Century Middle School

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    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, April 25 Day 6

    Posted by Sheri Gottsman at 4/25/2017

    CENTURY MIDDLE SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN

    Preparing today’s learners for tomorrow’s challenges.

     

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017                                             Day 6

    STUDENTS:

    • The last day for 8th Hour is Thursday.
    • The class of 2021: you have until May 1st to get your pictures in to Ms. Gareis for the end of the year celebration!
    • The Middle School Choir Concert will be held on Monday, May 1 at 7:00 pm in the Elementary Gymnasium.
    • The last day for Release Time classes is Wednesday, May 3.
    • 5th grade will have their Expert Day on Thursday, May 4 starting at 1:30.
    • Tennis Lessons for 3rd - 5th graders will be held at the Century Courts on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday's beginning May 8th and end on May 17th.  Coach Hope Johnson will help you learn the fun game of Tennis through drills and games at the Century Courts.  Cost is $20. Sign up forms are available in the office.   

    Weekly Activities:

    Sunday 4/23-NONE

    Monday 4/24-NONE

    Tuesday 4/25-7/8 Baseball Doubleheader @ S/M, 7/8 Softball Doubleheader vs. S/M

    Wednesday 4/26-NONE

    Thursday 4/27- 7/8 Softball Doubleheader vs. Bemidji, JH Track @ W/H/A

    Friday 4/28- JH Golf Invite vs. Nevis

    Saturday 4/29– NONE

    Month-At-A-Glance:

    April 24-28- 5th grade MCA testing

    April 27- Last day for 8th Hour

    May 1- MS Choir Concert (7:00)

    May 1-4 grades 7/8 MCA testing

    May 1-5- 6th grade MCA testing

    May 3- Last day for Release Time classes

    May 4- 5th grade Expert Day (1:30-3:00)

    May 8- 8th grade MCA testing, MS Band Concert (7:00)

    May 9- grades 5 & 8 MCA testing

    May 17- 6th grade to Freshwater

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  • Monday, April 24 Day 5

    Posted by Sheri Gottsman at 4/24/2017

    CENTURY MIDDLE SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN

    Preparing today’s learners for tomorrow’s challenges.

     

    Monday, April 24, 2017                                             Day 5

    STUDENTS:

    • The last day for 8th Hour is Thursday, April 27th.
    • The class of 2021: you have until May 1st to get your pictures in to Ms. Gareis for the end of the year celebration!
    • The Middle School Choir Concert will be held on Monday, May 1 at 7:00 pm.
    • The last day for Release Time classes is Wednesday, May 3.
    • 5th grade will have their Expert Day on Thursday, May 4 starting at 1:30.

     

    Weekly Activities:

    Sunday 4/23-NONE

    Monday 4/24-NONE

    Tuesday 4/25-7/8 Baseball Doubleheader @ S/M, 7/8 Softball Doubleheader vs. S/M

    Wednesday 4/26-NONE

    Thursday 4/27- 7/8 Softball Doubleheader vs. Bemidji, JH Track @ W/H/A

    Friday 4/28- JH Golf Invite vs. Nevis

    Saturday 4/29– NONE

    Month-At-A-Glance:

    April 24-28- 5th grade MCA testing

    April 27- Last day for 8th Hour

    May 1- MS Choir Concert (7:00)

    May 1-4 grades 7/8 MCA testing

    May 1-5- 6th grade MCA testing

    May 3- Last day for Release Time classes

    May 4- 5th grade Expert Day (1:30-3:00)

    May 8- 8th grade MCA testing, MS Band Concert (7:00)

    May 9- grades 5 & 8 MCA testing

    May 17- 6th grade to Freshwater

    Comments (-1)
  • Friday, April 21 Day 4

    Posted by Sheri Gottsman at 4/21/2017

    CENTURY MIDDLE SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN

    Preparing today’s learners for tomorrow’s challenges.

     

    Friday, April 21, 2017                                         Day 4

    STUDENTS:

    • The last day for 8th Hour is Thursday, April 27th.
    • The class of 2021: you have until May 1st to get your pictures in to Ms. Gareis for the end of the year celebration!
    • The Middle School Choir Concert will be held on Monday, May 1 at 7:00 pm.
    • The last day for Release Time classes is Wednesday, May 3.

