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CHS eNEWS  
October  2016

CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL PTSA'S ONLINE NEWSLETTER
  CENTENNIAL KNIGHTS HOMECOMING
 WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!

Homecoming week at Centennial High School was a huge hit, drawing almost double the crowd from previous years.  

The festivities began on Monday, September 19 with a hallway decorating contest and a week of spirit days. Many CHS football players, cheerleaders, and band members visited our feeder elementary schools Esther Jackson, Hillside, and River Eves during carpool to get them pumped up about being future Knights. Friday night was the Homecoming community parade and food truck event along with a 35-14 win for the Centennial football team against Cambridge High School. 

School Administration in the Jumanji Theme!!

The 2016 Homecoming Queen and King, seniors Lourdes Tyler and Connor Evans were also crowned at halftime of the football game. The week culminated in the school's Homecoming dance held in the cafeteria on Saturday, September 23, 2016.

Attendance at the Homecoming dance also brought in record numbers of students, who stayed to the very end of the event. The greater ticket sales  translated  into a large endowment to the school's Executive Council Scholarship.   Several years ago, Centennial decided to use the profits from ticket sales to fund as many $500 college scholarships as possible.  What started as four scholarships has now grown to twenty for the 2016-2017 school year.

Centennial wishes to thank everyone involved in the community for contributing to the success of Homecoming week. We can't wait until Homecoming 2017!!

OUR BEST DAYS ARE AHEAD!
GO KNIGHTS!!

Welcome to New Centennial Assistant Principal 
Mr. Sherrod Camp

Mr. Sherrod was promoted from a data support specialist, and prior to that has been a teacher and assistant principal. Mr. Camp has his undergraduate degree from Morehouse, and holds a graduate degree from Vanderbilt's Peabody College of Education. 

He joined Centennial on October 3rd and will be working with families with the last names Dip - Lam and will be supervising science and social studies. Welcome to Centennial Mr. Camp!!

Centennial College Week

During the week of October 24-29, Centennial will be hosting our 6th Annual College Week. The goal of our College Week is to further promote the college going culture in our school by offering students opportunities to learn more about all aspects of post-secondary education. 

Here is what you need to know about this year's College Week:  

Myth : College Week is not only for seniors.
Fact: College Week is for students in ALL grades. Some events will be more geared for students in a particular grade, but nearly all activities and events are open to students/parents in all grades.  

Myth : College Week is only for students who are planning to attend a 4 year college/university.
Fact : College Week is designed to reach ALL students by exposing them to a variety of post-secondary possibilities and engaging them to be actively thinking about their future.

Myth : College week is only for students.
Fact : Several College Week events are open to both students and parents.
 
Over the course of the week we will be having several breakout sessions, activities and events which are all related to students and parents planning for continued education beyond high school. To preview the events and activities which we are planning for the week, visit the counseling website: www.mycentennialcounseling.com


How do students participate?
To register to attend an event, students and parents should register online using the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VBFMT28 
  • Review the events offered and click the workshop/activity you are interested in attending (you may select up to 3).
  • Some events will have a limited number of seats due to space; students should sign up early so they are able to RSVP their spot before all seats are filled.
  • Complete the registration by providing your information and submit
  • Registration will close at 3:30 the day before the event.
  • On the morning of the event, students will receive a pass to be excused from class to attend the event
    • Attendance will be taken for all workshops and events during the school day.
  • Click the workshop/activity you are selecting (you may select up to 3) **Seats for some events are limited**
  • Provide your student information at the bottom and submit
  • Students will be responsible for any missed classwork or assignments you might miss.
Can parents participate?
  • Yes! Parents are welcome and encouraged to come attend any of the breakout sessions during the week.
  • Events open to parents are notated with an asterisk(*)
  • Parents register by using the same link or QR code as the students.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VBFMT28  
We strongly encourage students and parents to take advantage of these great workshops and information sessions. We want students to gain exposure to new possibilities, gain knowledge which will help them identify the best post-secondary fit for them and to be actively engaged in thinking about their future.
 
