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In March, the Bellevue Public Schools Board of Education retained the services of Ray and Associates, Inc. to assist them in the search for a new Superintendent. Ray and Associates met with the Board to determine the qualities and characteristics most desired in their new Superintendent. The Board also collected input over a two-week period from students, parents, staff, and community members through a survey. The survey captured suggestions pertaining to skills, qualities, or characteristics the candidate might possess in order to be successful in his or her role as superintendent and how the public views the strengths of the school district and community.
Over 30 individuals completed the application process by providing the required candidate materials with four individuals being selected for interviews (Dr. Dan Brigman, Dr. Dean Gorrell, Mr. Robert Moore, and Dr. Jeff Rippe).
On May 4th the Board conducted interviews with three finalists, as one candidate (Dr. Brigman) withdrew from the search process prior to the interview and accepted a position with another school district.
Upon completion of the interviews the Board has extended an offer to Dr. Jeff Rippe, current Assistant Superintendent at Bellevue Public Schools, pending contract negotiations.
The Bellevue Public Schools Board of Education has selected Ray and Associates, Inc. to assist them in the important task of selecting superintendent candidates for the board to interview. Ray and Associates, Inc. (rayassoc.com) is a professional organization that specializes in school executive leadership searches. The firm has been in the school executive search business since 1975 and has established an excellent reputation for recruiting outstanding candidates that match the expectations of the Board and community.
The Board collected input over a two-week period from students, parents, staff, and community members. The survey captured suggestions pertaining to skills, qualities, or characteristics the candidate might possess in order to be successful in his or her role as superintendent and how the public views the strengths of the school district and community.
Tentative dates for the Superintendent Search include:
*Due to scheduling conflicts the Board of Education Work Session scheduled for Monday, May 2, 2016 has been cancelled.
Elementary students gathered for a morning of fun, learning and putting themselves to the test at Operation Read. Over 200 readers on 48 teams from all 15 elementary schools (Avery, Belleaire, Bellevue, Bertha Barber, Betz, Birchcrest, Central, Fairview, Fort Crook, LeMay, Leonard Lawrence, Peter Sarpy, Twin Ridge, Two Springs and Wake Robin) arrived at the BPS Lied Activity Center, ready to answer questions about the Golden Sower books they have been reading and studying since September. The Golden Sower books are the Nebraska children’s choice award sponsored by the Nebraska Library Association.
It was Team 3 from Belleaire (Noah Reimer, Bennett Schliesser, Madelyn Faisetty, and Bram Jackson) brought home the traveling trophy at the end of the tournament. The top team from each school with the best score won Olympic-style medals.
All elementary schools were invited and could have more than one team – two per grade level (4th, 5th and 6th graders) and many were mixed grade level teams. Classroom teachers, librians, reading teachers and paraprofessionals all helped coach teams. Students discussed the books and practiced answering questions mostly during recess and after school.
Operation Read is coordinated by elementary librarians, Terry Osborn and Kari Schroder.
Special thanks to the Bellevue Public Schools Foundation for supporting this great opportunity for students!
Fairview Elementary students collected over 1,300 items, with the help of Hy-Vee donating over 300 items, for the Children's Hospital Rainbow House. The students loaded up their donations today for delivery. A #gooddeed for all students!
Bellevue Public Schools' high school graduation ceremonies will be held Saturday, May 28, 2016, 9:30 a.m., at Bellevue East and Bellevue West High Schools. Both high school graduation ceremonies will broadcast live on the web (www.bellevuepublicschools.org) that morning and then will be available on-demand for future viewing.
Bellevue Public Schools makes this service available to address our military parents that are deployed as well as address many relatives that are unable to travel to see their loved ones graduate.
The Nebraska Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) recently named students who won state competitive events at the 54th annual State Leadership Conference in Omaha April 7-9, 2016.
More than 2,500 students and advisers from Nebraska schools attended the conference with students competing in more than 70 chapter, team and individual events. Students placing first, second or third in the competitive events qualified to compete at the national conference in Atlanta, Georgia June 29 - July 2, 2016.
Results are as follows:
1st Place, Public Service Announcement - Joey Walther, Missy Walther, and Karissa Jacobsen
2nd Place, American Enterprise Project - Joey Walther and Colton Patrick
2nd Place, E-Business - Scott Hedglen, Ryan Walter, and Matt Wittig
2nd Place, Impromptu Speaking - Robert Harbin
3rd Place, Client Service - Lindsay Van Ryckeghem
4th Place, Business Presentation - Chace Roark, Morgan Wood, and Jack Hansen-Reed
6th Place, Help Desk - Holly Schwarting (Also qualified for nationals)
7th Place, Introduction to Business - Colton Patrick (Also qualified for nationals)
The Bellevue East Chapter won the Sweepstakes Award and Gold Seal Award.
Nebraska State Secretary - Alex Seigel
1st Place, Hospitality Management - Carlyssa Warner, Kyla Jackson and Jessica Barela
6th Place, American Enterprise project - Jackie Alexander and Brian Lacy
6th Place, Banking and Financial Systems - Brian Lacy, Marian Sanchez and Maddy Walters
Honorable Mention: Top 4% who took the test.
Business Communications - Jenna Swaney and Trey Taggart
Business Law - Zach Vincent
Computer Problem Solving - Ty Schiefelbein
FBLA Principles and Procedures - Aubrey Anders
Health Care Administration - Marian Sanchez
Introduction to Business Procedures - Aubrey Anders
Introduction to Business Communication - Heather Richard
Introduction to Financial Math - Kelsey Larsen
Sports & Entertainment Management - Sam Dickinson and Bryson Williams
The Bellevue Public Schools staff recognition program, “Making a Difference,” recognizes the outstanding efforts of BPS staff members that have gone above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of students and/or staff members.
Each month during the school year students, staff, parents, community members, etc., are invited to nominate a staff member for the recognition program. The deadline for the nominations will be at the end of each month. Then during the beginning of the following month a staff member will be recognized and awarded $250. All nominations recieved will be sent to the nominees at the end of each month.
This program is sponsored by the Bellevue Public Schools in partnership with Great Western Bank.
To nominate a staff member e-mail the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Person being nominated:
Building where nominee works:
Person making the nomination’s name, phone number, and e-mail address.
The award will be presented by the Superintendent the beginning of every month during the school year at the recipient’s building.
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