The Hebron Public School District is committed to excellence through a student-centered learning environment supported by positive collaborations with students, staff, parents, school, and community. Superintendent and Activities Director Myron Schaff is proud of what Hebron Public School has to offer both the students and the community as a whole. In his three years as superintendent, he mentioned their enrollment has been steady around 150-160 students kindergarten through grade 12.
While the town and the school are small, that doesn’t stop them from striving for excellence. Hebron Public School has been doing updates every year, sometimes with the help of local sponsorships, to make sure they offer the best education possible for rural North Dakota students. They are proud to offer top-of-the-line modern technology including new promethean boards, four different computer labs, as well as success in various extra-curriculars, especially the FFA program which competes regularly at the national convention.
Part of that community support comes from Dakota Community Bank & Trust (DCB&T). “The biggest thing with Dakota Community Bank & Trust is that they are always supporting us,” shares Schaff. He goes on to reference that DCB&T annually gives each graduating senior a gift, assists and donates to the less-fortunate children in town including backpacks and Christmas gifts, supports the school’s ever-popular annual color run, meals for various athletic teams during regional tournaments, financial assistance for various projects including buses as well as the school’s financial literacy class, an annual scholarship for seniors, and more. Schaff mentioned that some of the larger support has come in the form of a new gymnasium scoreboard and the lead sponsorship donation for an outdoor marquee sign in 2016. “That marquee sign was a big thing. If it wasn’t for Dakota Community Bank & Trust, we wouldn’t have got it done. We wouldn’t have been able to do that for the school. What the bank does within the community stresses how important the community, business, and schools mean to the bank, and what the bank means to us.”
According to Schaff, it is a great place for kids to get a quality education. He states that the biggest thing is, “We are in a small setting with a small population but the kids are getting a world class education because we have partnered with many organizations. One is the National Math & Science Initiative (NMSI). We have twenty certified staff with nearly half having master’s degrees. We have four computer labs with 80 plus computers. We have before and after school programs. We have CTE approved courses as well as ITV and online courses. The staff and technology part of our school is what we kind-of hang our hat on.”
With an average class size of twelve students, Hebron Public School’s programs are set to ensure a quality educational experience which promotes academic, physical, emotional, and social growth while preparing them for the life-long process of learning.
Included in the school’s values is the idea of fostering an active partnership between students, parents, community and staff with open and honest lines of communications to ensure the success of our students. Dakota Community Bank & Trust and Hebron Public School are both committed to believing that all students can learn and grow. For more information on Hebron Public School and their values, visit: http://www.hebron.k12.nd.us/.
Written by Lindsey Hefta, Marketing Director