CALENDAR CHANGE: There will be no school on Monday, January 6, 2020 for students. PPS teachers and administrators are planning to have inservice that day.
Basketball Reminder: The JV girls game vs LHNE will begin at 4:30 Thursday Dec 12, not the previously listed time. Wrestling will begin at 6:30 in Hesse event.
Pender media class did a winter sports preview with the Boys BB team. Listen to the interviews here: https://youtu.be/QwcEIvXpN1I
Sounds of the Season is 5 days away. Do you have your tickets? Limited tickets are still available. Contact Lisa at the school office to secure yours.
The Elementary Christmas Concert tonight will be streamed on PHS @StrivTV beginning at 6:00 pm. https://striv.tv/channel/pender/
Pender will start at 10 am today.
PHS Weightroom: With a chance of a wintry mix hitting at 4-5AM, the weight room will NOT be open Monday morning.
Congratulations to Zoey Lehmkuhl and Ashley Ostrand for being chosen for the Omaha World Herald All State Volleyball Honorable Mention Class D-1!
The Elementary eNews for the next week is available at the following link: https://5il.co/bqqj. Have a great weekend everyone!
Congratulations to the Boys AND Girls BB teams for their victories tonight vs Tekamah Herman. Tonight also marks Coach Maillioux’s first career win as a head coach!
Reminder for tonight: The JV boys will play 2 quarters vs Tekamah-Herman beginning at 5:15pm. The Varsity girls game will begin after the conclusion of the JV boys. Anticipated start time for girls varsity is around 6:00pm. Varsity boys will follow the varsity girls game. Please support the Jr Class Soup Supper tonight and watch the Flames Dance team at halftime of the boys varsity game. Game will be on Striv.
Just a reminder for tonight: Wakefield does not allow roasters or crockpots in the building to feed teams after games.
Good Luck to the Girls & Boys Basketball teams AND the Wrestling team as they kickoff the season at Wakefield tonight . JV girls BB begins @ 4:00 in Wakefield, other games to follow. Wrestling Dual begins @ 7:00 pm in Wakefield. Good Luck Pendragons!!
Tuesday, December 10th at 6 pm is the Preschool winter concert followed by the K-6th grade performance starting at 6:30 pm. Both programs will be held in the Heese Event Center. Preschool students need to be in Mrs. Goodman's room by 5:45 pm. K-6th students need to be in their classroom by 6:20 pm. Band students need to set up their instruments in the band room at 6 pm and then return to their classroom.
Your outstanding district actors: Nike Ritschel, Carson Miller, Rosalia Paredes, Zachery Randall, Madalyn Meyer, and Lucas Timm! One judge would have given us the best ensemble award if that was a thing. Today we fought hard and left it all on the stage. Although today did not turn out how we thought it would, this was a season of growth, and I am proud of how far we have come since our first performance. In the judges words, “it’s like a whole different show.” Our crew deserves a special shout out - without you we wouldn’t have a set to perform on, lights, fog, or sound! We also say goodbye to some awesome seniors: William Athey, Madalyn Meyer, and Larry McManigal. Congratulations on a great show and wonderful season.
Friday December 6th- Start time change vs Tekamah Herman: Due to no JV girls game and only 2 quarters of JV boys, we will start the JV boys game at 5:15pm instead of the previously listed time of 4:30.
Here at District one acts in Bloomfield we are running about 5-10 minutes behind schedule. Our original performance time is supposed to be 1:45pm. However, it was communicated that we may perform later than that. I expect us to perform around 2:00pm. That being said, we could perform anytime between 1:45pm and 2:30pm. Awards will follow the last performance of the day.
Good Luck to the One Act kids today at Districts in Bloomfield. They will perform at 2:30. Break a Leg!!
Pender District One Act performance in Bloomfield today will perform at 2:30 p.m.
There will be no HAL today, Monday, December 2nd. Sorry for the inconvenience.
The JHBBB game scheduled Monday Dec 2nd in Homer will begin at 3:00 pm, NOT the 4:00 time previously listed. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Good evening, this is Jason Dolliver the superintendent of Pender Public Schools. There will be no school tomorrow, Wednesday, November 27 due to the weather conditions. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
School will close today at 1:45 due to the current and forecasted weather. Busses will leave as close to 1:45 as possible. Thanks and have a great day!!
Secondary Parents please take a few minutes to complete the following technology survey. The data your feedback provides helps us to make important decisions regarding our technological needs: http://www.BByt.es/9BSPP
Good afternoon! This is Jason Dolliver, the Superintendent of Pender Public Schools. The weather forecast for tomorrow and Wednesday could make travel very difficult and dangerous. As of now, we are projected to get between 6 and 9 inches of snow and up to 40 mile per hour winds. Snow is slated to begin around the noon hour. Time will tell what actually happens. I intend to keep a very close eye on the situation as this weather event unfolds in an effort to make sure the best decision possible can be made for the safety of Pender students and staff. The timing of this weather event will make decision making challenging. I will do my best! The intent of this message is to inform you of the weather situation headed our way. It is also intended to prepare families for what may need to happen in the middle of the day tomorrow. If and when it begins to snow, it likely won’t stop for several hours. This may make it necessary to dismiss school early. I would like to limit the amount of time between the decision to close school early and when school is actually closed. Limiting that time frame will allow school to be in session for as long as possible. If the weather does indeed dictate closing school early, it would be great to be able to dismiss no more than 45 minutes later. A shorter amount of time would be even better. My request is for families to prepare for a situation in which school is dismissed early tomorrow. Your cooperation with this request is greatly appreciated. Thanks and have a great day!
Reminder-JH Boys Basketball games vs Emerson-Hubbard Scheduled for Tuesday Nov 26th is CANCELLED. Emerson does not have JH sports on their own.
Pender One Act presents... Enter Three Witches A Story of Macbeth.... We hope you will come join us for our school and community ONE ACT performance this Monday, November 25th at 3:00pm in the Hesse Event Center. Admission will be free will donation.
The Flames are selling Thirty-One products! See your favorite Flames dancer to look through a catalog and order. You can also order on the party page here: https://www.mythirtyone.com/11017988?pd=11522339
Pender Public Schools has 2013 Apple Air laptops available for purchase at a reduced price of $250 until Tuesday, December 3, 2019 If interested, please contact the office or Mrs. Davis. For more info about the sale: http://www.penderschools.org/article/106339?org=district
Non-senior StuCo members get to spend the day at the Nebraska State Leadership and Sportsmanship Summit! Carson Miller in action as part of the NSAA Student Advisory Committee! #BuildingLeaders #PendragonPride #GreatDayToBeAPendragon
Reminder: The Winter Sports Kickoff is this Friday evening starting at 6:30. Come meet your winter sport athletes and coaches. Booster Club will be serving walking taco bags. Also, there is a big announcement coming!!! Don’t miss out!
CONGRATULATIONS to the Pender One Act!!! 3rd place at EHC!! They received numerous outstanding performer and tech awards! (Pictures to come) And Zachery Randall was crowned your Best Overall Male Supporting Actor! Way to work hard! #goingforgoldatdistricts #pendragonpride
Good Luck to the Pender One Act team today as they travel to Howells for East Husker Conference One Acts. BREAK A LEG!!
The Elementary eNews for this week is available at the following link: https://5il.co/beoe. Have a great week everyone!
Your Pender Pendragons are crowned Champions in the Battle of the Bands tonight!!!! Congratulations Pendragon Pep Band!!!
Tomorrow is your Pender One Act Festival! Come support your Pendragon actors and their comedic show! Pender performs at 9:00AM Awards will be held around 3pm!
The Winter Sports Kickoff is Friday, November 22nd. The wrestlers and both basketball teams will have activities for the kids to do. The Booster Club will have Walking Tacos. Doors open at 6:30, teams will be introduced at 7:00pm. Hope to see you there!
EHC Volleyball selections are out! Congratulations to Ashley Ostrand, Zoey Lehmkuhl, Olyvia Nelson, and Izzy Felber for EHC Honorable Mention!
The Flames are selling Thirty-One items! See your favorite Flames dancer to look through a catalog and order. You can also order on the party page here: https://www.mythirtyone.com/11017988?pd=11522339
Collaborative efforts between Student Council, FFA, and a couple key elementary honor choir students pulled off a great "mini" Veterans Day Program at the Legacy! Thank you Legacy for having us and thank you Veterans!!
The Elementary eNews for the week of Nov. 11-15 is available at the following link: https://5il.co/b95h. Have a great weekend everyone!
Pender Wrestling Team Store is open for business! Link is below and the store closes on Nov 21st at 11:59 pm https://penderwrestling2019.itemorder.com/sale
Wanted: We are in need of a pair of combat boots for a display for our Veterans Day program on Monday. Please label and bring to the school office. Thank you!
Monday, November 11th Pender Public Schools is hosting the annual Veterans Day Program at 2:00 pm in the Heese Event Center. Students in Kindergarten thru 6th grade will be participating in the program and we hope that they will be able to wear a patriotic (red, white or blue) shirt that day to school. As parents, you are invited to attend the program as we honor our local Veterans and Soldiers who have served our great country. If you know a Veteran, please ask them to join you in attending the Veterans Day Program November 11th at 2:00 pm.
Congrats to all the student who participated in the EHC honor choir today what great day of music making!!
Congrats to Pender’s Lillie Timm, Carson Miller, and B-R’s Mikki Byrne for being named Class B 2019 All-State Honorable Mention in softball by the Lincoln Journal Star.
Congrats to Pender’s Lillie Timm, Carson Miller, and Londyn Nelson for being named Class B 2019 All-State Honorable Mention in softball by the Omaha World Herald.
The Elementary eNews for the week of Nov. 4-8 is available at the following link: https://5il.co/b43j. Have a great weekend everyone!
The Pendragon football season comes to an end tonight with a loss to Bloomfield in the first round of the playoffs. The team finishes with a 4-5 record on the year.
"The Chamber of Commerce has moved the location for Mainstreet trick or treating . Tonight's event will be held at the Pender Community Center from 4-6 pm. It is suggested that parents accompany their children."
Just a reminder: There is no school on Monday, November 4th for PreK-12th grade. Pender Public Schools is hosting EHC Honor Choir.
Best of luck to the Pender VB team as they play Fremont Bergan in the Sub-District Final tonight at 7:00 PM in Oakland. #PenderPride!
NSCAS individual student reports were handed out to 4th-9th grade parents at PT Conferences. The following link will take you to an interpretive guide for parents. If you did not receive your child's report it will be coming home this week via Thursday folders or in the mail. Don't be afraid to call the school if you have questions! https://cdn.nwea.org/docs/NE/NSCAS+Interpretive+Guide+for+Parents.pdf
Just a reminder that it's Red Ribbon Week @ PPS! Here are the dress up days for Monday and Tuesday: Monday is "Wear Red to kick off the week!" Tuesday is "Wear your favorite team jersey/gear! Let’s TEAM UP against drug use!"
The first round of playoffs in Bloomfield will start at 6:00PM Thursday, October 31st.
The Pender football team will travel to Bloomfield Thursday October 31st for the first round of playoffs. Time TBD.
Congratulations to the cross country teams on a great year! The girls finished their season Friday at State in Kearney. Nice job ladies!
The girls and boys basketball teams are selling basketball apparel! Follow the link to order. Make sure when you check out you select a Pendragon for fundraising credit. Store closes on Nov. 1st and gear should be here 3-4 weeks later! https://penderbb.itemorder.com/
Tonight’s VB game vs. BRLD will be parents night. JV/C team games start at 5:30, parents night will be held after JV/C and before varsity.
