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Homecoming 2022 Spirit Week

Sep 16, 2022

Johnson County Central will celebrate Homecoming 2022 with Spirit Week activities October 2nd-October 7th.  SUNDAY,  Oct 2nd: • Homecoming Tailgate & Bonfire - 5:30 PM (Bonfire Lighting at 7 PM) MONDAY, Oct 3rd: • NO SCHOOL TUESDAY, Oct 4th: • Western Day -  Dress up old west style or new country style! WEDNESDAY, Oct 5th: • Gone Fishing Day -   We are all going fishing! THURSDAY, Oct 6th: • Color Wars - Wear your colors!   . . .

Annual JCC Cheerleading FanCloth Fundraiser

Sep 14, 2022

It is once again that time of year where the JCC Cheerleaders are fundraising to help defray the cost of uniforms and camps by selling JCC clothing. Here is a link to the clothing store:   JCC FanCloth Clothing Store You order online , pay online, and the items get shipped directly to you!!   The store will be open from September 12th, 2022 - October 3rd, 2022 .  Hurry and get your order in.  No guarantees that the products will be here in time for homecoming.   Thank you for supporting the JCC . . .

JCC Striv Sponsorships

Sep 6, 2022

Dear Thunderbird Family, JCC Striv is excited to provide to offer sponsorships for our student live stream crew for our second straight year ! This is a great opportunity not only to highlight your business to a wide audience, but also support our students with funding for equipment, meals, online resources, and so much more.  Since 2015, the JCC Striv Crew has streamed more than 600 different live events! These include not only varsity sports such as volleyball, football, and girls & boys basketball, but also . . .

Upcoming Events in Sept/Oct!

Sep 1, 2022

Come join us for a variety of different events coming this September and October. Here are just a few of the many activities that you can come join us!  Friday, September 9th: Football vs Lourdes Central Catholic* Tuesday, September 20th: NHS Red Cross Blood Drive Friday, September 23rd: Annual Title 1 Pumpkin Night Tuesday/Wednesday, September 27th/28th: Scholastic Book Fair   Sunday, October 2nd: Thunderbird Homecoming Tailgate Friday, October 7th: JCC Booster Club Social Saturday, . . .

Order School Pictures Online Now!

Aug 25, 2022

School Pictures will be taken on Friday, September 9th .  You can place an online order for school pictures starting today! The online site is available up until two days  after  the picture day. Order today! Order online:  http://www.martinphotography.hhimagehost.com/

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First Day of School Information

Aug 12, 2022

Welcome back for the 2022-23 school year!  Did you know you can find a lot of information on the JCC website?  Handbooks  (under "Parent Information" and "Students" tabs) Weekly & Year Calendars  (under the "District" tab) Please note: there will be No School approximately every other Monday for Teacher In-Services. Please reference the Yearly Calendar! Activities Calendar (under the "Quicklinks" button) Sports Calendar . . .

After School Program

Aug 12, 2022

Johnson County Central After School Program.  JCC is accepting students for the new After School Program! Our staff will provide homework tutoring, reading opportunities, snacks, and varied learning activities while caring for students.  The program begins after school and runs until 6:00 PM and is available for students in grades K-6th and 4-year-olds.  If you have any questions, please email Amber Beard or Jon Rother. Please click here for a PDF flyer & application form

Back to School Open Houses

Aug 10, 2022

It is time for the Back to School Open Houses at JCC! Wednesday, August 10th: -- 407 N 1st St, Cook, NE 68329 • 4th-5th Grade Open House (5 PM) • Cook Site Preschool Orientation (5:30 PM) • Middle School Walk-Through (6 PM) Thursday, August 11th: -- 358 N 6th St, Tecumseh, NE 68450 • Tecumseh Site Preschool Orientation (6 PM) • K-3 Open House (6 PM) • High School Open House (6 PM) These are a great opportunity to drop off supplies, finalize paperwork, see the . . .

Thunderbird Pride Yard Signs

Aug 5, 2022

Show your Thunderbird Pride with these new signs! The Johnson County Central Cheerleaders are selling Thunderbird Pride Yard Signs through the month of August. This fundraiser helps defray the costs of uniforms, camps, and various other activities during the school year.   The yard signs are 18” X 24” and will include a stake to put your sign in your yard to promote your pride for Johnson County Central.   There are multiple ways to order: - Google Form: . . .

SchoolPay: Online Lunch Payment & More!

Jul 26, 2022

As we prepare for the upcoming school year, here is a friendly reminder about School Pay! JCC uses a secure online payment platform called SchoolPay where parents can create accounts to pay for some of the student fees and lunch balance. The website is https://www.schoolpay.com  and from there you can create an account for yourself and associate with your child/children. There is also a direct link from the JCC website: Quicklinks > SchoolPay (Online Payment) Previously the link was listed as "Online Lunch . . .

JCC Cheer Camp

May 18, 2022

Johnson County Central will host a JCC Cheer Champ on June 27th, 28th, and 30th in the High School Gym! Email amber.beard@jccentral.org for more information! 2022 JCC Cheer Camp When: June 27th, 28th, & 30th Where: High School Gym • 9 AM to 12 PM -- Kindergarten-4th Grades • 12 PM to 3 PM -- 5th to 8th Grades Price: Includes school lunch, snack, activity, and T-shirt! Price is $30 for the first child, and $25 for each following.  Registration forms were sent home May 18th! Click . . .

2022 Youth Volleyball Camp

May 16, 2022

Johnson County Central Volleyball will host a Youth Volleyball Camp for 3rd-6th graders on July 18th & 19th. The camp will be 10 AM to Noon at the High School.  All JCC students entering grades 3rd through 6th are invited -- and the camp is free! No registration is needed. Please contact Coach Hedger with any questions (timothy.hedger@jccentral.org). Please click here for printable PDF flye r JCC Youth Volleyball Camp • Entering grades 3rd through 6th • July 18th & 19th • 10 AM to . . .

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2022 Summer Activities Links

May 10, 2022

Bookmark this page for a quick list of links to all of the activities going on this summer 2022 at Johnson County Central! Updated 3:30 PM, 5/31/22 JCC Wrestling Camp (June 9th & 10th) - Flyer 1 | Flyer 2     - Still time to sign up or show up at the door!      - $20 will get 4 practices with Doane College Coach Zack Wilcox     - Open to all wrestlers (any grade, any school) are welcome! JCC Cheer Camp (June 27th, 28th, 30th) Summer Band Schedule JCC . . .

JCC Girls Basketball Youth Camp

May 10, 2022

The Johnson County Central Girls Basketball Team will be hosting a Girls Basketball Youth Camp on May 24th-27th, 2022.  The camp will be in the High School Gym in Tecumseh. Grades 3rd-6th will be 9 AM to 10:30 AM. And Grades 7th-8th will be 10:30 AM to 12 PM.  Registration is $30 per athlete and each camper will receive a free basketball.  JCC Girls Basketball Youth Camp 2022 • May 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th • HS Gym (Tecumseh) • 9 AM to 10:30 AM — 3rd-6th Grades • . . .

Summer Lunch 2022

May 10, 2022

Johnson County Central | Summer Meals *EAT UP* Johnson County Central School Summer Meals – With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about summer meals while school is out. Johnson County Central will provide free healthy meals to children during the summer.  Summer Meals will be served at Johnson County Central High School . Meals will be served Monday through Thursdays only ( NO FRIDAYS or HOLIDAYS ). Lunch will be served from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM.  . . .

2022 Thunderbird Boys Basketball Camps

Apr 19, 2022

The JCC High School Boys Basketball Staff is offering camps for current (2021-22) 3rd through 7th grade boys -- there will be a 3rd through 5th grade camp and a 6th-7th Grade camp.  Read below for more information! Registration forms can be found on the links below! Dates: May 31st, June 1st & 2nd Thunderbird Junior High Boys Basketball Camp Flyer & Registration Form (9:00 AM to Noon) Thunderbird 3rd-5th Grade Boys Basketball Camp Flyer & Registration Form (1:00 PM to 3:00 PM) The JCC . . .

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JCC Facilities Bond Website

Apr 11, 2022

JCC Public Schools is working with a team of architects, engineers, and construction managers to evaluate what our district needs to grow for the future. Information collected from state and county data, members of the community, and the district has showed us what we need for the district to meet its goals in the most cost-effective way. This website is the official resource for members of the JCC Public Schools community to learn about progress and find factual information about the project. Use this site for information from past . . .

Open House: Facility Tour Dates Announced

Mar 14, 2022

Johnson County Central Public Schools' Board of Education will be hosting Open Houses & Special Board of Education Meetings in March and April. All residents of the Johnson County Central School District are invited and encouraged to attend these events.  •  Thursday, March 31st, 2022 JCC High School Gym (358 N 6th St, Tecumseh, NE) 6:30 PM - Open House 7:30 PM - Special Board of Education Meeting •  Tuesday, April 12th, 2022 JCC Middle School Gym (407 N 1st St, Cook, NE) 6:30 PM - . . .

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Message from Superintendent Rother

Feb 24, 2022

Message from Superintendent Jon Rother:  In the article titled “ Bond Election Vote for New JCC School Facility on May 10 ” in the Tecumseh Chieftain (2/24/22), there is one quotation attributed to me that I would like to offer some additional clarification on. My statement has been unintentionally misquoted.  My original comment was that our true goal and intention is that I want to see our school district and communities thrive.  When we talk about our communities, we mean ALL of our . . .

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JAG Nebraska Career Specialist Opening

Feb 22, 2022

- Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) Nebraska Career Specialist - The United Way of the Midlands is currently accepting applications for a JAG Nebraska Career Specialist. The United Way of the Midlands will be partnering with Johnson County Central Schools to provide programming for students in our community.   Please go to the following website to learn more about this position: https://www.unitedwaymidlands.org/about/careers/  Please email your resume and cover letter to: . . .

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JCC Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services - REVIEWED

Feb 15, 2022

Through the American Rescue Plane (ARP) and Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER), Johnson County Central is allocated to receive $784,461 in federal funds to address the needs of students, their safe return to school and loss of learning that may have occurred during the COVID pandemic. As such, JCC is required to develop a plan for returning to in-person learning. Community input for this plan is appreciated.  Please see the full document in the link here: JCC 2021-2022 Safe Return Plan . . .

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E-rate Cat2.2022

Jan 28, 2022

Cat2.2022 E-Rate Documents RFP - Cat2.2022 AP Licensing (PDF) Johnson County Central Public Schools is seeking proposals for support and management licensing for eighty-four (84) access points. Proposed support and management licensing must be compatible with Meraki MR42 and Meraki 86 access points. Proposals are due in either hardcopy or in electronic form (PDF format) on or before Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 3:00 pm CST.

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Superintendent Monthly Update: February 2022

Jan 27, 2022

Superintendent Monthly Update By Jon Rother February 2022 The Bond On May 10, 2022, Johnson County Central voters will decide whether to build a new facility for the education and safety of all students and personnel in our district.  In doing so, they will weigh an important question:  how do we most efficiently and effectively use our limited economic resources for the good of our school district and meet the needs of our current and future students?  Are our resources better devoted . . .

