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.
The doors will be open at 1:15 pm on Sunday, May 6th for the graduation ceremony. Please enter theough door #1 by the new gym. Congratulations to the Class of 2018.
The Oakland-Craig track meet being held today in Oakland has been cancelled.
Parents, we need your help! Please check out this news article about our NEW Summer Lunch Program! http://www.penderschools.org/article/48771
Prom 2018 was a hit at the PCC. Here's the link to the photos by Small Story Photography. https://smallstoryphotography.shootproof.com
The Athletic Awards Banquet for Pender Public Schools will begin tonight, Monday, April 30 @ 6:00 p.m. Also, this is just a reminder that there will be no school on Tuesday, May 1st for preschool-6th grade as we are hosting Elementary Honor bands from around the area.
Tonight is the Athletic Awards Program @ 6:00. The Booster Club is providing a light meal upon your arrival. Hope to see you there to celebrate our student-athletes.
Mr. Krusemark's class was having a great time outside today! Check out what they had to say about it: http://www.penderschools.org/article/48080
We have had a lot of chirping going on in our 5th grade classroom and it hasn't been the kids, just the chicks!! The kids have been pretty excited everyday this week to see if any new chicks have hatched. We are up to 9 total chicks. We also have some caterpillars ready to become beautiful butterflies!!! We are loving Spring!
The Elementary Update for the week of April 30-May 4 is available at the following link: http://5il.co/3b2l
Next fall's tentative sports schedule can be viewed by clicking the following: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EM0qeJaiVK4bXvGkAGvKvNr82dfbb7VJ_n-u2OjLonk/edit?usp=sharing
The JH track meet scheduled for May 1 @ OC will actually take place Friday, April 27 bc of an error on the contract we received. Students were notified today. Please contact the school with any questios.
Congratulations to Paige Steinman for breaking the Pender girl’s 3200m record last night, previously held by Ashley Smith (12:10.1). The new record is 12:02.1. Way to go, Paige!
Congratulations to the EHP Raptor girls who were CHAMPIONS at tonight’s Wisner-Pilger Track and Field Invitational!
The Fine Arts/Academic Awards will be held Monday, April 23rd. The Pender Music Boosters will be serving a light meal at 6:00 p.m. with the awards program to follow. See you there!
The Fine Arts/Academic Awards will be held Monday, April 23rd. The Pender Music Boosters will be serving a light meal at 6:00 p.m. with the awards to follow. See you there!
The Elementary Update for the week of 4/23/18 is available at the following link: http://5il.co/36xp
Throw back Boys Track 1986-87. Todd Kubik in the 3200 meter race. Notice the snow on the ground!!
The baseball game scheduled for today vs. GACC has been moved to West Point beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Attention Seniors, this is your final reminder... Your graduation videos and your graduation flower orders are due Wednesday, April 18!
The track meet scheduled for Tuesday, April 17th has been postponed. No make up date has been scheduled.
The golf meet scheduled for today in Ponca has been cancelled.
Due to the inclement weather forecast for this weekend, all prom and post prom activities have been moved to April 28th. All event times and locations will remain the same. Any questions, please feel free to call the school.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GIRLS TRACK TEAM FOR PLACING 1ST IN THE BRLD WOLVERINE INVITE!🥇🏆
Congratulations to the Boys Track Team for placing 4th overall!🏅
To all parents of high school students attending post prom at the Drop Zone in Sioux City, Iowa this weekend. All students under the age of 18, must have parents complete and sign an electronic waiver on the Drop Zone website @ www.dropzoneffc.com by Thursday, April 12th. If a student is already 18, they may get on-line and complete the waiver themselves. Out of town dates must submit a waiver by April 12th also. Any questions, call the school office @ 402-385-3244.
The golf meet scheduled for today has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 11th @ 2:00 p.m.
Elementary Spring Concert tonight at 6:30 p.m for grades kdg-6th. Students need to be in their classrooms by 6:20 p.m. Band students need to be in band room at 6:00 p.m. See you tonight!
Congratulations to Austin R for receiving a Top 10 Individual Award in Ag Communications!
The baseball game scheduled for today vs. Yutan has been postponed. New date TBD.
Congratulations to Ashley O and Faith M on earning Class D-1 All State Honorable Mention by the OWH!
Congrats to Sam Mailloux and Jared Tyrrell for being named Omaha World Herald All Class D-1 Honorable Mention!
The track meet scheduled for tomorrow in Hartington has been postponed. No date has been set.
Congratulations to the Girls and Boys Track team for both placing 4th at yesterday’s Stanton Invite! 🏃♀️🏃♂️
Spring sports are officially underway. Good Luck to Raptor HS Track @ Stanton, Thunder Baseball @ Arlington, and Pendragon Boys Golf @ Beemer today!
