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    VOLUME XXIII Issue 6 January 2018

    Happy New Year! Where has the first semester gone? Thank you, for your attendance at the High School and Elementary Music programs. Your continued support of student activities is always appreciated. Basketball season is under way with continued success and the spring will bring continuous activities in Speech, Quiz Bowl, Science Olympiad, Track & Field and Music. With continued activities and programs, we are excited about beginning the second semester. School Safety Here at Paxton Consolidated School we make the safety of our students and staff a top priority. We continue to educate ourselves on ways to prevent tragedies.

    v Throughout the school year we keep our facility locked, requiring visitors to check in at the office. v Staff are visible throughout the building and aware of any unusual activity. v Students are educated on what to do if they see someone that they may not recognize or know and

    are taught to not open the doors for anyone. v We have installed a camera system that monitors activity inside and outside the building. v We have an annual safety audit completed as required by Nebraska Department of Educations

    Rule 10. v Participant in the NDE School Safety Pilot Program.

    During the first semester we practiced several types of safety drills with our students and staff. Safety will continue to be a priority for us and we appreciate your help when noticing something out of the ordinary. We will continue to have safety drills during the upcoming second semester. With the New Year come new and exciting challenges for students, staff, and parents. Paxton Schools looks forward to these challenges and invites you to visit or call anytime. When visiting school please stop by the office to sign in and out and to receive a visitors pass.

    Delbert F. Dack Superintendent Paxton Schools Del F. Dack Superintendent

    Educationally yours,

  • Welcome to Counselors Corner Be the reason someone smiles today.

    If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.

    Its a new year; its a new beginning! Make 2018 Your Best Year EVER!

    As we start the new year there are goals and resolutions that we hope to achieve. A New Year means a new beginning and chance to live our lives to the fullest. Inspirational quotes to kick start your New Year:

    "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." ~ Helen Keller~

    Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, It will be happier. ~Alfred Lord Tennyson~

    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ~Winston Churchill~

    Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man. ~ Benjamin Franklin~

    Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. ~Henry David Thoreau~

    If you asked me for my New Year Resolution, it would be to find out who I am. ~Cyril Cusack~

    A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. ~Elbert Hubbard~

    "Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one." ~Brad Paisley~

    "One resolution I have made, and always try to keep, is this: To rise above the little things." ~John Burroughs~

    The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write the story by setting goals. ~Melody Beattie

    "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." ~Walt Disney~

    Seniors Apply for Financial Aid for College - Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. FAFSA is used to to apply for grants, loans, scholarships and work-study jobs. The FAFSA is used by almost all colleges to award non-federal student financial aid and scholarships. Both the student and the parents will need to apply for a PIN number. You will find the FAFSA application at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

  • WHAT exactly is college? College can mean almost any type of education beyond high school (sometimes called postsecondary education). This can include: College/University, Community College, Trade School, Military, Apprenticeship, or Technical Training

    WHY would I want to go to college? In a few years, nearly 70% of jobs in Nebraska will require education beyond high school*. So college could get you a better job and a career you enjoy. Andyou should get better pay! Did you know that graduates from a Nebraska four-year college earn more than $15,000 more a year than a high school graduate?

    All Juniors Take the ACT Test April 11th, 2018. Each 11th grader in the state of Nebraska will be taking the ACT this spring. Paxton Juniors will take it here at Paxton Schools on April 11, 2018 will be provided free of charge. This ACT will be treated the same as any other ACT and students will have the opportunity to send their scores to colleges free.

    How to help your student prepare to take the ACT as it not only determines whether a student can qualify to get into a college, but it translates to lots of scholarship money the higher score you make. There are multiple ways to prepare for the ACT. Here are several recommendations: 1. Practice every day on the ACT Prep website. 2. Register and take the ACT on Feb.10th. The cost is $42.50. Taking the actual test multiple times is recommended for all students. 2. Use free ACT prep materials online such as Khan Academy. Get a copy of an official ACT Practice Test Booklet from Mrs.Meyer.

    To contact the school counselor:

    Deb Meyer School Counselor/Teacher Paxton Consolidated Schools PO Box 368 308 N Elm Street Paxton, NE 69155 Email: deborah.meyer@paxtonschools.org School: (308)239-4283 School Fax: (308)239-4359 My Cell: (308)539-2549


    Every accomplishment starts with a decis ion to try.

