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Education

  • Retired Glenwood Teacher, Coach Brian Stanley Will Miss Daily Interaction With Students, Colleagues

    Brian Stanely had a passion for teaching and coaching.

    He had to. He did it for more than 36 years.

    “This is true in every profession, if you don’t like getting up to go to work in the morning, it isn’t your cup of tea,” Stanley said while discussing his recent retirement from the Glenwood Community School District. “It’s the kids. You’re able to interact and have a good time with the kids every day.”

  • School district nearing the goal line on opening of new athletic complex

    The new $6.7 million Glenwood Community School District Activities Complex is projected to be completed one day before the Ram football team takes the field for its true home opener on Sept. 20 as part of the school district’s homecoming festivities.

  • School District Extends ISL For 5 More Years

    The Glenwood Community School District Board of Directors has approved a five-year extension of a levy that has brought in more than $700,000 annually for curriculum improvements in the district.

    The board approved the extension at a special meeting July 29. The Instructional Support Levy (ISL) was initially approved by district voters in January of 2011 for a 10-year term. While that term isn’t up until 2021, Glenwood Superintendent Devin Embray said the board decided to renew the levy now due to timing.

  • Glenwood School District Is Target of Cyber Attack

    The Glenwood Community School District is stepping up its cyber security efforts after a Ukrainian-based hacker targeted the district’s network in a “ransomware” attack.

  • Athletic Complex Construction Hindered By Rains

    You want the good news or the bad news first?

    The bad news: the Glenwood Athletic Complex is four to six weeks behind schedule.

    The good news: the Glenwood Community School District’s targeted mid-September “substantial completion” date is still within reach, according to Superintendent Devin Embray.

    “That’s the goal,” Embray said. “I’m an optimist. But a lot depends on the rain.”

  • Retiring Teachers Riding Away In Style

     

    42 + 40 + 37 = 119.

    Three early childhood educators with a combined 119 years of teaching experience are retiring from the Glenwood Community School District Friday.

    Margo Young (42 years), Diane VonTersch (40) and Rhonda Lothrop (37) have educated and impacted multiple generations of children as teachers at Northeast Elementary School. On Friday, they’ll say goodbye to their students and a passion that’s defined their professional lives.

  • Progress Being Made On Athletic Complex Construction

    A long winter and spring rains have slowed work on the Glenwood Athletic Complex, but the $6 million project remains on schedule, according to Glenwood Superintendent Devin Embray.

  • Nickerson To Replace 'Hutch' As GCHS Principal

    Less than a month after Glenwood Community High School Principal Richard Hutchinson announced he was stepping down from his administrative position, his replacement has been named.

    And the school district didn’t have to go very far to get him.

    In a special meeting on Friday, the Glenwood Community School District Board of Education officially approved the hiring of Rick Nickerson as the new principal.

    Nickerson has served as assistant principal at the school since 2012.

  • Construction Of New Athletic Complex Under Way

    Footings have been poured and concrete blocks are going up for the locker room and concessions building at the new $6.5 million Glenwood Athletic Complex.

    Work on what has been dubbed the complex’s “Gateway Building” is the first construction undertaken on the project after more than a month of site prep and dirt work. Genesis Contracting, who the district secured in November as the primary contractor on the athletic complex, has taken full advantage of unusually warm and dry January weather.

  • Construction Bid Awarded For Athletic Complex

    The Glenwood Community School District has secured its construction partner for its new athletic complex. Meeting in special session late Friday afternoon, the Glenwood Board of Education awarded the Phase 2 construction bid for the new athletic complex to Lincoln, Neb. – based Genesis Contracting. Genesis, one of three companies seeking the construction contract, submitted the low bid of $6.4999 million, which includes installation of artificial turf on the football field.