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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,...

Lining the commons from Feb. 5-9, the  ‘Nebraska Remember our Fallen Exhibit’ the names, photos and stories of Nebraska military members who died in the line of service.

Visiting tribute features veterans with ties to Gretna community

Drew Rhoades, Reporter February 15, 2024

In a tribute to fallen heroes, the ‘Nebraska Remember our Fallen Exhibit’ brings together communities to remember those who gave their lives in the Global War on Terror. The “Nebraska Remembering...

Prom, Post-Prom preparations underway, theme announced

Prom, Post-Prom preparations underway, theme announced

Onnika Moore, Editor February 14, 2024

Based on the 2010 Disney classic “Tangled,” this year's theme for the Gretna East and Gretna High combined junior/senior prom, which will be on Apr. 6 from 6:30 - 10 p.m., at the Strategic Air Command...

Practicing for the SkyHawk Speech High School Invitational, sophomores Lydia Contor and Natalie Kraaz perform for speech coach Nicole Schlautman on Jan. 30.

After several competitions, team’s success ebbs, flows as they wind down season

Adelyn Ridley, Reporter February 9, 2024

Last Friday, Feb. 2, 15 students were not at school but instead were at Skutt Catholic High School. As part of the school’s speech team, the group, consisting of three freshmen, seven sophomores and...

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...

After school on Jan. 19, students and staff warm up their vehicles and dust off the snow. Later that day, at 4:55 p.m., cell phones received a “Snow Squall Warning” saying:  Snow Squall Warning until 6:00 pm. Slow down or delay travel! Be ready for a sudden drop to near zero visibility and icy roads in heavy snow.

Snow blanket, cold weather puts sports on ice

Drew Rhoades, Reporter January 25, 2024

Today's temperature of 35-37 degrees and the melting snow is a stark contrast to just six days ago, Jan. 19, when the high was five degrees with a wind chill between -13 to -30 degrees. The cold temperatures...

Settled in between Principal Chad Jepsens and Assistant Principal Jamie Ewers offices is new Assistant Principal Michael Tomjacks office. Tomojack was hired to help the administrative team for the spring semester.

Experienced educator becomes Gretna East’s fourth administrator

Brody Heidemann, Sports Editor January 22, 2024

Challenging doesn't begin to describe the first semester at the school, at least for some. Opening a brand new school, managing and planning professional development for staff, dealing with every detail...

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...

Gretna High Schools return to Eastern Midlands Conference after six years in metro

Gretna High Schools return to Eastern Midlands Conference after six years in metro

Peyton Parker, Reporter December 15, 2023

With the first year of high school sports well underway and lots of chatter about Gretna high schools competing in Class A or Class B sports and activities, the district made the decision to rejoin the...

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