November Weekly Newsletter

Happy Thanksgiving...Enjoy Your Holiday!

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November's Tik Tok Challenge

Challenge a Random Classmate to a Game of Rock, Paper, Scissors!
Dr. Dixon Announces November 22-26 as CCS Wellness Week


Health is Wealth! Please check out these free testing sites!!


Where: 1496 Morse Rd

Parking lot on the northwest

Corner of Karl & Morse Rd

When: Sunday – 9am-5pm

Monday – 9am – 7pm

Tue-Sat – 9am – 6pm


SV Diagnostics Lab – PH # 614-439-6508

· Free Covid testing for those with no insurance.

· They will test students with no symptoms but parents should call first.

· PCR testing and results within 24 hours.

· It is a drive-through

· Patient just needs their ID and smart phone to register at location while in their car.

1 new location opened last Tuesday –

700 E Brighton Rd; Columbus, OH

700 Bryden Rd. Columbus, OH

Their website is:

Partners Announce Free Community College for Columbus City Schools Graduates

Students interested in CCP check out this flyer!

CCP Permission Slip and Questionnaire

As a reminder, students who are new to College Credit Plus and those who have previously applied but did not enroll in a course, are required to submit a signed parent/guardian permission slip and student questionnaire to the college before they may be registered for any courses, in accordance with ORC 3365.035. Students who are currently enrolled in or have previously taken courses with Columbus State do not need to submit the permission and questionnaire forms.

CCP Meeting Save-The-Date Flyer.pdf


Get Your FAFSA Done!

Get your FAFSA done! You don't have to be applying to Otterbein to use this free service!!

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Ohio Hispanic Coalition

Eastern Michigan University

Fantastic Scholarship opportunities that Eastern Michigan University offers and let you know about some upcoming deadlines.

- The EFOS awards full tuition minus the Pell Grant to qualified applicants. There are two simple criteria: students must have a 3.0 cumulative HS GPA and be eligible for a Pell Grant. Students must be admitted and file the FAFSA with EMU by. No test scores are required.

- The Presidential Scholarship is our most prestigious award and provides a full-ride academic scholarship at EMU that also covers housing. The Presidential Scholarship is competition-based and requires its own application. Qualified applicants must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or above and a composite ACT of 25 or SAT of 1200 (Critical Reading + Math). The test score requirement is waived for students with a 3.85 or above cumulative high school GPA. All application components must be submitted on or before and you can find more details, including the required scholarship application materials, at . Note that test scores are required for this scholarship.
In addition, we are continuing to award up to $7,500 per year to admitted students who qualify. Students can be considered without SAT/ACT scores on file.

We hope your students will take advantage of these opportunities. If they haven't done so already, encourage them to apply for free using our . This streamlined admission application automatically waives the student's application fee.

Full Tuition Scholarship at EMU with the Education First Opportunity Scholarship (EFOS)

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The Presidential Scholarship - Undergraduate Admissions

Emerald Scholarships at EMU

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Class of 2022...

The I Know I Can Founders Scholarship, Dream Big Scholarship, and Grant applications are now all available. Below are the instructions for each. Seniors can also find the information on the Centennial I Know I Can Google Classroom. If you are Pell eligible, a CCS grad, and have at least a 2.25 gpa, you qualify for $$$!

I Know I Can Founders Scholarship: Up to $10,000 per year DUE FEBRUARY 1 2022
*This application is separate from the Dream Big and Grant Applications.

· 3.0 Cumulative GPA
· Completion of the CCS College Preparatory Curriculum
· Continuous enrollment in CCS district in 9th–12th grades
· Will graduate from a CCS high school in 2022
· Have demonstrated financial need for college
· Completion of IKIC college access milestones:
-Two or more college applications submitted
-Three or more one-on-one IKIC advising sessions
· Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion

Students can apply at Link attached.

I Know I Can Dream Big Scholarship: Up to $3,500 per year DUE MARCH 1 2022
This application will have you create an account on the I Know I Can website. If you apply for the Dream Big, you do NOT need to apply for the I Know I Can Grant application.


Minimum Criteria:
· 2.75 or higher cumulative high school GPA
· 2022 Graduate of Columbus City Schools
· Federal Pell Grant Eligible
· Enrolling in college full-time immediately following high school graduation
· Completion of IKIC college access milestones
-Two or more college applications submitted
-Three or more one-on-one IKIC advising sessions
· Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion

Supporting Documents Needed:
· A PDF of your 2022-23 FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR)
· A PDF of your unofficial high school transcript

To complete the app, 1.) make sure I have your personal email on file. 2.) Go to, link attached.

I Know I Can Grant: Up to $1,200 per year DUE APRIL 1 2022
If you don't meet the criteria for the Dream Big Scholarship, but have at least a 2.25 GPA... apply for this. Click
the link below, create and account, and apply for the I Know I Can Grant.


