Raymond Central Public Schools

May 2020

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From the Desk of the Superintendent...

We have entered a May that looks much different from any other May in history. As I look back at this year's school calendar, our students have not physically attended a school site since Friday, March 13. I appreciate everything our staff, students, parents/guardians, and families are doing to continue learning as the school district creates a reopening plan for August. This has not been an easy process for our teachers, nor our students or families. I am proud of the efforts of everyone in making remote learning possible for our district. While we continue to create action solutions for our current challenges, we will come out strong and more united once this pandemic comes to an end. I believe we have a solid plan that will help our students maintain their academic progress and be ready to transition to their next grade level in the fall of 2020.

If you have followed the news, Commissioner Matt Blomstedt has encouraged school districts to create contingency plans if the COVID-19 pandemic continues into the fall. Raymond Central plans to reopen with students in our buildings, however, we may be given different guidance from the Nebraska Department of Education and Governor Ricketts. We will continue to keep everyone up-to-date as plans develop and communication comes from the state level. Remember, while our building sites are closed (both inside and outside), the learning continues at home. Thanks for your hard work and flexibility during this unprecedented time.

Raymond Central is proud to honor our seniors on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 2:00 PM. We have partnered with Aspen Video to create a virtual graduation ceremony that will be available for two days (a link and more information with be shared by Mrs. Stansberry). Thanks to the generosity of our Raymond Central Educational Foundation, every senior will receive a DVD copy of the ceremony and a graduate sign for their front yard. While we understand a virtual ceremony is not the same as what is typically held, Saturday, July 18 has been reserved to hold a ceremony in the football stadium. We will not know if this is possible until the CDC and Governor Ricketts lift the current large gathering restrictions.

As we move forward, we will continue to stay diligent following the guidance of our local health experts to do our part in flattening the curve of COVID-19’s spread. We will get through this together!

Stay safe, healthy, and engaged with remote learning!

Do Not Forget!

  • Raymond Central is excited to announce a new partnership with Civic Nebraska and the RC Foundation. Over the course of two years, RC and the RC Foundation researched how to create and implement a before and after school program for our district. At first the idea was to try and create a program on our own, until we met Civic Nebraska. Civic Nebraska has a large footprint in providing before and after school programs in Lincoln and Omaha. Raymond Central will be the first rural model for the organization with the hope to expand into more communities. The program will be an extension of the school day with a focus on academic support, student enrichment, physical activity, and more! To learn more about our awesome partnership, checkout the website - https://www.civicnebraska.org/raymond/.

Go Mustangs!

Dr. Joel

Class of 2020

Congratulations, 2019-2020 National Honor Society Inductees!

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Do YOU know an Outstanding Staff Member?

Hello all! We would love to send some positivity to our staff! If you want to nominate a staff member for something great they are doing please use the link below! Feel free to submit at any time between now and the end of the year. You can nominate as many times as you want :) Thank you!


Check out what Mrs. Rempfer's Art students have done during Quarantine

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Interested in learning more about weight training? Check out this article!

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FBLA Update

Follow Raymond Central FBLA on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Current 6th-11th grade students if you are interested in joining our Middle-Level Chapter next year let Ms. Reinert know and she will get you added to the Google Classroom for announcements and a chance to start earning points!

2020-2021 Officer Team

President - Connor Nichols

Vice President - Lauren Prososki

Secretary - Sydnie Blanchard

Treasurer - Rachel Potter

Reporter- Josi Lahm

Historian - Olivia Masek

Public Relations - Lexi Dubas

Freshman Class Representative - Rosalie Tvrdy

Recruiter - Jaci Bryce, Bailey Skeahan

Parliamentarian - Heather Lange

ML Representative - Sarah Lange

FFA Update

We had FFA Officer Elections (listed below), we will also be releasing some award announcements that would be announced at our banquet this week on social media over the next few weeks if people follow us on facebook (Central FFA) or Instragram (@rcentralffa)

  • President: Mallory Hughes
  • Vice President: Ellie Hula
  • Secretary: Heather Lange
  • Treasurer: Rachel Bos
  • Reporter: Aleyna Cuttlers
  • Sentinel: Hailee Nelson
  • Parliamentarian: Barrett Walahoski
  • Historian: Leslie Bos

In Search of Memories??

Well, you're in luck! RC Journalism has some extra copies of past yearbooks and we would like to cut you a deal! For $5, YOU could have a copy (or more than one in some cases) of any of the following available yearbooks:

1994--1 copy left

1998--5 copies

2000--2 copies

2005--28 copies

2006--13 copies

2009--16 copies

2010--5 copies

2012--8 copies

2013--9 copies

2014--4 copies

2015--7 copies

2016--9 copies

2018--17 copies

If you would like to have a copy of these memories, please contact the RC Journalism team at:


We will save your copy and arrange for you to pick up at the high school!

Want a copy of THIS YEAR'S yearbook for 2019-2020? You're in luck!! You can still order one by simply contacting the Journalism Team at: rcentraljournalism@gmail.com

Let us know how many you want and you can easily mail a check in to the High School office. Yearbooks are $60 a piece. The deadline for ordering is MAY 15, so don't miss out!!