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 By Erin Schwager    School    June 23, 2022 

Orchard village, Summerland close on property sale

The Village of Orchard and Summerland School closed on the schoolhouse sale, June 13. Village chairman Stephanie Cleveland made the announcement during the village’s June 13 meeting. The final cost...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    School    June 23, 2022 

Summerland superintendent to receive pay increase

Summerland Superintendent Kyle Finke will receive a $2,760 pay hike. Summerland Board of Education members approved the 2% increase during its June 14 meeting. The vote came following a...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    School    June 23, 2022 

Summerland board enters executive session regarding Ewing school sale

A purchase agreement for the Ewing School property was presented to Summerland Board of Education members and discussed briefly, in open session, at the June 14 meeting. Superintendent Kyle Finke...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    School    June 9, 2022

Ewing alumni celebrate milestones

Ewing alumni gathered to reminisce and share memories, Sunday, May 29, at the St. Dominic's Hall. Members of the Class of 2012 hosted the event, which drew a large crowd. Two members of the class of...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    School    June 9, 2022

Page High School alumni meet for annual event

Page High School graduates met June 29, at the Page United Methodist Church, for the alumni reunion. The class of 1952 and 1962 were recognized as honor classes. Several graduates from the 1940s and...

 
 By Erin Schwager    School    June 9, 2022

Orchard alumni hold reunion

On May 28, Orchard alumni met at the former school to share memories and meet classmates. Several graduates from classes in the 1930s and 1940s were on hand, including Betty Menning, Marvin Haswell,...

 

Bobcats earn academic awards

Six Summerland students were named to the Spring 2022 Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association Academic All-State list. Each year, NCPA and the Nebraska School Activities Association recognize students during each activity season who are...

 

Appleby named Outstanding Principal of the Year

Summerland 7-12 Principal Greg Appleby was recognized, May 23, as Outstanding Principal of the Year for Region 3 of the Nebraska State Association of Secondary School Principals. Fifty school...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    School    May 26, 2022

Superintendent, board address concerns about school's emergency plan

The decision to dismiss classes 15 minutes early, as a severe storm moved into the area, May 12, was a topic of discussion during the Summerland Board of Education’s May 17 meeting. A wall of dirt...

 
 By Erin Schwager    School    May 26, 2022

Preschool Academy holds graduation ceremony

Eleven students graduated Wednesday, May 18, from St. Peter Preschool Academy in the St. Peter Lutheran Church's fellowship hall in Orchard. The graduation kicked off at 6 p.m., with preschool...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    School    May 26, 2022

Class of 2035

Summerland preschool students received diplomas, Thursday, May 18. Students include Junie Ahlers, Tessa Ahlers, Savannah Allemang, Erich Anderson, Hunter Dempster, Lily Hahn, Braxton Hoffman, Jhett...

 

Area youth selected for summer ag institute

More than 200 high school juniors and seniors, sharing an interest in agriculture, will gather in Lincoln this July to develop leadership skills, explore career opportunities and learn more about the state’s number one industry. Lizett Marino, of...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    School    May 12, 2022

Senior celebration honors first class of graduates

The first class of Summerland seniors to spend a school year together, under one roof, received diplomas, Saturday, in a 4 p.m. ceremony in the school's gymnasium. Seniors entered the gymnasium to...

 

Stallbaum, Meyer selected for health opportunities program

Wayne State announced recently that 46 students have been chosen for the highly selective Rural Health Opportunities Program for fall 2022. Natalie Stallbaum, of Ewing, and Lainey Meyer, of Page, were selected for the medical laboratory science...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    School    May 5, 2022

A new chapter: Summerland commencement ceremony set for Saturday

Twenty-seven Summerland students will receive diplomas, Saturday, during the first commencement ceremony held in the district’s new facility. This year’s event will be held May 7, at 4 p.m., in...

 

Moser receives NRD scholarship

Each year, the Upper Elkhorn Natural Resources District awards three scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the district. These are students who have chosen to pursue a career in a field related to agriculture, natural resources or the...

 

FFA presents honorary degrees

Summerland FFA chapter presents honorary awards to Bob Napier and Chris and Sandy Moser, with son Dillon, during the organization's April 22 banquet....

 

Medalists

Summerland's junior high quiz bowl team competed in the Stuart quiz bowl earlier this year. The group receives the first-ever junior high medals for Summerland school after finishing...

 

Plotting ag education

With the assistance of a neighboring farmer, Summerland FFA members will chart corn growth and yields on a test plot. Located north of the school, on land owned and farmed by the Napier family, the...

 

Summerland band, choir earn superior ratings

Summerland musicians competed in the district music contest, Friday, at West Holt. Director Emily Heithoff said the band received straight ones, or superiors, from a panel of three judges. The high...

 

Martens family scholarship deadline announced

All students and prospective students are encouraged to apply for the Martens Family Scholarship. Interested applicants can obtain a scholarship application online at https://www.nebcommfound.org/give/martens-familyscholarship-fund/. Scholarship...

 

School board approves sale of Orchard building

It took two motions and nearly an hour of discussion for the Summerland Board of Education to approve the sale of the Orchard site to the Village of Orchard. The sale, for $10,000, was approved April...

 

Selting submits resignation

Summerland School will be searching for a new business educator. Current instructor Amy Selting, submitted a letter of resignation to the board, which was read during the April 12 meeting....

 

Art displayed in Chambers

The Niobrara Valley Conference art show will be on display, at Chambers Public School, Thursday, April 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday, April 29, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. More than 1,200 pieces of high...

 

Summerland FFA students receive state awards

Summerland FFA students competed in the state FFA convention, April 6 through 8, in Lincoln, with several students receiving recogntion. Madison Melcher and Dillon Moser earned state degree awards. Gavin Whiting participated in the ag issues...

 

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