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Project Graduation registration has begun. Project Graduation is a fun celebration planned the night of graduation your senior won't want to miss. This year our lock-in will be at Brunswick Bowling on Spalding Rd from 11 pm to 6 am. Tickets are $70 before April 4. After April 4th tickets are $75. There will be unlimited bowling, games, trivia, DJ, entertainment and lots of fun. There will be a drawing for every 30 registrations received.
To have a great event we are in need of volunteers to help plan and coordinate the night. Have no fear this does not require any of your time the day or night of graduation. This is a fun committee to with lots of opportunities big and small. If you are interested in helping make this a wonderful event, please contact Margaret Cleary or Laura Mayville.
Graduate Yard Signs
Don't miss out on showing off you have a graduating senior. Yard Sign order forms were distributed with Project Graduation registration packets. Extra forms are available in the front office. Signs are One for $25 and Two for $40. Order your sign today!
Want to Write a Better College Admission Essay?
Join us for a rare opportunity to learn more about the college application process from Dr. Carol Barash, the leading expert in admission essays. In this FREE presentation, you'll discover how to:
- Empower your student to stand out in a competitive college application pool
- Use the typically stressful application process to help your student thrive
- Develop a family strategy that enables your student to take control of their own college admission process.
Space is limited, so please register today! https://www.applerouth.com/signup/?scheduleid=127074
Cap and Gown Photographs
Peachtree Portraits will be shooting senior Cap and Gown photographs in the auditorium lobby on March 12, 2014 from 8:30pm-3:40pm. Any senior who would like to purchase their Cap and Gown images will need to schedule an appointment before March 11, 2014. Only students who pay for their package the day of the photo shoot will have their picture taken. This is a prepaid program that requires students to purchase their package in advance. To schedule for the above senior session date, please go on-line to www.peachtreeportraits.com. Once you have reached the website, click on School Division, then Senior Portraits, then Schedule Your Sitting, then Centennial High School. More details here and the order form here.
Driver trainin' the way it ought'a be!
Accident Avoidance Workshops
This is not driver's education...this is driver's preparation. One doesn't become proficient at LaCrosse by taking a 30-hour classroom, watching videos, taking an on-line class, getting in to a simulator, or reading books...they become proficient at LaCrosse by playing LaCrosse! Nobody expects their child to know how to react in Emergency Driving Conditions if they've never practiced Emergency Driving Conditions, … and yet, how many parents send their kids on to Atlanta roads, completely unprepared for Emergency Driving Conditions, knowing full-well they didn't get that training in "driver's ed"? Enter the Accident Avoidance Workshops. We teach your student how to handle emergencies, by exposing them to emergencies...there is no better way...period.
The Workshops are coming right to Centennial High School this April! Click here for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009. If you are ready to register you may click here.
Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief...
At Centennial High School, the TAG Program has set a goal of increasing the number of opportunities our juniors and seniors to participate in internships in the community. This is a vital hands-on experience that gives our students real world, practical knowledge of a variety of industries, professions, and careers.
To that end, we are looking for some assistance from the parents of all Centennial students. In order to participate in an internship, students must take a prerequisite TAG seminar entitled "Inside Link to the Outside World." This seminar teaches interview skills, resume writing techniques, professional dress guidelines, etc. One way that the program could benefit from community input would be to have adults from various careers and professions participate in the seminar as guest speakers. If you have a desire to help enhance the internship program, we would love to have you come and share the pros and cons of your profession or career with the students taking "Inside Link."
The second way that Centennial parents could be of help to the internship program would be to take students as interns and mentor them for a semester as they learn about your business, industry, or profession. The internship program is always looking to expand its community contacts and broaden the variety of experiences that we can offer to our student interns.
If you are interested in helping in either of these capacities, please contact Ms. Janet Siwy.
Volunteer Scholarship Applications Due Friday, March 28, 2014
IMPORTANT!! Georgia Parent Survey - Please Take This Quick Survey!
Please click the following link to the Georgia Parent Survey. After you click on the link, a drop-down menu will appear and you will select Fulton County, and then Centennial. Georgia Parent Survey
Senior Ads Are Due!
Senior ads are due by Monday, November 4 and can be completed online at jostensyearbooks.com. All payment and processing is done online. Yearbooks can also be purchased at the same site (encourage them to buy them now since prices are currently at a discount!). Senior quotes can be submitted online by November 1. Contact Scott Kent with any questions.
PTSA Awards Record 20 Mini Grants Totaling Over $10,500!
The CHS PTSA is delighted to announce that it has awarded a record 20 mini grants totaling over $10,500.00 for this school year. We are confident that these various projects and programs will enhance learning for all of our students in a number of different and innovative ways. Congratulations, teachers, and thank you for your hard work and dedication to our CHS students. If you have any questions regarding the Mini Grant Program, please contact Jackie Parks, Minigrant Chairperson.
How To Cut Your Kids' Cell Phone Addiction
Find some ideas to cut your kids' cell phone usage on CNN Parents.
Juniors and Seniors: ARE YOU RECEIVING OUR TEXT MESSAGE BLASTS?
Join our distribution list to receive texts and/or emails with information on upcoming college representative visits at CHS and scholarship updates. Both students and parents are encouraged to register-click on the link below for directions. Don't be left out of the loop-join today!
Directions for Class of 2014: Remind 101 for Class of 2014
Directions for Class of 2015: Remind 101 for Class of 2015
A-1 Driving School offers classes at Centennial in early November!
A-1 Driving School, a family owned PTSA and school sponsor, is hosting driver's education classes starting in early November. There are only 20 students per class and spots fill quickly, so sign up now to reserve your spot! Call 770-603-3320 or go to www.A1DrivingSchools.com. For more details, please see the flier in the front office or download it here.
European Tour for CHS Students
Dr. Ruther and Mr. Hoge are leading a tour to Europe next summer entitled "World War II In Europe". We will be visiting London, Paris and Berlin. On the way we will see significant sites of the War including Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. The trip is open to any Centennial student with a perfect discipline and attendance record. More information can be found at www.apworldhistory.org/europe2014.htm. Contact information and enrollment is on the website.
School Clinic In Need of Supplies
Please visit the Volunteering page to view the supplies needed - thanks!
Notification To Parents Of The Screening And Referral Process For Gifted Services
The Fulton County School System screens students for eligibility for gifted services twice a year - read more. For more complete information regarding Fulton County Schools Gifted Services, click here.
Affadavit of Residency Forms
To obtain the Fulton County School System's required Affadvit of Residency form, please go to the Forms page, where a link will guide you to the correct form for you.
Revolutionary Classroom Campaign
Classrooms have looked suspiciously the same for 200 years. Together, we can change that. Visit A Revolutionary Classroom to learn more!