2022 MUDECAS Basketball Tournament

Jan 3, 2022

The brackets have been released for the 2022 MUDECAS Basketball Tournament held in Beatrice, Nebraska. The tournament will run Monday through Saturday, January 10th-15th, 2022, at the Beatrice City Auditorium and Beatrice Middle School.  The JCC Girls Basketball Team has received the #3 seed in the B Division and will face Tri County on Monday, January 10th, at 4:00 PM at the Beatrice Middle School. UPDATE GIRLS #1 : The JCC girls basketball team defeated Tri County, 44-25. The Thunderbirds will now face BDS on Thursday . . .

2021 JCC Winter Music Concert Replays

Dec 14, 2021

Please check out the replays from all of our winter music programs! A big thank you to our music directors Tom Doran & Emily Fricke! Grades 9-12 Concert: 12/2/21 Grades 4-8 Concert: 12/10/21 Grades K-3 Concert: 12/14/21

HOSA Blood Drive: Dec 7th

Nov 24, 2021

HOSA is sponsoring a Blood Drive on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at the JCC HS Gym.  We are hoping you might take about an hour out of your day to donate blood and help save lives of patients in need.   If you would like to schedule appointment you may contact Mrs. Roesener at devon.roesener@jccentral.org  You must be at least 17 years old to give blood and weight at least 110 lbs. (16 year olds can give blood with parental consent - forms can be retrieved from Mrs. Roesener).   If you donated whole blood . . .

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Superintendent Monthly Update: JCC School Bond Steering Committee

Nov 14, 2021

Superintendent Monthly Update: November 2021 JCC School Bond Steering Committee Who They Are and What They Do By Jon Rother Please click here for  PDF  (printable) version. In the process of discussing an upcoming Johnson County Central school bond, we are now at the stage where a “steering committee” has begun their work.  The steering committee is composed of district patrons that have volunteered their time and energy to help guide a decision that will affect our school district for . . .

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Veterans Day Programs Replays

Nov 12, 2021

Johnson County Central held two Veterans Day Programs on Thursday, November 11th, 2021. Here are the replays from both programs.  Thank you Kristen Gordon and Keith Osterhoudt, today’s honored speakers, for your service to our country and giving your time to speak today. Congratulations Rich Roesener and Randy Muhms on receiving your Quilts of Valor today from the Johnson County American Legion Auxiliary. Thank you American Legion Bickel-Nelson Post 360 and Tecumseh Post 2 for providing color guard for today's . . .

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Save the Date: JCC Preschool Enrollment Opens Dec 1st

Nov 8, 2021

Johnson County Central Preschool enrollment opens December 1st, 2021, for the 2022-23 school year. An online application can be completed beginning on December 1st, 2021 on www.jccentral.org.  If you have any questions or would like to schedule a classroom visit, please call the elementary office: 402-335-3320.  * All preschool children, regardless of their abilities, disabilities, or the social, linguistic, or economic diversity of the children's families are eligible to be served in our preschool program. . . .

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First Grade News!!!

Oct 7, 2021

With the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment organizations, we are excited to tell you that we received a School Bus for the Arts grant from these organizations to support our visit to The Rose Theatre in Omaha, Nebraska, on Friday, November 5, 2021. We will be watching the performance of Corduroy . This is a book by Don Freeman. It is a story of friendship. We will be practicing our active listening skills and theatre etiquette as we observe the elements of the theatre - posture, movement, . . .

Rock Into Reading at the Scholastic Book Fair!

Sep 20, 2021

Johnson County Central Public Schools is hosting a Book Fair at the Elementary and Middle School libraries.  September 20th-24th, 2021 Hours: Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday - 3:35 PM to 4:00 PM Wednesday during P/T Conferences - 3:45 PM to 8:00 PM Friday during P/T Conferences - 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon Click here for the Scholastic Book Fair website!

FanCloth: Cheerleader Clothing Fundraiser

Sep 14, 2021

The cheerleaders are once again having their FanCloth clothing fundraiser. Please view the attached catalog and the variety of options for clothing. JCC Cheer FanCloth Fundraiser Please view the catalog through the link provided above and then: Choose a clothing item Choose your size Personalize your item if available Check out! When checking out the last thing to help the cheerleaders out with: Type in the name of one of the following cheerleaders to show your support and give credit to that . . .

Announcing the Thunderbird Fall Classic Golf Tournament Starting in October 2021

Sep 13, 2021

Johnson County Central is proud to announce a brand new event open to all Thunderbird alumni and all alumni of any former schools who are now part of the Thunderbird Family!  Please join us for the first annual Thunderbird Fall Classic Golf Tournament on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 at the Tecumseh Country Club.  The event will be a 4 person scramble, $160/team, with flag prizes and meal included. Non-golfers are welcome to join us afterwards for Husker Football, food, & socializing! To register or for . . .

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JCC American Rescue Plan ESSER III Public Survey

Sep 10, 2021

Through the federal American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief fund, Johnson County Central is eligible for $785,009 to continue safe in-person instruction and to address unfinished teaching and learning to mitigate the pandemic.  Your feedback for the use of this funds is greatly appreciated! A través del fondo federal de ayuda de emergencia para escuelas primarias y secundarias del American Rescue Plan, Johnson County Central es elegible para $ 785,009 para continuar la instrucción . . .

Homecoming 2021 - Spirit Week

Aug 30, 2021

Homecoming King & Queen Coronation:  Starting planning for the 2021 JCC Homecoming Spirit Week coming September 13th-17th! The Spirit Week will conclude with the parade on Friday, Sept 17th, the football game vs Thayer Central, and the homecoming dance! Johnson County Central would like to invite EVERYONE in helping the students and staff celebrate Homecoming 2021! Join us at the football field on  Wednesday for the  Thunderbird Tailgate & Bonfire on September 15th! There will be . . .

School Picture Day Is Coming Soon!

Aug 19, 2021

You now have the convenience to place an online order for School Pictures! Order your school pictures before picture day on Friday, September 3rd, 2021! If you'd like to order by cash or check, an envelope will be sent home with your student, or they can also be picked up at one of our school offices. Please click the link below to place your order.  Thank you! www.martinphotography.hhimagehost.com   School Picture Day: Friday, September 3rd, 2021

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School Lunches for 2021-22 School Year

Aug 2, 2021

School Meals at No Charge for All Students (8/2/21) PDF SCHOOL MEALS AT NO CHARGE FOR ALL STUDENTS Effective for the School Year 2021-22, Johnson County Central will serve meals at no charge to enrolled students. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved use of the Seamless Summer Option (SSO), which allows local school districts to provide no-cost meals to all enrolled students for the duration of the 2021-22 school year.  The new school year requires a new meal application. Although school meals . . .

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JCC Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services

Jul 13, 2021

Through the American Rescue Plane (ARP) and Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER), Johnson County Central is allocated to receive $784,461 in federal funds to address the needs of students, their safe return to school and loss of learning that may have occurred during the COVID pandemic. As such, JCC is required to develop a plan for returning to in-person learning. Community input for this plan is appreciated.  You may recall that last year's return to school plan consisted of . . .

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JCC Preschool Enrollment: OPEN NOW!

Jul 6, 2021

JCC Preschool Application Form (CLICK HERE!) Dear Families, The 2022-2023 academic year is drawing near!  We know you are your child’s first and most important teacher, and we would love to join you in the education of your young learner.  Our focus is to provide learning opportunities for those students who will be entering kindergarten the following year. Therefore, the majority of our enrollment will be filled by prekindergarten students. Prekindergarten is defined as a child who will be four . . .

Summer Lunch 2021

May 18, 2021

JCC Summer Lunch Program 2021 MEET UP, *EAT UP*  Let's meet up for some good food and fun!!! WHEN : May 24th thru July 29th TIME : 11:30 am to 12:30 pm No Meals Fridays or Holidays WHERE : JCC High School Cafeteria - or -  WHERE:  Middle School (Cook) -  Pick Up Only   - 11:45 am to 12:00 pm Please call JCC Middle School 402-864-4181 with the number of student meals you need. We will also send a breakfast for the next day.

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Summer Reading

May 14, 2021

You can continue to practice your reading through Renaissance Accelerated Reading! Go to: https://global-zone50.renaissance-go.com/welcomeportal/204229 Login with your usual AR username and password. Use the myOn e-books located on the home page. If you want to take an AR quiz check the i (information page) located at the top to get the quiz #. Have a Great Summer and READ!  

JCC Facilities Story

Apr 22, 2021

Putting "it" in Front of the Public - Written by Jon Rother  (Click on link for a printable PDF) When the Nemaha Valley and Tecumseh school districts merged in 2007, there was a lot of uncertainty. What will our new school name be? What about school colors? What will the mascot be? Now, fourteen years later, the uncertainty of how to address facility needs gets longer with each passing year and never goes away. The JCC board and administration will often be asked variations of the following questions: . . .

NSAA Student Advisory Committee Selection

Apr 15, 2021

GREAT NEWS! JCC’s Rita Ceballos has been selected to serve on the NSAA Student Advisory Committee for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years!  We are very proud of Rita for this honor. She will serve on the committee for her junior & senior years, helping promote the mission of the NSAA, encompassing leadership, sportsmanship and integrity. The focus is on providing education and leadership through open and honest communication with all member schools and their students, administrators and coaches.  . . .

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E-rate Cat2.2021

Feb 3, 2021

Cat2.2021 E-rate Documents RFP - Cat2.2021 Firewall (PDF) Johnson County Central Public Schools is seeking proposals for, or highly equivalent to, CIPAfilter firewall device; part number CF350. See Appendix A for further information on part numbers and quantities requested. Proposals are due in either hardcopy or in electronic form (PDF format) on or before Friday, March 5, 2021 at 3:00 pm CST.

JCC Preschool Applications

Jan 11, 2021

The Johnson Country Central Preschool Program will be accepting applications starting February 1st for the 2021-22 school year.  Preschool Application Form (Click Here) Dear Family, It is time to begin thinking about the 2021-2022 preschool academic year. We know you are your child’s first and most important teacher, and we would love to join you in the education of your young learner.  Our focus is to provide learning opportunities for those students who will be entering kindergarten the . . .

2021 MUDECAS Basketball Tournament

Jan 4, 2021

Click below for the full final brackets with all scores (PDF) 2021 MUDECAS Basketball Tournament - Girls Bracket 2021 MUDECAS Basketball Tournament - Boys Bracket 2021 MUDECAS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE/RESULTS: Monday - Girls Results: Girls A Division: (at Auditorium) 3:30 PM - Johnson-Brock (6) def Diller-Odell (3), 35-30 (2 OT) 5:00 PM - Falls City Sacred Heart (2) def Meridian (7), 63-22 6:30 PM - Exeter-Milligan (1) def Freeman (8), 33-24 . . .

