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In case you missed it ... from 2016

The value of the fourth quarter of Chandler’s senior year

“As someone who suffers from anxiety, I use ceramic practice and meditation in an attempt to maintain my personal composure.”

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Without words, but lots of heart

“As soon as he sees Logan, he lights up, you can read it all over him.”

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Student relied on passion for helping, health class training to offer aid in emergency

“I had to take a second to say, ‘OK, I can do this.’ But what I actually did came natural.”

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'Be your own role model' - message from a super model

“I talked about my story and how I was embarrassed and how I didn’t like my body and all of that,” said Humiston. “And how I didn’t want to look at myself in the mirror and how I would eat and wore bigger clothes to hide my body.”

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Honored teachers inspired students with effort, care

“She makes me feel special because she is excited to see me in the morning and tells me I’m smart.”

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Rocket Restaurant serves up student talents, sandwiches

"I don't have to remind them, or tell them what to do, they are excited and they enjoy it, and it's nice to see them use their skills."

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How an EHS teacher incorporated civic engagement into a Science classroom

“My students have the power to make great decisions, and connecting my course concepts to real life has been an effective way for my students to learn.”

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LNE raises the rocket once again

“When you come back in ten years, in 20 years and 30 years from now, I fully believe this rocket will be standing proud - welcoming new students and alumni alike.”

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LHS senior honored by state art group

“His artwork can be seen throughout Lincoln High, because he shares his passion for sketching with everyone.”

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Making a difference...Thank you, Paras!

“I had a little girl years ago that had only use of one hand, and when she tied her shoes for the first time she cried. I had another little girl that had two prosthetic legs, and when she stood up and had tights on she said, ‘I look like the other girls.’”

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Every Knight Needs a Castle

“I just want to thank everybody. We wouldn’t have what we have if it wasn’t for you,”

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LPS high school graduation rate climbs: Focus on each student

“It is not about waiting for a kid to walk into the counseling office, but looking at data every single day and keeping close tabs. I think that has been a game changer.”

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Not just another practice for Silver Hawks, Roadrunners

“The Norwood Park kids really ended up teaching and rewarding me.”

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Annual LPS Saltdogs game brings excitement, creates memories

“We’re really trying to get the kids to understand not only the importance of physical activity, but how to participate in a positive manner as a spectator. That’s a component of the character education piece we teach our kids.”

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LHS, Venable recognized nationally for strength training program

“His dedication to Lincoln High and our Physical Education program in the Lincoln Public Schools is very much appreciated, and our students will only continue to improve because of his passion for teaching.”

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Prescott, Irving have results to back up national honor

In just the past year, Prescott alone has saved more than $11,000 in total utility costs, including electric and natural gas. At Irving, water consumption is down to 1,200 gallons per year, down from 1,573 in 2011-12, a 20 percent reduction.

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Virtual field trip, engaging journey and fruit fly karaoke

They were able to deliberate possible causes for the finches on the Galapagos Islands changing over a 30-year period, explore how viruses are able to survive through mutation, and were even challenged to simulate the courtship songs of fruit flies with a little fruit fly karaoke activity.

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Students learn core values through Link N Leaders

“We decided to base all the activities on Nebraska’s core values— respect, loyalty, integrity, teamwork, and trust.”

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Mathematics: setting the record straight

“We have to prepare kids for the jobs they don’t know. We have to give them reasoning skills for those jobs of tomorrow.”

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With good timing and help, Apply 2 College Day a hit for counselors and students

“The power of now is they are here, they are in the moment. When they get home they have a lot of other responsibilities: work, sports, other family members to take care of, and this might become the last thing they think about.”

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New mural honors school's namesake

"Our PTO, families, staff and students are very proud of this work of art and how it pays tribute to a great military officer, educator, and civil rights leader,"

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Making connections through interactive media

“Our hope is to get them to stop and look more deeply at the literature, giving them a richer experience and a deeper connection.”

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ACT scores continue strong with all LPS juniors taking test

“Taking the ACT has become part of the culture in our school district.”

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Lux science teacher finds 'glowing' success

It will also be really beneficial to show students what real scientists and engineers do on a daily basis and encourage students to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) learning pursuits and professions.

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6 stories of summer school students, staff and support

“These are some of the smartest and most capable kids I’ve worked with, and there just other things that get in the way.”

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Pyrtle breaks ground on new outdoor classroom project

“Schools make our community great, but our schools can only be great with strong community partners like those who are helping make this project happen.”

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Live from the Met: Opera Curriculum in our Schools

“I really liked going to see operas, it’s not something I see everyday…I think I learned that you can get more out of life…when you don’t waste your time doing just one thing.”

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Gambling behavior a classroom subject and worthwhile lesson for students

“There has been a sharp increase in numbers of high school students that have become addicted to all forms of gambling, given the fact that it is so readily available to them in the form of video games on their phones, tablets and computers.”

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Preparing students for tomorrow's network jobs

“If you can find something for kids, besides video games, that will keep them engaged for six hours and work on issues as a team, it’s just an excellent team building project.”

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A book club for the whole family

“I think the success of the program is evident in the fact that we have repeat parents.”

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Published: December 27, 2016, Updated: December 27, 2016