Principal's Newsletter for May 25, 2018

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 12:12pm

Eagle News:


As we close the week, we say Good - Bye to our seniors  - the Class of 2018. Thursday was their last day. Graduation is May 30th at 8 am.

Congratulations on your accomplishments, your educational commitment is outstanding, and your dedication and hard work is relentless. You exemplify the tradition and character of a Centennial student…Eagle Pride, Eagle Excellence!

Over 160 seniors were recognized at the Senior Awards Assembly, Wednesday, May 23rd and Departments recognized the seniors at the Farewell Assembly on Thursday, May 24th.

All high school commencement ceremonies will be streamed live on the HCPSS website at Watch the graduations live… On-demand viewing also will be available following each ceremony. You may order graduation DVDs online now, and only through June 15. This is a change from previous years when purchasing was available for several months after graduations.

In addition, all graduation-related information, including DVD details and parking maps for each ceremony, can be found on the HCPSS site at


The front door security system “The Buzzer” is now working at Centennial High School. All exterior doors are locked and a visitor must use the front door and ring the doorbell to enter the building and be “buzzed in.” Thank you.


The yearbook looks awesome! Be sure to place your order before June 15th. Extra copies will not be ordered. We will only receive books for those who place an order. Seniors will have their books mailed directly to their home. Underclassmen will receive their copy the first week back. Contact if you should have any questions.



Ram Kotnana is the Boys Singles Regional Champion, Peter Ho and Olivia Tsai are the Mixed Doubles Regional Champions, and Christopher Chen and Summer Shen won 2nd place in the Mixed Doubles Regional Tournament. All players will represent Centennial in the State Finals this Friday and Saturday. 


Congratulation CHS Track!



110 meter Hurdles 

Jason Sallitt 3rd (Qualified for State Meet)

300 meter Hurdle

Marco Ayhon 8th

400 meter Dash

Juan Para 1st (Qualified for State Meet)

Parker Tewell 3rd (Qualified for State Meet)

800 meter Run

David Riina 6th

Richard Chung 7th

1600 meter Run

Greg Costello 3rd (Qualified for the State Meet)

David Riina 5th

3200 meter Run

David Riina 3rd (Qualified for the State Meet)

Chris Bieberich 5th

Zach Deming 6th

Discus Throw

Liam Lovering 4th (Qualified for the State Meet)

Jack Ragonese 7th

Robert LaCava 8th

High Jump

Chris Wagner 6th

Shot Put

Robert LaCava 2nd (Qualified for the State Meet)

Jack Ragonese 6th

Liam Lovering 8th

Triple Jump

Anthony Matthews 1st (Qualified for the State Meet)

Chris Wagner 7th

4x100 meter relay 5th

Tyler Dan, Parker Tewell, Jason Sallitt, Juan Parra

4x200 meter relay 5th

Jason Sallitt, DJ White, Marco Ayhon, Tyler Dan

4x400 meter relay 3rd (Qualified for the State Meet)

Parker Tewell, John Bondje, Tyler Dan, Juan Parra

4x800 meter relay 3rd (Qualified for the State Meet)

Richard Chung, John Bondje, Greg Costello, Juan Parra


Boys Finished 4th as a team



100 meter Hurdles 

Victoria Pearson 4th (Qualified for State Meet)

Claudia Haupt 7th

800 meter Run

Alison Betler 7th

Cora Blount 8th

1600 meter Run

Kirsten Wikner 2nd (Qualified for the State Meet)

Alison Betler 3rd (Qualified for the State Meet)

Cora Blount 4th (Qualified for the State Meet)

3200 meter Run

Alison Betler 2nd (Qualified for the State Meet)

Kirsten Wikner 3rd (Qualified for the State Meet)

Christina Stavlas 5th

Discus Throw

Moroti Adewole 3rd (Qualified for the State Meet)

Leila Avery 4th (Qualified for the State Meet)

High Jump

Victoria Pearson 8th

Shot Put

Moroti Adewole 4th (Qualified for the State Meet)

Triple Jump

Victoria Pearson 7th

Cherakie Pierre 8th

4x200 meter relay 6th

Danielle Koerner, Victoria Pearson, Amaiya Brickhouse, Priya Mapara

4x400 meter relay 4th (Qualified for the State Meet)

Danielle Koerner, Kirsten Wikner, Amaiya Brockhouse, Priya Mapara

4x800 meter relay 3rd (Qualified for the State Meet)

Cora Blount, Marisa Thomas, Helen Monroe, Danielle Koerner


Girls Finished 4th as a team


The Centennial High School Science Olympiad team represented Maryland at the national tournament at Colorado State University from May 17 to 20. Facing 60 teams from around the U.S. plus an honorary team from Japan, our team competed in 24 events on Saturday. Overall, CHS placed 29th, with a 9th place in Code Busters, 12th in Chemistry Lab, 14th in Fermi Questions, 14th in Hovercraft, 16th in Astronomy, and 18th in Helicopters. The team had a great time in Fort Collins and hopes to make the national tournament for the fourth year in a row next year! 


Centennial German students were recently recognized by the  Maryland Association of Teachers of German of their high performance on the National German Exam. Congratulations!


Schedule for May 30, 2018…Class of 2018 Graduation at 8 AM

Warning Bell: 10:40 am

Period 1: 10:45 -11:05

Period 4B: 11:10 - 12:25

A Lunch: 11:10 - 11:35 (Science, Fine Arts, * Griffin & *Barrett)

B Lunch: 11:35 - 12:00 (SS, English & CTE)

C Lunch: 12:00 - 12:25 (WL, Math, Tutorial, PE, Dance, Hlth & FACS)

Period 2: 12:30 - 12:50

Period 3: 12:55 - 1:15

Period 5: 1:20 - 1:40

Period 6: 1:45 - 2:10

Thank you Centennial Community for the honor of being the recipient of your Commitment to Excellence Award. I have been so fortunate to be with you for the past ten years and see your children grow up to be intelligent, thoughtful, compassionate young adults. I have enjoyed every minute of being with your children from music concerts, dance concerts, sporting events, Science and GT Fairs, academic competitions, Field Trips, Homecoming events, to all the senior activities.

Looking forward to a spectacular Graduation for the Class of 2018!

Be Safe!


Have a great weekend

Claire Hafets