Patriot Press

October 25th - 30th

Attendance Information


  • For more detailed information, please refer to the student handbook.
  • ATTENDANCE PHONE LINE: 208.855.4252
  • Please use our attendance line to report any of your student absences or request a permit to leave!! If you get the attendance voicemail, please leave a message, as the attendance secretary checks it regularly.
  • PERMIT TO LEAVE CAMPUS (PTL):


If it is necessary for a student to leave campus, they must obtain permit to leave from the attendance office. Failure to secure this permit will result in a major truancy as stated in the school handbook. In order to facilitate a student’s release, the ATTENDANCE OFFICE NEEDS AT LEASET ONE (1) HOUR NOTICE. A parent or guardian must call the attendance office prior to the student needing to leave. Notes will not be accepted. Please be advised that NO PERMITS TO LEAVE CAMPUS WILL BE MADE AND NO STUDENT WILL BE CALLED OUT OF CLASS 20 MINUTES BEFORE LUNCH AND 20 MINUTES BEFORE THE END OF THE DAY.

Monday, Oct. 25

  • B Day
  • Spirit Week: Pajama Day, wear your coziest pj's!
  • Career Center: Whitworth University + Navy at lunch

Tuesday, Oct. 26

  • A Day
  • Spirit Week: Adam Sandler Day, dress up like Adam Sandler or a character from one of his movies!
  • Choir: Ars Nova (Select Women's Choir) will be performing at the Non-Mixed Festival at the College of Idaho at 8:30 AM. Parents may attend if they choose.
  • Boys/Girls Swimming: Varsity TBA at West YMCA (Away)

Wednesday, Oct. 27

  • B Day
  • Spirit Week: Wig or Hat Day, wear a fun wig or your favorite hat!
  • Career Center: Boise State University + Bushnell University + Idaho National Guard at lunch
  • Image Factory: 7:00pm Spring Show-Puffs

Thursday, Oct. 28

  • A Day
  • Spirit Week: Jersey Day, wear your favorite sports jersey!
  • Career Center: College of Idaho at lunch
  • German club: Holding their spooky and kooky meeting Thursday at lunch. It's Halloween meets Oktoberfest, so if you are currently in German, come enjoy some food and fun!
  • Image Factory: 7:00pm Spring Show-Puffs

Friday, Oct. 29

  • B Day
  • Spirit Week: Costume Day, wear a costume or orange & black!
  • Band: Night on the Hill 8:15pm in the CHS Stadium
  • Career Center: North Idaho College + Oregon Institute of Technology + Military Academy at lunch
  • Volleyball: Varsity TBA State Volleyball Championships at Coeur d’ Alene HIGH
  • Image Factory: 7:00pm Spring Show-Puffs

Saturday, Oct. 30

  • Band: Centennial performs at the District III Marching Contest on Saturday, October 30th at 7:30 PM. More information can be found at this site.
  • Boys/Girls Cross Country: Varsity TBA State XC Championship at Eagle Island (Home)
  • Volleyball: Varsity TBA State Volleyball Championships at Coeur d’ Alene HIGH
  • Image Factory: 7:00pm Spring Show-Puffs

Announcements

  • Yearbook needs your photos! Send us pictures that show:


    -YOU with your pet(s)

    -YOU playing a musical instrument

    -YOU flashing a peace sign


    Submit your photos here:

    https://images.jostens.com/416305957

  • Fees: Please check myschoolfees.com for fees current for the 2021-2022 school year


**Senior tux and drape pictures are scheduled for November 8th and 9th. Seniors, we will reach out in the future regarding senior picture day.

Key Club

  • We are starting this Monday Oct. 25th and will be collecting food from 2A classes in the main hallway before school for the next two weeks. Key Club reps will be documenting which 2A class donations go toward and the top classes will get a treat (we generally do donuts)

Image Factory presents

Puffs

or

Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a

Certain School of Magic and Magic

If you love the story of a certain boy wizard at a certain school of magic then you have to come see Image Factory’s fall play Puffs at Centennial High School. Puffs tells the hilarious story of those other students in that other house, the Puffs, and what they were up to during those same seven increasingly eventful years at a certain school of magic. Puffs runs Oct. 27 – 30 at 7pm in the Little Theater with an additional matinee on Oct. 30th at 1pm. General admission is $10 and students/seniors are $7.

Third or Nothing!

October 27th - 30th at 7:00pm

Additional October 30th show at 1:00pm

CHS Little Theater

Tickets at the door

General - $10.00 / Students and seniors - $7.00

Baseball Fruit Fundraiser

Baseball Annual fruit sale, $30.00 Oct. 20 - Nov. 10

College & Career Center


Time to Register for Spring IDLA Classes!


Have you fallen behind or are striving to work ahead?

See Ms. Rossman in the Career Center for more information or go to the CHS website, under the Counseling Tab then IDLA

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Sign up HERE to secure your spot for the ASVAB

Juniors + Seniors: The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be

held at Centennial in the Library on November 4th from 8am-11am. The ASVAB is

the military entrance exam but can also be used to help any students identify

career paths. Learn more about the ASVAB on the College and Career Website at

https://www.westada.org/Page/69609 Sign up by Friday, October 29th.

OCTOBER IS COLLEGE APPLICATION MONTH!

Ms. Porchia completed Apply Idaho with seniors in their government classes earlier this week. Students, remember you are able to log back into your account to add information and resubmit it, if needed.


