CHS eNews
October 2017

CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL PTSA'S ONLINE NEWSLETTER
CENTENNIAL'S GRADUATION RATE RISES FOR 6TH YEAR IN A ROW TO 92%!
 
Centennial has exceeded the Fulton County strategic plan 2017 graduation goal of 90% and our amazing  graduation rate  is now  92.3%!  The Centennial Community - including an amazing admin team, teachers, staff, students, parents and feeder schools - has worked tirelessly for the success of ALL students. We have raised the graduation rate at Centennial from 75% in 2011 to 92% in 2017. And our best days are ahead!
Please encourage your students to take advantage of ALL that Centennial offers: state of the art Makerspace and Learning Commons, IB program next year, 28 AP courses, AVID, 14+ Career Tech and Art pathways, RAMP designated counseling department, caring teachers and staff, etc.
Congratulations on a fantastic accomplishment! Go Knights!

FCS Student and Staff Make-Up Day Announced
Fulton County Schools announces that it will make up one of the 3 school days missed because of Hurricane Irma. February 16 is now a scheduled school day - all students need to come to school on this day.
On 9/11-9/13, the district closed school due to widespread power outages throughout the county. Two of the days were during the Governor's State of Emergency, so the district does not have to make up those days. So, Fulton County Schools will be making up just one of the 3 days that we were out.

Red Ribbon Week - October 16-20
"Your Future is Key, So Stay Drug Free"
 
Centennial's PTSA and SADD club are excited to host another great RRW this year!  Students have lots to look forward to this week with theme days, an Instagram challenge, police officer breakfast and Q&A, can food drive, live music and much more. Looking forward to a great week of always remembering the importance of staying drug free.
  • Monday - Tie Dye Day - Don't get mixed up in drugs.
  • Tuesday - Team Up Against Drugs. Wear your favorite high school or college spirit wear.
  • Wednesday - Police Officer Pay Day, Pay with Gratitude - Wear Blue
  • Thursday - iTune Out Drugs - Wear Red and Say No to Drugs
  • Friday - We Band Together Against Drugs. Wear Centennial Colors: Blue, Black, White
We CAN Say No to Drugs!
Centennial's PTSA and SADD club are organizing a canned food drive as part of our Red Ribbon Week events.  The drive will run Monday 10/16 through Wednesday 10/18.  All donations will be delivered to the Drake House. The Drake House is a Roswell charity whose mission is to provide short-term housing, education, and empowerment programs for homeless single mothers and their children in North Metro Atlanta.  Their goal is to provide stability to the children and family and assist them in working toward self-sufficiency. Visit  thedrakehouse.org for more information. 
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Cans will be collected during the morning and afternoon carpool times.  In addition, there will be 4 collections bins throughout the school if you would like to send cans in with your child. We appreciate any support you can provide in making this drive a successful one for our school!

Centennial College Week - October 23-27
 
College Week is upon us! October 23-27, Centennial will be hosting our 8th Annual College Week. The goal of our College Week is to further promote the college going culture in our school by offering students opportunities to learn more about all aspects of post-secondary education. 
 
Here is what you need to know about this year's College Week:  
 
Myth   :  College Week is not only for seniors.
Fact:  College Week is for students in ALL grades. Some events will be more geared for students in a particular grade, but nearly all activities and events are open to students/parents in all grades.  
 
Myth   :  College Week is only for students who are planning to attend a 4 year college/university.
Fact   :  College Week is designed to reach ALL students by exposing them to a variety of post-secondary possibilities and engaging them to be actively thinking about their future.
 
Myth   :  College week is only for students.
Fact   :  Several College Week events are open to both students and parents.
 
Over the course of the week we will be having several breakout sessions, activities and events which are all related to students and parents planning for continued education beyond high school. To preview the events and activities which we are planning for the week, visit the counseling website:  www.mycentennialcounseling.com . Students and parents can sign up for events using the QR code or the link on the counseling website. The sessions close the day before the event or when the event is at capacity. Students will be responsible for any missed classwork or assignments.
 
Can parents participate?
  • Yes! Parents are welcome and encouraged to come attend any of the breakout sessions during the week.
  • Events open to parents are notated with an asterisk (*)
  • Parents register by using the same link or QR code as the students. 
 
