CHS Weekly Announcements

For the Week of April 5, 2021

Enrollment for Grades 9-11

Center High School 21-22 School Year Course Requests/ Enrollment will take place on Tuesday, April 6th & Thursday, April 8th during Yellowjacket Success Time. We are working on updating our coursebook and getting Pathways and Academy Infographics ready to help assists in the selection process.

Congratulations Eagle Scouts!

The following Center High School students have earned Eagle Scout status and will be recognized in ceremonies this spring:

Nick Haile

Alex Hillard

Priyesh Joshi

Ben Lahann

Joseph Lahann

William Lahann

Lucas Urias

Jacob Westring

Earning the rank of Eagle Scout is no small feat, please congratulate these young men when you see them.

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KC Swingers Golf Association Scholarship Program - Deadline 4/9/21

Yellowjackets of the Week

Here are your Yellowjackets of the Week brought to you by your SGA: Mr. Charlie Taylor and Emma Rogers.

Mr. Taylor is the head custodian here at CHS. He always helps out the staff as well as the students making a difference everyday. Mr. Taylor has a heart of gold and has worked very hard with his staff to ensure the building is always clean and ready for students to learn.

Emma Rogers is a senior this year at CHS. She is involved in many activities such as band, SGA president and National Honor Society. Emma is a positive person and always has a smile on her face. She stays focused working hard on her academics while volunteering her time and energy to help others.

Congratulations to Mr. Charlie Taylor and Emma Rogers your Yellowjackets of the Week!

LifeTouch Picture Orders have been delivered

If you ordered a picture package from LifeTouch, it has been delivered to the school. Please stop by and pick it up from the front office.


On 'Moral' and 'Morale' The difference between what is right and what feels good.

What to Know

Moral and morale differ by one letter, which makes them easy to confuse. Moral can function as an adjective concerned with the principles of right and wrong (a “moral obligation”) or as a noun referring to practices or modes of conduct (to have “good morals”). Morale, on the other hand, functions exclusively as a noun and refers to a sense of enthusiasm shared by a group (“the morale was low”).

The Meaning and Usage of 'Moral' as an Adjective

Moral and morale differ by one letter and in pronunciation, but can nonetheless easily be confused.

Moral can be an adjective or a noun. As an adjective, it pertains to things that are concerned with whether one's behavior is right or wrong, a field that is also known as ethics.

The Meaning and Usage of 'Moral' as a Noun

The noun moral is used in plural to refer to moral practices or teachings or modes of conduct—in other words, behavior that accords with what a person believes is right. The singular noun moral can also refer to a lesson or truth that can be understood from a story or experience.

The Meaning and Usage of 'Morale'

Morale is a French-derived noun that originally, like moral, referred to ethical teaching or conduct. (The French root had also been spelled moral, but the word had its spelling modified to the English morale while keeping its distinct pronunciation.) Nowadays, morale is more likely to refer to a sense of purpose or enthusiasm shared by members of a group (such as members of a team or work crew).

When moral and morale are confused, it’s usually a case of not knowing that morale has its own spelling. So you might see instances of something being a “moral booster.” Remembering that morale is a way of expressing enthusiasm, which begins with e, might help you keep them straight.

From the Merriam-Webster website

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Do you know a high school student interested in exploring a career STEM? The American Heart Association’s STEM Goes Red Initiative is just for them.

STEM Goes Red is an inspiring, two week initiative to empower an extraordinary group of local, high school students to explore STEM outside the classroom. Participants will be exposed to some of Kansas City’s leading STEM companies as they showcase their innovative and eclectic employees. This initiative will consist of mentoring sessions, breakout sessions, and opportunities to make lasting connections with companies, local leaders, and other students.

The STEM Goes Red Virtual experience promises to ignite imaginations and will give teens an inside look at several local companies as well as other STEM companies across the US. These conversations can educate, encourage, and break down any barriers they may face when looking to further their interest in pursuing STEM careers in their future.

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2021 FBI Youth Leadership Academy

The 2021 Kansas City Division FBI Youth Leadership Academy will welcome 30 high school students, entering their junior or senior year during the 2021 - 2022 school year on Friday, June 25, from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Punctuality, professional behavior and appropriate dress will be required of all students attending this program. This program will be conducted virtually through Microsoft Teams and selected individuals will be extended an

invitation virtually for attendance in the program.

The program will focus on various areas related to the FBI and its functions. Selected students will learn about a number of FBI functions and responsibilities, as well as receive briefings on online safety, the FBI’s Evidence Response Team, and the Heart of America Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory.

The program is not exclusive to students interested in criminal justice. Due to the vast diversity in our workforce, any student with an interest in the FBI, what we do and how a relationship with the FBI can help their school is encouraged to apply. All students will be evaluated based on their application (GPA, school activities and community involvement) and essay to determine which students will be offered a seat in the class. None of the

above elements will be the sole basis of evaluation of an application and the application process should be taken seriously by all applicants.

This application and supporting essay must be received via email or by mail at the following address by 4 p.m. on April 16, 2021 for a panel review. Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted. Please mail, or email the completed packet to:

Kansas City FBI

Attn: Public Affairs – Dixon Land

1300 Summit St.

Kansas City, MO 64105

Applicants will be notified of their application status via email by close of business on Friday, April 30, 2021. Students selected to attend the FBI Youth Leadership Academy will be given additional information about the program and will be required to confirm their planned attendance.

Questions regarding the FBI Youth Leadership Academy or the application process can be directed to Public Affairs Specialist Dixon Land at (816) 512-8493 or email