The 2016-2017 Student Council State Convention was Monday, November 21st. The convention was held in Kearney for all councils of Nebraska to come and collaborate together. Many councils came and participated in the workshops provided, including Crete High School’s Student Council. All of the councils took time to share new ideas, improve leadership skills with sessions provided by LAUNCH, and learn from various presentations (for example, Make-a-Wish, Nebraska). At the Convention, Crete StuCo learned many new things that they will be able to incorporate into the high school for overall improvement and increased student body involvement.
Congratulations to the Crete Speech Team this weekend at the Norris Titan Talker Souper Bowl! With only 16 events the team placed 4th overall and individual finalists included: Jacob Clouse 7th in Entertainment; Amber Reed 5th and Taryn Koch 4th in Dramatic Interpretation; Alda Chol 7th and Lupe Lopez Lopez 2nd in Extemporaneous Speaking; Sabrina Reed 3rd and Lexy Bodfield 2nd in Poetry. Congratulate a Speech Member if you see them today!
One does not expect to see marshmallows flying across a classroom, but that’s exactly what was happening during the month of November in 6th Grade Science. Science standard 8.1.3 requires students to solve a design problem which involves one or more science concepts. To achieve this, students used the engineering design process to design and build a catapult that would launch a marshmallow the farthest possible distance. After researching catapults and brainstorming possible solutions, groups were given a limited supply of materials to build a prototype. Students discovered that communication, creativity, patience, and problem solving were very important skills for engineers! Following the engineering design process, groups tested and evaluated their prototypes. After testing, many groups chose to make changes to their original prototype. On launch day, students competed in teams for the longest possible launch. Though the classroom competition is officially over, many students continue to design better catapults on their own time. Winning teams are as follows:
Period 1: Litzy, Max, and Halle
Period 2: Gaby and Gus
Period 3: Sarah, Marli, and Maria
Period 6: Ivan and Mario
Period 7: Lizeth, Korben, and Seven
Period 8: Zaylyn and Florinda
Thanks to the efforts of Stan Mills and Brooke Rivera of Mills Squeegee in Denton, Crete Middle School has been awarded a $500 ExxonMobil Educational Alliance grant for the TeamMates Mentoring Program. The money will be used to purchase math supplies and science related projects. The ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program is designed to provide Mobil retailers like Stan Mills with an opportunity to invest in the future of their communities through educational grants to neighborhood schools.
Santa visited with 270 kids on Saturday, December 3 at Crete High School for the annual Breakfast with Santa sponsored by Crete FBLA and the Crete Chamber of Commerce.
FBLA members volunteered at the event by helping with set up, decorating, taking pictures, serving breakfast, and organizing Christmas crafts. In addition to Santa’s visit, the event included Story Time by the Crete Public Library, a bake sale organized by the Crete Area Medical Center Auxiliary, and Children’s Gift Shop hosted by Beta Sigma Phi.
Because of the generosity of the Crete families, Crete FBLA is able to donate the proceeds of the picture sales & freewill donation to the Crete Backpack Program and the Nebraska Chapter of March of Dimes. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone that helped made the event a success!
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Do you have old athletic shoes (cleats, spikes, shoes, ect..), shorts, or t-shirts that are not being used any more and you would like to get rid of? Crete High School would like to take any extra athletic gear off of your hands this winter! Please consider donating any lightly used athletic gear to Crete High School which will then be made available for Crete High students to get and use. You can drop off any donations at the Crete High School main office Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. If you have any questions, please contact Jordan Cudney at the high school at email@example.com.
With Cardinal Union now underway, it is a great opportunity to open our building to walkers in the evening. We have two paid staff members to help ensure the students are safe. Therefore, beginning after Thanksgiving Break, we will have the new HS walking track open to the public from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week that we have school. Exceptions are nights when we host events or shortened weeks which may change the schedule. There is a calendar posted on the front door of the High School and another posted on the High School Activities Page - High School Walking Track Schedule.
SENCAP students participated in a Health Field trip to Bryan West Medical Center. The students visited their Simulation Center and experienced robotic patients that reacted like real patients. They took the first robot through a birth process. The second portion of the trip was to the Plastinates, where real human bodies have been donated and plastisized for scientific study by their medical students. It was a very good “hands-on” experience for the students in the medical field. . . .read more
On Thursday, November 10th, eleven Crete FFA members and advisor Marc Wittstruck and Holly Wittstruck, traveled to Lincoln to help serve the meal for Matt Talbot Kitchen in Lincoln. The whole FFA chapter brought desserts to school on that day and these students took them to Lincoln with them. At Matt Talbot, the FFA members set up a dessert bar and served the people, some served in the food line, and some served the drinks. Other members helped handicapped people and people with young kids by carrying their trays to their tables. Click on photo for . . .read more
The Band Soup Supper will be held on Monday, December 19th, in the high school commons. Several varieties of soup will be available along with chili dogs. Serving: 5:30—7:30 p.m. A free will donation will be accepted for this delicious meal to help raise money for the band program. Concert . . .read more
Calendar Week of December 11 - December 17, 2016