The Centennial Weekly

2/25/2018

Centennial High School

CHS opened its doors in the fall of 2010 with only 750 students. Today we have over 1700 students and offer a wide range of classes designed to meet the needs of today's learners.

The Principal's Ponderings

Keeping students and staff safe while at school is the ultimate goal for the CHS staff. We have always had comprehensive plans for emergency situations and we practice those multiple times yearly. Meetings are held frequently and plans are updated to help ensure that students and staff are prepared.


As a reminder for students, anyone arriving on campus after 9:00am will be required to enter CHS through the front of the building and main office. All other doors are locked. Students nor staff should let anyone in to a locked door. This will help to ensure safety.


Thank you!

Parking at CHS

Please click here to view the student parking information for CHS.


Please click here to view the student parking contract for CHS.

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There are several reasons that attendance is a primary focus of any school. The primary factor is that attendance has a direct correlation to achievement. When students are not in class, they cannot learn the material being taught. Over time, absences can add up and may cause a student to lose credit for the class either by not passing the course or by missing more than the State allows. We hope that everyone will make attendance at school a priority.

College and Career Information


CHS College and Career Website College and Career Twitter College and Career Facebook Senior Info Junior Info

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Scholarships are in Career Cruising

Career Cruising Instructions (Video)


FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. You must complete this application to receive grants, scholarships, work study and/or loans for college. The FAFSA is also a requirement for the Burleson Opportunity Fund. The FAFSA is FREE Do not pay a third party site to fill out the FAFSA.

To complete the application visit: https://fafsa.ed.gov/

SAT/ACT

SAT/ACT-- As a general rule, Juniors should take the SAT & ACT in the spring of their Junior year. Students should then retake one or both of the exams before applications are due in the fall/early spring of Senior year.


If you are on Free/Reduced lunch, contact Mrs. Pair to get a waiver to take the SAT and ACT for free. You will also get four College Application Fee Waivers!

CLICK HERE for ACT & SAT Registration Information


Seniors

Bring your acceptance letters and scholarship information to the College and Career Center. We want all acceptance letters and scholarship awards even if you are not planning on attending the school or accepting the scholarship. If you turn in multiple acceptance letters, please indicate on the letter which one you plan to attend.

Dual

Students are expected to check their Hill College accounts once per day. Communication from Hill College goes directly to the student.

My Rebel (Account Info, Class Schedule, etc.)
https://myrebel.hillcollege.edu/ics

Blackboard (Online Class Access)
http://blackboard.hillcollege.edu/

Student Page- Great page to save to your Favorites Tab! (Links to Blackboard, MyRebel, Email, Bookstore, etc.)
http://www.hillcollege.edu/students/index.html

Hill College Calendar (Class start/end dates, drop dates, etc.)
http://www.hillcollege.edu/events/index.html


Hill College Contact Information
Burleson Campus 817.295.7392
Cleburne Campus 817.760.5500

AP

AP Test registration will take place January 29- February 2. All AP exams must be registered and paid for during this window. Due to the school calendar we will not be able to allow late registration or late testing. Please start planning for registration and test dates now. BISD is providing a subsidy for all students as follows:


AP Exam Regular Cost- $94

AP Capstone Exam Regular Cost- $142


Cost for CHS students:

AP Exam- $52 per exam

AP Capstone Exam- $100 per exam


Cost for CHS Students on Free/Reduced Lunch:

AP Exam- $20

AP Capstone Exam- $20


From the Student Support Counselor

Parents,

I always am open to suggestions from parents on topics they would like to see covered. After my segment on e-cigarettes, I was challenged to educate myself on the topic of marijuana. Although I did cover this during Red Ribbon Week in the CHS E-newsletter earlier in the year, I accepted this challenge and once again, went back to the CDC to get facts, rather than opinions, from random websites.

First, I want to be very clear. I am talking NOT talking about medical marijuana. I am going to address potential health risks of smoking or ingesting marijuana in food products-aka, edibles. I am also going to give some statistics on the specific risks for teens and their still developing brains. I am not trying to elicit an argument one way or another about whether or not marijuana should be legalized. That is not my purpose here.

So, as parents of teens, what do you need to know?

● Marijuana is a mind-altering (psychoactive) drug that comes from the cannabis plant.

● Consumption can be by inhaling it, smoking it, eating it, and absorbing it by applying products on the skin or in the mouth

● There is an increase in people using it in e-cigs, or vapor devices to avoid inhaling the smoke.

● Dabbing is also in the rise in which one smokes or vapes the THC-rish resins taken from the plant.

● The 2 best known compounds in marijuana are THC and CBD. The THC is the compound that produces the mind-altering effects, including altered senses and mood changes.

● THC rapidly reaches every organ in the body, including the brain, and attaches to certain receptors on nerve cells. Activation of these receptors affect pleasure, memory, thinking, concentration, movement, coordination, appetite, pain, and sensory and time perception.

● Statistics show people who begin using marijuana before the age of 18, the risk of becoming addicted are 1 in 6.

● 38% of high school students report having used marijuana in their life.

● Marijuana use can have permanent effects on the developing brain when use begins in adolescence, especially with regular or heavy use since the teen brain is actively developing and will often not be fully developed until the mid-20’s.

