Beadle News Beat

February 7, 2020 - Edition 19.22

Mr. John Southworth, Principal

Mrs. Heather Daubert, Assistant Principal

Dr. Jennifer Reid, Assistant Principal

18201 Jefferson Street, Omaha, NE 68135


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Beadle Middle School guarantees that each student achieves academic excellence and grows emotionally, socially, and physically as a responsible citizen in a global society by developing a world-class school characterized by collaboration and the use of effective, innovative strategies designed to engage and challenge all students.

Dr. Jim Sutfin - Superintendent of Millard Public Schools

Millard Public Schools 2020 Board of Education Members

Linda Poole President; Dave Anderson - Vice President; Stacy Jolley – Secretary

Amanda McGill Johnson – Treasurer; Mike Kennedy - Board Member; Mike Pate - Board Member

Student Led Conferences Signup


Student Led Conferences

Go to the link above to sign up for Spring Student Led Conferences. Conferences will be held on:

  • Monday, February 10 from 4:00 to 8:00

What is the purpose of our student-led conferences? The main purpose of our conferences is to allow your child the time and place to demonstrate his or her learning to you. This is not a time to have a discussion concerning grades. In each of our classrooms, the teachers should have stations set up for your child to show you what they have learned this year. The teachers should be moving through the team classrooms and have brief conversations with you. If you feel there is more time needed for one-to-one interaction with the teacher(s) to discuss classroom performance, please schedule that for another time. If you are having trouble scheduling your conference online, call the BMS office at 402-715-6100.

Student Laptops

Students need to bring their laptops to Conferences when they attend with their parents.

8 Grade -- Rotary Honor Roll

Eighth grade students applying for the Rotary Honor Roll go to this LINK. Applications are due no later than 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 20. For questions about the process contact Jenny Powers, at (402)715-6111 or

Rotary Honor Roll
8 Grade -- High School Registration Information


8 Grade - High School Academic Planner

High School counselors were at Beadle on February 4, 6 and 7 to lead 8 grade students through the completion of their Academic Planner to choose classes in Infinite Campus. If your child was unable to meet with them you may complete this at the 9 Grade Advisement / Registration at the high school.

9 Grade Advisement / Registration -- All Parents and Students should attend

Students attending Millard West

  • February 11 at Millard West. Students should have received information from their Millard West QT teacher about what time to meet. For questions call Amy Hinderer at 402-715-6014.

Students attending Millard South

  • February 13 anytime from 1:00 to 3:45 at Millard South OR
  • March 10 anytime from 4:00 to 6:00 at Millard South

Students attending Millard North

  • February 27 anytime from 5:30 to 7:30 at Millard North

2020-2021 Within-District Transfer Form Deadline

All Applications to transfer within the District must be turned in to the Don Stroh Administration Center by February 15, 2020.

Stand Together and and Rethink Technology (START)

On March 3 at Millard West High School, from 6:30-7:30 PM, Millard Public Schools and our Interfaith Advisory will partner with Stand Together and Rethink Technology (START) to host a parent information night. The purpose of this event is to educate parents and the community about student online activity and management.

START has been nationally recognized for their work and was featured by Diane Sawyer on her Screen Time special last spring. Together we will learn how to begin the conversations that every family needs to have with their children about the use of digital technology in their lives.

This event is free and open to the public. See attached flyer. Please use the flyer and any means possible to help us spread the word about this important community event!

Student Calendar -- February 8 to 21

Saturday, February 8

Dual Wrestling Tournament @ Abraham Lincoln High School, 1205 Bonham Avenue, Council Bluffs
  • Doors open at 7:30 a.m., Wrestling to begin at 9:00 a.m.
  • Admission: $5.00 for Adults, $1.00 kids under 18

Stars on Stage Show Choir Festival @ Millard South High School

  • Admission is $6.00
  • Show Pups perform at 9:40 a.m.
  • Encore performs at 1:00 p.m.
  • Show Dogs perform at 6:00 p.m.

