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    Chants Beat Horns


    On Thursday the Chants traveled to Burwell to take on the Longhorns. The game was a close tilt to begin with the hot shooting Longhorns taking a 15-13 lead after the 1st quarter. The Chants would rally back in the 2nd quarter and take a lead of four after a Mike Thompson jumper at the buzzer. The third quarter would start off well for the Chants and they would be able to grow the lead to 8 after the 3rd. The Chants would stretch the lead to 11 before Burwell was able to cut the lead to single digits in the last few minutes. The Chants were able to hold on for a 50-45 victory. After the game Coach Gates said “We had a lot of guys step up tonight we were missing Reese Davenport and we had a few guys under the weather so it was great to see Austin Trejo and Mike Thompson come in and give us some big minutes during the game.” The Chants were led by Hayden Grint who had 21 points for the Chants. Stetson Bredthauer and Solomon Campise each had 9 points for the Chants in the win.


    On Friday the Chants found themselves extremely short handed with only 7 regular varsity players suited and missing multiple contributors due to sickness as they took on the St. Paul Wildcats. The Chants were able to slow the game down and keep the scoring low. Relying on their defense to carry them through the 1st quarter with the game tied 6-6. The Scoring would not pick up in the 2nd quarter but the Wildcats would take 15-13 lead into halftime. “We were right where wanted to be” Coach Gates said. In the 3rd the Chants and Wildcats would trade leads multiple times with neither team taking a lead bigger than four in the quarter. The Chants would fight in the 4th and take a one point lead 30-29 with five minutes to go. However, the Chants couldn’t keep it and late free throws allowed for the Wildcats to pull away for a 40-34 victory. “I couldn’t be prouder of our guys and how they competed we used six guys and they pressed us the whole game and that just ran us out of gas a little bit.” Coach Gates said. “These guys almost pulled off something special tonight but give credit to St. Paul for being able to get the momentum from us everytime we took it from them.” The Chants were led by Hayden Grint who had 13 points and 8 rebounds. Zach Smith added 8 points for the Chants. The Chants will travel to Boone Central on Friday before hosting Arcadia-Loup City on Saturday.

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    Ord Grads Meet In WBB

    Ord grads Ali Smith '18 and Delani Fahey '18 squared off in a state college basketball game recently.  Smith plays for Hastings College and Fahey for Concordia.  The two teams played in Hastings and each player scored two points in the game.

    You can read about the game in the Grand Island Independent here.

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  • Employment Opportunity At OHS

    7-12 High School Principal Position

    The Ord Public Schools is seeking a 7-12 Secondary School Principal for the 2019-2020 school year.  Successful candidates will be motivated student-centered leaders with a strong instructional background and possess the ability to build a strong collaborative school culture. Prior administrative experience is preferred.  Ord is a K-12 school district of approximately 600 students, with a 7-12 grade population of approximately 270 students. Ord Public Schools is a stable, financially sound district with great community support, dedicated staff and a bright future.  Applicants must possess a current Nebraska administrative certificate with appropriate endorsement.  This position offers competitive salary and benefits that include district paid BCBS medical and dental insurance.  


    All interested candidates should send a letter of application, resume, three letters of recommendation, and credentials to Dr. Heather Nebesniak, Superintendent, Ord Public Schools, 320 N 19th St., Ord, NE 68862

    or email hnebesniak@ordps.org.  Application closes January 18, 2019. AA/EOE – Veterans Preference


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    FFA Donates Book

    On December 20, three Ord FFA officers, Morgan Ritz, Vicki Ference, and Amber Staab, went to the elementary to donate the children’s book Tops and Bottoms. The program we donated it through was Farm Bureau Connecting the Chapters. The purpose of this program was to advocate agriculture for the youth in our community. We will be reading this book during National FFA Week along with other numerous activities donated by the Farm Bureau. We are so thankful for opportunities that we have here at the Ord FFA Chapter. Our chapter is so honored to be able to give back to our community!

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    Chants Pitch Ideas

    The freshmen and sophomore students in Mr. Lansman's Speech class all participated in a fun collaborative final project involving public speaking and entrepreneurship. All students had to design their own product or service that they then had to create a Sales Pitch for. Each student created their own presentation, commercial, posters, and in some cases actual models or designs of their ideas. The class voted on the top ideas and six finalists were chosen to compete in a presentation that was modeled off of ABC's show "Shark-Tank". "I wanted to find a fun way for the students to show off their creativity and their ability to speak in public," said Ben Lansman who is the Speech Instructor & Coach at Ord Public Schools. "We all thought that recognizing the top ideas and having them compete in our own version of Shark Tank was a perfect way to do this. I'm very proud of all our students and how well thought out their ideas were." 

