Here is the link to the MNAC West https://striv.tv/channel/sandhills-valley/ Times are 11:00, 12:30, 1:30
We are still looking to borrow an enclosed trailer for Thursday the 19th and November 30th to haul play production props. Please call the school or Mrs. Florea. Thank you!
Here is the new pandemic plan that was voted on by the school board on 11-15-2020 https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/834260/McPherson_County_Pandemic_Plan.pdf
One Acts Updates: Today we will have practice after school. Tuesday, we will be hosting MNAC West at our school. All one-act students need to report to the fair building by 8:30 am. Thursday, we will be traveling to North Platte for the Gold and Blue One-Act Competition. On November 29th, we will have our dessert theater at 3:30. Finally, on November 30th, we will compete in the district one-act competition at Hyannis.
Starting tomorrow, Monday November 16,2020 all students will be required to wear a mask at school and on district transportation unless they are able to social distance by at least 6 feet . This was voted on by the school board this evening. Tomorrow by 10:00am the new pandemic plan and procedures will be posted on the website. A hard copy will be sent home with your students or if your student is not in school the plan will be mailed to you.
Reminder: Prarie Hills Cafe is closed until Nov. 23rd. Please make sure your child brings a lunch to school.
Reminder for Nov 13 to FFA Livestock Judging and Agronomy contest participants: we will be leaving Tryon at 6am and 6:30 am from Cody Park. Please remember your paperwork, masks and dress accordingly (refer to the letter). Bring money as we may stop on the way home for a snack.
Transportation for the Junior High Wrestling Tournament at Hershey will be leaving Stapleton at approximately 1:15 PM and stop at Cody Park at approximately 1:45 PM to pick up any North Platte students. Due to potential inclement weather, a final decision to attend this event will be made prior to 10:45 AM. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Jason Wehnes Sandhills Valley Athletic Director
McPherson County Elementary School will have a 10:00 late start tomorrow Tuesday November 10th. Remote Jr/Sr high school students will still have zoom classes. Please check your emails often. Your teachers will keep you updated on their abilities on being able to hold their individual zoom classes.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Veteran's Day Program has been delayed until further notice. We hope to celebrate our Veterans' at a later time in the coming weeks.
Junior high volleyball players please bring your jersey, bottoms, and gaitor back to school on the 16th. These need to be turned in. Thank you!
Junior high Scentsy orders are due November 9th. You may drop off your packet at the office or send on the bus with Randy or a younger sibling the morning of the 9th. This will ensure you have the product back. Thank you Mrs. Florea
K-4 had a fabulous day visiting Crows’ Farm on November 4th! The students learned a lot of information about corn. They rode in a combine, tractors hauling grain, learned about the corn belt, how many rows an ear of corn has, guessed how tall corn shucks can grow, and how much corn makes a bushel. They also went on a scavenger hunt and found items made from corn. Thank you for a wonderful day! Pictured: Colby Crow, Allen Crow, Angie Crow, Josh Crow Hudsyn Gragg, Bella McConville, Journey Brannan, Scarlet Waddell, Bryson Phelps, Brody Connell, Ashlyn McNutt, Alexander Anderson, KayCee Connell, Ashlynn Waddell, and Archie Fisher. Not pictured Ramon Barraza.
Just a reminder: Prarie Hiills Cafe is closed today through Nov. 2nd. Please be sure your child brings a lunch to school.
McPherson County Junior High will be doing a Scentsy fundraiser from now until November 9th! If you would like to order online you may at the following link or contact a 7th or 8th grader for more information! https://kamiflorea.scentsy.us/party/13311985/mc-pherson-county-junior-high
Hello McPherson County folks and surrounding area! MCHS Play Production crew is looking to borrow an enclosed trailer to haul their props to competition. Dates are November 6-7, 13-14, 16-17, 29-30. State is December 8-9. Please contact the school and let Mrs. Gaedke know. All help is appreciated! Thank you!
