GAMES:  Friday at Southwest – This is a change from what was originally published (JR VARSITY WILL NOT BE PLAYED AT 3:15 & 4:45). There will be 2 time slots utilizing both gyms.

At 6:00 the Girls Varsity will be playing in the main school gym, while the Jr. Varsity Boys will be in the secondary gym (which is about 100 yards south of the main high school building).

At 7:30 the Boys Varsity will be playing in the main school gym, while the Jr. Varsity Girls will be in the secondary gym.

This is how Southwest High School is scheduling/running their home games this year.

Basketball Games Tentatively Rescheduled

The basketball games vs. Eustis-Farnam that were called off on Tuesday, Dec. 15th, are tentatively scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 4th. The playing of this game will be contingent upon their status in the Fort Kearny Conference tournament. If both their girls & boys teams have been eliminated as of Monday, Feb. 1st, then the games will be played as originally scheduled (varsity only). If one or both of their teams are still alive in their conference tournament at that point, then the games will not be played.

We understand that this probably isn’t ideal for you as parents/spectators for making plans, but this is the best possibility/option that we have available at this time.  Thank you for your patience and support of the boys and girls basketball teams!

Mini-State Trophy Order Forms

If anyone from the 2015 Volleyball Team would like to purchase a mini-state trophy, you may send in the order form attached below to Awards Unlimited.  If you did not purchase one for the 2013 state tournament and would like one, you will still be able to do so.  This form is also good for any of the other state tournament finishes from the past including last year’s Boys Track State Runner-up.

State Trophy Order Form

Volleyball Team Advances to District Finals

The Lady Viking Volleyball Team will advance to the district final game after defeating Alma in straight sets on Tuesday night.  The district game has been set for Thursday, November 5, at 7:00 at  Adams Central High School outside of Hastings.  The Vikings will be taking on Lawrence-Nelson.

As a result of a great regular season, the Vikings will advance to the state tournament next week.  State t-shirts are on sale now. Orders are due in the office by 8:00 on Friday morning.  Order forms can be picked up in the office or can be downloaded from the link below. Shirts must be paid for in advance.

VB T-Shirt Order Form 2015

Vikings Move to Second Round of Playoffs

The Viking Football Team advanced to the second round of the Nebraska State Football Playoffs when they downed Brady 48-22 Thursday night.  The Vikings will play Chambers-Wheeler Central in Bartlett on Wed., November 4 at 4:30.  School will be dismissed at 11:30 with no lunches being served on that day.

There is a scheduled late start for Thursday, Nov. 5 for teacher inservice.

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Vikings are in the Fall Spirit

The Vikings are in the fall spirit! The K-6th grade were given the opportunity this year to decorate a pumpkin to match his/her favorite book character. The pumpkins will remain in the library until the the last few days of October, leaving in time for the kids to take them home for Halloween. The contestants in K thru 2nd were able to work with their parents, but the 3rd thru 6th graders had to work individually with only minimum assistance from their parents. Another rule from the contest was that there would be no carved pumpkins allowed because they rot, attract bugs, and smell. But most of all they did not want the children to be handling knifes or carving tools.


The pumpkins will be judged according the two categories, K thru 2nd grade, and 3rd thru 6th grade. The judges will be Bertrand residents, and will be giving away three prizes for each category. First place will receive $30, second place will receive $15, and third will receive $10, all of the money received will be Book Fair Dollars that can be used at the Book Fair in November. The winners of the 3rd thru 6th grade were Kenzy Drain 1st, Bryce Philips 2nd, and Reece Vinzant 3rd, and for the K thru 2nd grade winners were 1st place Shali Witt, 2nd place Hunter Nelson, and 3rd place Adrian Sand.



Spirit Week Activities Begin

The halls are alive with posters and decorations as the official start to the Spirit Week Festivities has begun.

Dress-up days are as scheduled:   Monday — Generations Day, Every Generations Leaves Their Legacy;Tuesday–Movie Character Day, Life’s a Movie-Direct It Well; Wednesday–Color Day, Make Life Colorful (Freshmen red, Sophomores pink, Juniors yellow, Seniors black); Thursday– Hillbilly Day -Get UR Done; Friday–Blue and White Day–We Bleed Blue and White.

The annual cookout will be on Friday, starting at 7:00. The dance is scheduled to begin at approximately 8:00 and will run until 11:00. Students other than the cross country team will not be allowed into the dance after 8:30 unless they have advanced approval from the administration.  Cross Country participants will be given extra time (approximately 30 minutes or so after the arrive back in Bertrand) to get ready and return to the dance.  Food will be served throughout the dance.

The crowning is scheduled to take place around 10:00-10:15. Parents of those voted to royalty will be notified that evening so that they will be able to take pictures.  A public crowning will be held at the Homecoming Football Game vs Loomis on Thursday, Oct. 22, at the conclusion of the game.

Other activities scheduled for that evening will be honoring the 1965 Football team that is being honored by the Nebraska High School Hall of Fame Foundation this year and recognition of the Bertrand-Loomis Cross Country Team seniors and parents. The cheerleaders will also perform at halftime.