Stuff The Bus!

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WOWT NBC OMAHA, FIRST NATIONAL BANK, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK AND 99.9 KGOR ARE TEAMING UP TO HELP KIDS AND TEACHERS GO BACK TO SCHOOL! WE ARE COLLECTING SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR CHILDREN IN NEED.

  • SAT., AUG. 5TH
  • FIRST NATIONAL BANK – 132ND & CENTER, 8:00AM TO NOON.
  • WERNER PARK 5PM TO 7PM BEFORE THE GAME
  • DONATE SCHOOL SUPPLIES ANYTIME THROUGH AUGUST 7TH AT ANY FIRST NATIONAL BANK METRO BRANCH LOCATION.

FIRST NATIONAL BANK AND 99.9 KGOR WANT TO RECOGNIZE AND AWARD DESERVING TEACHERS WITH A $160 GIFT CARD TO BE USED TOWARDS THEIR CLASSROOM. 

A $160 GIFT-CARD WILL BE GIVEN OUT DAILY THROUGH FRIDAY, AUGUST 4TH. 

PLEASE NOMINATE A DESERVING TEACHER TODAY BY CLICKING HERE!

Monday's Deserving Teacher

Teacher: Ms. Daly (Anne Daly)

School: Tara Heights Elementary (700 Tara Rd, Papillion, NE 68046)

Why they were nominated:

Ms. Daly is a special education teacher and worked with my kindergarten son this year who has autism. She goes well beyond her job to make sure her students succeed. She would make games to help my son Lucas learn his sight words and was able to get him to start reading. She always has a smile on her face and is so patient with the students especially those with special needs. I was always amazed when Lucas did something like make a friend and she would take the time out of her day to either call me or email when he would succeed. My son has problems being around a lot of people and Ms. Daly knew how much it meant to my family to try and have Lucas perform in the kindergarten music program. She worked all year with Lucas to get him comfortable on the risers that when the time came in May he was able to stand in front of not only the whole school, but the parents. She kneeled right next to him and helped him overcome the fear and didn't give up on him. She amazed me with kindness and positive attitude. Even now that he isn't her students she is still sending me updates from his summer school after she has checked in with his teacher. She also makes it a point to check in with him throughout the week to see how he is doing or to listen to him tell her another accomplishment he has met. When my son is around Ms. Daly she always gets a big smile to come from him and believes in him. She has never given up on him and believes that he can accomplishment whatever he wants. Our family thinks she rules and would love for her to be recognized.


Tuesday's Deserving Teacher

Teacher: Katie Trebbien

School: Saddlebrook Elementary (14940 Laurel Ave. Omaha, NE 68116


Why they were nominated:

She has been such a great teacher and inspiration to all the students she has worked with. With my son, she was able to identify a reading disorder and help get the proper people involved to make sure he was set up for success and not left behind. I worked with her many times this last year and the impact she has on not just her students but all the kids in the school is amazing and up lifting. She also donates her time coaching volleyball and Girls On the Run which are offered during the school year. During these, she is not only coaching to teach and train about the sports, but to also teach about team work, kindness and working together as a team.


Wednesday's Deserving Teacher

Teacher: Sammie Becker

School: Saint James Seton (4720 N 90th St. Omaha, NE 68134)

Why they were nominated:

Mrs. Becker is so full of love & life (and as my son says "pure sunshine"), all which made an immeasurable impact on my son during Kindergarten. Her dedication and passion for each and every one of her students to succeed is obvious and we were beyond blessed to have her as my son's teacher last school year. My son has anxiety and has panic attacks, she got to know him on such a personal level and knew how to avoid triggers, help him through stress, and was phenomenal in communicating with me. She is creative, her energy is contagious, and has a true passion for teaching. She is starting at a new school this fall and we would love to honor her and wish her luck with this prize!    


Thursday’s Winner

Teacher: Jennifer Lauridsen

School: Prairie Wind Elementary School (10908 Ellison Ave, Omaha, NE 68164)

Why they were nominated:

Her great passion to work with these kids to help them succeed. Times can get rough but she doesn't give up, she finds new and fun ways to attract their attention to learn and pass. We as family have helped her prepare each year with supplies for her class. Love her and with her passion she works greatly to help the kids stay interested and succeed in her class. Help is always appreciated.

 

Friday’s Winner

Teacher: Chad Wilcox

School: Omaha South High School (4519 South 24th St. Omaha, NE 68107)

Why they were nominated:

Chad is a high school social studies teacher who teaches 9th grade US History. Teaching 9th graders in an inner-city school in a poverty stricken neighborhood, Chad needs to design the most engaging and hands-on lesson plans. Squirrely 9th graders with cell phones are so challenging, so Chad's lesson plans have to be more interesting than a cell phone, and that is the biggest obstacle as a high school educator. Chad uses props, games, and eye-popping graphics which he spends his own money on in order to attract attention and have students learn. An engaging teacher, a supportive colleague, and a role model for the community's young students, Chad, along with every teacher, deserves praise and thanks daily.



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