CHS eNews
February 2018

Centennial's Valedictorian for the class of 2018 is Chloe LeCates, and its Salutatorian is  Philipe Lamarche .
Our five National Merit Finalists for 2018 are  Andrew Duffy, Chloe LeCates, Kayley Olewicz, Anise Overton and Emma Sweigert. All our National Merit Semi-Finalists qualified as Finalists!!

These Knights will be Competing in College!
Congratulations to 12 amazing Senior Athlete Knights for committing to further their sports in college! Centennial Signing Day 2018! Go Knights!

Nicky Solomon - Univ of North Carolina - lacrosse
Ben Shealy - North Greenville Univ - lacrosse
Michael Garrison - Reinhardt Univ - lacrosse
Maria Fabrizio - Mars Hill Univ - lacrosse
Blane Mason - Univ of West GA - football
Emeka Nwanze - The Citadel - football
Drew Sherman - LaGrange College - football
Brianna Bender - Univ of South Carolina - swim
Noland Deas - Univ of Alabama - swim
Berk Watson - Univ of South Florida - soccer
Shekinah Guthrie - Florida Gulf Coast Univ - basketball
Genevieve Rowland - Drexel Univ - Rowing

Centennial PTSA's AmazonSmile account is up and ready for use! Donate Money to your School just by Shopping!
When you shop @AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Centennial HS PTSA.

Selecting your charitable organization
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4. Start shopping!
Sophomore Parent Night - 2/27 at 6:30 pm
A representative from college test prep company, Applerouth, will discuss how to help your child become a stronger applicant in the college admissions process.
They will cover the following topics:
· What drives college admissions decision
· How to submit more competitive college applications
· How your child can achieve his or her best scores on the SAT and ACT exams
· How to use grades and test scores to leverage better financial aid offers
Parents: please come to this very informative night. The college application process is very complex - take every opportunity to learn as much as you can. It will really help you and your child.
End of Course Test Prep - Extended Day Learning Starting this tree-student.jpg Week (Take Advantage of this Awesome Opportunity to Get Extra Help)

There are certain classes where all Georgia high school students take the same state standardized test when the class is completed. Those scores count as 20% of the student's class grade. These are called End of Class (EOC) tests. The subjects that have EOCs are:
  • 9th grade - Algebra, 9th grade lit
  • 10th grade - Geometry, Physical Science
  • 11th grade - US History, 11th grade lit
  • 12th grade - Economics
Centennial High School is pleased to announce a great opportunity this semester for students to prepare for the End of Course tests which count for 20% of their grade in an EOC class. Extended day is being offered Mon-Thurs from 3:30-5:00 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to prepare for their EOCs and Centennial teachers will be leading the extended day learning on the dates below.  We will also have transportation for all students who take part in the program. Please have your child speak with their teacher to get their name on the list.
2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26

Biology= 45 min
Phys. Sci= 45 min
Algebra I=45 min
Geometry=45 min
2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27

Economics=45 min
US History= 45 min
9th lit=45 min
11th lit=45 min
2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28

Biology= 45 min
Phys. Sci= 45 min
Algebra I=45 min
Geometry=45 min
3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29

Economics=45 min
US History= 45 min
9th lit=45 min
11th lit=45 min

Fulton County Technology Competition
Clancy Weaver received a 1st place award for Graphic Design at the Fulton Technology Competition.   Clancy will be moving on to the state competition.

