Thursday, November 1, 2012

Apple Distinguished School 2012-2013

We were pleased to be informed today that O'Neill Junior-Senior High School's status as an Apple Distinguished School has been renewed for the third school year in a row.  Congratulations students, staff, and administration, and keep up the innovative learning!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Choose Your Ending Video Contest Winners

The 8th grade 1st quarter Technology class participated in the "Choose Your Ending" video contest sponsored by the North Central District Health Department.

Several creative videos were created by students, all with the message of making the right choice when it comes to underage drinking. The videos can all be viewed at

The winning team of Deven Fritz and Cristian Carrillo were awarded the first place prize for promoting such a positive message and Kyle Coenen finished in 2nd place! In addition, their videos will be featured on the Choose Your Ending website. Many congratulations to all the students involved for "choosing the right ending!"

Monday, April 30, 2012

Next Vista "90 sec Spring Shoots" Video WINNER!


Our Spring 2012 90-Second Shoots Contest has come to an end, finalists have been chosen, and the winners selected by a group of teachers from around the world.

The collaboration strand had two winners, which was a first for our contests. One is a pretty funny collection of clips on what not to do when making a speech, by students in O'Neill, Nebraska.
- How to Fail a Speech

The other is wildly fun one about art, done by wildly fun Arlington Heights, Illinois, teacher Tricia Fuglestad and her kiddos.
- Elementary Musical: Art Is Not Accidental

We send major congratulations to both the winners, and also all those who gave this a shot.  Your videos will help others learn, and we will work tirelessly to showcase your creativity and energy to inspire other teachers to try this with their students.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Digital Citizenship Contest-- State Winner!

The First Place Award for Grades 5-8 in the Public Service Announcement - Video Division of the 2012 Nebraska ESU Internet Safety Contest is presented to:

Cierra Parks
Hailee Harmon


Click here to view their 1st place PSA:

Next Vista for Learning 90 Seconds "Spring Shoots" Contest Finalist

The 8th grade Q4 Technology class was just announced a finalist in the Next Vista for Learning "Spring Shoots" video contest.  Their video, entitled "How to Fail When Giving a Speech" was created for the purpose of peer education and showing examples to their fellow classmates before they had to deliver their persuasive speeches in 8th grade English class.  Next Vista will announce the grand prize winner on Friday, April 20, but you can view all the finalists below:

Teacher Strand:
Two Color Reduction Prints:
Plate Tectonics:
How to Determine Density:

Student Strand:
Nazca Lines:
How Glowsticks Work:
Movie Tips and Tricks:
Greek Culture Rap:

Collaboration Strand: (Students and Teachers together)
States of Matter:
What Is Matter?:
Elementary Musical: Art Is Not Accidental:
How To Fail a Speech:

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

2012 ESU #8 Digital Citizenship Contest Winners

Congratulations to the O'Neill High School winners in the ESU 8 Internet Safety & Digital Citizenship Contest.

The winners are as follows:
CATEGORY: Poster - Computer Generated - Grades: 5-8
Winners: Riley Haskell and Nayeli Rodriguez

CATEGORY: Video PSA - Grades: 5-8
Winners: Cierra Parks and Hailee Harmon

CATEGORY: Open Category - Grades: 5-8
Winners: Paige Howard and Grace Bunner

2011-2012 Apple Distinguished School Award

O’Neill High School named Apple Distinguished School for 2nd Straight Year

O’Neill, NE -- January 16, 2012 -- O’Neill Public Junior/Senior High School is pleased to announce that it has been named an Apple Distinguished School for 2011-2012 on account of its innovative uses of technology to meet the learning needs of its students.

The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for schools that are recognized centers of educational excellence and leadership. The selection of O’Neill High School as an Apple Distinguished School highlights its successes in enhancing and extending teaching and learning with thoughtful and innovative implementations of technology. “O’Neill’s 24/7 Learning initiative has made learning more accessible and more engaging to our students, faculty, and extended learning community.  We are extremely proud to be recognized for this honor for the second year in a row, and we look forward to many more great things from OHS to come,” commented Katie Morrow, Technology Integration Specialist.

O’Neill High School has been viewed as an innovator and leader.  The faculty effectively utilizes technology in alignment with a 21st century educational philosophy and is flexible and willing to share with other educational institutions. 

For more information about O’Neill Public School’s 24/7 Learning Initiative, visit