Centura Help Desk presents at NETA


On April 21, 2017, four of the five Centura Help Desk Students traveled to Nebraska’s Education Technology Association (NETA) Conference held in Omaha. Jayden Schuneman, Kaleb Schuster, Tyler Hardenbrook, and Michael Anderson presented on the elective class they are currently enrolled in, the Help Desk.

The students explained the class expectations, their personal responsibilities within the class, and what they have gained from being a part of the Help Desk. “They fielded questions from the audience and painted a clear picture for those attending the conference,” stated classroom teacher, Stacie Loeffelholz. Schuster was amazed at the interest from the audience regarding what is accomplished in Centura’s Help Desk on a regular basis. A conference attendee Tweeted, “What a great opportunity for students to get hands on tech experience!”

Also on Friday, Centura’s Technology Team gave a presentation called, “1 to 1, 11 Years Later.” John Hadenfeldt fronted the presentation, which gave audience members a chance to hear the evolution of technology at Centura since going to one-to-one laptop instruction with students, back in 2005.

Well done, Centura Help Desk!

Author Jonathan Rand to Visit Centura

We are pleased and excited to announce that author Jonathan Rand will be vising the students at Centura on April 25th from 2:00-3:00 with a kindergarten meet and greet at 1:45. Jonathan is best known for writing the “American Chillers” and “Michigan Chillers” books. He has written over 60 books with more coming soon. Parents and community member are welcome to join us for this special presentation. Book orders will be available prior to his visit.

Missoula Children’s Theatre is Coming to Cairo on June 5th – 10th

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All area 1st – 12th graders are invited to auditions on Monday, June 5th at 1:00 pm at the Cairo Community Center (CCC).

Rehearsals will be at the CCC from 1:00 – 5:15 pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Tuesday’s rehearsal will be from 3:00-7:15 pm. Actors must commit to attend all practices to participate.

Performances will be Friday, June 9th at 7 pm and Saturday, June 10th at 1 pm at the CCC. Everyone is invited to watch the hour-long musical. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for students and senior citizens, and preschool children are free.

Committee members include Kris Simon, Kim Killinger, Mandy Schweitzer, Jessica Mills and Kris Hickey. Contact Kris Hickey at 996-4224 with questions or to request a ride.

For additional information on the Missoula Children’s Theatre experience, please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IQvCXdDvhA. More information will be sent home with each student as well.

Centura Achievement Night

The Centura Boosters cordially invite you to Achievement Night 2017 – “Make Your Paradise Your Reality” on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Centura High School.

Meals are $10 each. Please let Laurie McDonald know if you plan to attend.  You may send money to school or pay at the door that evening.

The Boosters also invite our Head Coaches and Sponsors to provide a short presentation (2-3 minutes) and to give letters and awards to their student participants during the reading of the script.

So we can plan accordingly, please complete and return the form below to Laurie McDonald by April 20, 2017. If you have any questions please call or email Patty Gorecki (308-383-4092) or centuraboosters@gmail.com.

Mrs. Trumler is the NTV teacher of the month!!!

Mrs. Trumler was surprised on Tuesday morning with a visit from Kent Boughton and the NTV crew. Mr. Boughton was here to present the teacher of the month award to Mrs. Jen Trumler. Mrs. Trumler was nominated by Regan Adams and Ian Zuniga from her 4th grade class. Both students spoke of Mrs. Trumler’s love of her students and how hard she works to make sure the students in her classroom learn. They also wrote about her pets and how they help the students to do a better job in class. We are proud to call Mrs. Trumler our own!!! We are also proud of all the teachers at Centura and excited about the job they do to teach the students of Cairo, Dannebrog, and Boelus.

A Big Year for Centura’s Future Business Leaders of America


Centura FBLA has excelled in many areas this school year. With a membership of 75 members, the chapter was recognized at the FBLA State Convention for being the 2nd largest chapter in Class C. The annual convention was held April 6-8, 2017, where 29 Centurions traveled to Omaha. Chapter Adviser, Mrs. Loeffelholz stated, “Not only are we big in numbers, but we have proven to be big in active members as well.”

Because of the great leaders and active members Centura has, they received the following chapter and individual leadership awards at the FBLA State Conference: March of Dimes, StepUp2Tech, Feed Nebraska, iGive, Connect 2 Business, Seven Up, Go Green, Foundation, March of Dimes Triangle, Sweepstakes, and Gold Seal Member. Tanner Rosenquist and Kaleb Schuster each received the Quality Member Awards for their chapter leadership. Grace McDonald was awarded the Outstanding Local Reporter Award.

Centura students also competed exceptionally well academically, by scoring in the top 4% in the following FBLA State events. Honorable Mentions were awarded to: Juan Perez, Introduction to Financial Math; Ben Noakes, Middle Level Keyboarding Applications; Madison Hickok, Word Processing;  and Navi Nielsen, Introduction to Business. Placing at FBLA State were:

Macy Baldwin and Rachel Baustert, 8th Place Partnership with Business Project; Juan Perez, 7th Place, Middle Level Business Communication; Macy Baldwin, 6th Place, Word Processing; Grace McDonald, Payton Dowse, and Dawson Caspersen, 4th Place, Graphic Design; Macy Baldwin, 3rd Place and National Qualifier, Introduction to Financial Math; Elayna Holcomb, 2nd Place, Middle Level Keyboarding Applications; Payton Dowse and Dawson Caspersen, 2nd Place and National Qualifiers, Publication Design; Grace McDonald, 1st Place and National Qualifier, Public Speaking 1.

Baldwin, Dowse, Caspersen, and McDonald will be competing at the national level, this summer in Anaheim, California.

Centura FBLA would like to take this opportunity to thank the Centura District for the support given each and every year to this organization.