Event Schedule
 
Monday: October 23
  • Military Panel*
  • Historically Black College and University Panel*
  • Class of 2019 College Search (Junior English classes)
Tuesday: October 24
  • Tips & Tricks to Scholarship Searches and Essay Writing*
  • Disability Services Workshop*
Wednesday: October 25
  • In-Demand Careers that Do Not Require a College Degree*
  • GA State and Perimeter College*
  • Stop, Drop & Hope - Calculating the HOPE GPA (school wide-4th period)
Thursday: October 26
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund Opportunities for Latino Students*
  • Class of 2018 Apply to College Day (all Senior English classes)
  • Hispanic College Fair in the learning commons at 6pm
Friday: October 27
  • 2 Year College & Tech School Panel*
  • CHS Alumni Panel: 411 on the College Experience*
Saturday: October 28
  • FREE College Fair 12:00pm-3:00pm

PTSA's Annual "
Give Thanks" Gift Card Drive
November 6th - November 17
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The PTSA's Caring and Sharing Committee reaches out to help less fortunate students at Centennial High School.  This Thanksgiving season we need your help by donating $25.00 gift cards (Wal-Mart, Target, Kroger, Publix) to give to CHS families in need.
We will be collecting donations from November 6th - November 17th at the High School. You can drop your cash and or gift card off at the front office.  We will also be standing in carpool line a few days during this time.
Contact Cindy Soder soders@bellsouth.net or 770-315-5733 if you have any questions.
Thank you for your generosity with our Caring and Sharing Gift Card Drive.

"Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart"
School Climate Survey
 
Parents: just by taking this survey, you help to raise our school's report card rating.
 
Each school receives a School Climate Star Rating (an important part of the CCRPI score or how our school is graded) and we need your input.
 
Please take a brief moment and fill out the Georgia Parent Survey below. We want to hear how Centennial is doing! For the last 3 school years we earned 4 out of 5 stars!
 
REMIND 101
If you have not already done so, please sign up for REMIND 101 for important updates from the Counseling Department. There is a different Remind for each class, so make sure that you sign up for the correct one for you.
 
Carpenter Needed for Centennial Café - Coffee Island
Coffee Island is a cafe run by our CBI (Community Based Instruction) students.  Its mission is to provide work and life skills training for CBI students and to facilitate meaningful social interaction among CBI students, General Ed students and staff.
 
Last May we decided to give the cafe, formally known as The Perk, a makeover.  It was sterile and uninviting and we wanted it to be a comfortable, welcoming space for all Knights. Nothing is more comfortable than the tropics, so... Coffee Island was born!  Over the summer we painted the walls with some warm, beachy colors and now we are working on creating our tropical paradise by adding furniture, lighting and decor.  On the top of our wish list is a new service counter (think tiki bar) with lockable storage underneath. If you know of a talented carpenter who would like to help with this project please contact Andrea Grieco at  bgrieco@bellsouth.net .
Dates for your Calendar
 
  • MOWR Night: November 8
  • Financial Aid Night: November 28 6:30pm till 8pm
  • AP Night: January 30
  • IB Night: February 27

Parent Nights 
Sponsored by the Counseling Department at CHS
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Freshman Parent Night Part 2 (February 6):   Developing a 4 year academic plan for your student
Sophomore Parent Night  (February 13):  Understanding College Entrance Exams (the PSAT, SAT and ACT)  
Junior Parent Night (October 24):   The College Search and Admission Process
FCS School Board Community Meetings 
 
Centennial High School is represented by three FCS school board members.  Each board member holds monthly community meetings to keep residents informed about issues and give citizens the opportunity to comment on Board agenda items.  
  • Linda McCain - Tuesday, October 17, 6:30 PM at Johns Creek High School
  • Katha Stuart - Wednesday, October 18, 6:30 PM at Roswell High School
  • Julia Bernath - Thursday, November 9, 9:30 AM at Hillside Elementary School
  • Katha Stuart - Tuesday, November 14, 9:30 AM at Mountain Park Elementary School
  • Linda McCain - Tuesday, November 14, 9:30 AM at Shakerag Elementary School

New Parent Meeting and Principal's Coffee
Are you new to Centennial? Do you have questions about Centennial and our community of parents, teachers and administrators? Please join us for coffee and donuts in the Centennial Counseling Suite Conference room on Thursday, November 9th at 8:30 a.m. for casual conversation with PTSA members and our principal, Ms. Crumbley .
Yearbook
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Have you purchased your 2017-2018 book yet? We've already sold over half of our inventory for the year, so make sure you get your book today! Yearbooks are $80 and can be purchased through Jostens.com.
 
