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Eighth Grade Green Screen Book Talks

For their last project of the year, the eighth grade English students experimented with a new prop, a green screen.  Students prepared for this project by choosing their favorite book, writing a book talk script, and finding an interesting excerpt.  After much practice, the students recorded themselves in front of the green screen, edited pictures for their background, and brought it all together using a green screen app on the . . .

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Students Use Videos to Show What They Know

The seventh grade life science students used a combination of of 'old school' and 'new school' to demonstrate their understanding of the digestive system.  The creation of these 'paper slide videos' was a multi-step process.  First, they had to plan out what they were going to say and write a script, making sure that they used creativity to prove that they understood the lesson objectives.  Then . . .

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The Alumni Touchscreen

The new Alumni touchscreen was installed May 11th by Roger and Evelyn Bartlett from the SectorNow company.  It's a 55" touchscreen that will display over 3000 alumni photos at a touch.  This has been a four year long project to find a way to preserve Elgin High's alumni photos.  Many of the composites were damaged and in poor condition. Being an EHS alumnus I wanted to find a way to not only . . .

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The Mystery is Solved!!

BreakoutEDU is the new thing in education.  It's a fun, active way to get kids learning and thinking critically.  There are clues set around the room.  They watch a video for instructions on the mystery they're trying to solve, then they're on their own.  They have to work together as a team to solve different clues and then enter them in different types of locks to get the boxes open.  Technology is . . .

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NVC Track Meet

May 3, 2016

 On Tuesday, May 3rd, the Wolfpack track team headed to Atkinson (West Holt H.S.) for NVC Track Meet. Along with the high school track team, the junior high team also competed the same day. Usually, at track meets, there are only six athletes that get medals in the finals, but at the NVC Meet eight athletes receive medals. Overall the Wolfpack track teams did great at the meet. The high school girls' team received  . . .

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2016 NVC Art Show

at Neligh-Oakdale Public Schools

The Elgin High Art students competed at the NVC Art show on Friday, April 29th.  They earned 19 ribbons that included eight Blue ribbons for superior work.  In addition to the blue ribbons they earned one Red for excellent work, three Yellows for commendable work and seven Greens for honorable mention.   The students put in a lot of time not only creating their work but show prepping it which includes, . . .

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Eighth Graders Present Modern Woodmen Speeches

On Thursday, May 5, the eighth graders presented their Modern Woodmen speeches to the public.  The students did an outstanding job!   This year's topic was:  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 48.1 million people lived in food-insecure households in 2013. This means that at some points during the year, their households were uncertain of having, or unable to acquire, enough food because of . . .

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EPS Drone Makes Maiden Flight

The Elgin Public School Drone has made it's maiden flight under the direction of Elianne Heilhecker and Adam Dreger.  After flying simulator flights and flying in the small gym, the Phantom Flyers group was ready to take to the air about Elgin.  Here is a video of one of their flights:    

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2016 Yearbook Sales

It's time to order your yearbook!  This year we are offering two choices.  You may order our expanded Elgin Eagle Yearbook that has gone from 80 pages to 96 with 16 additional pages of sports coverage.   Or, brand new this year is the Wolfpack yearbook.  This is a 40 page, soft cover, sports only book.  It includes all high school and junior high sports in addition to Cheerleading and Dance. . . .

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New Alumni Banquet Facebook Page

Please follow EPS Alumni on facebook for more info on upcoming banquets:   www.facebook.com/ EPSalumni

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State FFA 2016

Written by: Dylan Widger On April 6th, the Nebraska State FFA Convention kicked off, and the Elgin FFA Chapter came out swinging! In the . . .

Apr 14, 2016

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Authors' Festival

On Saturday four 4th graders went to the Aspiring Young Authors' Festival at Wayne State College.  Aubrei, Keyera, Baylee, and . . .

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Jump Rope For Heart Successful!

The 1st-6th grade participated in Jump rope for heart this year. The funds raised go to the American Heart Association.  Last year the . . .

Apr 4, 2016

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Square Root Day

4-4-16 is Square Root Day- the number of the year is the square of both the day and the month.  It's a rare, humorous, and a . . .

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Warner and Bush Crowned State Champs: Speech Team Brings Home Thirteen State Medals

  A chaotic start to the State Speech Championships yielded lots of hardware for the EPS Speech Team, including one State Champion Event. . . .

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EPS Speech Team Earns Back-to-Back District Championships

     Congratulations to the EPS Speech Team for bringing home the District Championship Plaque from the D2-2 Contest Wednesday . . .

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Junior High Students Compete at Academic Day

On Friday, March 18, eight junior high students represented Elgin Public at the Pope John Junior High Academic Contest.  The students . . .

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FFA Members Shine at District Competition

  On Wednesday, March 2 nd the Elgin FFA members competed in their District Career Development Events (CDE’s) at Northeast . . .

Mar 7, 2016

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Valentine's Day boxes in 4th Grade

The fourth graders made Valentine boxes again this year to hold all of their goodies.  There aren't any rules to follow when making . . .

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LIFE & CAREER READINESS CLASS

Nutrient Comics

    Friday  the Life Career and Readiness class shared their comic strips over their assigned nutrient. Each student . . .

Feb 5, 2016

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What Key Is That In?

       Today in band, we originally were just going to work on music or have a study hall but then a question came . . .

Jan 15, 2016

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2016 Dale Chihuly Sculpture

Been wondering what the Art students did with all of those plastic bottles you saved for us?  We created a Chihuly sculpture. . . .

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2016 Seniors Then and Now

Click on the photo corners to see how the seniors have changed since kindergarten. Photos will be added in the order they are received.

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