Centura FBLA Got More Than They CANDY BAR-Gained For

-1“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” These inspiring words of wisdom were once uttered by the famous Renaissance artist, Van Gogh. This fall, Centura’s Future Business Leaders of America have been living by Van Gogh’s quote in a huge effort to get representatives to the 2017 State Leadership Conference. Together, a total of 75 FBLA members have sold chocolate bars to the community in order to raise money for this great opportunity.

The Centura FBLA program has participated in this fundraiser for years with a price of $1 per chocolate. Some might call that a CANDY BAR-gain! As a team, ambitious FBLA members have sold nine different flavors with a goal of selling 44 candy bars per student. With much enthusiasm, the young business leaders of Centura High School gave their best effort to raise money. In the end, their efforts proved to be rewarding with approximately 5,024 candy bars sold and a grand total of about $2,260 earned. In correspondence with Van Gogh’s words, it really does take a village to achieve something outstanding.

With this candy bar fundraiser, the Centura FBLA members have improved upon their money handling and communication skills, which is why they’d like to thank the community for participating in the fundraiser. Now these future business leaders can build upon these skills at the Nebraska State Leadership Conference. Thank you to all of those who supported Centura FBLA, and we hope to do more business with you in the future.

Article by: Grace McDonald, Reporter

Bounce to the Beat

basketballMark your calendars for January 24th! Centura 4th, 5th, and 6th graders will be performing their “Bounce to the Beat” during the half time of both boys and girls varsity games.  Your student will be bringing home more details as we get closer to the date.  The Centura FFA BBQ is also taking place that evening, so there will be lots of fun events happening. Come out and support the Centura community!

Academic Recognition

It’s that time of year again to celebrate our students academic success from the 2015-2016 school year. Each year students are recognized at the halftime of a girls and boys basketball game for their success on the NeSA and MAP assessment taken the previous year. Students that “Exceed” on the NeSA assessments, and/or score in the 75th percentile on the MAP assessments will be given a certificate and celebrated for their achievements. 1st – 6th grade students will be honored on Jan. 14th during the halftime of the girls basketball game vs. Cozad. 7th-12th grade students will be honored on Jan. 14th during the halftime of the boys basketball game vs. Cozad.

The girls game will start at 4:00 and the boys  will play at 6:00. 1st-6th grade students, please plan to be there by 4:30 and 7th-12th grade students, please plan to be at the school by 6:30 to receive your certificate. Students will line up in the hallway leading from the big gym to the HS about 1 minute before halftime begins.

Students will receive a letter to indicate if you are being recognized.