CHS eNews
April 2018

CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL PTSA'S ONLINE NEWSLETTER

AP EXAM SCHEDULE
 
 
Week 1
Test Date
Morning (8 AM)
Afternoon (12 PM)
Monday
May 7
AP Chemistry
AP Spanish Literature and Culture
AP Psychology
Tuesday
May 8
AP Spanish Language and Culture

AP Art History
AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based
Wednesday
May 9
AP English Literature and
Composition
AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based

Thursday
May 10
AP United States Government and Politics
AP Environmental Science

Friday
May 11
AP German Language and Culture
AP United States History
AP Computer Science Principles
Studio Art:  May 11th is the last day for your school to submit digital portfolios and to gather 2-D Design and Drawing students for the physical portfolio assembly. Students should have forwarded their completed digital portfolios to their teachers well before this date.

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

Upcoming Georgia Milestones Tests
 
Our spring Georgia Milestones or End of Course (EOC) testing window opens on April 23rd, and we are making final preparations for a successful testing season.  The EOC window is from April 23rd - May 4th. Georgia Milestones are designed to measure and provide information about how well students are mastering the state-adopted content standards.  Importantly, Georgia Milestones are designed to provide students with critical information about their own achievement and readiness for their next level of learning.
 
Students at the high school level will take an end-of-course assessment in the following ten courses:
  • English Language Arts - 9th Grade Literature & Composition
  • English Language Arts - 11th grade American Literature & Composition
  • Mathematics - Algebra I or Coordinate Algebra
  • Mathematics - Geometry or Analytic Geometry
  • Science - Biology
  • Science - Physical Science
  • Social Studies - US History
  • Social Studies - Economics / Business / Free Enterprise
The end-of-course measures are administered at the completion of the course, regardless of the grade level. These tests are 20% of the student's final course grade.  
 
Please ensure that your child is at school on time on all testing days. We kindly request to postpone doctors' appointments.  Students need to get plenty of rest the night before and have a good breakfast before the testing session.  All testing will be done electronically; therefore, students need to make sure that their Surface tablets are fully charged and ready for the testing session.
 
Students need to make sure any issues with their Surface device are resolved BEFORE testing. Please stop by the Learning Commons Help Desk for tech help. 
Students can practice online:  http://www.gaexperienceonline.com/  .
Additionally, all Centennial students have a paid subscription to the USA Test Prep (Milestone courses only)  https://www.usatestprep.com/Georgia-High-School-online-review-parents  If your child needs access, they need to ask their Milestone teachers.

Senior Gets Prestigious Scholarship from UGA
Senior Vanessa Sachs was selected as one of 10 nationally-recognized Center of Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) Promising Scholars at the University of Georgia (UGA). She was originally selected from over 700 candidates around the country to a pool of 20 to attend the CURO Symposium at UGA. After undergoing multiple interviews, several orientations, and various meet and greets, Vanessa was selected for the scholarship and will be the only representative from Fulton County to receive this award. Way to go Vanessa! Go Knights!
SEVEN CENTENNIAL STUDENTS SELECTED AS STATE FINALISTS IN GOVERNOR'S HONORS PROGRAM
Seven Centennial students have been selected to attend the 2018 Georgia Governor's Honors Program (GHP) hosted at Berry College in Rome, Georgia this summer:  
Alexandra Chapman (Social Studies), Brendan Kennedy (Music Voice: Tenor), Charles McCartney (Social Studies), Mia Mitchell (Social Studies), Rhett Mobely (Music Woodwind: Saxophone), Christine Pang (Social Studies), and Karis Wang (Visual Arts). 
GHP is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school rising juniors and rising seniors. Selection is based on a combination of ability and interest and is highly competitive. Sophomore and junior students are nominated by their high school teachers and go through a rigorous, multi-layered "interview" process at a variety of different levels, including school, county, and state. It is a huge honor to be chosen as a finalist.  2018 will mark the 55th consecutive summer of GHP, making it the longest continually running program in the nation.
Students will arrive on the campus of Berry College on Sunday, June 17, 2018.  Students will spend the mornings in their major area of nomination, exploring topics not usually found in the regular high school classroom for four consecutive weeks.  Evenings are filled with seminars, activities, concerts, and performances.  Congratulations to our Centennial GHP Finalists! 
More information about GHP can be found on the Governor's Office of Student Achievement website   https://gosa.georgia.gov/governors-honors-program.

