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Bancroft-Rosalie Soup Supper & Raffle

Friday, December 21

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Ponca Staff have fun with Christmas Attire!

Fun way for staff to start the week!   read more

Opt In to receive text messages from the Ponca School Messenger system

(majority of you already receive text but if you do not please do the following)

If you would like to receive text messages from Ponca Public School message system please send a text message to 68453 and enter a Y as the message.  You will get a response back that you are registered for schoolmessenger notifications. . . . read more

Student Advisory Committee Spotlight

Breanna Gill, Junior at Ponca High School

Perspective is a particular attitude toward, or way of regarding, something also known as point of view. Inclusion is the action or state of being included within a group or structure. Combining perspective and inclusion is one very . . . read more

December Newsletter ~ Calendar ~ Lunch Menu

Ponca Public Schools will no longer be mailing out school newsletters.  Please access the new and old newsletters online each month from the Newsletter tab at the top of the school website.  The lunch menu can be found on the . . . read more


The students in the picture are Gage McGill and Grace Salmen who are seniors and are members of Ponca High School Student Council.  In this picture they are presenting a gift of $112 to Robin DeVries McGinty of the June E. . . . read more

National Honor Society Christmas Drive!

Non Food Items

"National Honor Society is participating in a Christmas drive for Christ the King and is looking for donations of hygiene items. For example: laundry soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, brushes, etc. Please place your donations in the . . . read more

Ponca Public Schools has added a Unified Bowling Team!

(Left to Right) -- Bree Gill, Kortney Fethkenher, Jackson Stroud, Conner Bromander, Xavier Wahlers, and Ava Fontenot

Ponca High school added a new sport this fall for students to compete.  The sport that Ponca High School added was Unified Bowling.  The sport follows the guidelines and . . . read more

Student Council Christmas Ornaments For Sale!

Thanks for Your Support! read more

Congratulations to Mrs. Larsen and the Quiz Bowl Team!

Congratulations to the Lewis and Clark Conference Quiz Bowl Tournament Champions!  Ponca's varsity quiz bowl team took first place out of 16 teams at the Conference Quiz Bowl Tournament held at Wayne State College on Wednesday, . . . read more

Jackson Halloween

Jackson Halloween Jackson has trunk-or-treat so the students can show off all of their costumes.  The Jackson teachers had a farm theme. The Ponca Cooks also have Spirit!! read more

Group Balancing in DrumFIT!

Jackson Elementary Students Have Fun in PE Class Mrs. Lamprecht makes PE fun and challenging!   read more


FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH PROGRAM INFORMATION AND APPLICATION Click to access the information and application read more

Ponca Sixth Graders Earn Presidential Education Award

Ponca sixth grade students: Ben Bodlak, Kieffer Bruening, Brady Carnell, Taylor Fleury, Zac Heald, Dalton Lamprecht, and Guy Severeide were awarded the 2018 Presidential Education Award in a third through sixth grade assembly at Ponca . . . read more

HOBY Ambassadors 2018


  Ponca High School sophomores, Breanna Gill and Olivia Hrouda, have been selected to attend the 2017 - 2018 Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar to be held at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska, June 1-3 . . . read more

2018-2019 Kindergarten

Parents who have children five years of age on or before July 31, 2018, may wish to send their son/daughter to kindergarten during the 2018/2019 school year.  Kindergarten Roundup for these students is scheduled for . . . read more

State Football Playoff Bracket and Games

Ponca #1 Team

Come cheer the football players and coaches to a victory Friday, November 3rd at 7:00pm at Battle Creek!   read more

Reminder: One hour late starts every Monday during the 2017-2018 school year for professional development.

Reminder:  One hour late starts every Monday during the 2017-2018 school year for professional development.    9:10 Late Start Mondays (High school students See the Bell Schedule For . . . read more

Buy a 2017 State Champion Bumper Sticker!

The athletic boosters are selling bumper stickers for $5 each in the elementary office. See Patti to purchase one! read more

Attention Seniors!

Please read information carefully. Chromebook check in will take place Wednesday, May 10 th ! Chromebook Check in will be May 10 th Starting 4 th hour in the media center You can check in your Chromebook starting 4 . . . read more

Ponca Boys Basketball 2017 State Champions!

  Congratulations to the Ponca Boys Basketball Team and Coaches for winning the Boys Basketball Class C-2 Championship. There will be a celebration honoring the team Tuesday at 6:30pm.in the school gymnasium! read more

The Ponca Community Educational Foundation (PCEF) announces it’s 2017 Funding Opportunities for Ponca Graduates, School District Employees, and Patrons of the District.

One of the purposes of the PCEF is to promote and support educational opportunities for the students of the Ponca Public School District.  The main avenue of support has always been funding scholarships to Ponca High School graduating . . . read more

WINTER 2016-2017 Season Athletic Passes

Passes are good for all Ponca home regular season athletic events for the WINTER 2016-2017 Season. . . . read more

Ponca Public Schools Honor and Celebrate Veterans Day!

