In a direct display of their support for education, Elkhorn voters approved a $122.9 million bond measure on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, with 63% of voters in favor of the measure.
One of the greatest strengths of the Elkhorn Public Schools (EPS) is the partnership the district shares with our community, and the passing of the proposed bond is another indicator of that strength. This bond issue marks the 12th time since 1992 that voters have partnered with the school district to make the educational needs of students a top priority. The quality of our school district was built and still depends on broad community support, and EPS continues to be grateful! This is the outcome needed in response to growth and to make our schools safer; now, it is the District’s job to continue being responsible stewards of the taxpayer dollars that our community has invested as we continue the important work of educating lifelong learners.
In an effort to assist parents in understanding the impact of social media use on student mental health, Elkhorn Public Schools is offering two opportunities for parent engagement and education.
On Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at 6:30 PM at Elkhorn South High School, EPS will host an educational panel for parents on the “Effects of Social Media on Student Mental Health”. The panel will include insight from the perspective of mental health experts, parents, and District administrators as offered by the following individuals:
- Jeff Krenzer, Clinical Director, Arbor Family Counseling
- Amy Parks, Parent, Elkhorn Public Schools
- Dan Radicia, Principal, Elkhorn North High School
- Tanner Schutt, Principal, Elkhorn Ridge Middle School
- Ryan Broshar, Principal, Westridge Elementary
As part of the evening, panelists will offer insight into their experiences and provide resources for parents in the area of social media use, specifically regarding its impact on student mental health.
Additionally, on Wednesday, November 15 at 6:30 PM at Elkhorn High School, EPS will partner with Project Harmony as they present “Online Safety for Parents, Guardians, and the Community.” Additional information about this training can be found at https://projectharmony.com/training/course-catalog/2885858/
Both opportunities are free and open to the public. Questions can be directed to email@example.com.
Parent/Teacher Conferences for all EPS buildings will be held on Tuesday, September 26 and Wednesday, September 27. Time frames by grade level are listed below. For building-specific information, please refer to your building principal’s most recent newsletter.
Grades K-5: 3:00 -6:30 PM
Grades 6-8: 4:00 – 7:30 PM
Grades 9-12: 4:30 – 8:00 PM
Additionally, there will be no school for EPS students on Thursday, September 28 and Friday, September 29, 2023.
Recently released rankings of schools by the US News and World Report show an EPS school topping the list at all levels and nearly all EPS schools with available data in the Top 12 for Nebraska schools at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Research conducted by US News and 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 lists, please visit: https://www.usnews.com/education/k12