Hoopcoming Week: Jan 30 - Feb 4, 2023
Thanks to Mr. Berquam and Student Government for planning this week's Hoopcoming Festivities! Students will enjoy daily lunchtime activities and dress-up themes, including Monday's Construction Day, Tuesday's Red, White, and Blue Day, Wednesday's Occupation Day, and Thursday's Boujee Day. On Friday, we'll hold spirit assemblies in the Main Gym to recognize winter sports athletes and celebrate the Spiritline's Group Stunt State Title. Students will wear camouflage with class-color accessories (Freshmen yellow, Sophomores green, Juniors blue, and Seniors pink). Centennial hosts its hoopcoming basketball games on Tuesday with the Boys taking on Sunrise Mountain and Friday, with the Girls hosting Apollo.
Congratulations to Spiritline's 5-Man Stunt Group for winning their third-straight state championship!
A Culture of Achievement
On Monday, January 23rd, Mr. Hollabaugh met with all juniors (ACT) and sophomores (Pre-ACT) to discuss the importance of the ACT and the upcoming opportunities to practice and prepare. Centennial will offer in-class ACT prep sessions through Chalk Talk, after-school review sessions beginning January 30th, and a March 4th full-length free practice test for juniors, as well as a March 4th Pre-ACT opportunity for sophomores. Click on the links below to access the handouts provided to juniors and sophomores:
What's Happening on Campus
On January 25th, Centennial's Automotive students visited Glendale Community College to learn about post-secondary degrees and certifications available in this high-demand career pathway.
This week, Ms. Cothren’s Japanese II class completed their Ikebana projects. After researching various Ikebana schools, students incorporated the techniques and ideas from the centuries-old Japanese culture into personalized ikebana displays. Ikebana is the art of beautifully arranging cut stems, leaves, and flowers in vases and other containers that evolved in Japan over seven centuries. To arrange the stems and flowers exactly as one wishes, a familiarity with many different ways of fastening and positioning them is necessary. These techniques are what people attend ikebana classes to learn. Usually, three to five years are required to acquire these technical and expressive skills. Ms. Cothren's students personalized their projects by incorporating ideas that were important to them.
On Saturday the 14th, Centennial FBLA took 36 members to Grand Canyon University and participated in their FBLA events, as well as in campus tours of the cadaver lab, the eSports lab, and the business lab. The students loved their experience and enjoyed the day. In the end, Centennial brought home awards in 1st (4 students), 2nd (5), and 3rd (5) place, highlighting their skills and hard work.On Tuesday January 17th, DECA attended the District 2 Competition, where over 500 students competed in various Business, Marketing & Finance events. The following dedicated DECA students did an AMAZING job practicing for the State Competition at the end of February. If these students win at State, they get to go to the International Competition in Orlando, FL in April, meaning they'll also go to Disney World for fun and competition! Congratulations to these District 2 DECA Medal winners:
Congratulations to the following students for making District Honor Band! This year, 13 Coyotes earned the honor:
Prior to winning the Group Stunt State Championship on January 20th, Spiritline competed at Regionals on January 14th, finishing in 1st place for Group Stunt, 1st place in Varsity Show Cheer, and 1st place for Varsity Pom. The Varsity Jazz team also placed well, finishing in 3rd! Congratulations to our athletes and to Coach Gonzales, Coach Marinaro, and Coach Marshall!
You Should Try Out!
Coming Soon: Spring Sports
Spring Sports Tryouts Begin
ACT Information Night
ASVAB Testing for interested Seniors
Beat the Betes Talent Show
President's Day Holiday
ACT for all Juniors
ASPIRE test for all Freshmen
Creating a Culture of Achievement
The Centennial High School community develops in every student the skills and confidence necessary to overcome challenges and achieve at high levels. We value diversity and collaborate to create an inclusive, spirited, and supportive culture that guarantees every Coyote a safe, engaging, world-class education. We honor each other, practice integrity, and cultivate and celebrate excellence.