Centennial High School
CHS Weekly: November 8-14, 2020
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
CHS Bell Schedule
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.
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:
- A-D - Claire Hooper - firstname.lastname@example.org
- E-I - Sherise Porchia - email@example.com
- J-P - Sarah Everett - firstname.lastname@example.org
- R-Z - Wendy Small - email@example.com
- EL Students - Nikki Madsen - firstname.lastname@example.org
- College & Career Counselor - Alyson Townsley - email@example.com
- College & Career Counselor - Bree Jerome - firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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!
Class of 2021 - 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!
Senior Spotlight - Click images to enlarge
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 - email@example.com
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!
Wednesday, December 2nd 11:00-12:00
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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
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.
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
- 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 Idahohas 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
- Upcoming test dates are: December 12
- Deadlines to sign up vary - check the ACT website here for more information
- Cost is $55
ACT TEST PREP:
- Visit ACT Academy for FREE ACT personalized practice https://pages.act.org/free-practice-act-test.html · https://academy.act.org
- Free ACT Practice Test: http://www.princetonreview.com/college/free-act-practice-test.aspx
- Question of the Day: http://kaplanquizzes.com/act/