Sub-District basketball games will now be at 4:30 PM and 6:00 PM at Sandy Creek for the Raiders.
Lawrence/Nelson was scheduled to play at 7:30 PM on Tues., Feb. 19th, but will now be playing at 6 PM, against Heartland Lutheran, at Sandy Creek on this date. Good luck to the Raiders!
MathCounts sponsor, Madison High, had the pleasure of taking eight middle school students to the MathCounts competition at UNK: Connor Janda, Sophie Dane, Zac Corman, Kaleb Whitmore, McKenzie Bohlen, Teagan Jarosik, Aisley Schliep and Leiah Mueller. There were over 180 students and 23 teams that competed from all over the area. The top six individuals and top four teams were recognized and given trophies. Kaleb Whitmore placed 1st, Teagan Jarosik 7th and Zac Corman 30th. The team that consisted of Kaleb, McKenzie, Teagan and Aisley placed 3rd which means they all have qualified for the state competition at UNL in March. Madison reported, "If you see these students please congratulate them on their hard work. I am so proud of them!"
Teagan Jarosik is absent from the picture.
The Lady Raiders are taking on Elkhorn Valley in the Sub-State Championship game on Friday, February 22nd, at Central City. Pre-game coverage will begin at 6:40 PM on 97.5 KEXL & at https://www.radio.net/s/kexl online (Note there is a green play button in the top left of the screen you will hit to begin playing the radio OR you can download in the App Store).
WEAR YOUR BLACK FOR THE GAME - IT'S A BLACK OUT!! If they win this game, they will qualify for the Girls State Basketball Tournament, which will be held in Lincoln: February 28th - March 1st.
Because of the short turn-around time, shirt orders are being collected (due by TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH) early, and will only be ordered after a win by the Lady Raiders in their Sub-State.
NOTE: Money will not be due until the shirts are ordered, so please do not send money with your order at this time.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUTH SIZES HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE ORDER FORM IN MANY STYLES...BUT NOT ALL!
There will be an NCAPS Open House on Wed., Mar. 6th, from 2 to 7 PM at the SCNUSD #5 NCAPS site at Sandy Creek. The actual ribbon cutting will occur (in hopes that the Governor will also be there!) in the 3-3:30 PM time frame. Please bring your family and friends, and plan to attend this event, and celebrate our students and the NCAPS program!
On Monday, February 25th, 2019, our high school students will have the opportunity to take part in the 2019 College & Career Readiness Day at Lawrence/Nelson High School. A link to the letter sent home to all parents via PowerSchool can be found HERE.
Students are reminded to wear BUSINESS dress for the day, and an outline of the day can be found below:
Monday, February 25th, 2019
College Reps eat lunch with Juniors and Seniors
9th/10th Grade play a game with Mrs. Wit
Career Presenters eat lunch with 9th & 10th graders
11th/12th Grade play a game with Mrs. Wit
1:00 - 1:20 PM: Business
1:20 - 1:50 PM: Agriculture
1:50 - 2:00 PM: Healthcare
2:10 - 2:30 PM: Human Services-Education, Government/Law/Social Services
2:30 - 2:50 PM: Construction/Trades-Manufacturing/Trades/Etc.
Seniors: Ramen Noodle Cook Off-Dana/Judges
Juniors: Scholarship Search-RJ Vega
Sophomores: Career Exploratory-Mrs. Wit
Freshmen: 4 year plans-Connie
On Thursday, February 7th, 2019, Lawrence/Nelson inducted eight new members into their National Honor Society. These included juniors Cody Buescher, Hallie Epley, Taylor Harrington, Trevin Kotinek, Annie McCartney, Sophia McKee, Allison Miller, and Joanie Schultz. These eight joined senior NHS members Brody Himmelberg, Samantha Janda, Kaylee Kathman, Brandi Mazour, Boone Svoboda and Megan Wheeland.
Students inducted for the 2018-2019 school year were as follows:
Cody Buescher (son of Dwayne & Cindy Buescher): Cody has been active in football, basketball, golf, FFA, FCA, FBLA, band, and Student Council. Outside of school he has worked with his local 4-H group cleaning and painting and has also helped with the local Easter egg hunt sponsored by FBLA.
Hallie Epley (daughter of Ethan & Dana Epley): Hallie has been active in volleyball, basketball, track, FFA, FCA, FBLA, Student Council, Lettermen’s Club, the TVC Sportsmanship Committee and HOSA. Outside of school she has kept busy with her church, the Nelson Community Club and cleaning for the fairgrounds.
Taylor Harrington (daughter of Jerad & Michelle Harrington): Taylor has been active in volleyball, basketball, track, band, and L/N Club. Outside of school Taylor stays busy helping referee the elementary volleyball league, assisting at the Lawrence pancake feed, and helping with local ball programs.
Trevin Kotinek (son of Kris & Peggy Kotinek): Trevin has been active in football, basketball, track, FFA, FCA, HOSA, One Act, band, archery, and the TVC Sportsmanship Committee. Outside of school Trevin is busy helping with legion fundraisers, picking up trash with his CCD group, putting out flags on Memorial Day and various other community activities.
