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1 02, 2018

Join Food Rescue US with CELC

2018-03-06T22:39:43+00:00February 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog|

As part of an ongoing study of ecology and sustainability, CELC Middle School students have launched a project with Food Rescue US.  CELC students work with local organizations in food service-oriented businesses, such as restaurants and retail stores, to re-purpose food that is “too good to be wasted” but that would otherwise be thrown away.  [...]

19 12, 2017

Middle school students write, direct and perform show at Long Wharf Theatre

2018-03-06T22:47:14+00:00December 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

By Randall Beach, New Haven Register NEW HAVEN — During a performance Friday at Long Wharf Theatre, eight middle schoolers grappled with the complexity of portraying evil characters who learn to work together and appreciate nature. “What I learned is, it’s a lot more fun being evil,” said August Hotis, 10, with a little smile [...]

18 12, 2017

Interactive Open House with CELC Middle School

2018-04-02T16:49:49+00:00December 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Join us Sunday, 18 March 2018 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 28 School Street, Branford. Families are invited to attend! Find out about Connecticut's Only Experientially-based Middle School (5th through 8th grade), offering academically rich real-world learning, personalized approach, 5th - 8th grade. Come meet teachers and students, stay for the art, music, and science [...]

5 12, 2017

CELC Hosts Local Competition of the 2018 National Geographic Bee

2018-03-06T22:40:25+00:00December 5th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

For the 30th year, the National Geographic Society is holding the National Geographic Bee for students in the fourth through eighth grades in thousands of schools across the United States and in the five U.S. territories, as well as in Department of Defense Dependents Schools around the world. The champion of the local Bee will [...]

27 11, 2017

Hats, Gloves, and Mittens Needed for Students Affected by Natural Disasters

2018-03-06T22:41:07+00:00November 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

CELC Middle School is accepting donation of new or gently used warm accessories (hats, gloves, mittens) for students arriving from Puerto Rico / Mexico due to natural disasters. Please bring items to bins located at any one of the following Branford locations: front lobby 28 School Street; inside Stony Creek Market; or lobby of Willoughby [...]

17 11, 2017

Hats, Gloves, and Mittens Needed for Students Affected by Natural Disasters

2017-11-17T14:29:56+00:00November 17th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

CELC Middle School is accepting donation of new or gently used warm accessories (hats, gloves, mittens) for students arriving from Puerto Rico / Mexico due to natural disasters. Please bring items to bins located at any one of the following Branford locations: front lobby 28 School Street; inside Stony Creek Market; or lobby of Willoughby [...]

16 11, 2017

Student-created Play at Long Wharf Theatre – Public Invited to Attend this World Premiere!

2018-03-06T22:41:50+00:00November 16th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

CELC Middle School students flex their creative muscles at the Long Wharf Theatre in order to devise their own play to share!  Students are working diligently to write, develop, direct, and perform their very own show. In this charming (and maybe even scary) play, environmental villains come to understand the importance of transforming and changing [...]

18 10, 2017

CELC Middle School Begins 2017-18

2018-03-06T22:42:39+00:00October 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Launch of another CELC year – quite profound to consider how much we’ve already experienced and learned in just this first month! Building community, the start of academic classes, a week spent in Salisbury, Vermont at the Keewaydin Environmental Education Center, thematic study of Ecology and Sustainability, visit to the Abbey of Regina Laudis, [...]

29 09, 2017

Join Our Team CELCstars and Walk like MADD Saturday, 14 OCT 2017

2017-10-18T11:25:20+00:00September 29th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

CELC is participating in Walk Like MADD Saturday, 14 October 2017 to raise critical funds for Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) and help put an end to the 100 % preventable crime of drunk driving.  Walk alongside us and take steps to stopping this violent crime.  Join the CELCstars team! Register online at: https://www.walklikemadd.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=58911   CELC [...]

3 07, 2017

Give your child a powerful and positive middle school experience!

2017-07-03T13:06:20+00:00July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Front Page News|

Find out about CELC, Connecticut's only experientially-based middle school! Open House and Activity Day Come meet teachers and students, stay for the art, music, science activities, and enjoy some refreshments! Let us know you will join us!   Sunday, 27 August 2017 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 28 School Street, Branford, CT RSVP mandm@CTExperiential.org or call [...]

2 07, 2017

Nothing Teaches Like Experience

2018-03-06T22:43:20+00:00July 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog, News of the Week|

Working with local environmental educator and ornithologist Dr. Celia Lewis, CELC Middle School students utilize the outdoors as their classroom! Pictured here, students are analyzing data from yearlong investigation of shore birds within the Farm River Watershed.   CELC Middle School believes in the power of learning through experience. One of the requirements [...]

