Century Middle School

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    501 Helten Avenue
    Park Rapids, MN 56470
    218-237-6300
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  • A Note from our Principal:

    Welcome to Century Middle School!

    We are looking forward to another exciting year of learning and growing together. The middle school years are important stepping-stones on the path to high school success.

    During middle school, students will be provided many opportunities to develop friendships, explore areas of interest and accomplish great things in both academics and activities.

    At Century Middle School we offer a diverse, Minnesota Standards-driven challenging curriculum that takes into account the 21st century learner. As a staff, we strive to be responsive to our students and their needs. We collaborate with one another through teacher team time and professional learning communities as we work to be data driven and responsive to students’ social, emotional, and academic development.

    We deeply value and encourage parents and the community as partners in the development and education of all our students. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a positive and safe school where students can learn, grow and develop valuable life skills. I highly encourage you to talk with your middle schooler daily about their experiences at school; their friends, daily activities and learning.

    Please feel free to contact me at 237-6300 or sandress@parkrapids.k12.mn.us, at any time to discuss your child’s education or to learn more about Century Middle School. Our website contains a lot of information about school procedures, including the student handbook, our programs and upcoming events.

    Always learning,
    Shawn Andress
    Century Middle School Principal

The Middle Years

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  • Tuesday, March 28 Day 6

    Posted by Sheri Gottsman at 3/28/2017

    CENTURY MIDDLE SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN

    Preparing today’s learners for tomorrow’s challenges.

     

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017                                          Day 6

    STUDENTS:

    • Today will be the second pod of 7th grade going to Deep Portage.
    • The 5th grade will be going to the Circus on Thursday.
    • Friday is the end of Quarter 3.
    • The Talent Show will be held before Rec Night on April 7th. There is a sign-up sheet in the office. The deadline to sign up is this Friday.
    • Cut off for getting Incompletes cleaned up for Rec Night will be Wednesday, April 5.

    REC NIGHT GUIDLINES

    Only students registered in Park Rapids Area Century Middle School in grades 5-8 can attend.

    Rec Night is a privilege and attendance may be revoked due to disciplinary issues or failing grades.

    School rules, as described in this student handbook, regarding attendance, clothing and physical contact will be enforced.

    Violations of these rules will result in expulsion from Rec Night.  Parents and/or police may be called to take custody of the student(s).  In addition, students may lose the privilege of attending future Rec Nights.

    No student who has entered Rec Night will be allowed to leave without parent permission.

    Participants may not re-enter Rec Night.              

    Anyone suspected of using alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs will be reported to the principal.  In addition, parents and/or police will be called.

    Scuffling or fighting (including play fighting) is not allowed.

    Students have access to the gym and lobby areas only. 

    Successful Rec Nights depend on parent participation.  A minimum of 8 parents will be needed at all Rec Nights.

    • The Student Council will have a meeting on Monday, April 3 @ 1:30.
    • April 5th will be an Early Out day. School will be let out at 1:00.
    • 5th grade track will start in mid-April. More information will be out soon.
    • Spring Softball for Grades 5 & 6 available through Community Ed, Mondays and Wednesdays:  April 19 - May 17 from 3:15 - 5pm. Class is designed to sharpen your existing softball skills.  Flyers available in the office.

     

    Weekly Activities:

    Sunday 3/26- NONE

    Monday 3/27–NONE

    Tuesday 3/28– NONE

    Wednesday 3/29- NONE

    Thursday 3/30– NONE

    Friday 3/31- NONE

    Saturday 4/1– NONE

    Month-At-A-Glance:

    March 28- 2nd pod of 7th grade, Deep Portage

    March 30- 5th grade to Circus

    March 31- End of 3rd Quarter

    April 5- Early Out (1:00), Staff Development (1-4)

    April 6-7- 6th grade to Sugar Shack

    April 10-13- PTA Book Fair, NO 8th Hour

    April 14-17- NO SCHOOL, Easter Break

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  • Monday, March 27 Day 5

    Posted by Sheri Gottsman at 3/27/2017

    CENTURY MIDDLE SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN

    Preparing today’s learners for tomorrow’s challenges.