A Day -- Monday, February 10

7:35 - 8:20 Jazz Band

7:15 - 8:10 Encore Choir

4:00 - 8:00 Student Led Parent Teacher Conferences

  • No After School Activities

B Day -- Tuesday, February 11

6:40 - 7:30 Girls Basketball Varsity/JV Teams – Practice

7:05 Wrestling -- Go to the locker rooms to weigh-in for the Wrestling Meet today after school

7:05 - 7:35 Wind Ensemble

3:05 - 3:40 FCS Club, room B104

3:05 - 4:15 Show Dogs Choir

3:45 Wrestling vs. Lewis Central Middle @ Lewis Central

3:45 Girls Basketball Reserve Team vs. Russell MIddle @ Beadle

A Day -- Wednesday, February 12

3:05 - 4:45 Encore Choir

3:15 - 4:45 Girls Basketball Varsity/JV Teams – Practice

NO Wrestling Practice



B Day -- Tuesday, February 18

7:05 - 7:35 Wind Ensemble

3:00 - 3:30 Wits Clash and Knowledge Masters, room B128

3:05 - 4:15 Show Dogs Choir

3:05 - 3:45 Yearbook Club, room A108

3:10 - 4:45 Wrestling Practice

3:45 Girls Basketball Varsity/JV vs. Fremont Middle @ Beadle

5:30 - 6:45 Show Choir

A Day -- Wednesday, February 19

3:05 - 3:30 Math Counts, room C116

3:05 - 4:45 Encore Choir

3:10 - 4:45 Wrestling Practice

3:15 - 4:45 Girls Basketball Varsity/JV Teams – Practice

B Day -- Thursday, February 20

7:05 - 7:35 Wind Ensemble

7:20 Future Educators Club, room C126

3:10 - 4:45 Wrestling Practice

3:15 - 4:45 Girls Basketball Varsity/JV Teams – Practice

A Day -- Friday, February 21

7:20 Student Council, room B112.

3:00 - 3:45 Book Club, room B122

3:00 - 4:30 Science Olympiad, room A110

3:05 - 3:45 Show Dogs Choir

3:10 - 4:45 Wrestling Practice

3:15 - 4:00 Girls Basketball Reserve Team - Practice

3:45 Girls Basketball Varsity/JV vs Russell Middle @ Millard West

Girls Basketball Varsity and JV -- Games and Practices

Coaches: Mrs. Wittgren and Mr. Polacek

Girls Basketball Varsity /JV vs. Andersen Middle, February 3

  • In Lady Basketball action the Bulldogs Varsity team held the Wolverines to only one made shot from the field as the rest of Andersen's points were free throws. The final score of the Varsity was Beadle 45, Andersen 19. Excellent team defense by Brooke Wenninghoff, Amber Aiken, Taylor Hansen, Norah Gessert, Hannah Heftie, Macie Rock, and Neleigh Gessert led the Bulldogs to victory.

  • In the Junior Varsity game, the Bulldogs fell short to the Wolverines with a final score of 33-22. Again the Bulldogs continued to excel working together as a team, but the Wolverines scoring frenzy in the second quarter was too much to overcome in the end.

Girls Basketball Varsity /JV vs. Kiewit Middle, February 4

  • The Lady Bulldogs traveled to Kiewit to take on the Colts. In Lady Bulldog style the Varsity team came out fierce and focused as could be after a game the night before and defeated the Colts 33-11. Going into the 4th quarter the score was 31-6, reflective of the Bulldogs excellent defense by Macie Rock, Hannah Heftie, Norah Gessert, Taylor Hansen, Neleigh Gessert, Amber Aiken, and Brooke Wenninghoff.
  • The Junior Varsity game, the Lady Bulldogs fought to the very end as the Colts led at half-time. With some clutch free throws in the fourth by Anna Dunne, the Bulldogs were able to come out on top with a final score of 25-20. Again, excellent team defense and camaraderie amongst the team rocketed the Bulldogs to a win!
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Wrestling -- Information and Game Schedule

Coaches: Mr. Sukraw and Mr. Koch

Wrestling vs. Kirn Middle, February 4

  • Our Beadle wrestlers were unable to defeat Kirn in a duel. Despite the loss, there were bright points of achievement. Simon Allgood, Alex Bosley, Parker Nordaker and Issac McIlhon all won on points. Winning by pin were Imran Murad, Gavin VanOrnam, Truit Logan and twice by Harrell Jackson. Way to go guys!
Encore and Shows Dogs Choir



