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Class of 2020 Graduation

July 6, 2020

The Johnson County Central High School graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 is Saturday, July 25th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in the high school gym. Below is a list of items the administration would encourage everyone to adhere to for the . . . read more

High School Honor Roll (4th Quarter & 2nd Semester)

June 3, 2020

The Johnson County Central High School Honor Roll for the 4th Quarter and the 2nd Semester have been released. Congratulations to all Thunderbirds recognized! JCC High School Honor Roll - 4th Quarter  (PDF) JCC High School . . . read more

Senior Art Show Slideshow

May 19, 2020

Even though our year didn't end as we planned, the senior art students still wanted to share all of their hard work and dedication throughout their high school careers. Congratulations to Paola, Jazdia, Gwen, Levi, Joseph, Gisselle, and . . . read more

High School Honors Day Stream

May 12, 2020

The Johnson County Central High School presents the JCC Honors Day on Tuesday, May 12th, at 8:00 PM on the JCC Striv Channel. You can watch it LIVE at 8 PM on Striv .  The replay of the broadcast can be found below.  . . . read more

High School Student Check Out

May 11, 2020

All Johnson County Central High School students will be required to check out of school for the summer!!  These are the dates for checking out for each grade: » Monday, May 18, 2020 (Juniors) » Tuesday, May 19, 2020 . . . read more

High School Honor Roll 3rd Quarter

March 16, 2020

The Johnson County Central High School Honor Roll for the 3rd Quarter has been released. Congratulations to all students recognized! Click here for a downloadable PDF:  2019-20 JCC High School Honor Roll  (PDF) read more


March 4, 2020

The following students have received the honor of representing Johnson County Central High School in the annual East Central Nebraska Conference Art Exhibit. The ECNC art show is on display in the Wells Fargo Bank . . . read more

2020 State Wrestling

February 17, 2020

Four JCC wrestlers qualified for the 2020 NSAA State Wrestling Championships in Omaha on February 20th-22nd! Congrats to Caleb, Levi, Joe, & Aldo! Please join us to cheer on the Thunderbirds at the CHI Health Center Omaha! For more . . . read more

FBLA: Peru Business Contest Results

February 12, 2020

Seventeen JCC FBLA members competed in the 2020 Peru State Business Contest today, February 12th, 2020. There were 32 schools and over 450 students competing. Top JCC placers were: • Madelyn Harrifeld - 3rd in Accounting • . . . read more

Art 2: One Point Perspective Names

January 31, 2020

Art 2 students used their knowledge of one point perspective to create their names. They filled the face of each letter with personal symbols, patterns, and color schemes. The one point perspective names have been the groundwork for our next . . . read more

2019-20 ECNC Basketball Tournament

January 27, 2020

The brackets have been released for the 2019-20 East Central Nebraska Conference (ECNC) Basketball Tournament. Good luck, Thunderbirds! The JCC Striv Team will be streaming the Girls & Boys Championship Games live from SCC-Lincoln . . . read more

JCC High School Honor Rolls

January 13, 2020

The Johnson County Central High School Honor Rolls for the 2nd Quarter and the 1st Semester have been released. Congratulations to all schools recognized! JCC High School Honor Roll - 2nd Quarter 2019-2020  (PDF) JCC High . . . read more

HS Art: Self Portrait Collages

December 18, 2019

The art students were asked to create a Self Portrait Collage through the use of their Apple Pencils and the Procreate App. Each student was responsible for telling a story through each layer and element of their artwork. With the use of . . . read more

JCC Band Shoe Drive

December 1, 2019

The JCC Band Shoe Drive is in full swing. Don't forget to ask family and friends this Thanksgiving break for shoes to donate. Anyone can donate, any size, any style. All JCC Band students are asked to bring 25 pairs of shoes each. . . . read more

First Quarter High School Honor Roll

October 30, 2019

The Johnson County Central High School Honor Roll for the First Quarter 2019-20. Congratulations, Thunderbirds! Click here to view the JCC High School Honor Roll: First Quarter 2019-20 (PDF)  Corrected 11:48 PM 10/30/19 read more

Art News: New Tech

October 17, 2019

This year, ten advanced art students have the opportunity to add Apple Pencils and the creative app Procreate to their bag of art tools! This additional technology allows the students to generate art digitally providing the development of . . . read more