Centennial Social Studies Students Representing this Summer at GHP!
The Centennial Social Studies Department is so proud that all four of their finalists for the prestigious Governor's Honors Program (GHP) were accepted to attend the month-long program. Juniors Christine Pang, Mia Mitchell, Alexandra Chapman, and Sophomore Charlie McCartney were all accepted. This is a huge accomplishment for Centennial and the Social Studies Department - the rest of Fulton County schools are only sending another four Social Studies students combined! Congrats to all!! Go Knights!
International Skills Seal Earned by Five Seniors!

The following five Senior Knights will be graduating with the International Skills Seal. This is only the 3rd year this special distinction has been offered at Centennial. We are so very proud of these ladies! Pictured left to right:  Cameron Bell, Kristen Haupt, Georgia Harper, Laura Nelson, and Danielle Obijeski.

Fulton County School Board Recognizes Centennial for IB Approval
Two Fulton County high schools have recently been approved as International Baccalaureate (IB) schools. The IB program pushes students to excel, both academically and personally. Centennial High School and Alpharetta High School are now IB Diploma schools, offering core curriculum classes in theory of knowledge, creativity, activity, and service. For students who choose to participate, the program will require an essay, or a research or service project. For some colleges and universities, participation in an IB Diploma program can earn college credit, and has been shown to boost college acceptance by 22%.
To implement this program, teachers will be given additional training and access to IB resources, including workshops, networking, and development training.
For Centennial High, the IB process started in 2016, though the School Governance Council (SGC) began discussing the idea in 2013. The SGC believes that the worldview focus of the curriculum, including thesis and service components, will be a good fit for the Centennial community. Now that they have been accepted, IB classes will begin this fall. "I participated in the IB experience during my high school post-graduate year abroad and actually took the Theory of Knowledge course," said Centennial Principal Kibbey Crumbley. "For students pursuing the rigorous IB diploma, taking the Theory of Knowledge course will be a definite highlight."
Alpharetta High applied for IB candidacy in the spring of 2016. Starting in the 10th grade, students can choose to pursue an IB path, and must have good disciplinary and academic records, as well as teacher recommendations.
The Fulton County school district supports this "whole student" approach to education, and is pleased to be able to offer another path to student achievement.
Junior Nate Howrey to Study in Germany Next Year
 
After a very grueling application and selection process, Nate Howrey has been accepted into the Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX). CBYX is a very competitive program - this is a huge accomplishment for Nate (and the German department). Nate will live and attend school in Germany at the expense of the US and German governments for a year. Here is a bit about the program itself:   http://www.usagermanyscholarship.org/about   Congrats Nate!
Superintendent Dr. Rose Visits Centennial

Fulton County Schools Superintendent Dr. Rose met with our Executive Student Council. Student leaders spent an hour and half telling Dr. Rose about their work and impact on the Centennial Community. They also had an opportunity to ask him questions and he shared some leadership stories with our young student leaders. It was a very interactive and productive meeting. Special thanks to Ms. Mazza, Ms. Henson, and Mr. Kroll  for their leadership in working with the Executive Council!
Centennial PTSA Wins Multiple Awards   

