CHS eNews
May 2018

CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL PTSA'S ONLINE NEWSLETTER
Welcome to Centennial High School! 
The PTSA creates a newsletter every month to inform our school community about the events and accomplishments that occur around Centennial High School.  We've created this edition specifically for the incoming class of 2022. We hope that you find some information about what to expect in the upcoming months as well as learn a little bit about what's going on at CHS during the month of May.  We will also be sending out a Summer eNews at the end of July. Please feel free to contact us for additional information at  centennialptsacommunication@gmail.com or go to our website at  www.centptsa.org   .

GO KNIGHTS!
Freshman Survival Camp 
Wednesday, August 1 from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Students will tour Centennial, familiarize themselves with clubs and sports, and have an opportunity to meet the principal.  This camp is run entirely by current CHS students and is sponsored by the Sophomore Student Council. Keep checking the school website  www.chsknights.com for registration form. 
2018 - 2019 Orientation 

  • Orientation for incoming 9th grade students will be on Thursday August 2, 2018 from 6:00PM - 8:30PM 
  • 10th, 11th and 12 grade Orientation will be Friday, August 3, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM - times will be by grade level
Enjoy your summer but remember...as our outgoing principal Ms. Crumbley says...  
"Our best days are ahead!"  Go Knights!
Summer Assignments
Many AP and Honors classes at Centennial have Summer Homework assignments.  This is for all grades, including rising 9th graders! Please check the Centennial website for the complete list of Summer Assignments or click this link  http://www.chsknights.com/academics/summer-assignments/.    Teachers are uploading this summer's assignments every day, so just keep checking back.
Try to get your students to work on these throughout the entire summer so that their last week of summer break is not miserable scrambling to get it done.  Summer assignments are due the first day of school.  

Congratulations Principal Crumbley!

Centennial Knights Principal Kibbey Crumbley has been named Area Superintendent for the Northwest Learning Community, effective June 1.   Congratulations Principal Crumbley! We will miss you, but this is a well deserved honor and we are very happy for you. GO KNIGHTS!!
 
From Area Superintendent Cliff Jones about the search for a new Centennial Principal:
"Filling the position of principal at Centennial HS with the best candidate is a top priority for the Northeast Learning Community Leadership Team.  The first step in the process of finding the best principal candidate for Centennial is to build a unique profile.  The purpose of the school profile is to outline the unique characteristics of the school and to highlight the most important leadership skills that your future principal will need to be successful.   We will use this valuable information to select the most qualified candidates to proceed to a school level interview. Candidates will be interviewed on the competencies identified as the most critical to meet the unique needs of your school. A link to the survey is below, and it will stay open through Friday May 18th."  
Here is the updated Principal Selection timeline including next steps:
May 8, 2018 - Email the principal fit survey to parents, teachers, and staff
May 18, 2018 - Close survey
May 22, 2018  - Teacher focus group
May 22, 2018 - Parent focus group
June 6, 2018  - Principal interviews
After June 6th - Candidate meeting with Superintendent  
Tuesday June 12, 2018 - Recommendation  to the board
PTSA Senior Service Scholarship Award
Centennial High School would like to congratulate the winners of the PTSA Senior Service Scholarship Award.  This year's recipients have served countless hours working with kids, teenagers, the elderly, the sick, economically disadvantaged and people with special needs, collecting food, books and other items, building things, providing meals, translating, providing service within their churches, and making a difference in our schools.  Please help to congratulate this year's winners: Anna Hansil, Rachel Hott, Chason Thompson, Freddie Hernandez, and Danielle Obijeski.  Thank you to all applicants! You make Centennial High School very proud!  
Centennial Senior Athletes and Artists
Here is a list of Centennial Senior Artists and Athletes who will be continuing their art or sport next year at college.  We are so proud of you and wish you the best of luck!  Go Knights!!
 
