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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
By Brooke Peterson
As I wake up this morning and every morning, I always ask myself why? Why am I in this wheelchair? Why did this have to happen to me? I know there was a reason all this happened, but I’ve always wondered what it was. I’ve talked a lot to God, asking him why I’m like this. I’ve come to realize that if this would not have happened, then I wouldn’t have a lot of things and people in my life. All these special people I have met and opportunities I have been given wouldn’t have happened. This once in a lifetime opportunity of getting to go meet some of the Denver Broncos players wouldn’t have been happening. I’m so excited that I’ve been given the chance to go meet them!
This all came into play when I was out at the Children’s Hospital getting my new ventilator. I was waiting to get discharged, so I went into the Ryan Seacrest studio. While in there, I got to talking to them about how I loved the Denver Broncos. Upon returning home to Nebraska the next day, my dad received a call from the Broncos Event Planner. She asked my dad if I’d be interested in being a Junior Reporter for the day. When my dad first asked me if I wanted to do this, I thought heck yes why not! This is right up my alley for what I want to do in college next year. My family and I spent the next couple weeks preparing and getting everything ready to make this trip happen.
My oldest nephew is a big Broncos fan like me. When he found out that I was given this opportunity, he wanted to go with me. He kept asking me for several weeks if he could go with me. At first my parents and his parents were saying no, because this was my special day. I told them that I wanted to share this experience with him, too, so our parents finally agreed to let him go.
On Wednesday, December 28, my family and I began our trip to Denver from Nebraska. It’s a 6 hour drive for us, so we began our trip a day before I was to meet the Broncos. When you put two big Broncos fans in a vehicle for 6 hours, that is pretty much all that is talked about. When we got to Denver, we drove by the Broncos Stadium to show it to my nephew. We found our hotel, and after we got unpacked, we went and found the Broncos training facility, where I was to go the next day.
Going to bed that night, and trying to sleep was the hardest thing. I was so excited for my day to start that I had trouble sleeping that night. I was so excited to meet the players. Knowing that I could possibly be meeting some of the players that played for Nebraska had my excitement level high. Getting to meet some Broncos players had always been a big dream of mine that I thought would never happen. Little did I know, though my dream was going to come true in less than 24 hours.
The day is finally here! The day I’ve been waiting for for weeks! I finally get to meet some Broncos players! That morning my family and I got up and began to get ready for our fun filled day. After we ate breakfast, we came back to the room and waited for what felt like for ever to leave.
At 11:15 we finally left our hotel, for the Broncos Training Facility. We arrived there at 11:30, which gave us an hour to wait for the lady from the Children’s Hospital to meet up with us. In the mean time, we went to the Broncos store and looked around and bought some Bronco paraphernalia. Once my parents got my nephew and I in there, we were like two kids in a candy store. We spent a good portion of our hour in there.
After leaving the store, we went and met up with the lady from Children’s, then began to walk out to the practice field. While we were walking out there, I thought I was going to burst out the seems. I was trying not to show how excited I was.
Once we arrived outside by the field, Gary Kubiak walked up to me and started talking. Prior to that, I was told that I’d be getting to interview Jared Crick. I was so excited because he was from Nebraska. Jared Crick is originally from Cozad, Nebraska, which is about 45 minutes from my home town. While talking to Jared, I found out he knows and went to school with one of my cousins.
While talking to him, I heard somebody walking up beside us, and “Hi, I’m Andy Janovich,”. I turned to look in his direction and say “Oh my gosh, yes you are, you are Andy Jano I know who you are,”! I was in shock to be standing by two of my favorite former Nebraska Cornhuskers.
It was nice just getting to talk about Nebraska and about football with some pretty cool players. After talking with them for awhile, I started asking them my questions that I had prepared. Coach had told me that Crick was a guy who didn’t talk much. He sure wasn’t lying. I asked them what they plan to do once they’re done playing football, or once their body tells them they are done, and Andy Janovich wants to have his own Construction business. Jared Crick told me that he’s not for sure, but once he knows he said he’d let me know. Jared and Andy both said that being in the NFL is a lot of fun and hard work. “It’s not just about going out and playing on Sunday,” said Jared Crick. “It’s a lot of hard work, but it’s a lot of fun too,” says Andy Janovich.
After I asked them my questions, it was time for me to let them go. I then got to go finish seeing their training facility. They took us to the indoor practice field, where they let my nephew and I run around for awhile. After we left there, they then took us to the cafeteria where some of the players were eating.
When we went in there, some of the players were just getting their food and sitting down. Demaryius Thomas was on his way to sit down, and he walked right in front of us. My nephew waved at him and he waved back which made my nephew so excited. Darian Stewart was just sitting down to eat when he noticed us and came over and started talking to us. He offered us tickets to that weekends game, but I sadly had to turn them down.
This was an experience of a lifetime. I’m so glad and thankful that I was able to do this. This experience is something I will never forget, and neither will my nephew. I’d like to thank Children’s Hospital for making this happen. Special thank you to the Denver Broncos, and Andy Janovich and Jared Crick. These were some very kind young gentleman I got to meet.