Friday, April 13, 2018

New Center Staff Member!

As part of a six-week pilot program, Paws4Cardinals, chocolate lab Murphy will be working with students on animal assisted interventions.  As an AKC recognized therapy dog, learn what his job is all about through the book, "Ben the Very Best Furry Friend" by Holly Raus.   
Special thanks to Mrs. Hutton's innovation and hard work to bring Murphy aboard!


Thursday, March 29, 2018

First Grade Coders!

First graders are learning how to program the Bee Bot Robots by inputing a series of directional steps to make their robots move and learn!







Thursday, March 22, 2018

A Very Special Episode of Center School Sightings

This presentation will change not only how you view plastic bags forever, but also the power of a passionate group of students.

Starting last year with the book, The Voyage of Plastiki, fifth grade students became passionate about the five great garbage patches in the ocean.  This year, after reading, The Invasion of the Plastic Bags, their passion intensified.  

Four fifth graders gave a presentation that is remarkable.  Their audience, the PTO.  Now, you too can become the audience to this serious situation the fifth graders so eloquently informed us about.  Get some kleenex ready!

A sincere and special thank you to Mrs. Valerie Fritz, who is able to bring real world problems to the classroom and challenge these children in a way that will propel them forward.  They will change our world.


Monday, March 12, 2018

Center School Sightings, Episode 14 - Disney Comes to Center!

Center's third grade teacher, Ms. Nichols, invited her sister, Sue Nichols, to present to the third graders about her storied career at Disney Productions.  Sue developed and drew Hercules, among many other characters for Disney's films.
The third graders are studying traditional literature, fables, legends, and myths.  Learning how to draw a mythological character from one of the best certainly expands their studies!   Enjoy!


Behind the Scenes with Sue Nichols, Idea Developer for Disney

Our own CSS reporter, Briella, sat down with Sue Nichols for an in-depth interview about this amazing woman.  Many life lessons to be learned from her story!  Enjoy!




To see all of our newscasts as the year continues or to look back over the last five years, please check out our website: Center School Sightings

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Center School Sightings - Episode 13 - Book Tasting in 5th Grade!

What a creative way to find new books!  Welcome to the fifth grade Book Tasting - the students found all sorts of yummy new reads!  
Enjoy!




To see all of our newscasts as the year continues or to look back over the last five years, please check out our website: Center School Sightings

Friday, March 2, 2018

Center School Sightings: Episode 12 - Black History Month and Peace Builders Celebration!


A very inspirational assembly you won't want to miss!  Each grade presented achievements by black Americans and recognized the central role of African Americans in U.S. history while weaving in our Peace Builders practices.  Special thanks to the fifth grade team for organizing this wonderful assembly.  Enjoy!



To see all of our newscasts as the year continues or to look back over the last five years, please check out our website: Center School Sightings