Every other year TeamMates hosts a celebration dinner & fundraiser gala to bring needed funds into the program. This year the gala will take place on November 17th at The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel; doors open at 5:00 pm with the start of the silent auction, dinner begins at 7:00 and our guest speaker, Dr. Tom Osborne will speak at 8:00. It’s a fun event filled with great food, music, entertainment and a chance to come away with some very nice auction items!
If you would like to sponsor a table or donate an item for the silent auction, or if you would like to purchase an individual ticket, $60, please contact the high school TeamMates coordinator, Wendy Byh Jongejan, at 402.826.7702 or wendy.byh-jongejan@
On Monday October 16th, five high school seniors had the opportunity to attend the Latino Summit in Kearney, Nebraska. This summit is an opportunity for students to learn more about college and the process in getting there. Over 500 high school students from across Nebraska were in attendance. These five seniors were also nominated as finalists for a Nebraska based scholarship and Cynthia Lopez was declared a winner of the $1,000 scholarship.
Crete Public Schools
Hall of Fame Nominations Sought
Lloyd & Trudy Reeves
Alumni Hall of Fame
Crete Public Schools is accepting nominations for the High School Hall of Fame. If you would like to make a nomination, please click on the form below.
Lloyd and Trudy Reeves supported educational and extra-curricular activities in Crete for over a half-century. The Reeves were gifted scholars and athletes. Lloyd graduated from Doane and Trudy was the first woman to graduate from UNL with a Masters in Physical Education.
The Reeves 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.
Crete Foodmart has agreed to give Post Prom 1% of all grocery receipts. The receipts can be dropped off in any school office during regular business hours.
Thanks for your help!
Post Prom Committee
Crete Rotary Club members pose with Crete Intermediate 3rd grade students. Crete Rotary Club annually provides new dictionaries to all 3rd grade students in Crete and Dorchester as part of their efforts to support children's education locally and globally.
On September 10th, Crete FFA members and advisor Marc Wittstruck cleaned two miles of HWY 33 east of Crete for their obligation to the Adopt-A-Hwy program. Crete FFA has been involved in Adopt-A-Hwy since it began in 1992 and has picked up 104 miles of trash from the roadsides of HWY 33. Crete FFA asks that all people do their part and not litter. Please keep our environment clean.
"Barkley" the Certified Therapy Dog made his debut visit to Cardinal Union today and was a very welcome surprise to the students. Students were able to learn about what Barkley does and how he helps others. He stayed a good portion of the afternoon and was able to visit with numerous students. Barkley and some of his colleagues will be making routine visits on some of the early out Wednesdays. Contact me or consult our Google Calendar for more information.
Barkley will be back on .
Crete’s Smithfield plant has partnered with TeamMates by donating $50,000 to the program, their seventh consecutive year of support. TeamMates and Crete School representatives were present to celebrate this partnership, along with welcoming six new mentors into the program.
“Smithfield is proud of its community involvement and honored to be able to support the TeamMates Mentoring Program.” Doremus said.
“Financial support and volunteer mentors are the backbone of this program. We are blessed to see the great results of everyone working together for the students.” White said. “With the addition of these mentors, we will have over 80 awesome mentees and mentors we have the privilege of serving.
Thank you to Smithfield for giving back to our community and our kids.”
Back row: TM Program Director Zoe White, Smithfield HR Manager Steve Schmidt, CPS Superintendent Mike Waters, Smithfield Assistant General Manager Jerry Hemenway, Smithfield Food Safety Manger Marci Robinson, TM Board President Dave Bauer.
Front row: Smithfield Asst. HR Manger Danielle Pendleton, Smithfield Admin. Asst. Kayla Baumfalk, Smithfield Safety Manager Pam Thompson, CHS TM Coordinator Wendy Byh-Jongejan, and Smithfield General Manager Paul Doremus.
Because of early dismissal there will be NO PRESCHOOL on these dates. No Preschool Days October 4 October 11 October 18 November 1 November 8 November 15 November 29 December 13 December 22 January 17 January 31 February 7 February 14 February 15 February 21 March 7 March 14 March 21 April 9 April 23 April 30 May 7 May 23read more
Calendar Week of October 15 - October 21, 2017