     

    Monday, March 27, 2017                                        Day 5

    STUDENTS:

    • 6th grade track will start today.
    • Golf for boys and girls in grades 5-8 start today. Golfers can meet in the 1st pod in Mrs. Marcussen's room.
    • Boys Tennis begins today.  Practice will be at the Depot courts after school.  Get all registration papers signed and fees paid before practice.  All boys in grades 7-12 are welcome.  No experience necessary.  
    • The Talent Show will be held before Rec Night on April 7th. There is a sign-up sheet in the office.
    • Today the first pod of 7th graders will be going to Deep Portage. Tomorrow will be the second pod of 7th
    • The 5th grade will be going to the Circus on Thursday.
    • Friday is the end of Quarter 3.
    • April 5th will be an Early Out day. School will be let out at 1:00.
    • 5th grade track will start in mid-April. More information will be out soon.
    • Spring Softball for Grades 5 & 6 available through Community Ed, Mondays and Wednesdays:  April 19 - May 17 from 3:15 - 5pm. Class is designed to sharpen your existing softball skills.  Flyers available in the office.

     

    Weekly Activities:

    Sunday 3/26- NONE

    Monday 3/27–NONE

    Tuesday 3/28– NONE

    Wednesday 3/29- NONE

    Thursday 3/30– NONE

    Friday 3/31- NONE

    Saturday 4/1– NONE

    Month-At-A-Glance:

    March 27- 1st pod of 7th grade, Deep Portage

    March 28- 2nd pod of 7th grade, Deep Portage

    March 30- 5th grade to Circus

    March 31- End of 3rd Quarter

    April 5- Early Out (1:00), Staff Development (1-4)

    April 10-13- PTA Book Fair, NO 8th Hour

    April 14-17- NO SCHOOL, Easter Break

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  • Friday, March 24 Day 4

    Posted by Sheri Gottsman at 3/24/2017

    CENTURY MIDDLE SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN

    Preparing today’s learners for tomorrow’s challenges.

     

    Friday, March 24, 2017                                        Day 4

    STUDENTS:

    • 6th grade track will start on Monday, March 27th.
    • Golf for boys and girls in grades 5-8 starts on Monday. Golfers can meet in the 1st pod in Mrs. Marcussen's room.
    • Boys Tennis begins on Monday.  Practice will be at the Depot courts after school.  Get all registration papers signed and fees paid before practice.  All boys in grades 7-12 are welcome.  No experience necessary.  
    • It’s not too late to sign up for the beginning sewing class that starts next week!  Registration forms in the office.
    • The Talent Show will be held before Rec Night on April 7th. There is a sign-up sheet in the office.
    • On March 27th, the first pod of 7th graders will be going to Deep Portage. March 28th, will be the second pod of 7th
    • 5th grade track will start in mid-April. More information will be out soon.
    • Spring Softball for Grades 5 & 6 available through Community Ed, Mondays and Wednesdays:  April 19 - May 17 from 3:15 - 5pm. Class is designed to sharpen your existing softball skills.  Flyers available in the office.

     

    Weekly Activities:

    Sunday 3/19- NONE

    Monday 3/20–NONE

    Tuesday 3/21– NONE

    Wednesday 3/22- NONE

    Thursday 3/23– NONE

    Friday 3/24- NONE

    Saturday 3/25– NONE

    Month-At-A-Glance:

    March 24- William Durbin, 6th grade

    March 27- 1st pod of 7th grade, Deep Portage

    March 28- 2nd pod of 7th grade, Deep Portage

    March 30- 5th grade to Circus

    March 31- End of 3rd Quarter

    April 5- Early Out (1:00), Staff Development (1-4)

    April 10-13- PTA Book Fair, NO 8th Hour

    April 14-17- NO SCHOOL, Easter Break

    Comments (-1)
  • Thursday, March 23 Day 3

    Posted by Sheri Gottsman at 3/23/2017

    CENTURY MIDDLE SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN

    Preparing today’s learners for tomorrow’s challenges.

