Do you enjoy over-acting, solving mysteries, and performing from home? Then you should audition for the One Act Play! Auditions will be held online through Zoom. If you are interested in auditioning, please sign up for an audition time through the Sign Up Genius below. An email invitation to the Zoom auditions will be sent the day before auditions on the 16th. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D45A4A623ABF9C52-oneact For your audition please prepare a monologue that is 1-3 minutes long. I have included some monologues you could use for your audition, or you can find your own! Auditions will take place on Thursday, December 17th. We will be performing the show, "A Virtual Whodunnit" a murder mystery by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus. This show has 9 characters and I will also be looking for someone interested in helping as a Stage/Production Manager. In this show, the billionaire Preston Sterling is suddenly electrocuted through his phone during a Zoom birthday party with his family. Everyone is a suspect and only detective Rockford Sloan can find the real killer! The One Act Play will look a little different this year than in the past.The play this year will be done through Zoom from the comfort of your own home. If you would like more information about the One Act Play, or if you have any questions about the audition process please email Sarah Thomason at firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Public Schools District Revenues and Expenditures Budget 20-21 has been posted to the website. For those who wish to view the document; please visit: https://www.isd108.org > Explore > District > Administration > Finance
On behalf of the Teacher of the Year Committee, Central Public Schools would like to would like to announce and congratulate our 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year Mr. Joe Kley!! Joe’s colleague nominated him for the following reasons; Joe has spearheaded efforts in the middle school to get everything running this year with the chromebooks and the virtual days. He is always very helpful and kind and works well with students. CONGRATULATIONS MR. KLEY!! #RAIDERPRIDE #TEACHEROFTHEYEAR
Attention Raider Fans! Live streaming of the Central Raider vs. LSH volleyball game can be found on our YouTube channel. Please click the link below and follow Central Raiders Streaming Events. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ410asq2LQLdQnJpQm3JfA
RAIDER EVENTS: Thursday November 12, 2020 FOOTBALL vs GFW @ Winthrop @ 7 PM. Below is the livestream link from GFW: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbFKjJuA30M4yIpJ1UfOfVA
ATTENTION CENTRAL ELEMENTARY FAMILIES: We have just learned that several elementary classrooms and buses will be required to quarantine due to positive COVID-19 tests. In order for school and county workers to conduct contact tracing, Central Elementary classes are canceled for tomorrow. Kids Co will be closed tomorrow as well. THIS DOES NOT AFFECT THE MIDDLE OR HIGH SCHOOL AT THIS TIME. Thank you for your patience, Tim Schochenmaier Superintendent
Hello Central High School Football and Fall Cheerleading Families, Lifetouch will be here on Friday, November 13th to take individual photos for high school Football and Fall Cheerleading. Individual photos for Football will be taken on the field at 2:45pm and Cheerleading at 3:15pm. The backup plan is to use the gym if needed due to weather. The online ordering notification is essential. Please use this link to order sports photos online: http://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/pictureDayId/EVTBVVXBK Thanks Central Activities Department
Veteran's Day is tomorrow (11/11/20), and unfortunately, Central in NOT able to host a Veteran's Day program this year due to COVID restrictions. Despite this setback, our students and staff wanted to put a piece together as a "THANK YOU" to our Veterans. Please enjoy the video of Central Choir singing and Central Band plays the Star Spangled Banner https://youtu.be/rMXiUk-R70Y
Good Afternoon! All students should have access to the following sign up page for Central's Movie Event on November 9, 2020, beginning at 6:30. Through the generous contributions from the Lions, along with donations from the Homan and Weinand family, this event will allow students to attend one of several movies at the Waconia theater for only $3. If interested, please sign up using the link below. For more information, please email Ms. Weinand, whose email is provided in the link. This should be a great time for Central students! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4eafae23a57-chshoco
ATTENTION MIDDLE SCHOOL and HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: HOT FOOD will be served this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday by Taher's very own Chef Chris Murray!! Wednesday/Thursday: Chicken Fajitas Mexican Rice Cheeseburgers/Hamburgers Shredded Lettuce Apples Friday: Pizza only. If you do not like pizza, we are suggesting you pack a lunch. We will have: Pepperoni Pizza Sausage Pizza Cheese Pizza Baby Carrots Applesauce
RAIDER NATION: Ms. Williams would like to introduce our new art school website. Students, parents, and staff can find out what is going on in the art room from monthly newsletters. https://sites.google.com/isd108.org/cpsarts/home
Click in the Link Below to watch RAIDERS FOOTBALL: RAIDERS vs TCU @ 7PM 10/30/2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYbJkquGGlk
Click on the link below to watch Raiders Volleyball! JV @ 5:30PM Varsity @ 7 PM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m7ISj2Qdp0
Winter Middle School Activities Registration is open online for the following activities: Gymnastics - coop through Glencoe Knowledge Bowl Boys Basketball Girls Basketball Wrestling Speech https://norwoodyoungamerica-ar.rschooltoday.com/home
High School Winter Activities online registration is now open for the following: Dance Team - coop through Mayer Knowledge Bowl Speech Gymnastics - coop through Glencoe Boys Basketball Girls Basketball Wrestling https://norwoodyoungamerica-ar.rschooltoday.com/home
RAIDER EVENTS: Thursday October 29, 2020 VOLLEYBALL vs MAYER LUTHERAN 9th Grade @ 5:30 PM JV @ 5:30 PM Varsity @ 7 PM #RAIDERPRIDE
