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Tips for a Great Beginning to the School Year

Parents: things you can do to help your child start the year off right are listed below:

  1. Help your child make a daily to-do list. Identify what needs to be done over the next 24 hour including homework, house chores, and activity practices.
  2. Check in with your child about the list. Review what was done and what is yet to be accomplished. As your student becomes more responsible, you’ll find yourself spending less time hounding them about getting to work.
  3. Get phones out of the bedroom. Cell phones hinder our body’s ability to begin a    natural “shut-down” process for a restful night’s sleep. Have your child leave their phone in a central spot.
  4. Break big projects into small tasks. Avoid dreaded late-night runs to buy poster board because “it’s due tomorrow!” Help your student break projects into smaller tasks by adding them to the daily to-do list.
  5. Check Power School. Teachers post their lesson plans and grades on Power School weekly. This is a great way to check the answer to the question, “Do you have homework?” If you have questions about how to log on, contact the school.

For questions or concerns regarding your child’s progress contact Mrs. Kay Carpenter, Guidance Counselor 7-12, Dean of Students.

 

Elementary After School Program Job Opportunties

The elementary has an extra way for two students to earn some money. We have 2 openings for an energetic, caring student to work with elementary kiddos two hours a day after school. It will be a fun filled two hours with snacks. Did I mention it’s paid! If interested please contact Teresa Hahn at teresa.hahn@centuraps.org or you can find me in the elementary.

Centura Students present evidence to a panel of the Nebraska Hall of Fame Commissioners

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Trey and Nick pictured with Dr. Ron Hull (commissioner and co-founder of NET) Photo courtesy of Mrs. Beth Gross

On Thursday, June 13th, Centura sophomores Trey Schultz and Nick Kortz traveled to Winter Quarters in Florence (Omaha) along with Social Studies teacher, Mrs. Beth Gross, and Nebraska author, Dr. Jean Lukesh.  There, they persuaded the eight-member panel of the Nebraska Hall of Fame Commissioners to induct Solon Borglum into the Nebraska Hall of Fame.

Solon Borglum was a world-renowned sculptor who earned the title, “Sculptor of the Prairie”.  Solon’s local contribution included:  ranching, carving a giant Indian face on the side of St. Michael’s bluff on land owned by Trey’s grandfather, Charles Keptar; helping construct White Cloud Schoolhouse, which sits near Nicholas’s home; and serving the area as a gunless sheriff.  In addition to the above, Solon was a painter, one of the first Boy Scout Leaders in America, a World War I veteran and Croix de Guerre recipient (without ever carrying a gun) and much, much more.


Nick and Trey will be traveling to the Capitol on Wednesday, August 2nd with Mrs. Gross and Dr. Lukesh for the final hearing.  Then, the inductee to the Nebraska Hall of Fame will be announced and televised at approximately 3:00 p.m.  Trey and Nick are to be commended for their hard work and diligence to this project which begin almost 2 years ago while students in Mrs. Gross’s Nebraska History class.  These young men have represented Centura with PRIDE.  Both are earning a statewide reputation as fine, young historians.  Good job Trey and Nick!

Centura Girls’ Track Team Places 2nd at UNK Invitational Meet

 track2 Congratulations to the High School Track Girls Team for placing 2nd at the UNK Invitational Meet.


Student

Event

Place

Brooklyn Hostetler

Girls 55 M Dash

4th

Brynn Korinek

Girls 200 M Dash

2nd

Brynn Korinek

Girls 400 M Dash

4th

Caitlin States

Girls 400 M Dash

5th

Hailey States

Girls1 Mile run

4th

Abby Hadenfeldt

Girls 3200 M Run

2nd

Jaden Gentleman

Girls 55 M Hurdles

4th

Korinek, States, Kosmicki, Gentleman

Girls 4 X 400 M Relay

2nd

States, States, Ramirez, Nitsch

Girls 4 X 800 M Relay

2nd

Taylor Grabowski

High Jump

4th

Brooklyn Hostetler

Girls Pole Vault

1st

Rylee Kosmicki

Girls Pole Vault

2nd

Elayna Holcomb

Girls Long Jump

6th

Taylor Grabowski

Girls Triple Jump

1st

Rachel Baustert

Girls Triple Jump

2nd

High School Science Olympiad Results

scienceThe following groups achieved medals in the Science Olympiad at UNK: Conner Sokol & James Price placed 1st in Rocks and Minerals and 6th in Astronomy; Grace McDonald & Heather Hewitt placed 1st in Write it/Do it; Macy Baldwin & Maddy Hickok placed 1st in Ecology; Reed Trumler & Evan Meyers placed 2nd in Chem Lab; Abby Hadenfeldt & Shelby Budde placed 5th in Disease Detectives. As an overall team they were able to bring home a 2nd place finish.


Lou Platte Conference Art Show Results

LPCCentura students were well represented at the Lou Platte Conference Art Show held on Saturday, March 18, 2017. The following are results of Centura Students:

 Centura Student

Category

Name of Piece

Place

Grace McDonald

Pencil Drawing-Portrait

Little Bitty

2nd place

Heather Hewitt

Pencil Drawing-Other

Linus Without Lucy

Honorable Mention

Grace McDonald

Pencil Drawing-Portrait

Falling

Honorable Mention

Grace McDonald

Colored Drawing

Gen 3:6 Temptation

3rd place

Heather Hewitt

Printmaking

Parude Sandmeow

3rd place

Grace McDonald

Colored Pastel

Bubbles

3rd place

Calli Gorecki

Black & White-any medium

Mooski

4th place

Heather Hewitt

Scratch Art-All

Wisdom

5th place

Grace McDonald

Oil/Acrylic Painting

River Bend

3rd place

Calli Gorecki

Watercolor Painting

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2nd place

Alli Phillips

Fiber & Textile

Karp

2nd place

Sam Simdorn

Water color

 

Honorable Mention

 

Nomination for Nebraska Hall of Fame

CapitolRecently, Centura history teacher Beth. Gross accompanied two of her student, Nick Kortz and Trey Schultz, to Lincoln. The boys presented before a board of commissioners to nominate sculptor Solon Borglum for inclusion in the Nebraska Hall of Fame. This journey was the culmination of an eighth-grade history project the boys started last year. Congratulations on a job well done, gentlemen!

Read their full story in the Grand Island Independent here and the Omaha World-Herald  here.

Bounce to the Beat

basketballMark your calendars for January 24th! Centura 4th, 5th, and 6th graders will be performing their “Bounce to the Beat” during the half time of both boys and girls varsity games.  Your student will be bringing home more details as we get closer to the date.  The Centura FFA BBQ is also taking place that evening, so there will be lots of fun events happening. Come out and support the Centura community!