From Meghan Schmidt’s second-grade class at Eastridge Elementary
Students and staff at Kooser Elementary dressed as pioneers on Nebraska’s 150th birthday.
Fourth-graders at Kahoa Elementary made hats representing state symbols & important places in our state.
Riley Elementary third graders took at break at recess to stop and sing our beautiful state happy birthday!
Alycia Jurgens, Schoo Middle School vocal music teacher, leads the school in singing “Happy Birthday” to Nebraska over the intercom.
For their sesquicentennial studies, Maxey Elementary School specialists sponsored a bookmark contest. K-5 winners had copies made of their bookmarks for students and staff.
In January, the teachers hosted singer Chris Sayre at Maxey. He told students about the pioneers and the 60,000 buffalo that roamed the prairie before Nebraska’s statehood. He played the dulcimer, the concertina, the mandolin, accordion and the saw for the students and all sang several traditional tunes like ‘Beautiful Nebraska’ and ‘Land of the Buffalo.’
During the January assembly, in addition to hearing Chris Sayre talk and play traditional instruments, students got to see the fourth-grade quilts, artwork created during their art specials class with Maxey art teacher, Beth Hergott. On March 1, students will attend an assembly where they will sing celebratory songs including ‘Happy Birthday, Beautiful Nebraska’ and the ‘Maxey School Song,’ written by Maxey music teacher, Sylvia Bailey, for the school’s opening in 1995.
A school-wide research project for the state sesquicentennial celebration is on display at Humann Elementary. Each teacher/class researched a city and the school created a display for all of them.
Fourth-grade students at Humann Elementary School created a collage of the Nebraska counties in honor of the sesquicentennial. They did this project in art class. Additionally, each teacher/class researched one Nebraska city and made a large display of those research projects.
K-12 Social Studies Curriculum Specialist