Bismarck Band Night is on Friday, May 14 at 5:30 MDT. The parade will start at the Capitol, go down 6th Street, west on Avenue A, and north up 4th Street to return near the Capitol. The band students will be leaving for band night at 8:15 a.m. The students must pack their own lunches, beverages, and money. The dress code is wear comfortable walking shoes, their best blue jeans, and their band night shirt. Only our Southwest Marching Band caps and beanies are allowed to be worn on the head and sunglasses are fine as well. Dress appropriately underneath the band night shirt in case weather is chilly.
The FINAL deadline for signing up for Driver's Education is Friday, May 7th at 9:00 a.m. The schedule for classes will be set up after that date. There is NO track meet on Saturday, May 8, due to weather. The junior high track team will be leaving at 11:30 a.m. for Dickinson to compete at the BAC on Monday, May 10, at 1:00 p.m.
Our kitchen will not be able to serve hot lunch starting May 17th. They will still be serving lunch; however, it will be cold lunch due to the building project. We would like to thank everyone involved with our lunch program this past year - staff, students, and parents. We still had the best hot lunch program in the state even working through the pandemic and a building project.
Notable Dates for the School Calendar------May 14 - Quarter Catch-Up Day, Band Night in Bismarck, Deadline for all library books to be returned to school. ------May 15 - Grand March for Prom begins at 8:30 p.m. ------May 21 - Last Day of Pre-School ------May 24 - School is dismissed at noon. ------May 25 - School is dismissed at noon, and Grades 7-12 Music Festivals Concert & Awards Ceremony will be held at 6:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend the concert & awards ceremony. ------May 26 - Last day of school and buses leave at 11:00 a.m.------ May 30 - Graduation will be at 1:00 p.m. with the senior parade immediately following.
On Wednesday, we will be having a dress up day for teacher appreciation week. We invite everyone to dress up as rock stars or simply wear t-shirts of your favorite musicians.
CONGRATULATIONS to Nathan Kaufman who has qualified for state with a javelin throw of 168 feet! CONGRATULATIONS to Keziah Erickson who has qualified for state with a discus throw of almost 112 feet!
Congratulations to our Agronomy and Ag Sales Teams who both earned 1st place at the Hettinger contest this weekend.
Here is the final tally for our Community Survey for the changes proposed to our football and track co-op. We had 160 respondents to our survey. Upon review, of the results Mott/Regent received, both communities were in favor of the same name, Hettinger County, the same mascot, Huskies, and the same color scheme, Blue/gray/and white. Our next plan is to have community forums to discuss the proposed changes. Mott/Regent will host theirs on February 24th - 5:00 PM in Mott and 7:00 PM in Regent. New England will host on March 3rd at 6:00 PM in the New England gymnasium.
The NE FFA chapter has had a strong start to our winter judging season. Our first event was held at DSU, with the Agronomy team, and Ag Sales Team both earning 1st place! Our Livestock students earned 7th and 11th place individually.
Here is the final tally for our Community Survey for the changes proposed to our football and track co-op. We had 160 respondents to our survey. Upon review, of the results Mott/Regent received, both communities were in favor of the same name, Hettinger County, the same mascot, Huskies, and the same color scheme, Blue/gray/and white. Our next plan is to have community forums to discuss the proposed changes. Mott/Regent will host theirs on February 24th - 5:00 PM in Mott and 7:00 PM in Regent. New England will host on March 3rd at 6:00 PM.
After surveying our school community and reviewing the data from the NDDoH, administration has decided to ease our mask policy. The more than 80% drop in active COVID-19 cases since mid-November heavily influenced our decision not to extend the mandate. We still strongly encourage the usage of masks and students WILL continue to need to wear their masks when entering the cafeteria. There will be instances where they need to wear masks on buses. Also, teachers may request students wear them in their classrooms when underlying health conditions are a concern for that classroom and social distancing isn't possible. We expect students to be respectful of this request to ensure the safety of others. We need to continue to wash our hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or inside of elbow, throw the tissue away, and then wash hands. If your child is sick, please keep them home. They can still attend class via remote learning. Teachers will define their classroom expectations to their students. In the event, we see another outbreak, we may need to go back to our mask mandate.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION!! Pandemic EBT Benefits – Verify Student Information You may be eligible to receive a Pandemic-EBT benefit. This benefit is for families of school-age children who no longer have access to free or reduced-price school meals due to school closures or reduced attendance. Your contact information must be verified with the school before benefits will be issued. Please contact Tamara Volk to verify your information by, Monday January 24, 2021.
North Dakota's statewide mask mandate expired Monday, January 18, 2021 after Gov. Doug Burgum and his administration declined to extend it. However, the CDC and NDDoH still strongly encourages residents to wear masks when social distancing cannot be maintained. At this time, New England Public School will require masks until administration, faculty, and staff can more clearly define our mask policy moving forward.
Just a reminder, the boys basketball game scheduled for today, Saturday, January 16th will start at 2:00 PM. The junior varsity game is only scheduled for two quarters. The varsity game will start earlier than expected because of the shortened junior varsity game.
Just a reminder, on Monday, January 18th New England Public School will not be in session. The girls basketball team will be traveling to Beach with the first game starting at 4:00 PM.
The boys basketball games scheduled for tonight, Thursday, January 14th have been postponed until tomorrow, Friday, January 15th. Start times to be determined.
The 7&8 GBB game against Hettinger-Scranton scheduled for Tuesday, January 12, has been cancelled.
Hunter Safety classes begin TODAY at 6:00 PM. Your student MUST BE 11 years of age by December 31, 2021. Class is in the VoAg room. Sign up online at ND Game & Fish website under Hunter Education and New England.
ATHLETIC CALENDAR UPDATE: Saturday, Jan. 16 @ 1:00 p.m.--A&C BBB vs. Center-Stanton in New England
The junior high boys basketball game scheduled for today, Saturday, January 9th has been cancelled.