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Hope everyone has enjoyed their summer vacation!  Open house & schedule changes will be held as follows: 

  • New student pre-registration and schedule changes for current students will be held at Gothenburg Jr./Sr. High School.
    • August 3rd 1 - 4 p.m. (11/12 only)
    • August 4th 1 - 4 p.m. (9/10 only)
    • August 5th 1 - 4 p.m. (new students only)
  • Preschool Open House is on Monday, August 9th @ 6:00 p.m. (preschool room)
  • 1st - 12th Grade Open House is Tuesday, August 10th from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
    • 6:00 p.m. - 7th Grade Orientation & Parent Meeting in the PAC
    • 7:00 p.m. - 9th grade and new student orientation parent meeting in the PAC
    • Parents & Students will be able to turn in activity participation paperwork & pay for activity cards in the high school office.
    • Tech support staff will be on hand to assist with PowerSchool signup for parents who want access to student grades and other information.
  • Kindergarten Open House is on Friday, August 13th from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (meet in the PAC) *Detailed letter will be sent to kindergarten parents.

School will start for all students on Thursday, August 12th!


Click on the links below for the 2021-22 school supply lists:


The Nebraska Department of Education and the Nebraska State Board of Education have released a second draft of their proposed health curriculum standards.  Draft 2 is now available for review on the Nebraska Department of Education website:  

Your feedback on these curriculum standards is an essential part of this process.  You can provide input, by grade level, in one of four ways:

US Mail: Nebraska Department of Education P.O. Box 94987 Lincoln, NE 68509-4987
Public Input Survey (link on website)
In Person: State Board of Education Meeting on August 6th at the Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, NE 68508   

While Draft 2 represents a significant change from the first draft, these standards have drawn recent publicity, both positive and negative.  The educational concepts presented have proven to have a high level of controversy.  We are encouraging all stakeholders to have their voices heard on these proposed standards by providing feedback to the State Board of Education.  All public comments will officially be on the record for the State Board of Education members to consider in the standards revision process.   

Your feedback is vital to this process.  Feedback from all stakeholder groups--teachers, parents, administrators, and students is needed.   At this stage in the standards review process, the most effective way to have your voice heard is by participating in the state NDE survey. 

Thank you for your involvement in this important process!

Dr. Todd Rhodes
Superintendent of Schools


Click here to view the Resolution 21-22-01 concerning Health Standards that was adopted by the Gothenburg Board of Education on July 12, 2021.


The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) is seeking input on Draft #1 of the proposed revisions to the 2014 College and Career Ready Standards for English Language Arts (ELA). Nebraska Revised Statute 79-760.01 requires the State Board of Education to “develop a plan to review and update standards for reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies” every seven years. The draft standards are available here.  The anticipated approval date for the revised ELA standards is September 2021.

Additionally, the NDE will be collecting feedback and input on the proposed draft through a public input survey. The survey can be accessed here: Nebraska ELA Standards Survey.  Please consider completing the survey and sharing with others who have an interest in English Language Arts Education. The survey will remain open from June 16, 2021 through July 7, 2021.  Additional input feedback can be shared via the ELA Standards Input Email ( and more information, including a summary of the revision process, is located on the Nebraska ELA Standards Revision Webpage.


Please click here to read the following message from the Gothenburg Public Schools (GPS) Board of Directors regarding the recently proposed health standards. Also note that the GPS board won’t respond to comments/questions on Facebook or other social media channels, but has information at the end of this post with options for communicating questions.


Summer Vacation!!!!   If interested in receiving meals over the summer or if you have questions, please contact or 308-537-3651 ext. 6127.

Summer meal program:

  • Meals will be distributed on Wednesday, beginning June 9th
  • Meals will be for an entire week (7-days) for all children (1-18 yeas or of age) in your family. There will be frozen food included in the boxes, please plan accordingly.
  • All meals will need to be picked up at the community building, outside of the cafeteria, no delivery available. Pick up between 11:30 -12:30.
  • Milk will be sent in gallon jugs - offering white only. If you choose to not take the milk, please let us know.
  • If you will be out of town or are unable to pick up your food,  please let us know, as we will prepare meals for your family each week, unless we know otherwise.











Click on the links below to view various school events via YouTube or Striv.


Title IX

Click here to see camp opportunities.

Questions, please contact Activities Director, Marc Mroczek at  (308) 537-3651 Ext. 4122 or email at

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