Centennial High School
CHS Weekly: January 31-February 6, 2021
IMPORTANT SCHOOL DATES:
February 1-5 - National School Counseling Week “School Counselors: All in for all Students.”
February 1 - Beginning of Quarter 3
February 2 - Groundhog Day
February 4 - Team 1 Earthquake Drill
February 5 - Team 2 Earthquake Drill
February 8 - Schedule Change Requests for Quarters 3 and 4 due by 3:00pm
February 11 - CHS Lockdown Drill
February 12 - Last day to purchase a 2020-2021 CHS Yearbook
February 15 - NO SCHOOL: President’s Day
March 22-26 - NO SCHOOL: Spring Break
CLICK HERE to be redirected: https://www.westada.org/advancedopportunities
Advanced Opportunity/Fast Forward Portal is now open!
Portal dates: 1/28 - 3/12
Request funds for your IDLA and Dual Credit Classes and AP Exams for Quarter 3.
For assistance, please see Mrs. Townsley, Mrs. Jerome, or Mrs. Rossman in the Career Center
Congratulations Meridian FFA!
Congratulations to these ladies for competing in the Meridian FFA chapter run-off for Prepared & Extemporaneous Public Speaking LDEs tonight at Centennial HS!
From left: Claire Shelton, Amy Heikkila, Kalyssa Safley, Madison Steel, and Saydee Henning.
Results are as follows:
- Extemp: 1st - Claire Shelton, 2nd - Kalyssa Safley
- Prepared: 1st - Claire Shelton, 2nd - Amy Heikkila, 3rd - Madison Steel, 4th - Saydee Henning
Good luck representing Meridian FFA at BVD next week, Claire!
Little Pat's Pre-school
ClassChoice is now accessible through PowerSchool!
SCHEDULE CHANGE REQUESTS
School Counselors request that ALL 9th through 11th grade students look at their schedules in PowerSchool/ClassChoice ASAP and submit a schedule change request NOW for BOTH Quarters 3 and 4 - yes both!
Any questions, contact your counselor!
Speech & Debate
Statewide Podcast Contest for High School Students
Contact: Carey Shoufler, Law Related Education Director
(208) 334-4500 or email@example.com
To celebrate Law Day, the Idaho Law Foundation’s Law Related Education Program is sponsoring a podcast contest for Idaho high school students. The contest offers students and schools an opportunity to win cash prizes while exploring the importance of the rule of law in the United States.
Students, working individually or in groups, are asked to submit a 5 to 10-minute podcast that ties to the American Bar Association’s 2021 Law Day theme: Advancing the Rule of Law Now. Students can develop their podcasts as a school sponsored project or may work independently to create their submissions. Podcasts are reviewed by a judging panel who scores the entries on content, delivery, and production.
The deadline for submission is Friday, April 16, 2021. Winners will be announced on Friday, April 30. Cash prizes are awarded to the top three entries: $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, and $250 for third place.
The 2021 contest includes two new elements. In addition to prizes for students, the teacher (for school sponsored projects) or the school (for independent projects) of the winning student will receive a $500 award. Additionally, students may submit drafts of their podcasts to receive feedback from attorneys who volunteer to review drafts prior to final submission.
For more information about the 2021 Podcast Contest, visit idaholawfoundation.org and click the Law Day link from the main page. For questions, contact Carey Shoufler, Idaho Law Foundation Law Related Education Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Idaho Law Foundation is the charitable arm of the Idaho State Bar. As a program of the Foundation, Law Related Education is a statewide civic education program that works to enhance public understanding of the legal system and bring together attorneys and teachers to help students of all ages understand the role of law in a democratic society. For more information, visit idaholawfoundation.org.
Established in 1958 by President Eisenhower, Law Day is celebrated every year on the first day of May. It’s designed to help people better understand the law and our legal system and is centered on a different theme each year to spotlight important aspects of the law. For more information, visit the American Bar Associations’ Law Day website.
Idaho Digital Learning Alliance (IDLA)
You can still register for IDLA LATE Spring Session Classes - Registration ends Friday, January 22nd.
Please see Mrs. Rossman in the Career Center for assistance.
Spring Trimester registration ends on 2/26
For assistance or questions, contact Ms. Rossman in the Career Center at: email@example.com or 208-855-4270
SAT TEST PREP
Centennial High School is hosting SAT Test Prep sessions for current 11th grade students before the School Day SAT on April 13, 2021!
Tuesday/Thursday sessions OR Saturday sessions are available to students to select from. Both sessions accumulate to 20 hours of SAT test prep instruction with Mrs. Suzie Fore, Math Teacher and Mrs. Stacy Lacy, English Teacher and will be held at Centennial High School.
SESSION 1: TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS
Tuesdays will cover Math and Thursdays will cover English. Sessions will go from 3:30-5:30pm on both days and take place at Centennial High School.
SESSION 2: SATURDAYS
Saturday sessions will go from 9:00am-1:30pm with a half hour provided to students for lunch/break from 11:00-11:30am. Saturday sessions will cover both Math and English.
The cost is $50 per student and both sessions will be capped at 20 students each so SIGN UP SOON!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
A special thanks to ALL the parents and community members who donated to this event. We are so grateful and appreciativee of your continued support and appreciation of our Patriot staff.