Sandhills Valley Football and Boys Cross Country make it to State Level Competitions!!!! Tomorrow (Wed. Oct. 21st) Stapleton High School will be hosting approximately a 30 minute Pep Rally for the Football and Boys Cross Country teams, who have made it to State level competitions. The pep rally will be held at 3:15 pm on the Stapleton Football Field. Our high school students will be bussed over at 2:40 pm. After the rally, Tryon high school students will be bussed back to Tryon (with the exception of the football players). Stapleton will transport our North Platte students to Cody Park, with an anticipated arrival time shortly after 4:15 pm. K - 8 students will have a normal day and transportation.
For Veteran's Day, we're asking for photographs of our family's Veterans. The photos will be used in a video tribute during the program. Please send photos with name, service, and branch to Ms. Kunz firstname.lastname@example.org by October 31, 2020.
Due to increased positive cases of COVID-19 and direct exposures within our conference, the MNAC Volleyball Tournament will be played with no fans in attendance. Games will be available to view through streaming. Thank you for your understanding.
The McPherson County FFA Chapter would like to recognize Aubrey Schultis on receiving the American FFA Degree! Congratulations on this achievement!
Update: Jr. High Cross Country, Mr. Phelps will take a van to Cozad tomorrow. Be at the high school by 7:20, leave 7:30. Go Mavs!
Saturday cross country transportation. Mrs. Florea will be at the high school and ready to leave by 5:25 am. She will take students to Stapleton to meet the bus so they can leave by 6:00 am. They will need to find a ride from Stapleton back to Tryon when they return home. Go Mavs!
The homecoming attendants for 2020 are: Freshmen: Hollie Gipe Braden Powell Sophomores: Kinnley Powers Ethan Schmidt Juniors: Kadie Ascherl Camron White The coronation of the king and queen will be after the football game tomorrow night. Attendants please make sure that you are there tomorrow evening for the coronation as you will be announced as well. Please line up at the south end of the football field after the game. Please dress nicely. If you are a football player you will just wear your football uniform. Congratulations to the homecoming attendants.
The homecoming dance tonight in Stapleton will cost $3 per person or $5 per couple.
I apologize this wasn’t posted last week. This year’s theme is “Can’t touch this” Monday is Movie star, TV show, Cartoon Tuesday is Twin/Duo Day Wednesday -Alternative day (something you would not wear on a daily like emo or punk Thursday – College day (frat boy, sorority girl) Friday – Color wars or spirit day Freshmen -Red Sophomore – White Junior- Gray Senior-Black Go Mavs!
McPherson County Junior High Cross Country will practice Tuesday and Thursdays in Stapleton after school with Coach Kloke. When practice is finished, they will go to the gym and study until the high school bus is ready to go back to Tryon or North Platte. Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays, Mrs. Connell will hand them a workout to do at home. Hope this helps!
JOB OPPORTUNITY!! McPherson Schools has both a K-6 and a 7-12 para job available. $10-$12/hr based on experience plus benefits. Please contact the school at 308-587-2262 or email@example.com
#MCSFFA With approval from our Superintendent Jeppson FFA will work the Barrel Races June 14 @ Logan County Fairgrounds. Please contact Alyssa wether you can work this event. It requires a minimum of 3 members, you will have to wear a face covering, and maintain SD. Fundraiser.
#MCSFFA Announces 2020-21 Chapter Officers President- Alyssa Magana Vice President- Lane Watson Secretary- Kinnley Powers Treasurer- Tabitha Viter Reporter- Malaky Johnston Sentinnel- Ethan Schmidt Congratulations being selected by the Officer Nominating Committee
#MCSFFA Nebraska FFA State Degree ceremony https://www.facebook.com/95635758873/videos/852962901870311/?d=null&vh=e
Tonight's school board meeting will be held in the high school commons, not via Zoom as was posted on the agenda.
Congratulations Theresa Ascherl, Jency Starr, and Hollianna Watson for making second team MNAC All-Academic team. Ashton Apperson received honorable mention. You girls rocked it!
#MCSFFA watch Nebraska FFA Live on Facebook tommorow as new state officers are announced. On May 20-21 the state officers will also give retiring addresses and recognize State Degree recipients. Stay tuned for more announcements as they become available.
