MPS Parents: Reminder that we have an early out on Wednesday, Nov. 25th. We plan on having in-person classes after Thanksgiving Break. Please be safe, continue to do your part in slowing down this virus, and have a great Thanksgiving. #OneMinden
Click the link below to order your yearbook now! https://yearbookforever.com/schools/minden_high_school_buy_yearbook_13475/
Reminder: Tomorrow night is the National Honor Society Induction Ceremony at the MPS Theater at 7:30 pm. Only immediate family members may attend this event due to the current DHM.
Update: The blood drive has been moved to the activities gym tomorrow.
Parents if you have not yet completed the Digital Equity Survey for your student please copy and paste the link below to complete the survey via Google Forms. Please complete one survey for each student in your household. https://forms.gle/3sTre6SRprnQRnv48
Minden High School will be hosting a Red Cross Blood drive at the Activity Gym on Park Avenue Tuesday, Nov. 24th. You may park in the North Old High School parking lot.
The MPS Board, Administration, and Staff want to say "Thank You" for doing your part to keep our community and school safe. MPS plans on continuing in-person learning for the remainder of the semester and beyond. If we continue to do our part we can make that happen. #OneMinden
Minden High School is hosting the Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, November 24th. Now more than ever, your donation is needed!! Sign up online https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive or give us a call 832-2254 to make an appointment.
Schedule Change: The SWC wresting tournament has been moved to Saturday, January 23rd in Valentine. Due to sub districts being moved a week earlier in the season this meet had to be moved. Time is TBD.
MPS Parents: Reminder that you will need a ticket to attend the 7th/8th grade wrestling quad today at 4:30 and One Act Play Performance at 7:00. The new DHM is limiting indoor capacity to 25% and attendance to household members only.
It's that time of year again! Minden High School is hosting the Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, November 24th. Now more than ever, your donation is needed!! Sign up online https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive or give us a call 832-2254 to make an appointment.
Reminder: Winter Sports Parents information meeting will be Monday, November 16th in the HS Theater at 6:30 pm. All parents please attend this meeting and hear from some health care professionals as well as our coaches! Go Whippets!
So proud of these amazing students! Minden FCCLA hosted a Drive Thru Breakfast today (thanks, COVID) for area Veterans and their guests! The students took responsibility for all the planning and preparations ... and I am happy to report the event was a huge success! Regardless of what you might hear on the news, our future is in great hands!
Winter Sports Fan Guidelines: The new DMH started today and we need parents and patrons to please read this document on new requirements for sporting events this winter. https://5il.co/mz6o
Please join us in thanking our Veterans. Minden Public Schools' Veterans Day program can be viewed at this link: http://shorturl.at/dpMNU Thank you Veterans.
2020 Veterans Day Program An assembly created to honor Veterans will be available with a YouTube link tomorrow at 10 am on social media & our website. Please share the link with anyone interested in viewing. Thank you, Veterans!
Minden 8th grade girls basketball game vs. Holdrege Thursday, Nov. 12th will now be played at the CLJ Middle School in Minden starting at 4:30 pm.
MPS Parents: We are going to have a 10:00 late start. Roads are deceptively slick. Be careful, give yourself some extra time, and slow down. No Morning PreSchool and buses will run accordingly.
Minden Hish School FCCLA will be hosting their annual Veteran’s Breakfast on Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30. Due to COVID, this year’s event has been changed to a Drive-Thru format. All area Veterans (and their guests) are invited to drive thru the NORTH circle drive at the high school to pick up a breakfast and coffee to go. We hope to see you there!
Due to the unpredictableness of the coronavirus pandemic and the effects it has on the health of our schools, Minden Public Schools is taking proactive measures to plan for possible school closures. Moving forward from what we learned last spring during the long term school closure, we know that having an understanding of our family's internet access/availability to connect virtually is very important. We are asking parents to login to PowerSchool and complete the short 6 question survey found under forms. The Digital Equity Survey will help our teachers understand the impact that home digital access has on learning, it will help them to target available resources and determine the most effective solutions for our students. ' Please take the time to complete this survey so we can continue to give our students the best available options for education in any environment. If you need instructions on how to login to PowerSchool you can find those instructions on our school webpage under "NEWS" at the bottom of the page as well as Facebook and Twitter. We are asking that you complete this survey for EACH student you have enrolled in Minden Public Schools.
The CL Jones talent show on the calendar for Friday, November 6th, WILL NOT take place in person. This year's talent show will be broadcast online at a later date. Stay tuned for more information. Thanks for your understanding.
