A bake raffle benefit for Collin Stephen has been scheduled for this Friday, February 3, 2017 at the boys and girls basketball games with Medicine Valley. Collin was diagnosed with Gitelman Syndrom last year. He is now have difficulties with his pancreas. Proceeds will go to help off-set medical expenses incurred by his family.
Raffle tickets to win a Traeger Grill will also be sold on Friday night. The drawing for the grill will be held on February 19th at the community-wide benefit at the Community Building.
All East Division first round games will be played at Bertrand High School on Saturday, January 21st. Games will start at 11:00 a.m., with the final game slated to tip off at 7:45 p.m. that evening.
Admission prices for the tournament will be:
Adults – $4.00
K-12 Students – $3.00.
Since this is a conference activity, Bertrand Season Tickets/Activity Passes CAN NOT be accepted. Everyone will have to pay the regular conference admission, or have an RPAC conference issued pass.
The tournament will continue on Monday & Tuesday in Curtis at Medicine Valley High School, and will then move to Southern Valley High School on Thursday & Friday, before finishing up with the finals on Saturday at McCook Community College.
The Bertrand Community School Volunteer Service Organization (BCSVSO) is holding its annual necessities drive from now until Christmas break on December 21. Each year the BCSVSO has a necessities drive to gather perishable and non perishable items to donate. Some of this year’s items will be donated to the S.A.F.E. Center in Kearney. The entire school and the community, as well, can bring in items. Bertrand Elementary students will be collecting non-perishable food items. These donations that the K-6th bring in will go to the Food Pantry at City Hall. Junior and Senior High students will be collecting necessities for the S.A.F.E. Center in Kearney.
There are also prizes for the students. For the Junior and Senior High kids, the more items they bring in, the more passes they get on quizzes or homework assignments. A class could earn up to as many as 4 passes in 4 different classes. At the end of the drive, the student who has brought in the most items themselves will become assistant Principal for the day. The student who comes in second will be doing the daily announcements for a week.
Any elementary class that brings in 50 items can go around the classroom in their socks. The class that brings in 75 items will have a Hat Day. The class with 100 will have a story read to them by the principal or superintendent. The class with 125 items will do activities with the 9th graders. The class with 150 will cut the tie off Mr. Kidder. At the end of the food drive, the class who brings in the most items will receive a snack and movie party. The class with the second most will have recess/activity time with the Seniors. Good luck to all grades!
By Brooke Peterson
Friday, November 11th was the kick off day for this year’s Book Fair. This year’s theme for it was Pirates, and on that day Steph Dannehl and Donna Peterson dressed up as Pirates. They had books for anyone from Preschool kids to High School kids and up.
At the Book Fair were all kinds of fun, entertaining books for a wide range of age groups. They have Christmas books, Lego books, Star Wars books, cookbooks, and sports books. Not only do they have books, but they also had fun, entertaining items for everyone, such as pens, erasers, jewelry, pencils, and giant pointer sticks. Half of the profits from the Book Fair goes back to the BHS library to purchase new books for the library. This year they made $4,500.
“I think it was a pretty successful Book Fair,” says Librarian Steph Dannehl.