     

    Thursday, March 23, 2017                                        Day 3

    STUDENTS:

    • 6th grade track will start on Monday, March 27th.
    • Golf for boys and girls in grades 5-8 starts on Monday. Golfers can meet in the 1st pod in Mrs. Marcussen's room.
    • It’s not too late to sign up for the beginning sewing class that starts next week!  Registration forms in the office.
    • The Talent Show will be held before Rec Night on April 7th. There is a sign-up sheet in the office.
    • On March 27th, the first pod of 7th graders will be going to Deep Portage. March 28th, will be the second pod of 7th
    • 5th grade track will start in mid-April. More information will be out soon.
    • Spring Softball for Grades 5 & 6 available through Community Ed, Mondays and Wednesdays:  April 19 - May 17 from 3:15 - 5pm. Class is designed to sharpen your existing softball skills.  Flyers available in the office.

     

    Weekly Activities:

    Sunday 3/19- NONE

    Monday 3/20–NONE

    Tuesday 3/21– NONE

    Wednesday 3/22- NONE

    Thursday 3/23– NONE

    Friday 3/24- NONE

    Saturday 3/25– NONE

    Month-At-A-Glance:

    March 24- William Durbin, 6th grade

    March 27- 1st pod of 7th grade, Deep Portage

    March 28- 2nd pod of 7th grade, Deep Portage

    March 30- 5th grade to Circus

    March 31- End of 3rd Quarter

    April 5- Early Out (1:00), Staff Development (1-4)

    April 10-13- PTA Book Fair, NO 8th Hour

    April 14-17- NO SCHOOL, Easter Break

    Comments (-1)
  • Wednesday, March 22 Day 2

    Posted by Sheri Gottsman at 3/22/2017

    CENTURY MIDDLE SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN

    Preparing today’s learners for tomorrow’s challenges.

     

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017                                           Day 2

    STUDENTS:

    • There will not be Walking Club for grades 7/8 this week due to the Dodgeball Tournament.
    • It’s not too late to sign up for the beginning sewing class that starts next week!  Registration forms in the office.
    • 6th grade tryouts for the JH Softball team will be held today from 3:20-4:00.
    • The Talent Show will be held before Rec Night on April 7th. There is a sign-up sheet in the office.
    • 6th grade track will start on Monday, March 27th.
    • 5th grade track will start in mid-April. More information will be out soon.
    • William Durbin will be visiting the 6th grade on Friday.
    • On March 27th, the first pod of 7th graders will be going to Deep Portage. March 28th, will be the second pod of 7th
    • Spring Softball for Grades 5 & 6 available through Community Ed, Mondays and Wednesdays:  April 19 - May 17 from 3:15 - 5pm. Class is designed to sharpen your existing softball skills.  Flyers available in the office.

     

    Weekly Activities:

    Sunday 3/19- NONE

    Monday 3/20–NONE

    Tuesday 3/21– NONE

    Wednesday 3/22- NONE

    Thursday 3/23– NONE

    Friday 3/24- NONE

    Saturday 3/25– NONE

    Month-At-A-Glance:

    March 24- William Durbin, 6th grade

    March 27- 1st pod of 7th grade, Deep Portage

    March 28- 2nd pod of 7th grade, Deep Portage

    March 30- 5th grade to Circus

    March 31- End of 3rd Quarter

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  • Tuesday, March 21 Day 1

    Posted by Sheri Gottsman at 3/21/2017

    CENTURY MIDDLE SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN

    Preparing today’s learners for tomorrow’s challenges.