 
Band
Eli Rickles                            Music Education Major & Marching Band    Kennesaw State
Lucas Roque                        Marching Band                                             Reinhardt University
Caroline Parham                  Marching Band                                             Mississippi State
Jackson Laidhold                 Marching Band                                             Mississippi State
Chloe LeCates                     Marching Band                                             Georgia Tech
Brandon Crowe                    Marching Band                                             Georgia Tech
D.J. Rice                              Marching Band                                             University of Delaware
Colin Kane                           Marching Band                                             Clemson University
Ruby Parcells                      Marching Band                                             Ohio State University
Mei Mei Deuanxayasane     Color Guard                                              Georgia State University


Chorus
Anna Hansil                            Vocal Performance/Music Ed.             Univ of Colorado Boulder
Tanguy Franklin Gnahore      Vocal Performance/Music Ed.            Piedmont College
           
Theatre Arts
Josh Agri                                 Theatre Performance                          New York University
Daniel Sandfelder                   Theatre Performance                          University of Kentucky
 
Visual Arts 
Matthew Payton                      Art                                                       Art Institute of Atlanta
Taylor Jones                           Art                                                       Georgia Southern
 
Dance 
Joelle Smith                            Modern Dance                                    Kennesaw State
 
   
Athletics 
Nicky Solomon
Lacrosse
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Ben Shealy
Lacrosse
University of North Greenville
Michael Garrison
Lacrosse
Reinhardt
Maria Fabrizio
Lacrosse
Mars Hill
Colin Hall
Lacrosse
Undecided
Ty Tom
Lacrosse
Undecided
Noland Deas
Swimming
University of Alabama
Brianna Bender
Joe Peak
Swimming
Swimming
University of South Carolina
Colorado School of Mines
Emeka Nwanze
Football
Citadel
Blane Mason
Football
West Georgia
Mikey O'Driscoll
Football
Birmingham Southern College
Drew Sherman
Football
Mount Josephs
Nick Croawell
Football
Florida International University
Chike Nwanze
Football
Jacksonville University
Jarvis Langham
Devin Taylor
Football
Football
Mount Josephs
Mesabi Range Collge
Jannah Moede
Track
Birmingham Southern College
Kayla Williams
Track
Lee University
Reese Crawford
Track
Undecided
Genevieve Rowlands
Rowing
Drexel University
Carmen Ross
Volleyball
Agnes Scott College
Britt Kelly
Baseball
Snead State Community College
Shekinah Gutherie
Basketball
Florida Gulf Coast

Cameron Bell Wins Prestigious 4-Year Scholarship to GA Tech
 
Centennial Senior Cameron Bell has been named as a recipient of a full-ride Stamps President's Scholarship, the top undergraduate scholarship offered at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

According to GT, this is one of the most remarkable achievements one can make at Georgia Tech. Stamps President's Scholars (SPS) represent less than 1 percent of the freshman applicant pool.

Out of more than 17, 000 early applicants at Tech, a  total of 40 Stamps President's Scholars have been named from that group (20 from Georgia, 20 out of state).
 
Cameron is the 4th Centennial Knight to win the Stamps President's Scholarship at GA Tech in the past 4 years!

You can find more details through this link:
STAMPS PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARSHIP is a nationally based-merit scholarship.  Their four pillars are Leadership- Scholarship- Service- Progress  http://stampsps.gatech.edu/node/1

First Knight to Letter in Film & Video
 
Ravyn Potter is the first student at Centennial to letter in Film & Video!
She earned this for work done outside of class filming sporting events, band, and numerous school functions. Ravyn has spent many hours dedicated to making Centennial look great. Congrats Ravyn!

Fulton County School Board Recognizes 
Senior Oswin Nwabude

Oswin Nwabude and the other First Place FBLA winners from across the county were recognized by the Board on Tuesday night.  Oswin placed first in Who's Who in FBLA.
Spring Final Exam Schedule
   
Senior Final Exams are Monday May 14th and Tuesday May 15th.
 
Final Exam Schedule for 9th, 10th, and 11th graders:
 
Monday
 05/21
Tuesday
05/22
Wednesday
 05/23
Thursday
05/24
1st period EXAM
(8:20 - 10:20)
3rd period EXAM
(8:20 - 10:20)
5th period EXAM
(8:20 - 10:20)
 
 
 
On-Campus Service Day for Underclassman
Break
(10:20-10:30)
Break
(10:20-10:30)
Break
(10:20-10:30)
2nd period EXAM
(10:30-12:30)
4th period EXAM
(10:30-12:30)
6th period EXAM
(10:30-12:30)
Grab n' Go Lunch
(12:30-12:40)
Grab n' Go Lunch
(12:30-12:40)
Grab n' Go Lunch
(12:30-12:40)
Grab n' Go Lunch
(12:30-12:40)
Buses Leave 12:45
Buses Leave 12:45
Buses Leave 12:45
Buses Leave 12:45


