December 2018 Edition




TAG Internship

The Gifted Internship Program is designed to provide students with basic career awareness and exploration and to introduce them to working professionals and a professional atmosphere in their local communities.  Please see the Fulton County TAG website for more information.

HIRE ME Prerequisite

Students must complete a seminar called Hire Me, where they learn information about proper business etiquette, interview skills and writing a resume and a cover letter.  For more information, please sign up on google classroom for HIRE ME:  k5qx9a9
 

STUDENTS MUST ATTEND ALL THREE SESSIONS!

Hire Me

Date

Periods

Seminar #1

Thursday, January 31st

1, 2, 3

Seminar #2

Thursday, February 21st 

4, 5, 6 (A Lunch)

Seminar #3

Thursday, March 21st

1, 2 ,3   


Questions?  Please see Ms. Rosner in E-29!


SENIORS: International Skills Diploma Seal Application 

International Skills Diploma Seal Application 18-19.docx

In today’s global marketplace, it is important for students to acquire the interdisciplinary skills they need to be globally competent and competitive. The International Skills Diploma Seal is awarded to graduating high school students who complete an international education curriculum and engage in extracurricular activities and experiences that foster the achievement of global competencies. It is a signal to employers and higher education institutions that a student is prepared to participate in the global economy. See your World Language Teacher or Mrs. Morrison in the Assistant Principal’s office for more information and requirements. Deadline to apply is February 1, 2019.


CENTENNIAL STUDENTS GIVE BACK

Centennial’s Annual Senior Service Day was a Resounding Success!
The Class of 2019 served over 20 organizations in and around the Roswell area. Approximately 400 students participated by giving back to the community while learning about the spirit of service through volunteerism.

And serve they did! Here are the activities this amazing Class of 2019 performed. The seniors read and tutored children in the elementary and middle schools like Hillside and Holcomb Bridge. They organized donated goods at various charities such as the North Fulton County Charities and Foster Cares. They played with toddlers at the Easter Seals. They took care of animals at Furkids. They cooked breakfast at the Ronald McDonald House. They played bingo with the senior citizens at assisted living centers like Tapestry House. They flexed their muscles by moving trees and closing down trails at Autrey Mill and the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

Teachers, directors and coordinators have all been impressed by Centennial’s senior class. Some of the compliments included hardworking, courteous, kind and enthusiastic! The Class of 2019 truly embodied the spirit of dedication and altruism this year. 

Special thanks to all the teachers, parent chaperones and staff who made it possible to organize and carry out Senior Service Day for the 13th year! Without the support of the CHS community, Senior Service Day could not be successful! Kudos to all involved and especially the Class of 2019! Go Knights!!

  

  

Centennial UNICEF Club Raises Funds
 
Centennial’s UNICEF Club (which was developed and run entirely by three senior girls: Mia Mitchell, Briyanna Philip, and Adhya Chawla) raise over $600 in the Trick or Treat for UNICEF Fundraiser. It consisted of students going around the community and asking for spare change around Halloween time. This was a significant increase over last year and the club was proud to present their donations to UNICEF.

 

Knights Making Blankets in the Makerspace 
Centennial SPaCE cadets and Learning Commons assistants have taken part in a project to create 30 flannel blankets.  The blankets were made in the Centennial SPaCE Makerspace located in the school's Learning Commons.  The blankets will be donated to North Fulton Charities.


Proposed Fulton County School Calendar for 2019-2020

The proposed school calendar for next year has a start date that is a week later than the past few years – August 11, 2019.  The last day is the Friday prior to Memorial Day – May 22, 2020. There will continue to be a week off at Thanksgiving and Spring Break is still the first full week in April.  There are a few less days off scattered throughout the year to make up for the earlier start time.  The School Board is expected to vote on this proposed calendar sometime in the next few months.


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/Katha Stuart joint meeting - Thursday, January 10, 9:30 AM at Holcomb Bridge Middle School 
  • Linda McCain - Wednesday, January 15, 9:30 AM at Wilson Creek Elementary School

Crystal Favorito Wins National Miss Teen Bharat Pageant   

Centennial Senior Crystal Fovorito won the national Miss Teen Bharat pageant last week, performing a traditional Kathak dance for her talent segment. This is the 3rd pageant title that Crystal has received.  To read more about Crystal, click here: 
https://patch.com/georgia/roswell/roswell-teen-wins-national-indian-pageant?utm_term=article-slot-2&utm_source=newsletter-daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter


Erika Rodriguez wins C5 Findley Award  

Centennial senior Erika Rodriquez was the winner of the C5 Findley Legacy of Giving Award.  Erika was chosen for the level of altruism she has shown in her work with students both as a junior Taekwondo instructor and a tutor and mentor at both the middle and high school levels.  Through Taekwondo, Erika helps kids find their voices, as she herself was able to do when she started the sport as a shy young child.  Erika became interested in helping others in the community by working alongside her parents, immigrants from Colombia, as they helped the less fortunate. She participates in community service both through C5 and other school service clubs.  Erika credits C5 with helping her develop as a thoughtful leader who guides others toward success.  

Congratulations, Erika!  

 

We Love Our SENIOR TREATS!!

On December 11th our seniors enjoyed Publix cupcakes themed “Seniors Take the Cake” for their 3rd Senior Treats of the year. Next one will be in January.

