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Center High School Community Newsletter 2021-2022

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CHS Upcoming Events!

Monday, January 3 *Snow Day*

Tuesday, January 4

5:30: Varsity Girls Basketball vs University Academy Charter @ CHS

Wednesday, January 5

3:15 – 5:15pm: CHS Substance Abuse Classes @ CHS

5:00pm: Wrestling @ Warrensburg HS

Thursday, January 6

3:30 – 9pm: CHS Covid Vaccination Clinic @ CHS

4:00pm: Swimming Varsity Meet @ Central Academy of Excellence

5:30pm: JV Girls Basketball @ Oak Grove HS

7:00pm: Varsity Girls Basketball @ Oak Grove HS

5 – 7pm: College English Presentation Night @ CHS

Friday, January 7

4:00pm: C Team Boys Basketball @ Oak Grove

5:30pm: JV Team Boys Basketball @ Oak Grove

7:00pm: Varsity Team Boys Basketball @ Oak Grove

Saturday, January 8

8:00am: Varsity Wrestling Tournament @ Excelsior Springs HS

9:00am: JV Wrestling Tournament @ Smith-Cotton HS

1:00pm: 810 Varsity Showcase Boys Basketball @ St. Thomas Aquinas

Athletics Calendar Here

CSD Calendar Here

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Horatio Alger State Scholarships

State scholarships are awarded to eligible students in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. The program specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders. For a full listing of Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs and their funders, please click here.

To be eligible to apply for a Horatio Alger State Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria*:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school junior in the United States
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen

The undergraduate application is available from December 1, 2021 – March 15, 2022.

SevenDays Kindness Action Scholarship Opportunity!

SevenDays® believes the youth of our community have the power to make the world a better place through projects that promote ongoing kindness. Does your kindness project make ripples in the community? Does it encourage others to gain knowledge, change their mindset and have more kind behaviors? How is it continuing kindness once you have completed the project?

We challenge you to be a force for good. SevenDays® has seven themes: Love, Discover, Others, Connect, You, Go, and Onward. We are looking for high school seniors who will take one or more of these seven themes and apply them to a lasting project that will start a ripple to change the world.

On April 13, 2014, Dr. William Corporon, Reat Underwood, and Terri LaManno were tragically murdered in an act of hate at the Jewish Community Campus and Village Shalom in Overland Park, Kansas. SevenDays® was formed after this tragedy to combat hate and senseless violence crossing cultures, races, and religions.

Essays will be evaluated on the strength of the impact the project makes on the community, the creativity and/or originality of the project and the longevity of the project. Writing skills will be taken into account as they help convey the message effectively.

Applications for 2022 are now open. The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 25, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. CST.

Scholarship information can be found at this link.

Scholarship application and rules are at this link.

The Ellis Foundation Scholarship

This great scholarship opportunity is for students graduating from high school this May who are interested in becoming Linemen or Wind Technicians. These are impressive scholarships, with a value of up to $1,500 a semester for up to four consecutive semesters.

Students can earn a certificate in about one year OR an associate’s degree in about two years. The students who’ve completed these programs through us have all been hired in their industry and are out working – with little to no student debt – and secure, reliable careers.

If you know of any students who might be interested in discussing this, please direct them to me through the contact information below. They can also go directly to our online application and apply:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the LOGIN at the top right corner.
  3. The user name is TEF and the password is Ellis2022.
  4. There is some initial paperwork and a picture to upload for all applicants.

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Mid-Continent Public Library Access for CHS!

As part of our Student Account Program, Center School District students can use MCPL resources and materials.

Note: The Center School District format for Student Accounts has been updated for the 2021-2022 school year:

Use "CSD" + student's first initial, up to 7 letters of the last name, and 5 numbers (i.e. CSDABCDEFG12345)

No action is required for students to start using Library resources for research, school projects, online learning, and more. In addition, students have access to Live Homework Help from, which is available in English and Spanish.

For more information about Student Accounts, visit our website.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced school lunches will continue to be served to all children for free through the 2021-22 school year.