AP EXAM SCHEDULE - Week 2

Test Date
Morning (8 AM)
Afternoon (12 PM)
Monday
May 14
AP Biology
AP Music Theory
AP Physics C: Mechanics
IMPORTANT ALERT  AFTERNOON 
(2 p.m.)
Special Exam time.
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
is the only exam given at 2 p.m.
Tuesday
May 15
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP French Language and Culture
AP Computer Science A
Wednesday
May 16
AP English Language and Composition
AP Macroeconomics

Thursday
May 17
AP Comparative Government and Politics
AP World History
AP Statistics
Friday
May 18
AP Human Geography
AP Microeconomics

Biology Research Students Wanted! honeybee.jpg
Mr. Kuhn is currently looking for students interested in biology experimentation for a long term, student-led project.
Do you like honeybees? How about DNA? How about infectious bacteria that control sex of the host?
I am looking for 10-14 students who are interested in a student led research project. You will learn how to extract DNA from the bees and amplify it using PCR and analyze it for evidence of bacterial infection. Bees have been donated by the Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association and were deceased naturally.
This would also be a great opportunity for kids who are interested in the biological sciences in college or Governor's Honors in science.
You DO NOT have to be in advanced science. You should have an interest in biology and be willing to commit a small amount of time to the project. There will be a training day before school starts in August and then monthly time commitments during the year.
So, BUZZ on over to room J-106 and learn more or email Mr. Kuhn at   kuhn@fultonschools.org.
Centennial School Governance Council Election Results and Funding
 
SGC would like to congratulate parent representative Tonya Smith-Dixon and teacher representative Jeb Stewart for their elections to Centennial's Governance Council!  They will begin their 2-year terms in July 2018.   We appreciate their desire to serve and look forward to their participation on our council this fall!
 
In addition, as part of the Fulton County Schools Charter System, Centennial received charter system funds in the amount of $80,000 for distribution within our school content areas and programs. The distribution of these funds are tied to the objectives set in our Strategic Plan and are intended to supplement areas of need as well as give our students the access to new and innovative learning tools.  Our teachers were given the opportunity to request items within their subject areas that they believe will improve the experience for our students.  The SGC received and approved the following Flexible Spending Proposals and we are excited for their implementation next school year!
  • AV Tech - New Camera and Equipment
  • Biology - Lab and Dissection Equipment
  • CBI - School Store Start Up Supplies
  • Environmental Science - Greenhouse and Gardening Equipment
  • Fine Arts - Marching Band Tower, lighting and sound enhancements in the auditorium, projection system upgrade, Music Technology equipment upgrade, Visual Arts display system
  • Physics - Interactive Online Lab Software
  • Math - Graphing Calculators
Centennial Dad Nominated as Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man of the Year
Centennial dad Pankaj Ramani has been nominated as a candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man of the Year. In honor of his friend, he is trying to raise $100,000+ for LLS by June 9th.  For more info, you can go to   http://pages.mwoy.org/ga/atlanta18/pramani.
Summer Assignments
The Link for summer assignments is 
  http://www.chsknights.com/academics/summer-assignments/.    As the teachers send in their assignments, the links will be updated, so make sure that you check back to get all your classes' assignments.  
Summer Classes are available 
at Summit Counseling Center. 
ATTENTION JUNIORS - 
Senior Year is fast and furious, so stay tuned to all the upcoming eNewsletters for important info all year long.
 
First task for your senior year is SENIOR PORTRAITS.
 
Senior Portraits sign-ups are already available for:
 
June:  June 12th theater lobby (9am-3pm)
               
July:   July 24th-25th theater lobby (9am-3pm)
 
August:   August 21st--23rd theater lobby (3:45pm--8pm)
                 
September:   Sept. 11th-12th aux gym (3:45pm-8pm)

They are being done by Legacy Studios.  To sign up for your portrait session go to  http://seniors.legacystudios.com/  .  All seniors must have a senior portrait done to be included in the yearbook.
The Senior Scoop
SENIORS - PLEASE READ!!!
 