Dear Central HS and MS Families, I want to thank you for your support and cooperation today as we had to quickly pivot to distance learning for the day and I’d like to update you for tomorrow. 6th-12th grade students will be back in session tomorrow and will pick up on the regularly scheduled day on the hybrid calendar. (Group A in person) Central was able to secure lunch service with our provider beginning tomorrow through Nov. 10. We will provide bag lunch option for free for any student who wants one. I’m going to be honest, this is going to be a very basic lunch: a pre-packaged sandwich, a fruit/veggie, and milk. Again, thank you to families for the ability to move plans quickly and we look forward to getting students back here tomorrow. In Partnership, Timothy Schochenmaier Superintendent
Good Evening Central HS and MS, Central Schools just learned that one of our food service workers tested positive for COVID-19. Carver County Public Health concluded all kitchen staff at the HS and MS are considered "close contacts" and need to quarantine for 14 days. Central Schools students in grades 6-12 who were scheduled to attend in person tomorrow will be at home for the day, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Because we are not able to offer lunch tomorrow, we are not able to be in session per guidance from our Regional COVID Support Team. I am working with our food service company and they have a plan in place to resume bag lunches beginning Wednesday. Please note that a-la-carte will not be available until Nov. 10, the same day our hot lunch program will resume at the MS and HS. I want to reiterate that this one day distance learning is not due to exposure to students or staff. Staff will still need to report for work, students will still be able to participate in sports and after school activities regularly scheduled for tomorrow. This does not affect the elementary in any way. Elementary students will have regular class tomorrow. I'm sorry for any stress this may cause families. Tim Schochenmaier Superintendent
Click in the link below to LIVE STREAM Raiders Football: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHCRMBhy3AU
ISD #108 ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) will again be offering FREE Baby and Me classes for children ages birth-12 months and an adult. These classes are a great way for both you and your baby to meet other families who have new little ones in their lives. Older siblings will have separate supervised play, allowing for you and your little ones to spend uninterrupted time together! Classes are October 30 and November 13th, 10:45-11:45. If you or someone you know would like to join us, please register by calling 952-467-7391. Please indicate when contacting us if you will be bringing siblings.
Greetings Middle School and High School Families, As we continue to progress through the year and become more familiar with our hybrid learning model, we wanted to send out some additional attendance information so that our parents, students, and school staff are on the same page regarding our hybrid model. For our hybrid learners, the expectation is that students who are scheduled to attend classes in person on a given A or B day should physically be in those classes. **Students cannot just decide to work from home on a given day. ** Teachers will be taking in class attendance based on which day (A or B) it is, and marking student's attendance accordingly. For instance, if a student is supposed to be in class on a given day, but has chosen to work from home, the student will be marked absent unexcused. It is important to make sure that all our students are following their proper schedules so that our attendance and record keeping is as accurate as possible. As always, if your child needs to be absent for an excused reason (dental appt., dr. appt., college visit, etc....), we ask that parents continue to call the office and excuse their student, as in the past. This will help us continue to manage our attendance practices as we move through the school year. Thank you, Tom Erickson High School Principal Ron Erpenbach Middle School Principal
Mother nature gave us lemons ..... CENTRAL made lemonade! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU: Al Steinhagen, Brian Wachholz, Mark & Krista Homan, Charlie Steinhagen, Sean Franck, Jesse Broin, Jake Kalkes, Grant Erickson, Dylan Zellmann, Noah Strickfaden and Ron Erpenbach for working so hard to get our field cleaned off! #RAIDERPRIDE *Photo Credit Krista Homan**
Winter has arrived it seems. That may have been one of the shortest falls I can remember. I just chalk it up to 2020! The weather actually is the reason for my message today as I have a bit of an unusual request. On Friday, our football team is supposed to host a game at Central High School. As I am writing this, there is about 4 inches of heavy snow on the varsity field and the turf is not yet frozen. This combination of circumstances makes it so we can not bring snow removal equipment onto the field without doing thousands of dollars of damage to the turf. We have attempted to use snow blowers, it just pushes the snow. It is supposed to rain tomorrow and we hope it melts all the snow. If it doesn’t, I am asking any available citizen with a shovel and/or wheelbarrow to come to Braun Field at 5pm on Thursday, October 22 to assist in removing the snow by hand. We will be monitoring the situation and give an update at 4pm tomorrow on our Facebook page. If all goes well, we will be able to host the game at Central (Plan A). Central does have a back-up plan for the game. Jordan Public Schools has graciously offered to host our game at their site. They have artificial turf and are able to remove the snow. If our field is not in the condition to play or if we are unable to remove the snow, we will host our game at Jordan on Saturday time TBD (Plan B).
RESCHEDULED VOLLEYBALL GAMES: 9-12 volleyball games with LeSuer have been moved to Saturday. 10/24/20. 9th Grade @ NOON JV @ 1:15 PM Varsity @ 2:30 -Fans will park on the North side of the school. -Visiting fans will enter Door #15 and sit in designated rows on the East side of the gym. -All fans must have a MRC Volleyball Pass. -Masks are required inside the building at all times except for players on the court - Please maintain 6 ft. social distance unless from same household - We ask that all fans exit the building when their players' match is over to accommodate capacity limits for the next group of fans.
