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Platte Center Elementary News and Events
WE ARE LAKEVIEW
The Viking Way
We strive to build a strong academic foundation with educational opportunities that develop character and the mindset needed for all students to be successful members of their community.
Lakeview Band Entertains Students
The Lakeview High School band under the direction of Mr. Wade Howles entertained the Platte Center students on April 28. The band played several selections and sounded superb! The 5th and 6th Grade students were honored to join in on “Old McDonald”. Thank you, Mr. Howles, for bringing the sound of music to our school
Town Clean Up
A legion of students and staff armed themselves with bags and gloves for the annual town clean-up in conjunction with Earth Day. Classes were designated an area of town to clean. The afternoon culminated in the park where everyone got to play, then back to school for popcicles! Thank you, students and staff, for keeping Platte Center beautiful!
Family Movie Night a Success!
A large group of parents and children packed the Platte Center gym to watch the “Peanuts Movie”. Everyone brought pillows and blankets and were treated to a free bag of popcorn. A BIG thank you to Mr. Witt for popping 130 bags of popcorn and the Platte Center PTO for sponsoring this fun event!
Mr. Freeman Reads to 1st Grade
Superintendent, Russ Freeman, came to Platte Center Elementary to read to 16 1st Grade Students. He represented the Noon Rotary Club with this service project. The students each received a new book, a sticker and a coloring book. Thank you, Mr. Freeman, the Noon Rotary Club and Columbus Area United Way.
Band Students Recognized
6The Lakeview Viking Bands would like to recognize the following Platte Center students who were nominated for the 2016 Neligh-Oakdale 5th and 6th Grade Honor Bands. Students were nominated based on their exceptional musical abilities and display of character. Students who are able to participate will travel to Neligh, NE with Mr. Howles on Saturday, April 30th for a day full of rehearsals and musical enrichment. That afternoon they will perform a concert with students from over 20 area elementary schools. Congratulations to everyone who was selected!
5th Grade 6th Grade
Tyghanna Ellis – Flute Alexa Martinez - Flute
Caitlyn Steffen – Clarinet Andres Rosales - Clarinet
Damion Jonson - Trombone Erick Bello - Tenor Saxophone
Dusty Scott - Baritone
Grace Berkeland - Percussion

Spelling Bee
Congratulations to all of our students who participated in the Lakeview Spelling Bee:
Grade 1: Alexander Santos(not pictured) and Dane Soulliere~ 2nd place Grade 2: Andy Padilla Arietta~2nd place and Brandon Rosales Valles~3rd place Grade 3: Tripp Soulliere~2nd place and Eli Pilakowski Grade 4: Victor Perez and Blake Barcel Grade 5: Grace Berkeland and Johann Chavez Grade 6: Brooklyn Greisen~2nd place and Ayanna Barragon
Fas-Break Award
Fas-Break Award for the 3rd Quarter goes to Alexa Martinez. Alexa is an outstanding 6th Grade student who is always willing to help the school in any way possible. Her self-pride and positive attitude makes her an excellent role model to all students at Platte Center Elementary. Congratulations, Alexa!!
4th, 5th and 6th Get the Inside Scoop
Platte Center Students got the inside look at trout; Literally!!!! Tori Mullins from the Nebraska Game and Parks brought trout and all the tools necessary to dissect them. Students were given step by step instructions on how to dissect and what to look for. It was a very informational Biology experiment! For the past several months Mrs. Schmidt and the 6th grade class had a fish tank in the classroom and hatched many trout eggs. The water temperature was monitored and ph balance was tested frequently. Unfortunately, there were no surviving fish after they were approximately 1” long. Tori will be bringing fish at a later date to repopulate the tank. There were mixed reviews about the dissecting process. In fact, several students found it difficult to eat lunch after they were done.
School Hours
School Hours: Classes begin at 8:05 a.m. so please bring your students before then, especially if they are participating in the breakfast program. School will dismiss at 3:20 p.m. We encourage parents whose children do not ride the bus to pick up students promptly at 3:20 p.m.
Contact Information
Platte Center Elementary
155 Platte Street
Platte Center, NE 68653

Phone: (402 246-3465)
Fax: (402 246-3044)
Email: qwitt@esu7.org
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