CHS eNews
September 2017

CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL PTSA'S ONLINE NEWSLETTER
We're Tooting Our Own Horn...

CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL NAMED NATIONAL PTA SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE!
 
In August, Centennial High School was recognized as a National PTA School of Excellence.  Centennial is one of 150 schools across the country that were awarded this honor and one of only 16 schools in Georgia.  Of this limited number of recipients, there are currently three schools in the Centennial Cluster, Hillside Elementary School (2016-2018), Barnwell Elementary School (2017-2019) and Centennial (2017-2019), that hold this title.

We are so proud of our school and community 
and really appreciate the recognition. 
GO KNIGHTS!
CENTENNIAL KNIGHTS HOMECOMING  WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!
 
Homecoming week at Centennial High School was a huge hit, drawing almost double the crowd from previous years.  
 
The festivities began on Tuesday, September 5 with a hallway decorating contest in the theme of "20 Years and It's Been a Fairytale...Centennial High School" and a week of spirit days. 
    

F riday night  was the Homecoming community parade and food truck event along with a very hard fought Centennial football game against Alpharetta High School.

 





























The 2017 Homecoming Queen and King were also crowned at halftime of the football game. The week culminated in the school's Homecoming dance held in the cafeteria on Saturday, September 9, 2017.
 
Centennial wishes to thank everyone involved in the community for contributing to the success of Homecoming week. We can't wait until Homecoming 2018!!

 
OUR BEST DAYS ARE AHEAD!
GO KNIGHTS!

Congratulations to Centennial's National Merit Semi-Finalists
Andrew Duffy, Chloe LeCates, Kayley Olewicz, Anise Overton and  Emma Sweigert

We are very proud of you! 
Go KNIGHTS!
Secretary of State Student Ambassador Program
The following students participated in the Secretary of State's Ambassadors Program and attended training at the Georgia World Congress Center on September 6th.

 

  • Parker Foles
  • Nathan Jacobi
  • Grace Truax
  • Rogan Munro-Foulis
  • Duncan Hemauer
  • Jacob Mershon
  • Oscar Lee
The goal of the Secretary of State's Ambassadors Program is to provide high school students an opportunity to engage as leaders within their school and community. They will learn about teaching Georgia civics to their peers and encouraging students to register to vote. Student leaders will work in a team environment to create a dialogue that gets first-time high school voters educated, excited, and engaged about elections.
 
We look forward to their student leadership!
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Freshmen (9th Grade) Parent Night - Part 1 will be held at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, September 26 in the CHS Auditorium.  Whether this is your first time as a high school parent or not, come and learn more about the recent changes in graduation requirements and other important information to help your student succeed.

Please see  www.mycentennialcounseling.com  for additional information about counseling programs and services at Centennial.
What? You haven't joined the PTSA yet? 

No worries...


Join TODAY 
Your Membership Matters!
Congrats to Centennial Students Graduating with  Georgia Seal of Biliteracy
 
The Georgia Seal of Biliteracy was introduced by the GA Department of Education during the last school year and Centennial was excited to join this initiative.We had 17 students who satisfied the requirements for the Biliteracy Seal.
 
Spanish: 9 seal recipients
French: 7 seal recipients
German: 3 seal recipients
 
One student earned Spanish and German Biliteracy Seals (high proficiency in 3 languages.)  Another student earned Spanish and French Biliteracy Seals (high proficiency in 3 languages.)
 
This is a great accomplishment for our students and we are so very proud of them and their English and World Language Teachers!
 
Read more about the Georgia Seal of Biliteracy

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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Freshmen Parent Night Part 1 (September 26)  Supporting Your 9th Grader through the Transition into High School 
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
Senior Parent Night (will be rescheduled): College Application Information
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.  
  • Julia Bernath - Thursday, October 12, 11:30 am at Spalding Drive Elementary School
  • 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
FCS Welcomes Chief Communications Officer Donna Lowry