● Frequent of long-term marijuana use as a teen is linked to school dropout and lower educational achievement, such as lower grades, problem-solving, memory impairment, impaired coordination, difficulty maintaining attention, and how the brain builds connections between the areas necessary for these functions. These effects can last a long time, or may even be permanent.

● Use of marijuana has been linked to a range of mental health problems in teens, such as depression or anxiety.

● Teens who drink alcohol and smoke tobacco are more likely to try marijuana.

● Teens are more likely to use marijuana if their parents or friends use it and less likely if their parents do not approve of it.

● The compounds in marijuana may increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, and can increase heart rate and blood pressure.

● Smoking marijuana can harm lung tissues and cause scarring and damage to small blood vessels.

● Smoking is not good for our lungs. Toxins and carcinogens are released when marijuana is burned, and when inhaled into the lungs, increases health risks. Smoke from marijuana contains many of the same toxins and such as tobacco smoke.

● There is mixed evidence about the link between smoking or inhaling burned marijuana and cancer, due to a large percentage of those smoking marijuana are also smoking tobacco products.

● Secondhand smoke from marijuana contains THC and can have the same effect on those in proximity.

● There is also not enough evidence yet to know the specific health effects of using marijuana in vaporizer, but what is known is that these products can have a lot more THC than other forms of marijuana. Since these liquids are not regulated, so strength and purity can vary greatly from product to product, with some containing up to 80% THC, increasing the likelihood of poisoning.

● The CDC reports that more information and study is needed to determine if marijuana is, in fact, a gateway drug.

I hope this helps with any questions you have on smoking, inhaling, or ingesting marijuana. Again, this is not about medical marijuana. This is information I gathered directly from the CDC and does NOT include my opinion on marijuana usage.

As always, I am just an e-mail or phone call away with comments, questions, etc., and keep those suggestions coming!

Christine Massey, M.S., LPC

Student Support Counselor

817-245-0278

christine.massey@burlesonisd.net

Senior Section

Please click here for the notes from the Senior Meeting held on Wednesday, 1/31/18. Some dates have changed from previous versions.
Please click here for a listing of Senior events and dates for the Spring 2018 Semester. Some dates have changed from previous versions.
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This Week's "Spartan Spotlight"

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CHS Events for the Week of 2/26/2018

Monday, February 26th

  • JV Boys/Girls Golf Tournament in Cleburne
  • JV Girls Soccer vs. Everman at CHS - 6:00
  • JV Boiys Soccer vs. Everman at CHS - 7:30
  • Cheer Banquet in the Cafeteria - 7:00


Tuesday, February 27th

  • JV Blue Baseball at Fossil Ridge - 5:00
  • JV Black Baseball at Fossil Ridge - 7:00
  • JV Softball vs. Crowley at CHS - 6:00
  • Varsity Softball vs. Crowley at CHS - 7:30
  • Varsity Boys Soccer at Seguin - 6:00
  • Varsity Girls Soccer at Seguin - 7:45
  • Varsity Baseball vs. Fossil Ridge at CHS - 7:00
  • Spanish Trip Parent Information Meeting in D129 - 7:00


Wednesday, February 28th

  • EXCEL Intervention Day
  • JV Tennis Tournament at CHS - 4:30


Thursday, March 1st

  • BISD Band Solo & Ensemble Competition
  • JV Black Baseball Tournament at Birdville
  • JV Blue Baseball Tournament at North Crowley
  • Varsity Baseball Tournament at Martin
  • JV Softball Tournament in Glen Rose
  • Varsity Softball Tournament in Wylie
  • Track Meet in Alvarado
  • JV Boys/Girls Soccer Tournament at CHS


Friday, March 2nd

  • JV Black Baseball Tournament at Birdville
  • JV Blue Baseball Tournament at North Crowley
  • Varsity Baseball Tournament at Martin
  • JV Softball Tournament in Glen Rose
  • Varsity Softball Tournament in Wylie
  • Varsity Boys/Girls Golf Tournament at Hidden Creek
  • Varsity Tennis at CHS
  • Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Burleson at CHS - 6:00
  • Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Burleson at CHS - 7:45


Saturday, March 3rd

  • JV Black Baseball Tournament at Birdville
  • JV Blue Baseball Tournament at North Crowley
  • Varsity Baseball Tournament at Martin
  • JV Softball Tournament in Glen Rose
  • Varsity Softball Tournament in Wylie
  • Girls Regional Powerlifting Meet in Del Valle
  • UIL Academic Meet in Glen Rose
  • Varsity Boys/Girls Golf Tournament at Hidden Creek

Administration

Principal - 817.245.0259

Associate Principal - 817.245.0263

Delta House (Students Last Names A-G) - 817.245.0284

Principal - Charles Etheridge

Counselor - Ashley Aaron

Secretary - Nancy Gonzalez

Lambda House (Students Last Names H-Ph) - 817.245.0288

Principal - Scott Shaha

Counselor - Heather Chandler

Secretary - Keri Kirby

Zeta House (Students Last Names Pi-Z) - 817.245.0302

Principal - Jennifer Culpepper

Counselor - Mia Thurman

Secretary - Kenna Clark