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2022 MUDECAS Volleyball Tournament

Sep 8, 2022

The brackets have been released for the 2022 MUDECAS Volleyball Tournament. This year's tournament will be again played at the Beatrice High School and the Truman Center at SCC-Beatrice, starting on Monday, September 12th.  JCC has earned the #2-seed in the B Division and will face Southern at 5:45 PM on Monday at SCC.  The JCC Striv Crew plans on livestreaming the Third Place & Championship Games live from the Truman Center on Thursday.  MUDECAS Volleyball action will seen for the sixth year on Striv . . .

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

Jun 6, 2022

Johnson County Central High School recognizes students on the 4th Quarter and 2nd Semester Honor Rolls for the 2021-22 School Year. Congratulations to all of our Thunderbirds! JCC High School Honor Roll -- 4th Quarter (PDF) JCC High School Honor Roll -- 2nd Semester (PDF)

2022 State Track & Field Championship Info

May 16, 2022

Congratulations to our Thunderbirds who have qualified for the 2022 NSAA State Track & Field Championship at Omaha Burke Stadium! Class C will compete on Friday, May 20th & Saturday, May 21st. Our Unified Long Jump competitors will jump on Thursday, May 19th! Here is the schedule for JCC:  Thursday, May 19th:  - 1:30 PM - Unified Long Jump - Adrian Small & Tanner Woods Friday, May 20th:  - 9:30 AM - Class C Girls Long Jump - Ava Berkebile - 9:30 AM - Class C Boys Shot Put - Trey . . .

Graduation 2022

May 6, 2022

Johnson County Central High School is proud to present the Class of 2022! Please join us for graduation on Saturday, May 7th! • Commencement • JCC HS Gym • Saturday, May 7th • 2:00 PM  • Livestream: striv.tv/jcc Please click here for a copy of the program ! Come help us celebrate the JCC Class of 2022!  Graduation Ceremony Replay Graduation Recap Slideshow

Senior Art Show

May 5, 2022

Johnson County Central High School - Senior Art Show We are glad to present the Senior Art Show to honor and celebrate Abbi Jamison, Emma Straka, and Fransisco Xayaphonesongkham for their growth as artists in the last for years. The Senior Art Show is being hosted in the high school cafeteria from Thursday, May 5th to Monday, May 9th.

Striv PSA: Beat Distracted Driving

May 5, 2022

The JCC Striv Crew has won $2,000 from the National Safety Council with their PSA on distracted driving! Congratulations to the Striv Crew!  There is a banner located in the HS Computer Lab that all staff & students can sign, pledging to beat distracted driving. Please stop by to sign it! There will also be a handful of posters around the school from the National Safety Council about beating distracted driving as well.  If you haven't already seen it, the PSA is posted on Twitter & Facebook.  . . .

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Replays: Athletic & Activities Award Ceremony & IntraSchool Quiz Bowl

May 2, 2022

The Johnson County Central High School presents its Athletic & Activities Awards Ceremony to honor all students who participated in activities during the 2021-22 school year on Friday, April 29th, 2022. The 2022 edition of the JCC Intraschool Quiz Bowl competition on the afternoon of Friday, April 29th, 2022.

JCC School Musical

Apr 27, 2022

Please join us for the school musical on Friday evening and Sunday afternoon! Performances in the Tecumseh Elementary Auditorium • Friday, April 29th @ 7 PM • Sunday, May 1st @ 2 PM Due to copyright, there will be no live stream of the program. Videotaping & audio recording is strictly prohibited.  Thomas Doran – Director  Matt Dierking – Assistant Director Ava Berkebile – Student Director Jonathon Duncan – Stage Manager Maya Straka – Lights Manager . . .

High School Honors Day Replay

Apr 26, 2022

On Monday, April 25th, Johnson County Central High School honored students at the High School Honors Day. Here is the replay of the ceremony. 2022 JCC HS Honors Day Replay

2021-2022 Nebraska State Colleges Multi-Activity Student Award Recipients Announced

Apr 12, 2022

The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) and the Nebraska State College System (NSCS) are pleased to announce the 15,918 recipients of the 2021-2022 Nebraska State Colleges Multi-Activity Student Award. The award recognizes students in grades 9-12 who participate in at least three NSAA sanctioned activities during the academic year. Each high school student who participates in at least three NSAA activities will be recognized and awarded a certificate of achievement by the NSAA and the Nebraska State Colleges. Activity . . .

3rd Quarter - High School Honor Roll

Apr 11, 2022

The Johnson County Central High School Honor Roll for the 3rd Quarter has been released. Congratulations to all students recognized for their hard work! 2021-22 JCC High School - 3rd Quarter Honor Roll (PDF)

FBLA Fundraiser: Pastry Puffins

Feb 14, 2022

Johnson County Central FBLA is kicking off their fundraiser to raise money for upcoming conferences and competitions. The fundraiser will be running from 02/14/2022 – 02/28/2022. To order, please contact any member of Johnson County Central FBLA, or you can place an order online by clicking this link ! Thank you for supporting Johnson County Central FBLA! Link to order online:  https://store.myfundraisingplace.com/aac8a757-5182-4ae3-807e-788931f2969e

State Wrestling 2022

Feb 14, 2022

UPDATE: Congrats to Jocelyn for finishing Runner-Up in the first year of NSAA Girls Wrestling! She finishes the season with a 28-6 record. We are proud of you! Lucie was one match win away from medaling and Christian won one match.  For official photos, please visit Callam Sports Photo . Please also check the Beatrice Daily Sun for coverage. Congratulations to the JCC wrestlers who have qualified for the 2022 State Wrestling Championship! Christian Harrifeld Jocelyn Prado Lucie Rougean . . .

2022 ECNC Basketball Tournament

Jan 25, 2022

The brackets have been released for the 2022 East Central Nebraska Conference (ECNC) Basketball Tournament. Live Stream Information:  The JCC Striv Team will be streaming the Girls & Boys Championship Games live from Weeping Water on Saturday, February 5th. Join us by watching on the JCC Striv Channel ( www.striv.tv/jcc ) or on striv.tv/ecnc . The 3rd Place & 5th Place Games will be available for viewing on the Weeping Water Athletics YouTube Channel .  2022 ECNC Basketball Tournament . . .

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2nd Quarter and 1st Semester High School Honor Roll

Jan 25, 2022

Congratulations to the students recognized on the Johnson County Central High School Honor Roll for the 2nd Quarter and the 1st Semester! JCC High School Honor Roll - 2nd Quarter (2021-22)  (PDF) JCC High School Honor Roll - 1st Semester (2021-22)  (PDF)

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 . . .

High School First Quarter Honor Roll

Nov 8, 2021

Congratulations to all students recognized on the Johnson County Central High School First Quarter Honor Roll! Click here for a printable PDF version: JCC HS First Quarter Honor Roll (PDF)

2021 ECNC Volleyball Tournament

Oct 11, 2021

The 2021 East Central Nebraska Conference Volleyball Tournament will take place Monday, October 11th through Thursday, October 14th at host sites.  2021 ECNC Volleyball Tournament Bracket  (Final) TUESDAY:  JCC will face Freeman at Auburn on Tuesday, Oct 12th. The game will follow the 5:30 PM Weeping Water vs Auburn game - anticipated game time is approximately 6:30 PM. Both of these matches are best 2 out of 3 sets. Both games will be available live to watch on striv.tv/auburn . MONDAY: JCC . . .

