Cougar News 1-4-19

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Centennial High School

Cougar News    

January 4, 2019

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CHS Registration 2019-2020


•Registration Materials & Instructions distributed to students
•CHS:  January 9 during Advisory
•CMS: January 10 in Math class


•Registration Information Night @ CHS – January 14
•5:00 & 6:00 Sessions
•5:00 Last Names A-L/6:00 Last Names M-Z
•Class of 2023: PAC
•Class of 2022: Choir Room
•Class of 2021 & 2020: Band Room
•Registration Deadlines:
•CMS:  January 24 to DS teacher
•CHS:  January 30 to Advisor
Further information will be available on the high school website.

PSAT Results

PSAT results are available for pick up in the counseling office between 7:15-3:15 daily.

2nd Semester Parking Permit Application

Parking Permit Application Info 

Who: Seniors, Juniors, and Sophomores

Please note; Sophomore applications will only be considered after all Junior and Seniors applications are processed.

When: Online Application is open now through 8:00 am Thursday, January 10th, 2019.

· access link from home computers, mobile devices

Career Center News

ACT Practice Test for JUNIORS – Saturday, February 2, 2019

Centennial High School is offering an ACT Practice Test for JUNIORS on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 8:00 am – Noon in the West Learning Commons.  The test is an official ACT exam, but students will not be able to use their score for college admission.  The cost is $5.00 (non-refundable fee).  Interested students must sign up using Fee-Pay.  Only 145 spots are available.  Accommodations will not be honored for this practice test.  More information can be found here.

The Perry Initiative

Mayo Clinic Rochester

March 9, 2019

The Perry Initiative is seeking high school girls in grades 10-12 with an expressed interest in engineering, orthopedic surgery and/or medicine to attend a free day long workshop in Rochester, MN.  Students will explore hands-on workshop modules and receive mentorship from women surgeons and engineers.  Essay and application are required.  Deadline is 2/11/2019. 

More information can be found here:

Save the Date:  Career & Technical College Fair –February 26, 2019 6-8:00pm in the West Gym

Centennial High School is excited to announce they will be hosting their first Career & Technical College Fair on February 26, 2019 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the West Gym.  The fair will give students the opportunity to interact with community experts and college representatives from community colleges, technical colleges, and apprenticeship programs.  This fair is being offered to promote student exploration of a variety of career options different than the traditional four year college path.  Parents and students of middle school and high school students are encouraged to attend.  Students may use this opportunity to complete their 10th grade job shadow or their 11th grade college visit.  

More information will follow.

Carleton Liberal Arts Experience – July 27 – August 3, 2019

Carleton College is looking for interested sophomores to attend their Carleton Liberal Arts Experience (CLAE).  Students of African American descent or students who have an interest in African American culture are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must be college-bound high school students who are current sophomores.  More information can be found here.  Deadline to apply is April 5, 2019.

American Indian Education Program Event

American Indian Education program will be touring the Augsburg University on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.  See Tricia Garvie.Carlson in room W409 – for details.

AI program


baby ad

Senior Parents, Yearbook understands your confusion with your Senior’s Baby Ad which was scheduled to close Dec. 15th.  The Jostens web link says: “Recognition Ad” which we at CHS call: “Senior Baby Ad.”  So we have extended the deadline to January 6th, 2019.  Below is the direct Josten’s link. Order forms are also available in both CHS offices.

yearbook baby ad


There’s not a whole lot to report in the planning process at the moment. Everything has been pretty much set in place and deposits have been made towards the vendors and suppliers. The registrations are still coming in, but there are many more students needing to do so! There are paper copies of the registration forms in the East office that can be filled out and left with payment  in the East office for us to pick up, or the online link is Reminder, if using the online link, your registration in not confirmed unless payment accompanies the registration information.

As always, fundraising is a HUGE part of this party- your payment for your child’s ticket only covers Bowlero’s offerings and a portion of their T-Shirt. The fundraisers and donations are covering the prizes for the kids to win, the additional vendors coming in and the bussing to and from the high school. So we really appreciate everyone’s involvement in the fundraising processes. Even if you are just sharing them on social media and helping getting the word out there, that is a huge help!

With that being said, our next couple events are going to be fun ones! Our friends at Green Mill- Blaine are super eager to help and give as much back to our seniors! First, they are hosting a Dine to Donate event on Monday, January 7th from 4-7pm. Make sure to mark you calendars and let your server know that you are there to support the Centennial Senior all Night Party and they’ll donate 15% of your check back to our seniors- super easy AND you don’t have to cook that night- SCORE!! Next, our generous friends at Green Mill are opening up space to us to hold a silent auction and raffle on Friday February 8th. So, we’re looking for baskets for our auction (baskets can be anything you can think of- we’d love a variety). Maybe you can get a couple families, team parents, business affiliates to get together on a basket theme? The more we have the greater the outcome for our kids! And, what a fun night out this will be for everyone! We would like to collect baskets by 1/31/19. So please email us at and let us know if you can donate a basket or have any questions or comments!

Upcoming Dates

Jan 17 & 18th Finals Schedules

Jan 21st No School for Students 

Jan 22nd No School for Students

Jan 23rd 2nd Semester begins

Jan 29th - 2 hour Late Start

View Full Calendar

District News

Download the NEW Centennial App Today! Download the NEW, free app from the Apple App Store (for iPhone and Apple products) or the Google Play Store (for Android devices). Search: Centennial School District 12.

The new app has all of the info you need:

Campus Portal, Schoology, Calendar, News, Community Education, Lunch Menu, Athletic Schedules, Schools, and Notifications—emergency information such as school closings.

Families can select the school/s as channels for up-to-date news and calendar information.


Know of a Family Outside the Centennial School District Boundaries Interested in Attending Centennial Schools? Open Enrollment Information Nights, Grades K-12 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

Give Kids a Smile Program

Each year, dental professionals from across the state participate in Give Kids a Smile, providing free dental care to children in need. The event takes place on the first Friday and Saturday of February and is made possible by the collaborative effort of the Minnesota Dental Association, volunteer dentists, and our generous sponsors. Please read the program newsletter to learn more about last year’s event.

Driver Education Classroom (ages 14 ½ and older)

Feb. 2-15 Mon-Fri

4-7:05 pm

CHS West, Room 623

10 sessions, $120

Go online to register, or call 763-792-6100.  Financial assistance is available. 

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