My name is Cody Dean Cure, class of 2016. My parents are Jerry Cure and Kristi and Chad Gideon. I have two siblings: my sister Gracee and my brother Grayson. I am currently involved in FBLA. I have also participated in golf and basketball in past years. Some hobbies I enjoy are hunting and fishing with family and friends. My plan after I graduate is to go into the construction or agriculture field.
My name is Keaton Husak. I'm currently a senior at Wood River High School. My parents are Cheryl and Glenn Husak, and I have two siblings, Shelby and Trey. I'm involved in the following activities: football and wrestling. I have lettered in football and wrestling. My future plans are to attend either a four year or a two year college and get a degree. Later I plan on starting a family.
My name is Tavian Allen Tank, and I am currently a senior at Wood River High school. My parents
are Doug and Karie Tank. I also have a younger sister named Cierra who is currently a freshman. I
am currently involved in football, wrestling, and baseball. After high school I plan on attending the
University of Nebraska at Lincoln to major in Meteorology/Climatology.
My parents John and Joyce Willoughby farm in Wood River. My mother is a graduate of Wood River High School and is also on the School Board, just like my grandfather. I have 3 younger sisters: Amber, Taylor and Johhna. Amber is a senior at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Lincoln and will graduate with a nursing degree in May. Taylor is a sophomore at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is currently studying abroad in the Czech Republic. Johnna is an 8th grader at Wood River. I met my fiance Bryce Consbruck in college. He is a Sale Agronomist with Cargill. This November Bryce completely surprised me, with the help of my 1st graders he proposed and I said yes. The happiest day of our lives is only 138 days away. We will be getting married on July 30, 2016!
I am so blessed to be living and teaching in my hometown. I attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduating with a degree in Elementary Education and Special Education in December 2014. After student teaching at Carriage Hill Elementary in Papillion-LaVista I accepted a part time 3rd grade/part time title math position at Wood River Elementary. I started teaching in January 2015 in the middle of the school year after the 3rd grade class grew to 54 students. Now I am lucky enough to be teaching 1st grade. What a crazy yet wonderful adventure this year and a half has been!
100th Day of School in Miss Willoughby's First Grade
Recently in first grade we celebrated the 100th day of school. As a class we talked and thought about what we would do if we were 100 years old. Each student then wrote humorous statements saying what they would do if they were 100 years old. For example one student said, I would go to the movie theater and watch a movie in giant glasses. We then took selfies using an aging app on the iPad. Lets just say although we are looking forward to our bright futures we are not looking forward to look 100 years old.
It isn't Christmas, but for scammers it seems like it. This is the time of the year when the pressure is on scammers to get your social security number and file a tax return. You may notice an increase of people calling or emailing you to try to sell you things like life insurance or claim they are from a bank. Be very skeptical of these people. They may also claim that they are from the IRS and need information from you. Simply ask for their name and badge number and tell them you will call them back. Find the IRS phone number online and call them back. With the name and badge number, they will be able to connect you to them. Most people think that they can spot a scam, but don't let them catch you off guard.
Things that you can do protect yourself are file early. Even if you don't need to file, file anyway. As I said earlier, be on guard for people pretending to be someone else. Phone messages and emails are the most common point of contact. If more than one return is filed in your name, you owe more taxes than you thought or the IRS indicates you received wages from someone that you never worked for are all indications that someone is tried to commit fraud. For more information visit this IRS website.
I graduated from Wood River Junior Senior High School in 1982. Our class had 72 students. After that, I attended the Univeristy of Nebraska and graduated with a degree in Ag Economics in 1986. Currently, I am a third generation farmer here in Wood River. Along with the School Board I am active in the United Methodist Church and sit on the State Board of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association. In my spare time, I enjoy the outdoors with my family, playing a round of golf, or hunting and fishing. My wife Deb is from McCook, NE. and teaches Spanish at WRRSD. We will be married for twenty years this August. We have three chilren: Spencer is a Junior, Sydney is a 6th grader, and Beau is in the third grade.
I am currently serving on the Board of Education in my eigth year, and the time has flown by. It has been a very rewarding experience and I am very thankful for the opportunity to serve the school district. With help from the administators, fellow board members and staff members, I have learned a great deal about our school district. Also, having children in the High School, Middle school and Elementary, along with Deb teaching in the system, I have a great view of what is going on in the district. My goal as a board member is to provide the highest quality education for all Wood River's students while practicing good stewardship of the tax district's resources. Although there are many challeges today in education, I am grateful for everyone's help in working to achieve this goal.
Wood River has been a great place for me to grow up and has also been a wonderful place for our family to live. The school has been, and will continue to be, an important part of my life and my family's life in the future, as well as the community's. I feel lucky for the opportunty to be involved in the school district at this level. It will be exciting to continue to set policy as a board, and establish criteria in dealing with the challenges that await us as a school district in the present and future.
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We even visited Dr. Krause's dentist office the week we learned about dental health.
~Read Across America/Dr. Seuss's birthday
~St. Patrick's Fun
~Plus much more!!
Another special day is Thursday. We devote it to technology and making students aware of safety concerns as well as new apps that are available. It is a great way to allow students to watch videos and demonstrate what could happen if we don’t use safe practices online. There are great questions and discussions after the videos.
The rest of February was spent playing “Minute to Win It” games. Each prime time rotated to the eight prime time teachers and participated in a different game in each room. There was excitement in the air as students attempted to achieve the goal in a minute or less. Shouts were heard as they encouraged each other on to beat the time.
Please mark your calendar and plan on attending Student Led conferences March 21 from 5-7. Eighth graders will also need to attend the meeting at 7 with Ms. Roberts to learn more about their high school schedules and choices. March prime time will be used in preparation of the conferences.
Board Member Brief
Faculty And Staff
Middle School Athletics
Middle School Organizations
One Act Play