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Anxiously Awaiting Spring in Preschool!

By Cheryl Panko

February 27, 2018

Since seeing that the groundhog saw his shadow on Feb. 2nd, we have been anxiously awaiting Spring’s arrival.  We received a tower garden in our classroom at Cook and planted peppers, peas, lettuce, bok choy, swiss chard and basil. . . . read more

Preschool Registration Is Open!

February 12, 2018

The Johnson County Central Preschool Program is now accepting registration forms for the 2018-19 school year. Our program serves children three years of age to kindergarten entrance age. A child must be three years of age on or before July . . . read more

Fifth Grade January Opportunities

January 15, 2018

By Julie Tubbesing The fifth graders are currently taking part in “Trout in the Classroom” sponsored by The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Trout eggs in the eyed stage arrived on January 16. The eggs should hatch in . . . read more

One School/One Book starts Monday, Jan 15th

January 15, 2018

The One and Only Ivan El unico e incomparable Ivan One School/One Book starts Monday, January 15, 2018. Books are being sent home for families to begin reading together. Look for your copy . . . read more

Christmas Around the World

December 18, 2017

"Buon Natale, Feliz Navidad, and Froliche Weihnachten" from the Third Grade class. At the beginning of December we packed our suitcase applied for a passport, and grabbed our map as we headed around the world to learn about . . . read more

News from First Grade - Mrs. Faris

December 4, 2017

The first graders enjoy watching the changes from summer to fall, and now from fall to winter.   We are very curious in learning about the world around us.  We used watercolor paints to create our own fall leaves, and they turned . . . read more

Learning Goals from Mrs. Benson’s First Grade Class of 2017-2018

November 16, 2017

First Grade can be a big step to take in becoming an independent learner and knowing more about our world through reading, math, written language, and social sciences. Our class has goals for each area or subject that we learn about each . . . read more

Mrs. Crotty's 5th Grade News

November 14, 2017

We are well on our way in second quarter and it will be over before we know it.  5th grade continues to work hard and give all of our work our very best effort. Some work can be challenging and frustrating, but we keep plugging away. We . . . read more

Fall Preschool Update

October 10, 2017

Preschool has had a very busy start to their school year!  They have been learning new schedules and routines, getting to know who community workers are and how they can help their families.  We have been making new friends, . . . read more

Discover the Treasure in Learning!

September 5, 2017

The 2030 Kindergarten class have been very excited about starting school! All 18 boys and girls in Mrs. Grotrian’s class are busy learning about school and rules and getting used to a full day of learning and fun! On the first day . . . read more

Welcome to Fifth Grade

By Mrs. Tubbesing

August 28, 2017

The fifth graders have had an awesome start to the 2017-2018 school year. Each fifth grade classroom has seventeen students. There is one new student in fifth grade this year and she is in Mrs. Tubbesing's room, Zoe Lamb. Zoe is a . . . read more

First Grade

Mrs. Faris

May 2, 2017

Happy May Day!  The first graders had fun making a May Basket that they secretly delivered to their first grade friends in Mrs. Benson’s room.  They filled them with popcorn and a few candy treats.  We love special days . . . read more

5th Grade News

By: Tanya Crotty

April 18, 2017

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Easter break.  The weather was amazing!  It is so refreshing to see all the beautiful flowers blooming and the cute calves playing in the pastures.  We had a great time in March when we . . . read more

Mrs. Benson's First Grade News

April 3, 2017

Wow, it is spring time in our first grade classroom.  We have been talking about all the things that animals and people do for the different seasons as they change.  We also know what helps make the seasons happen, as the earth . . . read more

Mrs. Borrenpohl's Kindergarten News

February 13, 2017

The 13 students in Mrs. Borrenpohl’s Kindergarten Class have been very busy in the beginning of the 2017 school year. We celebrated the 100th day of school on January 31st. The students decorated a cape that they wore with 100 items of . . . read more

Renaissance Home Connect

February 13, 2017

As most of you parents know, Johnson County Central Public Schools has been using Accelerated Reading for many years to allow our students to individually practice their reading skills with books of their choice. When switching over to the . . . read more

Trout in the Classroom

By Julie Tubbesing

January 18, 2017

The fifth graders are currently taking part in “Trout in the Classroom” sponsored  by The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Trout eggs in the eyed stage arrived on January 11.  The eggs should hatch in about a . . . read more

Notes from the Reading Room

January 6, 2017

Notes from the Reading Room – Mrs. Doeden I hope you had a joyous holiday season.  It seems impossible to believe that it is already the new year.  The first semester of school went by so quickly, and I am sure the . . . read more

Gingerbread Cookie Project

December 5, 2016

Mrs. Benson's First Grade class started their gingerbread project last week! They were joined by school board member Kim Wellensiek! Students mixed the dough, rolled it, and cut the cookies out! Then, Mrs. Benson baked the cookies and the . . . read more

First Grade News, December 2016

November 27, 2016

During a regular school day, first graders have a very busy schedule.  Our morning is dedicated to reading.  We use the Reading Street series.  There are many books to read, workbooks that help us practice reading skills, and . . . read more

Happy Thanksgiving from Mrs. Hemmingsen and her Second Grade Class

November 23, 2016

On Friday, November 18th, the second graders entertained their parents, grandparents, and friends with Thanksgiving poems, songs, plays and jokes. Their outstanding performances earned them their November Pizza Hut Book-It and . . . read more

Run, Turkey, Run!