District Patrons: Please take the Public Survey regarding the possible athletic cooperative between Pender and E-H. Use the link below or the attached QR. https://goo.gl/forms/nBQQrFU1UTNbydUr1
Today's TC Thunder baseball game has been postponed. A makeup date has not been set at this time.
Congrats to Sam Mailloux for being named to the All Area Boys Basketball First Team by the Norfolk Daily News!
PPS Board of Ed special meeting tomorrow @ 7 pm in the Old Gym to discuss EH’s request for sports co-op. Public is welcome. Please come share your opinion!
Congrats to Ashley O & Faith M for earning Honorable Metion Class D All State Basketball in the LJS!
Congratulations to Sam Mailloux for earning 2nd team Class D All State Basketball in the LJS!
The Elementary eNews for the week of March 26th is available now at the link below. http://5il.co/3157
TC Thunder baseball falls to Wayne in the season opener 5-3 in extra innings.
Parents/Guardians of elementary students please check your student's Thursday folder as 3rd quarter report cards are going home today. Thank you!
Congratulations to Ali Lorenson who recieved a Judge’s Choice Honorable Mention Best of Show at todays Art Show in Wakefield! Great job to many other Pender students who placed highly at the show as well!
The 2nd Annual Pender Autism Walk is Sat. April 21st at 4pm @ the FB field. Registration is $5/shirt is $15. Please come join us!! Participants can register @ https://www.allsportcentral.com/EventInfo.cfm?EventID=68546
Come out and join us for Science Night tomorrow, Thursday, March 22nd from 6-8 pm. Schedule of events: 6 - 7 pm -- Open House/Meal/Demonstrations/Hands On Activities provides by the 5th graders; 7 - 7:45 pm -- Family Science Show; 7:45 - 8 pm --Awards
2018 Science Night at Pender Public Schools is Thursday, March 22nd from 6 - 8 pm in the Heese Event Center. Science Night includes 5th - 8th grades. 4th grade is strongly encouraged to attend. Meal & drink will be provided by the Pender Booster Club. 4/5/6 grade students are asked to bring bars or cookies. Come out and see all the great science projects!
Pender will begin school at 10 am today. No am PK. School will dismiss at the normal time.
High School Spring Concert scheduled for tonight, has been moved to Thursday, March 8 @ 7:00pm
Pender Public Schools is closed for the day (Tuesday, March 6) due to the weather and road conditions.
Pender will begin school at 10 am Tuesday, March 6. No morning PK, but there will be afternoon PK.
There will be no HAL tonight for elementary students. There will still be an after school program today, however; we encourage parents to please pick up their students as soon as possible. We want to ensure everyone gets home safely.
JH Wrestling at West Point has been cancelled for today. All High School practices are cancelled for today also. Please get home safely. The 1st and 2nd grade kids basketball skills at the community center is cancelled for tonight as well. The 2nd week of skills will be on March 12th and go through March 26th.
Due to the weather, there will be no afternoon preschool today.
There is an opportunity for our elementary students to participate in a youth track meet this Friday, March 2nd at WSC. To register go to: www.wsctrackcamps.com
Congrats to all our wrestlers on an outstanding season! Thanks to our seniors who gave all their effort, time, and guidance to our program-you will be missed!
Our time at duals has come to end with a defeat from Tri-County of 54-18
Wrestlers lost their first round at duals against Burwell 12-63
Due to impending weather, the East Husker Conference Speech Meet previously scheduled for Saturday has been postponed until Wednesday, February 28th, starting at 8:00 AM and will now be held at the Nielsen Center in West Point.
Pender boys basketball season comes to a close after a 53-36 defeat to Walthill in the sub-diatrict final. Nice season guys!
Its final Pender boys defeat GACC 60-50 in overtime of the 1st round of sub-districts.
Today's Junior High Wrestling Invite at Pender is still being held as scheduled. 4:00 start time.
Pender Public Schools will begin at 10 am, Monday, February 19 due to the weather. No mornin PK but there will be afternoon PK.
Congratulations to the Pender Flames!! Your 2018 HipHop Dance State Champions!!!! (pictures to come soon)
Good luck to the Pender Flames as they take the floor this morning at state dance!!!
Brady falls in the quarterfinals by pin.
Reminder! There is no school on Friday, February 16th.
The Lady Pendragons fight hard and erase a 15 point deficit but come up short against Clarkson-Leigh... Their season comes to an end tonight with the loss. 🏀🏀🏀🏀
First timer Juan Moreno secured his seat at state with a pin! What an exciting match!
First time state qualifier-Jesse Thompson pinned his opponent in the first period for the win!
Layne Heese secured his ticket to state with a pin!
We have another wrestler state bound-congrats to Brady Oliver on his pin in the semis!
Kaiden Mrsny is on his way to state!
District 3 wrestling in Elm Creek will begin at 11:30 due to weather tomorrow morning.
Tomorrows JV basketball tournament hosted at Pender has been cancelled due to weather.
