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Centura Boosters Youth Basketball Tournament

The “Centura Booster Club” will be hosting the Fourth Annual Loup River Shootout for 4th through 8th grade boys and girls on Saturday, February 17th and Sunday, February 18th. Games will be played at Centura and the Cairo Community Center. Download the form below for complete details and registration.  Entry forms, payment, and waivers are due by January 29, 2018. For more information, please call Karin Noakes at 308-390-5011 or email

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Centura Students Sponsor Veterans’ Day Program

Students from Centura Public Schools will present their annual Veterans’ Day Celebration on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 at the school. All veterans and their spouses or guests are invited to attend this annual event. The schedule includes a program at 10:00 a.m. and a meal for veteran’s and guests following in the elementary gymnasium. A confirmation response to the school is not required.


Training the Brain to Study

On Monday, September 18, at 7:00 PM in the Centura Elementary library, Mrs. Hargens and Mrs. Evans will be presenting a workshop for parents and students in grades three through seven called “Training the Brain to Study.” They will share information on how the brain works as well as tips to help students create better study habits. Those who plan to attend should complete the form attached below and return it to the school office by Thursday, September 14th. We hope to see you there!

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Missoula Children’s Theatre is Coming to Cairo on June 5th – 10th

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All area 1st – 12th graders are invited to auditions on Monday, June 5th at 1:00 pm at the Cairo Community Center (CCC).

Rehearsals will be at the CCC from 1:00 – 5:15 pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Tuesday’s rehearsal will be from 3:00-7:15 pm. Actors must commit to attend all practices to participate.

Performances will be Friday, June 9th at 7 pm and Saturday, June 10th at 1 pm at the CCC. Everyone is invited to watch the hour-long musical. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for students and senior citizens, and preschool children are free.

Committee members include Kris Simon, Kim Killinger, Mandy Schweitzer, Jessica Mills and Kris Hickey. Contact Kris Hickey at 996-4224 with questions or to request a ride.

For additional information on the Missoula Children’s Theatre experience, please see More information will be sent home with each student as well.

Centura Achievement Night

The Centura Boosters cordially invite you to Achievement Night 2017 – “Make Your Paradise Your Reality” on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Centura High School.

Meals are $10 each. Please let Laurie McDonald know if you plan to attend.  You may send money to school or pay at the door that evening.

The Boosters also invite our Head Coaches and Sponsors to provide a short presentation (2-3 minutes) and to give letters and awards to their student participants during the reading of the script.

So we can plan accordingly, please complete and return the form below to Laurie McDonald by April 20, 2017. If you have any questions please call or email Patty Gorecki (308-383-4092) or

Read Across America Week

Next week is Read Across America Week, this week is used to promote literacy. On March 2nd, students are asked to dress as their favorite Dr. Seuss character. At 10:00 there will be an assembly, students that dress up will have a chance to show off their costumes and their will be a winner from the lower pod and the upper pod for most creative costume. At the assembly we will also kick off our One School One Book project. Students will watch the movie trailer and have the 1st chapter read to them. After the assembly the entire elementary will participate in DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) time. Older students will read with younger students throughout the building.

We look forward to a fun day and hope that students are willing to dress up and have some fun.

“One School One Book”

Centura Elementary is once again participating in the “One School One Book” project during the month of March. Every family will receive a copy of “James and the Giant Peach” by. Roald Dahl. Families will be assigned parts of the book to read each night throughout March. The goal is to promote literacy outside of the school setting and to show the importance of being able to read and enjoy a good story.

Every morning there will be trivia questions about the chapters that were read the previous night. Every student from each classroom will have a chance to win a prize. Students will also focus on writing poetry during March and their poetry will be on display for their parents. The PTO is hosting a movie night featuring “James and the Giant Peach” on April 7th.

We look forward to having a great time with this project and promoting literacy.

Academic Recognition

It’s that time of year again to celebrate our students academic success from the 2015-2016 school year. Each year students are recognized at the halftime of a girls and boys basketball game for their success on the NeSA and MAP assessment taken the previous year. Students that “Exceed” on the NeSA assessments, and/or score in the 75th percentile on the MAP assessments will be given a certificate and celebrated for their achievements. 1st – 6th grade students will be honored on Jan. 14th during the halftime of the girls basketball game vs. Cozad. 7th-12th grade students will be honored on Jan. 14th during the halftime of the boys basketball game vs. Cozad.

The girls game will start at 4:00 and the boys  will play at 6:00. 1st-6th grade students, please plan to be there by 4:30 and 7th-12th grade students, please plan to be at the school by 6:30 to receive your certificate. Students will line up in the hallway leading from the big gym to the HS about 1 minute before halftime begins.

Students will receive a letter to indicate if you are being recognized.

Centura Student Council Off and Running!

Centura CenturionThe Centura Student Council is 23 members strong, with their focus on Teens in the Driver Seat, service projects, Veterans’ Day Program, Jeans for Troops, and Toys for Tots this school year.  Officers are Makenna Lemburg, President; Emily Krolikowski, Vice-President; and Grace McDonald, Secretary.  Seatbelt safety will be their focus in Sept./Oct., observing students as they arrive at school, and placement of posters, as well as ads on Centura Vision.

The student council selected “Celebrate the Night” as the theme for Homecoming Week Sept. 25-Oct. 1.  The week will begin with a parade at 6 pm on Sun. Sept. 25th, Spirit Week Dress-Up Days Sept. 26-30, football game vs. Loup City/Arcadia on Friday, Sept. 30th, and the Homecoming Dance on Saturday Oct. 1st.  Coronation ceremony will be at 8:00 pm, with the dance following from 8:30-11:30 pm.

Solon Borglum Historical Monument Dedication

solon borglum markerSolon Borglum carved huge Native American figures in the Cairo bluffs.  Those carvings may have inspired his older brother, John “Gutson” Borglum, to carve Mount Rushmore years later.  A historical marker on Highway 2, approximately 5 miles west of Cairo, will be dedicated on Saturday, August 20th at 10:00 am in recognition of the works of the Borglum Brothers.

This marker is the cumulation of a community partnership between the students at Centura Jr./Sr. High School and the town of Cairo for the past school year.