Centennial High School

CHS Weekly: January 31-February 6, 2021



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


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


Congratulations to those student athletes signing their National Letter of Intent this week on Wednesday!

Wrestlers at Borah 2/3 7 p.m.

Boys Basketball at Borah 2/5 7 p.m.

Wrestlers at Weiser Tournament 2/5 & 2/6

Girls Basketball at District Tournament 2/6 Good Luck!

Bowling Club

CONGRATULATIONS Caleb Taylor!!!! Caleb bowled a perfect game of 300 this past week. He bowled ALL strikes! Super amazing. In addition, Centennial Bowling competed in the High School Bowling Baker Tournament. Girls placed 1st in the competition and boys placed 3rd and 4th!!! Way to go Pats!!!!!!

CEN10 Wrestling

Congratulations to the following wrestlers on their performance this weekend. Alexandrah Crow attend “The Jaybird Memorial” and brought home the GOLD!!Aden Castro and Joe Watson both placed 3rd while Dylan Danson took 4th at the Padilla Inventional in Parma. Great job to all those who wrestled this weekend.

Advanced Opportunities

Parents and students interested in learning more about high school honors, Advanced Placement, concurrent credit, IB courses, or career and technical education courses, check out the Advanced Opportunities Virtual Career Center in its entirety.

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

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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

Mrs. Bergland and her Ed. Asst. students will be hosting a pre-school for children ages 3-5 years old at Centennial High School. Children are invited to attend from March 2-19 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30-10:15am. The cost is $30/student and can be made through the Bookkeeper, Mrs. Steinmetz. CDH guidelines will be followed! An enrollment form can be found below and should accompany payment. Thank you!
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ClassChoice is now accessible through PowerSchool!

Parents and Students, you can now easily access ClassChoice through PowerSchool to see your course requests, full schedule and graduation progress! Simply use the ClassChoice icon in the left hand menu upon logging in to PowerSchool as a parent/student. Click the images below for assistance!


Schedule change requests for Quarters 3 and 4 are being accepted NOW and will be accepted until Monday, February 8 at 3:00pm.

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

This past weekend the Centennial Speech and Debate team competed at the 2021 "Running with the Bulls" Invitational, which was held online this year. On Friday, the Patriots competed in the speech competition. Junior Samay Math led the way with a 13th place finish in Panel Discussion. Junior Disha Math also debuted a new piece in Communication Analysis. On Saturday, the debate rounds were held and the Public Forum team of Disha and Samay Math finished in 3rd place out of 37 teams! Freshman Abigail Takeuchi finished in 12th place in Lincoln Dougals debate out of 63 debaters! Next week the Patriots will compete at the "Warhawk Invitational", which is traditionally hosted at Ridgevue HS but will be online this year. Go Patriots!

Statewide Podcast Contest for High School Students

Contact: Carey Shoufler, Law Related Education Director

(208) 334-4500 or cshoufler@isb.idaho.gov

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 cshoufler@isb.idaho.gov.

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.

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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: rossman.wendy@westada.org or 208-855-4270


The final date to purchase a 2020-2021 Centennial High School yearbook ($68.90) is Feb. 12, 2021. Yearbooks can be purchased through myschoolfees.com or at the bookkeeping window with cash or check.
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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.


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.


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!


A HUGE shout out to SoGood, Inc. and MELT, Off the Grid Pizza and La Crepe food trucks for providing lunch for our faculty and staff members this past Monday! Thank you for your time and your awesomeness - what a treat!

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.


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.

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Idaho Strong

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/


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


Juniors it is time to start thinking about life beyond high school. Check out this YouTube video highlighting all 12 colleges and universities in Idaho: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKz0fgygvI4&t=8s

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


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:

  1. Explore colleges in a way that’s informative but not overwhelming.
  2. Connect directly with colleges to get answers to your questions and show your interest in attending.
  3. Hear from current college students who know what it’s like on campus.
  4. Take key college planning steps like searching for colleges and exploring scholarships.
  5. 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

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Opportunity Scholarship


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 Opportunity

There are currently two available scholarships open to graduating high school seniors living in Idaho Power's service area! Learn more and apply using the link in our bio!

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

Advanced Opportunity/Fast Forward Portal is now open!

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

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.

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 harmoneeteng@boisestate.edu.