The Charger Connection
September 26, 2018 vol. 5 issue 8
Central is a Title-I School. Parents of students in Title 1 schools have the right to know the status of their child’s teacher(s) in relation to being Highly Qualified.
Central's office hours are 7:00 – 3:00. No one is available to receive calls before or after this time. If you have an emergency after 3:00, please call the district's switchboard at 765-8711.
Parent Visitation Policy
State law requires that all persons visiting the school at any time and for any reason MUST report to the office to receive a visitors’ pass before entering a classroom. Visitors are required to show identification to the office staff. This is not to discourage visitation, but is a safety measure. Forgotten books, assignments, lunches, etc., may be left at the office for delivery to the classroom. If you desire to visit a classroom, we ask that you notify us 48 hours in advance, so that arrangements can be made with staff. All classroom visitors must be escorted by a school staff member.
Class of 2022 Spaghetti Dinner
Class of 2022 students will be provided with an invitation to bring home. You will need to indicate whether you are staying for dinner and the number of attendees. This will allow us to ensure that we have an adequate amount of food available. Tickets will be provided to parents who returned the forms. You must have a ticket for dinner.
Student Picture Make-Up Day
BPI will be on campus for picture day make ups for Underclassmen and Seniors.
For Underclassmen Retakes - BPI Photography will only photograph the students who were absent August 28. For those students who would like to retake their picture, they must bring in their proof to give to the photographer or they will not be allowed to retake.
For Senior Retakes - There is a $25.00 fee that needs to be paid to the photographer. This will cover the proofs that will be sent to you. Only students that pay the $25 fee will be allowed to sit for portraits.
HERO is on the way back. Be on the lookout for details.
Click this link to access information on available scholarships.
Scholarship Workshop Alert
Khan Academy is available for students to use for free SAT practice. Khan Academy is an extremely valuable tool for students to improve their SAT scores.
Click this link to find out how you and support the PBIS Cube Lounge.
Khelsea Willis is a native of Atlanta and started teaching Biology in 2016 at Dodge County High School while being a 2016 Georgia Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Mercer University. She completed her undergraduate studies at Savannah State University, where she graduated Cum Lade in 2015 with a B.S. in Biology. Having always been a precocious learner, she used her experience as a student of the Atlanta Public Schools System to answer the call to teach.
Ms. Willis is passionate about teaching and considers Carl Sagan’s quote “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known”, as her personal motto for teaching and life. She has always had a heart for assisting others, she was a peer mentor at the Boys & Girls Club while in high school. She also served as a tutor and mentor for Savannah State University’s GEAR UP program at Alfred E. Beach High School. She continues to mentor young ladies by combining life lessons with volleyball skills as a coach.
My name is Shelby Ridley, I'm from Perry, Ga where I graduated Perry High School in 2002. I furthered my education and obtained my Bachelor's degree at the "REAL" Blue and Gold, none other than Albany State University. This is my first year here at Central High School. I teach 10th grade English and Journalism and I absolutely love it.
Hello! My name is Amber Lamar and I am the 9th grade Counselor and Senior with Last names beginning with (A-G) Counselor. I received my bachelors from Albany State University in 2015. Where I participated in a host of organizations and became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. After receiving my bachelors I had the opportunity of working in the Mental Health field and with the Department of Juvenile Justice. Through that experience it motivated me to pursue a career path in School Counseling because I believe we are in the business of second chances. While pursuing my masters I had the opportunity to work as a long term sub in Bibb and later as a Special Education Teacher in Twiggs County. I recently graduated from Fort Valley State University December 2017 from the School Counseling Program. Now I am actually starting my first year as a School Counselor at my alma mater, home of the Orange and Blue! I am excited to be back home, my educational philosophy is "Every Day is a New Day and Every Student is Different." Lastly, I am expecting my first child on October 1st and in my free time I love to give back to the community of Macon coaching youth cheerleaders.
My name is Coach Bowden and I am the current ISS teacher at Central High School. This is my first year teaching and I enjoy being a mentor for the students at central. I am also a football coach at Central and my positon is over the Linebackers!
In school I obtained my bachelor's degree in Public Health from the number 14 school in the Nation, Vanderbilt University. While at Vanderbilt I played linebacker 3 years of SEC football against the top players in the country. Also, while playing I was an All SEC Linebacker and led the team in tackles. However, my career was cut short due to injuries.
I grew up playing football in Macon and I even played football here at Central. While playing, I managed to obtain Captain and team MVP as senior... Enjoyed incredibly productive career as four-year LB starter... As senior I posted 117 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, four sacks and four forced fumbles for Chargers... Named First Team AAA All-State as senior... Also played TE on offense... Nominated to play in postseason Offense-Defense All-American Bowl... Two-time Region Player of the Year recipient... As junior, posted 155 tackles and five sacks... Contributed 88 tackles, seven sacks and three forced fumbles as sophomore. All those accomplishments are great but I never made it to the playoffs. Ultimately, I came back to impact our students in a positive way to ensure greatness in each and every individual! Lets Go Chargers !!!!
We Want Your Input
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Please continue to express your concerns through the Let's Talk Platform. You can access the platform from the Central Schoolwires Page. We ask that you not submit anonymous Let's Talk messages, as we are not able to respond to anonymous submissions. The Let's Talk platform is a tool which allows all school staff to be held accountable for responding to parent and stakeholder inquiries. We ask that you use it to post your concerns, as well as to give a word of encouragement or a thank you to a CHS staff member that provided you with quality service. We will only get better at customer service if stakeholders let us know what it is we are doing right, as well as what we need to do better. We look forward to our continued collaboration. Let's Talk
Office 365 for Students
Students you have free access to Office 365 provided by Bibb County School District. You can access Office 365 at school and at home wherever there is internet access. Office includes programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. You may even create surveys using Microsoft Forms, and collaborate with your classmates and teacher through Microsoft OneNote. Also, you are provided with a free Outlook email account. For information on utilizing this fantastic resource, please click the hyperlink. https://www.bcsdk12.net/Page/50770
What's Happening at C's House
Sep. 27 Dancing with the Stars (6:00)
Sep. 28 Registration Deadline for 10/27 ACT
Sep. 28 Central @ Peach County
Sep. 29 SAT Prep Session (9:00 - 12:00)
Oct. 1-4 Homecoming Week/Progress Assessments
Oct. 5 Professional Learning Day (No School for Students)
Oct. 5 Homecoming vs Kendrick (7:30) - Thompson Stadium
Oct. 8-12 Fall Break
Oct. 17 9 Weeks Progress Reports
Oct. 17 Class of 2022 Parent Conference Night/Spaghetti Dinner (4:30 - 7:30)