Attention parents of seniors!  Make your student's senior year just a bit more special by purchasing a senior ad for them. Ads are a great way to recognize all your student's accomplishments and congratulate them on their hard work. You can design and purchase your ad by clicking here: http://www.jostens.com/yearbooks/yearbook-ads.html

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Tips for Helping your Teens Deal with Social Media
Take a moment to read this helpful Family Tip Sheet provided by Common Sense Education.

SGC Seed Fund Dollars at Centennial - The Model Classroom
We are excited to report all furnishings (modular chairs, high tables and interactive boards) have been delivered and assembled. Students are now utilizing an amazing new array of work spaces. Teachers from all departments are leveraging the flexibility these enhanced spaces offer. These modern classrooms better engage students with opportunities to work both in a group or independently within the same space. All revamped classrooms are a depiction of the school-wide initiative to integrate active student participation into all classes.  We look forward to seeing the results of the student collaboration and versatility of these 21st century learning spaces.

North Fulton County STEM High School
Fulton County Schools will be building a new STEM-focused (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) high school to be located on the former Milton High School campus in Alpharetta.  Anticipated to open in Fall 2020, the school will have college and career-focused curriculum pathways in a newly constructed, 244,000-square-foot school.
The high school is a collaborative effort between Fulton County Schools and the business community to build programs that are aligned to student interest and workforce needs. The programs will provide students with the necessary tools and resources to make informed decisions about their paths of choice. The 3 career path clusters at this school will be Health Science, Information Technology, and Engineering. Students who attend the school will have the opportunity to connect and work within local Atlanta businesses and industries as interns or observers.
Some architectural highlights of this STEM High School include combining the Cafeteria and Media Center as one "Touchdown" space encouraging study, collaboration, and sense of community while increasing the utilization of these spaces through the full school day rather than simply during lunch periods. It will be this atrium space that will be a place for students and staff to circulate throughout their day. Through open spaces, lots of natural lighting, and glass windows, it will provide "Learning on Display" into laboratory spaces, technology enhanced active learning classrooms, etc. Careful design of acoustics will ensure highly functional spaces for various activities.
STEM is one of the fast-growing academic fields in the world and accounts for many of the new jobs being created in the workforce. It's estimated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that jobs related to STEM will grow by more than 9 million nationwide by 2022.
A South Fulton County STEM High School will begin its development process next year.
To learn more about the new school and see conceptual plans, please  click here. Stay tuned for further community meetings to discuss other aspects of this new STEM school.


From the Counseling Office
Junior Parent Night - October 24 at 6:00pm Auditorium
Overview on College preparation for juniors- Applerouth Tutoring Services
  • Admission Process
  • Test Preparation Tips
  • How most colleges evaluate Applicants
  • Summary of what will be taking place at CHS for Juniors (Hella Peart)
MOWR Parent Night - November 8, 2017 @ 6:00 PM in the Auditorium
MOVE ON WHEN READY (DUAL ENROLLMENT):
For highly motivated students who are interested in earning simultaneous high school and college credit in the 2018-2019 school year, please plan to attend the following MOWR Information Session:
 
WHAT:                  MOWR Night
WHEN:                  November 8, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
WHERE:                CHS Auditorium
Fall Means College Time at Centennial
 
CHS Juniors and Seniors are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the following upcoming college representative visits.
 
 
To attend one of these information sessions, sign up online at  https://goo.gl/forms/tzDhXgrTDKs6yN4r2    OR scan the QR code (above) to fill out the form. When you sign up you will receive a pass to be excused from class during the time of the session. College representative meetings will take place in the College and Career Center (located in the counseling office). Check the schedule for dates and times to make sure you do not miss out on any of these great opportunities!  More visits are constantly added so keep reading the monthly eNews and checking the bulletin board in front of counseling as well as the counseling website.

Date
Time
College/Program
10-19
9:00 am
Young Harris
10-23
9:30 am
Lipscomb University
10-23
10-25
1:30 pm
10:00 am
Univ of Missouri
North Georgia
10-26
10:30 am
Columbus State University
11-2
9 am
St. Lawrence

2017-18 Mock Test Schedule at Centennial High School
 
Mock tests are an excellent tool for sophomores and juniors  to use in determining their test prep strategies for their college exams.  College bound students should try to take one of these practice exams prior to taking the real thing.
 

