The supply lists for the 2018-2019 school year at Boone Central Elementary is here! You can download the list at the links below.
The After School program has been a big hit this school year. It was put together as a place for children in grades kindergarten through 5th grade to go after the school day to complete their homework, participate in activities, and munch on snacks while being supervised by high school workers and adults. Excitingly, the After School program plans to remain open for the summer, where they will still be located inside the school. According to Mollie Morrow, they already have about 20 kids signed up.
During this upcoming summer season, they will have different “themes” each week planned out for the children. These themes include ideas such as nature exploration, arts and crafts, mazes and machines, games and sports, and much more! Each morning there will be teacher-led programming that will consist of hands-on activities related to the theme for that week. The afternoons will consist of an amount of time dedicated to reading and literacy following activities such as visiting the Albion Aquatic Center for a swim, playing in the park, and reading at the library. There are also a few plans to take the kids on a “field trip” to places such as the Norfolk Humane Society to read to the sheltered animals.
Because the students will be asked to bring their own packed lunch. However, a morning and afternoon snack will be provided for each child. Staff members will include current high school students as well as a few added staff members such as current college students. Staci Sandman will continue as the site director, sharing her responsibilities with Emma Grape, while Mollie Morrow will continue as the director.
The Albion community is excited and proud to have this program continue throughout the summer season.
article written by Katie Daniels
By Kylee Ranslem
The annual Boone Central Prom was postponed from the night of Saturday, April 14th until the evening of Sunday, April 15th due to blizzarding conditions on Saturday. However, that did not stop the Boone Central students and their dates from attending prom. They got dressed up and danced and sang at the event that was 1920s themed. Post prom was still held until 1 o’clock in the morning, where students played games and won prizes. At the end of the Grand March, that is always held before the dance, they announced the King and Queen for the 2018 seniors. Michael Murcek and Taylor Olnes were the King and Queen of Prom 2018. Michael Murcek and Taylor Olnes were very happy and could not stop smiling even as they were crowned.
Michael Murcek is involved in football and his two position are offense of tackle and defense of end. I asked Michael how he felt about being King and he told me that he was surprised, but it felt good ending his senior year being Prom King. Michael is a great student and has a great personality. He is very humorous and always makes other people laugh. After high school Michael plans to attend college and major in criminal justice where he plans to be a State Trooper.
Taylor Olnes is involved in softball and her position is playing third base. She is also involved in many other organizations; Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), BC Club, Spanish Club, Student Council, President of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Class Treasurer, and Vice President of National Honor Society (NHS). I asked her how she felt about being Queen and she told me that she was very surprised, but also very happy. Taylor is a caring, student, and always tries to make others happy. Taylor plans to attend Wayne State College where she will major in Chemistry, she plans to become a doctor.
By Erika Ramos
Each year Boone Central juniors and seniors have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. as apart of the Close Up organization. This next week, nine Boone Central juniors and one Boone Central senior will be attending this trip. Ms. Olson and Mr. Zoucha are both sponsors who will be traveling with the students and taking in the sites. This is the third year that Boone Central students have had this opportunity. Ms. Olson said that the purpose of this trip is to give kids a chance to see history in person and to experience the government in action. Mr. Zoucha says this is an excellent opportunity to expose kids to the nation’s government. Junior Zach Reicks says he is excited to go and see the city for his first time and have the opportunity to meet other high school students from across the nation. There are 10 kids going; Patricia Cleveland, Katie Goodwater, Haley Greek, Ashley Mewhirter, Abby Mousel, Mariah Olson, Hailey Schademann, Zachary Reicks, Jett Stuhr, and Trey Zoucha. They will be leaving this Sunday, April 29th and will be back Friday, May 4th. This trip encourages students to make friends with students from other schools outside of Nebraska. There are seven other states going on this Close Up trip at the same time as the Boone Central students.
By Zachary Reicks
Testing season is in full swing at Boone Central Elementary. They recently got a new type of testing for the elementary grades. The testing is a statewide assessment. The new type of testing is called NSCAS Summative Assessment. NSCAS - Nebraska Student Centered Assessment System. I recently got to ask the elementary teachers about the new testing.
When I asked about what the students have to do for the testing, Mr. Feeney said that the third through fifth grade do reading and math. The fifth graders also do the science test. The other teachers said that the testing includes answering multiple choice questions, drag and drop questions and multiple select questions. They also have to read long passages and answer questions based on the passage. The students take all three tests on chromebooks.
When asked how the teachers prepare for the testing, they all responded saying to teach the students more math and reading throughout the year. Mrs. Flinn said that her class created notebooks for the lessons throughout the year in both ELA and Math. At this point, they are reviewing with the notebooks as well as using Study Jams, Kahoot, Practice tests and other study methods.
The biggest difference of this testing is that the students are able to take more time with this testing than before. They are also able to stop and resume where they stopped at the previous time. The bad part about this type of testing the students can not go back to change their answers on previous questions. One good thing about this testing is that the teachers don’t really have to do anything different from the previous testing.
Students were also asked how they like the new testing. Some of the students say that it is easier than last year. The stories are longer and there are A and B parts for many of the questions. The tools are also different. They can take their time since they have more days to test. They also now get to take brain breaks in the middle of the test. They don't like how they can’t go back and see previous questions and answers.
Part-time welding instructor at Boone Central Schools. Requirements: Associate degree in welding or related field, industry certification, and five years of relevant work experience.
Please contact Lynne Webster for further details (395-2134).
Submit applications to Nicole Hardwick, Superintendent, Boone Central Schools, PO Box 391, Albion, NE 68620.
Boone Central School District is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Application form may be picked up at school or downloaded at www.boonecentral.org
Monday, April 9th the Boone Central Board of Education passed an extracurricular drug testing policy that will be put in place at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. Below is the overview and purpose of the program. See the attached link at the bottom of this page for the full policy.
The school district supports and values student participation in extracurricular activities, but such participation in school district extracurricular activities is a privilege and not a right. Students in all extracurricular activities in grades 7-12 shall be subject to mandatory and random testing for the presence of alcohol or illegal drugs.
Purpose of Random Drug Testing