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"Our Central Story" - 9/26/19
"Our Central Story" - 9/26/19
Central SD51
Thursday, September 26, 2019
  •  Grandparent's Day for our second half of third grade was last Friday.  They too did a fantastic job!  Thanks again to the PTO, Mrs. Cunningham, and the third grade teachers and students for an amazing program.
  • Mr. Schu visited 3rd and 4th grade students today at Central!  Mr. Schu is a blogger, a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University, and the Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic Book Fairs.  He did an amazing job getting our students excited about reading and gave away many free books.  His charismatic program left students ready to go read!  Thank you to Mrs. Mann and Mrs. Brod for organizing the event.
  • Mrs. Lowry’s homeroom won the Taco ‘Bout Central Spirit award this month for demonstrating School Spirit on our last Drop Everything and Lead Day at CIS.  The class will proudly display the Traveling Taco for the month!
  • The CIS Cheer Team volunteered at the Midwest Food Bank in Morton.  They packed 37 poxes with 296 bags of food that they scooped and sealed.  This amount will provide 7,104 servings total!  It was a great opportunity to give back and serve others and also served as a great bonding experience.
  • To follow up on last week’s story on our new bus cameras, the cameras have captured an alarming number of vehicles passing our school busses illegally.  A new state law will go into effect on January 1, 2020 regarding illegally passing a school bus with its stop sign out and lights blinking which will increase the fine to $300 and at least a 3-month drivers license suspension. A second fine increases to $1,000 and even longer time without a license. 

**Important traffic safety reminders regarding passing a school bus:  Any vehicle approaching a school bus from behind or from the opposite direction must come to a complete stop and remain stopped until the stop signal arm is no longer extended and the flashing lights are turned off or the school bus driver signals vehicles to pass.  This includes:

• Any two-lane roadway, in rural areas and within city limits.

• Any roadway, highway or private road.

• Any parking lot located on school property.

The only time a vehicle is not required to stop for a school bus is when both vehicles are on a four-lane roadway and the bus is stopped in the opposite direction from which a driver is traveling.