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Gretna Public Schools unveils new boundaries for Cedar Hollow Elementary opening

Brayden Hansen, Editor February 28, 2024

New Gretna Public Schools' elementary school boundaries were announced yesterday. These new boundaries are due to the opening of the new Cedar Hollow Elementary and will take effect in August when the...

Celebrating the win against Crete on Saturday, head coach Wade Coulter cheers with the student section.

Administration sets rules for student fans attending tomorrow’s game

Brody Heidemann, Sports Editor February 28, 2024

*UPDATE Feb. 29, 2024:  Unlike previously reported, the student section for today’s GEHS state basketball game is section 101, under the North hoop. We apologize for our error and any confusion. Tomorrow...

National Honor Society: What applicants need to know as deadline approaches

National Honor Society: What applicants need to know as deadline approaches

Brayden Hansen, Editor February 18, 2024

As applications open up for the National Honor Society, some students may have unanswered questions. Whether they are confused about the application, the meetings or what it means to be a part of the society,...

Playing through their campaign on Feb. 1, Katelyn Clayton (9) and Abigail Sullivan (9) laugh with the rest of their campaign group.

Rolling the dice: Dungeons and Dragons Club sparks imagination, connection among students

Brayden Hansen, Editor February 8, 2024

The air is intense as friends face their next threat. The 20-sided dice knock against the table. Just when they get their hopes up, it lands on the lowest possible outcome: unlucky, number one… Gameplay...

Student council, American Red Cross coordinate blood drive amidst shortage

Student council, American Red Cross coordinate blood drive amidst shortage

Madeline Petrick, Editor-in-chief February 2, 2024

The American Red Cross declared an emergency blood shortage earlier this year, stating that the U.S. is at a 20-year shortage of blood. On March 7, students and staff will have the opportunity to help...

Counting the days; Gretna’s amount of school days compared to other districts

Counting the days; Gretna’s amount of school days compared to other districts

Brayden Hansen, Editor January 26, 2024

Anytime Gretna Public Schools is in session while other Omaha-area districts have a day off school, like the half-day before Thanksgiving, it’s common to hear complaints and frustrations from the student...

After a unanimous vote, the Gretna Public Schools Board of Education announced Travis Lightle as the next Superintendent of the district on Jan. 20.

New GPS Superintendent announced

Madeline Petrick, Editor-in-chief January 20, 2024

Those who were singing Travis Lightle's praises as he called snow days over the past two weeks will be pleased to hear that he will be sticking around. Earlier this morning, the Gretna Public Schools...

Search for GPS Superintendent narrowed, School Board plans to announce new superintendent in near future

Search for GPS Superintendent narrowed, School Board plans to announce new superintendent in near future

Madeline Petrick, Editor-in-chief January 12, 2024

Three finalists in the Gretna Public Schools superintendent search have been named by the GPS Board of Education after a special meeting was held yesterday. Today, they announced Travis Lightle, Dr. Devin...

Now that fall has officially begun and it gets darker earlier, sophomore Adelaide Brosh captures a photo of the full moon on Sept. 28. I like Halloween because I like scary stuff. Im not easy to scare so I enjoy spooky things. I took the moon picture during a walk the other day. I hadnt realized it got so dark till I saw the moon Brosh said.

Scare up the perfect Halloween movie night with these top horror film picks

Madeline Petrick and Leena Macklin October 30, 2023

-OPINION- With the hallmark holiday of spooky season being tomorrow, many students may find themselves in a paradox because they want to do something for Halloween, but feel they are too old to trick-or-treat,...

Girls cross country coach Megan Sughroue takes a picture of the state qualifiers with their medals after Districts. I am so proud of Braden, Elliot, and Evynn for being the first ever state qualifiers for cross country in Gretna East history, Sughroue said. The hard work they put in over the summer and all season paid off. They are building a strong foundation for our program to grow on in the coming years.

Graver, Lofquest, Reece hit the trail today at Class B championships

Leena Macklin, Reporter October 20, 2023

The first-ever state qualifiers for cross country, junior Braden Lofquest and sophomores Elliot Reece and Evynn Graver are in Kearney, Neb. today at the Kearney Country Club to represent the school...

After Ferial Pearsons keynote speech, Educators Rising members Savannah Lloyd (11), Katie Albarran (11), Alli Miller (11) and Makayla Campbell (11) spoke with Pearson regarding her stories.

Future teachers gain perspective at Educators Rising Expo

Onnika Moore, Editor October 19, 2023

Grueling long hours, mental health concerns and stress run rampant in the education system. All of these factors have contributed to the local and nationwide teacher shortage. There has been report after...

Frustration grows among students over lack of student Wi-Fi

Frustration grows among students over lack of student Wi-Fi

Reese Beery, Reporter October 9, 2023

The lack of student accessible Wi-Fi at the school has been a hot topic amongst students. With no cellular service in many parts of the building and few in other areas, students have voiced their complaints...

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