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Band News

posted Apr 4, 2017, 7:02 AM by CMS Global

Just finished an awesome day with our kids at the Blair Honor Band.  They were amazing both musically and behaviorally!  Wonderful concert and the kids represented Central with class!!!

ELL News

posted Apr 4, 2017, 6:35 AM by CMS Global

ELL students are already in the testing season!  They took the English Language Proficiency Assessment 21 (ELPA21) in March and will soon take the Secondary Writing Sample when they get back from spring break.  Then, they will take the Nebraska State Assessments, like all students at CMS.  

Our ELL students come from all over the world, but they understand the benefits of serving and helping others.  For the last 3 years, we have made fleece blankets and given them to community organizations.  This year, they measured, cut, and tied fabric strips to make blankets for Project Harmony.    

However, in February, we did enjoy the ELL After School Program at the YMCA!  Students brought their swim suits, towels, and excitement to the “Y” and swam for 1 ½ hours!  In April, we will be walking to Western Bowl to participate in bowling, an All-American activity.  Some have never bowled before, but that doesn’t stop their enthusiasm for this cultural adventure!  We will round out the year by visiting the Wildlife Safari in May and learn about some Nebraska’s animals in their natural habitat.   

The 2016-17 year for ELL students was successful!  Congratulations to 9 students who showed their proficiency in English and exited the ELL program!  High Five to 16 students who moved up to the next level of proficiency!  With all that hard work, we are sure that they are looking forward to a relaxing summer!


Assessment Happenings

posted Apr 4, 2017, 6:34 AM by CMS Global


  • This month begins the first week of Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) test sessions.

  • NeSA-ELA (English and Language Arts) is the first test for students.

    • In April, Math and Science (8th grade only) will be completed.

  • We want students to be confident in their future success on the NeSA test!

    • Best efforts in daily class + Best effort on day of test = GOAL!

  • Approaching testing day, extra attention given to adequate sleep and healthy nutrition is encouraged to help students give their best try on the day of the test.


  • NeSA Assessment Dates

    • 8TH GRADE ASSESSMENTS DATE

    • State Reading- NeSA-ELA Mar. 30, 31

    • State Science-NeSA-S April 25, 26

    • State Math-NeSA-M Apr. 11, 12

    • 7TH GRADE ASSESSMENTS DATE

    • State Reading- NeSA-ELA Apr. 6, 7

      • Team 7c Mar. 28, 29

    • State Math-NeSA-M Apr. 20, 21

      • Team 7c Apr. 13, 14

    • 6TH GRADE ASSESSMENTS DATE

    • State Reading- NeSA-ELA Apr. 4, 5

      • Team 6c Mar. 28, 29

    • State Math-NeSA-M Apr. 18, 19

      • Team 6c Apr. 13, 14

Incoming 7Th Graders

posted Apr 4, 2017, 6:30 AM by CMS Global

April 2017

Dear Parent/Guardian(s),

Your current 6th grade child will be receiving information soon about registration for next year’s classes.  Our students will be using Infinite Campus (IC) to make choices about music classes and world language class.

I will be meeting  students the week of April 3rd to show them our middle school curriculum book online and demonstrate the process for using IC to make requests about courses they would like to take.  Please discuss these choices with your child so as they log-in to their student portal, they can complete the survey based on your discussion.   Students will be allowed to log-in and make their requests from home with you, or at school, after you have helped them with the decisions.  Survey responses are due April 21st.

For incoming seventh grade students, the choices are pretty simple.  Seventh grade students have the option of taking Band, Chorus, or Orchestra.  A student may take up to two of these offerings.  If they choose Band, Chorus, or Orchestra, they will meet daily and have no Guided Study period.   If a student would sign up for two music classes, they would not have a Guided Study and those two classes would alternate within the same period.  A student who does not take a music class will have Guided Study every day.

The other choice your child has is to pick a world language they wish to study for two years.  A discussion between parent/guardian and student needs to take place, as this is a two year choice they are making.  The language choice will be studied every other day in seventh grade, and then move to an everyday study during eighth grade.  At the completion of the eighth grade year, a freshman student may continue on with the language in high school, change languages, or opt to not take a language.

If you have questions regarding this process, please contact Mr. Brent Snow at 402-715-8229 or by email at bsnow@mpsomaha.org.   

We look forward to another great year of school with your student at Central Middle School!  Go Cyclones!

Sincerely,



Brent Snow

Assistant Principal

Central Middle School


Incoming 8th Graders

posted Apr 4, 2017, 6:29 AM by CMS Global   [ updated Apr 4, 2017, 6:31 AM ]

April 2017

Dear Parent/Guardian(s),

Soon your 7th grade child will be receiving information about registration for next year’s 8th grade classes.  Students will be using Infinite Campus (IC) to make choices about performing music classes and preferences for exploratory classes.

I will begin meeting with  students the week of  April 3rd to show them our middle school curriculum handbook online and demonstrate the process for using IC to make requests about courses he/she would like to take.  Please discuss these choices with your child so when they log into their student portal, they can complete the survey based on your discussion with them about these offerings.  Students will be allowed to log in and make their requests from home with you, or at school, if they do not have access to their portal from home. Survey responses are due April 21st.

