Principal's Newsletter for January 12, 2018

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 9:52am

This has been a very busy week with distributing materials for registration for classes, the elective fair, preparing 9th graders for their first mid terms, snow days, PARRC and HSA testing, however, it all went smoothly because it is good to be an Eagle!


Congratulations to our Science Olympiad Team. They took 2nd place at the Fairfax Invitational.


Congratulations to FBLA at the Regional Conference:

First Place: Ashley Deng and Megumi Fukuzawa for Business Ethics

First Place: Matthew Zhang for Computer Problem Solving

First Place: Daid Aylaian for Cybersecurity

First Place: Anideep Metuku for Personal Finance

Second Place: Kenneth Xue for Accounting 1

Fourth Place: Andrew Chan for Computer Problem Solving


The G/T Information Night has been rescheduled for January 22nd at 7 PM in the Media Center. The deadline for applications is extended to Friday, January 29th.


Tonight the girl’s basketball team will be hosting Glenelg and it will be our 13th Annual White Out Cancer Night.  We ask all fans to wear white in support of those who are fighting cancer and those who have lost their battle to cancer.  We will have raffles and all proceeds will go to Zaching Against Cancer.  JV starts at 5:15 and varsity at 7:00.


Congratulations to Franklin Yang. He was selected to receive the Howard County Public Schools Superintendent’s Award at UMBC. This prestigious award is offered to a limited number of entering freshmen who have earned academic distinction during their high school careers. The Award Amount is $ 12,000.

Need help with midterm review packets?  Check out the sessions below.  Even if your teacher isn't hosting a session, you are welcome to visit another teacher.  Math Honor Society students will also be available to assist.  If you need to take an activity bus home, please make sure to get a pass before staying for a session. Be ON TIME & prepared with questions to ask.  Math teachers will be available on the following dates & locations:

 Algebra 1 Jan 16th & Jan 17th Room 915 2:15-2:45 Mrs. Flynn & Mr. Panzarella Geometry Jan 16, Jan 17th, Jan 18th Room 914 2:15-2:45 Mr. Thomas Geometry Jan 18th Room 902 2:15-2:45 Mrs. Cashmark Geometry GT Jan 16th, 17th, 18th Portable 2 or Room 402 2:15-2:45 Mr. Kennedy/ Ms. Eller Algebra 2 Jan 16th, 17th, 18th Room 402 2:15-2:45 Ms. Eller Algebra 2 GT Jan 16th, 17th, 18th Room 410 2:15-2:45 Mrs. Holzman & Ms. Ward

The Regeneron Science Talent Search is the nation's most prestigious pre-college science competition. Each scholar, selected from 1,818 entrants, receives a $2,000 award with an additional $2,000 going to his or her respective school, resulting in $1.2 million in total scholar awards from Regeneron. We have 3 semifinalists at Centennial! Katie Gao, Chy Murali, and Swadhin Nalubola. Congratulations to these students and their teacher Michelle Bagley.

The wrestling team went 2-0 Tuesday night with a 48-33 win over Long Reach and then a 52-27 victory over Reservoir. This follows a strong showing last weekend at the Battlin’ Barons Duals where we had 8 wrestlers win at least 3 matches. We were led by Jacob Blyukher and Jason Kraisser who each went 7-0 with 6 pins, Kraisser was named the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler. This weekend we head to Franklin for the Warpath Invitational tournament where Blyukher and Kraisser won titles last year.


HCPSS announces a Youth Apprenticeship Program in partnership with Independent Electrical Contractors.

Are you at least 18 years old? Are you interested in pursuing a career where you can work with your hands, encounter versatile and challenging tasks, and enjoy high compensation and job security? With a growing shortage of qualified electrical workers, it has never been a better time to join the electrical industry. There are plenty of job opportunities available in this high demand field.

Class Meets:

February 5, 2018 - May 21, 2018

1:00 - 4:00 pm Monday - Thursday

Information Session

8751 Freestate Drive Suite 250

Laurel, MD 20723

January 17, 2018

1:00 - 2:00 pm


6:00 - 7:00 pm

Please register in advance at

Questions? Contact Sean Griffin at 443 832 3532 or


She’s the First

Presents......Pause for Peace, led by the renowned, award- winning Sister Jenna.
All students, parents, teachers, and CHS community are invited to this mediation session as we pause, taking time for ourselves to seek balance in our lives. The present is a gift we experience now.


When: Thursday, February 1st
Where: CHS's Media Center
Time: 2:40pm
Purpose: Balance, awareness, self reflection, inclusion, consciousness, purposeful living, & belief.
Suggested Donation- $5 (Our chapter is currently sponsoring three girls education: Roopa and Jayanthi in India, and Kimberly in Guatemala. All proceeds given will benefit girls' education.)
More information about Sister Jenna and CHS' She's the First:
Sister Jenna is the founder of the Meditation Museum I & II in the Washington DC area, author, radio host, TV personality. She has collaborated with Fortune 500 companies on key issues and her syndicated radio show, America Meditating is a popular global online show. Sister Jenna is also the recipient of numerous awards. She has served as a principal partner with the Oprah Winfrey Network and Values Partnerships on the Belief Team, a community of individuals from diverse spiritual, cultural, and faith backgrounds.


After School Activity Bus - UPDATE

The After School Activity bus was previously extended by the Bright Minds Foundation for three more Tuesdays in January (January 9, 16 and 23rd).  We have now received additional funding to continue the After School Activity bus on Tuesdays starting on January 30 and running through June 5th.  The dates are as follows:

January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and June 5





January 16th

Wrestling vs. Hammond (JV 4:00 / V 5:30)

Indoor Track @ PG Sports Complex (4:00)

Allied Bowling vs. River Hill @ Normandy Lanes (3:00)

January 17th

Boys Basketball @ River Hill (JV 4:00 / V 5:30)

Girls Basketball vs. River Hill (JV 4:00 / V 5:30)

January 18th

Wrestling @ Springbrook (JV 4:00 / V 5:30)  

January 19th

Boys Basketball vs. Oakland Mills (JV 5:15 / V 7:00)

Girls Basketball @ Oakland Mills (JV 5:15 / V 7:00)

January 20th

Indoor Track @ Georgetown Prep (8:15am)


Have a great long weekend.

Claire Hafets