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TECH CHALLENGE
SMART-E LOOKING FOR STUDENTS FOR TECH CHALLENGE TEAM AND PARENT VOLUNTEERS

What is the Tech Challenge? This signature program of The Tech invites teams of students in Grades 4-12 to use the engineering design process to solve a real-world problem. Participants spend months collaborating and becoming deeply engaged in the challenge while documenting their progress and designs. The program culminates in a thrilling two-day showcase in April when teams put their solutions to the test in front of judges.

The 2017 challenge: Rock the Ravine
This meeting will accommodate both Central Middle School and Arroyo students who are interested in participating as well as parents who want to volunteer.

Come join us for an Informational Meeting (parents and students):

  • Date: Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Grade level for teams: (4th-6th grade teams), (6th-8th grade teams)
  • Location: Central Middle School Library
  • All SCSD students are eligible to join
  • **Acceptable ROPES project**


MATH COUNTS
The MATHCOUNTS Foundation is a non-profit organization that strives to engage middle school students of all ability and interest levels in fun, challenging math programs, in order to expand their academic and professional opportunities. Middle school students exist at a critical juncture in which their love for mathematics must be nurtured, or their fear of mathematics must be overcome. MATHCOUNTS provides students with the kinds of experiences that foster growth and transcend fear to lay a foundation for future success.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING MATHCOUNTS
-Math games

-Math activities
-Explore new math techniques
-Work together with classmates and make new friends
-SNACKS!
-Math competitions!

When: Mondays after school
Time: 3:15pm – 4:30pm
Location: 1st Floor, North Atrium

 

HOMEWORK CENTRAL
Attention all CMS students! Looking for homework help or just a quiet place to settle and get homework done? Got a test or a project coming up? Grab your friends and head to HOMEWORK CENTRAL after school in the Library. Healthy snacks are provided. Computers and textbooks are available for student support.

When: Tuesdays after School
Time: 3:15 – 4:30pm
Location: CMS Library

Arts & BEYOND
Explore new styles of art! Each month will have a different theme. Classes will happen once a month and will be on a Wednesday.

Dates:
10/26 – Graffiti Art Workshop
11/30 – Pop Art – Comics and Cartoons
12/21 – Collaboration Mural Painting
Time: 1:17pm – 3:30pm
Location: Room 111 (Art Room)


MUSTANG CODE CLUB
SMART-E is now sponsoring a coding club after school once a week. MUSTANG CODE CLUB will help students develop computer science skills. Students will become familiar with software applications as well as learn how to design their own games and create their own websites. Code.org, kahn academy, and python are just some of the programs we will be using. Students are welcome to drop-in.

When: Thursdays after school
Time: 3:14pm – 4:30
Location: Room 112

 

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Program Coordinator:
Allan Gargaritano

Hello! My name is Allan Gargaritano and I am the program coordinator at Central Middle School. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology at San Jose State University. I am currently attending USF for a masters degree in school counseling as well as filling the role as the intern counselor on site. I am passionate about art and music. I can answer any and all questions about any after school activities happening at Central. Feel free to email me! 🙂
Email: agargaritano@scsdk8.org


 

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PHONE: (650) 649-3346

EMAIL:
Allan Gargaritano: agargaritano@scsdk8.org

LOCATION:
757 Cedar Street, South Atrium