Here is a little "Thank You" video made by students of McPherson County. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/TQgbnDoXDpk
Just a reminder I need students for a project! Check your school email for details and get back to Mrs. Florea! I promise this will not take a lot of time. Let me know today!
Hey McPherson County students and families! I would like to do a little project, please email Mrs. Florea for further details by Friday, April 24th. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!
Here is the link to the informational letter we sent home with the students' computers. I wanted to post this letter to the elementary students in case the letter was misplaced. Please contact your teachers if you have any questions or if you would like to talk to them. Also, check your email accounts. To check your email, click the email button in the top right corner. Or click on the nine dots in the top right corner and find the gmail symbol in there. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XAY6z952GvGsBTVm2ePbJ38JWFqTBMmdv-Ec4iyoqzA/edit
#mcstryon https://youtu.be/V3KD-7C5WzU should get you to a video that is an update of our plants students have started in the Ag Education program. If the link does not show up copy it and past it into your browser. This is a kid safe site.
#mcstryon # MCSFFA here is a short update on the plants some of our students started before their extended break https//youtu.be/V3KD-7C5WzU
#MCSFFA congratulations to Theresa Ascherl earning her State FFA Degree, she put a lot of time and energy to earn this. Sorry we could not celebrate this at state convention.
From the NSAA office: All remain From the NSAA office ing NSAA activity practices and competitions, including district and state competitions, have been cancelled for this school year. These cancelations are part of a new Directed Health Measure issued by Governor Ricketts. Bylaw 3.2.7 (Summer Activities) will go into effect on May 26th. In the interim, Bylaw 220.127.116.11 (School-Year, Out-of-Season) is expected to be followed by all member school athletic programs. The NSAA continues to encourage all member schools to follow CDC, local, state and federal health department recommendations. The May 1st Transfer List deadline remains unchanged. Any further official updates will be posted on the NSAA website and the NSAA social media platforms.
#MCSFFA today our chapter will be recognized by NEFB as a leader in the Connecting Chapters program @ https://www.facebook.com/events/15663382822898 @ 4:30pm
Hi, I hope everyone is staying healthy! Here are the numbers of the companies that are providing free or upgraded internet service for on line school. Allo 308-532-1400 Charter 866-874-2389 Great Plains 855-853-1483 Mrs. Brownfield
If any junior high or high school students left items at Stapleton, please contact McPherson County school office so we can get a list together and get your items from Stapleton. Please do this as soon as possible because we will get stuff from Stapleton on Wednesday so we can have it ready for pickup on Thursday with the rest of students belongings.
If your elementary students need some activities for PE, I posted some on my website. Go to mcstryon.org home page, then click under menu, staff pages, find my picture and click on my weebly website. Once on my site, go to the PE page. There are lots of activities and I will add more throughout the year. Feel free to share your pictures with me! I would love to post them on the website. Miss all of you! Mrs. Florea
Here is a video update from the Superintendent regarding our plan moving forward. Stay tuned for more information! https://youtu.be/ysfeZ5bu-O8
No Joy Club for three weeks starting today, March 17, 2020. Please spread the word.
MNAC music contest has been canceled. Other MNAC contest and events will be re-evaluated in two to three weeks.
There will be a school board meeting at 9 am in the high school commons, Tuesday, March 17th regarding the Corona Virus and school.
No Jr. High quiz bowl at Stapleton on Tuesday.
All, The NSAA is aware of the fluidity of COVID-19 and the potential impact hosting statewide events could have regarding the on-going public health threat. Many of our member schools are making decisions in the best interest of their student participants, coaches and communities. The NSAA is regretfully suspending district and state speech contests until further notice. This is an unprecedented event. The NSAA Board of Directors and staff understand the hardship this has created for our membership. The NSAA will use this time to evaluate potential alternatives and the next steps for moving forward. Sincerely, Jeff Stauss Assistant Director Nebraska School Activities Association
#MCSFFA received notice from NDE Ag Education today all CTSO Conventions have been suspended until further notice. This includes FBLA & FFA due to concerns of covid-19. Following guidelines set by CDC and Nebraska Health Department. They are working out details for contest,
From the NSAA All, Our office has been informed that North Platte will not be able to host the C1-6, C2-6, D1-5 and D2-5 NSAA District Speech contests on Monday, March 16th, due to their building being close. We are working to find an alternative plan. Once more information is available, you will be informed. Sincerely, Jeff Stauss NSAA Assistant Director We will keep everyone informed as we get information.
