Principal's Newsletter for March 23, 2018

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 2:10pm

Eagle News:


Happy Snowy Spring!


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will add a performance on Sunday at 7pm. If you have already purchased a ticket to Thursday night, you can bring it to any show and we will honor it. If you haven't purchased your tickets yet you can do so now at Join us for this family friendly show!


Please congratulate the following Varsity girl’s basketball players for being named to Maryland Academic All-State team this year:  

Grace Rockefeller 

Mary Grace Lambert 


Please congratulate the following boys’ Varsity basketball players for earning Academic All-State Team recognition:

Kaleb Addisu, Cameron Berkeley, Ryan Hollwedel, Michael Kefyalew, Matt Merkey, and Sean Taylor


Congratulations to Judy Zhou, a 2018 Scholastic Award National Gold Medalist, for her poem “To Say Home in Chinese,” which she started composing with our poet-in-resident Liz Rees in Humanities 2. Well done, Judy!


John Yayi-Bondje will be competing for the 2018 Alpha Achiever Oratorical Contest. Good Luck. Go Eagles!

The following CHS students qualified for the AIME through the Chesapeake Math Program: Congratulations to…
Thomas Luo
Larry Du
Kyu-Tae Sim
Justin Hsieh
Anthony Duan
Steppan Konoplev


We are very excited about our student organized, student led, and student event – One Centennial! It will be Thursday, March 29th. Here is the tentative schedule:

Period 1 - 7:25-7:55

Students will be dismissed to the auditorium for Ted Talks or they will be attending the workshops they signed up for using our Eagle Time app sign up...Some of the topics are on School Pride, Culture, Mental Health, Stress, School Safety, Social Media, and Leadership.

Group A: 8:00 - 8:50 in the Auditorium

Group B: 8:00-8:50 in Workshops

Group A: 9:00-9:50 in Workshops

Group B: 9:00-9:50 in Auditorium

Eagle Time: 9:55-10:25

Period 4 - 10:30-12:30

Teachers will have the option to run their regular class or implement Cultural Proficiency Activities.

Period 5 - 12:35 - 1:20

Period 6 - 1:25 - 2:10

Thank you…


On Sunday, March 18th, Centennial sent two teams to Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville to compete in an 18 team tournament. The A team comprised of seniors Emmy Alme and Jakob Boeye and sophomores Adam Knox and Peter Wilschke won first place, defeating Maggie Walker Government School from Richmond twice, as well as victories over both Montgomery Blair teams, GDS, Langley, and Churchill. On individual scoring, Jakob Boeye won a book prize for second place and Tobias Moser came in fifth place. 

The prior Sunday, March 11th, at the Capital Regional Championship of History Bowl and Bee, the Centennial Varsity A Team comprised only by Jakob Boeye and freshman Anthony Duan came in second place. We defeated the perennial History Bowl champions Richard Montgomery twice during the tournament.


Congratulations to Alexandra Pavao. She was selected by Girl Scouts of Central Maryland as one of the 2018 Shadow Girls. She was given the opportunity to spend the day with a Distinguished Women Honoree.


Thank you everyone who contributed support of monetary donations or positive vibes for this past Friday's Zumbathon (3/16/18) hosted by She's the First and taught by outstanding professional instructor, Carolyn Forestiere. The Zumbathon was a great success! For two hours, we had a total of 31 participants sweating for girls education. We raised a total of $210! Everyone had a blast!
As many of you know our chapter at Centennial is currently sponsoring three girls: Roopa and Jayanthi in India, and Kimberly in Guatemala. We just got word from Kimberly and Roopa, they both participated in an activity in which they were asked the questions below. See their responses:

In their biannual letter to STF, Kimberly, Roopa, and her peers were asked:

How has the environment where you live changed over the last 10 years?
How does this affect people in your community?
How does educating girls create change in the environment?

This year She's the First is launching our first scholarship to a female senior graduate 2018, who is the first in her family to accomplish an outstanding academic achievement. Female seniors of Centennial High School will be able to apply for this scholarship in April 2018,the winner to be announced at CHS's 2018 senior award night.


"Filled with the vibrancy of our world’s myriad of cultures, WorldFest is a captivating celebration of the diversity displayed by the students and staff of Centennial High School. The event features unique opportunities to enjoy ethnic cuisine, dancing, activities, and artwork, all of which are produced and coordinated by the students themselves. The proceeds from this event are put towards further developing the multitude of student organizations at Centennial High School. Tickets are $10 at the door and include 5 tickets for food booths, access to interactive gallery walk boards and classes, admission to our Fashion show/Talent show, a panel discussion with community speakers, and more! Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 12th 5-9pm; Centennial's WorldFest is not to be missed! Visit for more information."


Support Spring Sports…

Varsity Softball

Centennial Softball @ Mt. Hebron, 4:00PM WAS Friday, March 23rd IS NOW Wednesday, April 4th, 4:00PM

 JV Softball

Mt. Hebron Softball @ Centennial, 4:00PM WAS Friday, March 23rd IS NOW Wednesday, April 4th, 4:00PM

 JV Baseball Mt. Hebron Baseball @ Centennial, 4:15PM WAS Friday, March 23rd IS NOW Wednesday, April 4th, 4:15PM

 Varsity Baseball Centennial Baseball @ Mt. Hebron, 4:15PM WAS Friday, March 23rd IS NOW Friday, April 6th, 4:15PM

 Track – Duckworth Relays @ Glenelg HS WAS Saturday, March 24th IS NOW: TBA

 Girls Lacrosse Centennial @ Glenelg, JV 5:15, Varsity 7:00 WAS Friday, March 23rd IS NOW Monday, April 9, JV 4:00, Varsity 5:30

 Boys Lacrosse Fallston @ Centennial, JV 5:15, Varsity 7:00 WAS Friday, March 23rd IS NOW, TBD

 Tennis is ON Today.

Boys Lacrosse Wilde Lake @ Centennial WAS Thursday, March 22 IS NOW Thursday, April 5, JV 4:00, Varsity 5:30

Have a great weekend.

Claire Hafets