     

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017                                          Day 1

    STUDENTS:

    • There will not be Walking Club for grades 7/8 this week due to the Dodgeball Tournament.
    • It’s not too late to sign up for the beginning sewing class that starts next week!  Registration forms in the office.
    • 6th grade tryouts for the JH Softball team will be held on Wednesday from 3:20-4:00.
    • 7/8 grade Baseball will have a meeting on Wednesday @ 8:05 in the Wrestling room.
    • 6th grade track will start on Monday, March 27th.
    • 5th grade track will start in mid-April. More information will be out soon.
    • William Durbin will be visiting the 6th grade on March 24th.
    • On March 27th, the first pod of 7th graders will be going to Deep Portage. March 28th, will be the second pod of 7th
    • Spring Softball for Grades 5 & 6 available through Community Ed, Mondays and Wednesdays:  April 19 - May 17 from 3:15 - 5pm. Class is designed to sharpen your existing softball skills.  Flyers available in the office.

     

    Weekly Activities:

    Sunday 3/19- NONE

    Monday 3/20–NONE

    Tuesday 3/21– NONE

    Wednesday 3/22- NONE

    Thursday 3/23– NONE

    Friday 3/24- NONE

    Saturday 3/25– NONE

    Month-At-A-Glance:

    March 24- William Durbin, 6th grade

    March 27- 1st pod of 7th grade, Deep Portage

    March 28- 2nd pod of 7th grade, Deep Portage

    March 30- 5th grade to Circus

    March 31- End of 3rd Quarter

    Comments (-1)
  • Monday, March 20 Day 6

    Posted by Sheri Gottsman at 3/20/2017

    CENTURY MIDDLE SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN

    Preparing today’s learners for tomorrow’s challenges.

     

    Monday, March 20, 2017                                          Day 6

    STUDENTS:

    • 7/8 grade Boys Track starts today. You will need to walk over to the High School.
    • 6th grade track will start on Monday, March 27th.
    • 5th grade track will start in mid-April. More information will be out soon.
    • William Durbin will be visiting the 6th grade on March 24th.
    • On March 27th, the first pod of 7th graders will be going to Deep Portage. March 28th, will be the second pod of 7th
    • Spring Softball for Grades 5 & 6 available through Community Ed, Mondays and Wednesdays:  April 19 - May 17 from 3:15 - 5pm. Class is designed to sharpen your existing softball skills.  Flyers available in the office.

     

    Weekly Activities:

    Sunday 3/19- NONE

    Monday 3/20–NONE

    Tuesday 3/21– NONE

    Wednesday 3/22- NONE

    Thursday 3/23– NONE

    Friday 3/24- NONE

    Saturday 3/25– NONE

    Month-At-A-Glance:

    March 24- William Durbin, 6th grade

    March 27- 1st pod of 7th grade, Deep Portage

    March 28- 2nd pod of 7th grade, Deep Portage

    March 30- 5th grade to Circus

    March 31- End of 3rd Quarter

    Comments (-1)
  • Thursday, March 16 Day 4

    Posted by Sheri Gottsman at 3/16/2017

    CENTURY MIDDLE SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN

    Preparing today’s learners for tomorrow’s challenges.

     

    Thursday, March 16, 2017                                           Day 4

    STUDENTS:

    • 8th Hour will be on Thursday.
    • Targeted Services will be on Thursday.
    • Please join us this evening at Northwoods Bank at 5:30 for a guest speaker on Minnesota’s Clean Energy Future. It is free and open to everyone. The speaker will be J. Drake Hamilton of Fresh Energy.
    • Student Council will be hosting a dodgeball tournament during the week of March 20. There are sign up forms and information in the office. Forms will be due Thursday, March 16.
    • On March 27th, the first pod of 7th graders will be going to Deep Portage. March 28th, will be the second pod of 7th
    • Spring Softball for Grades 5 & 6 available through Community Ed, Mondays and Wednesdays:  April 19 - May 17 from 3:15 - 5pm. Class is designed to sharpen your existing softball skills.  Flyers available in the office.  

