CHS eNews
January 2018

Chloe LeCates is Centennial's STAR Student

Chloe LeCates is Centennial's 2018 STAR Student-senior with the highest overall SAT score. She chose Mr Kuhn - who teaches Honors and AP Biology - as STAR Teacher, the teacher who has influenced her the most.  Congrats to Chloe and Mr. Kuhn!  Go Knights!
Centennial Alum Wins at Jeopardy

Centennial alum from class of 2009 Lindsay Resnick won one round on Jeopardy on 1/9. Her winnings totaled $10,000+.  Go Knights!
Principal's Coffee
Do you have questions about Centennial, our community of parents, teachers or administrators? Are you new to Centennial? Parents please join us for coffee and donuts in the Centennial Counseling Suite Conference room on Thursday, February 8th at 8:30 a.m. for casual conversation with PTSA members and our principal, Ms. Crumbley.
The SPaCE - Centennial's Makerspace
Centennial High School 's SPaCE (Shared Personalized and Creative Environment) has partnered with STE(A)M Truck this year. This partnership will further introduce students access to hands-on building and tinkering. The kinds of curriculum offered through STE(A)M Truck can increase access to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) careers and build the skills critical for long term success.
STE(A)M Truck will be working with Centennial High School throughout the year in various manners.  The two impacting students the most are the SPARK days and the Student Expo.

Student Spark Days -Students will engage with each aspect of STE(A)M - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math - in a fast-paced, hands-on, festival-style atmosphere using range of tools and technologies. SPARK days will be held four times throughout the year.

Student Expo Day - May 2 6pm-8pm in the Learning Commons
The expo event will showcase student work created in SPaCE throughout the school year. The school community is invited to come and see the work on display and speak to students about their experience.

Centennial Spark Day December 1st, 2017:

Information about SPaCE at Centennial can be found at:
Information about STE(A)M Truck can be found at:
School Governance Council (SGC)
Our Seed Fund Dollars at Work!
The partnership between the Centennial SPaCE and the STE(A)M Truck this year was funded by a Seed Fund Grant.  In addition to the 4 Student Spark Days and Student Expo Day, the STE(A)M Truck will also be conducting SPaCE Cadet (student working in the SPaCE) training on how to facilitate projects and use tools.  They also will be doing Teacher Professional Development with about 30 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.
International Baccalaureate(IB) Night - January 17, 6pm
International Baccalaureate (IB) Night - 1/17 at 6pm
IB Night  will be held Wednesday January 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the Auditorium. Parents and students interested in taking IB classes for the 2018-2019 year will need to attend to obtain important information and get the application to apply for the IB programme.
The IB High School Programme is for Juniors and Seniors. BUT, it is never too early to learn about this prestigious programme to determine if it is a fit for your student. Come and learn about this wonderful opportunity at Centennial High School.

