FYI: There is NO junior high track meet this week. South Loup is on the 23rd and MNAC is on the 27th
On Tuesday, April 16th Sutherland High School will host UNK and NJC volleyball at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free!
The Sutherland Track meet for April 13th has been cancelled.
McPherson County Schools will be closed Friday, April 12th.
District Music contest for tomorrow, April 12th has been postponed to Monday, April 15th. Original schedule will be followed.
Junior high will take track pictures on Tuesday. Please bring your uniforms!
Due to the forecasted blizzard, McPherson County Schools will be closed Thursday, April 11th.
#MCSFFA Officer applications are now available from Mr. Nielson, due back by April 17th.
The Junior High track meet for April 10th has been moved to April 9th in Hershey. Go Longhorns!!
Spring fun at the elementary with the sidewalk chalk
Jr. High track meet on April 3rd has been moved to Tuesday, April 2nd due to cold and rainy conditions predicted for Wednesday. It will begin 9Mt/10Ct.
Due to the weather, McPherson County Schools will be dismissed today at 10:00.
Congrats to Jency Starr for being selected to attend the Nebraska State Attorney General's Youth Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Due to the weather, the board meeting has been rescheduled for Monday night.
Due to weather conditions we will be dismissing school at 1pm today, March 13th and we will not have school tomorrow March 14th. Stay safe everyone.
Parents: We are doing our annual survey to see how our school is performing. This should only take about 5-10 minutes. You will be getting a letter along with report cards for this survey. If you would like to take it now, the link is: https://nde.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9t0PdmkTw2tVPXn?Level=high&SchoolID=60-0090-001&Q_JFE=qdg You can also scan QR code. Thank you for your time and input.
Good luck Speech kids at Districts tomorrow in Gering!
Prom is on as planned. Junior/Senior dinner- 5 pm Grand March- 6 pm (students be at school by 5:45) Pictures-- 6:15 to 7 pm in Science Room Dance-- 7 to 11:30 PM After Prom-- 12 am to 2:30 am Considering weather, please use your best judgement in your travels to and from prom.
McPherson County Schools will have a 10:00 start today. Bus will run accordingly. The school will be available for early morning college classes.
There will be no McPherson Co. School board workshop tonight at 7:00. Any rescheduling dates will be posted later.
Due to extreme temperatures, we will delay MNAC speech one hour. Registration for schools will be at 9:15CT and contest will begin at 10:00CT.
Good Luck to Ethan Schmidt as he competes at the State Spelling Bee in Omaha on Saturday!
REMINDER to the Freshmen and Sophomores: Don't forget the things you are providing for the concession stand on Monday. We would like you to bring them tomorrow (Thursday), so we are sure to have all we need. Thanks!
Prom Details! Date: March 9th Location: MCHS Gym Times: Junior/Senior Dinner - 5:00 pm Grand March - 6:00 pm ( Students please arrive by 5:45) Pictures - 6:15-7:00 pm in science room Dance: 7:00-11:30 pm ( Late students will not be allowed in) After Prom - 12:00- 2:30 am
Here is the approved cooperative agreement between Stapleton and McPherson County. https://5il.co/6oh9
McPherson County Schools will have a 10:00 start today (Friday). Bus will run accordingly.
Departure time for Floriculture training for Ag Ed students has been changed to 10AM due to late start.
McPherson County Schools will have a 10:00 am start today (Wednesday). Bus will run accordingly.
Friendly Reminder: NO SCHOOL tomorrow, Monday February 18th.
Not how you want any team to end a season, but all things must come to an end. What a valiant season these young ladies put together. Working hard through adversity and giving everything they have. Lady Longhorns, Coach Melvin and McNutt, Longhorn Nation is very proud of all of you. Until next season.
Tonight's game against Mullen will be live streamed through Mullen's Strive account. Here is the link if you cannot make it down to St. Pats tonight. Go Longhorns! https://striv.tv/channel/mullen/
Lady Longhorns get to play Mullen second round of sub-districts tomorrow night! Let’s rock the gym with our Red spirit! Wear red, be loud, and come support the Lady Longhorns at 6:00 in North Platte at the McDaid Activities Center.
FYI: St. Pat's would like fans to park on the West or South side of the gym due to the amount of ice on the north side of the gym. Please use caution when going to and from the gym.
The bracket shared has the correct date, but the wrong time. We play at 6:00Ct. I noticed that after I posted.
Here is the updated Sub-District bracket for this week. McPherson County will play tomorrow, 2/12/19 at 6:00 pm.
Girls’ basketball game scheduled for tonight has been postponed until tomorrow. Start time yet to be determined. Update will be sent as soon as it’s available.
