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Principal's Corner

Welcome Back 2017-2018

Dear Springfield Elementary Families,

The Springfield Elementary Staff and I are excited to welcome you to what promises to be an outstanding school year. Throughout the summer we have been busy preparing for another amazing year of learning, growing, and succeeding. The members of our team have spent a great amount of time reviewing data, assessments, and preparing materials so our students receive the best possible education. We are looking forward to utilizing our new math material (Expressions) that align to the new more rigorous NE State Standards. We are eager to sharing more with you about your child’s learning and instruction throughout the year.   

The maintenance staff has been busy cleaning rooms, painting, sprucing up the outside of the building, and making our building welcoming. Over the summer the basketball hoops were replaced and lines will be painted before school starts, if everything goes according to plan. We are in the process of adding three permanent benches to the playground. We are all eager to have students back in our classrooms and hallways filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning.

Our highly qualified professional educators and support staff are committed to providing each student opportunities to learn, grow, and succeed. We strive to help each student know they are cared for and part of the Springfield Elementary family. It is our goal that every student has the skills, strategies, and knowledge to be successful as students and world citizens.

Working together, students, parents, and teachers make our amazing Springfield Elementary community successful and strong. Please know that we highly value the relationships between home and school. Communication is vital and plays an integral role in the success of each student. We encourage you to contact us if/when the need arises and to stay in the know about your child’s studies, assignments, and school activities.  We look forward to working with you and sharing more information about the phenomenal work we are doing over the course of the year.

Again, we welcome you to Springfield Elementary and to our wonderful community… a place where students learn, grow and succeed.


  Kaela Heneger,                                                                                                   Principal Springfield Elementary                                                 kheneger@springfieldplatteview.org                                                                                      Office 402-253-2245


Information To Start The Year Off Right!

Dates To Know:

  • August 7th- Class lists will be posted

  • August 14th- Open House 6:30-7:30

  • August 15th- 1st day of school 8:10


FYI: 2017-2018 School Year Happenings

  • August 21st we will be experiencing the Great American Eclipse 2017. Please look for a informational letter via email.

  • Springfield Elementary Houses move into year two. We will meet the 1st Monday of the month to build leadership skills, create community, and grow relationships. Look for more information about House Shirts at the open house. Shorting Ceremony will be before the Walk-a-Thon in September.

  • There is a SUPERHERO in each of us. Springfield Elementary will have a Superhero theme this year. We will work with students to find and utilize their strengths.


Staff Update:

  • Mrs. Cynthia Hudson will be joining our team as a 4th grade teacher. Mrs. Hudson is coming to us from Bellevue Public Schools where she has been a classroom teacher, mentor, math specialist, and an instructional coach. We are looking forward to having her as part of our team.

  • Mrs. Melody Kreger will be part of our 5th grade team. Mrs. Kreger student taught at Springfield Elementary before she taught 3rd grade for OPS. We are excited to welcome her back to Springfield Elementary.

  • Mrs. Karen Moritz will be moving from the Title I Math interventionist to 6th grade classroom. Mrs. Moritz has taught both regular education and special education. She will be a great addition to the 6th grade team.

  • Mrs. Carol Bowley will be joining us from Westside as our Title I Math Interventionist. Mrs. Bowley has worked as an Elementary Special Education teacher and as support for the Non-public schools in the Westside School District. We look forward to her being part of our intervention team.


Be In The Know: