Archives for May 2014

New Times for the New School Year

Centennial has been approved to move forward with our innovative Extended Learning Time Plan. Centennial will add 5 days to the student calender for the 2014-15 school year. The school year will officially start Thursday August 21 for all Centennial students ECE-5. Thursday August 21 and Friday August 22 will be days devoted to Crew and community building and creative experiences for students to kick-off their learning expeditions. The other 3 days added to the calender were all non-student contact days that we will re-purpose as school days. These additional days are:

November 10

February 17

April 13

For the 2014-15 school year, Centennial’s school day will be 8:00am- 3:45pm for all grade levels ECE-5. This additional time will provide longer blocks of uninterrupted learning. More high-quality time every day allows us to implement the Expeditionary Learning model to its fullest potential. The extended school day will also allow all students to engage in enrichment classes after lunch every Wednesday. Students will attend five, 8-weeks enrichment classes in the areas over the course of the school year. A preview of classes include:

Abrakadoodle Art

Gravity Dance

Kinder Kixx Soccer

Butterfly Pavilion

Challenge Island

Cleo Parker Dance

Radiant Beginning Yoga

Da Vinci Club

Mind Spark

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Sticky Fingers Cooking

Denver Zoo

Tech Know

Click here for more information about Centennial’s Extended Learning Time Plan

 

Expedition Night

Our students have been working so hard and learning so much in their Expeditions and we are extremely to host our 1st annual Expedition Night to share all this great work with you. Expedition Night will run ‘open-house’ style so come when you can and tour the school, view art work, visit your child’s classroom to celebrate their accomplishments and chat with other parents. We can’t wait to see you here. ECE will start their Expedition Night at 5:00 and grades K-5 will begin their Expedition Night at 6:00.