Centennial High School

CHS Weekly: February 21-27, 2021

CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL

MISSION:

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

IMPORTANT SCHOOL DATES:

March 2 - Team 1, 11th Grade Registration

March 3 - Team 2, 11th Grade Registration

March 4 - Team 1, 10th Grade Registration

March 5 - Team 2, 10th Grade Registration

March 16 - Team 1, 9th Grade Registration

March 17 - Team 2, 9th Grade Registration

March 17 - St. Patrick's Day

March 22-26 - NO SCHOOL: Spring Break

REGISTRATION FOR 2021-22

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year begins March 1 and ends March 19 for students currently enrolled at Centennial High School in grades 9, 10 and 11.


Students and families are strongly encouraged to use the CHS website and review course selection sheets, course offerings and the course description book prior to student registration.


COURSE SELECTION INFORMATION

Registration Videos

10th Grade Registration - Current Freshmen

11th Grade Registration - Current Sophomores

12th Grade Registration - Current Seniors


Centennial students will register for 2021-22 classes on the following dates/times (see below). Counselors will be in the CPAC, with students and teachers, to guide students through the registration process, answer questions, etc. Students will be required to wear masks in the CPAC during registration and adhere to social distancing.


Registration Dates:

March 2 - Team 1, 11th Grade Registration

March 3 - Team 2, 11th Grade Registration

March 4 - Team 1, 10th Grade Registration

March 5 - Team 2, 10th Grade Registration

March 16 - Team 1, 9th Grade Registration

March 17 - Team 2, 9th Grade Registration

Athletics Information from Activities & Athletics Director, Jon Watson

  • Good Luck to our Wrestlers at District Championships this weekend at Meridian High!
  • Congrats to Dance and Wrestling for winning the Academic State Championships!
  • Spring Sports Start next week. Get your paperwork in!
  • Good Luck to Dance and Cheer at District Championships next week!

Parent Engagement Survey

One of the pieces of Idaho’s school accountability system is a parent survey. This survey asks for your input on several topics to help measure how our schools are doing in meeting your student’s needs. The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete and your responses are anonymous. You can submit your survey until March 31, 2021.


We will use these survey responses to identify opportunities for improvement. Additionally, the state will report the results and the number of responses on Idaho’s new school report card (https://idahoschools.org/districts/002/profile).


Please log in to this anonymous survey at the link below, select your school from the drop-down list and complete the survey. If you have students attending more than one school and do not want to take the survey multiple times, please select the school attended by your oldest student. If you do not mind filling out the survey for each of the schools your students attend, please feel free to do so.


Take the survey here: https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/149869/p31849

If you would like to preview the survey, please click the following link: https://sde.idaho.gov/assessment/surveys/. Copies of the surveys are under the “Files” tab on this page. To take the survey you must log in to the link above.


Thank you in advance for your participation in this survey.

Girls Wrestling State Champion!

HUGE Congratulations to senior Alexandrah Crow for attending the Girls State Wrestling Finals Tournament in Pocatello this weekend. Alexandrah beat some pretty tough wrestlers to place 1st in the 120 pound weight class. State champion!!!!!! We couldn’t be more proud of the student athlete Alexandrah is and that she is a part of the @cen10wrestling family.

STATE ACADEMIC CHAMPIONS!

A HUGE shout out, round of applause ,seal of approval and celebration for our Dance and Wrestling teams who were BOTH named Winter Academic State Champions by IHSAA!!!!!! These student athletes work tirelessly to put in the effort at school and outside of school to succeed and do their best! Way to go PATS!!!!

FUN FACT: This is Sweet Liberty’s second year in a row as state academic champions!

Congratulations CEN10 Speech and Debate!