  • January 2018 Happy New Year! Paxton School Activity Calendar

    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6

    Happy New Year! NO SCHOOL

    NO SCHOOL NO SCHOOL Teacher In Service

    1st Day of 3rd QRT & 2nd SEM Hunter Safety Class, 5:30-8:00 p.m.

    G/B JV/V BB vs Maywood-Hayes Center, 4:00 p.m.

    Speech Team @ Chase Co. Speech Meet, 8:00 a.m.

    7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Hunter Safety Class,

    5:30-8:00 p.m. Hunter Safety Class, 5:30-8:00 p.m.

    Quiz Bowl at RPAC Meet @ Maywood, 12:00 p.m. G/B Jr High BB vs Creek Valley, 1:00 p.m.

    G/B JV/V BB vs Creek Valley, 4:30 p.m.

    G/B JV/V BB vs Wallace, 4:00 p.m.

    Lions Club Soup Supper, 4:00 p.m.

    Speech Team @ Wallace Speech Meet, 7:30 a.m.

    14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Hunter Safety Class,

    5:30-8:00 p.m. DIBELS Testing 8:00 a.m., FPS Workshop @ N Platte, 9:00 a.m. G/B V BB @ Hitchcock Co, 5:00 p.m.

    RPAC Art Contest at Cambridge High School, 12:30 p.m.

    G/B JH BB @ Sutherland, 1:00 p.m.

    G/B JV/V BB vs Wauneta-Palisade, 4:00 p.m.

    Penny Carnival East Gym Sponsored by Paxton Girls BB team, 2:40 4:30 p.m.

    1st Round RPAC G/B V BB Tournament @ Hitchcock Co., TBA

    21 22 23 24 25 26 27 2nd Round RPAC G BB

    Tournament @ Maxwell, TBA

    2nd Round RPAC B BB Tournament @ Maxwell, TBA

    Keith CO Government Day for Juniors, 8:00 a.m.

    RPAC Semi-Final G BB Tourney @ Wallace, TBA

    RPAC Semi-Final B BB Tourney @ Wallace, TBA

    Speech @ Perkins Co Speech Meet, 8:00 a.m. G/B RPAC BB Consolation & Finals @ McCook Community College, TBA

    28 29 30 31 G/B JH BB @ Brady,

    1:00 p.m. G JV/V BB at St. Patricks N Platte, 5:00 p.m.

    Early Dismissal for students grades PK-12, 2:00 p.m. Teacher In-Service, 2:00-4:00 p.m

  • January 2018

    Paxton Tigers Breakfast & Lunch Happy New Year!

    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6

    Happy New Year! NO SCHOOL



    Donuts Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Gravy, Bread Stick & Dessert

    Grab & Go Corn Dogs & Green Beans


    Sausage & Toast Smothered Chicken, Cheddar Burrito & Rice

    Pancakes & Syrup Hot Dogs, Mac & Cheese & Dessert

    Cinnamon Rolls Barbequed Pork on a Bun & Hash brown Patty

    French Toast & Syrup Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Broccoli Roll & Butter

    Grab & Go Walking Taco & Corn


    14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Blueberry Toast Or

    Plain Toast & Cereal Cheese Pizza & Corn

    Uncrustables Spaghetti & Meatballs, Garlic Bread & Peas

    Bacon & Toast Zombie & Green Beans

    Cheesy Omelets & Toast Chili, Cinnamon Rolls, Cheese Sticks & Crackers

    Grab & Go Cheeseburgers & Tater Tots

    21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Brown Sugar

    Oatmeal & Toast Orange Chicken over Noodles & Corn

    Scramble Eggs & Toast Soups, Crackers & Dessert

    Breakfast Burrito BREAKFAST FOR LUNCH

    Donuts Chicken Fajitas & Rice

    Grab & Go Beanie Weenies & Garlic Cheese Sticks


    28 29 30 31 Monday Morning

    Muffins Spicy Or Org. Chicken Patty on a Bun & Chips

    Sausage Patties & Toast Chili Dogs On A