Center Square School
Square School welcomes approximately 233 Prekindergarten, Kindergarten and First
Grade students daily from Logan Township.
The school was opened at its present location in 2001. Our Prekindergarten program is half day with
an AM and PM session. The program is
tuition-based, however for students who qualify for our free and reduced
program, tuition is free. Our preschool
uses the state-approved High Scope Curriculum.
We also have a Preschool Disabled Program (PSD) for students who are
classified under special education. The PSD
program is half day as well.
Kindergarten program at Center Square School is full day. Each Kindergarten class has a classroom aide. Our First Grade classes have a 2 hour classroom
aide supporting students. The
Kindergarteners’ and First Graders’ academic day is highlighted by our English Language
Arts Balanced Literacy program. The
Literacy program includes: Guided
Reading, Shared Reading, Reader’s Workshop and Writer’s Workshop. We use the Kid Writing Program in Kindergarten. The Units of Study from the author Lucy
Calkins is utilized in First Grade. Our
English Language Arts Curriculum is aligned to the Common Core Standards.
mathematics instruction at Center Square School is provided by the Everyday Math Resource. Everyday Mathematics is part of an elementary
school mathematics curriculum which was developed by the University of Chicago
School Mathematics Project (UCSMP). The Everyday Mathematics Program is used in
both Kindergarten and First Grade. The
program gives students the opportunity to have concrete experiences, many of
which are hands on activities. Our
Mathematics Curriculum is aligned to the Common Core Standards.
Center Square School we utilize Positive Behavior Support. Positive Behavior Support (PBS) is a systems
approach to effective and positive behavior support for all students. PBS utilizes a broad range of systemic and
individualized strategies for achieving important social and learning outcomes
while preventing problem behaviors. PBS
includes a continuum of strategies for achieving desired social, behavioral and
learning outcomes. The program strives
to prevent challenging behaviors and teaches alternatives to those
behaviors. PBS is an effective method
for enhancing students’ social-behavioral skills and creating a more positive
Township School District’s Positive Behavior Support Team collaborated to
create district-wide behavior expectations which are:
We “PAWS” to
be…Safe, Kind, Respectful, Responsible, The Best We Can Be.
expectations are further expanded on in the following environments:
are recognized for meeting the expectations in the environments through
receiving a verbal praise, “PAWS” ticket, selecting a prize from the treasure
box and school wide activities.
can receive a “PAWS” ticket from a teacher, staff member and/or bus driver.
Square School recognizes the importance of diversity. Our students in Kindergarten and First Grade are
exposed to the Italian Language weekly.
The students will learn about the culture and customs of Italy.
addition to Italian, all of our students are exposed to the special areas
consisting of Art, Music, Technology and Physical Education.
Township School District’s Board of Education has given a tremendous amount of
support to Center Square School. All of
our classrooms are equipped with Smart boards.
In addition to the Smartboard, each classroom has 6 computers to support
our focus on small group instruction. Our
students also have access to iPads and the first graders have access to
Chromebooks. Other programs the students have access to include: Everyday
Math On-line Games, Microsoft Word
and Compass Odyssey as well as many
at Center Square School, we are extremely fortunate to have Parent Volunteers
in our school. Our Parent Volunteers
assist in our classrooms by providing our students and teachers with
support. Also, our Home and School
League provides financial support for assemblies and special projects for
students. The Center Square School community
which includes students, parents, teachers, administration and township
citizens, proudly share in the achievement and development of all of our
Center Square School
467-5133 ext. 600