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CHS eNEWS         October 2014  
CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL PTSA'S ONLINE NEWSLETTER

The Centennial High School PTSA is working on better ways to inform our school community about the events and great things that are happening at Centennial High School.   This monthly enews is one our new features. We understand that your time is valuable, so we've tried to keep this email as brief as possible.  For further information on these subjects below and more, please access our website at http://www.centptsa.org.


 

At the first of three redistricting meetings held at CHS last week, attendees were provided with information on the criteria that  Fulton County Schools will use to determine the district lines of our schools. Primary criteria is geographic proximity,  i nstructional capacity and p rojected enrollment.  
When primary criteria cannot determine the option, secondary criteria of t raffic patterns, p revious rezoning, s pecial programs and s chool feeder alignment will be studied.

 

Individual Input was sought when attendees were placed in smaller groups of current common middle school attendance zones.  The following questions were asked:  
  • In terms of factors such as natural geographic barriers, homeowners associations, and shared amenities what neighborhood areas should remain together and why? . 
  • What traffic concerns do you have that may impact the safe and timely transportation of students to and from schools? 
  • Are there residential development trends in your area that may impact future school enrollment?
  •  Have there been issues regarding multiple school rezonings in your area?
Using input from these responses and the established criteria, three maps each for elementary, middle and high schools will be created and presented for review and comment at the next Redistricting meeting which will be held on November 5 at 7pm at Alpharetta HS.  

Redistricting affects everybody in the community.  Please consider being part of the process.   More information can be found on our  website ,   Like us on Facebook  and the Fulton County Redistricting page.  We will update our sites with new information as we receive them.  
  

Information for SENIORS Class of 2015

 

The Centennial Class of 2015 will unite in service for our eighth annual Senior Service Day. This event is a great Centennial tradition and will feature more than 15 projects in the local school community. While 9th, 10th, and 11th grades take the PSAT test, our Senior Knights will go out and serve our community. Volunteers will teach, feed, assist, revitalize and reach out to those in need. From working with elementary kids, to shelving library books, to cleaning up local animal shelters, etc, our seniors, teachers, parents, and PTSA help out where they can. This project was conceived and developed by the Senior Class Council of 2007 under the direction of their faculty and administrative sponsors. Thank you to all who volunteer for this day!  For more information go to  http://school.fultonschools.org/hs/centennial/Pages/Classof2015.aspx 

  
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Seniors - the PTSA has secured Andretti's for this year's Project Graduation!

What is Project Graduation? 

Project Graduation Class of 2015 is a Centennial High

School PTSA sponsored program originally initiated by the Nation's Highway and Traffic Safety Administration to provide a safe alternative for graduation night activities. Project Graduation  Class of 2015 is our way of congratulating graduates with a substance-free, entertaining all night "lock-in" celebration party.   Please support Project Graduation Class of 2015 by encouraging all seniors at Centennial to attend!! Our goal is 100% participation!  More Information including sign up forms, click here or go to the CHS Senior Page here.

The Class of 2016 is responsible for organizing the Jr./Sr. Prom.  To that end we are looking to raise funds to cut the cost of prom and have several fundraising events scheduled.

 

Class Wide Yard  Sale - October 18th from 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM 

Students will need to bring their own tables for the yard sale and we will have people purchase tickets to buy merchandise.  Students will also have to label the price of their items. The students will hand in tickets at the end for credit toward a prom ticket.  If they sell $70 they earn a free ticket.  If they sell $20-$69 they get $20 off a ticket.  Some members of the council will also do a bake sale at the event.  Seniors can also participate in the yard sale.  Ms. Schindler is looking into giving students community service credit for helping or taking part in the yard sale, if they choose not to use it toward a prom ticket. People must take the rest of their stuff home at the end of the event.


 
Talent Show- November 13th.

Auditions will take place - October 21, 22 and 23 after school - sign up on door of H-64

If you have any questions please contact Bird Peavy or Christy Taylor - Junior Class Parent Liaisons or Ms. Schindler - Junior class teacher sponsor. 


 

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Counseling Department Sponsored Junior Parent Night  October 30 at 6:30pm in the Auditorium

 

 

 

 

THE DIRECTORY IS COMING, THE DIRECTORY IS COMING ... Look for it in the next couple of weeks.

 

 

 

 

College Preparatory Information!

 

CHS College Week  11/3 - 11/7 

The whole school gets involved in our 2nd Annual CHS College Week hosted by your CHS Guidance Office.


 

Financial Aid Night

November 6 at 6:30 in the Cafeteria- everyone is invited.  It is never too early to start learning about College Financial Aid options.

