Friday, April 28, 2017

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Chelsea Clinton Author Visit

On Thursday, Central students had the opportunity to hear author, Chelsea Clinton, speak about her book It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired, & Get Going.  Students in grades 5 through 8 were inspired as Ms. Chelsea Clinton explored some of the biggest challenges facing our world today.  Challenges related to Poverty, Climate Change, Gender Equality, Health, and Endangered Species.  She spoke about the interactive nature of these problems and efforts being made to make a difference in each area—particularly by kids and teenagers.  Several of the students that participated in the book discussion club read the book and had the opportunity to ask a few questions based on their discussions. Two other book discussion club members were able to introduce Ms. Chelsea Clinton to the student body.

Author Visit - Liesl Shurtliff

Fifth and sixth grade students had the opportunity to hear author, Liesl Shurtliff speak to them about her inspiration to be a writer, her writing process, and her books.  She is an award winner author of Red, Jack, and Rump which are based on fairy tales.  Three students were selected to participate in a short ‘readers theater’ during the presentation.  After the large group presentation, Liesl Shurtliff met with a smaller group of sixth graders for a writers workshop experience.  A special ‘THANK YOU” to the PTO for sponsoring this event.

Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award - 2018

If you are looking for a few good books to read, you should browse through the wonderful books on the 2018 Rebecca Caudill List.
Beneath by Roland Smith
Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar
Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton
A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen
The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall
I Will Always Write Back by Martin Ganda
The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson
The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan
The Book Scavenger by Jennifer Bertman
I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest
Last in a Long Line of Rebels by Lisa Lewis Tyre
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans by Don Brown (GRAHIC NOVEL)
All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor
Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova (GRAPHIC NOVEL)
House Arrest by K.A. Holt
Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai
Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt
Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson (GRAPHIC NOVEL)
Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar

Illinois Reads

Sponsored by the Illinois Reading Council, Illinois Reads is a annual statewide project promoting reading.  Each spring, 36 books written by Illinois authors are selected and put into six age bands (birth-4, Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and adult).  This year, the grades 6-8 titles include The Best Man by Richard Peck, Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski, Codename Zero by Chris Rylander,  The Eye of Midnight by Andrew Brumbach, Woman Heroes of World War I by Kathryn Atwood, and I am Drums by Mike Gross.  For more information go to

3D Printing Activity

1/4/2017- Julia Alexander fromMrs. Dabney’s Advisory class used 3D-Slash to create this paperclip holder in the shape of an elephant.  Very practical and creative project!
12/1/2016-Two student’s from Ms. Fiordirosa’s Advisory class, Diego Aguilar and Beni Lauter, created this detailed ‘golden snitch’ as their 3D project.  They used the website 3D slash to create the snitch and add all the details.  They will be painting it to add the ‘golden’ effect. 

11/18/2016-Maddie Tabora from Mrs. Gabriel’s Advisory found this piggy bank design on Morphi.  She selected the clear filament to print. 

11/17/2016-Ava Diamond and Samantha Gordon designed a cube with a 3D Hufflepuff crest on the top and the years 2016-2017 on a side for Mrs. Meyer’s Advisory.  The girls did a great job paying attention to the details in this intricate design.

11/16/2016-Mrs. Tolzien’s Advisory selected a design created by Brody Yeloushan.  He used the website Tinkercad to create his design.  It is the first design we printed that needed to print support layers, so we both learned about a new feature of the design software.  Very creative design!

11/15/2016-Caroline Bliss in Mr. Russell’s Advisory created this Slytherin design.  She is going to add paint to enhance the elaborate design. 

11/14/2016- Mrs. Rose’s Advisory class selected a design created by Adam Yeloushan to print.  Adam’s dramatic font style amplifies his design!

11/9/2016-Charlie Oleskar designed this for Mrs. Butler’s Advisory class.  Our first design that used spheres!

11/8/2016- Mrs. Thorgren’s class selected a design by Hannah Falk to print today.  She is going to add paint to enhance her design!

11/7/2106 - Mrs. Alsberg’s Advisory selected this self-contained marble maze which they found online as their project.  Jayson Rabinowitz needed to altered the design to meet the project requirements. The complexity of the project required multiple prints.  The first part was printed today and it was completed on 11/15/2016. It is exciting to see all the parts move the marbles around the maze.

11/4/2106-Oliver Lee from Mr. Darcy’s class designed this small baby for their class project.  Many interesting details… eyes, teeth, and hair!

11/3/2016-Lilly Goettsche designed this building with a tiny man standing in the courtyard for Mrs. Campbell’s Advisory. Very creative design!

11/1/2016-Mrs. Dierolf’s advisory kicked off our 3D Activity with a design created by Jacob Bloomberg.  He used 3D slash, a website, to create his design. Great job Jacob!!

Download AudioBooks and Ebooks from our CLC to Any Device!

Students and staff of Central School can easily download AUDIO and eBOOKS from the Central CLC to their iPad, laptop, or any device.
1. Download the app Destiny Discover onto your device (from Self-Service, App Store or Google Play).
2. Add Location: Illinois and School: Central School Library, Glencoe, IL
3. Login into Destiny Discover with your Username=CLC code (see Mrs. Meyer if you are unsure of your code) and the password=glencoe.

You are now connected! You may search and use the audiobooks and ebooks available from our CLC!

Central School Grades 5-8

Dr. Ryan Mollet, Principal
Mr. Eddy Kim, Assistant Principal

First Bell: 8:15 AM
Classes: 8:20 AM - 3:25 PM

620 Greenwood Avenue
Glencoe, IL 60022

Office: (847) 835-7600
Fax: (847) 835-7605
Nurse: (847) 835-7640
Absence Line: (847) 835-7801