September 2018 Edition


Centennial Senior Makes Perfect Score on ACT!! 

Congratulations to Senior Marianne Lamarche for scoring a perfect 36 on the ACT test – that is so amazing!! Marianne went to Hillside and Holcomb Bridge before coming to Centennial. We are very proud of her.    Go Knights!!  Read more about Marianne’s accomplishments here
 


Parent Nights
Sponsored by the Counseling Department at CHS
All Parent Nights start at 6:00 pm


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  (March 5): Understanding College Entrance Exams (the PSAT, SAT and ACT)
Junior Parent Night (November 8):  The College Search and Admission Process
Senior Parent Night (September 20): College Application Information


SENIOR PARENT NIGHT - 9/20 at 6:00 p.m.

CHS Counselors will host a "Senior Parent Night" on Thursday, September 20 at 6:00 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. This is a very important meeting for SENIOR PARENTS – please put this on your schedule.


FRESHMAN PARENT NIGHT - 9/26 at 6:00 p.m.

Freshmen (9th Grade) Parent Night - Part 1 will be held at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, September 26 in the CHS Auditorium.  Whether this is your first time as a high school parent or not, come and learn more about the recent changes in graduation requirements and other important information to help your student succeed.

Please see  www.mycentennialcounseling.com  for additional information about counseling programs and services at Centennial.


Dates for your Calendar

  • IB Night: September 25
  • Homecoming Week: October 8 through 12th
  • Homecoming Parade and Football Game vs Dunwoody HS: October 12th
  • Homecoming Dance: October 13th
  • Duel Enrollment Night: November 1
  • Financial Aid Night: November 27
  • AP Night: tba

International Baccalaureate (IB) Night – 9/25 at 6:00 p.m. 

This is open to everyone interested in learning about the IB program.  Parents of 8th, 9th, and 10th graders – this event is an excellent opportunity to determine if the IB Programme could be a good fit for your child.  Centennial is fortunate to be able to offer this program to our students, as well as students in the Johns Creek, Northview, and Chattahoochee districts. Come learn about this prestigious program and how you can start to prepare your child now for this opportunity.



Bring the Whole Family and Enjoy Centennial High School's Homecoming Parade
Friday, October 12th
 
 

  • View the parade from the sidewalk along Scott Road between Centennial High School and Hillside Elementary
  • Bring a bag to collect candy!
     

Cheer for the Knights to beat Dunwoody High School! Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

Avoid ticket lines - buy your tickets online today https://gofan.co/app/events/28914


CENTENNIAL KNIGHTS HOMECOMING TRADITIONS  

Spirit Week


Tacky Tourist Day!

Hallway Decorating


The theme is "A Wrinkle in Time" – bringing different time periods to life

  • Freshmen: Wild Wild West
  • Sophomores: Jurassic
  • Juniors: Medieval
  • Seniors: The Future
     

Homecoming Parade



Homecoming Court



Homecoming Dance


Saturday, October 13th

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


Congratulations to Centennial's National Merit Semi-Finalist – Christine Pang
 



We are very proud of you! Go KNIGHTS! 


PSAT/SAT Day - October 10  
9-11 GRADE STUDENTS - THE PSAT IS COMING! 

The PSATs will be administered on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

All 9th, 10th, and 11th graders take the PSAT.
Student attendance is critical during the PSAT.

The PSAT 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. Results are often used in applications for AP classes later in the year. This is a national test, so students can see their performance compared to others in the country.

The PSAT allows the students to compete for scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (grade 11 only).

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.


Free SAT for Seniors 

On Wednesday, October 10th, Centennial High School will offer the SAT for SENIORS ONLY at no charge. There is no essay (writing component) with this examination. Some colleges require SAT w/ writing, some do not – make sure that you check what your college testing requirements are.  Registration signs are located throughout the building.


Free PSAT/SAT Prep from Khan Academy 

Practice is key to success on the SAT. Use this free resource through Khan Academy to make your study plan and start preparing NOW.

If you have any questions, see Mrs. Morrison in the Assistant Principal’s office or email MorrisonH@fultonschools.org 


Centennial College and Career Week  

During the week of October 15-19, Centennial will be hosting our 8th Annual College and Career Week. The goal of our College and Career Week is to offer students opportunities to learn more about all aspects of post-secondary options. 

