CHS eNews
August 2017

CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL PTSA'S ONLINE NEWSLETTER
Happy 20th Birthday, Centennial!

Centennial will be celebrating 20 years of "Knighthood" throughout the year. Be on the lookout for fun events all year long - starting with Homecoming 9/8. As always, "Our best days are ahead." Go Knights!

What? You haven't joined the PTSA yet? 

No worries...


Join TODAY 
Your Membership Matters!
STAY INVOLVED! CHS Needs Parent Volunteers!
One way that PTSA makes a difference at Centennial is to provide volunteers in various areas and for many school events. It is not possible to make these events successful without volunteers like you. We would like to encourage you to view and choose these areas where you can make that difference! The areas include:
  • General Volunteers
  • Learning Commons
  • Front Office Support
  • Hospitality
  • Counseling/College Visits
  • Membership
You can read more and sign-up for any of these areas by going to your personal volunteer sign-up page on My School Anywhere. 
https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/volunteer-confirm.a5w?t=p&vol=f3c79122d7c644daa255c9f863a94c2a

Please note that all volunteers at Fulton County schools are required to register/re-register (every year) at 
http://www.fultonschools.org/en/divisions/sup/comm/Pages/partnersvolunteers.aspx   Please go to the registration link, complete the mandatory online training, complete the volunteer application form and submit - you will receive a confirmation email from Fulton County Schools.

Bring the Whole Family and Enjoy
Centennial High School's
Homecoming Parade
Friday, September 8th
  • View the parade from the sidewalk along Scott Road between Centennial High School and Hillside Elementary
  • Bring a bag to collect candy!
  • Stay for dinner! Food Trucks will be selling dinner and snacks - Delicious food from Triple J's Pizza, Dogs on Wheels, Tacos from the Chameleon, and Kona Ice! Bring blankets and chairs for comfort while you eat.
    Cheer for the Knights to beat Alpharetta High School! Game starts at 7:30pm.
Avoid ticket lines - buy your tickets online today!!
 Purchase a  Centennial All-Sports pass  for the school year to take advantage of cost savings.

There's something for everyone...
Food   Marching Band   Friends   Cheerleaders   Football   Music
Good Old-Fashioned Friday Night Fun!

CENTENNIAL KNIGHTS HOMECOMING TRADITIONS
 
Spirit Week  
Tacky Tourist Day!

Hallway Decorating
School Administration in the Jumanji Theme, 2016
  
The Homecoming Theme this year is "20 Years and It's Been a Fairytale...Centennial High School".
Students will decorate their class hallways Thursday evening based on the following:
  • Freshman - Robin Hood
  • Sophomore - Rapunzel
  • Junior - Shrek
  • Senior - Sleeping Beauty/Maleficent
Homecoming Parade


Homecoming Court


Homecoming Dance
Saturday, September 9th. 

IT'S ALWAYS A GREAT DAY TO BE A KNIGHT!
GO KNIGHTS!

Help for Homecoming: Wanted Cars and a....HORSE!

Homecoming is right around the corner:  The festivities kick off with the Homecoming Parade on Friday September 8.  For a successful event, Centennial is once again requesting convertibles to carry 2-4 students each along the parade route from Centennial High School down Scott Road to Hillside Elementary.  Not comfortable driving in the parade?  Centennial can connect you with a driver for your car.   

In addition, since this year we will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of our Knights, we are looking for a special white horse to lead our parade.  If you have a white horse or know someone who does, please let us know.  For more details on the evening and timing of the event, please see the related article in this eNews.  More questions?  Please contact Dr. Olga Glymph at Centennial High School at (470) 254-4230.
Curriculum Night: TUESDAY, Aug 29th

Parents for all grades participate in curriculum night.  It is the opportunity to meet all your students' teachers and learn what they will be working on this year.  The following is the schedule for the evening:
 
6:00 - 6:30pm (cafeteria) - TAG Meeting
6:35 - 6:45 (auditorium) - Principal Greeting and PTSA General Meeting
6:50pm - dismissal to 1st period of your student's schedule
7:00pm - 1st period begins
Roswell's 17th Annual 
Sunday, 9/3 at 5:30pm

Come out for carnival games, entertainment, food, and of course, fireworks. A percentage of the evening's revenue comes back to Centennial Clubs, so come have fun and support the school as well.
What is MOWR?

