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Randolph gets down to business with CardinalCAM
By Tyler Dahlgren
     It’s amazing, really, the journey a few hundred dollars and an entrepreneurial spirit can jump-start.
      Just ask the crew at CardinalCAM Industries, a Randolph High School-based enterprise that got its start when agriculture and industrial technology teacher Craig Flaming approached his superintendent five years ago with the broad hatchling of an idea.
      “Mr. (Jeff) Hoesing liked the sound of it, and there happened to be an old activities account with money left over from 20-some years ago, so they gave us that $400 and said ‘Alright, you guys go ahead and make a go of it, and we will support you,’ ” said Flaming, now in his 10th year at the small school in the northeast corner of the state.
     And so, with a CNC plasma cutter and a couple sheets of steel purchased by the school, CardinalCAM Industries had its start.

     Please read more at the Nebraska Public School Advantage website.

ESU #1 SPED director recognized for hard work
     ESU #1 Special Ed Director Stuart Clark was recently named Special Education Director of the Year by the Nebraska Association of Special Education Supervisors.
     On July 26, Stuart was recognized in front of administrators from all across the state during the Administrator Days awards luncheon in Kearney.
     Stuart models excellence on a daily basis, embracing his role as a leader. His facilitation skills, ability to understand student behavior and his knowledge of special education finances are just few things he is known for. People in both general and special education seek out his guidance and advice. Stuart goes above and beyond to tackle every challenge set before him. His unfailing enthusiasm, dedication and innovation demonstrate what an outstanding administrator he is.

    Please join us in congratulating Stuart on this well-deserved honor!

Randolph principals earn honor 2 years in a row
     Mary Miller, principal of Randolph Elementary School, was recently honored as Region III’s 2018 Elementary Principal of the Year. She has been the elementary principal in Randolph for five years.
     The Randolph school district also had a noteworthy year in 2017 when Dennis Bazata was honored as secondary principal of the year.

      Please join us in congratulating Mary Miller and the Randolph community on this continued excellence!

Wausa business teacher earns national honor
      Dawn Friedrich, business educator at Wausa Public Schools, has been named the 2018 National Secondary Business Educator of the Year by the National Business Education Association (NBEA) at the national convention March 26-30 in Baltimore.
      The award was presented by NBEA national president Diane Fisher during the NBEA Awards luncheon.
      In other exciting news, Friedrich will be sending twelve students to the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Nationals in Baltimore, MD, this summer. With the twelve students going this year, Friedrich has now lead 50 students to the national level.
      Please join us in congratulating Dawn Friedrich and thanking her for all of her hard work. Way to go!

Using Data to Guide Action for School Improvement
     “Using Data to Guide Action for School Improvement” was a collaborative project between the Nebraska Department of Education, the Nebraska ESU Coordinating Council and North Central Comprehensive Center. A Data Guidebook and Facilitators’ Guide were generated from this project and piloted by three northeast Nebraska schools — Niobrara, South Sioux City and Walthill.


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