Centennial High School

CHS Weekly: November 8-14, 2020

CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL

MISSION:

We provide an engaging, inspiring, and caring learning experience for all our students.

IMPORTANT SCHOOL DATES:

November 9 - Last Day of Quarter 1 - Team 1

November 10 - First Day of Quarter 2 - Team 1

November 12 - 12th Grade Hands-on FAFSA Night
November 19 - School Photo Make-up Day during Period 4

November 20 - School Photo Make-up Day during Period 4
November 23-27 - Thanksgiving Break

November 26 - Thanksgiving

December 16 - Quarter 2 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences - virtual appointments ONLY, 4:30-8:00pm

Quarter 1 Finals Schedule & Quarter 2 CHS November Schedule

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CHS Bell Schedule

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Student Schedules

Quarter 2 student schedules are available to students/families through PowerSchool. Schedules will show a students semester 1 classes, which includes Quarter 2 (B day). ClassChoice is OPEN and available for families and students to have access to their full school year schedule.


Students are strongly encouraged to check their schedules as soon as possible to ensure that they are on track to graduate. Schedule change forms will ONLY be accepted electronically and ONLY one change form may be submitted per student. ALL SCHEDULE CHANGES ARE FINAL! Quarter 2 schedule change request may be submitted beginning Monday, November 2. Schedule change requests MUST be submitted by Friday, November 13 at 3:00pm. No late schedule changes will be accepted!


Based on your submission of a schedule change request form, the student's School Counselor will reach out to the student directly via West Ada student e-mail regarding requests. You will hear from your School Counselor via student e-mail if your changes have been approved or denied.

Please keep in mind that schedule change requests are NOT guaranteed. School Counselors will make every effort to accommodate your requests. However, due to class sizes and in an effort to adhere to physical and social distancing requirements there is very little flexibility.​​​​​​​


CLICK HERE to access the electronic schedule change form.


An updated list of school counselors can be found on the school website. Remember, students are assigned to school counselors based on STUDENT LAST NAME:

YEARBOOK PHOTOS WANTED!

Attention CHS Students: Yearbook REALLY wants your photos! We need your images for the following yearbook pages:


  • Summer: Pictures of all your summer adventures!
  • Life in Quarantine: Pictures of fun things you did (or still do) in quarantine or for all your social distancing fun!
  • Trends: Pictures of you sporting the latest fashion trends!
  • Cars: Pictures of you with your car!
  • Music Therapy: Pictures of you playing a musical instrument OR listening to your favorite band!
  • Patriot Pets: Pictures of you and your pet(s) hanging out!

Upload here: https://images.jostens.com/upload.jsp

Patriot Boosters

Hello Patriot Families,

When you shop at Fred Meyer: if you or any family member has a current Fred Meyer rewards card, please designate Patriot Boosters (81155), as your charity. Every time you shop and use your Rewards Card you continue to help us earn a donation and you still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates.


When you shop on Amazon through smile.amazon.com and choose Centennial High School Boosters (Boise, ID). Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases back to Centennial.


Thank you, as always, for your continued support of Centennial!

Patriot Boosters

Class of 2021 - Senior Spotlight

We are so proud of our Patriot seniors! For their creativity, their athletic talent, their persistence and especially their resilience during this time. In an effort to give seniors some individual recognition, Senior Spotlights will be posted in our school newsletter and through social media. Please fill out the following information (link below) to the best of your ability. Anything you leave off will simply be deleted, so please don’t stress if you don’t have an answer for some of the spaces. However, please note that the less you fill out, the less that will be included in your Senior Spotlight. Any inappropriate forms will be dismissed and will not be included. Please also upload ONE student picture that you would like to include. Members of the Class of 2021, we hope you or members of your family will fill out this electronic form and upload your favorite photo of yourself to be featured in a Senior Spotlight.

Senior Spotlights will be posted in order of submission from now until graduation. We would like to be able to do 2-3 seniors each week, so please get your forms in ASAP. Any questions may also be emailed to Ms. Scheppers.

Thank you in advance for your time and support of the Class of 2021!

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Senior T-Shirt Design Contest - Click the image below to be redirected

COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER

CHS Hands-on FAFSA Night

Hands-on FAFSA night will be Thursday, November 12th in the Centennial Computer Labs from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Hands-on FAFSA Night will walk parents/students through the online process of applying for and completing the FAFSA. Appointments are REQUIRED and cane be made with College & Career Counselor, Mrs. Townsley - townsley.alyson@westada.org

AVANZA!

AVANZA! - University of Idaho is hosting their annual AVANZA program virtually this year.

November 17, 18, 19 6-8PM. MT.


Avanza is a great opportunity for Hispanic/Latina seniors to discover how U of I will help them achieve their goals. They’ll meet our staff and alumni, learn about the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), and get one-on-one help with their admission application and FAFSA before our December 1 priority date (the early consideration date for our diversity scholarships). All services at Avanza for parents and students are offered in Spanish and English.


Students who attend Avanza will be interviewed for a chance to win one of twenty $500 scholarships provided by Idaho Central Credit Union.


