Caught Being Good!

Centura Elementary started  “Got Caught Being Good” where teachers are watching for that exceptional behavior and fill out a little slip. Students receive a lifesaver and a little laminated circle.


Lucy Chelewski – Picked up the floor without being asked.

David Hadenfeldt – Being patient with his partner during a Math Kahoot.

Gabby Feeney – Helping other students get prepared for class without being asked.

Ashlyn Hvalinka – Sharing a great “calming tool” with Mrs. Evans and her classmates during character ed.

Isaac Landers – Picking up pillows left out by someone else without being asked to.

Cooper Dubbs – Including someone in a game when they were feeling left out.

Centura Volleyball Headed to State!

Centura volleyball punched their ticket to state with a Sub-state win over Creighton on Saturday. A 3 set sweep of the Bulldogs with scores of 25-18, 25-10, 25-16 put the Centurions at 28-5 on the year.

Brooklyn Hostetler was impressive behind the serving line giving the Centurions 15 points, 11 kills, 15 digs and 15 positive receptions. Emily Krolikowski had 6 points, 10 kills, and 10 digs. Amber Baldiwn had 36 set assists on the match along with 11 points. Elayna Holcomb had 2 solo blocks and 9 kills. Grace McDonald and Macy Baldwin each added 4 kills on the match. Sam Simdorn and Madison Harston were nearly perfect in the back row with 15 and 10 digs respectively.

# 3 seed Centura will play # 6 seed Superior on Thursday, November 9th at 5:30 at Lincoln Southwest High School in the first round of the Nebraska State Volleyball Championships.

If Centura wins on Thursday, they will play at 3:00 pm on Friday and there will be no school. If Centura loses on Thursday, then Centura will have school on Friday.

Centura Volleyball Drops their Final Sub-District Game

The Centura volleyball team dropped their final sub district game of the week against Sandy Creek at GICC on Tuesday.  The team was hopeful for a wildcard bid to still play at Sub State on Saturday after the seeds were released. The Centurions came in 3rd in NSAA powerpoint’s, which punched their ticket into Substate!

The Centurions will play at CCC-Columbus on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. against 14th seed Creighton.

Centura Elementary Character Council Adopted 1-R Road in Hall County for Clean-Up!

Centura Elementary Character Council has adopted 1-R Road in Hall County.  When you adopt a road, you are making the promise to clean up litter in that mile twice a year.  The first cleaning for the 17-18 council took place on Wednesday, October 18th.  The kids will clean it again in the spring.   This is one of many community service project the kids will do throughout the school year.

C-7 Sub District Volleyball

Centura volleyball was able to capture a 3 set sweep against Hastings St. Cecilia in the C-2 7 sub-district on Monday night. The Centurions opened up district play with a strong performance being able to advance onto the finals on Tuesday against Sandy Creek.

Coach Alison Feeney was very impressed with our overall game and could appreciate a very strong net performance by all players. There were many times that our serving game could keep St. Cecilia out of system, and allow us to tighten up our defensive game.

Emily Krolikowski ended the night with 12 kills, 3 ace serves, 13 points, 2 solo blocks and 16 positive serve receptions.  Brooklyn Hostetler had 5 points, 9 kills, and 21 positive serve receptions with 12 digs.  Sam Simdorn had 18 digs on the night and Madison Harston had 3 aces and 13 points.  Macy Baldwin had 1 ace and 4 kills, while Grace McDonald had 5 kills.  Elayna Holcomb had 8 kills and 2 solo blocks.  Amber Baldwin walked away with 31 set assists and 6 points.

LouPlatte Conference Choir

On Saturday, October 29th the Centura High School choir had the opportunity to collaborate with all of the other schools in the LouPlatte conference to perform as a mass choir in Central City’s exceptional performing arts center. The conference choir clinic was lead by clinician Senja Stephens from Arapahoe, who taught the students about different stylistic approaches to the songs as well as the meaning behind the music.

All of the schools came together early Saturday afternoon to start rehearsing, and by 7:00pm they were prepared to put on an outstanding performance that was very high energy and included songs about making the world a better place and the power of singing. One of the highlights of the day for Centura was when our very own Molly Nitsch was chosen to be a soloist in the final song “Sing” by Ed Lojeski.

Centura also got to showcase our own choir at the beginning of the concert as our students sang “Rainsong” by Mary Lynn Lightfoot before combining with the other schools to perform in the mass choir. Central City did a fantastic job hosting and we are very excited to have them join our conference this year. The day was a great opportunity for our students to collaborate with the other schools in a non-competitive way and work together towards one common goal, while learning a few things about singing in the process.

Diamond Softball Area, State Honors Receive

The Centura/Central Valley Diamonds had several softball players receiving state and All-Heartland honors this past weekend.

On Monday the Grand Island Independent named pitcher Kilee Ackles and shortstop Morgan Semm to their All-Heartland team, with Ragan Wood receiving Honorable Mention.

The Omaha World Herald on Sunday named Morgan Semm to their first Class “C” team. Receiving Honorable Mention included Kilee Ackles, Ragan Wood and Ally Dugan.

The Lincoln Journal-Star named Morgan Semm to their Class “C” Second team, while Ragan Wood, Allyson Dugan, Kilee Ackles, Reilly Young, Jasmine Miller and Emma Myers each earned Honorable Mention.

Freshman Morgan Semm hit .552, with 9 home runs, 6 doubles, 3 triples, 32 stolen bases, scored 47 runs and had 28 RBY’s.

Pitcher Kilee Ackles had 12 pitching wins, hit .481, with 39 hits, including 5 doubles and 4 triples, scoring 26 runs with 36 RBI’s.

Catcher Ragan Wood hit .488, with 39 hits, including 8 doubles, 2 triples, scoring 43 runs, with 22 RBI’s. Ragan also had 19 walks.

Ally Dugan hit .318, with w doubles and 1 home run. Adding 20 RBI’s.

Reilly Young hit .277, with 5 home runs and 1 double.   Reilly had 26 RBI’s.

Jasmine Miller hit .338, with 23 hits including 1 double and 1 triple. Jasmine had 11RBI’s.

Emma Myers hit .258, having 17 hits including 2 doubles. Emma had 6 RBI’s scoring 17 runs.