Next weeks Elementary eNews is available at the following link: https://5il.co/avrt. Have a great weekend everyone!
Wednesday, October 23rd is going to be a busy and fun day here at PPS. 1) NCCAS Recognition Celebration begins at 8:30 am in the Heese Event Center. If your child is being recognized you have been notified. 2) Parent-Teacher Conferences are that night from 3 to 9 pm. If you have an elementary student please make sure you sign up online for a time to meet with their teacher. 3) There is NO school for Preschool on Wednesday, October 23rd. 3) There is NO after school program on Wednesday, October 23rd. Other reminders: There will be NO school on Friday, October 25th. Also, there has been a calendar change and there will be no school for Preschool - 6th grade on Wednesday, November 27th. Please mark your calendars.
Pender girls are District D-3 Runner Ups! Piper S. is your District Champion Faith M. finishes 9th Jessica K. finishes 10th The girls team will compete next Friday, Oct 25th at 2:00 pm @ Kearney Country Club
Store closes at midnight TONIGHT!!! Don't forget to order your fall clothing! https://stores.inksoft.com/WS23960/shop/home
District CC starts at 4:30 pm tomorrow at the Pender Golf Course with the girls’ race first. Let’s pack the course - Red Out!
Don't forget to get your Halloween Spooktacular forms turned in by THIS Friday!
Mark your calendars! Our first Pender One Act Festival will be held on Saturday, November 16th in the Hesse Event Center. Your Pender One Act team will be performing Enter Three Witches: A Story of Macbeth. More details will be shared closer to the date.
Picture Retakes are Thursday, October 17th. Please call the office to make sure your child is on the retake list.
Next weeks Elementary eNews is available at the following link: https://5il.co/as5z. Have a great weekend everyone!
NEN battles hard but loses game 2 to Omaha Gross 6-3 in the district finals. A terrific season comes to an end for the Vipers. Good luck to Gross Catholic at state this upcoming week.
In a back and forth game the Vipers give up 3 runs in the bottom of the 6th and fall short to Omaha Goss 7-4. Game 2 will begin in 30 minutes.
Good luck to our NEN Vipers today as they travel to Omaha Gross for district Softball!
Attention: PARENTS/GUARDIANS of Sparks & Flickers dancers!!!! Please notice it is very cold outside!!! Do not hesitate to keep your dancer(s) home out of the cold!!! IF you bring your dancer(s) make sure they wear lots of layers and bundle up!!!!
You can watch the football team tonight vs Mead on @striv at 7:00pm! https://striv.tv/channel/pender/
Sparks & Flickers! Don't forget we dance TONIGHT at the last home football game! We are so excited to dance with you again under the lights! We will practice at the END of the first quarter in the South West corner of the field. Please dress WARM!
Reminder:Tonight is parents night for the football team. Parents please be at the field by 6:30.
Softball will play SATURDAY at Omaha Gross. First game will be at 10:00 am. More details to come.
Last chance to rent a football jersey for the last regular home game! Bring your $1 tomorrow!
UPDATE: There was a misunderstanding regarding the deadline for school pictures. The new deadline is the morning of Monday, October 14th. If your child is getting retakes please contact the office as well as send the orignial proof sheet back to school. If you have any questions please contact the office.
Vipers fall 6-3 to Crete in sub- district softball. They now wait to see if wildcard points will put them in a district final on Friday.
Conference CC will now be Wednesday October 9th at 1:30pm at Logan View. Please note the change of date and time.
There is no Thursday, Oct. 10th Junior High Volleyball game against Emerson as they are combined with Wakefield Allen. Thanks!
Congratulations to TC girls golfers Jazzmin Nolze (5th place) and Emma Beutler (6th place) as they qualied for Girls state golf next week in North Platte!
Your NEN Vipers drop their first game in districts to Beatrice but are able to rebound to pick up a win against North Bend! They will now play Tuesday at 2:00 against the loser of Crete v Beatrice.
Last 10 days to order your Fall Pender clothing! Available to order through this link! https://stores.inksoft.com/WS23960/shop/home
Sparks & Flickers! Don't forget we dance at the last home football game THIS Friday! We are so excited to dance with you again under the lights! We will practice at the start of the first quarter of the game. Here is a link to review the dance: https://youtu.be/mMaJVs9FGEk
Start time for JHVB today is 4:00 pm NOT 3:30. Please plan accordingly.
The Elementary eNews for the week of Oct. 7-11 is available at the following link: https://5il.co/anmz. Have a great weekend everyone!
The Softball tournament at Dodge today has been cancelled due to poor field conditions. Again, no softball games today.
Volleyball beats Neliegh-Oakdale 2-1 Sweeps Emerson-Hubbard Nice job ladies!!!
The Softball games scheduled for tonight have been canceled due to wet field conditions in Wisner and Pender.
School picture proofs & ID cards are being sent home with students today. Elementary parents, please check Thursday folders. If you would like your student to be added to the picture retake list, please contact the school office. Picture retake day is October 17th.
The JH girls Volleyball game in Ponca on Monday, October 7th will start at 4:00 pm, NOT the listed 3:30 time.
The South Sioux City Cross Country meet scheduled for Thursday October 3rd has been cancelled due to course flooding. It will not be rescheduled.
H/LHF takes set three 25-16
H/LHF takes set two 25-22
H/LHF takes set one in Pender. Pender trails in set two 21-19
Fall Pender clothing is available to order through this link! https://stores.inksoft.com/WS23960/shop/home Store closes October 17th!
The Ponca SB game has been rescheduled to Thursday October 3rd in Wisner. NEN will play NBC @ 5:00 pm in Wisner (varsity only) then play Ponca @7:00 ish (varsity only).
The softball game for tonight against Ponca has been postponed due to weather.
You can watch tonight’s VB game vs. Winside on @Strivsports link below OR listen to the game on 107.9 The Bull. https://striv.tv/channel/pender/
The EHC softball game scheduled for 6:00 today in Tekamah has been moved to a 5:00pm start time. Again, game time for today has been moved from 6:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
The NEN Vipers will play the EHC championship game Monday at 6:00 pm in Tekamah
The Elementary eNews for the week of Sept. 30-Oct. 4 can be found at the following link: https://5il.co/ai8e. Have a great week everyone!
Your NEN Vipers take 2 shutout victories into the conference finals. Vipers defeat Madison 12-0 & Twin River 8-0. Great pitching by Macy Stuhr and Londyn Nelson secure the wins!
The football game tonight vs. Clarkson-Leigh will be played in Leigh.
Reminder for EHC Softball tournament this weekend in Tekamah: EHC passes will no longer get you into conference tournaments. This is a new rule that comes into effect this year.
Preschool through 6th grade school pictures is tomorrow, Thursday, September 26th.
The lunch menu for tomorrow and Friday will be switched. Tomorrow will be Spaghetti & Lettuce Salad and Friday will be Chicken Patty & Tater Tots. Sorry for the inconvenience.
The Lady Pendragons fall to Stanton in two 14-25 and 13-25. Will play Wisner-Pilger next.
Due to flooding there has been a change for the South Sioux City Cross Country Invite on October 3rd. The new location is South Ridge Golf Course.
We hope you had a wonderful homecoming week! Here is the Elementary eNews for the week of Sept. 23-27: https://5il.co/adxy.
Pender Flames are selling Fall Pender Pendragon clothing. Check out the store link below, and support your dancers! Store closes October 17th! https://stores.inksoft.com/WS23960/shop/home #longsleeves #fallweather #penderpendragons
Just a reminder to all kids to enter door 16 for the dance tonight. Doors open at 7:00!!!
Vipers Softball wins in JV 14-0 but Varsity takes a loss in extra innings in a wild, hard-fought game by both teams.
LV-SS takes set three tonight in a sweep 25-14. Back in action Thursday vs Wakefield-Allen.
LV-SS takes set two 25-20.
LV-SS takes set one 25-20.
Who wants a Pendragon Claw painted in their driveway!?!?!? 🙋♀️🙋♂️Find one of the Flames dancers and get them your address along with your $25! Options for words are Pendragons, Pender, or Pender Pendragons! (We can put the words/claw wherever you would like!) We will also make Pendragon Claw signs upon request for those who live out of town/have gravel driveways, just ask a dancer!
Check out the Lady Pendragons as they take on LV-SS in varsity volleyball action on @Strivtv https://striv.tv/channel/pender/
In case you haven't heard your 2019 Homecoming Court is Madalyn Meyer, Jess Krueger, Paige Steinman, Piper Steinman, Austin Roth, Larry McManigal, Charles Schmedding, and Jonathon Schmedding. Cornation will take place after the football game Friday Night! Good Luck to all!
StuCo Fundraiser: Bring $1 again on Thursday and rent a football jersey to wear for Spirit Day Friday and to the big HoCo game!! Return on Monday! Go Big Red!!!
Vipers fight hard but they lose for the first time this season to GACC tonight. They will play again Thursday night at Albion.
Tonight’s softball game vs GACC can be seen on Pender’s Striv channel https://striv.tv/channel/pender/
Your StuCo out and about kicking Homecoming Week off right!! Thank you to all the businesses who allowed our students to showcase their school spirit! Let's have a great week celebrating that Pendragon Pride!!! #GoBigRed #StuCo #HoCo2019
This weeks issue of the Elementary eNews is available at the following link: https://5il.co/a88a! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
Lady Pendragons fall to the Patriots in a hard fought battle 19-25, 16-25, and 28-30.
The game time for the JHVB in Wisner has changed from 6:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Wisner is hosting a varsity game tonight as well, thus the change to the JH start time.
The junior class magazine and gift fundraiser for prom is happening now! Please visit www.ShopFund.com or talk to a junior. Sales are due September 25th. Thank you for always supporting Pender Public Schools and the junior class.
StuCo Fundraiser: Bring $1 on Thursday and after school you will have an opportunity to rent a football jersey to wear to this Friday's home game! Return the jerseys to your teacher on Monday and StuCo will come and pick them up! Thanks for your support!
Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 11th is our first 2:30 pm dismissal for kindergarten - 12th grade. Preschool dismisses at 3:30 pm. If your preschool child needs to ride the bus home please contact Mrs. Goodman or Andrea so that we can make sure they are on the bus.
JHVB @ Wisner Thursday Sept 12th is at 3:00 pm instead of 6:00 pm. Please note the time change.
The start time for the Thursday VB game in Clarkson has changed to a 5:30 start instead of the originally posted time of 5:00. C-Team JV and Varsity will all play.
Thank you for coming to watch the Thurston Watermelon Days parade! Here are some photos of your dancers! Can’t wait to dance with you again at the last home football game Friday October 11th!
Pender finishes the day with two set sweep of T-H and a 2nd place finish in the Bronze division of the NEN Volleyball Classic. Nice job ladies!!!!
Pender loses game two to BRLD 25-23 and 25-11. Next up-T-H
Pender wins game one vs Wakefield-Allen 25-21 and 25-17! Next up-BRLD
Winter sports classifications have been released. Pender Girls BB team will be D-1 and the Boys BB team is D-2. Wrestling will be class D as well.
Next weeks edition of the Elementary eNews is available now at the following link: https://5il.co/a1l1. Have a great weekend everyone!
Your NEN Vipers Softball team picks up 2 wins tonight beating Tekamah-Herman 4-1 & West Point-Beemer 12-5.
