CHS eNews
March 2018

CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL PTSA'S ONLINE NEWSLETTER
CENTENNIAL NAMED
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE® SCHOOL!
Joins Elite Group of Schools Preparing Students for Global Economy
 
After a four-year application process, Centennial High School is proud to be named an International Baccalaureate ┬«  (IB) World School, one of only two in North Fulton County and one of only 4,500 around the world. The school has been authorized to offer the  IB Diploma Programme  for 11th and 12th graders, aged 16-19. Classes will be offered in August at the start of the 2018-2019 school year. Those students graduating in the class of 2020 will be the first cohort benefiting from this prestigious program that strengthens a world-view education and differentiates students not only in the college acceptance process but their future careers as well.

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge-students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically. The DP curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, which is Theory of Knowledge (TOK) class, Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) and the Extended Essay. Through the DP core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.

Centennial will be offering 12 IB classes. IB Diploma Programme Applications for rising Juniors are due March 23.

Future information sessions about the IB Diploma Programme will take place at the school over the coming months and these will be announced to the community. The Centennial IB program will be an academic hardship option for students attending Northview, Chattahoochee, and Johns Creek high schools. Parents are encouraged to contact Marchele Nelson  NelsonML@fultonschools.org  with questions.

Established in 1968, the International Baccalaureate┬« (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) was the first programme offered by the IB. To learn more, visit   http://www.ibo.org/.   

Teacher and Professional of the Year
Congratulations to Centennial's 2017/2018 Teacher of the Year John Domville and Professional of the Year Fen Chen! We are so lucky to have you. Go Knights!

Principal's Honor Roll Breakfast
On Friday March 2nd, the CHS PTA hosted an Awards Breakfast in the Gym on the upper track to honor close to 400 students. These students all earned a 94% average or above for the first semester of the 2017-2018 school year. Students received an invitation to attend the breakfast with their peers and Mrs. Crumbley, who was thrilled to be able to personally congratulate many of the students who were in attendance. Students were treated to Chick Fil A chicken biscuits, fruit and various pastries and beverages. We were so excited to see many of these same students back for the breakfast from last year in addition to many new faces! A special thanks to those seniors who attended - we couldn't have been more thrilled to honor them with this last awards breakfast.
Fulton County Schools Quick Tip Function -
HAVE YOUR STUDENTS DOWNLOAD THE APP NOW
"If you see something, say something!"



As part of ongoing safety and security efforts, Fulton County Schools offers a Quick Tip function on their FCS app. There are posters in schools with steps for students to follow if they have something to report. 

Contact information is optional, so reports can be made anonymously. The app also has the capability to upload a picture, so students can share threatening or inappropriate social media posts or any activity believed to be suspicious activity.

When a report comes in through Quick Tip, it is received and investigated by the Department of Safety and Security. They determine where the information gets routed from there (e.g., school principals, Human Resources, the Fulton County Schools police department). The Department of Safety and Security takes all reports to Quick Tips seriously: Any Quick Tip received by the district is investigated.

The Fulton County Schools app is available for iPhones and Android phones. If a concerned student or parent does not have access to the app, Quick Tips can also be reported on our website. Another contact option is to email   safety@fultonschools.org.

Fulton County Schools is committed to providing a safe learning environment for our students, and we are continually seeking ways to improve. Students, parents, and staff are all encouraged to install the Fulton County Schools app, which includes access to Quick Tips.

Download the Fulton County Schools App
The app is now available in the   Apple App Store and on   Google Play. Search for "Fulton County Schools" or click the button below for your app store.
Fulton County School Police Department

Did you know that Fulton County Schools has its own Police Department of trained police officers? Every Fulton County high school has 1-2 police officers assigned to their school. Centennial is so lucky to have Officer Callahan and Officer Forbes. Thank you for all that you do for the Centennial community!
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Every year, Centennial HS invites local realtors to Centennial to learn about the fabulous things going on at our school and our feeder schools. Check out these links to see some of what is shared.
Graduation Yard Signs for Class of 2018 - $18 until March 31st!
Show your pride in your student's accomplishment -- order a Centennial Class of 2018 graduation yard sign!
 
