Please see the KPS Blueprint for details on our ORANGE - PHASE II response to COVID-19. Click to access the plan. Updated: November 19, 2020.

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First Grade Learns About Railroad Safety

Over 1,000 books on railroad safety were distributed to area first graders, including Glenwood first grade. Safe Kids Platte Valley provided these books to initiate conversations with kids about railroad safety, since there are so many towns along the tracks. Part of their mission is to prevent childhood injuries and in partnership with Union Pacific, they had these books printed to spread awareness. The hope is that students learn about the dangers and risks around railroad tracks, where to cross, and how long it takes for a train to stop.

KPS Moves to Orange and Adds Planning Days

As a precautionary measure, Kearney Public Schools is adjusting their COVID-19 Risk Dial to a low-level ORANGE and have added teacher training and workdays to deal with the challenges of teaching during this pandemic. Also in Spanish. READ MORE

#Be Kind

Audrey Kuchera is a student that displays all of the 8 Keys to Success. She not only speaks with good purpose and acts with integrity, she also exhibits kindness everyday. She cares for each one of her fellow classmates, helping others as much as she can throughout the school day. Audrey deserves to be recognized and celebrated for she helps make the 3rd Grade classroom an amazing place to learn and grow each and every day!! Great job Audrey!
3rd grade

Thank You Kearney Dawn Rotary Club

Thank you to the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club, for donating a dictionary to each third grade student. They have donated dictionaries to every Kearney third grade student for the past 15 years, in hopes that it may assist children to become good writers, active readers, and creative thinkers. "Dictionaries can teach students to discover new vocabulary and promote literacy," stated Chelsea Feusner, KPS Director of PK-5 Education.

Brrr It's Cold Outside

Pictured is an easy way to help identify if your child needs a coat, sweatshirt or jacket, or if they can decide for themselves. It's often difficult to predict Nebraska weather. Please refer to this handy picture to make it easier to decide what outerwear to send your child to school with.
Box Tops

Box Tops

Don't give up. We are still collecting Box Tops. It's so easy! Below are two links. One shows how to scan your receipt to get credit. The other explains how to get credit for your digital receipts, when you use on-line services to purchase groceries. Please continue to help Glenwood save Box Tops.
David Nov.4

#Be Kind

David Garcia excels on a daily basis, in showing acts of kindness and especially in displaying the Keys of Excellence. He is quick to show compassion and offers to help others at every opportunity. David consistently speaks with good purpose, follows directions and never gives up.
Kindergarten Veteran Day

Veterans Day

Pictured are a few of the Glenwood kindergartners who are holding a sign to honor veterans. This picture was sent to be part of a slide show to recognize Kearney Public Schools staff members who have served or are currently serving in our military.

Fuel Up To Play 60

Glenwood is once again participating in the Fuel Up To Play 60 program this year. Mrs. Swarm is the staff sponsor for this activity. We also had a very special visitor return to Glenwood to help "kick off" our Fuel Up to Play 60 initiative. Mr. Carnahan, former 4th grade teacher at Glenwood and former UNK football player, dazzled the crowd of students and staff with his amazing kicking skills. The FUTP60 team is taking a lead to encourage students at Glenwood to make healthy eating choices and play or exercise at least 60 minutes each day. The team also went around to each classroom to speak about the importance of nutrition and physical activity. Go Glenwood Gladiators!!!
Shaden Banzhaf

#Be Kind Recipient

This week's recipient of the #Be Kind yard sign is Shaden Banzhaf. Shaden's teacher Mrs. Annette Colling said, " Shaden Banzhaf is kind to all her classmates, she is helpful to others, she shows integrity and makes smart choices. Shaden is a sweet girl."
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Yellow Risk Guidelines

Yellow Covid Guidelines

This is a simple reference guideline for parents when our school is in yellow risk phase.
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