     

    Weekly Activities:

    Sunday 4/16-NONE

    Monday 4/17-NONE

    Tuesday 4/18-7/8 Baseball Doubleheader @ S/M, 7/8 Softball Doubleheader vs. S/M

    Wednesday 4/19-NONE

    Thursday 4/20- 7/8 Softball Doubleheader vs. Bemidji, JH Track @ W/H/A

    Friday 4/21- JH Golf Invite vs. Nevis

    Saturday 4/22– NONE

    Month-At-A-Glance:

    April 21- 8th grade field trip to St. Paul

    April 24-28- 5th grade MCA testing

    April 27- Last day for 8th Hour

    May 1- MS Choir Concert (7:00)

    May 1-4 grades 7/8 MCA testing

    May 1-5- 6th grade MCA testing

    May 3- Last day for Release Time classes

    May 4- 5th grade Expert Day (1:30-3:00)

    May 8- 8th grade MCA testing, MS Band Concert (7:00)

    May 9- grades 5 & 8 MCA testing

    May 17- 6th grade to Freshwater

    Comments (-1)
  • Thursday, April 20 Day 3

    Posted by Sheri Gottsman at 4/20/2017

    CENTURY MIDDLE SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN

    Preparing today’s learners for tomorrow’s challenges.

     

    Thursday, April 20, 2017                                           Day 3

    STUDENTS:

    Congratulations to our 6th grade student who won 4 tickets to the May 20th Minnesota Twins game for their perfect attendance record. Attendance matters!!

    • On Friday, the 8th grade will be taking a field trip to St. Paul.
    • The 5th grade will take their MCA testing during the week of April 24th.
    • The last day for 8th Hour is Thursday, April 27th.
    • The class of 2021: you have until May 1st to get your pictures in to Ms. Gareis for the end of the year celebration!

     

    Weekly Activities:

    Sunday 4/16-NONE

    Monday 4/17-NONE

    Tuesday 4/18-7/8 Baseball Doubleheader @ S/M, 7/8 Softball Doubleheader vs. S/M

    Wednesday 4/19-NONE

    Thursday 4/20- 7/8 Softball Doubleheader vs. Bemidji, JH Track @ W/H/A

    Friday 4/21- JH Golf Invite vs. Nevis

    Saturday 4/22– NONE

    Month-At-A-Glance:

    April 21- 8th grade field trip to St. Paul

    April 24-28- 5th grade MCA testing

    April 27- Last day for 8th Hour

    May 1-5- 6th grade MCA testing

    May 4- 5th grade Expert Day (1:30-3:00)

    May 1-4 grades 7/8 MCA testing

    May 8- 8th grade MCA testing

    May 9- grades 5 & 8 MCA testing

    May 17- 6th grade to Freshwater

    Comments (-1)
  • Wednesday, April 19 Day 2

    Posted by Sheri Gottsman at 4/19/2017

    CENTURY MIDDLE SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN

    Preparing today’s learners for tomorrow’s challenges.

     

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017                                              Day 2

    STUDENTS:

    • On April 21, the 8th grade will be taking a field trip to St. Paul.
    • The 5th grade will take their MCA testing during the week of April 24th.
    • The last day for 8th Hour is Thursday, April 27th.
    • 8th graders: Remember to get your pictures to Ms. Gareis soon.

     

    Weekly Activities:

    Sunday 4/16-NONE

    Monday 4/17-NONE

    Tuesday 4/18-7/8 Baseball Doubleheader @ S/M, 7/8 Softball Doubleheader vs. S/M

    Wednesday 4/19-NONE

    Thursday 4/20- 7/8 Softball Doubleheader vs. Bemidji, JH Track @ W/H/A

    Friday 4/21- JH Golf Invite vs. Nevis

    Saturday 4/22– NONE

    Month-At-A-Glance:

    April 21- 8th grade field trip to St. Paul

    April 24-28- 5th grade MCA testing

    April 27- Last day for 8th Hour

    May 1-5- 6th grade MCA testing

    May 1-4 grades 7/8 MCA testing

    May 8- 8th grade MCA testing

    May 9- grades 5 & 8 MCA testing

    Comments (-1)
  • Tuesday, April 18 Day 1

    Posted by Sheri Gottsman at 4/18/2017

    CENTURY MIDDLE SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN

    Preparing today’s learners for tomorrow’s challenges.