$18 per sign if ordered during the month of March
$20 per sign if ordered after April 1
 
ALL ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY APRIL 10th
Home delivery will occur between 
April 20th and April 25th


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Remember that all students MUST be signed out by a parent regardless of the age of the student before leaving campus. Thank you!
REMIND 101
If you have not already done so, please sign up for REMIND 101 for important updates from the Counseling Department. There is a different Remind for each class, so make sure that you sign up for the correct one for you.
 
PTSA Senior Service Scholarship Opportunity! education_savings.jpg
Each year the Centennial High School PTSA offers several scholarships, some up to $1000, recognizing exceptional dedication to volunteerism among the senior class students. These scholarships will be awarded to students who best exemplify the PTSA's ideals of outstanding commitment of service to others in our school, community and world.

Any graduating senior with a GPA of 80 or higher who is enrolling at a college, university or technical institute of higher learning may apply.  Applicants (or their families) must be a member of the PTSA by the end of the first semester to be eligible.
Applications and a detailed description are available here and on the PTSA website and are due in the front office by Friday, March 30th at 3:30pm.   Applications require a brief essay and the signature of the sponsoring adult, so please plan in advance. Incomplete applications (missing signatures), those that are handwritten, those that do not follow the required format and those turned in late will not be considered. Applications will be judged on the quality and depth of the student's leadership and community service experiences, not merely the number of hours served. Scholarship checks will be made payable to the student.

If you have any questions, please contact  Amy Pauls,  Scholarship Committee Chair, at amypauls@me.com.

Ghost Out 2018 - March 20-23: Let's Keep Our Students Safe Prom Night
 
This is a week long alcohol and drug awareness program aimed at our high school students. Teenage traffic accidents, particularly on Prom weekend, are the number one killer of teens. Over 1/3 of these accidents are caused by alcohol, drugs, or distracted driving. Our intention is to impress upon our student drivers to make good choices and keep the CHS Prom a Knight to Remember.
 
Tuesday, March 20  - All students will have the opportunity during lunch to sign the Prom PROMise wall in the cafeteria.  Once they sign the wall, their name is entered in a raffle for Prom related gift cards to include Great Clips, nail salon, Kroger (floral).  The drawings will be held on Thursday, March 22 during all three lunches.
 
Wednesday, March 21  - CHS is partnering with AAA Auto Club for a Prom PROMise Program.  During all three lunch periods, all students will be invited to drive on a "driving simulator" which will demonstrate the hazards of distractive driving.  Then they will wear goggles, which impair their vision, and be asked to "walk a straight line".  Roswell Police Officers will also be present to talk about the laws associated with impaired driving and answer any questions students may have. 
 
Thursday, March 22  - Students will continue to have the opportunity during lunch to sign the Prom PROMise wall in the cafeteria and enter their name in a raffle.  Prize drawings will be held during all three lunches.
 
Friday, March 23  - A video, produced by "The Loft" students, will be shown during the morning announcements. It will be a 20 minute presentation with all info on Ghost Out week and mini videos by the students.  All the videos pertain to Prom PROMises, good choices that are made, the consequences of bad choices, and breaking Prom PROMises.
 
Make Prom Night a Safe Night! Encourage your daughter/son to make good choices for themselves and their friends.

  Prom will be held at the Atlanta History Center on Saturday, March 24th from 8PM-12AM. Tickets will still be sold at the door for $85. There will be an opportunity for students to go over to the Swan House to take their own pictures from 7:30-8:15, but they must go in groups of ten with a chaperone.   If a student is bringing someone from another school, they must hand in the prom guest information form with a copy of that person's ID or they will not be allowed into prom. We will have deserts and an ice cream bar for the students and free pictures from the photo booth. There will also be a photographer on site, but there is a charge for those pictures. Looking forward to seeing all juniors and seniors there!
For more information, please contact the Junior Class Sponsor -- Ms. Jill Dias-Schindler.



Click here for Special Prom Promotions from JC Penney. 
Centennial Governance Council Elections - 3/19 to 3/23
 
It is SGC election time!! There will be one open parent seat and one open teacher seat on the council for next year. Parents vote for parents and teachers vote for teachers. Voting information has been emailed to you. The actual elections take place 3/19-3/23. The voting election goals are 15% of parent participation and 70% of staff participation. We need your help to reach this!
 
