American Meteorological Society Award:
Sameera and Saaketh Vedantam
Fatima Villena, Sameera Vedantam, and Saaketh Vedantam will be recognized at the District Award Ceremony at the University School of Nova Convocation Center on March 5, 2014.
Thank you to Ms. Piper Spencer and Ms. Marisabel Soliman, along with the science department and other staff members and volunteers who helped in the preparation and judging to allow our students to be represented at this prestigious academic event.
Thank you to all students who participated in our school and the district Science Fair. Congratulations to all honorees!!
On Saturday, February 1, 2014, nine members of the Pembroke Pines Charter Middle School - Central Campus Mathematics Club competed in the Broward County MathCounts competition held at Blanche Ely High School. The students, from left to right are Celya Walker, Sameera Vedantam, Victoria Orr, Nivedha Natarajan, Faizan Mohammad, Surya Vedula, Marquis Alexis, Saaketh Vedantam, and Naveen Farook. The competition was extremely fierce, but our students did well. We are still awaiting the final results, however, the team took second place in the cyphering contest, and Saaketh Vedantam placed third in the individual competition. Along with three others, he has been invited to represent Broward County at the State Competition. Math Club coaches, Michael Walker and Vincent Verdile, were in attendance, along with several parents. We are all proud of the accomplishment of all of the students who participated.
Dear East or Central 5th Grade Parent/Guardians:
We are please to announce that we have begun the process of transitioning your child from elementary to middle school. Your child is scheduled to enter the Pembroke Pines Charter Middle School (Central Campus) on August 18, 2014. This is an exciting time for your child to begin to take on more responsibility and independence as they enter middle school. However, many parents become nervous as this time approaches. We hope to reassure you and alleviate your concerns when we meet on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 6pm in the Central Campus Cafeteria, PARENT ONLY MEETING.
Dear Central Middle Parent/Guardian(s):
Pembroke Pines Charter Middle School-Central Campus has recently purchased an educational software product from Pearson Education known as SuccessMaker 6. This research-based product promotes the development and maintenance of essential concepts, strategies, and skills in reading and mathematics. It also uses realistic content with state-of-the-art multimedia to create interactive environments for thinking and reasoning. This product consistently monitors each student's performance and selects activities to fit the student's needs with very precise instruction. The program presents math and reading skills through questioning. If the student understands the concept, he/she moves on. If the student misses a question, he/she is led to the correct answer through a tutorial. However, before beginning the specific instruction tailored to your student’s needs, the software presents an online assessment period known as Initial Placement (IP). In order to have your student access the content they need the most before FCAT, we ask parents to voluntarily help students finish the IP section as soon as possible. You can assist us in this endeavor by having your student log on and complete time in the program at home as frequently as possible. It is essential that the student log out from the SuccessMaker log off button before clicking the computer’s log off button. This assures that any work completed will be saved. Individual teachers will inform students if this is part of their homework or not.
SATURDAY DETENTIONS ARE BEING HELD IN THE CENTRAL MIDDLE CAMPUS ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER, YOU WILL EARN 4 HOURS. PLEASE CONTACT MS. BEAR AT [email protected]
On Thursday, January 16, 2014 the Central Middle School hosted the Annual Spelling Bee, under the direction of language arts teachers Rita Campbell, Amber Touhy and Pauline Tucker. along with the support of Ms. Altimore, Ms. Martin-Hernandez, Ms. Levine, and Ms. Lieberman. After all of our 672 students tested to become eligible to participate in the school's annual spelling bee, a distinguished group of 42, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students, rose to the occasion and were selected to represent themselves and their grade in this challenge. They all should be very proud, as we are, of their performance.
The results are in and we are pleased to announce that our 2014 Spelling Bee Winner, Sameera Vedantam, 8th grade, will represent our school at the Broward County Spelling Bee Hosted by the Miami Herald on March 11, 2014 at the Signature Grand. The following students should be very proud of their efforts with this challenging event:
Runner up- Saaketh Vedantam, 7th Grade
8th grade winner-Sameera Vedantam (right)
Runner up- Dylan LeeMook
7th grade winner-Saaketh Vedantam (middle)
Runner up- Bhanuteja Madhu
6th grade winner- Naveen Farook (left)
Runner up- Salonee Singh
Thank you to the Language Arts Department for their collaborative efforts in preparing for and implementing this annual event.
