Middle School Explorers Visit Turtle Back Zoo

TurtlebackZooCenter School middle school Explorers club took their first trip of the year and visited Turtle Back Zoo.  It was a cold, rainy day but the students had so much fun visiting the animals!

The school has two Explorers clubs, one for middle school and one for high school, which offer a monthly weekend excursion to those who would like to participate.  The purpose of the club is to further educate students on current and historical events and places, as well as developing social skills and peer connections.

Middle School Explorers Club Visits the Museum of Natural History

MSExplorersThe Center School students who participate in the middle school Explorers Club visited the Museum of Natural History, on Saturday, February 20th.

The Explorers travel to a new and exciting place each month, receiving hands-on educational experiences, where they gain knowledge of the past, present and future.

Explorers Club Visits the Lakota Wolf Preserve

The Center School Explorers Club toured the Lakota Wolf Preserve in Columbia, NJ.  It was amazing to see real Wolves in their natural surroundings.  The students and staff learned so much about these beautiful animals, which included grey wolves, arctic wolves, and British Columbia wolves.  The guides explained how these animals live, reproduce and are fed.   It was a great day for our students – as well as a memorable learning experience.WolfPreserve

Center School Newsletter

Marcie Fiorentino, Principal, The Center SchoolIt is an exciting time for the Center School! Out with the heavy textbooks, student desks with metal legs and plastic seats, big teacher desks and chalkboards. In with online computer based textbooks, materials, student ball chairs and stools that will aid in settling the brain down and strengthen the “Core”. Bring on the standing teacher desks, chairs and collaborative tables as they sit with students in small studios of learning. Bring on the indirect lighting with yellow tinted light instead of harsh fluorescent white lighting. Including carpet for sound barriers and walls enhanced with warm tones, conducive to ideal learning environments. ►►read more


This year our FirThe Center School Lego Teamst Lego Team competed in the Nature’s Fury Competition at Clifton High School.   Our team finished 23rd out of 40 teams.   Our team of 5 members spent most of the fall building and programming our robot during the High 5 free period three days a week.  It took a great deal of dedication and hard work to complete our project.►►read more


The Center School Robotics TeamIn October our Robotics Team 4281 participated in their first competition, “Duel on the Delaware” Robotics Team 4281 finished in 18th place against 33 teams from the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware areas. The Team displayed tremendous effort and teamwork. In addition, we attended a second tournament “Ramp Riot” located at Wissahicken High School.►►read more


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Middle School Explorers at Liberty Science Center

Middle School Explorers at Liberty Science CenterOn February 16, 2014 The Center School Middle School Explorers Club took their first journey EVER apart of the schools extra curricular programs. The first trip led our little travelers on a journey to Jersey City where they visited Liberty Science Center. Their faces lit up as they strolled through the exhibits. Being able to walk through the various exhibits such as Infection Connection, Our Hudson Home, Eat or Be Eaten, and the special Gridiron Glory were among the favorite of the voyagers. The climax was the IMAX movie “Great White Shark” that featured clips from the movie Jaws which had everyone on the edge of their seats .The second trip sent the little explorers to the big bad Bronx to watch a show down between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays. The weather for the game was absolutely perfect! Sunny, 74 degrees with clear blue skies and a light cross breeze. The game started poorly for the Bronx Bombers, when the Rays jumped out to a 2-0 lead coming off two homeruns by the Rays. The Yanks were able to turn it around in the bottom of the 4th and came together to score a couple of runs With Mr. Mo-Mentum changing his address, the Yankees went back-to-back and began the onslaught of the Rays. Yankees were able to stick it out and hold on for the 9-3 win. With balls flying out of the park right and left, the kids had a phenomenal time partaking in all the games, festivities and even making it on the Jumbo-Tron! Our next adventure we hiked the trails and explored nature at Hacklebarney State Park on May 21st.



The Center School - Breakfast with SantaSaturday, December 14, 2013

9:00am – 11:30am
To Benefit The Center School Explorers and Robotics Clubs

The Center School
[Enter on Side by Gym]
580 Old York Road ~ Branchburg

COST:  $10, 12 yrs old and older – $6, under 12 yrs old

BREAKFAST BUFFET:  Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Links, Pancakes, Muffins, Coffee/Tea, Milk and Juice