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

Myth: College Week is 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 related to students and parents planning for continued education beyond high school. Topics include: Scholarship tips, Military panel, Historically Black College & University panel, careers not requiring 4 yr degree, Apply to College Day, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, NCAA, CareerWorx, Centennial alumni panel, etc.  More detailed information will be coming. 

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.


CareerWorx 2018 

Learn about many career pathways and the way to make those careers happen. This is for 9-12 grade students and their families. CareerWorx will be hosted on Gwinnett Technical College’s Alpharetta-North Fulton campus across from Avalon on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 4 – 7 p.m. 

  • This interactive event features all of Gwinnett Tech’s programs from Cybersecurity to Healthcare! 
  • Interested in exploring real jobs? At CareerWorx, you will experience real-world jobs and tasks. You may perform a mock sonogram, attempt to care for a patient in a high-stakes trauma situation, practice forensic and criminal science, learn how to keep hackers out and protect corporate secrets with cybersecurity, operate a surgical laparoscopic trainer AND MORE! 
  • Explore jobs that may be open to you with a Gwinnett Tech education, how much you can make and possible career paths. 
  • Talk with college recruiters, financial aid counselors and enrollment advisors – have your College Application fee waived!

PLUS, be one of the first 500 guests to check-in at the registration tent to receive a FREE t-shirt, application waiver code and meal ticket. Only 500 meals will be available for checked-in guests, on a first come, first served basis.

A limited number of walk-up registrations will be available at registration beginning at 4 p.m. on October 17. Go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/careerworx-fall-2018-at-gwinnett-technical-college-alpharetta-north-fulton-campus-registration-48378090170 for more info and registration.


Fall Means College Time at Centennial 

CHS Juniors and Seniors are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the following upcoming college representative visits. Oftentimes, the rep visiting the school IS THE PERSON WHO WILL BE LOOKING AT YOUR APPLICATION!! Come prepared to ask questions and engage in conversation. This is an amazing experience – be sure to take advantage of it!
    
The dates and locations of the College representative meetings are listed below. Students only need passes for sessions that are held in D-03.  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.

 
Sept 17 University of Vermont D-03 9:00 am
Sept 17 Brown University D-03 10:30 am
Sept 17 University of Southern California D-03 1:00 pm
Sept 17 GA Gwinnett Cafeteria
Sept 18 University of Rochester D-03 9:00 am
Sept 18  Colby College D-03 11:00 am
Sept 18 New York University D-03 1:00 pm
Sept 18 George Mason D-03 2:00 pm
Sept 19 University of Miami D-03 1:00 pm
Sept 21 SCAD Cafeteria
Sept 24 Vanderbilt University D-03 9:00 am
Sept 25 UGA Aud 1:00
Sept 25 Gwinnett Tech Cafeteria
Sept 26 GA College Cafeteria
Sep 27 University of Missouri D-03 1:30 pm
October 1 Young Harris D-03 9:00 am
October 3 North Georgia Cafeteria
October 4 Columbus State Cafeteria
October 9 Auburn University D-03 12:00
October 11 Kennesaw Cafeteria
October 11 Furman University Cafeteria
October 12 Lipscomb University D-03 9:00 am
October 16 Wofford Cafeteria
October 31 Lynn University D-03 9:00 am
November 13 University of Alabama Cafeteria

2018-19 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. These mock tests are conveniently administered at Centennial HS. 

September 29 - Mock SAT Saturday, 9 am - 1:30 pm
(event code M309583) 

October 13 - SAT/ACT Diagnostic Test Saturday, 9 am-1:30 pm
(event code M309585)

November 3 - Mock ACT Saturday, 9 am - 1:15 pm
(event code M309587)

February 2 - Mock SAT Saturday, 9 am - 1:30 pm
(event code tba)
 
March 2 - Mock ACT Saturday, 9 am - 1:15 pm
(event code tba)
 
March 23 - SAT/ACT Diagnostic Test Saturday, 9 am - 1:30 pm
(event code tba)

To register, go to applerouth.com/signup and enter the event code. Cost is $5. Money goes towards Centennial PTSA.  

Here is some additional information from Applerouth, comparing the ACT and SAT tests.


