Weeping Water Newsletter
Weeping Water's School Board approved the purchase of Apple laptop computers for the junior and senior students for the second semester of the school year. Included in this week's newsletter is more information about the computers for the students and pictures of some classes hard at work with their laptops. Also included are new and upcoming community events.
Happy Valentines Day!!
Weeping Water School recently purchased Apple laptop computers for all students in the junior and senior class for the remainder of the year. The program is called the One-to-One program, one laptop computer for every student. The One-to-One program has been around for about ten years, but Weeping Water is only the twenty-second school in the state of Nebraska to purchase laptops for students. Many staff members from Weeping Water visited Westside Public Schools in Omaha. The staff observed and talked to the staff and students about the One-to-One program. After visiting Westside, the staff members were very enthusiastic about the One-to-One program and decided it would be a great addition to our school system.
The computers were paid for by grants that the district has written and been rewarded. No district tax dollars were used to pay for the computers. On February 3, all juniors and seniors and their parents wishing to participate in the program attended a short informational meeting about the rules and regulations with the laptops and also receive their computers. Each student only had to pay a small fee of $15.00 to go towards a joint fund to help pay for accidental damages to the laptops. If the laptops were intentionally damaged the students would be responsible for the payment for all repairs.
Most students are ecstatic about the opportunity the computers are giving them. With this program all students, no matter what their family has financially, will have access to the same technology. The laptops will be turned in at the end of the school year and next year all high school students will receive laptops. Almost every class I am involved in has used the computers as a learning tool for the students at least once. The One-to-One program is a wonderful opportunity for our school.
Weeping Water senior Matt and foreign exchange student Martin hard at work on their new computers
Weeping Water Wrestling
Congratulations to T.J. Bickford and Billy Schreiner for qualifying for the state Wrestling meet taking place at the Qwest Center Omaha this weekend, February 14, 15, & 16. T.J. wrestles in the 171 pound weight class and Billy wrestles in the 119 pound weight class. Be sure to go and support them this weekend at this very exciting event. Congratulations!!
Sign-Up forms are available at the school and various businesses around town for the 2008 Baseball-Softball season. Sign-Up deadline is Friday, February 22, 2008. No late registration will be accepted because league teams need to be set in advance! After filling out the form send or deliver the form and payment to The Weeping Water City Office or mail to: Weeping Water City Clerk, PO Box 329, Weeping Water, NE, 68463.
Cost: $35.00 per player. (T-Ball $20.00) No refunds. Must pay at time of registration.
Boys and Girls Teams: T-Ball (Kindergarten), 8 & under, 10 & under, 12 & under, 14 & under. Girls only: 16 & under and 18 & under.
If you have any questions feel free to call the city office at 267-5152 or any of the following Ball Team Committee Members: Mike Barrett, Scott Schreiner, Chad Heath, Ron Hermann, Tracy Wipf, Carol Thomassen, & Sheri Wilson.
Reminder: Weeping Water School will dismiss early on Friday, February 15 due to a Staff Inservice.
For David "Tiny" Adams
to help with medical expenses
All-you-can-eat spaghetti supper
Sponsored by: Union United Methodist Church
Where:Nehawka Community Center
When: Saturday, February 23, 2008
Time: 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Door prizes and Raffles!
Winter Theatre Schedule
Mahoney State Park 2007-2008
By: Tom Sharkey
Recently retired and newlyweds, Sam and Amy Galway, arrive at their homeymoon retreat in Fountain Springs, Florida. This retirement community happens to be the place where Ponce de Leon thought he found the fountain of youth. Since this is her honeymoon, Amy makes a wish and drinks from the fountain. The moral of the story is be careful what you wish for. This romantic comedy is a charming audience pleaser.
Show Dates: February 14, 15, 16, & 17
Show Times: Friday and Saturday-7:30 p.m. Sunday-2:00 p.m.
Show Only Tickets: $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for children 10 & under
Dinner and Show Tickets: $20.00 for adults and $10.00 for children 10 & under
For reservations call: 402-944-2523
**Hurry before time runs out!**
Are you a writer, or do you know someone who is? The Bess Streeter Aldrich Foundation's sixth-annual short story contest is going on now. Be sure to hurry! The contest deadline is Bess Streeter Aldrich's Birthday, February 17, 2008. Stories by Nebraska authors are eligable for prizes in three categories: adult, high school, and middle school. Complete contest detatils are available at: www.bessstreeteraldrich.org
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Weeping Water United Methodist Church
Children 5 & under: $5.00
Special Guest: Dave Thorell
"Humor With a Message"
Please call one of these men to purchase tickets:
Herb Kraeger 267-5507 Bill Mayfield 227-3545
Keith Balfour 227-2007 Mike Spohr 267-5423
Dick Webster 267-0108
Or call the church office at 267-4865
McClellan Singing Sisters
Who: McClellan Singing Sisters
What: Gospel Concert
When: Saturda, April 12, 2008
Where: First Christian Church, Weeping Water
McClellan Singing Sisters are amazing! Four sisters all under the age of sixteen have been singing gospel music for over seven years.
Are you disappointed that you didn't get the chance to order any Girls Scout Cookies this year? The local Daisy Girl Scouts will be selling Girl Scout Cookies at CD's Express in Elmwood on Saturday, February 23rd from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. You can buy them and take them home with you!
Walleye at the Main Street Cafe, Louisville
Walleye Dinner Special, served with fries, coleslaw, and dinner salad for $13.95. Served after 5:00 p.m. Lent Lunch specials also. Every Friday.
S.O.S. Soup Supper at Murdock High School during the E-M vs. Louisvile game on Friday, February 15.
A Soup Luncheon will be held at the Plattsmouth Public Library on Wednesday, February 13 from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Only $5.00 per person! Choose from Italian Sausage and Broccolli Cheese Soups. The meal also includes bread, crackers, choice of dessert, and a beverage. Proceeds benefit the many children's programs at the library.
The Springfield library will be open for a special Friday Night event for teens. Teen Tech Night will feature games, computers, and snacks for ages 11-18 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Be sure to bring your friends!
Wednesday, February 13: School Board Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 14: Valentine's Day! High School State Wrestling Tournament @ Qwest Center Omaha High School Girl's Basketball subdistrict finals TBA Junior High Girls Basketball game @ Palmyra @ 4:00 p.m. MOPS meeting @ 6:30 p.m.
Friday, February 15: Weeping Water School Early Dismissal @ 1:30 p.m. High School State Wrestling Tournament @ Qwest Center Omaha High School Boys Basketball game (BJV, BV) @ Weeping Water @ 6:00 & 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 16: High School Wrestling State Finals @ Qwest Center Omaha
Sunday. February 17: Little League Basketball games @ Weeping Water starting @ 1:00 p.m.
Monday, February 18: Presidents' Day! High School Boys Basketball Subdistricts TBA
Tuesday, February 19: High School Boys Basketball Subdistricts TBA PTO Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.