NSAA District D1 Cross Country Meet Spectators' Information

Oct 11, 2021

NSAA District D1 Cross Country Meet Spectators' Information Printable PDF Specator Info  | Map of Course Thursday, October 14th   NSAA District D1 Cross Country Meet Spectators’ Information 1.    RACE TIMES & AWARDS: 4:00 p.m. Girls 5k Race 4:45 p.m. Boys 5k Race 5:30 p.m. Awards near start line (different place than on the map) 2.    TEAMS COMPETING: Aquinas Catholic, Archbishop Bergan, Cedar Bluffs, . . .

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2021 MUDECAS Volleyball Tournament

Sep 8, 2021

The bracket for the 2021 MUDECAS Volleyball Tournament has been released. The tournament will return to the Truman Center SCC and the Beatrice High School locations, running September 13th, 14th, and 16th. All games are best 2 out of 3 sets. The JCC Thunderbirds (3) will face the Tri County Trojans (6) in the B Division at 4:30 PM on Monday, September 13th at the Beatrice High School.  UPDATE #1:  JCC defeated Tri County, 2-0 (25-18, 25-22), on Monday. The Thunderbirds will now face HTRS on Tuesday at 8:15 PM at the . . .

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HS Football Scrimmage - 8/20

Aug 19, 2021

Join us for the high school football scrimmage tomorrow, Friday, August 20th, at 6:00 PM.  Admission: 1 Gatorade, Powerade, or waters  Open to all JCC fans & public! There will be no concessions! #GoJCC #nebpreps 

2021 State Track Meet

May 14, 2021

Congratulations to all FOUR of the JCC State Track Qualifiers! Two additional students qualified based on their District marks! JCC STATE QUALIFIERS:  • Jordan Albrecht - Shot Put • Ashlei McDonald - 3200m Run • Treyton Holthus - Shot Put • Hunter Haughton - Long Jump Ticket Info: https://nsaahome.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Updated-Track-2021-Ticket-Information.pdf Schedule of Class C Events: . . .

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JCC Graduation 2021

May 3, 2021

Johnson County Central High School Graduation Ceremony Replay | May 8th, 2021 Johnson County Central High School Graduation Ceremony Information Please click here for a PDF copy of the program! The JCC High School Graduation Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 8th, 2021, at 2:00 PM , in the high school gym. All parents of graduating seniors will have reserved seating in the front rows on the gym floor. There will be reserved seating for other family members and friends of graduating . . .

High School Spring Musical

Apr 27, 2021

Come join us for JCC's spring musical! The Johnson County Central High School Drama Department is proud to present the production of "High School Spoofical" by Jerry Rabushka, produced by special arrangement with Brooklyn Publishers, LLC.  Performances are Friday, April 30th @ 7:00 PM and Sunday, May 2nd @ 2:00 PM, in the Elementary Auditorium (Tecumseh Site). Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for students.  COVID protocol: When seated with your household group and distanced masks will not be . . .

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ECNC Art Show

Feb 9, 2021

We'd like to congratulate and recognize the following students whose artwork has been chosen to go onto the East Central Nebraska Conference Art Show: Ashlei McDonald, Saylor Rother, Miguel Orozco, Emma Straka, Abbigail Jamison, Sunnie Rother, Fransisco Xayaphonesongkham. Thank you to all who voted! The ECNC Art Show will be hosted in the Wells Fargo lobby in downtown Lincoln from February 26th through March 23rd. Be sure to check it out! Abigail Jamison - Tractor - Photography Ashlei McDonald - . . .

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2021 ECNC Basketball Tournament

Jan 25, 2021

ECNC BB Update: The Boys 3rd Place Game (JCC vs Mead) has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb 9th at 6:00 PM (@ Mead). Spectator protocols for the games at SCC-Lincoln include:  Each spectator/cheerleader is required to have a ticket to get in. Each school will receive 250 color specific tickets for each game. The gym will be emptied out after each game. Fans may leave going out the north doors.  Full ECNC Brackets 2021 ECNC Basketball Tournament Bracket - Girls   (PDF) . . .

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High School Honor Roll - 2nd Quarter & 1st Semester

Jan 19, 2021

Johnson County Central High School has released the Honor Roll for the 2nd Quarter and the 1st Semester of the 2020-21 school year. Congratulations to all students recognized! JCC High School Honor Roll - 2nd Quarter  (PDF) JCC High School Honor Roll - 1st Semester  (PDF)

High School First Quarter Honor Roll

Oct 27, 2020

Johnson County Central High School has released the Honor Roll for the First Quarter of the 2020-21 School Year. Congratulations to all students recognized! JCC High School Honor Roll - 1st Quarter  (PDF)

2020 ECNC Volleyball Tournament

Oct 12, 2020

The 2020 East Central Nebraska Conference Volleyball Tournament begins on Tuesday, October 13th, 2020. The #6-seeded JCC Lady Thunderbirds will face the #3-seeded Elmwood-Murdock Lady Knights at 5:00 PM at Malcolm. The winner will play #2 Malcolm.  COVID protocols for the Malcolm site can be found here (and also on the " Away Event Protocols 2020-21 " page on our website). Malcolm is currently operating under the ORANGE protocols.  For spectators (@ Malcolm as of 10/12/2020): Social distancing . . .

Junior Class Fruit Fundraiser

Oct 6, 2020

The 2020-2021 JCC Junior Class is selling fruit from Monday, October 5, 2020 through Friday, October 16, 2020!  The proceeds are going towards the cost of Prom 2021. Link to order:  https://shop.floridaindianrivergroves.com/ecommerce/1021325 Please help the JCC juniors raise funds to enjoy a ride on the Spirit of Brownville on the Missouri River.   Order online and pay online .   Orders are shipped directly to your house with a flat rate of $6.95 per box ordered for shipping. Thank you for your . . .

Paint the Town Gold Wrestling Fundraiser

Sep 17, 2020

The JCC Wrestling Team is selling painted Thunderbirds for our Paint the Town Gold Fundraiser for $20/ea. Please make all checks payable to JCC Wrestling. Additional questions can be emailed to Coach Bowman. Painting good for sidewalk, driveways at home or businesses, the Thunderbirds will be 24" x 14" in size. The team is also selling customizable black, gray or red Thunderbird slides. These can be purchased online at https://www.islideusa.com/products/jcc-wrestling and shipped directly to your house. . . .

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Pink Out Game (Plager for a Purpose)

Sep 14, 2020

The Johnson County Central High School Volleyball Team is raising money for Plager for a Purpose! Plager for a Purpose is an organization that helps local families in need. Please support this cause by purchasing your 2020 Pink Out Shirt! The Pink Out game will be Friday, October 23rd at 7:00 PM vs Southern. Please return your order to any school office by September 25th. Thank you for your support! Click here for a PDF order form If you are not able to attend the game, you can still show your support by . . .

