THURSDAY DECEMBER 7.....ELEMENTARY WINTER CONCERT 7 PM
FRIDAY DECEMBER 8.....MSBB 7&8 "C" TEAM HOME VS WAVERLY 4:15
GBB/JV/V AT ELMWOOD -MURDOCK BOTH JVS AT 4:30 FOLLOWED BY VARSITY GIRLS AND THEN VARSITY BOYS
STATE PLAY PRODUCTION AT NORFOLK
SATURDAY DECEMBER 9..... MSBB 8TH ONLY HOME TOURNAMENT 9AM
WRESTLI NG CRETE VARSITY INVITE 9 AM
GB/BB JV/V AT LOUISVILLE.. 1 PM
BOTH JJJVS AT 1 PM FOLLOWED BY VARSITY GIRLS THAN VARSITY BOYS
MONDAY DECEMBER 11 ..... GB/BB "C" TEAM HOME VS ELMWOOD MURDOCK 6 PM BOTH GIRLS AND BOYS AT 6
TUESDAY DECEMBER 12....GB J/JV HOME VS MILFORD 6 PM
WRESTLING AT FILMORE CENTRAL WITH YORK 6 PM AGHS VS FILMORE CENTRAL FOLLOWED BY AGHS VS YORK BY FILMORE CENTRAL VS YORK
(THE FOLLOWING ARTICLEs Were TAKEN FROM THE ASHLAND-GREENWOOD PUBLIC SCHOOL WEBSITE)
T.E.A.M. Honors Greenwood Community
Photo L to R:
Back Row: Kristy Feden, Sarpy County Cooperative Headstart Executive Director; Kris Shrader, EMMA Secretary; Kurk Shrader, EMMA President; Pat Ervin, EMMA member; BJ Burrows, EMMA Vice President; Megan Piehl, Village of Greenwood Board of Trustees member; Marcia Fiala, Village of Greenwood Clerk; Jill Krca, Kingsbury Hill Clerk; Jim Janicki, Kingsbury Hill SID Board President
Middle Row: Terri Large, The Wellington Senior Living Owner; Jackson Adkison, Reece Burns, Christian Lindseth, Livia Schuman, Anna Simon, Devin Schaub, Cole Jensen, Litter Gitter members
Front Row: Myles Burns, Kyla Jensen, Jenne Simon, David Simon, Logan Schaub, Kane Schuman, Litter Gitter members
It was a full house for Tobacco Education & Advocacy of the Midlands (T.E.A.M.) 1st Annual Awards Luncheon at CHI Health Midlands in Papillion on Wednesday, November 18, 2017.
T.E.A.M. appreciates the value of building sustainable partnerships with individuals and organizations that align themselves with its own mission in reducing the negative effects of tobacco in Sarpy and Cass Counties.
Over forty local organizations partner together to reduce the negative impact of tobacco in our communities by educating and advocating for healthy tobacco-free areas.
Community leaders, policy makers, coalition members and volunteers were led by Master of Ceremonies Chris Tointon, Greater Omaha YMCA President & CEO, and Autumn Burns, T.E.A.M. Sarpy Coordinator spoke about “What is Tobacco Really Costing Us?”
Cigarette waste is the #1 littered item on the planet and that waste is filled with cancer causing chemicals that leech into our soil, groundwater, lakes, & streams. In an effort to reduce the amount of toxic chemicals around young children; nationally over 1,500 cities have made their playgrounds & parks tobacco-free. Locally, T.E.A.M. assists in similar policy creation to create healthy, tobacco-free outdoor recreation areas for community members to enjoy. The Outdoor Recreation Facility of the Year was awarded toKingsbury Hills Sanitary Improvement District in unincorporated Sarpy County.
There are over 176 million pounds of cigarette butts discarded each year in the US alone & a group of elementary age youth care about their environment and wanted to spread the word. According to the kids, one needs to pick up trash for their family, neighborhood and community to be an honorary member. Because that is what is most important to their cause and their hearts. Everyone keeping the Earth clean by doing their part. The 2017Advocate of the Year award went to the Litter Gitters.
Community of the Year was awarded to the Village of Greenwood as the board of trustees unanimously passed a resolution that designates all recreational facilities as tobacco-free. The new rule prohibits tobacco use at parks, playgrounds, swimming facilities, walking paths and buildings, including outdoor spaces and parking lots. The resolution bans the use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew or dip. The trustees stated they had public health in mind when voting on the resolution. “The main advantage was to the safety and the health of children, of course,” Village Board Chair Michelle Criswel said. “We didn’t want people smoking around them.”
