Centennial High School

CHS Weekly: November 1-7, 2020

CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL

MISSION:

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

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IMPORTANT SCHOOL DATES:

November 3 - NO SCHOOL

November 5 - 12th Grade Financial Aid Night

November 5 - ASVAB Testing in the CHS Library

November 6 - NO SCHOOL

November 9 - Last Day of Quarter 1 - Team 1

November 10 - First Day of Quarter 2 - Team 1

November 12 - 12th Grade Hands-on FAFSA Night
November 19 - School Photo Make-up Day during Period 4

November 20 - School Photo Make-up Day during Period 4
November 23-27 - Thanksgiving Break

November 26 - Thanksgiving

December 16 - Quarter 2 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences - virtual appointments ONLY, 4:30-8:00pm

Patriot Boosters

Hello Patriot Families,

When you shop at Fred Meyer: if you or any family member has a current Fred Meyer rewards card, please designate Patriot Boosters (81155), as your charity. Every time you shop and use your Rewards Card you continue to help us earn a donation and you still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates.


When you shop on Amazon through smile.amazon.com and choose Centennial High School Boosters (Boise, ID). Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases back to Centennial.


Thank you, as always, for your continued support of Centennial!

Patriot Boosters

Class of 2021 - Senior Spotlight

We are so proud of our Patriot seniors! For their creativity, their athletic talent, their persistence and especially their resilience during this time. In an effort to give seniors some individual recognition, Senior Spotlights will be posted in our school newsletter and through social media. Please fill out the following information (link below) to the best of your ability. Anything you leave off will simply be deleted, so please don’t stress if you don’t have an answer for some of the spaces. However, please note that the less you fill out, the less that will be included in your Senior Spotlight. Any inappropriate forms will be dismissed and will not be included. Please also upload ONE student picture that you would like to include. Members of the Class of 2021, we hope you or members of your family will fill out this electronic form and upload your favorite photo of yourself to be featured in a Senior Spotlight.

Senior Spotlights will be posted in order of submission from now until graduation. We would like to be able to do 2-3 seniors each week, so please get your forms in ASAP. Any questions may also be emailed to Ms. Scheppers.

Thank you in advance for your time and support of the Class of 2021!

Hayden Fonnesbeck - Senior Spotlight

  • Parents: Jennifer & Brandon Fonnesbeck
  • Siblings: Brooke Fonnesbeck
  • Favorite Activity to do with his family: Backpacking, skiing and mountain biking
  • Extracurricular Activities: Member of KCTV for 2 years, Snow Team for 4 years - podium in Expert Freestyle twice, Mountain Bike Team for 6 years, BPA Video Production for 1 year, made it to state
  • Favorite Hobby: Making videos
  • Favorite High School Memory: The Real CHS game and rushing the court
  • Favorite High School Class: Broadcasting with Mr. Adona
  • Favorite High School Teacher: Mr. Elson
  • The three words that best describe Hayden are: hardworking, tries to get good grades, involved
  • Hayden's plans after high-school: Attend college (undecided)
  • The person Hayden admires most: A photographer, Tanner Baisden, he inspired me to pursue photography and videography
  • In 10 years I see myself...finding new adventures to go on!
  • The thing I will miss most about Centennial High School is...being on KCTV!
  • My advice for underclassmen...get good grades and be involved!!!
  • Follow me on Instagram @haydenfonnesbeck for videos and pictures that I think are cool!

Quarter 1 Finals Schedule & Quarter 2 CHS November Schedule

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Quarter 1 ends on Monday, November 9th FINISH STRONG PATRIOTS!

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Student Schedules

Quarter 2 student schedules are available to students/families through PowerSchool. Schedules will show a students semester 1 classes, which includes Quarter 2 (B day). ClassChoice is OPEN and available for families and students to have access to their full school year schedule.


Students are strongly encouraged to check their schedules as soon as possible to ensure that they are on track to graduate. Schedule change forms will ONLY be accepted electronically and ONLY one change form may be submitted per student. ALL SCHEDULE CHANGES ARE FINAL! Quarter 2 schedule change request may be submitted beginning Monday, November 2. Schedule change requests MUST be submitted by Friday, November 13 at 3:00pm. No late schedule changes will be accepted!


Based on your submission of a schedule change request form, the student's School Counselor will reach out to the student directly via West Ada student e-mail regarding requests. You will hear from your School Counselor via student e-mail if your changes have been approved or denied.

Please keep in mind that schedule change requests are NOT guaranteed. School Counselors will make every effort to accommodate your requests. However, due to class sizes and in an effort to adhere to physical and social distancing requirements there is very little flexibility.​​​​​​​


CLICK HERE to access the electronic schedule change form.