Advanced Placement (AP) Night - 1/29
AP Night is on Monday, January 29 at 6pm - please put this on your calendar. This is for both students and parents and is for all grades.
This is a chance to find out about the many AP opportunities that Centennial offers its students.  There will be breakout sessions with the various AP teachers so that students and parents can learn as much as possible about the subjects.   
AP classes are college level classes that are taught in high school.  They are an excellent way to experience college level curriculum and a good preparation for post high school.  After taking an AP course, students take an AP exam.  Based on the results of that exam, a student may be able to earn college credit for the course, which is a bonus financial savings.
Fulton County covers the cost of all AP exams that are taken at the end of a course. Many counties do not.
Please make sure that you attend this very valuable event.
Freshman Parent Night - Part 2 (Tues, Feb 6 at 6pm in CHS Cafeteria)
Please join us for our "Class of 2021 Freshman Parent Night" on February 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the CHS cafeteria. You will be given information that will help you assist your 9th grader as he/she selects and verifies courses for 10th grade and considers potential courses for subsequent years.
You will leave with a blueprint of an individualized 4 year academic plan for your student, as well as an increased knowledge of the courses required to fulfill graduation requirements.
Please make sure you attend this interactive parent night - even if you have attended in previous years. Students do not have to attend since they will be doing the same exercise with the counselors at school later in February.
Rising Freshman (Current 8th Graders) Parent Night -  January 23 at 6pm in Auditorium
Centennial High School will be hosting an informational meeting for parents of current 8th grade students who will be matriculating to Centennial in August 2018. The meeting will be held on January 23. This meeting is open to parents of students coming from our feeder schools, private schools or homeschools.
Rising 9th Grade Visitation Day when Holcomb and Haynes Bridge students visit Centennial, will be January 30 and 31 for rising 9th graders.  Students who attend Holcomb Bridge MS and Haynes Bridge MS can get more information about this event from their counselor and/or teacher.
Dates for your Calendar
  • IB Night: January 17 6pm
  • AP Night: January 29 6pm
  • NOTE: Pre-scheduling for the 2018-2019 school year will start the last week in January with teachers completing teacher recommendations.  Parents need to be on the lookout for school messenger updates throughout the spring regarding scheduling.
Parent Nights 
Sponsored by the Counseling Department at CHS
Freshman Parent Night Part 2 (February 6):   Developing a 4 year academic plan for your student
Sophomore Parent Night  (February 27)**:  Understanding College Entrance Exams (the PSAT, SAT and ACT)  

**Note: This date is different from what was listed in previous newsletters.
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.
Parents: Here are 2 ways that you can help to raise Centennial's  School Report Card (CCRPI) score:
#1 - Take the School Climate Survey
Parents: just by taking this survey, you help to raise our school's report card rating.
Each school receives a School Climate Star Rating (an important part of the CCRPI score or how our school is graded) and we need your input. Please take a brief moment (less than 5 minutes) and fill out the Georgia survey at Survey responses are anonymous.
We want to hear how Centennial is doing!
#2 - Schedule family vacations when school is not in session
Every student that has more than 6 missed days of school (including excused absences) counts against our school report card score. When your child is not sick, please make sure that you are sending them to school. Attendance at school is one of the greatest factors of student success!
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.  All applicants are encouraged to attend one of two workshops that will take place in January during lunch in the Learning Commons meeting room. This 10 minute workshop will provide students with an overview of the application and selection process, and an opportunity to ask questions and learn about how to complete an application.
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 from February 13 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.

Ticket Sales Start February 13th
Tickets will be sold Tuesdays and Thursdays each week 
during all three lunches.
  • February 13th and 15th, $60 for Seniors and $65 for Juniors
  • 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.

International Skills Diploma Seal
Centennial was approved 2 years ago to award the International Skills Diploma Seal to qualifying seniors.
Why this Diploma Seal?
According to the Georgia Department of Education, who is awarding the ISDS, they believe that in today's global marketplace, it is important for students to acquire the interdisciplinary skills they need to be globally competent and competitive. The International Skills Diploma Seal is awarded to graduating high school students who complete an international education curriculum and engage in extracurricular activities and experiences that foster the achievement of global competencies. It is a signal to employers and higher education institutions that a student is prepared to participate in the global economy.
If you are a senior who is interested in pursuing this Diploma Seal, please complete  the intent form and submit it to Dr. Glymph by February 1st, 2018 in the AP Office. 

You can also obtain this form and turn it in to one of the World Language Teachers. Then all coursework credits will be verified by the counselors. Once all information is verified, students will be notified and invited to attend the informational meeting about the Capstone Presentation.
The Capstone Presentation is a student reflection on his/her cross-cultural experiences, learned international skills, and competencies. Students will have a choice for the presentation format (video, presentation, performance, journal reading). The Capstone Presentation will take place on March 15, 2018 in front of the International Skills Diploma Seal Committee.
A list of the final International Skills Diploma Seal Candidates will be submitted to the GA DOE in April of 2018. Awarded International Skills Diploma Seals will be distributed during the Centennial High School Graduation Ceremony.
Johns Creek Student Leadership Program
ATTENTION Freshmen and Sophomores

Student Leadership Johns Creek  is a program for emerging leaders in their sophomore and junior years. Students apply in January of their Freshman or Sophomore year for the 2 year program. Applicants are accepted from Centennial, Chattahoochee, Johns Creek and Northview High schools. The program is run by an advisory council under the board directorship of Leadership Johns Creek, a 501c3 non-profit in collaboration with Fulton County Schools. 

