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Bellevue East students start a virtual business  KETV Omaha

A class at Bellevue East high school is taking part in a program run by Virtual Enterprise International. Even though it was the first year the school took part in the ...

Bellevue East students quietly raise funds to make classmate's wish come true  Omaha World-Herald

Bellevue East High School's Future Business Leaders of America team quietly spent most of the school year raising $3,500 to grant a wish for a fellow student.

Bellevue East teams place at EconChallenge | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Bellevue East High School's two EconChallenge teams swept the state competition in both the David Ricardo and Adam Smith divisions.

Safety first: SRO Anthony Orsi protects Bellevue East, maintains order  Omaha World-Herald

At the end of a long school day, School Resource Officer Anthony Orsi said his main concern is always protecting the students and staff at Bellevue East High ...

Bellevue East High School names new principal | Education  Omaha World-Herald

A Westside High School assistant principal will be the next principal at Bellevue East High School, the school district said Friday. Jeffrey Wagner will take over at ...

Lightning strike sparks house fire in Bellevue  KETV Omaha

A lightning strike sparks a fire at a Bellevue home, according to fire officials.

2 Bellevue kids left behind on field trip to Omaha Children's Museum  Omaha World-Herald

One mom said she's "thankful it wasn't worse, but I haven't been sleeping well thinking about all the possibilities of what could have happened to my daughter."

Bellevue East may still root for Chieftains, but headdresses and 'war paint' no longer permitted  Omaha World-Herald

Their Native American mascot will stay, but students at Bellevue East High School face new rules on rooting for their sports teams. The school's mascot is a ...

Ricketts to grads who aced ACT: If you leave state for college, 'Come back to Nebraska'  Omaha World-Herald

The governor, an ACT official and Nebraska Commissioner of Education Matt Blomstedt presented certificates to the graduates, shook their hands and praised ...

A dining experience | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Bellevue East High School culinary arts students prepared and hosted a holiday lunch for East teachers, Bellevue Public Schools administration and some ...

Halloween Events | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Pawnee Elementary will host Trunk or Treat at Spirit Life Assemblies of God parking lot (48th and Harrison streets) Oct. 18 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.. Church of the ...

Bellevue East | Special Sections  Omaha World-Herald

Kelani Kennedy. 20180513_spe_bellevueeast. Key Staffer. Journalistic roles: Yearbook co-editor. College plans: UNO; journalism major, creative media minor.

Walking in her mother's moccasins Wheeler tradition continues at Bellevue East  Omaha World-Herald

Don't judge someone until you've walked a mile in their moccasins — the old saying goes.

Bellevue Public Schools School Board nominees | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

A Q and A with Bellevue Public School Board of Education candidates.

Bellevue East names Wagner new principal | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

A Westside High School assistant principal will be the next principal at Bellevue East High School, the school district said Friday.

Raising Cane's to open Tuesday | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

A lot of free stuff, including 20 “Free Cane's for a Year” prizes, will be given to customers age 13 and older who attend the Raising Cane's Bellevue grand ...

BPS looks toward future #BeKind initiative goals, events  Omaha World-Herald

Bellevue Public Schools, as well as other metro area schools, have embraced being kind for the fall 2018 semester, and they won't stop there.

BPS awards $50,000 in grants to teachers | Sarpy News  Omaha World-Herald

Forty-nine teachers across the Bellevue Public Schools district were awarded grants Nov. 1 from the BPS Foundation.

Nine students net Optimist honors | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Nine students representing Bellevue East and Bellevue West high schools were honored March 21 for outstanding achievement by the Bellevue Optimist Club.

Bill Steele led Bellevue East JROTC for 15 years  Omaha World-Herald

Retired Air Force Lt, Col. William George “Bill” Steele, who for 15 years served as Air Force Junior ROTC instructor at Bellevue East High School, died Thursday ...

Bellevue Public Schools gets near $1.4M grant for advanced placement STEM classes  KETV Omaha

During a ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base, Bellevue Public Schools took a step toward STEM, joining a nationwide initiative, receiving a check for nearly $1.4 ...

Bellevue Public Schools bank on $76 million bond issue to finance work at every school in district  Omaha World-Herald

A piece of rebar stuck out of Bellevue East High School's football field last year. Inside the high school, the chillers that cool it are nearly 30 years old.

Pomfret, Zachary A. | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Pomfret, Zachary A. Age 31 Zach peacefully passed away on December 11, 2018, surrounded by his family after a fearless battle with glioblastoma. Zach was ...

BPS graduation beloved by some, bewilders others | Bellevue Leader |  Omaha World-Herald

Why does BPS hold commencement ceremonies in the high school gyms?

East HOSA sweeps state, prepares for nationals | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Bellevue East High School's team took home numerous awards at the HOSA Future Health Professionals state conference March 19–20.