An updated list of school counselors can be found on the school website. Remember, students are assigned to school counselors based on STUDENT LAST NAME:

CHS Bell Schedule

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Senior T-Shirt Design Contest - Click the image below to be redirected

Joy Fulford - Senior Spotlight

  • Siblings: Brooke
  • Favorite Activity to do with her family: Hiking
  • Extracurricular Activities: Choir, 4 years and Cross Country, 1 year
  • Favorite Hobby: Photography
  • Favorite High School Memory: 2019 Homecoming Game
  • Favorite High School Class: AP US History
  • Favorite High School Teacher: Mrs. Fielding
  • Joy's plans after high-school: Bethel University
  • The thing I will miss most about Centennial High School is...the people!
  • My advice for underclassmen...start a brag sheet and keep a list of all your activities so you don't have to try and remember them all when you fill out college applications.

Speech & Debate

This past Saturday the Centennial Speech and Debate team competed at the 2020 "City of Trees" Invitational, the first online debate tournament of the season! The Patriots were represented by four debaters and they all found success! Junior Lincoln Douglas debater Ainsley Dinger led the way with an impressive 3-2 finish! Senior Lincoln Douglas debater Kaz Kohtz finished the day with a 2-3 record as did the Public Forum team of Disha and Samay Math! Our new online tournament format presented some unique challenges, and the Patriots overcame all of them while maintaining a great attitude and supporting one another! (see image below)
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Meridian FFA Alumni Scholarship Auction

The Meridian FFA Alumni Scholarship Auction is online for 2020! Registration is now open and items are available for viewing starting this Thursday, October 15. Check out 80 quality items to financially support CHS FFA members for the upcoming year, and get a head start on your holiday shopping! One can also make a monetary donation at the Auction site.
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Jaden Black - Senior Spotlight

  • Parents: Connie and Jason Black
  • Favorite Activity to do with his family: Camping, hiking and making memories
  • Extracurricular Activities: Track for 1 year, Wrestling for 3 years, Rugby for 1 year
  • Favorite Hobby: Photography and Hiking
  • Favorite High School Memory: Wrestling and creating a team/family bond. Always hanging out with my friends and just having a good time doing sports and being active.
  • Favorite High School Class: English
  • Favorite High School Teacher: Mrs. Lovestedt and Mr. Kwan
  • The three words that best describe Hayden are: Talented, dedicated and hardworking
  • Jaden's plans after high-school: Continuing school by going to college. I would like to become an Orthopedic Physical Therapist. I would like to help people recover from injuries and specialize in athletic injuries.
  • The person Jaden admires most: My Dad. He always taught me to work hard and that's what his Dad taught him too. I always try to work hard and show my Dad that I am a good student, worker, athlete and really anything that I do. I photograph like him because I want to be like my Dad. He is a good man and is very helpful whenever I need him.
  • In 10 years I see myself...finishing up college and going into a medical field as a Physical Therapist; making money and helping people.
  • The thing I will miss most about Centennial High School is...the people. The people at Centennial are some of my best friends. Always helping me when I need it, being supportive and believing in me. The teachers also helped me alot!
  • My advice for underclassmen...make sure you continue to work hard. I know that sometimes you might have a hard time and want to give up. But you know what? You’re stronger and better than ever, once you’ve pushed forward and don’t quit or take short cuts. Cause ya know what? There are no short cuts in life. You just have to push through it and not give up.
  • Always keep your head! Never let anyone get you down for something dumb. Always be the better person in the situation and I promise it will pay off! Thank you for all the teachers for always putting in the time to teach us kids. I know we might be difficult but a lot of us really appreciate you.

Baseball Fundraiser

Fall Fundraiser 2020 - Centennial Baseball
Items Available:
  • FANCY NAVEL ORANGES (20 count/box), $30.00
  • TEXAS RIO STAR GRAPEFRUIT (24 count/box), $30.00
  • LOCAL FUJI APPLES (10 count/box), $30.00
  • IDAHO POTATOES (50 count/box), $30.00

Gift boxes make great gifts around the holidays and are wonderful additions to the Thanksgiving table!!!

ONLINE INSTRUCTIONS:
  • To purchase fruit or have friends and family purchase fruit to support a player, please direct them to myschoolfees.com.
  • Once at myschoolfees.com you will be prompted to register with your e-mail or password. If you already have a myschoolfees account, you can simply login.
  • Upon logging in select "Centennial High School" as the school site and click on "PUBLIC FEE".
  • Select "BASEBALL FUNDRAISER".
  • The customer can then select Apples, Oranges, Grapefruit, Potatoes and a quantity for each.
  • Once items have been selected and a quantity for each has been input click "ADD TO CART".