 

Just Where Did our CHS Class of 2014 Go To College?

Go to  http://www.mycentennialcounseling.com/wp-content/uploads/Centennial-High-School-Profile-2014-2015.pdf and see that plus many more cool facts and accomplishments at CHS.

 

 

For more information for the events above and more, go to 
http://www.mycentennialcounseling.com

 

WANTED: JAVA PROGRAMMERS TO ASSIST WITH

 AP COMPUTER SCIENCE CLASS

Requested by Mr. Scott Kent


You know how people often say they wish they can help with education? Well...you're welcome. I'm going to give you an opportunity to help some AP Comp Sci kids.


 
I know it isn't easy, and we all have other pressures on us, but working with students who are motivated is one of the most rewarding things you can do.

 

I've mentioned a couple of times that I'm hoping to get some mentors for my AP CS kids. I love teaching the class, but the truth is people work in the field every day are MUCH more capable of getting these kids excited about programming.


 
I have a great group of kids with a wide range of abilities, but all of them are excited about learning to code. They are working on real world projects like simple adventure games, a tracking system for our media center use, to Ebola transmission models. The projects are all ambitious, but I know first-hand how real world projects can help you learn.


 
I'm looking for as many people as I can get who are willing to mentor these student groups. We're using Java.


 
If you are interested please fill out this brief form. If you know someone who might be interested, please pass on this link.

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1mDi1kFPWfhifefixctfMhZR-mpKHV7b2hGMcsyGdP7o/viewform

Reflections


 

"The World Would be a Better Place if...we got more Reflection entries!"


 

There is still plenty of time to place an entry for Reflections this year.  Entries and rules are located at the main desk of the Learning Commons or click here  and scroll down to Rules and Forms.

 

Entries are due October 22.

NEED TO ADD A BIT OF CULTURE IN YOUR LIFE? 
CHECK OUT THE FINE ARTS EVENTS GOING ON AT AND AROUND CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL


The Centennial Chorus will be performing and the Centennial Visual Arts Students will be showcased at the  Johns Creek Arts Festival.   The festival featuring juried artists and entertainment is scheduled for Saturday,  Oct. 25 from 10 AM - 6 PM and Sunday, October 26 from  11 AM -  5 PM  on the Atlanta Athletic Club Fields, across the street from the club.   The Centennial Chorus will perform on Saturday, October 25 th  at 10:45 AM and the art students will be  featured through out the weekend.


Fall Concert Series

Add a smile to your face and a spring to your step by coming out to hear the talented CHS students perform in their Fall concert series held in the auditorium.

 

The Chorus concert is on Tuesday, October 21 at 7:00 PM and will feature Chorale, Bella Voce, Knightingales, Accafellas, and PALS Choir.

 

The Orchestra concert will be held on Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 PM.

 

The Band concert will take place on Thursday, November 6 at 7:00PM.

 

Theater

The Diary of Anne Frank, will be held in the Black Box on October 16-18 and October 23-25.  

 

 

School Governance Council Update



The members of the CHS School Governance Council (SGC) for this school year are:  Kibbey Crumbley (principal), Scott Kent (vice-chair and teacher rep), Caroline Miley (secretary and teacher rep), Shellie Caplinger (school rep), Marcelle Male (school rep), Karen LeCates (chair and parent rep), Eva Taylor (parent rep), Caroline Truax (parent rep), Jeremy Bennett (community rep), David Smith (community rep), Nillie Nourparvar (student rep), and Sohil Shyamsundar (student rep).


 

The SGC has been working on researching the Requests for Flexibility that will be pursued for this year.  The ideas are currently being fleshed out and will be presented for public comment next month.  Learn more about the CHS School Governance Council at 

http://school.fultonschools.org/hs/centennial/Pages/SchoolGovernanceCouncil.aspx.

 

 

2014-2015 PTSA MINI GRANTS ANNOUNCED

 

The Mini Grant Committee received a record-breaking number of award proposals this year from a variety of academic and administrative departments.  We are happy to announce the following mini grant project recipients and their sponsors.

