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After fatal crash, Gretna students, parents, school officials grapple with how to grieve  Omaha World-Herald

Schools have long struggled to strike the right tone between paying tribute to students who have died and drawing too much attention to tragedy.

Four Gretna High School students killed, another burned in Platteview Road crash  WOWT

Four of five teen girls — all Gretna High School students ages 15 and 16 — involved in a one-vehicle crash late Monday on Platteview Road died at the scene ...

Gretna High School is 1 step closer to turf football and soccer fields  Omaha World-Herald

The school board voted 6-0 last week to request bids for the turf installation and stadium facilities upgrade.

Gretna crash victims loved dance, cheerleading and soccer  Omaha World-Herald

Thursday, authorities released the names of the four Gretna teenagers who died in this week's horrible car crash. They were active in the school community, ...

High schools, athletic teams stand in green with Gretna to show support after tragedy hits community  Lincoln Journal Star

Tragedy and heartbreak struck the Gretna community when four Gretna High School students were killed in a fiery crash that also severely injured a fifth student ...

Nearly 40 years ago, Gretna was rocked by a crash that killed 4 teenage boys  Omaha World-Herald

As Gretna deals with the loss of four teenage girls in a car wreck, longtime residents recalled a crash from nearly 40 years ago when four teenage boys were ...

'Always so happy': Abby Barth was a 'blast' and loved dance, McDonald's cheeseburgers, her friends  Omaha World-Herald

Abigail Barth's friends and family are remembering small but meaningful moments this week after she and three other soon-to-be juniors at Gretna High School ...

Gretna Superintendent Kevin Riley to retire after 20 years on the job  Omaha World-Herald

Gretna Public Schools Superintendent Kevin Riley announced Monday night that he will retire effective June 30.

Church packed for service for teens killed in crash as Gretna shares 'community grief'  Omaha World-Herald

About 900 people gathered Saturday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Gretna to pray, mourn and celebrate the lives of four teens killed in a crash Monday ...

Gretna bond issue would build two elementary schools, expand stadium  Omaha World-Herald

How do you build and upgrade schools, to keep ahead of housing growth, without hitting taxpayers too hard? Officials think they've found the answer with an ...

Gretna school board picks site for new elementary school  Omaha World-Herald

Gretna school officials on Monday revealed the location of their next elementary school. The school, as yet unnamed, will be built about a half-mile north of 196th ...

Students react to deadly Gretna crash, 'No matter what, be there for them'  KETV Omaha

For hours on Wednesday evening, dozens of students and loved ones paid their respects to the four girls who lost their lives in a fiery crash on Monday in Gretna ...

Lone survivor of Gretna crash that killed 4 of her classmates is released from hospital  Omaha World-Herald

Roan Brandon, of Gretna, no longer is a patient at St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln, a spokeswoman said Friday.

'They couldn't have one day without each other,' say classmates after friends killed in crash  KETV Omaha

Friends of the five girls involved in a deadly car crash Monday evening have been gravitating to Gretna High School all week. They left flowers on the teens' cars ...

Teen driver in deadly crash near Gretna had been drinking and was going over 90 mph, officials say  Omaha World-Herald

The 16-year-old driver of the car that crashed in Sarpy County in June, killing her and three of her friends, had a blood alcohol reading of .09 after the crash, ...

A look at 2019: Officials highlight what's next for Gretna  Omaha World-Herald

Mayor Jim Timmerman, Superintedent Kevin Riley and Library Director Krissy Reed take a look back at 2018, highlight big projects for 2019.

Nebraskans Go Green for Gretna to show support for those grieving  1011now

There's been an outpouring of support from Nebraskans for the family and friends of the four Gretna High School girls who died in a car crash Monday night, ...

Memorial honoring Gretna crash victims could be removed due to district policy  KETV Omaha

A colorful memorial sits in Gretna High School's parking lot, in memory of four colorful young ladies killed in a car crash over a week ago.