GRADUATION TIMELINE
When?  Where?  What do I wear?
 
GRADUATION REHEARSAL
Where: Verizon Amphitheater
When: Friday, May 18th 1-3pm    Students should arrive no later than 12:30 to make sure we can start at 1 and be finished on time
            Students are to park in LOT C on 11450 Maxwell Road
What:   This is a full rehearsal with a practice line and processional. Students should come dressed to be outside in the heat, but clothing should also be school appropriate.
 
After rehearsal is over, we will distribute the following
-        Tickets (All students will receive 12)
  • If students need additional tickets, they will be asked to wait in their seats.   I will distribute them in an orderly fashion until they are all given out. Last year, everyone waiting got 6 extra, I wouldn't plan on more than 6 as this class is larger than last years. If parents need more than 18 tickets they will need to have their student ask other students for extras.
-        Tassels if a student didn't receive one
-        Honor Cords and Honor Pins - this is only for students with a predesignated honor grad status - this is decided by the county based on cumulative weighted average of 88% or higher.
-        Congratulations envelopes filled with letters and cards from family
-        FINAL SENIOR SNACK - this will take place in lieu of the senior luncheon. In the past seniors were not attending the luncheon and were not receiving their packets. Also, because of AP testing going on that morning, we did not want to exclude any of the seniors from receiving their envelopes and being left out of a lunch event. Because graduation is coinciding with AP testing this year we want to make all the options are fair for everyone. Instead, we will be handing out sodas, snacks and other treats to them after everything is finished.   This way, every senior is guaranteed to receive their congratulations envelope and no one has to track them down.  
 
GRADUATION DAY
Where: Verizon Amphitheater
When: Monday May 21st 7pm-9pm - Students should arrive no later than 6:15 fully dressed in all regalia as well as their cap and gown. Students are to park in lot C on 11450 Maxwell Road
What: Students should follow the graduation dress code that was sent home to parents and posted online:
What to Wear**
Boys:   dark slacks (long pants), white collared shirt, tie, and dark dress shoes
Girls:     nice dress with dress shoes or sandals
**No hats, large jewelry, or sunglasses
 
-        Parents are to Park in Lot A - The lots open at 5pm       Please advise families that the lots do back up and it can take a while to get parked and seated. There will be large signs and attendants at each lot to assist in directing traffic.
  • There is preferential parking for handicapped guests and there is golf cart service for elderly and handicapped guests as well.   *There is no preferential seating for guests unless they are in a wheel chair*
 
-        GATES OPEN AT 6PM .   Verizon staff will be on hand and will keep the gates locked until 6pm. NO EXCEPTIONS. They will not open the gates for anyone. If a senior arrives with their family they must walk around to the rear of the stadium
  • EVERY PERSON must have a ticket! That includes small children. This is a fire code issue. We cannot have more bodies than is legally allowed. Everyone must be counted and present a ticket at the gate.  
  -        NO BALLOONS !   Verizon will turn you away with balloons and most times they will not even let you get out of the parking lot with them.   Balloons are not allowed in any fashion into the arena
 
-        Graduation will begin PROMTLY at 7pm.   Last year we had many, many families who were still walking in and getting seated as the graduates entered the venue. Families who are late will be held to the outside of the seating area until all seniors have been seated.   We will not hold the start of the ceremony.
  • At the end of the ceremony students will process to the back of the stadium where they will receive their diploma. Diplomas are not handed out on stage.
 
-        Photos :   Legacy Photos will have 2 Photographers on hand: 1 to take a close up of the student as they receive their diploma, and 1 at the stairs to take a posed shot before they exit the stage.   The graduate and family seating area is about 10 feet BELOW the stage and roped off as parents are not allowed in that area during the ceremony.   They will also take photos during the ceremony itself of all the speakers, singers, and the cap toss at the end. Photos will be available to purchase through Legacy sometime after the ceremony. We will have that information posted on the school website as soon as we receive a link to order from Legacy.
 
-        Once graduation is over there will be a 30 minute window for families to take photos. After 30 minutes, Verizon staff will begin asking people to make their way out. Graduation usually takes just under 2 hours, we hope to keep with this.  
 


