Central’s Required Reading List for 2019-2020

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Central’s Required Reading List 2019-2020

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7th Grade Folk Tales

Great fun in the library bringing folktales to life in our own unique Central way. Thanks to Eric Dabney and all the 7th grade students for a fabulous storytelling day.


Sequoyah Award Presentation

We had a great day at the Oklahoma Intermediate Sequoyah Award presentation with 52 Central students and multimedia teacher, Dianna Clark. Shelley Coriell, author of Goodbye, Rebel Blue gave a wonderful talk about how her personal story interweaves with Rebel Blue’s story. Several of our students participated in her interactive segment, demonstrating how many people are involved in getting a book published or made into a movie. Every student attending from Central was given a book to be signed by her.

March Madness Reading Tournament

It’s March Book Madness Reading Tournament time!  Join us in participating in our 2nd annual Sweet 16 book reading campionship and help us crown a winner.  Watch the video and vote for a book in each bracket through your English Language Arts classes.



Central is honored to host award-winning YA author Jonathan Auxier on March 6th.  He will be speaking to all three grades throughout the day.  Selected students will be attending a luncheon with him.  He will also be autographing books at a designated time during the day.  Students may see Ms. Craven for order forms.

His books are:  The Night Gardener on the 2017 Intermediate Sequoyah list,  Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, Sophie Guire and the Last Storyguard, Spirit Animals:  Burning Tide.

Students have been working on art projects for his visit.

tyler painting

Murder Mystery

All 8th-grade students were treated to desserts, lemonade and a murder mystery, “Murder is Served” performed by several 8th grade students in Lady Craven’s mansion during three rotations in the media center on November 21st.

Students Present Book to AMG Rehab Center

Central students presented care givers at AMG Rehab Center and Specialty Hospital on 9th street with Wendelin Van Draanen’s YA book, The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones.  The story is about Lincoln Jones, a twelve-year-old boy who spends his after-school hours at a memory care facility where his mother is a care giver.

nursing home

Our 3rd annual book tree created with over 600 books is center stage in the Central media center.

Book Tree Catherie 2016

Election Day!

Central students exercise their right to vote during a mock election held in the media center.


OU Presents Digital Day at Central


Central’s 7th grade science classes were treated to a fun, hands-on technology experience in the media center provided by The University of Oklahoma’s Digital Store.  The students rotated stations as they experienced ozobots, virtual reality roller coasters, leap motion,​ and remote controlled robots.

Characters from Books Luncheon

characters luncheon

The media center is hosting a characters from fiction, biographies, and nonfiction luncheon in the media center at 11:25 a.m. on May 12.  Come dressed as your favorite character, place, or thing from a book.  We will share our characters’ stories as we enjoy a tasty meal.  See Ms. Craven about the details and sign up to attend.

Central Middle School – A Culture of Reading

Kids with books

The halls of Central Middle School are home to numerous tapestries and posters depicting well-loved books. A wall near the library features author portraits painted by Central students and signed by the authors themselves. Here, Central students pose with some of the unique book-related items around campus.