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"Take Ten" - Journalism

October 25, 2016

Journalism Class By Kris Farris This past summer, my youngest daughter hosted her ten-year class reunion at our home. She spent days prior to the reunion creating class trivia questions, gathering old photos, and digging through . . . read more

Explore It Career Day

September 28, 2016

Several JCC sophomores attended the Explore It Career Fair at Southeast Community College- Beatrice on Tuesday, September 27th. The students had the opportunity to talk to several employers and explore several booths representing many . . . read more

Region V Systems Accounces 2016 Youth Action Board Selections

September 23, 2016

Lincoln, Nebraska – Region V Systems has announced 24 youth from counties in southeast Nebraska have been selected to serve on the 2016 Youth Action Board (YAB). The Youth Action Board (YAB) is comprised of high school leaders . . . read more

Band Trip 2017: Cleveland

September 21, 2016

The Johnson County Central band will be going on a full band trip to Cleveland, Ohio in May 2017. The band will be hosting a silent auction in December to help fundraise our trip. We are looking for items to auction off. Any interested . . . read more

C-1 Boys District Golf Results

May 18, 2016

The Johnson County Central Boys Golf Team competed at the C-1 District Golf Meet at the Crooked Creek Golf Course on May 17, 2016. . . . read more

¡Hola de la clase de español!

May 16, 2016

The students have been great this year. They’ve had to speak more Spanish this year than I believe they had ever thought possible. In Spanish I their last project of the 4 th  quarter was to create a video about any topic they . . . read more

C-4 District Track Results

May 13, 2016

The Johnson County Central Girls & Boys Track Teams competed at the C-4 District Track Meet held at Tri County High School on Thursday, May 12th, 2016. JCC had five students qualify for the 2016 NSAA State Track and Field Championships . . . read more

JCC Invite Track Results

May 6, 2016

Johnson County Central hosted 10 schools at the JCC Invitational Track Meet on Friday, May 6th, 2016. Congratulations to all participants!  Girls Champion: Wilber-Clatonia (130.5 pts) Boys Champion: Syracuse (146 pts) . . . read more

Graduation 2016

May 4, 2016

The Johnson County Central High School presents the Class of 2016 at graduation on Saturday, May 7th. The ceremony starts at 2:00 p.m. in the HS Gym in Tecumseh.  Graduation will be streamed live online on our JCC Striv page : . . . read more

ECNC Track Results 2016

May 3, 2016

The Johnson County Central High School Boys & Girls Track Teams competed at the East Central Nebraska Conference (ECNC) Track Meet on Monday, May 2nd (rescheduled from Saturday, April 30th due to weather). Girls Results: . . . read more

Performing Arts Night 2016

April 27, 2016

The Johnson County Central High School invites to a night full of music & art at the annual Performing Arts Night on Monday, May 2nd. The high school choir, jazz band and concert band will be performing their Spring Music . . . read more

Honors Day

April 25, 2016

Johnson County Central High School presents the 2015-16 Honors Day program on Monday, April 25 at 1:00 p.m.  Click here for the  Program read more

2016 MUDECAS Track Results

April 24, 2016

Johnson County Central High School hosted the 2016 MUDECAS Girls & Boys Track Meet on Saturday, April 23, 2016. JCC was one of 15 schools competing in this year's meet, which included an A and B Division. Competing in the A . . . read more

Tri County Invite Track Results

April 20, 2016

The Johnson County Central High School Girls & Boys Track teams competed at the Dan Tesar Tri County Invite on April 19, 2016, at Tri County High School.  Girls Results: Team: 5th Place High Jump: 2nd Hailey . . . read more

Johnson County Coalition on the Radio

April 18, 2016

On Friday, April 1 high school members of the CAN group visited KUTT/KWBE radio station in Beatrice to record drug-free messages. These messages come from talkaboutalcohol.org and are directed at parents of teens. The students had fun . . . read more

Senior End of Year Information

April 15, 2016

Senior Parents: This is a short note to give you some very important information about the end of the school year for our seniors.  I have tried to list everything up-to-date for you.  If you have any questions or concerns see . . . read more

2016 FBLA State Leadership Conference Results

April 9, 2016

Sixteen students attended the 2016 Nebraska FBLA State Leadership Conference (SLC) in Omaha on April 7-9, 2016. The three-day conference consists of business meetings, competitive events, seminars, workshops, election of state officers, . . . read more