In year one of this 2 year leadership program, leadership skills will be developed through a series of structured learning experiences and then utilized in community outreach and
mentoring a group of local elementary or middle school students . In the second year, students will have a more individualized focus, implementing the skills learned in year one to find leadership opportunities after high school and college.

A class of approximately 40-45 young adults will be selected from area Johns Creek high schools and will be introduced to a core curriculum of leadership skills including goal setting, project management, team building, and communication skills. In addition, opportunities will be provided to explore local, county and state governments.
All students at Centennial are eligible to participate in this program.
Application information can be found at  Applications are due to Amanda Skrok by January 30, 2018.
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 - Wednesday, February 14, 9:30 AM at Roswell North Elementary School
  • Julia Bernath - Thursday, February 15, 9:30 AM at North Springs High School
  • Linda McCain - Tuesday, February 20, 9:30 AM at Medlock Bridge Elementary School
Have you purchased your 2017-2018 book yet? We've already sold over half of our inventory for the year, so make sure you get your book today!
Yearbooks are $80 until Feb. 5th and then the price goes up! Order them NOW  through
Attention parents of seniors!  Make your student's senior year just a bit more special by purchasing a senior ad for them. Ads are a great way to recognize all your student's accomplishments and congratulate them on their hard work. You can design and purchase your ad by clicking here:   The deadline for senior ads is January 22nd. After that, we will not be able to reopen the ad sales because we'll be so close to finalizing the book.
A Great Start to the New Year (and the school day)!
Attendance Policy Highlights
Tardies/Early Checkouts
Parents may be required to provide documentation of the appointment for late arrivals or early checkout.  Please ask the doctor for a note before returning to school.
If a child is going to have a recurring medical appointment that will interrupt the school day, the parent and assistant principal must come to an agreement prior to the series of absences.  Appropriate documentation demonstrating the necessity of the recurring absence must be provided by the parent.  The final decision to excuse these tardies/absences rests with the principal.  Fifteen (15) unexcused tardies will result in a referral to the School Social Worker.
In addition to absences due to personal illness, if a student is going to be out of school for reasons that are not medical, religious, or otherwise listed, parents must submit in writing, prior to the absence, a request for pre-approval to the principal.  Details about what type of absences may be pre-approved are in the full FCBOE Policy. 
Within five (5) days of returning to school , the student must submit a written and signed excuse from the parent stating the reason for the child's absence from school. 
Students who have missed ten (10) days of school or more in a school year will be required to provide additional written verification such as doctors' statements.
Seven (7) unexcused absences  will result in a referral to the School Social Worker. 
We want our students to be ready for graduation and a career.  On time, daily attendance is an early marker to those successes.  Thank you for your assistance in getting your child to school on time every day.  
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.  
January 30th - Milestones Testing - Prep and Evaluation
Join us for an education session regarding Milestones testing, featuring guest speaker, Yasmine McKenzie, Program Specialist for Assessments for the Northeast Learning Community.  She will be speaking about the best ways to prep for Milestones, what the testing experience is like for the students and how to evaluate the results once you receive them back.  Milestones testing is completed for 3rd-12th graders.  
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
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. These Mock tests are administered at Centennial High School by Applerouth.

