South Central Unified #5 School District will close early on Friday, January 18, 2019. Lawrence will close at 11:30. Nelson and Sandy Creek will close at 12:00 noon today. No after school activities TODAY and regular bus routes will be run after school today.
1ST SEMESTER POST-SEASON HONORS
● Omaha World Herald - Honorable Mention: Karigan Drudik, Taylor Harrington, Hallie Epley, Annie McCartney, Allison Miller
● Lincoln Journal Star - Honorable Mention: Karigan, Taylor, Hallie, Allison
● All-Tribland - Honorable Mention: Karigan, Taylor
● Academic All State: Hallie, Annie
● D2-6 1st Team All-District: Lane Heikkinen-QB, Jake Sharp-RB, Kyle Golay-O-Line, Kaden Thompson-Kicker, Jake Sharp-LB, Boone Svoboda-LB, Lane Heikkinen-Safety, Kyle Golay-D-Line
● D2-6 2nd Team All-District: Brody Himmelberg-End, Coy Ceder-O-Line, Trevin Kotinek-D-Line
● D2-6 Honorable Mention: Blake Janda
● 1st Team All-Tribland: Kyle Golay-O-Line, Jake Sharp-LB, Coy Ceder-D-Line, Lane
● All-Tribland Honorable Mention: Boone Svoboda
● Huskerland Prep 1st Team All-State: Kyle Golay(2nd Time)-D-Line, Jake Sharp-LB,
● Lincoln Journal Star 1st Team All-State: Lane Heikkinen-Ath, Kyle Golay-DL
● Lincoln Journal Star Honorable Mention: Jake Sharp, Boone Svoboda
● Omaha World Herald 1st Team All-State: Kyle Golay-OL
● Omaha World Herald Honorable Mention: Lane Heikkinen, Jake Sharp, Boone Svoboda
● 1’000 Yard Guy’s 1st Team All-State: Kyle Golay-DL, Lane Heikkinen-Ath.
● NE Prep Zone 1st Team All-State: Kyl Golay, DL
● NE Prep Zone Honorable Mention: Lane Heikkinen, Jake Sharp, Boone Svoboda
● Bobby Mills 1,000 Yard Rushers Club: Lane Heikkinen
Cross Country Red Raiders
● Academic All State: Cole Troudt, Jessica Himmelberg, Joanie Schultz, Chase DeVries
● All Conference Honors for TVC: KaLee Fanning, Joanie Schultz, Rose Kathman,
NCPA Academic All-State Awards for Lawrence/Nelson
● Boys Cross Country: Cole Troudt
● Girls Cross Country: Jessica Himmelberg, Joanie Schultz
● Football: Brody Himmelberg, Boone Svoboda
● Play Production: Blake Janda, Megan Wheeland
● Volleyball: Hallie Epley, Annie McCartney
Congratulations to Hadley Borer, she has reached the Millionaire’s Club, to date she has read 1,030,144 words. Way to go Hadley!! Keep up the reading!
If you plan to use the Clay Center gym for youth sports' practices, please schedule the usage through Sandy Creek Activities Director, Jim Eberly. You can contact him at 402-746-4716 or at email@example.com. Additionally, when you are in the facilities please make sure all lights are shut off and doors are locked when you leave. Thank you.
Monday, December 17th students from Lawrence/Nelson and Sandy Creek Elementary schools were educated and entertained by MN Capt. Jack Sparrow. All students that met their 2nd Quarter AR Goal were invited to the Celebration. Students spent the day engaged in a variety of hands-on, educational, STEAM based projects.
Students explored the sand beaches from around the world's oceans, lakes and rivers. A special thank you goes to the International Sand Collectors Society for their donation of over 60 sand samples from around the world. Students found out about how the beautiful white beaches in the Caribbean are made. You might think twice about running your toes through that sand. The green beaches of Hawaii, the black beaches of England, the white beaches of the islands...students found out how each was created in its own unique way. Students all sifted through sand samples and examined sea shells and compared them to a collection that was donated from a 5th grade class over 50 years ago.
In Art, students created their own signature "Jack Sparrow" hair piece using shells, stone and wooden beads. Students were able to explore more rocks with several hands on displays that explained where the different rocks could be found, what they were used for and how to search for rocks yourself. In PE, students enjoyed a strategic and challenging game of Capture the Treasure, Pirates of the Caribbean style. Then students settled down and watched a pirate themed movie...Disney's classic "Peter Pan" or "The Goonies." Both movies allowed for discussion about bullying and how to handle those tough situations.
