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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

Congratulations Honor roll studentS!

High Distinction: Semester GPA of 95% and Higher

Seniors: Tyler Callahan, Kassidy Drain, Atlee High, Austin Long, Bruna Moroshima, Miles Peterson, Lindsay Schutz , and Grace Schwarz
Juniors: Jaden Dannehl, Jennica Dannehl, Cailey Grabenstein, Jacob Hilmer, Natalie Johnson, Grace Straight
Sophomores: Landon Andersen, Anna Pelton, and Abby Scholz
Freshman: Johanna Ford, Kayne Gonzalez, and Jordan Hilmer
8th Grade: Chonsey Bieker, Lane Schoff, and Leah Schutz
7th Grade: Gabriel Bojorquez

Distinction: Semester GPA of 93% to 94.99%

Seniors: Dylan Boggs, Jordan Holen, Wyatt Kaps, and Joesiah Zeiger
Junior: Jada High
Sophomore: Karley Patterson
Freshman: Yesenia Lopez
8th Grade: Dashiell Alexander and Reece Vinzant
7th Grade: Bethany Pelton

Honorable Mention: Semester GPA of 91% to 92.99%

Seniors: Amanda Patterson, Paige Strezishar, and Brock White
Juniors:  Marley Gonzalez, Pichny Kong, Julie Leibhart, and Isaiah Schwarz
Sophomores: Arik Ackerman, Erin Boggs, and Aleya Hueftle
Freshman: Anthony Bojorquez, Brodey Hinson, and Jonah Nelson
8th Grade: Gentri Goldfish and Adan Gonzalez Orozco
7th Grade: Coleman Langford, Allyson Schoff, and Gracianne Wilcox

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.


BCSVSO Food Drive starts now! Elementary students, bring your first 5 items and receive a mini candy cane! Junior and Senior High school students: ask your teacher how many items to donate to receive a free homework day, no quiz day or monkey bread!
Students: the BCSVSO Food Drive is going on. We want to Kick Kidder out of his office with as many donated items as we can! Each time you bring an item to his office let him know by saying Kick Kidder Out! P.s. You are required to say it nicely.

The food pantry is in immediate need of all items for this holiday season. Classroom teachers are asking that you not buy them a personal gift this year but instead put these funds towards the purchase of non-perishable food items, cleaning products, laundry detergent or personal care items for the food pantry.    Please bring these items to school anytime between Monday  December 3rd  and Friday, December 14th.

Ideas for donated items include:  Box mixes Laundry soap/dryer sheets Deodorant, Peanut butter,   Toilet paper Shampoo/Conditioner, Canned fruit and vegetables, Dish soap,   Toothpaste & Toothbrushes, Soups,   Cleaning products,  Body Soap, Cereal, & Paper towels.

In addition, there is also a community savings account which has readily available funds to be used to buy perishable food items from the “Countryside Market.”  Money is  accepted  year-round and deposits into this account can be used whenever there is a need. Thanks to your generous efforts, families in the Bertrand area will have one less concern over the holiday season.

The elementary teachers would like to humbly thank all of you, in advance, for respecting their wishes to help with this benevolent project. 

All items will be added to help the BCSVSO food drive!!