The Centreville FFA is holding a food drive until December 11. Each grade is encouraged to bring in an item or two from the list below for the local food bank Thank you for your generosity!
Kindergarten: Jell-O or pudding
1st: Stuffing or syrup
2nd: Chicken/beef broth
3rd: Boxed potatoes
4th: Cake mix
5th: Pasta sauce of canned tomatoes (no glass jars)
6th: Tuna fish or canned meat
7th: Canned or dry beans
8th: Corn bread mix
10th: Mac & cheese or vegetable oil
11th: Canned fruits or vegetables
MISS MESSNER'S THANKSGIVING FEAST
For the 16th straight year, Centreville fourth grade teacher Miss Stacy Messner hosted her annual "Thanksgiving Feast" for fourth grade students on Monday, November 23rd. Messner roasted the turkey in the classroom throughout the day and family members of fourth grade students dropped off side dishes in the morning. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Mrs. (Kelsey) Smith's fourth grade class of 29 students traveled across the hall to eat first as they were the guests; a concept introduced by Messner and supported by her 28 students.
The feast included all the fixings! Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and green bean casserole were the main dishes supported by veggie trays, salads and fruits. The pumpkin pie surrounded by brownies, cake pops, and cookies were of course a favorite by the students!
"When Thanksgiving time came around early in my teaching career, I would talk about a Thanksgiving feast and some of my students looked confused," stated Messner. "I realized not every student experienced a feast at home, so I started hosting one in the classroom."
Throughout the event one student exclaimed "this is the best Thanksgiving feast ever!" I think the rest of the students who took part would agree. Until next year, Happy Thanksgiving Centreville fourth grade!
GRANDPARENT'S DAY AT CENTREVILLE!
On Monday, November 23rd, Centreville Elementary hosted more than 300 grandparents to take part in breakfast and activities with their grandchildren in grades pre-kindergarten to 3rd grade. Each class had an activity lined up for the students and grandparents to do together. Other fun favorites like bingo also took place.
Grandparent's Day has been going six years strong at Centreville and is organized by the teachers and the office staff. PAC provided support through doughnuts, muffins, and coffee for breakfast and also supplied parents to help throughout the morning. Click here for pictures of the event!
JIM "BASKETBALL" JONES
On Wednesday, November 18th, students of Centreville were treated to an assembly hosted by Jim "Basketball" Jones. Mr. Jones used basketball tricks as a tool to promote a positive message of being your best while encouraging others to do the same. He challenged students to fight through adversity and asked them to think about what kind of legacy they wanted to leave behind. As he talked in a highly engaged atmosphere, the students seemed to benefit greatly from his message and were entertained all the while. Below are a few pictures from the event!
WANTED: SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS AND AIDES
The Centreville Elementary and Jr/Sr High are needing qualified substitute teachers and aides. If you would like to find out more, we invite you to attend an informational meeting on November 11 at the St. Joseph County ISD. Click the link below for more details.
MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
Congratulations to the Men's Cross Country team on their 1st place finish in the BCS Conference. The team went a perfect 3 for 3 at the league jamborees. Earning 1st team All-Conference are Nolan Troyer, Justus Chupp, Ross Hunter and Coletin Gascho. Chad Spence is 2nd team All-Conference; and Brandon Davis, Tyler Overholt and Zach Puorro earned Honorable Mention. The team is shown here at the start of their final BCS jamboree at New Buffalo.
7th GRADE COUNTY CHAMPS!
Congratulations to the 7th grade volleyball team on winning the 2015 St. Joseph County Volleyball Championship. Shown here with Coach Christen Kahila are back row left to right: Grace Nighswonger, Amy Carpenter, Cassidy Bartelt, Hannah Hartong, Kourtney Bennett, Savannah Miller. Front row: Graicee Harker, Kate Miles, Sammi Walls and Madi Yoder.
Homecoming went from White to Bright during a halftime color toss by the student body.
HOMECOMING KING & QUEEN
Congratulations to Alex Lafler and Madison Hunter
2015 Homecoming King & Queen.
Centreville Public Schools mission is “to educate all students to succeed as productive citizens in a global community.”
Thank you for visiting the Centreville Public Schools website. The Centreville Public School district is located in St. Joseph County in southwest Michigan. Our school is a small district with approximately 1,000 students K - 12. Centreville Public Schools is a very special place for students. We have a long standing commitment to continuous improvement, through systematic collaboration. All teachers, support staff, and administrators share a common focus and a common goal of improving students learning. Our goal is to provide an excellent education in a safe and secure environment for all our students. We are committed to providing students with the opportunity to obtain a quality education and a variety of programs that all students deserve. Our core curriculum provides learning experiences that give students a solid foundation of skills, knowledge, and understanding that is necessary for continuous growth and development. Centreville Schools is proud of the community, parents, staff, and students that make our school district committed to and deserving of excellence. Centreville Public Schools is the place to receive an “Education of Excellence”.
Our district recently received several outstanding accolades. In 2012 Centreville was the number one school of choice in southwest Michigan. The Class of 2013 was ranked number one in St. Joseph County in five of the six core subject areas of the ACT/MME. The Class of 2014 was 1st or 2nd in every subject area. The high school has also been named a "Rewards School" in the state of Michigan. This recognition means that Centreville High School ranks in the top 5% of Michigan high schools in the state's top to bottom ranking. It is also based on academic progress over the previous four years. These positive acknowledgements are further evidence of the dedication of our staff and their commitment in the pursuit of educational excellence.