Eagles Nest 5/17/19

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May 17, 2019


CHS GRADUATION - Wednesday, May 29 at 11:00 am


School closes at 9:30 am on Graduation Day for grades 9 - 11

BELL SCHEDULE for 9:30 am dismissal on MAY 29, 2019

  Period                                    Time

      1                                   7:25 - 8:15

BRUNCH                             8:20 - 8:35

      2                                   8:40 - 9:30




See what’s happening at CHS! (and add our Google Calendar to your phone!)





  • Congratulations to Jaylin Smith (9th Grade) for competing in the NAACP Afro-American Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO). She placed first in the singing category and will be competing on the National level in Detroit this July!


  • Congratulations to Centennial Students Krystal Wu and Brandon Du who are performing this weekend as winners of the Columbia Orchestra Young Artist Competition. Attached is a poster with concert information. The Columbia Orchestra is offering $5 off every ticket to HCPSS faculty and students with the code HCPSS5. The concert is Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jim Rouse Theatre.

Brandon will be performing Brahms Violin Concerto, 3rd Movement. Krystal plays clarinet. Bios of both students can be found at http://www.columbiaorchestra.org/season/events/rite-spring/




Fall Sports Sign-Up Night, Monday, August 12th, 2019: 4:00-5:30 PM in the CHS Cafeteria

All Students interested in trying out for a Fall Sport at Centennial High School are urged to attend our Fall Sports Sign-up Night on Monday, August 12th, 2019, from 4:00-5:30 PM in the CHS Cafeteria. Paperwork WILL NOT be collected prior to this date.  Click here for more information.


2010 Fall Sports Tryout Schedule - Coming soon


Parking at Merriweather Post Pavilion for CHS Graduation

Lot 7 is the location for Centennial families and guest to park on for the day of graduation. Map included.  Note that Lot 1 is always reserved for Elected Officials and ADA with an additional 33 ADA spaces as noted.   Teachers and the Administration park by the white house up the winding driveway across from Toby’s Dinner Theatre for each graduation as in the past.


·         Parking is limited - carpooling is best.

·         Expect to walk. All of the parking (including ADA) is located some distance from the seating.  For guests with mobility issues, the use of the drop-off area is encouraged. Also, note “drop off” area on Merriweather Drive (called Merriweather Way on this map).

·         Plan for the unexpected.  Drive towards the specified lot(s), however, vehicles may be redirected by parking staff as lots fill.


Live Streaming - Graduation

HCPSS is excited to be able to continue the tradition of streaming all high school commencement ceremonies live on the HCPSS website at www.hcpss.org. There will be alert boxes on the homepage for each graduation. On-demand viewing also will be available following each ceremony.


All graduation-related information, including parking details and maps, how to view, and video/photo guidelines is in one place at https://www.hcpss.org/commencements/. Please note that parking maps are found by selecting the box for a school. This also goes to individual pages where we will embed the livestream and post programs.


Lastly, there is a sharable photo album created for each graduation. They will be available on our Flickr page no later than Friday, June 7. These do not include the Lifetouch individual photos but instead are candid shots of students before and during the ceremonies, which users may download for free.



On May 22nd the CHS Seniors will attend their Senior Class Picnic!  This is a fun event being held at Centennial Park on Wednesday May 22nd.  The event is for the students only and is Rain or Shine!


Your help is needed!  We need help with setup and staffing the event.  If you are unable to Volunteer at the event, don't worry, we have many other jobs for you - making pasta salad, use of your yard games and/or donations of gift cards.   If you can help out please click on the signup link:




Thanks in advance for your help!  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Patti Demme  - demme5@googlemail.com  or Jackie Crispell - jcrispell@verizon.net


The Musical Theatre class presents "Once on this Island, Jr.

Join us for a free show for kids! The Musical Theatre class presents "Once on this Island, Jr." on Friday, May 17th at 12pm. Once On This Island is a captivating legend of romance between a peasant girl and a rich city boy whom she saves from death. This calypso-flavoured re-telling of The Little Mermaid opens on a Caribbean island where villagers comfort a little girl with the story of the orphan Ti Moune, destined to love too much for the human heart to bear. Staged with minimal props, sets and costumes, Once On This Island delivers melody, love and joy in tropical abundance.


Google Drive

Your Google Drive will be closed after you graduate and your files will not be recoverable. So......BEFORE you graduate, be sure to take a look at how you can download the important files you'd like to keep. Follow this link for more information:



CHS Football

There will be a Centennial High School Football Program parent and player meeting for all returning and new players and parents on Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30 in the CHS Media Center.  At this meeting,

we will discuss our offseason and season schedules, review expectations, hand out paperwork, and introduce newcomers to the coaching staff.  This is a mandatory meeting for all players interested in playing football this fall.


