Entries by Ann Seider

Nexus Learns about City Planning

The CBMS gifted students in Nexus class are participating in a contest called Future City.  In January they will travel to Missouri S&T to share their presentation, model, and essay about their design for a city that exists 100 years in the future. A special challenge in Future City this year is to make the […]

Nexus students win Odyssey of the Mind

Twelve middle school students enrolled in the gifted program called Nexus competed in the 2018 Missouri State Odyssey of the Mind competition on Saturday, March 24, 2018 on the campus of Missouri S&T in Rolla, Missouri. Two of the three teams won first place and can advance to the World Finals held at Iowa State […]

Beekeeper Visits Nexus Classrooms

On Wednesday, September 13th, Mrs. Valerie Duever, of the Boone Regional Beekeepers Association brought a hive (minus the bees!) and equipment to show the Nexus students who have been studying pollinators such as the honey bee. Previously she had provided teacher Mrs. Ann Seider with a large model of a honey bee and made suggestions […]

Nexus students compete at Odyssey of the Mind competition

Here are photos taken of the four CBMS Nexus teams who participated in the Missouri Odyssey the Mind contest held at Missouri S&T in Rolla on Saturday, April 1st. Three Centralia teams advance to the World Finals held at Michigan State in May. One CBMS team composed of Ella Holiman, Andrew Rish, Mariah Barr and […]

A. B. Chance Inventive Thinking Contest

Centralia Intermediate students may choose to participate in the A. B. Chance Inventive Thinking contest sponsored by the Centralia Historical Society.  The due date is fast approaching.  Students in grades 3, 4 or 5 may make an invention that answers this year’s challenge: Create an apparatus that is capable of keeping time.  They have been […]

CIS Hosts Mock Election

On election day, November 8, 2016, new leaders were selected.  The students and staff at Centralia Intermediate School participated in a mock election set up by the Nexus gifted program.  Nexus students worked as election officials by creating posters encouraging voters, creating the electronic ballot, and managing the election day activities.  Tuesday morning was busy […]

Mo Dept. of Conservation specialist visits CBMS Nexus classes

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, Kim Cole from the Missouri Department of Conservation, visited with the Nexus classes about using a magnetic compass and topographic maps.  Students reviewed the features on the topographic map of the Tri City Lake area. They tried out the baseplate style compasses that Ms. Cole brought with her–learning about magnetic […]

Author/Illustrator Deborah Zemke visits Nexus class

On Wed., Oct. 19, the Nexus 4th and 5th graders were pleased to welcome the author of a book called 101 Doodle Definitions.  They have been using this resource to learn new vocabulary words each week. It’s unique because it teaches them step-by-step to draw out the definition. Mrs. Zemke showed them how she planned […]

Nexus team visits local Rotary

Seven Nexus students who competed in the Global Finals of Destination Imagination visited the Rotary meeting held September 28. Each team member shared an explanation or memory of their May  visit to Knoxville, Tennessee.   The team qualified to attend Globals by winning the state tournament last spring. They scored 14th at Globals.