Centennial High School

CHS Weekly: September 20-26, 2020



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


We are working on coordinating a make-up day for students who missed picture day for some time in October. We will keep you posted as we communicate with our photographers from Dorian Photography.

In the meantime, if you are interested in ordering photos you can do so ONLINE, from the convenience of your home...

1.) Visit https://ios.mydorian.com for online ordering and exclusive package option.

2.) Enter the online access key: D3F6PDZ7 (expires 4 days after picture day - September 21st) and your e-mail address

3.) Order all kinds of photos and goodies for the whole family! The holidays are coming up! What else makes a great gift than a photo of your Patriot?

Congrats FFA (Future Farmers of America)

FFA kids (and advisors!) from Centennial were very grateful to the staff of both Canyon County & Western Idaho (aka: Ada County) Fairs for working hard to give 4-H & FFA kids the opportunity to still show and sell their animals this summer, even though the rest of fair (carnival rides, concerts, food vendors) was cancelled. Both events went by different names this summer. The Canyon County Show & Expo held in-person shows and an online market sale. The 1A County Show & Sale held in-person shows, and an in-person market sale (with the option to bid online) and an in-person dairy sale.

Canyon County Show & Expo:

Madigan Grigsby showed her Blue Swedish duck 'Blu' and was Reserve Champion FFA Poultry Showman, and her duck was reserve Best of Division for quality. Madigan got to go on to compete in the Small Animal Round Robin!

1A County Show & Sale:

Gavin Sternes showed his light cross gilt 'Daisy' and was Grand Chamption FFA Swine Showman. Gavin got to compete in the Large Animal FFA Round Robin and was 4th overall (2nd from left)!

Claire Shelton showed her Hampshire-cross gilts 'Brittany & Tiffany' and was 1st in her showmanship class to make it into the FFA swine showman runoff. 'Brittany' was 2nd in her quality division.

Madigan Grigsby showed her duck 'Blu' here also. She was 1st in her showmanship class and her duck was Best of Waterfowl.

Lily Nicholes showed her Silver Fox rabbit 'Phantom'.

FFA members Jonny Zanders, Gavin Sternes, Leah Burnett, and Kiara Barry also worked shifts in our concessions booth, which was still open for exhibitors, that week. Rockstar Jonny worked 50 hours over the course of four days!


The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. Approximately 1.6 million high school students enter the program each year.

Congratulations to 12th graders, Josh Cunningham and Elena Yang on being National Merit Semifinalists this year!!!! #patriotproud

More information on National Merit Scholarship Program: CLICK HERE

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Student Reminders for YELLOW

1.) Students are expected to bring their laptops, fully charged, to school with them everyday!

2.) Students should make every effort to come to school ON TIME, following the Centennial Bell Schedule (see below)

  • Students who arrive between 7:10am and 7:45am on regular days will be directed to go their 1st period class prior to the start of school. Loitering in hallways will be prohibited!

3.) Students who still have their CHS student ID should wear it to school every day. Students without a school ID, we are working on rescheduling school photos, now that we are in yellow.

4.) Students are permitted to bring backpacks to campus. Students will NOT be permitted to access their vehicles during instructional time.

  • Lockers will only be issued to student's based on medical need. If your child requires a locker please contact your student's grade level VP.

5.) Freshman students are NOT permitted to leave campus at anytime. Sophomore students may leave campus at lunch, with parent permission, by completing the following FORM. Junior and Senior students may leave campus at lunch.

6.) Students new to CHS or freshman, it is recommended that you review school maps (see button or images below) or use the CHS website before your first day of school. Print out hard copies or take a picture of the maps and keep them on your phone.


September 21 - TEAM 2 Day on campus

September 22 - TEAM 1 Day on campus

September 23 - TEAM 2 Day on campus

September 24 - TEAM 1 Day on campus

September 25 - TEAM 2 Day on campus

October 7 - Quarter 1 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences - virtual appointments ONLY

October 14 - 12th Grade SAT & 10th Grade PSAT

October 14 - NO SCHOOL: 9th and 11th grades

November 3 - NO SCHOOL: Remote Learning Day K-12

November 6 - NO SCHOOL - End of Quarter 1

December 10 - Quarter 2 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences - virtual appointments ONLY

CTE Tech. Center Bus Schedule 2020-2021

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Hello from your Patriot Boosters!!!! We are so glad to have you back after summer break and to be working together again. We are gearing up for a VERY different year. We will be in the hallways less and not at games, so we are moving our spirit wear sales online...stay tuned for more information!

