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Stapleton Music Program in National Voting Race

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

I have some very exciting news for all of us! Last semester, I entered our video of the school performing "Sing" in the Give-a-Note Music in Our Schools Tour Contest. The tour only goes to six schools across the entire U.S. I have just received an email confirming that we are one of the two finalists for the North Central Division!! That is incredible!! Out of the hundreds of schools that submitted an audition video from the ten states in our division (IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI), we are one of the two finalists!! There are some big name schools in those states, so congrats to everyone! The kiddos are all excited about this news! That said, we now have to get through round two of judging.

Round two consists of an online, public vote where people from all over can select a video from each division. The video that receives the most votes will be the winner for their geographical division. Our competition is Trotwood Madison Middle School in Ohio. I will copy the link to the voting site to this letter. We need to spread this like crazy to get as many votes as possible! You can vote once very 24 hour period.

Should we be the winners for the North Central Division, a few things will happen:

1) We will gain national attention from the National Association for Music Education Give a Note Foundation, Radio Disney, and the news.

2) The Give a Note Foundation and Radio Disney will come and host a concert at the school. The previously mentioned groups determine the performing artist, or ensemble.

3) The school will receive a grant for the music program.

I think we have a good shot at this contest. The theme for the contest this year is "Music that Inspires," and I think our performance was very inspiring! Let's get this link out to every friend and family member you have! The voting is open from 8:00 am (Eastern Time) until February 10th at 11:59 pm (Eastern Time). Here is the link: bit.ly/GANvote if that doesn't work, here is the web address: http://www.giveanote.org/2016-mios-tour-semi-finalists/

You will have to scroll down to the North Central Division heading and click on it to open up the videos. You can then watch the videos if you want to and then select Stapleton Public Schools at the bottom of the screen before clicking the vote button.

The link will also be posted on the Give a Note Facebook page and @giveanote on Twitter. It will also be available on the Radio Disney app.

We can do this if we work together to pass along the link and vote every day!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mr. Daniel Gibbs


Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.   

School Closing Information

As winter weather is here, there may be a need to change the daily schedule by calling a late start, early out, or to even call off school entirely. There are two systems that the school has in place to notify parents and community members. The first system used is called Blackboard Connect which will send a phone call, text message, and email to everyone currently in our student management system (PowerSchool). In the event that there is an early out, late start, or school closure, Blackboard Connect will be used and the messages will come as early as 6:00 am or as late as 8:30 pm. The second system used to inform the public is called WeatherThreat.com which is designed to notify the local media that school will close. Information will also be posted on this website, Facebook, and on the North Platte television stations.

In the event that school has closed, it is important that parents/guardians provide the procedures the child should follow (i.e., go home with a specific friend, go to a relative’s home, babysitter’s, etc.) Parents may decide to keep their children home during inclement weather.  Students absent due to severe weather when school is in session will be marked absent.  The absence will be treated like any other absence.  Parents may pick up their children during inclement weather at any time during the school day.

If you have any questions on school closings, please call the school at (308) 636-2252 and ask for Chris is the office, Clayton Waddle, or Kris Walker.

Board of Education Elect Officers and Assign Committees for the 2016 Calendar Year

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At each January regular school board meeting, the Stapleton Board of Education elects officers, appoints committee members, and designates an official news publication, an official depository, a legal counsel, authorizes board officers to sign checks, and reviews the NASB (Nebraska Association of School Boards) Code of Conduct.

On January 18, 2016, the Stapleton Board of Elected Josh Allen as the President, Tish Eckstrom as the Vice-President, Robert Jones as Board Secretary, and Rod Doggett as Board Treasurer. The board also designated the Stapleton Enterprise as the official publication, Community First Bank as the official depository, Perry, Guthery, Haase & Gessford, P.C., L.L.O. as the legal counsel, and four of the six board members signed the NASB Code of Conduct. The complete minutesand video of each school board meeting can be found by clicking on the link below. Additional information can also be found by clicking on the links below or can be found on the school website at any time under the heading District and clicking on School Board.

Board of Education Meeting Information

NASB Code of Conduct

School Board Members and Committees for 2016

School Board Goals

School Board Norms


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

The information below has been posted to meet the requirements of the Superintendent Transparency Pay Act. The Superintendent Transparency Pay . . .

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 7:30 p.m for . . .


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

Sep 25, 2013

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. . . .

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