Dates and topics/activities:

Monday: October 24
  • Military Panel*
  • Historically Black College and University Panel*
  • Class of 2018 College Search (Junior English classes)
Tuesday: October 25
  • Tips & Tricks to Scholarship Searches*
  • Choosing a College Major 
  • Earn Tuition Free College Credit in HS: Move On When Ready* 
Wednesday: October 26
  • In-Demand Careers that Do Not Require a College Degree*
    • GA State & GA Perimeter News and Changes*  
  • Stop, Drop & Hope - Calculating  the HOPE GPA (school wide-4th period)


Thursday: October 27
  • College Board: How to Prep for the SAT*
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund Opportunities for Latino Students*
  • Class of 2017 Apply to College Day (all Senior English classes)
Friday: October 28
  • CHS Alumni Panel: 411 on the College Experience


Centennial School Profile

Where did our Class of 2016 students go to college? Go check out that info along with some other very interesting statistics about Centennial High School on our school website or click here

Colleges Visiting Centennial

So many fantastic colleges come to Centennial in the fall. It is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about colleges without having to travel there. 
 
The college reps that come are oftentimes the ones who will be reviewing applications, so it is always good for students to meet them. Please encourage your juniors and seniors to sign up at the counseling office for these visits .
 
10/20  10:00 Keiser University (FL) 
10/21  10:00 Ohio State
10/21  1:30   Nova Southeastern University (FL)
10/24   9:00  University of Southern California
11/2     1:00  Shorter University (Rome, GA)
11/4     2:00  Kennesaw State University

SADD Club Presents Red Ribbon Week - 
October 17 - 21 2016
 
SADD club members have been working hard to plan a week of events to promote Red Ribbon Week and our intolerance for drugs and destructive decisions.

Red Ribbon Week began in the late 1980's to honor DEA Special Agent Enrique S. Camarena who was close to unlocking a multi-billion dollar drug pipeline when he was kidnapped at gun point. His body was found a month later. His family and friends began wearing red ribbons to honor Camarena and his dedication to the war on drugs.
 
SADD members will volunteer to help with activities during the week. They have  been working closely with our PTSA representatives and we feel confident that the week will be a great success in promoting drug free living. 
 
RED RIBBON WEEK 2016 - YOLO - You Only Live Once (National theme)
 
SADD Students collect socks and diapers before school in collection boxes for Giving Children A Chance foster care organization ALL WEEK LONG.
 
MONDAY  10/17
"Sock it to Drugs Day" -  All  students wear  crazy and  mismatched socks!
 
TUESDAY  10/18
"Police Office Pay Day - Pay With Gratitude"  
All students wear blue.
The Law and Justice students host a Roswell Police Department luncheon to say "Thanks for all you do to keep us safe!"
 
WEDNESDAY 10/19
"Good Choices Day" -  Students are encouraged to write their good choices on a mural in the cafeteria and receive a red lollipop.
 
THURSDAY 10/20
"YOLO - I am Drug Free Pledge Day"
Students sign a banner in the cafeteria to "Pledge to be drug free" Each student will receive a Red Ribbon Week sticker.  
Students can also take a photo inside the fake jailhouse! "You don't look good in stripes! Be drug free"
 
FRIDAY 10/21
"Red Out Friday"    Students and staff wear red.
  Meet and Greet with Roswell Police Officers, during all lunches, ask questions, and learn about the "Officer Explorer" program in which students are taught to conduct investigations and other aspects of police work.

PSAT Tests at Centennial

The PSATs will be administered on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 in the student's advisement.
 
All 9th, 10th, and 11th graders take the PSAT.
 
Student attendance is critical during the PSAT.
 
The PSAT is used as a reference for placement in classes in next year's schedules.   It also provides feedback on the students' strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study. The feedback helps the students to focus on areas they  need additional study or practice on.  The students will see how their performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college. 
 
