Beadle News Beat

October 4, 2019 - Edition 19.8

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 2019 Board of Education Members

Mike Pate President; Linda Poole - Vice President; Amanda McGill Johnson – Secretary

Dave Anderson – Treasurer; Mike Kennedy - Board Member; Stacy Jolley - Board Member

Student Led Conferences Signup


Student Led Conferences

Go to the link above to sign up for Fall Student Led Conferences. Conferences will be held on:
  • Thursday, October 10 from 4:00 to 8:00
  • Monday, October 14 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.

Student Laptops

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

If you are having trouble scheduling your conference online, call the BMS office at 402-715-6100.


  • Book Fair. Visit the Book Fair in the Library during Conferences.
  • Yearbook. Order your Yearbook in the Beadle Office at a cost of $30.00.
  • Hoodies and T-Shirts are being sold in the Office.
  • Lost and Found. Visit the lost and found displayed in the Commons during Conferences.
  • HyVee Receipts. Turn your HyVee receipts into the office and help Beadle earn money.
  • Box Tops for Education. Turn in your Box Tops to the office for your child’s Bulldog Block.

United Way - October 7 To 11

United Way for the Heartland helps groups in the metro area that help others (Boys and Girls Club, Metro Community College, Mosaic, YMCA, Girl Scouts, Red Cross and TONS more). All of the money raised by Millard stays in the area - which is amazing!

  • The Bulldog Block that raises the most money will get to PIE A PRINCIPAL!
  • Each Grade Level Bulldog Block that raises the most money will win cookies.

Beadle Buds will be for sale in the Commons before school.

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October 7: Crazy Hair / Hat Day

October 8: America Day

October 9: Tye Dye Day

October 10: Black Out Day

October 11: Sports/Team Day

--- If you are not dressed appropriate for school and according to school policy you will be asked to change.

Depression and Suicide Screening

Millard Public Schools facilitates annual lessons about depression and the risk for suicide, including individual student screeners and follow-up, as needed. These lessons began several weeks ago and are being delivered by the counselors and social worker; listed below are the dates by grade/team and links to the videos each grade level will be viewing.

Please contact your student’s grade level counselor if you would like to opt-out your student with this activity or if you have any questions. Thank you.

Sixth Grade: Video

  • Tuesday, October 8 -- Gamma
  • Wednesday, October 9 -- Kappa
  • Thursday, October 10 -- Sigma

Counselor: Mrs. Carey Jacobs;, 402-715-6113

Student Calendar -- October 7 to 11

B Day -- Monday, October 7
  • United Way - Crazy Hair /Hat Day

7:15 - 8:10 Encore Choir

7:35 - 8:20 Jazz Band

3:00 Show Dogs Band - Tryouts

3:00 - 3:30 Cross Country Club Pizza Party, room B104

3:00 - 3:45 Arts for the Cause Club, room D102

3:00 - 4:45 Volleyball Team Practice

3:15 - 4:45 Football Practice

A Day -- Tuesday, October 8

  • United Way - American Day
  • 6 Gamma - Depression and Suicide Screening

7:05 - 7:40 Show Dogs Choir, room D129

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

3:05 - 3:30 Yearbook Club, room A108

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

3:05 - 3:45 Musical Rehearsal -- Full Cast

3:15 - 4:15 Intramural volleyball.

3:45 - 4:30 Musical Rehearsal -- Leads and/or select scenes

3:45 Volleyball Tournament @ Lied Activity Center, 2700 Arboretum Drive, Bellevue

3:45 Football - JV Team vs. Ralston Middle @ Ralston

3:45 Football - Varsity Team vs. Ralston Middle @ Beadle

B Day -- Wednesday, October 9

  • United Way - Tye Dye Day
  • 6 Kappa - Depression and Suicide Screening

3:00 - 3:30 Boys Basketball Team - 7 and 8 Grades Information Meeting in the Library

3:05 - 4:45 Encore Rehearsal

3:15 - 4:15 Intramural Volleyball

A Day -- Thursday, October 10

  • United Way - Black Out
  • 6 Sigma - Depression and Suicide Screening

7:00 - 7:35 Jazz Band

7:05 Science Olympiad, room A110

3:45 Volleyball Tournament @ Lied Activity Center, 2700 Arboretum Drive, Bellevue

4:00 - 8:00 Student Led Conferences

  • No After School Activities

B Day -- Friday, October 11

  • United Way - Sports / Team Day

7:05 Show Dogs Choir, room D129

3:00 - 5:00 Science Olympiad, room A110

3:15 - 4:15 Intramural Volleyball

5:00 - 8:00 Encore Rehearsal @ SNJ Studios

Varsity and JV Volleyball Teams


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Volleyball vs Papillion Middle, Monday September 30

  • The Varsity team started out slow, but finally battled back for a great game. Although the varsity lost in two sets; 11 to 25 and 20 to 25 there were some great plays made. Carley Bailey and Chloe Teter both had great games with a ton of effort.
  • The JV started off with a great start and played tough but in the end fell 21 to 25 and 26 to 28. Kennedy Cahoy helped hold the team together and made some great plays.

