The Centennial Weekly

Volume 9, Issue 17 - December 16, 2018

Centennial High School

CHS opened its doors in the fall of 2010 with only 750 students. Today we have over 1800 students and offer a wide range of classes designed to meet the needs of today's learners.

Fall Final Exams

Final exam time is quickly approaching! Please carefully read through the following exemption information. Click here for the Final Exam Bell Schedule.


Students may pick up exemption forms from their house office beginning Tuesday, Dec. 11th. Students may turn in forms to the House office beginning Wednesday, Dec. 12th until 4:15 p.m. on Friday, Dec.14th. Students will not be allowed to leave class to go to the office to get a form.


Semester exams will be independent and objective assessments to certify mastery of course content by students. All high school credit course semester exams may be comprehensive and must measure the mastery of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Semester exams shall count 15% of the grade. Semester exams are final and are not subject to retesting. Semester exams are the exception not the standard; each student will be required to take a semester exam unless he/she earns the exemption.


A student may earn exemptions based on his or her grade classification by having a semester average of 80 or higher in the class for which the student is seeking an exam exemption, and two or fewer absences in the class for which the student is seeking an exam exemption prior to the day of the semester exam. All absences are counted per class period whether excused or unexcused with the following documented exceptions: participation in school-sponsored activities, religious holidays, and pre-approved college visits.


● Freshmen - 1 exam exemption per semester
● Sophomores - 2 exam exemptions per semester
● Juniors - 3 exam exemptions per semester
● Seniors - 4 exam exemptions per semester


Students who have a DAEP placement, JJAEP placement, or in-school or out-of-school suspension are not eligible for exemption. If a student does not meet standard on an EOC in the previous year, he/she is not eligible for exemption in the corresponding course.


Students are required to attend classes in which they are exempt on examination days. An exemption is an exam exemption and not an attendance exemption. Students receiving exemptions are encouraged to take the examination and have it scored. If the examination score will improve a student’s grade average, it will be calculated as part of the semester average. Otherwise, the examination grade will not be counted.


Semester exams will begin on Wednesday, December 19th and will end on Friday, December 21st at 12:45 pm.

Parking at CHS

Please click here to view the student parking information and guidelines for CHS.


Please click here to view the student parking contract for CHS.

Students on Campus Prior To and After School Hours

The tardy bell for 1st period rings each day at 8:55 a.m. The doors to the front of the school open at 7:45 a.m. each morning. We ask that students who are not involved in an organized activity before school not arrive, be dropped off, nor be in the building prior to 7:45.


The last class of the day ends at 4:15 p.m. Students who are not participating in a school sponsored activity or with a teacher for tutorials should exit the building and leave campus by 4:45 p.m.


Students who choose to remain in the building after hours will be asked to exit the building.

Skyward Family Access Information

Skyward Family Access provides real time information on all of your student's important information such as grades, discipline, attendance, fees owed, schedule, etc.


Click here for information on how to set up and customize your account as well as information on all the functions in Family Access.

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There are several reasons that attendance is a primary focus of any school. The primary factor is that attendance has a direct correlation to achievement. When students are not in class, they cannot learn the material being taught. Over time, absences can add up and may cause a student to lose credit for the class either by not passing the course or by missing more than the State allows. We hope that everyone will make attendance at school a priority.

Crimestoppers/Friends For Life

BISD knows that students see and hear things. A vital step in prevention is early identification of potential threats and intelligence gathering. In partnership with Tarrant County Crime Stoppers and Friends for Life, BISD provides students with a platform to submit anonymous tips. Students are encouraged to report information that is criminal, threatening, inappropriate, or potentially harmful on topics that may include:

  • Bullying
  • Dating violence
  • Cyberbullying
  • Family violence/abuse
  • Gang activity
  • Sexting
  • Sexual harassment
  • Suicidal thoughts

Students are able to anonymously submit tips through a phone app (iTunes app, Google Play app) at www.469tips.com or by calling Crime Stoppers 817-469-8477.