Free Online Test Prep 

Test prep for whichever test you choose to pursue, is extremely important.  Practice and study absolutely makes a difference on these tests, just like it does in the classroom.  Here are some links to free test prep.

SAT - https://www.khanacademy.org/sat
ACT - https://academy.act.org/


 


Princeton Review Test Prep at Centennial 
2020 and 2021 (Juniors and Sophomores) SAT and ACT Prep Classes at a Major Discount

Centennial is offering Test Prep Courses through Princeton Review for Fall 2018 for both the December SAT and December ACT.  These courses are offered ON CAMPUS, after school hours, from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. and include books, an instructor, and so much more to help your student best prepare for these college entrance exams!  Here are the details and how to sign up TODAY to take advantage of this awesome Fulton Schools discount!  

  • ACT Classes are after school on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m., starting on October 20th pre-test at 9:00 a.m.  Participation in all dates are required.
  • SAT classes are after school on Tuesdays from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m., starting on September 29th for pre-tests at 9:00 a.m. Participation in all dates are required.
  • Only $125 with code FCSATL at checkout
  • To register: https://www.princetonreview.com/fultoncounty and type in ZIP CODE 30076 to choose CENTENNIAL HS.  Choose which course you would like to take.
  • Course includes 9 sessions, test prep books, practice tests, study tips, and a Princeton Review instructor
  • If you have any questions regarding the course, please contact Chris Benson at Princeton Review: chris.benson@review.com
     


Centennial Course Catalog 

Check out the course catalog document located on the school's website http://www.chsknights.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Centennial-Course-Catalogue-2018-2019.pdf .  It is full of very important information not only about courses, but also about graduation requirements, sample schedules, etc.
 
Did you know that Centennial offers the following Career Tech and Arts pathways?   (a pathway consists of 3 classes that allow a student to become very proficient in an area of interest)

 

  • Audio-Video Technology and Film - Audio-Video Tech & Film I, II, and III
  • Financial Services - Intro to Business & Tech, Financial Literacy, and Banking, Investing & Insurance
  • Engineering and Technology - Foundations of Engineering & Tech, Eng. Concepts, Eng. Applications
  • Law Enforcement Services/Forensic Science - Intro to Law, Criminal Justice Essentials, Forensic Science & Criminal Investigations
  • JROTC/Army - JROTC I, II, and III
  • Food and Nutrition - Food, Nutrition & Wellness, Food for Life, Food Science
  • Computer Science - Intro to Digital Tech, Comp Sci Principles, AP Comp Sci
  • Game Design - Intro to Digital Tech, Comp Sci Principles, Game Design: Animation & Simulation
  • Programming - Intro to Digital Tech, Comp Sci Principles, Program-Games-Apps-Society
  • Emergency Medical Responder - Intro to Healthcare Science, Essentials of Healthcare, Emergency Medical     Responder
  • Allied Health Services - Intro to Healthcare Science, Essentials of Healthcare, Allied Health & Medicine
  • Journalism - Journalism or Photo I, II or Newspaper, Lit Magazine, or Yearbook
  • Visual Arts - Intro to Art, Any Art Level 1 or higher, Any Art Level 2 or higher or Art History 1, Art History 2, AP Art History
  • Performing Arts - Band, Chorus, Orchestra, Guitar, Piano, Acting, Advanced Drama, or Tech Theatre
     


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, Legacy is currently arranging more dates for senior portraits. Please have your student join the Senior Google Classroom for the latest info on all things senior year, including how to sign up for a senior portrait. They must get their picture taken with Legacy to be included in the Yearbook. A yearbook only sitting is $10.** This is a correction from the previous newsletter.**

2) GRADUATION DUES - MANDATORY TO PARTICIPATE IN GRADUATION CEREMONY  

$115 payable at GABalfour.com - this price will go up to $170 in March 2019 so save money and pay early. 

Graduation Dues include the following:

  • Graduation cap and gown*
  • Class of 2019 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.
  • 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 20 to avoid $5 Late Fee!

Save money and pay early.

4) SIGN UP FOR REMIND 101 & GOOGLE CLASSROOM

  • To receive text messages on Remind 101 - Text @3eaed6 to 810-10.
  • To join our Google Classroom - Use Class Code: mcyffn to get information on Homecoming Week, Senior Treats, Senior Week, Graduation, etc

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


Graduation Date is Announced!! 