The 7th grade girls basketball games in Shelton Thursday will be streamed for anyone not able to attend. Link is below: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzrabehyRttHmhPecxdaIVQ
The high school football awards night will be Sunday, November 8 at 6 pm in the auditorium. Masks will required. Look forward to seeing everyone there.
Whippet basketball fans, our season starts soon! Support our team by purchasing Whippet gear here. Orders must be placed by Nov 11. Thank you! https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/whippetbb?utm_source=school&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=store_shop&utm_content=products
Hi fans! Wrestling season is here! Order your Minden wrestling apparel here. The order closes on Nov. 18th! Support us this season by buying some shirts. The link to the online store is below: https://mindenwrestling2020.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true
MK Ibsen volleyball defeated Gibbon in three sets and will play Kearney Catholic around 7 pm tonight. The game is on KC you tube . Go Whippets!
Volleyball games at Kearney Catholic tonight will be live streamed on the Kearney Catholic you tube channel.
Varsity VB plays Gibbon in Sub districts Monday @Kearney Catholic starting at 5 pm. If they win they will play Kearney Catholic around 7 pm in the third match of the night. Finals of the sub district will be Tuesday, October 27th at Kearney Catholic starting at 7 pm.
Reminder: ACT testing at the high school this morning from 8 am until 1 pm. The weight room and gym will be closed during these hours.
Sub District VB: Minden will play the first game in sub districts vs. Gibbon at Kearney Catholic starting at 5 pm Monday, Oct. 26th. I have a link to the bracket below. Go Whippets! https://secure.nsaahome.org/nsaaforms/officials/vbbrackets.php?distid=46
Reminder: If you are going to State Cross Country tomorrow you will need to order your tickets online due to Covid. The link is below and I have included the schedule for tomorrow. https://gofan.co/app/school/NSAA
The Whippet football team pitches a shutout in their last regular season home game sending the seniors out in style! Great memories!
Band Members/Parents: The band will be performing in the Alma parade tomorrow at 1:00. Band members need to meet at the band room at 11:15 to get ready and load bus.
Reminder: Homecoming Parade and Coronation today on the square at 2:30 pm. FB game vs. Wood River-Shelton 7 pm -Kuper Field! Go Whippets!
The Junior Class will be selling concessions tomorrow night at the Homecoming FB game. Sloppy Joes, Chips, Sweet Treat, and a drink for $7.00! Supper starts at 6 pm! Go Whippets!
Fans attending the volleyball triangular in Southern Valley tonight will be required to wear masks at the contests! Go Whippets!
Congratulations to our girls golf team at State today! Final round scores at 2020 Girls State Tournament: Kendall 77 (Bronze medal) Leah 112 Kaylee 100 Callie 97 Colbee 116 5th place as a team (11 strokes out of runner)
JV football beat Holdrege 50-24 tonight to finish 4-2 on the year. Excited about the future of the football program!
Homecoming Parade Information Please follow the listed health department requirements when attending or participating in the Homecoming parade this year. 1) Participants and attendees need to wear masks. 2) Practice social distancing while in attendance. 3) No candy or other items can be thrown or distributed. We are so grateful to be able to have a parade this year! Please do your part to make it a successful, safe, and fun event.
The Whippets lost a hard fought battle to a very good Cozad team tonight but will stick together and be better moving forward! Go Whippets!
The Minden Cozad FB game tonight will be broadcast by News Channel Nebraska and can be seen on NFHS network. Search Minden and it should be there. We will not be streaming it on Striv. Go Whippets!
MINDEN volleyball lost to Broken Bow in two games tonight.
MINDEN volleyball lost a close match to Ogallala 24-26, 22-25. Now Bow! Go Whippets!
Homecoming Candidates need to be at school tomorrow morning by 7:40 for a picture for the Minden Courier. Please be on time.
FCCLA participated in their Virtual District Leadership Conference today! A big shout out goes to Abby Fiske, who is serving as the District 6 President and was responsible for putting most of the Virtual Conference together! District 6 includes 10 schools from the Central Nebraska region. The day included District videos, a service project, an FCCLA Scavenger Hunt, Mini Sessions dealing with Wellness and a pizza lunch. The day was a huge success!
Cancellation: Due to Covid issues at Cozad the 7th-8th grade football game in Cozad Tuesday, Oct. 6th is cancelled.
The varsity volleyball game at Superior tomorrow has been cancelled due to their Covid situation.
Volleyball @Superior: Everyone in the gym is encouraged to wear masks and socially distance. We will also ask everyone to leave the gym and school building as soon as possible at the completion of the game. Fans and athletes are not allowed to stay in the gym after the game.