IMPORTANT!!! Before checking out be sure to put the PLAYER'S NAME in the COMMENT SECTION so that players can receive points towards their spirit packs.


  • Click checkout, proceed with payment.

The last day to order online is NOVEMBER 10. Delivery from your baseball player will take place from November 18-20. (see image below)
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Congrats Boys Swimming on being named Academic State Champions 2020!

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Substitute Teachers Wanted!

Centennial High School is looking for substitute teachers. If you, or someone you know, is able to substitute teach at the high school level or interested in teaching, even just helping out the community, please contact redd.hillary@westada.org (Hillary Redd, Front Office Manager) to be placed on the CHS sub list. We need your help! Thank you in advance!

Advanced Placement (AP) Students & Families

High school students in West Ada School District are now on the quarter system. For many AP (Advanced Placement) students that means you will have an AP class either quarters 1 and 3 or quarters 2 and 4. Which unfortunately means, that students may or may not see their AP teacher and get AP specific instruction immediately prior to AP testing in the spring.


We recognize that this is not ideal for many students. As a result, we have created a CEN10AP Team through Microsoft Teams where AP teachers will post current information about AP testing, announcements, AP join codes, etc. that students and families are encouraged to check regularly. Each AP class has a channel (left hand column) to access specific courses and teachers. AP students have automatically been added to this Team. Families/parents are welcome to join using the code: 7tq46bc


Mrs. Townsley (College & Career Counselor) and Mrs. Everett (AP Counselor) will be going to all AP classrooms from September 28 through October 1 to speak to student about AP exams, the CEN10AP Team and more. Mrs. Townsley and Mrs. Everett are available via e-mail to answer any AP related questions.

SUPPORT CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL BAND

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WEST ADA SCHOOL DISTRICT DATA DASHBOARD

COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER

ASVAB

ASVAB INFORMATION

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is one of the most widely used, multiple-aptitude tests in the world, developed and maintained by the Department of Defense. It measures a young adult’s strengths, weaknesses, and potential for future success. It is an aptitude test and the military entrance exam. Because of the Career Exploration piece students who are not interested in the military are encouraged to take it.


The student ASVAB, referred to as the ASVAB Career Exploration Program (ASVAB CEP), is used for career exploration and is given to juniors and seniors.


The ASVAB test date is November 5th at 8:00 AM in the CHS Library. Sign-up with Mrs.Townsley and Mrs. Jerome in the Career Center.


Here are some resources to assist you in preparing for the ASVAB:

College & Financial Aid Night

College and Financial Aid Night: Nov. 5 at CHS, starts at 5:30pm in the CPAC. Mrs. Townsley will conduct a short overview of scholarships and important info. for seniors then David Ries, Financial Consultant, will explain how to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and compare/contrast college financial aid packages.


Due to social distancing and the Governor's most recent mandate regarding COVID-19, the attendance for this event will be limited to 50 people. SIGN-UPS ARE REQUIRED! (Click the button below to sign up).


CLICK HERE for more information!

CHS Hands-on FAFSA Night

Hands-on FAFSA night will be Thursday, November 12th in the Centennial Computer Labs from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Hands-on FAFSA Night will walk parents/students through the online process of applying for and completing the FAFSA. Appointments are REQUIRED and cane be made with College & Career Counselor, Mrs. Townsley - townsley.alyson@westada.org

Women in Technical Careers

Women in Technical Careers is an interactive and informative discussion for female students in grades 9-12. Presenters will include engineers, chemists, physicists, and more!


Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, November 4th 11:00-12:00

Wednesday, December 2nd 11:00-12:00


Register online: https://k12foundation.wufoo.com/forms/women-in-technical-careers-registration/

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 presented

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 - October 7th, November 4th, December 2nd 11:00-12:00


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

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

Design Days Hosted by University of Idaho

Are you interested in Architecture, Art & Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, or Virtual Technology Design? Join University of Idaho on November 7th 10:30 - 4:00 for a free, virtual workshop taught by U of I faculty.

Registration is required.


For more information email: rcromwell@uidaho.edu

Spring IDLA Registration - Open Now!

If you are looking to graduate early, have fallen behind, prefer online learning - Idaho Digital Learning Alliance (IDLA) provides online solutions for a variety of academic needs.


AND, if you meet the requirements, you can request Fast Forward Funds to pay for your class(es).