Journalist Donna Lowry is the district's Chief Communications Officer.  Ms. Lowry worked as a reporter with WXIA-TV/11Alive for 30 years until her retirement last April. In that role, she was one of metro Atlanta's most recognizable faces and voices with her popular "Class Act" and "Class Notes" education segments.  As the Kids and Schools reporter, she spotlighted metro Atlanta schools and told the positive, personal stories that involve students and teachers.  Ms. Lowry says education storytelling is her passion and she is delighted to join Fulton County Schools to continue changing the way the public views education and to serve the district's students, staff, parents and community.  Ms. Lowry most recently served as the director of communications and media relations for the Cobb County School District. In that role, she managed a nine-person team in the production of content for the district website, cable television station and magazine as well as managing internal/external communications strategies and media relations for the district. During her first year, Cobb's Communications Department won four international, national, and state awards in website design, publication excellence and video production.  
Yearbook
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Senior Ads: Make your senior's yearbook even more special and include a senior ad for them! All designs and purchases can be made by following this link:  http://www.jostens.com/apps/shop/yrbk_ra_flash.asp?CID=134817&PFID=2017050604313738757
 
Yearbook purchase link: Don't miss out on year's book! We've already sold over half of our inventory for the year, so get your copy of the 2017-2018 book today! 
Centennial School Governance Council (SGC)
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In July 2012, Fulton County Schools became a charter system to increase student achievement and improve organizational effectiveness and efficiency within our school system. A key component of the charter system is the establishment of a School Governance Council at each school within the charter system.  School Governance Councils work with school leadership and the community to help determine the long-term direction of the school, design innovative solutions to increase student achievement, and serve as school ambassadors to the local community.
School Governance Councils have the following main responsibilities throughout the year:
  • Approve the school's strategic plan and updates to that plan if necessary
  • Manage the Request for Flexibility process
  • Approve the school's annual budget recommendations and related allocations
  • Participate in hiring of the principal, in the case of a vacancy
  • Provide annual feedback to the Area Superintendent on principal performance
Our next meeting is Monday, November 13th at 7:30am in the Learning Commons.  We have two 2 minute openings at each of our meetings for public comment.  If you have a recommendation for improvement or an innovative idea for our school, join us then!

From the Counseling Office
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
9-20
9 am
Wesleyan College
9-21  
9-22
2:15pm
9 am
Univ of Southern California
College of Charleston
9-25
1:00
Agnes Scott
9-26
9 am
Georgia State
9-26
10 am
LSU
9-26
9-27
2 pm
9 am
Vanderbilt
University of Alabama - Birmingham
9-27
11:30
University of Georgia
9-28
1:00
Kennesaw State University
10-3
10 am
Auburn University
10-4
10 am
Ga Southern
10-4
1:15 pm
Dartmouth
10-5
9 am
University of Alabama
10-5
10-5
10-10
10-12
11am
2pm
10 am
 11 am
Gwinnett Tech
Johnson and Wales
Georgia Gwinnett College
Life University
10-16
10 am
Furman University
10-17
10:30 am
University of Cincinnati
10-23
9:30 am
Lipscomb University
10-23
10-25
1:30 pm
10:00 am
Univ of Missouri
North Georgia
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.
 
September 30 - Mock SAT Saturday, 9am - 1:30 am
 (event code M266044) 
 
October 14 - SAT/ACT Diagnostic Test Saturday, 9am-1:30pm
 (event code M266045)
 
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.
PSAT Tests at Centennial
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The PSATs will be administered on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in the student's advisement.
 
All 9th, 10th, and 11th graders take the PSAT.
 
Student attendance is critical during the PSAT.
 
The PSAT provides feedback on the students' strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study. The feedback helps the students to focus on areas they
need additional study or practice on. Results are often used in applications for AP classes later in the year. This is a national test, so students can see their performance compared to others in the country.
 
The PSAT allows the students to compete for scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (grade 11 only).
 
Students will need to get plenty of sleep and have a healthy breakfast the morning of the PSAT administration. Students will also need to arrive to school on time and they should bring extra #2 pencils. 
Centennial Course Catalog
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Check out the course catalog document located on the school's website  http://www.chsknights.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/CHS-Course-Catalog-for-School-Year-2017-2018.pdf .  It is full of very important information not only about courses, but also about graduation requirements, sample schedules, etc.
 