Girls’ basketball game is still planned for tonight. I will send out another notification if that changes.
McPherson County Schools will be closed today.
Due to ice covered roads, McPherson County Schools will have a 10:00 start this morning. Bus will run accordingly.
Girl’s basketball in Wallace tonight has been cancelled due to the extreme cold. The girls play their final regular season game on Saturday in Tryon. Come and support the Lady Longhorns!
The girls basketball game scheduled for tonight in Wallace has been canceled.
Bus will run accordingly.
Due to expected wind chill temperatures, McPherson County Schools will have a 10:00 start on Thursday, Feb. 7th.
Lady Longhorns got the “W” today against Elba!!! Great game ladies! 38-18
#MCSFFA Sat up fair building and served a meal to beef producers for West-Central NE beef producers. Program provide by UNL EXT.
The McPherson County Spelling Bee will be held February 5th at 1:00pm in the HS gym. Grades 3-8 will take a written test in the morning and the top half of each class will participate in the oral round in the afternoon. Come support our students while they showcase their spelling skills! Mrs. Polt
Due to expected wind chill temperatures, McPherson County Schools will have a 2 hour late start Wednesday. Bus will run accordingly.
Game Thursday in Hyannis is at 6:00ct.
McPherson County will play Twin Loup on Friday, January 25th in Merna at 5:30 pm. Come and support your Lady Longhorns in MNAC play. Wear white so we can "White Out" the Wolves!
Tough loss Longhorns! 38-28
The Sandhills division of MNAC will start games one hour earlier due to the forecast. Game one will start at 2:00MST/3:00CST. MCHS will play at approximately 3:30MST/4:30CST.
The Junior High tournament in Sutherland tomorrow starts at 2:00 pm. The St. Pats kids play in the second games starting approximately at 3:00. Games could run ahead of schedule. Students will leave from Tryon at 12:45.
Due to expected icy road conditions and blowing snow, McPherson County Schools will be closed Friday, Jan 18th.
The Father Son- Ron Brown camp is postponed until further notice.
All youth basketball practice this week has been cancelled. No youth basketball tournament on Saturday in Stapleton.
Any MCHS students going to the Snowball Dance Saturday needs to have a form filled out. Shelly has them in the office.
Basketball in Arthur County on Thursday will start at 6:00Ct/5:00Mt. No JV. Go Longhorns!!
Dino Doers are busy working on their book-its and getting ready for map testing Tuesday and Wednesday.
Close game Lady Longhorns! 25-39 Sandhills Thedford. Also thanks to everyone that purchased goodies at the bake sale!
Boys junior high basketball game on Monday is at 3:45.
The basketball game tonight in Mullen starts at 6:00ct at the High School. Tomorrow’s game is at 4:00 in Tryon. Go Longhorns!
What an awesome first back to school day of 2019! I think I heard a distant cheer from many parents. Busy week this week with games, so please keep your students rested and on top of their homework. Mrs. Florea
Final 49-5 Maywood Hayes Center. Good hard fought game Lady Longhorns!
45-21 Twin Loup. Longhorns played awesome with 6.
Halftime 14-12, Twin Loup.
McPherson County girls basketball team will play in Sargent at 6:00 pm on January 3rd. Main roads are good, but allow some extra time. Go Longhorns!
Food Science class prepared a meal for 5 & 6 grade today and shared their skill with bok choy and Swiss chard that they harvested from the tower garden
53-28 final. South Platte
32-12 halftime in South Platte
Drama Parents: Offical Team Pictures--we have two from which to select: team in costume & team w/ trophy. Cost: $20.00 per picture if less than 10 ordered; $15 if more than 10 are ordered. To order, call/ pay Shelly in the office or sign up outside my door. Money goes to Shelly. Orders will be sent by 1/11. Thank you.
Congratulations Leighton Connell in winning the 12-13 boys Elks Hoop Shoot in North Platte
The ball games today are in Dalton. The girls varsity game starts at 5ct.
A big Thank You to all the K-6 students. They raised $230. 00 for the Angel Tree and toy drive. So we are very proud that we could help make other boys and girls have a very Merry Christmas! Way to go elementary!!!
Congratulations to Theresa Ascherl, Hollianna Watson, and Jency Starr for receiving Outstanding Performance Awards at the D2 State Play Production Contest. Each received a vote from all three judges in order to receive this recognition!
JH girls A team final 26-21 is
McPherson County Schools is accepting bids for a 1999 Freightliner Bluebird Bus. Bids must be submitted to the high school office no later than 5:00pm Thursday, December 13th.