The Lady Pendragon Cross-Country team gets things done at the Wisner-Pilger Invite in Beemer! CHAMPIONS!🏃🏻♀️🏃🏻♀️🏃🏻♀️🏃🏻♀️🏃🏻♀️. Congrats to our individual medalists of the meet, Nathan Breitbarth 18th for the boys, Paige Steinman 2nd, Piper Steinman 4th, Faith Morris 11th, & Jessica Krueger 16th!
The Softball tournament postponed from last Saturday (8/31) has been rescheduled to this Saturday, September 7th in Wisner. NEN Vipers will play at 9:00 am vs LVSS, 11:00 am vs Hwy 91, and 1:00 pm vs O’Neill.
This weeks Elementary eNews is available at the following link: https://5il.co/9xn0 Have a great week everyone! :)
Vipers JV and Varsity Softball teams take care of O’Neil 8-0 & 14-2!
Entry into tonight’s Volleyball scrimmage is a sports drink. Starts at 6:30. Come support the Volleyball girls and their coaches!
The softball tournament in Wisner has been postponed to a later date. We should know the rescheduled date early next week.
The softball tournament in Wisner has been pushed back to a 11am start time.
Pender Public Schools has identified a suspected case of mumps today, Friday, August 30, 2019. This case has NOT been confirmed. Testing has taken place and the results will be confirmed in 1-4 days. School personnel have and will continue to take precautions within the building to help prevent the virus from spreading. Please do not send your child to school if they exhibit signs and symptoms of the mumps. Public Health officials encourage you not to panic, but rather be proactive, communicate any concerns, and take all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the virus.
The Pendragon Football team kicks off their season tonight at Winnebago. Kickoff will be at 7:00 pm. Good luck!
The Vipers softball team takes care of Madison/HLHF 14-1 in 3 innings. Saturday is the Viper Invite in Wisner! Game 1 is @ 10am.
Congratulations to our individual medalists at today’s Cross-Country meet in Hartington! Paige Steinman 1st, Piper Steinman 3rd, Jessica Krueger 9th, Alexis Bodlak 13th, and Nathan Breitbarth 12th on the boys’ side. Special Congrats to the girl’s team who were Runner-Ups of the meet! Great first meet!
According to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, there is a mumps outbreak in Northeast Nebraska. See the link below for details. http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/DHHS-Reports-Increase-in-Mumps-Cases.aspx Contact school personnel with any questions/concerns.
Good luck to the Boys and Girls Cross Country teams today at their first meet in Hartington!
Pender High School Football is hosting a youth Flag Football League as a fundraiser. The online signup link is available below and info sheets will come home later this week. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ApghJxMKsWyva56g_tkAI-n5ZdKuqbaRviSMDwDDudI/edit?usp=sharing
Check out the video the Media class made about our first week of school. https://youtu.be/UFtX54BJepQ
Vipers Softball takes game 2 from Twin River 7-0! Congrats to Londyn N on the complete game shutout! Maria R with another Homer!
The Vipers take game one of their triangular v. LVSS 12-1! Homers by Reece K, Carson M & a 9-run 7th inning seal the win!
Vipers softball wins game 2 v. Hastings St. Cecilia 4-2! On to the Championship game!
Your Pendragon Volleyball team fights hard but drops their first game in Grand Island this morning 2-0.
Your NEN Vipers win game 1 over Raymond Central 4-3!
The "Meet the Teachers" edition of the 19-20 Elementary eNews is available at the following link: https://5il.co/9qes Have a fabulous weekend everyone!
Your NEN Vipers Softball team takes care of Pierce 22-0 in JV action and 12-0 in the varsity game!
Reminder: Football Scrimmage is Friday evening at 6:30. Following the scrimmage, the booster club will be selling walking taco bags in the gym. Team merchandise will be available for order and all fall activity sponsors will introduce their staffs and players. Hope to see you there!
Just a reminder, there is no early dismissal today. The 2:30 pm dismissals on Wednesday do not start until Wednesday, September 11th.
Less than 1 week left on the Pender Football Store. Use the link below to check out the fan gear to support your Pendragon Football team. https://penderhigh-football2019.itemorder.com/sale
Buy a sports pass that will get you in to all home games. $50 per adult, $25 per child, $40 senior citizen. District and Tournament Events Excluded. Stop in the school office to purchase.
CloseUp Krispy Kreme donut orders are here. Come and pick up your orders in the school cafeteria this morning!
Good News! They have extended our clothing order deadline until Monday, August 19th. So order away! https://nebraskascreenprinting.com/product-category/team-apparel/pender/
Sale ends today at 10:00 a.m. Order now! https://nebraskascreenprinting.com/product-category/team-apparel/pender/
Only 2 days to order your Pender Public Schools clothing. Order now at https://nebraskascreenprinting.com/product-category/team-apparel/pender/
Don't forget to come to tonight's Open House at Pender Public School from 6-8 pm. Students and Parents attend meeting at 6:30 pm in Heese Event Center. See you tonight.
We are excited to see everyone tonight at the Open House from 6 - 8 pm! Come meet your teacher and drop off your school supplies. Parents and 4th -12th grade students need to attend a mandatory technology/general meeting @ 6:30 pm.
7th grade Students/Parents are encouraged to attend Transition Night at 6:00 p.m. in school cafeteria.
Get your Pender Cross Country 2019 apparel ordered! Deadline for orders is Sunday August 25th! https://penderxc2019.itemorder.com/sale
Fall practices start Monday, August 12th. NSAA regulations require that all athletes have a physical BEFORE the start of practice. If you need a physical form, you can pick one up in the office at school.
The 2019 Pender Pendragon Football store is up and ready for your orders. The store will be open until 8-25-19 at 11:59 pm & we'll have flyers out to see the products. Ordering will also be available at the fall kickoff. Link: https://penderhigh-football2019.itemorder.com/sale
Last day for summer food service is TODAY - Friday, August 2nd! We have enjoyed seeing you this summer! Thank you for participating!
Summer Food Program 8/2: Breakfast - Biscuits and Gravy, Lunch - Taco Boat, Spanish Rice, Pineapple
Summer Food Program 8/1: Breakfast - Breakfast Bites, Lunch - Turkey Club, Peas, Applesauce
Last day for summer food service is tomorrow - Friday, August 2nd! We have enjoyed seeing you this summer! Thank you for participating!
https://nebraskascreenprinting.com/product-category/team-apparel/pender/pender-public-schools/ PPS has Pendragon Gear to order until Aug 16. Order now and get it delivered to your door! Nervous about sizes? Try things on and order at the Open House on Aug.13! See you then!
Summer Food Program 7/31: Breakfast - Omelet, Lunch - BBQ Rib, Veggies, Peaches
The countdown has begun! School is almost here and we are excited to see the kids. The first newsletter of the year is ready! https://5il.co/943x
Summer Food Program 7/30: Breakfast - Muffin, Lunch - Tavern, Broccoli, Oranges
Summer Food Program 7/29: Breakfast - Breakfast Pizza, Lunch - Crispito, Spanish Rice, Pears
There are a few more days to sign up for Pender Football Youth Camp. Sheets are located by the school office or email Coach Volk @ email@example.com
Summer Food Program 7/26: Breakfast - Biscuits and Gravy, Lunch - Cheeseburger, Corn, Fruit
Summer Food Program 7/25: Breakfast - French Toast, Lunch - Hot Ham & Cheese, Green Beans, Pineapple
Summer Food Program 7/24: Breakfast - Breakfast Burrito, Lunch - Hotdog, Baked Beans, Applesauce
Summer Food Program 7/23: Breakfast - Donut, Lunch - Taco, Spanish Rice, Peaches
Summer Food Program 7/22: Breakfast - Breakfast stick, Lunch - Pizza, peas, oranges
Summer Food Program 7/19: Breakfast - Biscuits and Gravy, Lunch - Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Pears
Summer Food Program 7/18: Breakfast - Pancake/Egg, Lunch - Grilled Cheese, Veggies, Fruit
Summer Food Program 7/17: Breakfast - Biscuit and Sausage, Lunch - Pulled Pork, Broccoli, Pineapple
Summer Food Program 7/16: Breakfast - Dutch Waffle, Lunch - Sub Sandwich, corn, applesauce
Nebraska School Law states that all out-of-state transfer students, kindergartners, seventh grade students and all athletic participants, must have a physical within the last 6 months before starting school or practice. The cost is the individual family’s responsibility. NSAA states all athletic participants must have a physical after May 1st for the following school year. Physical forms are available in the school office or at Pender Medical Clinic.
Summer Food Program 7/15: Breakfast - Breakfast Bites, Lunch - Mini Corn dogs, Green Beans, Peaches
Summer Food Program 7/12: Breakfast - Biscuits and Gravy, Lunch - Spaghetti, lettuce salad, oranges
Summer Food Program 7/11: Breakfast - Omelet, Lunch - Chicken Patty, Peas, Pears
Summer Food Program 7/10: Breakfast - Breakfast Pizza, Lunch - Taco Boat, Spanish Rice, Fruit
Summer Food Program 7/9: Breakfast - Muffins, Lunch - Chicken Strips, veggies, pineapple
Summer Food Program 7/8: Breakfast - French Toast, Lunch - Saucy Sub, broccoli, applesauce
No Summer Food Program Friday, July 5th. See you again on Monday, July 8th. Happy 4th of July!
No Summer Food Program July 4 & 5. See you again on Monday, July 8th. Happy 4th of July!