7 candidates vying for 3 seats on Bellevue school board  Omaha World-Herald

The race for Bellevue school board looks like a family affair. The brother of a current board member is running. So is the son of a former Bellevue mayor. And.

High-fives welcome students back at Bellevue elementary school  Omaha World-Herald

The bell rang and the students heading into Belleaire Elementary School on Thursday went through the line of high-fives. They got high-fives from Bellevue East ...

Nebraska's students would learn about socialism under proposed social studies standards  Omaha World-Herald

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UPDATE: Bellevue police cite three teens in recorded assault  KETV Omaha

An assault occurred in Bellevue Monday morning, according to police.

Chieftain royalty | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

The Bellevue East High School prom will be held Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Durham Museum.

Gillen, Robert Francis | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Gillen, Robert Francis Apr 11, 1946 - Oct 2, 2018 Bob Gillen grew up in the home of his grandparents, James and Martha (O'Leary) Gillen, in South Omaha.

How to fix Nebraska's struggling schools: State efforts worked in Loup County, but not yet in Santee  Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska Commissioner of Education recommends removing Loup County Elementary from priority list and expanding intervention in Santee schools.

West, East football fields makeovers underway | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Bellevue East and West high schools' athletes will have new turf to kick off the next football season.

6 foot, 7 foot, 8 foot bunch: Unique Bellevue East garden includes banana trees  Omaha World-Herald

A tropical escape can be found in the center of Bellevue East High School.

Chasing a perfect ACT score: Brainy Nebraska students ace the test in record numbers  Omaha World-Herald

Explanations for a surge in high Nebraska ACT scores include greater effort, more preparation, quest for scholarships.

East grad Geary Taylor returns to Bellevue to inspire students  Omaha World-Herald

1987 Bellevue East High School graduate Geary Taylor, who's now a well-known artist, returned to his former schools.

With costumes and pep, OPS administrators prepare for new school year  Omaha World-Herald

School leaders, administrators and two school board members gathered at Baxter Arena to prepare for the 2019-20 school year.

Nebraska Special Olympics athletes welcomed home after nabbing gold medals at World Games  Omaha World-Herald

The two Nebraska athletes, from Bellevue and Kearney, were greeted by friends, family and co-workers at Omaha's Eppley Airfield on Saturday morning.

Bellevue joins other school districts in receiving donation of data-tracking football helmets  Omaha World-Herald

A donation from businessmen John Hassett of Bellevue Keno and Darwin Hanssen of DJ's Dugout will allow the district to buy 218 Riddell helmets with the ...

What's in a name? | In The Game  Omaha World-Herald

Ever been to a baseball game and wonder who the field was named after? What did that person do to earn the honor? We went to a few of the top fields in the ...

Omaha-area school districts put renewed focus on trades  Omaha World-Herald

At Westside High, private donations will cover $1.1 million for construction and another $50000 for new equipment for the Engineering and Technology Lab.

Tom Tom honored for excellence | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

East, West journalism programs earn state awards.

Wake Robin first BPS elementary school to perform musical  Omaha World-Herald

Wake Robin Elementary School students performed “the Jungle Book Kids,” the first musical put on by a Bellevue Public Schools elementary school.

Board votes to install turf infield at Bellevue West  Omaha World-Herald

The Bellevue Board of Education voted 5-0 June 4 to spend almost $300000 to install a turf infield at Bellevue West High School.

Omaha area school, city officials embrace #BeKind theme, schedule a day of kindness  Omaha World-Herald

When kids head back to school this week and next, they're likely to find the “Be Kind” message turning up all over: on social media, teachers' T-shirts, school ...

93 Millard South students earn college degrees — 2 weeks before finishing high school  Omaha World-Herald

The initiative exposes high school students to considerable college-level work. The students and their families may save thousands of dollars, depending on ...

Six file for seats on Bellevue school board  Omaha World-Herald

Six candidates are in the running to fill three slots on the six-member Bellevue Public Schools Board of Education. The six are John Carozza, Bill Baldwin, Nina ...

Kaylyn Sahs earns multiple awards at Galaxy of Stars Talent Search  Omaha World-Herald

Kaylyn Sahs, a 2016 Bellevue East High School graduate and musician from Papillion, won several awards at the 14th annual Galaxy of Stars Talent Search at ...

OPS, teachers have reached an agreement on a new contract, but it still needs school board's OK  Omaha World-Herald

Under the contract, teachers would receive a 1.81% pay increase for the 2019-2020 school year.

Westside, Millard West, Benson, Bellevue East students stage walkout  KETV Omaha

Students at Westside Middle School, Benson High School, Millard West High School and Bellevue East High School walked out of class Wednesday to protest ...