MN Capt. Jack Sparrow talked to the students about pirates and privateers, relating history to them for a different perspective. Ask your student about the toughest pirate of the seven seas and you will find out it was not the famous Black Beard as most students thought. The boys were disappointed and the girls were excited to find out the toughest pirate with the biggest fleet was actually a woman. Did you know Black Beard was not all bad? He actually freed more slaves than Abraham Lincoln. What does the bleeding heart represent on Black Beard's Jolly Roger? Why do we say, "break" change? What is the difference between a pirate and a privateer? Your students should be able to answer most of these questions. MN Capt. Jack Sparrow left our students with an greater interest in reading and history and a great message. "Remember the things you do, the words you say, the things you post on social media...they are parts of the history you are writing. What message are you leaving behind for students to learn about you in 200 or 300 years?" He talked to them about a rare heart shaped Piece of 8 and the message it left behind. He reminded the students, "No matter what, as long as you put your heart into it, it will probably be a good message to leave behind."
Students will do classroom celebrations for 3rd quarter goals and we will have another District Wide celebration for 4th quarter. Encourage your students to meet their goals, exceed their goals and keep reading. Sandy Creek already has 3 students that have read over 1 Million words and were acknowledged on the BIG SCREEN at the games before break. Congratulations to Josh Spray, Tripp Bracco, and Emily Brhel. We also have numerous students that went 300% over their goal, MAXED OUT the AR program for grade equivalency improvements or are still at 100% comprehension. These students will be listed soon with their special recognitions. Remember a quote from the famous Dr. Seuss, "The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Let's help encourage our students to be life-long readers today so they can be our leaders tomorrow.
SCNUSD #5 students in grades 6 through 12 will be taking the Youth Truth Survey between the time period of January 21st and February 1st. Any parent/guardian who does NOT want their child to participate in this survey, should complete & sign the OPT OUT LETTER LINKED HERE by January 15th, 2019. Thank you!
Changes are coming to CDL requirements for bus drivers, effective 1/1/19. A driver must have a current CDL license with a medical physical and still must go through Level 1 training and then drive 2 hours with someone with a current CDL/Bus license...but the Level 2 is no longer required!
Transportation Director Lynn Jester is currently setting up Series 1 training...if you are interested in being a sub driver, please contact Lynn at (308) 470-0865 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the requirements being less restrictive, we hope to get more help with substitute drivers! There is definitely a shortage, and this will help with the longer routes as well. Thank you!
Effective 1/1/19, all students under the age of 8 years will need to ride in a federally approved car seat when on a school van/car.
Please talk to your child(ren) if they are under the age of 8 years so that they understand the importance of staying safe! Read more at: https://dot.nebraska.gov/safety/driving/cps/.
New Law Following Passage of LB42
(effective January 1, 2019)
All children up to age eight must ride correctly secured in a federally-approved child safety seat.
Children ride rear-facing until up to age two or until they reach the upper weight or height limit allowed by the car seat’s manufacturer.
Children under age eight must ride in the back seat, as long as there is a back seat equipped with a seatbelt and is not already occupied by other children under eight years of age.
Children ages eight to eighteen must ride secured in a safety belt or child safety seat (booster seat).
Childcare providers must transport all children securely in an appropriate federally-approved child safety seat or safety belt.
Children up to age eighteen are prohibited from riding in cargo areas.
Violation carries a $25 fine plus court costs and 1 point is assessed against the operator’s driving record.
For more information and handout items click on the following:
Car Seat Guidelines
Nebraska Child Safety Restraint Law
Legislative Bill 42
Larwence-Nelson teacher, Morgan Trausch, serves as the current President of ACTEN (Association for Career and Technical Education of Nebraska). Next year she will be the Past President. The ACTE mission statement is "To provide educational leadership in developing a competitive workforce. ACTE strives to empower educators to deliver high-quality CTE programs that ensure all students are positioned for career success". ACTE supports their members through professional development in various forms: Techniques magazine, State and National Conferences, and resources for Educators to use in their classrooms. This is a great example of the way that SCU #5 teacher leaders involve themselves at the state level.
A big to Shout Out to Chase DeVries for earning his 100th win. Chase earned the win in front of his home crowd on Dec. 4th in a dual with Shelby/Rising City. He also went 5-0 this weekend in Southern Valley to earn first place at the 138 pound weight class along with fellow Red Raider Brayton Jarosik who won the 145 pound weight class.