A substantial technological upgrade has been made at Heartland to displays in classrooms over the past several months. While the school had previously been using projectors with Apple TVs and a separate set of speakers, age and issues warranted necessary replacement. The school purchased 75" TVs and nine interactive boards from Striv Education. The majority of them have been installed, but a few rooms needed . . .
Several Heartland scholars competed in the annual UNL Math Day competition on February 20 in Lincoln. The day consisted of each team competing head-to-head with teams from other schools. Each round had 12 math-based questions that had to be answered in 30 seconds or less. The teams were allowed to work together but were only able to give one answer. Both of the Heartland teams competed in five rounds and both teams had winning . . .
Heartland students competed at the ESU 6 Quiz Bowl Competition last week in Seward. The 30+ teams were divided into three divisions based on school size. Heartland was in the medium school division. The morning consisted of round robin matches used to seed the single elimination tournament bracket used in the afternoon. When the bracket was filled in, Heartland had earned the 4th and 9th seeds. The second team faced a team . . .
You have the opportunity to support the Huskie Beef Program by purchasing steaks! There are ribeye steaks, New York Strips, and fillets for sale at a rate of $17 per pound. Prices are: 5 lb.- $85, 10 lb.- $170, or it can be sold by individual steak weight. Mixed options are also available such as 3 lbs. ribeyes plus 7 lbs. of strip steaks to equal 10 lbs. Please contact the school with . . .
Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on the evenings of March 4 and 5 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Parents of all PK-12 students are able to schedule conferences from 4:30-8:30 p.m. both evenings. PK-6 Grade conferences are scheduled to last a maximum of fifteen minutes. All PK-12 conferences will occur in-person in classrooms. 5th grade parents will sign up for conferences with . . .
The Heartland Community Schools FBLA Chapter traveled to Kearney on February 7 to compete in the 6th Annual UNK Loper Business Invitational. Students competed by putting their knowledge to the test in two separate subjects from Business Calculations, Business Communication, Economics, Intro to Business, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Intro to Financial Math, Personal Finance, Intro to IT, and one student participated in a Job . . .
Mrs. Vnoucek's Eighth Grade Careers Class did a special lesson looking at jobs of the past and the future. Mr. Schweitzer spoke with the class about his career and the changes over the years. Then on the 100th day of school, students looked into 100 jobs of the future. They completed a quiz with suggested results. Some of the futuristic jobs included chief digital officer, offworld habitat designer, media . . .
Three Heartland Students placed at the York County Spelling Bee. It was held on Wednesday, February 7, at the Holthus Convention Center. In the Grades 5/6 division, Ryker S. placed 3rd, and Taylor S. placed 4th. In the Grades 3/4 division, Ryker L. placed 3rd. Congratulations to these students!
Mark your calendars for the 66th annual Smorgasbord in Henderson! It will be on Saturday, March 16. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 12. Contact any band member or the school office at 402-723-4434 (advance purchase requested). Ticket prices are: Adults - $20; Children 4-12 - $10; Under 4 - Free. Band teacher Royce Schweitzer will be retiring at the end of the 2023-24 school year. Mr. Schweitzer has taught for a total of 51 . . .
Heartland's Junior High Boys Basketball Team had their first game on Saturday, January 6, during winter break. Following that start, snowstorms created elusive weeks of practice and games. In fact, an additional week of play was added to the season for rescheduled games. This year's team is comprised of 18 players who typically play in "A" and "B" games. The team is coached . . .