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CHS eNEWS    April   2015


End of Course Testing Begins Next Week


End of Course tests are state developed tests that all Georgia high school students take upon the completion of certain high school classes.  These tests measure how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in language arts, math, science, and social studies.  Not all high school classes have these state End of Course tests.  The classes that do have End of Course tests are: 

9th grade Lit, 11th grade American Lit, Coordinate Algebra, Analytical Geometry, Biology, Physical Science, US History, Economics.


This year the End of Course tests are changing (as are the CRCT tests for grades 3-8).  The new tests are called Georgia Milestones.  In high school, the End of Course test grade would typically count as 20% of the student's final grade in that class (the final exam grade).  However, since this is the first year of the new Georgia Milestone end of course test, the test grade earned on this test will not count towards a student's final grade in that course because the state will not have the results back to us until next fall.  All teachers will still have a comprehensive final exam, worth 20% of the student's grade which will be given during finals week. All students are encouraged and understand that they must put forth their best effort on the Georgia Milestones as the results will be calculated into our school CCPRI score and we all know that we want that number to keep going up!


The following are the testing dates for the Georgia Milestones tests:

  • 9th grade Lit, 11th grade American Lit, Biology (April 27th- April 29th)
  • Economics, 11th grade American Lit (writing portion only), 9th grade Lit (writing portion only) (April 30th - May 1st)
  • Coordinate Algebra, Analytical Geometry, US History (May 4th-May 6th)
  • Physical Science (May 7th - May 8th)

AP (Advanced Placement) Exam Schedule


5/4, 7:45am - Chemistry, Environmental Science  

5/4, 12:30pm - Psychology

5/5, 7:45am - Calculus AB, Calculus BC

5/6, 7:45am - English Lit/Comp  

5/6 12:30pm - Physics 1

5/7, 7:45am - Computer Science, Spanish

5/7 1 2:30pm - Art History

5/8, 7:45am - German, US History, Studio Art

5/11, 7:45am - Biology, Music Theory 

5/11 12:30pm - Physics C

5/12, 7:45am - US Government 

5/12 12:30pm - French

5/13, 7:45am - English Lang/Comp 

5/13 12:30pm - Statistics

5/14, 7:45am- Comparative Government, World History

5/14 12:30pm - Macroeconomics

5/15, 7:45am - Human Geography, Microeconomics

CHS Summer 2015 Course Options and Registration


Online registration for all summer school options is open and ongoing.  This summer, Centennial students will have three options:

  1. Face-to-Face courses at Centennial (courses offered are those that have an EOC)-courses offered for credit recovery only-courses taken for credit recovery are FREE (Economics and Fitness may be taken for acceleration at cost)
  2. Fulton Virtual School-courses offered for credit recovery and acceleration-courses taken for credit recovery are FREE
  3. Georgia Virtual School-courses offered for credit recovery and acceleration.  All courses require payment.

Please see the attached flyers for more details and links to the registration pages! 

Summer School Flyer 2015

Summer School 2015 Quick Reference

Summer School 2015 Classes

Summer School 2015 Quick Reference Spanish

Summer School 2015 Classes Spanish


Information for Seniors

Senior Baccalaureate

The Baccalaureate Service is on Sunday, May 17 at Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church (2850 Old Alabama Rd, Johns Creek) from 5:00-6:15pm.  Baccalaureate is a non-denominational worship service intended to encourage, challenge, and inspire the graduates as they move from high school to their future endeavors. 


Graduates should wear their graduation gowns to the service (no caps).  Recommended attire for under the gowns is as follows:  

  • Girls- an appropriate dress (any color is fine) with dressy shoes or sandals;
  • Guys- black or navy pants, a white collared shirt, tie, and dress shoes.  

Graduates are to be at Mount Pisgah no later than 4:30pm and will gather upstairs in the balcony until the service begins.  Formal invitations will be sent to all graduates in April.   There is no limit to the number of attendees and their guests - all are welcome. The committee is asking 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:  

Patty Kilgore, 130 Old Sandhurst Landing, Alpharetta, Ga 30022.  

Please contact Jenny Bramel at  or at 770-365-4213 with questions.




Project Graduation tickets and yard signs are still available.  Download your registration form here.  If you are interested in go karting, you must fill out and submit a racing waiver and have it signed and returned.


