Eagles Nest May 12, 2023

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May 12, 2023






Class of 2023 Graduation - May 24, 2023

Our commencement ceremony will be held at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Wednesday, May 24th at 11:00am. We will dismiss all students at 10:00am. The last day for the Senior class will be May 23rd.


Highlights from the CHS website news feed 


Register for Bus Transportation for 2023-24

Families whose children are eligible for bus transportation must register through HCPSS Connect Synergy to receive bus service for the 2023-2024 school year. Read more.


Yearbook Ordering Deadline: May 26!

All yearbook orders must be placed by May 26. Extra copies will not be available for purchase, so order now and don’t miss out. Read more


CHS PTSA Nominations Open Now

The CHS PTSA is accepting nominations for next year’s board. Please submit your nominations NOW! Read more. 


Senior Calendar of Events

Wondering about the final exam schedule for seniors or graduation rehearsals? Check out the Senior Calendar


Support PTSA-Sponsored Staff Year-End Lunch, June 7

The Parent Advocacy Groups and the Staff Appreciation Committee of the PTSA will be hosting an International Lunch for Staff on Wednesday, June 7. We're seeking contributions of flavors from all over the world. Please sign up to help support this wonderful event: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044ba9a723a7f85-international2#/


Pride Prom Registration Now Open

Registration for the inaugural Pride Prom is now open! Pride Prom will occur from 8pm-11pm on Saturday, June 10 at the Harriet Tubman Cultural Center and is open to all HCPSS high school students.

To learn more about the variety of activities at Prom, please visit the Pride Prom webpage. When you’re ready, be sure to register. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by check or through OPS.  


Cardio Dance Party - Zumbathon Fundraiser, May 20, 2023

Support the CHS PTSA on Saturday May 20th, 9:20 am – 11:30 am (arrival starting at 9:00am).  Bring a friend and enjoy  a morning of exercise disguised as fun.  Read more.


Save the Date: Fall Sports Open House, Monday, June 5

Centennial High School’s Athletic Department Presents its “Fall Sports Open House” for all current 8th graders who will be entering Centennial High School this Fall, our rising/returning Students in Grades 10-12, and their Parents/Guardians, on Monday, June 5th, 5:00PM, in the CHS Auditorium. Read more.


Lost and Found Clean Out

Our lost and found is overflowing! Please have your students check the lost and found bins located in the cafeteria to claim any items they are missing. We will be donating all items by the end of day on May 18.



Join the Hackathon at Marriots Ridge High School on May 20. 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.


Eagles Boosters Summer Camp Registration Now Open

Eagles Boosters is excited to announce online registration for Booster Summer Camps is OPEN! Go to this  Google Form to register.  


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 now, you will be entered into a raffle for all new members this month of April. 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.






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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/).

Maryland Multicultural Music Festival and 2023 Asia-Pacific Heritage Month Celebration on May 13, 2023

The Howard County Chinese Cultural Center is hosting the annual Maryland Multicultural Music Festival and 2023 Asia-Pacific Heritage Month Celebration on May 13, 2023, at HCC Smith Theater.

The recurring theme of the concert is "East Meets West”, featuring Chinese folk music and western music showcased by Chinese traditional instruments in combination with western instruments. The musicians are led by the renowned Pipa and Ruan virtuoso Jin Yang. Jin will be joined by western musicians including John Marcilizyn (Guitar), Joseph Sheehan (Piano) and Jeff Berman (Percussion/Mountain Dulcimer). In addition, Ocarina and Hulusi virtuoso Jingya Liu, the North America Hulusi/Bawu Association, and the Washington Chinese Traditional Orchestra (Artistic Director and Conductor Duke Tang), will also participate in the exciting music performances.  

To make the event even more exciting, Howard County Chinese Cultural Center and Panda Photography Club will jointly present a photography art exhibition, accompanied with traditional cultural displays from the Howard AAPI Groups.

Date/Time: Saturday, May 13, 2023

AAPI Culture Exhibition 3:30pm-6:30pm

Photography Exhibition 3:30pm-6:30pm

Concert 7:00 pm

Location: Howard Community College - Smith Theater

Campus Drive, Columbia MD 21044

Parking: HCC East Parking Garage

Tickets: $30 (VIP), $15; Group discount (10 or more) 20%

Exhibition: Free

For ticket info, please contact Mei/Xiaoyan: SMS 443-583-9796; WeChat ID h4c4435839796;

Or buy tickets online: https://marylandmulticulturalmusicfestival2023.eventbrite.com/


Interested in a private Study Trip to Germany and the Alps via EF Tours, Spring Break 2024? Komm mit!

Hallo Familien! I am Will Funk-Heiser, German teacher, and I am organizing a private trip via EF Educational Tours to Germany and the Alps next year, 2024, over spring break. We will be visiting Berlin, Prague, Munich, and Lucerne. We had a fantastic trip over spring break 2023, and I would absolutely love for your students to come along and have the opportunity of a lifetime. This is NOT an HCPSS sponsored activity, but rather a private tour, open to the public.*

If you're interested in hearing more about this trip, come to our online info session on Thursday, May 25th. It is very important that you RSVP with this link if you are coming (or if you just want more info): https://rsvp.eftours.com/x2taasv. * As of May 2017, HCPSS no longer sponsors, sanctions, or oversees any international travel. This tour is managed privately through EF Tours (eftours.com) and the chaperones. International travel is not in any way associated with HCPSS.