16 girls participated in the July shooting challenge. The goal was to get as many makes in the month of July. Over 48,000 makes from these hard working girls!! Top 5 were Natalia Thoendel, Hayden Valentine, Rylee Thoendel, Kamryn Behrns, and Addison Rands.
The Back to School BBQ is happening again this year. Plan to join us during Open House!
David City Public Schools would like to welcome Mr. Brian Hermelbracht back to Scout Nation as our Activities' Director. "I grew up in Bancroft, NE where I went to school and graduated from Bancroft-Rosalie in 2000. I attended Northeast Community College in Norfolk for two years, then transferred and graduated from Wayne State College in 2005 with a BS in K-12 Physical Education and Health. I started my teaching career in the fall of 2005 at David City Elementary where I taught K-6 Physical Education and coached for 13 years. During my time at David City I completed my Master’s Degree in P-8 Educational Leadership and Administration in 2013 from Wayne State College. In 2019, I became an Assistant Athletic Director and K-8 Physical Education teacher for East Butler Public Schools in Brainard, NE. I am excited to be the Activities Director at David City Public Schools. I live in David City, NE where I am married to my wonderful wife Sophie and have 3 wonderful daughters; Olivia (21), Harper(12) and Lila (8)," Brian Hermelbracht. Welcome Back, Mr. Brian Hermelbracht!
David City Public Schools would like to welcome Mrs. Caroline Wilson to Scout Nation as the 6th grade teacher at David City Elementary. "Hi there! My name is Caroline Wilson and I will be teaching 6th grade and will be an assistant coach for Junior High volleyball and track as well. I am originally from Big Springs, NE which is 18 miles west of Ogallala, NE (it is a pretty small town). I graduated from South Platte in 2019 and completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, which I graduated from in May 2023. This will be my first year teaching and I am excited to start my career here! I am the oldest of 5 siblings. I come from a farming community/family so being around the area makes it feel more like home. In my free time, I enjoy spending time outside with my husband, reading, watching movies, and spending time back west on my family's farm. I am looking forward to all of the relationships I'll make and everyone I'll meet!" Caroline Wilson. Welcome, Mrs. Wilson!
Concussion testing will be today from 3-5. Please enter through the southwest door of the high school. All 7th, 9th, and 11th graders and any new student going out for sports will have to do this prior to participating.
David City Public Schools would like to welcome Mr. Austin Schafer to Scout Nation as the K-12 Library Media Specialist. Mr. Schafer will be working in all 3 buildings this school year. Meet Austin Schafer. He is excited to take on a new job at the David City Schools in the Library. He grew up in Michigan and went to college at Concordia University and UNK. In high school, he loved running track, and now he's thrilled to coach track for David City. Austin is married and has two kids named Piper and Willow. His wife, Charity, is a teacher at a small elementary school in Staplehurst, NE. They've been living in David City for the last 5 years and love the town and its friendly people. Austin has been teaching in Columbus for the past five years, but now he's starting a new adventure in the library. He's really looking forward to helping students explore, research, and learn about the world using technology and the resources available at the library. Besides being a teacher, Austin has cool hobbies too! He loves woodworking and fixing things around the house. But one of his favorite things to do is ride his bike, and he's excited that he can now ride it to work. This new role at the David City Library makes Austin super excited. He can't wait to use technology to help students learn and grow. He is hoping to meet lots of people in town and become more involved in the community. Welcome, Mr. Schafer!
David City Public Schools would like to welcome Mrs. Laura Warriner to Scout Nation as the 3rd grade teacher at Bellwood Elementary. Mrs. Warriner will be teaching 3rd Grade at Bellwood Elementary School for the 2023-2024 school year. Mrs. Warriner is originally from the David City area. She graduated from UNL with a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Her past teaching experiences include teaching 1st grade at Sacred Heart in Lincoln. She also taught 1st grade for four years and 3rd grade for three years at St. Vincent de Paul in Seward. This will be her 14th year of teaching! Mrs. Warriner is looking forward to teaching at Bellwood because it’s closer to home and she enjoys teaching in a small school setting. Mrs. Warriner recently moved to Bruno with her husband Shaun and their three children. Two of her children go to David City Elementary School so she is excited to be a Scout just like them! In her spare time Mrs. Warriner enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is looking forward to getting to know her students and their families. Go Scouts! Welcome, Mrs. Warriner!