Contact Wendy Rossman, IDLA Site Coordinator, at rossman.wendy@westada.org to get the Registration Form, Session/Course Schedule, Instructions for registering, Fast Forward Info., etc.

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.

Careers in a High-Tech World - Job Shadow Event

Careers in a High-Tech World - Job Shadow Event

Each month Micron is offering a virtual job shadow event for students in grades 9-12 to explore careers in the high-tech world. Registration is required and additional information will be available following registration.


Technicians & Skilled Trades - Wednesday, November 18th


Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science - Tuesday, December 15th


Register online: https://k12foundation.wufoo.com/forms/microns-careers-in-a-high-tech-world-registration/

Idaho Opportunity Scholarship

The application period is now open for the Idaho State Board of Education's Idaho Opportunity Scholarship! The Opportunity Scholarship awards eligible applicants up to $3,500 per academic year and is renewable for up to four years! Apply by March 1, 2021 using the link!


The scholarship funds are available per school year. Recipients must renew each year and are eligible to receive the scholarship for a maximum of four years.


Eligibility:

To qualify for the scholarship, a student must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have an unweighted, cumulative GPA of 2.7 or above
  • Be an Idaho resident
  • Graduated or will graduate from an Idaho high school or its equivalent or Idaho home school (GED/HSE from Idaho)
  • Complete the State Board of Education scholarship application by March 1
  • FAFSA Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by March 1
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress for financial aid purposes. (See program rules for more details.)


Must attend on of these eligible Idaho colleges or universities

  • Boise State University
  • BYU-Idaho
  • The College of Idaho
  • College of Southern Idaho
  • College of Western Idaho
  • College of Eastern Idaho
  • Idaho State University
  • Lewis-Clark State College
  • North Idaho College
  • Northwest Nazarene University
  • University of Idaho

AVANZA!

AVANZA! - University of Idaho is hosting their annual AVANZA program virtually this year.

November 17, 18, 19 6-8PM. MT.


Avanza is a great opportunity for Hispanic/Latina seniors to discover how U of I will help them achieve their goals. They’ll meet our staff and alumni, learn about the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), and get one-on-one help with their admission application and FAFSA before our December 1 priority date (the early consideration date for our diversity scholarships). All services at Avanza for parents and students are offered in Spanish and English.


Students who attend Avanza will be interviewed for a chance to win one of twenty $500 scholarships provided by Idaho Central Credit Union.


Students can register for the event at www.uidaho.edu/avanza-events.

Next Steps Idaho - College Application Month

Governor Brad Little has declared October “Next Steps Month,” a time for students to focus on thinking about what they want and how they’ll achieve their goals.


Next Steps Month is a mash-up of College Application Month, FAFSA nights, college and career readiness activities, CTE promotion, and other efforts designed to help young Idahoans build their future.


Visit the Next Steps Idaho website to find resources to help you consider options for life after high school: https://nextsteps.idaho.gov/


With the Apply Idaho application, you can apply to all Idaho public colleges and universities, as well as to the College of Idaho and Northwest Nazarene University.


To start your Apply Idaho application, click here: https://apply.nextsteps.idaho.gov/


And for more information about the FAFSA, check out the resources that Next Steps Idaho

has available: https://nextsteps.idaho.gov/resources/fafsa

Leadership Boise Academy

Juniors here is an excellent leadership opportunity for you!


What is Leadership Boise Academy (LBA)?

LBA is an opportunity for motivated high school juniors who exemplify leadership qualities and express an interest in gaining a better understanding of the unique and challenging issues facing their community.


Why participate? Through the LBA program you will learn more about your community and expand your perspectives while also developing your leadership potential, discussing pertinent issues with peers and community leaders, and exploring career options.


How much does it cost?

LBA is FREE to students who are chosen through the application process, and includes breakfast, lunch, and transportation on the day of the sessions.


How do I Apply:

  • Be a student currently enrolled in 11th grade
  • Tell Mrs. Townsley you are interested
  • Commit to 100% attendance at all sessions
  • Complete the online application by Friday, October 16 @ www.boisechamber.org/leadership-boise-academy
  • Attend the zoom interview on Saturday, November 14


PROGRAM THEMES & DATES:

  • Setting the Stage Saturday, January 09, 2021
  • Government Wednesday, January 20, 2021
  • Business Wednesday, February 10, 2021
  • Legal Social Wednesday, March 17, 2021
  • Media Wednesday, April 14, 2021
  • Community Service Project Saturday, April 24, 2021
  • Graduation Wednesday, May TBD, 2021

Juniors and Seniors who would like to take the ACT

You must sign-up for this on your own at act.org


ACT TEST PREP:

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