    


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 are available on the PTSA website and will be due in the front office by Friday, March 1 at 3:30pm. All applicants are encouraged to attend one of two workshops that will take place on January 16 and January 28 during A, B and C lunch in the Learning Commons. 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.


CENTENNIAL KNIGHTS ATHLETICS  

Centennial Soccer
Soccer conditioning for girls and boys will be January 7 – 9
Girls Fitness test will be Thursday, January 10 with Tryouts January 14 – 16
Boys Fitness test will be Friday, January 11 with Tryouts January 14 – 17

TRACK Registration Meeting
Track & Field will hold a Mandatory Registration/Parent Meeting on Thursday, January 10th, at 6:30 PM in the Centennial cafeteria. All parents and/or athletes must attend. This is a chance to meet the coaching staff and learn the expectations and requirements of the team.
We will register for the team, distribute practice and meet schedules and place team gear orders. Registration fees will be collected at the meeting.
We look forward to another great year of Centennial Track & Field!
Please contact Coach Higgins at higginsm@fultonschools.org with any questions.

Baseball Tryouts 1/14
Baseball Tryouts begin on January 14th at the baseball field starting at 4:00pm.



Ever Thought About Playing Lacrosse?
If you are interested in playing lacrosse or want to learn the sport, this is a great way to be part of a great team and sport.  Boys Lacrosse tryouts are January 21-23 after school.  Reach out to Coach Spencer Hardee hardee@fultonschools.org  or Matt Risse 678.898.3744 or mattrisse@comcast.net for more information.
2013 State Champions    2017/18 State Semi-Finalists        2013,’17,’18 Region Champions


Girls Lacrosse Tryouts 1/22
Come be a part of the Regional Champions Centennial girls lacrosse team. Tryouts will begin on Tuesday January 22, 2019 at 4:00 pm in the stadium.  No experience necessary.  All paperwork must be completed on dragonflymax prior to tryouts.  Please email Coach Perling with any questions at: perling@fultonschools.org


Wrestling
Our Wrestling program is going strong, led by Coach Langston, Coach Alexander and Coach Dodgens. We will have our first home meet on January 16th against Alpharetta HS and again on January 23 against Northview HS.  Please come cheer for our Knights!  It will be a great time to check out our wrestlers and wrestling program.


CENTENNIAL CLUB INFORMATION  

Academic Bowl Team

The Academic Bowl Team received new competition shirts, designed by captain, Justin Effendi, and Susan Cannella with the help of other team members. They will be competing in their first competition during the spring semester. The team has seen an increase in membership from last year to this year. We are excited to continue to grow the program!

For more information, please contact Ms. Karina Bennie at benniek@fultonschools.org


JROTC
Get excited peeps!  JROTC will be selling candy bars from January 10th through the end of July!


Concert Band News 

The following band students have been accepted into District Honor Band, will take place Feb 1 and 2 at North Atlanta HS:
 
9/10 Band (Josh Byrd, Conductor)
Vinny Duke
Colin Kennedy
Fish Brosmer
 
11/12 Band (Robert Ambrose, Conductor)
Jacob Stetzer
Rhett Mobley (principal)
Sommer Lemcoe
Jake McCrory
Jonah Bergman
Andrew Howrey
Ethan Maholland

A special shout-out to the following students, who have been selected to participate in JanFest – the 69th Annual UGA January High School Band Festival, to be held January 17-20, 2019.

Sarah Willis                 12        Flute 
Sommer Lemcoe        12        Trumpet
Jonah Bergman          12        Horn
Fish Brosmer              10        Trumpet 
Colin Kennedy            9          Trumpet 
Jacob Stetzer             12        Oboe 
Annie Cloonan            11        Horn 
Nathan Jacobi            12        Trombone 
Andrew Howrey          11        Euphonium (Bass Clef) 
Ethan Maholland        12        Tuba 
Lailah Ross                10        Clarinet 
Nicole Valencia           10        Clarinet 
Jake McCrory             11        Trumpet


Donate to Centennial’s Foundation for the Fine Arts (FFA) 
End of Year Giving: Make a Donation for 2018

The FFA is a 501(c)3 corporation whose purpose is to provide support to all of the Fine Arts Departments (Chorus, Visual Arts, Drama, Band, and Orchestra) through both monetary and human resources. 
Please consider supporting the Fine Arts at Centennial High School with your tax-deductible donation today. Your donation will help fund new equipment, facilities, etc. for our students. Donate


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


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)


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. 

February 2 - Mock SAT Saturday, 9 am - 1:30 pm
(event code M309589)
 
March 2 - Mock ACT Saturday, 9 am - 1:15 pm
(event code M309591)
 
March 23 - SAT/ACT Diagnostic Test Saturday, 9 am - 1:30 pm
(event code M309592)

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



We Know You All Are Using Amazon A LOT This Holiday Season
Please take a few moments to read this and sign up – IT IS SIMPLE!!


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!

New Program at Publix 

Effective October 1, 2018, Publix Partners cards will no longer scan or be accepted.

To support your school, sign up for Publix Partners through your Publix.com account and select your desired school. Then, enter your phone number at checkout each time you make an eligible purchase.


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!  

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


Concerned 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
 
 

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