Eagles Nest 5/24/19

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 2:20pm


May 24, 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




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  • Great Meet today for our Boys, who finished 3rd, and our Girls, who finished 4th in the Region. Nice Job Coaches McCoy, Eudell, Hendricks, Martin, Dodd’s and Graff. Now we prepare for the 3A State Meet next Friday & Saturday @ Morgan State University!!!


  • A BIG Eagle Congratulations to Region Champs Allison Betler in the Mile, Jake Cole in the 2 Mile. More updates to come as they meet continues!!!


  • A BIG Eagles Congratulations to Danny Ho and Ryan Huang and Girls double team Abby Jackson and Shreya Vallimanalan on winning the 3A Region Championship in Boys and Girls doubles respectively!!! Good luck next weekend at States. SO PROUD!!!!


  • A BIG EAGLE Congratulations to our Tennis Team & Coaches Parisi and Tsai on Winning the 3A East Region Championship! All eight tennis students athletes advance to next Weekends 3A State Championship at WLTC!!!  So Proud our Team & Coaches!!!

  • Please join us in congratulating Jocelyn Mathew who at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, senior Jocelyn Mathew WON for her project titled:

Development of a CD4+ Neoantigen Vaccine in the Panc02 Tumor Model

Category: Cellular and Molecular Biology

1. A Special award (4-week all expenses paid research scholarship to Israel) from:

American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science

The American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, founded in 1944, develops philanthropic support for the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, one of the world's premier scientific research institutions. The Dr. Bessie F. Lawrence International Summer Science Institute at the Weizmann Institute provides students with a unique opportunity to participate in hands-on studies in professional academic laboratories at the forefront of scientific research.

2. 3rd place overall in her category (Cellular and Molecular Biology)—$1,000!

So proud of her!




Freshman Fall Sports Introduction Meeting

Centennial HS will hold its annual Incoming Freshman Fall Sports Introduction Meeting on Monday, June 3rd, 6:00PM in the CHS Auditorium for ALL incoming 9th Grade Students interested in playing a Fall sport. Click here for more information.


Athletic Orientation Program

The Centennial High School Athletic Department will conduct its Fall Athletic Orientation Program for Parents, Students Athletes and Fall Coaching Staff on Tuesday, August 20th  at 6:00PM in the CHS Auditorium.


The Fall Coaching Staff will hold their Parent and Student Athlete break-out session immediately following the program, to discuss their expectations and team specific policies and procedures.  For more information, click here.


Class of 2019

Congratulations!!! A few notes from Student Services:

Final report cards will be included in your envelope with your diploma at graduation. Please do not forget to pick up envelope at the conclusion of graduation and review the contents inside!


It will be very important that you review your final report card and let your teacher and School Counselor know ASAP if there is a concern with a grade. All grade changes, if any, will need to be resolved as soon as possible to allow us to run final rank and transcripts in a timely manner.


Thank you and again, congratulations!



Last Chance to order your yearbook! We do not purchase extras, so reserve your copy today!



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.


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:



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!


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

Treasurer – Sallie Lu

Secretary – 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


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