This past Friday and Saturday the Centennial Speech and Debate team competed at the 2021 NSDA "Gem of the Mountain" District Qualifying tournament, which was held online. The Junior Public Forum team of Disha and Samay Math finished the tournament in 5th place out of 29 teams! Disha and Samay went 3-1 in prelims and narrowly lost their debate to qualify to nationals! Freshmen Lincoln Douglas debater Abbey Takeuchi finished the tournament with a 1-3 record. Junior Ainsley Dinger represented the Patriots in Informative Speaking, as did Disha Math in Original Oratory and Samay Math in International Extemporaneous Speaking! Up next is the District 3 Debate tournament on 2/27! Go Patriots!
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CEN10 BOWLING

Last Monday was the State Singles Bowling Tournament. 48 boys and 31 girls competed. It was a grueling day, and in the end, Caleb Taylor became our 2nd Place State Singles Champ!!!!!

Also in bowling news, last Tuesday was the State Teams Tournament. 8 boys teams and 5 girls teams competed. Proudly, our Boys Varsity took 2nd place and our Girls Varsity took 3rd place as State Champions. Yay Patriots!

CEN10 SNOW TEAM

There might not have been an official Dotty Clark Competition this year at Bogus Basin, but there was still plenty of fun to be had!!!! Fingers crossed for a competition next year and major props to the 49 Patriots who showed up to support Centennial’s Snow Team regardless of circumstances. Forever Patriot Strong!!!!

Advanced Opportunities

Parents and students interested in learning more about high school honors, Advanced Placement, concurrent credit, IB courses, or career and technical education courses, check out the Advanced Opportunities Virtual Career Center in its entirety.


CLICK HERE to be redirected: https://www.westada.org/advancedopportunities


Advanced Opportunity/Fast Forward Portal is now open!


Portal dates: 1/28 - 3/12


Request funds for your IDLA and Dual Credit Classes and AP Exams for Quarter 3.


For assistance, please see Mrs. Townsley, Mrs. Jerome, or Mrs. Rossman in the Career Center

Idaho Digital Learning Alliance (IDLA)

You can still register for IDLA LATE Spring Session Classes - Registration ends Friday, January 22nd.


Please see Mrs. Rossman in the Career Center for assistance.


Spring Trimester registration ends on 2/26


For assistance or questions, contact Ms. Rossman in the Career Center at: rossman.wendy@westada.org or 208-855-4270

Image Factory presents Silver Screen

Centennial High School Image Factory presents Silver Screen Showcase. Advanced Acting students took iconic films and adapted them into short live productions spoofing, parodying and generally having a good time for this project. Click the image below, check the CHS website or click here: https://www.westada.org/Page/85056 to be redirected.

Little Pat's Pre-school

Mrs. Bergland and her Ed. Asst. students will be hosting a pre-school for children ages 3-5 years old at Centennial High School. Children are invited to attend from March 2-19 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30-10:15am. The cost is $30/student and can be made through the Bookkeeper, Mrs. Steinmetz. CDH guidelines will be followed! An enrollment form can be found below and should accompany payment. Thank you!

Senior Spotlight - Click images to enlarge

COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER

Grade Level Remind Codes

Keep up-to-date on grade level specific College and Career Center information by using REMIND! Stay on top of what's going on in the College and Career Center, right through your phone!

  • 9th Grade - Text @968bef to 81010
  • 10th Grade - Text @2fhf98 to 81010
  • 11th Grade - Text @d33g78 to 81010
  • 12th Grade - Text @k2gcd8 to 81010

ASVAB

ASVAB is a great aptitude test with a career component that is a good tool for any Junior or Senior who does not know what they want to study in college.


ASVAB is also the military entrance exam but does not have to be used for that purpose.


ASVAB is free at CHS on April 15th 8AM-11:45AM in the library.


Sign-up with Mrs. Townsley or Mrs. Jerome in the Career Center.

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SheTech - Women Tech Council, Idaho

Explore the Possibilities in Science and Technology!


A FREE, one-day STEM discovery day for high school girls – now online!


SheTech Explorer Day is a free on-line tech conference for high school girls 9th through 12th grade. This half day event will include engaging speakers, a problem-solving team TechChallenge and NEW this year career and school profiles in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).