The Centennial SGC has brought us: the Learning Commons, the makerspace, the Personal Fitness Waiver, the Internship Waiver so that all students can be eligible for internships, Honors World History, AVID, the STEM and Humanities co-Labs, the study skills waiver! We would love for this innovative tradition to continue.
 
What do you need to do?
  1. Carefully review candidate statements written below.
  2. Read any governance council materials emailed to you.
  3. Take a minute to follow the link in the election email and vote for your top candidate!
Thank you for supporting your Centennial Governance Council.
 
Parents
1.    Molly McCartney - Why me This is a wonderful opportunity for me to combine my passion and professional experience to support CHS's objectives. Education is important to me and I strive to learn new things continuously. Professionally I create and manage strategic partnerships to drive towards common goals. In addition, I have over 20 years of consulting experience helping clients solve problems.  What do I bring My role at work is to be the orchestrator convening people to move forward the work of the alliance, solving problems and managing the cost of time. I bridge differences, often finding the "third way" of accomplishing a task or an objective. How will I do it I create collaborative partnerships through discovering mutual goals, identifying key stakeholders, driving cadence and routines and measuring success. Leveraging a structured framework, identifying success metrics, applying best practices and applying collaboration and influence tools to advance initiatives. 
 
2.   Anthony Campbell - Senior business leader in the technology fields. Largely focused on strategy and direction of large organizations while maintaining strong leadership of people. Very strong analytical and problem solving skills that enable flawless execution of projects and deliverables. GO KNIGHTS!!!!
 
3.   Amber Woolfolk - I have been a pillar in our community for the past 6 years, I have coached in Roswell, been an active member of the PTA, and am looking for an opportunity to be a servant leader.
 
4.   Tonya Smith-Dixon - Greetings, I am Tonya Smith-Dixon and a proud parent of a first-year high school student. Like you, I want to ensure the future of my child through a quality education and opportunities for personal growth. I have been a volunteer parent since she entered elementary school, committing my time, talent and treasures to initiatives in and out of school that further student/life balance and ensure she has a voice. I have served as Room Parent for 5 years, 2 years on SGC at Haynes Bridge and 8 years as a GS Troop Leader. I have also served on a community HOA Board for 2+ years to ensure homeowner property values. Throughout, I have employed my 10+ years of experience as a Project Manager and Realtor to help organize events, further initiatives and foster healthy relationships that help to connect people to resources and services to meet their needs.  I believe our schools are key to our community. They bring our families together and help to foster diversity within the community around a common goal of ensuring our children's success. As the pressure is steadily increasing on our children to balance the demands of school, activities, home life and social pressures, we must maintain a balance to ensure our students aren't overloaded and underserved. As a member of the SGC, I seek to further the school's key initiatives, maximize our resources, while putting our children first to ensure they are prepared for the real world and grateful for their time at Centennial High.

Teachers
1.    Tyler Ehrlich - My name is Tyler Ehrlich, and I am the Associate Director of Bands at Centennial High School. My daily responsibilities include teaching 176 students divided across three concert bands and two music technology classes. I also assist in running our award-winning marching band, the Spring pit orchestra for the musical, as well as our chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society. Although new to Centennial, I already feel invested in the culture and community of our school. I believe it is my responsibility - even more so than teaching how to make music - to help forge strong relationships with my students and their school. The prospect of working to cultivate a stronger community and culture of excellence throughout Centennial is especially exciting to me. As a teacher, I am fascinated by integrating technology into the classroom. I am working to integrate the use of hardware and iOS apps to modernize the way we teach music. With the next devices being chosen for personalized learning at Centennial, I would love to discuss with teachers and students to see what can be improved from our Surfaces, and assist in making a good choice for the future. During the rollout, I would love to help foster a sense of comfort with the new devices, and help students and teachers make the transition. While I am passionate about my own music students, I would be honored to help affect positive change throughout Centennial by serving on the Student Governance Council.
 
