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CHS eNEWS   May  2015



CHS 2nd Annual College Acceptance Day

On 4/24, CHS Seniors had the opportunity to share with their fellow classmates the colleges/opportunities that they will be pursuing after graduation.  What a great Centennial tradition!  Good luck Graduating Knights!!


Congratulations Seniors on your last year at Centennial!

The CHS PTSA wishes you the best of luck in everything that you pursue after high school.  Go Knights!!


Upcoming Senior Events

  • Tuesday, 5/19 at 4:00pm - Withdrawal Forms are due to the Counseling Office
  • Wednesday, 5/20 at 12:15pm - Senior Luncheon at the stadium
  • Wednesday, 5/20 at 1:30pm - Graduation Practice at Mt. Pisgah
  • Thursday, 5/21 at 7:00pm - Graduation at Mt. Pisgah
  • Thursday, 5/21 at 11:00pm - Project Graduation at Andretti's.  It is not too late to sign up.  Registration and waiver forms can be found  here.

Local Scholarships Awarded!

Centennial PTSA Scholarship

On Honors Night, May 12th, CHS PTSA was very proud to recognize these students and award them a Scholarship for their services. These seniors have spent countless hours serving local communities, villages in third world countries, as well as the halls of Centennial High School. These students are truly making a difference in our world! We are so proud of them.  

Ellie Bramel       $1000                                Ingrid Cai           $800
Jigna Bhatt         $400                                  Ian George         $400
Taylor Pio           $40




The CHS Athletic Booster Association presents one $2000 scholarship to an outstanding senior class female student/athlete and one $2000 scholarship to an outstanding senior class male student/athlete.  Each student/athlete is selected based on their academic and athletic achievements, as well as other extra-curricular activities at the high school and/or in the local community.  This year's Chivalry Scholarship recipients are Ian George and Amanda Hamilton!!  Congratulations to Ian and Amanda! 




Foundation of Fine Arts Scholarship

Each of these students was awarded a scholarship of $500.


Amanda Hamilton                         Jenna LeCates

Debbie Lowder                             Noah Rickles

Joel Terning                                  Rachel Thomson.  



Ingrid Cai Wins North Fulton PTA Sally FitzGerald Scholarship

This award is open to all seniors who are PTSA members and are graduating from a North Fulton County High School.  This scholarship targets students who exhibit characteristics in volunteerism, extra-curricular activities, academic excellence, essay writing and financial need. Congratulations Ingrid!


Service and Field Days 
for 9th, 10th and 11th Grades
Thursday 5/21 and Friday 5/22

Service Day 

On Thursday, 5/21 all 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students will participate in a Service Day, working on various service opportunities at the school.  This will be from

 8:20am - 12:15pm.  Students will report to their advisement classes to get their assignments where attendance will be taken - this is a school day and all 

9th, 10th, and 11th graders are expected to be in school - It's Knight Pride!  Students will receive 4 service hours to be used towards their 2015/2016 service hour goals.  This event aligns with one of the 3 focus areas of Centennial's Strategic Plan of providing students Leadership and Service opportunities.  Buses will be departing at 12:30pm.


Field Day


On Friday, 5/22, the students will have a Field Day! 

In appreciation of helping out on service day, the Centennial staff will be organizing a fun schedule of Field Day activities - both physical and mental.  Field Day will be from 8:20am - 12:15pm.  Students will report to their advisement classes to receive info about the Field Day activities where attendance will be taken - this is a school day and all 9th, 10th, and 11th graders are expected to be in school - what a great way to end the year with your friends!  Buses will be departing at  12:30 PM.


These two days are school days and all 9th, 10th, and 11th graders are expected to be in school.
Who wants a top locker next year? 

For each PTSA Membership you purchase over the summer, you can get a top locker.  Details of this promotion will be e-mailed to you on or around July 10, 2015.  So mark your calendars and look for the PTSA TOP LOCKER email!  

Quantities are limited so don't delay in joining the PTSA when you receive the information.

2015 - 2016 Orientation

2015-2016 Orientation  for students will be on  T hursday August 6, 2015 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm for 9th grade and Friday August 7, 2015 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm for 10th, 11th and 12th grades .  

Enjoy your summer but our principal Ms. Crumbly says..."our best days are ahead!"   Go Knights!

CHS Summer Homework


Many AP and Honors classes at Centennial have Summer Homework assignments.  This is for all grades, including rising 9th graders!!  Please check the Centennial website for the complete list of Summer Assignments or click here.

Try to get your students to work on these throughout the entire summer, so that their last week of su mmer break is not miserable, scrambling to get it done.  Summer assignments are due the first day of school.


Volunteers Needed

Textbook Collection 

Please come be a part of Centennial High School's first annual service day, Thursday, May 21st. Clink the link to help with text book collection. Thank you!  
To Sign up, click here.