RAIDER NATION: As we continue to monitor the potential rainy weather for this upcoming Thursday evening, we wanted to let you know that Central High School's Coronation has been postponed to Monday, October 26, 2020 at 7:00 PM on the football field. This is a ticketed event for our students who wish to go. **STUDENTS ** PLEASE do NOT throw or loose the coronation tickets you got this week as these are VALID and WILL get you into coronation regardless of date changes. We will be live streaming the coronation ceremony for those who wish to watch at home. Central's 2020 Homecoming Court will be recognized during the home football game on Friday, October 23rd during halftime. Thank you, Tom Erickson
With winter weather sneaking up on us, there have been a number of questions regarding winter clothing requirements when out at recess. With safety in mind, below are the requirements as communicated to the students, teachers, and recess supervisors: ~All students should be wearing jackets, hats, and gloves in cold weather. ~We will be outside when the temperature and wind chill are above zero degrees. ~Kindergarten through second grade students will need snow pants and boots when there is snow on the ground. ~Students in third through fifth grade need to wear boots. For these grade levels, we will not require snow pants, although we still strongly suggest them. Students who are not properly dressed may be sent inside to get jackets, hats, and gloves. If you are having financial difficulties and providing winter clothing is not possible, please contact the elementary office and we will help you find available resources. Thank you for your cooperation. Mr. Michael Daugs Principal, Central Elementary School
Click on the link below, provided by Jordan Schools, to LIVESTREAM the Varsity Football game (10/15/2020) *Please note, this site may require a fee to stream games* https://prepspotlight.tv/
CONGRATULATIONS to our 2020 Homecoming court: 9th Grade: Rylee Schneider and John Mackenthun 10th Grade: Kassi Herrmann and Hunter Neubarth 11th Grade: Tiffany Thomas and Caleb McMullen QUEEN CANDIDATES: Grace Strickfaden Hayden Glander Audrey Kamps Abby Pysick Alli Fritz Kiara Kroells KING CANDIDATES: Dylan Zellmann Sean Franck Tommy Campbell Brady Wachholz Tyler Smith Jesse Weinand #RAIDERPRIDE
Central High School will be live streaming the announcement of the candidates who have been selected by their peers to represent our district this year on our 2020 Homecoming Court. The announcement will be made my Mr. Erickson at 2:20 PM today, October 14, 2020 on Central's Youtube channel and streamed into classrooms and your homes. Click the link below and join us as we support our students and move towards coronation! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPtSnBQtZWI
Click the Link Below to Livestream JV and Varsity Volleyball games vs. Southwest Christian 10/13/2020 JV @ 5:30 PM Varsity @ 7 PM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b6C4rEACuQ
Please see this revised web address for the Varsity VB game. Our previous stream dropped. Sorry!! https://youtu.be/Hqpzcy4-y3w
Click on the link Below to LIVESTREAM the JV and Varsity volleyball games tonight (10/12/20) JV @ 5:30 PM Varsity @ 7 PM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvhzoSQ_DCw
Follow this link to watch Raider Football live starting at 6:45 tonight! https://youtu.be/edFuCJdcJ-o
2021-22 School Calendar Development Central Schools would like to invite families to give some input regarding the 2021-22 school calendar. Attached is a very thorough survey regarding holidays and placement of scheduled breaks. Please take a few minutes to fill this out if you would like to participate. https://forms.gle/YH9Hb4WjH5ZLYjho8
Central is Hiring! We are looking for: ~Full time sub ~Special Education Paraeducator If you or someone you know is interested in either of these positions, please apply using the link below: https://www.isd108.org/o/central-public-schools/page/employment--524 If you have any questions, please email Ron Erpenbach @ email@example.com
Middle school volleyball and football online registration is due tomorrow 10/02/20. Practice begins 10/05/20. Students must be registered and cleared online to participate. https://norwoodyoungamerica-ar.rschooltoday.com/
October is College Knowledge Month! Several colleges in Minnesota are waiving their application fee! Some are waiving it for the whole month and others are waiving it for one week. You may access more information on the Counseling Office website under College Information or call the colleges of your choice. This is a great time to apply for all of the colleges that you may be interested in without the expense of the application fee!
BLUE OUT: MONDAY October 5, 2020 On this day students, schools, and communities all over the world go BLUE together against bullying. It also kicks off National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month every October. Join us in solidarity to stop bullying and cyberbullying! Make it the day that bullying prevention is heard around the world! When you wear a blue shirt, you’ll be using your voice and sending a message that this is the day that bullying prevention is heard around the world. Change the Culture!
Attention HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Central Drama is making a FEATURE FILM and needs you! Calling all Writers, bloggers, vloggers, youtubers, tiktokers, videographers, set designers, audio engineers, editors, special effects, CGI artists, animators, costume designers, makeup artists and I almost forgot...ACTORS! Have some ideas? Great! Want to join? Great! See Mr. Halpaus ASAP for more info.