JCC Wrestling Family Dinner Fundraiser & Guest Speaker

October 7, 2019

You are invited to the JCC Wrestling Family Dinner Fundraiser and Guest Speaker on Saturday, October 26th from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.  The event will be at the JCC High School Cafeteria and Elementary Auditorium at the Tecumseh . . . read more

Beatrice College Fair

October 3, 2019

All JCC juniors attended an Education Quest college fair at SCC-Beatrice on Wednesday, October 2nd. Juniors had the opportunity to speak with representatives from many different colleges and universities all in one place. read more

SENCA Smart Financial Literacy Program

October 2, 2019

On Tuesday, October 1st, all JCC seniors participated in the SENCA Smart (Strategic Money and Resource Techniques) financial literacy program. Students learned what it would be like to live in poverty and resources available to help in times . . . read more

ACT Study Sessions

September 24, 2019

JCC will be having ACT study sessions before the October ACT test. If you are a student who is taking the ACT test on October 26th, you are strongly encouraged to participate in all of these, or at least some of these study . . . read more

Pink Out Shirt Fundraiser

September 12, 2019

The High School Volleyball Team has officially started their pink out fundraiser! They are raising money for Plager for a Purpose and would really love to donate as much as possible to help local families in need. Pink out game will be . . . read more

2019 MUDECAS Volleyball Tournament

September 12, 2019

The bracket for the 2019 MUDECAS Volleyball Tournament has been released. The tournament will run on September 16th, 17th, and 19th, 2019, with games at both the Truman Center SCC and Beatrice High School.  Johnson County Central . . . read more

JCC Cheerleading Car Wash

July 9, 2019

The JCC Cheerleaders invite you to bring your car in for a bath!! JCC Cheerleaders are hosting a FREE WILL DONATION carwash this Saturday, July 13th, starting at 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. The fundraiser helps defray the costs of uniforms, . . . read more

High School Honor Roll

June 5, 2019

Johnson County Central High School has released Honor Rolls for the 4th Quarter and the 2nd Semester for the 2018-19 School Year. Congratulations to all students recognized! JCC High School Honor Roll -- 4th Quarter  (PDF) . . . read more

Graduation 2019

May 7, 2019

Johnson County Central High School is proud to present the Class of 2019. Please join us for Graduation at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 11th, 2019, in the High School Gymnasium.  Commencement will be streamed live on the JCC Striv . . . read more

JCC High School Open House: March 26th

February 25, 2019

Johnson County Central High School is hosting an open house for PARENTS and their students.  The open house is scheduled for Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.  This open house will provide the parents an opportunity to see the . . . read more

ECNC Results

East Central Nebraska Conference Member Schools:  Auburn, Conestoga, Elmwood-Murdock, Freeman, Johnson County Central, Louisville, Malcolm, Mead, Palmyra, Weeping . . . read more

2019 ECNC Basketball Tournament

January 21, 2019

The brackets have been released for the 2019 East Central Nebraska Conference (ECNC) Basketball Tournament.  The JCC Striv Team will be streaming the Girls & Boys Championship Games live from SCC-Lincoln on Saturday, . . . read more

High School 2nd Quarter and First Semester Honor Rolls

January 14, 2019

Johnson County Central High School has released the Honor Rolls for the Second Quarter and the First Semester. Congratulations to those who qualified for these honors! 2018-19 JCC High School 2nd Quarter Honor Roll  (PDF) . . . read more

2019 MUDECAS Basketball Tournament

December 25, 2018

The brackets have been released for the 2019 MUDECAS Basketball Tournament held in Beatrice, Nebraska. This year's tournament will again run Monday-Saturday, January 7th-12th, 2019, with games again being played at SCC and the Beatrice . . . read more

Thunderbird Wrestling Invitational Results

December 16, 2018

The JCC Wrestling Team took 1st Place out of 13 teams at the Thunderbird Invitational on Saturday, December 15th. Thank you Coaches Larry Kuhl, Dean Wellensiek & Nyle Bartling for your time and commitment! Full Results - JCC . . . read more