Summer Food Program 7/3: Breakfast - Biscuits and Gravy, Lunch - Turkey Club, Corn, Peaches
In honor of Corky Malmberg - a retired Pender elementary teacher, mentor, and friend to many in the Pender community who is losing her hard fought battle with cancer - a community rocket launch on Wednesday, July 3 at 7:00 pm at the Pender football field has been organized. Mrs. Malmberg instilled a love of science and space in so many Pender students during her 34 year teaching career! How better to celebrate CoraLynn Malmberg than to launch a bunch of 🚀 rockets?! Please bring a rocket to launch or just come and show your support for this amazing woman. If you are unable to attend, please safely launch a rocket, video it to post, and share it on Facebook. #rocketsforCorky
Summer Food Program 7/2: Breakfast - Breakfast Burrito, Lunch - BBQ Rib, green beans, oranges
Summer Food Program 6/28: Breakfast - Biscuits & Gravy Lunch - Tavern, California Blend, Fruit Cocktail
Summer Food Program 6/27: Breakfast - Breakfast Stick Lunch - Crispito, Spanish Rice, Pineapple
Summer Food Program 6/26: Breakfast - Pancake & Egg Lunch - Cheeseburger, Corn, Applesauce
Summer Food Program 6/25: Breakfast - Biscuit & Sausage Lunch - Hot Ham & Cheese, Broccoli, Peaches
Pender Football is holding a youth football camp on Aug 5th & 6th from 9:30-11:30 am for Prek-6th grade Pender students. Cost is $25 and each camper will receive a t-shirt and pizza on Day 2 Contact Coach Volk at (402)316-8175 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Summer Food Program 6/24: Breakfast - Dutch Waffle Lunch - Hot Dog, Baked Beans, Oranges
Summer Food Program 6/21: Breakfast - Biscuits & Gravy Lunch - Taco, Spanish Rice, Pears
Summer Food Program 6/20: Breakfast - Breakfast Bites Lunch - Pizza, Peas, Fruit Cocktail
Summer Food Program 6/19: Breakfast - Omelet Lunch - Chicken Fried Steak, mashed potatoes, pineapple
Summer Food Program 6/18: Breakfast - Breakfast Pizza Lunch - Grilled Cheese, Green Beans, Applesauce
Don't send your kids to the pool hungry! Send them to school for lunch every weekday and they can eat all they want....for free? All kids ages 1 to 18 years. You do not have to be a student at Pender Public Schools to eat. All students welcome. Breakfast served from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and lunch 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Summer Food Program 6/17: Breakfast - French Toast Lunch - Pulled Pork, California Blend, Peaches
Summer Food Program 6/14: Breakfast - Biscuits and Gravy Lunch - Sub Sandwich, corn, oranges
Summer Food Program 6/13: Breakfast - Muffin Lunch - Mini Corndogs, broccoli, pears
Summer Food Program 6/12: Breakfast - Breakfast Burrito Lunch - Spaghetti, lettuce, fruit cocktail
Congratulations to our 4th Quarter Honor Roll Students: 4th Grade: Lauren Anderson, Linkin Baker, Megan Breitbarth, Adam Cadwallader, Lydia Felber, Sadie Ferris, Cooper French, Lexi Harral, Oliver Isner, Harper Jensen, Giselle Leggett, McKenna Mullanix, Frandy Bacilio, Kylie Roeber, Kaylee Schroeder, Kaddo Schrunk, Hope Springer, Logan Timm, Katelynn Trimble, and Zander Welsh 5th Grade - Peyton Conroy, Madalyn Dolliver, Carter Hansen, Reece Heineman, Addi Johnson, Lane Kelly, Ryan Krueger, Peyton Miller, Cooper Randall, Allie Rutar, Jake Schuster, Farris Swinton, Trevor Trimble, Paul VandeBrug, and Hadley Walsh. 6th Grade - Jaxen Breitbarth, Ashlyn Cadwallader, Maya Dolliver, Anastin Geisert, Layton Gralheer, Logan Harral, Bailey Kai, Mitchell Kelly, Owen Kneifl, Dylan Mahaney, Addison Maise, Olivia Mrsny, Alex Roth, and Ava Smith.
Summer Food Program 6/11: Breakfast - Donut Lunch - Chicken Patty, green beans, pineapple
Summer Food Program 6/10: Breakfast - Breakfast Stick Lunch - Taco Boat, Spanish rice, applesauce
Summer Food Program 6/7: Breakfast - Biscuits and gravy Lunch - Chicken Strips, peas, peaches
Are your kids eating you out of house and home this summer? Did you know you can send them to school every weekday for breakfast and lunch and they can eat all they want....for free? All kids ages 1 to 18. Do not have to be a student at Pender Public Schools to eat. All students welcome. Breakfast served from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and lunch 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Summer Food Program 6/6: Breakfast - Pancake & Egg Lunch - Saucy Sub, California blend, oranges
Summer Food Program 6/5: Breakfast - Biscuit & sausage Lunch - Turkey Club, corn, pears
Summer Food Program 6/4: Breakfast - Dutch Waffle Lunch - BBQ Rib, broccoli, fruit cocktail
Summer Food Program 6/3: Breakfast - Breakfast Bites Lunch - Hot Dog, baked beans, pineapple
Summer Food Program 5/31: Breakfast - Biscuits & gravy Lunch - Taco, Spanish Rice, applesauce
Summer Food Program 5/30: Breakfast - Omelet Lunch - Cheeseburger, green beans, peaches
Summer Food Program 5/29: Breakfast - Breakfast Pizza Lunch - Tavern, corn, oranges
Just a reminder that the summer food program starts today. Breakfast served from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and lunch from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Free for children ages 1 to 18.
Tomorrow, school will be dismissed at 1:00 p.m. for all students. Breakfast and Lunch will be served tomorrow. Just a reminder that all lunch bills, computer bills, library fines, etc. need to be paid before students can check out. Thanks for your cooperation. Have a great summer!
Parents and Staff: PPS is adopting the tool Bark to help keep students safe online. In the coming days, parents will receive an invitation to create an account for the Bark for Schools Family Alerts Dashboard. Read more details here about what this means for you here: http://www.penderschools.org/article/112861
In her final race today Ashley Ostrand wins here heat in the 200m & qualifies for finals tomorrow! Ashley also beats her previous school record in the 400m with a time of 58.69!
Zoey Lehmkuhl runs great times, but misses the finals, in the 100 and 300 hurdles. Congratulations on a PR in the 300s Zoey!
Ashley Ostrand is on to the finals in the 100 and 400 meter sprints! Good luck tomorrow Ashley!
Congratulations to Paige Steinman for finishing 3rd in the 3200 meter run in the Class C state finals!
PPS Parents, Students, and Staff: If you are interested in purchasing one of the school's retiring Apple Air computers, please complete this online form: https://forms.gle/1DYytZt8nZEfkw2t7. Students in grades 9-12 will be given the first opportunity to buy their computers until the last day of school. Others can fill out the form to placed on the wait list. Computers will be ready for pick up no later than July 22. Thank you!
Today is a regular school day for our students. Wednesday's we typically dismiss at 2:30 pm but today is a 3:30 pm dismissal for K-3rd; 3:40 pm dismissal for 4-6th; and 3:43 pm dismissal for 7th - 11th. Thank you!
Coverage of today's Elementary Track Day will be streamed live at . https://striv.tv/channel/pender/ Coverage starts at 1:30PM
Congratulations to recent graduates Kelcie Bartlett and McKenna Juhlin on receiving Honorable Mention recognition to the Omaha World Herald's All Academic Program for 2019!
As we approach the end of the 2018-2019 school year we want to share a few reminders: Today is the last day for preschool students. Tonight will be their final program at 7 pm. Tomorrow, May 14th is the elementary track meet starting at 1:30 pm at the football field. Thursday, May 16th is the last day for the after school program. The Last day of school is Tuesday, May 21st with a 1 pm dismissal. Both breakfast and lunch will be served on the 21st. Thank you and have a great night.
Here is the link for the last Elementary eNews of the 18-19 school year! https://5il.co/7naq Have a GREAT last full week of school everyone!
Congratulations to the girls 4x1 team (Zoey Lehmkuhl, Kaylin Sandall, Sarah Krueger, Ashley Ostrand) for placing 1st and qualifying for state!! 🥇 #burkebound 👏🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️
Congratulations to Paige Steinman for winning the 1 Mile and qualifying for state! 🥇 #burkebound 🏃♀️👏
Congratulations to Ashley Ostrand for placing 2nd and qualifying for state in the 200 Meter Dash!! 🥈 #burkebound 🏃♀️👏👏
Congratulations to Zoey Lehmkuhl for winning the 300 Meter Hurdles and qualifying for state!! 🥇 #burkebound 👏👏
Congratulations to Ashley Ostrand for placing 2nd and qualifying for state in the 100 Meter Dash!! 🥈🏃♀️ #burkebound 👏👏
Congratulations to Zoey Lehmkuhl for being the District Champ in the 100 Meter Hurdles and qualifying for state!!!🥇 #burkebound 👏👏
Congratulations to Paige Steinman for being the 2 Mile District Champ and qualifying for state! 🥇🏃♀️ #burkebound 👏👏👏
Congratulations to Ashley Ostrand for placing 2nd and qualifying for state in the 400 Meter Dash!! 🥈🏃♀️ #burkebound 👏
Today's JH track meet at Wisner has been postponed. Possible make-up date will be announced at a later time.
Jaxon Mrsny shoots an 87 to come in second at the Wakefield Golf Invitational on Friday. Jonathan Schmedding (115) & Will Athey (128) card career bests.
The Elementary Track Meet that was scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, May 7th is being rescheduled for next Tuesday, May 14th starting at 1:30 pm.
This weeks Elementary eNews is available at the following link: https://5il.co/7l0o. Have a great week everyone! :)
Mr. Miller will let Parents of seniors enter Door 12 (Ag doors) beginning at 1:00!
Reminder: Doors for today’s Graduation ceremony will open at 1:15! The ceremony will begin at 2:00!
Top ten finishers today at the WSC Math Contest. Caleb Kelly - 1st in Algebra, Jake Schuster - 5th in Algebra, Alex Johnson - 9th in Geometry, Carson Miller - 5th in Algebra 2, Calie Rabbass - 9th in Pre-Calculus, and Londyn Nelson - 10th in Pre-Calculus. Great job!
Final Jeopardy time here at the WSC Math Contest! These guys are one of the final 5 teams out of 24 who played!
Congratulations to Ashley Ostrand who broke the school record yesterday in the 400 meter dash. The previous record was set by Nancy Johnson in 1975 with the time of 59.7. Ashley broke that record with a time of 58.87!
Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 30th there is no school for preschool - 6th grade due to PPS hosting an elementary honor band. 5th and 6th grade band students should be at the school by 10 am and enter through door 4. Thank you and have a great night!
Congratulations to our Individual East Husker Conference Champions in Track & Field. Ashley Ostrand in the 100, 200, & 400. Paige Steinman in the 1600 & 3200. And Spencer Burcham in the High Jump! Go Raptors!
The 7-12 Academic Awards celebration will take place on Wednesday, May 1 at 1:00 in the afternoon. Parents are welcome to attend if they can. Please stop to see awards from every secondary teacher!
The Athletic Awards will still be held at 6:30 tonight. In the event our track students will not be back in time, a message will be sent out with possible delaying the starting time.
This weeks Elementary eNews is available at the following link: https://5il.co/7fuh. Have a great week everyone!
Congrats to Jaxon Mrsny for winning the the golf quad today held at Twin Creeks by shooting a 45. Congrats also to Will Athey for shooting his best ever nine hole score.
The EHC Track & Field meet will resume on Monday, April 29th, with remaining field events and Prelims in the running events starting at 11am.
EHC Track in Tekamah has been suspended due to weather conditions. Running events will be Monday along with Boys discus and girls shot. No start time has been set yet.
Come join in the fun tonight at Pender Public School's Autism Walk from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Enter through door #1 at the school. See you there!
Congratulations to Paige Steinman: 2nd in the 1600 meters and Champion in the 3200 meters today at the Norfolk Classic Track Invite!
Congratulations to Ashley Ostrand: 2nd in the 100 & 200 meters and 3rd in the 400 meters at the Norfolk Classic Track invite today!
Congratulations to Jaxon Mrsny for carding a 95 and earning himself a 10th place medal at the Pender Invitational today! Congrats also to Jonathan Schmedding for recording his best ever 18 hole score.
Congratulations to Alexis Bodlak for placing 3rd, Piper Steinman for placing 2nd, and Paige Steinman for placing 1st in the 2 mile! 🥇🥈🥉🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️ Way to work ladies!!!👏
Congratulations to Paige Steinman for winning the mile! 🥇🏃♀️👏
Congrats to Piper Steinman for placing 2nd in the mile! 🥈🏃♀️
Congratulations to Ashley Ostrand for winning the 400 Meter Dash! 🥇🏃♀️
Congrats to Zoey Lehmkuhl for placing 2nd in the 300 M Hurdles!🥈
Congratulations to the girls 4 x 1 team for placing 1st! (Zoey Lehmkuhl, Kaylin Sandall, Sarah Krueger, Ashley Ostrand) 🥇🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️
Congrats to Spencer Burcham for placing 2nd in High Jump! 🥈
Congrats to Nolan Belt for placing 2nd in Long Jump! 🥈
Congratulations to Ashley Ostrand for winning the 100 Meter Dash! 🥇🏃♀️👏
Congratulations to Zoey Lehmkuhl for winning the 100 M Hurdles!🥇🏃♀️👏
Congrats to the girls 4 x 8 team for placing 2nd! (Paige Steinman, Piper Steinman, Alexis Bodlak, Jessica Krueger) 🥈🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️
Congrats to Dawson Anderson for placing 2nd in Shot Put! 🥈
Congratulations to Jaxon Mrsny (43) and Charles Schmedding (47) for shooting their best ever 9 hole scores at today’s Ponca Invite.