JCC Game Day Protocols 2020-21

Sep 13, 2020

Please remember, we will attempt to offer  digital editions of our paper programs  for our  home  events  here . Basketball Attendance Update (1/4/21) Thunderbird Family, Due to updated DHMs and updated NSAA Winter Season Guidelines (updated December 31st, 2020), Johnson County Central High School has updated attendance guidelines for basketball.  ADMISSION POLICY: All spectators must be on a pass list to attend. (updated January 4th, 2021) Temperatures will be taken as . . .

MUDECAS Volleyball Tournament 2020

Sep 13, 2020

MUDECAS 2020 Volleyball Tournament Bracket   (PDF) LINK:  Virtual MUDECAS Program (Rosters, Bracket, etc) [games will be best 2 out of 3 sets] Results Thursday, Sept 17th A Division @ Diller-Odell HTRS defeats Exeter-Milligan, 2-1 (25-23, 20-25, 25-20) 3rd Place Game : Sacred Heart defeats Johnson-Brock, 2-1 (23-25, 25-16, 25-19) Championship : Diller-Odell defeats BDS, 2-1 (25-20, 27-29, 25-20) B Division @ Freeman JCC defeats Pawnee City, 2-0 . . .

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Class of 2020 Graduation

Jul 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 safety of all involved during this graduation ceremony: We encourage any individual with health concerns to stay home and watch the graduation ceremony via Striv . This can accessed on our JCC website. During the graduation ceremony, the senior class will use social distancing while . . .

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

Jun 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 Honor Roll - 2nd Semester  (PDF)

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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 all the seniors!

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.  JCC High School Honors Day Presentation 

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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 (Sophomores) » Wednesday, May 20, 2020 (Freshmen) On the day you are required to check out, you can check out anytime between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  If you absolutely can't check out on your scheduled time you can come on any of the other two scheduled days.  We are . . .

High School Honor Roll 3rd Quarter

Mar 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)

ECNC Art

Mar 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 Atrium, Downtown, Lincoln, 13th and P St. from noon, February 28th – March 24th. The ATM & lobby hours are 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. Our school is a member of the East Central Nebraska Conference, each year the conference hosts a show during March, “Youth Art Month”. The show . . .

2020 State Wrestling

Feb 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 information, please visit the NSAA website . We have also highlighted the times that JCC wrestlers will be competing (see below). Follow along on Track Wrestling for live scoring & updates  and the JCC Wrestling Twitter Page . 2020 STATE WRESTLING BRACKETS Class C - 132 . . .

FBLA: Peru Business Contest Results

Feb 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 • Anzel duPreez - 3rd in Personal Finance Additional places will be made available within the next two weeks.

Art 2: One Point Perspective Names

Jan 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 assignment, which is a two point perspective of the courthouse in Tecumseh. 

2019-20 ECNC Basketball Tournament

Jan 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 on Saturday, February 8th. Join us by watching on the JCC Striv Channel ( www.striv.tv/jcc ) or on StrivSports.com ( strivsports.com/east-central-nebraska-conference-basketball-2020/ ). 2020 ECNC Basketball Tournament Championship Replays Girls Championship: Weeping Water . . .

JCC High School Honor Rolls

Jan 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 School Honor Roll - 1st Semester 2019-2020  (PDF)

HS Art: Self Portrait Collages

Dec 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 grant money the art department was able to purchase both the Apple Pencils and the Procreate App. Both of which are essential to move our art department into a new and exciting direction: Digital Art! 

JCC Band Shoe Drive

Dec 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. Fundraiser ends January 31st.  PDF Flyer

First Quarter High School Honor Roll

Oct 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

Art News: New Tech

Oct 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 skills used in the graphic design industry.  Ms. Sisco, the current Art Student Teacher from Peru State College, is using the Apple Pencil to add color to the coat-of-arms for the Middle School House Eternal. All of the House Eternal members were given the option to design the color scheme . . .

JCC Wrestling Family Dinner Fundraiser & Guest Speaker

Oct 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 Site, featuring guest speaker Brad Hildebrant. Mr. Hildebrant is a Nebraska High School Wrestling Hall of Fame Member. The former head wresting coach at Omaha Skutt Catholic help coach 17 state championships, 3 dual team state titles, 6 high school All-Americans, 63 individual state champs, 101 . . .

Beatrice College Fair

Oct 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.

SENCA Smart Financial Literacy Program

Oct 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 of financial hardships. SENCA employees along with several volunteers from the Tecumseh community participated to make this event a success.

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ACT Study Sessions

Sep 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 sessions. These should help you to learn strategies to score better on your upcoming ACT test.   The study sessions are FREE OF CHARGE to students thanks to our college access grant. There will be a supper from 6:00- 6:30 which is also FREE for students and then the study sessions will be from 6:30- . . .

Pink Out Shirt Fundraiser

Sep 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 October 10th! Help us fill our gym with pink to help such an amazing organization! Hope to see you there! 2019 Pink Out Shirts Order Form  (PDF) Please return your order form by September 19th. 

2019 MUDECAS Volleyball Tournament

Sep 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 received the #2 seed in the B Division. The Lady Thunderbirds will face #7-seed Lewiston at 5:45 PM on Monday, Sept. 16th at the Beatrice High School.  UPDATE #1:  JCC sweeps Lewiston, 2-0 (25-7, 25-11). The Lady Thunderbirds will now face Southern at 8:15 PM tomorrow (Tuesday, Sept . . .

JCC Cheerleading Car Wash

Jul 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, camps, and other cheerleading activities. 

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High School Honor Roll

Jun 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) JCC High School Honor Roll -- 2nd Semester  (PDF)

Pictured here is the Class of 2019, with information on the live stream on the JCC Striv Channel.

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 Channel . The video replay of the ceremony will be posted online in the next few days.  Please join us in recognizing our graduating seniors at Commencement!. If you cannot make it, catch us online at striv.tv/jcc .  JCC High School Graduation | May 11th, 2019 | REPLAY . . .

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JCC High School Open House: March 26th

Feb 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 facilities and visit their student’s teachers and classrooms.  Some important facts for the open house:  Parents are required to come with the student(s) at 7:00 pm Refreshments will be provided in conjunction with social time If parents have more than one . . .

ECNC Results

Feb 3, 2019

East Central Nebraska Conference Member Schools:  Auburn, Elmwood-Murdock, Falls City, Freeman, Johnson County Central, Malcolm, Mead, Palmyra, Weeping Water   2021-22 Results: Volleyball Tournament -- Results Basketball Tournament -- Info -- Girls Bracket -- Boys Bracket -- All-Conference Teams Wrestling - All-Conference (Girls & Boys) 2020-21 Results: Volleyball Tournament -- Results Cross County -- All-Conference Team . . .