November 4 - Mock ACT Saturday, 9am - 1:15 pm
 (event code M266046)
 
February 3 - Mock SAT Saturday, 9am - 1:30 pm
 (event code M266047)
 
March 3 - Mock ACT Saturday, 9am - 1:15 pm
(event code M266048)
 
March 24 - SAT/ACT Diagnostic Test Saturday, 9am-1:30pm
Cafeteria (event code M266049)
 
To register, go to applerouth.com/signup and enter the event code. Cost is $5. Money goes towards Centennial PTSA.
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The Senior Scoop
SENIOR SERVICE DAY


On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, our seniors participated in Centennial High School's annual Senior Service Day. Members of the Centennial Class of 2018 gave back to their community by working in small groups at 19 volunteer sites in and around the Roswell community and beyond, learning about the spirit of service and volunteerism. Centennial Seniors worked at the following places: Autrey Mill and Chattahoochee Nature Centers, East Roswell Park, Chattahoochee National Recreation Area, Foster Cares, Homestretch, Furkids, Safehouse Outreach, Sunrise and Tapestry House, Senior Services North Fulton, Northeast Spruill Oaks and Roswell Libraries, and Esther Jackson, Hillside, River Eves, Barnwell, Vickery Mill, and Holcomb Bridge Schools. Thank you so much to all the Senior Parents who volunteered as chaperones - we could not do this without you. Junior Parents: make sure to get this special event on your calendars for next year. A very, very special thanks to Ms Sheila Jimenez for making this entire event happen. We really do appreciate you!! Go Knights!



























              

THE TOP 5 "TO-DO" LIST FOR SENIORS

 

1) SENIOR PICTURES - should be done already.  


2) GRADUATION DUES - MANDATORY TO PARTICIPATE IN GRADUATION CEREMONY  

$115 payable at GABalfour.com - this price will go up to $170 in March 2018 so save money and pay early. 
Graduation Dues include the following:
  • Graduation cap and gown*
  • Class of 2018 tassel
  • Leather diploma cover
  • Centennial's graduation medallion
  • Rental of graduation facility, tickets, programs, etc.
*If you would like to use an old gown:
  • You must have the cap AND the gown.
  • YOU MUST CONTACT Ms. Prelac - prelac@fultonschools.org - for permission PRIOR to paying.
  • AFTER GETTING PERMISSION, you can pay online. The cost is $90.

3) SENIOR DUES- MANDATORY TO PARTICIPATE IN SENIOR WEEK ACTIVITIES

Senior Dues pays for all senior week activities.  You will not be able to participate unless this fee is paid. Bring $40 payment to Ms. Jimenez in I-58 or Mrs. McKay in the Learning Commons (Make checks payable to Centennial High School) or use the Payment Portal account on the school website CHSKnights.com. Pay by December 21 to avoid $5 Late Fee!
 

4) SIGN UP FOR REMIND 101 & GOOGLE CLASSROOM

  • To receive text messages on Remind 101 - Text @knights18 to 810-10.
  • To join our Google Classroom - Use Class Code: 8uukb0b to get information on  Senior Service Day, Homecoming Week, Senior Week and Graduation.

5) YEARBOOK - create and purchase your senior ad as well as order your yearbook at http://www.jostens.com. 

For additional senior information please contact the following teachers who are the Senior Co-Sponsors this year:
 
Sheila Jimenez - jimenezs@fultonschools.org
Stephanni Prelac -
prelac@fultonschools.org

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Senior Treats are back this year! The first Senior Treats will take place at lunch on October 31.  Bring your ID to the foyer outside the cafeteria.
Senior Facebook Page
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A Facebook group has been created for senior parents to share information, questions and concerns as well as celebrate the end of our students' time at Centennial.  The group can be accessed by visiting this Facebook link: CHS Class of 2018-Parents .
Important Senior Dates for Next Spring
These dates are tentative.  We will try to send confirmed dates around mid-February.

Friday May 18, 2018  - Graduation Practice 1:00 - 3:00 @ Verizon Amphitheater

Saturday May 19, 2018  -- Commencement Graduation Ceremony @ 10:00 am at Verizon Amphitheater.

All graduating seniors will receive 12 tickets. Ms. Prelac will be handing out extra tickets at the end of Graduation Practice, if a family is in need more tickets than the allotted 12. 

