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Russ Freeman, Superintendent of Schools

Mr. Freeman's office is located in the Lakeview Junior-Senior High School building. 

3744 83rd Street
Columbus, NE  68601

School Phone  402-563-2345  Ext. 108
Cell Phone 402-677-0567
Home Phone 402-562-8505

 




From the Desk of Russ Freeman   

It is hard to believe that the school year is winding down. The weather has been a mix of summer-like days and then more seasonal days. Seems like the weather is about one month ahead of time. It is my hope that everyone has been able to survive the winter and is ready to approach spring with new energy and enthusiasm. This is especially true for our students and staff. I would hope that the signs of spring will bring new effort and energy to finish the school year in a very positive way.
 
AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM
 
Over the past four school years the Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has contributed to our districts after school programs in both the Platte Center and Shell Creek Elementary Schools. This past year our district received $2,500 in funding through the ADM Cares program. The money received helped the after school program purchase ipads for students to use. A big thank you goes out to the ADM Company for the support they have provided for the students in our school district. If you know someone that works at ADM, please take a moment to thank them for supporting our students and our after school program.
 
PROJECTS
 
We have several projects that are going on in the district. The Lakeview lagoon has served the district for over 40 years and needs to be replaced, one of the Lakeview wells is beginning to have issues and needs to be replaced and the track surface is starting to show its’ wear and needs to be replaced. All of these projects will be started this spring/summer and may not get completed until sometime in the next school year.
 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
 
In the last couple of months, we have received the following resignations:
  • Andy Osten as the 7-12 vocational agriculture teacher
  • Shannon Honold as K-8 school counselor
  • Daryl Schrunk as elementary principal
All of these individuals made a positive impact on students and staff and I would just like to take a moment in this newsletter to say “thank you” to each of them. If you happen to cross paths with any of those listed, please let them know that we thank them for their service to the Lakeview Community.
 
 
KINDERGARTEN EARLY ADMITTANCE
 
The district will not admit any child into kindergarten unless they reach 5 years of age on or before July 31, 2015, unless they will reach the age of five years of age by October 15, 2015 and the following criteria are met.
  1. The parent provides an affidavit stating that the child attended kindergarten in another district, or
  2. The family will be relocating to another district that allows admission within the current year, or
  3. The child has demonstrated through recognized assessment procedures approved by the board his/her capability of carrying the work of the beginner grade.
 
Families who seek early admission of their child into kindergarten must obtain an Early Entrance to Kindergarten Packet from the School District Administrative Office. The completed written request and the $50.00 non-refundable fee must be received in the district office by April 22, 2016 to be considered. If you have questions, please call the Lakeview office (402-564-8518).
 
COMMUNICATION
 
If you have any questions or concerns about anything in this article or in general, please contact me either at school (402-564-8518) or on my cell phone (402-677-0567).
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