• Superintendent's Message

    Brent Hollinger



         Welcome to Cross County Community School District where every day is a great day to be a Cougar! Cross County Community School District came together in the 2001-2002 school year. The 2019-2020 school year will mark our 19th year together as a consolidated school district between Stromsburg and Benedict communities. The communities showed their support for education once more by passing a bond issue in 2006 to construct a PK-12 facility located three miles south of Stromsburg. The facility opened up in the fall of 2008 and we will be starting our 12th year in the facility. The facility does a great job of serving students educationally and through extra-curricular activities. 

         Cross County Community School is a Class C-2 school district with 365 students attending grades PK-12.  The facility also houses our own preschool which on average has around 20-25 students.  Our ACT scores continue to be among the highest in the state and our students score very well on the various state tests.  You can view how well our students achieve by looking at the Nebraska Department of Education “report card” for schools found at the following URL:  http://reportcard.education.ne.gov.  We pride ourselves in recognizing academic achievement with honor roll recognitions and the Cougar Academy achievement pep rally each fall.

         I feel very fortunate to be a part of a great school and to be involved with two communities that embrace education and expect success. One of my visions in education that I believe strongly in, is if you are committed to teaching and you engage students in learning, success will happen for all students! We want all students to have success in some way academically to build towards a well-rounded young adult who can move on and be a successful contributing adult in society.

         We are starting our 8th year as a 1:1 school with Macintosh laptops for students in grades 6-12.  The 1:1 initiative has been a big success as the teachers quickly utilized their skillsets for incorporating instructional technology into their classrooms.  The school district recently finished building a “state of the art” Agriculture/FFA facility and also just finished doing a small elementary classroom addition project.   

         We are very proud of our accomplishments and we are excited about our vision for the future.  Great things are happening at Cross County each and every day. I am so proud of the teaching staff and support staff on their commitment to kids. We have a great staff and I am blessed and fortunate to be a part of this great school. Please visit our website at http://crosscountyschools.org to see all of the happenings in this great school.  You can also follow all of the school happenings on our Twitter and Facebook accounts.  Anytime you would like to visit Cross County please let me know and we will accommodate you as best as we can.  My door is always open.