Principal's Newsletter for May 11, 2018

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:34am

Eagle News

It is great to be an Eagle! US News and World Report Best High Schools 2018…Centennial is ranked number 7 in the state, 391 in the nation and we are a Gold Level School! We are even ranked 116th Best STEM High School in the nation and we are not even a STEM school! Eagle Excellence, Eagle Pride!

There will be a CHS Football parent and player meeting for all returning, new, and incoming players and parents on Thursday, May 24 at 6:30 in the CHS Auditorium.  At this meeting, we will confirm our offseason and season schedules, review expectations, hand out paperwork, and introduce the coaching staff.  This is a mandatory meeting for all players. Go Eagles!

We thank our PTSA for the incredible, amazing, “off the charts,” After Prom…and a very special thank you to Michelle Berry!


We would like to invite you to an informational session about human trafficking, hosted by Centennial’s Anti Human Trafficking Awareness Club (AHTAC). Although human trafficking seems like a distant problem, it impacts people in Howard County. Come to our event to learn about the realities of the issue and hear from the Howard County police officers who work to help the victims every day! You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions to organizations that help victims too (HocoAGAST and HopeWorks).

Be advised that we will discuss mature topics. Bring friends and anyone interested in learning more (they don’t even need to attend CHS). Food will be provided and admission is free!

The event is Friday, May 18th from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the cafeteria at Centennial High School, so save the date and become aware of the human trafficking in your community. We are accepting free will donations and proceeds will go directly to the HopeWorks foundation. Thank you.  Sincerely, CHS AHTAC” (Sponsor Mr. David Riddler)



County Championships Results:


110 meter Hurdles: 8th place Jason Sallitt

400 meter Dash: 1st place Juan Parra, 8th place Parker Tewell

3200 meter run: 7th place David Riina

4x100 meter relay: 5th place Jason Sallitt, Marco Ayhon, D'Javan White, Tyler Dan

4x200 meter relay: 6th place Jason Sallitt, Parker Tewell, Tyler Dan, Juan Parra

4x400 meter relay: 2nd place Parker Tewell, John Bondje, Tyler Dan, Juan Parra

4x800 meter relay: 5th place Richard Chung, John Bondje, Parker Tewell, Juan Parra

Discus: 2nd place Jack Ragonese, 5th place Robert LaCava

Shot Put: 7th place Robert LaCava, 8th place Jack Ragonese

Triple Jump: 5th place Anthony Matthews


Finished 8th as a team




800 meter run: 4th place Alison Betler, 5th Cora Blount

1600 meter run: 2nd place Alison Betler, 5th Kirsten Wikner, 6th Cora Blount

3200 meter run: 2nd place Alison Betler, 4th Kirsten Wikner

4x400 meter relay: Danielle Koerner, Priya Mapara, Cora Blount, Alison Betler

4x800 meter relay: Danielle Koerner, Helen Monroe, Marisa Thomas, Cora Blount

Discus: 4th Moroti Adewole, 6th place Lelia Avery 

High Jump: 6th place Victoria Pearson

Shot Put: 3rd place Moroti Adewole

Triple Jump: 4th place Victoria Pearson, 7th place Cherakie Pierre


Finished 6th as a team


On Tuesday, May 8th, 12 dancers were inducted into The National Dance Honor Society, Delta Eta Pi.  Congratulations to Julia Berkeley, Cora Blount, Gabriela Chavez, Alaina Dagenais, Alexandra Fang, Sakshi Gholap, Mallika Khadabha, Seoyoung Kim, Avni Patel, Jillian Sanders, Bridget Solan, and Jennifer Solan.


The EOY CHS Art Show is up! 

The Centennial High School End of Year Art Show is on display in the front office, the front lobby, the main hallway- Eagle Way - and the corner art gallery.  The show will remain up for display until June 8th.  Please come to see the amazing display of student masterpieces from all of our Art and Photography classes.

Also on display in the English hallway are artworks by all four levels of Humanities classes.

Senior artworks/portfolios will be available for pick-up the week of June 11- 15.

Are you looking forward to a summer filled with warm, sunny days and a great book to read? If you just can't wait, here is the 2018 Recommended HS Summer Reading List.  HCPSS Library Media Specialists and HC Librarians have worked together to develop this wonderful list of great books.  Enjoy- high-school-reading-list-2018.pdf

Graduation is May 30th at 8am:

Graduates and families should plan to arrive no more than 60 minutes, and no less than 30 minutes, before the ceremony.

Lot 1 is reserved for cars with disability placards or license plates.

Graduates and families should park only in the numbered parking lot(s) or the lot(s) designated for their school.  We appreciate graduates and families parking only in those areas designated for their school’s graduation, as that will allow for the most efficient traffic flow for all ceremonies.


Come out and support our teams in the playoffs…

Have a safe and Happy Mother’s Day!


Claire Hafets