MOWR means Move On When Ready. Centennial High School partners with Georgia State University, Georgia Tech and Gwinnett Technical College to offer a variety of college courses for qualifying students. Read more here!
SURFACES ARE IN ACTION!
All students should have their devices now. If your student does not, it means that they haven't turned in their Device User Agreement and/or paid all outstanding school fines.
 
 
Thank you to Michele Mobley, Chair of the Learning Commons Committee and all the volunteers who stepped in at a moment's notice to help get the Surfaces ready to distribute to the students and made the distribution happen more quickly and easily.
Fall Means College Time at Centennial
 
CHS Juniors and Seniors are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the following upcoming college representative visits.
 
 
 
To attend one of these information sessions, sign up online at https://goo.gl/forms/tzDhXgrTDKs6yN4r2   OR scan the QR code (above) to fill out the form. When you sign up you will receive a pass to be excused from class during the time of the session. College representative meetings will take place in the College and Career Center (located in the counseling office). Check the schedule for dates and times to make sure you do not miss out on any of these great opportunities!  More visits are constantly added so keep reading the monthly eNews and checking the bulletin board in front of counseling as well as the counseling website.
 
 
 
Date
Time
College/Program
8-28
1:00
Minnesota College of Art & Design
8-30
9 am
Georgia Tech
8-30
1:00
Florida State
9-5
1:30 pm
University of South Carolina
9-6
2:00 pm
Emory University
9-7
10:30 am
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
9-7
1:00
Ga Southwestern
9-8
10 am
University of Colorado at Boulder
9-11
9 am
University of Vermont
9-11
10 am
Colby College
9-11
2 pm
Stoney Brook
9-12
9 am
Indiana University
9-12
1 pm
Mercer University
9-13
9:30 am
University Washington in St. Louis
9-14
11:30 am
Brown University
9-20
9 am
Wesleyan College
9-22
9 am
College of Charleston
9-25
1:00
Agnes Scott
9-26
9 am
Georgia State
9-26
10 am
LSU
9-27
9 am
University of Alabama - Birmingham
9-27
11:30
University of Georgia
9-28
1:00
Kennesaw State University
10-3
10 am
Auburn University
10-4
10 am
Ga Southern
10-4
1:15 pm
Dartmouth
10-5
9 am
University of Alabama
10-12
9 am
Indiana University
10-16
10 am
Furman University
10-17
10:30 am
University of Cincinnati
10-23
9:30 am
Lipscomb University
10-25
10:00
North Georgia

North Point Mall College Fair - 9/11/17
JUNIORS AND SENIORS:
 This is an excellent opportunity to meet college reps and gather info from 30+ colleges, including ALL the major colleges in the southeast. The college recruiters that are here are typically the ones who will be reviewing college applications for their college and coming to our high school for college visits.  It is ALWAYS a good idea to meet them.  Colleges keep track of your interest in them: college visits, college fairs, college visits to the high school, emails to the college, etc. They LIKE to see that you have a true interest in their school. The North Point Mall College PROBE Fair is on Monday, 9/11 from 6-9pm throughout the entire downstairs of the mall. Take advantage of this super close opportunity to learn about many, many colleges.
Attention Juniors
To get all the latest info through text reminders for the Class of 2019, sign up for Remind 101. Text  @19knight to 810-10.
New Parent Meeting and Principal's Coffee 
Are you new to Centennial? Do you have questions about Centennial and our community of parents, teachers and administrators? Please join us for coffee and donuts in the Centennial Counseling Suite Conference room on Thursday September 14 at 8:30 a.m. for casual conversation with PTSA members and our principal, Ms. Crumbley .
Dates for your Calendar
 
  • Curriculum Night: August 29th 6-7:30pm
  • Homecoming Week: September 5 through 8th
  • Homecoming Parade and Football Game vs Alpharetta HS: September 8th
  • Homecoming Dance: September 9th
  • MOWR Night: November 8
  • Financial Aid Night: November 28 6:30pm till 8pm
  • AP Night: January 30
  • IB Night: February 27
Centennial School Governance Council (SGC)
The Seed Fund that Centennial was awarded last year was for the implementation of model classrooms in each department. Furniture and resources were purchased for 21st century classrooms.  These model classrooms provide students a flexible learning space that will elevate discussions, encourage creative and critical thinking, support personalized learning, and promote collaboration. What great additions to our school! 

