• Accomplishments

    Center Grove Elementary School




    •  CGES receives Full Accreditation from AdvancED and NCA.
    •  CGES featured in Indianapolis Monthly Magazine, ranked 35 of 278 schools in central Indiana.
    • CGES again makes AYP for 2009-10.
    • CGES returns to exemplary PL221 status for 2010     


    • Twenty High School students do service at CGES for their Day of Caring.
    • Students collect 3, 260 canned goods for the Good Cheer Fund of Johnson County.  Room K03 was the winner with 385 cans.
    • Breanna Motsenbocker was the winner in the fifth grade division Of the Mary Bryatn Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest.
    •    Students collected $175.68 for the Johnson County Humane Society in a change wars effort created by three young ladies.
    • Texas Roadhouse Teacher of the Month were awarded to:
      • September -Kristi Watters
      • October - Karen Isenhour
      • November - Malia Casper
      • December - Kim King
      • January - Karol Mullen
      • February - Connie Allen
      • March - Cathy Thomas
    • Dwayne Marshall is named the Indiana Exemplary Elementary Counselor of the Year by the Indiana Association of School Counselors for 2010.
    Center Grove Elementary School
    • CGES receives a commendable progress rating for NCLB
    •   Students donate clothing items to The Refuge.
    •   Sixty-seven staff, parents and community members gave blood and registered for the bone marrow registry in our September 18 drive in honor of Jake Cox.  Almost every staff member gave.
    •   CGES named Four Star School for 2008-09.
    •   CGES again makes AYP.
    •  Jack Neal a third grader, ran the 1 mile race for Cancer and came in 3rd of 100 runners.
    •  Student Council officers were elected for this school year.  They are Dan Root, President, Megan Libke, Vice-President, Bryan Cornelius, Secretary and Nick Fuller, Treasurer.  
    • 16 Student Council members marched in the parade and carried the banner for homecoming.  Going along with the Disney theme, they dressed as dalmations and said, “101 Reasons to Love CGES.”
    • 35 fifth grade students represented CGES in the 5th Grade Choral Festival Concert on October 15, 2009.
    • Susan May’s art work was chosen to represent CGES at the Habitat for Humanity Contest.  She was honored at a special breakfast on October 29th.  
    • Bryan Cornelius was the top seller for the PTO Fundraiser and received $100.00 and limo ride to McDonalds for Lunch.
    • Miss Allen’s class wins the General Mills Box Tops collection prize – a pizza party for the class from PTO.
    • Center Grove students collect $5,041.00 for Lifeline Missions for Haiti Relief.  
    • John Gudeman wins the “Symphony in Color” art contest sponsored by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. 
    •   Max Newport wins the Poetry contest in the Daily Journal for his poem on Friendship. 
    •  The Center Grove Elementary Math Bowl Team won Bronze (third place) of seven teams competing in March.  
    •   Kerri LeGault placed first in her state gymnastics meet in March.    
    • Melody Cragen receives the Texas Roadhouse Teacher of the Month Award for August.
    • Stephen Blackburn receives the Texas Roadhouse Teacher of the Month Award for September.
    • Jeannine Browning is the Texas Roadhouse Teacher of the Month for October.
    • Amanda Ardizzone is the Texas Roadhouse Teacher of the Month for November.
    • Judy Evans is the Texas Roadhouse Employee of the Month for December.
    • Elaine Collins (bus driver), Megan McKinney, Sonny Moore, Dana Thompson and Connie Allen receive Thank and Educator Awards from the Education Foundation.
    • Megan McKinney receives the Texas Roadhouse Teacher of the Month Award for January. 
    • 65 staff and community members donated for our blood drive in honor of Jake Cox.  
    • Jeannine Browning is named CGES Teacher of the Year for 2010.  
    • Debbie Harty is selected as the Texas Roadhouse Teacher of the Month for March, 2010.
    • Carol Stahl is selected as the Texas Roadhouse Teacher of the Month for April, 2010.
    •  Mr. Haddix facilitated mock interviews for the EPPSP class at Butler University in June.
    •  Mr. Haddix served on an NCA accreditation team for Frankton Elementary School.

    Memories   “Where the Wild Things Are” unit Nov. 2-6.

Last Modified on May 15, 2008