- Mrs. Whisinnand
  • Saturday, January 8: Stars on Stage Show Choir Festival @ Millard South High School

  • Monday: 7:15 to 8:10

  • Wednesday: 3:05 to 4:45

Jazz Band - Mrs. Lindquist

  • Monday: 7:35 to 8:20

Wind Ensemble - Mrs. Lindquist

  • Tuesday: 7:05 to 7:35

  • Thursday: 7:05 to 7:35

Show Dogs - Mr. Engstrom
  • Saturday, January 8: Stars on Stage Show Choir Festival @ Millard South High School

  • Tuesday, February 11: 3:05 to 4:15
  • Tuesday, February 18: 5:30 to 6:45 with Mr. Djernes
  • Friday, February 21: 3:05 - 3:45: 3:05 to 3:45

Boys Track - 7 and 8 Grades

BOYS Track meeting is February 27 from 3:05 to 3:20 in the Multi-Purpose Room. The Boys coaches are Mr. Stocking, Mr. Keasling and Mr. Lyons. Track Sweats checkout is March 12 after school outside the boy's locker room.

Track practice is every day beginning Monday, March 23 from 3:15 to 4:45. You must have a physical on file and all MPS athletic participation paperwork turned in before you can participate.

7 Grade Boys Intramural Basketball

7 Grade Boys Intramural Basketball sign up meeting is February 26 from 3:05 to 3:20 in the Library. On Monday, March 2 from 3:05 to 3:30 teams will be formed and t-shirts handed out.

Intramural games will be from 3:05 to 4:15 on the following dates: March 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 23, and 24. The coaches are Mr. Hancock and Mr. Keasling.



Book Club - Club Sponsor Ms. Coates

  • Every Friday from 3:00 to 3:45 in room B122
  • March 6 will be the last Book Club meeting of the school year

Chess Club - Club Sponsor Mr. Sukraw

  • Will not meet till after Spring Break

Craft Club - Club Sponsors Mrs. Frerkes and Mrs. Smith

Destination Imagination - Club Sponsor Mrs. Hahn

Drama Club - Club Sponsors Mrs. Frerkes and Ms. Pfeifer

FCS Club - Club Sponsor Mrs. Anderson

  • February 11, March 10, April 7, May 12 from 3:05 to 3:40 in room B104.

Future Educator’s Club - Club Sponsor Mrs. Little

HULK Club - Club Sponsors Mr. Cleary, Mrs. Rowe, Mrs. Schrunk

Math Counts Club - Club Sponsor Mrs. Noonan

  • February 19, 26 from 3:05 to 3:30 in room C116

PE 2.0 - Club Sponsors Ms. Coates and Mrs. Hightower

Science Club - Club Sponsor Mr. Stocking

Science Olympiad - Club Sponsor Mr. Stocking

Student Council - Club Sponsors Mrs. Feik and Mrs. Little

  • Meetings the first and third Friday of each month at 7:15 in room B112

Wits Clash and Knowledge Masters - Club Sponsor Mrs. Hahn

  • February 18, March 10 and April 21 from 3:00 to 3:30 in room B128

Yearbook Club - Club Sponsor Mrs. Jacobs

  • February 18, 25 and 27 from 3:05 to 3:45 in room A108

Youth to Youth - Club Sponsors Ms. Pfeifer and Ms. Pribil

  • Trips will be scheduled in February and April TBA

Safe2Help Hotline

A new reporting hotline is now available, and we want to make sure you know about it. If you or a friend is struggling, or you need to report a problem or leave us a tip, you can contact the Safe2Help hotline by call, text or through the app.

Call: 531.299.7233

Go Online:

Download: From the Apple and Google Play Stores

Safe2Help is bigger than Millard. It's run by our trusted partners at Boys Town, and it is a group effort with the Omaha Police, Douglas County, several other organizations and metro schools. We are very glad to be able to share this resource with our community.

Eventually the Safe2Help hotline will replace the Safe Schools Hotline. The Safe Schools Hotline will continue to be available throughout this school year as well.

Millard Summer School

The middle school sessions will be held at Millard Kiewit Middle School. Current eighth grade students interested in summer school will attend sessions at Millard South High School. For more information go to:

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