     

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017                                             Day 1

    STUDENTS:

    • On April 21, the 8th grade will be taking a field trip to St. Paul.
    • The 5th grade will take their MCA testing during the week of April 24th.
    • The last day for 8th Hour is Thursday, April 27th.
    • 8th graders: Remember to get your pictures to Ms. Gareis soon.

     

    Weekly Activities:

    Sunday 4/16-NONE

    Monday 4/17-NONE

    Tuesday 4/18-7/8 Baseball Doubleheader @ S/M, 7/8 Softball Doubleheader vs. S/M

    Wednesday 4/19-NONE

    Thursday 4/20- 7/8 Softball Doubleheader vs. Bemidji, JH Track @ W/H/A

    Friday 4/21- JH Golf Invite vs. Nevis

    Saturday 4/22– NONE

    Month-At-A-Glance:

    April 21- 8th grade field trip to St. Paul

    April 24-28- 5th grade MCA testing

    April 27- Last day for 8th Hour

    May 1-5- 6th grade MCA testing

    May 1-4 grades 7/8 MCA testing

    May 8- 8th grade MCA testing

    May 9- grades 5 & 8 MCA testing

    Comments (-1)
  • Thursday, April 13 Day 6

    Posted by Sheri Gottsman at 4/13/2017

    CENTURY MIDDLE SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN

    Preparing today’s learners for tomorrow’s challenges.

     

    Thursday, April 13, 2017                                           Day 5

    STUDENTS:

    • No 8th Hour for the week.
    • 6th grade will be taking the MCA test today
    • There will not be Targeted Services today.
    • Staff and students will not have school on Friday (4/14) or Monday (4/17) for Easter Break.
    • On April 21, the 8th grade will be taking a field trip to St. Paul.
    • 8th graders: Remember to get your pictures to Ms. Gareis soon.

     

    Weekly Activities:

    Sunday 4/9-NONE

    Monday 4/10-NONE

    Tuesday 4/11-7th & 8th grade Softball Doubleheader at DL (4:30)

    Wednesday 4/12-NONE

    Thursday 4/13-Boys JH Golf Invitational at Barnesville (4:00) and 7th & 8th grade Baseball Doubleheader at Bemidji (4:30)

    Friday 4/14-NONE

    Saturday 4/15– NONE

    Month-At-A-Glance:

    April 13- PTA Book Fair, NO 8th Hour

    April 13- 6th grade MCA testing, NO Targeted Services

    April 14-17- NO SCHOOL, Easter Break

    April 21- 8th grade field trip to St. Paul

    April 24-28- 5th grade MCA testing

    May 1-5- 6th grade MCA testing

    May 1-4 grades 7/8 MCA testing

    May 8- 8th grade MCA testing

    May 9- grades 5 & 8 MCA testing

    Comments (-1)
  • Wednesday, April 12 Day 5

    Posted by Sheri Gottsman at 4/12/2017

    CENTURY MIDDLE SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN

    Preparing today’s learners for tomorrow’s challenges.

     

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017                                              Day 5

    STUDENTS:

    • No 8th Hour for the week.
    • 6th grade will be taking the MCA test on Thursday.
    • There will not be Targeted Services on Thursday.
    • Staff and students will not have school on Friday (4/14) or Monday (4/17) for Easter Break.
    • Now that warmer weather is here, remember to dress according to the Student Handbook rules on page 7. Here is a summarized list: No headgear of any kind, including bandanas and hoods, short skirts or shorts (hemline must be longer than the fingertip by one inch), exposed midsection or undergarments, pants and shorts may not be worn at the hips, no visible cleavage or see through/strapless shirts, no spaghetti straps or shirts with deep cut arm holes.
    • 8th graders: It is time to start gathering pictures for your end of the year slideshow. Please send any digital copies or bring any hard copies of pictures of you and your friends through the years to Ms. Gareis.
    • BSU will be hosting a football camp for grades K-6 on Friday, April 21st. Please come to the office for more information.