Centennial’s graduation will be Monday, May 20th at 8pm at Verizon Amphitheater.  Mark your calendars and call the grandparents!


PTSA Senior Service Scholarship Opportunity!  

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 time the application is submitted.

Applications and a detailed description will be available on the PTSA website after October 1 and will be due in the front office by Friday, March 1 at 3:30 p.m. All applicants are encouraged to attend one of two workshops that will take place in January during lunch in the Learning Commons meeting room. This 10 minute workshop will provide students with an overview of the application and selection process, an opportunity to ask questions and learn about how to complete an application which best reflects the quality, diversity, leadership roles and overall impact of their community service over the past four years. 

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


ATTENTION PARENTS OF SENIORS  

Centennial has many great traditions in store for your senior student, including Senior Treats, Senior Week activities, 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 2019. Contact Genevieve Garon at lamarche_garon@hotmail.com to place your name into the Senior Class Events volunteer pool. Go Knights!


Senior Parent Facebook Page  

To assist with all the senior announcements headed our way this year, PTSA has created a Facebook page to serve as a quick reference.  As notifications are made, we will be posting them here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/224593554849559/

This is a closed group and names will be verified based on MySchoolAnywhere, so please make sure your info is updated there.


Immigration Workshop

Centennial PTSA and Bilingual Community Liaison Program are happy to invite you to an
Immigration Workshop on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH – 6:30 pm in the CHS AUDITORIUM.


Immigration Workshop Form - English
Immigration Workshop Form - Spanish


Centennial Lady Knights Cross Country Win 1st Meet of Season

Both the Varsity and JV Centennial High School girls cross country teams took 1st place at the Mercy Invitational in Fairburn, GA. The varsity team was lead by 2 top 10 finishers, Isabelle Du Plessis (3rd) and Gracie Truax (7th).  The JV team also took first place with senior Danielle Hodges leading the way for the team. Go Knights!

     


Centennial Volleyball Wins Tournament

Centennial Volleyball is having a great season so far!  A huge shout out to our Varsity girls who went 5-0 to win the Collins Hill Tournament. Congrats ladies!!!

Come out to cheer on your Knights in their upcoming home matches.

Varsity: September 20th and 25th 
JV: September 19th 
Freshman: September 19th and September 22nd 

Hope to see you there!!
 


Boys Lacrosse

Even though Boys Lacrosse is in the offseason we do hold workouts, stick skills and fall Scrimmages.  If you are interested in playing lacrosse or want to learn the sport, this is a great way to meet the team and just try it out for the fall.  Reach out to Coach Spencer Hardee hardee@fultonschools.org  or Matt Risse 678.898.3744 or mattrisse@comcast.net


Centennial Swim/Dive has 4 Scholastic All Americans!

Congratulations to swimmers Elly Deas, Katharine Ward, Noland Deas, and Joe Peak for being named Scholastic All Americans.  Go Knights!


Centennial Theatre

Interested in supporting the CHS Theatre program? Placing an ad in our play program is a great way to show your support of the arts, recognize your favorite cast or crew members and get some great visibility in the community for your business.  The Centennial Knights Players will present Moon Over Buffalo on October 18th-20th.  Playbill advertisements are on sale now!!   Send us a PDF or JPG file or feel free to send us a picture and some wording and we will take care of the rest! 

Ads and questions can be sent to Genevieve Garon at lamarche_garon@hotmail.com. Checks are payable to CHS Theatre and due by September 21th.  We appreciate the support!

Ticket Sales

Centennial Knights Players are hard at work preparing Moon Over Buffalo!  Tickets are now available to purchase online! We hope to see you there! 


Centennial Band – UPCOMING EVENTS!

The Mighty Marching Knights can be seen at every Friday night football game performing this year’s show, “Spooky Knights” - featuring a cast of your favorite villains and music from well-known classical works!

The band will also perform at the following events: Fulton County Marching Band Exhibition on September 22 (performing at 6:50pm), followed by a Competition on September 29th. Details to be published on the band website at  www.chsknightsband.com. Go Knights!

