On January 25, 2017, Pleasanton Third Grades connected to Denise Brennan-Nelson, author of “Leopold the Lion” and nineteen other books. Ms. Nelson inspired the third grade class to develop strong reading skills for the future. She also inspired them to be creative writers, using their imaginations to tell a story. This interactive distance learning connection allowed students to ask questions directly to Ms. Nelson. In addition to Pleasanton students, schools from Michigan and Wisconsin were also included in the connection. This even was scheduled through the CAPSpace Clearninghouse distance learning office in Michigan.
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Pleasanton fourth graders connected with Laurie Keller, author of “Scattered States of America”, on January 24, 2017. The virtual field trip was completely student driven, with students asking questions directly to Ms. Keller. The interactive face to face distance learning connection was organized through the CAPSpace Clearninghouse in Michigan. The purpose of this author connection is to inspire students to be lifetime readers and creative writers.
Mr. Chad Johnson, Education Specialist from the Nebraska Public Power District, shared a wealth of information and activities with Pleasanton students on January 24, 2017. The schedule included:
8:15-9:00 a.m. – Nuclear Energy with the high school physics class
9:00-9:45 a.m. – Robotics with Fifth Graders
9:45-10:30 a.m. – Science of Energy with Third Graders
10:42-11:30 a.m. – Renewable Energy with Eighth Graders
12:30-1:00 p.m. – Robotics with Second Graders
1:00-1:50 p.m. – Electricity with Ninth Graders
2:00-2:45 p.m. – Robotics with Sixth Graders
2:45-3:30 p.m. – Robotics with Fourth Graders
Pleasanton Second Graders connected to Lisa Wheeler, author of Turk and Runt.
Pleasanton Second Graders connected to Lisa Author, author of Turk and Runt, on November 21st, 2016. Students in Wisconsin and Michigan also connected at the same time, with each school’s students asking questions to Ms. Wheeler. This event was scheduled through the virtual field trip clearinghouse TWICECAPSpace in Michigan.
The University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension Educators organized a career exploration event at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds on October 26, 2016. PHS Sophomores were able to refine their career / college goals, review the skills of creating an effective resume, and discuss their career future with Buffalo County Employers.
Students are reminded that September 18 is the registration deadline for the October 24 ACT. To register, please go to http://www.actstudent.org/. The ACT on December 12 has a registration deadline of November 6.
As an alternative to the ACT, students can register for the October 3 SAT by September 3; the November 7 SAT by October 9, or the December 5 SAT by November 5 at sat.org/register.