If you have any questions in regards to Graduation please contact our Graduation Coordinator: Ms. Stephanni Prelac at prelac@fultonschools.org.
Clubs & Activities
Model UN

On September 23rd, the Centennial Model UN team participated in the Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology Model UN conference. The team did exceptionally well with a total of sixteen students receiving eight out of the possible twelve awards. Best Position Paper was awarded to Grace Salley and Elliot Bell, Christine Pang and Chelsea Summers, Elise Brinkman and Lucy Turner, Ruby Parcells and Nate Howrey, and Jordan Stevens and Alex Larsen. Cameron Bell and Renta Ocampo received Honorable Mention and Outstanding Delegate was given to Julia O'Neal, Mabel Htay, Curran Myers and Oscar Lee. In addition, Centennial won Outstanding Small Delegation for the Kingdom of Norway.

On October 9-10, Centennial traveled to Atlanta for the Georgia Tech Model UN conference. Once again, the team did excellent work, receiving three awards in an extremely competitive conference. The award winners were Christine Pang - Outstanding Delegate, Chelsea Summers -  Best Delegate, and Jake Mershon - Honorable Mention. After a successful first two conferences, the team is excited to keep up the good work in their next conference at Georgia State University on October 24th & 25th.
HOSA: Future Health Professionals
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The Hadassah Greater Atlanta Chapter teams up with Northside Hospital to present the Check it Out Breast Cancer educational seminar to Centennial's JUNIOR and SENIOR girls.  Centennial HOSA will host the seminar on October 27, 2017 during second period, 9:25 - 10:20 am.  Students must have parent/guardian permission to attend.  Permission forms will be distributed to students the week of the event. 
 
Please email Jama Cochrane for more information or for a copy of the form: cochranej@fultonschools.org
 
HOSA is a club for students interested in pursuing careers in medicine. We participate in local, regional, and national competitions in healthcare knowledge and skills such as CPR, First Aid, and more. We develop future leaders in health care.
Centennial Reading Bowl Team
school_dog.jpg Mrs. Helen Ruffin, a dynamic and innovative Library Media Specialist at Sky Haven Elementary School in DeKalb County, created a unique reading competition in 1986 called The Reading Bowl.  In a competitive game format, students are questioned about the content of the 20 Georgia Book Award Nominees each year. Her vision was to have teams, comprised of students from different schools, compete to test their knowledge of the selected books.
The Reading Bowl Team is open to Centennial students from all grade levels. Members of the team are expected to read as many of the 20 Georgia Peach nominees for the current school year as possible. After reading the books, students will write practice questions to prepare for competition in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl which usually takes place in January. The top ten students will compete for Centennial. All competitions will take place on Saturdays.
The Centennial Reading Bowl Team meets in the Learning Commons every other Tuesday after school from 3:30 - 4:15. Students can contact Mrs. Heath in the Learning Commons for more information.

Chick-Fil-A Leader Academy
Our CFA Leader Academy kick-off event was a success.  Over 100 meal kits were packaged for the homeless. Students did this while also participating in an awesome leadership skill-building lesson! The leftover food from the meal kits will be donated to the SADD food drive. 
 

World Languages Day

Centennial Spanish 4 and 5 Honors students took a field trip to Georgia State University for World Languages Day. They learned a lot of information regarding minoring and majoring in Spanish or any foreign language. Each student had the opportunity to visit and make connections with different foreign language representatives. Meeting with various companies helped students realize that their Spanish skills WILL help them get a job in the future. Students also had the chance to learn more about the Seal of Biliteracy. In addition to walking around GSU campus and visiting the World Language Department, they lunched at "Buenos Días Café" and ALL students ordered in Spanish and enjoyed traditional Hispanic food like pupusas, tacos with corn tortillas, platanos fritos, and more!
Centennial Athletics
Centennial Cross Country

Centennial's Cross Country team travelled to Orlando last week to compete in the Disney Cross Country Classic.  The Girls Varsity Team placed 4th out of 28 teams from across the country (including Alaska). They were led by Grace Truax who got 9th place out of 200+ runners. The Boys placed 14th in a very competitive field. After a tough run in humid conditions, the team enjoyed a day in the Magic Kingdom. Go Knights!

