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Job Openings (UPDATED 4-22-2015)

Applications for employment will be accepted at the Stapleton Public School Business Office located at 702 6th Street in Stapleton. If no current openings are available, applications will be kept on file in accordance with applicable state and federal regulations.
Employment opportunities for the 2015-2016 school year include:

1.) Third Grade Teacher - 1.0 FTE

2.) Preschool Teacher - 1.0 FTE

3.) Industrial Arts or Business - 1.0 FTE

4.) Special Education (7-12) - 1.0 FTE

A completed certified staff application needs to included the following:

a. Letter of Application and Resume
b. Stapleton Public Schools Certified Application (.pdf) (.docx)
c. Credentials with undergraduate and graduate coursework (including three letters of reference)
d. Personal Disclosure Form (Original)
e. Applicant Release Form (Original) and DHHS Child Abuse and Neglect Release (Original)

All completed information must be mailed to:   

Clayton Waddle, Superintendent
702 6th Street, PO Box 128
Stapleton, Nebraska 69163

Applications will be reviewed immediately.

Inquiries regarding all employment opportunities should be directed to the superintendent's office by calling 308-636-2252 unless otherwise stated.

Current employment opportunity for the 2015-2016 school year include:

1.) Substitute para-professionals to work with students (two-years of college education or equivalent required, or ability to receive certification required)
2.) Substitute teachers for grades Pre-School through 12.

Stapleton Public School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Music News!

Fine Arts Night - April 27thMonday from 5-8pm. Come support the fine arts at Stapleton Public School There will be an art/wood show. Students will be performing speeches and music. The final concert will be held at7:00pm


Elementary Spring Concert is April 28th, Tuesday at 7:00pm. The k-4 grade will be presenting a Musical and the 5/6 grade students will be performing band music. 

School Improvement

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UPDATE: MARCH 31, 2015

Representatives of the Nebraska Department of Education AdvancEd Office conducted a Readiness Visit to our school on March 17, 2015.  The purpose of the visit was to determine the capacity of our school to pursue accreditation through AdvancED and to orient school personnel to the accreditation process.  They rated us “Meets” or “Needs Improvements” on 38 different standards under the following categories:

  1. The school maintains and communicates a purpose and direction that commit to high expectations for learning as well as shared values and beliefs about teaching and learning.
  2. The school operates under governance and leadership that promote and support student performance and school effectiveness.
  3. The school’s curriculum, instructional design and assessment practices guide and ensure teacher effectiveness and student learning.
  4. The school has resources and provides services that support its purpose and direction to ensure success for all students.
  5. The school implements a comprehensive assessment system that generates a range of data about student learning and school effectiveness and uses the results to guide continuous improvement.

We were ranked “Meets” on all 38 standards and were found to possess the capacity to pursue accreditation through AdvancEd.  In addition the representatives from Nebraska Department of Education shared the following comments. 

The school is to me commended for its students’ outstanding performance on the Nebraska State Assessments.  The elementary school was designated a persistently low performing school and was the recipient of a school improvement grant.  The school during this time truly turned its academic progress into one of pride and accomplishment.  To the schools’ credit, it ranks overall among the 249 districts, second in math, fourteenth in science, and twenty-seventh in reading.  This has been no small accomplishment; rather it has been a school wide effort to identify essential learning, develop and administer formative assessments, analyze results of these assessments, and then modify instruction tailored to the unique needs of the students served.  At the same time, even though he school is no longer receiving SIG funds the school has recognized that it must continue to practice the initiatives that make a difference in student learning and function as a system where horizontal and vertical communication eases transitions for students and teachers alike.  This is where its commitment to the AdvancED protocols will assist the school in its continued pursuit of teacher effectiveness and student achievement.

While one of its challenges will be to continue with the Professional Learning Communities that cross grade levels and subject areas, it has the professional development such as Anita Archer planned to assist in this process.  It also has the commitment for its continued monthly PLC meetings.  Along with focus on student academic growth, the school has a commitment to enhance facilities to ensure the safest, most inviting, and educationally enriched environment that it can for the students it serves.

The school plans to administer student, teacher and parent AdvancED stakeholder surveys so that it can analyze the perceptive data and address areas of concern.

The school is commended for including not only all its certificated employees but also its board of education members in completing some or all of the Self Assessment of Readiness Report.  It also continues effectively using its community liaison to both inform and seek stakeholder feedback.

Updates will continue to be posted to the article concerning the AdvancEd school improvement process.



Stapleton Public Schools is being called up the big leagues! With all of the great academic success, professional development being utilized across all grades and subjects, along with the Professional Learning Community (PLC) concept continuing to drive collaboration, Stapleton Public Schools has chosen to become accredited through a regional (multi-state) organization called AdvancEd. The AdvancEd process of accreditation is used by over 32,000 public and private schools in the United States and is present in 72 countries. The comparisons made with AdvancED versus our current model of accreditation is that Stapleton Public Schools will be no longer seen as a minor league team and that the district has just been promoted to the major league.  

Stapleton Public Schools has chosen AdvancED over our current model because it is a better fit with the PLC method the staff has been using for the past four years. The process of accreditation through AdvancEd is designed to build leadership capacity with the teachers making the process less of an administrative led approach and more of a grassroots method of improving our school district. AdvancEd Accreditation will also allow the administration, teachers, and staff to continuously use research and data to make decisions with support from leaders in the educational field.

The AdancED process is far reaching and from time to time, school district leaders will be asking for input from the community, school board, parents, and other stakeholder groups to gain perceptive data about how the school is viewed.

If you have any questions on AdcancEd or school accreditation, please call the school at (308) 636-2252 and ask for a member of the leadership team. The members are Lacy Kinderknect, Keri Waddle, Roberta Barnes, Ben Jones, Nicole Recoy, Clayton Waddle, or Kris Walker.

Mar 31, 2015

How to Add the School Calendar to Your Smartphone or Device

Stapleton Public Schools has added a Google-based calendar on our website and now you can add the calendar to your smartphone or smart device. . . .

Board of Education Meetings

Regular meetings of the Stapleton Public Schools Board of Education are held the third Monday of each month and are normally at 7:00 p.m for . . .

2014-2015 Calendar Approved

At the April 15, 2014 school board meeting, the 2014-2015 calendar was approved. To view the calendar, click on the link below. . . .

Apr 16, 2014

Superintendent Transparency Act Information

High School Principal/Superintendent Contract Schedule D - Superintendent Pay Act Transparency Notice


Scholarships are listed in chronological order by deadline.   ANYCOLLEGE.COM – try out this college search engine and . . .

Sep 25, 2013

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