Centennial High School was represented at the North Fulton Council of PTAs Presidents' and Principals' Luncheon on Wednesday April 11 by Principal Kibbey Crumbley and CHS PTSA VP of Student and Parent Support Kristin Sharpe.  
The Centennial PTSA earned four awards achieved through the hard work and passion of the many members and volunteers who contribute to making Centennial such an excellent environment for our students.
The awards earned were Model PTSA, first places for Highest Increase in Membership and the Reaching for 100% Awards, and the Connect with Council Award.   Biology teacher Mr. Bob Kuhn was the recipient of the first STEM grant awarded by NFC PTA and Ms. Sharpe was elected to serve on the NFC PTA Board. 
These awards are given based on the merits of the school programs.  We are very proud of our volunteers and community for sharing their time and talent to support student achievement, increase community collaboration, engage with our people and culture and ensure the fiscal responsibility of CHS PTSA.
TWO SHOWINGS OF "ANGST" TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18! Brought to you by Fulton County Schools, hosted at Centennial High.



PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMS
The PTSA is now recruiting volunteers for Advanced Placement Exams from May 7th through May18th to monitor the area outside of the auxiliary gym (located downstairs from the cafeteria) and hallways outside the language labs (2nd H hall). We have set up the volunteer shifts in approximately 2-hour segments. Please consider volunteering for one or more of these shifts.  Please note that you are not allowed to volunteer for an exam that your child is taking.  You may bring a book, magazine, laptop, tablet, etc. since most of the time you will simply be monitoring these areas. When you first arrive at school, please sign in at the front desk and then proceed to your assigned area.
If you have any questions, please send a message to  Centennialptsavol@gmail.com . Thanks so much for volunteering!
Centennial has a new Strategic Plan! 
Fulton County recently released its new strategic plan. As a result, the Centennial School Governance Council (SGC) reviewed and modified our own strategic plan to bring the two into alignment.  The 2018-2022 plan will target the following areas of priority:
  • Student-Focused and Personalized Learning
  • Cultivate and Sustain Community Champions to Support Student Achievement
  • PTSA and School Administration Engagement Plan with NELC Communications Manager
  • Engage the Community
  • Staff Professional Learning Initiatives
  • Effective Budgeting

You can learn more about our School Governance Council here.

Do you like writing or playing in the dirt?!
Join the PTSA team!
   
We have filled all of our many PTSA volunteer and leadership positions for the 2018-2019 school year, except for two!     
  • Publicity - public relations coordinator - sends press releases about CHS events to local media outlets
  • Environment and Grounds - help beautify our campus by planting flowers in the exterior pots in the front doors at CHS

If you are interested in joining our team please contact Petie Armbruster at petiearmbruster@yahoo.com

May 3rd: Centennial Honors and Awards Night 
 
Participants will be notified by invitation.


Celebration of the Arts AND SPaCE Expo May 2nd at 6pm
Come to Centennial on May 2 from 6-8pm to see all the creative works in both the arts and the sciences that Centennial students have created. 

In the auditorium, there will be artwork on display that was created in Centennial's many outstanding art programs. 

In the Learning Commons, the SPaCE will have a showcase of products created utilizing the machines in the SPaCE and through our STEAM Truck initiative. All members of the community are welcome to view these outstanding products and engage with their student designers.
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, May 10th at 8:30 a.m. for casual conversation with PTSA members and our Principal, Ms. Kibbey Crumbley.


REMIND 101
If you have not already done so, please sign up for REMIND 101 for important updates from the Counseling Department. There is a different Remind for each class, so make sure you sign up for the correct one for your students!
 