Jr. High quiz bowl at Hershey on Monday, March 16th is cancelled.
Jr. High Quiz bowl placed 6 out of 14 teams out of MNAC. Great job for your first meet. Next meet will be Monday, March 16th in Hershey at 4:00.
The Steakhouse in Tryon will be closed for lunch on Monday, March 9th. Please make sure kids bring their lunch to school. Thanks!
Wow! How much weight can popsicle sticks hold? Mr. Simmons 5-8 grade wood classes built bridges that had to be 14 inches long with no more than 200 popsicle sticks and wood glue. The winners from each division were: 5th grade: Devanee Connell and Nevaeh White at 110 pounds. 6th: Levi Goosey, Kamilla Johnston, and Noah Gardner at 165 pounds. 7th: Joseph Brannan and Isaac Goosey at 150 pounds. 8th: Braden Powell and Kaden Blake at 300 pounds!! Way to go to all participants!
The school board meeting tomorrow night has been changed to 6:00pm.
Due to weather conditions, McPherson County Schools will be closed today, Tuesday Feb 25th.
FYI......The Steakhouse will be closed for student lunches Monday, Feb. 24th. Please make sure your child brings a lunch that day.
McPherson County Schools will have a 10:00 start this morning, February 20th. Bus will run accordingly.
Correction #MCSFFA Sam Wilkens Nebraska FFA officer visited our chapter today.
Due to weather conditions, we will be dismissing school at 12pm.
Congratulations to 1st Joseph Brannan, 2nd Kaden Blake, 3rd Saije Phelps, 7th & 8th grade Elks Americanism Essays that are moving on for state judging
Congratulations to 5th & 6th graders whose Elks Americanism Essays are moving onto state. 1st Braydon McNutt, 2nd Rachel Kemp, and 3rd Klaire Ward
Elm Creek wrestling tournament has been cancelled today due to weather.
Due to icy roads conditions, McPherson County Schools will be closed Friday, January 17th.
The Steakhouse in Tryon is now offering lunches for school kids Mon-Fri. Hamburger/chips--$5.25, Cheeseburger/chips--$5.50, Tacos--$3.00 each and individual sized Pizzas-- $3.50. Chicken Strips and Fries coming soon. Cash only or pre-pay. Call school office with any questions.
FYI: The Maverick Cafe has closed permanently. Please be sure your child(ren) bring a lunch on Monday. Thanks.
The basketball games scheduled for today have been rescheduled for tomorrow and Thursday. Times TBD
Basketball tomorrow in Tryon starting at 5:30. The woods class will be taking bids on some nice wood projects that would make excellent Christmas gifts! Also Jr. High will be hosting a bake sale and the basketball teams are sponsoring a pop shoot! So many things, so come on out, watch basketball, and leave with some goodies!
Just a little fun PE activity over the weekend. Elks Hoop Shoot at Adams Middle School on Sunday starting at 1. For girls and boys ages 8-13. It is free.
Our Fall Fun day was postponed, but it was well worth the wait! The students and staff of McPherson County put labels on 8,000 candy canes that will be available at the Lincoln County Historic Museum at our display during the holiday season. Then everyone was treated to a fall feast of chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, and dessert. Thanks goes out to Mrs. Shareen Munson, Mrs. Carol Watson, and the FCS classes.
Thanks goes out to the McPherson County Improvement Club for hosting the fall sports banquet last night. Congratulations to all of the athletes and coaches for a great fall season.
District Play Production will be Monday, December 2 at North Platte High School. Let’s fill the theatre in support of our students! They perform at approximately 4:15 CT. See you there!