JCC Unified Bowling Invitational

November 15, 2018

The 2018 JCC Unified Bowling Invitational will start at 4:00 p.m. at the Harvest Bowl (72811 US-136, Tecumseh, NE), on Thursday, November 15th. The invite will consist of teams from Johnson County Central, Elmwood-Murdock, Malcolm, Palmyra . . . read more

One Act

November 8, 2018

One Act will be having a matinee and a performance that is free to the public on November 19th in the elementary auditorium. Matinee is at 2pm (tentative right now) and public performance is at 7pm. read more

Staff vs Winter Sports Athletes

October 9, 2018

Its time, once again, to see who the dominant force within the school is! The staff have a perfect 2-0 record against the student-athletes of JCC. Will they prevail again this year? The junior class will be hosting the staff v. fall/winter . . . read more

2018 ECNC Volleyball Tournament

October 8, 2018

The 2018 East Central Nebraska Conference Volleyball Tournament. The JCC Lady Thunderbirds will face Weeping Water on Monday night at Malcolm. The winner will face host & #1-seed Malcolm.  2018 ECNC Volleyball Tournament . . . read more

MUDECAS Volleyball Tournament 2018

September 10, 2018

The annual MUDECAS Volleyball Tournament begins on Monday, September 10th, 2018, again in Beatrice, Nebraska. Johnson County Central received the 6th seed in the B Division. The Lady Thunderbirds will face the 3rd-seeded Southern . . . read more

Northwest Missouri State Visit

August 29, 2018

Thirty-six JCC sophomores, juniors, and seniors visited Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO today. The students toured campus, learned information about admissions and financial aid, and ate lunch on campus. read more

Volleyball Camps

July 5, 2018

Join us for Volleyball Camps coming on Wednesday, July 18th and Thursday, July 19th! Please sign up by emailing your name and grade to sue.borcher@jccentral.org.  For more information, please see the flyers attached for more . . . read more

High School Honor Roll

May 23, 2018

Congratulations to all students recognized on the Johnson County Central High School Honor Roll for the Fourth Quarter and the Second Semester! Check out the complete list of both Honor Rolls, including the Honor Roll with Distinction. . . . read more


May 14, 2018

¡Hola! We are finishing a wonderful year in Spanish. The students have worked hard and have surprised me and I think themselves with how much Spanish they can recognize and use. In Spanish I, we just finished a novel. It has . . . read more

2018 State Track Meet Information

May 11, 2018

Seven JCC track athletes qualified for the 2018 NSAA State Track and Field Championships on Friday, May 18th and Saturday, May 19th at Burke Stadium in Omaha. These athletes automatically qualified for the state meet with top finishes at the . . . read more

Graduation 2018

May 11, 2018

The Johnson County Central High School presents the Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, May 12th, 2018, in the High School Gymnasium in Tecumseh, Nebraska. Click here for a copy of the program (PDF).  Commencement will . . . read more

English Field Trip

April 26, 2018

The English I class took a field trip to visit the Holocaust exhibit at the SAC Museum on Wednesday, April 25th. The trip concluded the freshmen class unit on Maus , a graphic novel focused on a father’s experiences during the . . . read more

High School Science

Dr. Boone

April 3, 2018

We are in the home stretch as the final quarter winds down. Seniors are counting the days till graduation. They have already received their caps and gowns and are starting to plan their parties and hand out their graduation . . . read more

English & All-School Play News

April 3, 2018

English I is in the middle of reading Maus, a graphic novel focused on a father’s experiences during the Holocaust reported by his son, Artie. Artie spends time interviewing his father and learns many things about his father’s . . . read more

25th Annual Freshmore Clinic Concert

February 27, 2018

The Johnson County Central Vocal Music Department is proud to host the 25th Annual Freshmore Clinic and Concert with special guests VoiceHouse on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Students in grades 9th & 10th from Columbus, . . . read more

HS 2nd Quarter & 1st Semester Honor Rolls

January 9, 2018

The Johnson County Central High School Honor Roll for the Second Quarter and the First Semester for the 2017-18 School Year has been released. Congratulations to all of our students who have been recognized. Click here to view a PDF: . . . read more

¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

January 2, 2018

¡Hola! Hard to believe that we have reached second semester. Last semester Spanish I and III participated in a “Navidad Madness” bracket. Similar to basketball’s March Madness, we viewed Christmas commercials from . . . read more

