Summer Book Talk

Posted by Anna Centi on June 13, 2019 in Blogs |

Image result for book talkAll Middle School Students are to complete a book talk due in the Fall. See the attached rubric. Also, attached are some possible themes to choose from for your project.


Book Talk Rubric:  Summer Learning Concept Book Talk – Theme –






Posted by Anna Centi on March 18, 2019 in Blogs |

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Attention all 8th Grade Students and Parents, the PSAT date is quickly approaching. On April 9th, 8th graders will take the PSAT which is extremely important in determining their high school and college path.

Some helpful tips to make sure students are prepared and ready to ROCK this exam!

-Earlier bed time

-Eating a healthy breakfast

-Lots of practice, which is already under way in the classrooms

-Do YOUR BEST and make sure to complete all answers

-Budget your time so you are not rushing

-READ carefully and use all the reading strategies that help you everyday in the classroom


Sensory Details to Enhance Our Writing

Posted by Anna Centi on November 8, 2018 in Blogs |

This week in 1st hour, we worked on enhancing our writing by adding sensory details to our narrative stories in ELA.



8th Grade Girls ONLY PLEASE

Posted by Anna Centi on November 4, 2018 in Blogs |

8TH Grade Girls,


Please complete the survey for the Digital Divas conference as soon as possible. Click the link below and follow the directions. See me if you need assistance!


Mrs. Centi



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Collaborative Study Groups

Posted by Anna Centi on October 23, 2018 in Blogs |

College Prep is delving into the world of collaborative study groups this week, learning how to organize and execute an effective study session with their peers!


Salina Courtyard Project

Posted by Anna Centi on October 23, 2018 in Blogs |

Students worked hard renovating the Salina Courtyard in recent weeks! Stay tuned for further updates as the year goes on!


College Groove

Posted by Anna Centi on October 23, 2018 in Blogs |

The college mindset is in full effect with college spirit wear days! Go Blue!


Pumpkin Crunch Cake

Posted by Anna Centi on October 12, 2018 in Blogs |

This has been the reward of choice this month, so by popular demand from the kiddos, here’s the recipe! Enjoy!


Pumpkin Crunch Cake Recipe


Open House is Tonight

Posted by Anna Centi on September 12, 2018 in Blogs |

Please join us for Open House at Salina tonight from 6:00-7:30. Come meet the teachers! It’s a good time to check in on your child’s progress and build the parent-teacher-student community!


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Newcomers – Summer Reading

Posted by Anna Centi on June 13, 2018 in Blogs |


Dear ELA Students,

Attached you will find electronic copies of the items I gave you in class today. Please remember to read 3 “good fit” books over the summer and complete a BOOK TALK for your favorite one!

The Summer Library Hours are attached as well! 

Have a beautiful, safe and relaxing summer!


Mrs. Centi


Library Summer Hours




Book Talk Planning Sheet


Newcomer Summer Reading List



32 Summer Writing Prompts


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