Congratulations to this week's "GRR" Students of the Week: Harley Osten, Corey Parker, Reese Blackbird, Alex Frisch, Hailey Punke, Hoss Punke, Lucas Bonneau, Ella Carpenter, Saigen Aldrich, Baylor Beutler, Alex Cremeans and Brayden Kai for P-3; Mimi Coons, Khloe WhiteEyes, Natalie Bonneau, Graysen Briggs, Nick Buchholz, Kyra Bargmann and Donovan Snyder for 4-7, and Jocie Pagels, Kelcee Bacon and Michael Snyder for 8-12.
In cooperation with Northeast Community College, Nebraska Wesleyan, Wayne State College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Bancroft-Rosalie students are enrolled in a combined total of about 230 hours of college credit this fall. A total of 35 students currently have some form of dual enrollment.
Additionally, scholarship opportunities both through the school and from outside organizations have made it possible for students to earn college credit without incurring any personal expenses. A 2014 study from the American Institute for Research found that earning college credit in high school correlates with higher college enrollment rates and more likelihood that students earn college degrees, so this is an important first step for B-R students.
EducationQuest is again holding their Apply2College event in Nebraska’s high schools. Schools are encouraged to pick a date to encourage students to get online and apply to at least one college.
Bancroft-Rosalie conducted its Apply2College event in August. Students in the financial literacy class spent the period applying to colleges. EducationQuest provided the school a banner for publicity and students with “I Applied” stickers similar to the ones given for citizens who vote.
The Certified Nursing Assistant class has been very busy learning and perfecting their skills. They have become very competent in donning and doffing their personal protective equipment, and all of them now understand why they need to protect themselves from pathogens and how to accomplish this.
They have mastered the skills of changing bed linens with a resident in the bed as well as the proper techniques to turning a resident in bed. Practicing bathing skills on our manikin “Suzie” was a completely new experience.
The latest skill accomplished was to learn how to feed another person. Each of them had some degree of disability and sight issues. They were all very surprised how different these things make the dining experience. There was a lot of laughter while doing this skill as they had never fed another person before.
Our next skill is to learn how to take blood pressure, pulse, respiration and temperatures.
The Spanish I class took a journey to Mexico City to see some fantastic sites. They saw firsthand the Aztec pyramids at Teotihuacan and the floating gardens of Xochimilco.
When did this happen without anyone hearing about it? During class! They took a virtual tour through Google Expedition.
This is a new and exciting app that allows students to use their electronic devices to do 3D tours of different regions of the world. The teacher acts as the tour guide giving them direction and information while the students can see the sites as they are being discussed. This is a huge advantage when doing culture units because now they can actually see the locations being discussed as if they are there.