Small Town Times
By: Rachel Snow
Issue 1-8 The “Year-End” Issue
Litchfield Public Schools
PO Box 167
Litchfield, NE 68852-0167
Mrs. Nikia Hunt
Inside this Issue
Goodbye Reception Invitation
Summer School News
Thank You from the Boosters
School Board Minutes
Elementary Principal Report
May Lunch Menu
May Activities & Events Calendar
FBLA News & Updates
The school year is coming to end and summer vacation is almost upon us.
For three months, there will be no thoughts of bell schedules, tests, or
homework. It’s crazy to think that we’ve been through three quarters and are
nearly halfway through the fourth.
I decided to ask around and see what some highlights of some people’s year
have been, and what things people are most looking forward to this summer.
Rilee Howard said that the highlight of her year was sports, especially
volleyball. She is looking forward to having no homework and going to the
pool. Tessa Shafer expressed that her seventh grade year has definitely
been her best and it seemed like it flew by!
Emily Snow’s favorite part of her eighth grade year was quiz bowl. Both
Emily Snow and Shelby Behmerwohld are looking forward to spending more
time with their family this summer.
Both Gracie Richie and Jimmy Fletcher’s favorite part of the year was the
research projects they got to conduct. Ava Paitz is looking forward to softball,
and Knox Feldman is looking forward to t-ball. Malynn Boyles, Topanga
Boyles, and Koy Zulkowski all loved music class and their concerts.
This year, there were some changes with both the schedule and the classes
offered. We saw the addition of Access Period- this is a 25-minute period
that was added to the end of the day. This year Game Design, and Robotics
were offered. In Game Design, they started off playing video games that
other people had designed. They then moved on to designing their own
video games on special paper. The games were programmed into iPads. In
Robotics, they have learned how to not only program robots, but how to build
them from scratch. With the first robots they built, they used a kit and
followed a set of directions. Now they are designing building them from their
Another change we saw was quarterly awards assemblies. In years past, the
assembly has been held at the end of year and covered all four quarters.
Now, the assemblies are held after each quarter ends and focus just on that
quarter. When asked the reason for the assemblies being held in this
fashion, Mrs. Kluender replied, “Immediate feedback. Students are working
so hard to progress and do well that they need to be recognized in a timely
Yearbook Order Form
Summer School Registration
Athletic Banquet Flyer
At the end of this year, we will also say goodbye to some of our wonderful
faculty: Mr. Kjar, Mrs. Kluender, Mr. Sonnenfeld, Mr. Kirby, and Mrs.
Eckhout. We will miss them, but we appreciate the time they’ve spent with us
and the work they’ve done in our school.