Centennial High School is proud to announce a special partnership between its own in-house  makerspace (The SPaCE)  and  STE(A)M Truck , a new mobile makerspace.  The collaboration between the two will further introduce Centennial students to a dense, multi-faceted curriculum that is designed to pull them, and their teachers, out of their comfort zones to broaden their future potential and build skills that will contribute to their career success.
Four "Student Spark Days" will be held throughout the school year, offering a fast-paced, hands-on, festival-style atmosphere using a range of tools and technologies. Students engage across science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Pictures here are from the February Student Spark Day. PARENTS: ENCOURAGE YOUR STUDENTS TO ATTEND THE NEXT STUDENT SPARK DAY OR TO VISIT THE SPaCE.
At the end of the year, the school will host a Student Expo Day on May 2, 2018 from 6:00-8:00PM in the Centennial Learning Commons, where its makerspace is housed. The expo event will showcase student work created in the SPaCE throughout the school year. The entire community is invited to attend the expo and to speak to students about their experiences.
The partnership between the Centennial SPaCE and the STE(A)M Truck this year was won by Centennial High School through a Fulton County Seed Fund grant. We have the 1st and only makerspace in Fulton County High Schools!!! In addition to the four Student Spark Days and the Student Expo, the STE(A)M Truck will also be conducting SPaCE Cadet (students working in the SPaCE) training on how to facilitate projects and use tools. They will also provide professional development to thirty Centennial teachers. Teachers will be exposed to a range of tools and technologies while learning and exploring novel ideas for integrating "hands-on, minds-on" maker-focused activities into curriculum across all disciplines.
To learn more about STE(A)M Truck, listen to Executive Director Jason Martin talk "Teaching Outside the Box" in his TEDX talk  here .

Career & Technical Education Week
February 20-23, 2018
"Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow!"
Tuesday, February 20 - "Career & Technical Education Week Kick-off":
  • Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow! All 2nd period CTE classes will meet in the auditorium for the reading of the CTE Proclamations from Honorable Mayor Lori Henry at 9:23a.m.
Wednesday, February 21 - "Protect Your Identity"
  • Speaker--CEO Karin Zalcberg will present on how to protect your identity. All CTE classes will meet in the auditorium during 3rd period.
Thursday, February 22 - "What are your gifts?":
  • Speaker--Mark Myette will teach us how to identify our gifts. All CTE classes will meet in the auditorium during 2nd period.
Friday, February 23 - "Success for All Friday":
CTE Career Day!
  • Lite Breakfast and Refreshments for Guests
    • 7:45 am - 8:00 am
    • Location: Room I-18
    • Career Day Presentations--Periods 1-6
      • (Various Guest Speakers)
      • Locations: CTE Classrooms
      • CTE Luncheon
        • Location: Room I-18
Centennial School Governance Council (SGC) Elections
The Centennial School Governance Council has had another successful year helping to shape the strategic direction of our school. Now's your chance to join us!
Our SGC is seeking 1 parent and 1 teacher to join this great team of parents, teachers, administrators, community leaders, and students. To enter the election, you must completand submit the Candidate Declaration Form by Friday, February 23, 2018

There are two wayto complete and submit the Candidate Declaration Form:

to access the Parent/Guardian Candidacy Declaration Form or Teacher Candidacy Declaration Form on the SGC Elections page.  Complete the form and click the "Submit" button to send to the Fulton County Schools district office.

2 .    Mail: Hard copies of the Parent/Guardian Candidacy Declaration Form and Teacher CandidacDeclaration Form can be picked up in the front office or downloaded from the School Governance Council Candidate Guide on our School Governance Council webpage 

Completed forms should be mailed to:
Samuel Wakefield
Facilitator , Governance & Flexibility
F ulton County Schools
6201 Powers Ferry Rd. 
NW Atlanta, GA 30339
2018 SGC Elections will be held March 19th - March 23rd! More details to follow next month regarding how and where to vote. We appreciate your support and participation!
Our School Governance Council welcomes Lee Jenkins!
We would like to extend a big welcome to our SGC's newest community member Mr. Lee Jenkins.  Mr. Jenkins was appointed this month by Ms.Crumbley to fill the vacancy left after Marie Willsey won and accepted her seat on the Roswell City Council. Congratulations Marie!
We are so excited to have Mr. Jenkins join our Centennial SGC! He is the president of Lee Jenkins Group; a ministry outreach, financial education, and consulting firm. He is also the Founder and Senior Pastor of  Eagles Nest Church  here in Roswell. Previously, Lee had a stellar 25-year career in the financial services industry.

