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  • From the Desk of Dana Wiseman, Superintendent

    Volume 21, Number 2 DISTRICT NEWS Oct/Nov 2014

    Sutton Public Schools Mission Statement Sutton Public Schools and You — Teaming up to Educate our Youth for Future Success.

    Sutton Public Schools Vision Statement Teachers, Students, Parents, Community – building the foundation of our future by creating an

    environment where students are provided the skills needed to become life long learners.

    Money and Projects The 2014-2015 Budget has been approved and submitted. If you read the local paper, you noticed the 2014-2015 Budget Summary and Tax Request form. The tax rate for the year totaled $.675, .61 cents for operating the General Fund, .011 cents into the Qualified Capital Purpose Undertaking Fund K-12, and .06 cents into the Special Building Fund. For 2013-2014 we were operating at $.8405, .75 cents for operating the General Fund and .013 cents into the Qualified Capital Purpose Undertaking Fund K-12. In addition, we levied .07 cents into the Special Building Fund. We are currently on a five-year levy override with the capability of levying up to $1.25 to conclude 2014-15.

    As Board of Education members continue strategic planning or facility planning, short-term and long-range, building projects will continue to be addressed each year by use of the Special Building Fund monies or Depreciation Fund monies. Striving to provide our students with a quality education in a safe, secure, respectable building/facilities is the goal. Most importantly, educational programs are continually evaluated and assessed to assure students are receiving the best possible education. Allocating money to these programs is the foundation of the finance pyramid. Through careful planning, we are cognizant of the taxpayer dollar setting the levy based on need. The need to continue providing a quality education and maintaining financial stability of the district.

    As last year, we levy money into the Special Building Fund. The additional monies are

    needed for numerous reasons. We will be concluding the Football Field Facility Project this summer 2015. An unexpected project has been added to the strategic planning timeline; construction of a new bus barn. Two sizeable projects that will change the looks of the school grounds at Sutton Public considerably! We continue to tend to repairs and replacements to the building because of the 2014 summer storms. Our hope is to have those things addressed before Summer 2015 construction begins.

    Other bits of information……………………

    School cancellations, check the following radio and TV stations: KAWL 1370 AM/MIX (KTMX)104.9FM (York), KHAS/KICS 1230 (Hastings), KOLN/KGIN 10/11 (Lincoln), NTV/ABC (Kearney), KHAS-TV (Hastings). For information fast, log on to

    If you wish to participate in the Code Red (mass communication system) to receive school cancellations, please call the Superintendent’s Office, 402-773-5569.

    NeSA stands for Nebraska State Accountability. Students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 11 were tested in the areas of reading, math, science, and writing. Sutton Public Schools scores can be viewed on

    Enrollment for Sutton Public Schools, 2014 -2015 school year thus far is, 384, K-12. Last year at this time K-12 enrollment was at 387.


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    October/November 2014

    A Note From the Desk of Mrs. Thompson

    Homecoming Week The week of September 15-19 was Homecoming week at Sutton Jr./Sr. High. Students participated in the following theme days: Twin Day, Crazy Pattern Day, Hobo Day, ABC Day, & Spirit Day. Individual winners were selected throughout the week and they received a t-shirt as a prize. Royalty included: McKaylea Andersen, Sophia Griess, Delaney Lemkau, Jessica Nuss, Tyler Bailey, Nicholas Hohensee, Noah Johnson, & Andrew Pawlowski. Jessica Nuss & Noah Johnson were crowned this year’s Queen & King. Following coronation, students attended the Homecoming dance.

    One Act “The Ransom of Red Chief” Every year, students at Sutton High School have participated in the Fall Play. They have given countless hours of their time to put together a wonderful theatrical production that has only been shared with our community. This year students will now be taking their talents to a higher level and competing in the Nebraska Schools Activity Association Play Production activity which is more commonly known as One-Act. We are very excited about the opportunity to compete in this activity as we know we have the talent to be very successful! One-Act competition is very tough and we will need our cast to be dedicated to practicing our play. Our play is "The Ransom of Red Chief" which is a comedy set in the old west. While this One-Act competition will be replacing the fall play of old, we will still have a home show available for the public. The show will be on Saturday, November 8 at 2:00 pm. Please come out and support our students, their hard work, and this hilarious show!

