Centennial Middle School

Centennial

Phone: (307) 253-2900

School Website

Principal: Mike Britt

Assistant Principal: Lisa Allen

Office Manager: Pam Erben

Address: 1421 S. Waterford St., Casper, 82609

 

 

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Mission Statement: “Whatever it takes; make learning happen.”

Vision Statement: Centennial Junior High School will prepare all students to be successful citizens in our community by:

– engaging students academically with high expectations
– developing character to encompass leadership, responsibility, and respect.  

Students will become the best versions of themselves.

Centennial Junior High School strives to create a positive, caring, and safe environment for all students. The staff at Centennial has high expectations for all students and prides itself on preparing students for high school and life. Students are grouped together in grade level, interdisciplinary CORE teams (Math, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies), creating much smaller environments within the larger school. Each student’s CORE teachers meet frequently to plan instruction and better meet all students’ individual learning needs.

Programs

Centennial’s professional educators implement the common core and state standards. There is a strong emphasis on literacy, math and instructional strategies.

All sixth-grade and seventh-grade students take an additional semester of math and language arts in “extension classes.” These classes provide additional support in current grade level standards while providing a foundation in the following year’s standards.

All eighth-grade students take a semester of leadership seminar and a semester of digital environments. Leadership seminar emphasizes leadership qualities and characteristics through ethical dilemmas. The Hathaway Success curriculum is also covered during this course. Students are immersed in technology in the digital environments course covering many of the ISTE standards.

Students have health and physical education and a choice of electives and exploratory courses including woods/drafting, metals, family and consumer science and Spanish. Fine and performing arts choices include art, vocal music, piano lab, band, orchestra, guitar, and exploring music. While all teachers differentiate instruction in classrooms, all students also benefit from 30 minutes of remediation or enrichment five days per week to meet their individual needs during Eagle Block. Additional academic supports include Extended Day for help with language arts and math, summer school, tutoring, special needs classes, math and literacy lab support and assessment correction/retakes.

Activities

Centennial has a peer mentor program that groups selected eighth-graders with sixth-graders for planned activities and peer support. Other activities include Art Club, Drama, Centennial Singers, Tech Club, Geography Club, National Junior Honor Society, Jazz Band, Spanish Club, Student Council, Spelling Bee, Yearbook Club and Robotics Club. Students also may participate in a full range of athletics.

Hours

Classes begin at 8:00 a.m. and run until 2:40 p.m. The school is open for students from 7:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.