Centennial News--All the latest News from the home of the Knights
Boys Lacrosse Wins 2013 State Championship!
Congratulations to the CHS 2013 Boys Lacrosse team, who beat Lambert on Saturday night to become the 2013 State Champions!
Centennial Perception Surveys
Centennial Perception Surveys allow students, teachers, and parents to take a moment and reflect on how things are going at Centennial. Please find a moment to take the appropriate survey. All surveys must be completed by Thursday, May 24th, 2013. Links can be found below:
STUDENTS: http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/4748377 (All responses to this survey are anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and consideration.)
PARENTS: http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/7210774 (All responses to this survey are anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and consideration.)
TEACHERS AND STAFF: http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/4694282 (All responses to this survey are anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and consideration.)
CHS Freshman Survival Camp Information
Centennial's Freshman survival Camp is a chance for upcoming CHS freshman to tour the school and learn about all that Centennial has to offer. Registration forms are due by July 26th, 2013. The camp is run by Executive Student Council and is NOT a substitute for Orientation.
Congratulations to the New CHS Student Council Officers!
Sophomore Class Council:
Junior Class Council:
Senior Class Council
Big Night for Centennial Boys Lacrosse!
The Boys Lacrosse team beat Harrison in the State Semi-Finals last night 13-11 to move on to the State Championship. Top performers were Zach Levy (4 goals, 1 assist) and Nate Solomon (2 goals, 3 assists). Alex Prescott and Brendan Spence scored in the 4th quarter to preserve the win for the Knights.
The State Championship will be AT CENTENNIAL on Saturday night at 7:30. Please come out and support the Boys team as they look to win the school’s first Lacrosse State Championship. Check out the website for a game recap.
BOYS LACROSSE HEADS TO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP! GO KNIGHTS!
Attention: All Female students interested in Attending Georgia Tech, See Below:
Georgia Tech is offering an Open House opportunity specifically for women interested in attending Tech on June 7th, 2013. This Open House open to interest in all majors, not just Engineering. If you are interested and would like more information, please click here.
Avalon is Here!
Purchase your copy of Avalon, Centennial's award winning literary magazine, from Mrs. Smith in room G-59. Each copy is only $10 and features original pieces of art and literature from Centennial students. Find more info here.
CHS Athletics Has a Big Weekend Ahead
3 major games are on schedule for this weekend, so come out and support your Knights!---Girls LAX vs. Lassiter-- Tonight @ 7:30 (2nd round GHSA Playoffs)
--Boys LAX vs. Lassiter--Tomorrow @ 4pm (2nd round GHSA Playoffs)
--Boys Soccer at Harrison--Tomorrow @ 8pm (3rd round GHSA Playoffs)
For more info, please visit centennialknightsathletics.com and follow us on Twitter @CHSKnightsATH
Senior Alec Mazzuckelli Wins N. Fulton PTSA Award
Alec Mazzuckelli (c/o 2013) is the winner of the North Fulton PTSA Scholarship Award, which is the top award the PTSA can bestow. Mazzuckelli is also Centennial's 2013 valedictorian and has been active in both academics and many extracurriculars during his time at CHS. Congratulations Alec!
Pictured (from left to right): Alec Mazzuckelli and Ms. Crumbley.
Centennial End of course Testing
April 29th-May 9th: EOCTs began on April 29th and will continue through May 9th. Please check with your teachers to make sure that you know your testing date and location.
The bell schedule for the next two weeks can be found here.
Centennial Fundraiser Gets national Attention
The Huffington Post has written an article about CHS English teacher Scott Kent's fundraising efforts to re-design the traditional classroom.
Daniel Vahab, a blogger for the Huffington Post, writes:
"Have you ever considered the fact that your classroom setup was largely the same from when you first entered a classroom as a youngster all the way through college? A bunch of rectangular desks all facing a bigger desk in the front, the teacher's desk, with white or chalk boards behind it. That's the question at the heart of a new Indiegogo crowd-funding project that aims to modernize the classroom from its out-of-touch 18th-century layout."
Read the entire article here. The icon below is a blueprint that shows the changes that Mr. Kent is making to his classroom:
varsity lady Knights lacrosse Clinch Region Championship!
Congratulations to the Varsity Lady Knights on their 20-11 win over Chattahoochee! The Lady Knights have gone undefeated in their regular season and lead the region in wins. Way to go Lady Knights!
