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Orientation Night for Incoming 6th Graders on April 30

Dear Parents of Future Twisters, CMS: We would like to invite you to an Orientation Night on April 30 at Central Middle School. Attached you will find information about this night. We will also be sending this information home with your child. If you have any questions, please call Emily Vaccaro at 708-614-4510.

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6th Grade Thanks Tinley Park Police, Fire and Public Works at Breakfast

The 6th grade class welcomed representatives of the Tinley Park Police, Fire and Public Works departments to Central Middle School Thursday, April 2, to express gratitude for their service in the community.

Students presented hundreds of handmade “Thank You” notes to the many in attendance. Miss Amy Sandow’s advisory class along with other 6th grade classrooms created a video where students personally thanked police, fire and public works for the times when they helped a family member or responded to a school building call.

“I would like to thank the Tinley Park Police, Fire and Public Works representatives that graciously attended our 6th grade appreciation assembly,” Miss Sandow said. “We are so grateful for all that you do on a daily basis."

Miss Sandow’s class organized the event, and her advisory students presented to a packed crowd of students and faculty in the 6th grade wing of the building that morning. After the presentation, the advisory class escorted the representatives to a breakfast provided by the school.

Steve Neubauer, the Chief of Police in Tinley Park was extremely grateful for the school’s efforts. “It just made my day,” he said of the event. “It made me and all of the other officers feel very appreciated,” he said.

He added that as of late, “people have stopped thanking the police, pretty much. It was just a little bit of a shot in the arm to remind us why we do our jobs.”

Miss Sandow was very pleased with the event and her student’s efforts. "From student presentations to heartfelt stories, the assembly was a success thanks to the diligent work of our awesome 6th graders!” she said.

Sewing class donates handmade blankets, toys to PAWS


A group of Central Middle School students are donating their hand-sewn blankets and toys to homeless animals at PAWS in Tinley Park.

Patricia Schusterman’s sewing advisory class of 15 seventh-grade students worked from the beginning of the school year on the PAWS project, resulting in 50 colorful, handmade pieces.

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Watch the above video made by Jude Sadek of Central Middle School. Her cat is testing toys she helped sew for PAWS.

Koepel winners awarded for 8 consecutive years in Math Challenge


The following students were awarded the Virginia Koepel Math Award for being invited to compete in the last 8 consecutive District 146 Math Challenges.

Sean Ford , Katie Sanders, Asia Flores Matt Joren (listed as photographed)

The award is honored in memory of Mrs. Ginny Koepel who was a beloved teacher at Memorial School for many years. She was instrumental in organizing the first math challenge 12 years ago.
“It was through her commitment and love of challenging students in the area of math that this competition has grown and become a much anticipated event every year,” Lisa Pusatera, math teacher at Memorial said.
Mr. Bob Koepel presented the honorees with a plaque and gift at the Math Awards Night.

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