November 22, 2016

Can Mrs. Benson find the turkey? Is he safe? Read along to find out with the 1st Grade Class! read more

First Grade November News

November 20, 2016

What a wonderful fall.  We have really enjoyed being outside in the warm weather and walking through all the colorful leaves. For fall in reading class, the first grade class has been working on understanding cause and effect. . . . read more

Mrs. Crotty's 5th Grade

November 15, 2016

Turkey is just around the corner.  I can already smell the delicious aromas of Thanksgiving dinner.  The goal each year is to not eat too much, but for some reason I am never able to abide by that.  It is hard to believe that . . . read more

The Power of Play

November 7, 2016

Each day our energetic preschoolers enter the classroom door ready to learn! Accordingly, these students are given many opportunities to see, hear, touch, and connect with their surroundings. It is through these sensory experiences . . . read more

Title 1 Family Fun Night

October 12, 2016

Johnson County Central friends & families enjoyed great weather for the annual Title 1 Family Fun Night, Tailgate Party and Pumpkin Decorating on Friday, October 7th. The kids received free admission to the Thunderbirds' Football game . . . read more

Mrs. Dieckgrafe's Third Grade

October 7, 2016

Students in the third grade may find my webpage helpful in practicing many skills. On the JCC website under Tecumseh Staff, find my name and go to the class webpage . It is here that they will find resources and links for math, . . . read more

Welcome to Fifth Grade

By Mrs. Tubbesing

August 30, 2016

The fifth graders have had an awesome start to the 2016-17 school year.  Each fifth grade classroom has eighteen students.  Both fifth grade sections have one new student. Mrs. Crotty's room has Jade Justus and Mrs. . . . read more

Third Grade Video

May 26, 2016

Mrs. Dieckgrafe has shared a video of her Third Grade Class from the 2015-16 school year. Watch it below or send a link to share . read more

Golden Sower Books

April 18, 2016

Every year we read the Nebraska Golden Sower nominee books in the elementary library. There are ten books nominated annually for this award. Each week one of the nominees is read and discussed on its merits for the award. Students are taught . . . read more

Second Grade Bumble Bees!

April 6, 2016

We helped pollinate our cucumber plants. We did the job of bumble bees!  We took the nectar from the male and sprinkled it on the female blossoms.  We're hoping this makes cucumbers we can enjoy! read more

Mrs. Benson's First Grade News

April 4, 2016

It is already 4th quarter and our class is picking up the pace with reading, math facts, and writing our stories. In reading, we have been working on what kinds of stories are narrative or expository stories. We have been working and . . . read more

5th Grade Water Celebration Photos

March 23, 2016

On March 9, 2016, the fifth grade students went to the Water Celebration at Peru State College.  The fifth graders took part in nine sessions where they learned the importance of water and our environment. Click on photo to view . . . read more

Ways to Help Your Preschooler at Home!

March 21, 2016

Click on the photo to see more photos! Dear Mom and Dad, I am learning so many great things at preschool.  This letter tells you about some of the things that I am learning and how you can support my learning at home. . . . read more

Harvest Day / Think Spring!

February 12, 2016

Fom the Second Graders and Mrs. H. UPDATE: March 17, 2016 The second grade got to harvest their "crops" a second time today!  We donated 2 bowls of lettuce and arugula to the kitchen for the salad bar.  . . . read more

Read with Me - A Special Partnership

February 8, 2016

Gail Hutt, Reading K-3 Every Thursday afternoon second and third grade students at Johnson County Central partner with residents of Belle Terrace and Ridge View Towers to read stories. This gives the students great reading practice. . . . read more

Title 1: K-3rd

February 8, 2016

Mrs. Judi Borrenpohl We are making great strides in our reading and math classes in Title1!  The students come into my classroom ready to go learn! In the morning, I am happy to help the classroom teachers by teaching one . . . read more

Earth Science

January 20, 2016

By Mrs. Tubbesing The fifth graders studied Earth science during the second quarter. They are currently reviewing and testing on all the Earth science skills they learned. The last week in January the fifth grade students will begin . . . read more

World Book Encyclopedia – A Great Resource for Students

January 8, 2016

World Book Encyclopedia – A Great Resource for Students The latest 2016 edition of the World Book encyclopedia is now in the elementary library. It is available for all teachers and students to use here at school. It is 33% . . . read more

Second Grade News – Mrs. Doeden

January 4, 2016

Wow!  It is hard to believe that we are half way through our year together.  Time sure has flown by!  We have a great group of second grade students, and I am sure we will have a great second half of the year, too.  . . . read more

Jolly Holiday Reading

By Mrs. Peters

December 11, 2015

  Here in the elementary library we are checking out many wonderful Christmas stories to read for Accelerated Reading and just for fun. If you parents are searching for a last minute gift for your children or whole family, might I . . . read more

News from First Grade

Mrs. Faris

November 30, 2015

     The first graders enjoy watching the changes from summer to fall, and now from fall to winter. We are very curious in learning about the world around us. We used watercolor paints to create our own fall leaves, . . . read more

Mrs. Benson's First Grade

November 23, 2015

Fall is a busy time in first grade.  We really enjoy watching and talking about all of the changes that happen in our world.  The changing of the leaves are fun to collect and see.  It is always fun to walk around school on a . . . read more

The Role of a Speech-Language Pathologist in Schools

November 10, 2015

The Role of a Speech-Language Pathologist in Schools By Kim Ellicott When most people think of the role of a speech-language pathologist (SLP), they think of helping kids who have a lisp or have incorrect productions of . . . read more

Preschool: Moving On!

October 12, 2015

Preschool is moving along steadily as we dive into math, reading, writing, social skills, and creative play. We are having fun learning patterns and numbers through ten in our math curriculum.  In reading and writing we are currently . . . read more

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