Centennial  Seniors are "Cool "
 
 
The final Senior Treats will be on Friday, May 18th at Graduation Rehearsal with a special visit from the Kona Ice Truck!  Thanks to all the Senior Treat volunteers who helped make our Seniors feel special! 
SENIOR YARD SIGNS
Display with Pride that You have a Graduating SENIOR!
   
 
Show your Senior Knight Pride by displaying a Centennial Graduate Sign in your yard.  Yard signs cost $20. They are at the front office at school and available for purchase until Friday, May 18 or until supplies last. 
GRADUATION CORDS
Club sponsors are responsible for graduation cords.  Have your student check with their club sponsor about whether they have graduation cords and what the cost is.  Many clubs raise money for their club by selling graduation cords.  Graduation cords are worn around a student's neck over their graduation gown for the graduation ceremony.
 
Honors cords and pins will be distributed at the Graduation Rehearsal.
Clubs & Activities
HOPE Club Collecting New and Gently Used Materials for Honors and AP Courses
Do you or someone you know have a pile of unused study guides at home from that AP course last semester? Did you buy the summer reading book for a class and now would like to send it to a good home? The HOPE club is currently collecting gently used materials to create a library of resources for students who might need them. We've all bought materials that we didn't end up using or we used but didn't write all the answers in the book. Please send these items to school with your students to drop off for Ms. Escalera-Smith in the Counseling Office or you can bring them into the Main Office. Working together to help every student achieve their full potential will ensure that "Our Best Days are Ahead".
Centennial HS JROTC By the Numbers for 2017-2018
A list of the many accomplishments of our JROTC this year. Go Knights!!
  • Color Guard presented the National Colors at over 25 events at school and in the community and 10 Cadets carried Colors in the Alpharetta Old Soldiers Day Parade
  •  Eighty cadets and the Color Guard led the Centennial HS Homecoming Parade and 50 cadets marched in the First Fulton County JROTC Pass In Review Parade
  •  Sophomore Cadet Rane Hill was named the top cadet in Fulton County out of over 1500 cadets and will serve in the top position as the Cadet Brigade Commander for the 8 Fulton County JROTC programs
  •  Seventy cadets went to Barnwell ES as a part of the Junior Achievement program and taught citizenship classes to 3rd through 5th grade classes
  •  The Centennial HS Rifle Team completed its first winning season and made it to the first round of the state shoot off
  •  Twenty JROTC cadets received leadership and academic awards from local veteran's organizations
  •  One hundred and twenty five cadets and their guests attended the Annual Military Ball at Country Club of the South
  •  Twenty five cadets supported Centennial HS at both Curriculum Night and AP Night
  •  Fifteen cadets attended the Fulton County JROTC Leadership Symposium
  •  Ten cadets visited two senior citizen homes where they interacted and played games with residents and veterans
  •  The JROTC Raiders team competed in 4 Meets, the Drill Team competed in 3 Meets and the Rabal Rousers cheering group supported all home football games 
ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE
The Rotary Club of North Fulton sponsors the Centennial Interact Club, led by advisor Marcelle Male. The Rotary Club will participate in the Rotary Youth Exchange, which will bring an international high school student to Centennial High School in the 2018/19 school year.
The exchange student will live with 3 separate host families, each for approximately 3 months. The Rotary Club is currently seeking host families in the Centennial school district.

Objective of Rotary Youth Exchange
  • Promote goodwill and understanding with first hand observations of foreign culture
  • Advance the student's education by learning new language, cultures and creeds
  • After returning home the student will share their experiences with others in their community
  • Global peace as today's youth grow to become world decision makers
  Families Benefits
  • See a foreign land through the eyes of your "adopted teenager"
  • Have your family learn a new language and about another culture, its holidays, foods and traditions
  • A new friend for life that you can stay in touch with forever
  • Perhaps your child will someday apply for the Rotary Youth Exchange program
 
For more information you can contact Marcelle Male at male@fultonschools.org  
Centennial Athletics
Centennial Track Senior Reese Crawford is State Champion and Senior Kayla Williams is State Runner Up!



