On Saturday December 15th, the Banner County Jazz Band made a Christmas Tour in Scottsbluff. We began our day by rehearsing at the school and later took off and played at the Heritage Nursing Home. We performed "Hooked on Holidays" (a jazz version of O Tanenbaum), "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "St. Nick Takes the House" ( Up on the Housetop), "Silent Night," and "Feliz Navidad." After the nursing home we packed up and moved on to play at the Scottsbluff Monument Mall. After lunch, our last stop was for the Western Nebraska Veteran's Home. The students had a great time and they felt really good about bringing some Christmas joy especially to those who could not get out to go to other Christmas programs. This was the jazz band's first year to make this tour and will definitely become a yearly tradition for us.
Banner County Schools FFA students competed in the District Leadership Development Events at Chadron on Nov. 14th.
Alex Rundell received a red in Creed Speaking. Seth Dvorak placed 5th in the Job Interview contest. Kathryn Blankenship was 1st place in Junior Public speaking. She qualifies to compete at the state convention in April
Banner County School Student of the Month
Banner County School is awarding an elementary and secondary “Student of the Month” each month of the school year. Any staff member can nominate students, and the winners are announced each month. The nominations are voted on by the entire school staff to choose the students of the month. Students may only win the award once per year. Students can be nominated multiple times if they have not been awarded the student of the month. The students are nominated based on their responsibility, respectfulness, and safety throughout the school and community activities. The “Student of the Month” for September 2018 are Emily Montelongo PK-6, and Kathryn Blankenship 7-12. Congratulations to these students.