Ponca Public  School Veterans’ Program   In honor of Veterans Day celebrated on Monday, November, 14, 2016, Ponca Public School hosted a school and community-wide  program entitled, “Partners for . . . read more

Jackson Elementary New Play Ground Equipment!

Fund Raiser - Due September 27th!

We are raising funds for new playground at Jackson Elementary. Plans have not been finalized, but will include age‐appropriate equipment and a new soft‐surface base that will replace the pea gravel! All shirts are royal blue, . . . read more

Homecoming 2016

“An Olympic Homecoming: This One’s For the Books”

Homecoming week runs from Monday, Sept. 19 through Friday, Sept. 23.  Arrangements are being finalized for the full week of activities.  Currently, dress up days include:   . . . read more

Introduction to Careers and Technology Class

Mr. Olander's Class

The Intro to Career and Technology Class at Ponca High School, consisting mostly of Freshmen students, has completed their 9 week unit on woodworking.  Each student in the class must follow a plan and completely build a small . . . read more

Boys and Girls Basketball Games Replayed on Great Plains Station

Channel 2

Ponca vs. Hartington Boys Basketball 7:00 pm Each Night Thursday March 3 – Wednesday March 9 Ponca vs. Hartington CC Boys Basketball . . . read more

We Have a Goal and We NEED your HELP!

Be sure to make arrangements to donate blood to the Lifeserve Blood Center next Thursday, October 29, 2015, at Ponca School from 9:30 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.  The P.H.S. Student Council is sponsoring this blood drive during Red Ribbon . . . read more

American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship for NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENTS

If you are a non-traditional student who is returning to the classroom after some period of time in which you formal education was interrupted or you are just beginning your education at a later point in your life and you are a member of the . . . read more

HyVee Receipts

Save your Hy-Vee receipts – our school receives $1.00 for every $100.00 in receipts. Receipts must be dated August 1, 2015 to May 1, 2016.  So please bring them in to any school office. (Sorry, but we are unable to . . . read more

Elementary Supply Lists

2015-2016 ELEMENTEARY SUPPLY LISTS Click the link to access the supply lists read more

Michael Brewer at State Wrestling Meet

Brewer Comes Up Short in Opening Match But Gets Good Experience At State Tourney Michael Brewer and the coaches headed down to Omaha to the CenturyLink Center last Thursday, Friday and Saturday to try and bring home a medal . . . read more


2014 All-State Chorus Members

Lexie Eifert Senior Alto I - 3-YEAR RECIPIENT Kianna Kramper Senior Alto II Keoka Zavadil Sophomore Alto 1 Alternate Rachel Bentz Sophomore Alto II Jacob Bennett Sophomore Tenor I Alisha Sullivan Senior Alto I read more

Volleyball Champions!

Ponca varsity volleyball traveled to Hartington this past weekend to compete in the Wildcat Volleyball Tournament.  The girls defeated Wausa, Wynot and Hartington-Newcastle to claim the championship.  Ponca girls increased their . . . read more

Ponca Volleyball Girls

Tri-County Conference Tournament Champions!

Ponca varsity volleyball teamed traveled to South Dakota this past week for a tournament.  The girls went 3-0 and won the Tri-County Conference Tournament.  Congratulations girls!     . . . read more

E-Funds For Schools

(Pay For Lunches Online)

The Ponca School District is pleased to introduce a new program call e-Funds for Schools. This program offers various options for parents/guardians who choose to make payments on-line for lunches. You have the ability to make lunch . . . read more


All of snowcap school alerts have been deleted out for the new year.  This is not the school reach system we use to notify parents, students and teachers in case of school not being in session or of an emergency.  Snowcap is a . . . read more

Support Program for Families with Grieving Children

When: The 3rd Monday of each month during the school year (call to check dates) Time: Sessions run from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Children and teens are  divided by age. Adults meet concurrently. Location: Hospice of Siouxland Cost: . . . read more

Weight Room Membership Fobs Expired

Weight room membership FOBS expired, September 1, 2014.  To renew your membership see Patti Boyle in the Ponca Elementary Office or send the signed contract and payment with your child.  The cost for renewal is $120.00 for the year . . . read more

Ponca Supports the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Ponca Public School Teachers, Staff and Student Groups step up to the plate to donate and accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.    read more


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Poppy Poster Recognition Awards

            Poppy Poster recognition awards were given to students in grades 3-6 at Ponca Public School on Friday, April 25, 2014, by Clair and Vera Hamar representing the Jackson . . . read more

Ponca Elementary Teachers Motivate Students

Featuring "Principal Bob Hayes"

The creative Ponca Elementary Teachers sing their version of the "Eye of the Tiger" to motivate students to do well on the NeSA test. The video features principal Bob Hayes!  The video can also be found on YouTube at YouTube Video . . . read more

Cheerleaders Fund Raising Project

The Ponca Cheerleaders and their Coaches, Brooke Lewon and Julie Sydow used their creative skills of fund raising!  They sold strips of tape to students and staff members to tape elementary principal, Bob Hayes to the wall during lunch . . . read more

Parents Can View Accelerated Reader Progress Online

A Parent's Guide to Renaissance Home Connect for Accelerated Reader We are bringing the classroom to your living room. Research confirms that parental involvement in a child's education is a strong predictor of student . . . read more



Marching Band Receives 1st Place

Congratulations PHS Marching Band and director, Joe Keefe!  The marching band received first place at the Wayne State College Parade Contest last Saturday, September 28th. read more

Apple with the Works!

