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On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I want to welcome you to the North Bend Central Foundation’s web page. We hope you’ll learn a lot about the Foundation and consider making a donation to help us provide scholarships and fund projects that benefit North Bend Central Public School students. And, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook at “NBC Foundation”.  

Thank you.  
Jim Havelka,
Board of Trustees Chairman

About the NBC Foundation

The North Bend Central Foundation is a non-profit, PK-12 educational foundation whose purposes include providing college scholarships to graduates of NBC High School and funding teacher-initiated projects that benefit the students of North Bend Central Public Schools. The Foundation was formed in 1988 and became an affiliate of the Fremont Area Community Foundation in 2001.

The NBC Foundation is NOT a governmental unit and does not receive any tax support. Donations from alumni, community members, and other patrons are its main source of revenue. The Foundation’s assets are divided into a general operating fund which finances the annual Board of Trustees scholarships and teacher-initiated project grants, five family memorial scholarship accounts, and the Kay Eveland Memorial Fund which supports additional teacher projects and professional development. The NBC Foundation is affiliated with the Fremont Area Community Foundation for fund management and investment. All donations to the NBC Foundation are fully tax-deductible. The Foundation has no paid staff.

Contributing to the NBC Foundation

Thanks once again to the generosity of our contributors, the NBC Foundation was able to provide a record amount of support for students and staff at North Bend Central Public Schools this year. In 2015-16, the Foundation provided more than $16,000 in scholarships and teacher project grants and 2016-17 will be even better with approximately $19,000 budgeted for Foundation activities. That figure includes $11,400 in scholarships and $11,000 in teacher project grants, including $1,000 for materials to support the new after-school program to be implemented at NBC Elementary School. The recent growth of the Foundation has been tremendous and it’s all because YOU – our generous contributors – have come through for our school.


Will you help again this year? Every $25, $50, or $100 donation generates full or partial matching funds and directly benefits North Bend Central Public Schools students and teachers.   Contributions are fully tax deductible because of our affiliation with the Fremont Area Community Foundation. The NBC Foundation is NOT a governmental unit and receives no tax support.

Contributions can be sent to the Foundation via the NBCPS Superintendent’s Office. A donation form is provided below for your convenience. Your support for the Foundation’s scholarships and project grants will be greatly appreciated.

Pictured Left: NBC Student Ryan G. experiments with methyl alcohol during Platte College’s Central Honors Institute for High Ability Learners this summer.   An NBC Foundation grant assisted with tuition for NBCPS students who attended the Institute.

The Kinman-Oldfield Challenge

The NBC Foundation has benefitted the past four years from a matching grant from the Kinman-Oldfield Foundation.   Kinman-Oldfield matches the first $2,000 we raise in local funds at 100 percent and each additional $1,000 at 25 percent. Last year we received a $4,250 match from Kinman-Oldfield, which, combined with increased local donations, allowed the NBC Foundation to award a record amount in scholarships and grants to NBCPS students and teachers. 

NBC Foundation Newsletter

Click on the button below for the NBC Foundation’s Winter Newsletter. We hope you’ll enjoy reading more about NBC Foundation activities and that you’ll consider a contribution to further the Foundation’s work for North Bend Central Public Schools.

Class of 2016 Awarded Foundation Scholarships 

Congratulations are due to these Class of 2016 Seniors who earned NBC Foundation scholarships this year. The NBC Foundation Board awarded $11,400 in scholarships at its April meeting, including eight $1,000 Board of Trustees/Kinman-Oldfield scholarships and five family memorial scholarships administered by the Foundation.

 CONGRATULATIONS….to these NBC Graduates who were awarded NBC Foundation Board of Trustees/Kinman-Oldfield Scholarships for 2016: Nathan Boyce, Cole Jedlicka, Kinzie Lorence, Gage Gibney, Noelle White, Gatlin Sindelar, Carley Nelson, and Dylan Emanuel.
Seniors earning family memorial scholarships administered by the NBC Foundation in 2016 are: Gatlin Sindelar (Jim/Sandra Kruger Scholarship), Haley Gabel (Lloyd/Lorraine Manske Memorial), Noelle White (Darlene Ough Memorial), and Dylan Emanuel (Jeffrey Mines and Janet Kavan Memorial Scholarships).