This year's SGC welcomes two new members to our council. One parent representative, Stacy Christie, resigned from the SGC because of a family move out of state. This created a unique opportunity for the council to replace her with the "next in line" from the candidates who ran for a seat in the last election. Jen Wunderlich placed third in that election and accepted the opportunity to fill the open seat on the Council. In addition, we are joined by Courtney Allen, a faculty representative, and happy to welcome back community representative David Smith for a second term.

School Governance Council is excited for another great year and is already hard at work evaluting areas of improvement in Personalized Learning, Effective Instruction and Technology. Everyone is welcome to attend the monthly SGC meetings, which will be on the second Monday of the month at 7:30am in the Learning Commons Conference Room.

Information about the SGC can be found at 
There are always 2 two-minute slots open for public comment if anyone wants to address the Council. We are looking forward to another very exciting year. Go Knights!
Open PTSA Positions
Please consider volunteering for these open PTSA positions. This is a great way to not only help your child's school, but also to learn more about Centennial.
  • Ghost Out
  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Reflections
  • Freshman- Junior liaison positions
  • eNews
Contact Amy Hastings at  amyhastings@arbormedics.com   for more info.
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 give citizens the opportunity to comment on Board agenda items.  
  • Linda McCain - Wednesday, September 13, 9:30 AM at State Bridge Elementary School
  • Katha Stuart - Wednesday, September 13, 9:30 AM at Crabapple Middle School
  • Julia Bernath - Thursday, September 14, 7 pm at Centennial High School
From the Counseling Office
Parent Nights 
Sponsored by the Counseling Department at CHS
All Parent Nights start at 6:30pm

Freshmen Parent Night Part 1 (September 26):  Supporting Your 9th Grader through the Transition into High School 
Freshman Parent Night Part 2 (February 6):  Developing a 4 year academic plan for your student
Sophomore Parent Night  (February 13): Understanding College Entrance Exams (the PSAT, SAT and ACT)  
Junior Parent Night (October 24):  The College Search and Admission Process
Senior Parent Night (September 12): College Application Information
2017-18 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.
 
September 30 - Mock SAT Saturday, 9am - 1:30 am
 (event code M266044) 
 
October 14 - SAT/ACT Diagnostic Test Saturday, 9am-1:30pm
 (event code M266045)
 
November 4 - Mock ACT Saturday, 9am - 1:15 pm
 (event code M266046)
 
February 3 - Mock SAT Saturday, 9am - 1:30 pm
 (event code M266047)
 
March 3 - Mock ACT Saturday, 9am - 1:15 pm
(event code M266048)
 
March 24 - SAT/ACT Diagnostic Test Saturday, 9am-1:30pm
Cafeteria (event code M266049)
 
To register, go to applerouth.com/signup and enter the event code. Cost is $5. Money goes towards Centennial PTSA.
START PREPARING FOR YOUR ACT & SAT NOW!
 
Fall 2017-18 offerings will consist of two SAT courses and two ACT courses - see the attached flyer or contact the counseling office for specific schedules and details.  All Fulton County Schools students are eligible to register for $125 (a discount of more than 80% off the normal $699 price), and will receive 15 hours of classroom instruction, three in-class proctored practice exams, access to online drills, and a booklet of 13 additional practice tests!   The Fall ACT and SAT classes are starting August 26, 2017 - register online today  to provide your student with the skills needed to excel on the SAT or ACT!
 
To register,  please visit   www.PrincetonReview.com/FultonCounty. Choose SAT or ACT above "FIND A COURSE" in the middle of the page and find your class from the resulting list.  Then click the "Enroll" button, enter FCSATL in the Promo Code field, click "Apply" to see the discounted price, and Checkout!  Contact our office at  800-273-8439 ext. 1070 with any questions. 
The Senior Scoop
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 the items that you have already paid for, because you will not remember. 


              


 

THE TOP 5 "TO-DO" LIST FOR SENIORS

 

1) SENIOR PICTURES - should be done already.   But, if you were not able to do this in the summer, here are some new picture times.

  • August 23rd- after school, Aux Gym
  • August 26th--CHS theater lobb
  • Sept. 9th-CHS theater lobby
  • Sept. 23rd--CHS theater lobby

2) 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 2018 tassel
  • Leather diploma cover
  • Centennial's graduation medallion
  • Rental of graduation facility, tickets, programs, etc.
*If you would like to use an old gown:
  • You must have the cap AND the gown.
  • YOU MUST CONTACT Ms. Prelac - prelac@fultonschools.org - for permission PRIOR to paying.
  • AFTER GETTING PERMISSION, you can pay online. The cost is $90.

