Centennial High School

CHS Weekly: October 18-24, 2020

CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL

MISSION:

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

IMPORTANT SCHOOL DATES:

October 19-23 - College Application Week

October 20 - Fire Drill, 2nd Period

October 31 - Halloween

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

November 10 - First Day of Quarter 2

November 12 - 12th Grade Hands-on FAFSA Night

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

College Application Week

Seniors! It's College Application Week. Teachers will be in college gear all week and we encourage you to do the same! Wear your college colors, a college shirt, your favorite college team gear, etc. all week long!


As part of College Application Week, students will be asked to submit a college application to their 3rd period teacher as a Microsoft Teams Assignment. Unfortunately, due to COVID and our quarter system, our College & Career Counselors will be unable to visit classrooms as they have in years past. Instead, College & Career Counselors, Mrs. Townsley and Mrs. Jerome, have prepared a video, available on the CHS website, and an application assignment via Teams for seniors.


Microsoft Teams Assignment Instructions:

Students should refer to the CHS website www.westada.org/chs and click on the "College Application Week" icon on the home page


There is a video with instructions on how to apply and do the following tasks:

  1. Complete the College Application Questionnaire
  2. Apply to Idaho colleges through Next Steps
  3. Request high school transcripts through Naviance
  4. Apply for the Idaho Opportunity Scholarship


Students MUST complete all 4 items.


Once completed, students should screenshot the Naviance page showing they have requested transcripts as proof that they have completed this assignment.


Frequently Asked Questions:

If a student has already applied to one or more Idaho colleges can they apply to a school outside of Idaho during this time? YES


If a student wants to apply to a school outside of Idaho and needs help can they make an appointment with Mrs. Townsley or Mrs. Jerome. YES


Can this be assigned during any 3rd period during the Oct. 19-23rd week? YES


Can this be completed virtually at home or during class time in person? YES

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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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.

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COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER

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/

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.


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

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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