Tigers fall short in Wynot
WYNOT—The Osmond Tigers volleyball team was defeated by Wynot Blue Devils on Tuesday night (October 18) in Wynot in Lewis and Clark Conference play.
The Tigers had a solid second set, but had difficult first and third sets. The score or the match was 9-25, 19-25, 10-25.
The Tigers produced 15 kills and six solo blocks. They added four ace serves.
Leading the way for the team was Hailey Johnson (Sr., MH) who had five kills and a solo block. Fellow senior Hannah Gutz (OH) had two aces.
Shelby Stelling (Jr.) had a nice game with four kills and a solo block. Andrea Schmit (Jr., RS) had two kills.
Makenzie Johnson (So., MH) added a kill and three solo blocks. Caitlin Kumm (Jr., S) produced a kill, an ace, and a solo block. She also had tix digs.
Mariah Stech (So., L) added digs.
The Tigers (5-14) will travel to face Creighton on Saturday, October 22 as part of the opening round of the Lewis and Clark Conference Volleyball Tournament.
Enjoy the pictures of the FBLA hayrack ride--there was a lot of "singing" and laughing throughout the ride. After the fun ride, everyone enjoyed some cocoa and socializing.
The FBLA collected donations for the local food pantry. One of the ways that they did this was to challenge another FBLA chapter to see which town could bring the most items to a volleyball game. Donations were then distributed to both towns from their local FBLA.
The Osmond elementary school third graders studied fire safety during Fire Prevention Week through the week of Monday, October 10 through Thursday, October 13.
The third graders celebrated the week by studying fire prevention in the classroom. The group also participated in a poster coloring contest sponsored by New Frontier Insurance.
The first place winner was Peyton Brunkhorst. Winning second place was Ava Reikofski. There was a two-way tie for third place between Jack Berg and Erin Aschoff.
The students went to the Osmond Fire Station on Wednesday. They rode the fire truck to the station. The firemen gave the students a tour of the station. Each student received a fire helmet.
The students also got to try on the actual equipment. This included the tanks, the jackets, and the helmets.
The students wore their helmets for the rest of the school day.
Mrs. Schultze’s third graders comment on their thoughts about fire prevention week.
This week is Fire Prevention Week. Today we rode the fire truck. Here is what I thought about our ride and tour:
It was fun on the tour. We saw masks and oxygen tanks. I saw the inside of the fire truck. I was on the top. I had fun on the truck! – Dillon Anderson
I had a lot of fun today. My favorite part was when we got to ride on the top of the fire truck. It was cool when we put on the coats. It was a lot of fun! –Ava Reikofski
It was cool! We got to try on the masks, coats, and the helmets. They were heavy. And we got to go on the top of the fire truck. It was so, so, so cool! –Meagan Wagner
I was on top of the fire truck. I saw an ambulance. I put on a coat and helmet. The tanks were heavy. It was a lot of fun. I was amazed! – Erin Aschoff
I thought it was fun to ride on the fire truck to the school ad back. The coats and helmets were heavy. I thought the masks and oxygen tank were heavy. It was a fun day! – Carriana Kumm
It was a lot of fun today! I got to wear Dad’s and Grandpa’s coats. It was cool when we got to see inside of the fire truck. Jack and I were amazed. I had a lot of fun! – Peyton Brunckhorst
It was slow. It was fun. I could touch the trees. I tried on a coat, a hat, and I got to go on the top of the truck. – Kaydance Maertins
The ride was awesome! I liked trying on the helmets and the heavy coat. It was fun seeing their tools. It was fun trying on the oxygen tank. It was so fun! – Kaleigh Miller
I thought it was epic! I got to try on the coats, helmets, oxygen tank, and the masks. I like the ambulance and the trucks. I wish I got to spray someone! And when I grow up I want to be a firefighter. I also liked riding in the front. It was a fun day! – Jack Berg
It was cool. They showed us about the coats, the trucks, oxygen tanks, helmets, masks, and ambulances. When we tried on the coats it was lighter than I thought. – Carson Wieneke
I love the masks and the ride on the fire truck. I also loved the oxygen tank. We wore the coats. It was cool! – Justin Rohloff
The kindergartners, first graders, second graders and third graders visited Poppy's Pumpkin Patch on Friday, October 14.
The elementary students enjoyed several attractions including a zip line, a tire mountain, a slide, lookout tower, a petting barn, a ferry boat, and the pumpkin patch.
Each student was given a small pumpkin to take home with them.
One of the chapter projects for the Future Business Leaders of America this year deals with seatbelt safety. So the Osmond FBLA decided to see how many people actually wear their seatbelts on their way to school.
On October 11th the FBLA officers set up a safety check at the entrances to the school. They stopped every car that drove in to the school.
If the driver was wearing their seatbelt they got a Smartie with a sticker that said “Thanks for being a Smartie and wearing your seatbelt!” If the driver was not wearing their seatbelt, they got a Dum Dum sucker with a sticker that said,”Don’t be a Dum Dum—wear your seatbelt!”.
It was a very successful project with 66% of the drivers wearing their seatbelts, while 34% did not. The passengers had 59% wearing their seatbelts, while 41% did not.
About 30 walkers were also given green apple suckers with a sticker that said “The planet says I like it, when you walk or bike it!” This showed support for people “Going Green” in their daily lives.
The FBLA thanks everyone for cooperating with their Safety project and encourages all drivers to wear their seatbelts at all times.
Tigers sweep Lady Vikings
The Osmond Tigers secured their fourth win of the season with a 25-13, 25-19, 25-23 victory over Wausa on Parents’ Night in Osmond on Tuesday, October 11.
Parents of the volleyball team and the cross country team were honored.
Jumping to a big first set lead was a key for the Tigers. They held on in the third set to make sure of the three-set win.
The Tigers pounded in 13 ace serves and combined for 28 kills on the night. The Tigers had four girls with five or more kills.
Hannah Gutz (Sr., OH) had a team-high eight kills while Caitlin Kumm (Jr., S) had six kills. Hailey Johnson (Sr., MH) and Andrea Schmit (Jr., RS) each added five kills.
Kumm had six ace serves and Emily Bolz (Jr., RS) had three aces. Hailey Johnson had two aces. Haven Schutlze (So., DS) and Kennedy Johnson (Fr., MH) both added an ace.
Gutz had 10 digs while Mariah Stech (So., L) and Bolz each had five.
The Tigers (4-12) now will play the Randolph Cardinals in the opening round of the Pierce County Volleyball Tournament on Thursday in Randolph.
NORFOLK—On October 7th, 2016 Osmond High School’s ninth grade civics students had the opportunity to view the Nebraska Supreme Court convening at Norfolk High School.
The Supreme Court Justices heard two different appellate oral arguments in the Johnny Carson Theatre as part of the Nebraska Supreme Court High School Outreach Program.
This was the first time the court was in session outside of the Lincoln and Omaha area.
According to Mrs. Janet Brown, 7th-12th history instructor, "This was a fantastic educational opportunity for our students and allowed the students to see first-hand how our Nebraska judicial system works at the highest level."
Landon Stelling a ninth grade civics student stated, "I thought it was a good experience for us because I never knew how much work, effort, and research you had to put into these kinds of jobs, like being on the Supreme Court."
Another 9th civics student, Ashley Wingert, had this to say about the morning, "I think getting to go to the Supreme court hearing was a great opportunity. It allowed students to know what it is like to be in a court hearing. It also allowed us to get an idea too, if we want to get a job in law".
The session came to a close by allowing the students to ask questions of the Supreme court justices about their careers, day to day activities of a justice, and the different types of cases the Nebraska Supreme Court hears.