Send Off Celebration for Centura Volleyball – Would love to see the public attend.

You are invited to a send-off celebration for the State bound Volleyball team.  Let’s send the Lady Centurions Volleyball team to state with enthusiasm.  Please plan to be on Cairo’s Main Street between 12:05 and 12:10, on Thursday, November 10th, to cheer for the team bus as it makes its way to Lincoln.  The more people who can cheer from the street the better.  It will be brief and very much appreciated by the team as they go compete at state.

Centura Destination Imagination Fundraiser #centurapride #destinationimagination

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Destination Imagination Carnival Fundraiser

Sunday May 3rd, Centura School 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

$5 per person or $20 per family

Come enjoy a fun filled day with your family and friends!

  • 2 Mile Fun Run $10 (8a.m. start)
  • 5 K Race  $20
  • 10 K Race $20
  • 3 legged race
  • tug of war
  • horse shoes
  • bean bag toss
  • raffle prizes
  • Jump-a-roos
  • bake sale
  • croquet
  • face painting
  • dodge ball
  • wiffle ball
  • sumo wrestling
  • concession stand
  • Try our Duo challenge $10 per team

Big thanks to all of our sponsors and to Jump-a-Roos Party bouncers Kearney, NE 308-234-0428

To donate or volunteer

Contact:  Brenda Anderson 308.383.5062 /Gina Baldwin 308.390.4812

Destination Imagination Fundraiser for Globals



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Sunday Brunch
Date: Sunday April 26th, 2015
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Cairo Community Center
Serving Pancakes, Sausage & Eggs
Free Will Donation

Fundraiser for Centura Destination Imagination teams qualifying for
Global Finals in Knoxville, TN

Centura embarked on its first year of having a Destination Imagination program. Destination Imagination encourages students to learn higher order thinking and to improve in creative thinking and collaborative problem solving. Destination Imagination has seven challenges plus an instant challenge that students from elementary, middle, secondary and university levels can compete in. The individual challenges are technical, scientific, fine arts, improvisational, structural, and service learning. The teams must come up with and create their solutions to the challenges without interference from any outside sources, including parents and team managers.

Centura sent eight teams to their regional competition at Cross County School on March 7, 2015, and all eight teams qualified to compete at the Destination Imagination Nebraska Affiliate Finals at UNK on April 11, 2015! The pictured three teams now qualify to compete at the Destination Imagination Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee on May 20-23, 2015! Over 1,400 teams from over 16 different countries will be attending and competing! This has been a year of teamwork, creativity, perseverance, courage, and talent for these three teams to earn their way to Global Finals, especially in their first year of competing!

Now these teams are working to financially earn their way to Global Finals. If you would like to donate online, a webpage has been set up at
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First place winners out of twelve teams in the Fine Arts middle level challenge at the Nebraska Destination Imagination Affiliate Finals held at UNK on April 11, 2015 Back left to right: Macy Baldwin, Jadyn Gentleman, Amber Baldwin, Grace McDonald and Nate Ruhl Front left to right: Amy McDonald (team manager), Allie Ruhl, and Faith McDonald

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Second place winners out of four teams in the Structural senior level challenge at the Destination Imagination Affiliate Finals held at UNK on April 11, 2015 Back left to right: Jayden Spotanski, Jacob Owens, James Price, and Matthew Wells front left to right: Daniel Worsley and Hannah Clark (not pictured is Kim Wells, team manager)

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Second place winners out of three teams in the Scientific middle level challenge at the Nebraska Destination Imagination Affiliate Finals held at UNK on April 11, 2015 Back left to right: Anjanette Jensen (team manager), Rhegan Jensen, Hailey Anderson, Joselyn Mullins Front left to right: Samantha Garcia, Jaelyn Gross, Cassidy Vacha, Cortney Mullins

What is Centura’s Destination Imagination

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Below is a letter from our Destination Imagination leaders explaining this amazing program.

