Online Registration is currently available for Cross Country and Soccer. Registrations and payments are due online before Monday, August 17th in order to be cleared to participate. https://norwoodyoungamerica-ar.rschooltoday.com/
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
If a student wants to register for Cross Country or Soccer and did not receive online registration info please contact Central High School at (952) 467-7100. Registration and payment is due online before practice starts Monday, August 17th.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ImPACT Testing scheduled for today, August 4th at 6pm is canceled.
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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. 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