The Art Club provides additional opportunities for students with an interest or desire in art. These are open classes where students pick a project or medium to explore (clay, drawing, painting). Students have created murals around the school building.
Central School Debate
The Central School Debate Team is a year-round activity in which seventh and eighth grade students meet weekly during lunch recess in a relaxed setting to gain skills and confidence in various forms of debate and public speaking. These skills are put to use in competitive meets with area middle schools throughout the school year. We are partnered with the successful New Trier Debate Program, whose debater serve as judges and mentors.
Each year the Literary Magazine staff published a collection of student work. Poems, descriptive pieces, and short stories are included. Student photography, drawing, and other art work are included to compliment the writing. The student staff members meet with two faculty advisors to read, select and edit pieces to be published. The Glencoe PTO has generously funded this club.
In addition to the curricular music program, a variety of musical experiences are available for students at Central School. 7th, 8th morning Chorus and 6th morning Chorus are offered for students interested in participating in chorus, but are unable to fit it into their activity period due to band and orchestra schedule. Seven ensemble groups meet each week: Beginning Jazz, Beginning Percussion, Percussion, Brass, Beginning Brass, Special String, 8th Grade Choral Ensemble. The Solo & Ensemble Concert is held in the Spring and is open to all 6,7, & 8th graders.
Science Olympiad is a contest held each year. Fifteen 6 - 8th grade students compete in twenty-two events involving a variety of science skills, problem solving skills, academic knowledge, and technology design.
Fifth and sixth grade students have an opportunity to participate in an intramural athletic program. Fall, winter and spring activities are open to all students regardless of a student’s particular skills level. At grades 7 and 8, interscholastic sports are available.
Student Council and Executive Cabinet
The Student Council is the student governing body of Central School. Representatives from each Home Base meet with the elected officers and the faculty advisor. They assist in planning school activities, making recommendations and discussing ways to improve Central School. They runs candy sales to fund-raise, both for Central School and for a charity they select. Representatives and alternates are elected by Home Bases. Members of the Council elect officers. There is one Student Council for fIfth-seventh grade. In addition, the eight grade class elects its own officers who constitute the Executive Cabinet. The Executive Cabinet organizes service projects and fundraisers to offer the eighth graders opportunities to make a positive impact on the school and the community. Executive Cabinet also organizes fun activities, such as contests or dances, to help make the eighth grade year memorable.
The Central School yearbook preserves memories of friends, fun and learning throughout the school year. Students meet weekly to: create artwork for the yearbook cover, activities and home base classrooms; take photographs for candid pages; and to create and compile survey information.