Did you know that Centennial offers the following Career Tech and Arts pathways?   (a pathway consists of 3 classes that allow a student to become very proficient in an area of interest)
  • Audio-Video Technology and Film - Audio-Video Tech & Film I, II, and III
  • Financial Services - Intro to Business & Tech, Financial Literacy, and Banking, Investing & Insurance
  • Engineering and Technology - Foundations of Engineering & Tech, Eng. Concepts, Eng. Applications
  • Law Enforcement Services/Forensic Science - Intro to Law, Criminal Justice Essentials, Forensic Science & Criminal Investigations
  • JROTC/Army - JROTC I, II, and III
  • Food and Nutrition - Food, Nutrition & Wellness, Food for Life, Food Science
  • Computer Science - Intro to Digital Tech, Comp Sci Principles, AP Comp Sci
  • Programming - Intro to Digital Tech, Comp Sci Principles, Game Design: Animation & Simulation
  • Web Development - Intro to Digital Tech, Comp Sci Principles, Web Development
  • Emergency Medical Responder - Intro to Healthcare Science, Essentials of Healthcare, Emergency Responder
  • Allied Health Services - Intro to Healthcare Science, Essentials of Healthcare, Allied Health & Medicine
  • Journalism - Journalism or Photo I, II or Newspaper, Lit Magazine, or Yearbook
  • Visual Arts - Into to Art, Any Art Level 1 or higher, Any Art Level 2 or higher or Art History 1, Art History 2, AP Art History
  • Performing Arts - Band, Chorus, Orchestra, Guitar, Piano, Acting, Advanced Drama, or Tech Theatre
Did you know that the Centennial Guidance Counselors visit your students during class frequently throughout their time in high school?
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Here are the list of classroom guidance activities:
  1. Senior (September): College Application Process
  2. Freshman (September): Knowing Your #'s for Academic Success - graduation requirements, tracking credits, the power of zeroes, goal setting
  3. Junior (October)College Selectivity - factors that colleges consider in admission
  4. Sophomore (November): Cyber Safety
  5. Freshman (December)Signs of Suicide - suicide prevention program designed to 1) decrease suicide and suicide attempts by increasing student knowledge of adaptive attitudes about depression, 2) encourage personal help-seeking and/or help-seeking on behalf of a friend, 3) reduce the stigma of mental illness and impress the importance of seeking help. CHS Counseling has been implementing this program since 2006 during Freshman Health classes.
  6. Junior (January): Finding the Right Fit - factors that students should consider in their college search process
  7. Senior (January): Scholarships and Financial Aid
  8. Freshman (February): 4 Year Academic Plan
  9. Sophomore (February)PSAT score interpretation, resources for test prep, college search
  10. Freshman (March)Signs of Suicide
The Senior Scoop

              

THE TOP 5 "TO-DO" LIST FOR SENIORS

 

1) SENIOR PICTURES - should be done already.   But, if you were not able to do this in the summer, there is still time:

  • Sept. 23rd--CHS theater lobby

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!
Pay by Oct. 1st and you get to sign up for a Senior Service Day site one day earlier than the rest! Save money and pay early.


 

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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On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, our freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will be taking the PSAT. On this day, our seniors will be participating in Centennial High School's annual Senior Service Day. Members of the Centennial Class of 2018 will have the opportunity to give back to their community by working in small groups at more than 20 volunteer sites in and around the Roswell community and beyond, while learning about the spirit of service and volunteerism. 

Please make note that ALL seniors will be required to attend an important Senior Service Day informational meeting during their designated 4th period lunch on Wednesday, September 20th. On this day, ALL seniors must report to the auditorium within the first 15 minutes of their designated lunch period. For convenience, seniors will be allowed to bring their lunch into the auditorium.

Important information regarding participation waivers, how to sign up for a volunteer site, transportation, and altered class schedules will be discussed. Seniors who do not attend the presentation will risk the ability to participate in this wonderful tradition. Please make note of this very important meeting date with your senior.
 
To continue to make this event a stand- out success in the Centennial community (Centennial is the only high school that organizes an event like this), we need many parent volunteers to chaperone.  Please volunteer at   https://goo.gl/forms/pTclmPiTr97vNXNe2 

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
HOSA: Future Health Professionals
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Every other year, 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 Exchange Programs

German Exchange Program
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Every two years, students in the German program travel to Germany in the spring semester. The trip lasts for two weeks, and students will live with German students and families, speak German continuously, and attend a German school while immersing themselves in German culture. These students also serve as host students when the German students complete their leg of the exchange in the U.S. in October.
The Centennial German Exchange program will be welcoming 15 students from Borbeck Gymnasium (high school) in Essen, Germany on Friday, October 13th. The visiting students will be staying with their Centennial host families through October 22nd. Centennial students have been paired with a student from Borbeck Gymnasium and have been communicating with each other since May.
While our German friends are here, they will be participating in some field trips to Atlanta sights as well as learning about the American high school experience first-hand. The purpose of the exchange is for students to get to practice their language skills in a real and meaningful way. In addition, Centennial kids will be forming bonds with students their age from the German-speaking world. It is an unforgettable experience for these students and everyone is very much looking forward to it!
The second half of the exchange will be in March 2018, when the Centennial students will travel to Germany to be reunited with their exchange partners accompanied by Frau McCarty and Mrs. Rudel.          
 
