Raymond Central Newsletter

November 2018

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From the Desk of Dr. Joel...

We have completed the first 10 weeks of the 2018-2019 school year. I want to thank everyone for all you have done to make it a great start to a successful school year. I also want to congratulate all of the coaches, activity sponsors, staff and students for their hard work and dedication in the our fall activities. As my family and I attend RC events, it is evident the pride shown toward our school is exceptional. Pride for RC is not only on display while at events, but every single day our students, staff, and stakeholders are present. To show off our pride to others, Ms. Johnson’s yearbook class created the first ever RC promotional video. The video was a collaborative effort between students and staff. It is amazing to see the creativity and quality of work when students are presented a challenge. To watch the video, it has been uploaded below this information.

If you have not done so, be sure to follow Raymond Central on social media to get score updates, photos, announcements, etc..

  • Twitter - @rc_nation

  • Facebook - @RaymondCentralHS

As we enter November, I encourage you to take a few minutes to reflect with your student on the positives you have noticed about their growth as a learner this year. Make sure you ask them what they have learned and what they would like to improve on moving forward. An important component to the learning process is taking time to reflect, but also taking time to celebrate success.

The district continues to increase the security at all building sites within our communities. All of the security cameras on the exterior of the jr/sr high school have been replaced and upgraded with multi-lens cameras. One more multi-lens camera will be installed on the north side of the main office. In the next couple of weeks, exterior lights on the jr/sr high school building will be replaced and upgraded with LED lights. The school board’s facility committee will meet in early November to discuss next steps in regards to increasing security at each of our building sites.

With the exception of our first snow a few weeks ago, I hope we will not see significant snow, ice, artic cold, etc. during the week when school is scheduled. In the event we must delay or cancel school, a voice call, email, and text message will be sent district wide through our BrightArrow System. Please contact district office if you would like to be added as a contact in BrightArrow or need to update a new email or phone number. The district will also contact local news stations, such as channel 10/11, 8, and 7, 6, and 3 to post on their morning news station.

Finally, Raymond Central has an AdvancED accreditation visit scheduled for November 13-16. The purpose of the site visit from outside evaluators is to obtain in-depth information concerning all educational aspects of Raymond Central as it pertains to continuous improvement. The feedback we receive from the visit will be used to ensure we are meeting the needs of all our students, staff, families, and communities. We are evaluated every five years to keep our AdvancED accreditation and meet the requirements for the Nebraska Department of Education.

Have a fantastic November. Go Mustangs!

Dr. Joel, Superintendent



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Multicultural Night

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SCIP Community Awareness Series: Promoting Healthy Behaviors

Future Presentations: Save the Date

November 13, 2018 - The Impact of Stress & Anxiety on Our Youth

Lincoln High School: Theatre

6:30 PM

February 28, 2019 - Human Trafficking & Our Youth

Scott Middle School: Multipurpose Room

6:30 PM

April 4, 2019 - High in Plain Sight: Preventing Youth Substance Use

Lincoln Northeast High School

6:30 pm

Important dates for November activities

Nov 5th - Conference Choir - Syracuse

Nov 8th-10th - State VB

Nov 12th - Winter sports practices start (BB, WR)

Nov 16th - Fall sports banquet 6:30pm meal, 7pm program

Nov 19th - Conference one-act at Wahoo

Nov 26th - Jamboree GBB/BBB vs East Butler 6/7:30pm

Nov 29th - WR vs NBC/East Butler

Nov 30th - GBB/BBB @ Aquinas, District One-act

Hustle Run on October 27, 2018

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 9th annual fundraiser Hustle run/walk and pancake feed for the RC Food Bank Backpack Program. A special thank you to our many donors and sponsors. Your generous contributions to feed hungry children are appreciated. Many thanks to the Valparaiso Rural Fire District for the use of their facility for the pancake feed, all the volunteers, and staffing the emergency services on the trail. Also, thank you to the High School Spanish Club volunteers for helping serve the breakfast. A big shout out to our RC Food Bank BackPack Program committee members: Doug Rudeen, Shirley Eichmeier, Leroy Hanson, Polly Henderson, Laura Hill, Jean Danley, Ann Egr, Lori Maxwell, Christine Genrich, Kris White, and Shelly Dostal.

Sponsors for this year's Hustle t-shirt were:

Immanuel Lutheran Church in Ceresco

The Kelly Family

Frontier Coop

Settje Agri-services &Engineering

First Northeast Bank of Nebraska

Ceresco Evangelical Covenant Church

Aqua Systems


Raymond United Methodist Church

Raymono's Pizza Plus

Saunders County Soybean Growers

Complete Finish

Raymond Central Education Association

R Square Construction

The Varilek Family

Super C - Ceresco

Barbara & Leroy Hanson

Laura & Ken Hill

Common Good Farm

Nebraska Lake Management, LLC

Ernie's in Ceresco

Power Source Electric

Valparaiso Rural Fire District

TeamMates Poinsettia Fundraiser

Please consider purchasing a holiday poinsettia to support the RC TeamMates Program. Complete an order from (can be found below) and turn it into the office at your student’s school site no later than Friday, November 9 with payment included. Make all checks payable to RC Teammates. Poinsettias can be picked up December 4 at Raymond Central Junior Senior High School prior to or during the elementary holiday concert in the swing classroom-signs will be posted with directions for pick-up.

Funding from this sale will be distributed in the following manner:

45% will be used for TeamMates participation fee
50% will be used for local scholarships
5% will be used for mentor/mentee supplies
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Electronic Cigarettes and Other Vaping Devices

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SCIP November Newsletter

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