A newly formed group, the BRLD Boosters Club, is hosting a Tailgate and Membership Drive tonight from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bancroft park.
The Booster Club invites all parents and supporters of the Wolverines to become members. The group plans to provide/assist with activities throughout the year that promote school spirit and purchase equipment and supplies to enhance existing programs.
There are several ways to become involved, but an annual membership is perhaps the easiest. There are different membership levels available: Blue Level for $25, Black Level for $50 and Gold Level for $100. Members will receive a booster window sticker (one per membership) and have their name placed in athletic programs for home activities.
Registrations can be mailed to First Northeast Bank, Attn: John Hegge, at P.O. Box 9, Lyons, NE 68038 or returned to any board member: Kira Cooney, Shonna Briggs, Karin Vogt, Lisa Christiansen, John and Joni Hegge, Melissa Brokaw or Jamie Ferguson. Follow the group on Facebook at BRLD Booster Club.
Feel free to bring your favorite tailgate goodies to enjoy before the undefeated Wolverines clash with the Ponca Indians tonight at 7 p.m.
ATTENTION FANS who plan on attending the volleyball games in Pender tonight and over the weekend.
Last evening we received a statement from Pender Public Schools stating that they had a confirmed case of the mumps in their school. The individual in this confirmed case was immunized and left the building immediately last Friday when they became aware of the symptoms. The Pender school has continued to have school and the tournament is still scheduled to happen.
Those with questions are welcome to contact school personnel who will do the best they can to provide answers. That said, family healthcare providers will likely be able to provide the best information and answers to those who have questions.
The following is the e-mail the school received from Pender Public Schools:
This email is to inform you of the health concern we have experienced at Pender Public Schools the last week.
On Thursday (8/29), PPS learned that Thurston County, along with several others, was an “At Risk County” for the mumps virus that has been spreading through northeast Nebraska.
On Friday (8/30), a Pender student left the school with mump-like symptoms. It is important to note that the individual in this case was immunized and left the building immediately upon becoming aware of symptoms. While that was an important step to take, the individual was unknowingly contagious for a few days prior to the onset of the symptoms.
On Tuesday (9/3) of this week, the Pender school received confirmation that the individual had tested positive with the Mumps virus.
People who have been fully vaccinated are about nine times less likely to get mumps than unvaccinated people who have the same exposure to the mumps virus, but they can still get and pass the virus.
The Pender school district has sent multiple communications directly to students and through social media to patrons with each notification to educate them on what we are doing within the school to be proactive and to prevent the spread of the virus. We have been in contact with local physicians and have been told that the school should not be at risk of spreading anything until Sunday, 9/8, due to the incubation period of this virus.
While we tell students to assume they have been exposed to the virus, there is no way of telling for sure to what level they have been exposed and if they contracted the virus or not. We tell our patrons to use caution and to seek answers to medical questions from their trusted healthcare professionals as well. We cannot make any recommendations for you other than to give you the information that we have at this time. Please take some time to educate yourself on the “incubation period" of the virus as well as the signs and symptoms once the incubation period is over and the virus becomes contagious.
For more information see the attached documents from the Elkhorn Valley Public Health Department:
It's hard to believe but we are in the swing of things here at B-R, and homecoming is next week already.
On Sunday, students will decorate windows of downtown businesses (with prior permission, of course) from 1-5 p.m.
Dress-up days are as follows: Monday is Meme Day, Tuesday is Hawaiian Day, Wednesday is Class Color Day, Thursday is Throwback Day and, as always, Friday is Spirit Day. Outfits must be school-appropriate and will be enforced by administration.
Class colors: preschool black, kindergarten white, 1st grade yellow, 2nd grade green, 3rd grade red, 4th grade pink, 5th grade orange, 6th grade purple, 7th grade yellow, 8th grade blue, freshmen purple, sophomores pink, juniors white and seniors black.
On Wednesday morning, students will vote for this year's king and queen, with coronation and the announcement of attendants that night at the community pep rally. That event will begin at 7 p.m. at the football field with a community hamburger feed sponsored by First National Bank. Pop will be provided by members of the school's Student Council.
The football game Friday night is at Bancroft against Crofton. The homecoming dance is Saturday night from 9:30 till midnight. Pictures are from 8-9:30, and doors are locked at 9:30. Admission is $4 for students and $7 for couples. Dates must be signed in at the school office by the end of the day on Friday.
Congratulations to this week's "GRR" Students of the Week: Case Stanek, Owen Carrender, Finley Soll, Anabelle Freese, Tre'Syn Morris, Avery Heise, Harley Osten, Landon Blacksmith, Corey Parker, Camden Frederickson, Thomas Hunter and Maddox VanKirk for P-3; Hayden Bridges, Carter Frederickson, Rahkim Free-Bass, Mylee Saunsoci, Piga Coons, Tayrin Knutsen and Caleb Johnson for 4-7, and Carrington Peters and Will Gatzemeyer for 8-12.
The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) is providing non-regulatory guidance on sun safety, with direction for promoting it among students in school.
Health risk prevention is as an important component of any school program. Sun safety practices that begin early in life and are consistently followed contribute to the prevention of ultraviolet illnesses, including skin cancer. Facilitating sun safety habits in the school environment can assist students in reducing potential risk for these illnesses.
The NDE recommends that students be allowed to possess and use FDA-regulated sunscreen without a prescription and be able to store sunscreen in a site easily accessible to the student. The NDE recommends an opt-out method for your district, allowing students as much skin protection from the sun as possible.
Students at Bancroft-Rosalie can see Mrs. Linda Munderloh, the school nurse, if they need sunscreen.