a team in each room. Ainsworth's Team 2 was 4-0 on the day and placed second. Team 1 was 3-1 and placed third. There were 12 teams competing. Team members include Megan Appelt, Ben Arens, Tate Fernau, Sam Wilkins, Seth Anderson, Josie Ganser, Brandt Murphy, Allison Arens, Alyssa Erthum, Shawna Fernau, Ben Flynn, and Haley Schroedl. Placings were determined by win-loss record and total points accumulated for the day.
The District C1-6 Speech Meet was held in Gering on Monday, March 11th. Ainsworth qualified 4 team members for the State Speech Meet in Kearney.
“We went into districts this year not really knowing what we would be facing. With so many meets canceled due to weather, we weren’t able to see much of our competition. I was very happy with the results. Our seniors had good success, and those novices are proving that they will be a force to be reckoned with in the future.”
Sam, Jenna, Adriana, and Alyssa will compete at the NSAA State Speech Championships next Thursday, March 21, on the University of Nebraska-Kearney campus with rounds beginning at 8:30 am.
2nd: Sam Wilkins—Extemporaneous Speaking STATE QUALIFIER
Adriana Hood—Informative Speaking STATE QUALIFIER
3rd: Alyssa Erthum—Persuasive Speaking STATE QUALIFIER
Jenna Williams—Informative Speaking STATE QUALIFIER
5th: Maren Arens & Ben Flynn—Duet Acting
Superiors: Libby Wilkins—Humorous Prose
Libby Smith—Persuasive Speaking
Maren Arens—Entertainment Speaking
Jenna Williams, Henry Beel, Coy Carson, Adriana Hood, Cody Kronhofman—OID
Team: 5th of 9
The speech team traveled to Ogallala to compete in the Southwest Conference Speech Meet on Monday, March 4th. “We suffered some major disappointments at SWC this year. Alyssa missed persuasive finals on a tie breaker, and Jenna was next-in with informative finals," commented Coach Mary Rau. "Southwest Conference is very competitive, and we received many great critiques there. We’ll work hard this week to polish for District competition on Monday.”
Before heading to Gering for the C1-6 District meet, the speech team will perform its annual presentation night in the Learning Center on Thursday, March 7, with speeches beginning at 7pm.
3rd: Sam Wilkins—Extemporaneous Speaking
Superiors: Cody Kronhofman—Poetry
Libby Wilkins—Humorous Prose
Madison Welch—Humorous Prose
Alyssa Erthum—Persuasive Speaking
Coy Carson—Entertainment Speaking
Jenna Williams—Informative Speaking
Adriana Hood—Informative Speaking
Shaley Starkey—Serious Prose
Team score unavailable at this time.
The Distance Learning Physics class from Ainsworth and Rock County High Schools competed in the 40th Annual Nebraska Model Bridge Contest in Aurora, Nebraska on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The winning bridges are determined by their efficiency, which is calculated by dividing the weight the bridge held by the weight of the bridge itself. Five area students participated in this year’s contest. The students said they enjoyed being able to design and test their own ideas to see what worked best for the contest. Trial and error allowed them to learn from experience.
The class built and tested a total of 15 bridges during the unit. The maximum weight of the bridges was 25-grams (0.88 ounces). The range of weights held by the bridges in the contest ranged from 1.4 pounds up to 156.2 pounds. This year’s winning bridge was from Hastings, weighing 12.4 grams and holding 88.8 pounds.
Ben Arens, 5th place (held 156.2 pounds, reduced to 110 due to contest rules for calculations), also selected as the second place Most Unique design
Sam Wilkins, 8th place (held 92.7 pounds)
Jon Barrow, 10th place (held 41.4 pounds)
Riccardo Valletta (Rock County), 12 th place (held 25.1 pounds)
Tate Fernau, 16th place (held 13.6 pounds)
Ainsworth placed 3rd as a school
Rock County placed 6th as a school
Little Paws Preschool is a collaborative venture between Ainsworth Community Schools and
Central Nebraska Community Action Partnership Head Start with additional support from ESU #17
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING TAKEN FOR THE 2019-2020 PROGRAM YEAR
WE SERVE CHILDREN AGES 3-4 AND 5 YEAR OLDS (THAT ARE VERIFIED WITH A DISABILITY)
AGE IS CALCULATED USING THE NEW NEBRASKA SCHOOL DATE OF JULY 31ST
Benefits for the child include:
Age appropriate learning activities
Nutritional meals and snacks
Services for children with disabilities
Dental and physical exams
Immunizations Vision and hearing screenings
Ainsworth Community Schools - Little Paws Student Openings
Daily transition activities
Individualized to child's needs
Monthly visits from the Head Start nurse
GIVE YOUR CHILD THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND!!
CONTACT: Jami Haskell
119 N Main Ainsworth, NE 69210
(402) 387-1035 ext. 12
Ainsworth Community Schools
Give your child the best possible start in life ...with Early Head Start services by CNCAP
Early Head Start will help you better understand your child's stages of development with individualized visits in your home. The weekly visits are 1 12 hours in length and are designed to meet the needs of your family. You will be assisted with planning activities that encourage your child's growth. Social activities will be held monthly to provide the opportunity to interact with your child and other families. Early Head Start will support you in educating and nurturing your children and will provide links to community resources.
Benefits to families and children from Birth to age 3:
•Developmentally appropriate learning activities
• Comprehensive health case management for children
• Infant health checks: lead, hemoglobin, vision, hearing, and developmental screening
• Child emotional wellness screening
• Nutrition assessment and education
•Tips, techniques, and parenting skills support
• Services for children with disabilities
Benefits to Prenatal Families:
• Nutritional assessments
• Feeding choices for baby
• Labor & delivery information
• Newborn care
• Emotional wellness screening
• Periodic visits by an Early Head Start nurse
For more information, please contact Jennifer Osborn at 402-387-1035. ext13
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After a bit of a flood delay, the next episode of AHSTV has been produced and is ready to watch. This show has the regular news segments as well as a hilarious
comedy clip by Raven, an insightful feature from Chance, and a riveting media review from Noah. You can find the show at the following link, and thanks for watching!
AHS TV #2 - September 2018
CONGRATULATIONS to the Seniors for winning our first ACS Bulldog Battle!! The class will be celebrating with a roller skating party and a few extra surprises that day too! This semester's battles have started with everyone back at zero points. So, let's go underclassmen, give the Seniors a run for their money and enjoy an afternoon of fun for your class at the end of this semester!
Who: High School Classes 9-12
What: Contest to see who can earn the most points
When: Each Semester
Where: In and around school and at school events
Why: Increase our school pride and spirit, and earn a great reward
How: Points may be earned in many ways: School Improvement(CIP) Activities, Class competitions, Honor Roll, Attendance, Participation in Homecoming events and dress-up days, High Five Fridays photos, sportsmanship and fan base at games, plus many more