Cedar Catholic prepares for new school year

HARTINGTON — Ready or not, it’s time for the start of another school year. An ice cream social will welcome elementary students back to Holy Trinity Elementary School the night of Aug. 9 and a special welcome will be given to incoming seventh graders and other new Cedar Catholic High School/Junior High School students. That […]

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Cedar Catholic gets new student laptops

HARTINGTON — Along with two new teachers, Cedar Catholic High School students should expect some noticeable changes to their day-to-day education starting this fall. Cedar Catholic principal Terry Kathol said the school will be adding a number of technology devices to help expand teachers’ ability to teach concepts to their students. He said the Cedar […]

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Use of technology will increase at Hartington-Newcastle School

HARTINGTON — More technology will soon be a part of Hartington-Newcastle Public Schools. Principal Corey Uldrich Monday reported his plans to introduce more technology into HNS classrooms, including the implementation of the increasingly popular One-to-One initiative. One-to-One computer programs aim to replace traditional tools of education (textbooks, handwritten notes and assignments) with electronic devices in […]

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Statewide ACT testing goes well

HARTINGTON — State-wide ACT testing for all high school juniors went well on the local level, Hartington-Newcastle School Board members were told Monday. The Legislature mandated last year the ACT test will be used to gauge students instead of other state tests previously administered. High school juniors across the state took the ACT April 19. […]

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Burbach gets April surprise from College of St. Mary

HARTINGTON — A Cedar Catholic senior got the surprise of a lifetime Monday. Anna Burbach was in band class Monday morning when the class was interrupred by an impromptu celebration. Burbach was honored as the winner of an  $80,000  scholarship to attend the College of Saint Mary in the fall. Her full tuition will be  […]

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HNS freshman earns gold at State Speech meet

HARTINGTON — A Hartington-Newcastle freshman pulled off a rare feat last week. Sam Harms won over judges in Kearney Friday in the Entertainment Speaking competition, earning first place at the State Speech Meet. Harms had to write his own speech in this competition, and he said it was difficult at first, “At first I wanted […]

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HNS students going after State Speech title

WAYNE — Both Hartington-Newcastle and Cedar Catholic competed at Wayne State College last week in District Speech competition, with the Wildcats earn District runner-up honors. HNS students finished in the top three in six categories and those students will allo be moving on to the state competition Friday in Kearney. There were no state qualifiers […]

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New teachers to join HNS staff this fall

HARTINGTON — Hartington-Newcastle has hired four new teachers for next school year, and has one more position to fill. The Hartington-Newcastle School Board Monday accepted the resignation of science teacher Brenda Buschkamp. In her letter of resignation, Buschkamp cited her desire to spend more time with family. The Board also gave its stamp of approval […]

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HNS students will get Chrome Books

HARTINGTON — Hartington-Newcastle School Board members Monday voted to embrace the digital age. The Board voted unanimously to purchase enough Google Chrome Books to make sure every high school and junior high school student would have one. A Chrome Book is a cross between a laptop and a tablet. High School students would be allowed […]

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