Centennial High School

CHS Weekly: November 15-21, 2020



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


November 16 - Remote Monday (see schedule below)

November 17 - Team 1

November 18 - Team 2 (no late start)

November 19 - Team 1

November 19 - School Photo Make-up Day during Period 4
November 20 - Team 2

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

CHS Bell Schedule

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November Daily Schedule

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Student Expectations during Remote Learning


  • ALL students will be provided an asynchronous activity to complete, at home, by not later than 7:45am.
  • Students will follow the afternoon bell schedule (see above) to check in with their teachers and their classes.
  • ALL students report to online learning on Monday. This is NOT a team designated day!

  • Students should come to school on their team designated days.
  • Students should bring with them their laptop, fully charged, and any and all necessary classroom materials.
  • Attendance is taken on in person and remote days!


  • Students should logon to class at the beginning of every period. (see bell schedule above)
  • Attendance is taken on in person and remote days!
  • Students should complete the assigned work for the day, regardless of face-to-face or remote instruction.

Worried about grades and missing assignments? Contact your classroom teacher! Refer to PowerSchool, NOT Microsoft Teams for accurate information!

Patriot Boosters

The Boosters are selling spirit wear! Here is the link to the spirit store! Centennial Spirit Store! Get it while it lasts, it's first come, first serve and limited quantities.

Happy Veteran's Day and Thank You!

Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans, that is, persons who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

Thank you to our faculty and staff who served in the Armed Forces. We salute you and your families and thank you for your sacrifice!

  • Officer Evan Bradley
  • KC Bergland
  • David Dust
  • Larry Glover
  • Scott McFarland
  • Nathan McFarlane
  • Zeke Soza
  • Eric Taylor


CHS is looking for college students, parents, or other stakeholders that are interested in becoming an AVID tutor for our 9th and 10th 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: https://www.applitrack.com/meridian/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Classified+Support+Staff&subcategory=Tutor+%2D+AVID

Speech & Debate

This past Friday and Saturday the Centennial Speech and Debate team competed at the 2020 Rocky Mountain Invitational (which was held online). This was the first tournament of the season that included Speech events and Junior Disha Math led the way with a 3rd place finish in Communication Analysis! The Public Forum debate team of Disha and Samay Math finished the tournament with a 2-2 record and Freshmen Abbey Takeuchi made her Lincoln Douglas debate debut! Up next for the Patriots is the Canyon County Classic (also online) on 11/13-11/14! Go Patriots!


Check out this year’s first place individual event and team winners from our State Swimming Championships! Congrats to all of our competitors Congratulations Caroline Ruck, Libby Breckon, Josh Cunningham and the CHS 200 Free Relay Team!!!!!


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Congratulations to our October Teachers of the Month

Congratulations to our CHS October Teachers of the Month: Mrs. Poplawski, Mr. Faris, Mrs. Linzy, Mrs. Purdy, Ms. Burns, Mr. McFarland, Mrs. Cornell, Mr. Kwan, Mrs. Pinkston, Mrs. Simpson, Ms. DiGrazia!!! We sure do appreciate all you do today, during the month of October and everyday!!!!! Thank you!

School Psychologist Appreciation Week

Thank you to our School Psychologist, Sarah Grinnell!

Fun Facts about Sarah Grinnell:

  1. I started my career in Arizona, but I am an Idaho native and came back to Idaho about 10 years ago.
  2. I am a firm believer that "weird" is a side effect of awesome. I don’t try to hide my quirkiness and embrace my limited-edition status. I want to teach my two daughters to embrace their uniqueness, so I hold my weird flag high!
  3. I love yarn!
  4. My favorite time of day is in the early morning with the quiet before the world wakes up.
  5. I love statistics and data. Nothing makes me quite as happy as a good graph.
  6. I love a good cup of coffee (cream, but no sugar please) or a cute pair of shoes (heels preferred).
  7. I was a professional baker for years before becoming a school psychologist/counselor.

Illness Decision Tree

When should I contact Centennial High School?

If a student has been determined to be positive for COVID-19, please communicate with Tammi Desaulniers (the school nurse), Derek Bub, Principal, or Attendance Secretary, Michelle Allen before communicating with individual teachers - 208-855-4250. School administration will work with students, families and teachers to develop a plan for students to work remotely.

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases within the community and school, it is imperative that students do not attend school if they are displaying ANY of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Congestion/runny nose
  • Loss of smell or taste
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
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The Boss Up Empowerment Conference

Our Boss Up Empowerment Conference is for high school girls in the 9th-12th grade. During this interactive, 3-hour virtual conference, we will teach girls the importance of using their voice and platforms to effect positive change for themselves and their communities. We will cover topics like leadership, college readiness, entrepreneurship, and advocacy. From this conference, we want girls to take away the knowledge of how to propel their communities forward and develop lasting success for themselves. Over the summer, we hosted two Boss Up Empowerment Conferences and served over 500 girls from 35+ states.

This event will take place on Saturday, December 12th from 9 AM- 12PM MST. Since the program is virtual, there is no limit to the number of girls you can invite. If you have any questions, please let me know. I can be reached through email or at 757-477-0184.

Click Here to Register for Boss Up Empowerment Conference


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.


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

Juniors and Seniors who would like to take the ACT

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