3) 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 payment to Ms. Jimenez in I-58 or Mrs. McKay in the Learning Commons (Make checks payable to Centennial High School) or use the Payment Portal account on the school website CHSKnights.com. Pay by December 21 to avoid $5 Late Fee!
Pay by Oct. 1st and you get to sign up for a Senior Service Day site one day earlier than the rest! Save money and pay early.


 

4) SIGN UP FOR REMIND 101 & GOOGLE CLASSROOM

  • To receive text messages on Remind 101 - Text @knights18 to 810-10.
  • To join our Google Classroom - Use Class Code: 8uukb0b to get information on  Senior Service Day, Homecoming Week, Senior Week and Graduation.

5) YEARBOOK - create and purchase your senior ad as well as order your yearbook at http://www.jostens.com. 

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 PARENT NIGHT - 9/12 at 6:30
CHS Counselors will host a "Senior Parent Night" on Tuesday, September 12 at 6:30 in the CHS auditorium. Counselors will present information about college admissions, the college application process, and scholarships/financial aid. We will also review the transcript/recommendation process in detail. This information will be shared with students in early September through senior classroom guidance.

SENIOR SERVICE DAY - 11/11 volunteer_divers_happy.jpg
Senior Service Day will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 11th. When 9th-11th grade is taking the PSAT tests, Centennial Seniors volunteer in our community - schools, libraries, pet shelters, etc.  To continue to make this event a stand- out success in the Centennial community (Centennial is the only high school that organizes an event like this), we need many parent volunteers to chaperone.  Please volunteer at https://goo.gl/forms/pTclmPiTr97vNXNe2  
College Campus Visits
Seniors may take up to three college visitation days during their senior year. Requests for college visitation days must be submitted in writing in advance and turned in to Ms. White in the Counseling Office. The form must be turned in at least three (3) school days prior to the absence . Assignments missed during the college visitation day(s) should be turned in to teachers prior to your absence unless other arrangements are made with the teacher. College visitation days will not be granted during final exams. College Visit forms can be picked up in the counseling office or printed from the counseling website under the  Printable Documents  link. Also, available are Campus Visit Checklists which will help you and your student know what questions to ask and what to look for during the visit.
Financial Aid Night
This night is open to all grades and will be held November 28 at 6:30pm covering the following topics - Scholarships (including HOPE & Zell Miller), Student Loans, FAFSA and more.
ATTENTION PARENTS OF SENIORS
 
Centennial has many great traditions in store for your senior student, including Senior Treats, Senior Week activities, Senior Service Day, etc. To make these events a success, we need MANY of you to help out. Please participate in making this senior year a positive, life-long memory for your senior's class of 2018. Contact Kristin Sharpe at  riharpp@hotmail.com  to place your name into the Senior Class Events volunteer pool. Go Knights!
Knight Spotlight
Centennial High's Bob Kuhn Named
2017 Outstanding Biology Teacher
 
Congratulations to Centennial High School teacher Bob Kuhn who has been named the 2017 Outstanding Biology Teacher of the Year!  He will be honored by the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) at their annual conference in November.
 
Mr. Kuhn, who teaches AP Biology and Honors Biology, was recognized for his hard work and devotion to  teaching, cooperation with his peers and school community and his excellent student-teacher relationships. Way to go Mr. Kuhn! For more on the award and the upcoming conference, check out  the NABT website. 
Clubs & Activities
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society (NHS) applications are available now and will be due on 9/12/2017.  There will be two locations where students can pick up these forms: H57 and Learning Commons.  Please contact Eulora Skelton at  skeltone@fultonschools.org    with any additional questions.  
National Honor Society is open to Juniors and Seniors.
HOSA: Future Health Professionals
Calling all students interested in careers in the healthcare field!  The first meeting of HOSA: Future Health Professionals will be 8/30 in the auditorium at 7:45 am.  Please join us to learn all about membership in HOSA and see if it is a perfect fit for you!
 
HOSA is a club for students interested in pursuing careers in medicine. We participate in local, regional, and national competitions in healthcare knowledge and skills such as CPR, First Aid, and more. We develop future leaders in health care.
 