Because we are past the deadline, quantities for the signs are very limited.  Click here for pricing and order information.  Please submit your order ASAP. 


All forms for Project Graduation and Yard Signs are also available in the front office.


For any addition class of 2015 information, click the following link:


New Scholarship News!

The Executive Student Council has decided to award five - $500 scholarships to qualified seniors. Seniors can see Ms. Linda Jones for details (H04). This is not based on need but on a written response to a prompt. Students will use their student ID rather than their name so the judging will not show bias. The response is 1-2 typed pages and is due to Ms. Jones at 4pm on May 1st. Ms. Jones will have copies of the prompt in her room or hanging on her door for any interested person. 


College Acceptance Day

On Friday, April 24 at 9:00am, every senior is being given the chance to have their moment on stage and announce to their classmates and the Centennial community the college(s) they've been accepted to and which college they will be attending next year. We will also recognize students who have chosen to serve our country by enlisting in the military.  This event was a huge success last year and we welcome parents and guests to join us in the auditorium for the celebration.


SENIOR PARENTS:  Please encourage your senior to SIGN UP to participate in this event.  Students can still sign up even though our deadline for sign ups have passed. We want to give as many students an opportunity to get involved in this event as we can - many, many students last year wanted to jump on the list the morning of the event and we can't accommodate that because of logistics issues.  We don't want students to regret not signing up - it is only 20 seconds on stage and they all want to do it once they see their friends up there.  Parents, please help us by getting your senior to sign up prior to the day of the event.  Thank you.

Centennial PTSA 
General Membership Meeting 

PTSA General Membership Meeting is April 30, 2015 at 5 pm at Centennial High School - Cafeteria.  Come and meet other volunteers, vote on the 2015-2016 board and the following change in our bylaws.

The Centennial PTSA board is recommending the following change to our local unit bylaws:
Replace Article VI - Officers and Their Elections
Line 138 to Line 140 to read (lines 137 to 145 appear for board)
Section 1. The officers of this PTA/PTSA shall consist of:
137 · one (1) president or two (2) individual co-presidents;
138 · 5 vice president(s) *(designate officer's responsibilities and titles, if applicable);
140 Co-presidents and Co-vice presidents will have a single vote and if co-vice presidents cannot agree they must abstain
142 · 1 secretary(ies) *(designate officer's responsibilities and titles, if applicable); and
145 · a treasurer. (Georgia PTA does not approve co-treasurers).

Section 1. The officers of this PTA/PTSA shall consist of:
137 · one (1) president or two (2) individual co-presidents;
138 5 vice president(s) *(designate officer's responsibilities and titles, if applicable);
139 1st VP, Communications; 2nd VP, School Support; 3rd VP Student and Parent Support; 4th  VP, Student
140 Wellbeing and the Environment; 5th VP, Academic Enrichment
142 · 1 secretary(ies) *(designate officer's responsibilities and titles, if applicable); and
145 · a treasurer. (Georgia PTA does not approve co-treasurers).  

 2015 - 2016 Board Nominations

Co-Presidents     Ginger Verch/Kristen Sharpe

Treasurer             Richard Raeside

Secretary             Sherri Board

Co-1st VP            Caroline Truax/Eva Taylor

2nd VP                 Jenny Lee

3rd VP                  Kyla Ross

4th VP                  Emily Lee

5th VP                  Genevieve Garon

TAG at Centennial: Directed Study  

The directed study course allows juniors and seniors to develop their own curriculum for an area about which they have a passion and want to study in more depth.  This can emanate from a topic covered in a class that the student desires to study in more detail, or it can be a topic generated from some other academic interest of the student.


So as sophomores and juniors work through the course verification process, they may want to consider a directed study as an elective if they have room in their course list for next year.


Please contact Janet Siwy, TAG Contact and or your child's counselor for more details.


Volunteers and Donations Needed

Project Graduation

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to support our 2015 Project Graduation, Centennial's alcohol and drug free all-night senior class party.  Project Graduation will be held at Andretti's on Alpharetta Highway from 11:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2015, graduation night.

