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Speechsters begin season with seventh-place finish

On a typical Saturday during speech season, students can be found boarding a school bus before the break of dawn, traveling hours to reach a destination to perform. While the possibility of those...

 

It's snowing good grades

Summerland Schools released principal's honor roll and honor roll lists for the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year. Students qualifying for the Clearwater site's principal's honor roll...

 

Scholarships available for Midwest high school seniors

High school seniors from Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin have a chance to receive one of 10 college scholarships worth $1,000. Registration is open now through April 30. Seniors may register for the ISL Midwest...

 

Board accepts teacher resignations

Six Summerland School certified staff members submitted letters of resignation at the board of education's Dec. 14 meeting, in Orchard. Amy Ritter, first grade instructor, in Ewing, submitted an...

 

Students recognized for leadersip, academics

Eight Summerland students recently learned they were being recognized for academic and leadership traits. Each year the Nebraska School Activities Association and the Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians...

 

Orchard native receives master's degree

Graduate and undergraduate degrees will be conferred for 410 winter graduates at University of Nebraska at Kearney commencement exercises Thursday and Friday at UNK’s Health and Sports Center. Graduate degrees will be conferred at a hooding...

 

Timeline set for superintendent search

The search for a new superintendent for the Summerland Public School district is underway. If all things proceed on schedule, a new district leader could be named by early February. Board of...

 

Livingston, Cronk qualify for state FFA

Two Summerland FFA students will advance to state competition. Carlee Livingston and Levi Cronk advance to the spring event following district leadership event competition. The yearly convention and c...

 

School administrators adjust calendar

Summerland School students and staff will receive an early Christmas gift this season. The final day of first-semester classes has been adjusted and holiday break will officially commence once school...

 

The show must go on

Even in the best of times, staging a live performance requires suspension of belief, pulling audience members into a mystical realm situated beyond the fourth wall. This year - 2020 - may be...

 

School board approves maintaining three principal positions

Five instructors in the Summerland district have indicated they will participate in the early retirement incentive program. The announcement was made Monday, in Ewing, during a special meeting, which...

 

School board hears scheduling options

Potential class options, and the implications of each, were presented to Summerland Board of Education members, Nov. 9, during the board's regular meeting in Ewing. Kendra Shrader,...

 

Curtis inducted into PTK honor society

Clay Curtis, of Royal, was one of thirty students at Northeast Community College who have qualified for membership in the Phi Theta Kappa, Tau Chi Chapter. Since the installation of Northeast's Tau...

 

Locals earn WSC diplomas

Wayne State College held its graduation ceremony, Friday, Nov. 20, in Rice Auditorium on the college campus. Due to statewide directed health measures, guests were not permitted at the commencement ceremony. Local residents receiving degrees include...

 

Gobble til you Wobble

Third-grade students at Summerland Public School were asked what they would serve for Thanksgiving dinner if they were the host or how they would cook a turkey. Their responses appear, in original for...

 

Solo Event

Lenora Kester, an eighth-grade student at Summerland Public School, has been selected by the Nebraska School Activities Association, to sing the National Anthem for the Class B baseball championship...

 

School board tables administration staffing vote

After listening to public input on potential administrative staffing and engaging in an executive session which lasted approximately two hours, Summerland Board of Education President Ed Nordby announ...

 

Star Spangled Salute

Avery Cheatum, a senior at Summerland - Orchard has been selected to sing the National Anthem at the NSAA State Volleyball Tournament game, Thursday, Nov. 5, at 9 a.m., at Pinnacle Bank Arena, in...

 

Break, training announced

Summerland School students will not be in school Friday, Oct. 23. Fall break is scheduled for the day. Classes will resume at the normal time, Monday, Oct. 26. On Wednesday, Oct. 28, classes will not...

 

Music master

Hadley Cheatum, a sophomore at Summerland-Orchard, has been selected for the 2020 All-State Choir. Eligible students are selected by the school's music director and must currently be enrolled in the...

 

Thiele selected as Believers and Achievers finalist

Eli Thiele, a senior at Summerland School, has been named one of 48 finalists in the U.S. Bank and Nebraska School Activities Association Believers and Achievers program. Thiele, the son of Jim and...

 

FFA chapter earns first place in district contest

SUBMITTED ARTICLE Summerland FFA took 19 members to the district dairy judging contest in Hartington last week, coming away with the chapter's first-ever first-place team and first-place individual...

 

New mask mandate in effect for Summerland students

Summerland School officials announced Monday all students in grades preschool through 12th grade will be required to wear masks. The decision came about following an increase in COVID cases and exposu...

 

Homecoming winners announced

Summerland - Ewing site recently announced homecoming dress-up day winners. Talya Nilson and Hudson Napier topped the field on Disney Day. Emma Funk, Austin Muff and Danielle Schrunk finished first on Duo Day. On Wednesday, students donned costumes...

 

School board gives nod to proposed sale of Clearwater building

A proposed sale of the Clearwater site building was okayed by the Summerland School board of education, contingent on approval of a sales agreement, during its Sept. 14 meeting. Principal Mike Sanne s...

 

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