Advisors:  Christina Branch (E-09) and Jama Cochrane (F-40)
ROTC Knights Battalion
 
JROTC is an active part of student life at Centennial. Students interested in joining any JROTC club must be a part of the JROTC organization. There are three clubs within the JROTC program: 
  • Raiders Challenge is the ultimate fitness challenge. Be a member of a ten person team that competes against hundreds of students across the state. Construct a rope bridge, carry heavy equipment, pull a military vehicle, work as a team.
  • Color Guard is a prestigious group of individuals that displays our National Colors at local events to include parades, ceremonies, organizational meetings and sporting events.
  • Exhibition Drill is a modified routine that involves complex marching with or without drill rifles. 
For their fall fundraiser, the JROTC Knights Battalion will be selling cheesecakes, pies, cookies and pretzels from September 12-27.  Come hungry and see any JROTC student for information! 
Mr. Jonathan Nepute is the JROTC sponsor. 
Future Business Leaders of America
FBLA's Jeans for Green Project has begun!   We will be collecting old blue jeans from August to February to be donated for recycling. Please help us reach our goal to collect 1,000 jeans that will be diverted from landfills, where they might otherwise join the millions of pounds of textiles thrown out every year.  We will be partnering with a local company to repurpose the jeans.  Donations can be made to Mrs. Robinson in Room I-18 or dropped off in the Main Office.
 
FBLA plans activities that encourage leadership training, community service, school service, and competition in business events. Students may join even if they aren't taking a business class.  Ms. Marie Robinson is the Sponsor for this club. 
Yearbook
Seniors !  Make sure you are represented in the yearbook-sign up to take your senior portrait! Visit this link to see available dates and times and to sign up for your time slot: http://seniors.legacystudios.com/centennial-high-school-roswell-ga/ 
 
School portraits are on August 23rd through your student's English class. All students have received portrait order forms so that your child's 2017 yearbook picture can be purchased. Also, don't forget to order your yearbook by visiting the following link: http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1029312/Centennial-High-School/
 
The student staff is responsible for the creation of the yearbook. Students learn the fundamentals of graphic design, editorial writing, and business skills necessary to successfully produce a 500+ page book. Members must apply and be in at least the 10th grade.  The sponsor for the Yearbook Club is Ms. Allison Scenna.  
HOPE Club Collecting New and Gently Used Materials for
Honors and AP Courses college_studying_outside.jpg
Do you or someone you love have a pile of unused study guides at home from that AP course last semester?  Did you buy the summer reading book for a class and now would like to send it to a good home?  The HOPE club is currently collecting gently used materials to create a library of resources for students who might need them.  We've all bought materials that we didn't end up using or used but didn't write all the answers in the book.  Please send these items to school with your students to drop off for Ms. Escalera-Smith in the Counseling Office or bring them into the Main Office yourself.  Working together to help every student achieve their full potential will ensure that all of "Our Best Days are Ahead".  Go Knights!
Centennial Athletics
Buy Your Centennial All Sport Season Passes Now!
 
These season passes are good for ALL regular season sport events played at Centennial for the entire 2017-2018 year. So, buy yours now before the start of football season! And then use them for Basketball in Winter, Soccer and Lacrosse in Spring, etc.
 
You can purchase online at  http://gofan.co/app/events/9070  . This link will be available until 9/7.
 
You can also purchase at orientation or through booster clubs at any time. When you buy through a booster club, $50 from every adult pass and $25 from every elementary/middle school student pass goes directly to that club.
 
Each season pass holder will receive a pass card; they will be available beginning Aug. 12 in the main office and will be at the Pass Gate at the Aug. 25 Varsity Football game.
 
Passes are as follows:
CHS Students - $50
Adults - $100
Elementary and Middle Students - $50

Knights Golf
 
Interested in playing golf this spring? We start spring workouts at TopGolf in January with tryouts on February, 12th. If you are interested in more information, please send your name, e-mail and phone number to Coach Kearney at kearneyt@fultonschools.org or go to the CHS athletic website and download the golf interest application and turn it into the office. You can also stop by Coach Riley room in the math wing to give her the application or contact information.  GO KNIGHTS GOLF!
Centennial Girls Lacrosse
The Centennial Girls Lacrosse program is selling embroidered CHS stadium seats for $50 and customized Centennial Popsockets for $10. The stadium seats feature soft cushioning, a steel frame, and folds down for easy storage.  Our supplies are limited so place your order soon! Email   JenSweigart@gmail.com  to place an order for the stadium seat or to purchase a Popsocket.  