The PSAT allows the students to compete for scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (grade 11 only). If the student plans to take the SAT, the PSAT is a helpful tool to help the student become familiar with the kinds of questions and exact directions on the SAT.
 
Students will need to get plenty of sleep and have a healthy breakfast the morning of the PSAT administration. Students will also need to arrive to school on time and they should bring extra #2 pencils. 
 
Congratulations to Centennial's 2017 National Merit Semi-Finalists:
Karl A. Jacobi, Kyle Qian, Justin Simard, Caroline Wittschen

School Climate Survey

Parents: just by taking this survey, you help to raise our school's report card rating.
 
Each school receives a School Climate Star Rating (an important part of the CCRPI score or how our school is graded) and we need your input.
 
Please take a brief moment (less than 5 minutes) and fill out the Georgia Parent Survey. We want to hear how Centennial is doing!

The Survey is modeled after the student survey (which your students took last week) and contains 24 questions. You may complete the survey using your personal computer, smartphone or tablet.

Survey responses are anonymous.

Centennial Governance Council (SGC) Please Read

The School Governance Council (SGC) is seeking comment on the renewal of our three existing Requests for Flexibility (RFF) through Monday, November 28, 2016.  

Every 3 years the school creates a new Strategic Plan, and so, all RFFs that are currently in place must also be reapproved along with the new strategic plan. 

The current RFFs that we already have in place and wish to reapprove are:
  • Personal Fitness Waiver - allows students involved in varsity sports, junior varsity sports, JROTC, other approved sports, and/or marching band to earn a Personal Fitness credit.
  • Internship/Work-Study Waiver - allows all students access to the opportunity for work-based study.
  • Virtual/On-line Learning and Study Skills Waiver - allows students to earn a Study Skills credit while completing credit recovery courses during school day.
Parents and community members can provide feedback via:
  • Public Comment Box found in the Front Office
  • CHS Flexibility Renewal Request Survey
  • Public Comment Meeting on Wednesday, November 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the CHS Learning Commons Conference Room.  Each speaker will be allotted 4 minutes to comment and will present in the order in which they have signed up.
  • Email SGC Members
For more information about our SGC, our Flexibility Requests and SGC Member emails, click here.

Centennial Athletics

Knights Football on a 4 win Streak!

Knights are currently 5-1 in region play. Come see them continue the win streak at Dunwoody High School on 10/22 at 7:30pm. Go Knights!


BASEBALL

The First Annual CHS Baseball Golf Classic is coming up quickly, Tuesday November 1 st Download more information here!

Your Dugout Club Board is very excited about this inaugural event as we have a great day planned for all participants at a beautiful golf course, Rivermont Golf & Country Club.

Please visit the following link to register  http://www.planmygolfevent.com/29030-CentennialBaseballGolfClassic/index.html    This event will be a fun community event and a fun day of golf!

SOCCER 

Save the Date - 'Cornhole and Food in the Fortress' presented by the Knights Soccer program.

All students and surrounding community are invited to join the party and/or participate in the first annual Centennial Knights "Cornhole Tournament and Food Truck Rally", Friday November 4 th from  7:00 to 10:00 PM.  

It will be held on the stadium field.  Stay tuned for more info on signing up and getting tickets over the next few weeks.

  National Honor Society

National Honor Society (NHS) induction will be on Thurs, Nov. 10th at 7 PM in the auditorium.  Students who completed candidate forms in Sept. will soon be notified as to whether they've been accepted or not.


Special  Presentation ! Race To Nowhere-
Impact of society's achievement.
Tuesday, October 25th at 6:30 PM

Centennial High School will host a two-part series on the impact of society's achievement culture on our school-aged children. The first event will feature the film, Race to Nowhere, on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 6:30 pm in the school auditorium. Tickets for the free screening can be obtained by  registering here
 
The companion film, Beyond Measure, will be aired in the  spring of 2017. Co-sponsored by the PTSA and the  LTY Foundation b oth films will be followed by a discussion and working session on how to effect positive change and best prepare our students to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens in the 21st century.  We encourage you to attend these important events.

