Middle School Students Are Up to the Challenge!

Middle School math and social studies teachers pulled the students together in an integrated activity, using an adapted, large scale game of RISK.  Students were challenged to use strategy and coordinates, as well as answering trivia questions.MS-StrategiesIIMS-Strategies

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.

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.

 

Center School Middle School

The Center School an NJ special needs Middle SchoolCenter School Middle School skill development is emphasized in small, self-contained settings while varying degrees of departmentalization are introduced. Students begin learning to adapt to different teachers and class groups through many special programs that are tailored to meet the needs of each class. Transferring authority, developing organizational skills, and increasing personal responsibility prepare students for returning to district or advancing to Center School ‘s departmentalized high school program. Academic instruction and materials are adjusted for each student on a continuing basis.

NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards are addressed in the following areas:

Reading/Literature
Language Arts
Social Studies
Science

Mathematics
Computer Skills
Art
Music

Physical Education
Health
Life Skills
Wood Working