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School
Located at 8th and Hale Streets, Newman Grove Public Schoolis in Madison County's District #13 school system.  Accredited by the State of Nebraska, this public, PK-12 school has an approximate enrollment of 200 students.  Newman Grove High School operates on an 8 period day.  Newman Grove High School offers a well-rounded curriculum beyond minimum Rule 10 state accreditation.

All classrooms are internet connected.  The school includes a K-12 library, a 7-12 computer lab. The junior high and high school are 1-1 in that all students are given a computer to use for class assignments. K-6 has access to mobile ipad carts for their school work. A new 9-12 facility was completed in the Fall of 1997 with new classrooms being added in 2002 for the 7th and 8th grades.

College courses are available to Newman Grove High School students in cooperation with Northeast Community College.  Distance Learning technology allows us to connect with other schools, the Lifelong Learning Center and Northeast Community College.  This technology opens educational and business conferencing opportunities for all ages.

The Bluejay Foundation was established in January, 1991 as a non-profit, tax exempt corporation. The Foundation’s goal is to provide a source for scholarships and other educational programs above and beyond those provided by the regular tax-supported academic programs of  Newman Grove Schools.

Additional information on the Foundation may be obtained by contacting the office of the Newman Grove Public Schools.

For more information, contact Mikal Shalikow, Superintendent, at PO Box 370, Newman Grove, NE 68758 or (402) 447-6294.

Colleges
Newman Grove is within 40 miles of Central Community College in Columbus and Northeast Community College in Norfolk.  Northeast Community College is working cooperatively with Newman Grove to establish an electronic Distance Learning Center.

Library
From the humble beginnings in a room in the high school building in 1923 under the direction of Miss Martha Thomassen, and with the strong, constant backing of the Women's Civic Improvement Club, the Newman Grove Public Library has grown into a larger, handicapped-accessible facility which includes a Community Room.  The library is accredited by the Nebraska Library Commission.  It is open 31 hours a week for use, and is staffed by three librarians.  The collection numbers about 14,500 volumes and has an average annual circulation of 9,000 volumes.  The library is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees which is appointed by the mayor and approved by the City Council. 

A Library Foundation was formed as a non-profit corporation and as a vehicle for the library to receive supplemental funding for a library building program, or for purchase of special items which supplement the library.  The Library Foundation is governed by a board composed of the current library board, past library board members, other library advocates of the community and from outside of the library's governmental service.

The library sponsors the Newman Grove Book Discussion Group and Write-It-Right Club.  Other programs offered at the library are summer reading program, summer story hours, Hispanic story hours, children's video hours and bi-monthly individual elementary class visits (K-7).  The library has a collection of books, genealogy information, videos, audio books, large print books, magazines, cake pans and fax services.

Six internet stations are available for public use and include printers.  Internet use is provided free by Megavision of Columbus.  Internet users must be in seventh grade or above.  There are two game computers for children.  An On-Line Public Access Catalog (OPAC) is maintained for the convenience of patrons.  The Card Catalog is maintained as well.

A Community Room is available for non-profit meetings and gatherings.  This includes a kitchenette, a separate out-side entrance, and restroom facilities.  The facilities are available seven days a week by reservation.

For more information contact Kathy Strong, Library Director, at PO Box 430, Newman Grove, NE 68758 or (402) 447-2331.  Visit the website at www.megavision.net/ngpl



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