Inside Centennial Schools

January 13, 2023

Connecting. Achieving. Preparing.

Kindergarten at Centennial Schools

Welcome, Class of 2036!

Register your kindergarten student for the 2023-2024 school year. Click here for information.

Be Eyemazing!

Mr. Gutbrod's Grade 5 class and the Circle-Lex Lions' Club are working together to collect old or no longer used eyeglasses for people in need. Click here to read a persuasive essay by student Logan Anderson which encourages the community to donate. No longer used eyeglasses are being accepted until the end of May. Send your donation with your student or mail to Blue Heron Elementary, c/o Mr. Gutbrod's Grade 5 Class, 405 Elm Street, Lino Lakes, MN 55014. Thank you!

Fifth Graders Visit the Middle School

January 11th was an exciting day at CMS! The 5th grade students from all five elementary schools visited the Middle School along with their teachers and paras. The Middle School band and choir performed and attended a 30-minute presentation and Q & A session in the auditorium with the principals and school counselors. Middle School Student Council members gave tours of the school to the 5th grade classes. Students asked questions and got a taste of what they can expect as 6th grade Middle School students in the fall!

Centennial School Board Members Take Oath of Office

Centennial school board members took the oath of office and selected officers at their organizational meeting on Monday, January 9. Officers are Chris Bettinger, Chair, Tom Knisely, Vice Chair, Sue Linser, Clerk, and Craig Johnson, Treasurer. Pictured, Chair Bettinger congratulates new board members Gloria Murphy and Jessica Schwinn and Tom Knisely on his re-election.

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Learn More About Becoming a Substitute Teacher or Para at Centennial

Share your knowledge in the classroom by working as a substitute in the Centennial School District. Teachers On Call will host a virtual info session to learn more about our open positions. Click here for more information and to register for this virtual session.

In Need of Promise Fellows at the Middle School

Are you interested in helping youth be successful in school and in life? Apply to be a Promise Fellow at Centennial Middle School. This is a great opportunity for December college graduates! Click on the link for benefits, training, and stipend information as well as education awards to be applied to student loans. Click here to learn more.

Get Your Swag On and Support Students: Check Out the CAEF Apparel Line

The Centennial Area Education Foundation (CAEF) is offering a new apparel line in partnership with SotaStick. CAEF receives 15% of the proceeds from purchases to benefit our students and schools. Support a great organization in our community that benefits our Centennial students and schools. Click here to order!

A Call for Preschoolers to Participate in Playschool

Parents/guardians of children ages 3-5, are invited to enroll your child in Cougar Cubs Playschool this spring! Your child will be engaged in a variety of learning activities such as art, music, science, math, literacy, sensory and language development. These activities will be planned and implemented entirely by Centennial High School Child Psychology II students. Click here for more information. Register by February 24. Playschool runs March 16-May 26 (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays).

Keys to Peaceful Sleep

This workshop is for parents with children, birth - 5 years. When children are not sleeping, parents are not sleeping! Join Kathy Matthews to learn about what you can do to help your whole family get more peaceful sleep. Session meets January 19, 4:30-6pm. Join Virtually or In person! Free childcare available; space is limited. Register here.

District Calendar

Check school calendars for upcoming event information.

January 16: No School/Martin Luther King Day

January 20: End of Second Quarter/End of First Semester

January 23: No School for Students/Staff Grading, Parent Communication, Content Development

February 17: No School/Staff Development

February 20: No School/Presidents' Day

Community Education

Youth Spring Volleyball League (gr. 4-8)

Now is the time to register for this fun and instructional league emphasizing basic skills and game concepts. The deadline to register is Feb. 23. For more information, click here.

Happening Soon:

Jan. 19: Winter Nature Photography (adult)

Jan. 21: Welding a Steel Rose (adult)

Jan. 20: Fantasy Forest Drawing (gr. 6-8)

Jan. 21: Minecraft Mod Development: Custom Mobs (gr. -6)(virtual)

Jan. 23: DASH Multi-Sport Non-School Day Camp (gr. K-5)

Jan. 23: Middle School Tennis (gr. 6-8)

Jan. 25: Middle School Basketball (gr. 6-8)

Jan. 26: 55+ Driver Discount Program: 4-Hour (adult)

Jan. 30: West Coast Swing Dance (adult); Swing Dance: Level 2 (adult)

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.

Email: Website: Location: 4707 North Road, Circle Pines, MN Phone: 763.792.6000