 


Support the Arts at Centennial – Donate to FFA (Foundation for the Fine Arts)

Centennial High School's Foundation for the Fine Arts supports all the art programs at our school in addition to providing scholarships to seniors. Here are available support levels:

NOBLE: $25 Level – FFA Magnet and Name in Program
HEROIC: $50 Level – Reserved Parking for one Concert or Performance and FFA Magnet and Name in program.
GALLANT: $100 Level – 4 Reserved seats for one Concert or Performance and FFA Magnet and Name in program.
CHIVALROUS: $150 Level – 4 Reserved seats and reserved parking for one Concert or Performance and FFA Magnet and Name in program.
LORDS AND LADIES: $200 Level – 4 Reserved seats for two Concerts or Performances and reserved parking for two Concerts or Performances and FFA Magnet and Name in program.
MAJESTIC: $300 Level – Gold Brick and Reserved seats for two Concerts or Performances and reserved parking for two Concerts or Performances and FFA Magnet and Name in program.
ROYAL COURT: $500 Level – All of the above and reserved parking/seats for all shows

The first $25.00 of your membership donation is dedicated to the FFA general fund and the remaining amount of your donation goes directly to the discipline of your choice. A small amount of the initial $25 that is dedicated to the FFA is used for general operating expenses.

Please be advised that while you may join at any time, if you would like your family's name included in Fall programs, please join as soon as possible.

Join at: www.chsffa.org

Seniors who are a part of Band, Chorus, Orchestra, Theater, and Visual Arts, here is your chance to leave your mark by way of a gold brick in the foyer of the auditorium. If your family joins the Foundation for the Fine Arts at the $300 level, you will get a gold brick to commemorate your accomplishments at CHS! Contact Membership Chair, Kirsten Ramey at drkpramey@gmail.com to learn about perks of membership, other membership levels and to set up a payment plan!


YEARBOOKS! 

Senior Portraits: New senior portrait dates are available! Click on the link to sign up for times on October 6th or October 13th. Please note that these pictures will be taken at Legacy’s Studio (5180 Roswell Rd NE #104, Atlanta, GA 30342), not on Centennial’s campus.

Link: http://seniors.legacystudios.com/centennial-high-school-roswell-ga/

Only half of our yearbook inventory is left! It’s only mid-September, but we have about 50% of our books for the year left to order, so please make sure you purchase yours today! Visit jostensyearbooks.com to make sure your student has a book in May. Books are currently $80 (price goes up in mid-October.)

Thank you for supporting Centennial Yearbook!


Centennial School Governance Council (SGC) is Seated and Ready to Serve 

All positions on the School Governance Council (SGC) have been filled and officers have been selected.  In addition to Principal Newbold, the council includes parents, teachers, students and community leaders who serve in a leadership role in the development of the strategic direction of our school. Responsibilities include providing input on the school strategic plan, the annual budget, the Request for Flexibility process, hiring the principal (in the case of a vacancy), and annual feedback on principal performance.

The following are the elected and appointed members, their representation and any officer positions they will hold for the upcoming school year:

Principal:  Dr. Anthony Newbold

Parent Representatives:

Diane Jacobi, SGC Chair & Communications Committee Interim Chair
Kristin Sharpe, Secretary & Budget Committee
Tonya Smith-Dixon, Budget Committee & Principal Selection Committee 

Teacher Representatives, elected by faculty:

Tyler Ehrlich (Fine Arts), Budget Committee Chair & Principal Selection Committee
Zach Kroll (Math), Vice-Chair 

Staff Representatives, nominated by the principal:

Linda Jones (English)
Kimberly Novak (Science)

Student Representatives:

Malachi Cleveland (AVID)
Parker Foles (President, Executive Student Council)
Bren Moncada (President, Hispanic Organization for the Promotion of Education-HoPe)

Community Representatives, nominated by the principal:

Lee Jenkins (Pastor, Eagles’ Nest Church), Communications Com. & Principal Selection Com.
David Smith (Executive Director, Summit Counseling Center)


Bus Tracking App Comes to Fulton County Schools 

Fulton County Schools now offers a free app that allows parents to track their student’s school bus.

“Here Comes the Bus” uses GPS technology to locate and track a school bus. Like ride-sharing apps, buses will show up as an icon on a map, and they can follow its progress as it moves toward the bus stop. The system also counts down the minutes before the bus arrives.

