Friday, February 24, 2017

JumpStart Spring

B-R students compete at Educators Rising

Educators Rising is a student organization that promotes the teaching profession. This year B-R had four students attend the conference in Lincoln. Kylee Cole and Gabbi Wilson competed in the Impromptu Lesson and Kyle competed in the job interview. The Impromptu Lesson this year was to teach living vs non-living things. Students had 20 minutes to prepare the lesson and 20 minutes to teach it.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Evening with Dick Cavett and Ron Hull

Last night I had the opportunity to participate in "Conversations with Cavett and Hull" at the Ramsey Theater on the campus of Wayne State College. My role was to present Dick Cavett with the Neihardt Foundation Word Sender Award.
 “Word Sender” was the name given to Neihardt by the Oglala Lakota holy man Black Elk. It describes someone whose words spread far and wide to bring good words of knowledge and inspiration. After listening to Mr. Cavett speak, it is clear he is truly deserving of this award.
Here is my award presentation-
"When John G. Neihardt, Nebraska’s Poet Laureate in Perpetuity, appeared on the nationally-televised Dick Cavett Show on June 12, 1972, it stimulated additional interest in Neihardt’s work. In a quote from a Cavett website, “A book decades old was re-born and Dr. Neihardt's publisher, the University of Nebraska Press, had to literally run the presses around the clock.  Fan mail poured in about the show and new Neihardt readers were virtually tearful in their gratitude.”
The Neihardt Foundation Board has talked for over a decade about recognizing the person responsible for bringing increased attention to the works of Neihardt and are virtually tearful in our gratitude for what you have done."
Dick Cavett, Martha Rogers Cavett, Ron Hull, Tim Anderson, Amy Kucera, and Mark Brohman meeting at the Neihardt site in Bancroft before the show. Photo by Jon Cerny.

Walt Duda and I presenting the Word Sender

Four great minds at work

Monday, February 20, 2017

Summer Rec Program sign-up Wednesday 7-8 pm

Bancroft Summer Rec will be having baseball/softball sign-up on Wednesday, February 22 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm at the Bancroft-Rosalie School. 

Any child that is 4 years old or older as of January 1, 2017 is invited to sign-up. 

As in years past, each family will be required to make a $30.00 concession stand deposit.  We are requesting that this deposit be made with a separate check.  Once you have completed your assigned shift(s), your check will be returned to you.  If you do not work your assigned shift(s), your check will be deposited.  Please come prepared to pay your concession stand deposit and registration fees at sign-up, no exceptions!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

2017-18 School Calendar

The Board of Education approved the 2017-18 school calendar.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Dick Cavett and Ron Hull at Wayne State College Monday February 20

The John G Neihardt Foundation Board of Directors is proud to be a part of bringing Dick Cavett and Ron Hull at Wayne State College. Dick Cavett will be presented with the Neihardt "Word Sender" Award from Foundation President Jon Cerny.
And buy an autographed book after the "Conversation."

February School Board Summary

Bancroft-Rosalie School news

The Bancroft-Rosalie Board of Education met Monday, February 13, 2017 at 7:30 pm in Bancroft. Superintendent Cerny presented the January transportation report, AQUESST ratings, Cost per pupil comparison, Feasibility study concepts, E Day summary, Personal Learning Plans, and the March 21 External Visitation team agenda. Principal Sjuts presented Parent-Teacher Conference attendance data.

In new business, the board approved the Resolution and Statement of Creation for Pathways 2 Tomorrow and approved Pat Browning as the Bancroft-Rosalie Community School representative and Jason Gatzemeyer as the alternate for the Pathways To Tomorrow Joint Public Agency reviewed curriculum and personnel needs for 2017-18. Head custodian Matt Kai presented buildings and grounds needs. In other new business, the board adopted the school calendar for 2017-18.

--> The board went into executive session to discuss Principal evaluation and contract. Following executive session, the board voted to offer a contract extension to Mike Sjuts with a 2.5% increase in salary with benefits.