Fourth graders at Crete Intermediate celebrated Valentine’s Day with a box social. Teachers Faith Keller, Garrett Borcher, Justin Hazard, Shannon Cole and Jenn Uher sponsored this annual event. Half of the fourth grade students brought lunches for two people in decorated boxes to be purchased by student and teacher buyers. Cleverly designed boxes included a cupcake, a Starbucks drink, a stove, a hot air ballon, a rabbit and many more beautiful creations. Buyers were to earn the money used to purchase the lunches. The money will be used to purchase a tree to be planted on Arbor Day.
The box social event kicks off a busy season for fourth graders studying Nebraska. Upcoming events include Nebraska’s birthday March 1, a field trip to Lincoln March 23, Arbor Day and Pioneer Day, May 5th.
All children who will reach the age of 5 on/or before July 31, 2017 are eligible to enter kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year.
Kindergarten registration will take place on February 23, 2017 at 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the elementary cafeteria. Translators will be available.
For more information call 402-826-5822.
On Friday, February 10th, the second grade classes were able to go to Omaha’s Rose Theater to watch The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. This was made possible through a grant from Target. This was an incredible experience and the classes even got to participate in the play.
After the play we went to Chalco Hills Recreation Area for a picnic lunch. It was definitely a day to remember.
Six inductees for the the Lloyd and Trudy Reeves Alumni Hall of Fame were honored on Friday, February 10, 2017 during Crete vs Aurora basketball games at the high school. They were also honored at a reception which was held at the Brew House.
Lloyd and Trudy Reeves supported educational and extra-curricular activities in Crete for over a half-century. The Reeves were gifted scholars and athletes. They owned and published The Crete News and were avid supporters of Crete Public Schools. The couple attended school events for decades cheering for their children and grandchildren, as well as all of the Cardinals.
Lloyd's recollection of details and accomplishments of athletes, students and alumni was legendary. It was a goal to create a Hall of Fame which recognized and honored the outstanding achievements of Crete alumni and staff.
Congratulations to the 2017 Hall of Fame Members:
Don Dakan - Class of 1964
Jill Smith - Class of 1970
Daryl Wittstruck - Class of 1975
Mark Ward - CPS Teacher & Coach
Andy Allen - Class of 1981
Natalie (Nelsen) Schneider - Class of 2001
Sixteen Crete Middle School students participated in the 2016 Saline County Spelling Bee this year. The fifth and sixth grade team included: Jordan L., Hannah R., Brock T., Jeremiah N., Trey Y., Noah K. and alternates Kayla F. and Nick B. The seventh and eighth grade team included: Anne C., Bailey H., Colin M., Keelin S., Tara T., and Chelsea A.
After five weeks of practice sessions after school, Crete Middle School came out on top in each of the two divisions. In the fifth and sixth grade division, Noah K. took top place with second place going to Trey Y. In the seventh and eighth grade division, Anne C. took first, Bailey H. second, and Keelin S. third.
We are very proud of our Crete Middle School participants. Give each of our spellers a high-five for being the best!
On Saturday, February 4, 2017, the Crete Speech Team arrived bright and early to the high school to begin setting up for the 22nd annual Crete Cardinal Classic. The home tournament has been known to draw a significant number of schools, but this year was one for the record books. Beginning at 7:30 in the morning more than 500 competitors from 30 schools poured into both the high school and middle school, making the 2017 iteration of the competition the largest in history. This year the novice division, first-year competitors, and the varsity division . . .read more
CCLC at the Intermediate School now has room for more students. If you know anyone that wants to be part of this great program, please let them know that there are openings. English Enrollment or Spanish Enrollment .read more
Crete High School Student Council held their first Winter Festival January 20-21, 2017. On Friday night, high school students played dodge ball and board games, watched a movie, and ate pizza with their classmates. On Saturday morning, kids from the community came to the high school to eat delicious breakfast food donated by the Brew House and Foodmart, performed science experiments and made bird feeders with StuCo kids, played mini-golf with FBLA, had story time with Ms. Laura from the Crete Public Library, colored pictures with Crete Cheerleaders, . . .read more
Calendar Week of February 19 - February 25, 2017