David City Public Schools would like to welcome Mr. Haden Richters to Scout Nation as the 5th grade teacher at David City Elementary. This is Haden’s first year of teaching. He can’t begin to tell you how excited he is to get started and meet all students, staff, families, and other community members! Haden is from Utica, Nebraska where he grew up with 2 younger brothers. Haden graduated from Centennial Public School. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Education from Concordia University-Nebraska. When he is not teaching 5th grade, Haden will be an assistant high school football coach as well as an assistant junior high boys basketball coach. The reason Haden chose David City Elementary is because it reminds him of the educational environment and community he grew up in and loved so much. Haden can't wait to build positive relationships with his students, their families, and the district at large. Welcome, Mr. Richters!
David City Public Schools would like to welcome Mr. Bob Fish to Scout Nation as the Secondary Guidance Counselor at David City High School. Bob Fish received his degree in elementary education from Hastings College, and later earned his master’s degree in school counseling from the University of Nebraska – Kearney. He has worked for nearly 35 years in the public school system, almost entirely in the State of Nebraska with a two-year stint in Flagstaff, AZ. He was previously the Guidance Counselor at Centennial High School for 15 years and spent the last year as the Admissions Counselor for his alma mater, Hastings College. Throughout his career, he has also enjoyed coaching basketball and golf. Being the High School Counselor at David City provides Bob an opportunity to continue to grow his skill set by utilizing different software systems and the chance to interact with new teachers, parents and most importantly the student body. In his first year he is most looking forward to getting to know the students and finding ways to lend to their success while at David City, and for their goals and aspirations beyond high school. Welcome, Mr. Fish!
David City Public Schools would like to welcome Miss Sierra Meysenburg to Scout Nation as the 1st grade teacher at Bellwood Elementary. Sierra Meysenburg grew up in David city and graduated from Aquinas in 2019. After high school she attended Wayne State College, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. This will be her first year teaching, and she is so excited to be teaching back around home. In her free time Sierra loves to spend time with family and friends and go on little trips with her friends! She is excited to start this school year and meet and get to know her students, their families, and all the staff/faculty she will be working alongside! Welcome, Miss Meysenburg!
David City Public Schools would like to welcome Mrs. Madison Sander to Scout Nation as a preschool teacher at David City Elementary. "My name is Madison Sander & I will be teaching preschool at David City Elementary. I graduated from Kearney High School in 2015 and attended UNK for my undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Inclusive with an endorsement through 3rd grade. This is my first year teaching & I am so excited to start my teaching career at David City Public Schools. My family & I recently moved to David City where my husband Mitchell is a David City High School alumnus. Together we have a two year old son . This summer my family and I traveled to Alaska. I’m looking forward getting to know my students & their families!" Madison Sander. Welcome, Mrs. Sander!
David City Public Schools would like to welcome Mr. Elias Dallmann to Scout Nation as a Secondary English Teacher at David City High School. Elias is from York, Nebraska, and graduated from York University. This is his first year teaching and he is excited to begin his dream job. Elias has a background in theatre and is pumped to be joining the one-act and speech teams this year. When he is not teaching or working with actors, Elias enjoys hanging out with his wife and two puppies or rooting for the Minnesota Vikings in his free time. He insists “This is their year!” Although, that’s what he said last year too… Elias finds community and culture extremely important and this is what drew him to teach at David City. He is looking forward to joining the community in DC and cultivating amazing relationships. Welcome, Mr. Dallmann!
David City Public Schools would like to welcome Ms. Justine Quintero to Scout Nation as the 2nd Grade Teacher at Bellwood Elementary. "Hello! My name is Justine Quintero, and I will be teaching 2nd grade at Bellwood Elementary this fall. I am originally from Texas and earned my bachelors from Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska. I have 2 children, Robin who is 7 and Nicolas who is 3. They keep my fiance and myself very busy! In our free time we enjoy playing Super Mario and hanging out at our local library. I am excited to be working and collaborating with families and fellow educators to ensure that students are reaching their greatest potential this year. I look forward to an amazing year and creating long lasting relationships with families and the community at David City Public Schools," Justine Quintero. Welcome, Ms. Quintero!
