Elkhorn Valley View Principal Named NASSP 2024 State Principal of the Year

Elkhorn Valley View Principal Named NASSP 2024 State Principal of the Year

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), recently named Elkhorn Valley View Middle School principal, Chad Soupir, as a 2024 State Principal of the Year.  This honor recognizes outstanding leadership, dedication, and contributions to educational excellence, and is a testament to the impact of dedicated educational leadership.

Congratulations to Mr. Soupir, and thank you for representing EPS on this national platform!

EPS High Schools Named Top 3 in Nebraska by US News & World Report

In recently released rankings of the top high schools in the state, US News & World Report named Elkhorn Public Schools high schools as the top 3 high schools in Nebraska based on data collected in the categories of college readiness, state assessment proficiency and performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth, and graduation rate.

“This recognition belongs to the entirety of the staff and students of the Elkhorn Public Schools.  Every individual can take pride in knowing that the continued dedication of staff and students at all levels has ensured that every student achieves at high levels,” said Superintendent Dr. Bary Habrock.

Research conducted by US News & World Report includes data on over 100,000 schools country-wide and focuses on information garnered from assessment data and other data as gathered from the Nebraska Department of Education.  To view the full ranking list, please visit https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/nebraska/rankings.

Summer Athletics and Activities Camps

We hope that you are excited about the many opportunities for athletic and activity skills development being offered this summer, and will join us for as many camps and clinics as possible! The list below provides information about summer athletic and activity camps being hosted by an EPS coach or sponsor as related to his/her duties within the school district.

2024 Offerings

Inaugural EPS Career Exploration Fair Planned

The inaugural EPS Career Exploration Fair, open to all EPS middle school and high school students, is scheduled for Wednesday, March 27, 2024, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at Elkhorn South High School. Join EPS as we partner with over 100 local organizations to give students additional opportunities to explore career pathways and openings across a wide variety of fields including agriculture and natural resources, communication and information technology systems, skilled and technical sciences, health sciences, human services and education, and business management. 

As a reminder, student attendance at the EPS Career Exploration Fair meets the requirements of a career exploration activity as part of the Career ACHIEVE Scholarship requirements.  

To view a full list of business partners, please click here.


Career Exploration Fair, Wednesday, March 27, 2024 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM

EPS to Host “Parenting and Guiding the Smartphone Generation”

EPS to Host “Parenting and Guiding the Smartphone Generation”

In alignment with newly adopted Strategic Plans goals, and a focus on the mental health and overall well-being of students and staff, EPS will host Dr. Jean Twenge, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University, as she presents “Parenting and Guiding the Smartphone Generation”. In addition to Dr. Twenge’s presentation, a Q&A session will follow featuring Creighton Volleyball Coach, Kirsten Bernthal Booth, EPS high school counselor, Martha Dowd, and EPS students. Parents are encouraged to attend this event being held on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at 6:30 PM at Elkhorn South High School. The presentation will be free and open to the public.

Parenting and Guiding the Smartphone Generation
Today’s teens and young adults are Gen Z, the first generation to spend their adolescence with smartphones. Gen Z is growing up more slowly as adolescents, spending more time online, and spending less time hanging out with their friends in person. They also sleep less. Perhaps as a result, they are more likely to experience unhappiness, anxiety, and depression. You’ll walk away with ideas for how to help your family find a better balance with technology and be healthier and happier.


Photo of Dr. Jean M. Twenge

Dr. Jean M. Twenge
Jean M. Twenge, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University, is the author of more than 180 scientific publications and seven books, including Generations: The Real Differences between Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, Boomers and Silents—and What They Mean for America’s Future and iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood. She holds a BA and MA from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.



Photo of Kirsten Bernthal BoothKirsten Bernthal Booth
3x National Coach of the Year, Kirsten Bernthal Booth will enter her 22nd year as the Creighton Volleyball Coach in the fall. In addition to her accomplishments in coaching, Booth is the mother to three teenage daughters in an ever-evolving, technologically advanced society. Drawing from her experiences in both parenting and coaching, Booth offers insight into the joys, struggles, and mistakes of parenting the smartphone generation.