Pender Varsity Boys complete the sweep beating E-H 65-39!!!!
Varsity Girls Basketball picks up a victory over E-H, 50-35!
JV Boys Basketball defeats E-H 47-23!
Don't forget!! P-T Conferences tonight from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Scholastic Book Fair in library during conferences.
Pender boys complete the sweep, defeating Spalding Academy in JV and Varsity Basketball Action tonight.
Todays Junior High Girls Basketbal game vs S-S has been postponed until this Thursday. C team will play at 3:00 followed by B team on Feb. 8
The Pender Ministerium is in urgent need of financial support for the PPS Backpack Food Program. The program supplies food for over 60 PPS students each week. Donations can be made today at the school office or directly to Pastor Dan Springer. Please call Andrea Hansen at school with questions 402.385.3244.
Elementary Spelling Bee is coming up on Monday, February 5th. We want every child to have an excellent experience, therefore; we are asking those who come to watch the spelling bee to please do not leave until the class whole class is done with the spelling bee. Also, please wait up by our district office for the previous spelling bee to end before entering the Heese Event Center. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and help! Approximate times for each class are listed below. 8:30 am –2nd Grade 9:45 am – 3rd Grade 11:00 am – 4th Grade 12:30 pm – 5th Grade 2:00 pm – 6th Grade
Pender girls drop their EHC basketball game to LVSS 45-35.
Pender boys fall to H-D in 1st round of EHC tourney 63-48. Will play again Friday vs Twin River, location TBA.
Varsity Girls Basketball comes away with a 64-56 win over Winnebago. EHC Tourn begins tomorrow night in West Point vs Twin River at 6pm.
Pender JV girls defeat Winnebago JV 25-15!
The elementary eNews is available on our website at: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/125485/eNews_1-22-18_.pdf
Normal start and dismissal tomorrow for Pender. We will NOT dismiss early for inservice. P-6 dismisses at 3:30 and 7-12 dismisses at 3:43.
Tonight’s postponed basketball games @ Emerson-Hubbard have been rescheduled for 2/8, with boys JV starting at 5:00.
No school for Pender Public Schools on Tuesday, January 23 due to the weather and road conditions. Thanks and have a great evening!
No school Monday, January 22 for Pender Public Schools due to the forecasted weather.
Pender and varsity boys basketball team fights hard but loses to Howells-Dodge 54-40.
Congratulations to Pender Wrestlers on their finishes at the OC invite today: Layne H. 2nd, Brady O. 6th and John M. 6th! Nice job boys!
Pendragon Varsity Girls Basketball takes down Wynot 41-30 tonight!!!
PHS basketball drops the doubleheader to W-P, 28-41 in girls action and 47-58 in boys. Back at it tomorrow night vs Wynot.
Updated schedule for tonight's junior high and high school basketball games: 3:00 JH B Team 4:00 JH A Team 5:15 JV Girls (2 Qtrs) Description: 5:00 JV Boys (4 Qtrs) 6:15 Varsity Girls (approximate) 8:00 Varsity Boys (approximate) TeamMates Mentor Recognition during half time of the GBB game.
Congratulations to the Speech Team Members: Dylan Russman received 4th place in Informative, Sadie Lamplot received 6th place in Serious & Shelby Laird received 6th place in Poetry and 2nd place in Serious. As a team they placed 4th in Howells!
Parents/Guardians of elementary students please check your student's Thursday folder as 2nd quarter report cards went home yesterday. Thank you!
Pender boys drop a close one in basketball to Omaha Nation 66-64. Sam Mailloux finished with 30 pts for Pender
Pender will start at 10 am today due to the weather conditions. No morning PK but there will be afternoon PK.
Pender Boys 🏀 pick up a 50-42 victory over Homer!
Varsity Girls 🏀 pick up another win at Homer tonight, topping the Knights 61-54!
Pender boys take down EH in Bob Clough cons. game 41-36.
Pender boys fall to Homer 51-60 in the 1st round of the Bob Clough Tourney
Pender Varsity girls take down Homer in overtime 52-47!!!
Pendragon Girls Basketball finishes the Wayne Holiday tournament 1-2 with a win over LCC 51-46!
Varsity boys fall to HLHF 41-31. See you next Thursday in Wayne for the holiday tourney. Girls tipoff at 9:30am with boys right after.
Varsity Girls fall to Humphrey/LHF 57-38.
JV Boys Basketball comes back from 10 pts down to beat H/LHF 41-36!!!
JV Girls Basketball takes care of Humphrey/LHF 21-17!
Tonights basketball games at Humphrey have been postponed until tomorrow, December 22nd with the girls JV starting at 3:00PM.
Winter Break is quickly approaching but before that happens we would like to wish our Junior High and High School students luck on their last day of finals tomorrow as well as share a few reminders. Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 20th is a full day of school. Elementary and High School will be dismissed at 3:30 and 3:43 pm respectively. Thursday, December 21st is a 1 pm dismissal. There is NO afternoon preschool or after school program. Elementary students are welcome to wear appropriate pajamas. Thank you and Happy Holidays.