Girls in grades 3 - 6 attending Optimist Volleyball today from 1:30 to 3:30, please remember to bring your mask. We can't wait to see you!!
Schedule Correction: JV FB next Monday, October 5th vs. Hastings AC starts at 5 pm at Kuper Field in Minden. Go Whippets!
Anyone who ordered pink breast cancer awareness shirts from the Cheerleaders can pick them up tonight at the softball game being played at Augie Field, East of the swimming pool. The game starts at 5:30 pm, shirts can be picked up from 5 pm-6:30 pm. Go Whippets!
If you have a convertible that you would be willing and able to drive during the Homecoming Parade (October 16 from 2-3), please contact Angie Oberg at email@example.com or at (308) 832-2254. Thank you. Go Whippets!
Just a reminder softball tonight in Minden starts at 6 pm against McCook and will be varsity only. Go Whippets!
Hey, Whippet Gardeners ... Mrs. Johnson’s foods class is making salsa this week, and we could sure use some more tomatoes and peppers. If any of you have an abundance, and are tired of canning, we would sure take them off your hands. We would gladly replace them with finished jars of salsa. Please call or text Mrs. Johnson at (308) 528-0161 if you can help us out. THANKS!
Due to low softball team numbers our game this week on Tuesday will be varsity only vs. McCook starting at 6 pm and Thursday vs. Kearney Catholic starting at 5:30 pm. Both games are in Minden. Go Whippets!
PARENTS OF JUNIORS & SENIORS: The deadline for registration for the October ACT test has been extended to October 5. Please go to actstudent.org to register. If you need help, please contact Mr. Horner in the counseling office at the high school.
JV Football vs. Fillmore Central: the game tonight will be streamed on Striv tonight starting at 6 pm. The link is on the Fillmore Central school website.
Attention: The girls golf meet in Cozad Monday, Sept. 28th will now start at 10 am due to weather conditions.
The volleyball team lost to Gothenburg in four sets but fought hard!
Minden volleyball lost the second set. We need this one! Go Whippets!
Varsity volleyball lost the first set 21-25 to Gothenburg but played with a lot of effort and persistence! Go Whippets!
MPS Parents: Reminder we will have an early out at 1:00/1:10 on September 23rd and 24th. No School on Friday, September 25th. Parent Teacher conferences will be 3:00-6:00 on Wednesday and 3:00-8:00 on Thursday.
JV Football tonight vs. Hastings St. Cecilia 5 pm: this is going to be a scrimmage tonight as HSC is short on players and coming off from quarantine last week. Teams will trade from offense to defense after 10 plays from the 40 yd. line. No kickoffs/punts. Go Whippets!
Minden football team had a shutout 43-0 tonight against Hershey! Congratulations to the players and coaches! Go Whippets!
Reminder: High School PT Conferences will be held Wed. Sept. 23, 3-6 pm, Thur. Sept. 24, 3-8 pm. Conferences will be in the teacher classrooms. Anyone interested in setting up a virtual conference should contact Libby at the HS Office: 832-2254. Masks required.
7th-8th VB Schedule Change: Saturday, September 26th we will host Gothenburg at the Middle School gym starting at 9 am. The quad was cancelled so we will host Gothenburg instead. Go Whippets!
Heads up: if you are planning on attending the cross country invite in Central City Thursday you may run into delays due to construction between Central City and Valley View where the competition will be held. Go Whippets!
The MHS cheerleaders are raising money and awareness for Breast Cancer. I am sharing the link to order t-shirts if you are interested. Deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 16th. Go Whippets! https://mhscheerleadingstore2020.itemorder.com/sale
JV Football: due to Kearney Catholic not being able to play tomorrow we will be playing Kearney High sophomore team tomorrow at 6 pm in Minden. Go Whippets!
MPS Spectators: We are asking everyone to have a mask on during our outdoor activities/games. We will have disposable masks available. We know this is not ideal, but we want to keep the school open and activities going as long as possible.
Homecoming week has been moved to the week of October 12. The Homecoming game will be October 16.
Reminder: Minden High School will be hosting an ACT test Saturday, September 12th in the commons from 8 am - 1 pm. The high school will lower level and weight room will be off limits during this time. Thanks
MPS Parents: Before attending an activity out of town please go to our website or social media pages for any updated protocols from those schools. We expect our fans to follow other schools' protocols. We do our part so we do not bring this virus back to Minden. #ONEMINDEN
The high school VB game with Phillipsburg tonight will be postponed due to health concerns. We will announce the new date when it comes available.
