Inside Centennial Schools
November 14, 2023
Connecting. Achieving. Preparing.
A Salute to Our Veterans
Students at Blue Heron Elementary, in collaboration with the Circle Pines - Lexington Lions Club, invited family members who served in the military to their school for a special program. Guests included a 100-year-old veteran, and a kindergarten student sang the National Anthem to set the stage for the event. Centerville Elementary students made flags and banners of thanks and hung them outside the school on Main Street.
Students Selected to Participate in State Choir Event
Congratulations to the following students for making it into the 9/10 American Choral Directors Associations Honor Choir: Sophia Smith, Zoe Ford, Crow Pinsonnault, Brayden Boesch, Charlie Lovett, Aidan Schulze, Chloe Hatfield, Jaiden Berres, Natalie Jefferson, Brielle Reynolds, and Lilly Yang (not pictured are Charlie Lovett and Lily Yang). Centennial is excited to have 11 students participate in this state choir event!
Showing Academic Promise: National Merit Students Recognized
Of the 1.6 million high school students who take the PSAT exam each year, around 50,000 qualify for recognition in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Congratulations to Centennial seniors who scored in the top 3%-4% in the state in the National Merit Scholarship program competition and named Commended Students: Ellery Iserman, Nathan Roe, Katelyn Hamski, and Cameron Sherer. Not pictured: Leann Battikhi and Georgie McManus.
National Merit Semi-Finalists Named
Congratulations to Charles Wills, Isaiah Theisen, and Corynn Harvieux on being named Semi-Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship program competition. More than 16,000 high scorers, representing less than one percent of the nation's high school graduating seniors, qualify as Semi-Finalists. These academically talented students advance to the next round to compete for 7,140 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $28 million to be awarded in the spring.
Kindergarten Registration for the 2024-2025 School Year Opens December 1
Welcome, Class of 2037! Kindergarten registration for the 2024-2025 school year opens online on December 1. We look forward to having your student and family become a part of the Centennial community.
See the Centennial website for information on registration and screening, frequently asked questions, important dates to note, and student readiness. Check out the website, too, for a sneak peek into kindergarten through a series of short, fun videos filmed in our schools as well as resources, from before and after school care and busing to school meals and health and student services. Please contact your neighborhood school with questions or for more information. We look forward to seeing you!
Centennial High School Presents: The Hound of the Baskervilles
Sherlock Holmes and his faithful sidekick, Dr. John Watson, have left on an extended holiday throughout Europe, leaving their nieces (Shirley Holmes and Jennie Watson) to keep an eye on the famous flat at 221B Baker Street. This comic thriller is inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novel and adapted and dramatized by Kent R. Brown.
November 30-December 2: 7:00 PM
December 3: 1:00 PM
Location: Centennial High School Performing Arts Center
Hall of Fame Nominations: Due December 1
The Centennial District Hall of Fame honors alumni and individuals who have made a significant impact on Centennial Schools. Nominate a graduate who has demonstrated outstanding professional accomplishments, or a member of the Centennial community with a longstanding history of service to the District. Nominations for the Class of 2024 are due December 1. (Note: Deadline extended from November 1 to December 1.)
District Office Switches to Automated Phone System
To better serve and provide a higher level of service to our district stakeholders, the Centennial School District Office transitioned to an automated phone answering system on Monday, November 6, 2023. Callers can select options that will help route the caller to the appropriate staff member or service. Please note the main district office phone number did not change because of the switchover and can be reached at 763-792-6000.
Kids Club Site Managers and Assistant Site Managers Needed
Do you have a passion for working with kids? Enjoy planning crafts/activities, engaging interactions, creating new experiences and positively impacting the lives of children daily? Kids Club, Centennial’s before and after PreK-5 childcare program, is seeking skilled Site Managers and Assistant Site Managers to grow our Kids Club program. Hours consist of a range between 6:15am-11am and 2pm-6pm, with limited full day straight shifts. Pay for an Assistant Site Manager begins at $18.50/hour, Site Managers begins at $22.50/hour. Benefit package included, additional incentives for split shift, plus, free childcare during your work hours for students in grades Prek-5. Contact Molly Nelson at email@example.com with questions.
Make a Difference and Be a Substitute in Our Schools!
Don’t miss this chance to get involved and make a difference in the Centennial School District! No experience necessary; training provided!
This is a great opportunity to:
- Be involved in your child’s education and help out in the schools.
- Turn your volunteer hours into extra income.
- Work a schedule that fits with your student’s schedule.
- Get paid weekly and take advantage of bonus opportunities.
Apply at Teachers on Call, or by phone, 800-713-4439 for the following positions:
- Substitute Teachers: Bachelor’s degree with MN Teaching or Substitute License; you can obtain a Short Call License if you have a bachelor’s degree.
- Substitute Paraprofessionals: HS Diploma/GED
Thanks to everyone who came out for the Halloween Hustle to support the Centennial Alumni Association Scholarship Fund and the Centennial School District! #centennialproud
Wax Museum at Blue Heron Elementary
The Blue Heron Elementary gym was transformed into a wax museum where fifth grade students dressed as characters/figures and became part of the collection. #centennialproud
National Community Ed Day
November 9th marked National Community Ed Day! At Centennial, it was a day of reflection on their mission: Making connections within our community to provide learners of all ages with accessible and enriching opportunities. The Winter Activity Guide goes online December 1! #centennialproud
View the calendar by going to the Parent Hub of your student's school.
Important Dates to Note on the District Calendar:
23-24: No school/Thanksgiving
25-29: Winter break
1: No school/New Year's Day
15: No school/Martin Luther King Day
19: End of second quarter/end of first semester
22: No school for students. Staff grading, parent communication, content development
Winter Activity Guide Opens December 1!
The Winter Activity Guide will open for registration Friday, December 1 at 8:00 AM. Paper copies of the Winter Activity Guide will arrive in mailboxes by mid-December. Be sure to visit our online registration to view all offerings for winter and early spring on December 1!
More Happening Soon!
Nov. 20: Middle School After School Basketball (gr. 6-8)
Nov. 27: You’re Thinking of Leaving MN: Attorney’s Perspective (adult)
Dec. 1: Boot Camp/Core (adult)
Dec. 4: Middle School Speech Team (gr. 6-8)
Dec. 7: Santa’s Holiday Workshop: Gingerbread House (ages 3-11 with adult)
Dec. 9: Ornament Making (ages 5-12)
Dec. 14: Intro to Online Genealogy (adult)
Dec. 20: Medicare 101 (adult)
Dec. 27: Centennial Cheerleading Winter Skills Clinic (gr. K-8)
Centennial ISD 12
District Mission: Our Core Purpose
By providing high quality educational opportunities, emotional support, and social development, Centennial School District prepares learners for excellence in their future.