27 06, 2017

Connecticut’s Only Experientially-based Middle School – Openings Available Now for 2018-19

2017-11-02T16:13:31+00:00June 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Front Page News|

Imagine the middle school years as joyful, exciting, boundless … CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) is MORE than a Middle School! A real success story, CELC builds resilient and competent students who are ready and eager to take on challenges of high school and beyond, as inquisitive learners and compassionate citizens of the world. CT [...]

11 06, 2017

History Comes Alive at CELC – Successful Student Exhibition!

2017-06-11T20:42:08+00:00June 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog, News of the Week|

Each year CELC has a theme that takes on a life of its own throughout the year, culminating with the writing of formal research papers and creating elaborate displays that showcase the work and learning of each student.  This year’s theme “Ancient to Modern Civilizations” includes research about ancient Japan, San Bushmen of the Kalahari, [...]

4 06, 2017

“Living History Museum” Student Exhibition

2017-06-04T09:09:36+00:00June 4th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

FREE EVENT FOR FAMILIES: "Living History Museum" Exhibition at Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main Street, Branford, Friday, 9 June 2017, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.  CELC Middle School students present interactive "living history" museum featuring study of ancient civilizations! Students share elaborate handmade life-sized displays and are in character of an invented “persona”, representing someone who [...]

5 05, 2017

Yale Science Diplomats and Yale School of Management at CELC Middle School

2017-06-11T20:45:05+00:00May 5th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Front Page News|

Yale Science Diplomats Dan MacGuigan and Michael Grome visit and present science concepts to students of CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School in Branford. ~Click on any image to view a scrollable gallery. Yale School Of Management’s Day of Service brought Yale graduate students Melissa Auth, Ryan Mutalib, Shivani Chatterjee, and team captain [...]

1 05, 2017

The Great Give® 2017

2017-09-29T13:22:39+00:00May 1st, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Get Set! Tomorrow, The Great Give® 2017 starts at 8 a.m.! For 36 hours, your gift on www.TheGreatGive.org will qualify us for prizes worth thousands of dollars! Search for CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School and click on “Donate Now.” #TheGreatGive Please go to our link https://thegreatgive.org/npo/ct-experiential-learning-center-celc-middle-school to support CELC!

27 04, 2017

National Poetry Month Contest Winner

2017-04-27T10:03:34+00:00April 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog, News of the Week|

The Acton Public Library held Poetry Night Wednesday, April 26, at 7 p.m. concluded its 23rd Annual Poetry Competition.  Winning poets read their compositions and received their awards. The evening, celebrating National Poetry Month and the poets’ prizes, was sponsored by the Friends of Acton Library. All submitted poems are on display in the library through May 2017. [...]

27 04, 2017

Students’ Expansive Learning at CELC!

2017-04-27T09:44:41+00:00April 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Early Spring Gardening Hiking Judges Cave with Common Ground Nature Center Students work with Partnering Artist In Residence from Long Wharf Theater Education Program Water testing with Whitney Water Center at Roger's Mill Pond  

24 04, 2017

Connecticut’s Only Experientially-based Middle School – Come See for Yourself

2017-04-24T12:04:40+00:00April 24th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Is your child a hands-on learner? Curious, yet not fully engaged in school? Find out about the Shoreline’s best kept secret for developing capable, self-reliant students who are engaged in learning, involved in the real-world. CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School Structured Environment, Rigorous Academics, Cooperative Learning Openings available now for 2017-18 academic year [...]

18 04, 2017

Support The Great Give® 2017

2017-04-18T15:48:33+00:00April 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Front Page News|

Dear CELC Friends, This year CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School is participating in The Great Give® 2017, the premiere online giving event for nonprofits in the Greater New Haven region. For thirty-six hours starting May 2, 2017, 8 a.m. and lasting until 8 p.m. May 3th, your charitable donation will make us eligible [...]

11 04, 2017

Most Likely To Succeed – FREE film screening at CELC

2018-03-06T22:44:42+00:00April 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Events|

On 19 October 2017 CELC Middle School and Guilford Free Library will take part in Most Likely to Succeed’s worldwide campaign to re-imagine education.  Most Likely to Succeed (MLTS) offers an inspiring look at what students and teachers are capable of — if we have the vision and courage to transform our schools. Directed by [...]

6 04, 2017

CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) is MORE than a Middle School!  

2017-04-06T14:42:50+00:00April 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Front Page News|

A real success story, CELC builds resilient and competent students who are ready and eager to take on challenges of high school and beyond, as inquisitive learners and compassionate citizens of the world. CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School of Branford provides an energizing, personalized, and significant middle school experience. Students come from a [...]