Fine Arts Awards tonight at 7 pm with meal at 6:30 pm. Only students in vocal, band, one act, and art will receive awards tonight. Also the National Honor Society induction will be held for new members. Academic and Athletic Awards will be at another time.
Fine Arts Awards tonight at 7 pm with meal at 6:30 pm. Only students in vocal, band, one act, and art will receive awards tonight. Academic and Athletic Awards will be at another time.
Today's Golf Dual vs GACC has been cancelled.
The TC Thunder baseball games vs Crete today have been postponed. No make-up date has been set.
Congrats to the girls’ 4x1 team for placing 2nd! (Zoey Lehmkuhl, Kaylin Sandall, Sarah Krueger, Ashley Ostrand) 🥈👏🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️
Congratulations to Ashley Ostrand for placing 1st in the 400 Meter Dash! 🥇🏃♀️👏 #speedy
Congrats to Kaylin Sandall for placing 4th and Ashley Ostrand for placing 1st in the 200 M Dash! 🥇👏👏🏃♀️🏃♀️
Congrats to Piper Steinman for placing 3rd and Paige Steinman for placing 1st in the 1 mile! 🥇🥉👏👏🏃♀️🏃♀️
Congratulations to Alexis Bodlak for placing 5th, Piper Steinman placing 2nd, and Paige Steinman placing 1st in the 2 mile!!! 🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️ Way to work hard ladies!!👏
Congrats to the girls 4x8 team for placing 3rd! 🥉 (Paige Steinman, Piper Steinman, Alexis Bodlak, and Jessica Krueger) 🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️
The NJAS State Science Fair scheduled for April 11th at Wesleyan University has been postponed due to the weather forecast for Thursday. Information on a new date will be sent out as soon as possible.
If you can't attend the Elementary music concert tonight, be sure to check it out online. striv.tv/channel/pender/ Coverage starts at 6:30PM
The West Point-Beemer JH track meet scheduled for Thursday, has been moved up to tomorrow(Tuesday) due to potential weather. Start time is still 12:30PM.
Reminder:Prom Schedule for Saturday, a little different this year! 6:15-Doors Open for Students 6:45-Dinner 7:40-Parents of Seniors enter the West (AF)Entrance 7:45-Doors Open to Public 8:00-Grand March 8:20-Group Pictures and Parent Pictures 11:30-Busses load for Post Prom
The elementary eNews for the week of April 8-12 is available at the following link: https://5il.co/75cs. Have a great week everyone!
Congratulations to Jaydon Jump on being selected to play in the NEN All-Star Football Classic on June 8, 2019 http://nenallstarfootballclassic.com/news/7th-annual-nen-star-classic-rosters-announced/?fbclid=IwAR29Tmak8QUOk23uHoRStwuo9LrsvNUBisbJo0XPo6O9CXgSQA7j3rxI0y0
TC Thunder Baseball and the Boys Golf Triangular have been cancelled today due to playing conditions.
Last Thursday an envelope was sent home with 3rd - 6th grade students regarding information about the upcoming NSCAS tests. We are asking parents or other members of your family to take a few minutes to write a couple of letters of support and encouragement to your child for the upcoming tests. These are due back to your child's homeroom teacher by Friday, April 5th. Thank you so much for your continued support.
Good luck to the Pender FFA Sr Parli Pro Team (11:40) & CCM team (11:00) Both teams compete in the state finals @ the Graduate hotel in Lincoln today!
Pender FFA is at the State convention! Congratulations to CCM and Sr Parli Pro teams for making finals today! They will complete again tomorrow.
Congrats to Alexis Bodlak placing 6th, Piper Steinman placing 3rd, and Paige Steinman for winning the mile! 🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️
This weeks Elementary eNews is available at the following link: https://5il.co/72w6. Have a great week Pendragons!
Congratulations to Ashley Ostrand for breaking her own school record in the 200m at yesterday’s meet in Stanton. Her previous record was 25.89, and is now improved to 25.68! Great job, Ashley!
This weeks Elementary eNews is available at the following link: https://5il.co/70b0. Have a great week Pendragons!!
Congrats to Ashley Ostrand & Zoey Lehmkuhl for being named All State Honorable Mention in both the Omaha World-Herald & Lincoln Journal Star in Class D-1!
Congrats to Sam Mailloux and Eric Schopke for being named to the 2018-2019 Norfolk Daily News Elite Eight Class D Boys Basketball Team. Sam was named to the First Team and Eric was named Honorable Mention. Good work boys.
Congrats to Sam Mailloux and Eric Schopke for being named Lincoln Journal Star Boys Basketball All-State Honorable-Mention.
Congrats to Sam Mailloux, Eric Schopke, and Dylan Vogt for being named Omaha World-Herald Class D-1 Honorable-Mention.
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Elementary Parents, report cards are going home today in Thursday folders with the oldest child in the family or the only child in the family. Please check their Thursday folders. Thank you!
There is a Music Booster meeting following the JH Concert tonight, Thursday, March 21st to discuss plans for the elementary honor band day that is quickly approaching. For those that do not have kids in JH, the concert begins at 7 pm and typically last around an hour. Please plan to meet in Mrs. Kolbeck's room between 7:45/8:00 pm. Any new members are welcome to join us!
The Pender Chapter of the National Honor Society will be inducting new members this spring. Eligible students were contacted via email on Friday, March 15th. A meeting was held on Tuesday, March 19th during 2nd period study hall to discuss the application and the process to becoming a member. The applications are due to Mrs. Von Seggern on March 29th. The entire faculty will complete a survey regarding scholarship, character, leadership, and service for those students who complete the application. After all of the applications and surveys are collected, a faculty council will review the data to choose new members to our chapter. Students will be contacted via email on April 11th regarding the selection as new members. Monday, April 15th during the fine arts / academic awards night the new members will go through the induction ceremony to join our Pender Chapter of the National Honor Society. National Honor Society Application and Faculty Survey can be found and printed by going to: http://www.penderschools.org/o/district/browse/51793
Pender Public Schools is currently accepting applications for Head Volleyball Coach. This is a coaching position only and no teaching or other duties are currently associated with it. Interested candidates please contact Activities Director, Andy Welsh at (402) 385-3244 or by email: email@example.com. Position will remain open until filled.
If you are unable to attend the NSCAS / ACT Recognition ceremony this Thursday, you can catch it live at: https://striv.tv/channel/pender/ coverage starts at 2:30.
Congratulations to Mckenna Juhlin for placing 1st in Pharmacy Science @ the State HOSA-Future Health Professionals competition yesterday!!! She is now qualified to compete @ the National Conference in Orlando, FL!
The Junior High School Music Concert originally scheduled for March 14 has been rescheduled for March 21. The concert will take place on March 21 at 7:00 pm. The NSCAS / ACT Recognition Assembly originally scheduled for March 15 has been rescheduled for March 21. The assembly will take place on March 21 at 2:30 pm.
Good afternoon. This is Jason Dolliver, the Superintendent of Pender Public Schools. This message is intended for families that utilize bussing services. The recent flooding has created the need to alter our bus routes. The east route (Denny’s Route) has the following changes. The first stop will now be Thurston, which used to be the 3rd stop. In other words, that stop will happen 10 to 15 minutes earlier than normal. All stops after Thurston will be 10 to 15 minutes earlier than normal as a result. Please make plans to accommodate these changes. Scott Pfeiffer, Pender’s Transportation Coordinator, will call the first two stops (Krueger & Walker) to discuss the plan for these families. The west route (Nadine’s Route) is going to be difficult to judge. Riders are asked to be ready 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time, but know, your pickup may be as much as 10 minutes later than normal. Your pick up times will gain consistency every day. Scott Pfeiffer will be in contact with a few families with some special circumstances. Your patience and understanding is vital, and it is also greatly appreciated. Mother nature threw us a curve ball and we are doing our best to adjust. Feel free to contact Scott, your bus driver, or me if you have any questions or concerns.
Congratulations to Ashley Ostrand for being selected to East Husker Conference Girls Basketball 2nd Team!
Congratulations to Sam Mailloux for being voted to the East Husker Conference All-Conference 2nd Team.
Pender Speech: These kids worked super hard this season and six persevered to compete in finals. We felt the heartbreak today at districts, the cards just didn’t go our way in Bancroft. To our seniors we will miss you next year, but be proud of all you have accomplished. Our district medalists: Sadie Lamplot 5th Entertainment Kelcie Bartlett 6th Informative Madison Burns 6th Serious Rosalia Paredes 6th Humorous Alexis Bodlak 4th Poetry Zachery Randall 5th Extemporaneous All earned superior ratings as they are superior speakers - so much talent!
Pender Public Schools will be closed Friday, March 15.
Due to the closure of Pender Public Schools we will also be cancelling the Junior High Music Concert tomorrow night.
Pender Public Schools schools will be closed on Thursday, March 14.
Pender Public Schools will close at noon. Parents (or family members) of students that live outside of Pender are encouraged to pick up their children as soon as possible. Busses will NOT run.
Good morning, this is Jason Dolliver the Superintendent of Pender Public Schools. As you likely know, the highways and roads in the Pender Public School District are experiencing a lot of water related issues. There are a lot of places where water has flooded roads, and there are lots of places that are very muddy. These issues and others are making travel very difficult. The forecast is calling for quite a bit more rain and some snow over the next 24 - 36 hours. Snow that fell throughout the winter will also continue to melt. In other words, the road conditions likely won’t improve throughout the course of the day. All PPS students are accounted for, meaning they are either here or at home with their family. That said, families are encouraged to do what they feel is best for their specific situation. Families that feel it is best to get their children home now should do so. Those that are comfortable leaving them in school throughout the day should do so. Again, families should make decisions based on what is best for their specific situation. Travel at the end of the school day could be very difficult or even impossible for busses. It may be necessary for parents of students that ride the bus to pick up their children from school rather than sending them home via bus. As the day progresses, PPS personnel will communicate with families that utilize bussing services. Parents and family members should start to plan now for end of the school day transportation. This is a very unique weather event, and I apologize for any inconveniences that are happening as a result. PPS will continue to do everything possible to keep all students safe. As of right now, school will be dismissed as planned at 2:30 pm. If that changes, you will be notified immediately. Feel free to contact school personnel if you have any questions, concerns, or requests. Thanks and have a great day!
Parents: If you have not done so please take this final chance to fill out the 15-question Secondary Parent Survey! Your opinions are valued and help the school district to make decisions. Thanks for your participation. https://goo.gl/forms/v3yHJEj1laJUMeBL2
Morning Weights: Effective Immediately, morning weights will still have 2 times( 6:30am & 7:00am), but will only be on Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays.
This weeks Elementary eNews is available at the following link: https://5il.co/6uim . Have a great week everyone!
Elementary Parents: If you have not already done so, please take a moment and complete the survey you received at Parent-Teacher Conferences. The link can be found here: https://bit.ly/2XnFUTb. Thank you!