Gretna school board votes 6-0 to promote administrator to superintendent  Omaha World-Herald

An assistant superintendent, Beran has been with Gretna schools almost 20 years.

Gretna girl who survived deadly crash is recovering but grieving, family says  Omaha World-Herald

A girl who survived a deadly crash in Sarpy County is talking and is scheduled for surgery, her family said in a statement posted on Facebook by a community ...

Gretna High School marching band wins state competition  Omaha World-Herald

Gretna High School's marching band claimed bragging rights as Nebraska's top band in the 2018 Nebraska State Bandmasters Association state marching ...

District carefully honoring memories of teen crash victims  Lincoln Journal Star

GRETNA — The Gretna school district is carefully trying to honor the memories of four high school students killed in a car crash without extending the grieving ...

Addisyn Pfeifer was an adventurous, excited (and loud) girl who loved soccer  Omaha World-Herald

She was the jokester of her close-knit group of friends, her mom said.

Authorities looking for tips on crash that killed four Gretna teens  WOWT

Authorities investigating the June 17 crash that killed four Gretna High School students have two 'persons of interest' but are looking for information about who ...

Community visits memorial for Gretna teens killed in crash  WOWT

GRETNA, Neb. (WOWT) -- Car after car pulled over Thursday night to view the memorial displayed for four Gretna High School girls taken too soon.

Here's how to help grieving families from the Gretna car crash  Omaha World-Herald

Several online fundraisers or bank accounts have been started to help the families of the five Gretna teenagers involved in a fatal car crash Monday night.

Authorities hit roadblocks trying to find alcohol source in crash that killed four Gretna girls  Omaha World-Herald

How did the group of 15- and 16-year-old girls involved in a fatal crash last month obtain the alcohol that authorities said they were drinking before their car ...

Four Gretna girls killed in car crash  Omaha World-Herald

Schools have long struggled to strike the right tone between paying tribute to students who have died and drawing too much attention to tragedy. Facebook ...

'This is a huge eye-opener': After Gretna crash, how can another tragedy be prevented?  Omaha World-Herald

Chances are, lots of families are having tough conversations about underage drinking and driving after Sarpy County authorities revealed this week that the ...

GHS hosts annual Primetime competition | Gretna Breeze  Omaha World-Herald

Gretna High School show choirs started their season Jan. 12 as hosts of the annual Primetime competition.

Gretna student removed from school following threat  KETV Omaha

A student was removed from Gretna High School after a reported threat Thursday morning.

Board moves forward with sixth elementary school, GES improvements  Omaha World-Herald

The board approved a land purchase agreement and bid documents for its sixth elementary school Nov. 21. The board also approved a request for proposal for ...

Alex Minardi's parents wanted to raise a self-reliant daughter. 'She made us very proud'  Omaha World-Herald

Alex Minardi impressed her parents with her studiousness and friends with her sense of humor. "She made us very proud of everything she did," her mom said.

Gretna High School student challenges school's decision not to sponsor pro-life club  Omaha World-Herald

A Gretna High School student is challenging the school's refusal to sponsor her club dedicated to fighting abortion and educating mothers on other options.

2018 GHS homecoming court | Gretna Breeze  Omaha World-Herald

The 2018 Gretna High School homecoming court. Homecoming is tonight, Friday.

GHS marching band wins state competition | Gretna Breeze  Omaha World-Herald

The Dragons roared to the top Saturday. Gretna High School's marching band claimed bragging rights as Nebraska's top band. The band took first place in the ...

Dragons Closet gives away free prom dresses, helps Gretna families in need  KETV Omaha

"My motto is 'See a need, fill a need.' So my need for this was large, so I've decided to fill it," said Eastman.

Riley to retire at end of school year  Omaha World-Herald

The Gretna Public Schools approved a request by Superintendent Kevin Riley to retire at the end of the 2018–19 school year.

Gretna High School Honors Night | Gretna Breeze  Omaha World-Herald

Gretna High School held its annual Honors Night on May 15. Honors Night recognizes the academic achievements of the senior class and also awards the ...

