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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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Athletes Meet Goal for Hurricane Benefit

The hard work put in by the athletes at Bertrand Community School reaped big benefits as they were able to meet their goal of $1000.  “The kids really stepped up to organize and put together this fund raiser,” said Mark Dethlefs, one of the B-Club Sponsors.  “They were able to round up some nice prizes for the raffle.”  Local businesses offered gift certificates, Husker football and volleyball tickets, and a long board made out of the old wooden bleachers taken out of the west gym last summer.

Winners of the raffle were as follows:

$25 Gift Certificate to C-Plus – Paul Bachman

$25 Gift Certificate to Main Street Market – Sam Jensen

$50 Gift Certificate to Plum Pretty Boutique – Kim Ford

$50 Gift Certificate to Divine Boutique—Karma Hickey

$50 Gift Certificate to Blue Moose –Jennifer Sand

Husker Football Tickets – First National Bank of Bertrand—Nate Anders

Husker Volleyball Tickets from Betty Dahlgren – Brenda High

Long Board donated by Scott Schwarz – Paula Jacobs

 

The money raised will be donated to the Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund.  The student athletes would like to thank all the local business for their donations and to all those that purchased raffle tickets for the benefit.

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.”