Volleyball vs. Lewis Central Middle, Tuesday, October 1

  • The Bulldogs came to the court with a ton of heart and passion! The Varsity team started off strong with amazing serves from Carley Bailey and Megan Kopocis and huge plays at the net from Camille Renken and Amber Aiken. This lead the girls to win 25 to 21 and 25 to 20.

    The JV team started off with the same momentum winning set one 25 to 18. After falling in set two 16 to 25 the Lady Bulldogs had to rally. Reese Bouges and Kennedy Cahoy made huge impacts on the game and helped the bulldogs win set three 15 to 11. It truly was a fun and exciting game!

Volleyball vs. Russell Middle, Thursday, October 3

  • The Lady Bulldogs traveled to Millard West High School to play Russell. This game was truly full of heart. With great serves from Carley Bailey and Rylee Anderson, along with awesome net play from Camille Renken and Amber Aiken, the bulldogs fought hard against Russell. In the end, the Bulldogs lost set one 18 to 25, won set two 25 to 19 and finally fell in set three 15-9. The Varsity will play in their tournament next week!
  • The JV came out with a ton of heart too! Malia Fichtl, Reese Bouges and Brynne Redding had a great serving game while Leah Pickhinke and Kennedy Cahoy controlled the net. The Bulldogs started with a loss of 24-26, then a win of 25-23 and finally a loss of 15-12. Throughout the season we have seen great improvements from the JV team and can't wait to see what our 7th graders will bring to the court next year!
Cross Country Club


Cross Country ended their season yesterday at Walnut Grove on Thursday, October 3.

Great job Jack Witte for finishing First for 8th grade boys & Ryder Moore for placing Fifth for 6th grade boys; Kate Ebmeier for placing Second for 7th-grade girls, Olivia McKlem for finishing Third for 6th-grade girls and Kylee Paben for placing Sixth for girls.

Congrats to all Cross Country runners for a great season! We will be celebrating with with an End of the Season Pizza Party on Monday, October 7 in Mrs. Anderson’s room B104 after school from 3:00 to 3:30.

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Boys Basketball Team - 7 and 8 Grades


Attention any 7th or 8th-grade boy interested in trying out for the Beadle Boys Basketball team. Please attend an informational meeting to learn about the team and sign up and understand the tryout process! The meeting will be in the library after school on Wednesday, October 9th, from 3:00-3:30.

Football Game Schedule


Encore and Shows Dogs Choir


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Encore - Mrs. Whisinnand

This week:
  • Monday, October 7 from 7:15 to 8:10
  • Wednesday, October 9 from 3:05 to 4:45
  • Friday, October 11 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at SNJ Studios

Jazz Band - Mrs. Lindquist

  • Mondays from 7:35 to 8:20 and Thursdays from 7:00 to 7:35

Show Dogs - Mr. Engstgrom
  • Meets every Tuesday and Friday mornings from 7:05 to 7:40
  • Try-outs for Show Dogs Choir Band will be Monday, October 7 after school. If you play the trap set, guitar, bass, alto or bari saxophone or trumpet, see Mr. Engstrom and sign up outside of the choir room.

Musical Play - Mrs. Kemp and Mrs. Bishop

Tuesday, October 8:
  • Full cast from 3:05 - 3:45

  • Leads and/or select scenes from 3:45 - 4:30

No Rehearsals on Thursday, October 10
Please see cast calendar for additional details. Any absences must be reported to Mrs. Kemp at prior to rehearsal to be excused
Musical -- Frozen, Jr.




Art for the Cause Club - Club Sponsor Mrs. Real

Please come to the first meeting to sign up and see what we will be doing this year!

  • October 7, 21, 24, 28, November 4, 7, 11, 14 and 18 from 3:00 to 3:45 in room D102

Book Club - Club Sponsor Ms. Coates

  • October 20 from 3:00 to 3:30 in room B122

Chess Club - Club Sponsor Mr. Sukraw

Community Service Club - Club Sponsor Ms. Diurba

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

  • October 8, November 12, December 10 from 3:05 to 3:40 in room B104.

Future Educator’s Club - Club Sponsor Mrs. Little

  • October 24, November 7, 21 and December 12 at 7:20 in room C126

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

Math Counts Club - Club Sponsor Mrs. Noonan

  • October 22, November 12, 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

  • October 8, 22, November 5, 19, December 3, 10 from 3:00 to 3:30 in room B128

Yearbook Club - Club Sponsor Mrs. Jacobs

  • October 8 from 3:05 to 3:45 in room A108

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

  • Trips will be scheduled in October, December, February, and April TBA
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