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  • New Head Football Coach Announced

    Beatrice High School is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Todd Ekart as its next Head Football Coach. Mr. Ekart will take over for Mr. Kevin Meyer, who has resigned from Beatrice to accept a similar position at Hillcrest High School in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Coach Ekart has 16 years of coaching experience, including 7 years of experience as a head football coach. He was a 4-year defensive starter while a student at Concordia University in Seward, and a 2-time All-Conference selection. He began his coaching career at Seward High School, working with defensive ends, offensive line, and wide receivers. From there he went to Gothenburg High School, serving as their defensive coordinator. Ekart joined Bob Sexton’s staff at Beatrice in 2007, and served as defensive coordinator for 4 years, as the Orangemen went to the playoffs three times, the state semifinals twice, and the state finals once. Ekart left Beatrice in 2011 to take over a Sidney program that had been winless. By his fourth season, he led his Raiders to a district championship, and two state playoff appearances. Most recently, he has been at Gering High School, where he has again made great strides in rebuilding the culture of their program. Coach Ekart’s accomplishments include 2013 and 2017 District Coach of the Year, 2013 Huskerland Preps Mike Berens Coach of the Year, and 2013 Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. He was selected as a coach for the 2014 West Nebraska All-Star Game, and for the 2015 Nebraska Shrine Bowl. His current supervisors praise Coach Ekart for his work ethic, his ability to build positive relationships, his excellent instructional skills, and his constant positive, upbeat attitude. Ekart, who will also serve on the Beatrice High School teaching staff as strength and conditioning instructor, says he expects his teams to be “clean, hard-hitting teams that play with passion and maximum effort.” Coach Ekart believes in developing multi-sport athletes, and says he looks forward to having a significant impact on the success of all BHS sport teams via the strength training class.

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  • Best Possible Summer

    Information on the summer learning experience is available online. Please click here for details on the sessions that will be offered as well as registration information.  Registration will open at 7 AM on Wednesday, March 14th. If you have questions, please call 402-223-1512. 

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  • Elementary Structure Discussed by Board of Education

    The Beatrice Public Schools Board of Education met for a Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, February 26th.  During the meeting, elementary administrators presented potential options for the configuration of the elementary buildings within the district.  The options included:

    • Option 1: Based on student numbers and Board policy, run 5 sections of 3rd grade and 6 sections of 2nd grade for the 2018-2019 school year.  This would require movement of students.
    • Option 2: Leave students in current buildings.  This would require an additional staff member and costs associated with the new position.
    • Option 3: Begin to reduce a building to a 1.5 section building and transition Paddock Lane to a 3 section building.  This would require movement of students and staff.
    • Option 4: Grade level buildings.
      • Lincoln: Kindergarten- 2nd grade building (3 or 4 sections each depending on numbers)
      • Stoddard: 3rd- 5th grade building (3 or 4 sections each depending on numbers)
      • Paddock Lane: Kindergarten- 5th grade building (2 or 3 sections each depending on numbers)


    Advantages and disadvantages were presented and discussed.  To view the entire presentation, please click here.  If you have questions, please contact an elementary administrator.



    Lincoln: 402-223-1575

    Paddock Lane: 402-223-1566

    Stoddard: 402-223-1580


    Please click here for a list of frequently asked questions on this topic.


    If you have any additional questions, you can email them to dfairbanks@bpsnebr.org.

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