The day will include…

  • Career Discovery: Learn about dozens of STEM careers from real women working in STEM!
  • College Discovery: Learn about funding and thriving in college from colleges, students, and more!
  • Tech Challenge: Team problem solving for a real-world problem using design thinking skills
  • Interactive Conference: Not your average Zoom call – chat with career women, ask questions, meet girls from throughout Idaho who share your interests


Register here: https://women-innovators.org/shetech-2021/

Fast Forward Funds

Advanced Opportunity/Fast Forward Portal is now open!


Request funds for your IDLA and Dual Credit Classes and AP Exams for Quarter 3.


The Fast Forward portal dates for Quarter 3 will be open on Jan. 28th and close on March 12th. If you would like help requesting FF funds please contact Mrs. Townsley or Mrs. Jerome in the Career Center.


More information on Advanced Opportunities and Fast Forward funding here: https://advancedops.sde.idaho.gov/

ATTENTION JUNIORS!!!

Juniors it is time to start thinking about life beyond high school. Check out this YouTube video highlighting all 12 colleges and universities in Idaho: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKz0fgygvI4&t=8s

Young Women and Leadership Conference

The annual Young Women and Leadership Conference, slated for Tuesday, February 23 and hosted by Boise State University’s Andrus Center for Public Policy, will be moved to a virtual platform to ensure the well-being of more than 600 attendees in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.


9th -12th students are welcome to attend this inspiring one day virtual conference to hear from renowned keynote speakers, experience skill building workshops, and network with business professionals, speakers, sponsors, and more.


Registration is available to all (gender neutral) 9th -12th students. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Andrus Center website: https://www.boisestate.edu/spsandruscenter/young-women-and-leadership-conference/

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National Federation of the Blind of Idaho (NFBI) Scholarship

The National Federation of the Blind of Idaho (NFBI), awards merit based scholarships to blind/visually impaired, functionally blind, high school seniors or college students annually. Students who are blind/Visually impaired, or receiving services from the Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ICBVI), attending an accredited college or university the academic school year beginning fall semester 2021 are urged to apply. There will be up to three (3) merit based scholarships: $1,000, $1,500, and $2,500 awarded at the state convention of the NFBI, March 25 through 27, 2021, in Boise, Idaho, or online via the Zoom meeting platform if pandemic conditions require. Scholarship finalists will have their expenses paid to attend the in person event and are required to attend the convention whether the mode is in person or online.


Please Note individuals are limited to receiving an NFBI scholarship a maximum of two (2), times. The scholarship application can be found at http://www.nfbidaho.org/scholarship

Opportunity Scholarship

Seniors

The State board of Education has a scholarship called Opportunity Scholarship. It is a great scholarship and if awarded it is renewable all 4 years.


Criteria:

  • Must be attending an Idaho College/University
  • Must fill out the FAFSA
  • Must have a 2.7 cumulative GPA
  • Deadline is March 1st


It is a short form and will take 20 minutes to fill out. Maximum value is $3,500

www.boardofed.idaho.gov/scholarships/idaho-opportunity-scholarship/

Scholarship Opportunity

There are currently two available scholarships open to graduating high school seniors living in Idaho Power's service area! Learn more and apply using the link in our bio!

Scholarship for Academic Excellence:

Provides fifteen, $2,000 annual student fee/tuition grants for graduating high school students who live within Idaho Power’s service area. Applicants must have a minimum 3.75 unweighted grade point average. Application requirements and access to the application form can be found on the website. The submission deadline is March 1, 2021.

Idaho Power’s Douglas E. Sprenger, Kevin M. Whittier and Larry R. Wimer Memorial Scholarship Fund:

Who can apply? Graduating high school seniors planning to enroll, or college students enrolled in a natural resources program at an accredited Idaho college, university or vocational-technical school; OR graduating high school seniors planning to enroll in an engineering program at an accredited Idaho college, university or vocational-technical school. This one-time scholarship is not renewable. Application requirements and access to the form can be found on the website. The submission deadline is March 15, 2021.

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 presents

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.


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

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

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.

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