2.   Jeb Stewart  - I have 23 years of experience in Education including the past 2 years at Centennial High School. I currently hold a Bachelors degree in Health and Physical Education, a Masters degree in Interrelated Special Education, and a Specialist Degree in Brain Based Learning.  My teacher qualifications include General Education Math, Special Education, and also Health and Physical Education.   I have taught in various types of schools from Title 1 schools to Schools of Excellence. I feel that I have a wide knowledge of schools and how they function.  My wish is to serve in a leadership capacity at Centennial High School.  Serving on the Governance Council would help me have a voice in continuing to see Centennial High School grow into a high performing school. 


From the Counseling Office
DUAL ENROLLMENT (DE) NEWS:
 
GSU will be hosting several information sessions about the GSU Dual Enrollment program. The link to rsvp is located below:
o   March 20th (Alpharetta Campus) 
o   March 30th (Dunwoody Campus)
o    April 6th (Alpharetta Campus): 
 
Students must complete all DE applications by March 30, 2018 Complete applications include the following:
o   A complete & submitted FCS Dual Enrollment Contract
o   A complete & submitted DE Institution (GSU/GTC/UNG, etc.) Application that includes a transcript and appropriate test scores:  ACT, SAT, or ACCUPLACER
o   A complete & submitted DE Funding application
o   A complete & submitted DE Student Participation Agreement
 
All DE forms and form completion instructions may be accessed through the DE tab of the CHS Counseling website:   www.mycentennialcounseling.com
Fulton Virtual Summer School
Registration is OPEN NOW!

Online Registration Opened March 1st
School dates: June 4-July 13, 2018
2018 Mock Test Schedule at Centennial High School - One Last Chance for the Year! Don't Miss Out!

 
This last test is a Diagnostic - half of the test will be SAT and the other half will be ACT. This is still a great opportunity to determine which test is best for you in case you missed out of the previous Mocks.
These Mock tests are administered at Centennial High School by Applerouth. This is such an excellent opportunity to practice these tests in real life testing conditions.

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.
The Senior Scoop
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Senior parents have a great community on Facebook to easily access each other for information and advice on topics that are relevant to parents of students graduating and moving on in the world of education, the military and work. Please join the group at Centennial HS Senior Parent Facebook Group .

Senior Week:  March 26 - March 30
There will be fun activities and dress up themes for the week. Centennial Senior traditions are awesome! Your Senior Dues cover the cost of these events. Make sure that your Senior Dues are paid so that your senior can participate! ($45 to Ms. Jimenez or Ms. McKay)
 
NOTE: YOUR SENIOR WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SENIOR WEEK ACTIVIES IF THEY HAVE NOT PAID THEIR  SENIOR DUES
 
How To Pay School Fee Online
1. Go to chsknights.com, select "Resources", click "Online Payment Portal" or click  here . You will need to sign in or create an account. If this is a new parent account, please add the student to your profile.
2. Choose an activity you are paying for. Be sure to follow the direction stated under the activity, enter the quantity and add to cart.
3. Proceed with purchasing additional activities at Centennial High School or check out.
4. Select your student profile and click "next" to enter your credit card information. Only Master Card or Visa is accepted.
Note: All items in the shopping cart should be for the same school.
Cost to Parents
The following fees are added to your credit card and not refundable:
Fixed fee: 0.35 per transaction
Variable fee: 4% of total charge
   
Senior Parents:  the Seniors Only special edition eNews will be coming out the week after Spring Break. Keep an eye out for it!
 
Clubs & Activities
Exceptional Children's Week was a huge success! 

Throughout the week over 300 students signed the pledge to stop using the "R" word. Tuesday, our special guest speakers, Derrick and Julie Tennant brought down the house with their motivating and very funny presentation of "The Love Chromosome." We learned that we already have what it takes to be a H.E.R.O., no matter what our abilities. Wednesday, Centennial hosted several schools that came to compete in the 5th Annual Special Olympics Basketball (Knights won!) and finally on Thursday, everyone had an AMAZING time as they boogied 5th and 6th period away, at the 321 Dance.
TIP: If news and social media ever get you down and you start believing that people can't get along, just come to the 321 Dance!  Your faith in humanity and the next generation will be restored!   

Welcome Class of 2020 to Student Leadership Johns Creek

Centennial High School is proud to offer congratulations to the following students for being named to Student Leadership Johns Creek (SLJC):
Marissa Fish, Cathryn Gray, Alex Green, Ariel Harper, Jayla Melvin, Edy Poteet, Aman Puri, Carter Smith, Lucy Turner, Bodhana Veramachaneni, Maggie Wall, Wilson Williams, and Jake Winokur.
 