Fall Middle School Volleyball and Football online registration is due Friday, October 2nd. Registrations must be completed online in order to participate in practice on Monday, October 5th. Website to register is https://norwoodyoungamerica-ar.rschooltoday.com/
High School Volleyball and Football online registration is due today. Online registration must be completed to begin practice on Monday, September 28th. Please register at https://norwoodyoungamerica-ar.rschooltoday.com/
Central Elementary is in need of healthy snack donations for the Raider Room. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your donation drop off at the Elementary School. Please use this guide when you donate Nutritious Foods to Support the Central Elementary Raider Room: ● Granola bars ● Trail mix bars ● Apples ● Oranges ● Pears ● Crackers ● 100% fruit juices ● Cereals (low sugar) ● Fruit snacks ● Raisins ● Cheese Sticks ● Trail mix ● Bananas ● Goldfish ● Yogurt Tubes ● Applesauce cups ● Natural fruit rollups ● Fruit Cups
Senior Night for Boys' Soccer was Thursday 9/17/2020. We played against Central MN Christian and won 3-0. Central's Brady Wachholz is one of nine seniors on the team. His coach said "Brady is a quiet leader as he lets his performance speak louder than his words". Brady scored our first goal and was instrumental in creating opportunities for the other two goals. Way to go Brady!! #RAIDERPRIDE
Picture Day Reminder: High School Picture day(s) are: Tuesday September 15 (B "Blue" group & Full time distance learners M-Z) Pictures will need to be purchased online this year. HS Picture day Id code is: EVTRCC4F3 http://my.lifetouch.com/mylife... Middle School Picture day(s) are: Wednesday September 16 (A "Red" group & Full time Distance learners A-L) Thursday September 17 (B "Blue" group & Full time distance learners M-Z) Middle School Picture Day id is EVTMNVTV9. You can order on line at mylifetouch.com. Elementary Picture day: Thursday September 24
Dear Parents/Guardians, We have been notified there will be a power outage on Wednesday, September 16 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Preserve, Meadows and the town homes in NYA. That will influence a percentage of our kids. They have assured us it should not take longer than the times they have given us, but there are no guarantees. Our teachers are aware of the issue and will be flexible with students that day. All students will me marked present. Students will be given extra time to complete work assigned on that day. We appreciate all of the hard work families and students have put in this year. We will continue to work hard to meet the needs of all of our learners. If you have any questions, please let me know. Respectfully, Ron Erpenbach
High school athletes interested in Fall Training sessions should register online by the deadlines below: Volleyball, Softball - Friday, September 4th Softball, Baseball, Track - Friday, September 18th https://norwoodyoungamerica-ar.rschooltoday.com/
Attention Fall Trap Shooters: The Fall Trap Shooting season will run from Sept 20th to Oct 18th for a 5 week season. We will be shooting at 4:00 PM sharp. There will be a MANDATORY practice session on Sep 13th at 4:00 PM and we are asking that one parent representing each athlete be in attendance to finalize our roster and make payment. PAYMENT WILL BE EXPECTED ON THIS DATE. The cost for the Fall season will be $170.00, which includes the $35.00 league fee, and the cost of 12 rounds of clays and shells. We will be practicing social distancing and other safety measures. NEW SHOOTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FALL SEASON. Athletes in grades 6 - 12 are eligible for the Fall and Spring High School Trap Shooting League. All athletes will be required to have a valid firearm safety certificate. This can be done via the MN DNR website at https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/firearms/index.html#calendar or on the Clay Target League website at http://mnclaytarget.com/2017/01/12/student-athlete-firearm-education-safe/ See you on Sep 13th at the Lester Prairie Sportsmens Club. If you have any questions, or cannot attend on Sep 13th, please contact one of the following board members: Chair - Mark Harms (Rooster) email@example.com Secretary - Ann Carpenter - firstname.lastname@example.org Treasurer - Robynne Schoenbauer - email@example.com Mike Patterson - firstname.lastname@example.org Karl Schutte - email@example.com Jerry Paumen - firstname.lastname@example.org
MEDIA CENTER PARAPROFESSIONAL – Central Public Schools Date of Availability: 08/31/2020 Date Closing: Until Filled Non-Licensed Position Central Elementary School MEDIA CENTER PARAPROFESSIONAL 6.25 hours per day Anticipated Start Date: 8/31/2020 Responsibilities: 1. Supervise classes of students during media center time 2. Help students check out books and proficiently navigate the online book check out system 3. Shelve returned library books 4. Maintain a safe and orderly environment Qualifications: 1. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds of weight 2. Ability to tolerate frequent bending and leaning. 3. High School Diploma 4. Possess basic academic competencies to provide tutorial assistance to the student(s) as needed 5. Experience with elementary age students preferred but not required Salary and benefits in accord with master agreement Apply online at: http://centralpublicschoolsmn.apptegy.us/o/central-public-schools/page/employment--524 by completing the district application, resume, cover letter, and letters of recommendation.
SPECIAL EDUCATION PARAPROFESSIONAL – Central Public Schools Date of Availability: 08/31/2020 Date Closing: Until Filled Non-Licensed Position Central Elementary School SPECIAL EDUCATION PARAPROFESSIONAL 6.25 hours per day Anticipated Start Date: 8/31/2020 Position Description/Qualifications: 1. Minimum qualification: High School Diploma, experience with elementary age students preferred 2. Must have the ability to lift and toilet student. 3. Possess basic academic competencies to provide tutorial assistance to the student(s) as needed. 4. Prior experience working with special needs children desired but nor required. Salary and benefits in accord with master agreement Apply online at: http://centralpublicschoolsmn.apptegy.us/o/central-public-schools/page/employment--524 by completing the district application, resume, cover letter, and letters of recommendation.
Dear Central Schools Families- We are putting the finishing touches on a few items for the 2020-21 school year. Soon you will be receiving school level information from your child's principal. Central is triple checking all of the transportation needs of families. Please fill out this transportation questionnaire so we may check it against our records. https://forms.gle/mSrZc99y7bTE8uxA6 Questions about transportation can be directed to Jon Rumrill at 965-467-7009 or by email at: email@example.com Additionally, please see the attached Return to School Letter that was part of our back to school materials. Please fill it out and drop it off at a school or email it to Andie Franck at: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you
Online Registration is open for the following activities through 09/04/20: Fall Training - Volleyball Fall Training - Football *Dates are between 09/14/20-10/03/20 *Cost is free *High School athletes only *Athletes must register online and be cleared to participate *Coaches will contact athletes with practice schedules https://norwoodyoungamerica-ar.rschooltoday.com/home MSHSL guidelines for fall sport training sessions: https://www.mshsl.org/sites/default/files/2020-08/mshsl-approved-fall-training-season-final.pdf
The MSHSL issued updates for Fall 2020 permitted Activities. Please see links below for more information. https://www.mshsl.org/about/news/league-news/mshsl-fall-approved-sports-information https://www.mshsl.org/about/news/league-news/mshsl-approved-fall-training-seasons https://www.mshsl.org/about/news/league-news/mshsl-covid-notification-information
Middle School Supply Lists have been updated effective 8-4-2020
Head cook wanted! Central Food Service and Taher, Inc. is looking for a head cook for the High School for the start of the 2020 school year. Duties include preparing quality and safe entrees from the menu, unload and organize grocery items, clean and sanitize all equipment and surfaces used by the cook, help with monthly inventory and list groceries to order, to make the entrees. Previous experience in food service is preferred, but not required. If interested, please contact Chantelle Eshleman, Central Food Service Director, at 952-467-7147 or email at email@example.com.