Eighth grade students have the option of taking Band or Orchestra, which meet every day, all year long, in place of Guided Study.  Students may also take Chorus in place of one period of their elective classes for either the year or for a semester, whichever they choose.  

Please refer to the curriculum handbook to look at the exploratory classes offered to eighth graders.  Your child will need to select his/her top three choices.  We will do our best to get them as many of their selections as possible, however, we do not guarantee they will get any of their choices.

Your child will continue on with the world language they chose to study in seventh grade.  If a student has no previous world language experience, they will take Spanish 1.  At the completion of the eighth grade year, a freshman student may continue with the language in high school, change languages, or opt to not take a language.

If you have questions regarding this process, please contact Mr. Brent Snow at 402-715-8229 or by email at bsnow@mpsomaha.org.   

We look forward to another great year of school with your child at Central Middle School!  Go Cyclones!

Sincerely,




Mr. Brent Snow

Assistant Principal

Central Middle School


Music News

posted Mar 20, 2017, 7:20 AM by CMS Global

On April 1 the students selected for Blair Honor Band will

 play in Blair, NE

 

On Thursday, April 6 at 7:00 there will be an all choir

concert in the gym. 

6, 7, 8th Grade will perform as well as show choir.

 

On Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 there will be a concert in the gym.  The groups performing will be 7th Grade Band, 8th/7M Band and Jazz Band.

 

On Saturday, April 29 is the Millard Solo and Small Ensemble Contest.

This event will take place at Russell Middle School

 

On Tuesday, May 2 at 7:00, there will be a concert in the gym.  The groups performing will be 5th Grade Feeder schools and 6th Grade Band.

 

On Tuesday, May 9 at 7:00 there will be a concert in the gym.  The groups performing will be 6th Grade, 7th Grade, and 7M/8th Grade Orchestra

 

 

Assessments Happening

posted Mar 10, 2017, 10:37 AM by CMS Global

  • This month begins the first week of Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) test sessions.

  • NeSA-ELA (English and Language Arts) is the first test for students.

    • In April, Math and Science (8th grade only) will be completed.

  • We want students to be confident in their future success on the NeSA test!

    • Best efforts in daily class + Best effort on day of test = GOAL!

  • Approaching testing day, extra attention given to adequate sleep and healthy nutrition is encouraged to help students give their best try on the day of the test.


  • NeSA Assessment Dates

    • 8TH GRADE ASSESSMENTS DATE

    • State Reading- NeSA-ELA Mar. 30, 31

    • State Science-NeSA-S April 25, 26

    • State Math-NeSA-M Apr. 11, 12

    • 7TH GRADE ASSESSMENTS DATE

    • State Reading- NeSA-ELA Apr. 6, 7

      • Team 7c Mar. 28, 29

    • State Math-NeSA-M Apr. 20, 21

      • Team 7c Apr. 13, 14

    • 6TH GRADE ASSESSMENTS DATE

    • State Reading- NeSA-ELA Apr. 4, 5

      • Team 6c Mar. 28, 29

    • State Math-NeSA-M Apr. 18, 19

      • Team 6c Apr. 13, 14


Social Worker News

posted Mar 10, 2017, 10:35 AM by CMS Global

Millard Food Pantry is being hosted at the Ron Witt building at 13737 Industrial Road on the 3rd Thursday of every month.  The next upcoming pantry is on March 16th from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.  No paperwork is necessary.

Millard Clothing Pantry  is available to families in need of clothing.  Please call Jill Anderson to schedule an appointment.  

If your family is in need of any assistance or you have any questions, please contact Jill Anderson, School Social Worker at 402-715-6179!


Music News

posted Mar 8, 2017, 6:37 AM by CMS Global

On March 16th Central will perform the musical Aladdin Jr.  

Show times are 4:00 and 6:00.  The musical will be performed in the stage music room.  There is a $3.00 admission fee.


On April 1 the students selected for Blair Honor Band will

play in Blair, NE


On Thursday, April 6 at 7:00 there will be an all choir

concert in the gym.  

6, 7, 8th Grade will perform as well as show choir.


On Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 there will be a concert in the gym.  The groups performing will be 7th Grade Band, 8th/7M Band and Jazz Band.


On Saturday, April 29 is the Millard Solo and Small Ensemble Contest.

This event will take place at Russell Middle School



Montessori News

posted Mar 8, 2017, 6:35 AM by CMS Global

Mad about Montessori!

Mrs. Goltl and Mrs. Harrison


At the end of February the ⅞ Montessori Class participated in their annual Internship Week. During this week students are able to go out in the real world and job shadow a place (or two!) of their choice. We had students job shadow bakers, architects, chiropractors, PE teachers, interior designers, OPD crime lab, and many other awesome places! The class works on preparing for Internship Week months in advance, making cover letters and resumes, and calling many places to set up the job shadowing experience. As teachers, we love visiting students on their job sites and seeing them in an environment outside of the classroom.

Check out some of the pictures below of our students working.

We thank the Omaha community for hosting our students and providing them this great opportunity!


Check out our daily class activity on our Twitter - @MrsG_Montessori




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