Parents, you can still support the school without physically being on campus this year. We invite you to be a member of the Patriot Boosters, (see membership form below) or refer to the Patriot Booster website. We encourage parents to pay for a membership as a gesture of support instead of physically giving time; every little bit helps and we are always appreciative of your continued support.


Juniors and Seniors Mrs. Townsley highly recommends you attend this.

NEXT STEPS Idaho Virtual College Fair

  • September 29 & 30 - October 1

Help students register for the Next Steps Idaho Virtual College Fair! Open between the hours of 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM (MDT). Parents are welcome too!! Registering allows attendees to download information and/or promotional materials into a virtual "swag bag." After the fair ends, registrants will be able to view all recorded webinars or videos on-demand during the entire month of October.

Super easy to register for this fair Register at https://nextstepsidahocollegefair.vfairs.com/

Advanced Opportunities/Fast Forward Funds - Request For Fall 2020 Classes Now!

The Fast Forward Request Window is open now through September 25th.

If you are taking any IDLA or CC (Dual Credit) Courses, please go to https://advancedops.sde.idaho.gov/ and request funds!

Instructions to request Fast Forward Funds or to set up a new Fast Forward Account, for first time users are inserted below - see attachment.

If you have any questions, please e-mail townsley.alyson@westada.org or rossman.wendy@westada.org "

Tips for Completing College Applications

Know your deadlines

  • Few schools will even look at your application if it comes in after their deadline. Here are some options and types of deadlines you should become familiar with:

Early decision. With early decision, you are telling the school you are 100% committed to going there if you’re accepted. Students submit their applications as early as November 1st and schools will send their decisions by December, well before a schools’ regular decision timeline. If you’re accepted to the school you applied for with early decision, you must contact any other colleges you applied to and withdraw your application.

Early action. Similar to early decision, students submit their applications around November 1st and schools’ decisions are sent out by December. However, if accepted, you are not required to attend the school.

Regular decision. If you’re applying for the upcoming fall semester, regular decision deadlines for colleges usually extend into January or February. After the application deadline closes, schools will sort through their applications and send their decisions out typically around April. Similar to early action, you are not required to attend any of the schools that accept you on the regular decision timeline.

Rolling admission. Rolling admission isn’t a deadline you necessarily “choose,” it’s a way some schools receive and evaluate the applications that come into their doors. Instead of specific deadlines, schools will weave through applications until they have filled all the slots for their incoming class. Similar to early action and regular decision deadlines, rolling admission gives you the freedom to choose from the schools you’re accepted into.

Remember, each college you’re considering will potentially receive thousands of applications. If you’re laser-focused on one school and want to get ahead of the application rush, apply early. Questions stop by the Career Center.

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: October 10, 17, 24 and 25
  • Deadline to sign up is September 25
  • Cost is $55



Senior students planning to graduate early must make an appointment with their school counselor ASAP to meet virtually or over the phone in September. The application deadline is early September 2020.

All credits must be completed prior to the end of the first semester to qualify as an early graduate and participate in the graduation ceremony.

Independent Study/Correspondence Courses: The West Ada school district has approved specific courses to fulfill graduation requirements, so it is important to discuss these options with your counselor before enrolling in a correspondence courses.


The West Ada School District will allow parents of participants to attend games while in yellow according to the athletic plan. Please help us help your student keep playing by following the set expectations. Middle School Gym Requirements: only one parent per player if you are the visiting team is allowed to attend. Physically distance throughout facility and avoid congregating. This only applies to games in the WASD schools. Games against schools in other district’s will be required to follow their guidelines, which may include no fans.

Physical Distancing, Face Masks and Sanitation

  • Six feet of space from non-family members
  • Facilities marked indicating six feet of distance
  • Face masks are required for attendees of any activity.
  • Attendees may access hand-washing stations and restroom sinks.

Ticket Sales, Concessions (For High Schools)

  • Gates will open earlier than usual to accommodate lines and physical distancing.
  • Clear acrylic barriers, face masks, disposable gloves and hand sanitizer in use by staff.
  • Home team may pre-pay or use credit cards for ticket purchases.
  • Visiting team may use credit cards for ticket purchases.
  • Both teams will provide roster with parent names that can be admitted.
  • Only pre-packaged items available for purchase.

Entrance and Exit

  • Maps identifying entrance and exit routes will be clearly displayed.
  • Public announcement system used to guide attendees’ exit from facilities.

Team 1 and Team 2, it was so awesome to see you in the building 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼✊🏼 Let’s continue to work together to stay safe, healthy, respectful and kind towards one another. 😷😷😷😷😷 Keep up the good work Pats!

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