Caring and Sharing - Help at the Holidays
Centennial families, the 2016 Give Thanks Gift Card Drive will kick-off at the October 28th home football game against Pope High School.  This Thanksgiving season, please consider donating cash or $25 gift cards (Target, Wal-Mart, Kroger or Publix) to help CHS families in need.  
 
We will be collecting donations at the October 28th game, weekdays in the carpool line, or at the front office.  Thank you for your generosity.   
 
Contact Mark Sauer at  678-522-4368   or  mcs_9701@yahoo.com  with any questions.  

To families that need help at the holidays:
Applications will be taken for The 2016 Holiday Program   October 3rd through December 15th   during regular business hours at   North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) Education Center  11255 Elkins Rd., Roswell, Georgia 30076
678-387-4477; holiday@nfcchelp.org


PTSA Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering in one of the following areas, please contact Ellen Rickles at ellenrickles@comcast.net  and she will forward your contact information onto the appropriate chairs:
  • Counseling/College Visits - Attend visits college reps make to CHS
  • Front Office Support
  • Hospitality - Bake & deliver goods for special events
  • Media Center - Daily support - early morning or any scheduled time
All volunteers must register through Fulton County Schools - Go to the Fulton County Schools Volunteer Registration website  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. Thank you!


Over ¼ of all money that we receive goes directly into the classrooms and school through our very generous Mini Grant program. Additional PTSA funds go towards Teacher and Staff Events and Appreciation, School Grounds Improvements, Senior Scholarships, Senior Treats, Honor Roll Breakfast, etc. 

Please support our school by joining the PTSA.
 
2016-17 Mock Test Schedule at Centennial High School
 

Mock tests are an excellent tool for sophomores and juniors  to use in determining their test prep strategies for their college exams.  College bound students should try to take one of these practice exams prior to taking the real thing.
 

October 29 - SAT/ACT Diagnostic Test Saturday, 9am-1:30pm
Cafeteria (event code M227580)
 
November 5 - Mock ACT Saturday, 9am - 1:15 pm
 E-31 classroom (event code M227581)
(November 17 - Wednesday follow-up meeting with parents/students, 6:30pm, Learning Commons)
 
February 4 - Mock SAT Saturday, 9am - 1:30 pm
 E-31 classroom (event code M227582)
(February 15 - Wednesday follow-up meeting with parents/students, 6:30pm,
Learning Commons)
 
March 4 - Mock ACT Sturday, 9am - 1:15 pm
 E-31 classroom (event code M227586)
(March 15 - Wednesday follow-up meeting with parents/students, 6:30pm, Learning Commons)
 
March 25 - SAT/ACT Diagnostic Test Saturday, 9am-1:30pm
Cafeteria (event code M227587)
 
To register, go to applerouth.com/signup and enter the event code. 
Cost is $5.

The Arts at Centennial
 
The Foundation for the Fine Arts is proud to announce that we awarded 23 Financial Assistance Awards to students in the fine arts disciplines this year.  Congratulations!!
 

BAND

"Super Bowl of Sound" Competition at Central Carroll HS  -  We are so proud of our Band for receiving  straight 1's (Superior) in all categories : Color Guard, Percussion, Drum Major and Band! These superior ratings led to the Mighty Marching Knights placing 2nd for Percussion and 2nd for overall Band in Class AAA, which consisted of seven competing Bands .

The Mighty Marching Knights also performed a spectacular show on October 8th in Tifton, GA.   Their show, titled PIRATES, earned several awards.   For their division of 3A, they received 1st PLACE OVERALL BAND, The Mayor's Award (All Superior Ratings from All Judges), BEST DRUM MAJOR and BEST COLOR GUARD.  They also received the award for the BEST MUSIC SCORE of any Band and 3rd place overall of any Band. 