Mr. Jenkins has been closely connected to our school over the past decade as both a parent of two Centennial graduates and through his volunteer work with our Knights football program.  Welcome Mr. Jenkins! We look forward to seeing what great things we can achieve together.
Do You Have Questions about College Admissions Testing?
Is your child planning for the SAT or ACT and need some additional information?    Comparisons of the tests?  How to tackle the anxiety of the test? Building motivation for the future?   All these topics and more are offered as FREE ONLINE EVENTS by Applerouth Tutoring!  Please see the website below for a full list and to register for FREE!

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.
PTSA Senior Service Scholarship Opportunity! education_savings.jpg
Each year the Centennial High School PTSA offers several scholarships, some up to $1000, recognizing exceptional dedication to volunteerism among the senior class students. These scholarships will be awarded to students who best exemplify the PTSA's ideals of outstanding commitment of service to others in our school, community and world.

Any graduating senior with a GPA of 80 or higher who is enrolling at a college, university or technical institute of higher learning may apply.  Applicants (or their families) must be a member of the PTSA by the end of the first semester to be eligible.
Applications and a detailed description are available here and on the PTSA website and are due in the front office by Friday, March 30th at 3:30pm.   Applications require a brief essay and the signature of the sponsoring adult, so please plan in advance. Incomplete applications (missing signatures), those that are handwritten, those that do not follow the required format and those turned in late will not be considered. Applications will be judged on the quality and depth of the student's leadership and community service experiences, not merely the number of hours served. Scholarship checks will be made payable to the student.

If you have any questions, please contact  Amy Pauls,  Scholarship Committee Chair, at

Prom at the Atlanta History Center
The Junior Prom for 2018 is scheduled for March 24 at the Atlanta History Center from 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.  Attendees, accompanied by a chaperone, will have the opportunity to take photos at the Swan House during the first hour.  Student ticket sales will be every Tuesday and Thursday until March 8 during lunches in the Centennial cafeteria as well as online through the payment portal.  Prices will increase each week so buy your tickets early!

Parents interested in volunteering to help with tickets sales should contact Ms. Harvil ( ) directly.

Tickets will be sold Tuesdays and Thursdays each week 
during all three lunches.
  • February 20th and 22th, $70 for Seniors and $75 for Juniors
  • February 27th and March 1st, $75 for Seniors and $80 for Juniors
  • March 6th and 8th, $80 for Seniors and $85 for Juniors
*You can also pay for your ticket online by following the directions below.  However, it is an additional 4% credit card charge.  If you pay online bring your receipt to H-64 in the morning or after school to get a receipt.

1. Please go to, select "Resources", click "Online Payment Portal". You will need to sign in or create an account. If this is a new parent account, please add the student to your profile.

2. Choose an activity you are paying for. Be sure to follow the direction stated under the activity, enter the quantity and add to cart.

3. Proceed with purchasing additional activities at Centennial High School or check out.

4. Select your student profile and click "next" to enter your credit card information. Only Master Card or Visa is accepted.
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.  
  • Katha Stuart - Wed., March 14, 9:30 AM at Sweet Apple Elementary School
  • Julia Bernath -Thurs., March 15, 9:30 AM at Esther Jackson Elementary School
  • Linda McCain - Tues., March 20, 9:30 AM at Findley Oaks Elementary School
Parent Information Sessions: Milestones Testing and Math Placement
Hillside has coordinated with specialists from Fulton County to conduct parent workshops and they are extending invitations to all parents in our cluster because these two workshops could apply to everyone. 
These parent educational sessions will be conducted as Lunch and Learns from 11:30-12:30 at Hillside Elementary. Everyone is welcome to bring their own lunch to enjoy while exploring these essential topics.  
February 26th - Math Placement/Tracking (Elementary, Middle to High)
Join us for a discussion regarding Math placements and tracking in Elementary, Middle and High School.  What does it mean, what are the options and how does it affect your students educational goals.  Our guest speakers will be Susan Baker, Fulton County Director of Mathematics and Amy Kilbride, STEM Specialist for the NELC.

From the Counseling Office
2018 Mock Test Schedule at Centennial High School

SOPHOMORES: NOW IS THE TIME TO TAKE YOUR MOCK TESTS!  Take one for SAT and one for ACT and figure out the test that is the best for you. Then formulate a plan to study for your best test. If you missed the SAT last month, take the Diagnostic. 

