Dec. 8 - School Dismissal at 1pm

Bluejays Fight Hard and Take Second

by Autumn Lambrecht   On Tuesday, November 22, the Pierce Bluejays received the chance to play on Memorial Field in Lincoln against the Columbus Lakeview Vikings for the 2021 state football title, but fell short of the win, losing 37-25. For the quarter of the championship game, the Bluejays were able to hold down the Vikings offense to only scoring three points, but the Bluejays were not able . . .

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A Glance at Pierce High’s Victory Bell

by Alle Koehler   On May 23, 1940, the headline read “‘Victory Bell’ Is Dedicated: Old Public School Bell of 1878 Vintage Finds a New Home.” Pierce High School’s victory bell is now awaiting a new home this spring in front of the high school south of the flag poles near the front entrance to the school. The Victory Bell was first installed outside of the old high school building. . . .

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Robotics Team Competes in Competition

by Raegan Theisen Last Saturday, November 15, the Pierce robotics team traveled to Mitchell, South Dakota, for their first robotics competition of the season against 22 other teams. Pierce took one team made up of senior Nicholas Lienemann, juniors Matthew Steffen and Dalton Svoboda, and sophomore Tate Reinke.  Pierce placed first in the qualifying round then lost in the partner finals to . . .

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Bluejay Wrestling Season Kicks Off

by Ciara Garcia   Boys and girls wrestling season starts up with 30 boys and 16 girls participating for the 2021-2022 season.  Assistant coach Jason Freudenburg stated, “I’m excited to see how well our team will grow this season, get better, and how well they get along as a team.”  The boys team consists of 30 wrestlers with 12 returning . . .

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Bluejay Boys Return to the Basketball Court

by Autumn Lambrecht   This year for the 2021-2022 basketball season, the varsity Bluejay boys basketball team is built up of all sophomores and juniors. The team has two returning letter winners, who include juniors Benjamin Brahmer and Abram Scholting.  Brahmer comments, “Well I’m looking forward to this year because we have lots of growth that’s going to happen as a team . . .

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Lady Jays Dribble Their Way Into Basketball

by Addison Sporleder   Once again, it’s that time of year for basketball season! The girls started off the season with their first practice on Monday, November 15, after school.  Last season, the team finished with a winning record of 13-12. The girls basketball team has a total of 17 girls this year, with four returning letterwinners: Gina Wragge, Alexus Sindelar, Payten Simmons and . . .

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Alumni Spotlight: Chad Theisen 

by Raegan Theisen   Chad Theisen, Pierce High alumni, graduated with the class of 1997. When Chad was in high school, he participated in football for four years and track for four years.  Some awards Chad received in track were Athlete of the Meet at the Norfolk Classic 1996 and 1997 and the 1997 athlete of the year at Pierce High. In his junior year, he placed second in the 100, 200, and . . .

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Pierce Public Schools ESSER III Use Survey

  Schools across the nation are expected to receive federal funding through the American Rescue Plan Act (ESSER III).  A requirement to receive this funding is the collection of feedback from the community regarding the use of the funds.  The various allowed uses are contained in the survey located on the school district’s website (  Please complete the survey at your earliest convenience. . . .

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Pierce Public Schools 21-22 Return to School Plan & Survey

Pierce Public Schools - Safe Return to School Plan - Updated 7/15/2021 The purpose of this document is to provide a framework for how Pierce Public Schools will respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the educational program during the 2021-2022 school year. Our plan was developed and updated by frequent meetings with the North Central District Health Department along with guidelines from the Governor’s . . .

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High School Headlines

Journalism to be featured on 106 KIX Pierce High’s journalism class is now participating in a program called High School Headlines through 106 KIX radio. Each week, the students in the class create a 90-second broadcast that updates radio listeners on upcoming events, news, and even fun trends happening at Pierce High. The students write the broadcast collaboratively and then record themselves as they report it to then send . . .

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Current Highlights

The Latest Bluejay Updates

Dec. 11 - GWR @ West Point-Beemer 9am Dec. 11 - G/BBB @ HartingtonNewcastle 1:30pm Dec. 18 - JHGBB @ NC Tourn. 9am  Schedule for NC JHGBB Tourn.  May 31- Drivers Ed @ Pierce High School  Drivers Ed Info. Winter Rosters    Pierce BBB    |     Pierce GBB      read more

Physical Exam Forms

All students who plan to participate in NSAA sanctioned athletics during the school year must have a physical exam.  This exam must be completed by the physician of your choice and the clearance form must be returned to the school prior to the first practice of the sport.  The consent form must also be completed and returned to the school. For your convenience, you may . . . read more

Pierce Track and Field Individual and Team Records

The Individual and Team Records for Pierce High School Track have been updated after the end of 2021 track season. Three new Pierce High School boys records have been set during the 2021 season: Mason Sindelar - 800 -1:57.59 Logan Moeller - long jump -22' 8" Logan Moeller - triple jump - 46' 2.5" If you have any information regarding any of the . . . read more

Items For Sale At School

Check out the items for sale here at school!       $20.00 Pierce Bluejay Baseball Cap Order from Tim Waldner   Bluejay Lanyard $5.00 Order from Melinda Stelling . . . read more

About Pierce Public Schools

Contact Information

Addresses:                          Pierce Jr-Sr High School                         201 N. Sunset Street . . . read more

Pierce Public Schools Mission and Vision Statements

Pursue Your Passions and Reach Your Goals   Mission Statement Pierce Public Schools, in conjunction with its community and families, will provide a caring, structured, and challenging environment where each student has an equal opportunity to reach their maximum potential and become responsible, productive citizens. Vision Statement Our vision is to . . . read more

Available Scholarships for 2019-2020

MONTH-BY-MONTH SCHOLARSHIPS Pierce High School Pierce, NE Scholarship deadlines and availability change frequently. Please see your most recent senior newsletter or speak to Mrs. Goetsch, Pierce High Schools’ School Counselor for the most up to date information. Frequently Updated!     Click on the link below . . . read more