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15-year-old student brings gun to Bellevue West High School; no one injured  Omaha World-Herald

A 15-year-old student at Bellevue West High School brought a firearm to school Wednesday, officials said. No one was injured. School administrators received ...



Police ticket 15-year-old Bellevue West student for assault  KETV Omaha

A 15-year-old Bellevue West High School student spent Monday afternoon in a Metro hospital with a concussion after she said she was assaulted by another ...



Nebraska officially lands commitment from 4-star in-state WR Zavier Betts  USA TODAY High School Sports

Zavier Betts, the No. 1 overall prospect in Nebraska, officially decided to keep his talent in-state Wednesday, committing to the Huskers.



Twelve players from Lincoln chosen for all-star soccer match  Lincoln Journal Star

The rosters have been announced for an all-star soccer match for high school seniors that will be played next month in Bellevue.



Bellevue West wide receiver named top-60 recruit  KETV Omaha

Zavier Betts, a wide receiver for Bellevue West High School, has been named a top 60 recruit nationally by Rivals.



Bellevue West students awarded at FBLA conference | Sarpy  Omaha World-Herald

Three Bellevue West students received first place in Computer Game and Simulation Programming this summer in Baltimore at the National Leadership ...



Recent Bellevue West grad killed in crash on JFK  KETV Omaha

Amanda Kost, an 18-year old who graduated in May from Bellevue West High school, died Monday from injuries she suffered in a four-car crash Monday on the ...



Bellevue West FBLA awarded check for Project Playground  Omaha World-Herald

Peter Sarpy Elementary School will soon have a brand new playground thanks to the help of Bellevue West High School's Future Business Leaders of America.



Bellevue West High School evacuated after reported bomb threat  WOWT

Students and staff at Bellevue West High School have been evacuated while police investigate a bomb threat. A short audio message was sent to parents this ...



Former Bellevue West band director surrenders teaching license after allegations of 'physical relationship with a former student'  Omaha World-Herald

Former Bellevue West High School band director Kyle Haugen has voluntarily surrendered his teaching license after a complaint alleging a relationship with a ...



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

Hollee Puryear said she immediately began to cry when her husband called her earlier this week. The Puryears' 5-year-old daughter, Reese, and another ...



Eleven Congressional Awards given at Welcome Center | Sarpy  Omaha World-Herald

Eleven students were awarded Congressional Awards during the Nebraska Medal Ceremony Sept. 18 at the Bellevue Public Schools Welcome Center.



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.



Bellevue West student accused of threat  WOWT

A Bellevue West High School student has been arrested for Terroristic Threats.



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 ...



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.



15-year-old brings loaded gun to school  KETV Omaha

A students brought a loaded gun into Bellevue West High School one week into the school year.



Bomb threat forces evacuation at Bellevue West | Bellevue Leader | omaha.com  Omaha World-Herald

Bellevue West High School was evacuated and two Bellevue Public Schools near Olde Towne placed on lockout Tuesday morning.



Nebraska Shrine Soccer match is canceled, but new match quickly organized to take its place  Lincoln Journal Star

The Nebraska Shrine Soccer Classic has been canceled for this year, but a high school soccer coach in Omaha has quickly organized a different all-star match.



Valedictorians getting rarer in metro schools; Bellevue the latest to phase out tradition  Omaha World-Herald

The Bellevue school district is the latest in the metro area to phase out the tradition of recognizing the highest-ranked student as valedictorian.



Longtime Bellevue politico Paul Hartnett calls it quits after 5 decades of public service  Omaha World-Herald

Over the past 52 years, Hartnett served 18 years on the Bellevue Board of Education, 20 years in the State Legislature and 10 years on the Learning Community ...



Bellevue West student waves prelim, heads to district court  WOWT

A Bellevue West High School student accused of making terroristic threats will have his case heard in district court.



Middle school unified sports soccer | Bellevue Leader | omaha.com  Omaha World-Herald

A soccer season that gets everybody involved, that's the goal of the Bellevue Middle School Unified Soccer program.



Florez, Gavin “Ruby” | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Florez, Gavin "Ruby" Apr 14, 2003 - Nov 13, 2018 Age 15. Gavin "Ruby" Florez was a sophomore at Bellevue West High School. He loved his family and friends ...



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

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



Bellevue West band director resigns | Education  Omaha World-Herald

The director of Bellevue West High School's award-winning band has resigned. Kyle Haugen was released from his contract Monday after a vote of the Bellevue ...



Bellevue West student charged with possession of destructive device  WOWT

A Bellevue West High School student accused of making terroristic threats was back in court Tuesday facing an additional charge of possession of destructive ...