Central Food Service is looking for Food Service Substitutes to help out as needed. Substitutes work in most areas of the operation including food service prep, serving, dish room and clean up. Hours would vary, but generally would be from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. We are also looking for a Permanent Substitute Floater. A Permanent Floater does everything a Substitute does, but learns cashiering on top of the other duties. This position is guaranteed 2 days a week, but could be up to 5 days a week. The hours on this are very flexible and you would have to be willing to come in as early as 6:30 one week, but maybe not until 10:00 another. This position also goes until about 1:30 each day. Contact Chantelle Eshleman, Central Food Service Director at 952-467-7147 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fall Activities Parent Meeting will be Monday, August 3rd at 7pm on Zoom this year. An email via Infinite Campus will be sent out to families by Monday, July 27th with meeting and login info. If you have any questions please call the High School at (952) 467-7100.
Dear Parents, As you know, the state is currently contemplating how to safely reopen schools for the 2020-21 school year. In preparation for the state’s decision, all school districts have been required to prepare plans that address three possible scenarios: 1. A full return of students in all schools for in-person learning. 2. A partial return of students in some schools with a hybrid approach of distance learning and in-person learning. 3. No immediate return of any students and a continuation of distance learning. At this time we do not know which scenario will be chosen by the state. The Minnesota Department of Education has said that school districts should expect to receive specific guidance no later than the week of July 27. As part of our district’s planning, multiple subgroups have been formed to consider the instructional, operational and student/staff supports that will be needed in each of these three specific reopening scenarios. Our planning continued this week when dozens of staff members engaged in a reopening summit. The results of this work will be shared with you prior to July 27, along with a survey to gauge what you are planning as a family for the upcoming year. Thank you for your patience, flexibility and understanding as we continue this important work in a manner that’s as thoughtful and timely as possible. Tim Schochenmaier Superintendent
Central Raiders Bus Service is looking for people interested in serving their community while having fun and making money. Help the students in our district enjoy a safe, dependable ride to/from school and activities by signing on with Central Raiders Bus Service! We are currently looking to hire school bus & van drivers! Flexible Hours -- Paid Training -- Signing Bonus – Referral Bonus Possibility to bring your own kids with you! Flexible Hours Typical hours are 6:30-9:30 AM and 2:15-4:45 PM Actual route times vary depending on the area covered. Positions Available Van driver Bus route driver Activities & field trip driver Substitute bus and van driver Requirements Van driver- class D driver’s license Bus driver- CDL w/ school bus & passenger endorsements Don’t have one? We will pay you to train onsite! SIGNING BONUS! $800 signing bonus if you are licensed by the start of the school year. Contact Jon Rumrill in the transportation office Phone: 952-457-9324 Email: email@example.com
The 2020 Yearbooks have arrived! We will be setting up a table outside of the High School on Thursday, July 16th for curbside pickup. Yearbooks will be available for pick up from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and from 4:00 p.m-6:00 p.m. If you put down a deposit please bring the remainder of your balance to insure pick up. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
VACANCY POSTING POSTED: June 29, 2020 POSITION: Part Time Parent Educator (15 – 20 hrs/week) REQUIREMENTS: *Current license in Parent Education is required *Dual license with Early Childhood preferred *Experience in an ECFE program desired *Ability to work collaboratively and maintain positive relationships with students, school, Community Education, parents, instructors, and community members *Current CPR/First Aid certification APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 20, 2020 APPLY TO: Julie Kuenzel Community Education PO Box 367, NYA, MN 55368 NYA, MN 55368 952-467-7391
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING TONIGHT @ 6 PM. We will be meeting in the media center and will take social distancing precautions. **Please wear a mask per MDE guidelines** If you would prefer to join remotely, please contact Andie Franck @ email@example.com
Central Public Schools is looking to fill extra curricular vacancies: ~One Act Play Director ~C-Squad Football Coach If you or someone you know is interested, please have them contact Ron Erpenbach @ Rerpenbach@central.k12.mn.us
As the Minnesota Department of Education works closely with the Minnesota Department of Health to plan for the 2020-21 school year, we want to hear from families about their experience with the distance learning this spring. This feedback is extremely valuable to us. This information will allow us to help families as they balance the responsibilities of work and family, while also supporting student learning. http://sgiz.mobi/s3/2020-Parent-Distance-Learning-Feedback-Survey Please share this survey widely with your families and on social media. The survey will close on June 30, 2020. Thank you! Heather Heather Mueller, Ed.D. Deputy Commissioner
Central Public Schools is conducting a communications audit to learn about the effectiveness of our current communications with parents, staff and community members. We will use the responses to this survey to make changes to improve our communication. Your answers will be kept strictly confidential. A third-party independent consultant will analyze the data and provide a report to the Superintendent and School Board. We greatly appreciate you taking a few minutes to provide honest feedback. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CentralParents
CONGRATULATIONS to Lacey Buckentin who won "Best 7th grade essay"!!! She will receive an Amazon gift card from the Rise Up Foundation. https://alaneadams.com/essay-contest/
Bag lunches ending soon! Here is the schedule for the remaining days of the bag lunches: Thursday, May 28th – Meals for Thursday through Sunday. Monday, June 1st – Last day of Meals! You will receive meals for Monday and Tuesday, as Tuesday would have been the last day of school. We have enjoyed being able to offer this service. Have a great summer! Stay healthy and safe!
