Centennial High School

CHS Weekly: January 24-30, 2021

CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL

MISSION:

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

IMPORTANT SCHOOL DATES:

January 23 - Study Buddies at CHS from 9-11am

January 26 - Team 1: Periods 1 & 2 Final Exams

January 27 - Team 2: Periods 1 & 2 Final Exams

January 28 - Team 1: Periods 3 & 4 Final Exams

January 29 - Team 2: Periods 3 & 4 Final Exams

January 29 - End of Quarter 2

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 15 - NO SCHOOL: President’s Day

March 22-26 - NO SCHOOL: Spring Break

Athletics

1/25 Boys Basketball at Boise

1/26 Girls Basketball at Kuna

1/27 Wrestling at home 7 p.m.

1/28 Girls Basketball vs. Mtn. View

1/29 Girls Basketball vs. Boise

1/29 Boys Basketball at Meridian

1/30 Don't miss virtual "The Real CHS" Boys vs. Capital

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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

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

On Saturday January 17th, the Centennial Speech and Debate team competed at the inaugural Meridian Invitational Debate tournament, which was held online. Freshmen Abbey Takeuchi made her Varsity division debut in Lincoln Douglas Debate and finished the tournament 2-3! She was the highest performing freshmen at the tournament! Junior Public Forum Debaters also ended the tournament 2-3 after an extremely close loss in round 5. Next weekend the Patriots will compete at the 2021 "Running with the Bulls" Invitational hosted by MVHS that will also be online.

Bowling Team

Centennial Girls Bowling placed third overall in the Western Invitational last weekend. Way to go Patriots!!!!!
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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

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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!

YEARBOOKS

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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Study Buddies at Centennial High School

FREE Tutoring for CHS STUDENTS, grades 9-12, by CHS TEACHERS!


January 23 from 9:00-11:0am at Centennial High School (more dates to be announced).

  • Remember, Quarter 2 ends on January 29 so come and get support from your teachers before time runs out!!! There's no better way to be prepared for finals then to have a "Study Buddy".


Teachers will be available to assist in the four core academic areas: Math, English, Social Science and Science.


January teachers are listed below:

  • Math - Ms. Athena Herman
  • English - Mrs. Brooke Snyder
  • Social Science - Mr. Bradley Hammer
  • Science - Ms. Anna Cafferty


While participating in the "Study Buddies" program, students may rotate through subjects and do NOT need to stay for the entire time. Students are encouraged to come prepared with classroom materials, their school issued laptop and plenty of motivation to get their work completed with teacher assistance.


Students MUST sign up in advance! Sign-ups will be limited in effort to adhere to and maintain social distancing so sign-up early. Classroom loads will be capped at 20 students (the current classroom cap in West Ada School District).


IMPORTANT:

  • If a student signs up they are committing to attend Saturday tutoring.
  • If a student signs up and does NOT remove their appointment OR notify their grade level VP by the Thursday prior to tutoring at 3:00pm that they will not be attending, students will no longer be permitted to sign up for the "Study Buddies" program.
  • If a student does remove their appointment or communicate the Thursday prior to tutoring by 3:00pm and space is available, grade level Vice Principals will contact students on the waitlist based on the order they signed up.

Advanced Opportunities Parent Education Opportunity

Idaho's Advanced Opportunities program provides every student attending an Idaho public school an allocation of $4,125 to use towards Advanced Opportunities (dual credits, college-credit bearing/career-technical exams, workforce training, etc.) in grades 7-12. Our Advanced Opportunities staff will be providing a webinar to share information and help families navigate the Advanced Opportunities program on January 25, at 7 pm MT. Register here: https://www.sde.idaho.gov/student-engagement/events.html

Microsoft Teams Parent Education Opportunities

Microsoft is providing two virtual training opportunities for WASD parents/guardians on Microsoft Teams.


Teams EDUCATION 100 – Click on the link to join the session

  • Held virtually on January 25th from 5:30-6:30 pm
  • Geared for parents/guardians viewing the tool through the lens of their student.
  • Covers Teams settings, channels, assignments, calendar (locating assignments), files as well as a question/answer time.


Teams EDUCATION 200 – Click on the link to join the session

  • Held virtually on January 27 from 5:30-6:30 pm
  • Geared for parents/guardians viewing the tool through the lens of their student
  • Appropriate for individuals who attended Teams EDUCATION 100, or are familiar with Teams basic
  • Covers a deep dive into the settings, search/command bar, the waffle, and a deeper look at other areas covered in the 100 training.


Students and teachers are welcome to attend! The sessions will be recorded and stored for 180 days (about 6 months). You may click on the same link to watch/listen to the recording.

CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO JOIN THE TRACK TEAM

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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/

COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER

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:

  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

Seniors

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.


Criteria:

  • 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

www.boardofed.idaho.gov/scholarships/idaho-opportunity-scholarship/

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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

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/

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

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.

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