Small Town Times 2-10

Small Town Times Thank you, Mrs. Stubbs May 2017 By: Amanda McClain Issue 2-10 Litchfield Public Schools PO Box 167 Litchfield, NE 68852-0167 Phone: 308-446-2244 Student Editors: Rachel Linden, Amanda McClain, Tyren Howard, Joseph Ptacnik, RaNay Casper Newsletter Advisor: Mrs. Nikia Hunt nikia.hunt@litchfieldps.org Inside this Issue 1 2 3 3 4 4 5 6 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 17 19 Mrs. Stubbs Retirement Senior Spotlight Happy Mother’s Day Leonie Krahn FBLA State Conference Cinco De Mayo April School Board Minutes FFA News/Updates Miscellaneous Notices Superintendent’s Report Principal’s Report Counselor’s Corner The Library Letters Box Tops Submission Form May Lunch Menu Post Prom Thank You May Activities/Events Calendar Early Years Preschool Newsletter Summer School Registration After 35 years of excellent teaching, Mrs. Sue Stubbs is retiring. Mrs. Stubbs has always had a passion for wanting to be a kindergarten teacher ever since she was a little girl. After attending the University of Nebraska at Kearney and receiving a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with an endorsement in early childhood education, she was ready to pursue that dream. At the time she was attending UNK it was known as Kearney State College. After college, she taught kindergarten at Bertrand Community School for one year. This same year she got married to Gary Stubbs. Mrs. Sue Stubbs started working at Litchfield Public School teaching kindergarten in January 1982. At that time kindergarten was a full day only during the 2nd semester. It was later changed to three days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. It was changed again to full time 5 days a week. Throughout the years kindergarten has changed. Mrs.Stubbs said, “Kindergarten at the beginning of my career was more like what Pre- K is now with an emphasis on readiness skills. Kindergarten is much more advanced now- it’s what 1st grade used to be.” When I asked her what her favorite memory at Litchfield School is Mrs. Stubbs said, “I will take many fond memories with me when I leave. I most cherish the students, co-workers, and administrators that I have had the pleasure of working with throughout the years.” Mrs. Stubbs’ life has been touched and enriched by many five-year-olds over the years. She hopes that she has made a difference in her students’ lives as well. She has started and maintained some traditions in her classroom to create some memories for the kindergarteners. She says, “Former students tell me that they still remember bubbles with flyswatters, making cream cheese valentine mints, and plaster of Paris Mother’s Day handprint plaques.” These traditions will always be remembered. Mrs. Stubbs has had a great impact on many students throughout the years. She says that her most rewarding thing about teaching was seeing the progress of students from the first day of school to the last day of school. Her teaching career is sadly coming to an end but she does have plans after her retirement. Her husband, Gary, is also retiring after a 41 year teaching career that began here at LPS. They hope to travel and spend time with family. They plan to make sure that their three grandchildren are a top priority. She also hopes to renew her long neglected hobbies such as reading, gardening, and baking. We would like to thank Mrs.Sue Stubbs for a wonderful 35 years here at Litchfield Public Schools. She will be greatly missed at LPS but the memories that she created will always be remembered. 1