2016 State FFA Results

April 9, 2016

The Johnson County Central FFA Chapter attended the 88th Nebraska FFA State Convention in Lincoln on April 6-8, 2016. The convention was held at Pinnacle Bank Arena, around the Haymarket and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus. . . . read more

JCC to Produce Harvey by Mary Chase

April 5, 2016

Performances: Friday, April 29, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Both at the Elementary Auditorium in Tecumseh Admission: Advanced Tickets Adults $5, Students $4 At the door, Adults $6, Students $5 . . . read more

Thunderbird Invite Track Results

April 5, 2016

The Johnson County Central Boys & Girls Track Teams hosted 11 schools at the Thunderbird Invite on Tuesday, April 5th, in Tecumseh, NE. The Girls Team finished in 2nd Place, while the Boys Team finished in 4th Place.  . . . read more

Thayer Central Track Invite Results

March 31, 2016

The JCC Girls & Boys Track Teams traveled to Hebron to compete in the 2016 Thayer Central Invite, the Thunderbirds second meet of the season. The Girls Team took home 1st Place, while the Boys Team finished 8th Place.  Girls . . . read more

High School Science

March 22, 2016

The science department has been really busy this year, and I can hardly believe we are already in 4th quarter.  We have just finished MAPS testing and we are fast approaching NeSA testing for science.  The last quarter of the year, . . . read more

High School Honor Roll - 3rd Qtr

March 16, 2016

Congratulations to the Thunderbirds on the Johnson County Central High School Third Quarter Honor Roll.  Click to view:  JCC HS 3rd Qtr Honor Roll (2015-16)  (PDF)  read more

District FFA CDE Results

March 2, 2016

2016 District FFA Career Development Events: March 1, 2016 (Beatrice, Nebraska) The JCC FFA Chapter competed at the District FFA CDEs in Beatrice. All of the students have worked extremely hard and we are pleased with their . . . read more

2016 Track Apparel Order

February 24, 2016

Johnson County Central Track Apparel is available for order at  http://aresteamstore.com/showroom/JCC2/397136 All orders will be placed online and then shipped to school. The deadline to order is next Friday, March 4th. Team . . . read more

JCC Shamrock Showdown Dodgeball Tournament

February 23, 2016

The Johnson County Central Student Council presents the Shamrock Showdown Dodgeball Tournament  on March 17th in the high school gym. Games will start at 6:00 p.m. Deadline for registration is March 7th . Each team can . . . read more

HS Social Studies

February 15, 2016

Hello from the JCC HS social studies department: Thus far this semester we have been off to a running start in all courses. Geography is currently focusing on Central America and the Caribbean. We have taken the majority of the month of . . . read more

ECNC Championship Games Live Streamed Online

February 5, 2016

WATCH ONLINE: striv.tv/jcc The JCC Striv team is proud to be bringing live coverage of the ECNC Championship Games on Saturday, February 6th from SECC in Lincoln. The broadcast begins with a 6:00 p.m. tipoff for the Girls . . . read more

ELPA-21: A new assessment for English Language Learners

February 1, 2016

​Every year, students who are English Language Learners take an assessment to measure their abilities in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening in English.  We use the results of this test to measure student growth, make decisions . . . read more

MAP Testing for Grades 9-11: March 2nd & 9th

February 1, 2016

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) testing has been scheduled for Johnson County Central High School, grades 9-11, for March 2 and 9, 2016. (Testing dates are subject to change due to student activity scheduling.) MAP tests measure . . . read more

NeSA English Language Arts, Math and Science Testing

February 1, 2016

Juniors will be taking the statewide NeSA Reading test on March 23, the English Language Art (ELA) transition test on March 24, the NeSA Math test on March 30, and the NeSA Science test on April 20. The tests will be an online test for most . . . read more

ECNC Tournament Info (UPDATED)

January 26, 2016

UPDATE 6:  The JCC Girls defeated Palmyra, 34-30, and lost to Elmwood-Murdock, 46-47. The JCC Boys lost to Elmwood-Murdock, 39-44, and finished Runner-Up in the ECNC Tournament. UPDATE 5:  The JCC Boys defeated #2-seed . . . read more

Academic Decathlon Regional Results

January 18, 2016

UPDATE:  The JCC Academic Decathlon team has qualified for the State Competition in Omaha on Feb. 19th-20th! JCC placed 1st at the Regional Competition and finished 2nd Place in the Small Schools Division across the state. . . . read more

MUDECAS Basketball Tournament 2016 (UPDATED)

January 12, 2016

The MUDECAS Basketball Tournament will be held January 11th through January 16th, 2016 in Beatrice, Neb.  UPDATED:  The JCC Girls lost to Pawnee City, 31-47, on Monday. The Lady Thunderbirds will face Parkview Christian on . . . read more

High School Honor Roll

January 8, 2016

JOHNSON COUNTY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL SECOND QUARTER & FIRST SEMESTER HONOR ROLL (2015-16) The Johnson County Central would like to recognize the 2nd Quarter and the First Semester High School Honor Roll. To be on the Honor . . . read more

Hola from the Spanish department!