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 and enter the event code. Cost is $5. Money goes towards Centennial PTSA.
SAT Prep classes at a major discount!
Centennial is offering SAT Prep Courses through Princeton Review for the Spring of 2018 beginning Saturday, January 20th at 9AM and after school on Wednesday evenings from 4-6:30pm - right on our school's campus!  Here are the details and how to sign up TODAY to take advantage of this awesome Fulton discount!
  • Classes are after school on WEDNESDAYS from 4PM - 6:30PM in Portable 12 with practice tests on January 20th and the last Saturday of the course
  • Only $125 with code FCSATL at checkout
  • To register: and type in ZIP CODE 30076 to choose CENTENNIAL HS for SAT PREP on January 20th
  • Course includes 9 sessions, test prep booklets, practice tests, study tips, and an instructor
If you have any questions regarding the course, please contact Chris Benson at Princeton Review:
Information Night on the Dangers of Online Sex Trafficking - 1/31

The Senior Scoop

#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 
Graduation dues are payable at - this price will go up to $170 in March !!!. 
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 - 
Senior Class Meeting on 1/16 -  All seniors received information, packets and announcement orders.

#5 - Graduation Yard Signs for Class of 2018 - 1 for $15
Ordering information will be coming soon.  This year signs will be double sided! Keep your eyes out for future info.

  • 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.
#7 - 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

#8 - Yearbook Ads-Last Call:   Make sure that your senior has a special message just from you in their final yearbook and purchase an ad today !  
The deadline for senior ads is January 22nd. After that, we will not be able to reopen the ad sales because we'll be so close to finalizing the book.

#9 - More Dates For Your Calendars:  
Prom  - March 24, 2018 at the Atlanta History Center.  For juniors and seniors.
Baccalaureate  -  tba
Graduation Rehearsal (tentative)  -  May 18 at Centennial
Graduation (tentative)  - May 21, 2018 7pm**   Location: Verizon Amphitheater
**NOTE - this date has changed from what was in previous newsletters

#10 - For additional senior information please contact the following teachers who are the Senior Co-Sponsors this year:
Sheila Jimenez -
Stephanni Prelac -
Next Senior Treats Date - 1/24!
The next Senior Treats opportunity will take place on January 24 before school in the gym lobby. Please be sure to have your school ID to get your special treat and make it "a great day to be a Senior Knight!"
Clubs & Activities
Centennial's Black Student Union (BSU) Showcase 
February 9th at 7pm

CHS Black Student Union is having their Inaugural BSU Showcase. The purpose of the showcase is to show Black and African American talent and art to the rest of the school and community. The showcase will be held on February 9th in the CHS Auditorium at 7pm, there will be a $5 entry fee.  
We are looking for talent (dancers, singers, spoken word, art, comedy) to participate in this showcase. First place gets a $50 visa gift card, 2nd place gets a $25 visa gift card, and 3rd place gets a $10 gift card.
We are also looking for volunteers - anyone who volunteers in this showcase can receive double hours for their service. 
HOSA: Future Health Professionals - DANCETHON
On February 7th from 5-9 pm, HOSA is hosting a danceathon in the school cafeteria for our UGA Miracle Fundraiser The danceathon is $10 to attend and is open to ALL members of the community!  Dress casually and come prepared to dance, hear Miracle Families speak, and play games.  UGA students run the show, and it is a ton of fun!

UGA Miracle raises money and awareness for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), our local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. The money that we raise directly funds the Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (CIRU) as well as the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. Comprised of and run only by students, we are the largest entirely student-run organization at the University of Georgia, and one of the largest in the southeast.
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 Improv Club
The Improv Club played to a full house on November 30th in the Black Box raising money for Theatre Troupe 5855. Performers included Lana Aga, Joshua Xia, Josh Moore, Daniel Sandfelder, Joseph Scott, Jackson Coley, Maya Orthous, Xander Davis, Josh Agri and Anna Hansil. The show was such a hit, they have been invited to perform at Mount Pisgah Student Life's Variety Show on January 27th. Benefitting summer student mission trips, the show will be held in the Underground at 7pm. Tickets will be available at the door for $10 with coffee and dessert served.
World Language Department French Exchange Program
The French department will be hosting 13 Swiss students from le Collège-Lycée Les Creusets, Sion Switzerland.  The 13 students and 2 teachers will be arriving Wednesday, February 7th and departing Saturday, February 17th.  They are being hosted by 13 students in French 3H and 4H.  The Centennial students will be visiting Collège-Lycée Les Creusets in September 2018.
Centennial Athletics
Centennial Swim and Dive has Strong Showing at Fulton County Championships

