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6th Grade Orientation Night on April 27, 6:30pm at Central

April 18, 2016

Dear Parents of Future Twisters,

Moving from an elementary school to a middle school is an exciting step for students. At the same time, it evokes a wide range of emotions and concerns for both young adolescents and their parents. We have found that students experience a smoother transition when both they, and their parents, are familiar with the new school’s program, staff and expectations.

We would like to extend an invitation for you and your child to attend our Central Middle School Orientation on Wednesday, April 27th. The meeting will take place in Central’s Cafetorium from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. Administrators and teachers will discuss the transition from fifth grade to middle school, share the unique features of our program, introduce you to many of the sixth grade staff and answer any questions you may have. You will also have the opportunity to tour the building.

Doors will open at 6:15 P.M. and we will be starting promptly at 6:30. For those who wish to purchase P.E. uniforms after the meeting, shirts are $12.00 and shorts are $12.00. There will also be information on how you can purchase the school supply kit online. Checks can be made payable to CCSD 146.

We are looking forward to welcoming you and your child to our Central Middle School Family!

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to meeting you.


Randy Fortin
Central Middle School
rfortin@district146.org 708-614-4510, x3806

Brooke Dundas
Assistant Principal
708-614-4510, x3808

Bret Pignatiello
Assistant Principal
708-614-4510, x3809

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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.

Beginning Band Demonstration

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