I continue to download host school information sheets with Covid guidelines for their facilities when we are competing there. You can find the information on the High School wall of the website. Click on the menu and the folder is HOST SCHOOL ACTIVITY GUIDELINES FOR COVID-19.
Mask up for Minden: We are running this campaign for the remainder of the fall and winter activities. We need to do our part to make sure we can have school and all of our activities. For both indoor and outdoor we will require masks to people to attend our games. #ONEMINDEN
The cross country meet at Milford tomorrow has been postponed to Tuesday due to excessive rain.. We host our cross country meet that day so we won't be attending.
7th-8th grade FB @Gothenburg 5 pm: Next Tuesday, Sept. 15th our 7th grade will play 2 quarters starting at 5 pm followed by our 8th grade beginning around 5:30 pm and will play 4 quarters. Go Whippets!
Two Rivers Public Health Department and MPS, will be making influenza vaccines available to 4-12 grade students and staff on September 16, 2020. Information and Consent forms can be found on Minden Public Schools website. Consent forms are due back by September 11, 2020.
Reminder that school pictures will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, September 9th. You may pay for pictures online at: www.martinphotography.hhimagehost.com
The softball game scheduled for today will be postponed to Wednesday, Sept. 16th with a varsity game only starting at 3:30 pm. Go Whippets!
The Minden golf triangular scheduled for tomorrow will either be rescheduled or cancelled due to poor weather. I will let you know if we find a reschedule date. Go Whippets!
Message: I will be adding information for activities that we travel to this school year. You can find the Covid guidelines on the Minden High School site by clicking on documents and then Host School Guideines for Covid 19.
JV football schedule change: Minden jv FB will play In Cozad Tuesday, September 8th at 5:30. The St. Paul game was cancelled so we rescheduled Cozad. Go Whippets!
Just a reminder girls softball plays Southern Valley at 10 am this morning in Alma. JV followed by Varsity. Go Whippets!
Welcome to Friday night! Tune in at 7:00pm for our football match up against the Boone Central Cardinals! Visit https://striv.tv/channel/minden/ to watch! @mindenwhippets @mindenxctf @wmaulsby24 @whippetnn @football_boone #GoCards #oneminden
I am sharing information for the 8th grade vb game next Thursday, September 10th. Go Whippets! https://5il.co/kl2e
Homecoming will now take place October 16. Please note the change in date.
This is a correction to the Fall Sports flyer. Tuesday, Sept. 8th Softball: Minden vs. Central City 4:30 pm at Augie Field in Minden.
Minden varsity wins the first match vs. McCook 25-17, 25-22! Go Whippets!
Softball is playing a triangular in Kearney at Patriot Park 5:30 pm, Girls Golf is in Cambridge at 4 pm, and Volleyball is in McCook for a triangular at 5 pm today. Go Whippets!
Softball home opener and parents night will be tonight vs. St. Paul. Varsity starts at 4:30 pm. Parents night will be between games around 6 pm. Go Whippets!
Whippets: We all need to continue to do our part. Our main goal during this pandemic is to have school in person. To help our kids, parents, and community, we are going to require masks for both indoor and outdoor sporting events. We have to do this together! #ONEMINDEN
Softball girls lost the nightcap to Southern Valley 13-1 but battled hard. Go Whippets!
Minden softball team beat Chase County 21-0 in their first game today! Go Whippets!
Whippet softball has their home opener this Thursday. Varsity will play at 4:30 with JV to follow. Parents night is between games. Go Whippets!
Reminder: The north high school doors by the Central Office will be open tonight for home fans to park and enter the volleyball jamboree triangular. First game is 6 pm.
Due to the increased number of Minden football players currently out due to confirmed and presumed cases of COVID-19 the JV FB game vs. Cozad, Monday, Aug. 31st will not be played at that time. We hope to play this game this season and will let you know if we find a date.
Due to the increased number of Minden football players currently out due to confirmed and presumed cases of COVID-19 the Varsity football game vs. Fairbury, Monday, August 28th will not be played. Our goal is to play our home opener vs. Boone Central Sept. 4th 7 pm. Go Whippets!
Due to an increased number of Minden high school football players currently being held out of participation due to confirmed and presumed cases of COVID-19, the direction of Kearney County Health Services and Two Rivers Health Department is to suspend all high school football practices and games until 8/29/20. The situation will be reassessed at that time to verify it is safe to resume. At this time no other school teams/groups are affected by these restrictions. All high school classroom instruction will remain as currently scheduled. Every precaution is being taken to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff. This is a very hard thing to do but the safety of our students and community is most important. We will follow the recommendations of these health providers and reevaluate as we move forwards. These directed health measures may change at any time at the discretion of our health providers.