Annie McCartney (daughter of Boyd & Sheila McCartney): Annie has been involved in volleyball, basketball, track, FFA, FCA, L/N Club, Student Council, FBLA, band and dinner theatre. Outside of school Annie stays busy helping with Santa Land, highway clean-up, fairground clean-up and reading in church.
Sophia McKee (daughter of Joe McKee & Chris McKee): Sophie has been involved in Teammates, Color Guard, and Student Council. Outside of school Sophie is active with the Rep Valley Trap Club assisting with fundraisers and also assisted with the Hearts and Hands Against Hunger.
Allison Miller (daughter of Gary & Becky Miller): Allison has been involved in volleyball, basketball, track, FBLA, FFA, FCA, Student Council, L/N Club, HOSA, and Quiz Bowl. Outside of school Allison has helped with her church smorgasboard for several years and also helped with the 4-H and CCD road clean-up.
Joanie Schultz (daughter of Jeff & Jennie Schultz): Joanie has been active in volleyball, cross country, basketball, track, FFA, FBLA, HOSA, Student Council, drama and archery. Outside of school Joanie stays busy reading at her church, assisting with Santa Land, and the Catholic Youth Organization.
Students who were already members of the organization and are seniors this year include:
Brody Himmelberg (son of Todd & Laura Himmelberg): Brody has been active in football, basketball, FBLA, FFA, FCA, Student Council, One Act, and archery. Outside of school Brody stays busy helping umpire local softball games and volunteering at the Lawrence soup dinner.
Samantha Janda (daughter of Phillip & Michelle Janda): Samantha has been active in volleyball, basketball, FBLA, FCA, National Art Honor Society, drama, vocal and various community activities.
Kaylee Kathman (daughter of Mitch & Angie Kathman): Kaylee has been active in volleyball, FBLA, FFA, FCA, band, Journalism, L/N Club, Student Council, and HOSA. Outside of school she has kept busy with an EMT Skills Training course, church smorgasboard, and softball and fire department fundraisers as well.
Brandi Mazour (daughter of Larry & Donna Mazour): Brandi has been active in volleyball, FBLA, Student Council, FCA, band, choir, color guard, and Journalism. Outside of school she has helped at the American Legion, and Operation Shine Camp donating countless hours of her time.
Boone Svoboda (son of Arnie Svoboda & Teri Pond-Svoboda): Boone has been active in FFA, FBLA, Drama, Band, Football, Basketball, FCA and is the junior class president. Outside of school, he has helped with meals on wheels, the Salvation Army, FFA Alumni activities and various church events.
Megan Wheeland (daughter of Kevin Wheeland & the late Renee Wheeland): Megan has been active in volleyball, basketball, FFA, FBLA, FCA, HOSA, Student Council, Drama, and Teammates. Outside of school Megan has volunteered at the Nelson Santaland for several years and also helped with her church's bible school.
Congratulations to these students and all of their hard work throughout the year.
16 Schools, 34 Teams, teams composed of 6 students in each match, 12 toss-up questions per match (with a bonus question if the toss-up was successful), scoring 5 points toss-up and 10 points bonus, double elimination tournament, ESU9 High School Quiz Bowl February 6, 2019.
Three teams of students did a great job representing Sandy Creek in this tournament.
SC White Team composed of Breanna Brennfoerder, Claire Galaway, Ana Lazaro Del Campo, Hayden Shuck, Megan Slechta, and Jaylin Sutton lost their first match to Aurora Black 10-25, tied vs. Doniphan/Trumbull Pink at the end of the match and won on the second overtime question 10-5, then lost to Aurora Red 0-50 to be eliminated from the tournament. In the third match this very young team was simply overpowered by a more experienced team.
SC Red Team composed of Chase DeVries, Jacob Hagemeier, Jenna Heinz, Jordan Heinz, Kristen Rohrer, and Atley Van Emmerik lost to Hastings High Team 3 by a score of 20-25 and lost to Doniphan/Trumbull Blue 10-15. The scores reflect the fact that the contests were extremely close with SC losing by only one question each match.
SC Black Team composed of Sam Galaway, Rami Hinrichs, Dylan Schweer, Noah Shackelford, Bailey Switzer, and Brock Sutton beat Red Cloud 15-10, beat Lawrence/Nelson 30-20, lost to Hastings High Team 1 by a score of 15-40, and lost to Sutton Red 10-45. The final match was extremely competitive with SC only slightly behind in the early questions before Sutton pulled away at the end of the match. The early victories and the way the tournament was structured means that SC placed somewhere between 9th and 12th out of the 34 teams competing in the ESU9 tournament.
The students would like to thank the parents and grandparents that attended the tournament to support the teams. Coach Pernicek would like everyone to know that the difficulty level of the questions was extremely high. The students did an amazing job representing their school and communities. As the message on the team t-shirts states, the performance and conduct of the SC students in this tournament was “Perni-checked and approved!”
Sandy Creek Elementary students participated in the North Shore Quiz Bowl Competition. The following are team members from each grade and the results.