The pool was rocking at the Fulton County Swim and Dive Championships on Wednesday, Jan 10th.  The Centennial swim and dive team had many fast swims to finish 4th at this highly competitive meet.  The top swim of the night goes to the Girls 200 Medley Relay of Elly Deas, Katharine Ward, Brianna Bender, and Tessa Sergile.  Not only were they able to come from behind to win the gold by 0.04 seconds but they set a new meet record in the process.
Here is a listing of all the top scoring Centennial finishes.  We also wanted to extend special congratulations to our new State qualifiers - Rhese Goodsite qualified in the Boys 200 Free Relay and Elena Jerkovic qualified in the Girls 200 Free Relay!
1st Girls 200 Medley Relay (Elly Deas, Katharine Ward, Brianna Bender, Tessa Sergile)
1st Girls 400 Free Relay (Brianna Bender, Tessa Sergile, Maddie Singletary, Elly Deas)
1st Girls 100 Back - Elly Deas
1st Girls 100 Free - Brianna Bender
1st Girls 200 IM - Brianna Bender
2nd Boys 200 Free - Noland Deas
2nd Boys 500 Free - Noland Deas
2nd Girls 100 Breast - Katharine Ward
2nd Girls 100 Free - Tessa Sergile
2nd Girls 200 IM - Katharine Ward
3rd Boys 200 IM - Joe Peak
3rd Girls 100 Fly - Elly Deas
3rd Girls 200 Free - Maddie Singletary
3rd Girls 500 Free - Maddie Singletary
4th Boys 200 Medley Relay (Ben Hudson, Noland Deas, Joe Peak, Bryan Teffeteller)
4th Boys 400 Free Relay (Noland Deas, Joe Peak, Bryan Teffeteller, Ben Hudson)
4th Girls 200 Free Relay (Katharine Ward, Venla Harkonen, Elena Jerkovic, Maddie Singletary)
4th Girls 100 Fly - Tessa Sergile
5th Boys 100 Fly - Joe Peak

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Girls soccer tryouts will be held Tuesday, January 16 - Thursday, January 18 at 4pm in the stadium.  All players are required to attend tryouts on Tuesday.
Players will be asked to either return Wednesday for Varsity tryouts or Thursday for JV tryouts.

Boys soccer tryouts will be held Tuesday January 16 - Friday, January 19 at 3:50pm at the practice fields.  All players are required to attend tryouts on Tuesday at 3:50pm.
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Boys golf tryouts will be held at Country Club of Roswell on February 12, 13 and possibly 14th (weather permitting) from 4pm until dark.  If you are interested in trying out please email Coach Kearney at

Girls interested in coming out for golf will need to stop by Coach Riley's room I-03 to speak with her.  Girls practice will start on February 12 at 4pm.
All players must dress appropriately for a country club setting and the weather.  No blue jeans, hooded sweat shirts or tee-shirts are allowed on the golf course.  All players must bring their own set of golf clubs and golf balls.  General knowledge of golf is encouraged to come practice or tryout.
Centennial Lacrosse
Men's Lacrosse Try Outs:
Monday, January 22, 6 to 8 pm
Tuesday, January 23, 6 to 8 pm
Wednesday, January 24, 4 to 6 pm
Thursday, January 25, 4 to 6 pm
Friday, January 26, 6 to 8 pm
For more information see Coach Hardee in room I56.        

