Speech Class Goes “On Tour”

tour theater

Speech class prepares for “Tour Theater” performances at 7:00 am.

brooke tour

Mrs. Kaps helps students get ready to perform.

The tour theater will be performing on December 17 at 8:30 in Eustis, 10:00 in Loomis, and at 1:15 in Bertrand for anyone who is interested in seeing there performance of “Fractured Fairytales”.





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Bertrand finishes 4th and 6th at the 25th annual UNL Math Day

The 25th annual UNL Math Day was held on Thursday, November 21, 2014, on the UNL campus.  1506 students from 105 Nebraska schools participated in the competition this year.  The event is designed to spark high school students’ interest in math, to encourage them to pursue a career in mathematics or the mathematical sciences, and to recognize outstanding mathematical ability.

This all-day event consists of the PROBE I and PROBE II individual competitions and the fast-paced Math Bowl double elimination team competition.  Students start with the multiple choice, preliminary exam called PROBE I (Problems Requiring Original and Brilliant Effort).  The top three females and males receive awards. The top five, four, or three scores (depending on class) from each school determine the PROBE I team score.  The top 40 students move on to take an essay exam called PROBE II.  The top 10 on PROBE II are awarded a total of $34,000 in four-year scholarships to UNL.

This year, Bertrand was able to send 10 students to the competition.  The students are selected based on attendance at Wednesday morning math group.  The students finished 6th in the PROBE I exam.  Their Math Bowl ended with a tie breaker question in the 10th round.  However, the team proudly walked away with a 4th place finish.  Bertrand’s highest exam member placed in the top 19% of all of the students competing

UNL Math

Bertrand UNL Math Day participants:  Front row L-R: Adyson Furlong, Jadyn High, and Kara Philips. Second row L-R: Sarah Dannehl, Brianna Smith, and Hayley Dannehl.  Back row L-R: Tigh Renken, Cooper Grabenstein, Grant Dahlgren, and Connor Liljestrand.


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Ravenna Holiday Tournament

Ravenna Holiday Tournament 2014The Vikings will be playing in the Ravenna Holiday Tournament on Monday and Tuesday, December 29-30.  The Ladies will begin play against Centura at 1:00 with the Men to follow at 2:45.

Ravenna Holiday Tournament 2014


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Pleasanton Holiday Tourney

This year the Pleasanton Tourney will be held on Friday and Saturday,  January 2nd and 3rd. All game will be played in the North Gym due to Pleasanton’s school construction.  Both teams will take on Ravenna in the first round.  The girls will be playing at 2:30 followed by the boys at 4:00.

Pleasanton Holiday Tourney Brackets

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Congratulations to the One Act Play for receiving the Runner-up at Districts!!

Individual acting awards were: Katlyn Einspahr, Sam Leibhart, Isaiah Flint, Joey Colfack, Mollie Kaps, Cassidy Ryan and Kaitlyn Ryan!

one act play

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BCSVSO Food Drive

School Poster Small-2The BCSVSO is holding a food drive now until Christmas time! The goal is to kick Mr. Kidder out of his office. A competition to see which class can bring the most canned foods will be held between the elementary and the junior high and high school.  Prizes will be awarded to the class that brings the most canned goods.


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Books for Haiti

The 5th Grade class challenged each elementary class to bring their used books to be donated for kids in Haiti.  The challenge was a huge success as 1800 children’s books were collected!  Winning the challenge was the 5th grade class who brought in 654 books and the runner-up was the 6th grade class who brought in 412!  Thanks for your generosity!

book drive

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Concessions Sign-up

We have appreciated all the support we have gotten from our parents and supporters of Bertrand athletics and activities in the past. Once again, we are giving you the opportunity to volunteer for concession duties.  If your daughter or son participates in extra-curricular activities, we hope that you will be a willing volunteer. We strongly encourage participation by all parents that have student athletes, regardless of the sports season, as ALL activities benefit from the profits that are generated. We have greatly appreciated your generous commitment of time in the past.

This year we are using a new on-line program to schedule our concession workers.  It is called SignUp Genius.  We ask that you go online at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0545ada629a0fd0-viking1 to sign up.  If you do not have online access, you can contact Mark Dethlefs at school for assistance. A link to instructions that may help you is also posted  below.

Thanks for your help!!

Concessions Sign up Instructions


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School Supply List 2014-15

School Supply List 14-15

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Athletic Physicals

Athletic Physicals are due on the first day of practice. Athletes will not be allowed to practice until these forms along with the NSAA permission forms are turned into the coaches or to Mr. Newcomb.  Please get your physical scheduled as soon as possible.

NSAA Parent-Athlete Consent Form

Athletic Physical Form


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