LOCKDOWN DRILL - FEBRUARY 11
At Centennial High School, the safety and welfare of our students and staff are our highest priority. We practice safety drills throughout the year, with monthly fire drills and an earthquake drill annually, to help our staff and students know what to do in the event of an emergency. At approximately 8:30am, Thursday, February 11th, Centennial High School, in conjunction with Boise Police Department will conduct a schoolwide lockdown drill.
Centennial has worked closely with the West Ada School District and local authorities to correctly develop and implement safety procedures. The goals of drills throughout the school year are to improve our ability to protect students, save lives, and reduce injuries. These practice drills allow us to evaluate our emergency operation plans and improve our response skills.
Prior to our lockdown drill you may choose to talk with your child(ren), if you deem such appropriate, about the drill. Our goal while practicing important safety procedures, is to be sure all student and staff feel safe.
In response to COVID-19, during this lockdown drill, students will be asked to remain at their seats for the duration of the drill to avoid unnecessary bodily contact. In a real lockdown or typical lockdown drill, students would be asked to position themselves behind the classroom staff member, far away from the door and any windows in the classroom.
If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to call us. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and support in this matter.
Senior Spotlight - Click images to enlarge
During these challenging times, spread the word that help is available, and that it is OK to ask for help! One resource available to educators and all Idahoans to help cope with stress and connect with help is the Idaho Strong COVID Help Now Line. The COVID Help Now line is open 8am-8pm Mountain Time, 7 days a week. Call or Text (986) 867-1073 or Call Toll Free at 866-947-5186. All calls are confidential and multilingual support is available.
The Idaho Strong program provides support for Idahoans struggling with the effects of the pandemic by facilitating emotional support, resource linkage, skills for building resilience and community education. Resources are available online at ioem.idaho.gov/covidhelpnow/
COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER
Grade Level Remind Codes
Keep up-to-date on grade level specific College and Career Center information by using REMIND! Stay on top of what's going on in the College and Career Center, right through your phone!
- 9th Grade - Text @968bef to 81010
- 10th Grade - Text @2fhf98 to 81010
- 11th Grade - Text @d33g78 to 81010
- 12th Grade - Text @k2gcd8 to 81010
National Federation of the Blind of Idaho (NFBI) Scholarship
The National Federation of the Blind of Idaho (NFBI), awards merit based scholarships to blind/visually impaired, functionally blind, high school seniors or college students annually. Students who are blind/Visually impaired, or receiving services from the Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ICBVI), attending an accredited college or university the academic school year beginning fall semester 2021 are urged to apply. There will be up to three (3) merit based scholarships: $1,000, $1,500, and $2,500 awarded at the state convention of the NFBI, March 25 through 27, 2021, in Boise, Idaho, or online via the Zoom meeting platform if pandemic conditions require. Scholarship finalists will have their expenses paid to attend the in person event and are required to attend the convention whether the mode is in person or online.
Please Note individuals are limited to receiving an NFBI scholarship a maximum of two (2), times. The scholarship application can be found at http://www.nfbidaho.org/scholarship
Sophomores & Juniors - BIG FUTURE DAYS
SIGN UP FOR COLLEGE BOARD’S FIRST-EVER VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS
Whether you’ve already started your college search or have no idea where to begin, we want to connect you with colleges that might be a good fit for you. BigFuture™ Days gives you a chance to get information about multiple colleges from college admissions officers and current college students.
Here are five reasons to attend BigFuture Days:
- Explore colleges in a way that’s informative but not overwhelming.
- Connect directly with colleges to get answers to your questions and show your interest in attending.
- Hear from current college students who know what it’s like on campus.
- Take key college planning steps like searching for colleges and exploring scholarships.
- Attend these free events without leaving home!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE: https://pages.collegeboard.org/big-future-days?excmpid=mtg680-st-1-gen
The State board of Education has a scholarship called Opportunity Scholarship. It is a great scholarship and if awarded it is renewable all 4 years.
- Must be attending an Idaho College/University
- Must fill out the FAFSA
- Must have a 2.7 cumulative GPA
- Deadline is March 1st
It is a short form and will take 20 minutes to fill out. Maximum value is $3,500
Scholarship for Academic Excellence:
Provides fifteen, $2,000 annual student fee/tuition grants for graduating high school students who live within Idaho Power’s service area. Applicants must have a minimum 3.75 unweighted grade point average. Application requirements and access to the application form can be found on the website. The submission deadline is March 1, 2021.
Idaho Power’s Douglas E. Sprenger, Kevin M. Whittier and Larry R. Wimer Memorial Scholarship Fund:
Who can apply? Graduating high school seniors planning to enroll, or college students enrolled in a natural resources program at an accredited Idaho college, university or vocational-technical school; OR graduating high school seniors planning to enroll in an engineering program at an accredited Idaho college, university or vocational-technical school. This one-time scholarship is not renewable. Application requirements and access to the form can be found on the website. The submission deadline is March 15, 2021.
Fast Forward Funds
Request funds for your IDLA and Dual Credit Classes and AP Exams for Quarter 3.
The Fast Forward portal dates for Quarter 3 will be open on Jan. 28th and close on March 12th. If you would like help requesting FF funds please contact Mrs. Townsley or Mrs. Jerome in the Career Center.
More information on Advanced Opportunities and Fast Forward funding here: https://advancedops.sde.idaho.gov/
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 presents
Discussions will be the first Monday of each month.
Registration is required: https://k12foundation.wufoo.com/forms/sqs3p4m13yub6q/
Students will receive a secure Zoom link to join following registration.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.