The 2017 Education After Hours event is actively seeking all levels of artists and artwork for their silent auction for this years event. The event theme "School Spirit" hopes to encourage artwork that portrays your vision of North Platte School Spirit. All mediums welcome. Commitments for artwork are being accepted now with all pieces completed by March 15th, 2017. Artwork will be put on display until the event.
Education After Hours Call for “North Platte School Spirit”Art Donations
Who and What can be entered:
We are challenging your creativity by asking you to make something that encompasses North Platte School Spirit! Blue and Gold, Bulldog, North Platte Schools. Think outside the box…your piece should be functional enough to display in ones home, office, a school building or amongst landscape. Although thematic is our choice, we also welcome your own style. Our goal is for you to have fun, create a one of a kind masterpiece or refurbish and rejuvenate something old into something wonderful and exciting all while benefitting the North Platte Public Schools Foundation and promoting School Spirit.
NPPSF will display the works of art at the Mckinley Education Center from March 15th-April 6. From there the pieces will be auctioned off at the Education After Hours Event/Distinguished Alumni Banquet, a celebration of Educators and Alumni April 7th, 2017. The end result is that the pieces will be displayed in local schools and businesses throughout North Platte.
Any medium is welcome: Paint, Metal, Photography, pottery, etc.
We hope that you will join us in our mission and donate a piece of your art or handi work in support of the North Platte Public Schools Foundation. The proceeds from the art showcase and auction will help support year round programs including the Prepared to Learn which directly supports our students.
Art Showcase Artists Receive
· A full color catalog which includes image of donation, along with your information. The catalog is given to each guest at the event.
· Art work on display from completion to event (approx 3 weeks) at the Mckinley Education Center. Media exposure including print and tv.
· Art Showcase will be treated as an artshow and there will be prizes- including a cash prize for Best of Show.
· Special invitation to a pre-show at the Mckinley Education center prior to the auction to view all of the pieces.
· All donated art work becomes the property of the North Platte Public School Foundation when submitted.
· Artwork that is not auctioned off will be offered back to artist.
· North Platte Public Schools Foundation reserves the right to limit the amount of pieces that are entered and/or auctioned off at any time for any reason.
ALL ART WORK IS DUE NO LATER THAN MARCH 15TH 2017 AT 5:00 P.M.
· All works on paper must be framed and under glass including photography
· All paintings on canvas board must by framed (no glass necessary)
· All entries must be ready to hang
o Photography printed on canvas is considered framed and ready to hang
· Identification labels will be filled out when your piece is donated.
How to Donate
If you would like to commit to make an art donation to the Education After Hours School Spirit Art Showcase Fundraiser 2017, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the below information and/or submit the attachments.
Please include the following in your email:
· Full name
· Phone number
· Mailing address
· Type of artwork, media
· The contact information you want to go in the catalog
ALL ART WORK IS DUE NO LATER THAN MARCH 15TH 2017 AT 5:00 P.M.
Gary and Judy Jones, owners of Mobil 1/Modern Tire in North Platte Present North Platte Public Schools Foundation with a check for proceeds from their annual Oil Change Fundraiser that was held October 6th. $30 from each oil change was donated to NPPSF on Thursday and North Platte Catholic Schools Endowment on Friday with a total of 170 cars serviced. In a previous article Gary stated that the reason they do the annual gift is "Its a good thing for the community. Any time you can help a student learn and grow, it is definitely a benefit for the community." The money raised goes towards the Prepared to Learn Fund which purchases items for students of modest expense but of immediate need. Things like eye glasses, school supplies, coats etc. We appreciate the Jones' efforts and are proud to have them as such generous donors to the Foundation. Read More about the fundraiser here.
Grill Team Winners 2016
Rowdy Rott BBQ - Best Beef
Yoshida Detailing/Greg Caudillo- Best Pork
Ambassadors - Best Chicken
Morning Rotary- Best Dessert
Westfield - Best Anything Goes
Thank you to our judges;
James Ayres- NPHS Principal
David Howard-Union Pacific Railroad
Rob Derbyshire-Walmart Distribution Center
Josh Bedlan-First National Bank
Also, thank you to Walmart Distribution Center Employees for all your hard work and NPPS Maintenance and Custodial Staff for help with set up and tear down.
Grill Teams 2016
Great Western Bank
North Platte Ambassadors
First National Bank
Yoshida Detailing & Greg Caudillo
NPHS Culinary Team
Class of 1992
Rowdy Rott BBQ
Walmart Distribution Center
Bulldog BBQ Pep Rally
Funds raised by students: $13,224
Top Fundraising school: McDonald
School with largest level of participation: Lake
We are so thankful for the support of our sponsors, helping make this year's event a HUGE success!
Signature: Kwik Stop, Weathercraft, First National Bank, Walmart D.C. Bill and Laura Troshynki, Shawn and Michelle Murdock Corporate: NMC-CAT. Matching: Swan's Furniture, Bill & Laura Troshynski, Sandhills Physical Therapy, Lincoln County Medical Society, Adams Bank & Trust, Great Western Bank, Great Plains Health, Innovative Imaging, Bob and Rosie McFarland, Bill and Laura Troshynski, Shawn and Michelle Murdock
It was a great night- thanks to all that helped us by having a grill team, donating, supporting, volunteering, judging and attending!
New Scholarships in honor of our Alumni
The class of 1998 is seeking donations to assist in the funding of a scholarship for the late Michelle (Collins) Speer.
Michelle along with her husband and four little girls were tragically killed in a house fire on October 20, 2016 near Nehawka. According to members of the class of 1998, Michelle is remembered as an athlete, a great student and a wonderful friend.
With your help we can make this a scholarship opportunity that will be available to North Platte High School graduates for many years.
Donations can be made by check and sent to:
North Platte Public Schools Foundation
301 West F Street, P.O. Box 1557, North Platte, NE 69101
It was a great night honoring Butch Rasmussen, Matt Martin and Richard McNeel, who graduated from NPHS and gone on to do notable things with their lives; recognizing amazing staff in our district, Abigail Persinger, Courtney Feeney, Dee Tuenge and Vikki Carlson, who go above and beyond each day and raising necessary funds to continue the Foundation programs. We are thankful to all that attended, donated, supported and celebrated with us! Thank you!
The following sponsors made the night possible: Valedictorian Sponsors: Pro Printing and Graphics Salutatorian sponsors: Kwik Stop, Wells Fargo, Maple Park Dental Associates, First National Bank, Lincoln County Medical Society, Bill & Laura Troshynski Honor Roll Sponsors: Great Western Bank, Brouillette, Dugan & Troshynski P.C., LLO, Phares Financial Services, Equitable Bank, Carlson Financial Group, Family Medicine Associates, Ameriprise Financial Services, Hampton Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites, North Platte OB/GYN, PC, Coldwell Banker Preferred Group Scholars Sponsors: Dr. Kim Baxter, Dr. Scott French, Pat & Chris Vieyra, Don Gorder, Daniel Edwards, NP Union Pacific Employees Credit Union, Mel & Michelle McNea, Erickson’s Furniture, Victor De Villa, Sandhills Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab,PC, Camp Anderson Enterprises, Inc, Scott Abstract Co.
“Go for the Gold” Cash Drawing
1st Prize - $2,000; 2nd Prize - $1,000; 3rd Prize - $500
$20 per raffle ticket
The drawing will be held at
Education After Hours, Friday, April 24th
*Do not have to be present to win
All inquiries, please call the Foundation Office at (308) 696-3325
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