The Fort Kearny Conference Honor Band was held in Axtell this year on Thursday, February 9th. Twelve students from Wilcox-Hildreth attended FKC Honor band along with 9 other schools. The band was directed by guest clinician Phil Parker. The day started out at 9:30 and 100 students in the FKC practiced five songs until 4 in the afternoon. At 4 the students got ready for the concert for the parents and other community members. The students performed: “Fanfare of the Common Man”, “A Song of Hope”, “Meadowlands”, “The Liberty Bell”, and “Broken Bow”. A big thanks to Beth Petersen of Axtell, the Axtell school, and Mr. Trausch for getting the day organized!
The Wilcox-Hildreth FBLA chapter officers went to the middle school in Hildreth on Tuesday, January 7th, to talk to the eighth grade class. The officers went over what FBLA is all about and what the chapter does to get involved in the community. The officers also talked about different conferences they attend each school year and the great opportunities that come with being a member of FBLA. After giving their elevator pitch, the officers answered all the questions asked about FBLA. It was a very successful day for the Wilcox-Hildreth FBLA chapter!
This Week is FBLA Week!
The Wilcox-Hildreth FBLA Chapter attended UNL’s American Business Competition (ABC) on Wednesday, February 1st. Every year Nebraska’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) holds an ABC Conference at UNL’s student union for Nebraska FBLA chapters. Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate version of FBLA. The conference kicked off at 8:45 with Kathy Farrell, Dean of the College of Business Administration at UNL. Kathy Farrell talked to FBLA members about UNL’s new College of Business Administration building, set to open in the fall of 2017. After that, students went to take two business tests and compete in job interviews. After the tests, each chapter attending had a to compete in a quiz bowl competition. To finish off the day there was an awards ceremony held for the tests and quiz bowl competitions.
The Wilcox-Hildreth Middle School Christmas Concert took place Tuesday, December 6th in Hildreth. The concert was directed by Tim Trausch, co-directed by student teacher Ruth Vakoc, and accompanied by Pat Beck. The 5th and 6th grade started the night singing “Silver Bells”, “Joy to the World”, and “The Angel Band”. Then 7th and 8th Grade sang “Jingle Bell Rock”, “A Carol Festival”, and “Pat-A-Pan”. Sarah J. then took on a solo performance singing “Where Are You Christmas?”. After that the 5th Grade Band played a variety of songs such as: “Hot Cross Christmas Buns”, “London Bridge”, and “Jingle Bells”. The 6th grade band then performed “Angels We Have Heard on High”, “Deck The Halls”, “O Come All Ye Faithful”, “We Three Kings”, and “Theme From New World Symphony”. The 7th and 8th grade band ended the night with “O Come Emmanuel”, “A Holly Jolly Christmas”, and “Christmas Angels”.
Later in December, on the 19th, the elementary and high school had their Christmas Concert. Grades K-4 kicked off the night with “Here Them Ring”, “Grumpy”, and “Snowmageddon!”. 2nd grade, Kindergarten, and 1st grade each performed a few songs per class. After that 2nd through 4th grade sang “Together”, together. K-4th then finished the elementary portion of the concert with “The Sound In Your Heart and “Hear Them Ring”. The High School Choir then sang “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”, “Three Holiday Glorias”, “O Holy Night”, and “Born ‘Neath A Star”. After that the High School Band finished the night with “Christmas Bells and Brass”, “Winter Wonderland”, and “A Magnificent Christmas”. Thank you for all who came and supported the music department. Also thank you to the art instructor, Amber Kosmicki, for displaying the students’ artwork in the lobby.
Lillian was chosen through audition to perform “The National Anthem” at the NSAA championships. Lil performed at the NSAA State Unified Sports Bowling Championships on December 5, 2016. Lil was informed by the NSAA that she was the first freshman singer to
ever receive this honor.
Saturday’s Wrestling meet at Cambridge has been changed to a 12:00 (noon) start time.
G & B JV/V Basketball at Pleasanton has been postponed until Tuesday, January 3rd beginning at 4:45 p.m.
Wilcox Hildreth Public School Picture Day is 12/06/2016. You can order online before picture day if you would like and you can receive a free low-res digital image download. Here is the link for picture day tomorrow: