Centennial High School

CHS Weekly: February 7-13, 2021

CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL

MISSION:

We provide an engaging, inspiring, and caring learning experience for all our students.

IMPORTANT SCHOOL DATES:

February 8 - Schedule Change Requests for Quarters 3 and 4 due by 3:00pm

February 11 - CHS Lockdown Drill

February 12 - Last day to purchase a 2020-2021 CHS Yearbook

February 15 - NO SCHOOL: President’s Day

March 22-26 - NO SCHOOL: Spring Break

SCHEDULE CHANGE REQUESTS

Schedule change requests for Quarters 3 and 4 are being accepted NOW and will be accepted until Monday, February 8 at 3:00pm.


School Counselors request that ALL 9th through 11th grade students look at their schedules in PowerSchool/ClassChoice ASAP and submit a schedule change request NOW for BOTH Quarters 3 and 4 - yes both!


Any questions, contact your counselor!

YEARBOOKS

The final date to purchase a 2020-2021 Centennial High School yearbook ($68.90) is Feb. 12, 2021. Yearbooks can be purchased through myschoolfees.com or at the bookkeeping window with cash or check.

Presidential Scholar Candidates

Congratulations to seniors Austin Li, Elena Yang and Josh Cunningham (pictured below) on being recognized by the US Department of Education as a Presidential Scholar candidate, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students. This most distinguished honor is extended to high school seniors who score exceptionally on either the SAT or ACT college entrance exam and are nominated by their Chief State School Officer or a partner organization based on outstanding scholarship.
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National School Counseling Week

LOCKDOWN DRILL - FEBRUARY 11

At Centennial High School, the safety and welfare of our students and staff are our highest priority. We practice safety drills throughout the year, with monthly fire drills and an earthquake drill annually, to help our staff and students know what to do in the event of an emergency. At approximately 8:30am, Thursday, February 11th, Centennial High School, in conjunction with Boise Police Department will conduct a schoolwide lockdown drill.


Centennial has worked closely with the West Ada School District and local authorities to correctly develop and implement safety procedures. The goals of drills throughout the school year are to improve our ability to protect students, save lives, and reduce injuries. These practice drills allow us to evaluate our emergency operation plans and improve our response skills.


Prior to our lockdown drill you may choose to talk with your child(ren), if you deem such appropriate, about the drill. Our goal while practicing important safety procedures, is to be sure all student and staff feel safe.


In response to COVID-19, during this lockdown drill, students will be asked to remain at their seats for the duration of the drill to avoid unnecessary bodily contact. In a real lockdown or typical lockdown drill, students would be asked to position themselves behind the classroom staff member, far away from the door and any windows in the classroom.


If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to call us. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and support in this matter.

National Signing Day

Congratulations to our Patriot athletes who were a part of National Signing Day; committing to a post-secondary education as a student-athlete.

  • Ethan Root - Dawson Community College, Baseball
  • Gavin Ozuna - The College of Idaho, Football
  • Tyler Krueck - Pacific University Oregon, Baseball
  • Brooklin Champion - Linfield University, Softball & Volleyball
  • Libby Breckon - Augustana University, Swimming
  • Griffin Teuber - North Idaho College, Soccer
  • Aubrey Thueson - Utah State University, Cross Country

Athletics Information from Activities & Athletics Director, Jon Watson

2/9 Boys Basketball @ Home vs. Kuna - Senior Night

2/10 Wrestling @ Home vs. Mtn. View - Senior Night

2/11 Wrestling @ Rocky 6:30 p.m.

2/11 Boys Basketball @ Mtn. View

2/13 Wrestling at Timberline 10 a.m.


Spring Sports Start Date is Feb. 26th

  • Update your SWOL Accounts!
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Congratulationss Kurtis, Hayden and Grant!

Congratulations to CHS seniors Kurtis Green, Hayden Fonnesbeck, and Grant Hutteball who took 2nd place in a state online competition called the "Idaho Entrepreneurial Challenge". It is a shark-tank like event where they created a new company called "Live Smart", a service-based business dealing with outfitting homes with the newest "smart" gadgets. They got $500 for their achievements! Way to go seniors!!!!!