JUNIORS: AS PART OF YOUR TEST PREPERATION, YOU SHOULD BE TAKING MOCK TESTS. Practicing these tests periodically before taking the real thing is so important. Take the mock and review your results - study the areas that you need to improve.

These Mock tests are administered at Centennial High School by Applerouth. This is such an excellent opportunity to practice these tests in real life testing conditions.
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 and enter the event code. Cost is $5. Money goes towards Centennial PTSA.
The Senior Scoop

Sunday, May 6th 2018, 5:00pm
Location: Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church 

#1 - Both Senior and Graduation Dues are mandatory if you want to participate in graduation activities.  

#2 - Senior Dues - $45  
  • Senior Dues pays for all senior week activities.  You will not be able to participate unless this fee is paid. Bring $45 payments to Ms. Jimenez in I-58 or Mrs. McKay in the Learning Commons (Make checks payable to Centennial High School.)  

#3 - GRADUATION DUES -  $115  ARE DUE MARCH 2!!!!!!
Graduation dues are payable at  

If these fees are not paid before March 2nd, a late fee of $25 will be added to the order, and additional rush shipping could also be incurred depending on how late the order is made.   Orders placed AFTER March 2nd, will not be delivered in the first round of shipments after spring break.  They will be delivered the first week of May.

Any Graduation Announcements also must be ordered by March 2. Graduation Announcements are custom printed, so the cutoff date for those products is the end of the ordering period and late orders cannot be accepted, as they will not be printed and delivered in time. 

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 - - for permission PRIOR to paying.
  • AFTER GETTING PERMISSION, you can pay online. The cost is $90.
#4 - Graduation Yard Signs for Class of 2018 - 1 for $15
Show your pride in your student's accomplishment -- order a Centennial Class of 2018 graduation yard sign!

$15 per sign if ordered during the month of February
(order early for best price!)
$18 per sign if ordered during the month of March
$20 per sign if ordered after April 1
Home delivery will occur between April 20th and April 25th

  • 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 Week and Graduation.
#6 - Use the Counseling Website    - Check out the College and Career section of the Counseling website.  It has all kinds of valuable information including how to get transcripts. You can access it through the school website or at

#7 - More Dates For Your Calendars:  
Prom  - March 24, 2018 at the Atlanta History Center.  For juniors and seniors.
Baccalaureate  -  May 6, 2018 at Mt. Pisgah
Graduation Rehearsal (tentative)  -  May 18 at Centennial
Graduation (tentative)  - May 21, 2018 7pm    Location: Verizon Amphitheater
#8 - For additional senior information please contact the following teachers who are the Senior Co-Sponsors this year:
Sheila Jimenez -
Stephanni Prelac -
Clubs & Activities
Centennial's Nationally Recognized Model UN Team Wins Big at UGA!
Centennial attended the UGA Model UN Conference February 9th-11th and took home the award for the Outstanding Small Delegation, representing Luxembourg.
In addition, Christine Pang and Cameron Bell and Curran Myers and Charlie McCartney took home Outstanding Delegation in their committees. Divali Legore also won Honorable Mention in her committee.
Onto New York in March! Go Knights!
HOSA: Future Health Professionals
The Lifesouth Blood Drive will be March 30 from 8 am - 2 pm in the auxiliary gym. Donors must be age 16+ with picture ID/proof of age and weigh 110+ pounds. We are asking that ALL students have parent consent to donate. If your student plans to donate, please be certain to sign his/her form. Community members are welcome to donate!
Please email Jama Cochrane for more information:
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 Athletics
Knights Swim & Dive
Our Centennial swimmers had a fantastic State meet!

Year in and year out, the GHSA 6-7A State Championships is one of the fastest and deepest meets anywhere in the nation.  This year was no exception.  The weekend can be just as taxing mentally as physically, with a swimmer having to wait long periods of time for their one opportunity to exceed in a race, and then having to be perfect to accomplish their goals.  A tenth of a second here or there can mean the difference between success and failure.