· High school students: minimum 2.25 GPA
· Current college students: minimum 2.0 GPA
· Full-time students
· Federal Pell Grant Eligible

Supporting Documents Needed:
· A PDF of your 2022-23 FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR)
· A PDF of your unofficial High School Transcript (Only for first time applicants)
· A PDF of your unofficial College Transcript (Only for renewal applicants)

To complete the app, 1.) make sure I have your personal email on file. 2.) Go to

Let me know if you have any questions,
~Mrs. Stevens

Log in - Student Portal

2022 Founders' Scholarship Application

My Brother's Keeper

Sora...The Student Reading App!

Columbus City Schools Library Services is committed to bringing unique learning opportunities to our students and we are pleased to introduce a new, free reading service providing digital books through Sora, the student reading app. We are partnering with Columbus Metropolitain Library Digital Download Collaboration to give students and teachers 24/7 access to eBooks and audiobooks WITHOUT using a public library card.

Check and Connect with Our Families Here at Centennial

Check & Connect is a way for us to hear about what you are experiencing in real-time and provide you with up-to-date information about social, health, and government services. It is also a way to remind you of upcoming district and building events.

We know that calls during the day may make you think that we are calling about a concern with your child, which is why I want to inform you that any call from the number 614-365-5491 will be a check & connect call.

Please know that we are all in this together and we are looking forward to partnering with you this 2021-2022 academic year.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

LaToya Williams

Centennial's Family Ambassador


Hello Star Families,

We are taking our sophomores on Career Center field trip and need several volunteers for the Downtown High School, Tuesday November 30th from 11:15 am - 2:00 pm.

Buses will be leaving promptly at 11:15 am. Please let me know if you can help, or if you have any questions. The goal is to have 12 volunteers for each date.


Nina L. Barksdale, MBA

Career and Community Resource Coordinator

Centennial High School

1441 Bethel Rd.

Columbus, Ohio 43220


FREE Thanksgiving Dinner!

Is Anyone in Need of Thanksgiving Help?

Mrs. Laslo and her Students are working with Christian Community Church to provide Thanksgiving Meals to families. Please email Mrs. Laslo at, if you know of a family who could use some help.

Non-Perishable Items

Star Families, we have a Non-Perishable area for students or families of students. If you would like to participate by donating, your help is greatly appreciated. Or if you are in need, please contact our Main Office here at Centennial High and we will gladly assist.

Today Is The Day!!!!

Calling ALL Dads, Uncles, Granddads, Siblings, and Father Figures...You are all Welcomed to the Cooking with Dad Event on 11/18/2021 from 6pm - 8pm. Please see the flyer below.

Need Tutoring For Math?

Check out this Flyer and Sign Up Here: Google Form:

Need Tutoring support?

Need Tutoring support? Check out the link for free tutoring below!

Are you in need of TUTORING in ACT Math?!? Check out the flyer and meet with Ms. Jacobs and Ms. Koehler for any specific questions that you may have!! Please also use the google classroom invite code listed below

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Google Forms: Sign-in

Sign in - Google Accounts

It's a Blessing to Be a Blessing

Hello Centennial Family.

767 million people around the world live on less than $2 per day. For those living in extreme poverty, many don’t have access to a sustainable income or basic necessities.

Did you know that the shoes you no longer want could create jobs for people in developing countries? Your shoes can help people in developing nations start and sustain their own small businesses!

We’re excited to announce that we have joined forces with the nonprofit Soles4Souls and are launching our own shoe drive to collect 250 pairs of shoes to help break the cycle of poverty.

For the month of November, please bring your new or used shoes of any kind to the donation boxes in the Office.

Since 2006, Soles4Souls has distributed more than 50 million pairs of shoes in 129 countries and are a four-star charity as rated by Charity Navigator. Soles4Souls utilizes new and gently used shoes as a resource to help entrepreneurs in developing nations with an opportunity to start and sustain small businesses (a micro-enterprise) of their own. Learn more at

Soles4Souls | Turning shoes and clothing into opportunity.

At Soles4Souls, we turn unwanted shoes and clothing into opportunity, by keeping them from going to waste and putting them to good use - providing relief, creating jobs and empowering people to break the cycle of poverty.

Give your shoes a second life and donate to our shoe drive today!

Nina L. Barksdale, MBA

Career and Community Resource Coordinator

Centennial High School

1441 Bethel Rd.

Columbus, Ohio 43220


Join us for Our Virtual Family Engagement Sessions

2021-2022 School Year Info / Virtual Family Engagement Sessions (

2021-2022 School Year Info / Virtual Family Engagement Sessions

CCS hosts weekly Zoom sessions addressing the most pressing topics and answering the most common questions families have. Called Virtual Family Engagement Sessions, these sessions are hosted by the Department of Communications and Engagement and feature expert District staff and many of our community partners sharing information and insights on important topics.

October Student of the Month Winners

Congratulations Goes Out to the Following Student...