  1. Calculator Docking and Charging Station - Emily Alexander
  2. College Preparatory Seminar - Anne Davis    
  3. STEM Zoo Field Trip - Shelia Jimenez
  4. CHS Orchestra Violins(3) - Carolyn Landreau    
  5. Bilingual Community Workshops(11) - Norma Escalera-Smith
  6. "The Week" Magazine subscription - Jill Dias-Schindler    
  7. 3D Molecular Designs structures - Bob Kuhn      
  8. "Children of the River" Books  - Linda Jones    
  9. Chorus LGPE Event - Chelsea Burney    
  10. "AVALON" Magazine  - Martha Smith    
  11. College Week - Shellie Caplinger              
  12. Book of the Month Raffle - Marie Yelvington    
  13. AP Human Geography Field Trips(s) - Rebecca Hostler-Vaughn
  14. Positive Postcards Campaign  - Stephanni Prelac    
  15. International Night - Anne Rigsbey    
  16. Class Set of Science Calculators - Martel Wisdom    
  17. SAT Weekend Bootcamp -  Hella Peart  
  18. Mapping World History Program - Gary Ruther

 

We are confident these programs will enhance learning for many CHS students.  Congratulations and thank you for your dedication to education at Centennial High School!   The mini grants totaling $12,000 are possible because of CHS PTSA membership donations.

Our Science Classes Need Disposable Gloves


 

We a re looking for 700 disposable gloves for a variety of our science class students to use in their labs. The ideal gloves that we would like would be the powder-free disposable nitrile gloves (you can find them in the first aid section  of most pharmacies or grocery stores and they are normally purple or blue). Your donation of these gloves would be greatly appreciated.  Please contact Ms. Taylor at  taylorjm@fultonschools.org.

 

 

Catch Me at My Best - New link for parents to give praise to Centennial Staff 

 

Take the time to recognize the wonderful people that work with your children every day!  Click HERE

 

 


FCS School Board Community Meetings

Centennial High School is represented by three school members.  Each Board member  holds monthly community meetings to keep  residents informed about issues and to give citizens the opportunity to comment on Board agenda items.  The following meetings are scheduled for October.

Julia Bernath - Tuesday, 10/21 9:30 AM  Haynes Bridge Middle School
Linda McCain - Wednesday, 10/22 9:30 AM  Findley Oaks Elementary
Linda Schultz - Wednesday 10/22 9:30 AM  Elkins Point Middle School

 

 

 

CHS Band Fundraising Events

 

Peanut Sale - Starting October 9th the Band will be selling 3 different types of nuts. They are great stocking stuffers and will be delivered on December 12th in time for Christmas. A 16 oz. can of nuts is $5.00. You can't beat that deal! A 3 can gift pack is $12.00, and a 1 lb. can of cashews is $10.00. Do your holiday shopping with us! See a Centennial High School band student or contact Jim Coldren (jimcoldren@bellsouth.net) if you want to purchase these delicious nuts.

 

Mattress Sale Need a new bed? Experts recommend a new mattress every 8-10 years. The Centennial HS Mighty Marching Band has the answer! We are having a MATTRESS and Sheet Set SALE on One Day Only - Saturday, November 15th from 10-5 in the Band Room at CHS. For more information and a $50 off coupon, please see the PTSA website.

 

Sheet Sale - Comfy Cozzzy Sheets - Example: 1200 thread sheets, king size for $40.00 - Sale starts October 31st . Sheets come in all colors and sizes. See a Centennial High School band student or contact Tracy Stetzer (stetz69@bellsouth.netif you are interested in purchasing a set. 

 

Battle of the Bands -- The CHS Band is sponsoring the First Annual Centennial High School "Battle of the Bands" on Saturday, November 15th, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium. For more information, please see the PTSA website.

 


It's not too late to join the Centennial PTSA.

 

Accident Avoidance Workshop Schedule - http://www.accidentavoidanceworkshops.org/schedule.pdf

Apply to College Day.  Help needed for two different shifts on Thursday, November 6
Morning 8:20 to 11:45 or Afternoon - 11:30 to 3:30 
Volunteers are needed to help our students navigate the college application process with the goal of completing at least one application for admission during the event.   Please go to the PTSA volunteer page for more information or contact laurakaufman@comcast.net.

Volunteers Still Needed 2 Chair Positions
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Lisa Martin at 
  • Grounds and Environment
  • Red Ribbon Week
All Volunteers Must Register through Fulton County Schools

Go to the Fulton County Schools Volunteer Registration website at www.fultoncountyschoolssafetysecurity.org and follow all of the prompts.  Be sure to select all the schools you plan to volunteer at before you submit your application.  This process must be completed at the beginning of every school year! The process will take about 10 minutes.

Do you want Up to Date Information about Centennial?

 

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.

 

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

 

http://www.centennialathletics.com - Centennial's athletics website.

 

Like us on Facebook     Centennial PTSA Face Book page
 

Follow us on Twitter     Ms. Crumbley's CHS Twitter Page


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