The parents, faculty, and administration of the 2015 senior class of Centennial High School are working hard to provide a safe and fun graduation evening for our students.   Our goal is to have 100% of the class participate in Project Graduation. The event is self-funded, so your tax-deductible donation is essential to the success of the program. Monetary donations, as well as gift items for work and college-bound students, are greatly appreciated.  If you choose to make a monetary donation, checks should be made payable to CHS PTSA and mailed to:

CHS PTSA Centennial High School

9310 Scott Road

Roswell, GA 30076

In addition, we are in need of food donations and door prizes for the actual event on May 21, 2015 (such as non-alcoholic drinks, snacks, desserts, gift cards, etc).  If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact one of the co-chairs of the Project Graduation Committee listed below.

Deb Dreesman,
Michele Neiland,
Sally Croawell,



AP (Advanced Placement) Exam Volunteers Needed

Parent volunteers are needed to assist with AP (Advanced Placement) Exams between the dates of May 4th and May 15th, 2015. Volunteers can choose to either monitor the halls outside the World Language labs, monitor holding rooms near the World Language labs, or monitor the band room lobby during other AP Exams. Please click on the link below for more information and to volunteer. If you have any questions, please send a message to :


CHS Honors Night

Honors Night will be held May 12 at 6:30 PM in the Centennial auditorium. Students currently in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade who earned a cumulative average of 92 or above at the end of the 2014 school year will receive academic letters.  Honorees will also include students from all grades who have earned departmental awards. Seniors will be recognized who have earned Principal's Awards, National Merit scholarships, Governor's Honors Program state finalist status, and the Top Ten Seniors, as well as others. Students who will be recognized at Honors Night will receive an invitation.



10th Grader Serena Su 

Places 2nd in State PTSA Reflections Art Program

Congratulations to Serena Su whose Reflections artwork was a major success at the state level.  Her artwork titled "The world would be a better place if ... everyone supported music" placed second at state in 10th grade for Visual Arts.  Her artwork was shown at a reception for state winners at the Woodruff Arts Center. 


Principal's Honor Roll


On March 6, the CHS PTSA hosted an Awards Breakfast for students who earned a 95% average or above for the first semester of the 2014-2015 school year.  Over 250 students were honored and were asked by invitation to attend the breakfast which was held in the cafeteria before school.   Principal Crumbley was very proud of these students' accomplishments and enjoyed personally congratulating many who were in attendance.  Students were treated to Chick Fil A chicken biscuits, fruit and beverages.  We hope to see these students and many more back for the breakfast next year!  Congratulations to the seniors who were able to attend - we couldn't have been more thrilled to honor them with this last awards breakfast.


Johns Creek Student Leadership

Check out the article on the latest class of graduates including Centennial's Adrian Hoefer, Justin Htay, Neil Jacob, Jenna LeCates, and Colton Mack.,71111?

Carnival Knight!

Centennial High School class of 2017 student council will be hosting a festival on April 25, 2015 from 4-7 pm. There will be a rock wall inflatable slide, a dunk tank, a live DJ, food, and games galore! This festival is for children of any age and a fun family night out! Come out Saturday, April 25 to support sophomore student council and to have a blast! It will be located on the lower practice field of Centennial that can be accessed from the stadium entrance. Hope to see everyone there! 

The money will go towards next year's prom and the 2016 Homecoming. Eventually all of the money in student council left over (which hopefully we will have some left over), will go towards student scholarships. This year Executive Council gave $500 to two model UN students so they could go to New York and will also give out five $500 scholarships for seniors to use for college expenses next year. Hopefully when all the dances are over, the 2017 student council will be able to do the same! 


Garden Faire at Bulloch Hall in Historic Roswell
The Knightingales and Accafellas are looking forward to entertaining garden enthusiasts on Saturday, April 25.


Spring Concert 
Let's Go To The Movies Spring concert and movie themed reception was an Oscar worthy performance!  Many thanks to all who made this wonderful evening possible!


Spring Concert

Join the CHS Band for an evening of entertainment at the Spring Concert on Thursday, April 23rd, at 7:00 PM in the school auditorium. Hope to see you there!




Celebration of the Arts

Mark your calendars for our 3rd Annual Event, Wednesday, May 6th in the auditorium.  The evening will feature original works by our visual arts students as well as musical performances and a reception.