Knight Pride Day: Saturday - May 30


Knight Pride Day is on 5/30 at 8am.  We will be painting pride all over the school campus.   Please consider volunteering to make YOUR STUDENT'S school campus beautiful. 


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.


No need to sign up, JUST SHOW UP!




We are still looking for a few chaperones for Project Graduation night shift  Thursday .please contact Deb Dreesman at


Open PTSA Positions

 Please Consider Volunteering!!



PTSA is still looking to fill a few volunteer spots for next year.  Please consider joining us as we partner with CHS to make the school a great place for our students.  Openings available are:

  • 9th grade Student Council Parent Liaison (work with elected Freshman Student Council and the teacher coordinator to help organize the events Student Council arranges)
  • Mock ACT/SAT/PRA (organize, promote and execute the Mock testing CHS provides to our students during the year)
  • Project Graduation (organize Project Graduation. PG is a supervised Lock-in event for Seniors on the night of graduation)

Please contact Kyla Ross if interested in these positions:

  • Red Ribbon Week (a national week of raising awareness for staying clear of drugs...organize information/events to promote awareness at CHS

Please contact Emily Lee if interested in this position:

Put these Dates on Your Summer Calendar

  • August 5, Wednesday from 9:30am - 12:30pm - Freshman Survival Camp
  • August 6, Thursdayfrom 6:00 - 8:00 pm - Orientation for 9th grade
  • August 7, Friday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - Orientation for 10th, 11th and 12th grades
  • August 10, Monday - First Day of School

Freshman Survivor Camp


Students will tour Centennial, learn study skills and time management, familiarize themselves with clubs and sports, and have an opportunity to meet the principal, Ms. Crumbley. Students will also receive pizza and a  "Class of 2019" t-shirt. 


This camp is run by the Centennial High School Executive Student Council.  


Click here to get the registration form.



Juniors and their Parents  and Guardians 


Here is a Glimpse of what is Coming Up Next Year!

The next school year is a big one for the class of 2016.  Some of it can seem a bit overwhelming at the start of the year, so here are a few items to be aware of:

  • Senior Portraits - you will start to get info in the mail from Peachtree Portraits almost immediately after school ends this week.  You should set up a sitting time as soon as you can (in the summer).  These are the senior pictures that are used in next year's yearbook.  They take both yearbook and casual pictures.  These sittings take place at the school and are notoriously behind schedule - there is a lot of waiting around.  The student wears the outfit that they want their casual shots to be taken in - some people choose to bring multiple outfits.  Some students also choose to bring a "prop" like a lacrosse stick, football, etc.  The sample pic showed someone with a horse!!  The sitting fee is around $35.  You will order your packages (if you choose to) after you get your pictures back and they are pretty costly.  
  • Senior Dues - These are fees that pay for the various senior activities that happen throughout the year.  They are around $35 and due in the fall.
  • College Applications - The fall is going to be a blur of finishing standardized tests and preparing college applications.  Take time this summer to prepare.  Most colleges post their 2016-2017 applications during the summer, around August.  Get your summer homework done early so that you can start working on applications when they come out.  At a minimum, begin to organize your ideas for your college essays.  Common App - a common application that is used by many colleges, including GA Tech - is available 8/1/15.
  • Other senior expenses throughout the year include:  
    • Cap and gown - $95 (November)
    • Project Graduation - $70 (April) - Lock in on graduation night
    • Yard sign - $25 (April) 

The FFA would like to thank everyone who supported the arts at Centennial this year.  From those of you who joined the Fine Art Association as members, everyone who attended concerts, theater productions, football games, and Celebration of the Arts, to those who attended Village Burger Spirit nights, we express our heartfelt gratitude.

This year, the Fine Arts department has delighted the CHS community with 12 concerts and 5 theater productions, including the Spring musical Addams Family, which included students from all the fine arts disciplines.  We capped off the year with Celebration of the Arts, which showcased amazing work from visual arts, chorus, orchestra and band. 

Through your generosity, the FFA has been able to provide support to the fine arts faculty and students at Centennial.  We have furnished a piano for chorus, stage microphones, and lights for music stands this year.  FFA has also awarded $500 scholarships to the following outstanding seniors: Amanda Hamilton, Jenna LeCates, Debbie Lowder, Noah Rickles, Joel Terning, Rachel Thomson. Congratulations to all!

If you would like to support the arts at Centennial, please consider joining the FFA board.  We are specifically in need of a Treasurer, a Membership Chair and a Fundraising Chair for next year.  Please visit our web site at or contact Cheryl Rowlands at 

Centennial Sports


CHS Cross Country Meeting for New Team Members

Centennial HS will be hosting a meeting for anyone who is interested in running cross country next year - either for the High School team or the junior program.

