18146 Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, Illinois 60477
(708) 614-4510
(708) 614-7271 (fax)

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Ann Marie's Law

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Welcome, Mrs. Salwierak!

To the Families of Central Middle School,

It is with a great deal of confidence and excitement that I am writing to let you know that Mrs. Salwierak has accepted the position of Dean of Students at Central Middle School for the 2016-2017 school year. Mrs. Salwierak will be replacing the vacancy left by Mr. Pignatiello on Monday, September 19th. While we are excited for Mr. Pignatiello to start his new adventure as Principal of Fierke, we will miss him dearly.

Mrs. Salwierak has served as a 7th grade Science teacher for the past ten years at Central. She demonstrates firm and effective discipline while maintaining positive relationships with students. Her student centered focus, collaborative nature and effective communication skills will serve our school community well.

Please join me in welcoming Mrs. Salwierak! She can be reached at ksalwierak@district146.org or 708-614-4510 x3809.

Randy Fortin- Principal

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2016 - 2017 Schedule

7th & 8th Grade Reading Lists 2016-17

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.

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!

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.

Beginning Band Demonstration

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