Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Happening Every Day: I Love Public Schools


We often times say that if you haven’t been in school for some time or if you don’t have kids in school, it’s difficult to understand what happens in schools day to day. Between advances in technology and specialized services to the expanded opportunities in- and outside the classroom, school is constantly changing and it’s important for the stories of our students and teachers to be seen and heard.

For our next wave of the #ilovepublicschools project, we’re showing off moments in time that happen in the classroom today. From special education services to advances in career and technical education, to even the Zoo Academy, the newest I ♥️ Public Schools commercial spots showcase real examples of the great things that take place every day. While we were fortunate to capture these moments, we know that this is not new just for our cameras; this is simply what public schools in Nebraska look like today.

The first short spots are below and live on TV now. Find more on iloveps.org

Grand Island Public Schools – Career Pathways Institute 

D.J. found a home in the Career Pathways Institute. When we were on-site with the Grand Island Public School senior, he shared about the responsibility of his school work and how the practical lessons he learns daily are a true reflection on the trends in the industry. Through the program, D.J. said he found a connection to the specialized tool and die track and that his time learning this trade was critical – not only did he earn college credit but he also had a full-time job lined up with one of the Career Pathways Institute community partners upon graduation. 

 Papillion-LaVista – Zoo Academy 


 As a senior in the Papillion-La Vista  Community schools, Madison represents one of the many students from the metro-area who have the unique opportunity to explore all aspects of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, gain a jump-start to their post-secondary plans and claim her classroom is as lively as a zoo.

Norris Public Schools – Special Education 


When we witnessed Alec and Ms. Gamez interact in Norris Intermediate School, it was clear that they had a special connection. In the classroom, Ms. Gamez and the staff at Norris Intermediate School provide the tools, tone and constant encouragement to bring out the best of Alec’s abilities because public schools see the best in all abilities.