The meeting will be WEDNESDAY, MAY 20TH at 6 pm in room i-53, which is in the hallway nearest the stadium.  If you are interested in running cross country but cannot attend the meeting, please  feel free to contact  Coach Weigand directly for information -


Soccer Camp

West Ham United's acclaimed youth academy, located in London, is coming to the States for Youth Elite and Developmental Camps, hosted by CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL in Roswell. The camp will be overseen by a senior member of the West Ham United North American Academy coaching staff and will consist of coaching methods and drills from the West Ham United Academy, with each player receiving a complimentary camp t-shirt. Players excelling at this camp will be invited to the 2015 West Ham United North American Academy National Residential Camp, staffed by the Academy coaches from the West Ham United Academy in London and directed by West Ham United Ambassador Tony Carr MBE. Players excelling there will be invited to London for a West Ham United Academy experience.


The camp will be June 11- 13 for Developmental players ages 10 - 14 (9am - 12pm) and Elite players ages 15 - 19 (4pm - 7pm). Please contact Centennial Coach Jeff Burch ( for more information.  Click here to see flyer and get more information.


Centennial Cheer 

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




Congratulations Jeff Burch on being named Centennial's new Athletic Director!!



PTSA Reflections

"Let Your Imagination Fly"


The CHS PTSA Reflections program kicks off in early September, and all students are invited to start thinking about ideas for entries based on this year's theme: "Let Your Imagination Fly."     Reflections is a great tool to unleash your artistic talents in six different categories: Photography, Dance Choreography, Visual Arts, Musical Composition, Film/Video Production, and Literature. Student entries are judged at the school level.  The winners advance to the North Fulton County level and then to the state level. Students whose entries win at the school level are recognized on Honors Night. Use the summer to start your work.   Multiple entries are encouraged.  The deadline for entries will be mid October and the exact date will be announced once school starts.   To gather more information please contact Richard Raeside at or 770-641-6252.  The Centennial PTSA will have updated information once school starts.


Thank you Georgia Natural Gas!

Since 2008 Georgia Natural Gas has donated to many Georgia schools through their True Blue Schools Program.  As the program comes to an end, we want thank them for their generous donation of $5,050 to Centennial High School.  We also want to thank our parents who partici pated in the program and made these funds available to us.

Thank You Publix!!


Have a grocery list a mile long? Need one more item for dinner? Can't figure out what to cook for dinner?  Publix at Old Alabama and Haynes Bridge is the answer!  They have also been the answer to our PTSA Hospitality needs for our teachers, staff and families this year.  Publix sponsored the reception for our Honors/Awards night and gave out these gift bags of goodies to the award recipients.  They will also partner with us for our end of the year thank you lunch for teachers and staff.  Please show them our appreciation by partnering with them for your grocery needs!  Thank you Publix!!!




MS Walk

On Saturday, May 9, 2015, over 30 Centennial students, friends and family gathered at Centennial High School to Walk for MS, a nationwide effort to support medical research for multiple sclerosis.  The event was initiated, organized and run by two Centennial juniors, Adrienne Parks and Elika Upadhyay.  When Adrienne and Elika learned of a close friend's MS diagnosis, it motivated them to want to do  something meaningful in honor of their friend.  

They raised money and support to fund the Walk by soliciting local area businesses. Sponsors included Fresh Market, Brooklyn Bagels, Kroger, Senor Patron, Firehouse Sub, Village Burger and KPPB Law Firm. Their efforts resulted in raising over $500.00 toward the MS cause.


New Council Members Elected!

Centennial High School elected 2 parents and one teacher to serve on the Centennial High School School Governance Council for the next two years.


Caroline Truax - Parent Representative

Diane Jacobi - Parent Representative

Courtney Allen - Teacher Representative.


CHS SGC would like to thank all School Governance Council candidates for their participation in the elections process and their desire to take a leadership role in the strategic direction of Centennial.

Centennial IB Homepage


If you are interested in monitoring Centennial's progress through the International Baccalaureate (IB) application process, here is a link to the IB-DP Consideration page:


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.  Ms. Bernath is the only school board member to hold a meeting in June.  Meetings for the next school year start in August.

Julia Bernath  6/16 Centennial High School 9:30 AM

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The PTSA manages the Centennial High School - Home of the Knights facebook page.  We have 2200+ likes, and are increasing each week.  Our facebook audience is from our entire Centennial community - current, past, future students and parents.  We love to get the word out on the fun and exciting things going on at our school.  If you have Centennial events coming up, exciting accomplishments or better yet, fun school pictures, please get them to us.  And of course, remember to LIKE us!

  Fundraising at CHS
California Pizza Kitchen Offer

Bring in a  "Pizza With a Purpose" flyer and California Pizza Kitchen will donate 20% of your check to Centennial Band.   Click here to get flyer.

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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