DATES and ACTIONS
• Monday, March 27 - Friday, March 31: Spring Break. No School.
• Tuesday, April 4: Central School musicians will be demonstrating their instruments for the 4th graders during the day at West School. Read more here.
• Thursday, April 6: Half-Day for Students. School Improvement Day.
• Friday, April 7: Good Friday. No School for Students.
• Wednesday, April 26: Join Central parents for a conversation about Cyberbullying. Watch a movie at home. Discuss it together. Learn more here.
• Summer Explorations Registration LIVE NOW.
• Does your child require MEDICATION at school? Complete this form.
NEED TO REPORT an ABSENCE? Click here to see the school forms.
7th and 8th Graders Partner with UIC Doctoral Students
Central School 7th and 8th grade students met with 40 UIC occupational therapy doctoral students. These middle school students are enrolled in Project Lead the Way, a curriculum which encourages elements of design thinking, engineering, science, and math. Students were tasked with designing a therapeutic toy to support a child with specific therapeutic needs. In the process, the middle schoolers corresponded with UIC occupational therapy students for feedback. On Friday, they met face-to-face and 7th and 8th graders presented a prototype of their designs as well as explained their process and goals. View more photos of this event here.
Join us on a NEW DATE: Exploring All Sides of Cyberbullying
Congrats to the Science Olympiad Team
Congratulations to the Central Science Olympiad team for their 4th place finish in the regional competition. Olympians medaled in 11 of 23 events. This qualifies the team for the state competition at the University of Illinois on April 22nd. Their coach, Mr. Brian Sitz states, “They prepared very well and have a better appreciation for how hard they have to work to see the results that they are looking for. I think they will be even more driven over the next month and a half to modify, redesign, and study to achieve some new goals that we will establish.” Thank you to our coaches and families for supporting our young scientists. Join us in wishing the team well in April. View more photos here.
Cheer on Boys Volleyball
The Central 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys volleyball teams are nearing the end of their season. Come cheer on our teams. Thank you to our coaches, Ms. Purcell, Mr. Weirheim, and Mrs. Matthew for their dedication.
Games this week:
Monday 3/6 vs. Northbrook Junior High @ Home. 7th grade @ 4 p.m.; 8th grade @ 5 p.m.
Tuesday 3/7 vs. Sears @ Home. 7th grade @ 4 p.m.; 8th grade @ 5 p.m.
Wednesday 3/8 vs. Washburne Green @ Winnetka. 7th grade @ 4 p.m.; 8th grade @ 5 p.m.; 6th grade vs. Christian Heritage Academy @ HOME, 4 p.m.
Take a Break in the Oasis
Just look through the door of the Oasis, located in the lower level of Central School, and you’ll see Central students playing pool, ping pong, baking, singing, and laughing during their lunch hour. We thank the Glencoe Junior High Project for its partnership in offering this supervised space. Please consider donating to the Glencoe Junior High Project (GJHP) as they begin their annual appeal. Here is more information regarding GJHP, the organization and its mission. See more photos of the Oasis here.
Scenes from the New Trier Jazz Festival
The Central School Jazz Band had the opportunity to perform and share their talents and the New Trier Jazz Festival this weekend. Click here to view videos and pictures. Thank you to Mr. Matt Pickett and Mrs. Kristen Hanna for their support in these efforts.
8th Graders Enjoy Winter Fun at Watts
Eighth grade students enjoyed winter fun at Watts last Thursday. View more photos here.
Testing the Strength of Bridges
Students in Ms. Dwan-Collins’ eighth grade science class used their knowledge of science, physics, and engineering to construct their own bridges. Last week, they tested the bridges’ strength. Students who manufacture light, but durable bridges result in higher efficiency ratings. Several students were surprised by their success in designing strong structures. Congratulations to these students. Thank you to all of our science teachers for introducing our students to such important lessons in science and engineering - and for making these projects FUN!
Congrats to our Debate Team
Congratulations to our Central School Debate Team who had a great showing at their meet on December 15th. Students on the team learn the art of rhetoric, public speaking, and critical thinking skills. Thank you to Mrs. Alsberg for her time and commitment to mentoring and coaching our students.
Chess Club Takes First Place
Congratulations to the Central School Chess Club for taking first place in the Kumbaya Chess Tournament. We’d like to extend a special thank you to Mr. Pituc for supporting this opportunity and helping our students to shine.
Online Absence Reporting
Please use this LINK to report a child’s absence. Please report student absences with this form before 9:00 AM.
We are pleased to share that our students are able to use text messaging to reach out for help for themselves or friends at any time of day or night. Text-a-Tip allows students to find anonymous, immediate help if they are struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, depression, difficult family situations, bullying, or any of the many challenges they face today. Text-A-Tip is staffed with local counselors provided by LEAD (Linking Efforts Against Drugs), a non-profit organization focused on promoting healthy family relationships and preventing alcohol and drug use and other risky behaviors by youth.
For additional information about Text-A-Tip, please click here.
Central School Club for 2022 - 2023
Please click here for a list of clubs offered at Central School. There is no need to register.
Central School’s Bell Schedule
In advance, we thank you all for your cooperation when following Central School’s carline procedures. For a complete listing of all carline procedures, please click here.