Eagles Nest June 30, 2023

Fri, 06/30/2023 - 1:21pm


June 30, 2023






Highlights from the CHS website news feed 


Student Start and Dismissal Times

Please note that new school hours are in effect for the 2023-24 school year. Student arrival time is 8:00 AM and dismissal time is 2:45 PM.


Messaging to Families

The HCPSS and school email/text message system will update in early August, at which point parents will automatically receive communication from your child’s 2023-2024 school (if different from the current school). Prior to that rollover, you will continue to receive communication from your child’s 2022-2023 school. During this time, please do not unsubscribe from any HCPSS or school messages as it will immediately block you from receiving all messages, including emergency notifications.


Class of 2024 – Senior Portraits

Lifetouch will be here next month (July 19, 20, 21) to take Senior Portraits. I recommend signing up now. In the fall, classes and college visits usually interfere with your picture dates. Also, if you do not like the picture, you still have time for make-ups. 

Please use the online scheduling program www.prestigeportraits.com to reserve an appointment. To schedule your appointment without your 8-digit code, search by filtering the City & State.  Please be sure to use your legal name when making an appointment.  If you have already scheduled your Prestige Portrait, you may confirm or modify online.  


2022-23 Yearbooks

The CHS yearbooks are not delivered until the fall. We publish a full yearbook, complete with spring sports, prom, and graduation. Because these spring events are included, the yearbook is not submitted until the end of the year and requires about seven weeks for processing. Underclassmen will get their books in the fall when they return to school; graduates will receive their books via USPS in early to mid-August.


  Fall Tryouts

  Fall Sports Tryouts begin Wednesday, August 9. Check the schedule for the times and locations. 


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.


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/).

Art Therapy Event at Lutheran Village at Miller’s GrantAre you a high school student looking for a meaningful and rewarding way to make a difference in your community? The Heartwise Project is thrilled to present an extraordinary event designed specifically for you, where you can unleash your creativity, connect with seniors, and make a lasting impact through art therapy.

 Location: 9000 Fathers Legacy, Ellicott City, MD 21042

Date: July 29th, 2-4 pm