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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.
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Crete Public Schools and the Crete Booster Club are pleased to announce that October 14 during the halftime of the Crete vs Beatrice football game we will be celebrating our annual “Night of Champions.” The purpose of this event is to recognize the many state champions who have attended Crete Public Schools. Each year the Booster Club will review graduating classes in ten-year increments and attempt to locate state champions as designated by Nebraska Schools Activities Association (NSAA) events as well as academic champions such as valedictorians and salutatorians. Those recognized will be members of the 2006 state football championship team, 1986 hurdler Darcee (Nienkamp) Rothe, coaches, and the academic champions from the following graduating classes: 06, 96, 86, 76, 66, and 56. Honorees are reminded to sign in when they arrive at Papik Field by the east gate.
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The fourth graders and their teachers visited Riverside Cemetery September 22, 2016. Before the field trip, students practiced rubbings in Science class. The history of the Bickles and Conrads was taught in Social Studies. The Bickles homesteaded at the Maples and owned Riverside Cemetery until 1920. This is where we hold our Pioneer Day activities. Two of the Conrads were doctors. Students experimented with textures by making rubbings of different headstones. While at the cemetery, students also visited the Bickle and Conrad gravesites.
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Every year, the Rotary Club gives each Crete third grader a dictionary. The students were elated to receive these. They were ecstatic about the sign language and facts about presidents found in the back of their dictionaries.
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Did you know that it is estimated that almost 1,600 people, age 18-64, in Saline county are without a high school diploma (US Census Bureau)? That is 18% of the population! Of course, some of those are high school students, but most are not. As you can imagine, not having a high school education severely limits one's ability to find and keep family-sustaining work. Harvard University estimates that by 2018, almost 65% of jobs nationwide will require some type of postsecondary education or training/certificate. What will these folks do?
Fortunately, in Saline county and throughout Nebraska there are programs which help these adults obtain the skills they need to finish their high school education and prepare for postsecondary education and/or training. In Crete, this program is offered by Crete Public Schools Special Programs. Special Programs is a collaboration of grant-funded programs that help adults and families connect with resources to help them succeed.
Adult Education is one of these programs and offers adults an opportunity to learn English; gain citizenship skills; grow basic skills like reading, writing, and math; and prepare for the General Education Development diploma or GED. Special programs is also an official Pearson Vue GED testing center which means a person can take the official GED exam right here in Crete.
All of these programs are generously supported by federal and state grants, Crete Schools, local businesses such as Smithfield and Dollar General, and private contributions.
This week our programs are celebrating national Adult Education and Family Literacy week which runs through the 1st of October. You can help us celebrate in several ways. First, read with your children and grandchildren and help them develop a strong literacy foundation. Second, encourage those around you who may have cut their education short that there is a second chance! Or, if that someone is you… do something good for yourself and take that first step toward completing this important milestone in life. We can help and all it takes is a phone call or visit. Don’t wait! Start today!
Crete Public Schools-Special Programs
Inside the Blue River Family Center
325 E 9th Street
Door #4- west side
Crete, Nebraska 68333
Ask for Diane, Ryan, or Cheryl
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Twenty-five middle school Enrichment students took part in UNL Engineering Day on Monday, Sept. 19th. The students learned about the different types of engineering, and the kind of projects engineers work on. The Crete students participated in four different workshops during the day; roller coaster design, building towers, ideas in computer programming, and making electrical circuits.
After the sessions were over, the students walked over to view the stadium and met UNL football players, Nick Gates and Austin Rose, who graciously signed autographs and posed for a picture.
The 5 th grade students are busy working on electrical circuits. STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, is . . .
Since the Nebraska Adopt-A-HWY program began in 1992, Crete FFA members have picked up two miles of trash on NE HWY 33 east of Crete. . . .
It is great to have the first month of school behind us. We have many success stories to share in such a short time of attending . . .
The third graders are learning about testable questions in science. The students experimented with this question: Which M & M color . . .
Crete Receives $10,000
On Thursday, September 8th, Bryan Health celebrated their "90 Acts of Kindness" by surprising several schools with donations to . . .
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 . . .