Centennial Senior Reese Crawford is STATE CHAMPION in the 300 hurdles with a new school record time of 43.14!  Kayla Willams is State Runner-Up in the 100m with a NEW SCHOOL RECORD time of 11.86! What amazing accomplishments for these young women. We are so proud of you! Congratulations and Good Luck in your future endeavors! Go Knights!
Centennial's First Annual Athletic Awards Night

Centennial hosted its first ever Athletic Awards Night. In the past Athletic Awards were given during Honor's Night, but we decided to expand and create our own awards night. We had a great crowd and it was a great event for our kids. Thank you to coaches Mike Higgins, John Domville, Spencer Hardee, and Slade Dale as well as student Noland Deas for assisting in the presentation of awards. Their speeches were phenomenal and made the event memorable. Thank you also to Ms. White, for helping set up and organize and making sure the event went off without a hitch.
Here is a list of the athletes that were honored:

Hall of Fame Class of 2018
 
Positive Athlete Georgia Award
Cathryn also was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Positive Athlete GA and Northside Hospital!

Marine Corps Athlete of the Year
Noland Deas - Swimming
 
2018 Coach of the Year
 
The Mack Burgess Award - given to Senior Varsity Letter winner with the highest GPA
 
Female Athlete of the Year
Male Athlete of the Year
 
Chivalry Scholarship  - $2,000 scholarship awarded by the booster club to a male and female athlete
 
All of our Excalibur Winners for 2017-18
Centennial Lacrosse
What an awesome season! The Boys Lacrosse team will be playing in the State Semi-Finals against Lambert at the Fortress this week. The Girls team made it to the Sweet Sixteen. Good luck and congrats to all. Go Knights!
Centennial Tennis Competes in Final Four!
Congratulations to the Boy and Girl Tennis teams for making it to the State Semi Finals! What an amazing accomplishment. Go Knights!


Centennial Soccer
Congratulations to our Knights soccer players who made All-Region

Second Team All-Region
Salome Bezabih
Bryanna Philip
Kevin Velasquez
 
Honorable Mention All-Region
Isabelle Du Plessis
Denilson Silva
 
Academic All-Region**
Gabby Scott
Brandon Semones

 
**This means that Gabby and Brandon had the highest GPAs in the entire region!
Centennial Rower Heading to National Rowing Competition

Junior  Will Holt , a rower with Atlanta Junior Rowing Association in Roswell, won 1st place with his Men's Quad boat at US Rowing's Southeast Regional Championships on Sunday, May 13th. Holt will row with his teammates in the National Championships in Sacramento, CA on June 8-10. Good Luck Will!
Centennial Baseball
Centennial Knights Summer Baseball Camp for Ages 9-14
 
Save the Date: September 11, 2018 for Centennial Baseball and Softball 3rd Annual Golf Tournament at Rivermont Country Club
 
See website at   https://secure.perfectgolfevent.com/eventweb/6177/ for more information and regsistration.
The Arts 
Centennial Band
 
2018 MARCHING BAND & COLOR GUARD REGISTRATION STILL OPEN!

Register NOW for the award winning 2018 Centennial Marching Band and Color Guard. For more information and to register go to   CHSKnightsBand.com  and click on the 
Register link at the top!
If you have questions, please email both   Michael Reid (reidml@fultonschools.org), Band Director and  Tyler Ehrlich (ehrlichtl@fultonschools.org), Associate Band Director. 

A SPECTACULAR SPRING BAND CONCERT

The Centennnial Concert Bands performed their Spring Concert on April 19th. The students, Mr. Reid and Mr. Ehrlich gave it their all! A special thanks to senior student conductor Caroline Parham, percussion director Justin Baker, and volunteer flute instructor Jennifer Willis! As always, all three bands wowed the audience with their musical talent! Congratulations to our 37 graduating Seniors! Your talent, leadership and commitment will be missed.

LIVELY JAZZ, PERCUSSION & FLUTE CONCERT!

Hats off to all jazz band, percussion and flute students for such incredible performances at the concert on April 26th! Your talent made for a very lively evening! Many thanks to Mr. Reid, Mr. Baker and Mrs. Willis for their endless dedication to teaching and directing these students to reach their potentials.

BAND & ORCHESTRA BANQUET - 2017/18 CELEBRATION!  As the 2017/18 year comes to an end, the band and orchestra programs celebrated in style together with a fabulous feast! Congratulations to all band and orchestra students for their many musical accomplishments.

Best wishes to the Seniors on their future endeavors. Band Seniors, don't forget to come back to visit all of your band buddies at Homecoming on October 12th!