If you haven't had a chance to see them perform, come to the last season home football game and check out their half-time show !
 
SAVE THE DATE(S) : On Friday, October 21st, each concert band will perform a Fall Concert during its scheduled class time in the auditorium.  A live audience is welcome, but the concerts will also be streamed live:
  • Chamber Winds (8:45 a.m.)
  • Symphonic Band (10:45 a.m.)
  • Wind Ensemble (11:50 a.m.)
  • Concert Band (2:45 p.m.)
AND DON'T FORGET  the Cluster Concert: 11/1 at 7pm in the gym. This event includes all Centennial concert bands AND Holcomb Bridge and Haynes Bridge bands. It is always a fun night, so come out and support the many local musicians!

HELP THE BAND ...and treat yourself at the same time! Two of our unique fundraisers are back. 
 
First , our sheet sale fundraiser: A typical sheet is 1200 thread count, and they come in all colors and sizes. Each set costs $40, regardless of size, which is a fantastic price for such high quality sheets! Anyone who is interested, contact Amy Kennedy ( kennlong4@comcast.net ).
 
Second,  how about a new mattress! Consider postponing buying a new mattress until the "famous"  Band Mattress Sale on March 18th.  Brand names at great prices, AND it supports the band.

CHORUS
On October 18th, our wonderful Choral voices will be performing their fall concert at 7pm.  
 

ORCHESTRA
On October 20th at 7pm, our Orchestra will fill the auditorium with stringed music. 
 

The Foundations for the Fine Arts at Centennial is always looking for volunteers to help with our mission.  If you are interested in helping out the students in all, or any, of the Fine Art disciplines, please contact Charly Rowlands at centennialffa@gmail.com.

THEATRE


Centennial Clubs

Centennial offers so many club opportunities - check them all out at HERE!
 
Interact Club
Congratulations to the Interact Club and their advisor, Ms. Male in raising money for the Be the Voice campaign. The campaign will start later in October. It is an anti-bullying and be the up stander campaign.  You can check out this website for more info: http://btvstopbullying.com/ Also thank you to the Rotary Club of North Fulton for helping to sponsor this campaign.
 
Law and Justice










 
The Law and Justice Program conducts  hands-on fingerprinting and Crime Scene Investigation labs with BluePrint Camp and Investigator, Evertt Austin (Fulton County Courts).
 
SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA members participate in the 2016 Fall Rally at the Georgia National Fair.   SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. We provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation's classrooms.
 
Will to Live
Centennial High School is sponsoring a student chapter of the Will to Live organization.  Student meetings will be held every other Tuesday at 7:45 am in room G-55.  Visit  http://will-to-live.org/  or see Shaun Manny or Jama Cochrane for more information.
 
OUR MISSION OF HOPE, LOVE & THE WILL TO LIVE:
"We are dedicated to preventing teen suicide by improving the lives and the 'Will To Live' of teenagers everywhere through education about mental health and encouraging them to recognize the love and hope that exists in each other. "

Yearbook
Yearbooks are currently on sale for $80-make sure to buy now before the price goes up! (Make all checks payable to Josten's.)
 
--Make your senior's yearbook special by purchasing a senior ad! Ads start at $100 and can be designed by visiting  http://bit.ly/2dkEm4W .



Upcoming Parent Nights

Nov 29: Financial Aid Night
Feb 2: Freshmen Parent Night Part 2 (4 year plan)
Feb 8: AP Night


On the Georgia Ballot in November:

In November, voters will be asked to approve a state constitutional amendment that would allow the state of Georgia to take over chronically failing schools. 

This measure, which provides for the creation of a state-run Opportunity Sch ool District, represents a potentially important change for schools and families. 

As such, we wanted to provide information to help you make informed decisions on whether to support or oppose the amendment.
 
