November 15, 2021

  1. Lunch for today: Beef Goulash w/Garlic Breadstick, Pancake Sausage Bites, or Ham & Cheese Sub.
  2. Congratulations to the one-act team on your phenomenal performance at the Cozad Festival on Friday!  Your directors are so proud of you!  Renee Fisbeck, Grace Maunu, Lindsey Boes, Emma Richards, Madelyn Pilakowski, and James Woodraska received Outstanding Actor Awards.  James was also selected as the Outstanding Feature Actor for the entire meet.  The team travels to Gothenburg tomorrow for their first competition. --
  3. One Act Play will load bus & trailer at 2:00 pm today.  One Act Play is at Gothenburg tomorrow at 4:00 pm. – Team will do a run through lines at 7:55 am and depart at 9:30 am.  They plan to stop in North Platte for supper between 5:45-6:30 pm, and arrive back around 8:30 pm.
  4. Wrestling practice each night @ 3:45 pm
  5. Girls basketball practice 6 am & 3:45 pm in the gym   Boys Basketball practice at 6:00 pm in the gym.
  6. Badger Den will be open over the lunch period tomorrow.
  7. Juniors please pay $15 dues to Jaycie or Mrs. Buechle as soon as possible.
  8.  State wrestling ticket orders are now being taken at the high school office for the state tournament in Omaha February 17th through the 19th.  Although we will be able to submit a group order again this year, a few changes have taken place:  All tickets will be distributed electronically.  You will need a Ticketmaster account associated with the email you provide.  Payment in full will be required when placing your order.  Tickets for all B & C sessions, including girls, are $36 each.  Orders need to be placed by Thanksgiving break Nov. 23rd.  
  9.  Students and Staff:  November is the month of gratitude. The Student Council is going to give away a prize at the end of the month to a student from each grade and a staff member for sharing what you're thankful for. You can find a red drop box in the commons. Please share what you're thankful for! 
  10. Bring your canned goods by this Friday, November 19th to help your class win. Updated numbers for canned food...Freshman 36, Sophomores 22, Juniors 106, Seniors 6, Teacher 46.  Freshmen take your foods to Sherbeyn’s room. Sophomores to Adams’ room. Juniors to Epke’s room and Seniors to Bish’s room. Stuffing, yams/sweet potatoes, and cranberry sauce are worth two points; each additional item is worth one.  The individual who earns the most points will receive their pick of Badger gear from The Badger Den!
  11.  District In-Service is today with a 2 pm dismissal. Lunch is served during period 6.
  12.  FFA Chapter meeting is today at 7 pm.
  13. Mock Trial practice today at 5:30 pm.
  14.  There will be a PTA meeting today at 6:15 pm at the Peppermil
  15. Any Badgers wanting to earn some community service hours? Badgers will wrap gifts during the Holiday Preview at Heart City Dance on Sunday 11/21 during the Holiday Preview. Sign up for the gift wapping table in Mrs. Arganbright's room.
  16.  Any student looking for community service hours the Salvation Army is looking for Bell Ringers. See Mrs. Arganbright for details. 
  17. Congratulations to Cole Simon, our Badger Scholar of the Week:  Ms. Epke says Cole is an all around amazing kid both in Chemistry and in FFA.  Cole always comes to class with a positive, witty, polite personality and is a joy to be around.  Cole works hard and always puts forth his best effort.  Cole has a gift for gab, he overly impressed me with his reasons he had to give for the local Livestock Judging Clinic.  Although he was a little nervous to attend District Livestock Judging, he overcame that and did absolutely amazing at both the Judging, receiving several perfect scores, and yet again impressed the judges with his reasons.  Cole was the top placer for Valentine Senior Team, receiving 7th place out of over 100 competitors, as well as, helping his team get 3rd place overall at Districts and qualifying for State FFA in April.  Congrats Cole; keep being awesome!! 
  18. Congratulations to Kaylee Hanson, our Badger of the Week.  Mrs. Kilmer says Kaylee's help in one-act is so appreciated, and for that, she should be the Badger of the Week.  She goes above and beyond in her efforts to help the cast and the directors.  She works as both our Stage Manager and Props Manager.  She is organized and dedicated.  She took items home to make repairs and has stayed late to touch-up paint.  I also love her initiative.  If she sees something that needs to be done, she jumps in and takes care of things without ever having to be asked.  I also have the privilege of having her in my Speech & Theater class.  She truly has a gift in these areas, and I love her positivity and her big smile.  Kaylee, you are a joy!