2018 MUDECAS Basketball Tournament

December 22, 2017

The brackets have been released for the 2018 MUDECAS Basketball Tournament held in Beatrice, Nebraska. This year's tournament will run Monday-Saturday, January 8th-13th, 2018, with games again being played at SCC and the Beatrice . . . read more

HS English & One Act

November 22, 2017

English I has been studying short stories as part of our texts and genres unit. We have just finished “Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury and have been studying H.G. Wells’s influence upon his writing. The students have . . . read more

JCC Band Launches Shoe Drive Fundraiser

Save Your Gently Used/New Shoes!!!

November 13, 2017

Johnson County Central Band Launches Shoe Drive Fundraiser to Raise Money for Music Boosters Tecumseh, Ne, 11/13/17– Johnson County Central Band is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser on Jan 3rd-Jan 31st to raise funds for music . . . read more

JCC High School First Quarter Honor Roll

November 2, 2017

The First Quarter Honor Roll has been released for the Johnson County Central High School. Congrats to all of those recognized! Click on the photo to enlarge or click here to download a PDF version .  read more

2017-18 Choir Officers

October 4, 2017

Congratulations to the 2017-18 JCC Choir Officers! Front Row - Secretary, Hollie Gartner; Treasurer, Katie Alexander; Reporter, Aleisha McDonald; Back Row - Vice President, Johnny Kongmanyvong; President, Simon Rother read more

JCC FBLA Kicks off the Year

September 26, 2017

Our 2017-18 JCC FBLA year is off and running. We held o ur first meeting, of the new school year, on Sept. 5th, 2017. There were 51 members present. At the meeting, officers were elected and new business was discussed. This year’s . . . read more

High School Honor Roll - 4th Q & 2nd Semester

May 31, 2017

Johnson County Central High School presents the Honor Roll for the 4th Quarter and the 2nd Semester.  Please click here for PDF version.  Johnson County Central High School 2016-17 Fourth Quarter Honor Roll with . . . read more


May 14, 2017

This week students in Spanish 1 and 2 will begin working on their final project. They are in groups creating a video about any topic they choose. There has been talk of a cooking show, a game show and a recreation of past vacation trips. Many . . . read more

C-3 District Track Meet

May 11, 2017

On Thursday, May 11th, 2017, Johnson County Central hosted the C-3 District Track Meet. Schools competing at the C-3 District include Diller-Odell, Freeman, Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer, Johnson County Central, Palmyra, Southern, Tri County, . . . read more

Graduation 2017

May 8, 2017

Johnson County Central High School presents the Class of 2017 at Graduation on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 from the High School Gymnasium in Tecumseh, Nebraska. The ceremony will start at 2:00 p.m. and will be broadcast LIVE on Striv .  . . . read more

Buy A Yearbook!

May 3, 2017

As the end of the year is beginning to approach, if you have yet to purchase a yearbook, now would be the time to do so. Even if you’re not a senior, it’s still a great idea to purchase a yearbook, because every year of a high . . . read more

JCC Musical - April 28th & 30th

April 11, 2017

Practice for the school musical, Little Shop of Horrors, is underway! The high school drama team, directed by Mr. Tom Doran, is excitedly preparing for their performances scheduled for Friday, April 28, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 30, . . . read more

State FFA Convention

April 10, 2017

The Johnson County Central FFA Chapter attended the 89th Nebraska FFA State Convention in Lincoln on April 5-7, 2017. The convention was held at Pinnacle Bank Arena, around the Haymarket and the University of . . . read more

High School English

April 6, 2017

English I is in the middle of reading Maus, a graphic novel focused on a father’s experiences during the Holocaust reported by his son, Artie. Artie spends time interviewing his father and learns many things about his father’s . . . read more

Junior Class News

April 6, 2017

Arabian Nights was the theme of the JCC Junior/Senior Prom held April 1, 2017. The class appreciates the inspiration and support of our art teacher Joni Fox, who helped them come up with a fun prom theme that could be carried out on a limited . . . read more

2017 Summer Driver's Education

April 5, 2017

JCC 2017 Summer Driver’s Education Luke Boldt – Instructor Classroom Instruction: June 12 th – 15 th (Monday through Thursday) 9:00am – 2:30pm (30 min lunch) Cost: $175.00 IMPORTANT NEW CHANGES . . . read more