January Teachers of the Month

Congratulations to our January Teachers of the Month...Mrs. Brooke Gillette, Mrs. Annette Mackey, Mrs. Rachel Perry, Ms. Athena Herman, Mrs. Suzie Fore, Mrs. Michelle Young, Mrs. Genni Taylor, Mrs. Rebecca McWilliams, Ms. Lauren Burns and Mr. Tyus Archuleta. Thank you for your continued dedication and support of our Patriots. We are so thankful for ALL you do! #patriotpride

Advanced Opportunities

Parents and students interested in learning more about high school honors, Advanced Placement, concurrent credit, IB courses, or career and technical education courses, check out the Advanced Opportunities Virtual Career Center in its entirety.


CLICK HERE to be redirected: https://www.westada.org/advancedopportunities


Advanced Opportunity/Fast Forward Portal is now open!


Portal dates: 1/28 - 3/12


Request funds for your IDLA and Dual Credit Classes and AP Exams for Quarter 3.


For assistance, please see Mrs. Townsley, Mrs. Jerome, or Mrs. Rossman in the Career Center

CollegeBound EL Seniors

Congratulations to the students in our English Learner (EL) College Bound program who completed their course presentations today and are prepared to take on the world
with their goals and dreams and head to college.


Thank you to our EL teachers Mrs. Skinner, Mr, Faris, Mr. Davies and Mrs. Sloan for your continued guidance and support of our EL students. Thank you to our EL Counselor, Nikki Madsen, for your support and continuous compassion. A special thanks to Mrs. Skinner for bringing this course to CHS, leading it and providing our EL students such wonderful opportunities.

Little Pat's Pre-school

Mrs. Bergland and her Ed. Asst. students will be hosting a pre-school for children ages 3-5 years old at Centennial High School. Children are invited to attend from March 2-19 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30-10:15am. The cost is $30/student and can be made through the Bookkeeper, Mrs. Steinmetz. CDH guidelines will be followed! An enrollment form can be found below and should accompany payment. Thank you!

Idaho Digital Learning Alliance (IDLA)

You can still register for IDLA LATE Spring Session Classes - Registration ends Friday, January 22nd.


Please see Mrs. Rossman in the Career Center for assistance.


Spring Trimester registration ends on 2/26


For assistance or questions, contact Ms. Rossman in the Career Center at: rossman.wendy@westada.org or 208-855-4270

SAT TEST PREP

Centennial High School is hosting SAT Test Prep sessions for current 11th grade students before the School Day SAT on April 13, 2021!


Tuesday/Thursday sessions OR Saturday sessions are available to students to select from. Both sessions accumulate to 20 hours of SAT test prep instruction with Mrs. Suzie Fore, Math Teacher and Mrs. Stacy Lacy, English Teacher and will be held at Centennial High School.


SESSION 1: TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS

Tuesdays will cover Math and Thursdays will cover English. Sessions will go from 3:30-5:30pm on both days and take place at Centennial High School.


SESSION 2: SATURDAYS

Saturday sessions will go from 9:00am-1:30pm with a half hour provided to students for lunch/break from 11:00-11:30am. Saturday sessions will cover both Math and English.


The cost is $50 per student and both sessions will be capped at 20 students each so SIGN UP SOON!

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COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER

Grade Level Remind Codes

Keep up-to-date on grade level specific College and Career Center information by using REMIND! Stay on top of what's going on in the College and Career Center, right through your phone!

  • 9th Grade - Text @968bef to 81010
  • 10th Grade - Text @2fhf98 to 81010
  • 11th Grade - Text @d33g78 to 81010
  • 12th Grade - Text @k2gcd8 to 81010

Fast Forward Funds

Advanced Opportunity/Fast Forward Portal is now open!


Request funds for your IDLA and Dual Credit Classes and AP Exams for Quarter 3.


The Fast Forward portal dates for Quarter 3 will be open on Jan. 28th and close on March 12th. If you would like help requesting FF funds please contact Mrs. Townsley or Mrs. Jerome in the Career Center.


More information on Advanced Opportunities and Fast Forward funding here: https://advancedops.sde.idaho.gov/

ATTENTION JUNIORS!!!

Juniors it is time to start thinking about life beyond high school. Check out this YouTube video highlighting all 12 colleges and universities in Idaho: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKz0fgygvI4&t=8s

Young Women and Leadership Conference

The annual Young Women and Leadership Conference, slated for Tuesday, February 23 and hosted by Boise State University’s Andrus Center for Public Policy, will be moved to a virtual platform to ensure the well-being of more than 600 attendees in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.