Area students take part in walkouts, sit-ins, other demonstrations to protest violence  Omaha World-Herald

Students at several high schools and at least one university, from Kearney to Council Bluffs to Omaha, held walks outs, sit-ins and rallies Wednesday to protest ...

Omaha Lutheran church, school close after 132 years due to low enrollment, $130000 in unpaid tuition  Omaha World-Herald

Students walked the halls of the St. Paul Lutheran Church and School for the last time Wednesday. The north Omaha school will soon close its doors after 132 ...

Chieftains capture stateeconomics championship | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

A Bellevue East High School team was declared state champion March 27 at the Nebraska Economics Challenge in an event hosted by the Nebraska Council ...

Spanish-speaking parents have ally in BPS program  Omaha World-Herald

PADRES is a monthly meeting to support Spanish-speaking families.

Hundreds show up to BPS board meeting Monday  KETV Omaha

Students, alumni, faculty and community members packed Bellevue Public School's board meeting Monday to voice their opinion on the recently announced ...

Luigi's now open in Olde Towne | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

There's a new kid in town. Luigi's Italian Bar and Grill has opened at 101 W. Mission Ave., in the building previously occupied by Mudbugs Cajun Cuisine and ...

Optimist awards | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Twelve students drawn from Bellevue East and Bellevue West high schools were honored for outstanding achievement Feb. 28 by the Bellevue Optimist Club.

Art Show: Kevin Reestman at Lewis Art Gallery | Omaha events calendar  Omaha World-Herald

Kevin Reestman will be in the Gallery from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Saturday March 16th. About the Artist: Kevin was born and raised in the Omaha Metro area.

East students get taste of politics | Bellevue Leader |  Omaha World-Herald

Eight young women from Bellevue East High School were recently immersed in a University of Nebraska at Omaha workshop.

50+ photos of area homecoming celebrations. Send us yours  Omaha World-Herald

Homecoming is a fall tradition for most high schools. The dances, the games, the royalty.

West tops in the state once again | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

The Marching Thunderbirds of Bellevue West High School are the best in the state again when it comes to marching band competitions in Nebraska.

The Science of it All: A decade of success for Mission team  Omaha World-Herald

Arguably, Bellevue Public Schools can make claim as the science capitol of Nebraska. For 21 years, Mission Middle School has ranked among the top three in ...

In hopes of keeping autistic kids from feeling isolated, new Millard program teaches social skills  Omaha World-Herald

The programs will use recreation technicians and volunteer peers to teach basic skills, everything from how to start a conversation to how to call for an Uber ride.

About 4000 Omaha, Lincoln students walk out to protest gun violence  Omaha World-Herald

Roughly 4000 students from Nebraska's two biggest school districts, Omaha and Lincoln, walked out of class Friday to join in a national protest against gun ...

Longtime faculty members retire from BPS | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

After a combined 67 years of *service*, we highlight the careers of two BPS teachers who just retired.

Rabalais: Great upsets? LSU needs one (actually two) of those against mighty Oregon State  The Advocate

OMAHA, Neb. — Great upsets are the lifeblood of the sports we love.

Westside district has a new Boys & Girls Club with an innovation center  Omaha World-Herald

The facility is named for Karen Hawkins and offers 15000 square feet for after-school and summer activities, including drone flying and code robots.

Nebraska officials back off plan to drop basic-skills test for aspiring teachers  Omaha World-Herald

State officials have backed off a proposal to eliminate the basic skills test that applicants must pass to enter a Nebraska college or university's teacher-prep ...

Family of man killed in Tuesday's crash attest to his selflessness  KETV Omaha

Mycal Huff, 19, had dreams of serving the U.S. Army, but a crash that ejected him from his vehicle Tuesday caused his death.

Two Omaha students named US Presidential Scholars | Education  Omaha World-Herald

The seniors attend Millard North High School and Brownell Talbot School.

Mission Middle School team competes at Science Olympiad  Omaha World-Herald

The Mission Middle School Science Olympiad Team competed in the Science Olympiad National Tournament in Wisconsin on May 21. The team placed 46th ...

Pennies for their thoughts | Bellevue Leader |  Omaha World-Herald

Gilder students raise $2100 for teen alum fighting cancer.

East, West students compete in international DECA competition  Omaha World-Herald

DECA teams from Bellevue East and Bellevue West high schools competed in the International Career Development Conference in Nashville from April 23-26.

Leadership Summit a chance to learn from community leaders  Omaha World-Herald

Sparking transformation and igniting dialogue were among the goals Friday of Bellevue East High School's Leadership Summit.

Mycal Huff, 19, found a way to stay positive  Omaha World-Herald

No matter what happened, Mycal Huff was able to look on the bright side and see the positive.

