“As someone who suffers from anxiety, I use ceramic practice and meditation in an attempt to maintain my personal composure.”
“As soon as he sees Logan, he lights up, you can read it all over him.”
“I had to take a second to say, ‘OK, I can do this.’ But what I actually did came natural.”
“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.”
“She makes me feel special because she is excited to see me in the morning and tells me I’m smart.”
"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."
“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.”
“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.”
“His artwork can be seen throughout Lincoln High, because he shares his passion for sketching with everyone.”
“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.’”
“I just want to thank everybody. We wouldn’t have what we have if it wasn’t for you,”
“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.”
“The Norwood Park kids really ended up teaching and rewarding me.”
“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.”
“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.”
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.
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.
“We decided to base all the activities on Nebraska’s core values— respect, loyalty, integrity, teamwork, and trust.”
“We have to prepare kids for the jobs they don’t know. We have to give them reasoning skills for those jobs of tomorrow.”
“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.”
"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,"
“Our hope is to get them to stop and look more deeply at the literature, giving them a richer experience and a deeper connection.”
“Taking the ACT has become part of the culture in our school district.”
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.
“These are some of the smartest and most capable kids I’ve worked with, and there just other things that get in the way.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“I think the success of the program is evident in the fact that we have repeat parents.”
Published: December 27, 2016, Updated: December 27, 2016