Front & Center
May 13, 2016
In This Week's Edition
- Reality Day
- HS Band Meeting
- Honors US History
- Combination Locks
- 8th Grade Records Request
- Lost and Found
- Summer Band Camp
- Music in the Parks
- Party at the Park
- Student Spotlight
- Upcoming Events
Reality Day is designed for our 8th graders to get a glimpse into the real world in regards to managing their finances and starting to think about their future careers. On Friday,in the morning, students participated in an event called Mad City Money, a program in which students assume the responsibilities of adulthood including buying a house, paying bills, and running a family, all while maintaining a budget. Students also attended several other stations throughout the morning that helped foster their future vocational vision. Students had a lot of fun along the way and learned some valuable lessons.
In the afternoon, students listened to guest speakers talk about their occupations in individual classrooms. From premier chefs to elephant trainers, students were treated to an array of first-hand career experiences.
Honors US History 2016-17
Attention all current 8th Graders who will be enrolled in Honors United States History for the 2016-2017 school year. As reminder, all students who will take Honors United States History are required to complete a summer assignment. The summer assignment can be located under the Social Studies Department link on the High School website. This assignment is to be completed and turned in by August 1st.
High School Band Meeting
View From Inside the Commons at SMS
Students' Combination Locks
Trip to Hawaii, Anyone?
8th Grade Records Requests
Chamber Strings at Music in the Parks
Lost and Found
Elephant Trainer Speaking at Reality Day
Summer Band Camp
Summer Band for 5th thru 7th grade will run June 27-July 14 from 10:30 - 12:00 at Albion Middle School. Ms. Taylor, Albion Band Director this year, will be running the program.
Registration forms can be found on Ms. Taylor's website here. Forms/Money are due by May 16th. We are hoping this year's Summer Band will be bigger and better than ever!
Music in the Parks
On Saturday, May 7, many students in the CMS Performing Arts attended Music in the Parks at Cedar Point. Here are the results from their performances:
- Show choir, select choir and jazz band all received "excellent" ratings
- Chamber strings received "superior" rating
- All 4 groups received 1st place in their divisions
- Chamber strings also placed first among all string orchestra groups
I am so proud of our students and staff and the work they put in to being the best they can be in their performance area. I often brag about our choir, band and orchestra to anyone who will listen!
Chef Izzo Speaks with Students
Party at the Park!
*Party at the Park: The Final Act!*
Center Middle School PTA in conjunction with the staff of Center Middle School are throwing a party May 19th from 11 to 2:30PM as part of the "Final Act!" . Our students will be escorted to the ball fields at the Ehrnfelt Recreation Center for lunch and activities. We are looking for parent volunteers and donations to help subsidize lunch. Please consider donating your time or food items! You can volunteer by clicking on the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4fafae2aaa8-party/
Here is the permission slip to be filled out and returned to school no later than Weds. May 18 for the event.
Thank you for your support!
Important Dates & Upcoming Events
- May 16- 7:00 Band Concert
- May 17- 7:00 Orchestra Concert
- May 17- 7:00 SHS Band Meeting @ SHS
- May 18- 7:00 Choir Concert
- May 19- 7/8 Grade Party in the Park
- May 20- Last Day of School (Early Release at 2:00)
Strongsville City Schools: Strongsville City Schools
Cameron Ryba, Superintendent: 60 Seconds With the Superintendent
Volunteer in Our Schools: Volunteer SCS!
Center Middle School: CMS
Center Middle School Calendar/Athletics: Athletics
Middle School Construction: Work Zone Camera!
Free and Reduced Priced Lunches: F/R Lunches
PASS: Your PASS Account
GMail: Gmail Info for Students
Center PTA: PTA
Ohio Department of Education: ODE