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Give your child the gift of education at Bertrand Community Preschool

We’re now accepting enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year

Calling all three-year-old and four-year-old children! We have a fun, exciting and new journey for you. Join us at our preschool to learn, grow, and develop skills for your future. We work with World of Wonders and Handwriting Without Tears to provide activities that are focused on early childhood theories and research. Our goal is to work with children to help them grow in a variety of ways such as social-emotional, physical, language, cognitive, literacy, mathematics, science and technology, social studies, and the arts. We strive to give students skills to become independent, curious, and self-confident learners before they enter into Kindergarten.

Students who turned three on or before July 31st of 2019 are eligible to attend the morning session. Students who turned four on or before July 31st of 2019 are eligible to attend the afternoon session.

Morning Preschool: 3 year olds

  • 8:00-11:30 Monday-Thursday

Afternoon Preschool: 4 year olds

  • 12:00-3:30 Monday-Thursday

If you are interested in enrolling your child to attend Bertrand Community Preschool, please request an enrollment document by contacting Lindsey Palmer at (308) 472-5133 or lindsey.palmer@bertrandvikings.org

Be a part of Garrett’s herd

A benefit for Garrett Scholz has been scheduled for February 8, 2019 during the Bertrand vs Arapahoe basketball games. Shirts are being sold to support Garrett and may be worn the night of the games. Food will be served including a sandwich, chips and a cookie or bar for a free will donation. All concession proceeds will be donated to the family as well. In addition, a 50/50 pot drawing, and the sale of lighted angels made by the industrial technology classes will be part of the activities to raise money for the Scholz family. These funds will be used to help off-set the medical expenses associated with Garrett’s leukemia and bone marrow transplant.

Garrett, a sixth grade student at Bertrand Community School, has been in a battle with leukemia for the past four and a half years. After finishing his treatments for nearly a year, he and his family were told by his doctors at Children’s Hospital in Omaha that the cancer had returned.

In order to fight the disease, Garrett will be undergoing a bone marrow transplant. He will be admitted into the hospital on January 11, 2019. At this time he will receive chemo for two days followed by six rounds of total body irradiation over the next three days before the actual bone marrow transplant on January 17th.

Please become part of “Garrett’s Herd” by ordering a shirt and taking part in the benefit activities on February 8. If you would like to help with this benefit or make donations please contact Sheila Philips or Steph Edgren. If you have questions about shirt orders you may contact Lisa Mason or Jennifer Weber.

Garrett’s Herd benefit flyer.
Garrett's benefit order form
Garrett’s Herd shirt order picture.

YEARBOOK: Last Chance for Name Stamps

Sales for the 2017-2018 yearbook are currently underway.  The deadline for personalized books ends today, April 30.  There are several personalization options available including names, icons, and covers.  All yearbook orders can be placed online at the link below.

Buy your yearbook here
Click here to purchase your 2016-2017 Yearbook.

The deadline for the basic yearbooks without personalization is Friday,  May 18.  The elementary version of the book will be sold next fall.

SENIORS: Personal senior ads for the yearbook may be purchased for graduating seniors. The deadline for these ads is Friday, May 11 and can be purchased at the same link above.  The site will allow you to upload your information and photos.  Contact Mrs. Kaps for questions if needed.

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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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.