Congrats to the 2023-2024 Cheer Squad!
Delaney Grace Meinke, daughter of Kristi Meinke, attended preschool at St. John’s Lutheran School before coming to Battle Creek Public Schools where she received all thirteen years of her education. She is a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Norfolk. Laney was involved in volleyball for three years. She participated in quiz bowl for two years and she served as a trailblazer for one year. She was a member of the yearbook staff, where she served as one of the editors. She was a cast member in one act play production and a member of the district speech team for all four years of high school. In speech, Laney earned Rookie of the Year as a freshman and the Honorable Underclassman Award her junior year. She competed at the state meet her junior and senior years and also earned many outstanding actor awards during her time in one act. Laney was also the American Legion Auxiliary Cornhuskers Girls Stater in 2022. Laney listed her favorite classes as yearbook and art. She enjoys being creative and can do just that in both of these classes. Laney stated, “Mrs. Nelson is an amazing art teacher, and she always supports me, even if I am making weird art.” Laney mentioned that she also enjoys yearbook because Mrs. Angela Gray always pushed her to be creative. When asked to name a favorite teacher, Laney mentioned Mrs. LeAnn Frauendorfer, stating, “We’ve always had a strong relationship because she has been my speech coach since junior high.” Outside of school, Laney enjoys hanging out with her friends, painting, and listening to music. During her senior year, she held a part-time job at Subway, and she worked at Poppy’s Pumpkin Patch in the fall. After high school, Laney plans to attend the University of Nebraska at Lincoln to major in elementary education with an endorsement in art. She looks forward to a career as a K-12 art teacher. She would like to be a speech and drama coach as well.
Brody Patrick Hamilton, son of Bob and Stephanie Hamilton, attended Battle Creek Public Schools for all thirteen years of his education. Brody is a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Battle Creek. During his time at BCHS, Brody was active in both track and football for four years. Aside from athletics, Brody has been a member of National Honor Society for two years.Throughout high school, he has been on the A/B Honor Roll. Brody has been awarded with the Activities Director Leadership Award, and he served as the class treasurer his sophomore year. When asked to name a favorite teacher, Brody listed Mr. Ryan Heller, stating, “He is easy to talk to and has a goofy sense of humor.” Brody listed his favorite class as Digital Media, stating, “The class has a fun environment, and we have a lot of creative freedom and can carry out our own ideas.” Outside of school, Brody likes to spend his free time being outside, camping, playing sports, and hanging out with his friends. Brody has worked at U-Save Pharmacy in Norfolk for a year and a half. After graduation, Brody plans to attend the University of Nebraska at Omaha to pursue a degree in aviation.
Haylee Lynn Freudenburg, daughter of Brett and Amy Freudenburg, attended Trinity Lutheran School in Madison before transferring to St. John’s Lutheran School for seventh and eighth grade. Haylee attended Battle Creek High School for the remainder of her education. She is a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Battle Creek where she participates in the LIGHT youth group as well. Haylee participated in volleyball and track for three years each, and she was a member of the basketball squad for four years. She was also involved in FCCLA her freshman year and trailblazers her junior and senior years. She earned the Three Sport Athlete Award and the Scholar Athlete Award. Aside from athletics, Haylee has earned the Activities Director Leadership Award, and Excellence in Mathematics Award and a Finance Award. In addition, she has been on the “A” Honor Roll throughout high school. When asked to name a favorite class at BCHS, Haylee listed Mr. Junior Aguilar’s anatomy class because she enjoyed learning about all of the bones in the human body. She listed her favorite teacher as Mrs. Leigha Kern because she is very caring and wants all of her students to succeed. Haylee’s fondest memory at BCHS was when her basketball team made it to the district final. She stated, “We hadn’t made it to the finals in years, and history was made.” Outside of school, Haylee enjoys being outside, hanging out with her friends and family, and helping her dad on the farm. She also works as a CNA at the Community Pride Care Center since August of 2022. After high school, Haylee plans to attend the University of South Dakota to pursue a career in nursing.
Maggie Anne Bishop, daughter of Tiffany and Andrew Bishop, attended Norfolk Catholic Elementary School until seventh grade when she transferred to Battle Creek High School. She is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norfolk as well as St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Battle Creek. Maggie was active in basketball for one year, track for three years, and cross country for four years. Aside from athletics, Maggie was a member of student council, trailblazers, one act, and speech for two years each. Maggie received numerous outstanding performer awards as part of one act play production and also for her efforts in speech this past winter. In speech, she was named Newcomer of the Year following her junior year, and she qualified for state as both a junior and as a senior. When asked to name a favorite staff member at the school, Maggie listed Mrs. Stephanie Nelson, stating, “She’s been there for me all three years, and she has a connection with all of her students, and it's really special. She sees potential in all of us and our artwork.” Maggie named art as her favorite class because it feels like a breath of fresh air from all the other classes, and she always looks forward to the interesting conversations. She stated that her fondest memories were state cross country and state speech. Outside of school, Maggie enjoys reading, making embroidery canvases and bracelets, and doing people’s nails and hair. She has been employed at Bel-Air Nursing Home in Norfolk for one year as a dietary aid. After graduation, Maggie plans to attend the University of South Dakota to study elementary education or media and journalism.
