Cougar News 11-16-18

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Cougar News    

November 16, 2018

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Career Center News


FAFSA Completion Night

Centennial High School will host a FAFSA Completion Night on Tuesday, November 20  from 5:00PM – 7:00PM in the West Learning Commons Computer Lab.  Financial Aid professionals will be there to assist students and parents in filing the FAFSA form.  This is a free event and open to all seniors and their families.  More info can be found here

Senior Advisory Task Deadline – January 16, 2019:

All advisory career tasks for seniors are due on Wednesday, January 16th.  This includes the senior resume as well as any task from a previous year which has not been completed yet.  Students are required complete all four advisory tasks to graduate from Centennial

Blood Drive

Senior Class Committee will be hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, November 20th.

Students aged 16 and up will be donating and working at this event.

Community members are welcome to donate from 7:30-1:30 in the east building.

Please contact Elizabeth Eaton to schedule an appointment time.


Yearbook prices go up after Nov. 30th

Get your $65 CHS 2019 yearbook this month.  Order online at this address:

Toys For Tots

AVID students at CHS are doing a Toys for Tots drive from now until December 10th. If you would like to participate, please send toys or money with your student to bring to their first hour class.

blanket drive

Are You Into Robots?

Are you interested in robotics?  Are you looking for an accepting, energetic and incredibly interesting group of people to spend time with this winter? If your answer is yes to either one of those questions, please check out the Centennial Robotics club - FRC Team 2472: The Centurions!  Build season kicks off in early January, but we're writing code, designing tee shirts, and revamping the website to get ready!  We are looking for members to work on the mechanical, electrical, programming, media and business teams.  We are also looking for mentors and parent support to keep things moving forward. Come see us Monday from 3-5 pm! Otherwise contact or check us out on

Speed & Strength Training begins soon!

Winter Weight Room Speed and Strength Training begins on Monday, December 3rd in the weight room from 3:15-4:30pm Monday thru Thursday for all non-winter athletes.  Only $25!  Please sign up through Feepay.

Ski/Snowboard Club Info

Centennial High School Ski/Snowboard Club is gearing up for the slopes, and we are excited for another fun, snow-filled winter.  

Registration form and payment are due by December 3, 2018

Register at If unable to access feepay, submit paper forms to Mr. Haag (E223).

Registration will be taken on a first come first served basis, as long as there is space available on busses. 

Students should plan to attend the following Ski Club meeting in order to participate: November 5, 2018 in room # 223 LEAP A&B.  

Please call or e-mail CHS Ski/Board Club Coordinator Andy Haag at 763-792-5253 if you have any Ski/Board Club questions.


A huge thank you to everyone who donated and made our clothing drive a huge success! We were able to fill that truck to the brim! If you weren’t able to make it to that event, we will be doing it again in the spring, so keep an eye out for that date.


Only 1 more week for our Schwan’s Cares campaign, so if you’re looking for a delicious dessert to bring to your Thanksgiving meal, look no further than Schwan’s! They have a wonderful variety! Here’s the link:


Lastly, any student registered for the party before 11/21 @10pm, will be entered into a drawing! So register soon! Either online or paper copies with a check attached in the East office.

Registration link:


As always, contact us at with any questions or comments or to be added to the mailing list!

STEM Fundraiser Yankee Candles

Hey there STEM Fans!  Centennial's Robotics and Science Olympiad clubs have joined up to raise money for supplies, travel, and competition entry fees.  We hope you will take a look at our Yankee Candle fundraiser at the following site: and type in our code:  999987243.   Forty percent of your purchase goes straight to our programs, and you get some lovely scents for your home - or gifts for the upcoming holiday season.  Thank you for your continued support!!

Thank You

Thank you to all that supported the Cooks Scholarship Fund by purchasing baked goods at conferences.  Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Upcoming Dates

Nov 22 & 23rd - No School Students & Staff

Dec 4th - 2 hour Late Start for Students

Dec 24th - Jan 1st - Winter Break - No School Students & Staff

Jan 2nd - School Resumes

Jan 21st No School for Students 

Jan 22nd No School for Students

Jan 29th - 2 hour Late Start

View Full Calendar

District News

A Reminder about School Closings and Delayed Starts

An announcement of a school closing or delayed start is usually posted by 6:00am. Families are notified via:

  • An “alert notification” which is sent to families by phone and email through the District’s SchoolMessenger communication system.
  • Twin Cities television stations.
  • Information posted online at
  • By calling the District Office at 763.792.6000 and school offices for a recorded message.


New this year! A chart of what’s closed, canceled, or delayed based upon closing schools or a delayed start is at



Know of a Family Outside the Centennial School District Boundaries Interested in Attending Centennial Schools?

Open Enrollment Information Nights, Grades K-12 Thursday, December 6, 2018 OR Tuesday, January 8, 2019

6:00pm Centennial High School Learning Commons, 4757 North Road (use Main Office entrance)


For more information on open enrollment or the information sessions, contact Margaret Kindle at

Community Holiday Programs

The following link can connect you with a variety of Community Supported Holiday Programs.

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Welcome to the Digital Backpack, the district’s central posting place for community flyers.  If you have questions regarding these programs, please contact the organizations directly. 

Click HERE to browse the Digital Backpack.