CHS Weekly Announcements

For the Week of January 11, 2021

Schedule for the rest of 1st Semester (through 1/15/21)

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Schedules for Second Semester

Swim Team Update

Hey all you sports fans!

Our Lady Jacket swimmers had a tough start to their season with cancellations and quarantine, but they have not let that slow them down! Over winter break they kept positive spirits with a virtual secret Santa gift exchange. Last week we had our first official meet of the season. Despite the time off, many stayed incredibly close to their PR AND some even dropped time! I am so proud of these ladies for their perseverance during challenging obstacles. If you have any of them in class, please give them a virtual high five! ❤

Missouri Innovations Campus Open House Opportunities Jan. 14th and Feb. 4th

Have you checked out the amazing opportunities at STA at the Missouri Innovation Campus lately? STA offers an innovative and advanced experience for high school juniors and seniors to accelerate college and career preparation. This video provides an overview of some of the course options available at STA which include Engineering, Computer Science, Health Science, Human Services & Finance, and Arts & Communication.

If you have an interest, you can fill out this short STA application to be considered for the course(s) of your choice.

The STA catalog and STA website provide more detailed information for you or your parents to explore.

The STA Virtual Open House will be hosted January 14, 2021 and February 4, 2021. At the STA Virtual Open House, you will hear from STA instructors and STA students so that you can learn more about which capstone program might be the best fit for you. You must register for the STA Virtual Open House so that you will be able receive electronic links for the open house session.

Information regarding a virtual tour and the STA virtual open house will be sent out in the new year.

Contact Mr. Mendez at if you have questions!

Carrie Hardin

Assistant Principal

Summit Technology Academy

816-986-3417 (O)

816-400-7834 (C)

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Hey Juniors and Seniors: This pandemic isn't going to last forever, time to prepare for the future! You have until Friday, January 15th to register for the February 6th ACT Test. The ACT is one of the tests required for graduation, so you might as well get it out of the way now.

Our ACT code is 261-615

Our Testing Center Code is: 179340

Use this link to sign up on the ACT website:

Yearbook needs your help!

Yearbook is hard at work trying to make a book we can all be proud of. With this unprecedented year, we can not interview or take pictures in person and need All of your help!

Please visit the following link to see how you can contribute to this year’s yearbook.

Yearbook ordering information

There are some deadlines quickly approaching for the year’s yearbook. If you are a Senior this year and would like to purchase a Senior ad page, the deadline is February 12th to purchase your Senior ad.

If you want to have any name customizations or icons printed on the cover of your book, you must pre-order by January 25th. The price will also go up from $35 to $40 after Jan. 25th. Click here or visit to purchase your Senior ad or Yearbook. The staff have been working very hard to ensure the class of 2021 still has a yearbook, and we appreciate your support.

Trivia for Animal Lovers

Cows can walk up stairs but not down them.

Hippopotamus milk is pink.

Sea Lions have rhythm. They are the only animal able to clap to a beat.

There will be a Project Grad meeting via Zoom on Thursday 1/14/21

Billee Runnels-Potts is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Class of 2021 Project Grad parent meeting

Time: Jan 14, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 859 8592 5861

Passcode: 533082

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Trivia for Sports Fans

The most medals won for Olympic basketball (male or female) are both held by women: Teresa Edwards and Lisa Leslie with four gold medals each.

NFL Super Bowl referees also get Super Bowl rings.

In 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a single NBA basketball game. No one has broken this record (not even Steph Curry!).


Registration for Summit Technology Academy and Herndon Career Center is now open. Please click on the following links to explore the programs and requirements. Note that some programs are grade specific. Some require fees. For all programs student attendance must be at 95% or higher and appropriate GPA. After exploring the sites, if you wish to fill out an application, please do so.

More Random Trivia

Your nose and ears never stop growing.

Cans of diet soda will float in water but regular soda cans will sink.

The smallest country in the world takes up .2 square miles: Vatican City.

Seniors - Plan now to get your vaccinations for college next year

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that College / University students have already received 2 doses of the MMR, which is the vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella, in which they should have already received as a child. Most Colleges/Universities, in addition to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also require full vaccinations, specifically for students who are living on campus. These full vaccinations are as follows:

  1. Meningoccal (Meningitis),
  2. Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis (Tdap booster),
  3. HPV and
  4. Influenza

This information is according to the 2019 Consumer Reports. Thank you!

Dr. Kerry Dixon

Student Success Coordinator

Center Senior High School


Chicken Patty Challenge

Just because we're not in the building, with lunch ladies serving up our beloved Chicken Patty sandwich every Wednesday, doesn't mean we can't still enjoy our Chicken Patty Wednesday song.

Do you have what it takes to keep the tradition going? Do you have the voice of an angel waiting to honor the chicken patty? Can you arrange a vocal piece better than anyone from the past?

If so, record /film your performance and send it to Ms. Vennera at to be included in the next edition of weekly announcements.

Sport Schedules for this week

Monday, January 11th

Wrestling HOME vs Lone Jack at 5:30pm

Tuesday, January 12th

Boys Basketball @ Maryville 5pm, 6:15pm & 7:30pm

Wrestling @Warrensburg at 6pm

Wednesday, January 13th

Boys C-Team & JV Basketball HOME vs Pembroke Hill at 4pm & 5:30pm

Girl V Basketball @ Winnetonka at 6pm

Wrestling @ Lafayette at 5pm

Thursday, January 14th

Wrestling HOME vs Oak Grove at 5:30pm

Friday, January 15th

Boys & Girls Basketball @ Smith-Cotton Boys JV at 5:30pm,

Girls V at 5:30pm and Boys V at 7pm