January 4, 2016

Hola from the Spanish department! If you have a child in my class, you probably know that they have to talk quite a bit in Spanish; not only in the classroom either. If they can't understand how to or don't have the opportunity . . . read more

One Act Play Production

November 23, 2015

The JCC High School Drama Department has been diligently preparing this year's one act play production.  This year's production is an adaptation by John Minigan of William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors. In this 30-minute . . . read more

FFA: Junior Livestock Judging

November 18, 2015

On Tuesday, the JCC FFA competed at Junior Livestock Judging and qualified for State! At Junior Livestock Judging, the team placed 3rd, qualifying for state: Nick Goracke, Connor Bartels, Aleisha McDonald, Charla Eggleston . . . read more

Music Notes - Fall 2015

November 9, 2015

The music department is in full swing towards our winter concerts that are to be held in December. Right now, the middle school and 5th grade are working hard getting ready for the Christmas concert. At the high school, the music . . . read more


November 9, 2015

By Dr. Boone Sophomores studied photosynthesis and cellular respiration the first quarter this year.  We have done several labs over these topics.  We invited Mrs. Grotrian’s kindergarten class to visit our classroom and . . . read more

One Act Play: The Comedy of Errors

November 4, 2015

Pop, Popcorn, and a Play!  JCC High School Drama Department proudly presents an adaptation of William Shakespeare's  The Comedy of Errors  this  Friday, November 13 and Monday, November 23 at 7:00 PM . . . read more

National FFA Convention

November 2, 2015

Seven members of the Johnson County Central FFA Chapter attended the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Kentucky.  JCC had two national qualifying teams: Agriscience Fair and Farm Business Management. . . . read more

News From The Art Department

October 22, 2015

This November, the UNL Department of Art & Art History will exhibit the artwork of the best high school artists from Southeastern Nebraska. This will be the second year for UNL “Nebraska’s Best” exhibition series. Last . . . read more

State Bound! JCC XC 2015

October 21, 2015

2015 NSAA Cross Country Championship  The Johnson Country Central Cross Country has qualified for state! Sam Saldivar, District Champion, and the Girls Team, District Runner-Up, will compete at the Cross Country Championship in . . . read more

JCC Shop Class

October 12, 2015

This year Mr. Moles’ dad is joining us once a week in the shop.  Mr. Moles has an abundance of knowledge in woodworking and other shop techniques.  One of the classes that he has helped the most is the construction class. . . . read more

PSA - Texting & Driving

October 12, 2015

The JCC Physics class conducted an experiment regarding texting and driving. We randomly surveyed junior and senior high school students along with equal number of teachers on their habits with cell phone usage in the vehicle.  Our . . . read more

Career Fair 2015

October 7, 2015

    Five JCC students, Sharon Albers, Carley Broadfoot, Gunnar Burger, Chase Graham, and Carlee Walters, and Mrs. Moles attended the Explore It! Career Fair! held on September 29 at Southeast Community College in . . . read more

Vocal Music

September 28, 2015

Mr. Doran What a great start to the new school year.  Our students have been rehearsing hard for upcoming concerts and honor choirs.  We have 48 total singers in this year’s high school choir: 12 Sopranos, 14 Altos, 6 . . . read more

National Honor Society Hosts Red Cross Blood Drive

National Honor Society Hosts Red Cross Blood Drive on September 18: National Honor Society at Johnson County Central hosted its first “Sweet 16” Red Cross Blood Drive for the 2015-2016 school year on September 18, . . . read more

Louisville Volleyball Tournament

September 21, 2015

The Thunderbirds will travel to Louisville on Saturday, September 26th to play in the Louisville Athletic Boosters Volleyball Tournament. Pool play games begin at 8:00 a.m.  After each pool play is completed, the top team from . . . read more

ELL News

September 14, 2015

The year is off to a great start.  We have been busy working on the four main goals of the ELL classroom – improving Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.  To help with meeting these goals, the High School received a new . . . read more

MUDECAS Volleyball & More!

