North Platte Post News Director Canon Rath sat down with North Platte Public Schools Foundation Executive Director Terri Burchell and discussed Dress Down for North Platte Public Schools, Change Wars Battle for Education, and the Backyard BBQ.
NORTH PLATTE – The North Platte Public Schools Foundation has a lot of fun events coming up with Dress Down for North Platte Public Schools which has officially kicked off. The shirts do cost $30, however $20 will be donated to the school of your choice. The deadline to get shirts is this Sunday. If you would like to purchase a shirt, click here.
Also, what's going on starting September 13th – September 30th is change wars battle for education. Students can bring change to school to participate in the event but also if you would like to donate you can head over to First Interstate Bank and specify what school you would like to donate to. You can also donate online. Teachers will be competing against one another during this competition.
These fun events lead up to the backyard BBQ on September 22nd before North Platte takes on Kearney High. The backyard BBQ is a friendly competition between community members. The event will feature different types of BBQ meat. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for students but it does include a drink with the meal. Proceeds will go to the Prepared to Learn Fund and Reach Grants which goes back to teachers,
If you would like to learn a more In-depth about all the different events that are going on, check out the podcast above.