Mr. Ford Earns Outstanding Teacher Award

“…I was just saying last night that I have the best job in the whole world…..I am so lucky that I get to work with these kids and this staff…” Photo by Stephanie Dannhel
“…I was just saying last night that I have the best job in the whole world…..I am so lucky that I get to work with these kids and this staff…” —Bill Ford
Photo by Stephanie Dannehl

Anyone that knows Bill Ford understands why he was selected as NTV’s Outstanding Teacher for the month of February.   Several students from Bertrand Community School wrote letters, nominating Mr. Ford for this award.   Students praised him for his work as both a teacher and a coach and complimented him on his ability to “always see the best in others”, and “he makes me feel like anything is possible”.

Congratulations Mr. Ford!!!

 

 

 

 

State Wrestling Update

After the first round of the state wrestling meet, Brandon Wallander was defeated in a major decision by Chase Osborne 16-2.  In the wrestlebacks, Brandon defeated Spencer Warner of Louisville in a 7-6 decision, but was defeated by James Hernandez of Logan View in a 7-2 decision.

Congratulations to Brandon on a great season!!

FFA Programs to Start in Bertrand

The Bertrand and Loomis school districts have worked out a plan to offer Agriculture Education and start an  FFA program to begin during the 2015-2016 school year.  Samantha Jensen has been hired to teach these programs and will be splitting her time between the two districts, coming to Bertrand in the mornings and to Loomis in the afternoons. Courses to be taught include Animal Science, Plant Science and Horticulture, and Intro to Ag.

Ms. Jenson is currently teaching her 2nd year at Fairbury Public Schools.  She is originally from Bird City, Kansas, which is south of Benkelman.