Students can register for the event at www.uidaho.edu/avanza-events.

Women in Technical Careers

Women in Technical Careers is an interactive and informative discussion for female students in grades 9-12. Presenters will include engineers, chemists, physicists, and more!


Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, December 2nd 11:00-12:00


Register online: https://k12foundation.wufoo.com/forms/women-in-technical-careers-registration/

Career & Technical Education

Are you interested in a hands-on career? College of Western Idaho (CWI) offers comprehensive training in just 9-24 months. CWI partners with local employers to ensure students learn the skills necessary to be competitive. Visit: https://cwi.edu/programs-degrees/career-technical-education for more information.


Programs include: Automotive Technology, Computer Support Specialist, Early Childhood Education, Heavy Equipment Technician, Welding and Metals Fabrication, and many more!


Emails from college representatives from across the country are coming in DAILY! They want to meet YOU and share information about their schools, including the application process. All visits are virtual and most begin at 3:30 PM. Invite your parents to join the meeting too!

Girls in STEM presented

Attention high school girls: Take an hour out of your day to join a discussion with female STEM professionals from MICRON Technology. Bring your questions, or just plan to listen in on an informative session where you will hear personal experience about the path from high school through college to a career in a STEM field.


Discussions will be the first Monday of each month - December 2nd 11:00-12:00


Registration is required: https://k12foundation.wufoo.com/forms/sqs3p4m13yub6q/

Students will receive a secure Zoom link to join following registration.

Spring IDLA Registration - Open Now!

If you are looking to graduate early, have fallen behind, prefer online learning - Idaho Digital Learning Alliance (IDLA) provides online solutions for a variety of academic needs.


AND, if you meet the requirements, you can request Fast Forward Funds to pay for your class(es).


Contact Wendy Rossman, IDLA Site Coordinator, at rossman.wendy@westada.org to get the Registration Form, Session/Course Schedule, Instructions for registering, Fast Forward Info., etc.

BSU - Sophomore Start

Freshmen and Sophomore students at CHS can participate in the Boise State University, Sophomore Start Program. It is designed for a motivated student who can maintain a 3.0 GPA and who would like to earn 30 college credits while still in high school. Students can utilize Fast Forward Funds to pay for these college credits. This can be a great opportunity to enter college as a Sophomore for students who are planning to attend Boise State. A dedicated advisor will work with the student throughout their participation in the program.


If you would like more information about this program please visit Boise State's Concurrent Enrollment website at https://www.boisestate.edu/concurrentenrollment/sophomore-start/ or if you would like to speak with an adviser please contact Harmonee Teng at (208) 426-3772 or by email at harmoneeteng@boisestate.edu.

Careers in a High-Tech World - Job Shadow Event

Careers in a High-Tech World - Job Shadow Event

Each month Micron is offering a virtual job shadow event for students in grades 9-12 to explore careers in the high-tech world. Registration is required and additional information will be available following registration.


Technicians & Skilled Trades - Wednesday, November 18th


Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science - Tuesday, December 15th


Register online: https://k12foundation.wufoo.com/forms/microns-careers-in-a-high-tech-world-registration/

Idaho Opportunity Scholarship

The application period is now open for the Idaho State Board of Education's Idaho Opportunity Scholarship! The Opportunity Scholarship awards eligible applicants up to $3,500 per academic year and is renewable for up to four years! Apply by March 1, 2021 using the link!


The scholarship funds are available per school year. Recipients must renew each year and are eligible to receive the scholarship for a maximum of four years.


Eligibility:

To qualify for the scholarship, a student must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have an unweighted, cumulative GPA of 2.7 or above
  • Be an Idaho resident
  • Graduated or will graduate from an Idaho high school or its equivalent or Idaho home school (GED/HSE from Idaho)
  • Complete the State Board of Education scholarship application by March 1
  • FAFSA Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by March 1
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress for financial aid purposes. (See program rules for more details.)


Must attend on of these eligible Idaho colleges or universities

  • Boise State University
  • BYU-Idaho
  • The College of Idaho
  • College of Southern Idaho
  • College of Western Idaho
  • College of Eastern Idaho
  • Idaho State University
  • Lewis-Clark State College
  • North Idaho College
  • Northwest Nazarene University
  • University of Idaho

Next Steps Idaho - College Application Month

Governor Brad Little has declared October “Next Steps Month,” a time for students to focus on thinking about what they want and how they’ll achieve their goals.


Next Steps Month is a mash-up of College Application Month, FAFSA nights, college and career readiness activities, CTE promotion, and other efforts designed to help young Idahoans build their future.


Visit the Next Steps Idaho website to find resources to help you consider options for life after high school: https://nextsteps.idaho.gov/


With the Apply Idaho application, you can apply to all Idaho public colleges and universities, as well as to the College of Idaho and Northwest Nazarene University.


To start your Apply Idaho application, click here: https://apply.nextsteps.idaho.gov/


And for more information about the FAFSA, check out the resources that Next Steps Idaho

has available: https://nextsteps.idaho.gov/resources/fafsa

Juniors and Seniors who would like to take the ACT

You must sign-up for this on your own at act.org


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