Bearcat Chat - A Podcast about all things Scottsbluff Schools
By Scottsbluff Public Schools
Bearcat Chat - A Podcast about all things Scottsbluff SchoolsNov 17, 2023
Scottsbluff High School has Skills
Join Melissa Price as she hosts her first student guests of the season Abby Dunkel and Nolan Lambertson who are members of the SHS SkillsUSA Chapter. Nolan and Abby share all about how competitions work, how they prepare, the wide variety of events available and the leadership training they receive as members of the Chapter. SkillsUSA is a Career and Technical Service Organization at SHS whose mission is to empower students to become skilled professionals, career-ready leaders and responsible community members.
Investing in our Future - the SWBC Purchase
Dr. Andrew Dick Superintendent and Dr. Bree Rock, Bear Cub Preschool Principal join Melissa Price for a deeper discussion on the District's big new real estate acquisition and the importance of Early Childhood Education.
Making Dollars and Sense of the SBPS Budget *BONUS* Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Melissa dishes with SBPS Executive Director of Finance Marianne Carlson on the historic reduction of the General Fund Levy resulting in savings for all taxpayers in the District.
13:07 SPECIAL BONUS CONTENT: Jeane Anderson and Jen Schwartz join Melissa to discuss Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, share their stories and activities the District has planned for the week of September 25th
5 Things for Families to Know for the New School Year
It's Back to School Time! Superintendent Dr. Andrew Dick joins Melissa Price to break down 5 things families should know for the start of the upcoming school year. We can't wait to welcome everyone back on August 17th!
Elementary Modernization; More than just Paint and Carpet
Jeremy Behnke, Principal at Lincoln Heights Elementary, and Dr. Andrew Dick, Superintendent join Melissa Price to talk about the Elementary Modernization Project including the work that will be completed over summer break, the work also being finished at Roosevelt and Longfellow Elementary schools, the Play Strong Playground project and how we are able to complete all of this work and provide amazing learning environments for our elementary students with no additional impact to property taxes
Getting ReConnected to School and Community
In this episode, Melissa sits down with four students from ReConnect, Brianna Hightower, BradJay Benavides, Duane Bauer and Morgan Handy to talk about the program as well as all of the great work ReConnect students have been doing in the community. We learn about the snack preferences of a certain ReConnect staff member, a birthday party for a chimpanzee, and the students impart some wisdom for ReConnect underclassmen.
Behind the Scenes with the Cast of The Sound of Music
In this episode, Melissa Price meets up with some cast members from the SHS production of The Sound of Music. Grant Pinet, Liz Fuss and Lauren Johnson share the inside scoop on what cast members will put on a memorable performance, what work takes place behind the scenes and what makes the production different from the film version.
Career and Technical Education - as told by SHS Students
In honor of Career and Technical Education Month and the CTSO Competitions happening in March, we are dedicating this episode completely to Career and Technical Education at Scottsbluff High School with 100% student guests. Hear about new courses, winning competitions, and internships from the students at SHS making it happen.
0:30 SHS Pro Start - Alyssa Mendoza, Elli Eichner, Hunter Howlett
14:05 SHS HOSA - Madysen Powell
22:40 SHS Electrical Technology - Riley Schwarzkopf
Preparing Your Child for Preschool and Kindergarten: Tips for a Smooth Transition
Bear Cub Preschool Principal Jodi Benson joins Melissa to share some big information about our littlest of learners! Tune in for some important information about registering for Kindergarten and Preschool, learn more about how we support children starting at birth through our Sixpence Birth to Three program and even get a few tips on how to prepare your child for the big transition into Preschool or Kindergarten including some tips to help the whole family adjust.
Giving Season - Featuring the SBPS Foundation and the SHS Booster Club
It's December! A time for giving and celebrations and we are celebrating two organizations whose mission is dedicated to giving our District the extra things we need to provide a rich and authentic school experience for our students. Join Melissa Price and special guests Beth Rohrer SBPS Foundation Director and Jill Wineman, President of the SHS Booster Club while we learn about the ways both organizations support Scottsbluff students and how you can help them with their mission.
What's New in November
This episode features our first-ever student guests discussing some new and newer student activities at Scottsbluff High School:
0:45 - Esports
12:30 - Girls Wrestling
21:30 - Bearcats4Diversity
Five Questions with Dr. D - Featuring Superintendent Dr. Andrew Dick
For the first episode of the Bearcat Chat we are joined by SBPS Superintendent Dr. Andrew Dick who is answering questions that were submitted by our school community. Future episodes will feature a variety of student and staff member guests.
- 0:00 Intro
- 2:15 Making History
- 3:45 Question 1
- 17:00 Bonus Student Shoutout
- 18:00 It's a Wrap!
Coming Soon! New Episodes taking a deep dive into the great things happening at Scottsbluff Schools