Project SEARCH offers hands-on job experience for students with disabilities  Omaha World-Herald

A partnership between Bellevue Public Schools, Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation and Nebraska Medicine Bellevue aims to provide individuals with ...



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 West wins WGI world championship  WOWT

The Bellevue West High School winter guard team returned home Sunday to a hero's welcome after winning the world championship in Dayton, Ohio.



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.



Former teacher loses certification after student comes forward  KETV Omaha

The Nebraska Board of Education revoked the teaching certificate for a former teacher who worked in three metro area school districts over the last 13 years.



Turning a new page | Bellevue Leader | omaha.com  Omaha World-Herald

Wooden desks, worksheets, pencils and lectures once defined school.



Hannah Kost to compete in National American Miss Junior Teen  Omaha World-Herald

A Bellevue West High School junior is embarking on a journey to Anaheim, Calif., during Thanksgiving week to compete on the big stage.



Former Bellevue West teacher, mother was picture of compassion  Omaha World-Herald

Elicia Ross died Feb. 20 at Josie Harper Hospice House in Omaha after suffering adrenal gland failure. She was 30.



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.



Bellevue West tops international field in winter guard event  Omaha World-Herald

It was quite a week for the Bellevue West High School varsity winter guard team. On April 6, squad members traveled to Dayton, Ohio, to compete in the Winter ...



The Opening: Zavier Betts makes ridiculous 7v7 TD grab  USA TODAY High School Sports

Zavier Betts is one of the nation's most talented WR prospects, and he proved it during 7v7 competition at The Opening Finals on Tuesday.



Bellevue West homecoming royalty court | Bellevue Leader | omaha.com  Omaha World-Herald

Bellevue West High School 2017 Homecoming Court poses for a photo. Kings, back, from left: Ian Allen, AJ Forbes, Zach Araujo, Josh Harris and Cedric ...



John Kawula inspired children, put others first | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

A passionate English teacher at Lewis and Clark Middle School since August 2008, John Kawula left an imprint on the Scout Nation.



After prom hypnosis scares parents  WOWT

BELLEVUE, Neb. (WOWT) -- What seemed like harmless fun at Bellevue West High School's after prom turned into a hospital visit and an evening one senior ...



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.



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 ...



West drill team wins first in national unarmed exhibition  Omaha World-Herald

Upon qualifying for the national Junior ROTC Drill Championship, Bellevue West High School students viewed videos of well-respected teams online.



Nine students net Optimist honors | Bellevue Leader | omaha.com  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.



4 Nebraskans win national equine quiz and learn about more than horses  Omaha World-Herald

Chances are, when you become a national champion, you have learned some life lessons along the way. That's the case for the four young women from ...



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.



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.



Bellevue student sentenced for sex assault, trafficking of a minor  KETV Omaha

Bellevue teen will spend 20-40 years in prison for his role in sex trafficking case.



Bellevue West bests marching band competitors with New Orleans-inspired routine  Omaha World-Herald

At the competition site at Buell Field in Omaha, the Bellevue West High School Marching Thunderbirds were crowned 2015 champions among the state's biggest ...



Local singer shoots for the stars | Bellevue Leader | omaha.com  Omaha World-Herald

Reaching for the stars —that's what Bellevue singer and songwriter Audrey Edris is doing.



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.



West's Julie Sorensen wins Alpha Delta Kappa award  Omaha World-Herald

Julie Sorensen received the Nebraska Alpha Delta Kappa Excellence in Education Award at a state convention in Norfolk on April 9. She will now compete in ...



Family of Bellevue West grad who killed 2 people offers condolences to victims' relatives  Omaha World-Herald

The family of a Bellevue West High School grad who police say killed two people and himself expressed their condolences to the victims' relatives Thursday.



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.



Santiago quadruplets off to college, career | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Time went fast, family members said, and the Santiago quadruplets are about to graduate high school.



2 Bears earn all-star soccer appearances  Blair Enterprise Publishing

Blair seniors Cayla Nielsen and Luke Bailey will represent the Bears one last time June 8 during the Nebraska High School Soccer Senior Showcase at ...



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 ...



Local activist Morgann Freeman jumps into 2nd Congressional District Democratic primary  Omaha World-Herald

She becomes the third woman to declare her candidacy for Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District, which includes Douglas and western Sarpy Counties.



Tom Tom honored for excellence | Bellevue Leader | omaha.com  Omaha World-Herald

East, West journalism programs earn state awards.



Bellevue motorist gets probation after his SUV hits garbage collector  Omaha World-Herald

Judge Stefanie Martinez also removed alcohol monitoring for Dennis Stenner, who pleaded no contest in mid-June to third-degree assault.



