On Wednesday day evening, best-selling author, Veronica Roth came to Central School and delighted the audience with conversation with Sarah Enni from the podcast, First Draft. They discussed her new book, CARVE THE MARK, as well as, her writing methods, creative process, and general information about her life. One hundred lucky audience members were invited to a private reception following the presentation. Many of Central’s staff and students were able to meet, talk with, and get their pictures taken with her. An enjoyable evening for all attending!
Glencoe Public Library is excited to announce their Winter Reading Club for kids though sixth grade. It runs from December 17 though February 17th. You can earn ‘brag tags” and prizes! You can get more information, sign-up, and collect your prizes at the Glencoe Public Library! They are also holding a teen program that 7th and 8th graders can join!
Don’t forget to check-out the great additional coding activities found on the Hour Of Code Link above! You will find the link at these additional activities under the “More Coding Activiies” link at the top of that page or you can click on this Link.
The Hour of Code is coming to Central School! Hour of Code a global movement held during Computer Science Education Week and since 2013, over 100 million students have participated. Central students have participated in this opportunity since 2013. This year, the week long event begins on December 5th and runs through December 11th. Central students will participate in a variety of one-hour coding activities. These activities are designed to introduce students to computer science and challenge them to learn more about coding. Beyond just being able to use technology, students will begin to learn how technology actually works and develop valuable 21st century skills. Watch for more details as we get closer to the event!
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!
If you are looking for a few good books to read, you should browse through the wonderful books on the 2017 Rebecca Caudill List. The contest has begun and all 5th and 6th graders are invited to participate. Read three or more of these books, let Mrs. Meyer know (either by taking an AR4 test, or during her periodic class visits) which ones you have read, and vote at the end of February!
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is Realistic Fiction
The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier is Fantasy
The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley is Historical Fiction
Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper is Historical Fiction
Nightbird by Alice Hoffman is Fantasy
The Secret Hum of a Daisy by Tracy Holczer is Realistic Fiction
The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm is Fantasy
Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt is Realistic Fiction
The Great Trouble by Deborah Hopkinson is Historical Fiction
Fish in a Tree by Linda Mullaly Hunt is Realistic Fiction
The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim by E.K. Johnston is Fantasy
Masterminds by Gordon Korman is Science Fiction
The Paper Cowboy by Kristin Levine is Historical Fiction
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My story of the Selma Voting Rights March by Lynda Blackmon Lowery is a Memoir
Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin is Realistic Fiction
Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan is Fantasy
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin is Non-Fiction
The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud is Fantasy
How I Became a Ghost: A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story by Tim Tingle is Historical Fiction
A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman is Realistic Fiction
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!