Below are a series of links to sites for and against the measure. We hope you will find these helpful:
 
1.  Governor Nathan Deal's website  -- Provides an overview, frequently asked questions, list of schools currently targeted, and the enabling legislation.
 
2.  Georgia PTA  -- States its opposition to the amendment, explains why and advocates methods for getting the message out.
 
3.  Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education  -- Provides a variety of perspectives both for and against.
 
4.  Professional Association of Georgia Educators  -- Provides Opportunity School District facts and the reasons for the group's opposition.
 
5.  Georgia School Boards Association  -- Gives a breakdown of the OSD legislation's provisions (this group is opposed to the OSD).
 

Early voting has started!   

In addition to the presidential, congressional, and state legislature races, there are four proposed amendments to the Georgia Constitution.  If passed, these amendments will be in place until they are changed in the future (or possibly never).  

The Constitution lists the permissions "we the people" give to our elected officials; it is our constant voice to the government reminding them of our rights.  Therefore, Centennial High PTSA encourages you to fully research the 4 amendments and understand what each one does and what permission it gives to the state government.  

Questions?  
Email our legislative chair, Diane Jacobi (dianemjacobi@gmail.com).


ATTENTION SENIORS: 
READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION
 
Senior year is so busy, please take our advice and Pay your dues now and write everything in your calendar. Create a note on your phone's notepad listing all of the items that you have already paid for, because you will not remember.  The list right now is:
            
  • Graduation Dues - mandatory to participate in graduation ceremony  $115 payable at GABalfour.com - this price will go up to $170 in March 2017 so save money and pay early.                                                                                                                                                                                    Graduation Dues include the following:
  • Graduation cap and gown
  • Class of 2017 tassel
  • Leather diploma cover
  • Centennial's graduation medallion
  • Rental of graduation facility, tickets, programs, etc.
  • Senior Dues - mandatory to participate in senior week activities 
Senior Dues pays for all senior week activities.  You will not be able to participate unless this fee is paid. Bring $40 payments to Ms. Jimenez in I-58 or Mrs. McKay in the Learning Commons (Make checks payable to Centennial High School)  Pay by December 22nd to avoid $5 Late Fee!  
  • Sign up for Remind 101 and Google Classroom
To receive text messages on Remind 101 by... Texting  @e96g to 810-10

To join our Google Classroom Use  Class Code: uj382qi  to get information on Senior Service Day, Homecoming Week, Senior Week and Graduation
  • Counseling Website - check out the Senior section of the counseling website. It has all kinds of valuable information including how to get transcripts. You can access it through the school website or click here.
For additional senior information please contact the following teachers who are the Senior Co-Sponsors this year:

Sheila Jimenez -  jimenezs@fultonschools.org
Stephanni Prelac -  prelac@fultonschools.org

Senior Service Day
Senior Service Day is a long tradition at
Centennial.  While our 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students take the PSAT tests, our Centennial Seniors go out  and volunteer in our Community.
 
Centennial sends all 450 of our seniors to work at more than 20 sites around Roswell and the greater Atlanta area. Some of the sites that we will be working at include: our local elementary schools, Foster Cares, North Fulton Community Charities, Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity, SafeHouse Outreach, and Homestretch (and many more).  
 
Please contact Sheila Jimenez (jimenezs@fultonschools.org) if you would like to help or want any additional information.

Senior Treats

Senior Treats are back this year! We are planning to hand out treats to all seniors at least five times this year. They love this and it makes them feel happy to have made it to their senior year of high school. Please note: because graduation has been moved to the morning, there will not be a lock-in at Andretti's this year.
 

We would love to have more parent help! Please contact
Mary at  mary.frsh@gmail.com  if you can volunteer to help purchase items, assemble them and hand them out. 


