Welcome to Elkhorn Public Schools Alumni!

Elkhorn Public Schools Alumni is a program for Elkhorn High, Elkhorn South and Elkhorn North alumni along with former EPS teachers/administration that want to connect, engage and support the success of students in the Elkhorn Public School District.     

The Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation invites you to join EPS Alumni today! It's free and a great way to connect or reconnect.
We are a great source of information - a searchable directory, what's happening with your fellow grads, alumni events, reunions, celebrations of current students and alumni as well as current and former EPS staff. We can also connect you with ways to give back to benefit current students and teachers through your time, talent and treasure. 

 


The Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation is here to serve you as you re-connect with your classmates or plan reunions and events.  Please contact Alumni Engagement Manager Sara McArdle for any alumni related inquiries. We are always pleased to assist.

 

Sara McArdle
Alumni Engagement

(402) 289-1727
[email protected]



  • Alumni Spotlights

    Emily (DuPree) Christensen Ed. D. '03

    2003 EHS graduate Emily (DuPree) Christensen returns to the District as the Assistant Principal of Elkhorn North High School. What are some of your best memories while at Elkhorn High School? Elkhorn High is where I met my best friends to this day, learned that I liked school, had teachers influence me in my career path, and asserted some confidence. I loved Homecoming Week when everyone came together in the name of school spirit. I loved singing at graduation all four years and sending the seniors off in a meaningful way. EHS was a place where you could do school, sports, music, drama, and clubs. The building was okay but the students, staff, and activities inside EHS is what made it so special to me.  What school activities and athletics were you involved in? Cross Country four years, Swimming (part of the first EVER swim team that co-oped with Westside HS my junior and senior years), Soccer four years; Choir, Swing Choir, and Musical all four years; NHS, Junior Class Board, SADD, FCA, the E-Club, Pep Club… I was the female recipient of the Norlinger Award when I graduated in 2003.  What educational journey did you take after graduation from EHS? After high school graduation, I went to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for my freshmen year and then finished my bachelor's degree at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Education with an emphasis in English and Language Arts 7-12. I had my student teaching and very first teaching position at Omaha North High Magnet School in Omaha Public Schools in 2007. There I coached soccer and taught English 9-12 and Humanities. I was then recruited by the Avenue Scholars Foundation to be a Talent Advisor at Omaha Bryan High School. I did this from 2010-2016. During this time, I had the opportunity to work with at-risk high schoolers to improve school attendance, grades, behavior, career exploration, navigating legal and health care systems, etc. There was a large emphasis on college and career readiness during the high school portion of the program. After completing high school, my students got a full ride at Metro Community College with college advisors continuing to help them navigate their young adult lives. I feel so honored that I got to be a part of this program and with these students. I still keep in touch with many of my Avenue Scholars, thanks to social media. While I was at the Avenue Scholars Foundation, I earned my master's degree in Educational Leadership. After this, I waited about a year before beginning my doctoral degree. In the midst of this degree, I applied and earned the position of Administrative Coordinator (dean of students) at Elkhorn High School in the fall of 2016. In August 2018, I earned my doctorate in Educational Administration with a national certification in superintendency. Then in 2020, I got to open the newest Elkhorn Public Schools’ high school, Elkhorn North, as the assistant principal.  What inspired you to return to Elkhorn as an educator? I fell in love with urban education when I worked at Omaha North and Omaha Bryan High Schools; but the opportunity to move into administration was presented when I applied in Elkhorn. I loved the impact I could make on students in the classroom, but felt I had a different purpose as an administrator to influence the people and systems that help students prosper. Therefore, I knew this door was opening for a reason and I had to step through the threshold.  In a time of life when I needed it, Elkhorn had been a place of respite for me. Little did I know it would be a place of joy and growth for me as an adult too. I treasure that I get to work in Elkhorn Public Schools. I think the vision and leadership truly puts students first and places focus on what matters most. "Being an administrator brings joy, challenges, something new all the time, and conversations I could never have in another profession."
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    Alumni Spotlight: Marge Denker Grabow '36

