Center Drive School 17 School Street, Orrington, ME 04474 (207) 825-3697 Copyright © 2017
Field Trip to Maine Maritime Academy - On April 11, a group of 18 students, six parents and two staff had an amazing experience at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine. Students practiced piloting a tugboat and a Coast Guard cruiser in the state-of-the-art bridge simulation rooms. We dined in the "mess deck", and then toured the Training Ship State of Maine (TSSOM). Students learned about the ship's history, and the daily routine aboard the training vessel. TSSOM left Castine on May 11, 2018 for her spring training cruise to Europe and the Mediterranean Sea. Students had an on-board experience on the research vessel, Susan J Clark, and had the opportunity to pilot this vessel, under the captain's supervision. This field trip was a great opportunity for students to get hands-on experience in science, technology, math, and engineering.
Special Olympics - Four eighth grade G-T students volunteered all day at the Penobscot Special Olympics Track and Field competition. They did a great job! Thanks, Silvia, Sydney, Aliah and Dalton! Thanks also to Mrs. Spox for everything she does for all CDS students.
Student Learning - Trimester 3
Art - G-T art students continue to meet weekly for drawing competitions and peer critiques. These sessions are student-led.
Music - G-T music students are preparing their solos for the spring concert at the end of May. See the "Gallery" for photos.
7th grade - Astronomy topics are culminating in individual project-based learning.
6th grade - Astronomy unit culminated in a paper airplane contest - judged on distance, speed and unique design. Overall commander was Colin and co-pilot was Liam. See the "Gallery" for photos.
5th grade - Students are researching and preparing a presentation on the TSSOM. They will share the presentation with their fifth grade classes.
4th grade - Math and individual learning
3rd grade - Book Club - The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies
The school year is ending soon, and I will be saying farewell to Center Drive School's gifted and talented students. I'm starting the next chapter of my life; I hope to travel the USA and Canada with my husband and our pets. It has been my pleasure and my privilege to work with CDS students over the past ten years.
Carolyn Horth, Gifted-Talented Coordinator
I have been the G-T coordinator since 2009. In addition, I have taught World Languages at CDS until my semi-retirement. I have Gifted-Talented endorsement in addition to professional teaching certification K-12. My interests are history and world cultures. I love hiking and skiing.