CHS Lacrosse Player Zach Levy wins legacy lacrosse leadership award
Levy was recently chosen as the winner of the prestigious Legacy Lacrosse Leadership Award. This award is bestowed upon the player that most personifies the 3 pillars of the Legacy Lacrosse Cup - Camaraderie, Competitiveness and Character as recognized by their coaches and teammates. Find the press release here. Congratulations Zach! (Pictured, from left: Zach Levy and Kyle Harrison, Keynote Speaker.)
Summer School 2013 Information
This summer, students will have multiple options for gaining or recovering credit, including face-to-face classes, Fulton Virtual School classes, and Georgia Virtual School classes. Registration is online, and it is ongoing through May 24. Summer School will take place from June 3-July 12. The cost is $225 per half credit. For full details and registration, please visit http://tinyurl.com/fultonsummer. A quick reference flyer is available by clicking here.
Congratulations to Ms. Crumbley!
Centennial students, faculty, and staff were notified today that Ms. Kibbey Crumbley, who has served as Centennial's interim principal since January, has been selected as the official principal of Centennial High School. Area Superintendent Dr. Will Rumbaugh's letter details Ms. Crumbley's previous experience in Education and her passion for Centennial. We all congratulate her and welcome her to Centennial permanently! In her own words, our best days are ahead!
Centennial Congratulates new inductees into the student leadership john's creek program
Six students were inducted into the prestigious Student Leadership Johns Creek (SLJC) program on April 18th: Katherine Geraimenko, Adrian Hoefer, Justin Htay, Neil Jacob, Jenna LaCates, and Colton Mack. SLJC junior students Millie Bhatia, Jesse Couch, Juan Fonseca, and Emma Smith showed their support of the new SLJC class at an induction ceremony at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. SLJC students will attend leadership seminars, meet with influential members of the community, and create an innovative school and community project. Congratulations to these students for being accepted into SLJC! Their leadership skills will surely have a great impact on Centennial and the broader community.
Back row from left to right: Ms. Kibbey Crumbley (Principal), Juan Fonseca, Jesse Couch, Adrian Hoefer, Colton Mack, and Neil Jacob Front row: Emma Smith, Millie Bhatia, Jenna LaCates, Katherine Geraimenko, and Justin Htay
Parking Information For Fall 2013
Important deadlines are quickly approaching that concern procedures for those students who want to secure a parking spot for next Fall. Find the complete timeline and procedural information here.
Centennial Chorus Spirit Night
Come support the CHS Chorus at Moe's on Holcomb Bridge next Tuesday, April 16th from 5-7 pm. 10% of all sales will go to CHS Chorus, so bring your friends and family and make it a Moe's night!
German Students Excel at the Foreign Language Association of Georgia's speaking competition!
Students were interviewed in German on a variety of topics. All four students received superior and excellent markings. Congratulations to these students for their exemplary world language skills!
Pictured from left to right: Jane Voss (German III Honors), John Verch (German II Honors), Ms. Kibbey Crumbley (Principal), Jacob Lichtenwalter (German II Honors), and Max Rehberger (German II Honors)
Congratulations, Mr. Davis & Mr. Pridgen!
Divers had a great showing at the State Dive Meet last month
In the boys' competition, James Verch, a 1st year diver, finished 21st. Chase Barron made the Top Five with a 4th place finish. On the girls' side, Jamie Anderson placed 28th, Katherine Tuggle placed 22nd, Allison Eames placed 21st, and Kristen Drexinger made the Top Ten with a 10th place finish. Centennial has more divers than any other Fulton County High School and they represented us well at the State Dive Meet. Congratulations to all of the divers!
Model UN Takes Top Honors in NYC
On Friday, March 8, 21 of our students went to New York City to compete against over 3,000 students from around the world at the National High School Model United Nations Conference. For the second consecutive year, Centennial earned the conference’s top award, the Award of Distinction. Although the conference does not award individual awards, seven of our students were asked to speak in front of the overall conference. Those students were Nate Bramel, Isabel Carvallo, Anna Squires, Monica Bhatia, Nikki Frieman, Brooke Gillman, and Chris Robb. Dr. Medwed and Mr. Hoge sponsor this group.
Knights Shine at HOSA State Conference
Please congratulate the following students:
1st place Medical Reading
Mary Stephens (as a freshman!)
1st place Creative Problem Solving team:
2nd place Interviewing skills and the Barbara James Service Award:
4th place Medical Spelling
Qualified for nationals Healthcare Issues Exam: Mira Shah, Elizabeth Raeside, Sarah Tucker, Brittany Helliar, Maddy Moresi, Mary Stephens, Marissa Childers, Jayden Jackson, Rachel Chau
Knights Cheerleading Mini-Camp Registration now available
The annual cheers mini-camp for ages 4-6th grade is scheduled for July 29-Aug. 2. Registration forms can be found HERE.
