Raymond Central Public Schools

November 2022

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Poinsettia Sales

Raymond Central TeamMates have submitted the preorders for the 2022 poinsettia sale. The following is a list of overstock that will be available for purchase after November 29th.

5 small red poinsettias........................$16 each

2 small white poinsettia......................$16 each

3 small glitter poinsettia......................$16 each

1 small crystal pink poinsettia............$16 each

2 BIG red poinsettia.............................$35 each

Please contact Alice Pecka at 402-450-7590 if you would like to purchase any of the overstock.

Raymond Central Teammates will also host a Book Fair at the SouthPointe Barnes and Noble on Saturday, December 10, 2022. You can shop all day long and you must mention that you would like a portion of your sales to benefit Raymond Central at check-out.

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Little Diamonds Dance Camp

Registration Form - https://forms.gle/8ZDXMh5NhAFM3ydu5

Dance Camp will be Saturday, December 10th from 9-11 AM at the highschool. Dancers will learn the routine and receive their shirts and poms.

The performance will be Friday, December 16th during the High School Boys Basketball game, scheduled to start at 7:30.

The Camp is $25 per dancer.

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Parent's Night Out

Registration Form - https://forms.gle/ndGpLeCU3fonNrio8

Parent's Night Out is an evening for the RCHS Dance Team to provide child care services for parents near the holidays!

The event is Friday December 2nd, from 3:30 - 8pm. Students will participate in winter-themed crafts, activities/games in the gym, pizza dinner, and a movie!

Elementary (K-5th Grade) students will be offered transportation from the elementary schools to the high school using school vans, driven by RCHS staff members. (Parents do have the option to pick up their child from the elementary and bring them off at the high school building)

Pricing is Described Below:

1 Child - $25

2 Children $45

3+ Children $60 (Family Maximum)

Staff members are CPR and First Aid Certified. Space for the event is limited to 40 children.

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Blue Crew Update

On Oct. 28th, the RC Student Leadership team known as the Blue Crew visited Ceresco and Mrs. Hudson's 2nd grade class to help carve pumpkins. The Blue Crew did a great job setting a good example of sharing, teamwork, and including everyone!

Check out the photos below!

Gotcha Good!

Gotcha Good is a program designed to recognize 6-12 graders who have been "caught" doing something extra good to help the school community, a classmate, or a staff member.

Gotcha Good Student Winners:

Logan Fisser was nominated for standing up for a classmate when a joke went too far.

Lindsey Morris was nominated for picking up trash after a volleyball game

Cooper Huck was nominated for patiently helping another student get caught up in multiple subjects

Lennox Starr was nominated for helping a teacher hand out papers to classmates.

Lyliend Dicaprio was nominated for volunteering to work with another student during a science lab.

Staff Winners:

Matt Smith was nominated for helping out so much with activities, driving the bus, and as a para.

Josh Karel was nominated for caring so much about students in class and Spanish Club.

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13th Annual Hustle Run by the RC Backpack Program

The RC Backpack Program would like to thank all of the sponsors and participants that contributed to the success of the 13th annual Hustle Run and Pancake Feed! Kid winners were Addison Hicks and Coleman Field. Female winners were Barb Ohnoutka, Ellerie White and Elizabeth Hendrickson. Male winners included Eli White and Mark Matulka.

See photos below!

STEM Collaboration with 6th and 8th Grade Classes

The sixth and eighth grade STEM classes, under the instruction of Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Winfrey, collaborated together to create a water filtration system that is cost effective for those in countries without access to clean water. Students followed the engineering design process to research, budget, design, build and test prototypes. To finish off the unit students created a Shark Tank pitch.

See photos below

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Student Council Blood Drive

The blood drive is on November 4th from 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. For more information, ask Ms. Starner: alisha.starner@rcentral.org
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Band Update & Performances

The Jr. High and High School bands will be performing in the November 11th, Veterans Day Concert. I also have 5 students (Mae Masek, Josie Lahm, Morgan Lahm, Robert Ortiz : Honor band, Gareth Mills : Festival Band) who will be going to the Doane Fall Festival of Winds on November 5th to participate in the events of the day!
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Fire Safety Week

Fire Safety Week was a huge success thanks to the efforts of our volunteer firefighters from Ceresco, Raymond, and Valparaiso. Thank a firefighter today for their service and dedication to our communities! Check out all of the photos below!
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Need some projects done?

If anyone needs woods projects done, construction, or automotive related projects the Construction Class is willing to take on your challenge!

You will be responsible for paying for materials.

Got a challenge? A project that you've been putting off? Contact Mr. Hackbart today!


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Teammates/Amazon Smile Donation

Donating without spending any extra money may sound too good to be true but if you’re already an Amazon shopper, then welcome to AmazonSmile. Anyone with an Amazon account can shop through smile.amazon.com and donate 0.5% of their Amazon purchases to Raymond Central Teammates. The great thing about this is, that you do not donate your own money, the donation comes from Amazon!

“AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service,” according to the AmazonSmile website. The AmazonSmile website looks identical to the regular Amazon website, the only difference is that you’re making a difference with your purchases.

The donations raised through AmazonSmile will support student scholarships and background checks for mentors. Through your Amazon account, it is possible to track not only how much money you have personally donated to the cause but you can also see how much the organization as a whole has acquired through the program.

If you already shop at Amazon, please consider going through AmazonSmile. Very few items on the website are not AmazonSmile eligible.

To set up your donation, visit https://smile.amazon.com and search Teammates Mentoring Program Valparaiso, NE. If you are already supporting a program and would like to switch to TeamMates Mentoring Program, look for the yellow writing under the search box that says “supporting;” and selecting that will bring up an option to change.

Sign-up today at smile.amazon.com!

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SCIP Info--Click Here

SCIP is a program designed to bring together families, school and the community to support student behavioral and emotional health.

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Order Your Yearbook NOW!

We had so much fun including everyone in the district last year that we are doing it again! All staff and students from Preschool to the Graduating Class of 2023 will be included in one beautiful book. If you have students in more than one building, you can buy one book and have everyone's photo included!

(Elementary yearbooks will still be available for families with only elementary students! Please contact the Elementary office if you would only like an elementary yearbook!)

The Journalism Team has already been working hard on a theme that we think you will love this year! Soooo...Don't delay!! Order your Yearbook TODAY!!!

Yearbook Order Forms for the 2022-2023 Yearbook are available in the office or in Mrs. E's room. There will be NO extra books ordered, so please make sure you get yours ordered now!

Pricing is as follows:

$50 per yearbook from August 17, 2022 to December 31, 2022

$60 per yearbook from January 1, 2022 to May 20, 2022

If you have multiple children and would like more than one yearbook:

$95 for two yearbooks until December 31, 2022

$140 for three yearbooks until December 31, 2022

NO discounts starting January 1, 2023

Senior/Business Ad space is also available! Please email:

rcentraljournalism@gmail.com for more information or with any questions!

SENIOR PARENTS--If you have not already done so, please email a senior photo and a baby photo of your graduating senior to: rcentraljournalism@gmail.com

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Senior Agenda--Click Here

Detailed information for seniors to help navigate the year. Includes deadlines for graduation, yearbook, photos, etc.

Jostens Online Order--Click Here!

All Josten products can be ordered online with the exception of letter jackets.