BEATRICE – The Beatrice Board of Education has approved the hiring of a Director of Early Childhood Development. Missy Timmerman’s hiring was approved by the school board, Monday night. Superintendent Pat Nauroth says she has handled those duties the past two to three years.
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This coming year, the Beatrice Preschool will be headquartered in the former Cedar Elementary School building. School officials are working toward finalizing the hourly schedule for three-year-old and four-year-old children who will be in the program.
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The school board also approved a two-year agreement that retains a school resource officer at Beatrice High School. The school and City of Beatrice split equally having school resource officers at both the high school and middle school.
An instructor in the Beatrice Public School system is being honored by a statewide veteran’s organization. 8th Grade American History, Civics and Study Skills teacher Mike Policky has been selected as a 2017 Nebraska Middle School Teacher of the Year by the Nebraska American Legion. He will attend a state meeting June 24th in Columbus, in conjunction with the honor.
School Board President Lisa Pieper says Policky is a “wonderful educator and great role model”, for students.
Monday night, some Beatrice High School students were recognized for academic and athletic achievements. Assistant Principal Bob Sexton said all are great representatives of Beatrice High School.
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Brandel Riekenberg was honored for being named Class-B First Team All-State in baseball. Cameron Jurgens was the All-Class Champion this year in the shot put and discus. Academic All-State students include Jared Humble, Trevor Smith, Morgan Burenheide, Colton Gronewald, Jacob Pinkerton and Tessa Hoffman.