YEARBOOKS!
Do you still need to order your 2017-2018 yearbook? We have fewer than 100 books left, so make sure you log on to https://bit.ly/2uY1a7T today to get your copy! Thank you for supporting Centennial Yearbook!
Voter Registration
Did you know that April is Georgia High School Voter Registration Month?  This is a HUGE election year in Georgia - all state-level positions are up for election as well as all Federal House Congressional Seats.  PTA encourages everyone to become an engaged and informed voter and exercise their right to vote!  Need information about registering to vote or finding out the candidates on your ballot?  Check out the Secretary of State's My Voter Page at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov .  Voter registration deadline for the May 22 election is April 24. PTSA in cooperation with Centennial's Secretary of State Student Ambassadors will be sending an email to all seniors with this link and information, encouraging them to register prior to April 24.  If you have a senior or student who will be 18 prior to May 22, please talk to them about the importance of participating in the election process.
The Senior Scoop
Super Successful Centennial Senior Week 
Thank you so much to Ms. Jimenez for organizing a fantastic week to honor our seniors.  The week included Chick Fil A, Cappuccino Bar, Karaoke, Ice Cream, catered Mexican lunch, Sweet Treat Bar, Field Day with baby animals, mechanical bull, inflatables and Raffles.  These events are funded through senior dues.
 
Be on the lookout for info on College Acceptance Day where all seniors will be given an opportunity at the microphone to share where they are going to college or what other post-graduation plans they have.  It is great to be a Senior Knight!
Senior Fees - Have You Paid Them Yet?
 
$140 Graduation gown and ceremony fees (now including a late fee) are  mandatory if attending graduation.
Go to    www.balfour.com  and select Centennial, Roswell GA and click purchase Cap and Gown/Graduation Fee.  
This fee covers a lot of stuff including:  cap, gown, diploma, diploma cover, tassels, and rental fee for graduation location. Fees must be paid and graduates must wear a cap and gown to participate in the graduation ceremony. All gowns are royal blue. Contact Ms. Prelac at   prelac@fultonschools.org  if you are not sure if you have already paid this fee.
 
$45 Senior Dues  
Mandatory to Participate in Senior Activities
Make check payable to Centennial HS and bring to Ms. Jimenez or Ms. McKay in the Learning Commons. This fee covered all activities associated with Senior Week (3/26-3/30) including a Senior lunch and Senior T-shirt.   
Display with Pride that You have a Graduating SENIOR!
 
Order a sign now to place in your front yard announcing that you have a Centennial Graduate. All yard signs are $20 each while supplies last.   Orders processed after April 10 will be available after April 25 for pick up in the Front Office in person.
Orders that were processed before April 10, will be delivered to homes between April 20th and April 25th.
 
Still need one? Complete  the order form.
Senior Treats -- Only Two More Left! 
"Seniors...Fly High and Finish Strong"
Senior Treats for April will be on Wednesday, April 18th.   All Seniors should stop by the tables outside the gym/cafeteria during their lunch period to pick up a special Centennial Class of 2018 Frisbee and a sweet treat!  The final Senior Treats will be passed out on Wednesday, May 16th.
Baccalaureate
Sunday, May 6th 2018, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Seniors please arrive by 4:30pm  
Location: Mt.Pisgah United Methodist Church
               North Campus, 2850 Old Alabama Rd
 
Seniors Dress Code: 
Graduates should wear their graduation gowns to the service (no caps). 
  • Gentleman - Dark dress pants, white collared shirt, tie and dress shoes
  • Ladies - Nice dress with dressy shoes/sandals 
Service starts at 5:00pm.
Senior Facebook Page fb_like_thumbs.jpg
The Class of 2018 Facebook group has grown to over 125 families. Find answers to your senior year questions and see pictures from senior events including the lunch and carnival during Senior Week. https://www.facebook.com/groups/351918845259969/about/
Clubs & Activities
Prom 2018

The 2018 CHS Prom was held at the Atlanta History Center on March 24th. It was a huge success - lots of students, dancing, and fun! Kayla King and Daniel Sandfelder were crowned Senior Prom Queen and King while junior recipients were Marianne Lamarche and Grant Blevins .   Thank you to all the Centennial teachers and staff who came and special thanks to Ms. Schindler and her team for organizing this special event for our school! Get excited for 2019 Prom at Fernbank! Go Knights!
