9th -12th students are welcome to attend this inspiring one day virtual conference to hear from renowned keynote speakers, experience skill building workshops, and network with business professionals, speakers, sponsors, and more.


Registration is available to all (gender neutral) 9th -12th students. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Andrus Center website: https://www.boisestate.edu/spsandruscenter/young-women-and-leadership-conference/

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National Federation of the Blind of Idaho (NFBI) Scholarship

The National Federation of the Blind of Idaho (NFBI), awards merit based scholarships to blind/visually impaired, functionally blind, high school seniors or college students annually. Students who are blind/Visually impaired, or receiving services from the Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ICBVI), attending an accredited college or university the academic school year beginning fall semester 2021 are urged to apply. There will be up to three (3) merit based scholarships: $1,000, $1,500, and $2,500 awarded at the state convention of the NFBI, March 25 through 27, 2021, in Boise, Idaho, or online via the Zoom meeting platform if pandemic conditions require. Scholarship finalists will have their expenses paid to attend the in person event and are required to attend the convention whether the mode is in person or online.


Please Note individuals are limited to receiving an NFBI scholarship a maximum of two (2), times. The scholarship application can be found at http://www.nfbidaho.org/scholarship

Opportunity Scholarship

Seniors

The State board of Education has a scholarship called Opportunity Scholarship. It is a great scholarship and if awarded it is renewable all 4 years.


Criteria:

  • Must be attending an Idaho College/University
  • Must fill out the FAFSA
  • Must have a 2.7 cumulative GPA
  • Deadline is March 1st


It is a short form and will take 20 minutes to fill out. Maximum value is $3,500

www.boardofed.idaho.gov/scholarships/idaho-opportunity-scholarship/

Scholarship Opportunity

There are currently two available scholarships open to graduating high school seniors living in Idaho Power's service area! Learn more and apply using the link in our bio!

Scholarship for Academic Excellence:

Provides fifteen, $2,000 annual student fee/tuition grants for graduating high school students who live within Idaho Power’s service area. Applicants must have a minimum 3.75 unweighted grade point average. Application requirements and access to the application form can be found on the website. The submission deadline is March 1, 2021.

Idaho Power’s Douglas E. Sprenger, Kevin M. Whittier and Larry R. Wimer Memorial Scholarship Fund:

Who can apply? Graduating high school seniors planning to enroll, or college students enrolled in a natural resources program at an accredited Idaho college, university or vocational-technical school; OR graduating high school seniors planning to enroll in an engineering program at an accredited Idaho college, university or vocational-technical school. This one-time scholarship is not renewable. Application requirements and access to the form can be found on the website. The submission deadline is March 15, 2021.

Career & Technical Education

Are you interested in a hands-on career? College of Western Idaho (CWI) offers comprehensive training in just 9-24 months. CWI partners with local employers to ensure students learn the skills necessary to be competitive. Visit: https://cwi.edu/programs-degrees/career-technical-education for more information.


Programs include: Automotive Technology, Computer Support Specialist, Early Childhood Education, Heavy Equipment Technician, Welding and Metals Fabrication, and many more!


Emails from college representatives from across the country are coming in DAILY! They want to meet YOU and share information about their schools, including the application process. All visits are virtual and most begin at 3:30 PM. Invite your parents to join the meeting too!

Girls in STEM presents

Attention high school girls: Take an hour out of your day to join a discussion with female STEM professionals from MICRON Technology. Bring your questions, or just plan to listen in on an informative session where you will hear personal experience about the path from high school through college to a career in a STEM field.


Discussions will be the first Monday of each month.


Registration is required: https://k12foundation.wufoo.com/forms/sqs3p4m13yub6q/

Students will receive a secure Zoom link to join following registration.

BSU - Sophomore Start

Freshmen and Sophomore students at CHS can participate in the Boise State University, Sophomore Start Program. It is designed for a motivated student who can maintain a 3.0 GPA and who would like to earn 30 college credits while still in high school. Students can utilize Fast Forward Funds to pay for these college credits. This can be a great opportunity to enter college as a Sophomore for students who are planning to attend Boise State. A dedicated advisor will work with the student throughout their participation in the program.


If you would like more information about this program please visit Boise State's Concurrent Enrollment website at https://www.boisestate.edu/concurrentenrollment/sophomore-start/ or if you would like to speak with an adviser please contact Harmonee Teng at (208) 426-3772 or by email at harmoneeteng@boisestate.edu.

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