Students from the other three high schools that participate in SLJC were also announced from  Chattahoochee, Northview, and Johns Creek.
 
Student Leadership Johns Creek is a two-year program under the Leadership Johns Creek program that is going into its 7th year serving Johns Creek students from Centennial, Chattahoochee, Northview and Johns Creek High Schools.  During the first year students work collaboratively on community service projects that they choose. They also learn about their state and city governments through Government Day and City Day.
In the second year of the program students work more independently through a portfolio project where they are responsible for building a personal website including a resume, personal mission, LinkedIn profile, etc. They also shadow a professional in an industry they are interested in pursuing and create a video presentation on that experience.  The program is highly selective and only about 33% of the students who apply are accepted into the program.
Our School Sponsor for this program is Amanda Skrok. More information can be found at  www.studentleadershipjohnscreek.com

CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HELP JOHNS CREEK POLICE DEPARTMENT REVAMP SCHOOL SAFETY PROGRAM
New and Improved "Billy Badge" to Engage Children in Community
 
As part of the   Student Leadership Johns Creek  program, Centennial High School students took on the task of refreshing the "Billy Badge" community program for the Johns Creek Police Department. The updated program features a new costume for the Billy Badge character, coloring books for children and a new  "Parent Corner"  on the Billy Badge website with updated resources to reinforce safety with children.
 
Who is  Billy Badge ? It may help to first remember  McGruff the Crime Dog-an icon of the 1980's. Children across the nation helped to "take a bite out of crime" with McGruff, who taught kids about safety procedures and what to do in the event of an emergency. But after 30 years of use, McGruff retired, leaving many communities without an engaging mascot to teach young children about safety. In 2012, the Johns Creek Police Department and the organization  Leadership Johns Creek -now in its 9th year-created Billy Badge, their own version of the famous dog detective. In the beginning, Billy appeared at community events and schools, educating children about emergency situations and when to call 911. However, over time Billy Badge fell into disrepair. And he was missed.
 
Enter Student Leadership Johns Creek, a program started six years ago by the parent organization to foster the same leadership and community activism in high-school students. Selected through a rigorous application, students are provided insight and interaction with city, business and government executives to affect positive change. Billy Badge was gladly taken on by the Centennial High School team.  The group renovated the website to include all things safety, including games for children and safety tips for parents.
 
Billy Badge has officially been reinstated, so keep an eye out for him at schools and community events.
To learn more about Johns Creek Student Leadership, please contact Executive Director Irene Sanders, at  sanders@leadershipjohnscreek.com ,   404-406-0480  or visit the website  http://www.studentleadershipjohnscreek.com/ .
Centennial NHS at Hillside for Read Across America Day
Junior and Senior Knights spent the day at Hillside helping out and having fun at their Annual Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss's birthday) extravaganza.  Many of these Knights participated in Read Across America Day when they were Huskies themselves.  It was so much fun to go back and make it special for these future Knights. Thank you to Ms. Simon for always making this day special for all of us!

Centennial Model UN at National New York Conference
The Centennial team received the Award of Merit at the National HS Model UN Conference.  Elsie Brinkmann, Logan Busbee, Chelsea Summers, and Parker Foles were all asked to speak at the Plenary Session which is the highest honor that you can receive at this conference. The conference includes teams from 110 other schools from around the world.  Way to go Knights!



HOSA: Future Health Professionals
 
The Lifesouth Blood Drive will be March 30 from 8 am - 2 pm in the auxiliary gym. Donors must be age 16+ with picture ID/proof of age and weigh 110+ pounds. We are asking that ALL students have parent consent to donate. If your student plans to donate, please be certain to sign his/her form. Community members are welcome to donate!

 
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.

Please email Jama Cochrane for more information: cochranej@fultonschools.org
JROTC Knights Battalion
Congratulations to The CHS Army JROTC Knights Battalion who celebrated their Annual Military Ball on February 24th at the Country Club of the South.
For additional information, please contact Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) and Senior Army Instructor - Johnathan B. Neptune.