2019 ECNC Basketball Tournament

Jan 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, February 2nd. Join us by watching on the JCC Striv Channel ( www.striv.tv/jcc ) or on StrivSports.com ( LINK ).  2019 ECNC BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS: GIRLS: Louisville Lady Lions BOYS: Freeman Falcons Replays of the championship games are at the bottom of this page!  . . .

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High School 2nd Quarter and First Semester Honor Rolls

Jan 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) 2018-19 JCC High School 1st Semester Honor Roll  (PDF)

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2019 MUDECAS Basketball Tournament

Dec 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 City Auditorium. The JCC Girls Basketball Team is the 4th-seed in the B Division and will face the 5th-seeded Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer Lady Titans at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 7th at SCC.  UPDATE #1:  The JCC Lady Thunderbirds were defeated by HTRS, 46-58. JCC will . . .

Thunderbird Wrestling Invitational Results

Dec 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 Wrestling Thunderbird Invitational Results (12/15/18)   (PDF) JCC Individual Results: 106 - Julio Reyes (4-0) 1st 132 - Caleb Eggleston (4-1) 2nd 138 - Diego Reyes (2-3) 4th 145 - Levi Dorsey (5-0) 1st 145 - Jack Leuenberger (1-3) 145 - Dalton Berkebile (3-2) 152 - Joe . . .

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JCC Unified Bowling Invitational

Nov 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 and Wilber-Clatonia.  For lane assignments and live results, please click here .  Good luck to all teams!

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One Act

Nov 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.

Staff vs Winter Sports Athletes

Oct 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 sports’ athletes game prior to winter sports this year. For more information, email or talk to Mr. Kuhl. Click here for a PDF flyer Basic Information: • When?      Friday, November 2nd, 2018 – 6:30 PM • Where? . . .

2018 ECNC Volleyball Tournament

Oct 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 Bracket (PDF) FINAL Bracket (complete with scores)  (PDF) Monday's Results: JCC def Weeping Water, 25-13, 25-20, 25-17 (3-0) Louisville def Conestoga, 25-10, 25-17, 25-10 (3-0) Elmwood-Murdock def Yutan, 23-25, 25-19, 25-7, 25-22 (3-1) Quarterfinals: Malcolm def . . .

MUDECAS Volleyball Tournament 2018

Sep 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 Lady Raiders at 4:30 P.M. at the Beatrice High School location. Good luck to all teams! UPDATE #1: Southern defeated JCC, 25-17, 25-16, (2-0). JCC will now face Lewiston at 5:45 PM on Tuesday.  UPDATE #2: JCC defeated Lewiston 25-7, 25-14, (2-0) on Tuesday night. Up next for . . .

Northwest Missouri State Visit

Aug 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.

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Volleyball Camps

Jul 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 details! (PDF) High School Volleyball Team Camp (PDF) 6th-8th and 3rd-5th Grade Volleyball Camps (PDF) ​​​​​​​ When: Wednesday, July 18th and Thursday, July 19th     HS: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.      Grades 6th thru 8th: 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.     . . .

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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. JCC High School Honor Roll - 4th Quarter / 2nd Semester  (PDF)

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¡Hola!

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 been fun to see the kids engaged in the story and often not realizing that it is Spanish. This week they are making videos, topics of their choice, to sum up what they have acquired this year. I love seeing kids’ creative sides and am thinking that some videos from this year’s classes . . .

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 C-1 District Track Meet, hosted by JCC on Thursday, May 10th.  Congratulations to our state qualifiers: Maddie Moran (100M, 200M), Aleisha McDonald (Pole Vault, 800M, 3200M), Ashlei McDonald (1600M, 3200M), Hailey Clark (High Jump), Monica Thipphavong (Shot Put), Simon Rother (Shot Put) . . .

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 be streamed live on the JCC Striv Channel . The video replay of the ceremony will be posted online in the next few days.  Please join us in recognizing our graduating seniors at Commencement at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12th. If you cannot make it, catch us online at striv.tv/jcc . . .

English Field Trip

Apr 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 Holocaust reported by his son, Artie. Artie spends time interviewing his father and learns many things about his father’s life before the war and about his relationship with Artie’s mother, who suffered from depression and has since committed suicide. Through this shared time, Artie discovers . . .

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High School Science

Apr 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 announcements. They still have a few hurdles to jump over in the classroom. In science, the anatomy students will be taking CPR training this month and turning in a research paper if they are taking the class for college credit. The physics class will be finishing up with electromagnetic waves and then . . .

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English & All-School Play News

Apr 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 life before the war and about his relationship with Artie’s mother, who suffered from depression and has since committed suicide. Through this shared time, Artie discovers more about himself and can sympathize with a man he has struggled to know his entire life.   As part of our Maus . . .

25th Annual Freshmore Clinic Concert

Feb 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, Falls City, Freeman, Johnson-Brock, Johnson County Central, Meridian, Palmyra, Pawnee City, Syracuse, Tri-County, & Weeping Water will participate in this year's event. The director is Fred Ritter. The Clinic will end with the Concert at 6:30 PM in the JCC Elementary Auditorium in Tecumseh, . . .

HS 2nd Quarter & 1st Semester Honor Rolls

Jan 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: JCC High School Honor Roll - 2nd Quarter & 1st Semester (2017-18)  (PDF)*corrected

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¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

Jan 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 various Spanish-speaking countries and voted on their favorites. It was fun to see them focus on the message of the commercials and not become overwhelmed by the fact that they were in Spanish. Spanish I also “responded” to a tweet: #elmejorregalo (the best gift). You should be happy to . . .

2018 MUDECAS Basketball Tournament

Dec 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 City Auditorium. UPDATE #4:  We have attempted to post the full revised bracket due to the weather postponing games. All outdated details have now been struckthrough like this . In the Girls Bracket, Johnson County Central has received the 5th seed in the B Division. The JCC Girls . . .

HS English & One Act

Nov 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 enjoyed considering the idea of time travel and how science fiction still mirrors real life. We are viewing H.G. Wells’s “The Time Machine” before Thanksgiving break. Freshmen will soon be creating their own original short stories to share with the class. English II is wrapping up . . .

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JCC Band Launches Shoe Drive Fundraiser

Nov 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 boosters and eventual band trip. JCC Band will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected, as Funds2Orgs will issue a check for the collected shoes. Those dollars will benefit various music purchases and the band trip taken every four years. . . .

JCC High School First Quarter Honor Roll

Nov 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 . 

2017-18 Choir Officers

Oct 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

JCC FBLA Kicks off the Year

Sep 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 officers are: 2017-18 Officers President Kole Kleespies Vice Pres: Hailey Clark Sec/News . . .

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 Distinction * - Earned All A's This Quarter FRESHMEN: Carrie Beethe * Elena Chavez Luna Manuel Ramirez Eli Waring * SOPHOMORES: Connor Bartels* Alexis Graham* Kole Kleespies* Corral McClintock* Faith Sahs* JUNIORS: MacKenzie Eltiste* . . .

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¡Hola!

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 groups are still undecided, but I am very excited to see what they think up. This past semester has flown by. Recently, the kids presented some past vacations they had taken. They did a wonderful job. I love getting to the end of the year when students not only have more vocabulary to express . . .