Cigarettes and other smoking materials are the leading cause of residential fire deaths in the United States. These fires also result in millions of dollars in damaged property and healthcare costs. During the three year period between 2012 and 2014, at least 115 multifamily housing fires occurred in Nebraska, resulting in 1 death, 13 injuries and almost $4 million loss in property and content damages. T.E.A.M. provides technical assistance to Sarpy and Cass County property managers and owners on creating smoke-free housing policies in attempts to lower the number of apartment fires. The Multi-Family Housing of the Year went to The Wellington Senior Living.
Tobacco creates a large burden on business owners. An employee taking four 10-minute smoke breaks a day is away from the job for more than one extra week per year than a nonsmoking employee. The annual cost of lost productivity due to smoking is $605 million.Employees who smoke generally cost employers more in workers’ compensation and healthcare. Businesses pay an average of $2,189 in workers’ compensation costs for smokers, compared with $176 for nonsmokers. T.E.A.M. assists business owners in implementing a comprehensive tobacco policy that saves them & the state money. TheBusiness of the Year implemented a policy that includes third-hand smoke; catapulting them to the top of comprehensive tobacco policies in the county and went to Sarpy County Cooperative Head Start.
The Elmwood-Murdock Merchants Association (EMMA) is made up of over 60 local merchants and individuals who are working together to promote economic activity and business development in the Elmwood and Murdock communities. EMMA encourages volunteerism and sponsor community events and community improvement projects. They recognize that keeping our businesses and community common spaces tobacco free provides improved aesthetics, tourism appeal, and a draw for potential residents, all traits that result in the eventual economic prosperity and healthier living of a community and its residents. The Partner of the Year award was given to Elmwood-Murdock Merchants Association.
T.E.A.M. is a community coalition of more than forty local organizations that works to create healthy, tobacco-free areas for our community to enjoy. They meet on the 4thThursday of the month at 11:30pm at CHI Health Midlands (11111 S. 84th St, Papillion) in the Smith Suite. For more information, visit www.TEAMtobaccofree.com.
BLUEJAY BREAKFAST....PLEASE JOIN US
Wednesday, December 13th
As part of continued efforts to engage our community, patrons, and parents in the education of our children, we will be hosting a “Bluejay Breakfast” on the second Wednesday of each month during the school year. Our next “Bluejay Breakfast” will be held at 7:20 a.m. on Wednesday, December 13th, in the Middle School/High School cafeteria. A free breakfast will be served at 7:20 a.m. Following breakfast, an informative program will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. EVERYONE is welcome to attend this event, and we are hoping for a large turnout of parents, grandparents, patrons, and members of our local businesses.
Outstanding information will be provided at each “Bluejay Breakfast.” On December 13th, Ashland-Greenwood staff and administration will outline information related to Team BLUE. Team BLUE is our district student support program. It is focused on providing interventions to help students find success, and can address both academic and behavioral needs. It is based off of the idea of a multi-tiered system of support, and aims to give teachers additional suggestions and supports within their classroom. In addition, Team BLUE is also focused on implementing a Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) system to create common language and expectations throughout each school building.
This is a new approach to our previous SAT program, and was just started this school year. We are working on implementation at the elementary and middle school levels right now, and will eventually move it into the high school as well.
The presentation will conclude at approximately 8:00 a.m. Feel free to park at the north end of the lot. You may use the sidewalk around the north side to access the northwest cafeteria entrance.
I am confident that attendees will find the presentations to be engaging, informative, and educational. This is our opportunity to build strong lines of communication with our constituents and to promote the incredible things happening within our district. And, as a reminder, it includes a FREE BREAKFAST!
Please email me at email@example.com if you plan to attend.
We hope to see you at the Middle School/High School cafeteria on Wednesday, December 13th, at 7:20 a.m.
Seeking Nominations for Outstanding Alumni!
The Ashland-Greenwood Schools Foundation is accepting nominations for outstanding alumni. Each year the Foundation honors alumni for outstanding contributions they have made to society. These awards are intended to highlight the significant impact that AGPS alums are having! If you know of someone who you believe should be considered for the award, complete the form below and submit it via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or send via postal mail to Ashland-Greenwood Public Schools Foundation: 1842 Furnas Street; Ashland, NE 68003. Both a “young” alum (under 40) and an alum (40 and over) will be recognized. Please turn in nominations by: February 2, 2017.
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