If you can't volunteer your time, you can make a financial donation - make your check out to CHS PTSA, mark "Senior Treats" in the subject line and drop it off at the front office (or mail to CHS, 9310 Scott Road, attn. Project Graduation Committee, Roswell, GA 30076). Or do you know a business or other organization that would like to donate items or money? Contact Mary at the email above.
 
Graduation Signs for Class of 2017

Display with pride that you have a graduating SENIOR! Order your yard signs now. Limited quantities will be ordered. Send the information below and make checks payable to CHS PTSA. 

Orders may be turned into the front office or mailed to:
 
Centennial High School
Attn: Project Graduation Committee
9310 Scott Road
Roswell, GA 30076

Yard Signs will be available in late April.
$25 each OR 2 for $40
 
2017 Graduation Yard Signs
Graduate's Name ______________________________
Parent's Name ________________________________
Subdivision __________________________________
Address _____________________________________
Contact Number ______________________________
Quantity _____Total $ ________ Check # __________
 
Checks payable to CHS PTSA

More Dates For Your Calendars:

 

Prom -  March 25, 20173 at the Fox Theatre. 

For juniors and seniors.


 
Graduation  - May 20, 2017

New Location: Verizon Amphitheater


CHS Juniors & Seniors: 

ARE YOU RECEIVING Centennial Counseling TEXT MESSAGE BLASTS?
Join REMIND 101 to receive texts and/or emails with information on upcoming college representative visits at CHS, scholarship updates, and other important information from the counseling office! Students AND parents are encouraged to register.

Don't be left out of the loop for your class announcements - join today!! 

International Skills Diploma Seal

It is our pleasure to inform you that  
last year  Centennial  was   approved to award the International Skills Diploma Seal to qualifying seniors. We submitted the application and were approved along with Johns Creek HS and Chattahoochee HS. Only 7% of high schools in Georgia offer this prestigious honor, and we are the only 3 in Fulton County to do so. It aligns well with the IB program and highlights the value of student community service and travel.
 
Why this Diploma Seal?

According to the Georgia Department of Education, who is awarding the ISDS, they believe that in today's global marketplace, it is important for students to acquire the interdisciplinary skills they need to be globally competent and competitive. The International Skills Diploma Seal is awarded to graduating high school students who complete an international education curriculum and engage in extracurricular activities and experiences that foster the achievement of global competencies. It is a signal to employers and higher education institutions that a student is prepared to participate in the global economy.

You can review the complete information about the International Skills Diploma Seal at:
 
Interested students need to complete the application (click here to download) as well as the travel rubric and submit it to Dr. Glymph by February  1st , 201 7   in the AP Office . Then all coursework credits will be verified by the counselors. Once all information is verified, students will be notified and invited to attend the informational meeting about the Capstone Presentation.
 
The Capstone Presentation is a student reflection on his/her cross-cultural experiences, learned international skills, and competencies. Students will have a choice for the presentation format (video, presentation, performance, journal reading). The Capstone Presentation will take place on  March 22 , 201 7   in front of the International Skills Diploma Seal Committee.
 
A list of the final International Skills Diploma Seal Candidates will be submitted to the GA DOE on April  1st , 201 7 . Awarded International Skills Diploma Seals will be distributed during Centennial High School Graduation Ceremony.


Holcomb Bridge Color Run
Come support a new community event supporting one of our cluster schools! 

Hol comb Bridge MS PTA is hosting a Color Run & Fall Festiva l at their school on Saturday, October 22! 

Bring the whole family and friends to enjoy a 1-mile Color Run around the track and a Fall Festival with our community and local business partners.

There will be a DJ - Post Race Refreshments - Carnival Games - Giant Inflatables!

Register online at  active.com .   Registration fee is only $25!  

Don't miss out on a Color Run and fabulous festival close to home!! 
Questions, please contact  hbmscolorrun@gmail.com .