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2020 JCC Christmas Music Concert (VIDEO)

Dec 22, 2020

Johnson County Central Public Schools is excited to showcase a variety of vocal & instrumental groups featuring all K-12 grades for our 2020 Christmas Music Concert. Please enjoy this video we have created to celebrate this festive season.     2020 JCC Christmas Music Concert   Order of appearance: • Grades K-3 present Elfis and the Sleigh Riders • 4th-5th-6th Grade Choir (17:01) • 4th Grade Choir (19:16) • 5th Grade Band (22:01) • 5th Grade . . .

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Revised School Calendar (12/15/20)

Dec 17, 2020

Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, two additional teacher work days have been added to the calendar; January 29th and March 1st. There will be no school for students on these days, however teachers and staff will be on site. 2020-21 Yearly Calendar   (PDF) Revised 12/15/20

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JCC PTO Wish Tree

Nov 30, 2020

The JCC PTO is happy to offer the Wish Tree again this year for the teachers at JCC! Due to COVID restrictions, we decided to put together an Amazon gift list to share. Please reach out to the JCC PTO Facebook page if you have any questions! JCC PTO Wish Tree Amazon Gift List Link (Click Here)

Three C's

Nov 18, 2020

As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the state, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and the Governor’s office have launched a campaign to encourage Nebraskans to stay committed to good health habits. The campaign calls on all Nebraskans to Avoid the Three Cs: 1) crowded places, 2) close contacts, and 3) confined spaces. Avoid gathering in groups where you are unable to maintain six-feet distance from others. Wear a mask or maintain six-feet distance when you are with people outside of your . . .

New Online Payment System: SchoolPay

Nov 10, 2020

On Monday, November 30th, Johnson County Central Public Schools will be moving to a new online payment system called SchoolPay for all online lunch payments. In order to make this transition as easy as possible, we will be sending out informational brochures regarding account access and payment information. Please look these brochures over and contact your school with any questions. Information about SchoolPay can also be found on our school's website, our monthly newsletter, and on our social media. •  SchoolPay . . .

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Band Fundraiser - Watkins

Nov 8, 2020

Support the band by ordering Watkins Products. All orders and money are due to the school by Thursday, Nov. 19th. Please make sure to completely fill out your order form. All orders should arrive before Christmas break.  Watkins Catalog (PDF) Online Order Form (Google Form)

Subdistrict Volleyball

Oct 22, 2020

The JCC Volleyball team will play in the C2-1 Subdistrict at Freeman . All games will be live streamed on the Freeman Striv Channel  ( striv.tv/freeman ). Fans will be asked to immediately clear the gym & building at the conclusion of each match. Monday, Oct 26th Schedule: 5:00 PM - #2 Tri County vs #3 Wilber-Clatonia 6:30 PM - #1 Freeman vs #4 Johnson County Central Gym will be cleared between games to provide time to clean. (Home Teams in Bold ) Tuesday, Oct 27th Schedule:  6:00 . . .

Miles for Music 5K

Oct 13, 2020

This Saturday morning at 9:00 AM is the Miles for Music 5K! We hope you can come and support the band department by running, walking, or even riding a bike on our route. Bring friends! Registration table opens at 8:15am. Walk ups are welcome!  Cost is $5 for students grades 4-12 and $20/adult. Thanks for your support! Miles for Music 5K Registration Form   (PDF) Miles for Music 5K -- Saturday, October 17th, 2020 -- 9:00 AM

Booster Club T-Bird Apparel

Oct 1, 2020

The JCC T-Bird Booster Club is hosting an online Thunderbird Apparel store. The store will be available all year -- and will have different specials each month. The first 2 weeks of October is free shipping! Thunderbird Store Link http://www. jccentralelementaryspiritwear. com/ Thank you for supporting Johnson County Central!

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JCC Event & Protocol Updates (9/29/2020)

Sep 29, 2020

EVENT UPDATES: Due to COVID-related reasons here are the upcoming changes to our activities: Girls Golf:  Thursday, October 1st, JCC will not be participating in the Lincoln Christian Invite Football:   Friday, October 2nd: at Palmyra has been canceled Monday, October 5th: JV with Conestoga has been canceled Volleyball: Tuesday, Sept 29th - triangular with Weeping Water and Louisville has been canceled Thursday, October 1st: vs Pawnee City --  postponed until Friday, . . .

Fan Cloth Fundraiser - JCC Cheerleaders

Sep 21, 2020

The JCC Cheerleaders are selling JCC clothing to help defray the costs of uniforms, camp, and supplies. Please utilize the following link: Fan Cloth to shop for your JCC clothing . When asked for the student you are supporting please enter one of the following cheerleaders' names: Stephanie Cruz, Emma Walters, Kinze Gordon, Dani Lueders, Daisy Ortiz, Vanessa Jimenez, or Sunnie Rother.  Orders are available online and the items will be shipped directly to you. Order at FANCLOTH.SHOP/ZJGPL today! . . .

Scholastic Book Fair 2020

Sep 13, 2020

Let’s Have a Book Fiesta! Scholastic Book Fair in September Elementary and Middle School Libraries Reading is the most important skill you can teach a child. Of all the skills children learn, it is the one you can influence the most. Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose books will motivate them to read more. And like most acquired skills, the more kids practice reading, the better they’ll get. We invite you to visit our Scholastic Book Fair and experience a celebration of reading . . .

Homecoming Spirit Week

Aug 31, 2020

Homecoming 2020 Week of September 8th-11th Spirit Week Click here for a printable PDF schedule! Monday, Sept 7th: NO SCHOOL - LABOR DAY Tuesday, Sept 8th: Color Wars Seniors: Black Juniors: White Sophomores: Blue Freshmen: Pink 8th Grade: Neon Yellow 7th Grade: Neon Orange 6th Grade: Neon Green 5th Grade: Camo 4th Grade: Plaid 3rd Grade: Rainbow 2nd Grade: Stripes 1st Grade: Polka Dots Pre-K & Kindergarten: Red All Staff: Tie Dye Wednesday, Sept 9th: Favorite . . .

JCC Arts Instagram

Aug 31, 2020

We have an Instagram! Join our 6th grade through 12th grade artists as they create. All are welcome, like, share, and connect. https://www.instagram.com/jcc.arts/

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Order Your School Pictures Today!

Aug 27, 2020

School pictures are scheduled for Friday, September 4th at both sites. Paper packets for ordering have already been sent home. You can also place your school photos orders online here:  www.martinphotography.hhimagehost.com . Online orders can be made in advance. Online orders must be placed by Sept 6th (two days after picture day).

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Away Event Protocols 2020-21

Aug 26, 2020

Thunderbirds,  We will try to post all protocols we have for both home & away events. Please remember, we do offer digital editions of our paper programs for our home events here . HOME EVENTS:  JCC Game Day Protocols Page AWAY EVENTS: • Thursday, March 11th: JH Wrestling @ Nebraska City - Spectators limited to 3 per wrestler - Nebraska City Activities YouTube Channel • Saturday, Feb 13th: District Wrestling @ Central Valley - Spectators limited to 4 tickets per participating . . .

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Programs

Aug 24, 2020

Digital copies of all our paper programs will be made available here in PDF form.  January 19th, 2021 - JV/V G/B Basketball vs Weeping Water January 8th, 2021 - JV/V Girls Basketball vs Auburn  ( Parents Night Insert ) December 22nd, 2020 - JV/V G/B Basketball vs Freeman December 10th, 2020 - JV/V G/B Basketball vs Syracuse September 28th, 2020 - JV Volleyball vs Pawnee City (originally scheduled as a triangular) September 22nd, 2020 - Volleyball vs Elmwood-Murdock (Parents Night) . . .

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Cook Site Open House Presentations

Aug 5, 2020

Please check out the following Open House Presentations for Grades 4th-8th.  4th Grade Open House Presentation: Direct Link 5th Grade Open House Presentation: Direct Link 6th Grade Open House Presentation: Direct Link 7th Grade Open House Presentation: Direct Link 8th Grade Open House Presentation: Direct Link

JCC 2020-21 COVID Levels Protocol

Jul 22, 2020

Please click here for a printable PDF version of the   JCC 2020-21 COVID Levels Protocol  (PDF) Students, staff and visitors are to have a mask/facial covering available. If a student/staff/visitor does not have a mask or facial covering, a mask will be provided by the school free of charge. School issued masks will stay at the school and be sanitized by school personnel.   Students are welcome to bring and wear their own appropriate cloth face coverings. *Individuals under the age of 2, or those . . .

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SEL Resources Regarding COVID-19

Jul 17, 2020

LINKS: Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19 (National Association of School Psychologists) Helping Children Cope With Stress During The 2019-nCoV Outbreak (WHO) - PDF COVID-19: Coping With Stress (CDC) COVID-19 Response: Resources for Educators & Families (Second Step) Mind Yeti Videos  - video Coronavirus Explained! (for kids)  - video  

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Home Internet Survey

Jul 14, 2020

In order to help better serve our students, please fill out this form regarding home internet access as best as possible.  We will use this feedback to help determine areas of need for assistance with home internet access. Click here to fill out our Home Internet Survey: https://forms.gle/evHNb7AFPpiq916R7 This form has been sent out via our alert system, mailed physical copies, and our Facebook page. 

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School Improvement Progress: August 2020

Jul 14, 2020

School Improvement is an ongoing process that examines our practices, programs, and curriculum. From these observations we make plans to improve teaching practices to increase student learning and achievement. Standards alignment, assessment practices, professional development opportunities, curriculum reviews, use of researched-based instructional practices, community support, and addressing and celebrating diversity are all critical for the school improvement process.   In the spring of 2021 we will have an external review. . . .

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Student Assistance Team

Jul 14, 2020

Johnson County Central Schools has a Student Assistance Team (SAT) in place in each of the school buildings. This team is composed of classroom teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, and enrichment teachers who meet to discuss student concerns. When a teacher has concerns about a student, the team gathers to discuss these concerns and gives suggestions and/or interventions to help the student become more successful in the school environment.  For academic concerns, students may receive additional support through . . .

JCC Early Start to 2020-21 School Year

Jun 22, 2020

In light of last school year’s COVID-19 events, JCC has made the decision to have an early start to the 2020-2021 school year. In doing such, we hope to get students back into school after a very long time away from our best opportunities for learning. This will also allow us to add a cushion to the school year should there be a recurrence of COVID-19. We will begin school for students on Wednesday, August 5th. Please look for our updated calendar on our website and Facebook pages. More information regarding open houses and . . .

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Summer Reading Growth

Jun 3, 2020

For those students who want to build their reading skills and their love of reading Johnson County Central Elementary and Middle School will have the libraries available for a limited time this summer. Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. at the Tecumseh site and 11:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. at the Cook site. All families must follow safety precautions! • One family at a time. • Everyone must wear a mask. Books should be returned in the book slot at Cook or in the boxes at . . .

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Cook Site Student Honors Recognition

May 29, 2020

Please congratulate all students recognized for receiving the following awards: President's Award for Academic Excellence, Community Service Awards, Duke TIP Recipients, and academic excellence appearing on the Honor Roll with Distinction for both the 1st and 2nd semesters.  Cook Site Student Honors Recognition  (PDF)

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Summer Weight Room Information

May 28, 2020

2020 Summer Weight Room Guidelines June 1st - July 31st JCC SUMMER WEIGHT ROOM COVID-19 MONITORING PROTOCOL- SUMMER 2020 We will be following the NSAA guidelines for summer weight room. We are limiting our groups to 10 people, and workouts are limited to 1 hour. In addition to following the NSAA guidelines, personnel will also be checking temperatures and screening all participants on a daily basis for any symptoms of COVID-19. This will be done prior to the student entering the building for their workout. . . .

