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February 7, 2020




Cap & Gowns

All seniors will need a cap and gown for Graduation.  Click on this link to order. https://www.balfour.com/maryland/ellicott-city/centennial-high-school


Meet & Greet the NEW Centennial High School Boys Lacrosse Coaching Staff

Centennial High School invites ALL parents/guardians with a student interested in playing boys lacrosse this spring to a Meet & Greet.  The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 12, at 6:00 PM at Centennial in the Media Center. Come out and meet the new members of the coaching staff, including Head Varsity Coach Ken Senisi, Head JV Coach Jim Trexler, and the assistant coaches. You can expect to hear their program’s philosophy, expectations, and plans for the boys lacrosse program.

The meeting is for parents/guardians only. We urge all parent/guardians with a child interested in trying out for boys lacrosse this spring to attend this very important informational meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!


Student Parking

At this time, we have issued all student parking passes for this school year.  There are no additional spaces for students for the remainder of the year. If you student would like to put their name on a waiting list, they can stop by the front office. 


Yearbooks on Sale

Yearbooks on sale now. Buy now, save now, enjoy forever! http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A03346180

Last year we completely sold out, so secure your copy today! Yearbooks make for great holiday gifts, and we are currently offering the book at a discounted rate. Buy early, save money, preserve the memories! Click on link for more information.


AP Exams - Registration Update

Late registration will begin on 11/16 and end on 3/13 and cost an additional $40 per exam ($134). NO REGISTRATIONS CAN BE ACCEPTED AFTER March 13th. Step-by-step directions and more details are included in the link below or can be found on the CHS website under Academics.  Contact Andrea Covington with questions and concerns acovington@hcpss.org .Students who receive Free and Reduced Meals (FARMs) qualify for AP exam fee reductions.





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Got great news about our students, staff, or community? Send it our way and we’ll shout it out! 


  • Congratulations to Emilie Liang won Gold Key Award for the Art work “Evolved”; Sophie Chao won Silver Key Award for the Art work “Drip”, won the 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Regional Awards. 

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12.

Gold Keys are automatically forwarded for consideration at the national level of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Good luck to Emilie Liang! 

Congratulations to the 2020 Maryland Recipients of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. https://www.promotionandarts.org/arts-council/scholastic-art-and-writing-awards



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


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/).


Summer Student Leadership and Volunteer Opportunities -HCASC meeting 2/12 7:00pm-8:30pm

HCASC serves as a way for students to gain the skills they need to work alongside parents, teachers, and administrators to shape their school communities. HCASC (The Howard County Association of Student Councils) welcomes ALL students to our meetings those involved in Student Council and those interested in learning how to share their student voice to strengthen their school communities through extra curricular clubs, sports, and the arts.


FREE Dental Exams and Cleanings

February is National Children's Dental Health Month and the Howard Community College Dental Hygiene School will be offering Free Dental Cleanings and Exams on February 17th, 2020.

Call for an Appointment: 443-518-1570

*Optional services (X-rays, fluoride treatments and sealants) will be offered as well.


EMMS Drama Presents Peter Pan, Jr.

    Thursday, March 12th @ 7pm
    Friday, March 13th @ 7pm
    Saturday, March 14th @ 7pm
    Sunday, March 15th @ 4pm

  • Tickets will cost $10; every person, regardless of age, must have a ticket
    If you need wheelchair locations reserved, please e-mail Ms. JJ (jennifer_l_johnson@hcpss.org)
    Online sales using OSP February 3rd – February 28th (If you purchase online, there will be a WILL CALL table in the foyer, please stop by to pick up the actual tickets)
    Students ticket sales during lunch will start on March 5th
    Tickets will be sold at the door


Atholton High School's Becca's Closet

Atholton High School's Becca's Closet student club is hosting our 4th annual A Pretty and Polished Affair! They want to help our students get a FREE prom dress for this years prom season! The event is 100% free and not only includes a dress, but accessories, alterations, hair and make up, refreshments, and giveaways.  See more


Leadership U Class of 2020

Are you thinking of college for your child?  Let Leadership U help your current sophomore build their 21st century skills that will help them succeed!  Leadership U can provide him or her a memorable week-long program of leadership development, networking, and community awareness.  Beginning the end of July and continuing through the fall of their junior year with nine Sunday afternoon group meetings, LU will give your child the opportunity to build their confidence, learn to network, strengthen their leadership skills, meet new students, and work on a community service project of their choice.  Come learn more and speak to some of our grads at one of our final two information sessions: February 13 at HCLS-Central Branch from 7-8pm or March 1 at HCLS-Miller Library from 3-4pm. Parents and students in 10th grade are encouraged to attend.  Additional information is available at http://www.leadershiphc.org/leadership-u-2/  or email Meg Ignacio mignacio@leadershiphc.org.   Online applications are due no later than March 12, 2020.