CHS Senior Mimi Watson's artwork will be featured in this year's Fulton County Schools Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.  Congrats Mimi!




Spring Concert

Please join us in the auditorium on Thursday, April 30th at 7:00 PM. This wonderful evening of music will include special performances by our talented seniors!



Senior One Acts

Always a highlight of the year, these performances will be on Tuesday, April 21 in the Black Box .


Dessert Theater

Join us Thursday, May 1 in the CHS Black Box at 7:00 PM for this much anticipated event!


The Addams Family Musical was a great success!  We would like to thank all who worked hard to make this show possible and everyone who attended to support our program.

Centennial Sports


Centennial Cheer 

Centennial Cheerleading mini camp is July 28-31. Visit for more information! 


Sports Physicals

Athletic Physicals will be April 25 from 8am to 11am. They will be free for all students.  Fall Sports will go first in the morning. We are working on a schedule for all other sports so that we alleviate some of the long waits that occurred last year.


Centennial High School will be electing new representatives to serve on the School Governance Council.  There are two parent/guardian positions and one teacher position open for election this spring.  Our School Governance Council has a leadership role in the governance of the school. The Council works with the principal on the long-term vision and strategy for the school. They are responsible for approving the school's strategic plan and budget recommendations, as well as designing innovative solutions to increase academic achievement and mee t the unique needs of our school community.

FCS School Board Community Meetings 

Centennial High School is represented by three School Board  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 March and April.

Julia Bernath  5/7 Sandy Sprngs Charter Middle School  11:30 AM
Linda Schultz 5/13  Hillside Elementary 9:30 AM
Linda McCain -  4/22 Chattahoochee High School 7:30 PM, 5/13 Dolvin Elementary 9:30 AM

Check out Accident Avoidance Workshops at  


This is an excellent experience for new drivers.


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  Fundraising at CHS
HOSA Fundraiser

HOSA is selling Mixed Bags (tote bags with kitchen gadgets) April 13th-April 24th  at Our ID number is 143832 if you want to access online or see any HOSA member.  You can visit room F40 or H56 to place an order with Ms Cochrane or Ms Branch.



Village Burger is hosting a Fine Arts Spirit Night on Wednesday, April 22nd!  This is a special event to support the fine arts program at Centennial.  Bring your friends and family to enjoy good food and good times while supporting our school community!




CHS Band Fundraising Events

1. Movie Night - Join your friends to see "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" on Saturday, May 2nd, 7:00 p.m., at Aurora Cineplex (5100 Commerce Parkway). Tickets are $10 and will be sold during lunch in the school cafeteria during the weeks of April 20th and 27th.


2. California Pizza Kitchen - Enjoy a delicious meal May 18th - 22nd at the North Point CPK and tell your waiter that you are supporting the CHS Band. The Band will receive 20% of all proceeds.



Do you have a Kroger Card?  Make it work for Chorus!!  Kroger will donate money to the CH S Chorus every time you use your Kroger Plus Card.  If you already have a Kroger Plus Car d please either login or create an account at 
Go to "Community Awards" under "Account Summary" type in either Centennial Chorus or 77723, select it and log off.




Football will start selling our Knight Discount Cards on Saturday April 25th.  Each player is responsible for selling 25 cards this year so please support Football and purchase a card from your favorite player.  LOCAL Businesses on the cards include:


Andrettis, Aqua Blue, Aurora Cineplex, Brusters, Discount Tire, Fancy Pantry, Firehouse Subs, Honey Baked Ham Company, Hooligans, Marlows, Moes, Monterrey, Mr Clean Car Wash, Noche, North Atlanta Urgent Care, Santinos, Sky Zone, Tide Cleaners, Waffle House, Zaxbys, Titan Sports, Village Burger, Express Oil Change


Saturday May 30th, Football will have a Pride Day.  We will be painting lockers in the boys locker room blue, painting the logo from the locker room to the stadium, cleaning outside the school by weeding, trimming and improving the overall appearance of the sport fields.  Let's all take pride in our school.  The more volunteers we have the better the school will look.


For more information on our new coach please read the article from the Roswell/Apharetta Neighbor. 

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!


Check out the Fundraising Tab on the PTSA website ( ) to see all of the current fundraisers at Centennial.  Please support our fellow Knights!


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