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SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARDS REVIEW-Parent Input is needed!

SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARDS REVIEW

What do you think our students should be taught in social studies — including history, civics, economics, and geography? The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) seeking input on the Nebraska Social Studies Standards! The social studies standards provide the framework for what students are expected to know in grades K-12, and your feedback will help make improvements to the current standards which will be revised this year.  The survey should take less than 15 minutes to complete and closes on September 30, 2018. To complete the survey, use this link:  Social Studies Standards Survey.

 

 

Rockin’ Financial Literacy

Carter Hulsey and the Me Like Bees band rocked the Centura student body during an assembly on Tuesday!  They presented information to the students about credit cards, IRAs, payday loans, and the importance of saving money.

A special thank you to the Nebraska Council on Economic Education and Pathway Bank for sponsoring the Funding the Future event!

 

Rock Band Rocks It at Centura while Teaching Students Lessons in Personal Finance

Lincoln, Nebraska, August 27, 2018 – Weaving a high-energy, live rock performance with testimony of the artists’ life lessons on finance, Carter Hulsey and the band Me Like Bees, visited Centura on Tuesday, August 28 to share with students how financial literacy and being purposeful enable them to make dreams realities. The Nebraska Council on Economic Education (NCEE) coordinates and secures sponsors for the bands to visit eight Nebraska schools. Pathway Bank of Cairo helped fund the educational concert at Centura.

Jennifer Davidson, president of the NCEE and assistant professor of practice in economics, explained why the band’s music and message are a win-win for young people.

“Partnering with Funding the Future and nationally known musicians has been the most fun and engaging way to bring the important financial literacy message to today’s students. The rock concert catches the students off guard and they are paying attention. Once the musicians establish their cool factor, the financial literacy medicine goes down and students are open to the message,” she said.

After the concert, the band talks to students about the importance of saving, how compound interest works, why to stay away from payday lenders, and how making wise financial decisions can help a person fulfill one’s dreams.

The NCEE has partnered with Funding the Future, a nonprofit committed to teaching financial literacy to students through music, on this initiative since 2015. More than 12,000 students at 22 Nebraska schools have been reached with this important, engaging and unique message. The musicians’ message resonates with students because they openly discuss financial misconceptions that impacted them early in their careers.

“These financial principles are things I wasn’t taught in school growing up, and I am thankful and excited to be able to share this message with young people. Playing music is a great avenue to break the ice and then begin a conversation about financial literacy,” said Hulsey, who made a name for himself touring around the country for the last 10 years on the Vans Warped tour, Bamboozle Road show and with bands like Third Eye Blind, Good Charlotte, Hanson and many more.

“Some people think rock and roll and financial literacy don’t have much to do with each other, but they actually do,” Gooding said. “It wasn’t until I saw what we do as a business that it began allowing us the freedom to do what we wanted. We’re on our own music label now, so we play what we want to play and tour how we want to tour. We wouldn’t be able to do it if we weren’t investing in ourselves.”

Centura Volleyball Program dedicates stat board

The Centura volleyball program held a dedication ceremony on Tuesday, August 28th following their first home triangular. The new stat board for the volleyball program was made possible by a grant request to the Cenutra Boosters. The Boosters were very generous with this donation, and the volleyball program is excited to show off their successes of theses talented individuals.

In attendance were individuals that had their name appearing on the board; From L to R: Madison Myers, Mady Roth, Emily Krolikowski, Amber Baldwin, Mariah Venegas, and Kim Steffen (representing the 1988 State Champion team).

2017/18 Yearbooks for sale

If you missed out on a 2017-2018 yearbook, you still have an opportunity to purchase one! Cost is $40. Cash or check is accepted. Please make checks out to Centura. Books can be purchased from Mrs. Bohling. Supplies are limited and books will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.