Centennial Soccer
Interested in playing soccer this spring?  Boys should plan to meet in Coach Gathing's room after school on Tuesday, August 29 and the girls should plan to meet in Coach Kroll's room after school on Wednesday, August 30.
Knights Volleyball


The CHS Volleyball teams are working hard and are off to a great start! Varsity began its season the first week of school winning 4 of their early matches. JV and Freshman began playing this week with JV beating Johns Creek and Freshman playing tough but losing a close one to Johns Creek.
Please come out and support our volleyball teams at their first home matches! It is sure to be tons of fun and the players love the fan support! Hope to see you there!
Upcoming game schedule:
 
Varsity: Tuesday, August 29th 
5:00 PM vs Norcross
7:00 PM vs Milton
***Jr. Knights Night!
 
JV and Freshman : Wednesday, August 30th
5:00 PM TBD
7:00 PM vs Lovett 
Centennial Swim and Dive
The Centennial Swim and Dive team is getting ready for a fantastic 2017-18 season. Last season was one of the team's most successful in recent history and with almost all last years' athletes returning, we are expecting big things again in 2017-2018. Did you enjoy swimming or diving during summer league? Want to get in shape for your Spring sport?  The Swim & Dive Knights have a place for you!  There is no better way to feel involved in Centennial than participating in a great sport like swimming or diving!

If you weren't able to stop by our booth at Open House, please email Leah Ward at lhward@bellsouth.net to get on the distribution list to receive pre-season information.  We will be sending it out soon.  Swim/Dive registration is on Monday, September 25th at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria, so mark your calendars.  Go Knights!
The Arts 
Centennial will be Competing in the
2018 Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards
 
Centennial has been accepted into the 2018 Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards program - The Shuler Awards - with our production of Mary Poppins. Centennial's Mary Poppins will be performed in March. This year, there are 75 schools from over 30 Georgia counties in the program and we are so excited to be one of them! Check out the schools that will be competing for the "Tony" awards of Georgia high schools. Go Knights!
PTSA in Action
PTSA - School Support Update
The School Support Super Heroes have been very busy getting things up and running for the new 2017-2018 school year. We are pleased to welcome two new committee chairs, Anna-Maria Kahl who will be running the Front Office Committee, and Maria White, who is heading up the Membership Committee. Thank you for joining the team.
 
All of us have been busy finding volunteers and we have plenty of opportunities, so if you are looking to help at Centennial, let us know! Laura Kaufman, Chair of College Visits would love some help with the fall college visits. You can visit My School Anywhere (MSA) to find contact information and descriptions of the committees.
 
We are also in need of front office volunteers. If you are interested, please contact Anna-Maria Kahl at  KAHL74@bellsouth.net.
 
As the first Staff Appreciation treat of the year, Nan Janis delivered eclipse-themed treats to the staff.  Also, Emily Lee, Chair of the Hospitality Committee, put together a great meal for the teachers and staff during Open House. Working with Jason's Deli, we provided everyone with a nice meal and they even had the chance to enter a Braves ticket raffle.
 
Thank you to all who volunteer at our school. We really appreciate you. Go Knights!
PTSA Reflections - "Within Reach"
The CHS PTSA Reflections program launches in August and all students are invited to start thinking about ideas for an entry based on this year's theme "Within Reach". 
Students can choose from 6 areas of interpretation for their entry: literature, musical composition, photography, visual arts (include drawing, painting, print making and collage), dance choreography and film/video production.
Students' works are judged at the local level and the winning entries advance to the council and state PTA levels.  Top state award winning entries advance to the national level of judging. For more info go to  http://www.pta.org/programs/Reflections.cfm?ItemNumber=2898
 
Use the summer to get started! Reflections entries will be due early October.




Concerned that your teen driver is not prepared to handle the crazy traffic? Ask anyone who's taken this course for their thoughts on how effective it is, how much better their teen driver (and parent) handled basic driving techniques afterward, how much more confident both parent and teen driver felt. Sign up for Accident Avoidance Workshops at a location near you this fall! 
Be sure to mention that the Centennial PTSA sent you, as AAW donates a portion of their proceeds from the workshops back to our school. 
AAW is "driver trainin' the way it ought'a be!"    
www.accidentavoidanceworkshops.org

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!


Want More Information? 

 

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

 

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


www.centennialathletics.com Official Centennial Athletics Website

 

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


 
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