I am so proud of our D-2 state Champions. Well done Cast, Crew, and directors. Mrs. Brownfield
To those attending the play: Filming of the play and placing any portion on the internet is strickly forbidden by the publisher and playwright as it is a copyright infringment. However, you may take pictures without a flash. Thanks!
Here is the information to watch our play, "Dark Road": Go to nssahome.org, under activities, play production, then State Championships, then NSAA Play Production Championships HQ. Once on this site, you will find a live link. Also, you will see that it is broadcasted live on ncnsportsnow.com. Thanks for your support!
We will have a 10:00 am start Monday, December 3rd. Bus will run accordingly.
Just in time for Christmas. These sunglasses will make the perfect stocking stuffer. Show your Longhorn Pride! Two design options available. To order your shades contact an FBLA member or email email@example.com. Go Longhorns!
Games in Franklin have been postponed to December 15th. JV at 4:00, Varsity at 5:00.
Tuesday, December 4th, there is a public showing of our State bound play production of the “Dark Side” at 11:00 am. A pep rally will be held following the show, approximately 11:30. Please come and support these kiddos and coaches heading to Norfolk!
Basketball tomorrow in Franklin will be Varsity only. Tip-off is going to be at 4:30, due to the weather. If things change we will post here. Go Longhorns!!
Whoohoo! More acting awards were received at district contest. Congratulations: Jency Starr, Hollianna Watson, Theresa Ascherl, Garrett Neal,
#mcstryon #MCSFFA CHECK out what Food Science students have been doing at the following link https://drive.google.com/a/mcstryon.org/file/d/1e9o_6k97Dj1MAotH9YG160sx-SPUdYF8/view?usp=drivesdk
Dino Doers are saying good-bye to Mrs. Morash, she has finished her student teaching assignment. We are a little sad, but happy for her. We are still working on our Charlotte Web animals.
Reminder: There will be a senior parent meeting tomorrow night at 6pm before the dessert theater. We will be discussing graduation. Hope to see all senior parents there.
Thank you to #NPELKS985 for the historical flags for the Veterans program, check out the news feed on KNOP2 News
Please note the McPherson County School board meeting is November 12th, not the 14th as was printed in the Stapleton newspaper.
Hello! The 2018 Play Production cast is looking for the following props: billy club, riding crop, old suitcases/bags, and two matching costume necklaces. If you have any of these items and wish to let the cast use them please contact the school, it would be greatly appreciated!
These young ladies presented their career discernment speeches to a panel of 8 evaluators. last Thursday, November 1st. The panel learned about each student's chosen career history, career facts, and their future education, career plans and goals. The happpy smiles indicate these ladies are glad this two-month project is behind them now!
Junior High is hosting a "Can Drive" as a community service project. Please bring your donations to school and drop them in the box beside Mrs. Dalton's door. They will be collecting cans between now (November 2nd) and November 16th. Thank You!
Elementary students will be walking through the high school tomorrow. If any community members would like to see the parade of students, we will be going to the high school at approximately 1:15. If you would like to do a “Trunk or Treat” park along the sidewalk to hand out treats.
For Sale: 15 wooden banquet tables with folding legs. $25 each. Price is firm.
Girls Jr High basketball starts tomorrow in North Platte
Play rehearsal for ALL cast members Thursday following volleyball practice. Thank you!
MCS beats Arthur in 2 sets
Cody- Kilgore wins the 2nd set and the game. 25-20.
MCS triangular.....at the end of the 1st set, Cody-Kilgore 25, MCS 14
Jr. High Fundraiser at Tonight's Volleyball game. Silent Auction Bake Sale and "Split the Pot". Help support these students as you enjoy cheering on the Longhorns Volleyball Team! Thank you!
Good job MNAC West! You sounded great!
FFA members helped needed Sunday afternoon at Rusty Kemp's to cover silage pile. This is a fundraiser to pay for chapter activities.
Dino Doers are learning about Columbus. Kindergarteners have been working very hard to learn their letter sounds and they have learned 40 sight words.
Mcpherson County Schools will have a 10:00 start on Friday, Oct 19th. Bus will run accordingly.
Tuesday MCHS will play at 4:30 and approximately 5:30 in Mullen at the high school. Please wear any fight against cancer shirt you have in support of all the people that have battled or battling this disease. Let’s not give cancer a fighting chance!
Thunder win!!! 36-12
Games are in Hildreth next Thursday for volleyball and football.
K-2 learned about string instruments today, and danced to the violin in Danse Macabre.