Secondary Parents!!!! If you haven't done so please fill out the Survey attached to the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/v3yHJEj1laJUMeBL2 Your response helps!
This weeks Elementary eNews is available at the following link: https://5il.co/6s6d. Have a great week everyone!
Congratulations to the Pender speech team runner up at the Homer TACO speech meet! Kelcie Bartlett 1st place Informative Sadie Lamplot 1st place Entertainment Calie Rabbass 1st place Persuasive Zachery Randall 1st place Extemporaneous Alexis Bodlak 1st place Serious and 1st place Poetry Madison Burns 2nd place Serious Rylee Lehmkuhl, Kaitlyn Schumacher, Sadie Lamplot, Rosalia Paredes, and Zachery Randall 3rd place Oral Interpretation of Drama (OID) Dylan Russman 4th place Persuasive Rosalia Paredes 4th place Humorous
Raptor Track Clothing is available for sale until Friday, March 8th. If interested place your order online at: http://shop.fancloth.com/c/471995
Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27th from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. As a reminder, there is no preschool tomorrow or after school program. K-12th will be dismissed at 2:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you!
Is your HS student interested in classes in Computer Science, Health Science, Education, Building Construction, or Welding? Come to PT conferences Wed, 2/27, 3pm-9pm, and talk to the P2T representatives for more information!
HS Parents are you interested in learning more about the “Pathways 2 Tomorrow” program Pender students can participate in? Stop by PT conferences on Wednesday, 2/27, from 3-9 for more information!
Preschool Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27th from 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Please use the link below to get signed up! We look forward to seeing you! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4dafad28a6f49-18191
K-6 Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27th from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Please use the link below to get signed up! We look forward to seeing you! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4dafad28a6f49-18192
Pender will not have school on Wednesday, February 20 due to the weather conditions.
The Pendragon Boys Basketball season comes to an end with a 58-53 lose to Homer. A big thanks to our seniors this year and we wish them all the best!
Pender’s sub-district boy’s basketball game scheduled for February 19 in Ponca will be played at 5 pm rather than 6 pm.
The Elementary eNews for the week of Feb. 18th - 22nd is available at the following link: https://5il.co/6kzf
Just a reminder, PPS does not have school tomorrow, Friday, February 15th. Good luck to Kaiden Mrsny and the Pender Flames as they compete at State Competitions this weekend.
Your Lady Pendragons are victorious in 1st round Subdistrict play defeating Osmond 72-37! They will play Thursday night in the Subdistrict final at 7:00 in Stanton.
After 3 quarters your Lady Pendragons are cruising.... 61-29!
Your Lady Pendragons continue to roll, up 38-15 at halftime!
Pendragon Girls Basketball is up 18-3 over Osmond after 1 quarter!
Tonight’s Subdistrict Girls basketball game is available on 106 Kix radio! Starting at 6:00!
If you are unable to make it out tonight, you can catch the HS wrestlers AND the Kid Dragon wrestlers on striv.tv/channel/pender. coverage starts at 4:30
EHC Girls Consolation Round tonight @ Pender. 4:30 Madison vs T-H, 6:00 LV/SS vs W-P, 7:30 Pender vs H-D. EHC passes will be the only ones accepted tonight.
There will be no morning weights tomorrow(Thursday).
Due to the dangerously cold temperatures forecasted for tomorrow, Pender will not have school on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.
EHC Basketball Consolation Round: Girls play Thursday 1/31 @ Pender 7:30pm vs H-D, Boys play Friday 2/1 @ Genoa 6:00pm vs Stanton
The JH GBB schedule for tomorrow vs. Winnebago has changed. "B" team plays at 2:30 followed by "A" team. No "C" team game tomorrow.
Pender will start school on Tuesday, January 22 at 10 am. No morning preschool. There will be afternoon preschool.
Your Pendragons boys basketball team takes care of the Dragons of Madison 73-58!!!
Your Lady Pendragons defeat the “regular”dragons of Madison this evening 52-34!
At this time, due to potential weather this evening, the High School Basketball games at Madison will be Varsity only tonight, with girls starting at 4:30PM.
Pender Boys fight hard but drop a close one tonight to the H-D Jaguars. Next action will be Monday in Madison for Boys and Girls JV&Varsity!
The Lady Pendragons defeat the H-D Jaguars this afternoon 58-41!
Due to the weather forecast and the timing of it, Pender is not having school today. Again, no school for Pender today.
Activity Update: Due to potential weather, Pender Wrestlers will not be attending the Madison Invite today. Today's Boys & Girls Basketball @ Wynot has been rescheduled for Feb. 7th.
The Lady Pendragons Basketball team picks up a 55-35 victory over the W-P Gators tonight! Zoey L leads the way with 15pts!
Girls and boys basketball parents night will be Tuesday, January 22nd.
Tonights Basketball Reminder: All games at Wisner: JH GBB A & B will both play @ 3:00. JV GBB & BBB will both play at 4:30, Varsity GBB may start as early as 5:45.
Elementary report cards are coming home today. Please check your child(ren)’s Thursday folders tonight. Thank you!
Pender JV boys go 2-0 at the Allen tournament with wins over Allen and Hartington Cedar Catholic
Happy New Year! The elementary eNews for next week is available at the following link: https://5il.co/62mt
JH GBB scheduled for today @ Winnebago has been postponed. The make-up date will be announced at a later time.
Morning Strength Training: 2nd semester morning weights for all 7-12 students will still be every school day with 2 sessions(6:30am & 7:00am). Starting tomorrow, begin your new year with a commitment to get stronger & faster. Use door #16.
Below is the article with info on the updated Wayne basketball tourney. http://waynedailynews.com/local-sports/new-pairings-game-times-released-for-great-northeast-nebraska-shootout/?platform=hootsuite
High School Basketball for today(Friday 12/28) at Wayne has been postponed. Updated schedule will be posted when available.
The Great NE Nebraska basketball tourney will be played on Fri(12/28), Sat(12/29) & Mon(12/31). Pender girls will play at 7:00pm tomorrow with boys to follow.
The high school basketball games in Wayne today will not be played due to weather. An updated schedule will be posted when available.
Pender Fans, please select the link below and vote(as many times as you can) to see the Jan. 18th Basketball game vs Wynot broadcast on News Channel Nebraska. http://newschannelnebraska.com/featured-news/fans-to-pick-ncn-broadcast-on-january-18th/
This weeks elementary eNews is available at the following link: https://5il.co/5ypr. This will be the last eNews for 2018! We will see you again in the new year!
Pendragon boys with the W 49-48 over Stanton. Eric Schopke with 23 points to lead the team.
PHS Close Up is selling Santa Bags. Order a treat for your favorite PPS student! Forms are in the office, from Mrs. Miller, or came home in the Thursday folder. Money and orders due 12/18 for 12/21 delivery!
Tonight's home basketball game vs Allen is a Boys-only game. with JV starting at 6:00PM followed by Varsity.
Pender wrestlers finish 10th as a team with 4 Pendragons bring home medals. Kaiden Mrsny 1st, Layne Sturek 4th, Chase Hofmeister 4th, and Zachery Randall 6th.
This Sunday, December 16th, Pender Public School's Music Boosters present: The Sounds of the Season. Come and listen to the student's perform their holiday songs to help you get in the Christmas spirit. Limited tickets available at the district office.
Congratulations to Zoey Lehmkuhl on receiving Class D-1 Volleyball All State Honorable Mention in the Omaha World Herald!!!
We're breaking out the DRAGON'S DEN tonight! The south east corner of the gym will be reserved for our students (look for the sign). We are asking that if students are in the building for a basketball game that they be 1 - in the gym with parents, 2 - in the GBB Pendragon Zone (behind the bench, learning the game, supporting the team), or 3 - in the Dragon's Den with their friends cheering on the Pendragons! This means they should not be in the old gym, wrestling room, Ag wing, high school building or running the halls. If parents allow their children to go outside (on to the playground), that is fine, but students need to exit and reenter through door 1. We are planning special theme nights for our students as well as other fun activities. Thank you for your help in keeping our students safe during home events! Go Big Red!!
Don't miss out on Pender's Sounds of the Season Sunday, December 16th. Only limited amount of tickets remain. Get yours today at the school office.
If you can’t make it to the elementary concert tonight, it will be streamed online at www.striv.tv/Pender. Coverage starts at 6:00 with the preschool coverage.
Are you concerned about the overall health of your family? Are there obstacles for parents in obtaining needed health care? Is providing a healthy meal for your family a problem? PPS, along with the Northeast Nebraska Health Department, Pender Community Hospital and Providence Medical Center, are working together to help make communities in Thurston, Wayne, Dixon and Cedar Counties healthier. We are looking for parents of Preschool and Elementary students to take park in an approximately 90-minute focus group conversation regarding an array of health care topics pertinent to this population. The focus group will be held on Tuesday, December 11 at 6:30 pm. Location is yet to be determined based on the number of participants. Participants will receive a $15 Subway card for their time. Please RSVP to Leslie Timm by calling the school office or emailing Letimm1@penderschools.org. Please RSVP by this Friday.
The elementary music concert is Tuesday, December 4th with the preschool concert starting at 6 pm followed by the K-6 concert at 6:30 pm. Hope to see everyone there!!
Congrats to Sam Mailloux on becoming the schools all-time leader for blocked shots in a career. Great work!
Due to the late start on Monday, December 3, there will be NO morning preschool. There will, however, be afternoon preschool.
Due to the road conditions, Pender Public Schools will begin at 10 am on Monday, December 3.
Varsity Boys Basketball picks up a win against Tekamah-Herman, 70-42!
Pender Girls Basketball takes both JV and Varsity games from Tekamah-Herman to move to 2-0 on the season!
The Wrestling tournament scheduled for tomorrow(Saturday) @ Creighton has been postponed until Tuesday, Dec. 18th. Time: TBA
JH boys bball vs Homer will only be 1 game @ 4:00 today. HS boys bball pre-season jamboree game vs Ponca starts at 6:00PM.
The Spring 2018 NSCAS Summative Test results were recently received from the Nebraska Department of Education. Those results will coming home today in Thursday Folders for 4-6 students and will be mailed home for HS students. There is a video on our Pender Public Schools Facebook page that will provide you with some general information about the test. Also, please remember due to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday there is NO afterschool program today and NO school on Thursday and Friday. School resumes on Monday, November 26th. Happy Thanksgiving!!
Pendragon Athletics is in need of clock/score keepers for all levels of basketball this winter(HS/JV/JH) and the Stat board for Varsity. These are paid jobs, if you are interested and willing to help (part time or full), contact Andy Welsh: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks
If you missed this past week's Veteran's Day Program. You can watch it, in its entirety here: https://youtu.be/dzURVS4bp6Y
KidDragon Wrestling Sign Up will be Monday, November 19th, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Practice will begin on Monday, November 26th.
Boys basketball cookie dough orders are due tomorrow, November 14th, by 4:00pm with payment. Thank you.
Each year over 3,000 of the best high school musicians in the state audition for Nebraska All State Choir and two Pender students have been selected to be among the 440 selected to take part in this amazing experience. Congratulations to Sadie Lamplot and Rosalia Paredes your hard work and dedication paid off!!
Pender Public Schools is having a food drive to help stock the local food pantry prior to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. We will accept donations from now until Friday. Nov. 16th. If possible, please encourage your children to bring at least 2 items for the food pantry to school during this time. The items most needed are canned meats, hot or cold cereal, canned soups, mac and cheese, spaghettio's, hamburger helper, peanut butter, jelly, shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, dish soap and also items for holiday meals (stuffing, cranberries, sweet potatoes, instant mashed potatoes, au gratin potatoes, pumpkin, corn, etc.). Any and all help would be appreciated. Let’s show them some real PENDRAGON spirit! Thank you!