Many thanks to Demetra Overton & Stephanie Duffy for organizing an exceptional dinner and tremendous thanks to all the parent volunteers who contributed their time to ensure this event was a great success! Also, thank you to Will Strickland, a CHS band alumnus, who was the D.J. at the "After Party" where a great time was had by all!

Centennial Celebration of the Arts and the SPaCE Exposition
 
This event showcased the amazing talent - both students and teachers - that we have at Centennial High School. The celebration featured the works of the various facets of the thriving Centennial Fine Arts Department and Maker Community. Guests walked around and enjoyed musical and theatrical performances while admiring the student artwork and maker projects.
FINE ARTS
Centennial is dripping with talent!   Two gifted freshmen, Clancy Weaver and Amelia Jameson, will be exhibiting their work at the 2018 Metro Atlanta High School Exhibition at the High Museum of Art, May 30th - July 7th.
























Senior Matthew Patten is known for both his talent in Track for which he lettered and his academic excellence. What many may not realize is he is a formidable artist as well! Matthew's self-portrait has been chosen for exhibition in the Youth Gallery in Concourse E of the Hartsfield Atlanta Airport this summer. Matthew has plans to attend the Art Institute of Atlanta to major in art.
Congratulations to Matthew Patten, Clancy Weaver (left) and Amelia Jameson (right)! Go Knights!
Centennial Cluster News
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, June 14, 9:30 AM at North Learning Center
Future Centennial Knights!
 
Centennial cluster elementary school kindergartners all received Future Centennial Knight t-shirts - Class of 2030! Can you believe that?! We love the Knight Pride! Go tiny Knights!
PRIMARY ELECTION, Tuesday, May 22. 
Early voting  now  OPEN .  Find locations and times here (  http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/images/stories/RAE/2018/EarlyVotingSchedule522.pdf) .   ALL state seats and all Federal Congressional House seats are open and most are contested.  Please take the time to view your ballot, investigate the candidates and cast your vote!  You can find information about your ballot here (https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do ).
PTSA in Action
PTSA in Action at Centennial:
--Our Staff Appreciation committee treated CHS Staff to their last treat of the year with a fun King of Pops ice cream truck on Tuesday, May 8. Free ice cream for all teachers and staff! Yum!

--Our Hospitality committee provided a beautiful and delicious reception in the Learning Commons after Honors Night on Thursday, May 3. Congratulations to all recipients!
--From the Learning Commons, all Seniors should have turned in their Surface Device by Wednesday, May 10. All students in grades 9-11 will be turning in their Devices on May 15, 16 & 17 during 4th period. Thank you to all the volunteers who have helped in this process.
--A big thank you to all the Committee Chairs who have helped in ways big and small this year to help make Centennial run smoothly. Your help is valued and appreciated!
Donate Money to your School just by Shopping!
 
When you shop @AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Centennial HS PTSA.

Selecting your charitable organization
  1. Use this link to go to AmazonSmile: https://smile.amazon.com 
  2. If you already have an Amazon account then log in using your existing Amazon information. Note: the accounts are linked, but you have to be on the AmazonSmile website in order for them to make a donation to your specified charity.
  3. AmazonSmile will prompt you to select your charity. Select Centennial High School PTSA Roswell Georgia.
  4. Start shopping!




The facts are clear:
Car crashes are the #1 killer of teens.
1 in 4 teens crash during their first year.
Driver's ed historically has produced no measurable reduction in crash rates.
 
The Accident Avoidance Workshop reduces the likelihood of your student crashing by more than 75%. The State's "absolute minimum requirements" haven't changed in 30 years, but driving has, and so have our roads. As a result, the State has lost such confidence in their own driver training program, they don't even require it anymore. We think your child deserves more than the minimum. We think your child deserves a fighting chance on today's roads, and we hope you will want to give them the tools they will need to survive in today's world. 
 
Nationally-renowned professional driving instructor Jeffrey "Homer" Stillwell has travelled the country training students and instructors alike on the strategies and techniques employed in avoiding, escaping, and surviving Emergency Driving conditions. Fewer than 1% of people in our country are schooled in how to respond to emergencies... make sure you and your student are included in this group! Parents, you'll learn new things at this engaging, informative, combined behind-the-wheel and classroom education. This isn't the Drivers Ed we all grew up with either.
 

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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