*If you are a senior who does not currently have a government class or will be an early graduate, Ms. Porchia will reach out to you next week to complete Apply Idaho*

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  • High School Girls: The SheTech Explorer Day is a FREE, one-day career discovery day for high school girls. The event is held on March 2nd at Boise State University. Students can find more information and register for SheTech by going to https://women-innovators.org/shetech/.
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7 things you need PRIOR to FAFSA Night:

· Your FSA Account ID

· Your Social Security Number

· Your Driver's License Number

· Your 2018 Tax Records

· Records of Your Untaxed Income

· Records of Your Assets (Money)

· List of the School(s) You Are Interested in Attending


https://studentaid.gov/articles/things-you-need-for-fafsa/

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Would your family benefit from a FREE Fred Meyer pre-made turkey dinner for the December holidays?

Please contact Mrs. Madsen at madsen.nicole@westada.org or Ms. Cornell at cornell.amy@westada.org with your contact information and we will get you signed up for a delicious holiday meal!

Snow Team

"Centennial Snow Team is prepping for a predicted winter of cold and snowy conditions. Is your student up at Bogus on the weekends? Well, have them join snow team. All abilities are welcome from Expert to Beginners and with disciplines competitions of ski, snowboard, park and even cross-country. Is gear an issue, check out the Annual Ski Swap for get deals from local vendors which will have skis to gloves. Get savings for those kids who are consistently growing out of gear annually. Our first student meeting is Monday October 11th at lunch in the Little Theatre. Have you students come and learn about our winning tradition and over a decade of dominance of the School Racing Program at Bogus Basin!"

AVID TUTORS WANTED

  • CHS is looking for college students, parents, or other stakeholders that are interested in becoming an AVID tutor for our 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students. AVID tutors work with small groups during the AVID elective class under the supervision of an AVID classroom teacher. Tutors take an active part in developing the academic and personal strength of AVID students through utilizing the AVID learning strategies during tutorials. This is an amazing opportunity to work with your local high school students and teachers. The position is a part time position. If interested, please apply here:

Optional Device Protection Plan

West Ada School District offers optional device protection to families to cover the accidental breakage or damage that might occur to a child’s iPad or laptop. This voluntary protection plan is available for $25 per device and covers repairs or replacement due to accidental damage from drops, spills, vandalism, loss, theft, and incidental damage to another student’s device. Device protection does not cover intentional damage to a device, or damaged or lost accessories such as district provided cases, chargers, pens, or hotspots. Please see the Parent Student Device Handbook or Optional Device Protection Plan in the Student Handbooks for detailed information on the District’s Optional Device Protection Plan.


The optional device protection plan enrollment period is August 16-October 31. Families may sign up and pay for optional device protection through the Payment Portal located in PowerSchool. Please refer to the image below for instructions on accessing the optional device protection form in PowerSchool.


Families are responsible for the repair or replacement of devices which are damaged, lost, or stolen outside acceptable use guidelines published in student handbooks. Device protection is a voluntary, non-refundable, yearly cost for each device. Families may be able to add devices to their homeowner’s or renters’ insurance plan and may consider these alternatives prior to purchasing optional device protection.

CHS Patriot Boosters

Hello Centennial Patriots!

It's that time of year to get involved with the PTA for our Celebrate Centennial Gala! Our biggest fundraiser of the year, and we invite all athletics, academic clubs, and activities to participate. If you are interested in getting involved, sign up here.


Want to know how the Gala will be executed this year? After you sign up to participate, don't forget to watch the video to get all your questions answered (link found in sign up or HERE). Just so you have all the due dates in one place though, here is when everything is due:

Auction Baskets- October 31st

Large Auction Items - October 31st ( Live Auction Item examples- cabin stays, lawn care, ski passes, BSU tickets, boat for the day, RVs, staycations, etc. earn the most money. Bidders like to buy experiences!)


We are so excited for this event and to work with each of you! Once you have signed up, a member of CHS Boosters will get in touch with you to discuss more in detail.


Much appreciated,

CHS Patriot Boosters

Are you experiencing COVID-19 symptoms?

  • COVID-19 symptoms include:

    • Fever (100 degrees farenheit) - without having to take any fever-reducing medications, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen
    • New loss of smell or taste
    • Cough
    • Muscle aches
    • Sore throat
    • Shortness of breath
    • Chills
    • New or unusual headache
    • Extreme fatigue
    • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or loss of appetite
    • Congestion or runny nose

    One or more of these symptoms that is a new onset or is an increase in severity.


Yes, I have symptoms.


  • Have you:

    • Had close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19? (Refer to "Exposed - How to Quarantine")
    • Traveled to OR live in an area that is designated substantial community transmission?

    If no to all of these questions OR If you have been vaccinated:

    • Stay home until you are symptom free for 72 hours without fever or symptom reducing medications.

    If yes to one or more of these questions:

    • Contact your healthcare provider for further guidance.
    • Quarantine yourself for 10 days from the onset of symptoms.*
    • Notify your child's school that they will be absent.

    *A healthcare provider note with a sooner return to school/work date will be accepted.


    *See link below for more info on how the quarantine policy works

Fees/Yearbook Info

  • 2021 Yearbooks: If you have not picked your yearbook up from last year please see the Bookkeeper
  • The Centennial High School Yearbook staff needs your pictures!


    Submit photos that show you:

    -Having fun this past summer

    -Working hard at your after-school job

    -Posing with your pet(s)

    -Playing a musical instrument

    -Standing by the car you drive to school

    -Hanging out with friends on the weekends


    Click on the link below to submit your photos:



    https://images.jostens.com/416305957


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