Centennial Athletics
Centennial Track and Field

Senior Reese Crawford has set 2 school records: 43.94 in the 300 Hurdles and 58.84 in the 400m! The Girls 4x100 team is also super fast: Kayla Williams, Kemiah Scott, Peyton Pritchett, and Reese Crawford. Come check them out!!
Lastly, the Knights took second place at the North Georgia JV Invitational. Go Knights!


Centennial Basketball
Knights Rodney Howard and Shekinah Guthrie were named to the All North Fulton Basketball Team! Jahlen Jack earned Honorable Mention. Go Knights!
Knights Football
Spring football is here! CHS Knights football registration is now open. If you are interested in playing this year, we encourage you to register and come out for Spring practice starting Monday, April 16. 
The link for registration is below.  If you have any questions, please contact Jayna Brosmer at chsfootballregistrar@gmail.com.
For anyone registered, we will be handing out equipment and providing free physicals on Wednesday, April 11th.  
We are looking forward to a great season this Fall.  Go Knights!!
Centennial Cheer
The Centennial Cheerleading Tryout Clinic will be held April 16-18 from 3:45-5:30pm in the gym, with tryouts taking place on Thursday, April 19. 
These tryouts will be for the Varsity Competition Team/Varsity Sidelines squad, Junior Varsity Football squad, and Varsity and Junior Varsity basketball squads. An online registration form should be completed prior to the clinic. The form can be found at  https://goo.gl/bAABwW . An up-to-date physical should also be on file, and a $25 tryout fee brought to the first day of the clinic. We look forward to kicking off a great 2018-19 season!
The Arts 
The Centennial Knights Players 
production of Mary Poppins was a huge success!

CENTENNIAL CHORUS
CHS Chorus performing for their LGPE.
CENTENNIAL ORCHESTRA

The orchestra had a great time at Disney World!
CENTENNIAL BAND

2018 MARCHING BAND & COLOR GUARD REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Register NOW for the award winning 2018 Centennial Marching Band and Color Guard. For more information and to register go to CHSKnightsBand.com  and click on the Register link at the top!

If you have questions, please email both   Michael Reid (reidml@fultonschools.org), Band Director and  Tyler Ehrlich (ehrlichtl@fultonschools.org), Associate Band Director. 
LGPE EVENT: OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES!

On March 8th, the three Centennial concert bands performed at the LGPE (Large Group Performance Evaluation) event and received stellar scores! This evaluation is the equivalent of standardized testing for performance music. The scores were:
  • Wind Ensemble: Superior on Stage, Superior for Sight Reading, Overall Superior Rating
  • Chamber Winds: Superior on Stage, Superior for Sight Reading, Overall Superior Rating
  • Symphonic Band: Superior on Stage, Excellent for Sight Reading, Overall Superior Rating
Job well done to the students and band directors after months of intense preparation! Now they begin to prepare new fun music for the Spring Concert in April.
 
 
WINTER GUARD COMPETITION
Congratulations to the Centennial Winter Guard for placing 3rd in the Scholastic Regional A Division at the Flowery Branch Competition on March 17th! The CHS band program is extremely proud of these talented students! Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_Pjwwlscp8&feature=youtu.be  to view a video of this performance.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
The Centennial band program welcomes everyone in the community to attend the following events to support our talented students!
  • Winter Guard SAPA Championship: April 7th in Chattanooga
  • (UTC McKenzie Arena, 720 E 4th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403)
  • Spring Concert: April 19th, 7 p.m., in CHS auditorium
  • Jazz and Percussion Concert: April 26th, 7 p.m., in CHS auditorium
 
CHOCOLATE SALE FUNDRAISER
Have a craving for chocolate? Yes....then locate a band member at school or in your neighborhood and buy some delicious chocolate bars! We are selling "The World's Finest Chocolate" bars in the following flavors: Almond, Crisp, Caramel, Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate with Almonds. Thanks for your support!
Centennial Cluster News
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.  
  • Julia Bernath -Tues., April 17, 9:30 AM at Dunwoody Springs Elementary School
  • Katha Stuart - Wed., April 18, 6:30 PM at Elkins Pointe Middle School
  • Linda McCain - Wed., April 18, 6:30 PM at Chattahoochee High School
Last week, was School Board Appreciation Week. We would like to thank our wonderful school board members for always supporting Centennial High School! We appreciate all that you do for all students!

