Small Town Times 2-5

Small Town Times UNK Science Day By: Joseph Ptacnik December 2016 Issue 2-5 The “Snowy Days Ahead” Issue Litchfield Public Schools PO Box 167 Litchfield, NE 68852-0167 Phone: 308-446-2244 Litchfield Juniors and Seniors were invited to a Science Day at the University of Kearney on November 21, 2016. Students that attended the event with 7-12 Science teacher, Mrs. Leah Kenney, included Joseph Ptacnik, Wendy Brandt, Hamilton Schrock, Emilee Sweley, and Meghan Kratzer. While there, they explored different careers in science, while experiencing lab work. They solved a murder mystery, completed electrical currents, found unknown substances in a chemical lab, and explored astronomy. Further exploration included visiting a planetarium and viewing a show there. Meghan Kratzer indicated this was her favorite part of the day- visiting the planetarium and learning about the sun and stars. Joseph Ptacnik said of the event, “It was a good learning experience and I would like to go back next year.” Student Editors: Lori Bay, Rachel Linden, Amanda McClain, Tyren Howard, Joseph Ptacnik, RaNay Casper (not pictured), Tyla Runyan (not pictured) Newsletter Advisor: Mrs. Nikia Hunt nikia.hunt@litchfieldps.org Inside this Issue 1 2 3 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 14 15 16 17 19 UNK Science Day Senior Spotlight Homemade for Christmas Veteran’s Day The Interesting History of New Years Favorite Christmas Activities FFA News/Updates Sports Highlights November School Board Minutes Superintendent’s Report Counselor’s Corner General Fund December Lunch Menu FBLA News/Updates December Events/Activities Calendar Early Years Preschool Newsletter Music Dept. News/Updates 1