Principal's Message

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Central School is proud to be one of Glen Rock’s landmarks since its opening in 1922. Today, our K-5 school provides a safe, nurturing learning environment in which our 336 students always come first. Students, teachers, parents, and the entire Glen Rock community partner together each day in their efforts toward Central School’s mission:

To develop students into leaders who have a love of learning, strive for excellence in the classroom, are guided by strong values and ethics, and seek to improve the condition of the world.”

At Central School, we are dedicated to delivering instruction that is both rigorous and responsive to the developmental needs of all our students in order to fully prepare them for the challenges of the future. Our exceptional faculty of teachers is committed to providing our learners with a high-quality education through the use of the best instructional practices, engaging curriculum, and the latest educational technology.  Children are taught language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science in kindergarten through fifth grade. In keeping with our belief in the education of the whole child, Central School students also receive weekly instruction in Spanish, visual arts, music, library, and physical education. We provide specialized support to our students, as necessary, through programs like Gifted and Talented, English as a Second Language, basic skills instruction, collaborative classrooms, special education classes, and speech therapy. A wide variety of extra-curricular activities enrich student life at Central School including Student Council, Early Morning Chorus, Math Club, Environmental Club, Character Education Club, and Safety Patrol.

Another one of Central School’s greatest assets is the tremendous level of support provided for our students by our Home and School Association (HSA) and the extended Glen Rock community. The HSA works hard to enrich the lives of our students both in and out of the classroom through hosting events such as the STEM Fair, the Book Fair, Bingo Night, the Fun Fair, and the bi-annual Auction. Donations from the HSA have provided Central School with an upgrade to the sound and visual system in our auditorium, new risers for our choral and music concerts, laptops, and most recently a SMART TV for our media center! Finally, because of the HSA, students in all grades are able to enjoy and learn from wonderful assembly programs such as the Circus and Lead U.

I am very proud to be the principal of Central School, a community that is wholeheartedly dedicated to helping every student maximize his or her potential. I am confident that as we move forward, we will continue to build on our tradition of excellence which has been fostered here for nearly a century.

I invite you to explore the contents of our homepage and to feel free to contact me at any time with questions, concerns, or comments. I look forward to a terrific 2017-2018 school year!

Mrs. Krista LaCroix

 

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