PARTNERSHIPS

Central School and SIMA (Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity) have entered into a partnership in education. This partnership with the Navy began with the 1995-96 school year and has served to provide mutual assistance and benefit through shared time and resources. This has promoted positive awareness of public education and has enhanced the image of the Navy within the community by developing supportive relationships among students and staff and military personnel.

Central School students have benefited tremendously by the time and effort devoted to the school by Navy volunteers who have provided the following: motivational assembly during the Red Ribbon, "Just Say No" week, coordination of the Jog-A-Thon to raise funds for sixth grade camp, Jump for Heart event, and many other special events. Most importantly, SIMA volunteers have provided weekly assistance in tutoring Central School students in reading. They have served as advisors for Student Council and have sponsored monthly good citizen and academic awards assemblies by providing certificates to exemplary students.
SIMA has become an integral part of the day to day operation of Central School and these efforts are much appreciated by the staff, students, and the community.