Today's Announcements
Thursday, March 5th 2015

Make sure to checkout the Student Handbook and Parking Traffic Flow Guide.

Congratulations to Titanium Show Choir for placing third place overall at the Grand Island High School “Islander” contest this past weekend. They also were awarded “Best Costumes overall.” Champions were Elkhorn South “Blackout” and 2nd Place went to Millard Wests’ “West in the Groove.” A total of three points separated 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the finals round from a panel of 5 judges.

Progress Reports Coming Up

Please be checking your online grades extra close. Visit with teachers before or after school if needed.

Play Production Class Auditions!
Want to be a part of an elite group? Play Production class is that group. If you like to act, perform and have fun, Play Production Class auditions are March 18th 3:45pm in the Titan Theatre. Auditions are open to any 2015 Junior or Senior who is interested, no previous drama classes needed. See Mr. Nienhueser for an audition packet in room A 11.

Key Club
Key Club will have a meeting this Friday in Mrs. Homan's room, before school at 7:30 and after school. We will be discussing relay for life as well as the Easter egg hunt.

Attention Volleyball Players
There will be a brief meeting tomorrow morning at 7:40 in room C02. Please plan on attending.

Gaming Club
Not a Gaming Club member? Not a problem. This Saturday in the school library, Gaming Club is hosting a 12 hour long game day event. Bring $5 or ($4 and 2 cans of non-expired food) to play video games, board games, and role play games from 10:00am- 10:00pm. This event is open to the public and offers awesome raffles including new board games, gaming supplies, and items donated by Krypton Comics. Bring some extra cash to support the Education Academy selling concessions. Gamers Unite!

Omaha Lancers-High School Appreciation Night ~ March 11
Students get one free ticket with ID.  Must redeem at Ralston Arena Box Office. Omaha Lancers vs. Fargo Force at the Ralston Arena ~ 7:05pm. Get Your Tickets Today!

Girls in Spring Sports
You may move into the Athletic Locker Room, Monday morning, March 9th. Basketball girls, you must clean out your athletic lockers by Friday, March 6th. Thank you, PE Staff.

Senior Quotes for Yearbook
Attention, seniors, it's time to submit senior quotes! Quotes for the yearbook are limited to 50 characters, including spaces, and should be representative of who you are and the legacy you want to leave as a Titan. Quotes will be collected in advisory on March 11th. If you are unable to attend advisory, please bring your quote to room B10 or e-mail it to Remember, quotes over 50 characters will not be accepted.

High School Girls Lacrosse
Varsity and JV Season Spring 2015

Sports Career Night
The Storm Chasers 2015 Sports Career Night will be Tuesday, April 21, 2015 beginning at 5:30pm for events and the first pitch begins at 6:30pm. Flyers are posted throughout the building.  For more information and to get your special $5 box seats, contact Jeremy Van Ackeren.

Front Door Access
In order to enter the school through the front doors, you will need to use the buzzer found on the silver intercom to the left of the door. Thank you for your cooperation with this safety measure.

Boys State, Girls State and Junior Law Cadet
Applications are available from Mr. Keller in room F08 or in the Career Ed Center. Interviews for these positions will be held on March 10, beginning at 3:00pm. Just a reminder, once a delegate has completed the week, they become eligible to apply for substantial scholarships through the American Legion.

Girls State Objectives:
Develop leadership and pride in American citizens.
Educate citizens about our system of government.
Instills a greater understanding of American traditions.
Stimulates a desire to maintain democratic governmental processes within our republic.

Boys State Objectives:
Develop leadership and pride in American citizenship.
Promote a keen interest in the detailed study of government.
Develop a full understanding of American traditions and a loyalty to the United State of America.
Motivate out young citizens to maintain our form of government.
Inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation.
Safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy.

Eligibility and Selection:
Only students with outstanding qualities of leadership, character scholarship, loyalty and service to their schools will   be considered. Students that will be completing their junior year may apply.

Junior Law Cadet:
Selected juniors will explore and experience the various aspects of law enforcement and receive training from representatives of city, county, state, and federal law enforcement officers. Participate in daily calisthenics, firearms training and self-defense tactics. Learn the latest in law enforcement technology including fingerprinting, K-9 handling, Lie Detector, and accident and criminal investigation.

