Centre trip plans finalized
Angela Basore told the Centre school board Jan. 14 that 24 students, two parents, and sponsors Jennifer Montgomery and herself will be taking a three-day trip March 19 to Washington, D.C.
Candace Tajchman reported that her third grade class has made huge gains in reading due to a strong support system and the addition of MyOn, a reading app they use with their iPads.
Tana Riffel presented a demonstration of the MyOn app. Students are tested for appropriate reading levels and have access to at least 6,000 books. Books are recommended according to reading level and subject desired. Riffel showed a video in which students praised the iPads and were asking to take them home.
Jean Brunner reported students in grades three through six use the iPads daily to increase their math skills.
Anne Collett said she uses Internet sites such as Quizlet to help a variety of students learn.
Because of excellent assessment results in Laura Vinduska’s math classes, Centre is one of 25 schools invited to participate in a math contest Feb. 14 at Emporia State University.
Freshman English student Ally Basore was selected to compete in a regional Poetry Out Loud contest in Salina last Sunday. Instructor Jennifer Montgomery and five other students attended the event.
Bryce Naerebout, Sualeha Mustafa, and James Mercer will participate in the Model United Nations Conference on Friday at Wichita State University.
Centre High School will host a forensics invitational meet Feb. 23.
Superintendent Jerri Kemble reported she is taking several students to Topeka on Jan. 30 to speak to the Kansas House and Senate education committees on project-based learning.