Girls Recap
The Centennial Girl's came into the 2017-2018 season with high expectations.  The Knight's goal was Top 3 finish in the state.  Early in the meet, they faced adversity that would have doomed most teams, but this team of girls rallied around each other.  The adversity seemed to fuel their fire for the rest of the weekend.  It came down to the last race of the 3 day meet, and the Knights passed Harrison for the third and final spot on the podium.*

Highest Team Finish since 2006, 3 New School Records, 4 Podium (Top 3 in 6A-7A) Finishes; 2 All American Consideration Times, 12 Top Ten 6A Finishes.

Brianna Bender - 6th in 200IM; 2nd in 500FR
Elly Deas  - 2nd in 100FL; 2nd in 100BK (3rd in 6A-7A Division); Elly's 100FL broke the 2009 school record
Tessa Sergile - 9th in 200IM; 8th in 100FL
Madeline Singletary - 4th in 200FR; 4th in 500FR
Katharine Ward - 1st in 200IM (3rd in 6A-7A Division); 2nd in 100BR (3rd in 6A-7A Division); Katharine's 200IM time broke the 2009 school record; Her 200IM and 100BR time both qualify her for All American Consideration
200FR Relay (Katharine Ward, Venla Harkonen, Cate Bucci, Madeline Singletary) - 8th
400FR Relay (Elly Deas, Tessa Sergile, Brianna Bender, Madeline Singletary) - 2nd (3rd in 6A-7A Division)

Congratulations to the girls on this year's State Team: Brianna Bender, Emsley Brems, Cate Bucci, Sarah Buchanan, Elly Deas, Venla Harkonen, Allee Howard, Elena Jerkovic, Vanessa Sachs, Tessa Sergile, Madeline Singletary, Katharine Ward.  A special thank you and congratulations to our senior captains - Brianna Bender, Emsley Brems, and Vanessa Sachs.
Boys Recap
The boys small but Senior laden team was not going to be upstaged by their female counterparts.  They finished 7th place which was the Knight's men 2nd Top 10 finish in the past 3 years.

1 New School Record, 1 All American Consideration Time, 6 Top Ten 6A Finishes

Noland Deas - 3rd in 200FR; 2nd in 500FR; Noland's 200FR will qualify him for All American Consideration; His 50FR split on the 200FR Relay broke the 2008 school record
Joe Peak - 8th in 200IM; 6th in 100FL
200FR Relay (Noland Deas, Bryan Teffeteller, Ben Hudson, Joe Peak) - 6th
400FR Relay (Joe Peak, Ben Hudson, Bryan Teffeteller, Noland Deas)  - 8th

Congratulations to the boys on this year's State Team: Noland Deas, Trevor Dios, Ben Engel, Rhese Goodsite, Ben Hudson, Joe Peak, Derek Rehberger, Bryan Teffeteller, Austin Yearout.   A special thank you and congratulations to our senior captains - Noland Deas, Trevor Dios, Ben Hudson, and Joe Peak.
CHS Rowers Medal at Atlanta Erg Sprints

Several CHS rowers representing local rowing clubs competed at the Atlanta Erg Sprints at Georgia Tech on Saturday, February 10. Representing Atlanta Junior Rowing Association, junior Oscar Lee won 1st place in the Junior Men Division with a time of 6:20.1. Representing St. Andrews Rowing Club, sophomore Lucy Turner won 3rd place in the Junior Lightweight Women Division with a time of 7:52. 
Go Knights!
Knights Baseball
Knights baseball is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes including a Yeti cooler package. See any baseball player for tickets or tickets can be purchased at home games.

Is your elementary or middle school child a future Knight baseball star? They can come run the bases at the Knights home game on February 24th. Free admission for any child wearing Centennial spirit wear.

