Center Middle School
Dear Center Middle School Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to Center Middle School, a team-oriented middle school with 6th - 8th grade teams. Here you will find information about our school along with contact information for our staff and administration.
I look forward to working with you this year.
326 E 103rd St
Kansas City, MO 64114
Start and End Times: 7:25 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Information about "Breakfast in the Classroom" and parent consent forms:
About Center Middle School
- Parent/Student Handbook
- Breakfast/Lunch Menus
- Policy and Procedures
- Newsletters/Electronic Flyers/powered through Peachjar
- Library Media Center
- Welcome to 6th Grade
- Welcome to 7th Grade
- Welcome to 8th Grade
- Staff Handbook
Parents and Students,
Welcome to Center Middle School. As your sixth grade principal, it is my belief that the students we teach are at a pivotal stage in life where only the best instruction and example can guide them to the path of success. It is my goal as principal to create a welcoming and comfortable environment for the students who are making the difficult transition from childhood to early adolescence. Our teachers recognize the complexity of this time in their lives and offer the students positive models to emulate. We will teach and encourage organization, and effective study skills. By teaching the students a sense of responsibility, the students can then learn to become more independent and self-motivated. Our ultimate goal is to lead and teach with an infectious enthusiasm that will foster a love of learning in our students.
Assistant Principal: Rusty Boyle
Parents and Students,
Welcome back Center Middle School. As the administrator working with 7th graders, I am excited to work with our students and families. We strive to create a safe learning environment for students as they transition from childhood to early adolescence at Center Middle School. Our dedicated employees recognize the complexity of this pivotal time and offer students encouraging and positive support. Our hope is to prepare students to become independent, responsible, self-motivated and foster a love of learning in our students.
Hello! My name is Dr. Jesi Cygan, and I am lucky to loop up with our 8th graders this year. I enjoy the middle school level so much because they have great senses of humor, they're curious, and they are excited and ready to become more prepared for their futures. I can only hope we as educators have the same impact on our students' lives as they have on us. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to work with you and your child. We are in this together, working as a team. Our number one goal is the success of each and every child. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions and/or concerns.
Dr. Jesi Cygan
Eighth Grade Information
8th Grade Recognition: Students must have completed all 8th grade coursework in order to participate in the recognition. If your student has failed to meet one or more of the requirements listed below, they will not take part in the 8th grade recognition ceremony in May.
- Students who are required to attend summer school do not take part in the recognition.
- Students who have an IP in math at the end of the year and/or students who did not take part in the EOC (End of Course testing) do not take part in the recognition.
- Students who are suspended during the month of May do not take part in the recognition.
- Students who have more than one day of ISS during the month of May do not take part in the recognition.
8th Grade Dance: Students must have completed all 8th grade coursework in order to participate in the dance. If your student has failed to meet one or more of the requirements listed below, they will not take part in the 8th grade dance in May.
- Students must be at school by 7:30 am and be here for the entire day. Any student that is absent for any portion of the day will not be allowed to participate.
- Any student who receives an Out-of -School Suspension from April 17th until the event will not be allowed to participate in either of the events.
- Any student who is assigned multiple days of ISS for one or more offenses during the month of May will not participate in either of the events.
Students must be current on all library fines in order to purchase a ticket/attend. There will be no refunds issued for the dance for any reason. Students must adhere to the Center Middle School dress code or they will not be admitted to the dance EVEN IF THEY HAVE PURCHASED A TICKET. THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS & NO EXCEPTIONS. The dance is meant to be a casual, inclusive event for all 8th grade students.
**No limos will be allowed on school property.**
CHS Course Selection
Summit Technology Academy
http://sta.lsr7.org will take you to Summit Technology Academy which is one of the Centers of Excellence that Center High students can attend as a junior and/or senior.
Summit Tech has an open house for 8th graders and their parents in January and February. Go to the website for additional information.
Herndon Career Center
This link will take you to the website of Herndon Career Center which is the other Center of Excellence that Center High students can attend as a junior and/or senior.
Additionally, 8th graders have been completing a career cluster inventory on missouriconnections.org. Ask your student to share it with you.
Join the Parent Teacher Association. While the PTA's strength is its volunteers, we understand that your time is valuable. We would certainly value ANY time you could provide. However, even if you are unable to make a commitment of time, Please consider joining PTA. Your membership dues enable the PTA to provide programs and activities for ALL CHILDREN.
CLICK PTA FOR THE MEMBERSHIP FORM