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Negative headlines against our school uncalled for PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 24 October 2013 18:29

Dear Editor:

I must respond to the stridently negative front page headlines of the Oct. 17th issue concerning our school system.

This article and horrendous headline were based on the results of one state test administered to the minimum required students in each grade, (thirty). Those few being tested can easily result in negative or inconclusive results if a mere handful do poorly, (three or four).

This NeSA test is but one of several avenues to determine the best educational track of our students. A negative test score is certainly to be noted and actions pursued to improve student achievement but...in no way it deserves a glaring headline prominently displayed suggesting failure.

I wonder if this reporter ever took a test during her school years and did poorly. If so should we condemn her as a failure based on one test score?

The most important result of a school’s effort is how the students do after graduation.

Wauneta-Palisade students have done exceedingly well. They have succeeded in the over-all workforce, in trade schools, military and at the college and university levels. This success is directly attributable to the solid education from the Wauneta-Palisade school system.

We have a tremendous staff in our school system. They are professional educators, work hard and take their vocation very seriously.

These outstanding teachers and administrators deserve better than tabloid-like, negative and sensational front-page headlines.

 

Sincerely,

Tony Cribelli

M. Ed., University of Northern Colo.

Wauneta, Neb.

 

P.S.

Wauneta-Palisade schools began this school year with twenty-five (25) more students than were enrolled last May.

 
Remedy to prevent future government shutdowns PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 17 October 2013 18:39

Dear Editor:

I want to share something that I heard on a television program. It is a remedy to prevent future government shutdowns, one that relies on a process, and one that doesn’t leave the fate of the American people in the hands of politicians and their agendas.

On this show, the panel was talking about the shutdown, and the host showed a clip of an interview he had with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Netanyahu explained that in Israel the government has a law in place that prevents government shutdowns because of budget disputes.

He said that if the powers that be can’t agree on a budget, then a budget is automatically put into place that is one-twelfth of the previous year’s budget for the first month.

This goes on for the second, third, fourth month, etc., with each month having a budget that is one-twelfth of the previous year’s budget.

If at the end of the sixth month, the representatives fail to come up with an agreement, they automatically go to elections.

At this point in the interview, Netanyahu smiled and said, “They have always come up with a budget.”

Thank you,

Patricia Holder

Wauneta

 
Decision to cut ag department to half time PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 19:18

Dear Editor:

We were disappointed there were no letters in the April 4 paper concerning the school board’s action to cut the ag department to half-time (half pay) as reported in the March 28 issue.

Your coverage of the meeting was probably quite accurate, reporting Mr. Geier’s assessment that only eight “unique” students were in the class. Also, we really appreciated the full-page picture of 16 students and showing at least 45 businesses and individual sponsors of the ag department.

We are so sorry we were not able to attend the March 26 school board meeting.

We should all pay attention. Ask questions. Search for the truth.

Sincerely,
Charlotte Myers
Don Myers
Hamlet, Nebr.

 
Week after week after week PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Friday, 28 December 2012 23:29

Last week the horrible shooting happened in Connecticut. This tragedy caught our nation’s attention and we were engrossed and deeply saddened.

We heard many say, “we must do something.” They suggested gun control, increased mental illness prerogatives, curbing violent video games and movies. We should hold our children and grandchildren more tightly. These are positive ideas, but I say the place to start is to re-sanctify life, re-glorify life and renew our respect for life from conception to natural death.

Every week in Lincoln , Neb., twenty unborn children are aborted. The same number that were murdered in Connecticut. These defenseless, innocent children are killed before they are born, let alone reach the age of six or seven. Yet, there is no outcry or national outrage against these deaths. Instead we are told to support health insurance to pay for these abortions.

When we decide life is precious at all states and will protect life at all stages, then we have taken a huge step towards eliminating mass killings.

In the meantime, twenty unborn children in Nebraska, along with hundreds elsewhere, are killed week after week after week.

 

Tony Cribelli

Wauneta, Neb.

 
Thanks for a great Santa Saturday! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 20 December 2012 17:41

Thanks goes out to the merchants, Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department, Women of Today and anyone else who helped pull off a fabulous Santa Saturday. It took a lot of work and planning and it was really appreciated.

Judi Nordhausen Wauneta, Neb.

 
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