Welcome to The Center School
The Center School is a part of the Nashoba Regional School District which consists of Stow, Bolton, and Lancaster. The Center School houses students in grades K-5 and currently has 574 students enrolled. The Center School building project was completed in the fall of 2012, in time for all students to begin the school year in the new building. There are presently 27 classrooms and the staff totals 67 employees. Our class size varies from 18 to 25 depending upon the grade. We provide a strong academic program featuring high expectations and current educational practices which enable students to maximize their individual potential and become valuable citizens in our community.
From the Principal
February 10, 2014
With all of the snow we have received lately I often find myself wishing I could wave a magic wand to have it disappear. Either that or maybe invent a machine that could remove it all while sitting from the comfort of my home. Don't get me wrong, I love some of the activities that can only be done with snow; skiing, sledding, making snowmen, but shoveling is not my favorite winter activity. If I were to ask students at Center School to invent something that would remove snow from my driveway, what would they say?
As students in the 21st Century, they may be equipped to develop a plan of action sooner than expected. That is because students are learning and being taught in different ways. When using the phrase "21st Century Skills" many immediately think of technology. While this is an important component of 21st Century Skills, there are many other critical pieces to this approach. For example, Partnership for 21st Century Skills identifies a structure for addressing these essential skills. For example, one student outcome is "Learning innovation skills" which include: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.
The Center School staff and students have been fortunate to have access to a wide array of technology especially during the last two years. During this time, teachers and students have increased their use of technology regularly. As I walk through the building it is a common sight to see students and staff working with technology. How does technology help us to enhance instruction and engage students in the learning process? How does it aid in our ability to teach 21st Century Skills? Here are just a few examples:
~ Kevin LaCoste, Principal
- Paper Shredding Fundraiser
When: Sat May 10, 2014