The Centennial Weekly

4/15/2018

Centennial High School

CHS opened its doors in the fall of 2010 with only 750 students. Today we have over 1700 students and offer a wide range of classes designed to meet the needs of today's learners.

The Principal's Ponderings

We are now in the final six weeks grading period of the 2017-2018 school year. With all the activities inherent in the end of the year, this six weeks will go by quickly. Please encourage your student(s) to have good attendance and to make sure they turn in all work. These are to most effective ways to ensure better grades.


Go Spartans!

Parking at CHS

Please click here to view the student parking information for CHS.


Please click here to view the student parking contract for CHS.

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There are several reasons that attendance is a primary focus of any school. The primary factor is that attendance has a direct correlation to achievement. When students are not in class, they cannot learn the material being taught. Over time, absences can add up and may cause a student to lose credit for the class either by not passing the course or by missing more than the State allows. We hope that everyone will make attendance at school a priority.


Let's all benefit from coming to school. All students who have perfect attendance for the week will be entered into a drawing on Fridays for some free stuff. For 9th, 10th, & 11th grades it will be a variety of things (food coupons, CHS shirts, etc.). For Seniors, there will be a drawing for 2 free prom tickets each Friday. That's an $85 value!


Students must have perfect attendance each period, each day of the week in order to be eligible. This starts on Monday, April 9th and will last until supplies run out.

College and Career Information

CHS College and Career Website College and Career Twitter College and Career Facebook Senior Info Junior Info



Scholarships & Financial Aid

Scholarships are in Career Cruising

Career Cruising Instructions (Video)


FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. You must complete this application to receive grants, scholarships, work study and/or loans for college. The FAFSA is also a requirement for the Burleson Opportunity Fund. The FAFSA is FREE Do not pay a third party site to fill out the FAFSA.

To complete the application visit: https://fafsa.ed.gov/



SAT/ACT

SAT/ACT-- As a general rule, Juniors should take the SAT & ACT in the spring of their Junior year. Students should then retake one or both of the exams before applications are due in the fall/early spring of Senior year.


If you are on Free/Reduced lunch, contact Mrs. Pair to get a waiver to take the SAT and ACT for free. You will also get four College Application Fee Waivers!

CLICK HERE for ACT & SAT Registration Information



Seniors

Bring your acceptance letters and scholarship information to the College and Career Center. We want all acceptance letters and scholarship awards even if you are not planning on attending the school or accepting the scholarship. If you turn in multiple acceptance letters, please indicate on the letter which one you plan to attend.



Dual

Students are expected to check their Hill College accounts once per day. Communication from Hill College goes directly to the student.

My Rebel (Account Info, Class Schedule, etc.)
https://myrebel.hillcollege.edu/ics

Blackboard (Online Class Access)
http://blackboard.hillcollege.edu/

Student Page- Great page to save to your Favorites Tab! (Links to Blackboard, MyRebel, Email, Bookstore, etc.)
http://www.hillcollege.edu/students/index.html

Hill College Calendar (Class start/end dates, drop dates, etc.)
http://www.hillcollege.edu/events/index.html


Hill College Contact Information
Burleson Campus 817.295.7392
Cleburne Campus 817.760.5500




AP Exam Regular Cost- $94

AP Capstone Exam Regular Cost- $142


Cost for CHS students:

AP Exam- $52 per exam

AP Capstone Exam- $100 per exam


Cost for CHS Students on Free/Reduced Lunch:

AP Exam- $20

AP Capstone Exam- $20

From the Student Support Counselor

April is Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month. The following information is provided in an effort to increase awareness about child abuse and neglect.


Did you know…

  • In 2011, there were 65,948 confirmed CPS investigations of child abuse or neglect

  • Statistics show children who are 3 years old and younger are the most vulnerable to abuse and neglect

  • More than half of child victims are no older than 6 years of age

  • 1 in 4 girls is sexually abused before her 18th birthday

  • 1 in 6 boys is sexually abused before his 18th birthday

  • 95% of children know their perpetrators


Some signs and symptoms to look for: (from the DFPS website)

  • Physical Abuse

    • Frequent injuries such as bruises, cuts, black eyes, or burns without adequate explanations