Here is the order for the Double Triangular next Tuesday Oct. 16th @ Mullen High School 1st @ 3:30 MT/4:30 CT Mullen vs McPherson Co. McPherson Co. vs Stapleton Stapleton vs Cody-Kilgore Mullen vs Cody -Kilgore
Valentine Livestock Judging Clinic has been rescheduled to October 17, departure time is 6:45am
Parents' Night Order After Cross Country Parents. Please be in the South Endzone in Stapleton by 6:10. Thank you and Go Thunder!!! Football: Students Parents Tyrus Allen Josh and Amy Allen Max Frey Greg and Katrina Frey Jakob Trosper Jason and Renee Trosper Mason Ward Mark and Kelly Ward Nick Gifford Jill McNutt Camrin Coco Jasmin Coco Nathan and Lisa Coco Trey Hill Stephanie and Scott Leach Lane Watson Robert and Lana Watson Conner Phillips Cory and Becky Phillips Kimbal Sanchez Billy and Liz Sanchez Will Sisson Kaman and Klara Dailey Malaky Johnston Jessie Johnston Tony Martinez Tony and Vivian Martinez Stetson Turpin Brad and Angie Turpin Josiah McBeain Tyler McBeain and Angela Johnston Ethan Nicholson Jedd and Jennifer Nicholson Kooper Barnum Troy and carla barnum Camron White Dale and Heather White Gabe Melton Johnny and Tracy Melton Leyton Connell Luke and Renee Connell
MCHS volleyball will play Thursday, October 11 at 4:00 ct against Sandhills-Thedford in Arthur.
Livestock Evaluation Clinic is postponed due to impending weather conditions, reschedule date has not been set yet.
Good night to be cheering for the Red!! Way to go Lady Longhorns!!
Jr high girls won 1st set 25-9! McCook won 2nd set 25-22. We took 3rd set 15-6! Way to go girls! Full sweep!
Jr High girls B team won 1st set 25-14! And 2nd set 25-11! Way to go B team!
Jr High A team won 1st set 25-15 against McCook Bison! And 2nd set 25-17! Way to go A team!
Juniors - Remember to charge your computers! ASVAB career profile tomorrow at 8am!
There will be a 2pm Early Dismissal this Friday, October 5th.
We have a busy week at MCHS! Jr. High girls play in McCook Tuesday, Juniors have ASVAB on Wednesday, Jr. High and High School go on field trip on Thursday, Jr. High have games at St. Pat's Thursday, High school girls have games at home Thursday, Friday HS girls and boys have games in Tryon. We will also do "Pink Out" Thursday and Friday for volleyball and football. It will also be Sandhills State Bank football "Game of the Week"! Come join us and support our athletes!
Congratulations to Rainah Holm for today’s tournament team selection!
MCHS will play for 3rd and 4th at the 4-corners tournament. Go Longhorns! Let’s tame the wolves.
Cheer loud Thunder nation. 38-34 with 7 minutes to go
Elementary computers have been practicing their typing skills and the older kids are learning to use Excel.
Just a reminder: Football plays in Sumner tomorrow night at 7:00 and volleyball plays Saturday in Mullen at the High School around 1:15 CT. Go Thunder! Go Longhorns! Mrs. Florea
Congratulations to Aubrey Schultis for being named an NSAA Believers and Achievers Award recipient. https://nsaa-static.s3.amazonaws.com/awards/BArelease.pdf
How does 9-2 feel?! Great job Lady Longhorns!!!
MCHS beat Paxton in two
Dino Doers are very excited for the parade. Please come and see all of them and the other exciting things going on that day. The Thunder roars and the Longhorns strike.
Congratulations to our 2018 Homecoming Attendants: Jency Starr, Hollianna Watson, Lane Watson, Addison Starr, Camron White, and Kadie Ascherl!
Jr. High girls volleyball tournament today at Our Redeemer in North Platte!
The Improvement Club will have the concession stand open at 12:00 pm on September 21. They will close for the parade and then re-open after the parade. The concession stand will be located in the school this year for the football games.
JH Volleyball: Update: Thurs. game @ PC is A/B only, C girls are welcome to come & watch. Our Redeemer on Mon. is C only, A/B can come watch. JH Volleyball: Sorry for the late update, we just got the info. from Our Redeemer at 2:00 today. We will make playing time even & everyone will get a game.
The little Dino Doers are very busy reading stories, sounding out words and spelling them. They are also very excited for the parade next week.
Play rehearsal: Thursday am in Mrs. Dalton's room for ALL speaking parts. Be ready to begin at 7:00 a.m. Thanks!
Great night for the Longhorns! Lost to Merna and WON against Hyannis! Proud of the girls!