Pawlak home for air show | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Bellevue East grad Navy Lt. Adam Pawlak returns home to participate in air show.

Two candidates will interview today for position as full-time lobbyist at UNO  Omaha World-Herald

The University of Nebraska at Omaha wants a full-time lobbyist, and on Monday two candidates will interview for the job.

Nebraska high schools have strong showing at national speech tournament  KETV Omaha

The Nebraska high school speech circuit cleaned up nicely at this weekend's National Individual Events Tournament of Champions tournament in Denver.

176 former ITT Tech students in Nebraska will share $1.76 million in debt relief under settlement  Omaha World-Herald

LINCOLN — State Attorney General Doug Peterson announced Monday that 176 former ITT Technical Institute students in Nebraska will share more than $1.76 ...

Burns upsets incumbent Carmichael | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Thomas Burns, a student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, a Democrat and a clerk in the Douglas County Public Defender's office, is the new Ward 1 ...

Council Bluffs schools to offer all students free meals starting this fall  Omaha World-Herald

The entire school district now qualifies for the Community Eligibility Provision — a program that allows students to eat free. The USDA funds the program.

Here comes the Psycho: 'Adrenaline junkie' Zack Hess is embracing his growing legend  The Advocate

OMAHA, Neb. — The man they call Psycho is reserved for now.

Teacher Accused of Improper Communication With Child  WOWT

A former Bellevue East High School teacher is facing misdemeanor charges for allegedly engaging in sexually explicit communications with a minor.

Online magazine honors East 'dude' Tim Bogatz | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

This past June, Tim Bogatz was named one of the “11 Most Influential Dudes of Art Education” by The Art of Education online magazine.

Air Force Heartland of America Band sets holiday concert dates  Omaha World-Herald

Suburban Newspapers Inc. and the Air Force Heartland of America Band will present three performances of the band's 2017 holiday concert series, “Sounds of ...

Artist at work | Ralston Recorder  Omaha World-Herald

Ralston tattoo artist Kimberly Anderson walks us through a day in her life.

Bold flavors at Big Mike's BBQ | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

A local food bus now has a permanent home with the opening of Big Mike's BBQ on Galvin Road.

Kathryn “Ann” Gillaspie | Obituaries |  Lincoln Journal Star

Kathryn “Ann” Gillaspie. September 6, 1952 – June 12, 2019. Age 66. Ann was born on Sep 6, 1952 in Omaha, NE to parents, Robert E. and Kathryn H. (Hanley) ...

First-time author to host book signing at Bellevue East  Omaha World-Herald

A Bellevue woman has published her first book. Sue (E.B.) Tatby designed her young adult novel, “I Wish,” for ages 11 through adult.

All the right notes | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Two Bellevue high schools are keeping the state band title close to home.

Maggie Grange is family's third optometrist; joins father's office  Omaha World-Herald

Maggie Grange, a third-generation optometrist, has joined her father at Eye Specialists/Bellevue Optical.

A choral cause Husband-wife team boost Bellevue culture through song  Omaha World-Herald

If cities are esteemed according to their copious cultural offerings, then Chris and Meg Latta have done Bellevue a great *service*.

Fintastic Fish up and swimmingat Fort Crook Road location  Omaha World-Herald

Luke and Becka Westcott opened Fintastic Fish in the shopping center at 724 Fort Crook Road N. by the Toyota car dealer.

At Offutt air show, aviators will honor fallen WWI pilot base is named for  Omaha World-Herald

Military aviators from the United States and Great Britain will meet this weekend to honor 1st Lt. Jarvis Offutt, the World War I pilot from Omaha in whose memory ...

Fees add thousands of dollars to the cost of a student's college education  Omaha World-Herald

Student fees are another expense for college students, but administrators say they try to keep them apprised of the cost of those fees.

Non-denominational Campus Life makes way to Bellevue schools  Omaha World-Herald

Campus Life, a national youth organization, now has a footprint in Bellevue Public Schools after being in the metro for 52 years.

70 Nebraska high school students receive UNL's Young Artist Awards  Omaha World-Herald

LINCOLN - The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts held its Nebraska Young Artist Awards on April 6.

Three Nebraskans correctly spell their way to next round of National Spelling Bee  Omaha World-Herald

The second round is Wednesday. Most contestants who spell two words correctly will be eliminated at the end of the day based on results from a written test ...

Bellevue student leaves his mark, turns graffiti art into classroom murals  Omaha World-Herald

A Bellevue teenager is poised to turn his graffiti art into a lucrative career.

Salon and spa opens in Bellevue | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Those in search of a stylish new haircut or a relaxing massage are in luck as Bellevue's newest salon and spa combination, Canvas Salon and Day Spa, opened ...

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