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Summer Band Schedule 2016

We can't have a Great Band without you!!

Wednesday – Friday, June 1 , 2, & 3, and Monday, June 6 8:30 – 9:30     All incoming HS students 9:45 – 11:00     All incoming 7 th and 8 th graders 11:15 – 12:30     All incoming 6 th Graders 1:30 – 2:45     All percussionists   Tuesday, June 7 th 8:30 – 9:45     All Band students   Thursday and Friday, June 23 & 24 8:30 – 10:00     All Band . . .

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4th Graders Receive Academic Awards

…students earn President’s Awards for Education

Eleven students were awarded the President's Award for Educational Excellence and one student received the President’s Award for Educational Achievement at McAndrew Elementary's End-of-Year Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.  The President's Awards program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, in partnership with the National Association of Elementary School Principals, honors students who have achieved high academic goals during their elementary school career.  Students received a certificate signed by the President of the United States and the U.S. Secretary of Education. A . . .

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Elementary Students Receive Citizenship Awards

…students recognized for good citizenship

McAndrew Elementary students received the American Citizenship Award at ceremonies on May 17, 2016, in the Learning Center.  The award recognizes students who show a positive attitude toward classmates, school, and community; students who possess strength of character and the courage to do what is right; and students who promote citizenship throughout the school. A teacher or other staff member can nominate any Kindergarten through 4th grade student. This year’s Citizenship Award Winners were: Olivia Beel Nathan Bryant Mickal Crisman Zaily Daniels Kyle Fernandez Breanna Fernau . . .

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Earth Science Class Takes Field Trip to Ashfall Fossil Bed

The Earth Science Class from Ainsworth High School took a field trip to Ashfall Fossil Bed on Tuesday, May 1 0, 2016.  Rick Otto, the park superintendent, guided the tour of the visitor center and Hubbard Rhino Barn.  He explained that the fossil bed at Ashfall is the only one of its type in the world because the fossils are excavated and left as they are found.  The class studied volcanoes and fossils in class prior to the trip.  Several students were surprised to learn that saber-toothed deer lived in Nebraska millions of years ago.  The main species found at Ashfall is the barrel bodied rhinoceros. 

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May & June Birthday Celebration and “MVP” Shout-outs

...elementary students recognized for birthdays and MVP 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. On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, we recognized everyone in our school who celebrated a birthday in May and June. We also honored students who received “MVP” awards during the month. “MVP” 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 “MVP”, the student’s name is . . .

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Middle School State Track Champions

The Middle School State Track Championship Meet was held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Gothenburg, Nebraska.  The Ainsworth Middle School track team was among those competing.  The Girls scored 46 points and won the state championship.  Rylee R won the 800m with a time of 2:20.88, the 1600m with a state record of 5:11.35, the 100H with a state record of 15.51, and the 200H with a state record of 29:45.  Rylee was named Most Valuable Female Athlete for 2016.  Erin K placed 8 th in the shot with a throw of 31-11, and 4 th in the discus with a throw of 99-3.  Miah W was 9 th in the discus with a throw of . . .

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Adopted Veterans Are Thanked For Their Service

Thursday, May 12, 2016, our Adopted Veterans visited the 8 th grade classroom for a formal “thank you” from the students.  The Adopted Veterans in attendance were Jeremiah Sullivan, Peggy Funk, Jerry Funk, and Robert Mack.  Roby Woods, Tom Burke, and Jake Graff were unable to attend.  Rylee R read a poem about veterans.  We then watched a video thanking veterans.  Noah K made a special cake in honor of the veterans.  It was in the shape of a ribbon, covered with yellow icing, and printed with the words “Welcome Veterans”.  We shared the cake and chocolate chip cookies with . . .

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