Congrats to Sam Mailloux for tying the school record for rebounds in a game with 22 on the night vs Stanton. Great job Sam!!
In varsity basketball action: Boys defeat Stanton 59-44, girls fall 39-56.
Varsity girls fight hard but drop a close one to NBC 61-50. Tomorrow night both boys and girls at home vs Stanton. 5pm Varsity only.
JV girls basketball picks up a 24-20 victory over NBC!!!
Pender Wrestlers 🤼♂️ go 2-1 in duals tonight in the Laurel Quad!
Clarkson-Leigh finishes the game with a 12-2 run to beat Pender 44-30 in the girls varsity 🏀 game.
Pender JV Boys pull out the 5 point victory over Clarkson-Leigh tonight!
JV girls 🏀 loses to Clarkson-Leigh tonight 17-18...
Pendragon Varsity Boys 🏀🏀🏀 defeats Allen 55-40!
Pendragon Varsity girls beat Allen 61-19!
JV Boys defeat Allen 24-10 in two periods of play!
JV Girls take care of Allen tonight, 25-2 in two periods!
Elementary Parents: Just a reminder to please complete the Elementary Parent Survey. Survey information/links came home in Thursday folders last week. Thank you for your help!
Congrats to Brady O, Jaydon J & Jared T for receiving honorable mention, D-1 All-State Football Recognition!
Congrats to PHS wrestlers @ the Stanton invite: Kaiden M- 1st & Layne H- 3rd!
Sunday’s Sounds of the Season event is sold out! Thank you to all who purchased tickets. If you didnt and would still like to attend, you can purchase tickets at the door for $10 for the music performances only. Come celebrate the holdiay season with Pender’s finest band and choir students. Meal at 6:00 with show to follow.
Varsity Boys drop a close one to O-C tonight, losing 67-58.
Varsity Girls lose their first game of the season to O-C 55-48
JV 🏀🏀🏀 @ OC Pender Girls defeat O-C by 12. Boys fight hard but come up a little short.
Secondary Parents, This is the last chance to fill out the Survey. Your participation is appreciated, Thanks! https://goo.gl/forms/85Ie4RQHnfXdbEnv2
When you attended Parent-Teacher Conferences this fall you may have received a note from your child's teacher requesting that you complete a parent survey. The survey completion rate was low and we would like to take this opportunity to once again seek your input. In today's Thursday folder there is a letter with the survey link. We would greatly appreciate your time and thank you in advance for your help.
We have just a few Sounds of the Season tickets for sale. The performance is this Sunday, December 10th. Purchase at the school office. Don't miss out on this holiday performance!
Just a reminder the wrestling triangular is in Scribner tomorrow night, December 7th. The first match will start at 5:30 pm
Secondary Parents, Here is the direct link to the survey we would like you to fill out. Thanks! https://goo.gl/forms/85Ie4RQHnfXdbEnv2
Secondary Parents, a survey was sent out today to the email you provided to the school. It would be greatly appreciated if you would take a few minutes to fill it out. The information you provide is important to the Administration and Board of Education. This survey will be open until 4:00 on Friday. December 8. Thank you, Eric Miller
Wrestling: Placing 5th was Anthony F & Juan M, 6th Layne S.
Wrestling: Kaiden M, Brady O, Layne H, & Jesse T all finished 2nd!
Congrats Pender Wrestlers for finishing 5th at Creighton today!
Pender Boys Basketball picks up its first win 60-21 over TH!
Varsity girls Basketball picks up victory #2 tonight over T-H!
JV Boys Basketball picks up a win v. T-H 31-14!
Pender JV Girls Basketball takes care of T-H 21-9!
The Pendragon Boys fight hard but lose their first game to Wakefield. All teams play again tomorrow in Pender starting at 4:45.
Pendragon Wrestlers win 6 matches but come up a little short to Wakekefield 45-27.
The Lady Pendragons pick up win #1 on the season 62-34 over Wakefield!
Pender’s JV boys fight hard but drop game one to Wakefield 34-23.
Pender’s JV girls take care of Wakefield 22-11!
Come support the Pender Junior Class Soup Supper Friday, Dec. 1 during the JV/V Girls and Boys vs Tekamah-Herman. Free Will Donation. Games start at 4:45 in both gyms. Go Big Red!
Time is running out. Get your Sounds of the Season tickets at school office.
Congratulations to Mr. Bartlett & the Pender FFA members who competed in the District Leadership Development events @ NBC last night. Qualifying for state were the Conduct of Chapter Meetings Team and Sr Parli Pro -Team 1! Individual qualifiers were Carson M in Creed Speaking and Paige S in Jr Public Speaking!