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Summer Strength Training Survey

May 19, 2020

Summer Weight Training Survey Google Form Dear Student-Athletes, Please help us provide the best summer weight lifting experience by answering some questions about your needs.  The Governor and the NSAA have recently put out information announcing that schools are allowed to start summer strength and conditioning sessions beginning on June 1st.  There are a number of requirements that schools must follow in order to open up their facilities.  They are as follows: * Maintain social distance by being . . .

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Summer 2020 Lunch Program

May 15, 2020

Johnson County Central will be offering a Grab-n-Go Lunch with a breakfast for the following day starting Monday, June 1st and continuing through Thursday, July 16th . Lunches will be curbside pick-up Monday through Thursday in Tecumseh, Cook and Talmage.  Summer Lunch Program Sign-Up Form:  https://forms.gle/nregY6gomZ2JieAd6 2020 Summer Lunch: Monday, June 1st through Thursday, July 30th @ Cook Site — 11:00a to 11:25a @ Tecumseh Site — 11:30a to 12:30p @ Talmage Community . . .

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WATCH: JCC Board Meeting

Apr 7, 2020

The Johnson County Central Public Schools Board of Education Meeting on Wednesday, May 13th, 2020, at 6:30 PM, will be streamed live on the JCC Striv Channel . To watch the meeting live, click here  ( https://striv.tv/channel/jcc/ ) 

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Library Resources: AR & Axis360

Mar 23, 2020

Library information from Mrs. Peters: JCC students will be able to access Accelerated Reading quizzes with any internet access. The website is : https://global-zone50.renaissance-go.com/welcomeportal/204229 Students should log in with their regular AR usernames and passwords. You can check a book’s AR level on the website: www.arbookfind.com JCC Middle School and High School Students can access e-books through Axis360 by searching for Johnson County Central Middle School or High School and logging in using . . .

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Online Resources

Mar 22, 2020

Here is a running list of online resources available to students/families while school is temporarily closed.  Please click on each resource for more information.  (Updated 4/6/20 9:00 AM) https://www.myon.com/school/readathome School Name: Read at Home Username: readnow Password: myon World Book Online Using Zoom (Instructions/FAQ) Music Class Website  (4th-6th Grade) Library Resources: AR & Axis360 K-3 Music Practice Resources

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Music Class Website

Mar 20, 2020

From Mrs. Fricke:  For all of my 4-6 Music kids/parents... you can now access our songs on the website we use in class for 30 days! Just follow the link! #GoJCC https://www.eemusicclass.com/shared/mSxCh7e9BsDav4Qa

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Food Service Sign Up Link

Mar 18, 2020

Google Form Sign Up Link Johnson County Central is working to provide food for all JCC while the school is closed. This food service will be FREE for all JCC students ages 18 months-18 years. This will include a brown bag lunch and a cold breakfast for the next morning. Parents/guardians please fill out our  Google Form to help us prepare the correct amount of food. The form will include one week's worth of days -- you can mark which days you are requesting food.  Curbside pick-up windows will be . . .

World Book Online

Mar 17, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,  Our school district has a subscription to  World Book Online!  This means you have FREE access from home or on the go with any internet-connected device.  What is  World Book Online ? A safe, trusted, 21st-century learning environment for students.  Please click here for a PDF for instructions on logging in on home devices (PDF) If you need the login information, it should have been sent home with your student. If you do not have it, please contact the . . .

Using Zoom (Instructions/FAQ)

Mar 15, 2020

One resource available to our students/staff for remote instruction is  Zoom . Below is a list of resources/instructions for using this app. Students should already have the Zoom app installed on their iPads. If available, students can also use Zoom on a phone or laptop. Zoom Instructions - For Students To Join a Meeting (Students do NOT need an account to join) Click on link in email sent from your teacher. Open this page in “Zoom”? - click OPEN Please enter your name - make sure . . .

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Important Information about the Coronavirus

Mar 10, 2020

April 17th, 2020 Video Update Video update from JCC Superintendent Dr. Boldt (4/17/2020) April 2, 2020 ESU 4 School Districts Update + Video Update Video update from JCC Superintendent Dr. Boldt (4/2/2020) To Families in ESU 4 School Districts:  ESU 4 schools will be operating in an alternative learning environment for the remainder of the school year.  Per Governor Rickett's Directive Health Measure, all schools in Nebraska will remain closed and operate . . .

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E-Rate Cat2.2020

Jan 23, 2020

Cat2.2020 E-Rate Documents RFP - Cat2.2020 - UPS  (PDF) QUESTIONS: QUESTIONS ON POTENTIAL POWER DISTRIBUTION UNIT 1. Do you need horizontal or vertical? Horizontal is most desired. But either horizontal or vertical works. 2. What input plug do you need (ex. NEMA 5-15P, NEMA L5-30P, NEMA L6-30P, ETC.) & how long do you need it to be? NEMA 5-15P Input Plug. The AC input cord should be at least 10 feet. 3. What outlets do you need and how many of each (ex. NEMA 5-15R, NEMA 6-20R, . . .

2020 MUDECAS Basketball Tournament (Updated)

Jan 6, 2020

The brackets have been released for the 2020 MUDECAS Basketball Tournament held in Beatrice, Nebraska. The tournament will run Monday through Saturday, January 13th-18th, 2020. The JCC Girls Basketball Team received the 3rd Seed in the B Division and will face Tri County on Monday at SCC-Beatrice at 3:30 PM. The JCC Boys received the 7th Seed in the A Division and will face Falls City Sacred Heart at 5:00 PM at the Beatrice City Auditorium.  UPDATE #1: The JCC Girls will face HTRS in the Girls B Division Semifinals . . .

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Circle of Security Parenting Class

Dec 18, 2019

All parents wish children came with instructions. It often feels like we’re just making it up as we go along, never sure if we’re getting it right. Circle of Security™-Parenting is an 8-week parenting program based on years of research about how to build a strong relationship with your children. It is designed to help you learn how to respond to your child’s needs in a way that enhances your connection with him or her, which often leads to changes in the child’s behavior. You’ll learn how to be . . .

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An App or Your Lap?

Dec 1, 2019

Since we live in a world that is continuously advancing technologically, it is no wonder that the amount of screen time we all encounter has increased.  However, is this optimal for young children?  Perhaps we need to stop and ask ourselves the following questions:   Is the young child benefiting from what’s on the screen or is it merely an electronic babysitter? Is high-tech play displacing the following opportunities in your child’s life:  face-to-face interactions with people, parent-child . . .

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Blood Drive

Dec 1, 2019

The Johnson County Central High School National Honor Society Chapter is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, December 10th in the high school gym.  If you are interested in setting up an appointment to donate, sign up online at redcrossblood.org or contact Olivia Reuter, drive coordinator, by email at olivia.reuter@jccentral.org or by phone at (402) 335-3328 and let her know what times between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM work for you to donate.  

JCC Cook Site Donation Drive for Troops Serving Overseas

Nov 19, 2019

Please donate items listed for troops serving in our military. Items will be delivered to the Ladies Auxiliary of Cook along with letters from students for our active duty soldiers. Thank you for your support! Click here for a list of items to donate (PDF)

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Winter Sports Concession Stand Sign Up

Nov 18, 2019

The winter sports seasons are starting!  Please sign up for a time to work in the concession stand.  There are 80 slots to fill, we need everyone to help!  Thank you. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1H3sAgwFOUMiNQdhFbXgNzYAiqQho2JRRf06l2s4CLDY/edit?usp=sharing  

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Parent Surveys | School Improvement

Oct 21, 2019

The Perceptual Data Committee needs all parents of students, who attend JCC, to complete the parent survey by November 22, 2019. Please click on the appropriate link based on your students grade level. If you have multiple children in various buildings, please choose one grade level to complete. If you already completed a survey at Parent Teacher Conferences, you do not need to do this again. We thank you for your input, this will help our School Improvement process as we look toward the future of JCC. High School Parent . . .

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Book Fair Under the Sea

Oct 16, 2019

Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits. It unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Johnson County Central Public Schools will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair on October 21-25, 2019 at the Elementary and Middle School libraries after school until 4:00 p.m. and during P/T Conferences, Tuesday, October 22 from 12:00-8:00 p.m. Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings to school the books kids want to read. It’s a . . .

Title 1 Informational Meeting and Pumpkin Night Recap

Oct 16, 2019

On Friday, October 11, 2019 Johnson County Central held its informational meeting and pumpkin decorating night. Parents and students were invited to attend the annual meeting held in the high school cafeteria to find out details about the Title 1 Program offered at the school from Grades K through 8. Refreshments of hot dogs, chips, and water were enjoyed before the annual meeting began. Students, along with their parents, chose a pumpkin to decorate and take home. Each student chose the artistic decorations they wanted to make . . .

Title Pumpkin Fun Night 2019

Oct 2, 2019

Please join us for the Family Fun Night / Tailgate Party / Pumpkin Decorating for Pre-K thru 5th Grades on Friday, October 11th, 2019.  *** All attendees must attend an informational Title 1 meeting in the high school cafeteria at 5:15 PM *** After the meeting, everyone will receive a stamp on his/her hand allowing them to attend the fun at 5:30 PM on the JCC Tecumseh Site playground.  You'll get free admission to the JCC football game + free pumpkin to decorate + free hot dog, chips & drink! Please . . .

JCC Cheerleading Fundraiser

Sep 16, 2019

Please help the JCC cheerleaders raise money for the cost of uniforms, camps, community service, and more. All FanCloth ordering is online!!! FANCLOTH.SHOP/AEBVQ At CHECKOUT be sure to enter the cheerleader’s name you want to support. Courtnie Zyla - Senior Stephanie Cruz - sophomore Emma Walters - sophomore MacKinze Gordon - freshman Danielle Lueders - freshman​​​​​​​ Chayce Oenbring - freshman Daisy Ortiz - freshman Thank you for supporting the JCC Cheerleaders!

2019 Homecoming Week

Sep 12, 2019

Johnson County Central would like to invite EVERYONE in helping the students and staff celebrate Homecoming 2019! The Parade and Pep Rally will be held WEDNESDAY, September 18, 2019. 2019 JCC Homecoming Coronation Homecoming 2019 Spirit Week September 16th, 2019 -- September 20th, 2019 Click here for a printable Spirit Week schedule! (PDF) Monday, Sept 16th, 2019 -- COLOR WARS Seniors: Black Juniors: White Sophomores: Blue Freshmen: Pink 8th Grade: Neon Yellow 7th Grade: . . .

