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This Week’s Events: 

Monday,  2/13/17 Board Meeting in Pleasentview at 7:00pm
Monday,  2/13/17 Junior Varsity Boys Basketball in Ewing at 5:30pm
Monday,  2/13/17 Varsity Boys Basketball in Ewing at 7:00pm
Tuesday,  2/14/17 Varsity Girls Basketball Sub-Districts
Tuesday,  2/14/17 Valentine’s Day
Tuesday,  2/14/7 K-6 Wrestling in the Multipurpose Room at 6:30pm
Wednesday,  2/15/17 Spelling Contest at 2:30pm
Thursday,  2/16/17 Varsity Girls Basketball Sub-Districts
Thursday,  2/16/7 K-6 Wrestling in the Multipurpose Room at 6:30pm
Friday-Saturday,  2/17-18/17 State Wrestling in Omaha
Friday,  2/17/17 Boys Basketball Parents night
Friday,  2/17/17 Junior High Boys Basketball in Bassett at 4:30pm
Friday,  2/17/17 Junior Varsity Boys Basketball in Bassett at 6:00pm
Friday,  2/17/17 Varsity Boys Basketball in Bassett at 7:45pm
Saturday,  2/18/17 Speech in Ainsworth

Next Week’s Events: 

Sunday-Saturday,  2/19-25/17 FFA Week
Monday,  2/20/17 President’s Day
Tuesday,  2/21/17 Varsity Girls Basketball Sub-Districts
Tuesday,  2/21/7 K-6 Wrestling in the Multipurpose Room at 6:30pm
Wednesday,  2/22/17 2:00pm Dismissal with Teacher In-Service
Thursday,  2/23/17 Varsity Boys Basketball Sub-Districts
Thursday,  2/23/7 K-6 Wrestling in the Multipurpose Room at 6:30pm
Friday,  2/24/17 Girls Basketball District Finals
Saturday,  2/25/17 Speech in Elgin

KPCS Speech Team:
The KPCS Speech Team is holding a raffle this week.  The drawing will be held on Friday, 2/17/17, at 3:00pm. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.  Please see Mrs. Clay or a speech team member to purchase your tickets.  Click on the links below to see the attached flyers for all of the details.
Valentines Day Sign
V-Day Raffle DRAW

Keya Paha FFA:
The KP FFA would like to invite you to a community appreciation breakfast on Tuesday, 2/21/17, 7:30am.  Check out details on the poster below!
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Keya Paha FFA Update (1/31/17):
On Tuesday, 1/31/17, the FFA held an agriscience fair.  All ag students where able to participate and there were many different categories of participation.  Congratulations to the following who placed:
1st – Sydney
2nd – Jenna
3rd – Brandon
These three students, along with Sage, Zak, and Daisy will be going on to state.  All of these students put time, effort, and hard work into these projects in class as well as outside of class.  Great job and good luck at state!

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Keya Paha FFA Update (1/21/17):
We brought home lots of ribbons from district LSE’s. congratulations to those who participated. This is a very busy semester! We are working hard right now to prepare for the Agriscience fair next week, proficiency reviews and District  CDE’s March first. FFA week is coming up also and we have many events planned for that week including a thank you breakfast that is free to the community!

We started our first plants in the greenhouse this week which is very exciting after all the hard work that has been done to complete the project. We are growing hanging baskets for the widows in the community and lettuce for school lunch using our aeroponics system we purchased with a Perkins grant.  The lettuce will be donated to the PLATE program. We would like to thank all of the donors of the greenhouse project. We received a $2000 grant from National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE), the FFA chapter raised another $2000, Mr. Stoker donated $1200 in labor to construct the frame and the district payed for the remainder of the costs including the underground work and the remaining $2000 of the kit.  We would like to thank the School Board for supporting the project, Brad Mundorf for running the electrical and waterline, the Springview City for adding the meter, and Farmers and Ranchers Co-op for running the gas line. Finally thanks to Brandon Crawford for coordinating trades and the members for fundraising and helping with construction. We will be having a ribbon cutting ceremony during FFA week in February if you would like to come and check it out.  We are also building some really neat things in classes that will be auctioned at the banquet this spring. More info will be given as we get closer to the end of the school year. If you have any items you would like to donate for the auction or the dinner please let us know.  Lots of exciting things ahead! Thanks for your support of the FFA program.

FFA Competes In Leadership Skills Events (LSE)

On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017, several of the FFA members traveled to Valentine to compete in many different events.  The KPHS Chapter was represented by competitors in four different categories.  The results are as follows:

Alexis earned a purple ribbon in Creed Speaking.
Kristine, Ashley, Kylin, Kiley, and Sydney earned a blue ribbon in Ag Demonstration.
Rebecca earned a blue ribbon in Junior Public Speaking.
Ty earned a red ribbon in Employment Skills.

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UGLY SWEATER DAY-12/22/16
Click on this link to check out pics of Ugly Sweater Day!

CANNED GOODS DRIVE
Becky also headed up the canned goods drive that was held over the last two weeks.  Donations were made to the Brown/Keya Paha County Food Bank in Ainsworth.  We were overwhelmed by the amount of canned goods collected at local businesses including Kate’s Hair Care, the Turbine Mart, and Town and Country Market.  Students also participated in the drive by bringing canned goods to school!  Many thanks to all who donated and to Ms. Thornton for delivering our communities donation!
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Hour of Code
This week is Computer Science week! To participate, all KPCS students, teachers, and even a few staff members participated in a school-wide hour of code! On Tuesday, 12/6/16 from 1:30-2:37pm we gathered in the high school commons and gym to practice coding – the language of computers. Gamification has made coding fun. It is something people of all ages can do. It teaches skills like problem-solving, grit, and creativity!

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ESU Art Competition Winners
Congratulations to the following winners of the 1st annual ESU art competition! The theme for the artwork was Nebraska: 150 years. Each of the winners will receive a $15 iTunes gift card and their artwork will be displayed at the ESU office in Ainsworth for 1 year! Pictures of the artwork will be available soon.
1st grade- Karleigh
2nd grade- Zayle
3rd grade- Kit and Cheyenne
6th grade- Collin
8th grade- Adyson and Keely
9th grade- Michaela and Sierra

Check Out The Pics From Drone Day, 9/29/16 – Grades 3-8

Click here to see pics of Drone Day!

Click on the link to view the 2016-2017 KPCS Student-Parent Handbook!
2016-2017 KPCS Student-Parent Handbook

Click on the link to view the 2016-2017 KPCS Calendar!
2016-2017 KPCS Calendar