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, and Wilber-Clatonia.  Congrats to all teams & athletes! FINAL RESULTS: Boys Results: PDF Girls Results: PDF   Boys Team Winner: Wilber-Clatonia (148 pts) Boys Team Runner-Up: Freeman (90) Girls Team Winner: Wilber-Clatonia (146 pts) Girls . . .

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 .  Graduation will be streamed live online on our JCC Striv page : striv.tv/jcc .  Replay: A replay of graduation is available on YouTube at:  https://youtu.be/jmiZFotYFCc Attending the ceremony via Striv? Or want an extra copy of the program? Download a  . . .

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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 school career provides unique experiences and documents personal growth.  It is hard to argue that buying a yearbook isn’t worthwhile, especially when it lets you reflect back on your high school years with relative ease. Time is running out to purchase a yearbook, as our production count . . .

JCC Musical - April 28th & 30th

Apr 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, at 2:00 p.m .  Cast members are as follows:  Keaton Kleespies, Schyler DeFreece, Simon Rother, Sopha Kongmanyvong, Alysa Kapke, Haley Beethe, Marissa Borrenpohl, Sarai Ares, Katelyn Alexander, Erika Cruz, Micaela Francisco, Sara Kettlehake, Aleisha McDonald, Cassidy Parks, Eli . . .

State FFA Convention

Apr 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 Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus. Nineteen JCC and J-B students attended this year's convention.   Marissa Borrenpohl  received her State FFA Degree, presented in the last session of the convention. The State FFA Degree is the highest degree the state association can bestow . . .

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High School English

Apr 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 life before the war and about his relationship with Artie’s mother, who suffered from depression and has since committed suicide. Through this shared time, Artie discovers more about himself and can sympathize with a man he has struggled to know his entire life.  As part of our Maus . . .

Junior Class News

Apr 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 budget. They also appreciate all those individuals who loaned items and helped with the decorating. Doors to prom opened at 8:00 pm, welcoming students and their parents to come enjoy the ambiance. After taking individual photos and group pictures for the junior and senior class, parent . . .

2017 Summer Driver's Education

Apr 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 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 Education, we have had to implement the following . . .

Thunderbird Invite Results 2017

Apr 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 Thunderbird Invite Track Full Results  (PDF)

Speech Results

Feb 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 from ECNC (2/22/17) 7 Superior Ratings in four categories (Earned by Sara Kettelhake in Persuasive, Micaela Francisco in Informative, Sopha Kongmanyvong in Poetry, and Hannah Swanda & Sopha Kongmanyvong in Duet Acting). Hannah and Sopha earned a 5th place medal overall in Duet Acting. . . .

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FBLA’s 2016-17 Competition Season

Feb 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 students represented JCC well and earned the following honors (see below).  In addition to the individual honors, our JCC FBLA Quiz Bowl team placed in the final four. UNL-ABC Results Intro To Business: 4th-Eli Waring Tied 10th-Hailey Clark Intro. To Financial Math . . .

AcaDeca Regionals Results

Jan 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 and Ravenna in the small school regional. The team consists of seniors: Annika McDonald, Sara Kettelhake, Sloan Pollard and Courtney Klaasmeyer; juniors: Hannah Swanda and Gunnar Burger; sophomores: Simon Rother and Autumn Nolte; freshmen: Greg McGinnis and Gabe DeFreece.    . . .

High School Honor Roll

Jan 17, 2017

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

2017 MUDECAS Basketball

Jan 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 Diller-Odell Griffins at 3:30 p.m. at the SCC location on Tuesday, January 10th.  In the Girls Division, JCC is the 4th seed in the B Division. The Thunderbirds will meet the 5th-seeded Sterling Lady Jets at 8:00 p.m. at the SCC location on Monday, January 9th.  UPDATE #1:   . . .

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¡Hola!

Jan 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 about Day of the Dead (celebrated during All Saints Day). The 6 th of January we will be learning about how some families celebrate Los Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day). Hopefully, we will celebrate Semana Santa (Easter) as well. Within the daily grind, we create many projects so that students . . .

Johnson County Coalition Banquet 2016

Dec 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 donating the pulled pork, and the community for allowing us to use the community building. We would also like to recognize Sierra McClintock of JCC and Caleb Williams with the Youth Activism Award. The can coalition would also like to acknowledge Pastor Hugh and Beth Giesbrecht with the Community . . .

High School Science

Nov 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 instructors from Bryan and UNMC, and participate in some hands on activities.  Students will also be going to Doane in November to visit the cadaver lab, sit in on a college class, and attend a presentation on what it takes to be successful in college.  In the first semester students learned . . .

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Fundraising for the Band Trip

Nov 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 students. We will also get to perform at Cedar Point Amusement park just outside of Cleveland on the last day of the trip. Other activities include the Great Lake Science Center and experiencing foods from around the world at Westside Market. The students are very excited about the possibility of . . .

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HS 1st Quarter Honor Roll

Oct 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.  

"Take Ten" - Journalism

Oct 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 boxes of items I had packed away when she had officially “left the nest.”  Watching close school friends connect again after ten years was fun; with each classmate arrival, the volume of chatter would rise and the conversations typically started with, “So what are you doing . . .

Explore It Career Day

Sep 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 different career areas. Click on the photo to view more photos from the day!

Region V Systems Accounces 2016 Youth Action Board Selections

Sep 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 representing the 16 counties Region V Systems serves (Polk, Butler, Saunders, York, Seward, Lancaster, Otoe, Fillmore, Saline, Thayer, Jefferson, Gage, Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee and Richardson). Region V Systems, Regional Prevention Coordination received 39 highly qualified applications for YAB. All . . .

Band Trip 2017: Cleveland

Sep 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 business or patrons who are willing to donate can contact Emily Fricke at  emily.fricke@jccentral.org  or at  402-864-4171 . Any and all types of donations are welcome. Thank you for your time and support of the JCC Thunderbird Band!    

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¡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 chose, as long as they met the vocab and grammar requirements. I received the scripts over the weekend and those have plenty of creativity! In Spanish II they completed 2 projects over the past 2 weeks. The first involved them presenting research of basic cultural activities; for the second . . .

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 held at Omaha Burke Stadium on May 20 & 21, 2016. Qualifying to compete at state are freshman Hailey Clark, sophomores Aleisha McDonald & Maddie Moran, junior Sam Saldivar and senior Omri Oliver. Congrats! Congratulations to the JCC Girls Track Team for finishing as District Runner Up! . . .

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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) Complete Results from 2016 JCC Invite Track Meet:

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 : striv.tv/jcc .  Attending the ceremony via Striv? Or want an extra copy of the program? Download a PDF version here ! The Senior Art Show will also be on display in the HS Cafeteria from 1p-4p on Saturday. And don't forget: there will be a special Artist Reception the night . . .

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: Team: 5th (55 pts) 100m Dash: 2nd Maddie Moran 13.18 200m Dash: 3rd Maddie Moran 27.58 800m Run: 5th Angelica Wellman 2:38.17 1600m Run: 1st Aleisha McDonald 5:37.84 3200m Run: 1st Aleisha McDonald 11:45.12 4x100m Relay: 2nd Brittany Neukirch, . . .