Congratulations to Dr. Maisha Ottway at Hillside Elementary - Northeast Learning Community (NELC) Principal of the Year!

Hillside Elementary
Pre-Kindergarten Lottery Registration for 2018-2019
Wednesday March 28 8am-3:30pm

Hillside ES Kindergarten & New Student Registration
for 2018-2019 School Year
Wed March 28th 8am - 3:30pm and Thurs March 29th 8am - 7pm

These registration dates are for NEW students who will be entering Hillside Elementary in grades Kindergarten thru 5th grade.  The student's parents or legal guardian must be a resident of the Hillside attendance area.  Student must be registered by parent or legal guardian.

NOTE: Registration Packets for both PreK and NEW students are available at Hillside starting March 12th.

For more information, call Hillside Elementary 470-254-6362 or go to our website

And More Cluster News...

  • Holcomb Bridge Principal Chris Shearer has just been named the new principal at Johns Creek Middle School. Congrats Mr. Shearer!
  • River Eves was named a 2017-2018 Reward Schools in the Highest Performance category. This distinction recognizes schools receiving Title I funds that are performing among the top 5 percent in the state. Schools in this category have the highest absolute performance over three years for the "All Students" group on state assessments, proving success in educating students from varying socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Matthew Spalding, a Haynes Bridge 8th grader won the Fulton County Spelling Bee and is headed to Plains, GA to compete for the state championship. Haynes Bridge also has a Robotics team going to the World Championship competition in Kentucky next month.
PTSA in Action
PTSA Mini Grants
Centennial PTSA funds part of the AP Human Geography field trip to Atlanta through its Mini Grant program.


PTA District 10 - Spring Conference - Brunch and Bash
Sat, March 24, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Teaching Museum South
689 North Avenue, Hapeville, GA 30354

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: ERIC THOMAS, PH.D.
CHIEF TURNAROUND OFFICER,
GEORGIA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
DISCUSSION:  STRATEGIC ENGAGEMENT AND PARTNERSHIP
FOLLOWED BY LEGISLATIVE UPDATE BY GEORGIA PTA LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE - Diane Jacobi
Please RSVP!  
Georgia PTA Day at the Capitol

Centennial High School and Georgia PTA Legislative Chair Diane Jacobi discusses pending legislation with parent, school and student representatives attending the Georgia PTA Day at the Capitol in Assembly Hall at the Fulton County Government Building on Thursday March 1. 
Centennial PTSA's AmazonSmile account is up and ready for use! Donate Money to your School just by Shopping!
 
When you shop @AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Centennial HS PTSA.

Selecting your charitable organization
1. Use this link to go to AmazonSmile: https://smile.amazon.com  

2. If you already have an Amazon account then log in using your existing Amazon information. Note: the accounts are linked, but you have to be on the AmazonSmile website in order for them to make a donation to your specified charity.

3. AmazonSmile will prompt you to select your charity. Select Centennial High School PTSA Roswell Georgia.

4. Start shopping!




The facts are clear:
Car crashes are the #1 killer of teens.
1 in 4 teens crash during their first year.
Driver's ed historically has produced no measurable reduction in crash rates.
 
The Accident Avoidance Workshop reduces the likelihood of your student crashing by more than 75%. So, you decide ... while we're in the midst of winter weather, which training do YOU want? The State's "absolute minimum requirements" haven't changed in 30 years, but driving has, and so have our roads. As a result, the State has lost such confidence in their own driver training program, they don't even require it anymore. We think your child deserves more than the minimum. We think your child deserves a fighting chance on today's roads, and we hope you will want to give them the tools they will need to survive in today's world. 
 
Nationally-renowned professional driving instructor Jeffrey "Homer" Stillwell has travelled the country training students and instructors alike on the strategies and techniques employed in avoiding, escaping, and surviving Emergency Driving conditions. Fewer than 1% of people in our country are schooled in how to respond to emergencies... make sure you and your student are included in this group! Parents, you'll learn new things at this engaging, informative, combined behind-the-wheel and classroom education. This isn't the Drivers Ed we all grew up with either.
 

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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