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

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



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 ...



Life at 50: How the Bellevue Little Theatre has outlived almost everyone else  Omaha World-Herald

Many theaters have come and gone, but longtime supporters and classic shows have kept the Bellevue Little Theatre humming.



Nebraska JV softball coach arrested on charge of sexual assault of a child  USA TODAY High School Sports

https://twitter.com/action3news/status/804014055392473088 An Omaha (Neb.) middle school teacher and junior varsity softball coach was arrested Wednesday ...



Jeff Rippe named Bellevue schools superintendent | Education  Omaha World-Herald

The Bellevue School Board selected a familiar face from three candidates to be the next superintendent of Bellevue Public Schools.



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.



Daniel Michael LaRose | Obituaries  Cody Enterprise

Daniel Michael LaRose, 49, died April 19, 2019 after a weeklong courageous battle with an aggressive form of lymphoma, not surprisingly the same week that ...



Pot robbery ends in three people shot, probation for one of the shooters  Omaha World-Herald

Douglas County District Judge Timothy Burns sentenced Jamil Phillips of Bellevue to five years of probation for a failed marijuana deal in which Phillips and his ...



Fremont girls finish 2nd at Thunderbird Invite | High School Sports  Fremont Tribune

BELLEVUE—The benefits of a week of training without meet competition were evident for the Fremont High School girls track team on Monday.



Lewis and Clark students send 32 boxes of donations to troops  Omaha World-Herald

Students Riley Sine, Jackson Frill and Logan Toman took their school assignment to the next level.



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.



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

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



Optimist awards | Bellevue Leader | omaha.com  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.



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 ...



Funeral services will be Friday in Bellevue for man who police say killed 2 and wounded 1 before killing himself  Omaha World-Herald

A 2006 graduate of Bellevue West High School killed two people and wounded a third before he killed himself, police in Colorado say.



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 ...



Dr. Michael Rogers | Obituaries | siouxcityjournal.com  Sioux City Journal

South Sioux City. Dr. Michael J. Rogers, 52, of South Sioux City, died on Thursday, March 7, 2019, surrounded by his family. A funeral *service* will be at 10:30 ...



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.



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 ...



List: Nebraska high school recruits sign with college teams  Omaha World-Herald

A giant list of Nebraska high school athletes who have signed with college teams.



Bellevue Elementary team captures reading competition | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Bellevue Public Schools students competed in the 11th annual Operation Read Competition Thursday morning at the BPS Lied Activity Center.



Shifter, Drew Anthony | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Shifter, Drew Anthony Jan 29, 1995 - Sep 8, 2018 Drew died on September 8, 2018, at his home in Denver, CO. He was 23. He was born on January.



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 ...



New Husker Jaylin Bradley part of large Signing Day ceremony at Bellevue West  Lincoln Journal Star

BELLEVUE — Jaylin Bradley put in the work to become a Nebraska football player — both on the field and to get the ACT test score he needed to get.



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 ...



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.



Bellevue couple will share anniversary with both sets of parents  Omaha World-Herald

Today, two couples will celebrate their 28th wedding anniversaries in an unusual way: going to the wedding of their children — Jessica Castellano and Brian ...



Four local students net gold Congressional Award medal  Omaha World-Herald

Four Sarpy County students received a gold Congressional Award medal Friday, while 13 others were awarded silver or bronze medals or certificates.



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.



7-on-7 tournament gives Silver Hawks, Links a chance to pick up valuable summer reps  Lincoln Journal Star

BELLEVUE -- It was a pretty pass, and a pretty catch.



Thomas, Troy R. | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Thomas, Troy R. Sep 12, 1998 - Aug 25, 2015 Beloved son and brother. Troy is survived by parents, Robert and Stacie Thomas; brother, Trevor; maternal.



Bellevue West teachers inspire other's literary skills | Bellevue Leader | omaha.com  Omaha World-Herald

Teachers Aaron Stueve and Julie Rowse not only run Bellevue West High School's journalism department, but are published authors. Combined, they have five ...



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.



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 ...



All the right notes | Bellevue Leader | omaha.com  Omaha World-Herald

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



West grad named Army major general | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Jason T. Evans, a 1979 graduate of Bellevue West High School and a 1984 graduate of Bellevue University, will be promoted to Army major general July 3 in ...



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.



We've got spirit | Bellevue Leader | omaha.com  Omaha World-Herald

The Bellevue Public Schools Unity Rally was held Aug. 31 at Bellevue West.



Teen Court gives taste of courtroom | Papillion Times | omaha.com  Omaha World-Herald

The judge in the Sarpy County courtroom was stoic and impartial, speaking little other than to give directions to the bailiff.



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