Fall Kick-Off Tailgate

Aug 28, 2019

The JCC Booster Club invites you to the Fall Kick-Off Tailgate on Friday, August 30th. Please join us for football, fun, & fun on Friday as the Thunderbirds face the North Bend Central Tigers.  The tailgate starts at 6:00 PM and kickoff is at 7:00 PM. You can grab a $5.00 grilled hamburger plate and then stay for the game!

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JCC Wrestling Gear Available!

Aug 27, 2019

Check out the JCC Wrestling Team Store -- open now until September 23rd! Please grab some gear & support our wrestlers! https://stores.inksoft.com/jccwrestling/shop/home

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Booster Club Fall Concessions Sign Up

Aug 21, 2019

We have the 2019 Fall Sports Concession Stand Sign-up ready!  You may click on the link below and sign up for the time slot that works best for your schedule.  If every parent chooses one time to volunteer, then our schedule will be complete.  Your support of JCC athletic programs is greatly appreciated!  2019 Fall Concessions Sign Up Link

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Mobile Trailer Available

Jul 17, 2019

Mobile Trailer Available Johnson County Central School District Johnson County Central Public Schools has a 66 X 27 Mobile Trailer we will not be using. Please contact Dr. Galen Boldt at 402-335-3320 or galen.boldt@jccentral.org if interested in making an offer to purchase. Please visit our website at www.jccentral.org to view photos.  Please respond as soon as possible. If there is no interest in the building, the district will make plans for disposal.  Mobile Central Office For Sale PDF (with photos . . .

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Summer Programs Links

May 16, 2019

As we receive information regarding summer programs, we will list all of the links on this one page! Updated 12:44 PM, Monday, May 20th • Wrestling Summer Schedule: June | July • 2019 Wrestling T-Bird Camp  (@ Bellevue West) • 2019 Wrestling Wilber-Clatonia Team Camp  (@ Doane University) • JCC Summer Volleyball Schedule • Youth Volleyball Camp ( incoming 3rd thru 8th grades ) • Circle of Security Parenting ( for parents/guardians of children ages 0-5 ) . . .

Boys Basketball Camps

May 14, 2019

The JCC High School Boys Basketball Staff is offering an opportunity for current (2018-19) 3rd thru 7th grade athletes to improve their fundamental basketball skills including shooting, ball handling, footwork as well as individual offensive and defensive skills. •  3rd-5th Grade Boys Basketball Camp •  Junior High Boys Basketball Camp (6th & 7th Grade) Form:  Thunderbird Boys Basketball Camp Registration Form  (PDF)     DATES:  May 28, . . .

Summer Strength/Condition Schedule

May 14, 2019

Click here for a PRINTABLE PDF Mondays-Fridays Session 1:    6:00 AM    7:00 AM Session 2:    7:00 AM    8:00 AM Session 3:    8:00 AM    9:00 AM Session 4:    9:00 AM    10:00 AM Session 5:    10:00 AM    11:00 AM Session 6:    11:00 AM    Noon Weekly Schedule: •    Mondays --- Lower Body Lifting . . .

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Food That's In When School Is Out

May 8, 2019

Johnson County Central Public Schools is working to make sure that no children in our community go hungry when school is closed this summer. Over 50% of children in our District receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year, but many of these children do not get enough to eat when school is out.  The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children continue to grow and learn during the summer. All children ages 18 months to 18 years old are eligible  Free Summer Meals. Adults may purchase a . . .

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Community Input Meetings FAQ

May 2, 2019

JCC Elementary Principal Jon Rother and Interim Superintendent Galen Boldt tackle some of the frequently asked questions regarding the Community Input Meetings, such as "Why did we have the Community Input Meetings?"  FAQ Video Timestamps: 1. Why did we have Community Input Meetings? ( 0:38 ) 2. What did we learn from the Community Input Meetings? ( 1:59 & 5:20 ) 3. What are the six sample scenarios mentioned at the meetings? ( 3:23 ) 4. With the possible savings, does it make sense to move to one . . .

Community Informational Meetings (April 2019)

Apr 15, 2019

Johnson County Central Public Schools is hosting informational meetings. The purpose of the meetings is to update the community about the future planning of our school district. All residents of the Johnson County Central Public School District are invited and encouraged to attend these events. Monday, April 15th, 2019 JCC High School Gym (Tecumseh, NE) -- 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 JCC Middle School Gym (Cook, NE) -- 7:00 p.m. Click here for a PDF flyer For videos of the previous informational . . .

Go With The Flo

Apr 12, 2019

HOSA is selling T-shirts to help raise money for an adapted bike for Flo, daughter of Daisy our high school secretary. The bike that they are looking at for Flo will help compensate for her balance problems, which make it impossible for her to ride a regular bicycle. This sort of adapted bicycle is quite expensive (around $1750), thus the fundraiser. Any money above the cost of the bike will go to Daisy to help with ongoing travel and medical costs.   As you may know, Flo has craniosynostosis, a condition in which one or . . .

Preschool Information

Apr 3, 2019

The Johnson Country Central Preschool Program has Pre-K openings available for the 2019-20 school year. If you are interested in enrolling your child, please print an application or pick up an application from the elementary office in Tecumseh. Your child must be four-years-old by July 31, 2019 to enroll in the preschool program. The full-day program is in session Tuesday through Friday. If you have any questions, please call the elementary office:  (402) 335-3320. JCC Preschool Application (2019-20) (PDF) Click . . .

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Annual Title 1 Meeting

Mar 30, 2019

All are invited to attend our Annual Title 1 Meeting being held on Thursday, April 18 at 4:00 p.m. in the JCC Elementary School Library in Tecumseh. The purpose of this meeting is to review and/or update our School-Parent Compact, Title 1 Parent and Family Engagement Policies, and our overall Title 1 Schoolwide Program. Your attendance is most appreciated to help improve our program.  Please contact Julie Beach , Judi Borrenpohl , or Cheryl Grove with any questions or comments. (click to email)  

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3rd Quarter Honor Roll

Mar 19, 2019

The JCC Honor Rolls for the Third Quarter:  JCC Middle School Honor Roll -- Third Quarter 2018-19 (PDF) JCC High School Honor Roll -- Third Quarter 2018-19  (PDF) CORRECTED

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Vaping and What Kids Had to Share

Feb 14, 2019

Please read this article regarding Teenagers and Vaping Concerns that Johnson County Central Schools wants to share with you. This article is provided to increase the knowledge that parents have regarding Vaping Concerns with Teenagers. ARTICLE: Vaping and What Teens Had to Share Thank You, Lisa Kuhl RN

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Community Informational Meetings

Jan 25, 2019

JOHNSON COUNTY CENTRAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS COMMUNITY INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS "The Future of Our School" Johnson County Central Public Schools is hosting informational meetings about the future of our school. All residents of Johnson County Central Public School District are invited and encouraged to attend these events.  Wednesday, February 6th JCC High School Gym - Tecumseh, NE - 7:00 PM Monday, February 18th JCC Middle School Gym - Cook, NE - 7:00 PM Click here for a . . .

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The Flu: A Guide for Parents

Dec 13, 2018

The Flu: A Guide for Parents Please click on the links below for a PDF guide on the flu.  English  (PDF) Spanish  (PDF) Symptoms of Influenza: 1.  Fever (not everyone will have a fever, but fever can be between 101-103 range) 2.  Cough 3.  Sore Throat 4.  Runny Nose / Stuffy Nose 5.  Body Aches 6.  Headache 7.  Chills 8.  Feeling Tired 9.  Nausea/Vomiting (seen with little kids) Symptoms of Strep Throat 1. . . .

Spirit Car Decals

Dec 3, 2018

JCC Band Students grades 7-12 are selling SPIRIT CAR DECALS now until December 17th!  Decals are all white and can be personalized with a name, nickname, or jersey number at no additional cost! Decals are $10 each.  Please make checks out to JCC. You can turn in your order form to the office, cc: Band Students Spirit Car Decals.  Click here for the order form!  (PDF) Click here for a preview of the designs! Thanks to Merz Inc of Auburn!

JCC Booster Club: Hot Beef Dinner

Nov 27, 2018

The JCC Booster Club invites you to the Hot Beef Dinner on Friday, December 14th starting at 5:00 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. The dinner includes hot beef over bread & hand-peeled mashed potatoes, corn & dessert at $8 per plate (or $5 for a 1/2 plate). The dinner will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. You can also watch the JCC Thunderbird basketball teams in action vs Louisville (JV games start at 4:30 p.m., Girls Varsity at approximately 6:00 p.m., followed by Boys Varsity at approximately 7:45 p.m.). . . .

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Vaping: The Risks to Our Students

Nov 16, 2018

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Patrons of Johnson County Central School District, Johnson County Central Schools, similar to many other schools in the area, would like to inform our parents, guardians, and patrons about the dangers/risks of Vaping/JUULing.  The purpose of the article is to inform you of the issue, give you resources if you feel your student is involved in this kind of behavior, as well as alert you to repercussions if your child engages in vaping on school property.  We take this issue very seriously due to . . .

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Scholastic Book Fair

Oct 24, 2018

Come, be enchanted at the Scholastic Book Fair! We are open at 1:00 - 8:00 today at Tecumseh and Cook sites for your shopping convenience during P/T Conferences. Also online at scholastic.com/bookfairs or download the Scholastic Book Fair app and order through it. Pick up a $5.00 coupon at the fair first to use with the app.

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Community Input Meetings

Oct 20, 2018

Johnson County Central Public Schools  Community Input Meeting “The Future of Our Schools” Johnson County Central Public Schools is hosting the following public input meetings in an effort to gather information from our stakeholders about the future of our school district.  All residents of the Johnson County Central School District are invited and encouraged to attend one of these events. Click here for a printable PDF flyer • Tuesday, October 23rd Harvest Bowl – Tecumseh, . . .

Title 1 Annual Meeting & Pumpkin Night Recap

Oct 16, 2018

On Friday, October 12, 2018, Johnson County Central held its annual meeting and pumpkin decorating night. Parents and students were invited to attend the annual meeting held in the high school cafeteria to find out details about the Title 1 Program offered at the school from Grades K through 8. Refreshments of hot dogs, chips, and pop were enjoyed before the annual meeting began. Click on the photo to see a slideshow of more photos from the pumpkin decorating! Students, along with their parents, chose a pumpkin to decorate . . .

Our Scholastic Book Fair

Oct 15, 2018

Welcome to the Enchanted Forest Book Fair! Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits. Book Fair dates: Monday, October 22 - Friday, October 26, 2018 . . .

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Job Opening: Director of Maintenance

Oct 5, 2018

Director of Maintenance Position Johnson County Central Schools Johnson County Central is advertising for a full-time Director of Maintenance position. Preferred candidate must be detailed oriented. Skilled or experienced in maintenance preferred, not required. Areas of responsibility include general buildings and ground maintenance, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, construction, and snow removal. Compensation negotiable according to skill and experience. Excellent benefits included. Applications are available at Johnson . . .

