Perkins County band teacher Jasmine Lehl and choir teacher Alyssa Yapp accompanied several talented Plainsmen musicians who participated in the UNK Honor Festival on Monday January 27. Students performing were (l-r): Savannah Schmitt, Matthew Wendell, Jessie Craig, Summer Postelwait, Jacob Woodmancy and Ethan Terry. Students from almost 100 high schools in Nebraska and Kansas participated in the annual Honor Band and Choral Clinic hosted by the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Department of Music, Theatre and Dance. These PCS students practiced and auditioned for the UNK honor band and choir and were selected from almost 100 school districts in Nebraska and Kansas. The event included over 700 high school music students who worked with UNK faculty and guest instructors before performing two public concerts at UNK’s Health and Sports Center. The 5:30 p.m. performance featured the Festival Band and Honor Band, along with the UNK Wind Ensemble, and the 7 p.m. concert showcased the Festival Choir, Honor Choir, Women’s Choir and UNK Choraleers.
Personal Finance will become a required class for graduation at Perkins County Schools beginning in fall of 2020.
Wallace’s speech team ranked third overall with 30 points out of 11 schools that attended the Wallace Invitational speech meet on Saturday, Jan. 18.
Perkins County’s speech team gained another first place victory with 100 points at the Wallace Invitational meet on Saturday, Jan. 18.
Superintendent Phillip Picquet will be looking for a new elementary principal.
Nicole Long has indicated she wants to resume teaching so will be stepping down from the position.