Oswin Nwabude Places First in Who's Who in FBLA
 
Centennial Senior Oswin Nwabude received the 1st Place "Who's Who in FBLA"  Russell D. Mercer Award Oswin's win gives him a scholarship and an opportunity to represent our chapter at the National Competition in Baltimore in June. The Who's Who in FBLA distinction is a high honor bestowed upon a local chapter member for outstanding contributions to their local or state Future Business Leaders of America chapter.
  • Placing 7th in Community Service Project:  Yachiara Ross, Rane Hill, and Oswin Nwabude.
  • The following students achieved All-Star Conference status:  Rane Hill, Oswin Nwabude, Lauren Ridley, and Yachiara Ross.
  • Business Achievement Award America Level: Oswin Nwabude. The America Award is the highest level for FBLA's Business Achievement Awards.  Members must complete 15 activities and must complete the Future, Business, and Leader levels to continue to the America level.  Pins are presented at the National Leadership Conference.
  • The chapter received some major awards:  Gold Chapter of the Year, Superior Chapter of the Year, Membership Ladder, 100 Membership Club, Local Chapter Recruitment Award, and Membership Achievement.

Rotary Youth Exchange Program at Centennial
 
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.

Objectives 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
  • Contribute to global peace as today's youth grow to become world decision makers
Benefits to Families:
  • 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
  • Make a new friend for life that you can stay in touch with forever
  • Inspire your child to someday apply for the Rotary Youth Exchange program
 
For more information you can contact Marcelle Male at male@fultonschools.org   
Centennial Ghost Out/ PROM PROMises Week was a Success!

During the week before Prom, students watched videos regarding safety on Prom Night. Students from "The Loft" CHS video production class produced the videos. Students also participated in the AAA Safe Driving Event. AAA representatives and the Roswell Police Department were on hand to counsel students as they used the driving simulators and took part in the Mock Field Sobriety Test. (Impaired vision goggles are used for this activity)

  After taking part in these events students were encouraged to sign the PROM PROMises Wall.
Centennial Athletics
Positive Athlete Award
Nicky Solomon (lacrosse) and Cathryn Gray (adaptive)  have been named Positive Athletes in North Atlanta! Over several thousand student-athletes and coaches from over 400 high schools were nominated this year for the Positive Athlete program, and only a small percentage of those nominees will be recognized as regional winners. Congrats Nicky and Cathryn!
Three Knights Named to Rawlings Perfect Game Preseason All-American Baseball Team

Juniors Jonathon Cannon, Camren Landry and Sam Janis were named to the 2018 Rawlings Perfect Game Preseason Underclass All-American Team.

Annual awards recognize the top underclass athletes at the high school level:

The Rawlings-Perfect Game Preseason All American 1st, 2nd and 3rd team recognizes 300 players from the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Each team consists of 100 players who are currently juniors, sophomores, or freshmen in high school. There is also a high honorable mention and an honorable mention list to identify other potential top underclassmen.

"With more than 450,000 high school baseball players in the nation, the Rawlings-Perfect Game Preseason Underclass All-American players represent the very best in their class," said Mike Thompson, executive vice president of marketing for St. Louis-based Rawlings.

Congrats Jonathon, Camren, and Sam!
Colleges have eyes on Centennial freshman football player, Julian Nixon!
He's only a freshman, but several college football teams are already interested in  the services of Julian Nixon.  The Centennial High School wide receiver  picked up a scholarship offer  last week from the Florida Gators. The school in Gainesville is t he fourth to offer Nixon, lining up behind Georgia, Ohio State and Auburn,  according to 247sports . Earlier this week, Nixon took an unofficial visit to Clemson.  In an interview with Rivals, Nixon's high school coach Michael Perry compared him to Houston Texans' quarterback DeShaun Watson, saying Nixon and Watson are the only two freshmen to ever start for him. Perry coached Watson at Gainesville High School. Read the AJC article here.
  
Centennial Track
Senior Reese Crawford is Fulton County Runner-Up in the 300H with a 44.10! Reese also placed 5th in the 400m with a new school record of 58.51. Go Knights!
Centennial Boys Lacrosse

Knights are the 2018 Area 7 Champions. Centennial locks up #1 from Area 7 and home field for the GHSA Playoffs! Go Knights!