I am so excited to watch our lady longhorns excel tonight. Come watch starting at 5:00. Great luck ladies.
JV football beat Hyannis 37-27! Great job Thunder!
Set three was close Longhorns up 2-1
Longhorns up 2-0!
Longhorns take set 1 26-24
Get them next time Longhorns. JV lost 0-2
Hard fought football game. Arthur county 66, Thunder 46.
Ag students remember to get your makeup slips signed by your parents and by your teachers by 4:15pm on Monday September 10
The 2018 Play Production Season is under way! Congratulations to all 20 students involved. First rehearsal will be on Monday, Septemeber 10th at 6:45 a.m. in Mrs. Dalton's room for read-throughs and cuts. Mrs. Sandager will give you the rest of the rehearsal dates at this meeting.
Come out and support the little football players tonight in Tryon.
K-2 are discovering living and nonliving things and what the living things need to survive. They are also learning about the American flag.
B won set 2! Way to go girls!!
B team won set 1, 25-15
Won set 2!!! Way to go Jr High!!
25-11 Jr High girls with the win in set one!
Reminder that 3rd-11th will be finishing MAP testing on Wednesday and Thursday! Charge your laptops!
You have to love it when your substitute writes a note telling you that all the kids were great. We have GREAT students at MCS!
#MCS #MCSFFA range boards Red; Ethan, Kathrine, Kinnely, Cam'ron, Cash, Kaden
53-20 Hyannis. Good game Thunder! We are proud of you.
#GillyStrong The Thunder presented a Thunder t-shirt to the Giellissen.
Due to technical issues beyond our control, MAP testing has been rescheduled for next week on Wednesday and Thursday. This will impact students in grades 3 through 11 as they needed to finish testing. Suggestions to help students have a good test session include a good night's rest and a healthy breakfast.
Reminder- Picture Day is THIS Friday- 8/31 **Seniors and Fall Sports- Remember to bring your jerseys.
MCHS Play Production Cast: Get your scripts from Ms. Sandager. Read and rehearse for your audition. Auditions: Thursday, Sept. 6th, after sports, in the gym.
The U.S. Flag at our school and across the nation will be flying at half-staff until September 2, 2018 in memorial of John McCain, a long standing U.S. Senator and Vietnam War Veteran.
Reminder that elementary and high school students will be MAP testing on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.
Good morning everyone just a reminder to all parents that we will be having MAP testing at both schools Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week. Students need great nutritious breakfasts, lots of good sleep and lots of encouragement. Tell your students not to stress but do their best.
Just a reminder, Football practice will be in Stapleton today due to pictures being taken.
JH Volleyball: Parents, the girls received their jerseys Friday during practice. Monday is headshot pictures for buttons, and full team pictures are TBD.
Picture Day! Picture day will be Friday, August 31st. Order packets will be sent out on monday.
As we stand at the flag pole this morning it feels like fall is in the air. You can smell the cool in the air and you can hear the THUNDER. Make sure to be in Stapleton Saturday evening to watch the THUNDER roar. I am so proud of these young men from two communities who are working hard together under the wonderful leadership of Coahes Connell , Lovitt, and Paban. Deb Brownfield
It's only the first week of school and I already have 3 students 90+% of their way to earning a slice or more of their pie! Way to go kids!
Remember to order your Thunder gear. Store closes on August 28th. Order directly from this site. https://stores.inksoft.com/WS1162
MCHS 13 Hyannis 25. Good job tonight Longhorns! KF
MCHS 15 Hyannis 25
MCHS 25 Hay Springs 21. Great job Longhorns! KF
MCHS 25 Hay Spring 12
Congratulations to our new Student Council President Alexx Starr and Vice President Jency Starr on today's election victory!
The Lady Longhorns will be on the court tonight! There is not a more determined group of young women ready to show All fans how hard they have prepared. Good luck to you all. Great job to coaches Melvin and Badje. I am so proud of you all. Mrs. Brownfield
Homecoming dance in Stapleton on Saturday! Pizza will be available. Cost to go to the dance is $3 per person or $5 per couple.
Thanks to all of the parents who showed up at Back to School Night. McPherson County Longhorns are always well supported by our parents and families. Deb Brownfield
Great turnout out for our "Welcome Back to School!"
Please follow the link to order your Thunder Football gear! https://stores.inksoft.com/WS1162/shop/home
Tomorrow's the day! Can't wait to see everyone and start the new school year off!
We are learning something new! I am so excited to start the new year!
Dino Doers on the move. Making it a dinomite year!!!
Learning about thrillshare at McPherson County Schools teachers in-service