Centennial Volleyball

The Lady Knights Freshman and JV teams have completed their fun and successful seasons while the Varsity continues to fight in the State playoffs. With a win over Northgate last Thursday, our Varsity advances to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2013! Show your support as they battle Sequoyah on Tuesday, Oct. 17th for a spot in the Elite 8!!!!
Congrats to our players who received All Area recognition this season!
Olivia Diaz-First Team
Karis Perusek-2nd Team
Carmen Ross-2nd Team
Isabelle Hall-2nd Team
Also, a special shout out to JV player Ella Hancock and family for organizing donations to benefit victims of the recent hurricanes. Thank you, Ella, and all who donated, for recognizing the importance of serving others!


Centennial Boys Lacrosse - Garage Sale
                                                        
Come find a treasure at our Garage Sale benefitting Centennial Boys Lacrosse!
 
Where:   Front parking lot at Centennial HS
When:   Saturday, October 28 from 10am - 2pm
 
All items not purchased will be donated to the Kidney Fund.
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Tennis informational kick-off meeting will be next Wednesday, October 18 at 6:30 in the learning commons.  The season kicks off on January 8 with try-outs, and our first match is January 30th.
Soccer Registration - 10/17 7pm
On Tuesday October 17 at 7:00 PM in the CHS Learning Commons, we will have our annual Parent Meeting so that you can get all the information you need for this upcoming season.  As part of this meeting, you will receive information about:
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  • Tryout info
  • Important Dates 
  • Fees
  • Spring Schedule
  • How to get involved with the Soccer Goal Club Booster Program
  • The Coaches
  • Any questions you might have
We will also be selling previous years spirit wear at a discounted cost.  Please be sure to stop by this table for great bargains!
We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, October 17th 7:00 PM in the CHS Learning Commons.
See you then!   GO KNIGHTS!
Swim / Dive
Centennial's Noland Deas made a verbal commitment to swim at the University of Alabama.  Noland is a two time Scholastic All-American and multiple year finalist at the Georgia High School state meet.  Last year, Noland placed 5th in the 200 yd Free and 500 yd Free at the state meet and anchored the 400 yd Free Relay to their 18th place finish.  This year, Noland will be a captain for Centennial's Swim and Dive team.  Congratulations Noland!
Basketball

Congratulations to Shekinah Guthrie on her verbal commitment to Florida Gulf Coast University. Shekinah is a 4 year letter recipient for basketball at Centennial and looks to continue her career for the Eagles at the next level! Way to go Shekinah!

Knights Baseball and Softball Golf Classic - 11/28
SUPPORT KNIGHTS BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL AT THE SECOND ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC
The Second Annual Centennial Golf Classic benefiting Baseball and Softball will be held Tuesday November 28th @ Rivermont Country Club starting at 10:00 am
Prizes for 1, 2 & 3rd place along with longest drive, closest to pin and putting contests. Even if you are not a golfer please join us for dinner where we will have a silent auction including a Big Green Egg, Orca Cooler, 3 night stay at Blue Ridge, Georgia Aquarium Penguin Encounter, and Teen Driving Encounter at Atlanta Motor Speedway!
For sign up and more information, visit:   https://secure.perfectgolfevent.com/eventweb/4449/.
 

Please reach out to Howard Janis @ hjanis65@gmail.com for more information.


The Arts 
Centennial Artists on Display at Atlanta International Airport
The Fine Art Department has several Visual Art students that have been selected to represent Centennial in the Atlanta Airport Youth Art Galleries. Their artwork will be on display in the International Concourse during the months of October 2017 through January 2018.  The Centennial artists with pieces on display are: Greg Cook, Claire Copilevitz, Karis Wang, Nicole Ganelin, and Julia O'Neal. Go Knights!


Did you miss "A Knight of One Acts" or do you want to see it again?
 
You can still see the production of "Doubt, A Parable" on  October 28th  at Johns Creek High School.
 
We are participating in the Georgia High School Association Regional One Act competition that will include six other schools from our area. The Centennial Players will compete around 3:30pm (make sure to arrive at 3:00pm, late comers won't be allowed to enter the auditorium once the show has started)
 
Good luck to the cast and crew!


















CENTENNIAL BAND
 
BAND ON THE RUN: MIGHTY MARCHING KNIGHTS REPRESENT CHS IN THE COMMUNITY
 
Recently at three different events, the marching band proudly represented CHS in the community.

Our Mighty Marching Knights truly shone with their crowd pleasing performance of "Havana Knights" at the Fulton County Marching Band Exhibition on Saturday, September 23rd.
 