Color 
for Cure
Run/Walk Color Festival for Cure Childhood Cancer  - the Sam Robb Fund

When: November 12 at 9am

REGISTRATION FEE $25/person Now thru November 5
START/FINISH LINE Centennial High School, 9310 Scott Rd, Roswell 30076
I NFORMATION Philippe Lamarche, Michael Keramidas, Brandon Semones Philippe.lamarche12@gmail.com

LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRTS will be distributed at registration. Runners who register on race day, run t-shirts will be available first-come, first-served basis


Parents: Please Be Aware of the IMPORTANCE OF ATTENDANCE

Please remember the importance of EVERYDAY attendance for students. Being present at school is the essential first step for learning. College and career ready indicators show that students who have 5 or less absences a school year are more on track to graduate high school and prepared for what comes next. We want to encourage families and students to keep ALL (including excused) absences at 5 or less days for the whole school year.
 
Please work with Centennial staff to have your child in school as much as possible:
  1. Schedule appointments outside of school hours.
  2.  Only keep your child home if they are truly sick and/or contagious to others. 
  3. Utilize home access on the Fulton County website, to keep track of your child's attendance (if you need your access username or password, please contact Lisa Bucknor at (470)252-4194). 
  4. For more information about chronic absenteeism and for strategies to help both parents and students to help improve school attendance, visit   http://absencesaddup.org 
  5. If your student arrives late or needs to check out early, they need to visit the attendance office so we will ensure that they are not skipping class. If your child needs to be absent for an excused reason, please remember to provide documentation to the attendance office within 5 days of your child returning to school so it will be marked as excused. Without documentation it will be counted as unexcused. Please be aware of the GA Compulsory attendance law which required that parents or guardians of children between the ages of six and  sixteen to have their child enrolled in and regularly attending a public or private school during the regular school day (O.C.G.A § 20-2-690.1). After 10 unexcused absences your child may be referred to juvenile court for truancy.
If you have any questions about attendance, please feel free to contact our attendance clerk, the school social worker, or an administrator.

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 gives citizens the opportunity to comment on Board agenda items.  
  • Katha Stuart - Wednesday, October 19, 6:30 PM at Mountain Park E
  • Julia Bernath - Tuesday, November 15, 9:30 AM at Sandy Springs Middle 
  • Linda McCain - Tuesday, November 15, 9:30 PM at Abbotts Hill Elementary

  Fundraising at CHS
Accident Avoidance Workshops

Educators know kids learn better when they're having fun ... so how effective can "driver's ed" be if your student complains about how boring it is? Just how comfortable will you be sending them out on the road with the absolute minimum required training? 

They will learn more in the Accident Avoidance Workshops. Don't let what you know about "driver's ed" set your expectation of the Accident Avoidance Workshops.  This is not "driver's ed" ... this is "driver trainin' the way it ougth'a be." We will completely and forever change the way both you and your student look at driving.

Don't take our word, here is what parents just like you have to say about the Workshops.
 
"You think you know what this program is ... but you don't.  This has teeth." -D. Kliewer; Parent
"There's a reason this is the highest-ranked program in the U.S.  You can't understand until you take it." -D. Aaze; Parent
"I had no idea there was a program like this out there.  No kid of mine will ever go without it." -C. Abernathy; Parent
"My son needed to be knocked down a few pegs.  Mission accomplished." -J. Wright; Parent

The Workshops are coming back to Centennial High School this October; spaces will go fast. Don't delay, sign up today.  One semester free parking pass will be raffled to one Centennial student .   Click here  for more information and for a complete schedule, or call  770-262-7009 .  If you are ready to register you may  click here .

We're adding another class in February as well, since there was so much demand generated at Curriculum night.

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 our Website! www.centptsa.org

We hope that along with the official Centennial High School website, the PTSA website will help provide you with all the information you need from CHS.  We are always looking for ideas to increase content, so please let us know what you want to see and how. centennialptsacommunications@gmail.org


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.


 www.centennialathletics.com Official Centennial Athletics Website

 

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


 

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