Spanish Exchange Program
Every two years, students in the Spanish Program travel to Spain in the Spring semester. The trip lasts for two weeks, and students will live with Spanish students and families, speak Spanish continuously, and attend a Spanish school while immersing themselves in Spanish culture. These students also serve as host students when the Spanish students complete their leg of the exchange in the U.S. in September. Information will be sent home via Spanish classes for Spanish Exchange Program early in the second semester.
 
The Spanish Exchange students are arriving on Friday, September 29th!  They will be staying for ten days and will be sharing and enjoying the life of their American counterpart. They will attend CHS shadowing their friend.
 
Activities during their time here will include the Georgia Aquarium, Centennial Olympic Park, the World of Coke, the Varsity and many other planned activities with their host family. They are going back to Spain on Monday, October 9th. We are looking forward to giving them a big welcome!
 
Raquel Martinez, Robert Lopez, Veronica Gonzalez - Sponsor(s)
Model UN
 
The nationally ranked Model UN team at Centennial High School focuses on debating and solving world issues determined by current events. The team goes to many conferences each year and has won multiple awards, including Best Position Paper, Honorable Mention, and Outstanding Delegation for individual and overall delegations. Last year, they came in first place in the National Model United Nations conference. Currently, the Model UN team has 120 members and are preparing to attend their first conference at The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology on Saturday September 23rd.
 
The main focus of the Model UN Club is to provide students with an opportunity for hands-on learning concerning global challenges and concerns in the twenty-first century. Interested students should speak to their social studies teachers and complete the application process.
 
Chad Hoge - Sponsor
Centennial Athletics
Centennial Fencing - Centennial Men, Maggie Fritts  Ranked #1 in State after Week 1
 
Congratulations to the Centennial High School Fencing team for a great start to the 2017-2018 season. The men and women opened their fencing season at Johns Creek last weekend with many outstanding performances.

Maggie Fritts earned her third career gold medal in besting a tough female fencing field. After a stellar performance in pools, Fritts battled through the direct elimination (DE) rounds, defeating the defending league champion along the way. The 15-8 decision in the final puts Maggie at the top of the individual standings after week one in the Georgia High School Fencing League (GHSFL).

Cursten Howard  was the other woman standout, earning team points with a 14th place finish. Howard had the unfortunate task of facing teammate Fritts in the round of 16.

Freshman Drew Walker led the men, taking home bronze in his first GHSFL tournament. Walker's fine pool performance had him seeded 11th going into DEs, but he far exceeded that seeding in reaching the semifinals. Drew valiantly battled the eventual winner before falling 11-15.

It was a mix of old and new in what was an amazing overall performance for the boys. The Knights were dominant in the preliminary pools, as Jermain Leon, Daniel Sandfelder, John Atkinson, Nick Bray, Drew Walker,  and Roman Cheek were all in the top 16 headed into 
DEs. Leon (5) , Sandfelder (6) , Bray (7) and Cheek (12) were seniors scoring top 16 finishes. Buoyed by the performances of Walker (3rd) and fellow freshman Apollo Parnas (16), the men sit atop the GHSFL men's standings after week one.

The Knights next fence on September 23rd at Centennial. Admission is free!   Hope to get a great turnout to support our many seniors at their last home tournament.
Knights Baseball and Softball Golf Classic - 11/28

Come join us on November 28th at 10am for the Second Annual Golf Classic supporting Centennial's baseball and softball programs.  For sign up and more information, visit:   https://secure.perfectgolfevent.com/eventweb/4449/.
Centennial Swim and Dive Registration - 9/25
The Centennial Swim and Dive team is getting ready for a fantastic 2017-18 season. Last season was one of the team's most successful in recent history and with almost all last years' athletes returning, we are expecting big things again in 2017-2018.  Did you enjoy swimming or diving during summer league?  The Swim & Dive Knights have a place for you!  Want to get in shape for your Spring sport?  The Swim & Dive Knights have a place for you!  There is no better way to feel involved in Centennial than participating in a great sport like swimming or diving! 
Swim/Dive registration is on Monday, September 25th at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria , so mark your calendars.  Email Leah Ward at lhward@bellsouth.net to get on the distribution list to receive pre-season information.  Go Knights!
Centennial Soccer Information Meeting - 10/17
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Parents of interested soccer players, join the soccer coaches and Goal Club for an informational meeting at 7:00 on October 17 in the school cafeteria.   You will have an opportunity to hear from the coaches and learn more about the soccer program.
The Arts 
Centennial Theatre

