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March 10, 2023





Highlights from the CHS website news feed

Class of 2023 Graduation Window - May 18 to June 1, 2023. Read more.


Did you order your Cap and Gown for Graduation?

The deadline for orders is quickly approaching, so make sure to place your order now!  Read more


Do you have a CHS cap and gown from 2022?

If you would be interested in donating your 2022 RED CHS graduation gown or cap and gown combination, please bring them to the front office at Centennial High School.  We will be happy to accept your donations now through the end of January 2023.  Thank you for your time and consideration.  


After Prom Information is On the Way

Next week, all students will be bringing home a letter addressed to “Parent/Guardian” about the After Prom event sponsored by the CHS PTSA. The letters will be distributed to students in their English class.  Prom is an exciting rite of passage for high school students but unfortunately, it can also become a night of celebrating with drugs and/or alcohol once Prom is over.  The After Prom event is an alternative but we need your help to make it possible.  Please ask your student about the letter so you can understand the event and how you can help.


Hispanic Graduation Sarapes (stoles)

The HCPSS Hispanic Achievement Program is currently selling sarapes (stoles) to Hispanic and Latino graduating seniors. The sale of sarapes started February 1st and will continue through May 8th. Read more.


CHS Presents Roald Dahl's MATILDA The Musical! 

Performances are on March 16, 17, 18 @ 7:00 PM and March 18 and 19 @ 2:00 PM. Read more.


2023 Summer Programs Registration 

Synergy online enrollment requests for currently enrolled HCPSS students will reopen Wednesday, March 1 at 6 p.m. for the BSAP Summer Institute, Gifted and Talented Summer Institutes for Talent Development, Innovative Pathways High School (all courses except credit recovery and Gear Up for 9th Grade), and Summer Math Scholars programs. Read more.


Emily Scott Memorial Scholarship

Applications for the Emily School Memorial Scholarship, which awards two seniors scholarships of $2,500 are due by April 14, 2023. Read more.


Scholarships for Seniors

While most or all college applications are complete, please look for scholarships.  You can locate a list of Scholarships in Naviance and Canvas announcements.  County and state scholarships are posted on the bulletin board outside of Student Services.  Please visit Student Services with any scholarship questions.



Dancing With the Staff is back and better than ever!

Celebrate A Night at the Movies with the CHS Dance Program and their staff partners.

This event will be on Thursday, March 30th at 7pm in the Centennial HS auditorium.

While there's no charge to watch the show, we hope you'll purchase some votes to award your favorite pair. Voting bundles are available on our DWTS website:  https://sites.google.com/inst.hcpss.org/dwts2023/home


Winter Sports Play-Off Schedules

Come out and support your Eagles at the winter sports play-off events. Read more.


CHS Clothing for Cash

Clean out your closets and bring us your unwanted clothing, footwear, textiles, accessories including handbags, backpacks, jewelry and more!The funds generated from your donated items will directly benefit and support our programs here at Centennial High School. Read more.


NEW PTSA Member Monthly Raffle

PTSA is looking for more members! If you join PTSA you will AUTOMATICALLY be entered into a raffle. Read more


Leadership U Class of 2023

Leadership U is an exciting, experiential leadership, teambuilding, and community service opportunity for current high school sophomores .Come to learn more and speak to some of our grads at one of our information sessions being conducted from 7-8pm on the following evenings:  March 9 (East Columbia Branch library) and March 21 (Glenwood Branch library). Read more


ACT Mock Exam Sponsored by C2 COLUMBIA

The ACT mock exam is on Saturday, March 25, 9:00-12:00 in the CHS Cafeteria. The registration fee for the mock exam is $10 and will benefit entirely our PTSA. Read more.



Yearbooks are on Sale Now

Don’t miss out! Purchase your yearbook now. Recognition ads for your grads are also available. Read more


NEST (Now Everyone Stand Together) 

This summer, we wrote to you about an upcoming program at Centennial designed to promote student voice,  encourage discourse, and build community. The topics planned are pulled from approved curricula and are centered around issues important to our student body. Through our newsletters, we will share vignettes and discussion questions our students engage with so you can continue the conversations at home. Read more.


Greg’s Driving School 

Greg’s Driving School is offering three more in person driver’s education classes conveniently located for CHS students!  Read more.


RTA Bus Passes

HCPSS has again partnered with the Howard County Government and the Regional Transportation Agency of Central Maryland to provide free RTA bus access to students.  Read more.






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






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

Congratulations to Jacob Zhang, on being selected as a 2023 Carson Scholar. Jacob was chosen because they demonstrated the highest standards of academic achievement, integrity, civic and social responsibility. He will receive a $1,000 scholarship award that will be invested for their college education.

Congratulations to Abigail Conrad and Riley Herdson on being named 2023 Recognized Carson Scholars. These students were chosen because their academic achievements and humanitarian efforts make them stand out as leaders in the community.





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


Centennial High School PTSA NEEDS YOU!! - Read more.  CHS PTSA Open Positions for Next Year - Read more



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/).