Cougar News 11-30-18

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Centennial High School

Cougar News    

November 30, 2018

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January 9 – CHS students receive registration materials in their Advisory

January 10 – CMS students receive registration materials in their math class.

January 14 – CHS Registration Night – 5:00 & 6:00 sessions.  Students and parents are invited to attend informational sessions.


More information will be available soon on the CHS website.

Career Center News


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. Students are required complete all four advisory tasks to graduate from CentennialMore information can be found here:


Dunwoody YCAP Summer Camp is a six-week camp that helps prepare high school juniors and seniors for college. Here is what high school juniors and seniors experience in YCAP

  • A six-week paid summer camp filled with career exploration field trips, and college readiness courses
  • A $20,000 scholarship for students to attend Dunwoody after graduating high school
  • A supplemental stipend for books, supplies, and technology fees while attending Dunwoody 

More information can be found here


Yearbook prices go up after Nov. 30th

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

“Price will increase after Nov. 30”

Service Project


World History students in Ms. Gustafson's classes worked on a service project and decorated bags that will be used for local Meals on Wheels programs for food delivery.

Way to brighten the holidays for others! 

Students Helping Others

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.


coat drive

Warm Coat Drive- Do you have any coats collecting dust? Keep families warm this season by donating coats and jackets

blanket drive

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.


Well, we braved the crowds on Black Friday, and made a HUGE dent in the prizes to be won at the party! We got everything we went for, plus some! It was a huge success! Some of those prizes will consist of TV’s, PS4’s, X Box One’s, Projectors, Google Homes, Bluetooth speakers, and the list goes on! If you follow us on social media, you may have already seen a few pictures. Some items are still coming in the mail too!

We’re simply amazed at the amount of registrants we already have and the excitement that is going around about the party! We love all the feedback, and welcome any and all input and ideas you may have! So keep them coming! If you haven’t registered yet, chances are some of your friends already have, so think about doing so before the prices go up after January 1st! There are paper copies to fill out in the East office (attach or cash payment) and leave for us to pick up, or register online at

The next committee meeting will be held on Thursday, December 6th @630 pm at the Bonfire in the Village. We welcome all to come! Bring your questions, comments, ideas or just to simply sit back and listen!

Lastly, we still have a few door mats ready for a home! They are $25 each. 2x3 with a rubber backing and a nicely serged edging. Perfect for indoor or outdoor. They will make great gifts for your neighbor, teacher(s) and/or bus drivers! Email us at to get yours today!              


Thank You!

A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to all parents who donated their time and or money to provide meals to the staff during conferences.  Your small action made a big impact on keeping the teachers going in their 12+ hour days.  It really does take a village..

Thanks to the following CHS parents for bringing in food this week.  

Deb Matko, Teri Michelson, Heidi Miller, Judie Offerdahl, Missy Montgomery, Jen Wenzel, Allison Iwan, Heather Berg-Patel, Trae Pirner, Cari Brennan, Kim Jacobson, Carla Ratgen, Lisa Munson, Carolynn Hammer, Gail Willenbring, Kary Burggraff, Nicole Oertel, Mady Delmedico, Kelly McDonnell, Ann Summerfield, Gretchen Zelewski, Kristi Martin, Heidi Cline, Pam Ekstrom, Julie Hoag, Kelly Marciano, Kelly Thurmes, Allison Stephens, Tiffany Torrey, Amy Grundtner, Grace Meng. 

A special thanks to Grace Meng and Zach Cardille for helping with the set up and clean up.  AND to the amazing office staff who also stepped in to help when needed.  You guys are top notch!!

Thank you again!

Kris Cardille

Upcoming Dates


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

Point of Impact

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 6:30-8:00 pm

CHS West, Room 623

No cost.  Participation reduces required practice driving time from 50 to 40 hours.

Register online through Community Education, or call 763-792-6100



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.