The fall sports season is off to a great start. Our athletes have shown many positive performances and have had a lot to be proud of so far this year. However, the fall has not been so kind to others around the United States. Hurricane season is in full swing and along with it has brought a lot of devastation to our country.
The athletes at Bertrand High School decided that they want to help those in need. “It really stinks…what they have to go through is really horrible,” said Grace Schwarz. Dylan Boggs added, “We hope that someone would try to help us out if we were in that situation.” We felt like we needed to come up with a plan to help.”
According to B-Club President Halle Dahlgren, the students had discussed doing a benefit prior to the “Hurricane Relief from the Heartland of Nebraska” project, but hadn’t had time to get things organized. The student-athletes did donate $500 to that community led benefit. But they wanted to do more. “The benefit was amazing, but because it was completed in such a short period of time, the we didn’t feel like they were able to help very much,” commented B-Club treasurer Kaitlyn Ryan.
In order to do their part to help the many victims of these massive storms, the student-athletes decided to host a raffle with the proceeds to be donated for this cause. Numerous items and certificates donated by local businesses and patrons will be raffled off. Prizes to be drawn after the football game ( homecoming week) on October 13th include:
$50 gift certificate for the Blue Moose
$50 gift certificate for Divine Boutique
$50 gift certificate for Plum Pretty Boutique
A long board made of lumber from the old bleachers from the west gym donated by Scott Schwarz
$25 gift certificate from Countryside Market
$20 gift certificate from C-Plus
2 Husker Volleyball tickets for Nov. 20 donated by Betty Dahlgren
2 Husker Football tickets donated by First State Bank of Bertrand
According to Atlee High, all proceeds will be donated through the American Red Cross. Anyone that wants to give to this cause can contact an Executive Council “B”-Club member or sponsors (Lisa Mason, Mark Dethlefs, or Bruce Chesterman). In addition, tickets were sold at the Bertrand Invitational Volleyball Tournament, and will be on sale at the football game on Oct. 13 prior to the drawing. Raffle tickets are 1 ticket per dollar, 6 tickets for $5, or 20 tickets for $15.
“It’s nice to be a part of a community that wants to support others in our country,” said Kassidy Drain and Lindsay Schutz. “We just want to help make a difference.”
With the start of the 2017-2018 school year right around the corner, there are a few reminders of which students should be aware.
First, registration for high school students will be held a week earlier this year on Aug. 2-3 from 9:00-3:00. Aug. 2 is set for students in grades 10-12 and Aug. 3 for students in grades 8-9. The 7th grade orientation is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 7 at 7:00 pm.
Mrs. Dannehl will be available on those dates to check-out your iPads if you have completed the following steps first: 1). Pick-up an iPad user agreement form. They are available under district forms on this website, outside the office, or in the weight room. 2). Parents and students must read through the agreement together and make sure everyone is up-to-date with the requirements of using the iPads. 3). Complete all required signatures in the middle AND at the end of the packet. 4). The form is returned with signatures and the $35 fee is paid to the office prior to picking up your iPad.
If you are unable to pick up your iPad on the 2nd or 3rd you can check it out on the first day of school.
The Booster Club Fun Run will be held again this year on Sunday, June 25. Check in will begin at the Bertrand Community School track at 7:30 am. Events will start promptly at 8:00 am. Events include the 5 K Run, 2 Mile Run, 2 Mile Walk, 1 Mile Walk, and the 1 Mile Run for kids 10 and under.
Registrations are due by Friday, June 9 in order to receive a t-shirt. Registrations after that date are welcome, but will not be guaranteed a t-shirt. Forms can be dropped off at the Blue Moose before the June 9th deadline or can be returned to Lindsey Robison or Melissa Nevarez.
The Bertrand basketball and volleyball programs plan to host basketball and volleyball camps for athletes this summer.
Drake Beranek will be teaching basketball skills to elementary and junior high students at the Bertrand High School gymnasium June 12-13. Junior High and High School students entering grades 7-12 will be offered sessions in the mornings, and elementary age students entering grades 3-6 will be offered sessions in the afternoons from 1 pm to 4 pm. The cost of these camps is $40.
On July 10-12, volleyball instruction will be offered in the mornings from 9:00-11:30 by Bertrand High School coaches and team members. Students entering grades 3-8 are eligible to attend. The cost of the camp is $30. The deadline in order to receive a free t-shirt is June 10. T-shirts for either camp cannot be guaranteed after the deadlines.
No fooling! April 1, 2017 is the date for this year’s prom. The junior class has been working diligently for about three weeks preparing for “The Great Gatsby.” The Walk-up for this year’s prom is scheduled to begin at 7:45. The public is invited to attend the walk-up at the Bertrand Community School gym. This event will also be broadcast through “The Cube” beginning at 7:30 for those unable to attend in person.
The schedule of events for the student are as follows:
Junior and Senior pictures beginning at 5:00
Senior Class Picture at 5:40
Junior Class Pictures at 5:45
Appetizers for Juniors and Seniors at 5:50
Freshmen and Sophomore Pictures at 6:00
Junior and Senior banquet at 6:20
Prom Walk up 7:45 at the high school gym
Prom-Dance 8:00-12:00 at the Community Building
The 2016-2017 Viking Yearbooks are currently on sale. All orders will be completed on-line only. The options for personalization will be available as they have been in the past. If you wish to personalize your book, this must be completed by the end of April. The link posted below will take you to the order site and will explain all details. If you have questions, you may contact Mrs. Kaps at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This order form is for the big hardcover yearbooks. The elementary version of the yearbook will be available as usual next fall.
SENIOR PARENTS: If you would like to purchase an ad for your graduating senior, this link will also allow you to submit your information and photos. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Kaps.
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