    Elkhorn High School 1936 graduate, Marge Denker Grabow is the oldest living alumnus of Elkhorn High School at the age of 103.   Describe your upbringing in Elkhorn:  I was born on a farm adjoining my grandparents’ farm (The Denker farm), just south of Elkhorn, on August 26, 1918. Three months after I was born, World War I ended. There were five children in our family. I was the 2nd oldest and had two sisters and two brothers. When my grandparents moved to Elkhorn, my father (being the oldest child) became the farmer.  From the age of five until mid-high school, we lived on that farm.             Living out on a farm, how did you get to school?  My uncle Harry had a milk truck route, and he picked up milk from my dad’s herd on the Denker farm. I rode with him in his milk truck to high school. My father eventually arranged a carpool with neighbor kids. What was it like attending school in Elkhorn in the 1930s?  When I went to high school, there was one building. High school was on the second floor and grade school was on the first floor. It was bare bones, and it wasn’t all the things like you have today. We had our four subjects that we worked on, and to me it was just what we needed. I liked Bookkeeping. Our grade, the graduates of 1936, do not have a class picture and that’s because money was so tight. We decided we didn’t need to spend money on a picture.   Our grade, the graduates of 1936, do not have a class picture and that’s because money was so tight.  Did you participate in any activities in high school?  One thing I remember is our class planned to do a play. We presented it in the Denker’s Dance Hall. The name of the play was “Here Comes Charlie,” and I think I was Charlie. I remember it as a big part of high school. There weren't many school activities for girls back then.  Maybe some choir practice and that's about it.  Outside of school, I was involved in 4-H and cooking and sewing clubs. What is a fond memory you have from high school?  We had a sneak day, and rented a truck and drove to Lincoln to tour the offices and museums. We all enjoyed that. What advice can you give on living a long healthy life?  You do the right thing every day and it happens. I read books and like jigsaw puzzles. What is the most important thing you have learned in life?  I feel very grateful for living this long and having as good of health as I’ve had. On top of that, I’m grateful to have had a good man as a husband and three wonderful children who are very faithful to their mother to this day.  It’s a big benefit and a wonderful feeling. There isn’t much outside of family that’s meaningful anymore. PDF version   Create your alumni profile!
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  • Alumni Stories

    Rory Schroeder (EHS '73) Recognized as 2021 Alumnus of the Year

    On Thursday, October 21st, 2021 Rory Schroeder (EHS class of '73) was recognized as the 2021 Alumnus of the Year at the Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation's annual Hall of Fame event. Rory Schroeder (EHS class of '73) with Hall of Fame award presenter Laura Burford, (EHS class of '93)   Rory Schroeder was born in Omaha, Nebraska to Orlo and Aloise Schroeder on April 1st, 1955. They lived in the Millard area where his brother Wyatt was born. Rory started attending Elkhorn Public Schools in elementary school.Orlo and Aloise bought a local plumbing business in Elkhorn, and when Rory and Wyatt were old enough to drive, they began to learn the plumbing trade. Rory graduated from high school in 1973 having played football, basketball, track, and baseball. He also played trumpet in the band and sang in the choir. Rory and his future wife, Kathy Pojar, had the leads in the high school musical his senior year, and Kathy has been his “Fair Lady” ever since.
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    Welcome to Elkhorn Public Schools Alumni!

    Elkhorn Public Schools Alumni is a program for Elkhorn High, Elkhorn South and soon Elkhorn North alumni along with former EPS staff that want to connect, engage and support the success of students in Elkhorn Public Schools district.  The Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation invites you to join EPS Alumni today! It's free and a great way to connect or reconnect. We are a great source of information - a searchable directory, what's happening with your fellow grads, alumni events, reunions, celebrations of current students and alumni as well as current and former EPS staff. We can also connect you with ways to give back to benefit current students and teachers through your time, talent and treasure.    
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