Winners of the Board of Trustees grants and their college plans are:

  • Dylan Emanuel, Pre-Medicine.
  • Gage Gibney, Architectural Engineering.
  • Cole Jedlicka, Civil Engineering.
  • Noelle White, Nursing.
  • Gatlin Sindelar, Construction Management.
  • Nathan Boyce, Education.
  • Kinzie Lorence, Nursing.
  • Carley Nelson, English.




Winners of the family memorial scholarships administered by the NBC Foundation are:

  • Dylan Emanuel: Jeffrey Mines Memorial, Janet Kavan Memorial.
  • Noelle White: Darlene Ough Memorial.
  • Haley Gabel: Pre-medicine.  Lloyd/Lorraine Manske Memorial.
  • Gatlin Sindelar: Jim/Sandra Kruger Scholarship.


Two Special Projects Funded by NBC Foundation          

At its April meeting, the NBC Foundation Board approved funding two special projects to be implemented in 2016-17. The first is a robotics curriculum to be started at two levels of NBC next year. Science Teacher Bernie Nicola will begin teaching robotics in his Habits of Mind class for 6th graders. The project-based robotics curriculum will include students working in teams to as they develop skills such as persistence, thinking flexibly, and managing impulsivity.   NBC Science Teacher Steve Richardson will incorporate a robotics unit in his high school Global Science course.   An NBC Foundation mini-grant will provide up to $5,000 for robotics equipment, curriculum materials, and staff training.   A robotics grant was initially approved in 2015 but was not able to be implemented until Mr. Nicola returned from a military deployment this spring.

            The second special projects grant provides $1,000 in money for materials and equipment for NBC Elementary School’s after-school program to be implemented next year. Elementary Principal Tessie Beaver told the Foundation Board that the purpose of the after-school program is to provide supervised, engaging, and enriching experiences for students to extend their learning beyond the school day.   The program will take place from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. and will include homework time as well as enrichment activities.   Equipment provided by the Foundation will focus on STEAM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics).  


NBC Elementary students in the district’s new after-school program conduct a science experiment on surface tension under the guidance of paraprofessional Deb Erpelding. The after-school program operates from 3:30-5:00 each day and includes physical activity (directed by NBE Teacher Mark Brower) as well as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities. Currently, 39 K-5 students are enrolled. An NBC Foundation grant provided equipment and materials for the after-school program.


NBC Middle School students photograph part of a buried headstone that they discovered during cemetery research at the annual NBC Summer History Camp. The students followed the route of a pioneer family coming to Nebraska in 1877, gathering information at area cemeteries among other sites. This was the 14th year for the History Camp. It was again funded by a grant from the NBC Foundation. Cecilia Hall and Shirley Johnson are the camp sponsors.

CONGRATULATIONS to these NBC middle school students and Math Teacher Terri Jelinek for participating in the Central Honors Institute at Platte College this summer.  The week-long institute includes academic experiences for high ability learners in math, science, and language arts.  A grant from the NBC Foundation provided tuition assistance for our students.  Supporting CHI students is just one of the enrichment projects made possible by YOUR generous support of the NBC Foundation.     NBC's 2016-17 Speech Team, along with alumni Gage Gibney, Zach Muessel, and Cole Jedlicka, attended the annual Summer Speech Camp in August. Sponsors for the Speech Team are Ross Lafleur and Bev Grueber. The camp was supported by a grant from the NBC Foundation. 
Nick Hines’ poem, “Gravel Roads and Silence” appears in the current edition of the NBC literary magazine, The Prowling Pen. Copies are available at the NBC Office and Platte Valley Bank. The magazine, published by NBC English Teacher Suzy Kluthe, has received an NBC Foundation mini-grant for 2016-17.

Teacher-Intiated Projects for 2016-17


At its April meeting, the NBC Foundation Board of Trustees approved 13 teacher-initiated project grants totaling approximately $8,500. In addition, approximately $1,500 was awarded in grants from the Kay Eveland Memorial Fund and a $1,000 grant was awarded for the new elementary after-school program. The total of approximately $11,000 in new grant awards is a record for the Foundation.   Coupled with a $5,000 robotics grant approved last year that will be implemented in 2016-17, Foundation grants will provide a wide range of enrichment opportunities for NBCPS students and staff next year, something that is only possible because of the generosity of our donors. 

