Summer is coming soon and you may be thinking about what your child will do for meals while school is out. The good news is that the USDA partners with Crete Public Schools to serve FREE meals. There are no income requirements, and any child age 1-18 may come to eat. (For elementary age children, a parent or guardian should be present to supervise) No adult meals served.
When: Weekdays only- May 29 thru July 27
Closed July 4
Time: Breakfast 7:45-8:45 a.m.
Lunch 11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m.
Place: Elementary or Middle School
For more information contact:
Jodi Erickson, RD
CPS Food Service Director
The Cardinal NHS Chapter has been quite busy again this year! Through their fundraising efforts, they had an incredible year and were able to donate to the new Library Fund, the Six Pence Fund, and the Backpack Program! Great Job NHS!!
The Cardinal Chapter of National Honor Society offered and funded it’s first Non-member Scholarship. Our Goal of the society was to recognize an individual that excelled in three of the four pillars of NHS. Leadership, Character, Scholarship, and Service. This year as our winner Lexi Rubalcava stated, “I want to prepare myself to be a leader and someone who leaves a lasting impact on the world.” Congratulations Lexi!
Each year the Nebrask Wildlife Federation sponsors a poster contest for students in grades 4th-sixth. This year’s theme was Nebraska’s Endangered and At Risk Species. It is designed to bring awareness of the many species of animals, birds, and plants in the state that are at risk due to loss of habitat or other factors. Sixth grader Edgar Gomez received 4th place in the 6th grade division for his poster. Edgar is a repeat winner as last year Edgar also placed in this contest winning 2nd place in the 5th grade division.
The National Individual Events Tournament of Champions, otherwise known as NIETOC, is an annual event to celebrate competitive forensics, commonly called speech. NIETOC is an invitation only event, requiring that students attending earn qualifying ‘bids’ to be allowed to participate. This season the Crete High School Speech Team had four such qualified students and they took their talking talents westward, to Denver East High School on May 10th.
Lexy Bodfield (Senior), Noah Keck (Senior), Amy Lopez Hernandez (Junior) and Sabrina Reed (Junior), students from the Crete High School Speech Team, worked hard all season to qualify for the NIETOC. Two finals placings at approved area tournaments throughout the year are required to attend the culminating event in May, and each of these students proved their mettle as the year progressed. On May 10th, under the tutelage of Rachel Haider, Assistant Speech Coach, the team set out on their journey to Colorado to prepare for the competition.
After settling into their hotels and a quick trip to see the Red Rocks Amphitheater on Friday morning, the festivities got underway with the opening ceremonies and the first rounds of competition. Friday stretched late into the night with three rounds of speaking against the best and most-qualified orators in the country. The team returned to the hotel to rest up for more preliminary competition early on Saturday, nervous for finals postings to appear later that morning.
With two days and four rounds of competition under their belts the Crete Speech students waited with bated breath as the names of those advancing beyond preliminary rounds were posted. Excitement ensued when three of the Crete events scrolled across the screen, making this the first year in Crete Speech history that main events have advanced out of preliminary rounds for the team. The Duets of Amy/Sabrina and Lexy/Noah and the Humorous Interpretation of Amy qualified for the octofinal rounds (top 48 nationwide).
The competition in the final rounds was grueling, with the best students in the country facing off against our Crete Cardinals. Ultimately, Amy ran her course in Humorous, being eliminated in the octofinal round, and Lexy and Noah watched as their staunch competition advanced, including two of the eventual semifinalists. The Duet of Amy and Sabrina battled hard during octafinals to move forward to the quarterfinal round, where they met their match, seeing four of their five competitors qualify to the semifinal rounds. Having been knocked out of competition Saturday afternoon the students had the opportunity to sit in on workshops lead by trailblazers in the fields of speech, debate and theatre, took a few hours to explore the nearby portions of Denver and to watch the best of the best compete in the final rounds.
On Sunday morning the students donned their suits for the final time this season, and for some of them in their speech careers, to humbly accept their trophies on stage at Denver East High School and celebrate those that made finals. All in all, Crete Speech had three of a possible five events make the final rounds and tied for 17th place in their division nationwide, the second-highest placing for the Crete Speech Team overall in their tenure at the NIETOC. In addition, Amy and Sabrina earn the first of the two required ‘bids’ for next year’s tournament in both Humorous and Duet, putting them one step closer to repeat appearances.
The Crete Speech Team would like to thank all of our sponsors and supporters throughout the year. Foremost, the Crete Public Schools Faculty, Staff, Administration and Board of Education. Without their support, none of this would be possible. We would also like to say a big thank you to our students and parents. So much work goes into perfecting this craft; the time and energy you dedicate does not go unnoticed. And on a personal note, this is my last year as head coach of the Crete Speech team after six years of involvement. It is bittersweet to leave, but it is nice to go on such a high note, and I know the team is in good hands with Rachel Haider. Good luck to future students and I will be watching and cheering from afar!
Crete fourth grade students in Mrs. Drevo's Enrichment class "became" Notable Nebraskans for a presentation to the entire fourth-grade. Students researched each famous Nebraskan, dressed up as that person, and told the audience about their lives and accomplishments.
Back row: Jaci Flores as Louise Pound, Addy Meinke as Evelyn Sharp, Mishaela Church as Mari Sandoz. Front row: Owen Hesser as Tom Osborne, Evan Keller as General John J. Pershing, Melanie Flores as Elizabeth Dolan.
Crete Cardinal Learning Centers Thank you for your interest in our CCLC afterschool programs at Crete Schools. The CCLC programs are safe, healthy, educational environments during out of-school hours. Students who regularly participate in quality afterschool programs develop strong social skills, make better decisions, are excited about learning and show educational gains. Family members may be registered for multiple programs using the form below. The form covers Cardinal Nest (Elementary), Cardinal Crew (Intermediate), Cardinal Zone (Middle School) and Cardinal Union (High School). Cardinal Crew: Students: Serves 3rd -5th grade students. Enrollment is limited. Fees: $30.00 supply fee collected each semester. There is no cost for a daily snack. School Days and Hours: Regular School day: 3:25-6:00 Early Dismissal day: 1:25-6:00 . . .read more
Calendar Week of May 20 - May 26, 2018