September 9, 2015

The JCC Volleyball team will be in three upcoming tournaments. Coming September 14-17 is the MUDECAS Volleyball Tournament in Beatrice. The Thunderbirds will be competing in the B Division, which will play at the Beatrice High School. In the . . . read more

State Track Qualifiers 2015

May 15, 2015

Seven JCC track athletes have qualified for the Nebraska State Track Meet held at Omaha Burke Stadium on Friday, May 22nd and Saturday, May 23rd.  Justin Kuhns - Pole Vault Hanna Carnagey - Discus Ryan Teten - Discus . . . read more

Family Fun Walk

May 4, 2015

  The Johnson County annual fun walk is coming up. It will be held at the Tecumseh High School track on Sunday, May 31 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. We would like to invite you to join us in a free, friendly family event with games, . . . read more

State FBLA Results

April 13, 2015

Congratulations to a great year for the JCC FBLA! The State Competition was held last week April 9th-11th in Omaha.  Congrats to Grant Moles for quailifying for nationals in Business Procedures!  Thank you to all . . . read more

State FFA Results

April 13, 2015

The JCC FFA Chapter competed at the  87th Nebraska State FFA Convention held April 8-10, 2015, in Lincoln. Contests & sessions where held at Pinnacle Bank Arena, as well as University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus.  . . . read more

High School Science

By Justesen, Nichole | April 8, 2015

The science department has been really busy this year, and I can hardly believe we are already in  4 th quarter. This year the science department participated in the SSEP program that allowed students to compete for an opportunity to . . . read more

Johnson County Coalition Students Attend Legislative Day

By Peters, Joan | March 27, 2015

Three high school students attended the Region V Systems Legislative Day at the Nebraska State Capitol on Thursday, March 26 th . This year the coalitions partnered with Project Extra Mile to give the legislature information on issues . . . read more

Purcell honored in Believers & Achievers program

March 20, 2015

JCC senior Michael Purcell was recognized as a 2014-15 recipient of the NSAA Believers & Achievers award at Pinnacle Bank Arena during the Girls' State Basketball Tournament Finals on March 7, 2015.  Michael is the . . . read more

FFA Named Monsanto Grow Communities Winner

March 2, 2015

On Friday, the Johnson County Central FFA Chapter received a check for $2,500 from Monsanto Fund as a part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities.  Allan Beethe, of Johnson County, was selected as one of the Nebraska . . . read more

Vocal Music Happenings

By Tom Doran | February 27, 2015

We are back into a routine in the vocal music realm and what a whirlwind the first part of this semester has been.  Starting with January 11 & 12, Kaycee Bartels & Grant Moles traveled to Crete and participated in the Doane Vocal . . . read more

State AcaDeca Results

On February 20-21, the Johnson County Central Academic Decathlon team competed at State Academic Decathlon at the University of Omaha. Grant Moles competed in the honors category where he placed 2 nd in Math and Interview. Bryan Murphy . . . read more

National FFA Week

February 20, 2015

The JCC FFA Chapter is celebrating National FFA Week -- February 21-28, 2015. FFA is the largest student organization at JCC -- and with 66 members, it is the largest it's ever been!  This year, you can help celebrate with a . . . read more

ELDA Testing - ELL News

By Weber, Lisa | February 6, 2015

            It is time again for the yearly ELDA Testing.   ELDA stands for English Language Development Assessment.  This state test assesses students’ abilities in English in the form . . . read more

Tutorial: Deleting Email Contact

Deleting an Email Contact #1 - Open your email inbox. #2 - Click on the Apps button in the upper right corner -- it’s the bundle of little white squares. #3 - Click on “more” at the bottom of the . . . read more

ECNC Tournament

January 26, 2015

The 2015 ECNC Basketball Tournament brackets are set!  Updated schedule:  • JCC Girls Basketball will face Conestoga on Thursday, Feb. 5th at 7:15 p.m. in Auburn.  • JCC Boys Basketball will play Mead . . . read more

AcaDeca Heading to State!