Hope to see you @ 1:30 today for the Blue Ribbon celebration! Help show Gov. Ricketts and the rest of our guests what Pender is all about!
Tomorrow at 1:30 pm in the Heese Event Center, PPS is hosting a ceremony to celebrate Pender being named a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School. We will have several special guests in attendance including Governor Pete Ricketts, Miss Nebraska Allison Tietjen, State Senator Joni Albrecht, Nebraska Board of Education Member Rachel Wise, Retired PPS Teacher Rae Brown, and Pender Board of Education President Matt Peters. Everyone is welcome to attend! We especially encourage parents and family members to attend because you are part of the reason we received this award! Come help us celebrate being named a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School tomorrow at 1:30! Thanks and have a great evening!
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 Wed. Nov. 22. 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 shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, dish soap, canned meats, hot or cold cereal, canned soups, mac and cheese, spaghettio's, hamburger helper, peanut butter, jelly and also items for holiday meals (stuffing, cranberries, sweet potatoes, instant mashed potatoes, pumpkin, corn, etc.). Any and all help would be appreciated. Let’s show them some real PENDRAGON spirit! Thank you!
The NBRS Celebration is scheduled for Nov. 21 @ 1:30 pm in the Heese Event Center. Everyone is welcome & invited to attend!
Secondary music concert tonight at 7:00 p.m. Performances include junior high and high school choir and band. See you tonight.
This week only! If any former player wants their jersey from when they were playing girls basketball, please contact Luke Hoffman at email@example.com Jerseys will be $5 a piece. Next week the jerseys will be available for purchase by the public and students at school.
Picture retake orders are due tomorrow Tuesday, November 14th.
KidDragon Wrestling signup Thursday, November 16 @ 6:30 p.m. School Cafeteria Practice will start Monday, November 20
PHS FFA Alumni Brisket Feed Sunday, Nov 12, 11-1 pm at the school cafeteria.
Pender and other National Blue Ribbon schools will be recognized at an awards ceremony at 1pm today. Watch live at https://nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/
We would love to see everyone in Johnson today for the 4:00 2nd round playoff football game, but if you can't make it, watch it at http://striv.tv/channel/johnson-brock/ or on the radio 107.9 The Bull.
A bus for grades 7-12 is available for kids to ride on to the game on Wednesday departing at 12:30. Students need to sign up in the main office.
Wednesday, November 1st there will be a send off for our football team at 10:30 am on the south side of the building. Feel free to park in the south lot. As a reminder school will dismiss at 12:00 pm. There will be no afternoon preschool or after school program that night. Thank you!
School will dismiss at noon Wed., Nov. 1 so students & staff may travel to Johnson, NE to support the Pendragon FB team in their state playoff game. There will be a 10:30 a.m. pep rally that morning. There will be no afternoon preschool.
Congrats to Pender Jr Michaela Wegner, So Londyn Nelson, & Fr Marissa Kelly for being named Class B All-State Honorable Mention by the LJS!!
Congrats to Pender Junior Michaela Wegner & Freshman Carson Miller for earning OWH Class B All-State Honorable Mention in softball!!
The Pendragon Football Team won their first round playoff game against #3 GACC last night. They now play on Wednesday, November 1 at 4 pm in Johnson, Nebraska. A group of fans are trying to determine if there are people interested in a fan bus. The bus will cost $25.50 per person. Anyone interested should contact Mandy Johnson at 402-922-1073 asap. The bus needs to be reserved soon to ensure availability. Thanks and go pendragons!!
Football D-1 Playoffs begin today. Pender vs. GACC @ Beemer, 7:00PM!
There will be no after school program tonight due to parent-teachers conferences beginning at 3 pm.
We would like to remind you that tomorrow there is no preschool. There is a 2:30 dismissal for kindergarten - 12th grade and Parent-Teacher conferences will beginning at 3 pm and go until 9 pm. Student data sessions will be held in the computer lab at 4 pm, 6 pm, and 8 pm. The Scholastic book fair will be open tomorrow as well from 3 pm - 9 pm. We would love to see all of you tomorrow evening! Friday, October 27th there is no school. Thank you and have a great evening.
NeSA, MAP, AimsWeb....what does it all mean? Join us during PT Conferences to declutter the data! Sessions at 4, 6 & 8!
Congrats to Faith Morris on her run today. She ran a time of 23:41, placing her 86th in the Class D state meet
We are excited to have John Underwood with our junior high/high school students on Monday. John Underwood is an internationally known speaker who does many presentations about making healthy choices about sleep, eating, physical activity and substance use. He delivers an evidence based message to youth about how to be their best by making wise choices.
Congratulations to Sadie Lamplot on being selected to All-State Choir!
The Pendragon football team fought hard tonight against GACC but fell short 50-64 in the last regular season game. Good season boys!
Congratulations to Michaela Wegner for being named to the "1st Team" All Conference Softball Team by the East Husker Conference Coaches!!!