Support our Student Council! read more

Loft Bids

You can bid to use the loft during this Thursday nights football game.  Ponca plays Wakefield Trojans.    If you would like to place a bid e-mail Bob Hayes at bhayes@esu1.org or drop off a bid at the office.  All bids . . . read more

Poppy Poster Contest Recognition

In May of 2013, the Jackson American Legion sponsored poppy poster contest recognition awards were given to students in grades three through six at Ponca Public Schools.  The following first place posters were then sent on to be judged . . . read more

Poppy Poster award winners announced

Poppy Poster recognition awards were given to students in grades 3-6 at Ponca Public School on Friday, April 26, 2013, by Legion Commander Virgil Kleve representing the Jackson American Legion and Jackson Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary. . . . read more

Ponca hosts first track meet at the new sports complex!

Ponca hosted the Lewis and Clark Conference Track Meet Saturday, April 27th!  History was made for Ponca Pubic School as it was the first Track meet held at its new sports complex. read more

Winter Awards Night

Tuesday, March 19th all winter activity participants were recognized.  Pictured are some of the seniors that were recognized.        read more

Hunter Education Class

April 8 th , 15 th , 22 nd , &29 th 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM   Martinsburg Community Hall  “Old school house”   Students must register online @   . . . read more

Student Fund Raiser to Support Ponca and Jackson Fire Departments

As one of the character lessons on citizenship at Ponca School prior to Christmas, money was collected from the students and staff to purchase teddy bears/stuffed animals for the Ponca and Jackson/Dakota City Fire Departments.  These . . . read more


Summary of Report

At the request of the Newcastle and Ponca School Boards of Education contracted, Key Concepts of Omaha, NE to conduct a feasibility study for the school systems.  You may click on the link below to see the summary of the study. . . . read more

Student Council Baking Christmas Elves Are Busy Again!

Tuesday night, December 11, 2012, when the Ponca boys and girls basketball teams hosted the Laurel Bears, the Ponca High School Student Council members sponsored their annual Holiday Cake Raffle. Twenty one beautifully decorated cakes were . . . read more


Voting Extended till December 19th.

WE NEED A PLAYGROUND! Help Ponca Elementary School Win a Power a Bright Future grant from Clorox! Ponca Elementary School needs your help to win up to $50,000 in The Clorox Company’s Power A Bright Future grant . . . read more

Website Activities Calendar

Check out the Activities Calendar on our school website.   provides up-to-date school activities and events allows you to view and print a daily, weekly or monthly list of calendar events includes a search option . . . read more

New School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House

Double click each picture to enlarge and see slideshow of additoinal pictures

(Pictures taken by Patti Boyle)     read more

PowerSchool - Single Parent Login

With single sign-on access parents/guardians can access all their children in the Ponca School District with one login and one password.  To get started, you must go to the PowerSchool Parent Portal from the school website click on the . . . read more

2012 Boys Basketball Team State Bound

Click the Ponca Staff Video link to see the Sendoff Staff Video at the end of this article

PONCA BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM DISTRICT CHAMPIONS Congratulations to the Ponca Boys Basketball Team for winning the Boys Basketball District game against Oakland - Craig 46-42.  There will be a community pep rally for the STATE . . . read more

Conference Champions!

Congratulations to the Ponca Boys Basketball team and coaches for an awesome win over Winnebago in overtime to earn the title of 2012 Lewis and Clark Boys Basketball Tournament Champions.  Ponca out scored Winnebago 64-51.  The win . . . read more

Ponca High Football Order Forms

2011 Order Form  Due by September 16, 2011 Click to Access the Order Form     read more

March 11, 2011

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      REQUIREMENT OF THE  2011-2012  SCHOOL YEAR!   Starting next fall (August 2011), all Nebraska students in grades K-12 are required by law to have 2 doses of . . . read more

Texting, Cell Phones and Social Networking

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Karen Haase, Attorney at Law firm Harding & Shultz recently gave four presentations to  students, staff, administrators and parents at Ponca.  Karen gave a presentation to the 10th-12th graders in the morning, 6th through 9th . . . read more

View Slide Shows On Progress of School

2nd Phase of School Underway

Numerous Slide Shows to click through CLICK THE SLIDESHOW LINKS BELOW AND CONTINUE TO  CLICK THROUGH THE PICTURES      Fine Arts Center   August 1, 2011   June 27, 2011 . . . read more

Cookbooks for Sale

          Help Raise Money for Technology Ponca/Jackson teachers are in need of interactive classroom projectors to enhance student learning. Your help is greatly appreciated in . . . read more

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Students: Mr. Jody Phillips, Superintendent of Schools, PO Box 568, Ponca, NE 68770 (402) 755-5700 (jodyphillips@poncaschool.org).

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