CHS eNews 
Senior/Class of 2018
Special Edition

CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL PTSA'S ONLINE NEWSLETTER
This newsletter is going out to Senior Families only.  The purpose is to consolidate as much Senior information that we can.  We have tried to gather as much data that Senior parents would want to know about these months leading up to Graduation Day, 5/21.  Please continue to read the monthly PTSA eNews that comes out the 3rd Tuesday of each month for reminders and additional information.
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. 
 
$25 Graduation Yard Sign   
Optional
This is a sign that goes in your front yard announcing that you have a Centennial Graduate.  You can purchase one sign for $20. ORDERS ARE DUE TODAY, 4/10!
Home delivery will occur between April 20th and April 25th
 

Graduation 
The Graduation Ceremony is on MONDAY, 5/21 at 7pm at
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. 
 
An important letter was sent out to all senior parents 2 weeks ago outlining the details about graduation events listed below.  If you did not receive it, please contact Ms. Prelac at prelac@fultonschools.org.
 
Graduation Rehearsal  will be on Friday May 18 - 1:00PM - 3:00PM
This rehearsal at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater is MANDATORY if a student will be participating in the graduation ceremony.  
 
Tickets for the Graduation Ceremony
Seniors will be given their graduation tickets AFTER the graduation rehearsal ONLY if they are on the list noting that they have passed all their classes AND paid all their fees prior to the rehearsal.  Seniors who still have outstanding parking fees or any other fees associated with Centennial will not be issued tickets until the school has been notified that the fee is paid.  Students are given a set amount of tickets for guests to attend the ceremony - this year it is 12 tickets.
 
**BALLOONS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT VERIZON. DO NOT BRING THEM TO THE FACILITY**
Baccalaureate
The Baccalaureate Service will be held on Sunday, May 6 at Mt. Pisgah Church, North Campus (2850 Old Alabama Road) from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. A short reception will follow.  Baccalaureate is a non-denominational worship service intended to encourage, challenge and inspire graduates as they move from high school to their future endeavors.   
 
Graduates should wear their graduation gowns to the service (no caps). 
 
Girls - wear a nice dress with dressy shoes or sandals. 
Guys - wear dark dress pants, white collared shirt, tie and dress shoes. 
 
Graduates are to be at Mt. Pisgah no later than 4:30 PM and will gather upstairs in the balcony until the service begins. Formal invitations were sent out in late March to all graduates. There is no limit to the number of guests. All are welcome. The committee will ask for a $20 donation to defray the costs of the service.  Checks can be made out to CHS Baccalaureate Service and can be sent to:  Richard Rowlands,  1010 Branchwind Close, Roswell, GA 30076 -3367.
 
Please send questions to Barb Crowe ( blcrowe@bellsouth.net ).
Graduation Cords
Club sponsors are responsible for graduation cords. Have your student check with their club sponsor about whether they have graduation cords and what the cost is.  Many clubs raise money for their club by selling graduation cords.  Graduation cords are worn around a student's neck over their graduation gown for the graduation ceremony.
 
Honors cords and pins will be distributed at the Graduation Rehearsal.

Display with pride that you have a graduating SENIOR! 
Order your yard signs now. 1 for $20. MUST PURCHASE TODAY, 4/10!!
Limited quantities will be ordered. Complete  the order form


Senior Treats
The Centennial PTSA and our wonderful Senior Parent Volunteers have been continuing the 3 year tradition of giving Senior Treats throughout the year to ALL of our Senior Knights. There will be a couple of more treat days coming up! Congrats to all Seniors - you are almost there! Thank you to all Volunteers who make this event happen!
Senior College Acceptance Day

We will be having senior college acceptance day in May this year.  This is an exciting Centennial tradition when all seniors have an opportunity at the microphone to share with their classmates their plans for next year. The finalized date and time will be announced when finalized.  We are encouraging parents and families to attend this informal and fun ceremony.  It will be held in the CHS Auditorium.  Please come support your senior as they announce their plans for the future!

Scholarships and Financial Aid

FAFSA
This is the Financial Aid Form that all colleges require you to fill out prior to receiving your financial aid package from your student's prospective colleges.  You will need your 2016 tax information to fill out this form.  It is fairly complicated so do not wait until the last minute to get this done.  Most college Financial Aid deadlines are right around now.  You can find out more at
 
HOPE and other Scholarship Info
Fine Arts Foundation
It's not too late to leave a legacy at CHS in honor of your graduate! Any family that joins CHS's Foundation for the Fine Arts at the Gold level will receive a Commemorative Gold Brick for their student, which is placed in the CHS auditorium lobby and permanently honors your child's involvement in the Fine Arts at Centennial High School. Visit www.chsffa.org to join.

Ways to Get Information for Senior Events

Read your monthly PTSA eNews! The next issue will be available on 4/17.


Want More Information? 

 

http://www.centptsa.org/- everything PTSA (including a calendar) and more!

 

http://www.mycentennialcounseling.com - Very valuable counseling office information including: college, financial aid and scholarships; test prep; graduation requirements; class scheduling; parent nights and much more.


www.centennialathletics.com Official Centennial Athletics Website

 

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


 

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