This fall, CHS Football will play an independent football schedule against teams from Maryland counties that had no more than 3 victories during the 2018 season.  This schedule provides the CHS football program with a great opportunity to continue to improve skills and experience success during the 2019 season.


If you have any questions, please contact Coach Martin at william_martin@hcpss.org


Hope to see you there.


Empire Mock Trial Team

The Empire Mock Trial Team cordially invites you to the First Annual Eagle-FEST: a day filled with a Flea Market, Entertainment, Snacks, Trivia, and more! Our event will be Saturday, June 8th from 8am-2pm, and will take place all around our campus. More information about purchasing a flea market, vendor, marketing, snack, or game booth can be found at our website www.eagle-fest.com. Please email Ms.

McDonough-Schlehr (Kelli_McDonough-Schlehr@hcpss.org) or our team (CHSEmpiringEagles@gmail.com) with any questions. We hope to see you there!


Buy A Yearbook

Order your yearbook today. You do not want to miss out on securing this memory book. All orders must be placed by June 8th.  http://tinyurl.com/CHSYearbook2019


CAMP IMPROV: Comedy camp for kids and teen!

This camp is all about the joy of jumping in and finding the funny. Listening, saying “yes, and,” collaboration and flexibility are key.   Read more.

PTSA/Boosters News

See what’s happening with CHS PTSA or CHS Boosters by clicking the names.



Please join us for the upcoming PTSA General Membership Meeting to elect the officers of the 2019-20 CHS PTSA Executive Board. The Centennial PTSA nominating committee presents the following slate of candidates:


President – Jeff George

First VP: Programming – Michelle Berry

Second VP: Membership - Amanda Carpenter

Secretary –  Sallie Lu

Treasurer –  Susan Jenkins


While the meeting is open to the entire Centennial community, only current CHS PTSA members may VOTE.  Membership forms will be available for new members to join prior to the election.



The Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) at CHS is still seeking a few volunteers to fill some important positions on the 2019-20 Board and working committees.  Open positions include Fundraising Chair, Test Prep Chair, and Awards/Scholarship Chair. This is an excellent opportunity for parents to get involved and help make Centennial a great place for our kids to learn, socialize and grow.  No experience is necessary and positions can be “shared” by two people.  Please contact Jeff George (jefgeo@icloud.com) by May 30, 2019 to express interest and obtain more details. Thank you for your support of the CHS PTSA!


REGISTER NOW for the PSAT/SAT/ACT Prep Course starting in August

SUMMER PSAT/SAT/ACT Prep Course coming to CHS this August!


Register now for our upcoming SUMMER PSAT, SAT, ACT prep course (5 evenings), ScoreMoreTestPrep, offered at Centennial High School by Dr. Martha Gagnon and Rebecca Mason.  Dr. Martha Gagnon and Ms. Rebecca Mason have been offering ScoreMoreTestPrep at our school for years and feedback and results have been excellent. Anyone planning to take the Summer (August) or Fall tests should consider taking this course.  Better test scores mean more college and scholarship opportunities, so don't miss out on this great way to prep for your upcoming college tests!


Summer Session:  August 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16  Evenings: 5:00-7:30 pm.


Register at:   www.MarthaGagnon.com


For More information please go to www.MarthaGagnon.com or contact Jackie Crispell at jcrispell@verizon.net


Clothing to Cash Update

Thanks, Eagles - you did it! CHS earned the number one spot in the monthly Clothing to Cash drive!  We collected an impressive 3049 pounds, and will receive a check for $404.90. Great work! Let's do it again in May!

CHS Booster Board

CHS Booster Board is currently seeking nominations for our 2019/2020 board.  We are seeking individuals who are interested in supporting the athletic teams and club at CHS.  We meet once a month and work to make sure the financial needs of our teams and clubs are met. There are many positions available.  Please contact our nominations committee chair- Jane Hockersmith at chsboostersnominations@gmail.com, if you are able to help the students of CHS by joining the Boosters Board.


Community News

Please visit the Community News and Programs page on the HCPSS website for announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations (http://www.hcpss.org/community-news-and-programs/).


CLES Spring Fair

Centennial Lane Elementary School (CLES) and GS Troop 1716 is collecting used books for the CLES Spring Fair on June 1, 2019. There is a collection box in the CHS front office. Please consider donating gently used books by May 24. Thanks