The Centura Student Council has received first place for points accrued in the Teens in the Driver Seat, a traffic safety education program in Nebraska designed to help teens become safe drivers. This award will give the school $1000 to spend on activities and programs to continue the message of driving safe. Points were awarded for such activities as presentations to the students, posters placed throughout the school, placement of seatbelt signage in the parking lot, conducting surveys on texting and seatbelt use, making a video on seatbelts, and promotion of safe driving habits on Centura Vision to name a few.
Starting in seven Nebraska schools two years ago, the program was brought to Nebraska through a partnership with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety, AAA Nebraska, Nebraska Safety Council and the Drive Smart Nebraska Coalition. This year there were 14 schools participating.
“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for Nebraska teens,” said Dr. Joseph Acierno, Chief Medical Officer and Director of Public Health for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. “This program is an opportunity for teens and their sponsors to develop and implement traffic safety programs in their school and community which can instill safe driving habits that they can use for a lifetime.”
Teens in the Driver Seat uses peer-to-peer influence to bring together young drivers, parents, school administrators, communities and other partners to reduce teen crashes on Nebraska roadways. The program addresses both awareness and behavior, using peer pressure as a positive force to promote safe driving habits and reduce the top five risks for teen drivers: nighttime driving speeding, driver distractions such as texting, low seat belt use, and driving while impaired from alcohol or drugs.
The Centura Student Council is comprised of 18 students in grades 9-12. The president is Hannah Adams, vice-president Jordyn Grabowski, and secretary, Makenna Lemburg. They are sponsored by Kay Carpenter, Guidance Counselor for Centura Jr./Sr. High School.
Centura District Elementary Character Council delivered these much needed items to the elderly. Good Work!!!
Congratulations to Travis Holcomb! He has been selected to play in the 2016 Shrine Bowl Game on June 4, 2016 at Ron & Carol Cope Stadium Foster Field in Kearney. This premier athletic event raises funds to support the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children and to benefit Shrine Hospital transportation funds, in addition to honoring the top high school football players in Nebraska. Players are in great company and we hope and expect that the week of the Shrine Bowl will be one of the best highlights of Travis’s career to date.
The Centura District invites you to support Travis by attending the Shrine Bowl game.
Tickets for the game are available at:
Centura’s Super Staff Members of the week are….
Char Kyhn, Dori Dorsey, Diana Korinek, and Stephanie Luhn. Together they make up our wonderful preschool staff. These ladies work tirelessly with our youngest Centurions. They make learning fun and meaningful everyday for these students. They provide the best Early Childhood education to prepare the preschool students for Kindergarten. Thank you for making Centura great.
Congratulations to all of the FFA members that competed last week at the State FFA Convention. Among the highlights were the Nursery/Landscaping team of Hannah Adams, Abby Hadenfeldt, Conner Sokol, and Peyton McCord placing 4th overall. Also, six FFA members were awarded their state degrees. They were: Hannah Adams, Kalen Cumming, Paige Reimers, Josh Sonnenfeld, Brennan Stebbing, and Jane Zimmerman.
Congratulations to the Centura Boys Golf Team! I’m an extremely proud head coach to have watched five guys work very hard this spring and take the Wood River Golf Invite Championship trophy today over Kearney Catholic by 2 strokes. Individual medalists were Hunter Deines and Evan Meyer; other golfers on the Championship team were Jackson Noakes, Carter Wooden and Tate Christensen. All these guys had amazing performances and have overcome great adversity in recent days to become Champions today – so proud of you all!!
Mark your calendar. Centura PTO Carnival
March 28th in the Big Gym
Congratulations to these students for being on the UP list this week.
William Ford: 7th grade Math
Tanner Simdorn: 7th grade Math
Jayden: 7th Grade Math
Great job kids on working hard and becoming great mathematicians.
The opportunity to listen to community priorities and expectations has been
scheduled for Wednesday, December 16, 2015 by the Centura Board of
Education. The public session will take place at the Boelus Community Center
beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The community discussion will help formulate a vision of the future, and
identify goals and strategies necessary to move the district forward to meet
the challenges of the 21st century. Discussion will be on strengths,
accomplishments, and challenges of the school district, the vision, and
expectations for the schools and the goals and objectives necessary to
design its future.
Specific participants in the Community Engagement have been invited by the
district for two reasons: to ensure that a broad cross-section of
interests, backgrounds and perspectives are included and to ensure that
board members are able to hear from all participants in a purposeful and
efficient manner. Staff members, parents, students, community leaders and
other interested members of the public are also invited to obtain an
effective plan for the future of the district and students. Any patron
wishing to attend the session or to submit written comments to be considered
as part of the process is encouraged to do so. The district must receive
written comments prior to the start of the meeting. The Nebraska Association
of School Boards, Marcia Herring, will facilitate the community engagement
Please contact the school at 308-485-4258, 308-226-2494, or
firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.