Small Town Times 3-1

Small Town Times August 2017 Issue 3-1 The “Back to School” Issue Litchfield Public Schools PO Box 167 Litchfield, NE 68852-0167 Dear Students and Phone: 308-446-2244 The beginning of a new school year is nearly upon us and the staff at Litchfield Public School is excited to get started! We hope you find the information in this edition helpful for getting started off on the right foot this year! A Welcome from New Principal, Mr. Matt Drew: Community: Newsletter Advisor: Mrs. Nikia Hunt nikia.hunt@litchfieldps.org Inside this Issue Principal Welcome Letter Goodbye Tribute (Dr. Maline) Back to School Potluck Missoula Children’s Theatre School Supply Lists PK School Supply List School Information 2017-2018 Academic Calendar Lunch Program Billing Info Free/Reduced Lunch Application School Board Minutes General Fund Claims Superintendent’s Reports Counselor’s Corner August Lunch Menu August Activities & Events Calendar SPECIAL INSERT: Sports Physical Forms On behalf of our staff and administrative team, I would like to welcome all students back to school for the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. I am Matt Drew, the new K-12 Principal for Litchfield Public Schools. I grew up on a farm north of Kearney and went to school in Pleasanton. I went to the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and did my student teaching at Lincoln Northeast and Northstar. After that I knew I wanted to get back to small town Nebraska. I taught and coached at Giltner for the last ten years. While at Giltner I was the assistant football coach and head basketball coach. I was also able to coach my cousin Drew Ott, who went on to get a full ride scholarship to play football, and this is why you will seeing me wearing an Iowa Hawkeye hat. We had some great teams and won two basketball state championships and one football state championship. I received my Masters in Educational Leadership from Doane College in May of 2016. In October of this year I will be married to my wife, Bevin, for three years. Bevin teaches English and coaches for the Grand Island Northwest district. We have bought a house in Hazard and have done some remodeling. Bevin is an avid volleyball player, and we look forward to being part of the Litchfield Community. I look forward to meeting and getting to know all of you and your families. I am very excited to be your new principal and look forward to continuing the work of making Litchfield Public Schools a school of EXCELLENCE. Sincerely, Matt Drew 1