Due to the expected winter storm, McPherson County Schools will be closed on Tuesday, Nov 26th. Have a safe and happy holiday!
3-6 HAL has been rescheduled to December 3 due to the impending weather. Third times a charm! Same time and same place.
Play Production of "Lady Pirates of the Caribbean" will be Monday, November 25, at 7:00pm in McPherson County auditorium. It will be a dessert theatre. Each cast and crew member, please bring a dessert for the event.
Dessert Theater is Monday, at 7 pm. Parents please bring a dessert that feed at least six and have it pre-sliced. Please plan to have the dessert at the school by 6:30.
Congratulations Lady Pirates of the Caribbean on your Runner-Up finish at MNAC West! Many acting awards with Best Supporting Actor, Lane Watson. Best Supporting Actress, Hollianna Watson. Runner-Up actress Jency Starr! You guys rocked it today. Other acting honors went to Jency Starr, Hollianna Watson, Lane Watson, Samantha Bryant, Samantha Simmons, Malaky Johnston, and Katelyn Powers.
One-Act in Thedford tomorrow has been postponed one hour due to the impending weather. First show will start at 10:00CT. McPherson County will perform at 2:15.
Thursday the One-Act team will perform at Thedford at 1:30 for MNAC!
3-6 HAL day is Tuesday, November 26.
Congratulations One-Acts crew in North Platte today! Acting awards went to Theresa Ascherl, Hollianna Watson, Lane Watson, Malaky Johnston, and Samantha Simmons. Malaky also won Best Supporting Actor! Way to go kids and coaches! Next performance will be in Gothenburg on November 19th. Performance time is 1:15.
Attention Lady Maverick Basketball Players: We will have practice on Monday at 4 pm. Because of the Dinner Theatre being held in Stapleton on Tuesday, we will have a non mandatory shoot around in Tryon for the players who are not involved in the Play Production. Thank you! Coach Melvin, Terry, & Weems.
3-6 HAL day for November 13th will be rescheduled. I will let everyone know as soon as I get the information on the new date. Thank you.
The McPherson Co. school board workshop scheduled for tonight at 7:00 has been cancelled.
Today is the last day to get your Krispy Kreme order in! Give us a call at the school to place an order if you want some yummy doughnuts! $10 a dozen. Money is being raised by the Freshman Class. Thanks!
PARENTS: The permission slip for your child to attend the pep rally tomorrow in Stapleton is due tomorrow morning. Students who do not turn in a slip must be picked up at 1 pm in Tryon. If you need another slip sent home, please call the school office at 587-2262.
Don't forget to get your Krispy Kreme doughnut orders in before the end of the school day this Thursday, November 7! Contact any Freshman. $10 a dozen and they will be here on Monday, November 11.
Parents: School pictures were handed out to each student today. Please look for the pictures in their backpacks. If you would like to schedule a retake please contact Nebraska Portraits at 308-530-0579.
We will be taking doughnut orders until the end of the day, Thursday, November 7. Thanks again for your support!
FYI for parents' night, the order of names will go from Freshmen to Seniors with siblings going with the older sibling's class. This will take place in the gym.
Due to our home football/volleyball games, McPherson County Schools will dismiss at 2 pm tomorrow (Oct. 25th). Bus will run accordingly. Football is at 3 pm, volleyball at 5 pm.
Parents' Night will be this Friday, October 25 in Tryon. Football, Volleyball, and Cross Country parents will be recognized between the JV volleyball and Varsity Volleyball games. Parents please be in Tryon by 5:00.
Here is the link to the Sophomore Scentsy Fundraiser. Happy buying! https://kamiflorea.Scentsy.us/party/11470736/Class of 2022 Fundraiser MCHS
McPherson County Junior High will be selling Scentsy as a fundraiser. Here is the link to the site. https://kamiflorea.Scentsy.us/party/11468800/McPherson County Junior High Sophomores will also be selling Scentsy starting tomorrow. I will post a link to their site tomorrow.