By Tina Richardson | January 19, 2015

The Johnson County Central Academic Decathlon team competed at Regionals on January 17, 2015. The nine students competed in seven events. There were six individual tests which included Language/Literature, Art, Music, Economics, Math, and . . . read more

2015 MUDECAS Basketball Tournament

January 8, 2015

Come watch the Thunderbird Basketball teams in the 2015 MUDECAS Basketball Tournament held in Beatrice, Neb., starting on January 12th.  FINAL UPDATE: The JCC Lady Thunderbirds finished the MUDECAS Tournament 1-1. In the . . . read more

2014 Johnson County Coalition Banquet

By Peters, Joan | December 8, 2014

Kelsie Kaster and Hannah Swanda were awarded top student volunteers at the Johnson County Coalition’s annual banquet this past week. Awards were also presented to Terry Keebler and his wife for their generous support of our annual fun . . . read more

JCC Students Attend Leadership Symposium at UNL

By Shelley Moles | November 17, 2014

Johnson County Central High School students Roberto Silos, Jesse Reyes, Alejandra Rojas, Jesus Castor and Samuel Saldivar were invited to attend the Latino Leadership Symposium at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus on Wednesday, . . . read more

Happenings in the Band Department

By Fricke, Emily | November 10, 2014

The high school band worked very hard this marching season. Of course, there is always still work to be done and improvements to be made and we will continue to use the same skills we've been working into the concert season.   . . . read more

High School English - British Literature

By Farris, Kris | October 27, 2014

In British Literature classes, seniors have been studying Medieval literature.  While reading The Canterbury Tales, students focused on Chaucer's art of characterization. Students helped the characters come to life in the classroom . . . read more

HS Science Update

By Justesen, Nichole | October 27, 2014

The science department has been really busy this year, and I can hardly believe we are almost done with 1 st quarter. This year I have included a science current event day every Friday. This allows students to do research and see who science . . . read more

JCC FFA qualifies for National Land Judging

October 26, 2014

Johnson County Central FFA Land Judging Team of Samantha Teten, Isaac Buss, Cody Beethe, and Jessica Bohling has qualified to compete at Nationals after securing a 4th Place finish at the State Land Judging Competition held in McCook, Neb. on . . . read more

One Act Play Production: The Cop and the Anthem

By Durre, Tania | October 21, 2014

The Johnson County Central High School One Act Play cast and crew are eagerly preparing for this fall’s production of The Cop and the Anthem . This play is a comedy adapted for the stage by Mark Bucci from a short story with the same . . . read more

Cross Country: Heading to State!

October 20, 2014

Congratulations to our state qualifying cross country runners! The Girls Cross Country Team of Angelica Wellman, Annika McDonald, Aleisha McDonald & Diana Cruz quailifed for state as well as Sam Saldivar from the boys team.  The . . . read more

More Ways to Read Books!

September 8, 2014

We have expanded our wonderful high school library and now have e-books available through the ESU #2 E-book Consortium. High School students and teachers will be able to check out e-books on their iPads. After one to two weeks, depending on . . . read more

Johnson County Central Students Meet With Senator Watermeier

March 10, 2014

Johnson County Coalition Attends Nebraska Prevention Legislative Day To promote awareness of county prevention coalitions and to promote laws regarding substance abuse the Johnson County Coalition headed to the state capitol on Friday, . . . read more

Contest Season

February 25, 2014

Contest Time Contest time is approaching in the music department! The HS band is diligently getting ready for MUDECAS contest as well as District Music Contest which JCC is hosting both this year. We do have a number of students that are also . . . read more

Remembering the Fallen

October 15, 2012


Youth L.E.A.D. Conference

Joan Peters

Youth L.E.A.D. Conference Leadership – Education – Achievement – Dedication by Mrs. Peters Eight members of the 3-D Group attended this Leadership conference at  Peru State College on March 7th. Students from across . . . read more

Valentine Cakes

Mr. Thomas Doran

For Valentines Day the Independent Living classes competed in a cake decorating contest complete with fondant and butter cream frosting.  Each group had the opportunity to plan out their cake designs Tuesday and Wednesday before . . . read more

Two JCC Students Attend Leadership Symposium at UNL

November 30, 2011         Seth Laver and Michael Werner were invited to attend the Black Leadership Symposium at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. Reverend Jesse Jackson, the keynote speaker, . . . read more

New Calculators in Math Classroom

Ben Swanson

I would like to recognize and thank the Tecumseh Public Schools Foundation Inc. for providing the funds to purchase 75 Texas Instruments-30XIIS scientific calculators for use in my math classroom.  These calculators will be checked-out . . . read more

Nebraska State Cheer/Dance Spirit Award

by Lisa Schuster

The Johnson County Central Cheerleading Squad competed at the Nebraska State Cheer & Dance Competition Febr 18th – 19th, 2011.  The members of the competing squad were: Brittany Wolken, Michelle Vongphakdy, Jennifer Carnagey, Emma . . . read more

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