Hands On Algebra is a ten day, one hour a day course that takes place after Winter Break. We will meet before school from 8-8:45 W, R, F for 3.5 weeks. Mrs. Faulkner hosts this in her room with Mrs. Frederick as her assistant.
This program is for 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders who scored 90% or higher on the winter NWEA. This program is a concrete way to teach intro. to Algebra 1. Students will receive a certificate after the 10th lesson taught. Students have 10 homework assignments as well, that must be completed to finish the course.
Math Bowl competes at a state wide level on state standards grade 5 to 8. Teams are made up of 5th graders. Population of the school determines the “color” level we compete at. The team meets with Mrs. Faulkner for five weeks in Mar. & Apr. leading up to the Apr. competition which is always held in Thorntown, IN.
We meet after school on Tuesday and the competition is also on a Tuesday. To get involved you just need to be in 5th grade. Mrs. Faulkner hosts this in her room with Mrs. Frederick as the other coach. All students on the team will receive a ribbon.
Mathematics Pentathlon®, designed for grades 2-5, is an after school club offering engaging and interactive problem-solving games that motivate students to enjoy math and spend more time learning math. This program strengthens basic math concepts and skills, and stimulates creative thinking while developing problem-solving skills. Please see the link below for more information.
Our Central Media Club is comprised of 32 students grouped into teams of 6. Each team has an assigned day of the week and they meet from 8:50-9:10. The club is in charge of our daily Tiger Cub News production. Mr. Salsman oversees the daily routine but the students are the ones doing all of the work. Tune in Live, daily on our Central Youtube Channel!
The Recycling Club, led by the day custodian Mr. Elam, is made up of 5th grade students interested in learning about and assisting with the process of recycling paper. They meet every Friday (weather permitting) at 9:00 a.m. in Central's main lobby. Students that are interested should contact their teacher.
The Central Tiger Cubs love to get our run on! In the spring we gather after school one day a week to get up and get going in running club. Tiger Cubs run with our friends around our course and work to get as many laps as we can in 30 minutes. Each week we tally these laps and they accumulate throughout the 5-6 week season. Students earn “shoes” to go on their running club chain for miles ran. It’s a great time with our friends! Be sure to watch for information in the spring.
Spell Bowl practices the 750 Indiana Elementary Division words weekly in preparation for the competition that happens every year in November. Mrs. Frederick and Mrs. Mishler meet with the students who have made the team on Monday mornings at Central.
STEM Club-STEM Club is club that allows first and second grade students to solve basic problems using the the four basic principals of science, technology, engineering, and math. Each meeting will begin with the presentation of a problem. Students are then given specific supplies, and each team will create or build a structure or device to solve the problem.
Sponsors-Nicole Mitchell and Chris Lasley
Student Lighthouse Team
The Central Student Lighthouse Team is a great team to join! The students complete an application in the fall and participate in a brief interview. We are in charge of leading and participating in various activities in our school such as Veterans Day, Leadership Day, academic celebrations, and local philanthropic opportunities. We look forward to modeling the 7 Habits for our school during convocations and classroom opportunities.