UPDATE: Authorities increase reward to $14,000 for tips on crash that killed four Gretna teens  1011now

Authorities investigating the June 17 crash that killed four Gretna High School students have two 'persons of interest' but are looking for information about who ...

Ceremony honors crash victim as accident investigation presses on  WOWT

A metro community came together Saturday to honor Alexandria Minardi, one of the four Gretna teens killed in a horrific car crash in June as authorities ...

VIDEO: Out of Nebraska comes this insane finish to a basketball game  USA TODAY High School Sports

Out of Nebraska, we have an early candidate for the season's best ending to a basketball game.

Hundreds celebrate 16th birthday in memory of Alex Minardi who died in June's fatal crash  Omaha World-Herald

Hundreds gathered on Saturday to celebrate what would have been the 16th birthday of Alex Minardi, who was one of four teenagers killed in a June 17 crash in ...

One-Act cast perfect original "Suffer Not" performance  Omaha World-Herald

An original script written by Gretna High School graduate and English teacher Jennifer Simpson Long graced the GHS stage over the weekend.

Gretna's vision for 'major park' project features disc golf course, aquatic center, dog park  Omaha World-Herald

If all goes according to plan, the project will offer Gretna's citizens a signature park unlike anything else in the city. “We don't have a major park in the community ...

Clothing closet gets humble start | Gretna Breeze  Omaha World-Herald

The Dragons Closet — an up-and-coming clothing closet focused on providing clothes, shoes and personal hygiene items to locals in need — is the brain child ...

'4 the 4' fundraiser supports families of Gretna crash victims  KLKN

Hundreds of people from the Gretna community gathered at Peterson Park on Saturday to remember the 4 teens who were killed in a single car crash on June ...

Nebraska Car Crash Kills 4 Teenage Girls from Same School: 'It Shouldn't Happen to Anyone'

Three of the passengers have not been positively identified, although police believe they know who the victims are.

District plans for growth | Gretna Breeze  Omaha World-Herald

When the 2018-19 school year begins, enrollment at all five Gretna Public Schools elementaries is projected to be over capacity.

Gretna High School hosts annual Primetime competition | Gretna Breeze  Omaha World-Herald

Three Gretna High School show choirs took the stage Saturday for some singin' and swingin' at the annual Primetime competition, hosted by the high school.

Papillion businesses help families of Gretna girls killed in crash  WOWT

Since their deaths, 11 local businesses in Papillion have partnered to donate a portion of yesterday's sales for the five families affected by the crash.

State one-acts wrap up | News  Norfolk Daily News

Gretna High School emerged as the Class A champion in Friday's final day of the state one-act play championships at the Johnny Carson Theatre in Norfolk.

Prom court | Gretna Breeze  Omaha World-Herald

Gretna High School's prom is Saturday. Follow the link for photos of the senior and junior court.

'Unfathomable' loss for Millard: Siblings, ages 10 and 16, killed in Highway 370 crash  Omaha World-Herald

A mother and her four children on Wednesday were stopped at a red light on Nebraska Highway 370 when a dump truck struck their minivan, killing two of the ...

Gretna High School dance team shines at regional competition  Omaha World-Herald

The Gretna High School dance team placed in the top three at a recent regional competition.

Welcome Back | Gretna Breeze  Omaha World-Herald

Four Gretna High School graduates have found their way home and are among this year's new teachers for Gretna Public Schools.

4 ‘Inseparable’ Teenage Friends Die in Nebraska Car Crash  The Epoch Times

Four teenage girls have died after their car crashed in Nebraska, with a fifth seriously injured, on June 17. The incident happened in Sarpy County late Monday, ...

'Peter Pan' to take GHS stage | Gretna Breeze  Omaha World-Herald

Run away to Neverland this weekend as Gretna High School students invite the community to performances of the spring play.

Omaha-area schools add tourniquets to save lives when every second counts  Omaha World-Herald

Officials say the kits could be used for treating injuries ranging from a power-saw wound in shop class to a skewered hand in the cafeteria. But, in light of ...