Basic Requirements:
Must possess a positive attitude and display respect for law enforcement. Good grooming, average or above scholastic record, and be able to share the knowledge gained through the program with others. Must possess a valid Nebraska operator’s license or learners permit.

Dance Team Tryouts
Tryouts will be March 16 - 19 from 5:30pm - 8:30pm in the school Gymnasium. Tryouts will be held on Thursday, the 19th and may go past 8:30pm depending on the number of girls trying out.

Attention Seniors!
We are currently looking for fun senior pictures for the senior slideshow. Do you have any group pictures or action photos from sports or club activities? Please email them to Mr. Penas at or stop by his room B14 with them on a flash drive. Thanks!

Fire Lanes
Students may NOT park in the fire lanes or the areas marked in Red and No Parking. If you do so, you will be ticketed, and possibly towed and you could lose your parking privilege. Students also can’t park in handicapped or visitor parking spots. Students will get a ticket from Officer Foster if they park in the handicapped spots.

Job Opportunities
Childcare - Child care needed for 9 year old girl this summer. Typical hours are 7am - 4:20pm alternating Monday - Wednesday and Wednesday - Friday. Need to be First Aid/ CPR trained and have own transportation. Contact Mrs. Ann Curtis, 402-238-7445 after 4 p.m. or email at References required. Flyer available in Career Ed.

Childcare - I am looking for someone to watch my 11 year old 5th grader Monday-Friday from 5:45am until either Kid’s Club opens at 6:30am or until she can be dropped off at school at 7:45am. I would prefer someone who can watch her up until school time but if they are involved in morning activities and need to be at school earlier that would be ok, too. Pay is negotiable. We are located in Papillion behind Midlands Hospital. Contact Briana Lau, 641-330-0908. The student would need to have a driver’s license and transportation. Looking for someone very responsible and reliable as it is a must for me to be on time for work!

Henry Doorly Zoo- is now accepting online applications. Visit to apply. The zoo is looking for well-spoken individuals who live for having fun and have a knack for quick guest service. Most of all, you have to be up for all kinds of surprising challenges. Positions are available from mid-spring to mid-fall. Hours available seven days a week, including weekends and holidays, with a 16-hour minimum availability.

Loveland Grass Pad - Openings for seasonal part-time and career track positions in customer service, sales, nursery and warehouse. Ideal candidate traits: unassuming, unselfish personality; real interest in other people; outgoing, friendly attitude; effective communicator; enjoy working at a faster-than-average-pace.
Contact Jason Borst, Manager @ 402-331-5262

Overland Hills Christian Childcare & Preschool - If you love children and want to work in a Christian atmosphere where we strive to glorify God, this is the perfect job for you. Must be 18; work 15-25 hours a week; pay commensurate with experience; positions available immediately; must be willing to work with all age children.
Contact Jamie Bonge at 402-339-6925 or come by and complete an application at 7074 Gruenther Road in Papillion.

Summer College Programs:
AgDiscovery (July 19 - August 1) is a partnership with Iowa State University (ISU). AgDiscovery is a summer outreach program to help teenagers learn about careers in plant and animal science, wildlife management, and agribusiness. The program allows students to live on a college campus and learn about agriculture from university professors, scientists, and administrative professionals who work for the U.S. Government in a variety of fields. They study the life cycles and habits of insects (entomologists); research micro-organisms, such as bacteria and viruses (biotechnologists); examine cells and tissues under a microscope to identify diseases (plant pathologists); work to conserve and manage wild animals and their habitats (wildlife biologists); carry out animal health programs (veterinarians); provide education on the humane care and treatment of animals (veterinarians and animal care inspectors); and manage the business aspects of protecting plants and animals (agribusiness). Students chosen to participate in AgDiscovery will gain experience through hand-on labs, workshops, and field trips. Students will also participate in character- and team-building activities and a variety of workshops. If you are interested in any of these programs, see Mrs. Morrow in Career Ed for a copy of the application and requirements for the program.

College Rep Visits
Clarkson Hospital - March 10 @ 8:30am
Missouri Western State University - March 17 @ 9:00am
Northwest Missouri State - March 26 @ 10:15 a.m.
Truman State College - April 10 @ 11:15am
Wichita State University - April 16 @ 9:00am

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