9th Grade - Eric Morales-Gomez

10th Grade - Khalece Taylor

11th Grade - Cameryn Vickery

12th Grade - Tony Jarzab

Students Interested in having a Locker for the Winter

Hey Stars!! Are you interested in having a locker for the winter. Complete the form below

Google Forms: Sign-in

Columbus Rec & Park

Rec & Park is updating communication pathways in 2022.

Registration for adult and youth leagues.

The Sports Report - October 2021

Centennial School Tours

  • We are going to start our building tours every Friday beginning on December 6th - January 28th at 8:00 A.M. The tours will be student led. On the Friday of your arrival meet in the main office at 7:45 A.M .

Announcement, Announcement, Here's a Little Information About It!!

Save the Date...The District Competition for Mock Trials will be held on January 14th.

Centennial's Columbus Booster's PTA

CBPTA is the umbrella organization for fundraising for arts, academic, and athletics at Centennial High School. We can not support our school and their programs without membership support, to join visit or email

Learn more about the Columbus Booster's PTA at:

Volunteers Needed!

CBPTA is looking for volunteers to help with the following:

1. Spirit Wear

2. Silent Auction

3. Working fall sport Concessions

Email CBPTA to learn how to volunteer at:

We also have an online spirit wear store. Please visit at:

The deadlines for ordering spirit yard signs are on December 1st, February 1st, and April 1st. Order yours today at CBPTA Spirit Store

Activities Happening Here at Centennial

Friday, November 19

Girls Basketball vs Dublin Scioto 5:30p/7:00p

Saturday, November 20

Boys Basketball @ CVCA (Scrimmage) 9:00a

Monday, November 22

Asynchronous Day!!

Boys Basketball vs Horizon (joint practice) 6:30p

Tuesday, November 23

Asynchronous Day!!

Girls Basketball @ Walnut Ridge 5:30/7:00p

Wednesday, November 24

No School!!

Boys Basketball vs South 5:30/7:00p

Thursday, November 25

No School Thanksgiving Recess

Thanksgiving Day!!!

Friday, November 26

No School Thanksgiving Recess

Saturday, November 27

Boys Basketball @ All-Ohio Showcase Opponent & Time TBD

Monday, November 29

Swimming @ CAS 4:00p

Tuesday, November 30

Sophomore’s Downtown HS Visit

Girls Basketball @ Mifflin 6:00p

Boys Basketball @ Pickerington North 6:00p/7:30p

Interested in Attending Winter Sports for Columbus City Schools?

New Changes to Purchasing Tickets for Student Activities and Sporting Events
District Moves to Cashless Ticketing System

November 18, 2021 - The Columbus City Schools Office of Student Activities is excited to announce a new online ticket purchasing process that is convenient and easy to use. Starting with this winter sports season, the District will move to a cashless ticketing system.

Spectators wishing to attend a CCS high school ticketed sporting event will be required to purchase tickets online in advance of the contest.

Using a mobile phone, computer, or laptop device, individuals wishing to attend an event can access the Local Level platform, type the school name in the search box, and get a populated list of sporting events for which tickets can be purchased. Once purchased, tickets can be printed or scanned at the door right from your mobile phone.

This will allow for a contact-free, COVID-friendly entrance process. In addition, all guests will be required to wear a mask at all CCS athletic events and adhere to all health protocols issued by the District.

Local Level Events


The following Students are receiving a Shout out for their Good Deeds!

1. Asa Simpson-Cole is receiving a Exemplary Shoutout from Ms. Billingsley for Being an Awesome Student Helper!

2. Caleb Creedon is receiving a Respect Shoutout from Ms. Koehler for your Mature Conversation, Your Personality, and for Being a Great Star!

3. Miranda Hern is receiving a Exemplary Shoutout from Ms. Meleg for Being Respectful to classmates and assisting Teachers.

4. Isaiah Cox is receiving a Goal Oriented Shoutout from Mr. Smith for 1st Team Win and Being Ready and on Time to School!

5. Yukon is receiving a Exemplary Shoutout from Mr. Gleich for Helping a Student by Lending him a Pencil!

6. Lily Cowen is receiving a Exemplary Shoutout from Nurse Blair for Being a Friend to a New Student in Need of one!

7. Quiten Saunders is receiving a Exemplary Shoutout from Mrs. Laslo for Being Respectful to Classmates and Teachers

8. Miranda Hern is receiving a Exemplary Shoutout from Mr. Jones for Always Willing to Help a fellow student!

9. Te'Shawn Draper is receiving Academic Shoutout from Mrs. Laslo for Working on his Assignment in Science!

10. Antonio Susi is receiving a Academic Shoutout from Mr. Jones for Coming to Class Ready to Work!

Centennial Staff Highlights This Week! We Appreciate You For All That You Do!

1. Ms. Groves for Being Attentive and on Point!

2. Ms. Billingsley for always Providing Great Information for the Students and their Families!

You both Exemplify pure Greatness and We thank you for Going Above and Beyond!

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