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.


ACT Prep Class Offered at CCC

ACT Prep Class will be offered on the Grand Island Campus of CCC.  This class is offered Monday nights from 7-8:30 pm starting Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 through Monday, Oct. 23, 2017.  If you are interested in registering your son/daughter for this class, contact Mrs. Carpenter, guidance counselor, for a registration form.

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 or you can find me in the elementary.

CCV Softball Opening Season

Lady Diamonds Win Season Opener 11-2

The Centura/Central Valley Lady Diamonds won their season opener 11 to 2 at Minden Thursday evening. The game was called after the fifth inning because of the 8 run rule.

The Lady Diamonds pounded out 13 hits. Kilee Ackles had three hits (1 triple). Having two hits each included Morgan Semm (1 triple), Ally Dugan and Emma Myers. Having one hit each included Sidney Perez, Ragan Wood (a triple), Reilly Young and Jasmine Miller.

Defensibly CCV played well with infielders making several nice plays and catcher Ragan Wood throwing out two would be Minden base stealers, with shortstop Morgan Semm doing a nice job of catching the ball and applying the tag

Kilee Ackles did the pitching for CCV allowing 5 hits, striking out 4, walking 2 and hitting one batter.                                r   h e

CCC     022 15 = 11 13 1

Minden  000 20 =   2 5 3

JV Team Wins 18 to 8

The CCV junior varsity team scored 4 runs in the top of the first inning and added 13 runs in the fourth inning as they posted a 17 to 8 win in a game called after 4 innings because of the 1 hour 15 minute time limit.

Minden scored all of their runs in the bottom of the third inning to take an 8 to 4 lead.

CCV had 12 hits. Molly Nitch had three hits (2 doubles) and Caitlin States also had three hits (one double). Having two hits included Sam Sokol and McCall Selden. Reilly Young had a double and Courtney Mullins had a single.

Molly Nitch and Anastasia Ostrander did the pitching for CCV.

Lady Diamonds 4th at Wayne Tournament

The Centura/Central Valley Lady Diamonds placed fourth at the Wayne Tournament.

Wayne defeated Highway 91 10 to 0 to win the championship, Twin River defeated CCV 10 to 5 for third place, while Ord edged Pierce 11 to 9 for fifth place.

Twin River 10, CCV 5

Twin River won the third place game 10 to 5 over CCV at the Wayne Tournament Saturday.

CCV had nine hits in this game. Ragan Wood, Ally Dugan and Kilee Ackles each had two hits. Having one hit each included Brylee Barr, Morgan Semm and Shelby Budde.

Kilee Ackles did the pitching for CCV allowing 5 hits, while walking 3 and striking out 1.

CCV     310 010 =     5 9 4

T R      502 021 =    10 5 1

CCV 9, Ord 7

The CCV Lady Diamonds defeated Ord 9 to 7 in their second game at the Wayne Tournament Saturday.

CCV had 6 hits. Morgan Semm and Ally Dugan each had a single and a double, while Ragan Wood and Kilee Ackles each had a single.

Morgan Semm pitched 6 innings allowing 6 hits, striking out 3 and walking only 2. Kilee Ackles pitched the 7th inning allowing 2 hits, striking out one and walking one.

CCV     302 010 3 =    9 6 1

Ord       101 004 1 =   7 8 1

Wayne 8, CCV 0

Class “B” Wayne defeated CCV 8 to 0 in the first game of the Wayne Tournament Saturday.

Wayne pitcher Tori Kniesche pitched a no hitter, while striking out 11 and walking one.

Kilee Ackles did the pitching for CCV allowing 6 hits and walking 4 Wayne batters.

CCV     000 00 =   0 0

Wayne   040 04=   8 6

Written by John Smyth

Centura Staff and Students Learn About the Eclipse

Centura staff and students spent Friday learning about the eclipse.  Centura staff members began last spring planning activities for all students. The Dunlap Foundation furnished the funds for the myriad of activities and supplies necessary for educating the students on the phenomenon.

Elementary students were guided through various activities such as Oreo Moon Phases, Face Painting and UV Beads, Eclipse Post Cards, Planetarium Booth Visit, Observing Shadows and Foam Balls, and a Photo Booth.  These activities incorporated math, science, writing, and art standards.  Elementary students will receive a post card with a special stamp to commemorate the day.

Secondary students attended workshop type activities that included the planetarium, Shadow Travel for science content, Amazing Race for history content, Breakout EDU for music and art content, Internet Scavenger Hunt for career and technical content, Optical Illusion for math content, and ‘Soul’ar Eclipse for Language Arts content.  The secondary students were also treated to items such as Moon Pies, Starburst, Sunny D, Eclipse Gum, Milkyway, Sun Chips, String Cheese and Capri Sun!

The goal of the day was for students to be able to share with their parents the objectives that they learned through the activities.  Of course, the students all received NASA approved glasses.