CHS Clubs & Organizations

CHS has a multitude of clubs or organizations for students to be members. Please click here to see a comprehensive list of clubs/organizations and faculty sponsors.

College and Career Information

CHS College and Career Website

College and Career Twitter College and Career Facebook

My name is Sara Pair and I am the College Readiness Coordinator at Centennial High School. My duties at Centennial include AP Coordinator, Dual Credit Coordinator and AVID coordinator. But most importantly, I am here to help with your College and Career needs. For this reason I have set up a link where you can book a time with me to discuss any questions you may have. I will be available most days from 8-9am for 30 minute private meetings with parents and students. I prefer to meet in person with parent(s) and student together, however, I know that everyone has a busy schedule! If you are unable to come in person, you are welcome to schedule a time through the link below for a phone meeting. If these times don’t work, please contact me by email to discuss other options. Topics include, but aren’t limited to: Scholarships, Applications, SAT/ACT/TSI, Career Advising, Financial Aid, 2 year vs. 4 year schools, etc.

CLICK HERE to schedule your time slot and I will be happy to help in any way I can.

Student Support Counselor News

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text the Crisis Text Line the word HOME to 741741. Someone is there 24/7. The deaf and hard of hearing can contact the Suicide Prevention Lifeline via TTY at 1-800-799-4889.


Signs and Symptoms that someone is thinking about suicide:

(from the National Institute of Mental Health) https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/suicide-prevention/index.shtml

  • Talking about wanting to die or wanting to kill themselves

  • Talking about feeling empty, hopeless, or having no reason to live

  • Making a plan or looking for a way to kill themselves, such as searching online, stockpiling pills, or buying a gun

  • Talking about great guilt or shame

  • Talking about feeling trapped or feeling that there are no solutions

  • Feeling unbearable pain (emotional pain or physical pain)

  • Talking about being a burden to others

  • Using alcohol or drugs more often

  • Acting anxious or agitated

  • Withdrawing from family and friends

  • Changing eating and/or sleeping habits

  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge

  • Taking great risks that could lead to death, such as driving extremely fast

  • Talking or thinking about death often

  • Displaying extreme mood swings, suddenly changing from very sad to very calm or happy

  • Giving away important possessions

  • Saying goodbye to friends and family

  • Putting affairs in order, making a will

Senior Section

Click here to view important dates for the Class of 2019.
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CHS Events for the Week of 12/17/2018

Monday, December 17th

  • Jostens Delivering Class Rings and Taking Graduation Orders During Lunches in the Cafeteria
  • STEM Club Meeting in C204 - 4:30
  • Band Silent Auction Fundraiser in the Learning Center - 6:00


Tuesday, December 18th

  • Wrestling Dual Meet vs. Midlothian at CHS - 5:30
  • 9th Boys Basketball at Everman - 6:00
  • JV Boys Basketball at Everman - 6:00
  • Varsity Girls Basketball at Everman - 6:00
  • 9th Girls Basketball at Everman - 7:30
  • JV Girls Basketball at Everman - 7:30
  • Varsity Boys Basketball at Everman - 7:30


Wednesday, December 19th

  • Final Exams - 3B Period


Thursday, December 20th

  • Final Exams - 1st Period, 2nd Period, 3A Period


Friday, December 21st

  • Final Exams - 4th Period, 5th Period, 6th Period
  • End of 3rd Six Weeks/2nd Semester - 12:45
  • JV Boys Basketball vs. Granbury at CHS - 1:30
  • JV Girls Basketball vs. Granbury at CHS - 1:30
  • 9th Boys Basketball vs. Granbury at CHS - 3:00
  • Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Granbury at CHS - 3:00
  • 9th Girls Basketball vs. Granbury at CHS - 4:30
  • Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Granbury at CHS - 4:30


Monday, December 24th-Monday, January 7th

  • Student Holiday


Thursday, December 27th-Saturday, December 29th

  • 9th/JV Boys Basketball Tournament at Kennedale
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Tournament in Midland
  • Varsity Girls Basketball Tournament at Lake Travis