To sign up, parents need their child’s student ID number, which is available from the school and is the same number used to view their student’s academic information online (Home Access Center) and school meal programs (MyPaymentsPlus). Fulton County Schools’ code – 87428 – also is needed. After completing a brief user profile, the app is ready to use.

Multiple students in the same household can be put on the same account. Students also can download the app to their cell phones or other personal devices, using their Launchpad ID to log in to the program.

“Here Comes the Bus” is powered by software from Synovia Solutions. Parents and students can download the program through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store or can visit www.herecomesthebus.com to sign up.

More information about the program, including FAQs and troubleshooting information, also is posted to https://tinyurl.com/HCTBapp on the Fulton County Schools website.


Volunteers Needed for Centennial Front Office 

We are looking for additional volunteers to help in the Front Office. If you’ve volunteered in the Front Office before or never have but might be interested, please contact our new Front Office Coordinator, Tabitha Riley at rileyet@gmail.com for more information and/or to sign up.


Are You Ready for the November 6th Election? 

All Georgia executive and legislative seats are up for election. Is your voter registration still active? Georgia voter rolls are regularly purged of inactive voters (people who have not voted or updated their registration for 3 or more years).  We encourage our community to be active advocates for all children - and a simple way to advocate is by casting your vote.  You can check the status of your voter registration (including registering to vote), find your polling location, see your ballot, and more here: https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do  


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.  

  • Katha Stuart - Wednesday, September 19, 9:30 AM at Mimosa Elementary School
  • Julia Bernath - Thursday, October 11, 11:30 AM at Sandy Springs Middle School 
  • Linda McCain - Wednesday, October 17, 6:30 PM at Northview High School
  • Katha Stuart - Wednesday, October 17, 6:30 PM at Roswell High School

For Your Information…
 


Scriptwriting Class for Students 

Northeast/Spruill Oaks Library (9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek 30022), will be offering a four-week scriptwriting class on Tuesday evenings, 5:30-7:45 p.m., on Oct. 2, 9, 16, and 23 where students learn from a 20-year-veteran script writer the basics of the job, which is the art and craft of writing scripts for mass media such as feature films, television productions and video games.  If the student passes the final project with a 70 percent-level grade, he/she will be licensed to script write in Georgia. This is a free program but there is a limit of 20 in this four-week class and registration is required: Call 770-360-8820 or Karen.swenson@fultoncountyga.gov


Donate Money to Your School Just by Shopping! 


When you shop @AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Centennial HS PTSA.

Selecting your charitable organization:

  • Use this link to go to AmazonSmile: https://smile.amazon.com 
  • 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. 
  • AmazonSmile will prompt you to select your charity. Select Centennial High School PTSA Roswell Georgia. 
  • Start shopping!

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Be sure to mention that the Centennial PTSA as your referral, as AAW donates a portion of their proceeds from the workshops back to our school.


Concerned that your teen driver is not prepared to handle the crazy traffic? Whether building confidence in new drivers, or knocking the hot-rods down a few pegs, the Accident Avoidance Workshops’ goal is to save lives by positively impacting new drivers’ development of their decision making abilities and physical skills necessary to maximize on their own vehicle’s capabilities without losing control of their vehicle, or themselves. Accident Avoidance Workshops covers “Emergency Driving Conditions” (what to do when everything goes horribly wrong) to prepare them to survive potentially fatal accidents. Ask anyone who has taken this course for their thoughts on how effective it is, how much better their teen driver handled basic driving techniques afterward, how much more confident both parent and teen driver felt after the workshop. As an added bonus, you can receive an insurance discount for completing this defensive driving course. Sign up for an Accident Avoidance Workshop at a location near you! 

AAW is "driver trainin' the way it ought'a be!" www.accidentavoidanceworkshops.org
 
 


Shop at Kroger and Earn Money for the School 

Did you know that out PTSA earns money every time you buy groceries at Kroger if you have gone online and assigned your Kroger Plus card to Centennial?  To get started visit http://www.krogercommunityrewards.com. and link to "Centennial High School PTSA". Then just remember to swipe your Kroger Plus card or use related phone number when shopping.  It is an easy way to support the PTSA while you are getting your shopping done!  


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!

Contact Us

If you have questions about MySchoolAnywhere or PTSA communications, please email: directory@centptsa.org.