Some of you may have heard already from social media, but Darrel Springer nominated the Sandy Creek FFA Chapter for the Power To Do More Contest through Corteva Agriscience. He applied way back in March and he found out in May we made it to the top 10 in the country. We are the ONLY candidate from Nebraska.
The winner is whoever gets the most votes by July 8th. You can vote once a day on all of your devices and different web browsers. If we win we have a few different ideas of projects we would invest the money into. Here is the link that will take you to the voting https://www.poweroverweeds.com/powertodomore/. All you have to do is click the vote button for Darrel Springer. We would really appreciate all of your help by voting every day!
Thank you and I hope you all are having a great summer!
Sandy Creek Public Schools
Agricultural Education Instructor/FFA Advisor
The Lawrence/Nelson PBIS Team and our Raiders Involved Parents Support Group, along with the help of Mary Statz (Nelson Librarian) and Haley Williams (Lawrence/Nelson Class of 2020), have come up with some fun activities for our elementary students over the summer!
Current Positions Available
The South Central Unified School District is accepting applications for the following positions. Required forms can be found by clicking on the links listed here. Both the certified and classified staff positions require a background form.
Please open the appropriate forms and fill out online OR download the forms, and open them with Adobe Reader or Preview to fill in the application. The forms needed for each job are listed next to the corresponding opening. All open positions require TWO forms.
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|Lawrence/Nelson Elementary||Classified Application||One Source Background Check & Summary||OPEN 19-20|
|Para||SCALE||Classified Application||One Source Background Check & Summary||OPEN 19-20|
|Custodial/Kitchen Help||Lawrence/Nelson Elementary||Classified Application||One Source Background Check & Summary||OPEN 19-20|
|Para||Sandy Creek High School||Classified Application||One Source Background Check & Summary||OPEN 19-20|
|Elementary Teacher||Sandy Creek||Certified Application||One Source Background Check & Summary||
|Bus Driver/Sub Drivers||LN & SC||Classified Application||One Source Background Check & Summary||
Interested candidates may submit a letter of interest, resume, application, background form, and credentials to:
30671 Highway 14
Fairfield, NE 68938
Equal Opportunity Employment: It is the policy of South Central Nebraska USD#5 to employ the best qualified applicant for each position without regard to sex, disability, race, color, religion, veteran status, national or ethnic origin, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, or other protected status, and to not fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual's sex, disability, race, color, religion, veteran status, national or ethnic origin, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, or other protected status.
There shall be no discrimination by school officials against any employee because of membership or activity in an employee organization or because of protected free speech activities. This position is subject to Veterans preference. EOE
Incoming senior Haley Williams understands the importance of reading at a young age, as well as that "summer drop off" that we hear so much about. Because of this, Williams approached Lawrence/Nelson Principal Dana Epley and asked what she could do to help. She suggested starting a summer reading program for the kids in Lawrence who were not able to make it to the Nelson Library's Summer Reading Program. From there, Mrs. Epley contacted Mary Statz and Tina Albrecht, both of whom were very helpful, and worked on a plan to carry over the learning/reading from their program to Lawrence on a weekly basis in June.
Haley Williams is heading up this project with help from the Raider Involved Parents Support Group, and other parents who are available to help as well as lots of guidance and supplies from Tina, Mary and the Nelson Library. Thank you to everyone for their hard work in putting this all together. We hope that even more kids can join us next Tueday, June 11th, at 3 PM in the elementary art room. This program will continue through June, being held every Tuesday at 3 PM, with transportation being the responsibility of the parents.
Students are reminded that they can continue to work on their IXL skills in both language arts and math, as well as the free resources in reading and math from the Department of Ed on our school website at: http://www.southcentralunified.org/vnews/display.v/ART/5cefeda07e5aa?in_archive=1. The AR site is not open over the summer due to such low participation numbers last year, but we hope to see lots of our students attending either the Lawrence or the Nelson summer reading programs and working on filling in those PBIS Summer Passports!
For your convenience, you may now directly link our calendars to your phone, iPad, and other devices. When you link a calendar to your device, you will no longer have to manually input school happenings. We do our best to put everything on the calendar, so that you don't have to. And if there's a change in the schedule, it doesn't happen often, but when it does - your calendar will automatically be updated!
How to Sync the Calendar to Your iPhone / iPad:
How to Sync the Calendar to Your Android Device:
To sync with Android devices, you will need to use your Google account and have a Google calendar created. In your Google calendar on a real computer:
Sometimes it takes several minutes for the calendar to sync...please give it time. You may also need to close out of your calendar & re-open it!
The Department of Education and SCNUSD #5 is concerned about your child's summer loss...especially in reading and math. HERE is a link to Summer Learning Programs available from the Department of Education which are FREE resources!
NE LB 1081 goes into effect with the 2019-2020 school year, with the goal of having all students reading at their grade level by THIRD GRADE, and then continuing to grow. Three times per year, our District will require a reading assessment in our elementary grades, with the primary purpose to identify reading deficiencies, and then address these with an individualized reading plan for your child, including small group or individual instruction being given.
We want to help our students be successful with this goal, as summer reading loss is a concern.
And it's not just Reading, it is important for children to stay on top of their Math skills as well over the summer...
The Lawrence/Nelson Basketball Teams will be holding their annual "Raider Basketball" Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 29th, starting at 10 AM, at the Elk Creek Country Club in Nelson, NE. This is a four-person tournament with all proceeds going to the Lawrence/Nelson girls' and boys' basketball programs. The cost is $120 per team, with lunch included.
Following the tournament, there will be a raffle and auction. Basketball coaches Decker Brown and Andy Peterson are asking for flag prizes, raffle and auction items, and workers for this tournament. If you are able to help out, please contact one of them at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. It goes to a great cause, and it is a fun tournament to take part in!
The Superior Family Medical Center will be offering $25 sports physicals at their Superior, Nelson and Edgar clinics this spring and summer. See the attached flyer for more information. Please ensure that you are using the updated NSAA SPORTS PHYSICAL FORM for all sports physicals.
INCOMING PRESCHOOL, KINDERGARTEN, 7TH GRADERS, AND ALL OUT OF STATE STUDENTS WILL ALSO NEED TO HAVE THE DHHS PHYSICAL FORM LINKED HERE, which includes a vision test that is not on the NSAA Physical Form. Also, please note that immunizations will be checked & may need to be updated in these situations as well.
All students entering kindergarten and seventh grade, as well as all students participating in either junior high or senior high athletics, are required to have a physical. Students are asked to turn in all required forms to their respective school office by August 1st of the upcoming school year. Forms that are required include:
ALL KINDERGARTNERS, 7TH GRADERS & OUT-OF-STATE NEW STUDENTS:
Athletic Required Participation Forms for Grades 7 - 12:
Each of the forms are linked above.
ALL FORMS BE TURNED IN TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE NO LATER THAN AUGUST 1ST.
The Superior Family Medical Center will be holding physicals for our students at both the Nelson and Superior Clinics on the dates/times listed below:
IF PLANNING TO USE THE SUPERIOR OR NELSON FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER, PLEASE CALL (402) 879-4781 FOR AN APPOINTMENT.
Preschool - Elementary
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