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October 12 Tailgates & Events

Sep 27, 2018

Come enjoy a night filled with activities leading up to the JCC vs Malcolm football game on Friday, October 12th! Family Fun Night/Tailgate Party/Pumpkin Decorating  (Pre-K thru 5th Grade) - 5:15 PM Location: Must attend an informational Title 1 meeting in the high school cafeteria at 5:15 PM Click here for a PDF flyer with event information! After the meeting, everyone will receive a stamp on their hand, allowing them to attend the fun at 5:30 PM on the JCC Tecumseh site playground (next to the football . . .

Homecoming Spirit Week 2018

Sep 17, 2018

Johnson County Central will celebrate Homecoming Spirit Week on October 15th through the 18th. The school-wide parade & pep rally will be on Thursday, October 18th . (There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, October 19th.) The Parade will begin at the High School at approximately 2:00 pm, then progress down to the square where the students and staff will parade around the square and back to the High School. The Pep Rally will begin after the parade at the JCC High School Football field. The schedule for the Pep Rally will . . .

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NHS Blood Drive

Aug 22, 2018

JCC National Honor Society members will host a Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, September 11th from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Students, staff, parents and community members who wish to give to help save a life should contact National Honor Society members to schedule a donation time. You may also email Mrs. Reuter at olivia.reuter@jccentral.org to schedule a donation time or register online at www.redcrossblood.com . One unit of blood given can help save up to three lives!  The entire donation process takes about an hour . . .

Open Houses 2018-19 School Year

Jul 19, 2018

Help us kick off the 2018-19 school year by joining us for some of our Open Houses! » Wednesday, August 15th, 5-6 PM -  Cook Site Elementary Open House  (Grades 4-5) » Wednesday, August 15th, 5-6 PM -  Preschool Orientation Night (JCC Middle School, Room 205) » Wednesday, August 15th, 6-7:30 PM -  Middle School Walk-Thru (Grades 6-8) » Monday, August 20th, 5-6 PM -  Tecumseh Site Elementary Open House  (Grades K-3) Some other important dates to mark on your . . .

Food That's In When School Is Out

May 29, 2018

Johnson County Central Public Schools is working to make sure that no child, goes hungry when school is closed this summer. Over 50% of children in the Johnson County Central Public Schools receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year, but many of these children do not get enough to eat when school is out.  The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children continue to grow and learn during the summer. The Summer Food Service Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is the . . .

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Special Programs Recognition

May 24, 2018

Cook Site Honors Program Recognitions President's Award for Academic Excellence 8th Grade Recipients From left to right Back Row: Madison Pingel, Madelyn Harrifeld, Dakotah Ludemann, Emma Swanda, Kaita Baird, Fransisco Xayaphonesongkham, Treyton Holthus, and Jonathon Duncan Front Row: Vanessa Jimenez, Shayla Thompson, Emma Straka, Gina Golden, and Emma Walters The President’s Award for Academic Excellence recognizes students who have achieved high academic goals through their hard work and . . .

JCC Summer Activities (List)

May 21, 2018

This is an updating list of summer activities available at Johnson County Central Public Schools. Please bookmark this page for future reference. Additional events will be added as we receive their information. ( Please note - not all summer activities may appear on the front page of the JCC website. Please refer to here for a running list of activities.) Updated 7/5/18 8:20 am Volleyball Camps Summer Lunch Program JCC Track & Field Summer Sessions Summer Open Band Summer . . .

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Summer Open Band

May 21, 2018

Any band students going into grades 6-12 are welcome to come to OPEN BAND on Wednesday afternoons from 1p-3p during the summer months. OPEN BAND starts June 6th . Students can use this time to: Work on pep band Get some lesson time in Prepare for honor bands  Work on skills and techniques Keep your skills over the summer for the next year For more information, please contact Mrs. Fricke @ 402-335-7362.

Summer Strength/Conditioning Schedule

May 17, 2018

Mondays through Fridays: Session 1 – 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM Session 2 – 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM Session 3 – 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Session 4 – 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Session 5 – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Session 6 – 11:00 AM to Noon Click here for a printable PDF of the 2018 Summer Strength/Conditioning Schedule Weekly Schedule: Mondays: Lower Body Lifting Day Tuesdays: Upper Body Lifting Day Wednesdays: Athletic Performance/Conditioning Thursdays: Lower . . .

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Thunderbird Basketball Summer Camps

Apr 30, 2018

The JCC High School Boys Basketball Staff is offering an opportunity for current (2017-18) 3rd-5th Grade and 6th-7th Grade Athletes to improve their fundamental basketball skills including shooting, ball handling, footwork as well as individual offensive and defensive skills.  Click below for flyers for both the 3rd-5th Grade Camp and the 6th-7th Grade Camp. The flyers also include printable registration forms! Thunderbird 3rd-5th Grade Boys Basketball Camp  (PDF) Thunderbird 6th-7th Grade Boys Basketball Camp . . .

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Schoolwide Plans

Apr 24, 2018

SCHOOLWIDE PLANS Schoolwide Plan - Cook Site (PDF) Schoolwide Plan - Middle School Site (PDF) Schoolwide Plan - Tecumseh Site (PDF)

All-School Play: "It's a Wonderful Life"

Apr 18, 2018

The Johnson County Central Drama Department is excited to present "It's a Wonderful Life," an all-school production consisting of an extensive cast & crew of 59 members! Click here for a printable flyer  (PDF) Friday's performance features a "Dinner and a Show" option, which includes a dinner of lasagna, garlic bread & ice cream sundaes. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.  Sunday's matinee features a dessert option, which includes a special . . .

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Job Openings

Mar 18, 2018

HIGH SCHOOL LANGUAGE ARTS Johnson County Central Public Schools has an opening for the 2018-19 school year for a High School Language Arts teacher.  Speech and Drama will likely be part of the assignment.  The high school is located in Tecumseh and the middle school is in Cook, both within an hour of Omaha and Lincoln.  Coaching would be beneficial, but not required with this position.  Send a letter of application, transcripts, reference letters, and copy of teaching certificate to: Jack D. Moles, . . .

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RFP Custodial Services

Mar 10, 2018

RFP - Custodial Services (PDF) Johnson County Central Public Schools will receive proposals for Custodial Services for a period of one year from June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019. Proposals will be accepted from March 19, 2018 and no later than March 29, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. CDT.

Introducing NSCAS for Student Learning

Mar 1, 2018

This school year, the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) begins the development and implementation of Nebraska’s Student-Centered Assessment System or NSCAS (pronounced, “en-skass”).  NSCAS is a statewide assessment system that embodies Nebraska’s holistic view of students. The system and its supports provide valuable information to schools and districts as they prepare students for success in postsecondary education, career, and civic life. One goal of the system is to provide educators . . .

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Community Service Form

Jan 23, 2018

Here is the community service form for students to fill out for community service that they completed between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018. They need to fill in what the service was that they completed and where they did it, the amount of hours completed, and someone from the organization, event, church, etc. that they completed this service for needs to sign the form. Fund raising activities for a class or school organization or court-ordered community service do not count. Students who complete 30 hrs. or more will receive a . . .

Guide on Influenza Virus

Jan 22, 2018

Influenza is a widespread viral illness at this time. The following is a guide to parents on the Influenza virus. If anyone in your family starts to experience any of the symptoms of this virus, please contact your healthcare provider for care instructions. We are seeing several cases of nausea/vomiting/diarrhea with this virus. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the School Nurse or your Healthcare Provider. Please click here for a Flu Guide for Parents .

Johnson County Spelling Bee

Jan 10, 2018

The Johnson County Spelling Bee will be on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and competition starts at 9:00 a.m. in the JCC Tecumseh Site Elementary Gym.  Click here for the flyer for the 2018 Johnson County Spelling Bee  (PDF) Click here for the Facebook Event Page

Johnson County Central Winter Music Concert in the Elementary Auditorium

JCC Winter Music Concerts Replay

Dec 18, 2017

Courtesy of the Johnson County Central Striv team, all major JCC music concerts are live streamed on the JCC Striv Channel . The JCC Music Department is directed by Dean Wellensiek (Vocal Music), Emily Fricke (Instrumental/Vocal Music) and Thomas Doran (Vocal Music), and accompanied by Cinda Goodrich.  Our students and directors are worked very hard at putting on a good concert for your enjoyment. Thank you for supporting the JCC Music Department and the JCC Striv Channel. Please stay tuned to the JCC Striv Channel for . . .

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Get Ready for One School/One Book Part 2

Dec 5, 2017

There’s nothing like reading a good book on a cold winter’s night, snuggled in your favorite blanket beside the fireplace. It’s time for our second One School/One Book and January is a good time to read. It’s too cold to play outside so why not take 10-15 minutes each night sharing an endearing book on friendship and hope with your family. The One and Only Ivan , a Newbery Award winning book written by Katherine Applegate is about two courageous animals trapped in a shopping mall menagerie circus. Can the . . .

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Upcoming Blood Drive - December 8th

Nov 20, 2017

The Johnson County Central High School National Honor Society is hosting a blood drive in the high school gym on Friday, December 8th, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Help our school earn scholarships for students by donating blood at the Red Cross blood drive at our school. Blood donors are always needed and many lives are saved by those who take the time to donate blood.  For appointments, contact Mrs. Reuter by email at olivia.reuter@jccentral.org or go to www.redcrossblood.or g and schedule your own appointment. Sponsor . . .

JCC Book Fair

Oct 13, 2017

Link:  http://www.scholastic.com/bf/johnsoncountycentral Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair! Come to the Wild West Book Fair at Johnson County Central Public Schools’ Elementary and Middle School libraries on October 23-27, 2017. Hours are Monday through Thursday 3:35-4:00 p.m. and Friday during P/T Conferences . . .

Homecoming 2017

Sep 20, 2017

Johnson County Central would like to invite EVERYONE in helping the students and staff celebrate Homecoming 2017! For a printable flyer of the Spirit Week Days & Parade/Pep Rally information, please click here: Spirit Week 2017 . (PDF) UPDATE : Congratulations to this year's homecoming attendants and King/Queen candidates! 2017 Homecoming Attendants: Juniors: Diego Reyes & Alysa Kapke Sophomores: Tanner Kerner & Jordan Hunzeker Freshmen: Calvin Antholz & Saylor Rother 2017 Homecoming . . .

JCC Cheerleaders Fundraiser

Sep 15, 2017

The Johnson County Central Cheerleaders are offering Thunderbird clothing again this year for their fundraiser! Sales end Monday, September 25th, 2017 at 3:30 p.m.! The JCC Cheerleaders thank you for your support! Please make all checks payable to JCC-Cheer. Please remember to add an extra $3 if you order a 2XL or 3XL. Or if you order an 4XL or 5XL, please add $5. 2017 JCC Cheerleaders Fundraiser Brochure  (JPG) - click for full resolution image (same as image below) 2017 JCC Cheerleaders Order Form . . .

JCC CC Invitational Results

Sep 1, 2017

Johnson County Central hosted the JCC Cross Country Invitational at the Tecumseh Country Club on Friday, September 1st, 2017.  Johnson County Central CC Invitational Results  (PDF) Teams attending included Bishop Neumann, College View Academy, East Atchison, Elmwood-Murdock, Johnson County Central, Louisville, Malcolm, Palmyra, Pawnee City, Platteview, Weeping Water, and Yutan.  Thank you to all athletes, coaches and fans who attended today's meet!   