If you are unable to attend the Veteran's Day Program on Monday, Nov. 12th @ 2:00pm. It will be streamed online at: https://striv.tv/channel/pender/
Reminder: Final day to order picture retakes is tomorrow, Thursday, November 8th. Please send order to office or you can order online at www.mylifetouch.com
Not only did Sadie get a solo but during the concert she was awarded a $18,000 scholarship to attend Midland University. It is a great day to be a pendragon and way to go Sadie!!
Congrats to Pender softball players Carson M, Michaela W, & Londyn N on being named Omaha World Herald Class B All-State Honorable Mention.
Retake picture orders are due to the office November 8th or you can order online at mylifetouch.com
Monday, Nov. 5th will be the final softener salt delivery for the football fundraiser this year. Contact Andy Welsh: email@example.com or 922-0453 if you want added to the delivery list for you or a family member.
The performance time for the One Act Festival tonight in Scribner has been moved up to 5:30pm.
Congrats to Pender’s Carson Miller & Marissa Kelly for receiving Honorable Mention Class B All State Softball by the Lincoln Journal-Star!
The Pendragon Volleyball season comes to an end in a hard fought 5 set loss to Randolph in sub district play. Thank you seniors for all of you dedication & hard work.
The boys basketball clothing store will be closing on Monday, October 29th. Use the link below if you are still interested in purchasing an item. Thank you for your support! https://www.bsnteamsports.com/v3/shop/team_shop/1Pendragon#/
If you can't make it to the game today, it will be streamed online by Johnson-Brock students on their Striv channel @ striv.tv/channel/johnson-brock/. A radio broadcast can also be found at 103.1 FM, b103.fm and ncnsportsnow.com.
Reminder: P-T Conferences for all students are tonight from 3-9 p.m. Also, make plans to check out the scholastic book fair in the library. Have a great day!
FB Shirt orders are in and can be picked up in Mr. Welsh's Room this evening. I (Andy Welsh) made a mistake and left the word "White" on the order form. The shirts are red. If you no longer want your shirt due to this, please let me know and a refund will be made.
The Pender Pendragons Football Team will compete in the first round of the Class D2 playoffs on Thursday, October 25 at 4:00 pm in Johnson, NE. The Pendragons will play the Johnson-Brock Eagles. All students, wishing to attend the game will be able to do so as long as their parents notify the school office before noon on Thursday. Students who attend the game will be given a “school activity” absence that will not count towards their overall attendance. Students who have permission to attend the game may leave school at noon on Thursday unless they are signed out earlier by their parents. For those that do not go to the game, school will be in session and dismiss at the normal time. Again, please simply notify the office if your son/daughter plans to attend the football game in Johnson, NE on Thursday, October 25 at 4:00 pm. Thank you and have a great day.
Tonight's last home volleyball game will start with the JV playing at 5 pm followed by Varsity. It is also Parent's Night, Pink Out, and Literacy Night. Help us celebrate our PINK OUT, literacy and reading by picking a good book and read it with your favorite Pendragon Athlete between the JV & V matches.
State Football shirt orders are due back by Monday @ noon. Order form can be found on School's facebook page or in school office.
FB state playoffs will begin Thursday, Oct 25th @ Johnson-Brock. Game time 4:00
The PTO greenery order forms went home yesterday in your student's Thursday folder. The second page of the order form was accidently omitted from the packet of information. Please check your child's bag for the complete order form. Thank you!
Congratulations to Pender Senior Michaela Wegner and Sophomore Carson Miller on their selection to the Class B Dist.3 All-Tournament Softball Team!
Here is a direct link to the boys basketball clothing website. Orders are due by October 29th. Thanks. https://www.bsnteamsports.com/v3/shop/team_shop/1Pendragon#/
There's still time! Get your son signed up https://drive.google.com/open?id=19vM1MpcCKzlrQ1XePpLJWxF-Uy1eJ5Ui
The Pender Girls Basketball Apparel Shop is open for business. Go to www.bsnteamsports.com and enter Access Code: 1Pender to view the items.
There will be no elementary honor choir tomorrow, Thursday, October 11th.
Today's JH & JV Football games at Wisner have been cancelled. Any make-up dates will be announced at a later time.
The Sparks/Flickers that attended the dance camp back in September will be dancing at half time of the Emerson-Hubbard Football game this Friday night, October 12th. Please have your dancer there by 7 pm so we can review the dances with them. Thank you!
Schedule Change: Today's JH VB game at Wakefield will start at 3:00 with C team playing first.
The Vipers defeat South Sioux 8-0 to extend their district run. They now play at 11 am v. Columbus Lakeview on Friday morning.
NEN falls to the Blair Bears in game 2 of District softball. They will now take on South Sioux in an elimination game at 4:00!
The Viper’s Victory set a new team/school record for softball wins @ 22! Congratulations girls!!!
The NEN Vipers take care of Schuyler 10-2 in game 1 of dist competition! Next game is @ 2:15!
The link for 18-19 Fall K-6 Parent-Teacher conferences is now open and available below. Please contact the school office if you have questions or difficulty signing up. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4dafad28a6f49-2018
The link for 18-19 Fall Preschool P-T conferences is now open and available below. Please contact the school office if you have questions or difficulty signing up. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4dafad28a6f49-1819
Congrats to Dylan Vogt for being named the Norfolk Daily News' Star Athlete of the Week from his performance last Friday night. http://norfolkdailynews.com/wjag/sports/pender-s-vogt-is-hausmann-physical-therapy-star-athlete-of/article_3f860992-c7ce-11e8-9569-e32acdb75cd4.html
The East Husker Conference Cross Country Meet scheduled for tomorrow in Logan View has now been moved to 12:00 p.m. in Logan View.
Attached is the link to this week's District Softball schedule at Wisner: https://secure.nsaahome.org/nsaaforms/officials/sbbrackets.php?distid=9
The softball game that was postponed until tomorrow has now been moved back to tonight starting with the JV at 5:30 pm followed by the Varsity. However, the games will be played in West Point. Softball districts will start on Wednesday, October 3rd in Wisner. Game times to be determined.
Today's NEN Vipers home softball game has been postponed until tomorrow, with JV game @ 5:00 and Varsity to follow.
Congrats to our NEN Vipers on wins 20 & 21 this a.m.! 17-3 over Hwy 91 & 10-5 Over Ft. Calhoun. Next game is Monday in Pender @ 5 v GACC!
Congratulations to Dylan Vogt on breaking the school record for points in a game with 50 in tonight's 92-70 football victory over Cedar Bluffs.
Lady Pendragons drop a close one in 3 sets to Neligh-Oakdale in Volleyball action
Your NEN Vipers move to 19-6 on the season with an 11-0 victory over North Bend in four innings! They will go for win #20 this Saturday!
Look for your child's school pictures to be coming home today. If you would like your child to have retakes, please contact the school office. School retakes will be on Tuesday, October 2nd.
Softball tonight in North Bend: Varsity girls first tonight at 5:00. Some JV innings to follow!
Softball in Ponca this evening is a 5:30 Varsity game, followed by 3 innings of JV. Good luck Vipers!
Limited Edition Pendragon Popcorn is HERE! Available at the homecoming football game tonight vs. Clarkson-Leigh or the school office during the day today. Pendragon breath (cheddar, smokey, sweet with a kick), Pendragon Pride (sweet and salty strawberry vanilla) or Pendragon Flame Mix (sweet red hot cinnamon) - support our local Pender Teammates chapter, $5 per bag
Elementary parents please be aware that our Homecoming week will wrap up on Friday, September 21st with a pep rally starting at 2:55 pm and ending around 3:43 pm. Please plan accordingly to pick up your student(s) a little later than normal. Thank you!
The softball game for today vs. Schuyler has been postponed indefinitely.
Due to potential weather, the Cross Country meet at North Bend this Thursday has been moved up to Wednesday, Sept. 19th with a 2:00 run for girls, followed by boys.
Elementary parents please be aware that our Homecoming week will wrap up on Friday, September 21st with a pep rally starting at 2:55 pm and ending around 3:43 pm. Please plan accordingly to pick up your student(s) a little later than normal. Thank you!
Parents of Sophomore and Juniors, there will be a Parents Meeting for those students interested in the 2020 Close Up trip to Washington DC. It will be Wednesday, Sept 19 at 8:00pm in the school cafeteria. If you have questions please contact Tara Miller.
PPS will have school Friday even though the water at the school can't be consumed. Steps are being taken so both breakfast and lunch can be served. Also, students and staff will be provided with bottled water throughout the day. In other words, business as usual for PPS!
NEN Softball Parents night is Thur. Sept. 13 between JV&Var. Games! Parents please be in Wisner by 6:00. Go Vipers!
Wednesday, September 12th is the our first 2:30 pm dismissal for Kindergarten - 12th. Preschool will dismiss at 3:30 pm. Have a great evening!!
Final day to order musical/sports photos will be Thursday, September 13th. All orders placed after that will be charged full shipping. https://www.smallstoryphotography.com/sports
SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARDS REVIEW What do you think our students should be taught in social studies -- including history, civics, economics, and geography? The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) seeking input on the Nebraska Social Studies Standards! The social studies standards provide the framework for what students are expected to know in grades K-12, and your feedback will help make improvements to the current standards which will be revised this year. The survey should take less than 15 minutes to complete and closes on September 30, 2018. To complete the survey, use this link: https://nde.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1FZK0gd5TjTdw1f
The girls high school volleyball collage pictures are now available to order. https://www.smallstoryphotography.com/sports
Today's NEN Softball game @ Schuyler has been postponed. It is now scheduled for Sept. 18th with a Varsity only game at 6:30.
Pender finishes the day with a 3 set win over Wakefield-Allen for 2nd place in the bronze division of the NEN Volleyball Classic
Pendragon Volleyball splits their first two games, defeating T-H in 2 sets, falling to GACC in 2nd match.
The elementary eNews for the week of Sept. 4-7 is available now at the following link: http://5il.co/4o72
REUNIFICATION DRILL: All students are at the reunification site and ready for pickup. Parents, family members, or emergency contacts may pick up students starting now.
NE Classic VB Bronze Division: 8:30 am Pender vs Tek-Herman 11:30 am Pender vs GACC 1:30 pm Pender vs Wakefield-Allen All these games will be played in the new gym at Pender.
Last Chance for Pendragon Football Gear. Online Store closes tonight! http://store.ideal-images.com/pender_dragon
Lady Pendragons fall in both matches of the NEN Volleyball classic opening night. Match 1 to Archbishop Bergan, match 2 to West Point Beemer
NEN can’t get the offense going and falls to WP-B in game 2. NEN is now 10-4 on the season.