Final in Volleyball: BRLD defeats Pender 3-0... Pender fights hard in the 3rd set but comes up short 22-25.
Pendragon VB: BRLD serving was on in set 2, they beat Pender 12-25.
Pendragon VB: Set 1 goes to BRLD 20-25
This is the final week to order your school pictures. Please send your order to school by Friday, October 20th or order online at mylifetouch.com using your portrait i.d. and access code found on your proof sheet
Congratulations to Faith Morris on her 10th place in District cross country. This qualifies her for the State meet next week!
Don't forget! Picture retakes are tomorrow!
Congratulations to the JH high football on your win yesterday against Allen 30-14.
Pender's Cross-Country District meet will be held at Twin Creeks golf course, Thursday, October 12th at 4:30pm.
Picture Retakes are Thursday, October 12th. Please let office know if you want your child to have retakes.
Gator softball wins 12-0 over Columbus Lakeview to advance in the District tournament. They are scheduled to play Wayne Monday morning at 10am in Wisner.
District softball: Gator softball up on Lakeview 8-0 in the top of 3!
District softball start time is now 2:00 in Columbus.
District Softball Update: First round games will be played tomorrow in Columbus, at Bradshaw Park starting at Noon. Semifinals & Finals will return to Wisner on Monday starting at 10:00 a.m.
Update: Tonight's football game has been postponed. The game vs. Neligh-Oakdale will be played on Monday, October 9th at 5:00PM
Great job boys and girls cross-country at yesterday’s conference meet. Congratulations to our conference medalists. Faith Morris placed 7th and Jessica Krueger placed 13th. Also congratulations to Paige Steinman who placed 1st JV and Piper Steinman who placed 2nd JV.
East Husker Conference Cross Country is still ON and scheduled to take place at 5:00 today in Columbus.
Use the link below to sign up for PRESCHOOL PT Conferences Wed. Oct. 25 from 8am-9pm http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4dafad28a6f49-17181
Please use the link to sign up for K-6 P-T Conferences held Wed., Oct. 25th from 3-8. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4dafad28a6f49-1718
The district softball game today in Wisner vs. Columbus Lakeview has been postponed. No games at all today.
The softball game for tonight in West Point has been cancelled.
Pender will host the D-2 District Cross Country meet next Thur, Oct. 12th. If you would like to help with one of the jobs needed to run a successful meet please contact Andy Welsh or Dusty Krusemark.
Pender Celebrates Blue Ribbon Distinction http://us92.com/local-news/pender-celebrates-blue-ribbon-distinction/ via @
The varsity softball game scheduled for tonight has been postponed until Tuesday, October 3rd starting at 6 pm in West Point.
Gator Softball falls to Ft. Calhoun in game 2, 5-1
Softball: Game 1, WPPBR 4 - Hwy91 2 !!!
Just a reminder to students and staff to wear blue tomorrow for our all-school picture! Thank you!!
After listening to the Secretary of Education's message, fast forward to the 12 min. mark in this youtube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=728&v=e_YqQtf1GaY
Check into our striv channel during todays assembly @ noon! Striv.tv/pender
The softball game scheduled for tonight in Wisner has been postponed. We would also like to remind you that tomorrow, September 27th is a regular school day with dismissal at 3:30 pm for all students. Friday, September 29th is a 2:30 dismissal for all students due to the 3 pm football game at Winnebago. Thank you and have a great night.
Out of Town? Catch the Lady Pendragon Volleyball team live on Striv tonight @ 6:30 vs Humphrey/Lindsey Holy Family Link: www.striv.tv/pender
Congrats to the TC Thunder Girls Golf team on their EHC Tournament Championship today!
WPPBR Gator softball wins their final game of the EHC tournament 5-4 over WPB. 2-1 on the day.
WPPBR Gator Softball drops its first game v. Hwy 91, 9-5. They bounce back in game 2 beating NBC 12-0. Will now play WP-B for 5th place.
That's another Homecoming week in the books! Great week kids, hope you had fun!!!
Pender holds on 4th and 4! Will win its homecoming game v Homer 46-40!!!!
We now have 2 options for Accessible parking at Heyne Field. Those staying near their vehicle may park on north side of field(drive in NW gate). Reserved spots are also outside the middle west gate.
Congratulations to Faith Morris who medaled 8th yesterday at North Bend’s Cross-Country Invite. Also, Congratulations to Paige Steinman who placed first on JV, yet still managed to run the fastest time amongst all female runners, large school and small school divisions. Paige also improved her own school record with a time of 20:31.36. In addition, a special congrats to Piper Steinman who placed 2nd behind her sister on JV, but still managed to run the 5th fastest time amongst all female runners, large school and small school divisions.
Good Morning! Today's Homecoming Coronation Pep Rally will begin at 2:50 pm in the Heese Event Center. Thank you and have a great day!.