              The six finalists were: Maya Brown with "The Nozie Cozie" that is a nose warmer designed like a Breathe-Right strip, Grady Sheets with the website service "LifeVice" that offers advice and answers to anyone on any topic, Hannah Masin with "CozyToez" which is a foot warming and massaging gel insole for shoes, Allie Moudry with "Motivation Ninja" which is an app designed to encourage uplifting quotes and messages and offer help with bullying and motivation, Nikie Nelson with the "Super Shower Cleaner 3000"  machine that cleans your shower automatically, and Marlee Nebesniak with the app "Greenhouse Grocery" that allows customers to purchase fresh fruits and veggies from specific greenhouses and have them shipped to your doorstep. Each finalist was given a team of 6-8 other students to work with them and develop a new group presentation/advertisement of their product/service. They then presented to the student body and five community "Sharks" who helped judge the competition. The "Sharks" included: Becky Ries - Executive Director of the Valley County Health System Foundation, Ryan Broker - Director of Community Relations for U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, Kristina Foth - Asst. Dir. of the Ord Chamber and Valley County Economic Development, Johnny Ference - 9-12 Ag. Instructor, Wrestling/Football coach, and FFA sponsor at Ord Public Schools, and Brian Magiera - Sales District Leader at American Family Insurance. 
              The finalists were all given ten minutes to present their product/service and answer questions from the Sharks about their idea. The judges then deliberated and chose the top teams based off of creativity, usability, ability to answer questions, and best overall presentation. Winning 3rd place was Allie Moudry "Motivation Ninja", Nikie Nelson "Super Shower Cleaner 3000" was the runner-up, and the champion was Marlee Nebesniak with "Greenhouse Grocery". "These students all did a fantastic job and I could not be more proud of their efforts" said Lansman. "I want to thank the administration and staff at OHS for allowing this to take place during school and supporting the activity! Also thanks to our "Sharks" who took time out of their busy schedules to help bring this to fruition!" 

    CAPTION for Champion & Runner Up Team Pic
    Front Row: Blake Wells (Team SSC3000), Ashton Key (Team SSC3000), Johnny DeRiso (Team SSC3000), Katrina Hulinsky (Team Greenhouse Grocery), Klancy Bower (Team Greenhouse Grocery), Jeremiah Edzards (Team Greenhouse Grocery)
    Back Row: Grey Smith (Team SSC3000), Annie Struckman (Team SSC 3000), Macy Warner (Team SSC3000), Nikie Nelson CEO of Super Shower Cleaner 3000 - Runner Up, Marlee Nebesniak CEO of Greenhouse Grocery, Shaylee Jacobs (Team Greenhouse Grocery), Will Grint (Team Greenhouse Grocery), Shayla Neel (Team Greenhouse Grocery), Jacob Stam (Team Greenhouse Grocery)
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    National FFA Convention

    On October 23rd to October 28th, the Ord FFA Chapter took the top eight members in the point chart. Those members include Talon Petska, Sam Lech, Amber Staab, Vickie Ference, Alex Flessner, Treaven Scheideler, Tye Bruha, and Abby Struckman. While at National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, the students got to listen to some inspiring keynote speakers and the country singer Garth Brooks. The students got to go to sessions and got to take a tour to the Indy 500 speedway. They had a lot of fun on their trip to Indianapolis. Four students were awarded their American Degree, which is the highest  FFA degree they can get. The four were Asha Scheideler, Tanner Knight, Chance Williams, and Wyatt Williams, We would like to congratulate these four on all of their accomplishments in FFA and are excited for all the goals they have achieved throughout their FFA career.

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    Misko Mania 2019

    Misko Mania 2019, will be a SATURDAY ONLY Tournament - Saturday, February 9th, 2019.  We will operate 3 courts all day long, it usually fills quickly as we do not play games on Sunday.  We work hard to schedule your games so you are in and out with at least 2 and usually 3 games without being here all day.
    Once again we invite you to register for Misko Mania 2019 by filling out the Google Form by simply clicking the link below:
    By filling out this form you will automatically generate an entry form that looks much like the .pdf which is attached only I will reply to your email and send you your entry form already filled out.  Please make checks payable to Ord Sports Boosters and mail your payment of $100 to:
    Ord Elementary School
    c/o Misko Mania/Doug Smith
    820 South 16th Street
    Ord, NE  68862
    Or you may fill out the attached .pdf and mail it with your payment. I have attached the form and rules a couple of different ways beings google drive does not always give people access.
    Either way I will let you know when I receive your entry by responding to you via email or text message.
    If you receive this and are not coaching a team this year please forward it to other youth coaches in your community.
    Thanks for your continued support of our Youth Basketball tournament at Ord but more importantly for your continued efforts to teach our young student athletes the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship through the fundamental lessons of basketball.
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