GREETINGS RAIDER NATION! As you may know by now, we unfortunately will not be able to invite anyone other than immediate family to our graduation ceremony this year. However Central Public Schools will be broadcasting the graduation beginning at 5:45 PM on KLGB Radio (1310 AM/96.1 FM). If you have friends and family that would like to listen to our graduation ceremony and live outside the radio play area, I would encourage you to download the KLGB App, which can be found at https://www.radio.net/s/kglb . Additionally, we will be streaming the graduation ceremony live on our Raider Recap Facebook page. The link to the live feed can be found by using the following link: https://www.facebook.com/norwoodcentralschools/?modal=admin_todo_tour Please feel free to share this information with any extended family and friends that would like to attend our graduation ceremony at a distance. As always, thank you so much for your support of our students and school
The Central school district is going to be holding a staff parade. This is a way for staff and student’s to wave goodbye and share in some positive memories before summer. This parade will be held on Thursday, May 28th, 2020 from 12pm-3pm The following times are approximate: 12:00pm - Start the parade through NYA 1:30pm - Arrive in Hamburg 2:15pm - Arrive in Cologne The order of the parade is flexible, but we will attempt to have ECFE, Elementary, Middle, then High School. Please see the attached routes for each town so that you can find a space on the route if we aren’t going to the street you live on. We hope to see you all out there!
Central High School Student Council is hosting a blood drive on June 25th, 2020 from 1 PM-6 PM @ CHS in the Old Gym. The direct link to sign up is below: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time It's a crazy/scary time in our world right now; YOUR donations are VERY IMPORTANT and greatly appreciated.
Are you new to the area or wondering how you can get your child registered for the 2020-2021 School Year?? Central Elementary in Norwood Young America is still accepting Kindergarten Registrations! If you would like more information, please contact Mr. Daugs @ 467-7301 or MDaugs@central.k12.mn.us If you would like a registration packet, please contact Kelli Perlich @ 467-7300 or KPerlich@central.k12.mn.us #RAIDERPRIDE
SENIOR HONOR STUDENTS Each year KDUZ 1260 AM and 96.5 FM present the “BEST OF THE CLASS" with their Senor Scholar Interviews. This year the two CHS Seniors are Kennedy Pexa and Erin Schultz. Their interviews will air on May 8, 2020 at 3:35 p.m. CONGRATULATIONS Kennedy & Erin!!
SENIORS A NEW LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP IS NOW AVAILABLE! Pro Auto Repair in NYA is offering two $500 scholarships to a senior who will be pursuing a degree in Automotive Repair, Diesel Truck Repair or Small Engine Repair. HURRY this scholarship is due May 11, 2020!
The Elementary Library has received many new and gently used books and we would like to give back to our students. Please stop by any of the lunch pick up locations on Monday, April 27th or Thursday, April 30th and help yourself to some free books! Reminder that the lunch pick up sites are in Hamburg, NYA and Cologne and run from 7:00-9:00 a.m.
Seniors! Each year NYA Times creates a senior section in the paper. This consists of a picture and information on each senior. Please fill out this form and return to Mrs Heckmann at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 27. It is found on the Guidance Office website under Forms
Attention Seniors: Another LOCAL scholarship is now available on the Guidance Office website! Kopp Family Foundation is offering (3) $250 scholarships to a CHS senior! Remember that completed applications need to be emailed to Mrs. Heckmann at email@example.com
Central High School’s Prom that was scheduled for May 2nd has been cancelled. However, we are waiting for information from the State of Minnesota which may allow us to postpone the event and reschedule to a smaller, less formal opportunity for our students. We will continue to look into all viable options and keep you updated as we receive information. If you have already purchased a ticket to prom you will receive a full refund.
The School Board is cancelling the work session scheduled for April 6, 2020.
Seniors: any local scholarship applications that are due in the Guidance Office should be emailed to Mrs. Heckmann at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also please watch the announcements and the Guidance Office website for more NEW local scholarships!
The SATURDAY APRIL 4th ACT test has been postponed until either June 13 or July 18. Students who have registered for this test will receive a direct email from ACT. NO Decisions have been made on the Minnesota State ACT Test scheduled on April 7th.
Students will be out of school on Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 27th • Instruction will resume on Monday, March 30th. It is possible that the instruction will be distance learning. • Student activities and athletics along with all Community Ed practices, enrichment classes, Early Childhood and preschool classes are suspended at this time. • Kids’ Company will continue to provide child care for all registered families the week of March 16th through March 20th, in efforts to help families plan. • Beginning the week of March 23rd, Kids’ Company will only be open for emergency workers, including: health care staff; first responders; firefighters; correctional services; essential court personnel; MN State Veterans Home staff; state and local public health agency employees; MNsure Navigators; County financial/eligibility workers; county case managers; or any county staff in emergency management or health and human services.
