Good morning and welcome to Tuesday-we hope the weather isn't keeping you down. Here are some things to know about as you go throughout the week:
Service project brings kids together
Work Together Wednesday was a success April 10, when preschoolers and high school students partnered to pick up trash around Seward High.
The service project was part of National Week of the Young Child, which celebrated early learning April 8-12.
Bright Beginnings Child Development Center at the Seward United Methodist Church focused on five different themes throughout the week: Music Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Work Together Wednesday, Artsy Thursday and Family Friday—when families and pets visited students at the center.
Caroline Fehlhafer, a preschool teacher at the center, said she is always trying to come up with new ideas for activities. She said Work Together Wednesday served several purposes.
“This will help the high school teach compassion for younger kids, leadership and helping out the community by picking up trash,” Fehlhafer said.
She said some of the high school students hadn’t worked with young kids before, so activities like this one could help them experience something new or give them something to consider as a future career.
“And it’s nice for kids with no older siblings to see some older kids,” Fehlhafer said.
The preschool and pre-kindergarten students from Bright Beginnings worked with Jim Placke’s Lifetime Sports class.
“It was a great partnership,” Fehlhafer said.
Happening this week:
Tim Javorsky will provide the entertainment after the noon meal Wednesday, May 8. Javorsky studied classical saxophone and voice and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The meal that day will celebrate May birthdays and anniversaries.
People interested in improving their public speaking skills are invited to a trial meeting of Toastmasters International Thursday, May 9, at 7 p.m. at the Seward Civic Center. Contact Suzanne Gligorevic at (402) 643-4189 for more information.
Memorial Healthcare Systems will host a "Safety First-Drowsy Driving is Distracted Driving" May 10 at noon during Fridays for You. Simera Reynolds of the Nebraska Department of Transportation will give the presentation in conjunction with Four Corners Health. The event is RSVP so call (402) 646-4707 to see if there is a spot available.
The Seward baseball team won the District B4 title and qualified for state, beating Lincoln Pius X 6-1 on a rainy Monday in Seward. Pairings for the state tournament had not yet been announced.
A rainy forecast for Tuesday night in Seward has thrown a curveball in regards to the GPAC baseball postseason championship game. GPAC and Concordia officials have decided to move the one nine-inning contest to Bob Tereshinski Stadium at Riverside Field in Yankton, S.D., (home field of Mount Marty) with first pitch at noon on Tuesday, May 7. As the top seed in the bracket, the Bulldogs were scheduled to play the game at Plum Creek Park. Instead, Concordia and Jamestown will meet at the neutral site. Concordia will be the home team on the scoreboard.