Tuesday, January 1st

  • Varsity Girls Soccer Alumni Game at CHS - 5:00
  • Varsity Boys Soccer Alumni Game at CHS - 7:00


Thursday, January 3rd

  • Varsity Girls Soccer Tournament vs. Birdville at Richland HS - 3:30
  • JV Girls Soccer Tournament vs. Midlothian Heritage at Birdville HS - 4:00
  • Varsity Girls Soccer Tournament vs. Amarillo at Richland HS - 8:00


Friday, January 4th

  • Wrestling Tournament at Grapevine HS
  • JV Girls Soccer Tournament vs. Denton Ryan at Birdville HS - 8:00am
  • JV Girls Soccer Tournament at Birdville - 12:00
  • Varsity Girls Soccer Tournament vs. The Colony at Richland HS - 3:30
  • JV Boys Soccer at Western Hills - 5:00
  • Varsity Boys Soccer at Western Hills - 7:00
  • Varsity Girls Basketball at Timberview - 1:00
  • 9th Girls Basketball at Timberview - 2:30
  • JV Girls Basketball at Timberview - 2:30
  • 9th Boys Basketball at Timberview - 6:00
  • JV Boys Basketball at Timberview - 6:00
  • Varsity Boys Basketball at Timberview - 7:30


Saturday, January 5th

  • Varsity Girls Soccer Tournament at Birdville HS
  • Wrestling Tournament at Grapevine HS


Important Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, January 8th - Begin 4th Six Weeks
  • Thursday, January 17th - Advanced Academics Parent Meeting - 6:00
  • Monday, January 21st - Student/Teacher Holiday
  • Friday, February 15th - End 4th Six Weeks
  • Monday, February 18th - Student/Teacher Holiday
  • Tuesday, February 19th - Begin 5th Six Weeks
  • Monday, March 11th-Friday, March 15th - Spring Break Holiday
  • Friday, April 5th - End 5th Six Weeks
  • Monday, April 8th - Begin 6th Six Weeks
  • Tuesday, April 9th - English 1 EOC Exam
  • Wednesday, April 10th - Senior Panoramic Picture in the Arena - 10:45
  • Thursday, April 11th - English 2 EOC Exam
  • Friday, April 19th - Student/Teacher Holiday
  • Monday, April 22nd - Bad Weather Make Up Day - No school
  • Monday, May 6th-Friday, May 17th - AP Exams
  • Monday, May 6th - Algebra 1 EOC Exam
  • Tuesday, May 7th - Biology EOC Exam
  • Wednesday, May 8th - U.S. History EOC Exam
  • Thursday, May 16th - Honors Dinner in the Cafeteria - 5:30
  • Thursday, May 16th - Senior Awards Ceremony in the Arena - 7:00
  • Monday, May 20th - Senior Walk at Elementaries - 7:45
  • Monday, May 20th - Senior Walk at CHS - 10:45
  • Monday, May 20th - Senior Picnic - 12:00
  • Monday, May 20th - Performance Excellence Awards Ceremony in the Auditorium - 6:00
  • Wednesday, May 22nd-Friday, May 24th - Final Exams
  • Friday, May 24th - End 6th Six Weeks/2nd Semester
  • Wednesday, May 29th - Graduation at TCU - 7:00

Administration

Principal - 817.245.0259

Associate Principal - 817.245.0263

Delta House (Students Last Names A-G) - 817.245.0284

Principal - Scott Shaha

Counselor - Ashley Aaron

Secretary - Kenna Clark

Lambda House (Students Last Names H-Ph) - 817.245.0288

Principal - Jennifer Culpepper

Counselor - Heather Chandler

Secretary - Keri Kirby

Zeta House (Students Last Names Pi-Z) - 817.245.0302

Principal - Dustin Streitz

Counselor - Mia Thurman

Secretary - Nancy Gonzalez