Central Middle History Fair Winners
During the first semester all of our 8th Grade U.S. History students researched and developed a history report and presentation to be displayed and judged in various categories at our Annual History Fair held on December 19, 2013. Thank you Mr. Schwartz and Mr. Masterpalo for your efforts in helping the students to prepare these projects. Below are the honorees. First place winners will move on to Pompano Beach High School and compete within the county. We will be sending an Individual Exhibit and Group Exhibit to represent the Central Campus. Congratulations to all of the honorees and best of luck to our winners at the district competition.
Category: Individual Exhibit
Title: Flappers Impact on Women’s Rights
Name: Cameron Wheeler
Title: Nazi Germany and the Rights and Responsibilities of a “Superior” Race
Name: Justin Montoto
Title: Women’s Suffrage
Name: Destini Garner
Congratulations to the following Science Fair Winners. They will be representing our school at the District Fair in February.
1st Place - The Effects of Different Liquids on the Duration of a Cut Flower's Freshness by Alai Araujo
1st Place - The Weight Bearing Capacity of Bridges by Xerian Ximinies
2nd Place - Security Pal by Sebastian Quintana
2nd Place - Magnetism: A Free Energy Source by Fatima Villena
3rd Place - Quaking Shapes by Astrid Garrido
3rd Place - Is the Chlorophyll Present or Absent by Nivedha Natarajan
Honorable Mention - A Comparison of Plants Growing in Different Substances by Nicholas Pizzo
Honorable Mention - Ocean Motion: The Global Conveyor Belt by Sameera and Saaketh Vedantam
Honorable Mention - Which Types of Water Conducts Electricity by Neha Boby
If your child is in the 5th Grade, please see this flyer.
Please join us in congratulating the following band students for their placement in the Broward All County Band 2013-14.
1) Arielle Hernandez (flute)
2) Gabriel Galvao (trumpet)
3) Jacob Briggs (trumpet)
4) Saaketh Vedantam (trumpet)
5) Sameera Vedantam (french horn)
6) Dominique Cunningham (tuba)
This is an enormous honor as these students will represent our school in this prestigious group of middle school musicians. Ms. Edith Shendell-Frankel, Band Director, is to be commended for her tireless dedication and support of her students in helping them to succeed. CONGRATULATIONS!!
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Please note this email from Mary Jordan, Development Director for the City of Pembroke Pines Charter Schools.
Dear Central Middle Parents/Guardians:
If your child is in need of help with organization, homework, or other assignments, peer tutoring is available before school in Mrs. Rowe's room, 128 in the M building, every Weds. from 8:15 A.M.- 8:40 A.M. In peer tutoring, National Junior Honor Society students are available to provide help to their fellow peers in any areas they may be struggling with, for example, homework help, organizational skills, test preparation. Students do not need to sign up for this service, but forms are available to better direct the peer tutoring session for your child. Tutors are available for all grade levels. If you have any questions or would like a peer tutoring form, please contact [email protected]
The PPCMS National Junior Honor Society
Please expect heavy traffic delays during the first few weeks of school. Adjust your travel time accordingly. Students need to be in class by 8:45 am. Please follow drop-off and pick-up procedures at all times. Remember: Students should not be dropped off prior to 8:15am as there is no adult supervision.
Parents may not walk students to their classrooms – PPCMS staff members will be available to provide assistance to the students.
I would like to welcome you to the Pembroke Pines Charter Middle School – Central Campus. We are looking forward to an excellent educational experience for your child/children this school year. This letter is to notify you of where each middle school student is to report on the first day of school Monday, August 19, 2013 at 8:45am. Students may arrive on campus beginning at 8:15am and will be supervised in the Airnaisium/Middle School Cafeteria and directed to the appropriate classroom at 8:40am. Students will be assigned to classrooms based on grade level and last name in order to receive their schedules. Please have your child report to the classroom listed below on the First Day Class Assignment Roster.