Aug 282014

ESU #9 presents the 5th Annual Integrating Technology in Instruction (iTi) Conference featuring Rushton Hurley on Monday, October 20, 2014 from 8:00 – 4:00 at Adams Central Jr-Sr High School with registration beginning at 7:45 a.m.

“In the last eight years, Rushton has trained teachers and other professionals in North America, Europe, and Asia, presenting at regional and national conferences. His fun and thoughtful talks center on the connection between engaging learning and useful, affordable technology, as well as professional perspectives in a changing world.” (

This year’s conference will feature an expansion of topics including engagement strategy sessions, E-Rate updates, assistive technology, learning management systems, SPED topics and more!

Register online:

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Aug 222014

Calling our local experts!

Educational Service Unit 9 is offering a one-day technology conference on Monday, October 20, 2014, hosted at Adams Central Jr- Sr High School. Click here to find out more about the conference:

We invite you to submit proposals to present at the 5th Annual ESU 9 Integrating Technology in Instruction (iTi) Conference
Click on the link to submit a proposal:

We are seeking proposals that are designed and delivered by experienced practitioners who wish to share their professional practices with their colleagues.

Please submit this presenter application form by September 10th, 2014

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Aug 142014

The following employees were honored for their years of service during ESU 9′s opening day on August 11, 2014.

10 Years – Keri Nissen
15 Years – Lynn Wilton
25 Years – Judy Deepe
30 Years – Dolores Utecht & Jenise Straight
35 Years – Linda Colburn
40 Years – Lynda Rempel

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Aug 132014

The Project SEARCH High School Transition Program is a unique, business led, one-year school-to-work program that takes place entirely at the workplace. Total workplace immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration, and hands-on training through worksite rotations.

The International Project Search Convention was held at Embassy Suites in LaVista, NE, July 21-25, 2014.  This was the first convention to be held at a Project Search site. Check out the Sarpy County Spotlight by KMTV during the July 24, 2014, broadcast of The Morning Blend.

Attending the conference from the Hastings Project Search team were Amy Vetter, Sketer Brown, Julie Brodrick, Jody Hitesman, and Jenise Straight. This Project Search team was honored as a recipient of an employment award for having 60-69% placement. Read more on Hastings Public School’s website or Facebook page. Others who received employment awards are available on the Project Search web site at

If you have questions concerning the Project SEARCH application process please email Jenise Straight at or Amy Vetter at

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May 212014

If you have students in grades 9th-12th who are in need of credit recovery or students who would like to take a class to better prepare them for the 2014-2015 school year, then this program is for them.

Classes will be held 8:00- 11:00 a.m.

May 27 – June 26, 2014

Hastings Central Community College—Howard Building

The cost of the program will be $400.00 for the five-week session. This is not the school district’s responsibility. Payment must be received to the school district prior to the student receiving his/her credits or diploma.

Please share this information with parents/ guardians of students who would benefit from this program.

To register, please contact Jody Hitesman @ 402-463-5611 or email

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