Congratulations to the Junior High Girls Volleyball teams last night! A and C came out victorious and B lost in a heartbreak, 15-17 in the 3rd set. Coaches Carda and Meier are very proud of you girls and your efforts!!!
Congratulations to the girls golf team for taking second at the Oakland triangular yesterday. Paige Peters - 45, Mariah Peterson - 51, Amanda Alford - 56, Lindsey Gralheer - 74 and Kisha Kraft - 80.
Once again, the Pender Pendragons have been co-oped with the Wisner-Pilger Lady Gators for softball. The team contest of 3 seniors, 3 juniors, 3 sophomores 10 freshmen (4 from Pender), 6 student managers (2 from Pender), and 6 Coaches (Karrie Bodwell, Duane Mendlik, Samantha Johnson, Ronda Ras, Rebecca Fischer, and Eric Miller). Here is an overall outlook for this year’s softball season from Coach Samantha Johnson. This season will look to be a growing season in most aspects. We are a young team with half of our roster being Freshman. We had a couple spots to fill with graduating seniors as well as injuries. The younger girls have had to step up in more ways than one to fill those holes. The girls will face a lot of good competition over the season. Most of the teams we get to play are teams that made it to the State Tournament last year and always have strong programs. We hope to grow to be that caliber of the team throughout the season and play every game to the best of our ability. The future is very bright for our program!
After battling from a 3 run deficit, WPPBR softball loses a 4-3 heartbreaker in the bottom of the seventh inning.
WPPBR JV softball wins 16-5 over Boone Central!!
If you cant make it in person, catch live action of tonights volleyball matchup on Striv.tv/Pender. 6:15 pm
Football By: Vanessa and Sam The Pendragon football team coached by Andy Welsh has 20 members on the team. Seven seniors, five juniors, 4 sophomores, and four freshmen are off to a one and one start this season. The team also consists of two other coaches Brock Simonsen and Matt Heineman. The student managers this year are Reece Heineman, Logan Harral, Tayt Welsh, and Andrew Duncan. We talked to the coach Andy Welsh about what he thinks the season should pertain. Welsh said, “We have the potential to play with anyone in the state because of our athleticism and our upperclassmen lead team, but with that we need to play our best game to win any game this season.” Welsh also talked about the post season time where he said, “We should definitely be a playoff football team and we have a team that should be able to advance in the playoffs for the first time in several years.” We should all look forward to the season and our football team.
Reminder, school will be dismissed at 2:30 today. AM and PM PK will have a normal day and dismiss at the normal times. Have a great day!
Varsity Volleyball wins 3-1 & JV wins 2-1 over Logan View tonight! Way to go Pendragons!
Our school looks a little different since we came back in August. According to Head Maintenance person, Tony Crippen, over the summer there were many renovations or new additions to the school. The Jr. High locker room were redone, we got a new roof on the science, elementary and multipurpose rooms, new carpet was placed by the entrance of door 16 and also in a few class rooms in the secondary. A new fence was put around the football field and we also redid our new Tech Coordinator’s office. We also had a moment to visit with Superintendent Jason Dolliver about the new things as far as technology. The biggest thing would be the chrome books for the students in grades 4-6. It will give them a chance to use different resources in the classroom. It will be interesting to see how teachers will use them to enhance student learning in the classroom. The other change was that 7th and 8th graders changed from Mac books to using the Chromebooks. We have a full-time technology director in the building this year, also. Jennifer Davis will be filling that position. She will be a great resource for students and teachers alike.
Wednesday, September 13th is a 2:30 dismissal for K-12. Preschool will be dismissed at 3:30.
Congratulations to Faith Morris on placing 4th at the Hartington CC meet yesterday.
Due to recent upgrades we are selling some old weight room equipment. We have a Pulldown/Row Machine and Dumbells 50lbs-100lbs($.25/lb). Contact Andy Welsh, anwelsh1@penderschools, if interested
Picture Day is Coming! Thursday, Sep 7 PK-6th grade Friday, Sep 8 PK & 7th-12th grade
The Pendragon VB team wins again vs Emerson-Hubbard 2-0! Lost a tough first game of the night to North Bend 0-2. Good games tonight ladies!!
WPPBR softball gets wins for both Varsity and JV vs Schuyler. Varsity wins 12-1. JV score was 12-2.
Tonight's Volleyball Triangular starting at 5:30! 5:30 Pender v. NBC 20 min after G1: NBC v. E-H 20 min after G2: Pender v. E-H
Softball Game 3: WPPBR 11 - David City-EB 3
Game 2 WPPBR Softball: Gators 11 - Hwy91. 3
Congrats to the Pender VB team for getting their first win against Oakland-Craig this morning! Great job ladies!
Game 1 Gator Softball: Gators 10 - O'Neill 3
Final from Pender: CWCE 52 Pender 16
Pender trails CWCE 22-8 at half.