CHS Cluster School Northwood ES announces important Spring Dates
March 20: Kindergarten round up 9:00 – 10:15. Meet PTA, Admin, receive enrollment information, tour the school and visit classrooms.
April 24: Open house –8:00-9:00: meet PTA, Admin, receive enrollment information and tour the school
May 1: Spring Registration (8:00am-4:00pm)
May 2: Spring Registration (8:00am-7:00pm)
Centennial's Got Skills
Pictured, left to right: kneeling: Angel Galindo-Pulido, Boyd Sutton; standing: Jamey Hitchcock (State Officer Nominee), Brian Bradley (National SkillsUSA Region II Vice President), Carson Miller, Michael Sartin, Garrett Ely, James Verch, and Kelly Stainback.
Several SkillsUSA members competed on February 1 in Atlanta at the Region 3 Competition in Quiz Bowl, CPR/First Aid, Job interview, and ran and coordinated the Prepared Speech Competition. Congratulations to Garrett Ely, Carson Miller, Michael Sartin, Kelly Stainback, and James Verch for taking the Championship in QuizBowl and bringing home Gold Medals, and to Boyd Sutton for bringing home Silver in CPR. They will advance to the State Competitions March 21-23 where they will compete for the right to go to Nationals in Kansas City this summer.
Knights look to the future on Signing Day
Please see the full article on the CHS Athletics website.
Congratulations to Regional Science and Technology Fair Participants
Seven student projects were presented at the Fulton County Regional Science and Engineering Fair:
1. Joey Saurini (chemistry)
2. Kevin Linnane (chemistry)
3. Beatriz Diaz (physics and astronomy)
4. Trisha Dalapati (energy and transportation)
5. Ingrid Cai and Roxanne Farhan (physics and astronomy)
6. Charlotte McDonnold (chemistry)
Biatriz Diaz’s project and Ingrid Cai and Roxanne Farhan’s project were selected to move on and compete in the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair.
Trisha Dalapati was awarded the top project in the regional science fair which not only allows her to compete in the Georgia Fair, but also qualifies her for the International Science and Engineering Fair being held in Phoenix this year.
Model UN teams excels at Harvard...
Front Row, L-R: Alumnus Gary Castellanos, Trisha Dalapati, Caroline McCall, Anna Squires, Monica Bhatia, Nikki Frieman
Back Row, L-R: Eric Beeler, Brooke Gillman, Ken Taylor, Anna Mazzuckelli, Jenny Wang
Centennial competed against over 3,000 students from around the world this past weekend at the Harvard Model United Nations Conference. Our delegation won the top award for small delegation! Each of the students represented Centennial beautifully. In addition to this prestigious award, 6 of the 10 students won individual awards:
Monica Bhatia- Honorable Mention
Caroline McCall- Honorable Mention
Trisha Dalapati- Honorable Mention
Nikki Frieman- Honorable Mention
Anna Mazzuckelli- Best Delegate
Eric Beeler- Best Delegate
... And UGA!
The Model UN team members who competed at UGA also won the top prize for best delegation! We also had several individual awards:
Ben Bradley: Distinguished Delegate Award
Knights Win Video Challenge
Brittany Helliar: Distinguished Delegate Award
Nikhil Vallahhaneni: Distinguished Delegate Award
Jacob McConaghie: Distinguished Delegate Award
Hannah Kitzmiller: Distinguished Delegate Award
Nate Bramel: Distinguished Delegate Award
Hannah Kitzmiller: Best Position Paper
Nate Bramel: Best Position Paper
Emma Smith: Best Delegate and Best Position Paper
Juan Fonseca: Honorable Mention and Best Position Paper
Sarah Hanson: Distinguished Delegate Award
Congratulations to Nico Alcantara, Paul Elliot and Ryan Mitchell who won third place in the 2013 Road to Safety Competition. The program is a video contest challenging students from local Fulton County schools to create and submit up to a 2 minute video which sends a clear message to other students about the distractions and dangers new and inexperienced drivers face. Their winning video can be viewed here.
Welcome, Ms. Crumbley!
CHS welcomes new interim principal Kibbey Crumbley.
Please read her Principal's Message.
WCHS expands programming
Check out two new productions by Centennial's own broadcast media students.
CHS TV News
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