Information on the Eveland and special projects is reported on elsewhere on our website. The 13 teacher-initiated projects include:

  • Tuition assistance for student attending the Central Honors Institute (Chris Gross-Rhode)
  • Enrichment materials for a pilot program for High Ability Learners in elementary school (Chris Gross-Rhode)
  • Funding for speakers and materials for the Summer Speech Camp (Ross Lafleur)
  • Purchase of additional novels for NBC English classes (Suzy Kluthe)
  • Materials for a crisis response suitcase for NBC Elementary (Amy Ferguson)
  • Purchase of five Samsung Tablets for NBC Math classes (Terri Jelinek)
  • Books for a Middle School classroom library (Ross Lafleur)
  • Equipment for CPR instruction in the Health Careers/CNA class (Diane Treat/Amy Lloyd)
  • A 5th Grade field trip to the Edgerton Explorit Center in Aurora (Jolene Paasch/Becky Streff)
  • A visit by a Nebraska historian to 4th Grade classes (Bev Grueber/Jana Post).
  • Funding for a Civil War Immersion Day at NBC High School (Dan Wright/Ken Streff)
  • A visit to 4th Grade classes by the UNL Mobile Science Lab (Bev Grueber/Jana Post)
  • Financial support for the NBC literary magazine, The Prowling Pen (Suzy Kluthe)

 Pictured Right:

UNL Ag Specialist Rachael Slaughtery guides Fourth Grader Masyn D as he explores the stomach of a live cow during a visit by UNL’s Mobile Beef Lab in April.   Fourth graders learned about the digestive system of cattle as part of their overall student of body systems in Science.  The Mobile Beef Lab visit was funded by a grant from the NBC Foundation.

CONGRATULATIONS…to these NBC Middle School students who received Tiger Pride T-Shirts for exemplary
behavior. The T-shirts were provided by a mini-grant from the NBC Foundation.


Kay Eveland Fund Projects

            Two Math projects funded by grants from the Kay Eveland Memorial Fund of the NBC Foundation were approved in April by the Foundation Board.   The first was a grant proposal by Math Teacher Todd Ziettlow to purchase ten TI-84 CE graphic calculators for Math classes. The state-of-the-art graphing calculators will replace calculators with an older operating system and software.  

            Also approved were registration and travel expenses to allow Math Teacher Terri Jelinek to attend a seminar in Kearney next September as part of the Nebraska Association of Teachers of Mathematics conference. Dan Meyer, a proponent of a problem-based approach to teaching, will present at the day-long conference.  

            The Kay Eveland Fund includes an endowment set up by the Paul Eveland family to provide for professional development and classroom materials and support for NBCPS teachers.


Thank You NBC Foundation Contributors.

Thanks to You, It’s Working!

