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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...

Classrooms replace commons

Jacob Kriewald, Sports Editor

September 23, 2019

Construction in the freshman commons brought the addition of two new classrooms. The area, previously utilized for socializing, additionally houses an art display. The old freshman commons was named because it was in with mo...

Giving extra space to BPS

Diego Vasquez Glover, Reporter

May 21, 2019

Springfield Platteview Community Schools proposed a boundary change that would expand the Bellevue Public schools boundaries for attendance purposes. The district change would give all of the land east of Highway 75 to the Belle...

Bellevue hosts Go Green on Earth Day

Abbie Deng, Reporter

May 21, 2019

Go Green bellevue and Go Green Gretna held Sarpy County earth day at the lied activity center to promote environmentalism with volunteers and exhibitors from all over the community. “Earth Day was first started 50 years ago ...

Asbestos discovered; safety of staff, students forces Health Science classes to move for removal

Hailey Hendry, Co-Editor in Chief

April 17, 2019

In the midst of the HVAC installation, the crew for Leuder Construction found Asbestos in the Health Science classroom. Health instructor Jennifer Carda was surprised to walk into room J-04 and found a sign on the closet door...

Updates on transportation

Brooklyn Anderson, News Editor

April 17, 2019

New technological advances and updates are being made to improve the safety of students on Bellevue Public Schools (BPS) buses. Changes to the 9-year contract from First Student caused BPS transportation to switch to Student Transporta...

East senior calculates the win

Emily Nelson, Reporter

April 17, 2019

Q: What is Calculus Bee? A: Every year UNO puts on Calculus: The Musical and along with that comes the Calculus Bee. To get into that all the schools that come to the musical take a qualifying test and from that, about 1...

AFJROTC students head to France this summer

McKayla Vermeer, Co-Editor in Chief

April 17, 2019

The East AFJROTC will send junior Matthew Paul and sophomore Kailey Conley to Normandy, France, this summer for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. “This will give them something more than what they can get from a book, and it wil...

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