Preschool Enrollment

Centura Bright Beginnings will hold enrollment for the 2017-2018 preschool year on Thursday, March 30th from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm in the preschool room.

Families must bring a copy of their 2016 income tax forms or W2’s for income verification to attach to the application. We need ALL income verified so if you receive any kind of financial assistance, child support, etc. we need copies of that too. Families must bring their child’s certified birth certificate, social security card and immunization record. All of the above documents and the completed application are a MUST to complete your child’s initial enrollment.

If you would like to enroll your child for preschool and are unable to attend enrollment please contact the preschool as soon as possible to schedule a time to come in and complete the application. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the preschool at 485-4465 or 226-2494 ext. 219

Bright Beginnings is comprehensive child development program sponsored by Centura Public School and Central Nebraska Community Action Partnership.

Thank you and we hope to see you at enrollment!

Centura Education Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

Centura Education Foundation: Now Accepting Grant Applications

The Centura Educational Foundation has allotted $30,000 for the 2017-18 school year for school grants. Any teacher, student or coalition, or established parent organization associated with the school may apply during the application period of March 1 – 27.

Grant projects must positively benefit the students of Centura Public Schools. Short and long range benefits to students will be considered. Other key considerations will be demonstrating the need, the project’s goals and objectives, expected results, person responsible, and budget considerations. Projects that are the responsibility of the district will not be considered, unless additional help is needed to make the project a possibility. Matching funds might be a consideration for funding, but not necessary. These projects should be connected to the schools written mission and strategic plan.

Applications forms are available from the Centura Superintendent’s Office or you may request the grant application electronically by calling 308-485-4258. Completed applications are due by Monday, March 27, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. to Peg Lemburg in the Superintendent’s Office or email to

The Foundation also allotted up to $30,000 for 15 scholarships to the Class of 2017 seniors. This $2,000 scholarship is awarded over four semesters.

A total of $21,000 was also allotted by the Foundation to high school students taking on-line college classes during 2017-18 for 35 students at $300 each semester.

New as of last year is the Foundation award of $1,000 for up to three participants who qualify for the Youth Leadership of Tomorrow program, which is part of the Hall County Leadership Tomorrow program.

The foundation was established in 1986. Its mission is to provide funding for graduates from Centura High School to further their educations and to provide funding school functions and other financial needs. Donations to the Centura Education Foundation may be submitted through personal donations or as part of estate planning.

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The Centura Dance Team will be presenting a Dance Revue on Sunday, March 12th at 7:00pm in the Centura High School Gym.

The Dance Revue will feature several dance performances from the year. Some of the encore pieces will be the Hip Hop routine with the Centura Boys; as well as the team’s State Runner-Up Jazz routine and State Championship High Kick routine. The members of the team are also very excited to present a brand new Dads and Daughters performance.

Along with the dance performances, several other Centura students will be featured. Grace McDonald, Molly Nitsch John Kortz and others will all provide some additional entertainment during the Revue.

After the Revue, attendees are invited to stay for dessert served by the Centura Dance Team.

Free-will donations will be accepted throughout the evening to help defray future costs the dance team incurs such as dance camps, uniforms and competition expenses.

Centura Elementary Celebrates Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

Centura Elementary students spent the day on Thursday, March 2nd to celebrate Dr. Seuss and all of the wonderful books he has given the world to read. The students had a dress up day and a competition was held for “Who Wore It Best?”. Here were the winners: Kindergarten: Lynlee Rathman, 1st: Emma Whitefoot, 2nd: Leighton Weaver, 3rd: Ella Simons, 4th: Hope McDonald, 5th: Lilyana Campbell, 6th: Trace Lessig and the overall winner was Brock Bohling.


Centura Speech Team takes 3rd place!


Congratulations to the Centura Speech team for placing 3rd at the Centura Speech meet today!  Individual medial winners:  Grace McDonald, 1st in Humorous and Entertainment; Kaleb Schuster, 3rd in Extemp and 5th in Informative; Navi Nielsen 6th in Extemp; Macy and Amber Baldwin, 5th in Duet; Kiana Schuster and Lucy Kohtz 6th in Duet, Breanna Fanta 6th in Poetry.  Well done, all!


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.