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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.

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 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.

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 ...

East, West better national ACT score | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

ACT released its annual score report, including state and national average scores Sept. 7. The Nebraska composite, which averages scores on the English, ...

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.

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 ...

Jarmon, Jermain Terrell | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Jarmon, Jermain Terrell Aug 6, 1977 - Nov 23, 2018 It is with great sadness that the family of Jermain Terrell Jarmon announces his passing at the age of 41.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

East royalty | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Bellevue East High School prom king was Jack Hansen-Reed and queen was Abby Higgs.

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 ...

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.

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.

Niedbalski, Eric George | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Niedbalski, Eric George Jan 30, 1992 - Oct 6, 2018 Survived by parents, Gary and Marguerite; brothers, Victor and Trevor; grandmothers, Kathy Robinson and ...

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

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

Student art honored at AC Lofton show | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Students from all four Bellevue high schools competed Sunday at Bellevue East High School in the AC Lofton Bellevue High School Art Show sponsored by ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Bellevue East Chieftains name new head football coach  KETV Omaha

When Bellevue East head football coach Jerry Lovell announced he would be stepping down, vacating a position that he had held since 1995, the high school ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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.

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.

Good Deeds: Local Girl Scouts awarded for community service project  Omaha World-Herald

Twenty-one Nebraska girls received the Girl Scout Gold Award, the organization's highest honor, for their leadership and *service* in their communities.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Bellevue Public Schools welcome newest teachers | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

More than 50 new teachers this fall have joined the Bellevue Public School District.

Pennies for their thoughts | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Gilder students raise $2100 for teen alum fighting cancer.

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.

Pilots and planes arrive for Offutt air show  WOWT

Excitement levels are soaring as the Offutt Defenders of Freedom Air and Space show makes its return this weekend.

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.

He's a legally blind filmmaker, trying to make as many movies as he can before he loses his sight entirely  Omaha World-Herald

Even though Kenny Cheairs is legally blind and will one day lose his sight entirely, he is a professional filmmaker running his own business.

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.

Nebraska Future Business Leaders of America recognizes state award winners  Omaha World-Herald

The Nebraska Future Business Leaders of America recently named students who won state competitive events at the 54th State Leadership Conference in ...

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 ...

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.

Scout ceremony lays US flags to rest | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Members of Boy Scout Troop 467 gathered Saturday night to retire 75 U.S. flags through the preferred method of burning.

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 ...

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.

Retired Bellevue police sergeant, volunteer firefighter was 'servant soul to the community'  Omaha World-Herald

Laufenberg served for 27 years at the Bellevue Police Department and 35 years at the Bellevue Volunteer Fire Department. Laufenberg died Monday of a heart ...

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.

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.

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.

Bellevue Public Schools' Board of Education accepts superintendent's resignation  KETV Omaha

UPDATED STORY: The Bellevue Public Schools' Board of Education accepted a resignation request from Frank Harwood during Monday night's meeting.

Walnut Creek is #EmmaStrong | Papillion Times  Omaha World-Herald

Walnut Creek Elementary School students rallied behind one of their own last week.

17 students honored for perfect ACT, SAT test scores, including teen who wants to be next 'Oracle of Omaha'  Omaha World-Herald

LINCOLN — Gov. Pete Ricketts on Monday honored 17 graduating high school seniors for a rare feat: earning perfect scores on college entrance exams.

Nonprofit with ties to UP plans move to Dana campus  Blair Enterprise Publishing

A performing arts nonprofit organization with ties to Union Pacific Railroad (UP) announced Thursday its intentions to move onto the former Dana College ...

Artist at work | Ralston Recorder  Omaha World-Herald

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

JROTC turns 100 years old while promoting integrity, service, excellence  Omaha World-Herald

JROTC turns 100 years old this year, promoting integrity, *service* and excellence in local schools for many of those years.

City set to lose 224 years of policing experience  Omaha World-Herald

Many of the best known names in Bellevue policing have announced they will depart the force this year, marking a generational shift in law enforcement.

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.

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

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

Fairview debuts show choir | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Fairview Elementary School students are making their voices heard on Bellevue Public Schools' first elementary show choir.

Cool shoes put local students on top in a national art contest  Lincoln Journal Star

Here's how a group of Lincoln Southeast High School students found themselves among the top 50 finalists in a national art contest that could net the school's ...

Family has 'got to be strong' after deadly crash that killed four, left teen critically injured  Omaha World-Herald

Authorities say fatigued driving could have caused the crash. The family was visiting California and Las Vegas, said Josh Flores, who was in Salt Lake City to ...

Kelly: WCA moves into new $11 million home and out of 'the shadows'  Omaha World-Herald

The WCA, an Omaha nonprofit fighting the effects of sexual and domestic violence, is holding an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at its new Blackstone ...

Compton honored by ONI | Ralston Recorder  Omaha World-Herald

On Nov. 7, Janis Compton of Ralston and Johnny Botsford of Bellevue, two Outlook Nebraska Inc. employees, were recognized for their accomplishments. ONI is ...

The dreamlike poetry world of Natasha Kessler | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Natasha Kessler's book, consisting of 34 poems, was recently published by Coconut Books, a small, but influential publisher of poetry.

Pay no attention to the man behind the plate: Michael Papierski is LSU's unsung hero on defense  The Advocate

OMAHA, Neb. — Whenever an LSU pitcher throws a breaking ball in the dirt, thank Alex Bregman for the ball not hitting the backstop.

LSU pitcher Eric Walker to miss 2018 season, scheduled to have Tommy John surgery next week  The Advocate

LSU and pitcher Eric Walker received the worst possible news Thursday when they found out Walker will need Tommy John surgery, requiring him to miss the ...

Mighty Wings: Offutt Air Show featuring Thunderbirds and more returns this weekend  Omaha World-Herald

After a one year hiatus, Offutt Air Force Base is again hosting the Defenders of Freedom Open House and Air Show this weekend.

Back-to-school guide: When Omaha-area students return and what's new at each school  Omaha World-Herald

New teachers, programs and classes await as Omaha-area schools prepare to open their doors for a new year.

97 local places to buy fireworks for the Fourth of July  Omaha World-Herald

Also read: Independence Day celebrations around the area. ***. Area stands include: OMAHA. Fireworks stands approved by the Omaha City Clerk's Office as of ...

Air Force Heartland of America Band again set to perform free holiday concerts  Omaha World-Herald

As a holiday gift to the community, Suburban Newspapers and the Air Force Heartland of America Band will present the 2016 Holiday Concert Series: Sounds of ...

East High, Lux Middle School teams post Quiz Bowl wins  Lincoln Journal Star

Lincoln East High School's 12th-grade Quiz Bowl team (John Hao, Kevin Jia, Elliott Sandfort, Akshay Rajagopal) continued their winning ways by capturing the ...

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