The Lady Mavericks play Brady Eagles Saturday morning at 10:00 in the MNAC tournament. The games are at NPCC. Come on out and cheer loud!!
Karen Haase an awesome speaker and lawyer will be in Tryon on October 22nd and 23rd. Karen will talk about social media and internet safety. Every student and every parent needs to hear her cautions. All of Stapleton and Tryon students and parents are invited to attend. Tuesday October 22nd from 3:30 until 5:00 is the teacher presentation. From 7:00 to 8:30 pm is the parent presentation. No children. On Wednesday from 9:30 till 10:45 am will be students 7-12. No adults. Please attend it will be worth your time.
The Mavericks Cafe will be closed on Tuesday, Oct. 15th. Students will need to be sure to bring their lunch to school.
We are going to reschedule the Financial Aid Presentation that was going to be tonight at 7. I will post more information when it becomes available.
Here is the link to watch Saturday's volleyball games in Dunning. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxVh4Tzo26dYMXpOseEhp2w/live
SVM will play Arthur Co. at Anselmo-Merna at 3:00ct on October 17. This will be round one of MNAC.
JV Football today in Sandhills-Thedford has been cancelled.
Picture packets were handed out to students today. Please look for them tonight in their backpacks. Pictures are next Tuesday, October 8th. You can also order online. https://nebraskaportraits.simplephoto.com/prepay/39409567
The JV football game at Sandhills/Thedford will be streamed. Go Mavs! Stream Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC10MMZCmTrE6Rhs4DSiP0Xw/live
Homecoming dance will cost $3 individual or $5 a couple.
Congratulations to the Homecoming Court: Freshman - Ethan Schmidt & Nastacia Waddell Sophomores - Camron White & Josiah McBeain Juniors - Lane Watson & Tabitha Viter The King and Queen will be crowned tonight after the football game! #WeAreMavericks
Homecoming pep rally today at 7 pm in Tryon. McPherson Co. students will be dismissed at noon Friday, Sept. 20th. Bus will run accordingly. Homecoming games will be played in Stapleton Friday. JV VB @4 pm, Varsity VB @5 pm. JV FB at 7 pm. Royalty crowed after FB game.
Congratulations to our local students selected by the NSAA and U.S. Bank as candidates of the Believers and Achievers program. 48 students across the state of Nebraska will be selected as a finalist, out of those, the top 8 will receive a $500 scholarship. Good luck Jency and Hollianna.
Saturday there will be a Varsity quad and a JV triangular. Varsity will play at 1:00 in the main gym. The following is the JV schedule: The schedule for the triangular will go as follows: Sandhills Valley vs. North Platte St. Pat's @ 1:00 in the Activities Building North Platte St. Pat's vs. Anselmo-Merna @ 2:00 in the Activities Building Anselmo-Merna vs. Sandhills Valley @ 3:00 in the Activities Building Go Mavs!
NHS Lock-In is next Saturday night, Sept. 14th. Jr High from 5:00 until 7:00, High school from 7:30 till 12:00. $5.00 for admissions, concession stand will be available. Knock out, volleyball, Hungry Hippo game. X-box competition (bring your own controller). Other fun activities planned!!! This will be at Stapleton. Sorry for the short notice.
Just a reminder for elementary students to wear your Maverick shirts and a jacket for the games tomorrow. It is supposed to be a little chilly! Go Mavs!
HHD- Athletes will be dropped @ Stapleton around 4:15pm, North Platte students should be @ Cody Park between 4:15-4:30PM
*****Husker Harvest Days UPDATE***** Ag students attending HHD, Tryon departure time 6AM, North Platte 6:35AM, student needs either 5 unexpired canned goods that are protein (peanut butter, stew, soup, chicken, tuna) or $8 for entry, responsible for their own lunch.
JH Volleyball pictures will be rescheduled. WE ARE STILL DOING JH Football pictures today.
JH Volleyball pictures will be rescheduled. WE ARE STILL DOING JH Football pictures today.