Whippet Softball vs. Centura/Central Valley UPDATE: All persons are able to attend the softball games but social distancing and masks are recommended. The game will be in Cairo starting with JV at 5:00 pm. Go Whippets!
MPS Parents: Schools starts tomorrow at 8:00. We are excited to get everyone back in the building. Friday will be regular 2:00/2:10 dismissal. Stay up to date at mindenwhippets.org. I have attached the last parent letter https://5il.co/j8n9.
7/8th Grade Volleyball: We will have a player meeting Monday, August 17 right after school until 4:00 p.m. Regular after school practice will follow the remainder of that week. Players will get practice times & other important information at the meeting. Go Whippets!!
Reminder that tomorrow is the start of the high school fall sports season as well as the fall sports parents meeting. The meeting will be Monday, August 10th in the high school theater starting at 7 pm. Please wear a mask for the safety of everyone attending.
HS Parents & Students - Please check your email for 20-21 enrollment forms. Please note you must complete 2 tasks. 1. Complete the PDF form & return to Libby via email. 2. Complete the PowerSchool form by following the link to PS or logging into PS & clicking on the Forms icon.
Reminder: Fall Sports Parents meeting will be Monday, August 10th at 7 pm. We will start in the HS theater and then each sport will have their own meeting in another room. The coaches and I look forward to seeing you as we are excited to start this fall season. Go Whippets!
The Minden Chamber board decided last night to cancel Bandfest scheduled for Saturday, October 17th due to concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic. Hopefully next year will be a great year to continue this event!
MPS Parents: Due to the recent COVID cases in Kearney County. We are going to require mask for staff and students when social distancing is not possible. This would include our bus routes and activities that we cannot social distance.
Freshmen orientation will be held tonight Wednesday, August 5th at the high school theater starting at 6:30 pm. This is for parents and students.
Braden Bates- Minden, Ne just got selected today to play in the NE / Iowa Baseball Border Battle Prospects Game being recognized as one of the class of 2021 top baseball prospects in Nebraska. He will join the team and play August 9th in Omaha. Congratulations Braden we are proud of you! Go Whippets!
This is a reminder for girls in grades 3rd - 8th attending the youth volleyball camp tomorrow. 3rd & 4th graders should check in at CLJ Middle School while 5th - 8th graders should check in at the High School. Times are from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. for 3rd - 6th grade & 1:00 - 5:00 for 7th & 8th graders.
MPS: This is the last week for the summer lunch program. We will be getting ready for the upcoming school year. Thank you to the kitchen staff and volunteers.
It's a beautiful day for our 2020 Senior Graduation Reception! Stop by the high school gym today between 1-3 pm to congratulate the seniors and have a piece of cake as you fellowship with these terrific Graduates!
Minden Office Supply is offering it's Back to School Pre-Packs again this year. Prices are as follows: 1st Grade - $22.25 2nd Grade - $31.75 3rd Grade - $32.95 Any questions contact Kathy at 832-1526 or stop in and see her at 435 N Colorado Ave on the square.
MPS: We are working with our local health officials to have a safe start to school. The full plan has been add to our website. This plan will be in draft form and we will update it has new information is available. https://5il.co/il5t
Just a reminder youth volleyball camp registrations are due to Coach Ratka by Monday, July 20th. Please have them to the high school by Monday at 4:00 if you want to guarantee a t-shirt. Please email Coach Ratka with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Go Whippets!!
MHS Band members will have a meeting with instruments on Monday, July 27th from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Music will be distributed at that time and will do some playing practices.
If your daughter would like a T-shirt for the youth girls Whippet Basketball camp next week, your registration needs to be to Coach Maulsby or the school by 2:00pm Tuesday, July 14. Late registrations will be accepted, but a T-shirt will not be guaranteed. Hope to see you there!
Reminder: Summer Lunch pickup is at the activities gym starting today. You can pick up lunch from 11:30-12:30.
MPS Parents: Reminder Summer Lunch pick up is from 11:30-12:30. We will have locations at East Elementary and Minden High School.
MPS Parents: Reminder Summer Lunch pick up is from 11:30-12:30. We will have locations at East Elementary and Minden High School.
MPS Parents: Reminder that Summer Lunch starts today and will go from 11:30-12:30. We will have locations at East Elementary and Minden High School.