One District, One Book

Aug 29, 2017

This year on Tuesday, September 5 our school, grades PK-8 will be embarking on a special project, a district-wide book club called One School/One Book. Every family will receive a copy of the same books – Betty G. Birney’s The World According to Humphrey and The One and Only Ivan – and will be asked to read them together at home this fall and next spring. Please take the time so that your family can participate in this special activity. Reading aloud at home is valuable because it better prepares your child to . . .

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Welcome Back! 2017-18 School Year

Aug 1, 2017

Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year at Johnson County Central Public Schools! Classes at JCC start on Tuesday, August 22nd. Teachers report back on Tuesday, August 15th, including two days of Marzano Training! Parents and students are invited to our upcoming Open Houses at both Cook & Tecumseh sites for grades PreSchool through 8th Grade.  Did you miss the list of school supplies? You can find it under the "Parent Information" tab > " School Supplies ." Our "Handbooks"  are . . .

Locker Room Lockers For Sale

Jul 24, 2017

The old lockers removed from the high school locker room are available for sale.  To make a purchase, please submit your best offer to Mr. Moles via email (jack.moles@jccentral.org) or text (402-335-7732). Offers may also be submitted to Laurie at the Central Office in Tecumseh. 

Summer Meals for Kids!

May 23, 2017

Food That's In When School Is Out Johnson County Central Public Schools is working to make sure that no children in our community go hungry when school is closed this summer. Over 50% of children in our District receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year, but many of these children do not get enough to eat when school is out. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children continue to grow and learn during the summer. All children ages 18 months to 18 years old are eligible Summer . . .

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JCC Summer Camp Registrations available here!

May 18, 2017

Join us for a variety of activities for the 2017 summer! We will be actively adding more information as we gather it here! So check back often! Sterling Jets Football Camp July 26th, 27th, & 28th Grades 3-8 @ 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Download  Printable Form (PDF) Free Football Clinic All participants welcome, even if you don't play football! Sponsored by JCC High School Football & Tecumseh Youth Football Friday, July 14th: Check-in at 8:30 a.m.  Grades 3rd . . .

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2017 E-Rate RFP

Mar 5, 2017

2017 E-Rate RFP Documents RFP - Cat2.2017 Wireless (PDF) RFP - Cat2.2017 Cabling  (PDF) RFP - Cat2.2017 Switches (PDF) QUESTIONS: 1. If you only accept new products does the vendor need to be an authorized reseller? No; however if not an authorized reseller, vendor should provide similar or equivalent warranty & support coverage of an authorized reseller.  2. Will you accept partial submissions? No; all equipment requested is needed to upgrade our network. 3. Will . . .

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ELPA-21: An Assessment for English Language Learners

Jan 26, 2017

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 about how best to assist these students in language acquisition in the future, and determine when students have successfully completed the program. This will be the second year of this new assessment for English Language Learners. English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century, or ELPA-21, . . .

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Voice of Democracy Contest Winners Announced

Dec 13, 2016

  Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8221 Voice of Democracy Contest Winners for 2016-17  Theme for 2016-17: "My Responsibility to America" Six students from Johnson County Central Public Schools were selected by a team of five judges from Veterans and Auxiliary members of Johnson County on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. 1st Place: Gabriela Alvarado 2nd Place: Schyler DeFreece 3rd Place: Keaton Kleespies 4th Place: Hailey Clark 5th Place (tie): Carrie Beethe & Carlee Walters These six . . .

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P.E. = The best homework!

Nov 21, 2016

Hello Everyone! The K-3 students have physical education every day. Studies show that it is good for the students to get exercise every day as it helps students improve their academics. I give the kids homework every weekend to get outside and play. They tell me I give the best homework! The students go through daily exercises and I choose a different student every day to lead them through those exercises that include push-ups, sit ups, grasshoppers, heel touches and jumping jacks. We have been working on improving locomotor skills . . .

Veterans Day Programs

Oct 31, 2016

Johnson County Central will host two Veterans Day Programs, both at 10:45 a.m. on Friday, November 11th, 2016. The programs will be held in the High School Gym in Tecumseh and the Middle School Gym in Cook.  Featured presentations include Mr. Josh Rother, at the Tecumseh site, and Mr. Bret Wellensiek, at the Cook site. JCC students will have special musical presentations at both programs.  Public is invited! All veterans and their spouses are invited to eat lunch at the schools following the programs. The meal will . . .

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Shiver Me Timbers!

Oct 19, 2016

Remember the Scholastic Book Fair starts next week and runs through October 24-28 at both the Elementary Library in Tecumseh and the Middle School Library DL room in Cook. Shop online too ! Find the link on the school’s website under Quick Links or go to www.scholastic.com/fair  or  http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/johnsoncountycentral Tecumseh site schedule : Monday – Wednesday 3:35 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Family Event during P/T Conferences Thursday 4:00 p.m. – . . .

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School Improvement - School Accreditation

Oct 12, 2016

We are very excited to report that Johnson County Central Public Schools received the AdvancED distinction of accreditation for a five-year term.  This follows the completion of the steps in the school improvement cycle and the results from the external team review in held in April 2016. For four days in April, Johnson County Central Public Schools hosted an external team for the AdvancED school improvement review.  This team composed of Jerry Morgan, a Field Consultant and Facilitator from Indiana, SuAnn Witt, State . . .

Homecoming 2016

Sep 7, 2016

Johnson County Central celebrates its 10th Homecoming the week of September 12th through 16th. Please help us celebrate with our dress-up days! The week concludes with Spirit Day and a school-wide parade at 2:00 pm. starting at the school. The parade will be followed by a pep rally at the football stadium.  The JCC Football team will kickoff vs Southern at 7:00 p.m. in the homecoming game! The game will be streamed live online at striv.tv/jcc  by the JCC Striv Crew. Make sure you stay tuned for the coronation . . .

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Windows 10 Intro Tutorials

Aug 1, 2016

WINDOWS 10 INTRODUCTORY TUTORIALS Start Menu Creating Desktop & Taskbar Shortcuts Web Link Shortcuts Control Panel & Installing Printers Turn Off Inverse Scrolling (laptop trackpads) Accessing Drives Setting Default Programs & Apps

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Back to School 2016

Jul 21, 2016

Welcome back for the 2016-2017 School Year!  Click here to view school supplies lists for the 2016-17 year! UPCOMING EVENTS: Freshmen & New High School Student iPad Orientations -- Monday, August 15th or Tuesday, August 16th at 9:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. @ High School Cafeteria (Students & Parents should attend  one  session of orientation) Cook Site Pre-School Orientation -- Wednesday, August 17th at 5:00 p.m.  Cook Site Elementary Open House -- Wednesday, August 17th at . . .

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Summer Programs

Jun 1, 2016

Check back for any information about summer programs around Johnson County Central! Summer Reading & Math Program (PDF)  Starts June 6th Summer Food Program  -- Kids eat free! June 6th thru July 28 (Monday thru Thursday) 4th & 5th Grade Boys Basketball Camp  (PDF) June 6th, 7th, 8th (1:00pm to 3:00pm) Junior High Boys Basketball Camp  (PDF)  June 6th, 7th, 8th (9:00am to Noon)  

JCC Hosts Missoula Children's Theatre

May 12, 2016

This week, Johnson County Central Public Schools is hosting the Missoula Children's Theatre. The MCT is a company that has everything needed to put on a musical play in a week! MCT brings the directors, the set, the costumes, the expertise and the knowledge. All JCC needs to provide is the kids. You are invited to the watch this production at our two performances: Saturday, May 14th at 3:00 pm Saturday, May 14th at 5:30 pm Both performances will be held in the JCC Elementary Auditorium in . . .

A Conversation On Goals (Video)

Apr 29, 2016

JCC Superintendent Jack Moles interviews three high school students on goals. This discussion included junior Sam Saldivar, senior Mitch Faris and senior Grant Moles.  

2016 Summer Driver's Education

Mar 18, 2016

JCC 2016 Summer Driver’s Education   Luke Boldt & Greg Peterson – Instructors Classroom Instruction: May 23 rd – May 26 (Monday through Thursday) 9:00am – 2:30pm (30 min lunch) Cost: $175.00 IMPORTANT NEW CHANGES FOR DRIVER’S ED: There have been some changes made by the NE DMV this year. Because of these changes and the fact that we have limited time in the summer to teach the classroom instruction and the driver’s portion of Driver’s . . .

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RFP - Custodial Services

Mar 10, 2016

2016 RFP Documents RFP Documents RFP - Custodial Services  (PDF) REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR CONTRACTED CUSTODIAL SERVICES FOR JOHNSON COUNTY CENTRAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS   Johnson County Central Public Schools will receive proposals for Custodial Services for a period of one year from June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017.   Proposals will be accepted from March 16, 2016 and no later than March 29, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. CDT.   

Health News

Feb 25, 2016

Since we are starting to see several cases of strep throat and other viral infections, the Southeast District Health Department has included information on Strep Throat and Influenza for parents. Please click on the links provided below to access this information.  Reminder to all parents: Please contact the school if your child will be absent due to illness, and provide us with the symptoms your child is experiencing. This will assist us to track what illnesses/symptoms our students are experiencing.  . . .

Thunderbird car decals for sale

Jan 7, 2016

Thunderbird Car Decals For Sale  January 11-25th   See a band member in grades 8-11 or contact Emily Fricke to order yours!   These all white decals will stick to any glass surface, particularly fon car windows. Show your school spirit with a personalized Thunderbird decal. Students can have their name/jersey number for their activity, parents and family can show support for their students, and community members can show support for their school. Activity sponsors and coaches can promote their . . .

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Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) Assessments Begin in January

Dec 16, 2015

The Nebraska State Writing Assessment will begin in January with 4 th , 8 th and 11 th grade students. 11 th and 8 th grade students will complete their writing test online. 11 th grade students will test during the day on Wednesday, January 20.  8 th grade students will test on Tuesday, January 26 th from 8:15-10:36. Both grades  have a 1-day testing session that is untimed.  4 th grade students will complete their assessments in the mornings on Wednesday, January 27 th and Thursday, January 28 th . The fourth . . .

4-8/K-3 Winter Music Concerts on Striv

Dec 9, 2015

For your viewing pleasure, JCC will be live streaming the Grades 4-8 and K-3 Winter Music Concerts! Please join us at the 4-8 Grade Concert in Cook with the Baked Potato Feed on Friday, Dec. 11th (dinner starts at 5p, concert starts at 7p). The K-3 Concert in Tecumseh is on Monday, Dec. 14th at 7p. If you cannot make it, join us live at www.striv.tv/jcc to watch the concerts! ‪#‎GoJCC‬  

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Upcoming Events!

Dec 7, 2015

Come join us at a variety of events this December! ‣  Boys Junior High Basketball  - Home Games on Monday Dec. 7th at 4:00 p.m. (Pawnee City) & Monday, Dec. 14th at 4:30 p.m. (Auburn)  ‣ NH S Sweet 16 Red Cross Blood Drive - Friday, December 11th (8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in HS Gym) ‣  Baked Potato Dinner // Elem/MS Winter Music Concert  - Friday, December 11th (starting at 5:00 p.m.) in Cook - Flyer  - will be LIVE streamed on Striv ( click here ) . . .