    Blood Drive November 26 in the Elementary Gym Every year, students involved in our National Honor Society plan, organize, and work with the American Red Cross to bring the blood drive to Sutton Public Schools. Students will be contacting community members interested in donating to schedule times. If you are interested in donating, you can contact the high school and a member of the National Honor Society will return your call. For more questions, you can contact National Honor Society sponsor, Mr. Engle.

    Please be sure to check out the new spirit wear available in the high school office. We have new t -shirts, ladies shirts, and long sleeve pullovers. All spirit wear

    item prices range from $10 to $30. Don’t miss out on supporting your Mustangs & Fillies!

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    October/November 2014 SUTTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    Thank you to all the patrons who contributed garden produce to the school. Students & staff enjoyed the wonderful food that you so generously provided. From the kitchen staff: Krystal Gonzales, Barb Griess, Shelley Seager, Anna White, & Shelly Griess

    September 29 & October 2: PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES (5:00 – 8:30pm)

    September 29 & October 2: 2:00 Dismissals October 1: FCCLA District Leadership Conference in Hastings October 3: NO SCHOOL October 4: Marching Band at HARVEST OF HARMONY October 4: Sutton Volleyball Invite 1:00pm October 8: Picture Retake Day October 10: JOSTENS to meet w/ Seniors to discuss graduation October 10: END OF 1ST QUARTER October 20: NO SCHOOL – TEACHER INSERVICE DAY October 20 - October 23: Conference Volleyball Tournament October 24: JOSTENS to meet w/ Sophomores for Class Rings October 25: ACT October 27: County Government Day October 29 – November 1: National FFA Conference November 3 & 4: Sub-District Volleyball Play November 6: Jr/Sr High Music Concert 7:00 pm November 7: District Final for Volleyball November 11: Veterans Day Program 10:00am November 11: Financial Aid Meeting for SENIORS & PARENTS

    7:00pm in Theater November 12: LATE START 10:00am November 24: FFA Fall Banquet November 26: Financial Aid Meeting for SENIORS & PARENTS

    7:00pm in Theater November 27 & 28: NO SCHOOL – THANKSGIVING BREAK

    Sutton Music Boosters and the Yearbook have joined forces to make buttons. We make 3.5 inch pin-on buttons, magnet buttons for the refrigerator, key chains, coasters or 6 inch stand-up buttons. We have made buttons for sports teams, but would be happy to do this for any organization. Contact Barrett Epp or Jennifer Johnson for more information.

  • Travis Lockyer, Elementary Principal

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    SUTTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS October/November 2014

    The first quarter of school has almost gone by and it is hard to believe how quickly the time has gone. Our year has started off extremely well and I am pleased with how hard everyone has been working. I am still working on names and faces, but I am truly enjoying being a part of this school.

    On October 10th, we will be hosting Grandparents’ Day. I am excited to see all the visitors. We are busy preparing for the program so it should be a fun day for everyone. Here is the schedule for the day: Lunch will be served to K-6 students and guests in the elementary gym.

    The day will be scheduled as follows: 10:00 – 10:30 = Seating in the theater will begin after 10:00 a.m. 10:30 – 11:15 = Program in Theater

    11:15 = Kindergarten and first grade will eat lunch, and then go to their rooms to get the rest of their schedule from their teacher. As soon as all kindergarten and first grade students have left the theater, all other grades will be dismissed. The teachers will decide when they will have room time, and when they will be outside at recess. All teachers will remain with their students, (inside or out). 11:30 = 2nd grade go to the gym for lunch 11:45 = 3rd grade go to the gym for lunch 12:00 = 4th grade go to the gym for lunch 12:15 = 5th grade go to the gym for lunch 12:30 = 6th grade go to the gym for lunch 1:00 = Program ends; students return to regular classes

    I also wanted to let families know that we will be havi