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Elementary students receive honors

Elementary Reading Award Winners
Elementary Reading Award Winners

The Elementary Honors Program was held on Monday, May 13 prior to the Elementary Field Day. Elementary students were honored for academic successes.

For reading, the top three students in each class who accumulated the most points from reading books and taking tests during this school year were recognized. The recipients are listed below by grade:

Top Point Earner Most Improved
1 st Grade – Sadie Nelson Morgan Tate
2 nd Grade Bailey Vinzant Wyatt Hueftle
3 rd Grade Ivy Nelson Hunter Nelson
4 th Grade Payton Way Yulissa Lopez
5 th Grade August Nelson Nena Escobar Salas
6 th Grade Aislin Kidder Tipton Bieker


1000 Point Club Garrett Scholz also won a trophy for reading over a 1000 points in AR during his elementary school years –   First through Sixth Grade.

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.