PTO Movie Night

The PTO will be hosting their annual Friday movie Night. On April 7th starting at 6:30, Centura Elementary families are invited to come watch “James and the Giant Peach’. The doors will open at 6:30, students and parents will have an opportunity to visit the Book Fair one last time. The movie will start promptly at 7:00. PTO is providing Little Caesars pizza, families are asked to bring a side dish to share. We look forward to seeing everyone at the movies.

Congratulations, Coach Mettenbrink!


Retired Centura girl’s basketball coach, Kathy Mettenbrink will be inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame at it’s annual Induction Ceremony on October 1, 2017 at Lincoln East High School.  Coach Mettenbrink coached girls basketball at Centura for 34 years, winning 549 games, making 11 state tournament appearances and finishing as state runner-up twice.  Congratulations, Coach!

After School Program Survey

Centura Public School is interested in knowing the needs of our patrons concerning after school care for your children. Recently, Centura was awarded a grant to start an after school program. We are in the process of defining what that will look like and your answers from the survey will help us create the program that is needed for our district. The Survey is online and you can access it from your email, from the website, or if you don’t have internet access, there are hard copies located in both the HS and elementary offices. We thank you in advance for helping us out with this important planning.


Centura Students to Present at State FBLA

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Rachel Baustert and Macy Baldwin, are preparing this week to present their Partnership with Business Project at the 55th Annual FBLA State Leadership Conference. After submitting a report about the project, Nebraska FBLA informed the pair that they were selected to compete in the finals, and would be giving an oral presentation on Thursday, April 6, 2017.

The two have been working with Katie Bohling, owner of Katie Cakes, to assist her with marketing her business. Baustert and Baldwin have created items such as a logo, brochure, flyer, cost analysis and Instagram page. An added bonus of pairing with Katie Cakes, was the opportunity to bake, decorate, and eat the cupcakes!

Last year Baustert and Kaitlyn Dethlefs were awarded an 8th Place honor in this category. Baustert, talked about entering this competition and stated, “Partnering with a businesses has taught me about the business world and has helped prepare me for my future.”

Centura HS Wins Teen Driver Safety Award


For the second year in a row, Centura High School won first place and a $1,000 cash award for their efforts in promoting safe driving amongst students. Second place went to Malcom High School with a $500 cash award, and third place went to Fullerton High School with a $250 cash award. Schools that were recognized as outstanding were Norfolk High School, Gering High School, Central Valley Public Schools and David City High School. In addition, Mrs. Kay Carpenter, Student Council Advisor and Guidance Counselor at Centura High School, was recognized as one of two sponsors in the state for her efforts in leading her TDS Team.

Currently there are 28 schools across Nebraska working on reducing teen related crashes, injuries and deaths through the use of the Teens in the Driver Seat program.

Started in Nebraska in 2013, Teens in the Driver Seat is a peer-to-peer safety program that educates teens about the top five dangers of teen driving — driving at night; speeding and street racing; distractions, such as cell phones and teen passengers; not wearing a seat belt; and alcohol/drug use.

Centura Kindergarten Orientation

On Thursday March 30th at 6:30 p.m., Centura Elementary will be holding an orientation for students that are eligible to attend kindergarten starting in the fall of 2017. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) are encouraged to attend the meeting to learn about kindergarten expectations, what they can do over the summer to better prepare their student, and a little about the schools policies and procedures. Registration paperwork will also be completed at this time.

Please feel free to bring your student with you. Upon arrival, parents will go to the elementary library for the Kindergarten information and students will go into the kindergarten classrooms to participate in some fun activities. If you are unable to attend, but still have a student that will be a kindergartner next year, please call the school at 308-485-4258, and we can set up a time to meet with you. We hope to see you there.

Science Olympiad


Congratulations to the 2nd place team at the Science Olympiad!  Pictured back row left to right:  Coach Morris, James Price, Conner Sokol, Zach Bomberger, Reed Trumler, Kaleb Schuster, Willy Packer, Evan Meyer.  Front row left to right:  Heather Hewitt, Grace McDonald, Madison Hickok, Macy Baldwin, Shelby Budde, Abby Hadenfeldt.  The following groups achieved medals in the Science Olympiad at UNK: Conner Sokol & James Price placed 1st in Rocks and Minerals and 6th in Astronomy Grace McDonald & Heather Hewitt placed 1st in Write it/Do it; Macy Baldwin & Maddy Hickok placed 1st in Ecology; Reed Trumler & Evan Meyers placed 2nd in Chem Lab Abby Hadenfeldt & Shelby Budde placed 5th in Disease Detectives.  You represented Centura well!