How To Write A Great Scholarship Essay

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“Turk and Runt” Author Connection

Pleasanton Second Graders connected to Lisa Wheeler, author of Turk and Runt.

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“Turk and Runt”, Second Grade Author Connection

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.

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“Don’t Feed The Bully” Author Connection

Pleasanton’s Fifth and Sixth Graders connected with Author Brad Tassell to discuss his book, “Don’t Feed The Bully”. Mr. Tassell’s presentation inspired students to remain calm under pressure and not provoke bullying behavior by reacting in a negative way. Students asked a number of questions while Mr. Tassell answered with entertaining yet challenging comments. Student’s reflections are below in the ‘Comments” link.


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“Connecting The Dots” Career Event

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.


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Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo Virtual Field Trip

Pleasanton 5th and 6th Graders participated in a virtual field trip to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, connecting with Mr. Peter Brunette, Zoo Outreach Coordinator. The connection was live to the Lied Jungle showcasing a ‘behind the scene’ viewpoint with Mr. Brunette. Students were able to ask questions and see a variety of species in the Lied Jungle. Student comments are below.


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Who Are Your Heroes?

In the comments, please identify two heroes that you have in your life. What two people do you admire, and why do you look up to them?


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