April 20, 2016 ~ Year 7, No. 124


Senior Hannah Leavitt signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Frank Phillips College in Borger last Wednesday.

The FPC coach, Eric Rodewald, and assistant, Anthony Carter, were present to watch the signing and express their excitement for Hannah to join the team.

Congratulations to Hannah for earning the opportunity to play basketball at the next level!

Picture1.png Hannah Leavitt, family, and future coaches.



After a two-day regional meet in Levelland, three tennis doubles teams are headed to the state meet in College Station.

Troy Gerber and Slade Gerber won the boys’ doubles regional championship after beating a team from Hedley.

Allie Schulte and Deborah Van Dijk placed first in girls’ doubles, with Kamryn Schulte and Christen Damron winning second.

Picture2.pngSlade and Troy Gerber


Picture3.png Deborah Van Dijk and Allie Schulte


Picture4.png Kamryn Schulte and Christen Damron




Both the dairy cattle judging team, as well as the livestock judging team, qualified for state after competing at the Area contest last week.

The dairy team won area with three students placing in the top twenty. Ellen Schilderink won the entire contest placing first, Lars Schilderink placed 2nd, and Lexy Ethridge placed 17th. Other members include Mike Schilderink, Brady Robb, and Emily Heitschmidt. They will compete in the state contest in Stephenville on Thursday.

The livestock team placed 12th overall and 8th in the area to advance to the state contest in College Station. Roxanne Wilhelm was 21st overall and 18th in the area. Other members of the team are Sara Kleman, Hydie Dyer, Aubrie Durbin, Riley Durbin, and Chandler Schulte.


Picture5.png Hydie Dyer, Chandler Schulte, Riley Durbin, Aubrie Durbin, Sara Kleman, and Roxanne Wilhelm.


Picture6.pngMacee Huseman, science teacher at Nazareth ISD, has been selected to participate in a national study called i3 Core (Investing in Innovation Collaborative Regional Education) through WTAMU and Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama.

WTAMU contacted Nazareth ISD in the summer of 2015 about participating in this study.  Principal Jeanie Birkenfeld and Superintendent Glen Waldo attended a meeting  and agreed it would be an excellent opportunity for Nazareth students.  Huseman, along with only one other teacher in WTAMU’s regional area survived a rigorous selection to be chosen for the study.

The two-year project focuses on preparing students for college and career through increases in 21st century skills by expanding methodologies and technologies in the classroom.  The vision of the study is to transform k-12 and higher education so students are increasingly engaged, instructors are increasingly innovative, and educational institutions are increasingly supportive of system-wide change and community-wide partnership building through project-based learning.

As part of the project, Huseman will receive a Macbook Air, an iPad Air tablet for herself and a classroom set of 20 iPad Air tablets.  She will also receive $500 per year for the two years she is involved in the study for classroom supplies, and Nazareth ISD will receive a one-time $2100 stipend for technology infrastructure.  In addition to the technology and supply money, Huseman and Birkenfeld will attend, at no cost to the district, 2 ½ days of professional development at Jacksonville State University this summer and several days of professional development at West Texas A&M University.  Huseman will also receive bi-weekly online professional development with JSU.

“I am so excited about this opportunity since so many workshops I have attended in the past have talked about project-based learning.  This will give me a chance to learn how to incorporate this and technology into my curriculum,” Huseman said.

Principal Birkenfeld hopes she will gain knowledge from her involvement that she can pass on to other Nazareth ISD teachers.  “I am enthused about the impact that this could have on Nazareth ISD’s students in preparing them to be critical thinkers who will be better prepared for college and career,” Birkenfeld said.



Top four places advance to Regionals

Swiftettes—3rd place team

Long jump–Shania Schacher-5th, Lexis Nieves-6th
Shot Put– Ellen Schilderink-4th
Discus–Ellen Schilderink-2nd

3200m–Bree Cornett–4th
4×100 relay–2nd–Lexis Nieves, Allie Schulte, Laci Backus, Faithe Huseman
800m– Caitlin Kleman-1st
4x200m relay–2nd– Abby Schmucker, Allie Schulte, Laci Backus, Shania Schacher
400m– Shania Schacher- 1st; Faithe Huseman-4th; Lexis Nieves-6th
300m Hurdles–Blakely Gerber-3rd; Alee Christian–6th
200m dash–Lexis Nieves–5th
1600m–Caitlin Kleman-5th
4x400m relay–2nd–Laci Backus, Allie Schulte, Abby Schmucker, Shania Schacher


3200 Meter – Brady Robb – 4th place
110 Hurdles – Waylon Leavitt – 3rd
400 Meter – Tucker Huseman – 2nd

1600 Meter – Brady Robb – 5th
Long Jump – Tucker Huseman – 5th

The runners will compete in the Regional Qualifier meet at Sudan on Thursday, April 21st, and then Regionals on April 29-30 at South Plains College with a chance at qualifying for the state track meet.


Sunday April 24th

2:00-4:00 P.M.

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