David City Public Schools would like to welcome Ms. Shelby Tachovsky to Scout Nation as the 5th grade teacher at Bellwood Elementary. Ms. Shelby Tachovsky (pronounced “Ta” -“house” -“key”) grew up in Crete, Nebraska. She received her Bachelor’s degree, in Elementary Education with supplemental endorsements in Early Childhood, Reading & Writing, and Coaching, at Wayne State College. For the past five years, she has been teaching Fourth Grade and coaching Junior High track (shotput and discus) at Christ Lutheran School in Norfolk (she will be a Junior High track coach for David City in addition to teaching 5th Grade at Bellwood). The main reason Shelby took the 5th Grade position at Bellwood is to be closer to her family. Her two younger brothers; the oldest will be a college freshman and the youngest will be a high school sophomore, are a huge part of her life. When she isn’t back home (Dorchester, Nebraska) supporting her brothers in their academics or athletics, Shelby enjoys reading, walking trails, cooking/baking, attending concerts (Shania Twain and Ian Munsick have been her summer favorites, and she’s looking forward to Morgan Wallen in September), and eating chips and queso! Frequently, she can be found on the porch (as shown in her picture) as she enjoys the outdoors. Recently, Shelby has picked up an interest in golf. Not only is she eager to play on David City’s golf course her first year in David City, but she’s also eager to build positive relationships with the students and their families. GO SCOUTS! Welcome, Ms. Tachovsky!
David City Public Schools would like to welcome Mrs. Isabel Schmid to Scout Nation as the 3rd grade teacher at David City Elementary. Isabel Schmid is originally from Osceola. That is where she learned the importance of a small town community. She went to college at Wayne State College where she graduated with an Elementary and Special Education degree. Isabel has spent the last 3 years teaching 4th grade in Schuyler. Isabel’s husband, Tyler Schmid, is a David City alumni. Together, they have two young boys, Liam and Koa. Isabel wanted to be more involved in the community in which she resides, therefore, decided she wanted to teach at David City. Isabel looks forward to getting to know the people that make this town so great. She’s excited to build relationships with her students, their families, and the staff at DCPS. Go Scouts! Welcome, Mrs. Schmid!
David City Public Schools would like to welcome Miss Roxana Davila to Scout Nation as an Special Education Teacher. at David City Elementary. Welcome, Miss Davila!
David City Public Schools would like to welcome Mrs. Jamie Badstieber to Scout Nation as the Title I teacher at Bellwood Elementary! Jamie lives in Columbus but was raised in Sidney Nebraska. She obtained her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Wayne State College. This will be her 18th year in the classroom. She is married with three children. One of Jamie's favorite things to do is travel. One of her favorite destinations was Spain. Jamie chose Bellwood elementary because she loved the family feel of the school. She attended a small country school as a child and loved how Bellwood reminded her of her elementary school. She is really looking forward to meeting all the families of Bellwood Elementary and getting to know her students. Welcome, Mrs. Badstieber!
David City Public Schools would like to welcome Mrs. Shelli Oborny to Scout Nation as the elementary special ed teacher at David City Elementary. Shelli Oborny is originally from Neligh, NE. She attended Dana College where she played volleyball for 4 years. She is beginning her 30th year as a special education teacher. Her husband Chuck (an Aquinas alum), is a Battalion Chief for the Omaha Fire Dept. Their daughter is a preschool teacher in West Point and their son just graduated from UNL in May. She has gone skydiving and rode in a hot air balloon! Her ‘in-laws’ live in Bellwood so she is familiar with this area and looks forward to teaching in a district where she will eventually know most everyone. She is excited to get to know staff and the community because it takes a village to raise a child. Welcome, Mrs. Oborny!
David City Public Schools would like to welcome Miss Lindsey Sawyers to Scout Nation as the third grade teacher at David City Elementary. Hello Scout Nation, meet Miss Lindsey Sawyers. Miss Sawyers will be teaching 3rd grade at David City Elementary School for the 2023-2024 school year. Miss Sawyers graduated from Central City High School in 2019. She continued her education at the University of Nebraska-Kearney with a degree in Elementary Education and recently graduated this past May. This is Miss Sawyers’ first year teaching and she is very excited to start her teaching career with David City Public Schools. Miss Sawyers chose DCPS because it is close to home and she was drawn to the small school atmosphere. Miss Sawyers and her fiancé, Jackson recently moved to David City to start their life together. When she is not teaching, you can find Miss Sawyers spending time with her family and friends, taking her dog on evening walks, and doing lots of planning and preparing for her upcoming wedding in October of 2024. Welcome, Miss Sawyers!
David City Junior High Football Mini-Camp. This camp is for players entering grades 6-8. The camp is Monday, July 31 - Thursday, August 3, 8:00 am – 10:00 am & Friday, August 4, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Practice will be held at the High School practice field east of the elementary