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Physical intervention bill could create policy in BPS

Emily Nelson, News Editor

February 28, 2020

This legislative session, an amendment to the Student Discipline Act made its way onto the floor accompanied by a 3-hour debate. Legislative Bill 147 was introduced last year by Senator Mike Groene in conjunction with the sc...

Class officers push for more recognition

McKayla Vermeer, Co-Editor in Chief

December 18, 2019

Each grade level at East is represented by a selected group of students known as class officers with a variety of  positions including president, vice-president, treasurer, and secretary. “My favorite part of being a class off...

East uses ACT prep course to raise scores

Madie Ybay, Co-Editor in Chief

December 18, 2019

The On to College ACT preparation program will be introduced to Bellevue Public Schools. The curriculum will be integrated starting in the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year at East and West high schools. The program is desig...

Students start preparing for the future

McKayla Vermeer, Co-Editor in Chief

December 18, 2019

Many students at East this year are rearranging their schedules or taking classes to help best prepare them for their future goals. “When you talk about five classes, it’s five classes at Bellevue East, at Metro, UNMC Health All...

Lack of subs causes teachers to help

Emily Nelson, News Editor

December 18, 2019

A scarcity of substitute teachers in Bellevue Public Schools caused teachers to cover other classrooms where needed. BPS utilizes the Frontline system in which staff can enter their absence request, according to Assistant Principa...

BPS sets budget for 2019-2020 school year

McKayla Vermeer, Co-Editor in Chief

November 4, 2019

The Bellevue Public School district school board meets yearly to discuss not only the district budget, but also the budget for each of the schools. The district budget was discussed at a meeting in early August to determine ho...

BPS receives $2.7 million grant

Emily Nelson, News Editor

November 4, 2019

BPS recently received the federal School Climate Transformation Grant from the Department of Education, which awarded $2.7 million over a five period. Superintendent Jeff Rippe said BPS was missing a consistent behavior model tha...

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