Centennial High School
CHS Weekly: January 24-30, 2021
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
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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).
- 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
Microsoft Teams Parent Education Opportunities
Microsoft is providing two virtual training opportunities for WASD parents/guardians on Microsoft Teams.
- 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.
- 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.
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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:
- 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
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
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 email@example.com.