Saturday, August 19, 2017

Eclipse Forecast

Think positively. 60% chance we will see it.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Options for viewing the Solar Eclipse Monday

Bancroft-Rosalie School will be providing opportunities for our students to observe the solar eclipse Monday. 

In Norfolk, the partial eclipse will start at 11:36 am and will be 97.5% covered.

In Lincoln, the  partial eclipse will start at 11:37 am and will end around 2:45 pm. Totality will be for 1 minute and 16 seconds (1:02.31 pm to 1:03.47 pm.)

Nebraska Loves Public Schools is partnering with to live stream the eclipse from Lincoln. Bancroft-Rosalie Elementary will be showing the videostream in classrooms.  

Some high school teachers will be making arrangements for students to view the eclipse using approved safety glasses. We have chosen not to do this school wide because of the potential risk of eye damage. We completely understand if parents choose to have their child be absent in order to have the student observe the solar eclipse with parental supervision. 

From the Nebraska Department of Education
Eclipse Viewing Options
On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. Nebraska is lucky to have many communities directly along that path. Although not everyone will have a direct view of the total eclipse, there are many ways to witness the once in a lifetime event.
Locally, News Channel Nebraska (NCN) will broadcast live coverage of Monday's solar eclipse from seven different locations spanning the state including Hemingford, Stapleton, Broken Bow, Grand Island, Aurora, Beatrice, and Falls City.  NCN will also stream their coverage online with commentary in English and Spanish at
The eclipse will also be live streamed locally by the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The live stream will begin at 11:30 a.m. on the 21st and can be viewed on the UNK website ( or on YouTube Kearney will experience totality at 12:57:30 p.m. for 1 min., 54 seconds.
There will also be a number of national and international opportunities to view the eclipse.
NASA's livestream, called "Eclipse Across America: Through the Eyes of NASA," will feature live views of the eclipse from viewers around the world, 11 spacecraft, three NASA aircraft, more than 50 high-altitude balloons, and astronauts on the International Space Station. NASA will also highlight views of eclipse celebration events across the country.
Slooh is an online community observatory providing live coverage of the event.  The online observatory will feature commentary from experts covering everything from the science of eclipses, advice on how to observe the eclipse from your own backyard, and history of eclipses at
ABC will air a two-hour special on the eclipse starting at noon. It will be anchored by David Muir and feature reporters checking in from viewing parties and events, and interviewing people as they watch the eclipse. The broadcast will air on
NBC News will broadcast special coverage of the total solar eclipse. Lester Holt will anchor an NBC News Special Report from New York.
CNN and Volvo will provide a 360-degree view of the eclipse from different locations along the eclipse path. The stream will also be viewable in virtual reality, allowing people to navigate the eclipse by moving a phone or virtual reality headset. The livestream begins at 11:00 a.m. at
Last, Virtual Telescope Project will host a free online observing session with views of the total solar eclipse beginning at noon with footage from a team of collaborators around the globe. Watch it here:

Take time to witness this historic event!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Monday, August 7, 2017

Fall Activity District Assignments

Girls Golf



High School Sports practices begin today

A change in the NSAA rules last spring moved volleyball and cross country practices one week earlier so that all Fall sports starts the same time. That day is today. Good luck to all BRLD sports teams and participants.

Neihardt Beer, Wine & Limerick Festival Aug 26 in Bancroft Community Building

Join your friends Saturday August 26 in Bancroft for the Neihardt Beer, Wine & Limerick Festival. There are lots of beer and wine samples available. Sponsored by the the John G Neihardt Foundation Board of Directors. Tickets are available for $20 from Foundation Board members Jon Cerny, Patty Wegner, Jon Bailey, Michael Oltragge, Cyndee Cooper, Pat Browning, and James Hulstein. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.