Dade William Lenox, son of Chad and Heather Lenox, attended Tiny Tots Preschool in Norfolk before attending Battle Creek Public Schools for a few of his elementary years. Dade and his family moved to Rapid City, South Dakota, where he attended North Middle School before coming back to Battle Creek Public Schools for the remainder of his education. Dade has been active in band for eight years, and he was also in robotics and golf for three years each. Dade was selected for the Class-C All-State Band four times. When Dade was asked to name a favorite teacher, he listed Mrs. Connie Lade because she was positive, supportive, and an awesome teacher. He said that his favorite class was math class because he enjoys the process and because the class requires thinking. Outside of school, Dade likes to go bowling and play video games. He currently works at Raising Cane’s in Norfolk. After graduation, Dade plans to attend the University of Nebraska at Lincoln to earn a degree in computer science and programming. He hopes to one day own his own business.
Haley Felgate is the daughter of Becky and Addam Beck. She attended Norfolk Public Schools for most of her education and transferred to Battle Creek High School for her junior and senior years. Haley is a member of Northern Heights Baptist Church in Norfolk. Haley was involved in choir for three years, and she participated in FCCLA for two years. Haley also was a member of the one act play production crew for a year, and she also is a member of the yearbook staff this year as a senior. Haley was awarded a Character of the Month Award on two occasions, and she also was honored with awards in both choir and FCCLA. When asked to name a favorite teacher at BCHS, Haley named Mr. Taylor Baumert because he makes her smile and keeps his class entertaining. Haley listed Yearbook as her favorite class because she likes taking pictures. She listed her favorite memory from her time at BCHS as her Senior Blaze Day trip to Kelly’s Country Club. She stated that she greatly enjoyed getting to know her classmates better. Outside of school, Haley enjoys reading, crocheting, and hanging out with her friends and family. After high school, Haley plans to go into the workforce.
Michael D. Hypes, son of Julie and Jed Hypes, attended Saint John’s Lutheran School in Battle Creek before joining Battle Creek High School as a seventh grade student. Michael participated in track during his freshman and sophomore years. When asked to name a favorite BCHS teacher, Michael mentioned former math teacher, Mr. Dexter Hanzel. He also listed math as his favorite subject. Outside of school, Michael works at HyVee West, where he has worked for the past year and a half. After high school, he plans to attend Northeast Community College for two years and then he will transfer to Wayne State College where he plans to major in psychology.
Boden Alex Obst, son of Steve and Angie Obst, attended St. John’s Lutheran School in Battle Creek from preschool until eighth grade before coming to Battle Creek High School for the remainder of his education. He is a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Battle Creek. Boden participated in football, basketball, and track during all four years of high school. In football, he served as a captain this past fall, and he was named to the All-State squad during his junior and senior years. In addition, he was named Player of the Game on three occasions. In basketball, Boden was chosen Player of the Game on one occasion. He is a two time state track qualifier and was named the Most Improved Athlete following his junior season. Aside from athletics, Boden has been on the A-B honor roll during all four years of high school, and he served as class secretary during his sophomore year. Boden listed his favorite teacher as Mr. Taylor Baumert, saying that he is always looking to put a smile on your face. Boden listed his favorite class as shop because they always get to build a lot of different things and they get to break things, too. Outside of school, Boden likes to spend his free time hunting and fishing. Boden is currently employed at Obst Construction. After high school, he plans to attend Northeast Community College to receive his degree in building construction.
It was a great for for our 7th graders at their Blaze day. A special shoutout to Mr. Weidner for having a huge role in the 7th graders success today.
Battle Creek Juniors and Culinary classes collaborated as they learned about the culture of Korea. The past couple of days they have worked together as they explored Korean cuisine by making food native to the area!
Dodge ball never gets old. Senior trailblazers in action today at the 7th grade Blaze day.
Battle Creek Junior and senior trailblazers are leading activities at the 7th grade Blaze Day. #CreatingopportunitiestoLEAD
7th grade Blaze Day. Thanks to the YMCA staff for helping this great class build strong and lasting relationships.
Battle Creek 7th graders are at the YMCA today for Blaze Day. Great to see our junior and senior trailblazers being leading the way.
Great job by the Battle Creek Jr High Band tonight. Great work students and Mrs. Lade for putting on a great concert.
The BC Track Store is up and set to close on Friday, March 31st at 10AM! Here is the link https://battlecreektrackandfield23.itemorder.com/
Today the FCS Junior High Class was introduced to our communication unit by exploring the different types of communication through various activities!
Save the date!! The BCPS Hall of Fame Ceremony for the Induction Class of 2023 will take place on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at Battle Creek High School! Last year's event was such a success! Don't miss out on celebrating this year's inductees!
https://www.scholastic.com/bf/battlecreekelementaryschool5 If you or your child didn't make the in-person Book Fair (or you missed out on a favorite) it's not too late! The BC Elementary Fair continues online until March 26th. Shop even more titles and continue to support our school! Scholastic will give back 25% in rewards when you shop online and purchases get sent directly to your house.