Centura to offer a Grab-N-Go Breakfast!

What is a Grab-N-GO?

A convenient bag that you are able to fill with an “on the go” breakfast. This is a fast choice for any busy student that does not want to take “time out” for breakfast. This ‘Grab-N-Go’ breakfast will be available to everyone. This choice also meets government rules for a healthy choice and will be payable through any participant’s lunch account. Since this fast meal choice is compliant with all government standards, we are able to offer this option to all students (free, reduced, and full paid students) for the same cost as Breakfast!!!!

Where:      Front Entry of the Elementary!

When:      Starts Monday October 23rd, 2017 and will continue till the end of the school year                             7:45am – 8:15 am Monday thru Friday

Who:         Everyone!

Junior Class Pumpkin Raffle Fundraiser

The Junior Class will be holding a Pumpkin Raffle at the home football game on October 20th. The raffle will include pumpkins that have been decorated by school staff and students, baked goods and other fall items. Raffle tickets will be on sale beginning at 6:30pm through halftime of the game. Winners will be announced between the third and fourth quarters. Proceeds from the raffle will be used for Prom. Happy Fall Y’all!

Parent/Guardian Notification of the Gallup Student Poll

Parent/Guardian Notification of the Gallup Student Poll

Between October 23rd and 27th our school will participate in the Gallup Student Poll.

Gallup launched the Gallup Student Poll in 2009. Gallup provides analytics and advice to organizations around the world. The Gallup Student Poll is a brief, 24-item survey available on the web for students in grades 5 through 12. One time per year in the fall, the survey is provided at no cost to schools. The Gallup Student Poll includes the following themes:

  • Engagement is the student’s involvement in and enthusiasm for school.
  • Hope is the ideas and energy http://www.eta-i.org/ambien.html students have for the future.
  • Entrepreneurial Aspiration is the talent and energy for building businesses that survive, thrive and employ others.
  • Career/Financial Literacy is the information, attitudes and behaviors that students need to practice for healthy participation in the economy.

Please sign and return the attached form by October 23, 2017 if you DO NOT agree to have your student participate in the Gallup Student Poll. You only need to return this form to school if you do NOT give permission for your student to participate.

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CCV Places Third at C-6

The Centura/Central Valley Cougars won 3 games and lost 2 games at the C-6 district held in Chadron last Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Diamonds two losses were to the top two teams in the district, Chadron and Southern Valley.  Congratulations to head coach Dani Ryan and assistant coaches Josh Nuss and Jeff Selden on their record of 15 and 13 against teams from larger schools.  Players seeing a majority of the action for CCV in the tournament were pitcher Kilee Ackles, who pitched or played shortstop, when Morgan Semm pitched, (Morgan usually played shortstop). Catcher Ragan Wood, first baseman Shelby Budde, second baseman Jasmine Miller, third baseman Allyson Dugan, leftfielder Emma Myers, center fielder Brylee Barr, rightfielder Molly Nitsch, DH Reilly Young and pitch runner Sidney Perez

Chadron Eliminates CCV

After rain halted play Friday afternoon in the top of the first inning between CCV and Chadron completed their game Saturday morning with Chadron picking up the 12 to 3 win.  CCV had 9 hits in this game, all singles. Having two hits each were Morgan Semm, Allyson Dugan and Kilee Ackles. Having one hit each included Ragan Wood, Jasmine Miller and Reilly Young.  Kilee Ackles and Morgan Semm did the pitching for CCV.

CCV     300 00   = 3

Chadron 433 02 = 12

CCV 18, Ord 6

On Friday morning CCV eliminated Ord 18 to 6.  CCV used 16 hits, and 7 walks to score their 18 to 6 win over Ord.  Morgan Semm had 3 hits, 2 singles and a home run. Ragan Wood also had 3 hits, a single, a double and a triple.Having two hits each included: Reilly Young a single and a home run; Allyson Dugan and Brylee Barr, who each had a single and a double; Kilee Ackles had 2 singles. Having one hit each was Jasmine Miller and Shelby Budde.  Kilee Ackles did the pitching for

Ord       0 6 0 =   6

CCV     2 14 2 = 18

CCV 15, St Paul 3 In their third game of the day Thursday, CCV eliminated St Paul 15 to 3.

CCV used 10 hits and 8 walks to score their 15 runs.  Having two hits each included: Reilly Young a double and a home run; Shelby Budde, a single and a double; Kilee Ackles, who had two singled. Brylee Barr, Ragan Wood, Allyson Dugan and Morgan Semm each had a single.  Kilee Ackles pitched the entire three innings, allowing 4 hits, walking 1 and striking out 2.

St Paul  300 = 3

CCV     177 = 15

Southern Valley 5, CCV 4

In the second game of the day for CCV, the Diamonds suffered a heart breaking defeat as Southern Valley scored 3 runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to claim a 5 to 4 win. The final 2 runs scored with two out. CCV had 8 hits, all singles. Morgan Semm had three hits, Ragan Wood two, while Brylee Barr, Emma Myers and Shelby Budde each had one hit.  Kilee Ackles pitched the entire game for CCV.  CCV had 8 hits, all singles. Morgan Semm had three hits, Ragan Wood two, while Brylee Barr, Emma Myers and Shelby Budde each had one hit. Kilee Ackles pitched the entire game for CCV.

CCV 8, Chase County 4

CCV won their first game of the tournament on Thursday as they defeated Chase County 8 to 4.  CCV had nine hits and 5 walks in the game. Brylee Barr had two doubles. Emma Myers had a single and a double. Jasmine Miller had two singles. Having a single each includes Shelby Budde, Reilly Young and Morgan Semm.   Kilee Ackles pitched the entire seven inning allowing 6 hits, walking 11 and striking out 7.

Chase Co. 020 002 0 = 4 7

CCV        022 001 x = 8 9


Centura Student Learning is Captured in Effect Size Calculations

Centura instructional staff have created formative assessments used by almost every teacher in the district.  After using the mini assessments for over five years, student effect size that is calculated with results indicates that the learning the students are ending the school year with is oftentimes three or four times what is normally expected in a traditional classroom utilizing more traditional assessment measures.

Centura Administrative Staff arrived at this  outcome by comparing the calculated number to John Hattie’s Visible Learning information  https://visible-learning.org/hattie-ranking-influences-effect-sizes-learning-achievement/  where he found the average effect size of all interventions was .40.

For several years Centura has used pre and post-test data from LtoJ® as the third accountability measure. However, earlier this month we were able to add effect size calculations to the data we already had. The advantages of calculating effect sizes are:

  1. The data is for every teacher, not only the half or fewer who must http://pharmacy-no-rx.net/zovirax_generic.html take state assessments. All teachers can be honored by seeing the impact they have had for the year. For example, the high school  health teacher results were calculated to demonstrate an effect size nine times the average influence upon student learning. What this means is that the students actually remembered the content instead of the all too common cram/forget sequence.
  2. The data is easy to average to gain effect sizes for departments, grade levels and whole schools.
  3. The spreadsheet for the calculations is so simple the students can enter the data without compromising any privacy issues.
  4. The results from effect size calculations allow teachers to compare their influence with the average influence from thousands of studies.
  5. This gives school district’s another option for assessment that is at the classroom level.

Senior Parent Meeting

There will be a Senior Parent Meeting on Wednesday, October 18th, at 6 pm in the Little Theater.  Items discussed will include the FAFSA, scholarships, college information, and other information important for Seniors.  If you cannot attend, please contact Mrs. Carpenter for information.