Mrs. Schneider was voted on to the committee for the Lectio Book Awards. You can see their organization @ https://lectiobookaward.org/home-page/about-lectio/ Why is this so exciting? Mrs. Schneider is GIVEN books by publishers to be read and considered for the award! CONGRATULATIONS Mrs. Schneider!
Prom tickets are on sale now through April 10th. ** ALL class dues must be paid before purchasing tickets.
Sean Weckman's second match at the State Tournament will begin shortly after 4 PM today (2/28/2020) on mat 3.
CONGRATULATIONS Sean Weckman! He won his first round match at the State Tournament against Blue Earth Area 5-3 (after overtime)!
Girls Basketball game tonight is on KGLB - AM 1310 & FM 96.1. You can also download the free KGLB app on your smart phone.
Reminder Middle School Conferences are tonight, Thursday, February 27 from 3:30 - 7:30
The 2020-2021 School Year Calendar has been approved and is posted on the website! Find it under District in the Quick Links section.
On Wednesday Feb. 26th, Central High School hosted 10 choirs for a Large Group Choir contest sponsored by the MSHSL. Central Concert Choir performed very well receiving one Superior rating and two Excellent ratings!
Reminder that all T-Ball, Combo Ball, Pee Wee Softball and Baseball and Crow River Baseball registrations are due February 28. Link to flyer below. https://5il.co/cj8t
Good Evening Central Schools, Another winter greetings to each of you! This is just a friendly reminder that the entire Central Public Schools attendance area is in a wind chill advisory until 10AM tomorrow. Please ensure your children have on layers and all exposed skin is covered as they head out the door tomorrow for the bus stops. Bus routes ran about 5 minutes slow this afternoon, so please take that into consideration in the morning. In partnership, Tim Schochenmaier Superintendent
Middle School is raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of MN (Pennies for Patients) until the end of February. This is a competition between Central Times....... *Coins count for you and *paper money counts against you (you can sabotage another central time by putting paper money in their collection jar) The CT group that wins gets to pick their reward. This competition will go until the end of Feb. It is also Snow Week in the Middle school!! Cupid Grams are on sale NOW!
Central High School Students had the opportunity to see the play, "The Balancing Act", on financial responsibility from the Climb Theater this morning.
POPCORN NIGHT TAKE 2........ Because of mechanical issues with the popcorn machine last night, we were unable give away popcorn for the APP Promotion. We have rescheduled POPCORN NIGHT for THURSDAY February 13, 2020 at the Boys Basketball game. Show us the App on your phone and get a FREE bag of POPCORN Thursday 2/13/2020.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Central Middle School 2nd Quarter Honor Roll Students: 6th grade A honor roll *Emmitt Barthel, *Marlena Beneke, *Kiera Eischens,* Kyson Evenski, *Parker Honl, Alexis Johnson, *Josie Kamps, *Emma Krohn, *Melanie Marttinen, Cassandra Reams, Aleese Rolf, Gabriella Schmidt, Vanessa Schmidt, *Morgan Schroeder, *Raiden Slathar, *Avery Smith, Sy Twiest, *Luke Vinkemeier, Samuel Woizeschke 7th grade A honor roll Morgan Alar, Amelia Anderson, Kadence Arndt, *Bailey Barron-Crone, Brody Behrens, Cloe Bladow, Daniel Brown, *Lacey Buckentin, *Jolee Bunn, Brielle Butler, Madelyn Chvala, *Bradyn Daugs, Saul Favela, *Emma Flannery, *CaliJo Fox, *Ella Harms, *Hayden Harms, *Kiera Hemmann, *Jenna Huotari, *Ethan Hutchins, Willow Killion, *Chloe Knopik, Dylan Kromarek, Gavin Lueck, Taytum Lund, Carson Mellingen, Natalie Mendoza Gonzalez, *Caleb Michels, *Isabella Miller, Grace Mueller, Lillyan Nelson, *Haley Neubarth, Kaiden Oelfke, Jacob Proskin, Emily Romero, Kylie Ruddies, *Benjamin Schefers, *Mackenzie Simon, *Abigael Stangret, Willow Stewart, Carter Storms, Jack Strickfaden, Hunter Sudheimer,*Nicholas Weege, Ella Wickenhauser, Zachary Wickenhauser 8th grade A honor roll Kieran Allison, *Amelia Amrhein, Aiden Barthel, *Avery Boyer, Danica Dietzel, *Holly Feist, Brenna Foster, Ayla Fox, Sawyer Goetz, *Treyton Gratz, Abigail Hartman, Faith Hecksel, Avery Lueck, *Gabriel Michels, Rylee Schneider, Adriana Simek, Athony Simons, *Hunter Smith, Lillian Springer, *Sarah Steinhagen, Emily Stieve, Abagail Venske, Aiden Wachholz, * Collin Willems 6th grade B honor roll Carter Backstrom, Gabriel Braith, Taye Bunn, Brayden Dent, Allison Franck, Taylor Hackbarth, Connor Hansen, Destiny Henke, April Henkel, Braelyn Jens, Jacob Johnson, Katie Krause, Alejo Mendoza, Ryan Neubarth, Dane Pauly, Jacob Petersen, Nathaniel Venske, Bryson Welna, Kaelan Widmer 7th grade B honor roll Carmen Andrade, Ryan Barr, Abagail Beltz, Lucas Conser, Collin Degn, Thyra Goetze, Lily Howe, Molly Ittel, Frederick Johnson, Abdi Matan, Ryan Moberg, Benjamin Molnau, Trevor Neubarth, Erica Richardson, Ethan Robinson, Hannah Schrempp, Chloe Schultz, Hailey Schwartz, Wyatte Tracy-Stern, Bryce Urness, Tia Waas, Kira Weverka, Korrin Widmer 8th grade B honor roll Caleb Bohlman, Gordon Bruckelmyer, Camryn Chase, Austin Dent, Joe Docken, Grant Erickson, Kayla Fritz, Carson Gutknecht, Allyson Hedin, Maxwell Hoernemann, Aiden Jensen, Ethan Marttinen, Alec Minkel, Parker Newman, Nicklas Poppler, Christopher *Denotes straight A honor roll
MIDDLE SCHOOL SNOW WEEK!! February 10-14, 2020 ~Monday- P.J./Cozy Day! Come to school in your cozies today! ~Tuesday- Students dress like teachers/teachers dress like students Day! Do you have someone in mind? ~Wednesday- Mismatch/Crazy Hair Day! Unmatched Craziness Today! ~Thursday- Meme Day! Come to school as your favorite meme! ~Friday- Valentine Color Day! 8th grade wears Red; 7th grade wears Pink; 6th grade wears White! * Cupid Grams will be on sale Wednesday-Friday! (25cents) * Pennies for Patients will be going on also! Help a good cause!