Can't make it to the home Football game tonight? Catch the live action at: http://striv.tv/channel/pender/
Mark your calendars for the Pender High School Musical. Back to the 80's is coming soon! September 8th, 9th and 10th.
Great job boys and girls cross-country at yesterday’s meet in Beemer. Congratulations to Faith Morris who medaled at 8th place and Jessica Krueger who medaled with 17th place amongst 18 schools. Also, congratulations to Paige Steinman who placed 1st amongst JV and Piper Steinman who placed 2nd amongst JV.
Congratulations to the girls golf team for bringing home 1st place in yesterday's triangular in South Sioux City.
Pender VB team opened the season tonight in Pender in the NE NE VB Classic. Unfortunately lost to TH 0-2 and Wayne 0-2. Play again Saturday.
WPPBR Gator Softball defeats The WPB Cadets 6-3!
The first NSAA high school softball game in Pender is in the books. The home Gators fell short to TH 3-5. The girls played well though!
Purchase your activity passes at tonight's volleyball or softball game. Gets you in to all Pender's home activities. $50 per person $40 Senior citizen. Does not include district competitions or tournaments. Go Pendragons!
Just a friendly reminder: The Wednesday 2:30 dismissals do not start until Wednesday, September 13th.
Saturday WPPBR Softball schedule (In Wisner) 10:00 am GATORS VS. ONEILL David City VS. HWY 91 11:45 am GATORS VS. HWY 91 DC VS. ONEILL 1:30 pm GATORS VS. DC ONEILL VS.. HWY 91
Thursday's Gator Softball Tri is in Pender startind @ 4:30 Game 1: TH v Gators Game 2: TH v WP-B Game 3: Gators v WP-B
WPPBR loses the Varsity softball game to O'Neill 4-3
WPPBR Gator Softball JV wins 9-0 over O'Neill
Thursday's NE Nebraska VB Classic Schedule at Pender: North Gym: 5:30 Pender vs T-H 6:30 T-H vs Wayne 7:30 Pender vs Wayne South Gym: 5:30 LHNE vs O-C 6:30 O-C vs Bergan 7:30 LHNE vs Bergan
Congratulations to the Girls Golf team for placing 3rd as a team at the Wayne Invite last Friday. Paige Peters placed 2nd overall and Amanda Alford placed 15th overall.
Great job boys' and girls' cross-country teams at yesterday's meet at Logan View. Congratulations to Paige Steinman who took home 1st place for JV and fastest amongst all JV and Varsity runners. Congratulations to Faith Morris who medaled with 5th place and Jessica Krueger with 14th place. Congratulations to Paige Steinman for breaking the girls 5000 meter Cross Country record with a time of 20:36 the previous record was set by Faith Morris.
Todays Softball tournament in Wisner has been postponed to a later date.
The high school softball tournament in Wisner will now begin at 12:00pm.
Final from Leigh: Pendragons 46 Clarkson/Leigh Patriots 20
Softball: WPPBR Gators 8 - Madison 0 (Var) Gators 11 - Madison 0 (JV)
Softball games are still being played as scheduled tonight, 8/24, in Wisner.
3rd – 6th Grade Parents: If you had a child who missed Kid Dragon Football signup, we will be fitting the kids for pads and signing up any others who weren’t able to make it to the original signup. This will be done tonight (Thursday August 24th) at 5:30 pm by the concession stand at Nitzschke field. If you have any questions please feel free to get ahold of Connor Fillipi or Chris Brader.
WP/P/BR wins game 2 v. LVSS 14-2
WP/P/BR falls to Twin River 10-1
Just a reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday, August 23rd is a regular school day.
Freeman Softball Invite: Game 3, Gators 10 - Lakeview 3
Freeman Invite, Softball Game 2: Gators 0 - Raymond Central 13
Freeman Invite, Gator Softball Game 1: Gators 2 - Wahoo 10
As a reminder, in order for students to participate in the activities planned for August 21 when the solar eclipse occurs, the letter mailed to parents on August 3, 2017 must be signed and turned in. This is an extremely unique opportunity, and we hope to make the most of it. Parents are more than welcome to attend the eclipse activities in Pender at Heyne Field for K-3rd and 9th-12th grade students. Since 4th-8th grade students are traveling to Lincoln for the eclipse, parent participation is unfortunately not possible. There are risks associated with participation in the solar eclipse activities. Parents are encouraged to carefully consider whether or not it is appropriate for their child or children to participate. Again, in order for students to participate, the letter sent to parents on August 3, 2017 must be signed and returned to the school. Thank you and please contact school personnel for more information or if you have any questions.
W-P, P, B-R Gator softball drops game 1 to Pierce 3-1
Wednesday, August 16th at the Open House 4-5-6th grade parents/guardians will need to attend a mandatory technology session at 6:30 pm.
Secondary students are allowed to bring their own drawstring cinch sack bag this year to carry their computer bag. See you next week :)