PPS will be conducting an evacuation drill followed by a reunification drill on Friday, August 31. The evacuation drill will begin at 1:30 pm, and the reunification drill will begin at approximately 3:00 pm. If all students arrive at the reunification site, which is the Pender Community Center, prior to 3:00 pm, the reunification drill will begin at that point in time. In other words, if all students arrive at the Pender Community Center by 2:30 pm, and staff is ready for the reunification process to begin, we will begin at 2:30 pm. If reunification is able to begin before 3:00 pm, a message using this system will be sent to everyone registered in this system. Parents and/or family members that are able to get to the Community Center early will be able to start the process upon arrival. Those that are NOT able to get to the Community Center early will simply begin reunification when they arrive. No one is expected to change plans if we are able to start early. PPS simply wants to make starting early an option for those that can make it IF it is possible to start reunification before 3:00 pm. We would like to be as efficient and effective as possible while conducting these drills. This is one way in which we can make that happen. As a reminder, your patience, understanding, and cooperation are very important and greatly appreciated during the reunification drill. All PPS staff members will do their absolute best on Friday to make the experience positive and as smooth as possible. It's a Great Day to be a Pendragon!
Here is the link to sign up for flag football for boys and girls grades K-6th. The physical form will also be sent in Thursday folders this week. https://goo.gl/forms/8h3eJjiSzETbcMFI3
Viper Softball drops a heartbreaker in extra innings to O’Neill 8-10... Next games are Thursday night in Tekamah.
The Junior High Volleyball pictures are now available to order by clicking on this link. https://www.smallstoryphotography.com/sports
The JH volleyball photo gallery is ready for viewing. Click the link below to access it. https://smallstoryphotography.shootproof.com/gallery/7327283
JH Football pictures are now ready to order. Click on this link to order. https://smallstoryphotography.shootproof.com/gallery/7295593
The "Meet the Teacher" edition of the 18-19 eNews is available at the following link. http://5il.co/4krq
Your Vipers take care of Blue River (David City, East Butler, Shelby-RC) 9-1 in game 3!
NEN Vipers Softball win their first 2 games of the day 11-3 over O’Neill & 12-1 over Hwy 91!
School has been in session for just over a week and we love having our students back! Fall sports are off and running and we are excited to see what our students can do on and off the field. Tonight is our first home football game vs. Winnebago at 7 pm. There will be a Tailgate starting at 6:30 pm sponsored by the Pender Boosters. They will be serving hamburgers/chips for $5. Hope to see you there!
The NEN Vipers make quick work of Madison, defeating them 12-0 in three innings!!!
The gallery to the Willy Wonka photos are up and ready for you to order. Click the link below to view the pictures https://smallstoryphotography.shootproof.com/gallery/7284733/
Check out this year's Football Clothing Store. Open until Aug. 31st for Mid-Late Sept Delivery. If you choose store delivery instead of personal delivery, we will pick up and bring to Pender School for pickup. http://store.ideal-images.com/pender_dragon
The NEN Viper softball game for Thursday, 8/23 is Varsity only beginning at 5:00pm in Madison.
Reminder! Today will be a full day of school with regular dismissal times. Our Wednesday, 2:30 dismissal will not begin until Sept. 12th.
The NEN Vipers Softball team wins the triangular tonight with an 11-6 victory over LVSS. They improve their record to 4-2 on the season.
Your NEN Vipers pick up an 8-0 victory over Twin River in game one of the triangular!
Due to weather the FFA picnic has been moved to the school cafeteria. Please use door 4 by the flag poles to enter. See you at 7:00!
Vipers Softball picks up a 6-4 win over Falls City to end the day!
The Vipers fall to Seward in game two, 11-3.
Pender Cross Country Clothing orders can now be purchased online only at https://pendercc2018.itemorder.com Online store Deadline is Friday, August 24th at 11:59 PM CDT
The NEN Vipers Softball team wins their opening game v. Pierce 8-0!
Just a reminder, our Back to School Open House is tonight from 6 - 8 pm. There is a mandatory technology meeting for parents and for 4th - 12th grade students. The 4th - 8th grade meeting will begin at 6:30 pm followed by the 9th - 12th meeting at 7:15 pm with both meeting being held in the Heese event center. Thank you and we hope to see you tonight.
On Tuesday, Mary Bruns and Elsie Jahde were celebrating their birthdays with a group of friends, two of which are shown here with them, Jana Wichman and Traudel Reppert. Instead of buying gifts, they decided to buy school supplies for students at Pender Public Schools. What a heartwarming surprise that will definitely be put to use. We are so grateful for you. Thank you so much.
School starts this week and we are excited to see everyone. On Monday, August 13th, school will be closed all day from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for an all-staff in-service. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to a great school year.
Kids have been working hard all summer to bring you the production of Willy Wonka join us next weekend 8/17 and 8/18 at 7pm and 8/19 2pm Tickets purchased at the door $5 general admission PPS students $1 mark your calendars!!!
Come out and support the softball girls during their scrimmage on Monday, August 13th at 6:30 pm in Wisner! Admission is a bottle of gatorade.
Fall Sports officially start tomorrow(Monday). 1st practices times: Cross Country 6:30am Football 7:00am Softball 8:00am Volleyball 3:00pm Girls Golf 1:00pm(Wednesday) Make sure your physical forms are turned in before actively participating in practice. Good Luck to all!
Last Day of Summer Food Program 8-3-18 Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy Lunch: Saucy Sub, Peas, Fruit
Summer Food Program 8-2-18 Breakfast: Biscuit and Sausage Lunch: Goulash, California Blend, Pineapple
Summer Food Program 8-1-18 Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs Lunch: Creamed Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Applesauce
Time to gear up for fall sports. Check out the new apparel for softball: https://viperssoftball2018.itemorder.com/sale Order deadline is August 15th
Summer Food Program 7-31-18 Breakfast: Biscuit & Sausage Lunch: Cheeseburger, Corn, Peaches
Summer Food Program 7-30-18 Breakfast: French Toast Lunch: BBQ Rib Sand., Broccoli, Oranges
Summer Food Program 7-27-18 Breakfast: Biscuits and Gravy Lunch: Hot Ham and Cheese, Green Beans, Pears
Summer Food Program 7-26-18 Breakfast: Donut Lunch: Chicken Strips, Corn casserole, fruit
Summer Food Program 7-25-18 Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs Lunch: Hot dog, Baked Beans, Pineapple
Summer Food Program 7-24-18 Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza Lunch: Taco, Spanish rice, Applesauce
Summer Food Program 7-23-18 Breakfast: Breakfast on a stick Lunch: Tavern, peas, peaches
Summer Food Program 7-20-18 Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy Lunch: Chicken Patty, Veggies, Oranges
Summer Food Program 7-19-18 Breakfast: Pancakes & Sausage Lunch: Pulled Pork, Green Beans, Pears
Summer Food Program 7-18-18 Breakfast: Biscuit & egg Lunch: Pizza, corn, fruit
It's not too late to sign up for the Pender Youth Volleyball Skills Camp tomorrow Wednesday, July 18th for grades 3rd-8th. Forms in school office or call 402.385.3244 for more info.
Summer Food Program 6-29-18 Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy Lunch: Taco, Spanish Rice, Mandarin Oranges
Summer Food Program 6-28-18 Breakfast: Breakfast on a Stick Lunch: Hot Dog, baked beans, peaches
If you have been impacted by the flooding and are in need of a hot shower we are opening the HS locker room showers up from 8 am - 4 pm today through Friday. You are more than welcome to come to the school. Please enter through door #4.
Summer Food Program 6-27-18 Breakfast: Breakfast Sticks Lunch: Chicken Strips, Green Beans, Applesauce
Summer Food Program 6-26-18 Breakfast: Biscuit & Egg Lunch: Tavern, peas, pears
Due to the flash flooding in Pender and water in the basement of St. Marks there will be NO VBS tomorrow, Tuesday, June 26th.
Summer Food Program 6-25-18 Breakfast: Dutch Waffle Lunch: Chicken Patty on Bun, Corn Casserole, Fruit
Summer Food Program 6-22-18 Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy Lunch: Pulled Pork Sandwich, Coleslaw, Pineapple
Summer Food Program 6-21-18 Breakfast: Omelet Lunch: Turkey Club, Veggies, Applesauce
Summer Breakfast Program 6-20-18 Breakfast: Donut Lunch: Pizza, Corn, Peaches
Summer Breakfast Program 6-19-18 Breakfast: Sausage Egg Biscuit Lunch: Chicken Alfredo, Lettuce Salad, Mandarin Oranges
Congratulations to Allie Luedert and Alyssa Geisert for participating in the Sioux City Children's Theatre production of Beauty and the Beast . These students made Pender proud. Allie was a part of the main cast and Alyssa won the highest award for talent as well as attitude and work ethic. Bravo to these two and if you see them make sure to congratulate them!!
Summer Breakfast Program 6-18-18 Breakfast: Breakfast Bites Lunch: Taco Boat, Spanish Rice, Pears
Summer Breakfast Program 6-15-18 Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy Lunch: Spaghetti, lettuce salad, fruit cocktail
Summer Breakfast Program 6-14-18 Breakfast: French Toast Lunch: Saucy Sub, Green Bean Casserole, Pineapple
Summer Breakfast Program 6-13-18 Breakfast: Pop Tart Lunch: Goulash, broccoli, applesauce
Summer Breakfast Program 6-12-18 Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs Lunch: Creamed Chicken over Mashed Potatoes, peaches
Summer Food Program 6-11-18 Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza Lunch: Cheeseburger, grren beans, oranges
Summer Food Program 6-8-18 Breakfast - Biscuits & Gravy Lunch - BBQ Meatballs, Lettuce Salad, Pears
Summer Food Program 6-7-18 Breakfast - Breakfast Sticks Lunch - Chicken Noodle, Peas, Fruit Cocktail
Summer Food Program 6-6-18 Breakfast - Pancakes & Sausage Lunch - Turkey Club, Chips, Pineapple
Summer Food Program 6-5-18 Breakfast - Biscuit & Egg Lunch - BBQ Rib on Bun, Corn casserole, applesauce
Summer Food Program 6-4-18 Breakfast - Dutch Waffle Lunch - Hotdog, baked beans and peaches
Summer Food Program Breakfast 7:15 - 8:45 - Biscuits & Gravy Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 - Chicken Patty on Bun, Veggies, Oranges
Summer Food Program Breakfast 7:15-8:45 - Omelet Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 - Taco, Spanish rice, pears
Driver’s Ed will start Tuesday, May 29th for those students that have signed up ahead of time. Class will be from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and the final exam will be Saturday, June 2nd beginning at 9:00 a.m. until completed. Driving schedule will be developed during classroom instruction.
Jaxon Mrsny shot a 93 at district golf. Also, thank you to Twin Creeks and all the volunteers that came out to help run a successful district golf tournament.
Congratulations to Jaxon Mrsny on a great day at district golf! Jaxon tied for 12th place. He was 3 strokes off of making it to state.
Congratulations to Paige Steinman for placing 1st in the 1600 Meter Run and qualifying for state! 🎉🥇🏃♀️ #burkebound
Congratulations to Ashley Ostrand for placing 2nd in the 200 Meter Dash and qualifying for state! 🎉🥈🏃♀️ #burkebound
Congratulations to Tymaree Krusemark for placing 2nd in the 100 Meter Hurdles and qualifying for state! 🎉🥈 #burkebound
Congratulations to Ashley Ostrand for placing 1st in the 100 Meter Dash and qualifying for state!🎉🥇🏃♀️ #burkebound
Congratulations to Kaylin Sandall for placing 2nd in the 100 Meter Dash and qualifying for state! 🎉🥈🏃♀️ #burkebound
Congratulations to Paige Steinman for placing 1st in the 2 mile and qualifying for state! 🎉🥇🏃♀️ #burkebound
Volunteers Needed: Pender is hosting District Boys Golf on Monday, May 14th. We are in need of volunteers to run this event. Please contact Andy Welsh if you are willing to help. Thank You.