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Parent Newsletter - May 2016

Help Stop the Summer Reading Slide

Summer vacation is here! Are you looking for a way to keep your child reading this summer? Encourage your child to participate in Central's Summer Reading Bingo Challenge. If your child completes the card, he/she will be invited to attend a party luncheon at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. For more information on Central's summer reading challenge please visit CMS's web site at

2016-2017 Young Hoosier Book Award Nominees

Chasing the Milky Way by Erin Moulton

Counting by 7s by Holly Sloan

Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan

Frostborn by Lou Anders

Greenglass House by Kate Milford

How the Beatles Changed the World by Martin Sandler

I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora

If You're Reading This by Trent Reedy

The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell

Ms. Marvel: Volume 1 - No Normal by G. Willow Wilson

The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper

The Swap by Megan Shull

Tabula Rasa by Kristen Martin-Lippert

Threatened by Eliot Schrefer

Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to captive by Lauren Hillenbrand

The Walk On by John Feinstein

Options for Summer Reading

Follett Audiobooks and eBooks

Follettshelf is a downloadable ebook and audiobook collection. Ebooks and Audiobooks can be streamed online or the free Brytewave app can be downloaded onto a mobile device.


Username: Novell username (ex. 20doej)

Password: Student id # - if this doesn't work, use chromebook login password.
Directions Below.

Axis 360 eBooks

Axis 360 is a downloadable ebook collection. The free Axis 360 app can be downloaded onto a mobile device.


Username: bcsc and Novell username (ex. bcsc20doej)

Password: Student id# - or you can choose what you wish

Directions below.

Hoosier Family of Readers
For a huge selection of eBooks go to -

For "school name," start typing Hoosier, then select Hoosier Family of Readers; use

"read" (lower case) as both the username and password.

Bartholomew County Public Library Summer Reading Information

Double the rewards of reading and check out the summer reading club at the Bartholomew County Public Library (BCPL) which runs Jun. 6 - Jul 29.

For more information, please visit

Book Fair Results

Central loves reading! Parents, students, teachers and other community

members turned out to celebrate the joy of reading at Central's Scholastic

Book Fair held Apr. 4 - Apr. 12.

More than $900 was raised which will be used to purchase resources for the media center.

A special thanks to the following volunteers who helped make this Book Fair a success - Suzi Bruin, Jenn Andrews, Amy Kleffman, Bethany Sedziol, Anshu Agrawal, Mary Kessler and Kathy Diseroad-Watts.

Book Spine Poetry Contest

CMS students had fun creating book spine poetry. What is book spine poetry, you ask?

It’s a kind of poetry that you don’t write from scratch – instead, you “find” it by arranging book titles to make a poem.

Young Hoosier Celebration

Congratulations to the students who completed the 2015-2016 Young Hoosier Program. Students who read at least five nominees were invited to a celebration in the library for a party and had the opportunity to vote for their favorite current Young Hoosier nominee.
Central students chose The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson - the state winner was Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Read the book before you see the movie - in theaters Sept. 30!
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX