Hands On Algebra is a ten day, one hour a day course that takes place between Thanksgiving and Winter Break. We will meet before school from 8-8:45 M, R, F for 3.5 weeks. Mrs. Faulkner hosts this in her room w/ Mrs. Frederick as her assistant.
This program is for 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders who scored 90% or higher on the fall NWEA. This program is a concrete way to teach intro. to Algebra 1. Students will receive a certificate after the 12th lesson taught. Students have 12 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 grades. Population of the school determines the “color” level we compete at. The team meets with Mrs. Faulkner for six weeks in Jan. & Feb. leading up to the Feb. competition which is always held in Thorntown, IN.
We meet after school on Thursday and the competition is also on a Thursday. 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. We meet in the Central Library every Tuesday from 3:50-4:50. Please see the link below for more information and contact Lowell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
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.
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
STEM Club will run each Wednesday after school from November 6th thru December 11th. There will be no meeting on November 27th. Students meet in the front entrance of the school and then go to a predetermined classroom.
Information/Permission slips will be sent home in October. The club is limited to 25 students but this may increase based on adult volunteers.
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. We meet on Thursday mornings at 8:10 twice a month usually (schedules are passed out each semester). Mrs. Mishler, Mrs. Susong, and Mrs. Lahrman work to support this team and help them achieve their goals.