Tyler Holland is the husband of Mrs. Kathryn Holland, the 5th-grade teacher at Bertrand Community School. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor over a year ago and has been battling with it since that time. Tyler will be in need of more surgery in the near future. Because of mounting medical bills, a benefit has been established to help offset these costs.
The First Christian Church in Elm Creek is helping host this Benefit Ride and free-will donation lunch following the ride. A small silent auction will follow the meal with all proceeds going directly to the Holland family.
A Tyler Holland Benefit T-shirt order form is available for anyone who would like to order. The forms are to be turned in by Friday, April 29th.
The Safe Communities Coalition Assembly on April 4th is being held in Bertrand this year. The assembly will be covering current drug trends and will have Chuck Elley as a guest speaker. Loomis and Bertrand students will be attending with the assembly running from 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Thursday’s golf meet at Amherst has been postponed to Monday, April 4th . The meet will still be starting at 10:00. Golfers will be leaving shortly after 8:00. Because of this postponement, the golfers will be out of school on back to back day as they will be participating on Tuesday at the Elwood meet.
This years Junior High Quiz Bowl team had a total of 13 students, and was led by Mrs. Sara Scholz. The Quiz Bowl members were Jok Lewis, Jackson Furlong, Natalie Johnson, Cailey Grabenstein, Jennica Dannehl, Abby Scholz, Tayler Manley, Isaiah Schwarz, Marley Gonzalez, Samuel Bojorquez, Jacob Hilmer, Arik Ackerman, and Jaden Dannehl. The highlight of their year was the 3rd place finish at the ESU 11 meet on February 10th.
The times of the boys games with Cambridge on Friday, February 19 have been changed. The JV’s will play only 2 quarters starting at 6:00 pm. The varsity game will follow immediately at the conclusion of the jv game. The approximate start time is 6:45. Thank you for your understanding.
The link to the winter concessions is now available on-line. If you have a son or daughter that participates in any activities, we ask that you help us out by working 2 different concession sessions. If you are unable to go online to sign-up, you may also contact Mark Dethlefs at email@example.com, or by calling him at school to sign-up.
If anyone from the 2015 Volleyball Team would like to purchase a mini-state trophy, you may send in the order form attached below to Awards Unlimited. If you did not purchase one for the 2013 state tournament and would like one, you will still be able to do so. This form is also good for any of the other state tournament finishes from the past including last year’s Boys Track State Runner-up.
The Lady Viking Volleyball Team will advance to the district final game after defeating Alma in straight sets on Tuesday night. The district game has been set for Thursday, November 5, at 7:00 at Adams Central High School outside of Hastings. The Vikings will be taking on Lawrence-Nelson.
As a result of a great regular season, the Vikings will advance to the state tournament next week. State t-shirts are on sale now. Orders are due in the office by 8:00 on Friday morning. Order forms can be picked up in the office or can be downloaded from the link below. Shirts must be paid for in advance.
The Viking Football Team advanced to the second round of the Nebraska State Football Playoffs when they downed Brady 48-22 Thursday night. The Vikings will play Chambers-Wheeler Central in Bartlett on Wed., November 4 at 4:30. School will be dismissed at 11:30 with no lunches being served on that day.
There is a scheduled late start for Thursday, Nov. 5 for teacher inservice.
The Vikings are in the fall spirit! The K-6th grade were given the opportunity this year to decorate a pumpkin to match his/her favorite book character. The pumpkins will remain in the library until the the last few days of October, leaving in time for the kids to take them home for Halloween. The contestants in K thru 2nd were able to work with their parents, but the 3rd thru 6th graders had to work individually with only minimum assistance from their parents. Another rule from the contest was that there would be no carved pumpkins allowed because they rot, attract bugs, and smell. But most of all they did not want the children to be handling knifes or carving tools.
The pumpkins will be judged according the two categories, K thru 2nd grade, and 3rd thru 6th grade. The judges will be Bertrand residents, and will be giving away three prizes for each category. First place will receive $30, second place will receive $15, and third will receive $10, all of the money received will be Book Fair Dollars that can be used at the Book Fair in November. The winners of the 3rd thru 6th grade were Kenzy Drain 1st, Bryce Philips 2nd, and Reece Vinzant 3rd, and for the K thru 2nd grade winners were 1st place Shali Witt, 2nd place Hunter Nelson, and 3rd place Adrian Sand.