Centennial Soccer
Come out and support CHS soccer for a spirit night at Brooklyn Cantina on Wednesday, March 7 from 5:00 - 8:00.  A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Soccer Goal Club.  Come out and enjoy a great meal while supporting the team and then stay for their Trivia Night at 8:00 PM. 
The Arts 
Centennial Chorus member Brendan Kennedy participated in the 2018 Georgia All State Chorus February 15-17 in Athens, GA. The highest performing students are selected through a two-audition process. In addition to being selected for All State Chorus, Mr. Kennedy was also selected to participate in the 2018 Southern Regional ACDA Honor Choir and is a Semi-finalist for the 2018 Governor's Honors Program in Vocal Performance. Being selected for any one of these three events is an honor itself, but being selected for all three sets Mr. Kennedy apart from his peers. The Centennial High School Chorus Program and family are extremely proud of all of Mr. Kennedy's accomplishments in the performing arts.
Join the Centennial Chorus this upcoming Fall!
CHS Chorus Students in New York City

Does your student enjoy singing and have a passion for music? Would they like to learn more about singing and expanding their vocal abilities? Then chorus is the elective for them! Students of all ability levels are invited to sign up for chorus this year during the Course Scheduling that began last week. In chorus, students will have the opportunity to expand their singing abilities while learning about a wide variety of music styles. Singers will also have the opportunity to travel outside the state of Georgia with chorus for yearly workshops and performances. For specific course numbers please email Mrs. Burney at . If you have any questions you can come see Mrs. Burney in E41.
SAVE THE DATE: Centennial's Presentation of MARY POPPINS

March 15th, 16th @ 7pm 
March 17th @ 3pm
Centennial High School Auditorium
Tickets will be available for sale starting mid-February

On February 13th the Centennial Concert Bands performed impressive music at the Pre-LGPE concert in preparation for the actual LGPE event (Large Group Performance Evaluation) which is on March 8th at Johns Creek High School. This evaluation is the equivalent of standardized testing for performance music. We encourage the Centennial community to attend this event. The Symphonic Band performs at 9:30 a.m., the Chamber Winds at 2:30 p.m. and the Wind Ensemble at 6:00 p.m. Hope to see you there!

The Winter Guard will perform their show "The Queen" in their 2nd competition on Saturday, February 24th at Villa Rica H.S. We highly encourage the Centennial community to support our talented Winter Guard by cheering them on that day. This competition starts at 12 p.m. The entry cost is $9. Our guard is competing against three other guards (Johns Creek, Rome & South Forsyth) in the Scholastic Regional A Division. This division starts competition at 2:40 p.m., and currently Centennial is the last guard to perform in the division at 3:01 p.m. So, come on out with some good ol' Centennial spirit and pride! Go Knights!
Have a craving for chocolate? Yes....then locate a band member at school or in your neighborhood and buy some delicious chocolate bars! We are selling "The World's Finest Chocolate" bars in the following flavors: Almond, Crisp, Caramel, Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate with Almonds. Thanks for your support!
Registration is now open for the 2018 Centennial Marching Band and Color Guard. To become a member of the marching band, you must be enrolled in either a band, orchestra or chorus class. For more information and to register go to  and click on the Register link at the top!
If you have questions, please email both  Michael Reid (, Band Director and  Tyler Ehrlich (, Associate Band Director. 

PTSA in Action
PTSA Mini Grants
The PTSA gives over $12,000 in teacher grants every year, which benefits ALL Centennial students. Some of the grants this year are an Apple TV used by the CBI program and Tuners for the Band classes.
Apple TVs provided by PTSA Mini Grants

Band Students use tuners provided by PTSA Mini Grants

PTA Day at the Capitol will be on Thursday, March 1
It will start at the Fulton County Government building and then move to the Capitol.  Cost per person is only $10.  There will NOT be a luncheon.  We hope some members of CHS PTSA will attend!  It will be the 29th Day of a 40 Day Legislative Session.  Things will be rockin' and rollin'! 

Do you have questions about pending legislation? Regular Legislative Updates are being posted on PTA's blog page at     You can ask a question and someone from the legislative team will do their best to provide an answer. There is also a listing of bills GAPTA is watching (with a short description).

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%. So, you decide ... while we're in the midst of winter weather, which training do YOU want? 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? everything PTSA (including a calendar) and more! - Very valuable counseling office information including: college, financial aid and scholarships; test prep; graduation requirements; class scheduling; parent nights and much more. Official Centennial Athletics Website - Official Centennial High School Website.

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