Programs and Services

Programs and Services at Centerville-Abington Elementary


The Centerville Abington School Corporation has designed a child care service which combines quality child care with educational and recreational activities. The purpose of the service is to assist working or school bound parents by providing their children with a safely structured and enjoyable environment.

The service is open to children in grades K-6 who attend Centerville-Abington schools. Care is available 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The cost for those participating is minimal and a nutritious snack is provided. To contact the director, please call Shannon Hurst, Director.

Extra Curricular Activities

These activities are in addition to the regular classroom activities. Criteria for participation may be developed by sponsors to facilitate manageable group size.


During the summer between 5th and 6th grade, any 5th grade student may take beginning band. Information regarding band instruments will be provided to parents and students during the spring of the 5th grade year. Students in 6th grade may participate in band during the school day from 2:30 – 3:00.


Choir is available to fifth and sixth grade students. They must come to practices, follow rules and directions, dress as assigned for programs and participate in all choir programs. Practices are during the school day.

History Club

History Club is for 4th grade students interested in experiencing Indiana History first hand. The club meets every other Tuesday after school. History Club students examine artifacts from prehistoric Indiana, play pioneer games, make Victorian holiday decorations, march in two parades in Centerville and demonstrate historical toys at the town library. History Club takes a field trip to a one room school house and live in the year 1903. This club sponsors and heads up the Civil War Day for all 4th graders. History Club ends the year with an overnight camp out Civil War style.

School Skates

A student that is not currently enrolled in the Centerville-Abington Elementary School will not be allowed to skate at school skates. Please refer to the school calendar for scheduled skates. Unscheduled participants will be asked not to skate. All students must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Spell Bowl (Grades 4 – 6)

Each team is made up of four fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students for a total of 12 participants. Students are asked a series of words that they have to write out. After each word, the spelling is reviewed aloud and points are awarded. The team at the end of the competition with the most points wins a trophy. All others will receive a ribbon for their respective “place” and/or participation. The annual Spellbowl competition takes place every spring and it involves schools county-wide. Each year a different school hosts and is responsible for designing and ordering t-shirts. Every school is also responsible for providing one judge to judge another team, and to provide 25 words and sentences they have chosen off of the state list. From these lists of sentences, an outside party at the host school will choose the words that will be used in competition.


These after school activities are for students in grades five and six. Bowling, softball, track, etc. have been activities in the past. They are under the direction of the elementary physical education teacher. Students must have permission of parents to participate. Parents are responsible for transportation home.

Student Council

The student council is made up of representatives from grades 3, 4, 5, and 6. Their objective is to make their school a better place to live and learn. Meetings are held after school. Members are required to have a “C” average with no “F’s” or “U’s” during each nine week report card period.

School Newspaper

The school newspaper, The Bulldog Barks, is open for students in grades 3-6 interested in serving on the staff. Meetings are generally held from 3 – 4PM after school on a Mondays.

Math Club

Math Club is an after school club that focuses on fun math activities. Students in 5th and 6th grad are eligible for participation. Some of the activities include: math games, solving logic problems, working with tangrams, solving brain teasers, plus much more. Games that students learn to play are used at the end of the meeting for friendly competition.


Girls in 5th and 6th grade may try out to participate on either the 5th or 6th grade squad. Cheerleaders cheer at both home and away games for the boys’ basketball teams.

Athletics for Elementary Students in 5th and 6th grades

Boys and girls in 5th and 6th grade may participate in the elementary basketball program. There are separate teams for boys and girls in both 5th and 6th grade. Interested students will be invited to try out for these teams during the winter months. Games are played during the second semester of the school year. Sixth grade students may also participate in cross- country, wrestling, track, and swimming at the junior high level.


Centerville-Abington Elementary 6th grade students participate in the D.A.R.E. Program. D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches our 6th graders how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives. 6th graders who complete the program will participate in a D.A.R.E. Graduation ceremony in January.

Green Club

The Green Club meets after school. The focus of the club is our environment.   The club explores and studies the many wonders of our world. This club is for 3rd and
4th graders.

Flag Patrol

Students on Flag Patrol will put the American Flag, DARE flag, and the Indiana state flag up in the morning and take them down in the afternoon. This job comes with a lot of student responsibility. It requires about 10 minutes before and after school. Students are expected to perform their duties as responsible young adults.

Safety Patrol

Responsible 6th grade students are selected to be apart of Safety Patrol. Safety Patrol students are expected to perform their duties as responsible young adults. Safety Patrol help supervise crosswalks and help enforce good hallway/sidewalk procedures. Interested students must walk, ride a bike, or have their parents bring them to school. Due to time constraints, students who ride a bus may not be on Safety Patrol.

STAR Volunteers

STAR Volunteers is a community service club composed of any 5th grade student who is interested in helping others. STAR Volunteers look for ways to support and help in the community outside the school, while using hands-on skills to accomplish that goal.

STAR Volunteers have made lap blankets and apple magnets for the Pinehurst community, collected books for Child Protection Services, decorated a tree on Main Street in Centerville with handmade decorations, and some of the STAR Volunteers wrote a grant to read to Rose Hamilton children and gave each child a book to keep. Each year STAR Volunteers may do different things, but they will always be looking for ways to help.