This week three of our schools will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair. During these fairs, students and families can stop by and purchases books, many at discounted prices.
Chance Elementary School Book Fair Information
The CES Book Fair will be held on Tuesday, March 19 from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m. during the CES Art Show. You can visit the CES Book Fair online here.
Centralia Intermediate Book Fair Information
The CIS book fair began on Friday, March 15th @ 7:30 a.m. Mrs. Koster will keep the fair open daily until after parent / teacher conferences on Thursday, March 21.
The All for One program is part of Scholastic Book Fairs where every dollar donated can be used to purchase books for individual students, teacher's classrooms, and/or our library. In the past I have been able to purchase books for students who could not afford to shop at the book fair and for our Buddy Packs. The Ripley's Believe It or Not books are extremely popular with the students in our building, so for any student who donates $1 to our All for Books program he/she will be able to enter into a drawing to win one of these books (valued at $25). He / She will also be able to wear pajamas to school on Thursday, March 21.
Here is a website where you can check out the days and hours of our Book Fair. It also gives you a chance to look over some of the books that are available this time around. http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/centraliaintrsch1
Chester Boren Book Fair Information
The CBMS Spring Book Fair will be running from Monday, March 18 through Thursday, March 21. It will be open for shopping during Parent/Teacher Conferences, so please stop by the CBMS library to say hello!
For more information, or to start shopping today, check out our book fair website: http://bookfairs.scholastic.c
Monday: 7:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. - 3: 30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m.- 2:20 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 am - 6:30 p.m.
Last Updated (Monday, 18 March 2013 13:43)
From the Superintendent - March
Security has been a big issue for schools all over the country. We have always worked hard to insure our students are safe and feel safe at school. Some recent measures include a new security system for visitors and, as of Monday night, reestablishment of a partnership with the city to supply a full-time School Resource Officer (SRO). We are also proactive in providing training for our staff. Maybe you have heard of ALICE (alert, lockdown, inform, counter, evacuate). The district will be conducting training from 2:45-4:30 in the Centralia Intermediate multipurpose room on Wednesday, March 20. Thistraining outlines strategies in the event of an intruder at school. Mike Hestir, who is the training sergeant for the Columbia Police Academy, is generously providing the in-service. The district’s new resource officer, Allyson Brooks, is working to be an ALICE trainer. Also, we have a snow day make-up on April 26th to replace the half-day prior to Christmas. That will be a half-day, and school will be released at 12:40 P.M.
February's board meeting:
During my report, the Board discussed closing the breezeway between the high school and the CAT's building ("ag. bldg."). Using a metal structure, we will be
Last Updated (Thursday, 14 March 2013 13:54)
Advanced Chemistry is currently studying quantum mechanics. During this unit, they look to nuclear medicine, nuclear engineering, and topics involving radioactivity for application of this study. The students are given a poster project over a predetermined research topic. During this project, students have access to various journals, books, and Internet resources, along with the staff and professors at the Missouri University Research Reactor (MURR). The Advanced Chemistry classes tour the MURR and have the opportunity to ask questions and get answers from the professionals in the field. The most exciting part is probably the tour of the containment building that houses the nuclear reactor. Students get to stand on an observation deck and peer down into the blow glow given off by a 10 MW nuclear fission reaction. The students are also exposed to topics on silicon doping used in hybrid vehicles and computer chips, nuclear isotopes used in cancer treatment, archaeometry used in dating historical artifacts, and a multitude of research that covers history, earth science, biology, chemistry, and physics. The scope of what the MURR does is worldwide and comprehensive.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 12 March 2013 08:57)
Parents Pitch In
Research shows that children whose parents pitch in at school have a better attitude and higher academic achievement. Teachers who have classroom support do their job better. And parents who participate in the classroom are better equipped to support their child's schoolwork.
"The kids love it!" stated Brenda Barnes, grade Science teacher at Chester Boren Middle School, who recently invited Eric Walters, Project Director of the National Swine Resource and Research Center at the University of Missouri, to her classroom.