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Tryouts are taking place from Tuesday, January 9 to Monday, January 22.  Times are from 4 until 5:30pm.  Girls are on the East Roswell courts; boys are at the Centennial courts. Rosters will be announced January 23, "signing day" on January 24, and our first match is January 30, Students can check with Coach C or Coach Shih for any other information.
The Arts 
Centennial Chorus Travels to Disney

January 11-14 the Centennial Chorus traveled to Orlando, FL to participate in the 2018 DisneySings workshop series. Students had the privilege to work with a veteran Disney performer and artist. In the workshop students went through then entire recording process and were able to record the audio and sound effects to Disney's "Beauty and the Beast".
A Practically Perfect Opportunity!
The drama department's Knight Players are in rehearsal for this spring's musical - Mary Poppins. They are still looking for students to join the crew. Please see Ms. Howard in G 53 about schedule and time commitment. 

Centennial Band
Congratulations to the following Centennial Band students who have been chosen to participate in this year's GMEA District V Honor Band!
  • Rhett Mobley - Alto Sax
  • Eli Rickles - Trumpet
  • Fish Brosmer - Trumpet
  • Jake McCrory - Trumpet
  • Jonah Bergman - Horn
The honor band will be held at North Atlanta High School on Friday, February 2nd, and Saturday, February 3rd. All are welcome to attend the concerts that Saturday to hear some wonderful music and to support not only the Centennial students but all participating District V students! The middle school concert starts at 4 p.m., 9th and 10th grade at 4:45 p.m., and 11th and 12th at 5:30 p.m.
Congratulations to the following Centennial band students who have been accepted to participate in the University of Georgia's January Honor Band Festival!
  • Jonah Bergman
  • Fish Brosmer
  • Sydney Davis
  • Trent Gibson
  • Georgia Harper
  • Sommer Lemcoe
  • Jake McCrory
  • Rhett Mobley
  • Sarah Willis
Upcoming Events:
On Friday, January 19th, we have an amazing concert coming to the Centennial High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. The concert will begin with the Milton HS Wind Ensemble. This talented high school group is performing at The University of Georgia's JamFest the next day and will be performing their program for community members at Centennial. Following their performance, the Wind Ensemble from Columbus State University will perform. Columbus State has a great group that we're sure will amaze everyone. We hope everyone can be there!

Centennial Foundation for the Fine Arts (FFA)
Pizza Night Out

Join us on Tuesday, January 30th for FFA Spirit Night at Bambinelli's.  Bring your family and friends for pizza and pasta while raising money for the fine arts. Tell them you are with Centennial so FFA gets 10% of your bill.  2500 Old Alabama Road , Roswell.
PTSA in Action
North Fulton Council (NFC) PTA
January School of Infomation (SOI)
For many of us, the education of our children is a priority. We often take the safety, and thus the well-being, of our children for granted. Our North Fulton homes are generally safe, and school is just about the safest place a child can be - those are facts.
But there are actions that our children can take that can create unforeseen consequences. Shared gaming environments, social media, and your medicine cabinet can be potentially dangerous places that your children might visit, even when you are nearby. Preventing potentially dangerous situations requires education on the part of the parent to protect the child.
North Fulton Council has asked a panel of experts to present up to date information on your child's safety. In addition, you don't want to miss remarks from former Georgia PTA president Lisa Marie Haygood.
Please join us at our School of Information and participate! Feel free to invite your school's families and leadership as well. For more info on NFC go to 
When: January 23 from 9:00 to 11:30
Where: The Teaching Museum North.
What: Our tentative agenda is below, and we will update you as items get confirmed or changed. We have several items to vote on, so please,
RSVP online , and bring your PTA card!

Tentative Agenda
9:00 - Networking
9:30 - 10:30 - Business meeting, including:
  • Inspiration - Lisa Marie Haygood, Executive Director of the Cherokee County, Educational Foundation, Past President of Georgia PTA
  • Bylaws Proposal - change election date to May
  • Nominations committee selection
  • NFC PTA Scholarship announcement
10:30 - 11:30 - Panel Discussion on "Keeping Our Children Safe-21st Century Challenges"

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!

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