My name is Marty VanWesten, and I, along with Stephanie McInturf, brought Destination Imagination to the students of Centura Public Schools during this school year. Destination Imagination is a program designed to help teams of students improve their creative and critical thinking skills, improve their ability to work in a team situation, and to learn how to solve unique problems, which are skills that employers are looking for in their work force. Teams select one of 6 Challenges with a various focus: Technical Engineering, Scientific principles, the Fine Arts, Improvisation, Structural Engineering, and Service Learning. Teams compete at regional and state competitions, culminating at Destination Imagination Global Finals, held this year at Knoxville, TN from May 20-23.

While our initial expectations were a small number of teams interested, we instead had a large explosion of interest, with over 70 students initially signing up, allowing us to form 12 teams. When we got to the competition time, we had 8 teams compete at both the regional and state tournaments, with over 50 students participating, while also getting the help of 14 other adults to be Team Managers and Appraisers. We have also had a large amount of support from the parents of these students, who have travelled with them, fed them, and helped buy supplies to allow their students to be the most successful that they could be.

At the Affiliate Finals tournament on Saturday, April 11th, all of our teams performed their best, and we are very fortunate to have 3 teams qualify for Global Finals. These teams include: a Scientific Challenge team consisting of a group of 6th grade girls; a Fine Arts team that includes students in 5th, 7th, and 8th grade, and a Structural Challenge team that includes Sophomores and Freshmen. These teams have the opportunity to compete against students from around the nation and the world, and I would like to help them achieve this goal.

In order to send these teams to Global Finals, we have a great financial burden ahead of us. When we started this program, we were not given a budget in order to pay for registration, fees, and materials, and all of the monies we used during the last few months have come from the parents and participants themselves. Now, we are needing to raise approximately $20,000 in order to pay for Global Finals registration and transportation for 20 students and their 3 Team Managers so that our students have the opportunity to experience something truly amazing, as well as allowing us to give Centura Public Schools a positive image on a national and global level. Many of our students are going to have great difficulty in affording Global Finals, and we need to raise this money so that every student has a chance to participate.

With your support and assistance, we can provide our students with a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will stick with them throughout their entire lives. Any amount that you can provide to us will go a long way to helping these students out, and I know that we will be very grateful for your assistance. Thank you for considering helping our Centura students achieve something truly amazing!


To donate to this amazing group of kids please visit their donation page.

Centura Bright Beginnings Preschool Registration #centurapride #caironebraska

Centura Preschool Registration

Centura Preschool Registration

Centura Bright Beginnings Preschool will hold enrollment for the 2015-2016 preschool year on Thursday April 16 from 4-6:30 pm in the preschool classroom.

Parents are asked to come and bring their child to the preschool room.  Parents MUST bring a copy of their 2014 income for income verification to attach to the applications.  This can be 2014 taxes or W2’s. We need all income verified so if you receive any kind of financial assistance, child support, government assistance, etc. we need copies of that too.  Parents MUST bring their child’s certified birth certificate, social security card and immunization record.  All of the above documents are a MUST to complete your child’s initial enrollment.

If you would like to enroll your child for preschool but are unable to attend please contact the preschool at 485-4465 or 226-2494 ext 219.

Bright Beginnings Preschool is a comprehensive child development program sponsored by Centura Public School and Central Nebraska Community Services.

Centura: Building a Partnership School #centurapride

its your schoolThis is Julie Otero, Centura superintendent,  inviting all patrons of the district to attend a meeting that is focused on creating partnerships between the school and the communities.

This meeting is intended to gather valuable input from the community regarding communication and collaboration efforts. The meeting will be held Thursday, April 9th starting with a meal at 6:30 and the meeting to follow at 7:00. Please RSVP, by calling the school, if you would like to attend.

Centura Basketball Honors

congratulationsCongratulations to Grant Myers and Travis Holcomb – Grand Island Independent All Heartland Honorable Mention for Basketball!

Congratulations to our Lady Centurions for their GI Independent All Heartland Honors for Basketball!!

Casey Krolikowski- All Heartland Super Squad
Annika Gleason (Honey Badger)- All Heartland Third Team
Madison Myers – Honorable Mention
Mady Roth – Honorable Mention