The Centennial Knights Players will be performing a "K"night of One Acts.  The Long View by Alan Haehnel is a story that explores the repercussions, both long and short, of a single event that lingers in the memories and lives of all the young people who witnessed it.  Doubt, A Parable by John Patrick Shanley is a provocative investigation of truths and consequences through the eyes of 2 nuns and a priest. 

Both shows question the impact of different perspectives on our own point of view.  Shows are Oct. 12, 13, 14 at 7 p.m. in the Centennial High School Auditorium in Roswell, GA. Tickets are $7/$10 at the door.
CENTENNIAL BAND
 
HOMECOMING HIGHLIGHTS
2017 Centennial Homecoming was a memorable event for the marching band starting with the parade. Congratulations to the entire Homecoming court, but especially to our very own band members, senior trumpet player Andrew Duffy and junior french horn player Jonah Bergman! The band was thrilled to have so many alumni join us for the evening to play in the stands with the band. This is a wonderful Centennial Band homecoming tradition, where previous Knights come home to play with the band during the game. About 25 Knight Band alumni participated this year.  This exciting event ended with the band's amazing performance of Havana Knights complete with scenery props. Go to www.chsknightsband.com under the About Us tab to see a video.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
You can see the Mighty Marching Knights show Havana Knights comprised of lively Latin Jazz music at every Friday night football game.
Please also consider supporting the band at the following events: Fulton County Marching Band Exhibition at Cambridge High School on September 23rd, Legacy of Champions marching band competition at Carrollton High School on October 14th and Conquest marching band competition at Allatoona High School on October 28th. Go Knights!
 
SAVE THE DATE : Annual Mattress Sale Band Fundraiser - Saturday, December 9th, 10 am - 5 pm in the Centennial HS Band Room
 
If you 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! 
Please Support CHS Foundation for the Fine Arts (FFA)!
exhibition_painting.jpgVolunteers are always needed to help with many programs and activities sponsored by the FFA.  When you join the FFA, your support will enable them to do even more to help the CHS Fine Arts programs.   We encourage all parents to join as a Foundation Member (Membership begins at $25) and encourage their students to actively participate in fundraising.  Support through membership and donations will enable the CHS Fine Arts programs to continue to grow and thrive!  Membership fees paid to the FFA are tax deductible as applicable by law.
The Centennial High School Foundation for the Fine Arts has an Executive Board that meets monthly.  There currently are open Board positions.  If interested in making a difference or have questions, please email   centennialffa@gmail.com.  Or visit their website at  www.chsffa.org .
Donate Through Amazon Smile
Do you shop at  Amazon.com ? Support the CHS FFA by making all your Amazon purchases through the AmazonSmile Foundation. It costs you nothing extra but AmazonSmile will donate .5% of your order total to the FFA. Simply go to  smile.amazon.com  and choose Centennial High School Foundation for The Fine Arts as your charity.
PTSA in Action
PTSA Reflections - "Within Reach"
The CHS PTSA Reflections program has begun!  Registration forms can be picked up and dropped off in the Front Office and in the Learning Commons.  Deadline to turn in completed registration forms is Friday, September 29 (please keep a copy to turn in with your project). 
Students can choose from six areas of interpretation of "Within Reach" for their entry: literature, musical composition, photography, visual arts (include drawing, painting, print making and collage), dance choreography and film/video production.  A box labeled "Reflections" has been placed inside the Learning Commons for students to turn in their project.  Deadline to submit your entry is Friday, October 13(please attach a copy of your registration form to your entry). 
Students' works are judged at the local level, and the winning entries advance to the council and state PTA levels.  Top state award winning entries advance to the national level of judging. For more info go to https://www.pta.org/reflections   or email Jennifer Wagner at  
jpwagner@duanemorris.com.




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!"    
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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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