CHS Weekly Announcements

For the Week of May 10, 2021

Want to join Student Government Association for next school year?

Hey CHS! SGA representative and SGA officer applications are now also available on your student website as a google form. The SGA Officers application is due by Friday, May 14th by the end of school. We will accept the applications on paper or on the google form!

SGA Officers:

SGA Representative:

Attention Seniors: Yearbooks will be available for pick up at the same time as Cap and Gowns Friday

Attention Seniors: Yearbooks will be available for pick up at the same time as Cap and Gowns Friday, May 14th. Bring a trusty pen, and be ready to sign each other's books for one last goodbye message during the tailgate party. Look for Ms. Shannon to pick up your pre-ordered book, (she should be near Jostens).

Haven't pre-ordered yet? No problem! Pre-order now at and use code SENIOR21 for $10 off.

Books will be available for purchase during pick up for the full price. Cash and Card will be accepted.

It's your senior year, and it's one for the decades, 30 years from now you'll definitely want to remember it, and the yearbook is a perfect keepsake!

Seniors! Don't forget to RSVP If you're going to attend Project Grad

This year Project Grad is a tailgating event for Seniors only to be held this Friday, 5/14/21, In the parking lot at CHS.

Please use this link to let us know if you plan to attend:

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Pick up your cap and gown after Senior checkout on May 14th

Jostens plans to be here on Friday, May 14th from 3-5 pm to deliver senior cap and gown orders. If you still have a balance on your Jostens order and have not picked up your items, please see the sales rep at this time

Last minute scholarship

The 2021 Call & Gentry Texting/Distracted Driving Scholarship. This scholarship is now available to any high school senior in the United States that desires to apply. More information can be found on our scholarship application below:

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2021

Award Amount: $500


Yellowjackets of the Week

Here are your Yellowjackets of the Week, brought to you by SGA: Mrs. Jennifer Thurn and Maddie Cunningham!

Mrs. Thurn is the registrar this year at CHS. She has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help everything go smoothly with residency, enrollments and scheduling this year. Whenever there is a concern in the building, Mrs. Thurn always puts her best foot forward to help staff and students be successful.

Maddie Cunningham is a junior this year at CHS. She is actively involved in many activities such as band, swimming, soccer and secretary of SGA. Maddie was designated as Student of the Year in her Law Enforcement program at Herndon Career Center.

Congratulations to Mrs. Jennifer Thurn and Maddie Cunningham, your Yellowjackets of the Week!

Important Senior Information

Josten's Orders

If you missed picking up your Graduation Announcements orders, you will need to go to the Josten's office. Their number is 816-523-4900. Please contact them for details.

You will pick up your cap & gown on May 14th in conjunction with the Project Grad celebration.

Yard Signs

Seniors can come up to the office and pick up their Senior yard sign Monday through Thursday from 8am to 2:30 pm.

Senior fees

Seniors need to log into the ICampus Portal and look at what fees are on their account. If you have questions or concerns about a fee, please contact Ms. Walker at 816-349-3423.

Fees can be paid online through the portal, or in the office to Ms. Walker Monday - Thursday, 7:45am - 3:30 pm. Please remember, we only accept, cash, money order, or credit card payments, no checks.

Don't delay, get your fees paid today!

Seniors who plan to attend college next fall

You will need proof of your Meningitis MCV4 vaccination, especially if you plan to stay in the dorms. Please see the Nurse at the high school, before May 28th; or at the middle school 6/7/21-6/29/21; (the Nurse is not available during July) Or you can email or call Nurse Glover at 816-349-3350 or and she will send you the information.

Players 58 Podcasts

Players 58 is finishing our unusual season off with i am not your/you are my. This podcast is a series of monologues, poems, and stories written and performed by Center High School's thespians!

i am not your/you are my started as a project where students wrote two distinct creative writing pieces. One piece would end with "I am not your ___" while the other "you are my ___." It because obvious that students had a lot to say. There are performances here that are raw and vulnerable, some uplifting and sentimental, devastatingly sad, and others and proudly defiant.

Players 58 hopes that listening to their stories will help you develop a deeper appreciation and understanding at how complex and sometimes sad and messy and wonderful and confusing it is to be a young person.

You don't know them, but you can.

i am not your/you are my will be available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube on April 23, 2021.

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Student Government Association applications available for the 21-22 school year

Hello Center Scholars! SGA applications and Class Officer applications are now available online on your student website portal. Or, click here to apply.

If you want a hard copy, please see Mrs. Giangrosso or Mrs. Krivena for an application.

NWMSU Open Enrollment for the 21-22 school year

Northwest Missouri State University still has open enrollment and their application is free and easy to apply, there is no essay needed nor an ACT score.