     

    Weekly Activities:

    Sunday 3/12- NONE

    Monday 3/13–NONE

    Tuesday 3/14– NONE

    Wednesday 3/15- NONE

    Thursday 3/16– JV Speech Invite @ W/H/A

    Friday 3/117- NONE

    Saturday 3/18– NONE

    Month-At-A-Glance:

    March 16- Presentation @ 6:00 @ Northwoods Bank

    March 27- 1st pod of 7th grade, Deep Portage

    March 28- 2nd pod of 7th grade, Deep Portage

    March 30- 5th grade to Circus

    March 31- End of 3rd Quarter

    Comments (-1)
  • Wednesday, March 15 Day 3

    Posted by Sheri Gottsman at 3/15/2017

    CENTURY MIDDLE SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN

    Preparing today’s learners for tomorrow’s challenges.

     

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017                                           Day 3

    STUDENTS:

    • 8th Hour will be today and Thursday.
    • Targeted Services will be on Thursday.
    • There will be a student council meeting today at 1:30 in room 803.
    • Please join us on March 16 at Northwoods Bank at 5:30 for a guest speaker on Minnesota’s Clean Energy Future. It is free and open to everyone. The speaker will be J. Drake Hamilton of Fresh Energy.
    • Student Council will be hosting a dodgeball tournament during the week of March 20. There are sign up forms and information in the office. Forms will be due Thursday, March 16.
    • On March 27th, the first pod of 7th graders will be going to Deep Portage. March 28th, will be the second pod of 7th
    • Spring Softball for Grades 5 & 6 available through Community Ed, Mondays and Wednesdays:  April 19 - May 17 from 3:15 - 5pm. Class is designed to sharpen your existing softball skills.  Flyers available in the office.  

    Weekly Activities:

    Sunday 3/12- NONE

    Monday 3/13–NONE

    Tuesday 3/14– NONE

    Wednesday 3/15- NONE

    Thursday 3/16– JV Speech Invite @ W/H/A

    Friday 3/117- NONE

    Saturday 3/18– NONE

    Month-At-A-Glance:

    March 16- Presentation @ 6:00 @ Northwoods Bank

    March 27- 1st pod of 7th grade, Deep Portage

    March 28- 2nd pod of 7th grade, Deep Portage

    March 30- 5th grade to Circus

    March 31- End of 3rd Quarter

    Comments (-1)
  • Tuesday, March 14 Day 2

    Posted by Sheri Gottsman at 3/14/2017

    CENTURY MIDDLE SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN

    Preparing today’s learners for tomorrow’s challenges.

     

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017                                          Day 2

    STUDENTS:

    • Gymnastics sign-up sheets are in the office.
    • 8th Hour will be today, Wednesday and Thursday.
    • Targeted Services will be today and Thursday.
    • There will be a student council meeting on Wednesday, March 15 at 1:30 in room 803.
    • Please join us on March 16 at Northwoods Bank at 5:30 for a guest speaker on Minnesota’s Clean Energy Future. It is free and open to everyone. The speaker will be J. Drake Hamilton of Fresh Energy.
    • Student Council will be hosting a dodgeball tournament during the week of March 20. There are sign up forms and information in the office. Forms will be due Thursday, March 16.
    • On March 27th, the first pod of 7th graders will be going to Deep Portage. March 28th, will be the second pod of 7th
    • Spring Softball for Grades 5 & 6 available through Community Ed, Mondays and Wednesdays:  April 19 - May 17 from 3:15 - 5pm. Class is designed to sharpen your existing softball skills.  Flyers available in the office.  

     

    Weekly Activities:

    Sunday 3/12- NONE

    Monday 3/13–NONE

    Tuesday 3/14– NONE

    Wednesday 3/15- NONE

    Thursday 3/16– JV Speech Invite @ W/H/A

    Friday 3/117- NONE

    Saturday 3/18– NONE

    Month-At-A-Glance:

    March 16- Presentation @ 6:00 @ Northwoods Bank

    March 27- 1st pod of 7th grade, Deep Portage

    March 28- 2nd pod of 7th grade, Deep Portage

    March 31- End of 3rd Quarter

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