September 25 - 30, 2023
September is Teen Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and Centennial will hold its annual "Mental Health Fair" during both lunches on Tuesday, September 26th. Students can choose to learn life-saving information that can connect them, their friends, and family to hope! Teen Lifeline is hosting the event, with the below agencies attending to provide students and adults with knowledge of the signs of suicide, risk factors, healthy coping skills, and knowledge of how to access community resources:
Quail Run Behavioral Health
Aurora Behavioral Health
Jewish Family & Children’s Services
The OCD and Anxiety Clinic
Turning Point Healing Center
Safe PlaceMonday, September 25th is district #SeeSay Day! If you or your child see something, say something, and if you hear something, do something.
It is our duty to be the eyes and ears of the community to ensure its safety & well-being. Stay safe!
PSAT Saturday, October 14th
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Saturday, October 14th
8:20am - 12:20pm
Centennial will offer the PSAT/NMSQT test to interested sophomores and juniors on Saturday, October 14th. The Preliminary SAT offers students information on their strengths and weaknesses as they prepare to eventually take the ACT and SAT during Spring semester of junior year. Students who perform well on the PSAT can earn scholarships for college and enter the competition for National Merit Scholarships, the National Hispanic Scholarship, the African American Scholarship, the Indigenous People's Scholarship, and more. If you plan to attend a university, Centennial strongly recommends that you take the PSAT. There are 175 spots available... Click here to sign up today!
Congratulations to Centennial's Students of the Month, seniors Brian Liang and Lian Mitchell, recognized by the Peoria Rotary Club Friday. Brian serves as a leader in FBLA and DECA. He plans to attend ASU next year and dual major in business and finance. Lian is President of National Honor Society and the Engineering Club as well as the Drum Major for Band! She plans to attend NAU and major in elementary education. Both received $100 gifts from the Peoria Rotary Club, recognizing them for exemplifying the organization's value of "Service Above Self." Rotary also donated a wheelchair in each student's name to a recipient in need.
Thanks to Mrs. Ankrapp, Mrs. Tice, and Mrs. Saltzman and Centennial's FCCLA students for preparing an outstanding breakfast to welcome members of the North Peoria Rotary Club, as well as principals, families, and students of the month from CeHS, Ironwood, Peoria and Peoria Flex Academies. Centennial's culinary students prepared an egg casserole, muffins, cookies, fruit, and other sides in a fall-themed meal that pleased our visitors and showcased their growing skills!
Congratulations to Mrs. Menasco and the Pride of the Pack Marching Band, who went out for their first competition at Agua Fria HS last Saturday to premiere their show, “The End of the Tunnel.” The Coyotes took 2nd place in Division 2A! Centennial's next competition is Saturday, October 8th at Peoria High School at 6:30pm!
Homecoming Dance ticket sales continue this week for $30 apiece. The price jumps to $35 next week, so get your tickets now while they're still cheap!
First Semester W 11-Oct AP Information Night (6pm) S 14-Oct PSAT Test M 16-Oct Carnival & Haunted House (6pm) W 18-Oct Full Day Wednesday - No Early Release W 18-Oct District College Fair Sa 21-Oct Homecoming Dance (7pm) W 25-Oct Fall Play (thru 10/27) (7pm) Tu 14-Nov Dance Concerts (thru 11/16) (7pm) Mo 20-Nov Fall Break (thru 11/24) Tu 12-Dec Winter Band Concert (7pm) Th 14-Dec Holiday Choir Concert (7pm) Th 21-Dec End of 1st Semester Second Semester M 22-Jan Meet the Teachers Night (6pm) Sa 3-Feb Winter Formal Dance (7pm) W 7-Feb ACT Information Night (6pm) Sa 2-Mar PUSD Arts Festival W 6-Mar Musical (thru 3/8) (7pm) Tu 2-Apr ACT Test for Juniors Sa 6-Apr Relay for Life Sa 13-Apr Prom (7pm) W 24-Apr Dance Concerts (thru 4/26) (7pm) M 13-May Athletic Awards Ceremony (6pm) Tu 14-May Final Band Concert (7pm) W 15-May Senior Awards Night (6pm) Th 16-May Senior Sunset (6pm) F 17-May Seniors' Last Day of School W 22-May Graduation at Cardinals Stadium (TBD) Th 23-May Last Day of School, Grades 9-11
Stay Informed: Download the Parent Square or Student Square App!
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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.