They do offer Scholarships that are Admission-Based with their ACT/GPA if they had the chance to take it 😊

If students do have questions about Northwest Missouri State University, please contact Madalyn Mosbauer, Admissions Representative. Office number: 660.562.1820 |
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Great job opportunity for Center High School kids

There is a new business opening in the Red Bridge Shopping Center - Cookies & Creamery. They are very enthusiastic entrepreneurs who live in the neighborhood and they are committed to building a fun and profitable business that is a positive force in our community.

They are starting to hire their team and really want it to reflect the diversity of our community and would love to have Center kids be a part of it.

This is a great opportunity for kids to have a fun part time job that will also give them a unique chance to learn about building a business from the ground up.

Application link below:

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'Petal' vs. 'Pedal' vs. 'Peddle'

What to Know

Petal, pedal, and peddle are similar in sound but distinct in meaning. Petal refers to the leaf of a flower. Pedal is a noun referring to any of various levels activated by the foot. Peddle is a verb related to traveling around and selling goods.

Petal, pedal, and peddle are three words that sound very much alike and so can be easily confused. Pedal and peddle, in fact, are homophones, and petal is close.

Using 'Petal'

The noun petal refers to one of the brightly colored leaves that make up the corolla of a flower.

Want something to make your neighbors peer over the fence with amazement? Cactus-flowered zinnias have beautiful twisted or curved petals that come in several bright colors.
— Lynn Coulter, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 Apr. 2021

Two hundred twenty formally clad guests gathered on the manicured lawn of the Rosewood Miramar Beach Hotel, which overlooks the Santa Barbara Channel. Pink and white rose petals were strewn everywhere as a violinist drew her bow and commenced the ceremony with the opening notes of Céline Dion’s “Because You Loved Me.”
— James Reginato, Town & Country, 14 Jan. 2020

Using 'Pedal'

Pedal refers to any of various levels activated by the foot. It can be found on a bicycle, or in your car (the accelerator, brake, and clutch pedals). Pedals are often used to modify the sound of a number of musical instruments, including the piano and the electric guitar.

The Latin adjective pedalis means "relating to the foot."

If you do encounter sand or ice, level your pedals, point your bike straight ahead, relax your upper body, and exhale as you cross.
— Brian Fiske, Bicycling, March 2008

Launched in 1978, the Boss DS-1 remains the longest production-run guitar pedal in history, and one of the best-selling, too.
— Sam Roche, Guitar World, 28 Apr. 2021

Pedal can also be a verb meaning to operate something with a pedal, or more broadly, to ride a bicycle.

Mark Rasch hopped on his bike Tuesday in Bethesda, Md., pedaled off for an afternoon ride, and realized he forgot his mask.
— Matt Richtel, The New York Times, 29 Apr. 2021

Other 'Pedal' Words

Pedal also is a component of the verb backpedal, meaning "to retreat or move backward," whether literally or figuratively.

Shortstop Tim Anderson originally backpedaled in an attempt to make the catch, but Robert ran 134 feet from his spot in the outfield, appearing to call Anderson off and getting in position to make the routine play.
— Rhett Bollinger,, 4 Apr. 2021

Mayoral candidate Andrew Yang backpedaled on Monday after kicking up a controversy with a tweet seemingly calling for a crackdown on unlicensed street vendors, saying that he doesn’t want to punish vendors and that he picked a poor platform to address a complex topic.
— Tim Balk, The New York Daily News, 12 Apr. 2021

The term pedal boat refers to a boat powered by pedals. This is sometime conflated with paddleboat, which is propelled by a paddle wheel. Complicating the matter is the fact that, in some instances, the paddle wheel on a paddleboat is operated by pedals, making both terms correct.

Using 'Peddle'

Peddle is a verb meaning to travel around and offer goods for sale, sometimes illegally or dishonestly. A person who does this is a peddler. Peddle can also mean to deal out or disseminate something that is not a physical good, such as advice or disinformation.

“I encourage them to continue to report drug activity in their neighborhoods; on their streets,” Bracy stressed. “That info helps us build our cases and upon arrest it removes those drugs and that dealer from peddling narcotics in our town and in our county. These arrests keep drugs out of the hands of our children.”
— Cal Bryant, The Roanoke-Chowan News Herald, 22 Apr. 2021

Some have begun walking back the nonsense -- Fox News' John Roberts conceded on the air yesterday that it is "not the case" that Biden's climate plan is targeting meat consumption -- but many of the others who've peddled the claim have made little effort to acknowledge reality.
— Steve Benen,, 27 Apr. 2021

Of petal, pedal, and peddle, the latter two are more likely to be confused for one another, particularly when they are used as verbs. It is possible to both pedal and peddle a bicycle, for example—but make sure your customer has paid before pedaling away.

From the Merriam-Webster website

LifeTouch Picture Orders have been delivered

If you ordered a picture package from LifeTouch, it has been delivered to the school. Please stop by and pick it up from the front office.


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