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PE: Running, Jumping & Homework?

Dec 3, 2015

Hello Everyone! I am the new PE teacher this year and it is my pleasure to teach here at Johnson County Central! I grew up and went to high school in Auburn then I went to Wayne State College and now I am very happy to be back in the area! The K-3 students have physical education every day. It is good for the students to get exercise every day as it helps students improve their academics. I give the kids homework every weekend to get outside and play! They tell me I give the best homework! The students go through daily . . .

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Update your parent contact info!

Nov 24, 2015

As we head into the winter months, please take a minute to update your parent contact information and preferences for our notification system called Alert Solutions.  To update your information, please visit PowerSchool at  https://https://jcc.nebps.org//public/ .    For more information on the updated preference options, please see the information below. It is also available under the "Parent Information" tab > "Alert Solutions."   Alert Solutions is integrated . . .

Music Booster Meeting: Nov. 16th

Nov 10, 2015

There will be a Music Booster Meeting  on  Monday, November 16th at 6:30pm  in the high school music room. If you have a student that is in music, you are considered to be part of the music boosters. Please try to attend this meeting as we are low on numbers and any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

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Veterans Day Programs

Nov 9, 2015

Please join us for a Veterans Day Program at both sites. All veterans and general public are welcome to join us in the high school gym (Tecumseh) or the middle school gym (Cook) on Wednesday, November 11th at 10:45 a.m. All veterans and their spouses are invited to eat lunch at the school following the program.  Meal is provided free of charge by the school. Veterans Day Program November 11, 2015 10:45 a.m. Johnson County Central Middle School Gym (Cook) Johnson County Central High School Gym (Tecumseh) . . .

Submit Your Photos For Yearbook!

Oct 27, 2015

You were spotted taking photos!   The yearbook staff has noticed several students, parents, and grandparents taking photos at JCC games and activities. We would like to invite all of you to share your awesome photos with our staff, and the pictures may appear in the JCC yearbook. Sending your photos is easy, and can be done two ways:   Our school’s access code: Thunderbirds To submit your photos using the Yearbook Snap app: . . .

Reading is so Much Fun, You’ll Get Goosebumps at the Scholastic Book Fair!

Oct 21, 2015

Johnson County Central Public Schools will host a Monstrous Scholastic Book Fair on October 26-30, 2015 in the Elementary Library and the Middle School Library. Funds raised will help purchase books for each library. Families, faculty, staff and the community are invited to attend this fun reading event that helps inspire children to become lifelong readers. Hours of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are from 3:35-4:00 p.m. Thursday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and on Friday, from 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Book fairs are located in the library . . .

Pie Night 2015

Oct 20, 2015

Come listen to music & eat pie at the Johnson County Central Vocal Music Department's Pie Night, brought to you by the Music Boosters.  Music starts at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the Auditorium. Pie will be served after the last group starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria.  Schedule: Sr. High -- 6:30 p.m. 6th Grade -- 6:40 p.m. 7th & 8th Grade -- 6:50 p.m. Pie -- 7:00 p.m.

Pink Out VB Game: Oct 22nd

Oct 2, 2015

The annual JCC Pink Out game is October 22nd. Come support Breast Cancer Awareness Month as the Thunderbird Volleyball team faces the Conestoga Cougars. T-shirts are available for purchase in both short-sleeve and long-sleeve for $12/14.  Sizes: Youth Short Sleeve - $10 Youth Long Sleeve - $12 Adult Short Sleeve - $12 Adult Long Sleeve - $14 Add $2 for XXL  Add $4 for XXXL Please make checks payable to JCC Volleyball BC Awareness. If any visiting fans from Conestoga would like to . . .

Homecoming Week Schedule

Sep 23, 2015

Johnson County Central will be celebrating its 9th-annual Homecoming Week coming on October 12th through the 16th. The week will begin with Spirit Week activities including "Made in America Day," "Spirit Day," "Color Wars," and "Favorite Cartoon Character Day" dress up days. For a full list of Spirit Week Dress Up Days, you can download a printable PDF here . The Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally will take place on Tuesday, October 13th with the parade starting at the school at 2:15 p.m. . . .

Watch JCC Football Live on STRIV

Sep 10, 2015

Watch JCC Sports broadcasted live by our students at  http://striv.tv/jcc . Friday will be our first ever broadcast as the Thunderbirds take on the Wilber-Clatonia Wolverines at 7:00 p.m. September 11th. Check it out by going to striv.tv/jcc  or by going to striv.tv and clicking on " Events " for a list of live events. Thank you to the JCC Boosters as well as both school foundations, Nemaha Valley & Tecumseh Foundations, for supporting this program.  Striv is a live video streaming platform . . .

JCC 2015-16 Gear Available Now!

Aug 27, 2015

New JCC gear for the 2015-16 school is available now!  The cheerleaders will be taking orders from  September 1-15th, 2015 .  Orders should arrive in by  October 5, 2015 .  This fundraiser will help support the JCC Cheerleaders for activities and uniforms.  If you would like to place an order, please contact Ashleigh Kapke, Hollie Gardner, Paige Krause, Macee North, Meagan Schultz, Kaitlyn Miller, Alysa Kapke, or Devon Roesener. Mrs. Roesener is available at via email ( . . .

Fall Sports Kickoff

Aug 26, 2015

UPDATE: Fan Information for away football game at Omaha Concordia for tonight's game (Friday, August 28th) Come help celebrate the start to the fall sports season with the Kickoff Picnic on Thursday, August 27th at 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot.  This picnic is a free will donation event and JCC athletes will eat free. Thank you to the JCC Booster Club for sponsoring this event!  Download PDF version

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First Day of School!

Aug 6, 2015

Johnson County Central teachers and staff are excited for the first day of the 2015-16 school year on Wednesday, August 19th !  If you have any questions, please contact our different buildings:  High School Office: 402-335-3328 (Daisy) Middle School Office: 402-864-4171 (Julie) Upper Elementary Office: 402-864-2024 (Abby) Lower Elementary Office: 402-335-3320 (Susie) Looking for any handbooks? For parents & students, check under the "Parents" tab for the Handbooks page . Staff . . .

Updating Parent Contact Info

Jul 27, 2015

This summer, we have updated our system, Alert Solutions, to include some new features and customization. Johnson County Central uses this school notification system for announcements ranging from school reminders, weather-related closings and low-lunch balance alerts.  You can still change & update your phone numbers using the Parent Portal of our student information system PowerSchool . Simply login and click on our updated link called " Alert Solutions 2 ." On this page, you can edit your phone . . .

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2015-16 Calendar

Jul 13, 2015

Here is the 2015-2016 School Year Calendar. You can always find this yearly calendar, as well as weekly calendars, by visiting www.jccentral.org - look under the District tab and click on "Yearly/Weekly Calendar." First day of school is Wednesday, August 19th. 

Open Houses in August

Jul 13, 2015

Welcome to the 2015-16 school year! In preparation for the first day of classes, Johnson County Central Public Schools will host a variety of open houses for each building. If you have any questions, please contact your building office.  School supplies lists for Kindergarten thru 6th grades have been posted under the "Parent Information" tab, under " School Supplies ." Click here for the page . High School iPad Orientation (for freshmen & any new HS students): Must attend just one . . .

Staff Changes for 2015-16

Jun 2, 2015

Johnson County Central will be adding six new staff members for the 2015-16 school year. And departing JCC will be seven staff members, six of which are retiring. Please help us thank our amazing teachers and staff who are leaving JCC this summer: Ruth Bray (Kitchen) Chris Hutt (Physical Education) Sally Hutt (Title) Jenna Murphy (Spanish) Lavonne Niedermeyer (Library/English) Rick Richard (Industrial Technology) Carol Wiebke (Kitchen) These wonderful people have provided a combined 158 . . .

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DRC INSIGHT iOS App Installation

Mar 1, 2015

Here are the step-by-step instructions for completing the installation of the DRC INSIGHT app. The DRC INSIGHT app for iOS should appear on your iPad once you have requested the app. On the first launch of the app, it will open to a " Configuration Not Found " page. Click on " Assign Device to ORG Unit ." On the next page, click on the " ORG Unit ID " field and type in the ID provided by the Tech Department. Then click "Add."  You should now see your . . .

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2015 E-Rate RFP

Jan 20, 2015

2015 E-Rate RFP 2015 E-Rate RFP documents RFP - Fiber Install  (PDF) RFP - Caching Server  (PDF)  RFP - Network Switches  (PDF)   QUESTIONS Section 2.1 has the wrong part number. What we need is  6 strand multi-mode 50 micron indoor/outdoor armored fiber.    Where does the fiber connect from the high school to the elementary? The fiber runs from the high school mechnical room though conduit to a tunnel right outside the . . .

Box Tops for Education - Final Count 2014

Apr 4, 2014

This has been by far, the best year since we began collecting box tops. We ended with a total of over 27,000 box tops! Students, their families, and members of the JCC communities must be commended for making this possible! Thanks also for the help of Rachel & Emma Walters, Mrs. Bacon and the Middle School students who helped trim and count. AMAZING! A SINCERE THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND DEDICATION TO THIS PROGRAM. KEEP SAVING!

Infection Prevention

Feb 24, 2010

Infection Prevention   We have had several cases of Fifth disease.  This is a mild, common rash illness caused by a virus.  Outbreaks occur frequently in child care settings and schools.  We also have had colds and stomach virus illnesses occurring.  Please continue to practice good handwashing for at least 20 seconds after wiping your nose or mouth.  Dispose of tissues immediately after using.  Do not send your child to school if they have a fever >100.0.  They must also be . . .

GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK

May 11, 2006

  You may have noticed these "talking heads" appear on some articles.  Do you know why they are there?  When you see them, it means you are invited to give feedback on that article.  We don't ask for feedback on every article so, when you see it, know that we are truly seeking your input. PLEASE take advantage of the opportunity. How does it work?   When you see the "talking heads", go to the end of the article and click on "Post your feedback on this topic . . .

Want a Great Way to Track School Events?

Apr 5, 2005

  Check out the Activities Calendar on this site.  This easy-to-use tool: provides up-to-date school activities and events allows you to view and print a daily, weekly or monthly list of calendar events includes a search option to find a specific event sends you e-mail reminders for events you select Using the calendar is easy! Click on the “Sign In now for FREE event reminders” and choose “Sign Up NOW” to complete the registration screen. Select “Edit Reminder . . .

Welcome to www.jccentral.org

Apr 5, 2005

As you can see, the Johnson County Public Schools website is up and running! We have been working internally on the site design and implementation, and we will be making additions over the course of the next several weeks and months.  The site is truly a work in progress. One of the reasons we chose the SOCS network of websites was because the site itself is very dynamic; in other words, it has the ability to change... a lot!  While the site won't be a daily newspaper, by any means, it is certainly our goal to . . .