 
 


 


On Monday, September 25th, the Centennial drum line kicked off the Kimberly-Clark United Way Annual Campaign. These talented percussionists displayed their drumming skills to the delight of Kimberly-Clark employees!
 
 
 
 
On Saturday, October 14th, the marching band competed at the Carrollton HS "Legacy of Champions" Marching Band Competition in the AAA Silver Division. We are proud of our Band for receiving an overall score of Excellent with 2's (Excellent) in these categories: Color Guard, Percussion and Band. Congratulations to our Drum Majors for their score of 1 (Superior)!




ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY: CHS MARCHING BAND BONDS WITH 8TH GRADERS!
On Friday, October 13th, the marching band hosted 8th grade band members from Holcomb Bridge and Haynes Bridge Middle Schools. Our high school students assisted these 8th graders first while rehearsing in the band room and then while playing the National Anthem and stand tunes. The unity of these band students from all three schools always creates an infectious band spirit. 

BAND STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS
C ongratulations to this year's CHS National Merit Semi-Finalists: Andrew Duffy, Chloe LeCates, Kayley Olewicz, Anise Overton and Emma Sweigert! We are so proud to announce that all semi-finalists are active members of Centennial Fine Arts programs.  Four out of the five (Andrew, Chloe, Kayley and Anise) are marching band students and Emma is a theatre student.

Congratulations to French Horn player Jonah Bergman for his acceptance into the Metropolitan Atlanta Youth Wind Ensemble! He was accepted after a very competitive audition process.

FABULOUS FALL CONCERTS

On Thursday, October 5th, each concert band performed its Fall Concert during scheduled class times in the auditorium. All parents and students who attended were thoroughly entertained with fabulous music. Thank you to our talented band students and directors for this entertainment!
 
SHEET SALE FUNDRAISER
The Band's sheet sale fundraiser will run October 1st - November 7th. A typical sheet is 1800 thread count, and they come in all colors and sizes (regular twin fits on twin XL beds - perfect for college). Each set costs $40, regardless of size, which is a fantastic price for such high quality sheets! The sheets will be delivered before Winter Break, so they make great gifts. 

Please visit
  www.CoZzzyComfy.com to support the Band. At checkout, select the online code: CHS Band Boosters. Also, enter a band student's name in the Student/Group Member name box for him/her to receive credit. Sheets can be shipped directly. Questions: contact  Amy Kennedy  .

SAVE THE DATE: Annual Mattress Sale Band Fundraiser - Saturday, December 9th, 10 am - 5 pm in the Centennial HS Band Room

If you are need a new mattress, get one for an outstanding price and support the band program at the same time! Simmons, Beautyrest and other name brand factory direct mattress sets will be sold at 30-50% below retail prices. These are all top quality, made in USA mattresses with full factory warranties. Huge showroom with 23 sets to try out in all types and sizes, as well as adjustable bed bases and luxury pillows. Firm, plush, pillow top and memory foam sets at savings up to 50%!  Prices start at $149.00. Credit card, checks, cash and lay away accepted. Lots of delivery options! 


PTSA in Action




Concerned that your teen driver is not prepared to handle the crazy traffic? Ask anyone who's taken this course for their thoughts on how effective it is, how much better their teen driver (and parent) handled basic driving techniques afterward, how much more confident both parent and teen driver felt. Sign up for Accident Avoidance Workshops at a location near you this fall! 
Be sure to mention that the Centennial PTSA sent you, as AAW donates a portion of their proceeds from the workshops back to our school. 
AAW is "driver trainin' the way it ought'a be!"    
www.accidentavoidanceworkshops.org

Remember to Use your Publix Scan Cards!

Do you know that the CHS PTSA has received over $14,000 from Publix over the years?!  That is a lot of money - and it takes no effort at all.  Just use your scan card every time that you make a purchase at Publix.  If you do not have a scan card, you can get one at the front desk.  They are available throughout the school year.  You or your student can pick up extra cards for grandparents, friends and neighbors to use.  Everyone buys groceries, and having these cards scanned when you shop at Publix is an easy way to help CHS PTSA!


Want More Information? 

 

http://www.centptsa.org/- everything PTSA (including a calendar) and more!

 

http://www.mycentennialcounseling.com - Very valuable counseling office information including: college, financial aid and scholarships; test prep; graduation requirements; class scheduling; parent nights and much more.


www.centennialathletics.com Official Centennial Athletics Website

 

http://www.chsknights.com - Official Centennial High School Website.


 
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