Nebraska : Four Gretna High School Students Killed in Fatal Accident.  Market News

It has been a tragic week for Gretna after a fatal accident took the life of four Gretna High School students and left one with serious injuries late last night.

Gretna High School 2016 Scholarship List | Gretna Breeze  Omaha World-Herald

Here's a list of scholarships won by the Gretna High School Class of 2016.

More schools fall into Nebraska's lowest performance classification  Fremont Tribune

More of Nebraska's student and districts are in need of improvement this year — falling into the lowest of four performance levels in a state-mandated ...

Novotny recognized with state teaching award | Gretna Breeze  Omaha World-Herald

Gretna High School teacher Jason Novotny recently was honored as the 2016–17 Skilled and Technical Sciences Teacher of the Year by the Nebraska Skilled ...

24 Nebraska school districts, including OPS, rated as 'needs improvement' in state report  Omaha World-Herald

New test scores and ratings also identify 156 schools as needing improvement, including some suburban ones.

Gretna Public Schools adjusts club policy after rights disagreement  KETV Omaha

One week after members of a high school pro-life club said Gretna Public Schools was denying them equal rights, the district has adjusted its policy.

New faces will greet Gretna students | Gretna Breeze  Omaha World-Herald

When Gretna students return to school this week, they'll be greeted by some new faces.

Gretna Public Schools Transportation Information | Gretna Breeze  Omaha World-Herald

Bus Information. Gretna Public Schools students signed up for bus *service* will receive a letter in early August. The letter will indicate the students' assigned bus ...

Dancing queens | Gretna Breeze  Omaha World-Herald

The Gretna High School varsity dance team took second in jazz dance and fourth in pom dance at the regional competition Jan. 6 in Minneapolis, Minn.

Chasing a perfect ACT score: Brainy Nebraska students ace the test in record numbers  Omaha World-Herald

Explanations for a surge in high Nebraska ACT scores include greater effort, more preparation, quest for scholarships.

Homecoming court | Gretna Breeze  Omaha World-Herald

Gretna High School has announced the candidates for this year's homecoming court.

New $400000 scoreboard will light up high school football games in Millard  Omaha World-Herald

A new scoreboard with a big video screen is on the way for Buell Stadium at Millard South High School, where all three Millard high schools play their home ...

93 Millard South students earn college degrees — 2 weeks before finishing high school  Omaha World-Herald

The initiative exposes high school students to considerable college-level work. The students and their families may save thousands of dollars, depending on ...

Gretna Public Schools recognizes years of service milestones  Omaha World-Herald

At the start of each new school year, Gretna Public Schools recognizes those employees who have reached *service* milestones. This year those recognized ...

Nebraska Softball signs two recruits  1011now

Two talented student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Nebraska softball team next fall, Head Coach Rhonda Revelle announced on ...

New staff members join school district | Gretna Breeze |  Omaha World-Herald

When Gretna students return to school this week, they'll be greeted by many new faces. This year the school district has 38 new certified teaching staff members ...

Meet-A-Teacher | Gretna Breeze  Omaha World-Herald

Meet Alexa Rohde, Basic Art and Graphic Design I teacher at GHS.

Gretna Students Share Alternative to School Walkout  WOWT

Several Gretna High School students took a different path to express themselves leading up to National Walkout Day. On Tuesday, they left positive messages ...

Marching band finishes on high note | Gretna Breeze  Omaha World-Herald

It was a wildly successful season for the Gretna High School marching band.

Police investigating calls to Gretna Middle School that led to lockdown  WSET

UPDATE: 4:30 p.m.The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office said they wanted to make the public aware of the situation at Gretna Middle School Tuesday afternoon ...

Kuhn, Kristen M. | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Kuhn, Kristen M. Jul 11, 1996 - Nov 2, 2018 Born in Omaha, Kristen graduated from Gretna High School in 2014. She was a Regents Scholar and member of the ...