    • Frequent complaints of pain without obvious injury

    • Burns or bruises in unusual patterns that may indicate the use of an instrument or human bite; cigarette burns on any part of the body

    • Lack of reaction to pain

    • Aggressive, disruptive, and destructive behavior

    • Passive, withdrawn, and emotionless behavior

    • Fear of going home or seeing parents

    • Injuries that appear after a child has not been seen for several days

    • Unreasonable clothing that may hide injuries to arms or legs


  • Neglect

    • Obvious malnourishment

    • Lack of personal cleanliness

    • Torn or dirty clothing

    • Stealing or begging for food

    • Child unattended for long periods of time

    • Need for glasses, dental care, or other medical attention

    • Frequent tardiness or absence from school


  • Sexual Abuse

    • Physical signs of sexually transmitted diseases

    • Evidence of injury to the genital area

    • Pregnancy in a young girl

    • Difficulty in sitting or walking

    • Extreme fear of being alone with adults of a certain sex

    • Sexual comments, behaviors, or play

    • Knowledge of sexual relations beyond what is expected for a child’s age

    • Sexual victimization of other children


Texas law requires individuals to report when they suspect a child has been abused or neglected by calling the DFPS at

1-800-252-5400

or for non-emergencies visit https://www.txabusehotline.org

For complete information on this topic visit the DFPS website at:

https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Protection/Child_Safety/reporting_abuse.asp


Resources and Sources

https://www.cookchildrens.org/Maltreatment/Pages/say-no-to-abuse.aspx

Cook Childrens - Say No to Abuse

http://www.helpandhope.org/default.asp

HelpandHope.org offers resources to help parents, caregivers, childcare providers, community members, companies, and organizations give our children hope for a brighter future.


https://cacjctx.org/

Johnson County Children’s Advocacy Center provides each child who has suffered abuse with justice, hope and healing.


https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/About_DFPS/News/press_releases/2018-03-28_april_is_child_abuse_prevention_month.pdf

Child Abuse Prevention Month information


https://www.childhelp.org/story-resource-center/child-abuse-prevention/

Childhelp helps the victims of child abuse through education treatment & prevention programs


http://www.preventchildabuse.org/images/docs/physicalabusebrochure.final.pdf

Information about preventing child physical abuse

Senior Section

Please click here for the notes from the Senior Meeting held on Wednesday, 1/31/18. Some dates have changed from previous versions.
Please click here for a listing of Senior events and dates for the Spring 2018 Semester. Some dates have changed from previous versions.
Please click here for information about Prom 2018.
Please click here for information about Graduation 2018.


Please click here for a parking map of TCU for Graduation.


Please click here for a seating chart of the Arena for Graduation.

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This Week's "Spartan Spotlight"

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CHS Events for the Week of 4/16/2018

Monday, April 16th

  • JV Black Baseball vs. Crowley at CHS (DH) - 5:30
  • JV Blue Baseball at Crowley (DH) - 5:30
  • Soccer Banquet in the Cafeteria - 6:00


Tuesday, April 17th

  • Band UIL Concert & Sight Reading Contest at Boswell
  • Wrestling & Powerlifting Banquet in the Cafeteria - 6:00
  • Varsity Softball at Everman - 6:00
  • JV Softball at Everman - 7:30
  • Varsity Baseball vs. Burleson at CHS - 7:00


Wednesday, April 18th

  • EXCEL Intervention Day
  • Senior Panoramic Picture in the Auditorium - 9:45


Thursday, April 19th

  • Area Track Meet at Joshua


Friday, April 20th

  • Varsity Baseball at Granbury - 7:00


Saturday, April 21st

  • JV Softball District Tournament at CHS
  • Varsity Baseball vs. Arlington HS at CHS - 12:00

Administration

Principal - 817.245.0259

Associate Principal - 817.245.0263

Delta House (Students Last Names A-G) - 817.245.0284

Principal - Charles Etheridge

Counselor - Ashley Aaron

Secretary - Nancy Gonzalez

Lambda House (Students Last Names H-Ph) - 817.245.0288

Principal - Scott Shaha

Counselor - Heather Chandler

Secretary - Keri Kirby

Zeta House (Students Last Names Pi-Z) - 817.245.0302

Principal - Jennifer Culpepper

Counselor - Mia Thurman

Secretary - Kenna Clark