The elementary is having a book fair this month. It will start on Monday September 9th and end on September 17th. Parents please come in during Parent - Teacher Conference to look around! I will also have it open in the mornings before school and during library times throughout the week. Click on the link below to shop online. https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/mcstryonelementaryschool3
#MCSFFA Congratulations on to Tabitha Voter on a Blue ribbon for her hanging basket of Petunias
#MCSFFA blue ribbon range display boards, Leyton Connelly, Brooklyn Fisher, Saije Phelps & Tristan Waddell. Red range board Tara Phelps.
#MCSFFA Purple ribbons on range boards, Kaden Blake, Katherine Anderson, William Anderson & Peter Campbell
#MCSFFA Congratulations to Malaky Johnston for Reserve Grand Champion wiring board
FYI: Tuesday there will be a Walking Taco fundraiser at the volleyball game in Wallace.
Good luck Lady Mavericks on your season opener today in Hayes Center. Action starts at 4pm - JV, followed by varsity triangular at 5pm. It's a great day to be a Maverick!! #gomavs
Grades 3-6; just a reminder that students need a pair of PE shoes that can be brought and left at the school. These are for indoor use. Shoes with good support and non-marking soles. They do not need to be expensive. Please have them here after Labor Day break. Thank you.
Just a friendly reminder that each student needs to bring a box of Kleenex to school. If you've already done so, thank you!
***NEWS FLASH*** #MCSFFA Jared Schultis is a 2019 American Degree recipient
Parents sport information night has been postponed from August 7 to August 22 following the Red/White scrimmages.
Happy Independence Day Longhorn Nation! Be safe and have fun!
Here is the link for participants for the Great Plains Health Combine. http://www.gphealth.org/regionalcombine
Incoming Freshmen: Driver’s Ed will start July 15th from 9:00-11:45. Class will be Mon- Thurs. Driving time will be assigned that Friday. Call 587-2262 if you have any questions.
McPherson County Schools is looking for an energetic and dependable individual to fill a custodial position. This position includes vacation, sick leave, health insurance, and a great work environment. For questions and/or a job application and job description, please contact: Dana Jeppson, Superintendent (308) 587-2262 email@example.com
#MCSFFA performed well @ setting up barrels and poles for the Be Quicker Barrel races in Stapleton. Good job Holli, Lane, and Tad.
For sale: 8” wood banquet tables for $25 each. Contact Shelly at 308.587.2262
For sale: McPherson County Schools is accepting sealed bids for a computer controlled plasma cutting table. It includes the computer, computer stand, and plasma cutting tip. It does not include the main plasma cutting machine. You can submit bids to: McPherson County Schools Dana Jeppson, Superintendent P.O. Box 38 Tryon, NE 69167 Or email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Good afternoon everyone!!!! All 9-11 grade students that signed up for our retreat From Stapleton and McPherson Co Schools: We are leaving Stapleton at 1PM on Wednesday (the 29th). Mr Paben is going to drive us by bus to Lake Maloney and get us there safely to set up camp by 1:45!!! Remember... we are CAMPING in NE!!! Please plan accordingly! We have almost 30 of us, we can shre tents, etc. but survival will kick in if you don't bring what you need!! Of course boys and girls will be separated! I suggest tagging a friend or two if you want to plan sharing of shelter! We currently have 1 chaperone per 2 students. We cant wait to lead you and help you as we move into this experience! I suggest good shoes for camping as you never know what lyes before you! It's always easier to take layers off for weather than to find layers to put on so bring appropriate clothing for all weather! Keep in mind, It's just for 1 night! You don't need money... you don't need food (unless you choose to bring your own snacks)! I suggest bringing a water bottle... Don't forget your pillow! 😬 We will return to Stapleton School by 4PM on May 30th. Please have your rides waiting for you! I'm sure you will want a shower by then! 😁 Most of you keep asking "what" are we doing!?!?!? Prepare for camping. Everything else will be addition to with great leadership and unity activities provided by our coaching staff! We are ready for some fun in the sun (bring sunscreen)! All chaperones (you know who you are) are available to answer any other questions you may have! Wednesday is just around the corner! Ready??????? Set....... Go, Mavericks! ⛺️ 🔥
The school office summer hours are Monday-Thursday 7a-5p.
