Principal's Newsletter for January 26, 2018

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 1:29pm

Eagle News:


Last week at the US Naval Academy, CHS Team Virus won the FIRST Inspire Award. The Inspire Award is awarded to the team that is a strong ambassador for FIRST programs and a role model team. Team Virus was recognized for their Gracious Professionalism, thorough Engineering notebook, positive and inclusive team, and creative robot design.  Team Virus was also a finalist for the Motivate Award, the Connect Award, the Motivate and the Control Award.  

Team Virus has advanced to the Maryland FIRST Tech Challenge on Feb 17th at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. Congratulations!


Please congratulate Brook Anderson for being named the Baltimore Sun’s Howard County Player of the Week.  Below is a link to the article.


This Saturday night the boys and girls’ varsity basketball teams will by playing Mt. Hebron at home.  The girls will tip off at 5:00 followed by the boys at 7:30. Between the games our AAM, Ms. Jean Vanderpool is being inducted into the Howard County Women’s Hall of Fame.  Congratulations!


A few weeks ago a graduate from Oakland Mills was paralyzed after an incident.  All the basketball teams are joining to support their community this weekend.  We are asking all fans to wear white to show our support for this young man and his family.  Please join us in supporting this cause by coming out to the games on Saturday night and wearing white! 



Summer comedy camp for middle and high school students!

Director: Kathryn Carlsen, CHS Theatre Director


Session 1: July 9-13

Session 2: July 16-20

This camp is all about the joy of jumping in and finding the funny. Listening, saying “yes, and,” collaboration and flexibility are key. Though there is a focus on the basics, students with prior improv experience will find an opportunity to strengthen their basic comedy muscles.

Middle School Students : 9am-12pm

Students will work on teamwork, trust, support and artistic collaboration through improv exercises and short form games, like the ones played on Whose Line Is It Anyways? Students will perform a show at the end of the week featuring the games that they learned.

High School Students: 1pm-4pm

Students will work on both short form games and long form improvisation. We will focus on character creation, creating patterns, timing, and heightening. Students will perform a show at the end of the week featuring both short form games and a long format.

Location: Camp Improv takes place at Centennial High School on the stage and in theatre room.

Cost: $195 includes a Camp Improv shirt

Performance: Students will perform on the Friday of the camp week at 7pm. All tickets to the show are complimentary!

Registration Due: Registration for Camp Improv is due by June 1st. Returned check fee is $25.

Questions? Email Kathryn Carlsen at

Camp Improv is supported by the Centennial High School Boosters.

Visit for registration information.





February 6th 

Indoor Track @ PG Sports Complex for MPSSAA 3A East Regionals (4:00)

Boys Basketball @ Westminster (JV 5:30 / V 7:00)

February 7th

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


February 9th

The following graduates will be inducted into Centennial’s Hall of Fame:

Kim Paulus


Soccer, Basketball, Softball

Nathan Kraisser



Sammy Stumpf


Football, Lacrosse

Mary Teeters


Field Hockey, Lacrosse

Chris Wellde


Golf, Basketball

Girls Basketball vs. Long Reach (V 7:00)

Boys Basketball vs. Long Reach (V 5:15)


February 10th

Boys Basketball vs. Carver Vo.Tech (JV 12:30 / V 2:00)


Congratulations to the Boys team placing 3rd and the Girls team placing 6th.

Here is the list of athletes that placed top 8 in their events at the county championship:

Boys 55m Hurdles

Jason Sallitt 3rd Place

Boys 300m

Juan Parra 2nd Place

Boys 500m

Juan Parra 1st Place

Boys 3200m

Greg Costello 1st Place, Zach Deming 6th Place

Boys Shot Put

Ryan Paterson 2nd Place

Boys High Jump

Chris Wagner 3rd Place

Boys Long Jump

Anthony Matthews 7th Place

Boys Triple Jump

Anthony Matthews 3rd Place

Boys 4x400 Relay - 3rd Place

Juan Parra, Greg Costello, David Riina, Tyler Dan

Boys 4x800 Relay - 4th Place

David Riina, Greg Costello, Erik Kelemen, Daniel Gao


Girls 500m

Claudia Pilcher 4th Place

Girls 1600m

Alison Betler 3rd Place, Cora Blount 4th Place

Girls 3200m

Kirsten Wikner 3rd Place, Christina Stavlas 7th Place

Girls Shot Put

Moroti Adewole 4th Place

GIrls 4x200m - 7th place

Sana Aslam, Aneisa Babkir, Priya Mapara, Cherakie Pierre

Girls 4x400m - 4th Place

Claudia Pilcher, Sana Aslam, Alison Betler, Cora Blount

Girls 4x800m - 1st Place

Claudia Pilcher, Kirsten Wikner, Alison Betler, Cora Blount


Congratulations to Katie Gao. She is a silver key award winner for the Scholastic Writing Awards. Her category was personal essay/memoir titled "Pumped Up Kicks"


Congratulations to our 65 National Honor Society Inductees! Eagle Excellence!


Hope to see you tonight at our Student Choreography Showcase at 7pm…


Have a great weekend!

Claire Hafets