2nd graders celebrated Kansas Day by researching famous Kansans. We discovered what the person is famous for, drew an illustration of the person, and finally animated the illustrations - THEY TALK!!! We had a blast with this project and hope you enjoy them as much as we did!!!
Central celebrated Homecoming with Seniors, Mirriah Wallingford & Cody Pippitt being crowned as 2017 Winter royalty. The week included spirit activities, class competition celebrating the 50th anniversary of Central. In addition, Raider Alumni royalty spanning the years from 1967 - 2016 were in attendance and recognized.
Returning royalty included, 1967 Captain Terry Triplett & Queen Carolyn Osborn Rigsby, 1973 Queen Deb Allison Clemons, 1974 Janice Osborn Jordan, 1975 Betsy Jordan Atkins, 1980 Tracy Weigle Gillespie, 1980-81 Captain Bob Lawson. '83 Queen Kendra Blankenbaker Jones, '84 Captain David Lawson, '85 Queen George Weigle Lawson, '87 Queen Sherri Lawson McNutt, '88 Queen Roni Perry Edwards, '88 Captain Eddie Weigle, '93 Queen Carissa Yarbrough Honkomp, and '94 King Tyson Osborn.
The students of grades 1-6 are involved in a contest too see which student and class can read the most words. The students read a book, take an AR test, and a report is available which calculates the totals. Totals are calculated every . Then the pictures of the students are posted along with number of words they read. The report also give us information concerning the class which read the most words. Each week new numbers will be posted on the display between the library doors at Central Elementary.The attached picture is current as of Thursday, January 26.
Central Schools held their annual Spelling Bee on Wednesday, January 11th, with 20 students in 4th through 8th grades participating. Kristopher Harman earned first place, followed by Melissa Henderson in second place, Morgan Cook in 3rd place, and Branden Hudson in 4th place. These 4 students will take part in the Cowley County Spelling Bee which will be held at Central Elementary School on Wednesday, January 25th at 9:00 am. Alternates for the county event are Mariah Blankenbaker and Jeremiah Smith. Students from Dexter, Winfield, and Arkansas City will also take part. Central students participating in the USD 462 competition included: 8th graders – Mariah Blankenbaker, Kristopher Harman, Melissa Henderson, Makenna McKamie; 7th graders – Morgan Cook, Branden Hudson, Ethan Powell, Makala Veale; 6th graders – Baileigh Goad, Sidney Gorton, Jeremiah Smith, Breanna Stevens; 5th graders – Brandon Johnson, Jaida McKamie, Hunter O’Neil, Russ Smith; 4th graders – Destiny Horn, Ivan Long, Josey Toon, Trystan Trefethan.
As a raffle fundraiser, the high school cheerleaders draw for one lucky winner at each home game to watch the varsity basketball games from the "best seat in the house." Not only does the winner get to sit in comfy recliners, but also gets a free candy bar and soda from the cheerleaders. Make sure to stop and buy tickets for your chance to win the best seat in the house!