State Sportsmanship Award Guidelines

At each NSAA sponsored state tournament, a sportsmanship award is giving to the school that demonstrates outstanding sportsmanship ideals.  Bertrand Community School was fortunate enough to win this award at the 2015 State Volleyball Championships.  We at Bertrand Community School are very proud of this award as it is something that the whole community takes part in earning…..TOGETHER.  It shows how much pride we all take in our community and school.

Below you will find two documents. One is outlining the sportsmanship guidelines. The other is guidelines for spectators at state events.  If you plan to attend the state tournament, please review these documents carefully so that we can again be in the running for this prestigious award.

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Athletes Raising Money for Hurricane Relief

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.”

 

Class Registration and iPad Checkout for 2017-2018

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.

 

 

Booster Club Fun Run

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.

 

Volleyball and Basketball Camps to Be Hosted in Bertrand

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.

Flyers for both camps are attached below.

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Bertrand-Loomis FFA Competes at State

The BerMis FFA Chapter traveled to Lincoln for the 89th State FFA Convention on April 5 – 7, 2017. As they mingled with others, they were able to take part in many different activities throughout the three days. There were thirty four members that took part in 13 different competitions.

On Wednesday, the Agricultural Demonstration team demonstrated about general horse care and won the entire competition! Other teams competing on Wednesday were Natural Resources, Agriculture Mechanics, Agriscience, and Farm Management. The members also got to watch Sarah Pelton perform in the choir at the first General Session.

Thursday brought an early morning for the welders and Food Science participants. As their competitions went on, the rest of the members present went to the morning session where they watched award presentations, and also listened to a state officer give his retiring address. Later in the afternoon, the Livestock Management team headed out for their competition. At the same time, Adyson Furlong competed in her Extemporaneous speaking and received a bronze medal. Her topic was the effect of President Trump’s campaign rhetoric on foreign trade. Jade Gonzalez competed in Natural Resources and spoke on the benefits of wind turbines. Sarah Pelton spoke on how cooperatives benefit the economy, the community, and employment in Cooperative speaking. Both Sarah and Jade received silver medals in their contests.

Thursday evening was filled with many exciting activities. Some of the members started the night by attending the signing for future UNL students. These members were recognized for choosing to attend the university this fall.  All enjoyed Rock the Rec and got to participate in lots of fun activities at the Campus Rec Center.

Friday was a great day for our livestock judgers.  Both junior and senior teams started their competitions at 6:30 A.M.  at the UNL Animal Science Arena.  The livestock judging senior team placed second overall.  Leading the team was Tigh Renken in 2nd place and Cooper Grabenstein in 4th place.

The BerMis FFA members and advisors would like to thank both Loomis Public School and Bertrand Community School administration and staff for their support.  Also,  we greatly appreciate Sandy Dannehl, Jackie Holt, and Mishelle Wallander for going along as sponsors as well as Kelly Thorell who was our bus driver at State Convention.

Results from the BerMis FFA members competing at State FFA Convention:

Ag Technology & Mechanics –

Blue Ribbon: Jory Holt

White Ribbon: Austin Hahn

Participants: Avery Goldfish & Creighton Peterson

Team: Red ribbon

Agronomy –

Purple Ribbon: Cale Abramson

Blue Ribbon: Thomas Crandall &  Noah Renken

White Ribbon: Isaac Wahls

Team:  10th Overall & Purple ribbon

Farm Management –

Blue Ribbon: Jade Gonzalez

Red Ribbon: Katrina Sell

White Ribbon: Amanya Pavelka & Brooke Rademacher

Team: White ribbon

Food Science –

Blue Ribbon: Jenna Kuck & Treianne Park

Red Ribbon: Katlyn Einspahr

Participant: Eden McCain

Team: Red ribbon

Natural Resources –

Purple Ribbon:Thomas Crandall & Noah Renken

Red Ribbon: Lindsay Schutz

Participant: Haley Brink

Team: Blue ribbon

Welding –

Red Ribbon: Adyson Furlong in MIG Red ribbon

Participants: Tigh Renken in MIG & Brandon Wallander in OA

Livestock Management –

Team members – Jennica Dannehl, Cooper Grabenstein, Courtney Philips, Tigh Renken, & Brandon Wallander.

Team:  Purple ribbon

Junior Livestock Judging –

Participants:  Jennica Dannehl, Kassidy Drain, Jory Holt, & Emma Larson

Team: Red ribbon

 

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