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8th Grade Graduation Information

8TH GRADE DINNER DANCE: Tuesday, May 24, 2016

This year’s 8th grade will celebrate with a Dinner Dance. Students will dine/dance at:

23320 South La Grange Road
Frankfort, IL 60423.

Students must be in attendance on May 24th to participate in this event. Should any students not be permitted by administrative decision to attend the trip, attendance at school on the day of the trip is an expectation. The cost of this year’s trip is $45.00 was due by Friday, April 30th.

*Bus to the banquet hall departs at 4:30 p.m. from CMS and will return at CMS at approximately 8:30 p.m.

GRADUATION CEREMONY: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
6:30pm in the CMS Gymnasium

The last day of 8th grade student attendance is Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Students will be dismissed at approximately 10:30 am. Students must be in attendance at the May 25th graduation practice in order to participate in the evening graduation ceremony.

*Graduation will be held in Central’s main gym and students will each receive four blue tickets which will get you into the gymnasium. You will also be given two red tickets which will get you into the cafetorium to watch the ceremony live on the big screen. It is impossible to honor requests for extra tickets. However, many families do not need all of their tickets. It would be wise to make your needs known to friends prior to the week of graduation. Each student receives these tickets on the same day that the gowns are issued. It is the student’s responsibility to give these tickets to parents. Lost tickets will not be replaced.

7th Graders Compete at the BHSD 228 STEM Competition

Forty of our seventh grade students had the opportunity to attend the BHSD 228 STEM Competition. They were able to observe high school students participating in various competitions such as rocket launching, bridge testing, and egg bungee drops. The seventh graders participated in their own STEM competition when they received the task of designing a straw rocket that could travel the greatest distance. By applying their physics knowledge through multiple testing opportunities, our students launched their rockets! The pairs of students who designed the most effective rockets received an award and recognition at the conference!

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Boys basketball named SWIC Champs

Congratulations to the 8th grade boys basketball team on their victory over Century in the SWIC Conference Tournament this past Saturday. The Twisters ended regular season play as South Conference Champions with an overall impressive 18-1 record. Congratulations to Jayson K. who was named the Tournament MVP.

Boys Basketball 2016 SWIC Champs from District 146 on Vimeo.

6th Grade attends Chicago Wolves Hockey Game

Central Middle School’s 6th grade class attended the Chicago Wolves hockey game on Feb. 23. Eight students were selected to participate in a "Rapid Fire" competition in between periods.

“The field trip was designed to be an exciting way for the students to relate the sport of hockey to almost every subject studied in school,” said teacher Gina Stokes. Each student received a "Get Schooled by Skates" workbook to complete throughout the game either individually or with classmates.

“The Wolves organization did a fantastic job of coordinating a smooth experience. And, the students (and adults) thoroughly enjoyed the experience,” Stokes said. For some students, it was their first time attending a professional sporting event.

The students who participated in the Rapid Fire competition were: Ella Piorek, Michael Cuculich, Nikolaus Stiglic, Owen Dunlap, Jodi Newtoff, Alonzo Castro, Austin Gunaka and Kylie Sinal.

District explores strategies to address overcrowding at Fulton School

Dear District 146 Families,

I have important information about our District 146 facilities regarding school population. District 146 is currently experiencing overcrowding at Fulton School. Fulton’s enrollment is at 106% of capacity, which is stretching resources thin and causing undue stress for both students and teachers. Rooms that were not designed to be classrooms are currently being used to instruct students. We need to find a solution.

Other District 146 schools (Fierke, Kruse, Memorial and Central) are not experiencing overcrowding. Fierke is at 71% of capacity, and a recently completed demographic study predicts that enrollment will decline slightly over the next five years. Similarly, Kruse is currently at 76% of capacity with the demographic study predicting stable enrollment at Kruse over the next several years. Memorial is at 82% capacity with the demographic study showing a modest increase over the next several years. Currently, the District 146 Board of Education is looking at several strategies to relieve the overcrowding at Fulton. Some strategies include shifting attendance boundaries, which would result in some Fulton students attending other District 146 schools as early as next fall.

We are working to determine the best possible solutions for our District. I will share an overview of possibilities with the Board of Education at the Board Meeting on March 14th at 6:00 p.m. No decisions will be made at this meeting, but if you would like to hear the Board’s discussion, please join us. We appreciate your interest in this effort. Our goal is to continue to improve the quality of education and services to which your family is accustomed.


Dr. Jeff Stawick

Boys volleyball takes 2nd in tournament. Ryan and Oleksyn named All Conference players

The boys volleyball finished in 3rd place in the regular season with a record of 8-3. In the first playoff game of the post-season, the team defeated a tough Prairie View team in two games. They went on to beat Conrady, which sent them to the championship game. In that final game, Central lost to Palos South, the number one seed who went on to finish 15-0 for the season.

Two Central players were named all-conference: Aidan Ryan and Pavlo Oleksyn. Both players were given the second place trophy in the playoff tournament. “It was a great season!” coach Dan Jeziorny said.

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