     

    Weekly Activities:

    Sunday 4/9-NONE

    Monday 4/10-NONE

    Tuesday 4/11-7th & 8th grade Softball Doubleheader at DL (4:30)

    Wednesday 4/12-NONE

    Thursday 4/13-Boys JH Golf Invitational at Barnesville (4:00) and 7th & 8th grade Baseball Doubleheader at Bemidji (4:30)

    Friday 4/14-NONE

    Saturday 4/15– NONE

    Month-At-A-Glance:

    April 12-13- PTA Book Fair, NO 8th Hour

    April 13- 6th grade MCA testing, NO Targeted Services

    April 14-17- NO SCHOOL, Easter Break

    April 24-28- 5th grade MCA testing

    May 1-5- 6th grade MCA testing

    May 1-4 grades 7/8 MCA testing

    May 8- 8th grade MCA testing

    May 9- grades 5 & 8 MCA testing

    Comments (-1)
  • Tuesday, April 11 Day 4

    Posted by Sheri Gottsman at 4/11/2017

    CENTURY MIDDLE SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN

    Preparing today’s learners for tomorrow’s challenges.

     

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017                                             Day 4

    STUDENTS:

    • 6th grade will be MCA testing on Wednesday.
    • No 8th Hour for the week.
    • There will not be Targeted Services on Thursday.
    • Staff and students will not have school on Friday (4/14) or Monday (4/17) for Easter Break.
    • Now that warmer weather is here, remember to dress according to the Student Handbook rules on page 7. Here is a summarized list: No headgear of any kind, including bandanas and hoods, short skirts or shorts (hemline must be longer than the fingertip by one inch), exposed midsection or undergarments, pants and shorts may not be worn at the hips, no visible cleavage or see through/strapless shirts, no spaghetti straps or shirts with deep cut arm holes.
    • 8th graders: It is time to start gathering pictures for your end of the year slideshow. Please send any digital copies or bring any hard copies of pictures of you and your friends through the years to Ms. Gareis.
    • BSU will be hosting a football camp for grades K-6 on Friday, April 21st. Please come to the office for more information.

     

    Weekly Activities:

    Sunday 4/9-NONE

    Monday 4/10-NONE

    Tuesday 4/11-7th & 8th grade Softball Doubleheader at DL (4:30)

    Wednesday 4/12-NONE

    Thursday 4/13-Boys JH Golf Invitational at Barnesville (4:00) and 7th & 8th grade Baseball Doubleheader at Bemidji (4:30)

    Friday 4/14-NONE

    Saturday 4/15– NONE

    Month-At-A-Glance:

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

    April 13- 6th grade MCA testing, NO Targeted Services

    April 14-17- NO SCHOOL, Easter Break

    April 24-28- 5th grade MCA testing

    May 1-5- 6th grade MCA testing

    May 1-4 grades 7/8 MCA testing

    May 8- 8th grade MCA testing

    May 9- grades 5 & 8 MCA testing

    Comments (-1)
  • April10, 2017

    Posted by Sheri Gottsman at 4/10/2017

    CENTURY MIDDLE SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN

    Preparing today’s learners for tomorrow’s challenges.

     

    Monday, April 10, 2017                                             Day 3

    STUDENTS:

    • Now that warmer weather is here, remember to dress according to the Student Handbook rules on page 7. Here is a summarized list: No headgear of any kind, including bandanas and hoods, short skirts or shorts (hemline must be longer than the fingertip by one inch), exposed midsection or undergarments, pants and shorts may not be worn at the hips, no visible cleavage or see through/strapless shirts, no spaghetti straps or shirts with deep cut arm holes.
    • 8th graders: It is time to start gathering pictures for your end of the year slideshow. Please send any digital copies or bring any hard copies of pictures of you and your friends through the years to Ms. Gareis.
    • 5th grade track sign up is now open!  Check with your home room teachers for the registration forms.
    • BSU will be hosting a football camp for grades K-6 on Friday, April 21st. Please come to the office for more information.

     

    Weekly Activities:

    Sunday 4/9-NONE

    Monday 4/10-NONE

    Tuesday 4/11-7th & 8th grade Softball Doubleheader at DL (4:30)

    Wednesday 4/12-NONE

    Thursday 4/13-Boys JH Golf Invitational at Barnesville (4:00) and 7th & 8th grade Baseball Doubleheader at Bemidji (4:30)

    Friday 4/14-NONE

    Saturday 4/15– NONE

    Month-At-A-Glance:

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

    April 11- 6th grade MCA testing

    April 13- 6th grade MCA testing, NO Targeted Services

    April 14-17- NO SCHOOL, Easter Break

    April 24-28- 5th grade MCA testing

    May 1-5- 6th grade MCA testing

    May 1-4 grades 7/8 MCA testing

    May 8- 8th grade MCA testing

    May 9- grades 5 & 8 MCA testing

    Comments (-1)

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