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Sarpy County Sheriffs Department to host annual Summer Camp

Sarpy County Sheriff’s Department to host annual Summer Camp

Leena Macklin, Reporter May 17, 2024

Summer is only six days away and aside from sports, vacations and jobs there are still lots of opportunities to have fun. The Sarpy County Sheriff's Department is hosting its free Sarpy County Summer Youth...

End of year electronic procedures

End of year electronic procedures

Adelyn Ridley, Reporter May 17, 2024

Normally, students would turn in their laptops at the end of the school year, but this year, the school requires them to take them home along with their chargers and keep them over the summer. However,...

In April Martins CP Geometry class, student teacher Connor Grant goes over notes from the lesson. In addition to being a Gretna alum, Grants sister, freshman Morgan Grant, is in Martins CP Geometry class.

Student teachers to receive stipend in GPS

Onnika Moore, Editor May 6, 2024

Student teaching is a rite of passage for educators everywhere and can be pivotal for all future teachers’ journeys, but it comes at a cost. With fewer teachers than ever statewide, the district hopes...

Chipping from the fairway, junior Cole Edwards looks to finish the hole strong against Arlington High School.

Golf team places high against wind, Barth secures second win

Brody Heidemann, Sports Editor May 3, 2024

Coming off a fourth-place finish at the River Wilds Golf Course Invite on April 19, the Griffin boys golf team looked to put up a fight at the Beatrice Country Club on April 22. As a team, the Griffins...

Counting down, sophomore class officer Natalie Kraaz assists with the class competition during the spring pep rally on March 12.

Class officer applications, duties as deadline approaches

Leena Macklin, Reporter April 30, 2024

While many students are aware that the student council assists with events like Homecoming and Spirit Week, they also assume that they arrange pep rallies and other big school events. However, this is...

Donations piling up, the football boosters collect more items from donors.

Football Booster Club leads efforts to aid tornado-affected families in Griffin community

Madeline Petrick, Editor-in-chief April 27, 2024

As homes were destroyed and families were left heartbroken after the tornadoes that plowed through Nebraska and Iowa yesterday, the Griffin community didn't waste any time coming to aid their own. To support...

Smiling on stage, Gretna East Media poses with their Championship trophy.

Gretna East Media named State Champion in first year

Madeline Petrick, Editor-in-chief April 22, 2024

“We Are The Champions” by Queen was certainly an appropriate song to play on Gretna East Media’s van ride back from the 2024 Class B State Journalism Championship as they were named the 2024 champions...

Science teacher and Green Team sponsor Sierra Arnold is known for the abundance of plants in her classroom that are kept under UV light.

Planting seeds, spreading awareness Green Team to celebrate Earth Day

Leena Macklin, Reporter April 19, 2024

Earth Day was founded to inspire environmental activism and planet preservation, and on Monday, April 22, the school’s Green Team is planning to do just that. They will be hosting a Planting Party to...

Here comes the sun...kinda

Here comes the sun…kinda

Madeline Petrick, Editor-in-chief April 6, 2024

Taking advantage of this astronomical phenomenon, Gretna Public Schools students will be viewing the partial solar eclipse across all grade levels.  A partial solar eclipse is when the moon passes...

At Prom, there will be a traditional Court; however, there will be two sets of Prince and Princesses, one from Gretna East and one from Gretna High. To be a candidate for King or Queen, a student must be a senior, so Gretna East will only have a Prince and Princess.

GEHS Prom Court: juniors Sonora De Fini, Emily Woods, Lily Matya, Addison Larock, Colton Knott, Trevor Cox, Tyler Cox, Andrew Jones and Drew Rhoades (not pictured: Addison Upton)

Griffins to crown first Prince, Princess Saturday at combined Prom

Leena Macklin, Reporter April 3, 2024

In three days, students will be preparing to ‘see the lights’ at the Gretna Public Schools combined prom. While Homecoming didn’t have a traditional royal court, the "At Last We See The Light" Prom...

At the State quarter finals, coach Wade Coulter yells from the sidelines.

Coulter honored for commendable season

Drew Rhoades, Reporter March 22, 2024

After leading the girls' varsity basketball team to a 19-8 record in a Class A/Metro schedule, and also to the Class B State semi-finals with no seniors, head coach Wade Coulter was announced as the Battle...

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