Inside Centennial Schools
April 17, 2023
Connecting. Achieving. Preparing.
We are excited to launch our new and improved Centennial website on Friday, April 28! Look for more information in communications from the District and also in your student's school newsletter.
Arrive Alive: Simulated fatal crash drives home driving safety message
Arrive Alive challenges teens to think about the dangers of impaired and distracted driving. The program is designed to create a first-hand experience showing how students' actions and decisions affect the lives of many people. It also helps open emotional doors and addresses problems most teens don’t know would exist when poor decisions are made.
As part of Arrive Alive, a simulated crash staged in Cougar Stadium on Monday, April 17 involved pre-selected students who acted out the accident scenario. The actors were treated by paramedics for injuries following a head-on collision caused by a driver who was impaired and distracted by cell phone use. This simulation also served as a training exercise for real-life responses by local law enforcement, firefighters, and paramedics.
A shout out to our community partners--Blaine Police Department, other local law enforcement, local hospitals, emergency medical responders, schools, and businesses--for your involvement in the simulation which illustrates the importance of working together to ensure a healthy community.
Thank you, Powerpack volunteers for making a difference in students' lives
Thank you to all who supported the Powerpack program this school year - both financially and via volunteering!
The Powerpack program distributed on average 352 packs per week (beginning in September, distributing 246 packs per week and ending in May, with 391 packs per week) to students in all of Centennial Schools and preschool.
Total packs distributed:
13,392 with a total of 27,633 pounds of food.
Each pack costs, on average, $2.50/pack.
How you can help!
The Powerpack program is entirely run by volunteer and rely 100% on food and monetary donations. If you would like to contribute or learn more, please email email@example.com or see more information online.
Centennial Middle School partners on hygiene products drive
Centennial Middle School is partnering with Operation No Limits on a hygiene products drive for youth in the Anoka County Juvenile Detention Center. Over 2,000 kids pass through the facilities’ doors annually. You can drop off items at the Middle School during school hours. Operation No Limits is a local nonprofit that helps at-risk youth.
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Body wash and bar soap
- Deodorant (especially for males; no aerosols)
- Lip balm
Blue Heron Elementary fifth grade students in Mr. Benson's classroom dissected cow's eyes to learn more about how light is used to make an image of the world inside the eye.
Welcome class of 2036!
Preschool registration for the 2023-2024 school year is open!
May 6: Comedy de Mayo, Chain of Lakes Giving Event
Event information for the 10th annual Chain of Giving Event, hosted by the Chain of Lakes Rotary Club, can be found here. Proceeds support the Angel fund, Rotary Youth Exchange, Polio+, Rotary STRIVE, Scholarships and more.
Check school calendars online for upcoming event information.
May 29: No School
June 2: Last day of school for seniors
June 6: Students' last day of school
June 10: Centennial High School graduation
The Summer Activity Guide is open for regstration!
Summer registration continues! Register now, some activities will fill. Summer is also a great time to enroll in swim lessons. Check out all summer offerings for youth and adults online.
Apr. 22: Intro to Welding: Create a Sculpture Garden (adult)
Apr. 24: Questions and Answers with a MN Will and Trust Attorney (adult); Intro to Cheerleading (gr. 4-7)
Apr. 25: Write Your Own Will (adult)
Apr. 26: Deadline to register for GRASP summer academic enrichment!
May 1: Middle School Tennis (gr. 6-8); Cookies and Canvas (gr. 6-8);DASH After School Baseball Camp (gr. K-5); Boot Camp/Core (adult); Rumba & Night Club 2-Step (adult); After School Youth Soccer (gr. K-5)
Interested in becoming an AmeriCorps member for the summer?
The Centennial Community Education program was awarded five AmeriCorps-Member positions for the summer to work in the Summer Fun program and the Kids Club Summer C.A.M.P. program.
For more information on these positions and how to apply, please visit the Americorps website.
Centennial ISD 12
District Mission: Our Core Purpose
By providing high quality educational opportunities, emotional support, and social development, Centennial School District prepares learners for excellence in their future.