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.
Centura Cheer had a busy summer preparing for the 2017-2018 school year. In case you missed it, they were featured in a Grand Island Independent article about fundraising with fireworks. Now they want to help you show your “Centura Pride” by selling t-shirts and sweatshirts for the coming year. Please use the form below to […] Continue reading →
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The fall sports season is here! That means it’s time to stock up on the latest Centura volleyball apparel. Please print, complete, and return to school the order form below. Elementary students will receive a form in their open house packets, and additional forms are also available in both school offices. Orders need to be […] Continue reading →
Information regarding the start of the 2017-18 school year will be shared at separate Boot Camps for parents and students again this year. Parents of students in grades 8-12 are requested to attend a Beginning School Year Boot Camp on Tuesday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the performance gymnasium. This is also a time […] Continue reading →
Trey and Nick pictured with Dr. Ron Hull (commissioner and co-founder of NET) Photo courtesy of Mrs. Beth Gross On Thursday, June 13th, Centura sophomores Trey Schultz and Nick Kortz traveled to Winter Quarters in Florence (Omaha) along with Social Studies teacher, Mrs. Beth Gross, and Nebraska author, Dr. Jean Lukesh. There, they persuaded the […] Continue reading →