Congrats also to Nicky Solomon, the first player in Georgia history to surpass 300 career points! Amazing!
Calling all rising 3rd-8th grade girls!
Join Centennial High School volleyball coach Molly Coddington and the varsity volleyball team this summer for three days of fundamental and skill development.Interested in Jr. Knights Volleyball Camp?
Click here for more Information 
The Arts 
Senior Josh Agri Earns a Shuler Award Honorable Mention

Congratulations to Josh Agri for receiving a Shuler Award Honorable Mention for Best Performance by a Leading Actor for his amazing performance in Centennial's Mary Poppins! The Shuler Awards are Georgia High School's equivalent to a Tony Award - they are a really big deal. AND, this is the FIRST TIME IN CENTENNIAL'S HISTORY TO HAVE A SHULER RECOGNITION!!   Way to go Josh and the entire Centennial Mary Poppins production!  Go Knights!
One Acts and Dessert Theatre Coming - Buy Tickets Now

Student directed One Acts and Dessert Theatre are right around the corner.  Three shows will be held on both April 24th and 25th including The Shadow Box, This Side of Heaven, and Suspect to Change. Directing these shows will be Advanced Theatre seniors Shiann Smith and Shaina Scoma, Miah Collins and Claire Schroeder, and Xander Davis and Anna Hansil. 
The week will capped off with Dessert Theatre on Friday April 27th. Josh Agri and Daniel Sandfelder are the talent behind the murder mystery starring Ellery Denmon, Xavier Villanueva, Bradley Scoma, Jose Carrasquero, Duncan Hemauer, Jack Southard, Aria Person-Ramey, and Alaya Homes. Intermission will feature scrumptious desserts.
All performances will be held in the Black Box and start at 7pm.  The trio of One Acts are open to the public and Dessert Theatre tickets ($10) will be available the week of the show. Please see Ms. Howard to purchase your tickets. Don't forget because the show sold out last year! 
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. 
 
GOVERNOR'S HONORS PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS
Congratulations to the following Centennial band students for being accepted to the Governor's Honors Program:
  • Rhett Mobley for Music (Woodwind)
  • Brendan Kennedy for Music (Voice) 
The band program is very proud of these two students! They will have a great summer filled with learning and music making!
 





WINTER GUARD COMPLETES SUCCESSFUL SEASON!

Think of Winter Guard as off-season performance fun for the Marching Band's Color Guard. Our team recently competed their season successfully in regional competition in Chattanooga. Check out their show ! If this looks like fun, join our Color Guard this fall as part of Marching Band. See registration information above.
UPCOMING EVENTS
The Centennial band program welcomes everyone in the community to attend the following events to support our talented students!
  • Spring Concert: April 19th, 7 p.m., in CHS auditorium
  • Jazz and Percussion Concert: April 26th, 7 p.m., in CHS auditorium
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.  
  • Katha Stuart - Wed., April 18, 6:30 PM at Elkins Pointe Middle School
  • Linda McCain - Wed., April 18, 7:00 PM at Chattahoochee High School
  • Julia Bernath -Thurs., May 10, 9:30 AM at Haynes Bridge Middle School
PTSA in Action
Georgia PTA Wins National Advocacy Award
Georgia PTA won a National Advocacy Award for its work to defeat the Opportunity School District Amendment. A monetary award came along with the recognition, which GA PTA has applied toward a new advocacy/legislative platform, Voter Voice. Voter Voice was acquired around Thanksgiving and the team is working to learn the new platform and leverage it for reporting and advocacy efforts.  This platform allows for tracking of legislation, blog posts, take action blasts, and more.  You can find all the links at GA PTA's Action Center:  http://www.georgiapta.org/action-center/
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
  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%. 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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http://www.centptsa.org - Everything PTSA (including a calendar) and more!

 

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


 
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