Thunderbird Invite Results 2017

April 4, 2017

Results from the 2017 Thunderbird Invitational Track Meet are posted below. Congrats to all teams.  Boys Team 1st Place : Falls City Sacred Heart (83 points) Girls Team 1st Place : Lincoln Lutheran (98 points) 2017 . . . read more

Speech Results

February 28, 2017

The JCC Speech Team competed at the conference meet (ECNC) on February 22nd and at the HTRS Invitational on Feb. 25th. The next competition is Districts at Lincoln Southwest High School on March 14th! Good luck, Thunderbirds! Results . . . read more

FBLA’s 2016-17 Competition Season

February 13, 2017

JCC FBLA’s 2016-17 competition season is upon us.  On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 13 FBLA students competed at the UNL American Business Contest.  There were over 400 students from 31 different schools competing.  Our . . . read more

AcaDeca Regionals Results

January 23, 2017

The Johnson County Central Academic Decathlon team competed at the regional competition on Saturday January 21, 2017, hosted at Pius X High School in Lincoln. JCC was competing against Adams Central, Ashland-Greenwood, Brownell-Talbot, Cozad . . . read more

High School Honor Roll

January 17, 2017

Congratulations to the Johnson County Central High School Second Quarter & First Semester Honor Rolls!  Please click here for a printable PDF .    read more

2017 MUDECAS Basketball

January 9, 2017

The brackets for the 2017 MUDECAS Basketball Tournament have been announced for January 9th-14th, 2017 in Beatrice.  In the Boys Division, the Thunderbirds received the 6th seed in the B Division. JCC will face the 3rd-seeded . . . read more


January 5, 2017

Beyond the routine vocabulary and conversations in Spanish, the highlight of last semester in Spanish levels 1-2 was celebrating Día de los Muertos. The kids enjoyed various games studying the vocabulary, reading and watching a video . . . read more

Johnson County Coalition Banquet 2016

December 12, 2016

On November 29, the Johnson County CAN coalition hosted a banquet at the community building. At the banquet Sierra McClintock and Taylor Gerdes presented on the dangers of prescription drugs. We would like to thank Scotty Gottula for . . . read more

High School Science

By Dr. Vicky Boone

November 8, 2016

Anatomy & Physiology:     A highlight for the A&P students was our trip to Bryan in Lincoln in October.  Students were able to check out a number of different health care related fields, talk to students and . . . read more

Fundraising for the Band Trip

By Emily Fricke

November 7, 2016

Over Memorial Day weekend of 2017, a group of 30 high school band students will be traveling to Cleveland, OH for our band trip. While there, the students will get the chance to work with a university director in a clinic specifically for our . . . read more

HS 1st Quarter Honor Roll

October 27, 2016

Congrats to our Johnson County Central High School First Quarter Honor Roll. Click here to view PDF .*  *Corrected version uploaded 11/8/16.   read more

"Take Ten" - Journalism

October 25, 2016

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

Explore It Career Day

September 28, 2016

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

Region V Systems Accounces 2016 Youth Action Board Selections

September 23, 2016

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

Band Trip 2017: Cleveland

September 21, 2016

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

JCC Boys Golf

  2019 Schedule For an always-updated schedule, check out the All-Sports Calendar . Date Time Location . . . read more

¡Hola de la clase de español!