Performing Arts Night 2016

Apr 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 Concert in the auditorium at 7:00 p.m. The Art Show will be on display starting 5:30 p.m. through the end of intermission. The Jazz Band will be playing in the high school gym during intermission.  The Senior Art Show will be on display Friday evening, May 6th and during . . .

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Honors Day

Apr 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

2016 MUDECAS Track Results

Apr 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 Division were schools: Diller-Odell, Freeman, Humbolt-Table Rock-Steinauer, Johnson County Central, Nebraska City Lourdes Central, Palmyra and Pawnee City. In the B Division, schools included: Bruning-Davenport-Shickley, Falls City Sacred . . .

Tri County Invite Track Results

Apr 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 Clark 4'10" 6th Maddie Mordan 4'6" Pole Vault: 4th Aleisha McDonald 9' Long Jump: 5th Angelica Wellman 14' 3200m Relay: 6th Angelica Wellman, Annika McDonald, Sarai Ares, Jordan Rodriquez 11:49.53 100m Dash: 2nd Maddie Mordan 12.85 . . .

Johnson County Coalition on the Radio

Apr 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 recording the messages and they were so good at it we were done ahead of schedule. These students also visited Sunny 101.3 in Falls City to record the same messages. It was a fun learning experience. Parents can listen to these messages from April through June.

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Senior End of Year Information

Apr 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 me as soon as possible. Wednesday, April 20, 2016 – at 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria I will meet with the seniors to handout senior check-out sheets, the seniors will have the remaining two weeks to complete their check-out sheet, which is plenty of time. Friday, April 29, 2016 . . .

2016 FBLA State Leadership Conference Results

Apr 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, awards, special programs, and other planned leadership and educational activities. Sport and Entertainment Management: 2nd Place ( Natalie Roddy, Grant Moles, Courtney Klaasmeyer ). This team has qualified to compete at Nationals!  Bryce Sahs:  4th Place in Networking . . .

2016 State FFA Results

Apr 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. Twenty-seven JCC and J-B students attended this year's convention.  Rudy Pooch received her State FFA Degree, presented in the last session of the convention. The State FFA Degree is the highest degree the state association can bestow upon a member.  Each year members are . . .

JCC to Produce Harvey by Mary Chase

Apr 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 Rehearsals are well under way for this year’s spring play production of Harvey by the American playwright Mary Chase.  In this popular comedy, Veta Louise Simmons (played by Sopha Kongmanyvong) grows weary of the embarrassment caused by her brother, Elwood P. Dowd (Grant Moles), who . . .

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Thunderbird Invite Track Results

Apr 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.  Congratulations to all of the athletes and thank you to all of the staff, students and community members who helped put on this meet! Thunderbird Invite Girls Champions: Lincoln Lutheran (125 pts) Thunderbird Invite Boys Champions: Falls City Sacred Heart (113)   JCC Boys . . .

Thayer Central Track Invite Results

Mar 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 Results: Team: 1st Place Long Jump: 4th Erin Hunzeker 14'7" Triple Jump: 3rd Erin Hunzeker 31'1/4" High Jump: 1st Hailey Clark 4'11" 2nd Maddie Moran 4'9" 3200m Relay: 5th Annika McDonald, Angelica Wellman, Sarai Ares, . . .

High School Science

Mar 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, all classes will practice science standards with the use of Kahoot. Gen Science The General Science classes has just finished “motion and momentum” series.   We are jumping right into discussions on planets and solar system.  Our final project of the year will be . . .

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High School Honor Roll - 3rd Qtr

Mar 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) 

District FFA CDE Results

Mar 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 dedication to the FFA Program!   State Qualifying (Everyone listed!)   Food Science- 1st Place Marissa Borrenpohl- 4th Angelica Wellman- 5th Tia Parrish- 7th Kacie Hahn- 8th   Natural Resources- 1st Place Spencer Dorsey- tied . . .

2016 Track Apparel Order

Feb 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 Store Flyer  (PDF)

JCC Shamrock Showdown Dodgeball Tournament

Feb 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 be compromised of anyone in 6th grade or higher, and must have 6 to 8 players with a minimum of 2 males and 2 females. Registration is $45 per team and can be turned into the high school office. Admission is $1 for those wishing to watch the tournament. Shamrock Showdown Dodgeball Tournament . . .

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HS Social Studies

Feb 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 January to go through this topic. Most of our time was spent doing presentations on each of the Caribbean Islands and I was very pleased with the outcome – I also believe the students had fun with the project. World History has been going well this semester, also. We recently did an . . .

ECNC Championship Games Live Streamed Online

Feb 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 Championship game between the #1 Malcolm Lady Clippers and #2 Louisville Lady Lions.  The stream will also bring the Boys Championship game at approx. 8:00 p.m. between the #1 Elmwood-Murdock Knights and the #3 Johnson County Central Thunderbirds.  Watch live at . . .

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ELPA-21: A new assessment for English Language Learners

Feb 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 about how best to assist these students in language acquisition in the future, and determine when students have successfully completed the program.  In previous years, students took an assessment called English Language Development Assessment, or ELDA.  This year we will have a new assessment . . .

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

Feb 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 academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of a) Reading, b) Language Usage, c) Mathematics, and d) General Science. MAP tests are unique in that they are adaptive tests. The test becomes more difficult the more questions a student answers correctly. When a . . .

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NeSA English Language Arts, Math and Science Testing

Feb 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 students – some students will take a paper/pencil test. The NeSA ELA will be replacing the NeSA Reading test next year. The results are scored by the Nebraska State Department of Education and will be used to help schools measure student progress in meeting the state reading, math, and . . .

ECNC Tournament Info (UPDATED)

Jan 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 Mead, 59-32, in the ECNC Semifinals, sending the Thunderbirds to the championship game on Saturday, Feb. 6th at 8:00 p.m. vs the #1-seed Elmwood-Murdock Knights.  UPDATE 4:  After defeating Palmyra on Wednesday, the JCC girls will play Elmwood-Murdock on Friday, Feb. 5th at . . .

Academic Decathlon Regional Results

Jan 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. Congratulations! On Saturday, January 16 the Academic Decathlon team competed at Regionals at Lincoln Pius X. The main topic for USAD this year is India. Each student took tests over art, music, literature, economics, science, and math. Each test they have 30 minutes to complete. All the tests except math . . .

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MUDECAS Basketball Tournament 2016 (UPDATED)

Jan 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 Friday, Jan. 15th at 3:30 p.m. at SCC. UPDATED 2:  The JCC Boys lost to Freeman, 39-59, on Tuesday. The Thunderbirds will now face HTRS on Saturday, Jan. 16th at 1:15 p.m. at the Auditorium. The Johnson County Central Boys Basketball team has received the #2 seed in the A Division. . . .

