The Centennial Weekly

10/8/2017

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.

Principal's Ponderings

We look forward to Wednesday's PSAT and ASVAB testing. Information was emailed home on Friday with specific instructions for each test. Students should be in their testing rooms no later than 8:40 a.m. that morning.


Thanks for your support of CHS! We hope the students are enjoying their 4 day weekend!

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.

College and Career Information


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Events

PSAT/ASVAB

October 11 @ 8:45


All 9th and 10th grade students will take the PSAT

*Students will not be provided calculators. If they wish to bring their own please make sure to

use an APPROVED CALCULATOR.


All 11th grade students will take the PSAT/NMSQT

(The National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)

Centennial will have a LIMITED NUMBER of calculators for the Juniors to use on the PSAT/NMSQT. Students are highly encouraged to bring their own calculator as use of a school calculator is NOT guaranteed. Students bringing personal calculators must ensure that they follow College Board Calculator Guidelines.


There is no cost to the student for any PSAT test.

Students will be registered by the school.


All 12th grade students will take the ASVAB. A common misconception is that the ASVAB is only for military purposes; however, it is beneficial for all students. The career exploration scores can help determine readiness for further education and training in different career areas. The ASVAB is similar to standardized tests like the SAT, but it measures an individual’s potential rather than accumulated knowledge.


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/

College & Career Center

UTA GO Center

The GO Center is a part of the Centennial College and Career Center. GO Centers are staffed by UTA students from different majors and classifications who are trained on how to meet the needs of a diverse student population. UTA GO Center staff is trained to mentor high school students, provide tutoring, and guide them through the process that leads to college enrollment.


Parents must sign a permission slip so that the GO Center can evaluate and report on the effectiveness of the program.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE ELECTRONIC PERMISSION SLIP

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

From the Student Support Counselor

Parents,


So, as a parent, you may be asking yourself, “Where do I go to find information regarding cyberbullying, bullying in general, etc.?” I have compiled some links for you to use as resources that I regard fairly high due to research put forth in their studies. Below you will find some of my “go to’s” for the latest information. There are resources on these sites for both you and your children.


  • stopbullying.org

  • kidshealth.org

  • cyberbullying.org

  • Stopcyberbullying.org

  • connectsafely.org


In addition, I am going to share some video links that might be helpful as well.

Below are some of my favorites.


Links to a Good Morning America segment on how to set controls on Instagram to help prevent bullying


Video on teens reacting to Amanda Todd


Assorted videos on cyberbullying


Videos to possibly watch with your children that show how to overcome bullying and some famous people that used to be bullied and how they moved past.


If you are not familiar with the story of David Molak, I encourage you to visit http://www.davidslegacy.org/ and learn more. From this tragic event, David’s Law was passed. This law not only puts in guidance on how schools approach bullying, but it also contains a component making the parents of those found guilty of bullying to take steps to ensure their student does not continue to bully.


I hope that these past few editions have been helpful and that you were able to take away something of use. As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.


Christine Massey, M.S., LPC

Student Support Counselor


817-245-0278

Homecoming 2017

CHS is excited to announce plans for Homecoming 2017! Please click the links below for all the information you'll need.


Sunday, October 22nd - Deck the Halls - 1:00-6:00


Monday, October 23rd - Community Pep Rally in Old Town - 6:00


Friday, October 27th - Homecoming Pep Rally in the Arena at CHS - 3:45


Friday, October 27th - Homecoming Game vs. Granbury at BISD Stadium - 7:30


Saturday, October 28th - Homecoming Dance in the CHS Cafeteria - 7:00-10:30


Homecoming Week Spirit Days

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This Week's "Spartan Spotlight"

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CHS Events for the Week of 10/8/2017

Monday, October 9th

  • School Holiday
  • Varsity Boys/Girls Golf Tournament at Southern Oaks
  • Cheer Booster Club Meeting in A113 - 6:00


Tuesday, October 10th

  • Varsity Boys/Girls Golf Tournament at Southern Oaks
  • FCCLA/FFA at State Fair of Texas
  • 9th A Volleyball at Granbury - 5:30
  • JV Volleyball at Granbury - 5:30
  • 9th B Volleyball at Granbury - 6:30
  • Varsity Volleyball at Granbury - 6:30


Wednesday, October 11th

  • PSAT/ASVAB Testing


Thursday, October 12th

  • 9th Blue Football vs. Seguin at CHS - 5:00
  • 9th Black Football vs. Seguin at CHS - 7:00
  • JV Football vs. Seguin at CHS - 6:00
  • Choir Booster Club Meeting in the Choir Room - 6:30


Friday, October 13th

  • Cross Country District Meet at Chisenhall Park
  • FCA Meeting in Seminar C - 8:00
  • Jostens Taking Class Ring Orders in the Cafeteria at Lunches
  • Pep Rally in the Arena - 3:45
  • Varsity Volleyball vs. Seguin at CHS - 5:30
  • 9th B Volleyball vs. Seguin at CHS - 5:30
  • JV Volleyball vs. Seguin at CHS - 6:30
  • 9th A Volleyball vs. Seguin at CHS - 6:30
  • Fall Play in the Auditorium - 7:00


Saturday, October 14th

  • Band Marching Contest at Birdville FAAC
  • Swim Meet in Killeen
  • Fall Play in the Auditorium - 7:00


Sunday, October 15th

  • Fall Play in the Auditorium - 2:00

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