May 16, 2016

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

C-4 District Track Results

May 13, 2016

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

JCC Invite Track Results

May 6, 2016

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

Graduation 2016

May 4, 2016

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

ECNC Track Results 2016

May 3, 2016

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

Performing Arts Night 2016

April 27, 2016

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

Honors Day

April 25, 2016

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

2016 MUDECAS Track Results

April 24, 2016

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

Tri County Invite Track Results

April 20, 2016

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

Johnson County Coalition on the Radio

April 18, 2016

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

Senior End of Year Information

April 15, 2016

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

2016 FBLA State Leadership Conference Results

April 9, 2016

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

2016 State FFA Results

April 9, 2016

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

JCC to Produce Harvey by Mary Chase

April 5, 2016

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

Thunderbird Invite Track Results

April 5, 2016

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

Thayer Central Track Invite Results

March 31, 2016

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

High School Science

March 22, 2016

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

High School Honor Roll - 3rd Qtr

March 16, 2016

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

District FFA CDE Results

March 2, 2016

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

2016 Track Apparel Order

February 24, 2016

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

JCC Shamrock Showdown Dodgeball Tournament

February 23, 2016

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

HS Social Studies

February 15, 2016

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

ECNC Championship Games Live Streamed Online

February 5, 2016

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

ELPA-21: A new assessment for English Language Learners

February 1, 2016

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

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

February 1, 2016

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

NeSA English Language Arts, Math and Science Testing

February 1, 2016

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

ECNC Tournament Info (UPDATED)

January 26, 2016

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

Academic Decathlon Regional Results

January 18, 2016

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

MUDECAS Basketball Tournament 2016 (UPDATED)

January 12, 2016

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

High School Honor Roll

January 8, 2016

JOHNSON COUNTY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLL To be on the Johnson County Central High School Honor Roll, students must have no class grade lower than a "B." To receive Honor Roll with Distinction, students must . . . read more

Hola from the Spanish department!

January 4, 2016

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

One Act Play Production

November 23, 2015

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

FFA: Junior Livestock Judging

November 18, 2015

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

Music Notes - Fall 2015

November 9, 2015

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


November 9, 2015

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

One Act Play: The Comedy of Errors

November 4, 2015

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

National FFA Convention

November 2, 2015

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

News From The Art Department

October 22, 2015

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

State Bound! JCC XC 2015

October 21, 2015

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

JCC Shop Class

October 12, 2015

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

PSA - Texting & Driving

October 12, 2015

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

Career Fair 2015

October 7, 2015

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

Vocal Music

September 28, 2015

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

National Honor Society Hosts Red Cross Blood Drive

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

Louisville Volleyball Tournament

September 21, 2015

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

ELL News

September 14, 2015

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

MUDECAS Volleyball & More!

September 9, 2015

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

State Track Qualifiers 2015

May 15, 2015

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

Family Fun Walk

May 4, 2015

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

State FBLA Results

April 13, 2015

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

State FFA Results

April 13, 2015

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

High School Science

By Justesen, Nichole | April 8, 2015

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

Johnson County Coalition Students Attend Legislative Day

By Peters, Joan | March 27, 2015

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

Purcell honored in Believers & Achievers program

March 20, 2015

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

FFA Named Monsanto Grow Communities Winner

March 2, 2015

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

Vocal Music Happenings

By Tom Doran | February 27, 2015

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

State AcaDeca Results

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

National FFA Week

February 20, 2015

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

ELDA Testing - ELL News

By Weber, Lisa | February 6, 2015

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

Tutorial: Deleting Email Contact

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

ECNC Tournament

January 26, 2015

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

AcaDeca Heading to State!

By Tina Richardson | January 19, 2015

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

2015 MUDECAS Basketball Tournament

January 8, 2015

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

2014 Johnson County Coalition Banquet

By Peters, Joan | December 8, 2014

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

JCC Students Attend Leadership Symposium at UNL

By Shelley Moles | November 17, 2014

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

Happenings in the Band Department

By Fricke, Emily | November 10, 2014

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

High School English - British Literature

By Farris, Kris | October 27, 2014

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

HS Science Update

By Justesen, Nichole | October 27, 2014

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

JCC FFA qualifies for National Land Judging

October 26, 2014

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

One Act Play Production: The Cop and the Anthem

By Durre, Tania | October 21, 2014

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

Cross Country: Heading to State!

October 20, 2014

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

More Ways to Read Books!

September 8, 2014

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

Johnson County Central Students Meet With Senator Watermeier

March 10, 2014

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

Contest Season

February 25, 2014

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

Remembering the Fallen

October 15, 2012


Youth L.E.A.D. Conference

Joan Peters

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

Valentine Cakes

Mr. Thomas Doran

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

Two JCC Students Attend Leadership Symposium at UNL

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

New Calculators in Math Classroom

Ben Swanson

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

Nebraska State Cheer/Dance Spirit Award

by Lisa Schuster

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

Johnson County Central High School

Home of the Thunderbirds!

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