Sunday, March 29, 2015

Technology in Education Showcase!

Thank you to the many people who made this year's TIES a huge success!

The teachers: Mrs. Kearing, Mrs. Longo,  Mrs. Elfeky,  Mrs. Grant,  Mrs. McColgan,  Ms. Hanson,  Mrs. McLean,  Mrs. Palazzi, Mrs. Sweeney, and Dr. Jarvinen worked tirelessly to prepare for this event.  To the teachers who encouraged their students to attend, thank you for spreading the word!

The student presenters: You were amazing and represented our school so well!  Thank you for your efforts!

And to the over 240 students whose parents brought them, we were so happy to see you and showcase the innovative ways technology enhances your education.

A special thank you to Sandy Budreau, Chairperson of TIES and Alex L., videographer for CSS!!


To see previous episodes of CSS, please visit our website:  CSS Newscast

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Hoops for Heart!

Hoops for Heart is a program in which students raise money for the American Heart Association.  Check out this CSS segment to learn all about it!  Special thank you to Ms. Gautheir, our PE teacher, who runs this program so well, Center School came in first place last year for most money raised!  Let's go for the repeat!!

To see previous episodes of CSS, please visit our website:  CSS Newscast

Friday, March 27, 2015

Mrs. Drysdale!

The students love Mrs. Drysdale, so it was no surprise that two fifth graders - Maddie B. and Zac asked if they could do a CSS segment on her.  They planned, wrote the script, asked Ryan J to be the videographer, and did a beautiful tribute to their music teacher who will be leaving soon to have a baby!   Great job Maddie B. and Zac and Best Wishes to Mrs. Drysdale!

To see previous episodes of CSS, please visit our website:  CSS Newscast

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

First Grade Researchers!

First graders in Mrs. Weiner's class are using technology to research animals!  First they learned how to take notes, then they went to Pebble Go to research their animal, and finally they wrote down interesting facts.  They will use the notes for their informational non-fiction writing.

First graders researching and taking notes...AMAZING!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

2nd Grade Weather Wordles!

As part of the weather unit in second grade, students wrote lists of many, many, many weather words!  We combined the words to make these cool Wordles.  If you'd like to make one, go to  Any second grader can help you make a creative word cloud!



Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Lily T., Jocelyn and Aidan ROCK St. Patrick's Day!

Everyone's Irish on St. Paddy's Day!!  Luckily for the CSS viewing audience, we had three fifth graders who took it upon themselves to create and produce two segments covering Mrs. Palazzi's kindergarteners and their St. Patrick's Day fun!

Aidan came up with the idea to cover the Leprechaun's visit to the kindergarteners and proceeded to film, edit, and produce completely on his own,

Jocelyn and Lily T. got the idea to cover the bond between kindergarteners and their fifth grade buddies,  then filmed, reported and produced.

I'm so impressed with these fifth graders and their skills, initiative and work ethic - way to go!!!

Enjoy the fantastic happenings in Mrs. Palazzi's Class!!  Erin Go Braugh!

To see previous episodes of CSS, please visit our website:  CSS Newscast

Friday, March 13, 2015

Are You Going to TIES?

Grades Kindergarten through High School are putting on our annual Technology in Education Showcase on Thursday March 26th at 6:00pm at Longmeadow High School!!

These fifth graders created an amazing commercial to tell you all about it!   Are they excited!!!

Check out our website at: Longmeadow TIES!   

Zoo on the Go! Thank you PTO!

The third grade really enjoyed the animals from Forrest Park Zoo who came to see them at Center, thanks to the generosity of the PTO!   Check out these live animals at our school!

To see all episodes of CSS, click here:  Center School Sightings

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Are You Reading to Feed?

Center School students have an wonderful opportunity to improve their reading AND help those less fortunate through the Heifer International Read to Feed Program.  Please see teacher websites to donate to this incredible cause!  Click here: Read to Feed Donations

Kayley, Sadie, Ian and Aidan produced this CSS segment to teach you more about what we're doing - Enjoy and thank you for watching!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Please Watch This Short Promo and SEND IN YOUR CANS!

Several Girl Scouts at Center School did a fabulous job promoting their latest project, collecting cans for the Hunger Awareness ArtsFest to benefit Rachel's Table.  Please take a moment to watch the promo they created by writing a script, filming and editing.  And please be sure to SEND IN YOUR CANS!  Thank you!!!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Geoboards Go Techno in Kindergarten!

The Geoboard app allows kindergarteners to practice making shapes and designs in math.  The children took to this app quickly and produced amazing designs!