THANK YOU…to all who have donated to the NBC Foundation since our June newsletter, including: Platte Valley Bank, Tom/Deanna Wolf, Dr. Tom/Misti Wolf, John/Katy Bode, Alex/Angela Wolf, Evelyn Rochford Kinney, Steve/Bev Grueber, Steve/Mary Le Arneal, Larry/Mary Flamme, John/Adeline Hines, Rolland/Elaine Dvorak, Dale/Evelyn Kinney, Jim/Diane Hines, Glen/Jeanne Dirkschneider, Mike/Suzanne Allan, James/Sandra Kruger, Bill Paden, Lon/Carol Bohling, Ken/Patricia Beebe, Steve/Audrey Chromy, Matt/Suzanne Greenquist, Jim/Linda Havelka, Tim McCoy, Pat Minarick, Peggy Lindahl, Hampl Transportation, Lindsey Gross-Rhode, Ron/Rita Freeman, Richard/Myrna Nissen, Brad/Amy Williams, Eva Roubal, Dave Bauer, Class of 2001, Paul Hansen, Frank/Cindy Pollard, Robert Zvacek, Matt/Pam Shaw, Class of 1976, Drew/Mariann Von Rein, Steve Powers, Tim/Karen Cech, Charles/Janice Vopalensky, Don/Deb Andrews, Marv/Janet Porter, Richard Nolte/Vicki Vopalensky, Joe/Jacqueline Raus, Mike/Claire Eason, Gary/Terri Jelinek, Jim/Mary Spath, Paul/Margie Emanuel, Larry/Carolyn Peters, Chris/Sherry Emanuel,   Janice Eaton, Gary/Sherry Cerise, Tim/Deborah Arthur, Bob/Anne Soukup, Arnie/Loraine Kavan, Bob/Cheryl Kavan, Gene/Deb Kavan, Steve/Patty Ondracek, Roch/Diane Emanuel, Kevin/Janet Ferguson, Andy/Autumn Bourek, Bob/Luann Blacketer, Rich/Jane Mehaffey, Gene/Nancy Sic, Brad/Kathy Martindale, John/Mary Buller, Dave/Lois Otte, Kay Poppe, Rita Cerny, Bob/Nancy Hoops, John Dorsey, Jim/Jan Poulas, Gene/Joyce Ruzicka, Kevin/Marge Lodl, Darlene Macholan, 
Jim/Sue Dodge, Vern/Sharon Virka, Joyce/Gary Eaton, Tim/Revel Chapman, Randy/Barb McIntyre, Jerry/Bev Martinez, Rick/Pat Watson, Dan/Connie Watts, Jean Foy, Dan/Kathy Bauer, Glen Sic, 
Jeff/Lou Bauer, Larry/Mary Flamme, Dean/Karen Lux, Darrell/Mary Ritenour, Darwin/Denise Walla, Doug/Jill Hoops, Gary/Marlene Hampl, Mica Broyles, Tom/Kathy Mensik, Steve/Cynthia Pike, Dave/Sally Hamilton, Doug/Linda Lieks, John/Julie Polacek, Kirk/Theda Hansen, Charles Iske Family, Tyler/Courtney Mensik, Roberto/Amy Robles, Shelley Risley, David/Sylvia Gocken, Steve/Sharen Minarick, Charlotte Tawney, Tom/Linda Emanuel, Charles Pospisil, Jim/Brenda Robinson, Matt/Carol Svehla, Rob Williams, Colette Feala, Class of 1966, Rich/Stacy Ray, Marg Helgenberger, Cindy Guarino, Doug/Wanda Hoffman, Kenneth/Helen Tallerico, Bob/Beth Sanders, Harlan/Lavonne Ladehoff, Magdaline Svec, Adeline Hines, Gene/Veronica Emanuel, Bob Emanuel, Gary/Lynette Faltin, Dave/Virginia Bacon, Mark/Patrice Hines, and Rod Scott.

            Among those memorialized with donations were: Darrell Dykman, Donna Rothanzl, Delrae Eaton, Charles Iske, Esther Otte, Betty Coen, Francis Minarick, Mitch Hampl, Mary Samuelson Ring, Walt Nissen, Betty Yount, Joan Okins, Allison Wolf, Helen Spalding, Frank Zvacek, Jr., Mike Hamata, Janice Hoy, Lori Samuelson, Ernie VonRein, Mildred Emanuel, Gregory Powers, Delores Beckman, Katie Emanuel, Diane Wesch, Linda Baumert, Jim Peters, Hugh Helgenberger, Joan Hoffman, Arnold Horn, George Nicodemus, John Hines, Ken Peterson, Lyle and Florence Blanchard, Alan Emanuel, Butch Giddings, Janel Soukup Harnan, and Amy Wolf.



NBC Students Alex K., Nathan B., and Kaleb B. tackle math problems with new Samsung Tablets purchased with a grant from the Kay Eveland Memorial Fund, a component of the NBC Foundation.   Math Teacher Terri Jelinek won two tablets through a Samsung competition and then applied for an NBC Foundation grant for three more for her students. 


The Board of Trustees
The NBC Foundation is governed by a local Board of Trustees with fiscal oversight from the Fremont Area Community Foundation. The members serve four-year terms. They include:

  • James Havelka, Chairman       
  • Patrice Hines, Secretary       
  • Carol Emanuel       
  • Kenneth Beebe       
  • Mary Shanahan       
  • Mark Flamme       
  • Gary Vyhlidal, NBCPS Board Representative.       
  • Dr. Dan Endorf, NBCPS Superintendent and Foundation Treasurer

NBC Foundation Board members are (from left): Jim Havelka, Ken Beebe, Mary Shanahan, Mark Flamme, Patrice Hines, Carol Emanuel, Dan Endorf, and Jan Hobza. Gary Vyhlidal is not pictured.