News from Mrs. Davis - Superintendent
May typically brings the Hershey school community together with graduation celebrations throughout our community. This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will alter the way we celebrate our 2020 Senior Class. On May 9th, Hershey Public Schools will release a video honoring our seniors. This will be located on our website and on our YouTube Channel. We have rescheduled an in-person graduation ceremony for August 1st at 10:00 AM at our Football/Track Facility. This celebration will be held in accordance with any directed health measures that are imposed on the Village of Hershey and/or Lincoln County.
The 2020 senior class has achieved many honors and awards. You can view the Activity/Honors highlight reel on our YouTube Channel. The honor that I am most proud of, is attaining the highest ACT average in our SPVA Conference. Congratulations on a job well done!
Mrs. Amy Beyer and Ms. Kelli Holton are both retiring from Hershey Public Schools at the end of this school year. Michael Jorgenson, Jayden Johnson, Ian Nelson, Mindy Ebmeier and Cale Streeter will be leaving Hershey Public Schools at the end of the year as well. I would like to take this opportunity to wish them all the best of luck and to thank them for their service to Hershey Public Schools and community.
National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4 through May 8. Our teachers and support staff have worked tirelessly to ensure learning continues during this COVID19 school closure. I have been amazed at their creativity and commitment to our students and our community. They have truly been lifelong learners as they have immersed themselves into learning and refining skills needed for remote learning activities. On Tuesday, May 5 we will observe National Teacher Appreciation Day for our staff!
We are busy planning for the 2020-2021 school year. The first and foremost item that we are addressing is to identify which learning standards need to be reviewed for students that may have been shortened or missed during the COVID19 school closure. We are also watching guidance from NDE on their recommendations for summer school. At this time, we are planning remote summer school learning activities for students in K-3 and we are planning on holding remote credit recovery opportunities for students in grades 9-11. Parents will receive more information on these opportunities in May.
You will be receiving a copy of our 2019-20 annual report in the mail in June. Schools are required by Rule 10 of the Nebraska Department of Education guidelines to inform the public of certain financial and education items. We compile this information in brochure form each year and mail it to all patrons. I hope that the informational brochure gives you valuable information about our school district. If you have any questions, please come in and see me or contact me by phone.
Mrs. Jane Davis, Supt.
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