Books and Bagels Book Club had their first meeting today. Students in grades 3-5 get to enjoy breakfast while the group discusses the assigned reading. This years book is "Raymie Nightingale" by Kate DiCamillo. The book Bagels and Books club meets 2 times a month (Thursday mornings from 7:40 AM - 8:10 AM). There were lots of smiles and great discussions this morning.
CONGRATULATIONS to Tyler Smith who has been named as 1 of the 36 winners in the state for The Minnesota State High School League ExCEL Award! Tyler is a junior at Central High School; his parents are David and Cherie Smith of NYA. The ExCEL winners will be recognized on channel 45 during the broadcast of the Minnesota State High School League winter tournaments.
Download the App today and not only will you be able to catch up with the latest student stories, events, and news updates, you can get a FREE bag of popcorn at the basketball game on 2/6/2020 and 2/11/2020....... It’s everything Raiders, in your pocket. If you haven’t already, download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/39PKDDl or iPhone: https://apple.co/2T0YYqx
The following Elementary students showed TEAMWORK in the month of January: Back Row: Zander Harvey, Miles Klein, Brock Neubarth, Libby Hoen, Madalyn Sons, Carmen Bratz, Sarahi Velasco, Caden Heckert, Habib Matan, Austin Kube Third Row: Matthew Storms, Lexi Allison, Cidney Storms, Whitney Cebulla, Gavin Foster, Chase Emerick, Yusuf Ahmed, Davion Lenear Second Row: Wyatt Kley, Brantley Luedloff, Lily Strobel, Carina Marttinen, Olivia Feltmann, Jada Weverka, Nikolai Frisbie, Reagan McMullin, Aubrey Harris, Molly Bladow Front Row: Abigail Braith, Nellie Wasness, Will Vos, Easton Storms, Darin Marttinen, Bristol Wolter, Mayson Schulz, Avery Lind, Zach Zabel, Greta Kamann, Laicey Rademacher Not pictured: Willow Voigt, Lexi Lehrke
Central Schools is pleased to announce some exciting changes to our online presence. First, as of this morning, Central Public Schools has undergone an update to our website. The new web address is (www.isd108.org). Here you can find all the helpful information you did on our previous platform. If you have us bookmarked, please update your records. Secondly, as part of our update, Central has developed an App. You can find it in the Google Play or Apple App store by searching "Central Public Schools ISD 108". This is everything Central in your pocket. Easily connect to your child's teacher, view lunch menus, and follow all the updates from Central Public Schools in one handy spot. Be looking for "specials" at Raider events by showing the app on your phone for free items.
Current Local Scholarships for Seniors: ~SLS Tax, Accounting, Financial Services ~Ridgeview Health Care ~Young America VFW Post 1783 ~Elmer B. Dawson Memorial ~Laura Van Eyll Educational ~Hamburg Fire Department Relief Association **For more information or to apply, please visit the website (Support Services; Guidance Office; Local Scholarships)**
Spelling Bee TONIGHT @ CHS Auditorium @ 7 PM
6th grade science has been studying simple machines for the last two weeks. They have been talking about the mechanical advantage of using simple machines to make work easier to do. Each hour class has a task that they need to perform with the building of a Rube Goldberg machine using three simple machines for each of the groups. The groups have to work together with the group in front of them and also the group behind them. The tasks include shooting a basketball, throwing a baseball, and recycling a piece of paper.
The Snow week Medallion has been found by Peyton, Gio and Callie. CONGRATULATIONS!!
HIGH SCHOOL snow week dress up days: Thursday = Grumpy old men/senior citizen day Friday = Sports Gear
Snow Week Dress up days: Wednesday = Hippie Day
Be sure to check out Twitter for the Medallion Clues!!
Did you know we accept Applications for Educational Benefits for free and reduced-price school meal benefits at any time? School lunch is critical to student health and well-being, and ensures that students have nutrition they need throughout the day to learn. Research shows that receiving free or reduced-price school lunches reduces food insecurity, obesity rates, and poor health. #RAIDERPRIDE
We are excited and humbled that the Central Public Schools community voted in favor of the “It’s Essential” 2019 Operating Levy and Capital Projects Levy referendum questions. We are eternally grateful to you for this affirmation of our needs. Students in our district will benefit from this investment for years. Thank you for your support. #RAIDERPRIDE
"It's Central. It's Essential." Check out all the Referendum Information here: https://www.referendumcentral.org