Any kids interested in summer t-ball, coach pitch, or baseball contact Chance Connell or come next Tuesday to Stapleton baseball field at 5:30 for t-ball, baseball at 6:30.
Congratulations to Aubrey Schultis for being selected to play in the 2019 MNAC All Star Basketball Game! The games will be played at Sandhills High School in Dunning with the girls game starting at 5:30 pm and boys game to follow. Great job Aubrey and all the other players!
Mavericks Fundraiser brought to you by Stapleton Booster Club and McPherson County Improvement Club is now available online for pre-orders through July 1! If you didn’t get a chance to order from a student during this last couple of weeks, now’s your chance to get outfitted before the fall sports season begins! Show your team spirit! Profits go to supporting financial needs for our Mavericks Sports teams! We hope to have printed shirts in by August 5! Sublime Boutique will be offering other designs on various apparel through the summer but not at this low price point. Any custom (not through this online fundraiser) Mavericks designs ordered through Sublime Boutique thru July 1, I will donate $5 per item ordered to the Mavericks Booster Clubs! Please support our students through this cooperative process, show your team spirit and sportsmanship! https://www.sublimeboutique-ne.com/mavericks-booster-improvement-club-fundraiser/
Congratulations to these students for making the Lincoln Journal Star Academic All-State Theresa Ascherl- VB, GBB Faith Corell- GBB Abigail Goosey-VB, GTF Rainah Holm- VB Garrett Neal- BTF Aubrey Schultis- VB, GBB, GTF Jency Starr- VB, GBB Hollianna Watson- VB, GBB,GTF Congratulations to all students. Find the entire list here: https://journalstar.com/news/local/education/academic-all-state-profiles-of-honorees-full-list-of-winners/collection_b6a31893-e980-5998-ad14-195e99d54fd9.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1
Just a reminder Maverick apparel orders are due in the office at noon today.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Longhorn moms out there!
Congratulations to Abigail Goosey for qualifying for the State Track Meet in discus. Way to go!!!
ATTENTION SANDHILLS VALLEY MAVERICKS: On Tuesday May 14th the coaches (football, volleyball, girls & boys basketball) will have a quick meeting with the students to go over summer camps/plans in Stapleton at 12:45 pm. Transportation is leaving from MCS at 12:15 pm.
All plants started by the Plant Science and Introduction to Agriculture classes. Petunias: Hanging Baskets Blue Wave-$15 Apple Blossom Dreams $2 single potted plants Apple Blossom Dreams $4 a 4pack Coleus: Single potted plants $2.00 4 & 6 packs $4.00 Celosia: Single plants large $2.00 Single plants under 3” $1.00 Shasta Daisey: 4 pack $4.00 Dianthus: 4 pack $2.00 Tomatoes: Celebrity $2.50 a 3-4 pack Bigdena in 5 gallon pails blooming and setting tomatoes $10 Peppers: Habanero- 4 pack $4.00 Sweet Banana- 4 pack $4.00 Jalapeno- 4 pack $4.00 Native range plants: $0.25
A successful 2019 Field Day is in the books! The elementary kids did outstanding and had a great time! Thank you to all of the staff, Jr & High School students, Improvement Club and parents for all your help! This would not have been possible without all of you!! Thank you!
Attention 3rd-6th grade parents: If you have baseball/softball gloves for your kids could you please send them with your kids this week? We are going to and have been starting on a baseball/softball unit for PE these last weeks of school...weather permitting of course! Thank you!
The Junior High health class has been learning about safety when it comes to extreme weather conditions. The students had to design a presentation about what causes the weather phenomenon around us and how we can be safe. The topics were extreme heat, blizzards, tornadoes, thunderstorms, and floods. The students were very creative in designing their presentations.
The MCS basketball team will have a small concession stand down at the football field tomorrow for Field Day! It will be mainly beverages and candy bars. The proceeds will go towards the shooting machine purchased earlier this year! Come out and watch the elementary kids perform their events! They have been working very hard and are excited for tomorrow!
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!