High School Honor Roll

Jan 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 earn at least a 94% average with all A's and a maximum of one "B." Congratulations to the following students! First Quarter Honor Roll 2018-19 (PDF) Third Quarter Honor Roll 2017-18 (PDF) First Semester Honor Roll 2017-18  (PDF) Second Quarter Honor . . .

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Hola from the Spanish department!

Jan 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 to use Spanish, then they are learning superficially and have the potential to lose the information. I am very passionate about language learning in general. I do try to relate the sentence structures used in Spanish to similar ones of the English language. I have a link below about various . . .

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One Act Play Production

Nov 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 one act play, two sets of twins are separated at birth.  As adults, they land in the same town, and a comedy of mistaken identity ensues!   You are invited to view this production on Monday, November 23 at 7:00 PM at the Elementary Auditorium in Tecumseh.  Price of admission is . . .

FFA: Junior Livestock Judging

Nov 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 Individual Placings (out of 105 individuals): Nick Goracke: 4th Connor Bartels: 10th Aleisha McDonald: 20th Congrats FFA! #GoJCC  

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Music Notes - Fall 2015

Nov 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 department is doing something a little different. This year, we are putting on a madrigal dinner as a fundraiser. Both the band and choir will perform various pieces, and possibly including a few small group and solo performances. Most of the music for the evening will be from the Renaissance era and will . . .

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Science!

Nov 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 join us in growing plants first quarter as we observed the effect of different colors of light on the process of photosynthesis.  We also did several experiments with eggs where we dissolved the shell in order to observe osmosis across a cellular membrane.  This quarter we are studying . . .

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One Act Play: The Comedy of Errors

Nov 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  at the Elementary Auditorium in Tecumseh.  In this 30-minute one act play, two sets of twins are separated at birth.  As adults, they land in the same town, and a comedy of mistaken identity ensues!  Price of admission is $5.  For this event, you'll receive a pop and . . .

National FFA Convention

Nov 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. Results:  FARM BUSINESS MANAGEMENT : The National FFA Farm Business Management CDE is designed to test the ability of students to apply economic principles and concepts in analyzing farm and ranch business management decisions. Participants respond to questions concerning economic . . .

News From The Art Department

Oct 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 year’s show featured the work of schools in Omaha and Lincoln, and this year the show will include high schools in the 18 counties in southeast Nebraska. The show will be entitled "Nebraska's Best: High School Artists from Southeast Nebraska" . Area high school Art teachers were . . .

State Bound! JCC XC 2015

Oct 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 Kearney. The girls team runners include Aleisha McDonald, Angelica Wellman, Annika McDonald, Jordan Rodriquez, Erin Hunzeker and Sarai Ares. Come out and cheer on the Thunderbirds!  The NSAA Cross Country Championships will be held at the Kearney Country Club on October 23, 2015. . . .

JCC Shop Class

Oct 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.  In construction this year, we have done many projects.  We started the year by helping the school nurse attach a countertop to her cabinets.  The students thought that this would be an easy job, but ran into some problems when they realized that the cabinets were particle board. . . .

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PSA - Texting & Driving

Oct 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 findings demonstrated results slightly less than the national average, but consistent with patterns used by teens national. After our lab and write-up, we worked on a PSA with the findings. The Physics class: Eddie Li, Grant Moles, Erin Hunzeker, and Nate Liberty

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Career Fair 2015

Oct 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 Beatrice.     The event sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Labor and Southeast Community College focused on helping students explore future plans beyond high school.     Students attended two career-centered break out sessions. These breakout . . .

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Vocal Music

Sep 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 Tenors, & 16 Basses.  They can be broken down into the following grade levels: 12 Seniors, 6 Juniors, 19 Sophomores, & 11 Freshmen. The singers have elected their peers into leadership positions within the choir and this year’s officers include: President – Grant Moles, . . .

National Honor Society Hosts Red Cross Blood Drive

Sep 27, 2015

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, 2015. THANK YOU to all the students, staff, parents, JCC community members and former students who took time from their busy schedules to give this very precious and personal gift.        Students, staff, parents, community members, and former . . .

Louisville Volleyball Tournament

Sep 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 each pool will play for the championship, second best record from each pool will play for third place, third best record in each pool will play for 5th place, and 4th best record in each pool will play for 7th place. JCC will be playing in "Pool A" in the elementary gym, facing . . .

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ELL News

Sep 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 reading series this fall.  Our ELL classroom received new adaptive reader books that will compliment what goes on in the regular classroom.  This new series offers updated reading selections that will both interest and challenge the students.  We are excited to have new materials to . . .

MUDECAS Volleyball & More!

Sep 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 opening round, JCC (7) will face Palmyra (2) at 5:45 p.m. MUDECAS UPDATE: The Thunderbirds will play at 1:00 p.m. today (Thursday) at Truman Center SCC versus Lewiston.  Click below for the full brackets for each tournament! In other volleyball action, the JV team will travel . . .

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 & Shot Put Aleisha McDonald - 1600m & 3200m Sam Saldivar - 1600m & 3200m Nate Liberty - 100m Maddie Moran - 200m For the 2015 NSAA State Track and Field Championship Schedule, click here . These athletes competed at the C-3 District Meet yesterday, May . . .

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, prized and food! This year’s theme is “Give Drugs the Boot”. You will receive a punch card at the beginning and for every lap around the track your card will be punched. At the end you will turn your card in for tickets. The tickets go in the drawing for great prizes! Along . . .

State FBLA Results

Apr 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 participants & sponsors for representing JCC at the state-level!  Here are the results:  Grant Moles: -- 2nd - Business Procedures - National Qualifier -- 7th - Business Calculations -- Honorable Mention - Economics Melissa Bausch: -- 6th - Agribusiness . . .

State FFA Results

Apr 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.    Johnson County Central brought home more team plagues and individual medals than any other school!   Six members qualified to compete at the National FFA Convention held in Louisville, Kentucky on October 28th-31st: Samantha Teten, Scott Riley, Jessica Bohling, Kendra . . .

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High School Science

Apr 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 get their project recognized and sent into space. This project allowed students to design an experiment, do research, and submit their project. The flight experiment was designed to reflect how real science is done.  Gen Science The General Science classes has just finished . . .

Johnson County Coalition Students Attend Legislative Day

Mar 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 regarding powdered alcohol, underage drinking, prescription drug monitoring and marijuana. The Johnson County Coalition also partnered with the Nemaha County Coalition NADDA to meet with Senator Dan Watermeier (pictured here) regarding these issues. He invited us to go in on the legislative floor to . . .

Purcell honored in Believers & Achievers program

Mar 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 son of Carl & Sarah Purcell, of Cook. He participates in basketball, boys golf, music, National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl, FFA & FBLA.  Believers and Achievers is a state-wide program designed by U.S. Bank® and the NSAA to give recognition to Nebraska’s future leaders. The . . .

FFA Named Monsanto Grow Communities Winner

Mar 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 winners and designated the JCC FFA Chapter as recipient of the check.  “With the amount of members they have, it shows that  there is an interest in agriculture,” Beethe said. “It seemed like a good cause.” All chapter members were on hand for the check . . .