How to fix Nebraska's struggling schools: State efforts worked in Loup County, but not yet in Santee  Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska Commissioner of Education recommends removing Loup County Elementary from priority list and expanding intervention in Santee schools.

SkillsUSA students compete in nationals | Gretna Breeze  Omaha World-Herald

Two Gretna High School students competed at the recent SkillsUSA national championships. Dan Andersen placed 16th in the Motorcycle *Service* Division, and ...

Amazing | Gretna Breeze  Omaha World-Herald

Family, faith, grace and love all come together in this year's One Act production at Gretna High School.

Nebraska's students would learn about socialism under proposed social studies standards  Omaha World-Herald

Thanks for subscribing to the Omaha World-Herald and supporting local journalism. As a subscriber, you have exclusive access to articles that carry the ...

Prom court candidates | Gretna Breeze  Omaha World-Herald

Gretna High School has announced its prom court candidates. The senior king and queen and junior prince and princess will be crowned at this year's prom ...

With costumes and pep, OPS administrators prepare for new school year  Omaha World-Herald

School leaders, administrators and two school board members gathered at Baxter Arena to prepare for the 2019-20 school year.

Homegrown | Gretna Breeze  Omaha World-Herald

Four of this year's new Gretna teachers have found their way back home, so to speak.While each took a different route to get there, the four have one thing in.

In Gretna, a bird in the school is worth six criminal charges  Lincoln Journal Star

Hard night for Pumpkin: Hauled across state lines under false pretenses, locked in a strange school, as surprised to see the janitor as the janitor was surprised to ...

22-year-old's life was about the journey, not the destination  Omaha World-Herald

Kristen Kuhn, 22, died Nov. 2 after a three-year battle with Ewing's sarcoma, but for the hundreds who gathered for her Nov. 7 funeral at St. Patrick's Catholic ...

Gretna dominant in win over William Campbell  Lynchburg News and Advance

GRETNA — Dajon Hicks burst out of the backfield, spun his way to the right side and ran out of bounds for a short but effective first-down run.

Gretna High's Joe Marik considered gold standard for teachers  Omaha World-Herald

Joe Marik doesn't remember a day when he wasn't excited to go to work. That says something, because Marik, a science teacher at Gretna High School, ...

Two Nebraskans will compete on 'American Idol' Sunday night; Meet Grace Giebler and Nick Townsend  Omaha World-Herald

Both Nebraskans got a golden ticket to "American Idol's" Hollywood Week, which airs this weekend.

Despite pitfalls, high schoolers flock to dual-credit classes that count for college  Omaha World-Herald

A growing number of Nebraska high school students are using dual-credit classes to tackle the high cost of college and get a step ahead in their college careers.

OPS, teachers have reached an agreement on a new contract, but it still needs school board's OK  Omaha World-Herald

Under the contract, teachers would receive a 1.81% pay increase for the 2019-2020 school year.

Gretna Days Schedule | Gretna Breeze  Omaha World-Herald

Here is the schedule for Gretna Days, set for July 26 to 29.

Omaha-area school districts put renewed focus on trades  Omaha World-Herald

At Westside High, private donations will cover $1.1 million for construction and another $50000 for new equipment for the Engineering and Technology Lab.

Ricketts to grads who aced ACT: If you leave state for college, 'Come back to Nebraska'  Omaha World-Herald

The governor, an ACT official and Nebraska Commissioner of Education Matt Blomstedt presented certificates to the graduates, shook their hands and praised ...

The beat goes on | Gretna Breeze  Omaha World-Herald

On Friday, the Gretna High School marching band will debut “Gypsy” during halftime of the Dragons' football home opener. This year's show will have a ...

2017 homecoming court | Gretna Breeze  Omaha World-Herald

Candidates for the 2017 Gretna High School homecoming court have been announced.

Recruiting: Gretna's Cade Mueller picks NU, becomes second walk-on long snapper in class  Omaha World-Herald

Gretna's Cade Mueller is the 21st walk-on commitment of the 2018 Nebraska recruiting class.

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