Vocal Music Happenings

Feb 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 Festival.  This busy, two day festival allowed the students to rehearse, watch the Doane choirs in concert, attend a dance, and present a final concert.  Kaycee Bartels, Courtney Klaasmeyer, & Grant Moles participated in the BOCH (Bands, Orchestra, and Choruses at the Holland) . . .

State AcaDeca Results

Feb 26, 2015

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 competed at the scholastic level and received a bronze for Speech. Annika McDonald competed at the alternate scholastic level where she received a silver in Fine Arts and bronze in Soft Science.  The JCC Super Quiz team tied for third place. The members include Grant Moles, Kaycee Bartels, . . .

National FFA Week

Feb 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 week full of dress up days: Monday : Slip on your cowboy boots Tuesday : Favorite tractor brand clothes Wednesday : Flannel shirt day Thursday : Dollar hat day Friday : Wear your FFA official dress "It's a good way to promote our organization," said . . .

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ELDA Testing - ELL News

Feb 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 of reading, writing, speaking and listening.  The ELDA is one tool we use to measure the improvements in our language learner students, from year to year.  All ELL students in grades Kindergarten thru Twelfth Grade will participate in this state test.  Students in grades Kindergarten . . .

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Tutorial: Deleting Email Contact

Jan 28, 2015

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 list.   #4 - Click on “Contacts” from the expanded list of apps.   #5 - Search for the old incorrect address. In this example, I’m searching for hsstaff@jccentral.org - once I start typing in “hs…” this contact . . .

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ECNC Tournament

Jan 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 on Friday, Feb. 6th at 7:45 p.m. at SECC-Lincoln.    The girls are seeded #11 and will face #6 East Butler on Saturday, Jan. 31st at 1:00 p.m. hosted by East Butler.  The boys are seeded #3 and will host the winner of #6 Yutan/#11 East Butler on Tuesday, Feb. 3rd at . . .

AcaDeca Heading to State!

Jan 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 Science. The last event of the day was Super Quiz. During Super Quiz pairs of students answered multiple choice questions over Social Science in front of a crowd.  Our Super Quiz team tied for first place. With a team score of 18,020, we have qualified for the state competition which is in Omaha . . .

2015 MUDECAS Basketball Tournament

Jan 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 opening round at SCC, the girls lost in overtime to Southern, falling 51-47. In their Friday afternoon game, JCC defeated Parkview Christian, 42-22.  At the Auditorium, the boys won their opening A Division game over Sacred Heart, 52-48. The Thunderbirds lost in . . .

2014 Johnson County Coalition Banquet

Dec 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 walk in the spring and to County Sheriff Scott Walton for his continued support. Kelsie Kaster and Sara Kettelhake made a presentation on Digital Citizenship and Cyberbullying. This is a growing problem in youth as technology plays an even more part in their daily lives. Sexting is becoming a . . .

JCC Students Attend Leadership Symposium at UNL

Nov 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, November 12, 2014. JCC students Alejandra Rojas, Roberto Silos, Jesus Castor, Samuel Saldivar and Jesse Reyes More than 600 students were welcomed to campus by UNL Director of Admissions Amber Williams.  Following a big Husker welcome, she introduced the keynote speaker, . . .

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Happenings in the Band Department

Nov 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.   Currently the bands are working on music for our winter concerts. At the high school level, we always seems to have to squeeze in time to rehearse after marching but before our concert. But we have some great music lined up and one piece that is especially challenging. The middle school level . . .

High School English - British Literature

Oct 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 through the creation of life size posters of characters.  Senior, Melissa Bausch, explains key characteristics of the characterization poster created by members of her group.   To further understanding of the Middle Ages, students used their iPads to create Thinglink . . .

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HS Science Update

Oct 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 impacts our lives every day, as well as keeping up on how science is ever changing. All classes are in full swing with the SSEP space project. The dead line for the project is November 1 st . All students will display their project during school the week of November 10 – 15 th .   . . .

JCC FFA qualifies for National Land Judging

Oct 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 October 22nd. Samantha Teten placed 4th place individually, Cody Beethe was in the top 20%, Jessica Bohling placed in the top 40%. The top five teams from each state qualify for the National Land Judging event which will be held  May 5-7, 2015  in Oklahoma City, Okla. At the . . .

One Act Play Production: The Cop and the Anthem

Oct 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 name by O. Henry. Set in the early 1900s, The Cop and the Anthem tells the story of Lemuel T. Thwackbusher, a resident of New York’s park benches.  Lemuel realizes that winter is upon him, and he must find shelter to survive the harsh weather.  Each year, Lemuel works up a . . .

Cross Country: Heading to State!

Oct 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 state meet will be held at the Kearney Country Club this Friday, Oct. 24th. The girls team runs at 12:00 noon and Sam will run at 1:00 pm. Visit the NSAA State Cross Country website for more information about parking, tickets, apparel and more!   

More Ways to Read Books!

Sep 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 the book, the book will disappear off the device and then more can be checked out. This is a great opportunity we are able to provide for our advanced, at-risk, and avid young readers. Most of the e-books are fiction but, there are some nonfiction as well. We will continue to provide some . . .

Johnson County Central Students Meet With Senator Watermeier

Mar 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, February 7th. Many counties from Region V Systems' sixteen counties gathered to prepare information to give to their local senators concerning substance abuse. Two students from Johnson County Central High School, Ariel Sears and Angelica Wellman, and one student from Sterling Public School, along . . .

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Contest Season

Feb 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 working on small groups or solos. As for the middle school, we are also within contest time. The 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will be going to the annual HTRS Music Contest where our large groups will perform a couple of songs and there will be a selection of small groups and solos that will also . . .

Youth L.E.A.D. Conference

Mar 19, 2012

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 Nebraska in grades 7-12 were invited to attend this event aimed at enhancing and building leadership skills to promote healthy decision making habits. There were several break-out sessions that students could attend during the day on bullying, leadership and John Underwood's Life of an Athlete. . . .

Valentine Cakes

Feb 22, 2012

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 Valentines Day and on Thursday & Friday prior they made and colored their fondant.  The picture captions include what place the group received and participants first names.

Two JCC Students Attend Leadership Symposium at UNL

Dec 20, 2011

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, emphasized in his speech “There is Still Work to Be Done,” the importance of a quality education, always doing an individual's best and believing that “I Am Somebody!” Rev. Jesse Jackson, President and founder of Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, has played a pivotal role in virtually every movement for . . .

New Calculators in Math Classroom

Aug 20, 2011

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 to each of the students in Applied Math 1, Applied Math 2, Beginning Algebra, and Advanced Algebra classes this school year.  This will ensure each student has access to a calculator, as well as provide consistency in the class when it comes to learning new functions the calculators are capable . . .

Nebraska State Cheer/Dance Spirit Award

Mar 1, 2011

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 Berkebile, and Taylor Dudley.   They performed in two categories the Sideline Cheer Division and Nonbuilding/Nontumbling Cheer Division there was a total of 39 teams in the Class C Division for cheer and dance.   In the Sideline Cheer Division there were 11 teams competing. . . .